Evernote for iOS Update: iPad Retina Display Support, Better Editing, Suggested Note Titles, and More

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Evernote for iOS Update: iPad Retina Display Support, Better Editing, Suggested Note Titles, and More

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 15 Mar 2012

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 15 Mar 2012

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Anticipation of the new iPad has become a happy annual tradition at Evernote. Each time Apple gives fans something new and exciting to work with and this year is no exception. The faster processor, fantastic camera and beautiful display, all make for a better Evernote experience.

Our new iOS update (4.1.9) features a number of great features for both iPhone and iPad, and just in time for the new iPad, we bring you full Retina display support! Let’s take a closer look.

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Retina optimized

We’ve been hard at work upgrading all of our graphics and interfaces to look beautiful on the new tablet. Every aspect of Evernote is sharper, crisper and more vibrant. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new iPad to see it for ourselves.

Better checkboxes and text editing on iPad

In this update, we made significant behind-the-scenes improvements to text editing. You’ll notice that the note editor is much more responsive and reliable than in the past. We also enhanced checkbox behavior to work more like lists—they now support indentation, and new lines created after a checkbox will automatically insert a new box.

We’ve also addressed a handful of text editing issues on both iPad and iPhone, including spacing at the start of a note, and the ability to select text by tapping on it.

iPad and iPhone: Suggested Note Titles

In our last iOS update, we added a really cool predictive note titling feature that suggests a title based on calendar events, location and note contents. We’ve now taken that one step further. If you tap on the auto-title, additional suggestion will show up. As you type your own title, a matching lists of previously used titles appears. This feature is great if you tend to reuse the same titles, or if you want to stay consistent in your note titling.

Much more

In addition to the new features and improvements, we’ve also addressed many of the causes of those annoying sync errors and made a ton of other stability and reliability enhancements.

We’re really looking forward to hearing what you think of the new features and our new retina displayed-optimized look. Let us know.

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  • Samantha

    Is that a strikethrough font button I see??? WIN! Now if we could just get that on the computer version instead of having to go into the font menu. Please!!

  • Xavier

    When do you plan on launching similar checkbox functionality for iPhone?
    It’s amazing not to be able to easily create shopping list on the go without having to manually enter every single check box. This is the feature I miss the most!

    Xavier

  • Jeff Bridges

    Wow, that was quick! Thanks for the update, I’m excited to try it out tomorrow on my new iPad.

    Any idea when you’ll add a list view? That would make my experience MUCH better. The stack view is just way too cluttered. Thank you!

  • JD

    Once upon a time I was able to not only access my notes on PC, phone and web, but also edit them. But since the introduction of rich text editing on iOS editing on my phone has become impossible. Even after so and so many updates, text still won’t wrap properly and the font size is randomly increased or decreased, if I can edit at all; sometimes all I can do is append. I now have to use 3rd party apps to create and edit notes on the go whereas before I only needed Evernote.

    @Xavier: FastEver supports check boxes.

  • marax

    Note title – please add option to have 1st row of note as automatic note title!
    Works on Windows & Windows Phone and that’s the only logic I need

    Pavel

  • Everflorian

    Thank you for your hreat work. As a Premium-user I use EN for work very seriously. But what I absolutely miss: Please, please, pleeeeeease make the note-links available on iOS. I need to reference notes to Omnifocus, and I is not available on mobile devices. I find this a serious lack of the system. I am on the road often, and there is not always a Mac at hand.
    Any plans, on when this will be possible?
    There are lots of request concerning this feature out there…

  • Anubha

    Works like a charm! Thanks guys! EN Rocks!

  • jmf

    Today’s new mobile update crashes when I try to open it on my first generation iPad.

    jmf

  • cj

    Please tell me there’s an option to turn off the really cool predictive note titling feature?

  • Lynn

    I can’t get the web clipperr to work on my new iPad?

  • Chads Brown

    Above I see:
    —————
    Much more
    In addition to the new features and improvements, we’ve also addressed many of the causes of those annoying sync errors and made a ton of other stability and reliability enhancements.

    We’re really looking forward to hearing what you think of the new features and our new retina displayed-optimized look. Let us know.
    —————-
    Pretty difficult to tell you what I think of the new features and improvement without knowing what they are. I do see that stacks have been added, and by tapping the “i” in upper left corner withib the Notebook view there is a sorting option with choices of Stack, Name, and Note Count. In the Tags view, there is a sort choice to sort tags by Name or Note count. That looks new to me but maybe I just missed it before. As for “Tons” of other enhancements, I am not seeing any other differences. Perhaps you could post somewhere a list of the changes. That would put you a step ahead of Apple which announced over 100 improvements to the last IOS version, but never actually said what they were. Third paries made posts though.

  • Tim Danhof

    Another update and still no list view or stacks on the iPad …..

    REALLY getting tired of waiting for these fairly basic features.

  • Dave

    I am VERY happy with the check box improvements on the iPad. It is much much easier to make a list now. (I typically type my grocery list into the iPad at the kitchen counter and then check the items off on my phone when in the store.)

    Thanks also for the retina display updates. Things look much better on the new iPad screen.

    One quibble. The suggested titles need to be an option. Sometimes I don’t type in a title as I’m in a rush and having Evernote guess based on my calendar is confusing. It totally throws my workflow.

  • herman

    Hi,

    compliments with the upgrade(s). Is it possible to have stacks on the iPad/iPhone. It takes a lot of time to find the right notebook, when it is somewhere in a stack. Much, much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Herman/Belgium

  • John

    The upgrade is ok, I like the app the service and the whole idea of EN so that I’m a happy premium user since a long time.. but:
    1) you need to improve, or better, you MUST improve the synchronization system, the dream would be to work collaboratively on a note as you do with google apps! You know better than me that the team collaborative work on a single note currently sucks..
    2) why, WHY still no list view or stacks on the iPad? People are used to work that way because all the other UIs are organized that way! If you want to change the user experience or the way people interact with their notes just do it for all the apps not only for one.. when I write a note for 90% of the time I’m in a hurry and do not want to restudy the organization of the UI to find my notes.. so on my iPad currently it is just a useless eye candy app..

    Thanks and keep up the good work!
    John