See What’s New with Evernote for Google Pixelbook

See What’s New with Evernote for Google Pixelbook

Posted by Anthony Bartlett on 31 Oct 2017

Posted by Anthony Bartlett on 31 Oct 2017

Google recently announced the Google Pixelbook, a high-performance Chromebook, and a new stylus, the Google Pixelbook Pen. Google’s new low-latency API allows for faster response time, which represents a significant speed improvement over previous models. Of course, this means we’ve been hard at work to make sure that Evernote is ready for you to take full advantage of these new features.



From the moment you start using your Pixelbook to capture handwritten notes in Evernote, you’ll notice an immediate difference in the feel of the app. We’ve made changes under the hood to dramatically improve response time, so you will experience almost no delay between pressing the screen and seeing your notes appear. Using Pixelbook Pen or even a finger to control the touchscreen captures sketches and handwriting directly in Evernote, with a fluid experience that feels like writing on paper. Once entered in Evernote, your handwritten notes can then be edited and searched using image recognition technology.

In addition to improving the performance of the touchscreen, Evernote is working to refine the entire app for other Chromebooks in response to your feedback. We’re optimizing the design to create a more consistent user experience across devices, which will be rolled out in the coming weeks to all Chromebook users via app update.




Handwriting is encoded in Evernote’s DNA; Stepan Pachikov, the company’s founder, is a Silicon Valley pioneer whose many innovations include the world’s first handwriting input for handheld computers. We’re proud to take another step toward realizing Stepan’s vision: that our memories are our legacy to the world, and should be easy to capture and find in any format.

Download Evernote for Chromebook from the Google Play Store and try it for yourself today.


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  • Peter Bulthuis

    It would be nice if this is also working with the Samsung Galaxy Note. This one has also a stylus (S-)pen.

  • Gerry

    How come this isn’t available in the Windows app/program? For Windows users that use their digital pens/inking ability now, it’s frustrating you can’t write directly into Evernote or is that about to change?

  • Martin

    It would be great if you made these improvements for the iOS app too 🙂

  • Sierra

    How exciting! It would be great if Evernote updated to work similar features with Microsoft’s Windows Ink. I’d love to be able to take handwritten notes in Evernote using my hybrid laptop. Currently, I’m having to bounce between OneNote and Evernote, which isn’t really ideal for organization or productivity.

  • Michael

    I have the Google Pixelbook along with the Pixelbook Pen. I have yet to experience this Significant Speed improvement that is reference in this article. Instead, I am met with latency that is just downright annoying. I am also a beta tester of the app in the Playstore. With each upgrade I keep hoping for better performance and consistently I am let down. Unfortunately, I have to stick with Squid Notes until Evernote gets its act together. Also, they need to figure out how to allow you to make it so that when using an active pen, the finger or hand does not create markings on the screen.

    I can’t see paying for Evernote until the latency is equal to that of SquidNotes if not better. Even OneNote on the Pixelbook has mastered latency between pen and screen.

    • Rod

      Have to agree with Michael. The latency on my Tab A with SPen (2016) is horrible compared to Squid /OneNote/Sketchbook in the Android app. I don’t know what Evernote do different to everyone else, but the lag is highly noticeable compared to the other apps. Shame, as I love in the intergated solution with Evernote, as Squid doesn’t integrate with Evernote. So I put up with chicken scratching notes in Evernote!

  • Leon Revill

    Has the Android app (which can now be run on Chrome OS) also been updated to make the most of the Pixelbook Pen?

  • Ros Bell

    I have to echo everyone else’s request. I got a hybrid laptop in order to work more efficiently, and as a long time user of Evernote, switching to OneNote was difficult. I’d really like to come back. Help me do that.

  • Brett

    Interesting comments about latency issues…Not interested until issues are resolved. …also…where do we store the pen? :))