Ever since it constrained its free plans, Evernote hasn't been the same darling of note takers that it was before. Some people were driven off to other apps, but for those that decided to stick around, there are interesting goodies lurking in the latest update to v7.9.6.
The app has been quick to implement one of Android 7.1's new highlight features: app shortcuts (previously known as launcher shortcuts). If you tap and hold on the Evernote icon on the homescreen of a supported launcher on a device running Android 7.1, you'll get 4 different shortcuts you can immediately launch: search, new text note, new audio note, and new camera note.
* App shortcuts: search, take text notes, audio notes, and camera notes directly from the home screen
* Note stats: view word, character, line, and paragraph counts for your notes
* Improvements to auto-focus in our camera
* Squashed a bunch of bugs!
Other new features in this version are text stats on notes and better camera autofocus as well as the perennial bug fixes. If the update isn't live for you on the Play Store, you can grab it from APK Mirror.
- Dan Chappell