Back in January we held our annual Hack Week, where Evernote employees from offices around the world joined forces for five days of fervent, coffee-driven collaboration. Today, we’re proud to present you some of the results borne out of these efforts in our latest update to Evernote for Mac.
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Evernote for Mac 6.6 lets you zoom in, duplicate, and navigate your notes and notebooks with ease. We also redesigned our audio recorder and added new tag management features.
Navigating quickly through notes and notebooks
Our first Hack Week project to make its way into Evernote for Mac 6.6 is a new navigation and search feature that lets you quickly move between notes and notebooks.
To access it in Evernote, use the Cmd + J (⌘ + J) keys. When the search bar appears, you can type the name of any note or notebook you’d like to switch to.
This shortcut replaces the previous Cmd + J shortcut for the quick notebook selector. You can still access the notebook selector using Cmd + Option + J.
Introducing note zooming
You’ve been asking for note zooming, and now it’s here! Two of our developers responded to this popular request and committed themselves to the cause during Hack Week. Here’s how to zoom:
- To zoom in on a note: Cmd + plus sign (+)
- To zoom out of a note: Cmd + minus sign (–)
On trackpads, you can use pinching gestures to zoom in or out.
Tip: If you want to increase or decrease the size of a selected text without zooming, you can use the following shortcuts:
- To increase font size: Cmd + shift + period (.)
- To zoom out of a note: Cmd + shift + comma (,)
A new look for audio
If you’re running OS X Yosemite or newer, you’ll see that we’ve redesigned our audio recorder for easier, more intuitive recording and playback.
In note editing view, click on the microphone in the toolbar, then click the record (red circle) button.
You can gauge the loudness of your recording via the decibel volume display in the middle of the recorder. Once you’ve finished recording, click the stop (white square) button and your recording will be transformed into a .WAV file inside your note.
And much more
The Evernote for Mac 6.6 update fixes several issues that were causing crashes. In addition, we addressed some of the great ideas we’ve heard from our community.
New sidebar selection model
Many of you noticed that the sidebar navigation always highlighted the ‘Notes’ tab. You’ve asked for this to be changed and we listened. Now, when you select an item from the sidebar, you’ll see your selected note, notebook, or tag highlighted.
Managing tags in the note editor
Another feature we’re bringing in this update is tag management in note view. Whenever you edit a note containing a tag, click on the small arrow to bring up a menu with the following options:
- Filter notes by the specific tag
- Remove the tag from the note
- Delete the tag from all notes
Note: Keep in mind that you cannot manage tags in shared notes where you don’t have editing permission.
Our latest update to Mac also lets you easily duplicate any note. To create a copy, right click on a note and select Duplicate Note from the menu options.
This update is available to anyone that downloaded Evernote directly from our site. If you use a version of Evernote that you downloaded though the Mac App Store, then you can get the new version here.
We created Evernote as an extension of your mind, and we hope our latest update will help you navigate between your thoughts and ideas more quickly and easily. Let us know what you think in the comments below!