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Evernote for Android Update: Customizable Homescreen, PDF Annotation and More

Evernote for Android Update: Customizable Homescreen, PDF Annotation and More

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 12 Nov 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 12 Nov 2013

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Today, we’re making Evernote for Android better with improved notebook selection, a new Premium feature, markup summaries for PDFs, and enhanced Page Camera performance. Let’s take a look.

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Better Notebook Picker

For many users, notebooks are at the center of their Evernote lives. In this update, we made switching between frequently-used notebooks easier by placing your most recent notebooks at the top of the list. In addition, you’ll be able to toggle between showing and hiding Business notebooks.

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PDF Annotation with Markup Summary

We’ve incorporated a number of powerful annotation features from our Skitch app directly into Evernote. One of these allows Premium users to add shapes and text to PDFs attached to notes. There’s no better way to call out important elements inside reports, research and product manuals.

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In addition to marking up the PDF, you can also have Evernote include a PDF Summary. This is a page that Evernote adds to the front of the PDF, which shows a visual summary of the types of annotations contained within the document, along with snippets of the annotated areas. This way, you can quickly see and jump to exactly those areas that you had called out. It’s also useful when sharing the PDF with others. Your recipient can use the summary to go directly to what’s important.

Page Camera Improvements

Page Camera lets you beautifully digitize a physical page by snapping a photo. Once you capture the image, Evernote works its magic to clean up the photo, improve contrast and make the text searchable.

We designed it to work best with the Evernote Notebook by Moleskine, but you can use it to capture your written words on any notebook or surface. With this update, we improved every aspect of the feature to make it faster and more accurate.

Premium Feature: Customize Your Homescreen

Premium users can now choose to hide some of the lower items on the homescreen. To do this, tap on the three vertical dots and choose what you want to remove.

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And More

In addition to these new features, we also made the app more stable and responsive. There’s always more on the way.

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  • Jon West

    Does this update include support for post-its?

    • indygreg71

      This is what I want to see soon (now) in Android

    • indygreg71

      This is what I want to see soon (now) in Android

  • Mark LaFlamme

    Nice. My notebook picker hadn’t been showing my notebooks alphabetized. Huge pain when creating new notes on the go. Now they’re neat and perfectly ordered. My number one complaint addressed. Oh, happy day.

  • Cam Jamieson

    Any plans to include a highlight tool?

  • Dan

    Cool stuff but it seems to have broken support for bluetooth keyboards, shift+b now turns on bold text, same with shift+u for underlining.

  • nikanorov

    Penultimate?

  • nikanorov

    Penultimate?

  • Andi Lo

    You guys complain lot…. This is a nice update. It doesn’t solve everything but I’m glad that Evernote team is very thick skinned. Keep Rolling these updates despite naysayers! You’re doing great

  • Chris Baird

    Page Camera Improvements

    Page Camera lets you beautifully digitize a physical page by snapping
    a photo. Once you capture the image, Evernote works its magic to clean
    up the photo, improve contrast and make the text searchable.

    How long does it take to make the text searchable?

  • Jon B

    “placing your most recent notebooks at the top of the list” is simply not true and that screenshot it shows is not possible. The Notebook list shows by alphabetical and that “choose a notebook” feature, while it would be awesome, is not available in the android app that is on the Google Play Store.

  • Jon B

    “placing your most recent notebooks at the top of the list” is simply not true and that screenshot it shows is not possible. The Notebook list shows by alphabetical and that “choose a notebook” feature, while it would be awesome, is not available in the android app that is on the Google Play Store.