Cross-platform Evernote Updates
Feedback has been and remains a key factor determining the vector of development of our product. Our experts, including the developers themselves, constantly monitor your reviews about Evernote, not only at the official forum of the service, but also here at Habrahabr, and also at other sites as far as possible. Wishes and comments are the basis of product development, one of our main guidelines. Of course, we can’t always respond to all your requests and desires as quickly as we would like you to, but still, work on improving the quality is ongoing, and we do not leave any comments unattended. Any feedback to one degree or another is reflected in the plan, which we put into practice to the best of our resources.
So, over the past week, we released updates to Evernote software clients for three Android, Mac OS, and Windows platforms at once, in which we tried to implement some of the popular requests and wishes of users that we read both here on Habrahabr, and on our forum and on others resources. We hope that the new functionality will be to your taste.
The new version of the client for Android (1.4) is devoted to bug fixes and a number of pleasant innovations. You can download the latest version, as usual, through the update or on the Android Market.
1) The new search bar allows you to not only search for notes, but also quickly find marks, notebooks and saved queries for subsequent filtering of notes by them:
2) improved work with the camera: now when creating a photo note, a regular application for working with the camera is raised, which means Now you have access to all the parameters and settings - zoom, brightness, focus and other parameters that the standard application provides.
About offline access to notes
We know how important the topic of local storage of notes is for Android users, and finally, we can officially declare that offline access to notebooks will soon appear on Android!
The main theme of the new version of the Evernote client for Windows (3.5.4) was to improve performance and stability. But in addition to bug fixes, and there is a nice innovation, about which we have asked users:
1) Now the list of tags may be filtered dynamically, displaying only the "expired" at this moment the label (ie the label assigned to the currently displayed notes):
To select this mode, right-click on the label bar or on the “View” menu item and select “Hide unassigned labels”. After that, the tags panel will become dynamic and will show you only those tags that are associated with filtered notes.
By the way, the function of hiding tags paired with a search on your Evernote allows you to implement a frequently requested search on tags. If the function is enabled, just start typing the name of the tag in the search bar, and all tags that do not contain a keyword or are not assigned to notes containing this word will instantly disappear. This works especially well if you use unique names for labels.
2) A more understandable display of the geographic location of the note:
Whenever possible, Evernote adds geo-location information to your notes. In the new version, we learned how to convert the coordinates of the note into the name of the country and city, which is much clearer.
3) The ability to view the history of editing notes directly from the client:
We recently added the ability to store note history for premium accounts, which allows you to revert to previous versions of your notes. In the new version of Evernote for Windows, it now allows you to open the history of editing notes without leaving the application.
4) Working with tables
In the new version, working with tables has been significantly improved. If earlier you could set table parameters only at creation, now you can add or remove columns and columns in existing tables.
The main theme of the release of the new client version for Mac OS (1.9) was the acceleration of synchronization. The longer Evernote exists, the more our user accounts become, so we are starting to pay more attention to optimizing the performance of large accounts.