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Evernote for iPhone and iPad Get Shortcuts, Related Notes and Skitch Support

Evernote for iPhone and iPad Get Shortcuts, Related Notes and Skitch Support

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 18 Jul 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 18 Jul 2013

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For the latest Evernote for iPhone and iPad update (5.4), we’re adding features that will help you rediscover your notes, jump to the content that’s important to you, easily annotate just about anything in your account, and learn helpful tips. Let’s take a look.

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Shortcuts

Shortcuts (formerly Favorites on iPhone) let you surface important notes, notebooks and tags so they’re always at your fingertips, and always in-sync across all the version of Evernote that you use. Whether it’s a note that you return to frequently, a tag that you’re using for comparison shopping or a Evernote Business notebook that you want check in on, tap on the tab with the star to quickly see them all. You can even make Shortcuts to Saved Searches.

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Adding a Shortcut
To add a note to the Shortcuts tab, simply tap on the star icon located along the bottom of the note. To make a Shortcut to a notebook, open the notebook, then tap on the Shortcuts tab. The first option in the Shortcut tab will be to add the notebook. Do the same to add Shortcut to a tag.

You can also quickly add a shortcut to a note in any note list by swiping the note. This exposes the shortcut star, along with an easy way to make a Reminder or to delete the note.

Sync Shortcuts Everywhere
If you’ve set some Shortcuts in another version of Evernote, then you’ll see them show up in the Shortcuts tab. Any new Shortcuts that you create on your iPhone or iPad will show up in the other platforms as soon as you sync.

Premium Feature: Related Notes

The longer you use Evernote, the more great stuff you’ll accumulate in your account. Our team is always looking for ways to help you rediscover that content at just the right moment. That’s what Related Notes is for.

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Let’s say you’re working on a project that relates to a webpage you clipped months ago. When you start your new note, Evernote begins to look for helpful items in your account that you may have forgotten about. We then display those notes at the bottom the one you’re working on. You’ll see Related Notes below any note you open, if there’s something related.

Related Notes is a Premium feature. Upgrade to Premium today.

Recent Notes

Both Free and Premium users will see a display of their recently-view notes at the bottom of an open note. This is a great way to multi-task by jumping back and forth between notes that you’re working on. Premium users can toggle between Recent and Related notes.

Annotate Your Notes with Skitch

Our Skitch app is the easiest way to mark up images, PDF and even entire notes for your own reference or to visually communicate your thoughts to someone else. Now, you’re able to do this right from your iPhone or iPad.

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First, install the Skitch app.

If you want to annotate an image contained in a note, tap on it and then tap the Skitch icon. When you’re done annotating, it’ll update the image in the note.

Premium feature: PDF Annotation
If your note contains a PDF, you’ll see a Stamps icon in the title bar when you open the note. Tapping this icon will open the PDF in Skitch and allow you to annotate it.

If you want to mark up an entire note that contains a combination of text and images, tap on the Skitch icon along the bottom of the note. This will turn the note into a PDF and open it in Skitch. When you’re done marking it up, you can save it back to Evernote, which will create new note in your account.

Skitch PDF annotation is a Premium feature. Upgrade to Premium today

Announcements

We create a tremendous amount of useful tips and stories to help you get the most out of Evernote, but you may not always have time to visit our blog or read our emails. That’s why we created the new Announcements section in our app. Tap on the Bugle icon at the top of the homescreen to see a curated selection of articles including product updates, user stories, popular how-tos, and more. We’ll be updating the feed with new content regularly, tap on the bugle whenever you see a badge appear.

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And More

As always, we also made lots of speed and stability improvements to make your experience of using Evernote even better. Let us know what you think.

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  • Frank Degenaar

    Christmas has come early this year… I feel like a kid in a candy store!

  • Carl Axel Franzon

    Shortcuts looks like a very helpful addition.

  • Adam Green

    Annotating is a premium feature? Mac users: It’s just as easy to right-click pdf > open with > preview. Annotate.

    • pgdahl

      You’re right. Except, this is an iOS app …

    • Frank Degenaar

      I’m surprised that so few things are premium features… A couple of months back I decided to go premium… Not because I needed to have searchable PDFs or more storage space… Was looking for an excuse to pay for a service that I was benefitting from more than any other piece of software.

    • Larry Wright

      Or you could, you know, support a company that makes a great product with a few dollars a year.

      • Joyce Roderick

        I completely agree. That’s why I upgraded to Premium, but I do find that I’m using the P features and love when a new one or two come along.

  • Aries

    I like the shortcut function but I do not want to sync my shortcuts between different devices =[

    • Frank Degenaar

      Why would you not want to sync everything in Evernote on all your devices?

      • Aries

        I sync all notebooks and notes on all my devices, but not for my shortcuts. I use different devices for different purposes, so I do not want to sync them all. In Mac, there is an option for not syncing the shortcut, but I cant find this in this new version.

  • delawaredave

    Make shortcut links that can be pasted in other programs – like calendar !! Then it becomes useful.

  • apfwebs

    Very attractive features, Evernote. And I’m sure I’ll use the Premium ones, too. But in the process of adding more and more “features”, Evernote becomes (as I suppose it must) not the snappy quick note-taking app it once was. I came upon Evernote when Google’s spring cleaning ate Notebooks. Back then, Evernote for simple note generation was relatively blazing fast to open. No more. A blank note screen at open is time-consuming to acquire. Requires an assistive app such as FastEverXL.

  • Frank Degenaar

    I’m trying to think of a creative way to use the reminders and shortcuts in tandem for a better “to do list” platform. Whereas the shortcut menu is easily accessible, Reminders do just that… Remind you.

    • Ed Henry

      Hi Frank, Try Cloud Outliner for your ToDo list. This syncs across all the Apple devices I have and is an uatomatic entry into Evernote. Great app!

  • Gordon Robb

    Loving shortcuts, but they don’t sync with my Windows client. The blurb says they’ll sync across all platforms.

  • Hilary Lilaird

    I do a lot of surfing on my iPhone. Why am I unable to use web clipper there as well? It wouldn’t be nearly so bad except that I’m unable to copy and paste the URL into the new note within Evernote. I’m already using Google as my search engine. Do you have any other suggestions? I’m in new Evernote user but I can already see that this is going to be a real pain. In fact the more I think about it and the more I use links this may be a dealbreaker. I don’t want to have to be tied to my computer or even my iPad.

    • Rob Budge

      In case you find yourself in Safari there are two good solutions. 1. Hit READER and email the result to your Evernote email. 2. Set up an Open in Dolphin bookmark which, when touched, will open the current page you are viewing in Dolphin. Just edit an unused bookmark. Change the name as you wish, and replace the body of the bookmark with

    • Rob Budge

      (sorry, too long I guess) Replace body of bookmark with javascript:location.href=%22dolphin%22+location.href.substring(4);

  • Enertse

    Shortcuts must be an experimental feature: Mine keep disappearing; I recreate them; then they mysteriously reappear (as duplicates). At one point I had to refresh the database on my iPad as all I could get was “Loading”. There also seems to be trouble searching and opening notes without an active connection. Is there any way to downgrade to the previous, stable version?

    • Frank Degenaar

      I encourage you to stick with the shortcut thing… seriously… It opens up another dimension to things… too much to explain here… but first make sure it’s working like you want it to and then tinker around with it… you will find it indispensable… trust me.

  • Nik

    Love the iOS update! The Shortcuts and Related Notes are very useful, and I like the trumpet (announcements) too. Just keeps getting better and better!

  • Karthik

    I love the new Announcements feature. Great tips. I think it would great to see my notes in that format. Recomend putting that in your bag of future features.

  • Hilary Lilaird

    Frank, I cannot thank you enough. “Dolphin” is sublime! I tried Photon and Falcon; both are good for streaming and surfing on Windows, Chrome, and Firefox but bollocks for web clipper. Although I’d tired of copying and pasting links and started adding a bitly audio of late I was not thrilled and my notes have been limited. Now I will go all in. Bravo!
    Hilary

  • Hilary Lilaird

    Frank, I cannot thank you enough. “Dolphin” is sublime! I tried Photon and Falcon; both are good for streaming and surfing on Windows, Chrome, and Firefox but bollocks for web clipper. Although I’d tired of copying and pasting links and started adding a bitly audio of late I was not thrilled and my notes have been limited. Now I will go all in. Bravo!
    Hilary

    • Frank Degenaar

      Old habits die hard… I still hit the Google app… but have to keep reminding myself that, as you said, Dolphin is sublime!

    • Frank Degenaar

      Old habits die hard… I still hit the Google app… but have to keep reminding myself that, as you said, Dolphin is sublime!

      • baldarab

        Agree wholeheartedly with Dolphin which I’ve been using a while with Evernote. Sometimes I have to use Safari as the default iPhone browser, and when I want to save to Evernote I just email it in using Safari share button. Couldn’t be easier.

  • neal@doofusmusic.com

    I’m not seeing a shortcuts TAB on my iPad … is that just for the iPhone?

  • Warren Whitlock

    I like the subtle difference between favorites and shortcuts as a shortcut to my favorite stuff is always welcome

  • Matthew Williams

    These are great features, thank you! One request I would have would be to be able to and links to other documents in the iPad app. It’s anything I’ve needed to use a lot in the past.

    Thanks again

  • Kathy Ahlin

    I have had a problem with Evernote after my desk top was infected with a virus. Evers since it was removed my devices are not syncing. Do you know where I can get assistance. I’ve tried removing and installing Evernote several times.

  • Kathy Ahlin

    I have had a problem with Evernote after my desk top was infected with a virus. Evers since it was removed my devices are not syncing. Do you know where I can get assistance. I’ve tried removing and installing Evernote several times.

  • Carole@RusticArtistry.com

    Hope I’m not being a big dummy, but I can’t find where my shortcuts show up on my desktop Evernote account. No problem accessing them on my iphone. Help me please :)

  • Ross

    When will the ability to edit “Created” and “Updated” dates be introduced to iOS app? I think that it is an important feature for a power user.

  • Ross

    When will the ability to edit “Created” and “Updated” dates be introduced to iOS app? I think that it is an important feature for a power user.

  • Le Nghiem Dat

    Must have 5 keys rows including number and arrow key. It is easier for making note.

  • Le Nghiem Dat

    Must have 5 keys rows including number and arrow key. It is easier for making note.

  • Heather J. Weaver

    I love a lot of the update to the mobile app. However, I’m slightly disappointed that when view a note, it will only open in half of the screen of my iPad and half of the screen lists the notes in the notebook. I’d love an option to move over to the note to view and edit it in full screen. If this is already and option, and I’m missing it, please let me know.

  • Heather J. Weaver

    Oh, thank you! I can’t believe I missed those. They seem so obvious once you know they are there. :)

  • charlesmiller6868

    I might suggest moving that icon off the note to the bar with the reminder. i had a hard time finding it as well until i read this reply. great app otherwise

  • charlesmiller6868

    I might suggest moving that icon off the note to the bar with the reminder. i had a hard time finding it as well until i read this reply. great app otherwise