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Windows users, you should know that the new update for Evernote 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!
Source: The Evernote Blog