In an official blog post, the team at Evernote announced that it is showcasing a preview of its forthcoming Evernote 5 application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which it claims works well on the iPad mini too. Elaborating on the concept behind the Evernote 5 app, Andrew Sinkov from the Evernote team writes that the app is built for speedy use. In a video posted on the blog, it becomes clear that the company is aiming at bringing access within a couple of taps of a user. On the iPad, users can move between the different headers (green bars) by tapping on them once, leading to that section opening up to cover the screen. Going back is as simple by just clicking on the green bar. The experience on the iPhone is the same, with users being able to move through the various options by tapping on the headers. 

Evernote 5 for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad mini announced

Evernote 5 for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad mini announced

Among other new things on Evernote 5 are Views for Notes, Notebooks, Tags, and Places. There are Quick Note buttons too that will let you easily create a note with a single click. For iPad users, Evernote 5 will include a Recent Notes list to make multi-tasking easier.

“We’ve learned a lot over the years about how people use Evernote on mobile devices. It’s all about speed. Whether you’re creating a note or browsing to one, everything needs to happen fast. Also, you want the app to easily support your preferred organization scheme. If you’re a tagger, then tags must be front-and-center. If you put everything into notebooks, then those need to be quickly accessible”, Evernote shares in the post. 

Recently, Evernote for Android was updated to version 4.3, bringing a host of new features to the table. In an official blog post, the company has added that the latest update introduces “nice new features”, one of which is an improved toolbar in the Note Editor.

Elaborating upon the changelog, Evernote shares that with the latest update, the Note Editor toolbar on Android has been de-cluttered. The app now excludes everything that doesn’t pertain to editing, and instead puts it into the Action Bars along the top of the note. Using the toolbar, users can style their text and even go ahead and organise it with bullets, lists, and checkboxes. If users want to hide the toolbar, they can do so by tapping on the arrow. 

Among other changes to the app in this latest version is the Offline Notebook multi-select option for Premium users. With this update, users will be able to select multiple notebooks at once, which Evernote claims, makes it a no-hassle affair. Users can begin doing this by first going to their notebook list. Once there, they can tap on either Android phone or Android tablet options. Then they can tap on the download icon in the bottom Action Bar for Android phone and/ or tap on the three dots in the top right corner, and then tap on Offline Notebooks for Android tablets. Users will then be given the multi-select view option. Here, users should tap on the notebooks that they’d like to keep for offline access, tap on the check mark at the top left of the screen, and the notebooks will begin downloading in the background.

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