Evernote for Windows Phone keeps getting better. Today, we’re excited to unveil a collection of new features including a new multi-shot camera, improved image viewing inside notes, speech-to-text capabilities, smart note titling, and support for Windows Phone 8. Let’s take a look.
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Whether you’re out at dinner or photographing a whiteboard at the office, sometimes you want more than one snapshot per note. Today’s update introduced the new multi-shot camera that lets you take as many photos as you want without exiting camera mode. Take one photo, then tap the screen to take another. You’ll see a number appear in the top right corner, which shows you the number of images you’ve taken so far. Tap the number to review and delete any that you don’t want. When you’re done, tap the save icon.
Now that we’ve added the multi-shot camera, your notes are about to get packed with photos. To make viewing these images a great experience, we’ve added slideshows. To enable slideshows, tap on a photo while viewing a note. The image will pop out and take over the screen. Swipe to view other images in that note. This feature works with any note in your account that contains images.
Sometimes it’s easier to just say what you want rather than type it. That’s why we’re introducing speech-to-text. Open a note and tap the speech bubble icon, then start talking. Evernote will process what you said and transcribe it. You’ll then get the text along with the original audio. You’ll not only save time, but your words will become searchable, making these notes easy to find. This feature is great for hands-free note taking, lectures and interviews.
This feature feels pretty magical when you see it in action. To avoid having untitled notes, Evernote will do what it can to intelligently assign a title. The app will use your location, the content of your note, and even a calendar event to give your note a useful title. For example, if you’re taking a note during a meeting, the meeting name will become the title of the note. If Evernote doesn’t have a meeting to go off of, the app will use the city that you’re in. Of course, you’re free to change the title, but now you won’t have a heap of untitled notes to scan through.
More to Come
We’re big fans of the Windows Phone platform. You’ll notice that in addition to all the great updates detailed above, the app is significantly faster and easier to navigate. Plus, it now supports Windows Phone 8. We have lots more in store. Try it out and let us know what you think.