The All New Evernote 6 for Android Is Here


The All New Evernote 6 for Android Is Here

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 04 Sep 2014

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 04 Sep 2014


Evernote for Android is our fastest-growing app. For some, it’s an on-the-go companion to a desktop version of Evernote, while for many others, Android is their primary computing platform, and Evernote is their primary workspace. That’s what we’re building Evernote to be, and that’s what the new Evernote 6 redesign is all about.

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Fresh new design

Evernote 6 is here with a new look and feel, and major improvements to note creation, editing, viewing, and search.

New notes
You’ll immediately notice the floating New Note button. The green plus sits at the lower corner of all note and notebook lists. Tap it and your note options spring out in one of the most enjoyable interactions we’ve ever built.


The benefit is fast access. Creating the note you want is always a tap away. If you’re like us, you’ll find that the second benefit is spending a bit too much time tapping on that plus button with a huge grin on your face.

Navigation drawer
Swipe your finger from the left edge of the screen and a panel slides in displaying your notebooks, tags, and shortcuts. If you’re an Evernote Business user, you’ll be able to switch between business and personal notebooks. You can also tap on the stripes near the elephant to open the drawer.

Web clips

Web clipping has arrived on Android! Find a webpage that you’d like to save and tap on the Share menu and choose Evernote as a destination. Tapping the big elephant button lets you choose a notebook or add tags. Depending on the size of the page, and your connection speed, clipping may take a bit of time. We’ll take care of it in the background so you can keep doing what you’re doing.


Fast notebook sharing

Evernote is great for working together with others. One of the easiest ways to do this is to set up a notebook around a project, then share it. Everyone with access to this notebook contributes whatever they’re tasked with. The new Evernote 6 makes notebook sharing faster and simpler than it’s ever been.

When you’re in a notebook, tap the person button at the top of the screen. Then add the people you want to invite, include a message describing what you’d like your team to do with this notebook, and finally select the permissions you want to grant to the people you invite. That’s it. Watch as their ideas start filtering in.

Find anything

We’re constantly writing and collecting in our Evernote accounts. Sometimes we’re doing this for ourselves, other times it’s a team effort. In all cases, there comes a point when we turn to Evernote’s search features to help us find what we need. In Evernote 6, the redesigned search screens make finding notes a lot easier. If you’re getting too many results, refine your searches by notebook, tag, and location. You can also switch between personal and business notes to quickly filter out unwanted results.


Become an Evernote expert

Evernote is packed with features. We always try to balance an easy-to-understand interface with the ability to surface all the stuff Evernote can do. That means that there are undoubtedly useful capabilities that you might not be aware of. To address this, we’ve added an Explore Evernote section to the bottom of the Navigation Drawer. This section walks you through a bunch of features that we think you should know about. Check it out.

So much more

In addition to all of this…

  • Cleaner note editor layout improves viewing and updating notes
  • Redesigned tablet experience
  • New camera makes switching between modes a snap
  • Enhanced handwriting support with pinch to zoom and better recognition

There are dozens of other improvements and redesigns throughout the app that make this the most modern, most flexible, and most powerful Evernote for Android ever. Let us know what you think.

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33 Comments RSS

  • Mike Wills

    Still no business card scanning? FAIL! Otherwise it looks nice.

    • Nicola


      I currently just use page camera and put them in a dedicated notebook. But that is a very poor substitute for actual business card scanning.

      • Jamie

        Great redesign work by the Android Evernote team, I hope the business card scanning is just around the corner!

        • frank phillips

          I have used Evernote to capture business cards and other scans for months. I love using Evernote on my phone to scan whole documents.

      • Patrick

        Try Evernote Hello. It snaps business cards, as well as links snapped cards to linkedin. You can also record when and where you had a meeting with the person you snapped the Biz Card. It fully integrates then into your Evernote Notebooks. Been using it now for about 6 months…

  • Jake

    I’m a little disappointed the card view has apparently been removed (or I just can’t find it.) I hope you are not planning to remove it from the desktop application. Also, the list of notebooks in the left-hand “drawer” was very useful. I’m not sure why it has been removed.

  • Dana

    We just want to have specific, locally stored notes (not an all-or-none notebook). I’ve never though the UI needed work.

    • Nicola

      I believe notes are cached locally when you create/edit them on the device.

  • Patrick C.

    Does the Android application support the Business Notebook yet? i.e. does it support sharing only the top half of the page, but keeping the bottom portion private/local?

  • David

    Thanks for the new design and the care for android users.
    The only point is, What happened to the map view?

    • Nicholas

      I found it on my own by going to edit note, and tapping the “i” next to the right of the reminder/alarm icon. I reached out to their support team, and they didn’t know where it was.

      • David

        I meant, the map view with all the note in the map, not just the map view with a specific note.
        Anyway, thanks for the info. I didn’t find that by myself

  • Martin Krnac

    Really super, I prefer not to download, the new update does not have tags, Android, beware.

    • J Dubbs

      There are tags in pull out menu on the left, right after notebooks.

    • Nicola

      What do you mean by “does not have tags”?
      The tag list is right there in the left-hand drawer.

      • Martin

        yes, but they can not be stored directly in the note, which is unacceptable.

        • Richard

          PPress the (i) button to the right of the notebook, then you can tag the note.

        • Mike Wills

          You mean like what comes up when you click the “i” icon in the note?

          • Martin

            yeah, here it is, thank you very much for your help, I thought that I would have to give up Evernote, I’m very happy thank you very much.

          • Martin

            I’m used to it, it’s dramatic change.

  • Kepilif

    Waiting for the implementation of the functionality presentation mode on the Android platform.

  • Rob

    Pdf viewing/annotation has been moved from the Evernote app to Skitch. Why?

  • Alan

    Still no way to delete a notebook in Android? Don’t want to use a desktop client in 2014.

  • Tom

    Nice update! When I hit the plus button I get a new note. I have to hold down the plus button to get the popup menu. It’s fine but different than the article.

  • Baci

    I can not believe….

    No +jump to next/prev. search result within the note feature” AGAIN?

    It has been requested for…. well… several years by many EN Android user.

    Is this really so hard to implement this basic functionality?

  • Chizaram Ucheaga

    The new Evernote 6 is great. I love it already. I’m a premium user and I’m happy Evernote keeps getting better and more user friendly with each new release. What I would really really love (begging on my knees now) is the Business Card Scanning feature. Please bring this feature to Android soon. Thanks. Great work guys.

  • Ingo

    Is there any way to create a _shortcut_ to the document camera? No, not a Widget, a Shortcut.

    I use GravityBox to add ring targets to my lockscreen and I’d like to have a quick way to go directly to the Evernote Document Camera from my lockscreen. But there’s no shortcut that I can add?

    • Patrick C

      I see the “Add Home Screen” option when I click the 3-dot menu icon from any notebook or note. It adds a shortcut to the Home Screen. Unclear on if this is a Premium feature or not. Are you Premium, or a free user?

      • Patrick C

        Ad. Didn’t read completely. You wanted to go right to the Document Camera. That I don’t know about…

  • acheng99

    How to use the evernote on ubuntu?

  • Mike Solinas

    This really kills it for me. When browsing, I often want to save a LINK, and not clip the whole page. I can’t see any way to do that. This is a bandwidth killer. Is there any way to turn off clipping, or to set the default to saving a link?

  • Robbo

    Business card scanning.. please please. I just don’t understand why it’s not on there.
    I’m already a Preimium subscriber but wouldn’t even mind paying extra for this feature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Otherwise, looks great.

  • Lars Holm

    Apparently you removed the ‘snippet view’ in this last version, which actually rendered this app useless in my line of work with this app as a tool.

    And still the same problem as I’ve always had with previous versions: When editing a note on site on android, it puts new lines so that the whole doc gets double-spaced.

    Hope it’s not a waste of time writing here, due to these problems a Premium subscription is still a remote option.