Product Updates


Search Better with Evernote Business: Document Search

Evernote Business
Search is a centerpiece of the Evernote experience. No matter how you use notebooks and tags, search is often the key to helping you discover the items you’re looking for. Over the years, we’ve continually made search better for all of our users. From making it faster to adding type-ahead suggestions to improving our search for text in images, we want to make sure everyone can find what they need.

Search Better with Evernote Premium

Today, we’re supercharging search for Evernote Premium and Evernote Business users with the addition of Document Search. Now any attached document, presentation and spreadsheet created using Microsoft Office and iWork will show up in your search results across almost every version of Evernote that you use.

Best part: If you’re a Premium or Business user, you don’t need to do anything. The feature is live and your existing documents have all been indexed. It’s important to keep in mind that when you add new documents, you’ll need to give us a few minutes to sync and index them before the results will appear.

This new feature comes in addition to the existing priority image recognition, and Premium PDF Search, which makes any scanned documents attached to notes searchable, for Premium users.

If you attach documents to your notes, scan PDFs and take photos containing text, you may want to consider upgrading to Evernote Premium. It’ll make finding your notes faster and easier than ever.

Product Updates | 28 Mar 2013 | By Andrew Sinkov

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

Evernote Business
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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Product Updates | 28 Feb 2013 | By Andrew Sinkov

Feature Update: Manage Trash in the Admin Console

Evernote Business

Today, Evernote Business added an important new feature to help Admins better manage their company’s Evernote Business account: the Manage Trash menu in the Admin Console.

Previously, Admins only had the option to permanently delete everything in their company’s Business Trash. With the new Manage Trash menu, Admins can select specific notes to be permanently deleted, as well as view key information about notes in the Business Trash before deciding whether to delete them permanently, including note title, the contents of the note, the name of the Business Notebook the note was deleted from, the date it was deleted, and the user that deleted it.

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Deleting, Restoring and Previewing Notes

Admins may hover their cursor over any note listed in the Manage Trash menu, and select any of the following options:

  • Delete: Permanently deletes the note from the Business Trash.
  • Restore: Moves the note from the Business Trash back to the Business Notebook it was deleted from.
  • Preview: Displays the full contents of the note. The note may also be deleted or restored from the preview window.

Admins may also use the checkboxes to delete or restore multiple Business Notes from the Business Trash.

Searching the Business Trash

Because the Business Trash contains any Business Note deleted by any member of a company’s Evernote Business account, browsing to find a specific note in the Business Trash can be time consuming. To solve this and to make managing the Business Trash as easy as possible, we also built a search feature into the Manage Trash menu. Just type any search terms into the search field to view matching notes.

Product Updates | 13 Feb 2013 | By Alex Muramoto

Evernote Business: Now Available in Over 30 Countries

Evernote Business

It’s been two months since we launched Evernote Business, our small business offering that uses your team’s knowledge to make everyone more productive. In just those few short weeks, we have signed up more that 2000 companies worldwide. Today, we’re excited to announce that Evernote Business is available in 26 new European countries. This brings the total to 33 countries around the world. Next week, we’ll be adding Australia and New Zealand, and by mid-year, Evernote Business will be available in an additional 50 countries, including Latin America and Asia Pacific.

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Evernote Business, like Evernote itself, is a global product. More than 40% of our initial sign-ups for Evernote Business came from outside the United States. We’re incredibly grateful to our users who have brought Evernote into their workplace and for the enthusiasm that the global business community has shown towards Evernote Business. The support we’ve received from our users is not just inspiring us to build an even better product, but it has also fired up our Evernote Trunk partners, a number of whom are about to introduce great business-focused Evernote apps and services designed specifically to work with Evernote Business. A few of these integrations are already live in the Trunk, including UberConference, a service that allows you to create and share notes during conference calls and the Evernote-integrated line of ScanSnap scanners from Fujitsu.

In just over two months, Evernote Business has gone from a small closed beta to helping thousands of individuals get more done at work. We’ve received great feedback from our user community, which has inspired many new features and refinements, including easier user account management and improved knowledge discovery. In addition, we have been growing the size of our Global Customer Success teams to ensure that we are delivering the highest, most responsive level of customer support possible.

We’re just getting started.

Interested in getting Evernote Business at your company? Visit the Evernote Business site to learn more, or don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions about Evernote Business. We’re here to help!

Join Evernote Business today »

Product Updates | 8 Feb 2013 | By Andrew Sinkov

Feature Update: Preview Business Notebooks Published in the Business Library

Evernote Business

This week, we introduced a useful new feature that will help every member of your company get more out of Evernote Business: Business Notebook previewing in the Business Library.

Previously, in order to view the notes contained in a Business Notebook published to the Business Library, you had to join the notebook and sync it to your Evernote account. With the new preview feature, you can just hover your mouse over any Business Notebook in the Business Library and click the ‘Preview’ icon. Evernote will display the title and an excerpt of the five most recently created notes in that Business Notebook, making it fast and easy to look inside a Business Library notebook before you join it.

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The Business Library preview feature is currently available in Evernote for Mac, Evernote for Windows Desktop, and Evernote via the web.

Let Us Know What You Think!

What do you think about Evernote Business? Be sure to take the Evernote Business survey to let us know, and help us continue to improve Evernote Business!

Product Updates | 7 Feb 2013 | By Alex Muramoto

Evernote Business Is Here. Start Building Your Team’s Knowledge Today.

Evernote Business
Successful companies are built around the diverse skills and expertise of every team member. Whether working alone or cooperating on a project, everyone is constantly gaining new information, new insights and new knowledge.

For years, we’ve helped people collect and remember everything that’s important to their personal and work lives. Two-thirds of our users already rely on Evernote to be more productive at the office, but up to now Evernote has been a mostly solitary affair. Today, we’re excited to announce that using Evernote at work will help build the knowledge of your entire organization. Today, we’re releasing Evernote Business.

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At its core, Evernote Business is Evernote. It’s the same service that’s used by tens of millions of people around the world, but it’s better. We’ve added a number of features and refinements that make Evernote Business a perfect tool for small and medium-sized companies and small teams within larger organizations.

Key concepts
Evernote Business is built around two key concepts: Knowledge Collection and Knowledge Discovery.

Knowledge Collection

The information we need to capture in our daily lives is incredibly varied. This information can take the form of meeting notes, spreadsheets, task lists, web research, presentations, and design mockups. That’s why Evernote is so great for work. You can put everything into it, knowing that you’ll be able to find it later. To make sure that you have more than enough space to work with, Evernote Business upgrades users to Business Premium, which lets them create 2GB per month of new content in Personal Notebooks, plus they and all their co-workers get 2GB per business user to share in their Business Notebooks. That’s four times more monthly quota than with normal Evernote Premium, so you’ll never have to worry about running out of room.

Business Notebooks
When a user joins Evernote Business, they’ll be able to create Business Notebooks. Anything placed into a Business Notebook benefits the entire company. It’s easier to share Business Notebooks with fellow employees, Business Notebooks can be published to the Business Library (more on that below) and these notebooks can be shared or modified by administrators.

Personal Notebooks
Users can also make Personal Notebooks, which are completely private. If you join Evernote Business with an existing Evernote account, all of your current notes stay Personal. Users can add content to their Business and Personal notebooks at will.

It’s important to note that while administrators gain rights to Business Notebooks in a user’s account, they have no visibility or access into Personal Notebooks. If a user leaves an organization, the Personal Notebooks go with the user, while the Business Notebooks stay.

Business Library
Business Notebooks are the first step in creating a more productive workplace. Step two is using the information that’s in those notebooks to make everyone on the team smarter. That’s where the Business Library comes in.

The Business Library is a collection of selected Business Notebooks that are accessible to the entire organization. At Evernote, our Business Library includes everything from important HR documents to design assets to product schedules to media mentions. All employees have the ability to publish some of their Business Notebooks into the Business Library. Administrators have full control over the Business Library, and can further elevate notebooks into a Recommended set that they feel are particularly valuable to employees.

Knowledge Discovery

With Business Notebooks and the Business Library, make all of the accumulated knowledge of the team accessible to everyone. Accessibility is important, but we want to do more. We’ve come up with a knowledge discovery spectrum: four ways to help users learn what their team knows, ranging from the simple to the magical.

1. Browsing the Business Library
The most straightforward way to find what you’re looking for is to open up the Business Library and browse through the notebooks. When you find a notebook that you think is interesting, join it. Once you join a Business Notebook, it will show up in your Notebook List. Business Notebooks are a gray color on Mac, Windows, iPhone and iPad to make them easy to distinguish. On Windows and Evernote Web, Business Notebooks appear below Personal Notebooks.

When users join an Evernote Business account for the first time, they’re presented with a set of Business Notebooks from the Business Library that are recommended by the company. This is a great tool to get new employees all the tools they need to be productive from day one.

2. Search
When you perform a search on your own account, Evernote will also display results from Business Notebooks that you’ve joined. This way you’ll be able to see what others know about the topics that you’re interested in.

3. Related Notes
This is where things start getting magical. In the latest version of Evernote for Mac (coming soon to other platforms), as you type a new note or view an existing one, Related Notes will appear at the bottom of the note area. The more you type, the more contextually relevant the notes will become. These notes may be from your own account or from Business Notebooks your co-workers have shared with you. For the first time ever, you’ll know all the relevant information that your team has right as you start working on something.

4. Web Search
We’ve also updated our browser extensions (Web Clipper and Clearly) to support Evernote Business. Simply performing a web search will now display related results pulled from your account and from the knowledge of your team right alongside results from Google, Bing, Yahoo!, and other search engines. With this feature, we’re surfacing information that could save you hours and hours of work by showing research that others have done, so that you don’t have to start from scratch.

You get all of these powerful feature simply by creating and joining Business Notebooks.

Admin Love

Evernote’s focus has always been on the user, and that will never change. Our goal is to build beautiful apps and experiences that users fall in love with. With Evernote Business, we also wanted to create a great experience for administrators. Here’s what admins can expect:

Easy deployment
You can get your company up and running on Evernote Business in just a few minutes. Evernote is perfect for today’s diverse device environments. At launch, Evernote Business works on Mac, Windows, Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Android Tablets. All of these platforms sync with one another, so regardless of what your team uses, Evernote Business will work for them.

Fast onboarding
Admins can choose from two onboarding options. They can either invite individual team members to join the Evernote Business account, or they can set up domain registration. With domain registration, individuals signing up with their work email adress will automatically be added to your account.

Admin Console
Administrators can monitor their company’s Evernote Business deployment through the Admin Console. Here they can manage users, Business Notebooks and the Business Library. They can also set their user number thresholds and payment preferences.

Business-level Support
Admins get our highest level of support. All support requests will be answered by the end of the next business day (Monday to Friday) by our Customer Success Team. For companies of 10 or more users, administrators can even set up a phone call from a member of the Customer Success Team to help work through any problems.

Pricing and Availability

Today, Evernote Business launches in seven countries: USA, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and UK. In the US, Evernote Business is available for $10 per user per month. The price will vary in other regions and currencies. Admins can choose to pay with a credit card or by invoice.

Useful resources

We have put together a number of helpful resources that explain many aspects of Evernote Business:

We’re just getting started

This is just the beginning. We’re excited to bring you Evernote Business and are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.

For years, our users have asked us to make a version of Evernote that plays nice at their workplace. The funny thing is that we were looking for the same thing for ourselves at Evernote. With Evernote Business, we’re off to a good start. It’s changed how we build and exchange knowledge at Evernote, and we hope it does the same for you.

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Product Updates | 4 Dec 2012 | By sgupta

Evernote Business: Coming to Your Office This December


We’re firm believers in building for ourselves. That’s always been the driving force behind Evernote’s development. It’s been amazingly rewarding to learn that there are nearly 40 million people around the world that also need help remembering things across their personal and work lives.

The interesting thing is how the definition of ‘building for ourselves’ has begun to change. These days we don’t only think about ourselves as individuals, but we also think of ourselves as a 200-employee small business. All of a sudden, the feature requests that we’ve been getting over the years from small businesses for improved data continuity, better group sharing and easier user on-boarding started making a lot of sense.

So, here we are once again building for ourselves, and for the hundreds of thousands of companies just like ours around the world. We give you: Evernote Business.

Visit the Evernote Business site »

Evernote Business

Evernote Business includes everything Evernote has to offer with a number of powerful new features designed exclusively to meet the needs of our business users. Here are a few of the things you can expect to find in Evernote Business:

Admin Console 
Administrators get access to an Admin Console that lets them manage their company data and who has access to it.

Powerful Sharing
Businesses can create a Notebook directory that contains content important to all employees. In addition, employees can publish notebooks to the business directory to collaborate with others in the organization.

Dedicated Customer Success Manager
To ensure that all your questions and needs are addressed and help you get the most out of Evernote Business, all Evernote Business customers will get a dedicated Customer Success Manager that’s always just a phone call away.

Smart Data Ownership
Any content that is placed into designated Evernote Business notebooks within user accounts is managed and owned by the business. Anything created and stored in a user’s personal Evernote account is controlled by the user.

Easy On-boarding
Once a company is set up for Evernote Business, employees can upgrade their Evernote accounts simply by entering their business email address.

Simplified Billing
Easily pay for your entire organization using a single credit card or invoice.

Availability

Evernote Business will launch in December of this year.  We’re really excited to bring this solution to small and medium businesses around the world. It’s the same Evernote that’s used by nearly 40 million people around the world, but with additional features that make it great for companies like yours and ours.

* Originally posted by Andrew Sinkov on August 24th, 2012

Product Updates | 16 Oct 2012 | By sgupta