Editor’s Note: This note was updated with minor edits on June 5, 2015 to more accurately reflect the current Evernote feature set.
Today’s Android update (3.3) offers three new capabilities that are going to make a lot of people very happy. We’ve significantly improved notebook sharing, made Skitch a more integrated part of the app, and created a dedicated widget application for those that couldn’t install a widget previously. Here are the details:
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Full-featured Notebook Sharing
You can now share your notebooks right from Evernote for Android. This means that your Android device is now perfect for working with your colleagues and classmates, anytime.
To share a notebook, go to the notebook list, then tap and hold a notebook. Next, select Sharing Settings from the list. From there, you can share to your heart’s content. Share any of your notebooks with either select individuals or with the entire world. If you decide to stop sharing, you can revoke access by individual or from everyone. The best part? You can do all of this from wherever you find yourself.
One thing keep in mind: you must have a network connection in order to share your notebooks.
With this update, Evernote for Android has the complete sharing experience. You can share notes and notebooks, accept shared notebook invitations from other Evernote users, and view those notebooks right inside the app. Nice.
More Skitch Goodness
Our annotation app, Skitch, is growing like crazy—over 1,500,000 downloads in under 3 months. Wow. There are a lot of people that are going to enjoy update. It’s now easier than ever to use Skitch from Evernote.
All you need to do is tap an image in Evernote—either in note view or slideshow view—choose to open it in Skitch, make changes, and then save it right back to Evernote. Here’s how:
- Tap and hold an image inside the note or tap an image in slideshow view
- Select Edit in Skitch
- Make your annotations
- Tap on the elephant icon to be taken back into Evernote
Once back in Evernote, you’ll be asked whether to replace or append the image. Choose Replace to update the old image with the new. Choose Append and the new image will be added to the end of the note.
The Widget App
While many of our users know and love the Evernote Widget, there are a lot of people out there that have never been able to use it. Short story: if Evernote is installed on the SD card, you can’t install the Widget, which is why we created a separate Widget App. It works regardless of where Evernote is installed. We encourage all users to get it.
The purpose of the Widget it so give you fast access to key Evernote features. You can create text, audio and snapshot notes, as well as jump right to the search screen. If you opt for the Large Widget, you can also view your recent notes. To make a Widget, tap and hold on the home screen and choose the Evernote Widget from the popup.
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We also fixed a number of bugs and made a bunch of improvements to the app’s stability and language support. For those of you on other platforms, you’ll be seeing more sharing features soon. We’re also working hard on bringing Skitch to iOS and beyond. Stay tuned. There’s lots of exciting stuff on the way.
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