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Evernote for Android: Edit Attached Documents with OfficeSuite, Mark Up PDFs with Skitch, and a Lock Screen Widget

Evernote for Android: Edit Attached Documents with OfficeSuite, Mark Up PDFs with Skitch, and a Lock Screen Widget

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 17 Jul 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 17 Jul 2013

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Evernote for Android has a bunch of new features that make it the perfect tool for busy business users on the go. The app now lets you do more with attached Office documents, annotate your PDFs, and get more out of Reminders. Plus, our powerhouse Evernote Widget lets you do more before you even open Evernote.

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Attached Documents and OfficeSuite

If your Evernote account is anything like mine, then it’s full of meeting notes, documents, and presentations. For this update, we partnered with the OfficeSuite app to allow you to not only view, but also edit, your attached Office documents. Simply install OfficeSuite, open a note in Evernote and tap on the Edit icon in an attached document. The document will open in OfficeSuite ready for editing. When you’re done, tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen and you’ll return to the note in Evernote with the option to replace the document or append it to the note.

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All Evernote users get a one-week trial of this paid OfficeSuite feature. Premium Evernote users get unlimited access. Upgrade to Premium today.

Better Attachments All-Around
If you have a different app installed for opening or editing documents, tapping the edit icon will take you to that app, or let you choose among the apps that can accept the file. We’ve also color-coded all the Office document types to make them look great inside your notes.

Premium Feature: Mark Up PDFs in Skitch

Evernote for Android and our Skitch app have let you easily annotate images for quite some time. Now, Premium users can do the same with attached PDFs, letting you give quick, on-the-go feedback on work projects, scanned documents and research. Get started by installing Skitch.

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Tap on the edit icon in the PDF to open it in Skitch. Once in Skitch, add comments, arrows, shapes, and stamps. When you’re done, tap Save to Evernote to return to Evernote. Your annotated PDF will be placed into a new note.

30-day preview for all users
We want all of our users to see how great Skitch PDF annotation works, so we’re offering a 30-day preview of this feature for everyone. Give it a shot.

Improved Reminders

Our recently-added Reminders feature lets you turn your notes into to-dos, pin them to the top of your note list and set due date alarms. In this update, we’ve made creating a Reminder easier. At the top of your note list, there’s a new Reminders field. Tap into it and type the Reminder title, then add an optional due date. You can add another Reminder right away or tap Done. To rearrange your Reminders, first make sure that your list is not sorted by date, then simply drag and swipe an individual Reminder into the spot you want.

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The New and Improved Evernote Widget

Our popular homescreen widget got a bunch of new features too. If you haven’t already, be sure to install the Evernote Widget app.

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Lock Screen Widget
You can now place the widget onto your lock screen. This allows you to view recent notes and Reminders without unlocking your phone. If you decide to create a new note, your phone will unlock and take you directly into the New Note screen in Evernote.

List View Widget
The Evernote Widget comes with a bunch of different layout options. For this update, we added a List View widget that places your notes into a swipeable list, which makes it easier to see your notes without having to launch Evernote.

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Quick Reminders
Adding a Reminder from the widget is a snap: just tap on the Reminder icon. The new list view shows you Reminders identically to how they appear inside Evernote, letting you add or change the date and mark a Reminder as done. Be sure to configure your Widget to display Reminders.

And More

This update to Evernote for Android and the Evernote Widget is full of great new features that will help you get what you need accomplished from anywhere. We also made the app sync faster, more stable, and just plain better. We hope you like the new capabilities. Let us know what you think.

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26 Comments RSS

  • Kyle Crocker

    When I try to mark up a PDF in Skitch I get an error page: “You need the latest version of Skitch”, but when I click through to install Skitch there is no update available. I have 2.0.6.1. Is there a Skitch update coming soon?

    • StefanieFazzio

      Hi Kyle – The Skitch update is live now in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote.skitch&hl=en

  • Bart Kool

    When I ad a reminder using the new widget, it doesn’t show up in Evernote

  • Bart Kool

    When I ad a reminder with a date using the new widget, it doesn’t show up in Evernote. When I not set a date, it works well.

    • Raghav Rao

      We would be releasing a fix for this issue soon.

  • Bart Kool

    When I ad a reminder with a date using the new widget, it doesn’t show up in Evernote. Reminders without a date work well.

  • primevapor

    What about the Smart Tags functionality? Had this been enabled in this version?

  • orionmitchell

    Will you be making a widget that has horizontal scrolling of notes? I’ll be disappointed if the old widgets aren’t replaced with such.

  • Raghav Rao

    Ryan,

    The new Evernote List widget is available for all Android OS version >= 3.0 as a regular homescreen widget. On Android 4.2 the widget can also be used from lockscreen

  • Anirban Basu

    The Android widget + reminders is great but why cant we sort according to date rather than according to notebook? It makes more sense to look at reminders by date so they are in order.

  • chris

    I have a premium subscription and installed officesuite. Wonderful combination but….. officesuite keeps asking for a registration key. How do I get one?

  • Tarek Hoteit

    Great tools. One note when sharing tweets from different twitter apps on Android, the note saved does not include twitter message title. Can you fix that? Current work around is share tweet to Pocket then transfer message to Evernote via IFFFT

  • muddog15

    The reminders didn’t work for me, I never received a notification the couple of times I tried it. Also why would I want my notes on my lock screen? What if the phone or tablet was lost or stolen, I dont want to give somebody easy access to my info on my phone or tablet.

  • muddog15

    The reminders didn’t work for me, I never received a notification the couple of times I tried it. Also why would I want my notes on my lock screen? What if the phone or tablet was lost or stolen, I dont want to give somebody easy access to my info on my phone or tablet.

  • sturich

    Great additions to a great product. I am still desperately waiting for some news about when we might see Penultimate for Evernote on the Android platform. Any news you can share?

  • sturich

    Great additions to a great product. I am still desperately waiting for some news about when we might see Penultimate for Evernote on the Android platform. Any news you can share?

  • wintermute314

    It would be really nice if we would be able to annotate pdfs using the standard acrobat app. Skitch uses a different way of annotating (can’t use the notes e.g.) which makes it difficult to share annotations with non skitch users.

  • Radoslav Imo Žiak

    Hi. I am still waiting for a options to import notes. Notes in vnt or txt file to evernote. You can do it? Is it possible? This simple function.

  • Radoslav Imo Žiak

    Hi. I am still waiting for a options to import notes. Notes in vnt or txt file to evernote. You can do it? Is it possible? This simple function.

  • PaulD

    im sorry you chose officsuite. have you read the reviews? they charge one price for the program and as soon as you open it they charge you again to upgrade. and then they charge you to use any fonts other than the 2 they provide. dumb..

  • PaulD

    im sorry you chose officsuite. have you read the reviews? they charge one price for the program and as soon as you open it they charge you again to upgrade. and then they charge you to use any fonts other than the 2 they provide. dumb..

  • zemane1

    You need to reinstall the latest version of OfficeSuite Pro 7 (Trial) from Play Store and the popup screen should go away.

  • zemane1

    You need to reinstall the latest version of OfficeSuite Pro 7 (Trial) from Play Store and the popup screen should go away.

  • JasonAlexander

    How about if I already have OfficeSuite Pro? Does that allow me unlimited editing access?

  • rory08

    I would echo this. Please allow sorting by tag within a notebook.

  • rory08

    I would echo this. Please allow sorting by tag within a notebook.