Evernote for Android Updated: “Skitch-ified” and Better Than Ever

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Evernote has been on a roll lately. They bought Skitch, rolled out new versions of their software and are opening a presence in Texas. Now word comes that Evernote has updated their Android app and included some neat new trick including even tighter integration with Skitch. We’ll let the Evernote blog post explain

Today’s Evernote for Android update (3.2) gets a bunch of really cool new features and capabilities, including tighter integration with Skitch, offline note search, a new way to view your images, and much more.

Draw and Annotate with Skitch:This update is the first version of Evernote to showcase our recent Skitch acquisition. When you create a note or edit an existing one, you’ll see Skitch’s heart logo in the toolbar. If you have Skitch installed (you really should if you don’t), then you’ll be taken into Skitch. In Skitch, you can draw and doodle, then send your sketch into Evernote by tapping the elephant icon in the top right.

Annotating an existing image:If you’d like to annotate a snapshot or image contained in an existing note, edit the note and tap on the image attachment. In the popup, tap on Annotate with Skitch. This will work for just about any note that contains images, with the exception of web clips. Once you’ve marked up your image in Skitch, tap on the Evernote icon and the image will be sent back into the original note. It couldn’t be simpler.

Search when you’re offline:You can now search within your Evernote account when you don’t have a network connection. In the past, you were able to access certain notes offline, but searching for notes wasn’t possible. Now, Premium users can take entire notebooks offline and search within them. Free users can search within notes that they viewed or created on their Android device. One additional benefit that our Premium users will see is the ability to search within their PDFs while offline. Please be aware that this will require downloading and storing more content to your device or SD card.

Slideshow View for images:We’ve made viewing images in Evernote a really wonderful experience. Open a note, then tap on an image, photo or something you marked up in Skitch. This will open our new dedicated image viewing mode: Slideshow View. The image will take up the whole screen on a black background. Swipe left and right to view all the other images in that note. If your note contains an image and nothing else, then it will automatically open in Slideshow View.

When in Slideshow View, you can edit the note title by simply tapping on it. You can go between Slideshow View and the standard note view by tapping on the Slideshow icon in the top left corner.

Shared Notebook improvements:Whenever someone invites you to access a Shared Notebook, you’ll receive an email with a link. If you view the email on your Android device and tap the link, the Shared Notebook will open up right inside of Evernote on Android. No need to wait to get back to your desktop; everything you need is right at your fingertips.

We’ve also made a number of enhancements to existing functionality:

Move notes between notebooks: Tap and hold a note in the note list, then choose Move to notebook from the popup.
Redesigned tagging: When adding a tag, you’ll see a redesigned, more useable tagging interface.

Save files to SD card: Tap on any note containing files or images, then tap the Menu and choose Save attachments.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.