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Evernote 5 For Windows Desktop Officially Released

Joshua Lockhart 08-09-2013

Windows users, you should know that the new update for Evernote 5 Uses for the Evernote Desktop Clients [Windows and Mac] A couple of years ago, we had a post on the myriad uses for Evernote, which could well be an all-in-one second brain. With the advent of improvements on the desktop clients, there have been... Read More is as big as an elephant. App developers released Evernote 5 on Wednesday with a new look and an array of super-fast functions.


Riding on this Evernote update is the new “flat” modern interface that cuts away the fat and trims down the elements to make it easier for users to browse and create notes. Developers strived to remove all potential distractions from the older app in an effort to help users have a much cleaner experience.

In addition to the sleek interface are some fast new features. Included in this version of Evernote are Shortcuts, a simple panel that allows you to drag notes, notebooks (personal or Business), tags, and saved searches for easier access.

Also included in the update are Reminders, a feature that is pretty much exactly what you would think it is, but better.

“Reminders are three features wrapped into one,” said Andrew Sinkov, Vice President, Marketing of Evernote, on the official company blog. “By clicking on the alarm clock, you’ll pin the selected note into the Reminder list at the top of the Note List, create a to-do item for that note and add alarms to make sure your notes are done on time.”

This isn’t all that’s changed in the new version of Evernote. For instance, Card View portrays all your notes as small square cards for easier scanning, and the app now perfectly frames notes all on its own. Then there is the Atlas feature, which ties your notes to a geographical location based on wherever you are at the time you jotted them down.


The auto-update for Evernote 5 for Windows should roll out within a week, but users who want to grab it immediately can download it here.

What do you think of the new Evernote? Will you download it now or wait? Don’t forget to check out our useful Evernote manual How to Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual Learning how to use Evernote on your own takes a long time. This is why we've put together this guide to show you how to take full advantage of the most important Evernote features. Read More !

Source: The Evernote Blog

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  1. Thu Y
    September 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I got an installation error."Evernote was already installed by another user.Only one per-user installation is supported.An administrator can install Evernote for everyone after the per-user installation is removed." Please give me some fix. See screenshot

  2. Thu Y
    September 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Evernote Alternatives for viewing notes offline without subscribing ?Please.

  3. Jose Mora
    September 9, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Still limited to 100 saved searches. Am I the only one who sees that this is a major limitation?

    As I see it, a program like Evernote has two main features: Store information, and retrieve information. When you have 8,000+ notes, intelligent searches become essential.

    When you use tags as extensively as I do, creating combinations of tags and having those available as part of your regular processing of information becomes critical.

    • Lasse
      September 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Agree. I have 20K+ notes so I hear you.

  4. Andy Carr
    September 9, 2013 at 4:21 am

    I want nothing that requires me to create an online account.

  5. Sanjay Kumar Negi
    September 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Evernote 5 widows desktop app is really good, i like it.

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  6. David E Y Sarna
    September 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    For me, Release 5 works well on Windows. Ho prblem installing and much faster.

  7. Mark O
    September 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I love it. The interface has been on the Mac for quite a while now, so I am surprised that it has taken this long for Windows to catch up. It's not often that Mac gets the jump on Windows :-)

    • Snickers
      September 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Most of the developers are iSheeps.

  8. Alex D
    September 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I've been using it for the past few days now and I've really enjoyed it so far, it just feels more useful and I can really see myself using it more frequently now. The Interface is what really sold me on the new version, much appreciated change.

  9. Paul R
    September 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Can you paste in different bits of text onto the same page, and have them form their own note, like in OneNote? I love this about OneNote, and last time I checked, evernote couldn't do this. You can easily drag and drop these different notes without doing anything to the other notes on the page. is a screenshot of what I'm talking about--those bits of text are actually different notes/bubbles whatever you want to call them, and can be moved around as you see fit.

    If I can do this with Evernote 5, I'll give it a spin.