The internet has changed a lot in the seven years since the first Evernote web client. Today, the best experiences we have on the web are at once simple and sophisticated, light and powerful.
We had this balance in mind when we set out to redesign Evernote Web. Since then, the beta version has evolved into an exceptionally ambitious and thoughtful Evernote client. It’s clean, beautiful, and incorporates months of community feedback. The result is an amazing web app that’s easy to learn and use.
Today, we’re happy to graduate the new Evernote Web out of beta. Beginning this week, it will be rolling out to a browser near you. Here’s what you can expect.
Fresh new look
For years, the web version was designed to mimic Evernote’s desktop interfaces. Last October, we set out to rethink that.
Rather than be derivative of another client, we felt it should exemplify the speed and lightness of the modern web. And because it’s often the first touchpoint for many Evernote users, underneath an approachable UI should be the productivity power to spark the beginnings of a lifelong Evernote workflow. The new Evernote Web does just that.
Streamlined navigation, familiar feel
We revisited every element of the user interface and concentrated on making things as streamlined as possible. Work happily in a clutter-free workspace that only shows you information when you want to see it. When navigating with the left sidebar, just click any of the icons to have your shortcuts, notebooks, or tags gracefully slide open.
Sometimes you just want to write. When you need a clean workspace, click the expand button to work in a full-screen view that cuts out the distractions and let’s you focus on the note at hand. New notes open to the expanded view by default, so you can jump right in, get in the zone, and let your ideas flow.
Earlier this year the web client beta was nominated for a Webby Award in the Best User Interface category. We were honored, and feel that it spoke to how well the feel of the new Evernote Web balances with its powerful functionality. With many improvements since, that’s even more true today.
The Evernote Web rollout will phase in for everyone over the next couple weeks. While you familiarize yourself with the new interface, you’ll be able to switch back to the old version as you wish. We don’t have a hard date on when the old client will be completely phased out, but we will let you know well in advance of when it does. In the meantime, expect even more updates to make the new Evernote Web even better.
For more information on the new Evernote Web, check out the transition guide and FAQ.