Editor’s Note: As of April 29, 2015, the Evernote features and pricing described in this blog post have changed. Please reference our comparison page for a current list of features and pricing levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.