Evernote Update for Android

    If you are the proud owner of an Android phone, then, perhaps, recently you have felt a shortage of love and attention on our part. But today we have news that should compensate for this. We have significantly increased the development potential for Android, expanding the staff of our Android team more than twice. And now we strive to implement interesting new features and improvements, starting with today's update. As our vice president of development said: “My Android is now cooler than your iPhone.” We'll see.

    Evernote Widget

    In this update, we implemented our first major innovation, available exclusively in the Android version - the Evernote widget. The extremely useful home screen widget allows you to instantly go to the desired operation in Evernote: to search for notes or create a new text, photo or voice note. Putting a widget is very simple. Press and hold your finger on the phone’s home screen. Select "widget" in the menu that appears, and then - "Evernote". Now drag the widget to any screen you like.

    Gesture support for scaling

    Gesture zoom features are now supported when working with notes. Now, if you need to consider a picture, you can zoom it in with an appropriate gesture (by pressing two fingers in the center of the screen and spreading your fingers in different directions), move it around the screen, and then zoom out. Now you can see any little thing in the contents of your notes. This feature is only supported starting with version 2.1 of the Android operating system.

    Submit to Evernote

    Android applications have a special menu for data exchange, in which among the possible recipients of the content you will now find Evernote. This means that you can easily send any information from your favorite applications directly to the new Evernote note. For example, you can send a snapshot from a photo app, save links to visited sites, export tweets from Seesmic, etc.

    Performance improvements due to caching notes

    After you have reviewed the note, Evernote for Android will save it on your device, and the next time you need it again, it will load much faster. This is the first step towards ... (drum roll, please) local storage of notes, which will be implemented in the near future.

    Many different fixes

    This release also eliminates a number of unpleasant moments:
    • fixed problem with updating edited notes;
    • fixed problem with automatic deletion of specially left spaces / empty lines inside notes;
    • icons of higher resolution are added (for Android 2.1 and higher);
    • on the audio note screen, the Save button is now always in sight;
    • fixed problem with loading tags;
    • other corrections made.

    Updated Evernote for Android can be installed from the Android Market. If you have a problem accessing Evernote after installation, restart your phone. You may also need to remove the old application shortcut.

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