Evernote 5 For iOS Is “Coming Soon” With Major New Redesign

Evernote 5 For iOS Is “Coming Soon” With Major New Redesign

Following the introduction of the new Evernote 5 design for Mac, the cloud-based note company has announced that a major redesign is coming to iOS as well, bringing a major new look along with changes that make it faster than ever to find the notes you want.

On their official blog, Evernote explains the changes:

We’ve learned a lot over the years about how people use Evernote on mobile devices. It’s all about speed. Whether you’re creating a note or browsing to one, everything needs to happen fast. Also, you want the app to easily support your preferred organization scheme. If you’re a tagger, then tags must be front-and-center. If you put everything into notebooks, then those need to be quickly accessible.

And, everything needs to be one or two taps away.

This thinking led us to completely redesign the app. We introduced Views for Notes, Notebooks, Tags, and Places. We added Quick Note buttons to let you easily create a note with a single click, and, on iPad we added a Recent Notes list to make multi-tasking easier.

I’ve sometimes found Evernote clunky to use, so I look forward to any change that makes it easier to access my data.

The new update is coming “very soon” but otherwise there’s no ETA.

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  • jpadhiyar

    ETA or not, this is really something I’ve waited for a long time. Too many features have made the app really cluttered. It’s popular but only amidst power-users who’ve gotten used to the app and for the newbies who don’t know there are other simpler note takers.

  • leetut

    I ditched this when mountain lion came out, only ever used it to sync between iPhone and iMac, now I just use notes app or calendar

  • DS_Champion

    This is exactly what I have been waiting for with the Evernote App. The current app is bland, boring, and unintuitive making the move to the photo/headline layout a huge step forward. Disappointing that there is no official ETA, but certainly worth an instant update when they do release it.

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