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The Evernote Windows desktop app has been updated with two big improvements. You can now annotate your images inside the desktop app, and the syncing function is now extremely fast for business account owners and for those with “sizable accounts”.

With the new upgrade, if you want to annotate an image with text or symbols (like an arrow), you simply have to mouse over the image with your mouse. That will bring up an “annotation” button in the top right hand corner. That then brings up arrows, stamps, text, and shapes for you to release your creativity.

This has useful real-world uses other than doodling of course. You may want to plan out the interior design of a room with arrows pointing to what goes where. Or you may have copies of webpages stored away in your account. Having an annotation feature means you can make notes on the page, and more. The possibilities are endless.

Feature number two is faster sync between the desktop app and the server, but unfortunately this seems to be restricted to business account owners, and those with “sizable accounts” (their words). They don’t specify how big “sizable” is exactly.

Evernote claims that the new sync is so fast that “you won’t notice it at all”. Indeed when I tested it on my rather sizable account, the sync was extremely fast.

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Stability of the app has also been improved. Which is nice, but I wish they would focus on fixing their web clipper instead. What do you think of the changes?

Source: Evernote

  1. Maryon Jeane
    March 7, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I was a real fan of Evernote, until one of the apps in the Trunk mucked up my database. This was, on Evernote's own admission, because of a change they'd made - but they didn't take the app out of the Trunk, they didn't warn anyone that it was no longer functioning, and they couldn't sort out the problems it caused. This was the final straw because I'd had a couple of problems previously and couldn't get Evernote to resolve them without a lot of repeat requests and, on one occasion, actually getting hold of the CEO on Twitter (and I was always a Prime member!).

    When Evernote works it's very good indeed - but if it falters (and by golly it does) and you lose data then it's literally worse than useless, however good it's been at its best. I now have a database which is missing some records and data from records - but which and what? I only know when I actually need that data, and it's a nightmare because my whole life, work and domestic, was on Evernote.

    There is also the nightmare of never being quite sure of exactly where your data is, and whether or not you're going to be able to get at it on the road or when you get to your destination. You can designate some notebooks as offline and therefore resident on your tablet or wherever - but not all because of space restrictions if your database is large, as mine was. So you can end up facing clients, or stranded somewhere, without your data.

    No more cloud databases for me - my database is now in AllMyNotes and gets copied onto a USB drive to travel with me. BitTorrentSync allows syncing where necessary, and I can have paranoid backups wherever I want to keep them.

    I was a real Evernote fan and Evernote let me down badly.

  2. Jurmy C
    March 6, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Cool, updating now...

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