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Evernote Touch for Windows 8 Update: Styled Text and More

Evernote Touch for Windows 8 Update: Styled Text and More

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 06 Feb 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 06 Feb 2013

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Evernote Touch for Windows 8 is our beautifully designed version optimized for Windows 8 touch devices. Today, we’re making Evernote Touch for Windows 8 more powerful by adding support for styled text along with other improvements. Let’s take a look.

Get Evernote Touch for Windows 8

A New Name

We changed the name of the app to Evernote Touch to make it clear that there are two different versions available to Windows 8 users: Evernote for Windows Desktop and the simpler, touch optimized Evernote Touch. If your Windows 8 device supports installing desktop applications, then we recommend installing both. This way, you’ll have a great touch experience and the full-featured Evernote Desktop available when you need it.

Stylish

Evernote Touch for Windows 8 has a brand new editor bar that sits along the bottom of the screen if you use an external keyboard or just above the onscreen keyboard. You’ll see a number of great new options there.

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  • Spice up your text with fonts, colors and strikethrough
  • Add some formatting with justification and indentation
  • Create lists with numbers and bullets
  • Turn text into a hyperlink

You can both create styled text and add style to existing text by tapping and highlighting it. The app also support keyboard shortcuts for these formatting and styling capabilities.

Cleaner Interface

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In the single note view, you’ll notice a cleaned up left column. We’ve removed the all the extra information that cluttered the column, leaving only the notebook name and any associated tags. Tap on More to view all of the metadata when you need it.

And More

In addition to these changes, we also touched up the interface in a number of places and added a bunch of stability improvements to give you a great user experience. Let us know what you think.

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19 Comments RSS

  • Zoso

    Lo behold and it syncs!
    Finally the much needed update with no major issues.

    • brandonliveuh

      Yes, sarcasm is well deserved. The last Metro ver failed to sync every time.

  • Arin

    The new editor is very convenient and seems to be the best one from all existing text editors for Metro interface. Good job, thanks!

  • J.D. Hendrick

    Does the Evernote Business have a budget area to record expenses so that you can see how and where your spending? Plus, use this for expenses for taxes?

  • Ruth Hoffman

    The link above leads to the store, whose link to Evernote doesn’t seem to be working. How can I download Evernote Touch? The old Windows 8 Evernote has not synced since November. I use the desktop version on my laptop, which works fine, but it would be nice to have the updated touchscreen version for my lenovo Yoga 13.

  • Captain Lyre Calliope

    This is the killer app that could lead me to purchase a Windows machine after… eight years of pure Linux and OSX!

    Is there any advanced pen/ink (whatever it’s called) functionality yet?

  • Jaya

    Sync issues with deaktop Evernote!

  • amuramoto

    For sync issues, please visit support.evernote.com to contact our support team.

  • amuramoto

    Glad you like the app! There is no pen/ink functionality at this time.

  • Barry Coombs

    This version is still crashing regularly on my Surface RT, also please include copying notes in the next version

  • gbrandtech

    You can create an ink note in Evernote for Windows 8 Desktop but not in Evernote Touch. That seems backwards to me.

  • amuramoto

    To access the nav bar and app bar, right-click anywhere in the app.

    • Jerricka Hill

      Doh! So obvious. Thanks!

    • Jerricka Hill

      Doh! So obvious. Thanks!

  • Winston Alden

    I love this! But still having a couple problems. It seems to auto-sync if I sit without typing for five seconds, and every time it does, the cursor jumps to the bottom of the note while the text scrolls so that the bottom is not visible, and a bunch of the line-breaks get screwed up.

    Also, changes to the font face don’t save when I re-load a note. (Changes to the font style are just fine.)

  • Lucas Cooper

    Is it possible to WEBCLIP for Evernote with a Windows 8 Touch? Because there doesn’t seem to be an app for it

  • Bruno Langemann

    I have a new ultralite with win 8. I updated to 8.1 and open with the desktop . I don.t see evernote in the installed programs, but I added the Evernote Touch to the apps on win 8 . I am a little confused . Should I download Evernote on the desktop? Why have both versions on one machine?

  • Bruno Langemann

    I have a new ultralite with win 8. I updated to 8.1 and open with the desktop . I don.t see evernote in the installed programs, but I added the Evernote Touch to the apps on win 8 . I am a little confused . Should I download Evernote on the desktop? Why have both versions on one machine?

  • Steve

    I’ve been an Evernote user for a while with both Windows and Mac desktop as well as the Android client. On my new Widows 8.1 tablet I installed the Touch version first and that works and and did eventually sync (all 35,000+ notes).

    I’ve now installed the desktop version and I naively assumed it would access the same note database as the Touch version, but it started empty and is currently syncing. I assume I’m going to get two copies of all my notes?

    I know that’s not a big deal, since they’ll both sync properly so it will appear to be just one copy. But Windows tablets don’t have huge hard drives like laptops, so if i can avoid multiple copies I’d like to. Have I done something wrong? Is it possible to make the desktop and touch versions share a single database?

    Thanks,
    Steve.