Evernote For Android Updated To v4.3 – Brings Easier Offline Notebooks And A Simplified Note Editor Toolbar

Evernote is among my top Apps, and always one of the first I install on a new device. The Android App has been updated to version 4.3 today bringing some new features to make its mobile usage even easier.

New Grid Widget

Evernote has a separate widget app available from Google Play that lets you create new notes right from your device’s desktop. The new Grid Widget is designed to fit perfectly on any sized screen.

Smarter Action Bars

The updated version now brings get context aware Action Bar options.

You’ll notice that the actions in the bar change depending on which panel is currently open. For example, if you’re in the Notebook List, an arrow will appear beneath Notebooks. Tap the Action Bar label to show a menu of sorting and grouping options. The same is true for Tags and All Notes views.

Simplified Note Editor Toolbar

The Note Editor toolbar has been simplified and centralised in a new Action Bar along the top of the keyboard. There is a nice + icon for adding attachments or audio files, and a separate icon for embedding images.

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Premium feature: Easier Offline Notebooks

Offline Notebooks for Premium users lets you have a local copy of your Evernote notes even when you’re without an internet connection.

In the latest update you can multiple select Notebooks for synchronising offline to your phone or tablet.

To do this, go to your notebook list and tap on one of the following:

  • Android phone: tap the download icon in the bottom Action Bar
  • Android tablet: tap the three dots in the top right corner, then tap Offline Notebooks

You’ll now be taken to the multi-select view. Tap the notebooks that you’d like to keep for offline access. Once you’re done, tap the check mark in the top left of the screen. Your notebooks will begin downloading in the background.

Source: Evernote Blog

Written By: Rob Gordon

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