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New Evernote Tables and More

New Evernote Tables and More

Posted by SiNing Y Chan on 02 Aug 2017

Posted by SiNing Y Chan on 02 Aug 2017

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We’ve heard how many of you love using tables to organize your information and ideas, so we’ve been hard at work to make them better. With the latest release of Evernote for Windows v6.5 and v6.6, you’ll notice that tables now have a whole new look—and they’re more intuitive and flexible than ever. It’s all coming soon to Mac as well. But for those who can’t wait, try it now on Mac 6.12 Beta.

Note: Enable beta versions by going to Evernote > Preferences > Software Update > ‘Update to beta versions when available’. Learn more

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Even if you wouldn’t exactly call yourself a fan of tables, once you start using them to track projects, organize information, and break down complex ideas you’re presenting to others, you may find our newly designed tables hard to resist.

Table editing made simpler

Sometimes, it’s hard to know just how many rows or columns you’ll end up needing. No worries—now, you can easily add as you go. Create a new row or column anywhere you’d like, with just one click.

 

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Not sure where you want a row or column to go? Drag rows and columns around in a table until it’s just the way you want it.

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You can also merge cells now. Cell merging is one of our most requested table features, so we made it a top priority.
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Geek out by grouping adjacent table cells together, adding more layers of organization to your tables.

Clarify with color

Adding background colors to your tables is easier than ever. Select one or more cells, columns, or rows (anywhere in a table), then pick a color.  It’s that easy.

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All the columns you need

Running out of space? No worries. The new tables are horizontally scrollable, which means you can make tables as wide as you want them to be, without worrying about columns getting squeezed together. Go ahead and add all the columns you need.

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See the big picture

We all love that Evernote lets you add photos, screenshots, or scans to a note. But, scrolling up and down to see all the images you’ve added can be a chore.

Evernote’s new image gallery lets you browse through all the images without distractions. Simply double-click on an image to launch the viewer, then sit back, and enjoy watching them glide elegantly across the screen.

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Watch a replay of our live demo, How to Use Evernote Tables today!

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  • D.Matthew Facer

    Will there be any way to convert existing tables to the new table format?

    • SiNing Y Chan

      It’s more than a formatting update. It’s a brand new way of creating and editing tables in Evernote. No conversion required for most tables. Do reach out to Support if you’ve got more questions.

      • D.Matthew Facer

        Thank you for your reply. After a little digging, there is an option to upgrade table when you right-click in a cell of an older table. This is great! I am looking forward to utilizing this new functionality!

        • G.Campos

          Where can you upgrade to the new table from an older table?

  • Robert

    This is the first truly useful update that Evernote has done for a long while. Forget the UI redesigns and the gimmicky features… these are the changes that Evernote users actually want.

    Well done. The new tables are a huge inprovement. Looking forwards to other editor enhancements like styles and dare I suggest it… code syntax highlighting?

    • SiNing Y Chan

      We’re so happy you like the new tables. I’m happy to say there are more editing improvements to come. Thanks for your feedback!

      • David Yuhas

        Evernote said for years that tables were limited to html functionality.

      • Johan

        code syntax highlighting FTW!!

    • Aarron Pina

      Wow – this is way more than just a pretty, new face on the same old thing! This is the first very useful upgrade I’ve seen, too. For those who believe in the product, this is great evidence that all of our “Evernote could be even more” prayers are being answered.

    • Anthony Cartmell

      +1 here for Evernote adding customisable text styles: a major time-saver for technical notes!

  • Chris

    This looks great – thanks guys. Been frustrated using tables on EN for so long. Feels like a big jump forward. Can’t wait for the Mac release – might just have to take the beta plunge.

  • Will

    Dear Evernote Team, the new feature is awesome. Thank you!

  • Salvador Teixeira

    Great changes, Evernote deserves it to become everbetter

  • Miran

    I am a big fan of these changes. Well done Evernote team.

  • Melissa Foote

    Love it. Would love to also see more font editing as well. Colours and changes to text within the body of note beyond basic changes.

  • Eric Burnett

    Thanks for all of the hard work on the update!

    Are there plans to introduce some sort of “night mode” to change the UI color scheme to dark colors? After a while, Evernote’s mostly white interface can certainly cause eye fatigue. YouTube and Twitter have great night modes, for example.

    • SiNing Y Chan

      Thanks, Eric! RE: Night Mode or color schemes: I’m not aware of any plans for that at the moment, but thanks for letting us know it’s important to you.

      • David C.

        This is a request that has existed for years on the forum (2013…)

  • LioTims

    Thank you for this great update. Unfortunately my old tabels (created in Microsoft Word Office) are now broken because of it. I’ll have to wait now for supporting this kind of tables in the nearest updates. All my business and tonns of other information are built in these Word tables… It is critically important for me. Will this kind of tables be supported in future updates?

    • SiNing Y Chan

      Thanks for your comments. Please tweet @evernotehelps or open a Customer Support ticket for more specific help with the issues you’re experiencing.

  • Tanmay Ghonge

    This the most useful update Evernote has provided in quite a while. It used to be so frustrating to work with tables. This update provides a massive relief.

    Something I am looking forward to in future updates is uniformity of experience across operating systems.

    • SiNing Y Chan

      Thanks for the shoutout! Thanks also for your input regarding uniformity of experience.

  • Ali Ganum

    Nice work and update, what about Mac users?.

    • SiNing Y Chan

      Glad you like it. It’s all coming soon to Mac as well. Can’t wait? Try it now on Mac 6.12 Beta.

  • Andrew

    Can you confirm that these tables aren’t available on the online version of evernote…only the desktop version?

    • SiNing Y Chan

      The new table editing options are currently available on Windows and coming soon on Mac.

      • EP

        Will they be available in the web version? And how far in the future is that?

  • Silvio

    The update is really good! Let me ask you, will I ever be able to merge cells? Thank you!!

    • SiNing Y Chan

      Yes, you can do that now : ) The blog post includes a short section about cell merging.

  • RicD

    How soon will the new tables be coming to the web version?

    • SiNing Y Chan

      At the moment, I’m only aware of the new table editing experience being available on Windows and Mac.

      • RicD

        SiNing Y Chan — thank you for your response. When our seven year old MBP gave up the ghost we moved to Chromebooks, thus Evernote on the browser. Hope Evernote soon as that tables feature to the Web version. Also, we work off our iOS devices as well.

  • James

    This update completely broke my clipped outlook emails (formatting). The ‘remark’ line is no longer at the top of these notes, instead, email headers are, and the remark has dropped down. If the clipped email was a conversation, the headers of every single email in the convo has been strangely moved to the top of the note, then the remark, then the email conversation. Quite a significant set back for me as I need the ‘remark’ to remain at the top of every note that I clip 🙁

    • Pamela Rosen

      Hi, James, I’m so sorry that you’re having this experience! I encourage you to contact @evernotehelps on Twitter for support on this issue! -Pam

  • Matthew

    When does this web version upgrade take place. I am on the web version for windows and the tables are not upgraded yet.

  • Kevin

    Wow, this is an absolutely massive improvement. I have never found a product with a table editing experience that I liked. The Confluence wiki was about as close as I ever found, and I think you’ve done an even nicer job than Confluence.

    In the next rev, how about moving a single cell to another location in the table (shift the other cells to make space). That would make it possible to do User Story Mapping directly in Evernote without needing to resort to a specialized tool. I’ve never found a product that can easily do single cell drag & drop relocations. It’s not the same as cut & paste.

  • Andrea B.

    Great update! I’m waiting the Mac App Store release for using the new tables! Evernote… I believe in you!

  • Rob Freundlich

    Wow, this new table functionality is amazing! I especially like that the cursor keys work as one would expect, instead of the way they used to.

    Thank you so much!

  • Matthew

    Unfortunately this update broke the ability to tab from cell to cell. Now a tab does the lame “insert random number of spaces” which is so useless elsewhere in the app.

    • becsdrm

      I too am very frustrated that tabbing from one cell to another is now broken. It just moves the cursor over a few spaces. Using the tab key to move quickly to the next cell (and alt tab to move back a cell) was my main way to use tables. Now I have to take my hand off the keyboard to my mouse, find the cursor, and then click into another cell, back to the keyboard to type. Very frustrating. Please fix this in the next version. Thanks!

      • SiNing Y Chan

        Interesting. Tabs in tables are working for me. You may want to contact support. I’ll be airing a Facebook Live Event today with a demo of the tables and I plan to use the tab key to move from cell to cell in our new tables.

        • Radha

          They work for me as well.

  • Jorgehms

    Are this changes comming to mobile? (tablets)

  • Cardin

    Finally a feature implementation/upgrade that is actually useful! I’ve been waiting for this feature for years, I’m pleased to see it finally arrive. Keep it up!

  • Jason Horadam

    This has just made my work life a whole lot easier. Thank you. This has been on the wishlist for a while now.

  • Jesua Cañizares

    What a great news!! i Wait for a long time this improvements on the evernote tables, the tables were a little dry style long ago.

  • Nick Civitarese

    I don’t use tables often but given the new update, I’m starting to brainstorm on how this can help me organize my business.

    I’d like to suggest a feature – the ability to color code the titles of notebooks as they appear in a list. I have too many notes and it’s getting chaotic; this feature would help restore order.

    Is there a more formal place to suggest this, as opposed to tweeting it at @evernotehelps.

    Thank you!

    • SiNing Y Chan

      Thanks for your comments! If you want to leave product feedback, go to Evernote Forums. Our Product Managers regularly view them: https://discussion.evernote.com/

  • Scott

    Its a good idea but evernote doesn’t convert tables from excel, google spreadsheets, and many web pages (e.g. http://bit.ly/17sEe0m) into the new table format.

    I use evernote a lot for copying key information from these kinds of sources and adding notes.

    It would be handy to be able to use an external table as a starting point for a table.

    I also second the suggestion for a sort feature for the table.

    • SiNing Y Chan

      Thanks for your suggestions. Don’t forget you can also easily attach external spreadsheet files to the note and launch your spreadsheet from within the note itself.

  • mohmicro

    Thank you, great feature. Can you add table editing feature to android version, please.

  • Arifin

    I like the new table formatting! Instead of plain tables, Evernote is closer to a word processor now! Yabadabadooo!

  • David

    Well done. First meaningful/exciting upgrade I’ve seen to EN in 5+ years. Wonder if this means EN is “back”. That said, unless/until I can sort tables, which I see no mention of, it will be of limited value to me personally. But again, this is a fantastic enhancement.

  • Brian

    Good stuff. Now give me dark mode.

  • John Barone

    Will this functionality be added to the mobile apps at some point? Not being able to use tables when on the iPad really limits their usefulness.

  • Arturo Romero

    Hallelujah! An update for Windows!

  • Jorge Flores

    Is this going to happen to the iOS and Android versions too, mainly iOS (iPad)

  • Mariano Tello

    Thanks!! I feel glad, because you finally heard us!!! This is amazing. Please!! Next update should be presentation mode for smartphones!!1

  • twm

    Huzzar! Tables improvements are long overdue. Keep up the good work

  • Allan

    Pity that as far as I can see one feature which many users have requested, batch updating of reminders, isn’t included in the update. It would be so useful to be able to move forward various reminders en bloc. Shame.

  • John Aylward

    I have the Mac version but there is no Software Updates tab in my Preferences??? I would love to try the Beta

  • Colin Campbell

    To enable beta versions you say go to Evernote > Preferences > Software Update etc but I can find no preferences link in my Evernote?

    • Pamela Rosen

      Colin, you might want to send a quick tweet to @evernotehelps and someone can help you to get where you need. -Pam R

  • Abu

    An anticipated update. Really like it. I’ve been waiting this features.

    Just wonder whether the table functions like excel table? can we use formula function like in MS EXCEL? if simple calculation formula is included, it will be very useful.