Last week we announced our completely redesigned Evernote 5 for Mac and showed you many of the new features on our What’s New page. Today, we’re excited to bring you the beta. Below you’ll find instructions on installing the Evernote 5 Beta. But first…
A note on Beta Software
BETA software is not final, which means that using it comes with some risks. These can range from corruption of your notes to data loss. If you’re not comfortable using beta software, we recommend waiting a bit for the general update to go live.
Installing the Beta
First, launch Evernote for Mac and go to Preferences in the Evernote menu and click on the Software Update tab. If you see a checkbox labeled “Update to Beta versions when available”, then check it. Close the Preferences window and click on Check for Updates in the Evernote menu. You’re all set.
If you do not see the beta checkbox, then you have a Mac App Store version of Evernote and cannot update to the beta prior to the official public release.
Office Hours: We’re Here to Help
Evernote 5 is a major new version of our application, so we expect that you will have some questions. We’re here to help. Our team will devote several hours today to answer as many of your questions about Evernote 5 as possible. Ask your questions and let us know what you think in the comments.
Also, be sure to also check out our helpful Getting Started Guide.