Evernote 5 For Mac Announced, Sneak Peek Beta Set For Next Week

Evernote 5 For Mac Announced, Sneak Peek Beta Set For Next Week

Evernote has become an important go-to app on my Mac, my various iOS devices, and on the web when I’m away from all of them (which, I do admit, is rare). The ability to take a note on my Mac and then open it up on my iPhone when at the store or meeting has become an invaluable part of keeping my life organized.

The Evernote team announced today, then, a whole new version of Evernote, the beta for which will show up next week. It’s going to have over 100 new features to make using Evernote on the Mac that much faster, easier, and useful.

Improvements detailed on the Evernote website include a new Left side panel, with Shortcuts, Recent Notes, Notes, notebooks, tags, and expanding lists of all of these. There’s a new, improved notes list that will show all your notes at once, a Snippets view that will show valuable info about notebooks, and a new Cards view to display notes in a Pinterest-like grid for easy visual browsing.

There’s also a new note editor that expands with content, the ability to change the location of a note via a Map interface, and quite a few new keyboard shortcuts, which can be a huge timesaver.

CMD-J: Jump to a notebook from anywhere in the application
CMD-Shift-A: Jump to All Notes
CMD-Option-(1-5): Switch to main sidebar sections (Notes, Notebooks, etc)
CMD-(1-9): Jump to Shortcuts
CMD-L: Edit current note title
CMD-’: Edit current note tags
CMD-]: Indent text

Along with all that, there’ll be new search systems, with the ability to search multiple and joined notebooks. You can even save searches and use them as shortcuts. Collaboration features have also been improved, with a useful Activity Feed from all those who are making changes in shared notebooks, as well as a Share Banner that will provide quick at a glance info on how many folks are sharing a particular note.

All in all, this is quite a list of improvements to what is already a fantastic Mac app.

Evernote 5 For Mac Announced, Sneak Peek Beta Set For Next Week

  • Boris

    Evernote is a Russian app. Never gonna use it.

  • Diego

    Evernote is a Russian app. Never gonna use it.

    No its not. It’s incorporated out of Redwood City, CA.

  • Boris

    Well, technically yes, but Evernote’s founder — Pachikov — is Russian.

  • robraden

    A Russian app? Hey Mitt Romney, the 1980s called. They want their foreign policy back. Meanwhile, back in reality three decades later, I’m looking forward to this update. Any idea when it’ll be out of beta? I don’t like the current Evernote at all, but this looks great.

  • VirtualVisitor

    When haters finally win, the first thing they do is turn on each other.

  • ramunasbl

    for me it makes no difference Russian or Alfa Centaurians made an app since one is good as well as if it is garbage I put it to trash without wondering what country it’s programmer is from.

  • Boris

    It’s a matter of personal choice. You can host your mailbox on Iranian server and wear pants sewn in North Korea labor camp, my sweet liberal friend.

    Personally, I used to know that red-haired girl before she was caught as a member of Russian spy ring a couple of years ago. You’d never say who she is until the truth was revealed.

About the author

Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre is Cult of Mac's Culture Editor. He has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by .

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , , , |