We just released a new version of Evernote for Mac (version 1.3), brimming with more-features-and-less-bugs goodness. Here are the highlights:
New Safari Clipper
Evernote for Mac now has a speedy clipper built right into Safari 3 and 4. Activate it from the “Clipping” tab in the Evernote preferences window and you’ll see a handsome new elephant button in your Safari toolbar. You can do three things with the Safari clipper:
- Select a portion of a website (text and images), then click the elephant to make a new note with your selected text and images.
- Click the elephant with nothing selected to clip the full contents of the web page.
- Shift-click the elephant with nothing selected to make a nicely-formatted PDF of the current web page and send it to Evernote. Use this option if you want to preserve the formatting on a complex page.
You can also configure the Safari clipper to show your new note, allowing you to quickly tag and edit, or just let it run inconspicuously in the background, so you can go on browsing and clipping uninterrupted.
Quick tip: you can easily find all your web clips by browsing to “Attributes->Source->Web page” in the left-hand navigation panel.
Safari 4 Support
Apple’s new Safari 4 beta browser is pretty sweet, unfortunately installing it caused some problems in Evernote, including a number of note editing issues and intermittent cursor jumpiness when searching through notes. This should all be fixed now. However, Safari 4 is still in beta, so other issues may crop up in the future. As always, please let our sleep-deprived support team know about any problems.
Evernote now ships with Growl, which lets you configure background notifications for several types of events like clipping, synchronization and file attachments. You’ll also be notified when new images have been fully indexed. Your Evernote situational awareness has never been better!
You can now select two or more notes from any view, right-click, and select “Merge Notes” from the menu. Guess what happens?! Your selected notes get combined into one longer note. This is great for tying a bunch of stray thoughts into a coherent narrative, or putting someone’s business card right under their picture. Your original notes will automatically go into the Trash, so you can fish them out if you made a mistake.
Keep your eye on the box in the lower left-hand corner. We’ll display tips, messages from Evernote and (eventually) promotions. We’ll try to make this useful to everyone, but Premium subscribers can always turn it off.
More Configurable Preferences
The Evernote Preferences window has been expanded and improved to give you more customization options to make Evernote conform to your every whim. Total whim conformation not guaranteed.
Many Bug Fixes and Usability Tweaks
Evernote for the Mac is now faster, more stable and just plain better.
We hope you enjoy it. Lots of other improvements are coming soon. Thanks for helping us improve Evernote!