The latest Evernote beta lets you take notes the old-fashioned way. No, you won't have to deal with tangled up spiral notebooks, but if you have a stylus or a tiny finger, you can doodle away illegible sprawl like the best of them. Just tap the pen button in the note editor and you can jot down text you will kick yourself for not typing when you're wondering three months from now if that is an "M" or an "N." Or is it a "W"?

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The team is currently working on added highlight, table, horizontal rule, and encrypted text support in the editor. And if the handwriting feels janky, don't worry, they're working on that too.

What's new:

  • Handwritten note: select the pen button on the note editor to insert an handwriting in a note. You can select different width and colors, erase, cut and undo / redo.
  • Note link: long tap a note in a list and select "copy note link". This will create an hyperlink that you can paste in a different note or in a browser.

But wait, you can't just run over to the Play Store and download this. First you need to request permission to join this Google+ group. It's private, and Evernote says the Community Administrator may take up to a week to get to your request. If you get accepted, you will then be free to get the beta from the Play Store. More detailed instructions are available here.


Thanks, Waddup!

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Shitiz Garg

    And here I was thinking my handwriting sucks...

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I never knew there was a Beta version of Evernote, wow

  • nuanceneverhurtnobody

    Being an avid user of Evernote on my Note 3... yeah. This is good. And with Samsung pushing their stylus hard in future iterations... good move by Evernote!

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  • kent

    Awesome! I wonder if they will bring this support to wacom tablet users

  • ins0mn1a

    finally! if this turns out to be well done, i might actually finally start paying for evernote premium.

  • xenolyse

    As a note user this is what i've been waiting for!

  • Arienn12

    I am a heavy S Note user on SGN2. Mainly for work purposes. Biggest problem with S Note was lack auto export to pdf and cross platform compatability. If I no longer use a note device, I lose all my notes. Evernote may probably be a great solution to this problem!

    • zehawk

      Sure you can export notes on SGN2 to PDF (and image).

  • Brodie

    So excited for this feature.