Evernote has just released a major update to its desktop software dubbed Evernote 5 for Mac, “with over 100 new features.”
It’s a pretty drastic redesign, and one that focuses intently to navigation. Evernote already has many of the features that were re-crafted today, like multiple Notebooks (both shared and private), tag search, and a left-hand organization bar.
The major benefit of this update isn’t a brand new feature, but rather a streamlining and simplifying of Evernote’s already successful features.
On the left hand side, now blue instead of grey, you’ll see Shortcuts, Recent Notes, a Notes button that takes you to a unified inbox, and Notebooks. For the first time, Evernote is putting both personal and shared notebooks together in one layout, giving you a birds eye view of your virtual notepad.
An interesting and brand new features is Atlas, which lets you see a geographical representation of your notes. It’s cute, but I can’t say how useful it would be on a regular basis.
Search has been improved, as has sharing, and even the Note editor itself has been revamped to allow for less distraction with a full-page view.
Evernote allows users to capture, organize, and find information across multiple platforms. Users can take notes, clip webpages, snap photos using their mobile phones, create to-dos, and record audio. All data is synchronized with the Evernote web service and made available to clients on Windows, Mac, Web, and mobile devices. Additionally, the Evernote web service performs image recognition on all incoming notes, making printed or handwritten text found within images searchable.