We are amazed at the number of Evernote accounts created since we launched Evernote for iPhone a few days ago! The feedback keeps pouring in and we’re pleased to say that we’ve just released an update (version 1.0.1) that addresses some of your most common requests. If you have the 1.0 version installed, your iPhone should alert you to the upgrade via the App Store icon. You can also just re-download Evernote directly from the phone or from this iTunes link and you’ll get 1.0.1. As always, the Evernote iPhone app is free.
Here is the list of changes in Evernote for iPhone 1.0.1:
NOTE: Upgrading to 1.0.1 will delete any notes you currently have pending for upload in 1.0. This won’t be the case in future updates.
- Snapshot notes are now sent in full size, for much more flexibility with display, sizing and recognition later on. You can also pinch and crop a snapshot before sending. Try it.
- The default zoom level is now set correctly when viewing text notes and small image notes, so you can read without any further zooming. This required both a change in the client and a server update, which went live this morning.
- The “pending” experience is greatly improved. Individual pending notes now display their status. We’ve also revamped the network code to prevent some notes from getting stuck in the queue. There’s also an indicator to tell you whether the phone is online and sending. Please note that sending full-size snapshot and long audio notes over the original iPhone’s EDGE network connection is pretty slow. Performance is much improved with 3G (best four hours you’ve ever spent in line), and performance over WiFi is very fast. Pending notes will continue to be sent even if you’re taking new notes, browsing existing notes, or making changes to your account setting. Due to restrictions in the Apple API, they will NOT be sent if you exit the Evernote application, but will remain in the pending queue until the next time you launch the app.
- The login experience has been improved to better handle user authentication, registration, incorrect passwords, etc.
- Search on the iPhone client is now improved and full-featured; you can search on any combination of keywords, tags and attributes. We replaced that icon to the right of the search box that no one understood. It was supposed to be a funnel. It will be missed.
- Snapshot orientation detection is improved.
- Memory handling has been optimized for a snappier overall experience.
Editing notes directly on the iPhone is coming soon! It’s a highly requested feature (by me, let alone all the rest of our users), but anything that involves changing the content of your memories on the primitive iPhone editor is just too risky to jump into without thorough planning and testing. We’ll roll out a way to edit text-notes on the iPhone (and our other mobile platforms) in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, since Evernote keeps all of your memories synchronized, you can easily edit notes on our Windows, Mac and Web clients and have the changes automatically show up on your iPhone.
This brand new platform presents us with lots of exciting, unexpected possibilities (and exciting, unexpected obstacles). We’re thrilled with the progress we’ve made on the iPhone so far and are busy figuring out more ways to make Evernote on the iPhone your shiny external brain.
If you like the idea of Evernote on the iPhone, please download the client, write a review in the App Store, and tell your friends! Thanks again for helping us make a better Evernote.