The much anticipated update for Evernote for Android is live! Not only is this release (version 1.4) chock-full of new stuff, but it also fixes the nasty
java.lang.IllegalStateException error that some of our users have been experiencing. Check for update or get it from the Android Market. Here’s the new stuff:
Search bar magic
Search bars that only search are so…yesterday. The new Evernote for Android search bar is an extreme multi-tasker. Not only can it do the usual keyword and image searching, but it can also help filter tags, notebooks and saved searches. As you type, the search bar displays suggestions from every corner of your Evernote account, along with helpful icons that show you what the item is.
Snap a photo
For Snapshot Notes, Evernote now uses the phone’s native camera capabilities, which gives you much better control over the quality of your photo notes. If the phone’s camera allows it, you can now zoom, adjust brightness, focus, and do just about anything else. This means your snapshots will sharper and better, perfect for those business cards and wine labels.
About that error
About a month ago, we upgraded Evernote for Mac and Window to do a better job handling a wider range of styles in our notes. As it turned out, notes that came from the upgraded Mac client exposed a major flaw in Evernote for Android, which resulted in users seeing the
java.lang.IllegalStateException, which prevented users from accessing certain notes. Fixing this issue required us to replace of large chunk of our Android version.
The process took a lot longer than we would have hoped. Thankfully, we were able to resolve the problem, and Evernote for Android is much better for it. In the future, we promise to make sure you are informed of issues that arise. Thanks for your patience.
Evernote for Android now supports: English, German, Spanish, French, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish
We know you’re wondering, so we’ll just come out and say it: offline storage will be coming to Android. Evernote for Android has come a very long way in the few months that it has been around, and we plan on making it better and better. Stay tuned.
We’re looking to really ramp up our Android development to take advantage of all the new Android phones and devices that will coming out in the near future. If you’re an Android superninja, please get in touch with us. Here’s our job posting.