For the latest Evernote for iPhone and iPad update (5.4), we’re adding features that will help you rediscover your notes, jump to the content that’s important to you, easily annotate just about anything in your account, and learn helpful tips. Let’s take a look.
Shortcuts (formerly Favorites on iPhone) let you surface important notes, notebooks and tags so they’re always at your fingertips, and always in-sync across all the version of Evernote that you use. Whether it’s a note that you return to frequently, a tag that you’re using for comparison shopping or a Evernote Business notebook that you want check in on, tap on the tab with the star to quickly see them all. You can even make Shortcuts to Saved Searches.
Adding a Shortcut
To add a note to the Shortcuts tab, simply tap on the star icon located along the bottom of the note. To make a Shortcut to a notebook, open the notebook, then tap on the Shortcuts tab. The first option in the Shortcut tab will be to add the notebook. Do the same to add Shortcut to a tag.
You can also quickly add a shortcut to a note in any note list by swiping the note. This exposes the shortcut star, along with an easy way to make a Reminder or to delete the note.
Sync Shortcuts Everywhere
If you’ve set some Shortcuts in another version of Evernote, then you’ll see them show up in the Shortcuts tab. Any new Shortcuts that you create on your iPhone or iPad will show up in the other platforms as soon as you sync.
Premium Feature: Related Notes
The longer you use Evernote, the more great stuff you’ll accumulate in your account. Our team is always looking for ways to help you rediscover that content at just the right moment. That’s what Related Notes is for.
Let’s say you’re working on a project that relates to a webpage you clipped months ago. When you start your new note, Evernote begins to look for helpful items in your account that you may have forgotten about. We then display those notes at the bottom the one you’re working on. You’ll see Related Notes below any note you open, if there’s something related.
Related Notes is a Premium feature. Upgrade to Premium today.
Both Free and Premium users will see a display of their recently-view notes at the bottom of an open note. This is a great way to multi-task by jumping back and forth between notes that you’re working on. Premium users can toggle between Recent and Related notes.
Annotate Your Notes with Skitch
Our Skitch app is the easiest way to mark up images, PDF and even entire notes for your own reference or to visually communicate your thoughts to someone else. Now, you’re able to do this right from your iPhone or iPad.
First, install the Skitch app.
If you want to annotate an image contained in a note, tap on it and then tap the Skitch icon. When you’re done annotating, it’ll update the image in the note.
Premium feature: PDF Annotation
If your note contains a PDF, you’ll see a Stamps icon in the title bar when you open the note. Tapping this icon will open the PDF in Skitch and allow you to annotate it.
If you want to mark up an entire note that contains a combination of text and images, tap on the Skitch icon along the bottom of the note. This will turn the note into a PDF and open it in Skitch. When you’re done marking it up, you can save it back to Evernote, which will create new note in your account.
Skitch PDF annotation is a Premium feature. Upgrade to Premium today
We create a tremendous amount of useful tips and stories to help you get the most out of Evernote, but you may not always have time to visit our blog or read our emails. That’s why we created the new Announcements section in our app. Tap on the Bugle icon at the top of the homescreen to see a curated selection of articles including product updates, user stories, popular how-tos, and more. We’ll be updating the feed with new content regularly, tap on the bugle whenever you see a badge appear.
As always, we also made lots of speed and stability improvements to make your experience of using Evernote even better. Let us know what you think.