Evernote is one of the premiere note taking apps on Android and it's getting a big update today. Version 5.8 improves support for notes made on other platforms and brings some new features to the Android app.

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Several of the features in this update were previously available in the beta release, but here's the full changelog from the new public version.


  • Write and sketch inside your notes!
  • Keep handwriting, text, photos, and files in the same note
  • Choose from several colors and line thicknesses

Editor improvements

  • New: Text highlighter
  • Better support for notes made on other platforms
  • Edit content in tables created on other platforms

Note improvements

  • Create a note link to quickly jump between notes
  • Duplicate a note

Better, Faster Camera

The interface hasn't been tweaked in this release – you'll just notice a few more buttons around. The handwriting is probably the biggest change this time. This allows you to add a written note or doodle to any note. If you have a Galaxy Note device, this will be particularly handy. Notes made on other Evernote platforms (even ones with tables and advanced formatting) should be less wonky in the Android app now too. The update should be live for everyone.

Ryan Whitwam
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  • Suhas Vemuri

    The related posts in the bottom show how beautifully the icon design transitioned. A lot of apps e.g. netflix, bbc, flipboard etc are going with this new design i.e. '3D cube-perspective from above' Hope it becomes a standard soon.

    • http://twitter.com/Rodrigost23 Rodrigo Tavares

      Yeah, this 3D cube perspective from above could be made automatically using Android SDK (at least it was at some point). Probably that's why they're similar.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Awesome update. But I would've also liked if they had tab-based navigation for working with multiple notes at once. It can get really inconvinient when I have to edit one note then quickly go back to another (to copy some text, or remember something I forgot), then close it, then go back to the first one and resume editing it.

  • John

    Evernote is insanely feature filled now. Love it!
    Favorite feature so far is probably the 2factor auth they implemented.

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

    Now make it work offline and you really have something.

  • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

    Still the same old clunky app it has always been. Ditched Evernote a while ago becasue it just felt so heavy on features that weren't properly implemented.

    Might try it again but I'm not getting my hopes up for anything spectacular.