Today, Evernote took a big step forward by fixing its very popular note-taking app’s software issues. With the new updates for the iPad and iPhone, the company hopes to improve syncing across multiple devices, as well as make the Evernote app more responsive, easier to use, and more customizable.
One of the major improvements is that syncing has been updated and enhanced. There is now a “Sync Status” screen directly under the Settings gear button that shows progress and how recently the app has synchronized with other linked devices. Syncing speeds are now advertised as four times faster than before.
The new Evernote version also features improved business card scanning and reading, which places camera-scanned cards’ information into the user’s contacts list. A UI redesign allows users to customize their home screens with different sections and color schemes, and the “New Note” buttons are now in easier-to-tap locations at the top of the screen.
Bugs (such as an infamous one that caused audio files to get corrupted) have been fixed as well, and those corrupted audio files can now be played back.
Not surprisingly, Evernote appears on our Top Classroom Note-Taking Apps for the iPad round-up.
A Victim of Its Success
While Evernote had been designed in 2008 for a relatively small number of single-device users, it has since gained popularity to the point where it is installed on millions of devices of all types. Despite software issues, the app has remained popular, which speaks volumes about users’ desires to utilize it rather than switch.
Evernote for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is downloadable for free in the iTunes App Store. Evernote Premium is downloadable for $5 per month or $45 per year via Evernote’s website. The app is also avaiable for Windows Phone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, and Mac OS X.