Evernote for iOS Updated With New Customization Options, Speed Improvements

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    Evernote today updated its iOS app to version 7.3.0, adding several new home screen customization options including three new color themes in light, dark, and classic green.

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    Users have also gained the option to rearrange and hide unnecessary sections on the home screen, add a sync status bar, and display recently viewed items in Notes, Notebooks, Shortcuts, and Tags.

    Along with customization options, the app has been made both snappier and more responsive. Frequently used features in the note editor are easier to find and titling and retitling notes, for example, is now quicker.

    Business card scanning has also been improved, with scanned cards able to be added directly to contacts, and several bug fixes and performance enhancements have been added. Earlier this week, Evernote improved its synchronization platform, allowing its iOS and desktop apps to sync four times faster.

    Evernote can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    Love it. Just keeps getting better and better.
     
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    I just can't decide bet 'Classic' & 'Light'
     
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    I am digging the light version and the ability to hide some items. Nice!!!!!

    There is a reason I have been using this tool for a very long time and I am glad to see they keep improving it.
     
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    After a slightly bumpy transition to iOS 7, I am LOVING the app now...they slowly got their footing back after a little tumble.
     
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    I wish they would let me change the horrible font.
     
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    Is this app still a UI mess?

    Do taking photos yet have their own 'camera roll' with caption?

    Does using the bullet list work like a regular note taking app?

    Evernote, your notes need to be functional for the media which we are giving it.

    Photos should be able to have a camera roll so that way I can go to it and see all my "photo notes" and a quick tap allows me to read, edit, or write my captions.

    Bullet-ed lists should work like bullet-ed lists should allow me to check the boxes in a normal manner. Yes, your app does this, but it's archaic.

    Voice notes should bring up a "sub-app" that allows me to see all my of voice notes.

    PDF files or attachments should really be in a file browser of sorts.

    As of write now, you treat all media the exact same, and that doesn't work.
     
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    I'm a big Evernote fan. I use it on OS X, iOS and Windows. It's made life easier to manage.
     
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    peaches
     
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    I use Evernote a lot
    I know people have their criticisms and their are other products
    But Evernote does just what I need with no issues
     
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    Can someone tell me why I need this?

    From their description: "...take notes, capture photos, create to do lists, record voice reminders--"

    I can do all of this with my stock apps AND have Reminders set to geolocate.

    It's a popular app, so it must offer some benefit, but I don't see it.
     
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    The helpful part of that is it seamlessly syncs with the self-same app on OS X and Windows (and the website) so you have access to everything, everywhere.
     
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    You mean that Evernote does more than let you place small videos within a still picture? That's all I ever see on their constant email spams.
     
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    Thanks for the answer, but I can also do all that already (minus the all-under-one-roof aspect) with the stock apps in Mavericks and iCloud (for when I'm on a Windows machine).

    FYI: I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm interested, but I don't see how this does anything better than what Apple already offers. Except, again, the all-in-one app approach. It's such a popular app I feel like I must be missing the obvious on this one.
     
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    If you get by with the stock apps, Evernote isn't right for you anyway. I use it as a "hold all" like you say, all-in-one, but I also use it to store PDFs, handwritten notes that are scanned (and searchable), files relevant to the topic of the note, audio, etc. I have two dozen different notebooks with different purposes, ranging from lecture and meeting notes to a notebook of recipes and articles from Pocket that I want to keep for long term storage after I archive them in pocket. It retains the full text and images in that latter example.

    It's certainly a power user application but once you start using all it's functions, you start to depend on it in a way those other apps can't match.
     
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    Outside of that, is your notes are available anywhere there is a network connection from any device. You can access it via windows/mac/chrome, desktop, laptop, phone, tablet.

    That was the big draw for me. I might not have my phone or tablet around at work, but have my desktop and I can take notes or pictures. Save and then when I am at another location open up an app or browser and there they are.
     
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    i want to use evernote but their whole notion of notebooks and stacks etc i dont get.

    i am amazed by this trend of doing different just to be different

    just offer folders, tags, smart folders etc. their mac app is insanely cumbersome although it may have crazy amount of api functions.

    if only something like journler was as available on multiple platforms.
     
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    No worries. What is important that whatever app and workflow works best for you makes you happy. I'm not trying sell Evernote one way or another to someone who is already happy with what they have. :)
     
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    This is the best Evernote yet! If they went public I'd totally buy shares in the company!!!!
     
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    It syncs with Penultimate, so I can have my handwritten notes right in Evernote
    I can clip web pages and articles directly into a notebook
    I can organize all my notes in notebooks and stacks
    I can share notebooks with my wife or coworkers

    And have all of it available in one place on any device, any OS, any where, any time

    I keep everything I need in Evernote and it works insanely great for me
    I can't tell you times someone has asked me about something and I was able to pull out my phone, pull it up on Evernote and either answer them or send it to them

    Sure, there are other apps that do these things
    But this one is the best for what I do all in one

    If it doesn't work for you... no big deal... don't force it
    But I wouldn't want to be without it

    Evernote + Dropbox = happy Dawg
     
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    +1 somehow I don't see this as WOW factor.
     
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    It'd be nice if they had UI coloring consistency. I have my home screen the dark theme, I click on a notebook and its got the green top so the "classic", then I click on a note and it's to the "light" theme. Seriously.. whatever theme I choose, make it throughout the whole program. I'm just a freak'n hardware engineer and even I notice this crap.
     
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    This update has made Evernote awesome again! Really didn't like the home screen layout.

    I won't try justify it to anyone. If you don't need it don't use it!
     
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    Not As Quick as SwiftKey

    Just got the update for Evernote today, and also downloaded the new SwiftKey app. I like Evernote for a lot of things, but it's always been slow enough (on my iPhone 4S running iOS 7) that for quick notes I'll usually just use the native Notes app. This new update does seem to be a little bit quicker, but it's still about 8 seconds from the time I open the app to the time I can start typing in the body of a new note. Fortunately, the SwiftKey app syncs to Evernote, and I can get to typing in a new note in about 4 seconds. Might not sound like a huge difference, but as I said, the lag was annoying enough that I've been using the native Notes app despite the fact that Evernote is my main note-taking software on all platforms. Nice to have a better solution.
     
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    Awesome! The new dark theme is AMAZING! :D
     

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