A few days ago we released an update to Evernote for Mac (v 1.9.0). That update didn’t contain a ton of features, but it did have a notable one. Also, it appears that users running old versions of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), may experience some issues with this update. More on that below.
Much faster sync
This update dramatically improves note synchronization. If your Evernote use involves creating and updating single notes, then you may not notice the improvement. But, if you were to get a new Mac, install Evernote, and do a full sync, then you would be blown away by the increased speed.
This sync improvement is part of a larger, and very important, Evernote story. We created Evernote knowing that it would outlast most of our computers and devices. In my few years with the company, I’ve gone through four phones and three laptops. Whenever I get a new computer, I install Evernote and sync my notes, and *poof* everything is right with the world.
The longer Evernote is around, the larger the accounts our users will have–there’s also a tendency for user to upgrade to Premium over time, which means larger file sizes and more file attachments. That’s why we’re now beginning to focus a lot of our effort on improved performance for larger accounts. This sync speed increase is part of that plan. You’ll be seeing speed and reliability enhancements like this throughout Evernote in the coming weeks and months. That way, your second brain stays as snappy as ever.
Older versions of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Some users have reported issues when running this latest update on older version of Mac OS X 10.5, aka Leopard. We’re looking into this and hope to find a resolution. In our testing, it appears to affect 10.5.5 and 10.5.6. If you use these versions, we recommend updating to the latest, 10.5.8. It’s free from Apple.