Evernote for iOS Update: New View, Better PDF Support, Evernote Business Improvements, and More

Product Updates | 28 Feb 2013 | By Andrew Sinkov

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Today’s Evernote for iOS (5.2) update is full of exciting and useful features, including a new way to view your notes, a completely overhauled PDF experience, more formatting options, exciting Evernote Business enhancements, and access to the Evernote Trunk. Let’s take a closer look at this great update.

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If you experience a crash in this update, please uninstall and reinstall the app. That seems to resolve the issue. We’re working on a fix.

Snippets on iPad

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that our users love having options when viewing their notes. That’s why we’ve added Snippets to our iPad version. It’s a new note list mode that makes it easy to quickly scan your notes and jump to any month with a handy date scrubber along the right edge. To switch to Snippets, pull down from the top of the note list and tap on the icon.

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When you’re viewing Snippets and you tap on a note, the note slides in from the right over part of the Snippets list. This design lets you view and edit the note, while also letting you scroll through the note list.

By default, Snippets contain the title, date, tags, an image, and some text from the note’s body. If you prefer seeing less information, simply tap on the gear icon in the lower right corner of the screen and choose what you want to see.

Improved PDFs

For this update, we’ve embedded a new PDF viewer that makes reading PDFs a much better experience.

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  • Multi-page: Jump to any page in your PDF by tapping on the page images along the bottom of the PDF or the grid icon in the top left corner.
  • Search: Tap the magnifying glass to search within the PDF. Premium subscribers will also be able to search inside scanned PDFs.
  • Landscape view: Turn your iPhone or iPad on its side to get a two-page view.
  • Rotation lock: Tap the rotate icon in the top right corner to lock the PDF in place so it doesn’t move when you turn your device.

New Formatting Options

In past updates, we’ve given you the tools you need to add all sorts of text styling and formatting to your notes. In today’s update, we have two new options to strip unwanted formatting away. To access the options tap on the “A” above the keyboard on iPhone or the “no-formatting” icon above the keyboard on iPad when editing a note.

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  • Simplify Formatting is great for cleaning up any formatting issues that you may encounter in a note. This is particularly useful for cleaning up web clips.
  • Plain Text removes all rich text, formatting and images from your note leaving behind only the text.

New Evernote Business Features

This update adds two great new features for our Evernote Business users.

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Offline Notebook Support
Evernote Business users can now download any or all of their Business Notebooks to their device, allowing the notes to load instantly even without a network connection. Select the Business Notebooks you wish to take offline by going to the Business Premium view on the home screen, then tap “Offline Notebooks.”

View the Business Library on iPad
The Business Premium view also lets iPad users view your company’s Business Library. From there, you can see all of the Business Notebooks published by your colleagues and choose the ones that you’d like to sync to your account. Once you join and sync a Business Notebook to your Evernote account, it will appear in your notebook list.

The Evernote Trunk on iPad

There are thousands of amazing developers across the globe building integrations that extend the power of Evernote. Now, you can explore everything that our community has to offer right from the app. Tap on your user name in the top-left corner of the home screen and select the Trunk. When you see an iOS app that you like, you can install it right from the Trunk, no need to go searching in iTunes.

And More…

In addition to these great features, we’ve also improved our handling of large notes, fixed tons of bugs, and we now let you open PDFs and images in other apps. We hope you like the latest version of Evernote of iOS. Let us know what you think.

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