Editor’s Note: This note was updated with minor edits on June 5, 2015 to more accurately reflect the current Evernote feature set.
Today’s update of Evernote for Windows (4.5.7) is all about helping you work more effectively with your colleagues and friends. One powerful new feature in particular is going to make this easier than ever: Activity Stream.
Get Evernote for Windows
The Activity Stream, available by clicking the new satellite dish button, allows you to see what’s happening in all of your Shared Notebooks, as well as those that others have shared with you. Whenever something changes, a badge appears on the icon.
Each item in the stream includes an icon that illustrates the event, text describing what has occurred with a link to notebook, and the time that Evernote checked for updates.
Here’s what you’ll see:
Whenever you share a notebook with an individual or group, you’ll now get a notification in Activity Stream showing the usernames or email addresses of individuals that have joined that notebook.
Updates and edits
Every so often, Evernote checks for updates in notebooks that are linked to your account and notebooks that you have shared with others. If Evernote notices a change in a notebook since the last time it checked, the app will describe that change and the user that made it.
You’ll see alerts for:
- New notes
- Edits to existing notes
- Deleted notes
It’s important to keep in mind that Evernote will only alert you to the most recent change. For example, if Evernote checks for updates twice, and in that span of time five people made edits to a note, the Activity Stream will show only the last change, not the four before it.
Discover more about Evernote
The Activity Stream serves double duty. It not only updates you on the goings-on in Shared Notebooks, but it also helps you get more out of Evernote. Click the satellite dish to see several useful tips and features. We will be adding a variety of tidbits here that will be great for newbies and experts, alike. To hide an item, simply click on it or click the ‘X.’
Auto-download of linked notebooks
One of the other new teamwork-friendly features is automatic linked notebook downloads. Now, whenever you accept an invitation to join a notebook, that notebook will download to Evernote for Windows. This significantly streamlines the previous, multi-click process.
Reminder: The Premium side of things
Evernote Premium comes with ten features designed for the active user including Offline Notebook support on mobile, larger monthly uploads, and faster support.
More to come
Activity Stream makes Evernote dramatically more powerful app to keep your team productive. Let us know how you’re using it.