Evernote for Windows Phone Update: Redesigned Home screen, Shortcuts, Better Tags Lists, and More

Evernote for Windows Phone Update: Redesigned Home screen, Shortcuts, Better Tags Lists, and More

Posted by on 27 Mar 2013

Posted by on 27 Mar 2013

Today, Evernote for Windows Phone (v 3.0) gets a major update with new features and redesigns. From a more user-friendly home screen to improved tag lists to stack support and more, Evernote for Windows Phone is better than ever. Let’s take a look.

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Redesigned Home Screen

When you launch Evernote, you often have a purpose in mind: you’re either looking to create a note or find an existing one. That’s why we’re excited about the redesigned Home Screen, which gives you quick access to everything you need, including note creation, search and shortcuts (more on shortcuts later). Plus, you can now get to your account information by tapping on your username at the top of the screen. With this new design, everything just feels faster and more accessible.



Shortcuts let you jump to any note, notebook or tag that you access frequently. To create a shortcut, simply long tap on any of those items. The shortcut will then appear on the Home Screen. One very cool aspect of shortcuts is that they sync across platforms. Today, shortcuts are available on Mac, Android and Windows Phone. Any shortcuts that you create on one platform will also appear on the others.

Better Tags

In addition to the Home Screen, we also redesigned the Tag List. It’s now significantly more compact, allowing you to see more tags per screen. But that’s not all. For avid taggers, Evernote for Windows Phone now also has a quick way for you to jump to tags by letter. Rather than having to scroll, simply tap on a green letter header to display an alphabetical grid.


Premium Feature: Document Search

We’re excited to bring a new Premium feature to our Windows Phone users: Document Search. Document Search indexes any attached Microsoft Office and iWork files so that documents, spreadsheets and presentations show up in your search results giving you more ways to find exactly what you need.

Notebook Stacks

Notebook Stacks are a way to visually group similar notebooks. In your notebook list, you can now open and close stacks by tapping on them, and view all the notes in a given stack with a long tap on the stack name.



Evernote for Windows Phone now supports creating and editing checkboxes. To create a list containing checkboxes, tap on checkbox icon at the bottom of the note editor. In addition to creating checkboxes, you can also check and uncheck existing checkboxes when you’re in a note.


And more

This is a major update to our Windows Phone version. We’ve added lots of features, redesigned various parts of the app and made everything smoother, faster and more responsive. Take a look and let us know what you think.

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  • David Buckingham

    Awesome! Thanks guys!

  • Lloyd Moritz

    Thanks for your continued support of Windows Phone!

    One more enhancement should make it perfect: WP8 Camera lens!

  • Raymond Gonsalves

    I know that you guys are saving the best for last…. Evernote Windows Desktop update… I just know it!!!! 🙂 Let’s do it Windows Desktop Team!!!

  • AndrewSinkov

    It’s in the works.

  • PerJan

    Awesome – nicely and beautifully crafted

  • Leo

    That’s great! Thanks Evernote Team for supporting the Windows ecosystem.

  • Mihaita Bamburic

    Question: how can I create a notebook on Windows Phone using Evernote? I see no such option and I’ve looked.

  • AndrewSinkov

    We have a Win8 version called Evernote Touch. Here’s a link:

    • Dushyant Bansal

      I am talking about windows phone 8.

  • Carl Axel Franzon

    I like the look of this – what about a similar look for iOS?

  • amuramoto

    Our dev team is taking a look at the issue, and a fix should be in the work shortly.

  • neekolaus

    my app doesn’t boot intermittently – just gets stuck on the splash screen

    • amuramoto

      Please contact our support team. They will be able to help you resolve the problem.

  • Deb Matteson

    Thank you! I’m loving the new interface.

  • xavier delplanque

    It seems that we will need to port to Windows Phone 8 in order to support this resolution. We’ve added this to the backlog.