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. 

Note editor

The Note editor toolbar has been cleaned up

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.

Offline notebooks

Offline notebooks now has a multi-select view option

Evernote shares that Offline Notebooks is one of its most popular Premium features. Using this feature, Evernote claims that Android users can download as many notebooks as they like directly to their phone or tablet. Users can access their notes and any attachments quickly, irrespective of where they are at the time. 

The updated app has made way for redesigned Action Bars for Android tablets. The updated app brings context aware Action Bar options for Android tablet users, shares Evernote in its blog post. With the latest update, users will be able to spot the actions in the bar changing depending on the panel open at the time. For example, if you’re in the Notebook List, an arrow will appear beneath Notebooks. Tap on the Action Bar label to show a menu of sorting and grouping options. The same is true for Tags and All Notes views.

Evernote has also gone ahead and added a stretchable widget to their widget app. Let’s take a look at what’s new. Evernote now has a separate widget app available from Google Play using which users can create new notes right from their device’s desktop. Evernote claims that new Grid Widget is designed such that it will fit perfectly on any sized screen.

Grid widget

The stretchable Grid widget

Once users have downloaded the widget app, they have to tap and hold on their device’s desktop. Then, they will have to choose the Evernote Grid Widget. Once done they will have to select the note types and functions that they would like the widget to display. The widget will now appear on your screen. If users want to re-size the widget, they will have to tap and hold it until they see a frame appear. To keep the appropriate dimensions, users will have to drag the frame. 

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