Evernote iOS Update Adds Rich Text, Shared Notebooks

Evernote has introduced a substantial upgrade to its iOS application, which now supports rich text formatting, shared notebooks, a revamped iPad layout, and additional features.

According to Andrew Sinkov on the Evernote blog, integrating rich text functionality was quite challenging. This feature allows users to format text, insert highlights and links, create headings, and compile lists.

This update necessitated some modifications to the iPhone app to accommodate these new capabilities. Users can now edit existing rich-text notes, although creating checkboxes still requires the desktop version of Evernote.

A particularly anticipated feature is the ability to access any shared notebook from any iOS device.

Once accessed, these notebooks are also stored locally on the device, and users can perform searches within specific notes.

Additional enhancements include:

  • A slideshow mode that displays only the images attached to a note. These images can be saved directly to the device’s camera roll or copied to the clipboard.

  • A redesigned interface specifically for the iPad.

  • An updated All Notes view that now presents notes in snippet form.

  • The ability for premium Evernote users to secure the app with a passcode.

The latest Evernote update is now available for download via the App Store.


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