We’re really excited about today’s Evernote for Android (v5) update. It looks more beautiful than ever, comes with a great Premium feature, adds a whole new camera with support for our Evernote Smart Notebook, plus a whole lot more. Let’s take a closer look.
New Camera. New Mode.
Photos help you remember moments as they happened, and now you’ll be able to capture lots and lots of moments without ever leaving the camera. The new Multi-shot Camera lets you take multiple photos, then save them all into a note. If a particular photo didn’t turn out the way you like, you can easily delete it before saving.
When you’re making a photo note, you’ll notice a new option on the screen. That’s Page Camera. Page Camera is like having a scanner in your pocket. Turn on this mode and you’ll be able to save physical documents and papers in Evernote. Just align the page with the on-screen rectangle and take the photo. The app will find the edges of the page, remove any shadows and improve the contrast, so you’ll have a perfect copy in Evernote.
Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine
This is where the new Page Camera gets really interesting. Evernote and Moleskine came together to build the most beautiful and functional notebook ever made. The result is the Evernote Smart Notebook, which keeps all of things that make Moleskine a favorite among creative individuals, and adds some unique Evernote-friendly features.
Instead of lines, each page has dots. When you use the new Page Camera to take a photo of the page, we use the dots to correct skew and further improve the contrast. The resulting image is bright, letting your writing and sketches pop off the page. Plus the whole experience is optimized for our handwriting recognition technology, which makes your notes searchable in Evernote.
Every Evernote Smart Notebook comes with a set of colorful Smart Stickers in the back pocket. When you apply a Smart Sticker to a page in your Evernote Smart Notebook and take a Page Camera photo, we’ll recognize the sticker and assign a tag to the note, place the note in an existing notebook you have specified, or both. You can define the Smart Stickers to mean whatever you like in the app Settings.
Buy one now
The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is available now in small ($24.95) and large ($29.95) sizes, with your choice of two paper patterns (lined and squared). Each notebook also comes with a code for 3-months of Evernote Premium. Order yours today »
If you’re an Evernote for Mac user, then you already know and love Shortcuts, which is why we’re really excited to bring them to mobile for the first time. Shortcuts lets you quickly jump to notes, notebooks and tags that you access frequently. To create a Shortcut, open the Shortcut Panel by swiping from the right edge of the screen on the note list, notebook list, tag list, or when in a single note.
That’s not all. Evernote shortcuts sync across platforms. If you already have shortcuts set on Mac, they’ll now appear on your Android device, and vice versa. Pretty great.
New Premium Feature: Document Search
Premium users have had a supercharged search for some time, and that search just got a whole lot more powerful. Starting today, when you search your account, any documents, spreadsheets and presentations with matching words will also appear in your results. This includes files created in Microsoft Office and iWork. Putting those files into Evernote just got a lot more useful. And don’t forget, if you’re Premium, you also have advanced PDF Search, which makes your scanned PDFs searchable.
Keep in mind, when you attach a new document to Evernote, it will need a few minutes to process and sync before the results will start appearing.
New for Evernote Business: Tag Support
Evernote Business users will be happy to hear that we’ve also added support for Business tags in this update. When you tap into the tag view you’ll be able to filter by Business tags, as well as edit tags contained within Business Notebooks.
A Beautiful Look
We take design very seriously at Evernote. Our team is always striving to create the best Evernote experience possible, while supporting the design aesthetics and expectations of the platform. That’s why we love our Android app, and for this update we’ve made it look even better.
We redesigned the note lists to give each note more definition, making them easier to see and tap. We also redrew every icon throughout the app to make them more refined and beautiful. There are tons of other small details, tweaks and improvements that make this the best looking Evernote for Android ever.
And much more
This is a major new version of Evernote. In addition to all the great features above, we made a number of speed and reliability improvements that make everything about the app better. We hope you like the latest. Let us know what you think in the comments.