What’s New in Evernote 5 for Mac
Redesigned with over 100 new features to be more beautiful, flexible, and powerful
- Shortcuts, Recent Notes, and quicker access to everything.
- Beautiful ways to browse and create notes.
- Better ways to see and organize all your content.
- Atlas helps you rediscover all the places you’ve been.
- Smarter search with TypeAhead suggestions and filters.
- Collaboration is easier with new notifications and better sharing.
Browsing and creating notes
Better notes list
Your Notes List now displays one list of all notes from your personal as well as Joined Notebooks. The menus on the top of the Note List make it easy to sort notes, change your note layout, or filter notes using notebook or tag selectors.
Snippets view now shows that note’s notebook and whether that notebook is shared with others.
Browse notes with the new Cards view, which displays your notes as a list of informative, easy to scan, and visually appealing Cards. You can show a huge collection of notes full-screen with Expanded Cards view.
The note editor now frames your content beautifully and expands as needed to fit your content. For distraction-free composition and editing, you can use the full-screen single note view.
Change a note’s location
We made it easy to add or change the geographic location of a note. Just pull up the note info menu, then type any location or address in the Location field or click the compass arrow to use your current location.
Convert to Plain Text
Copy and paste any content as plain text to eliminate complicated formatting. You can also Simplify Formatting to convert an entire note to plain text.
We’ve added lots of timesaving new keyboard shortcuts, such as:
- 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
Atlas is a brand new way to visually explore your notes in Evernote. Evernote helps you remember where you were when you took notes to help you have richer, more vibrant memories. Evernote Atlas reads the location where your notes were created and intelligently presents them to you on Place Cards based upon their proximity to each other.
Click on any card to see flags with numbers representing all the notes in that location. Pan and zoom to see more or fewer notes then click on a flag to see the associated notes. To see notes created near your current location, click the compass icon.
TypeAhead search suggestions
With TypeAhead suggestions, Evernote’s Search is more powerful than ever. It completes your thoughts based on the words and phrases you personally use frequently in Evernote.
Search Joined Notebooks
Search results now show notes both from all personal as well as Joined Notebooks at the same time.
Saved Searches can be Shortcuts
You can drag Saved Searches from the search menu into your Shortcuts for easier access.
More search options
Click into the Search field for a variety of search options. You can search all your notes or click the Notebook capsule to search just those in the Notebook you were last viewing. If a notebook or tag matches your search, selecting a match adds search tokens that you can click on and modify later if desired. Below those, your five most recent searches are stored and shown in a selectable list.
Content all in one place
For Evernote 5 we rethought the sharing experience. All notebooks are in a single, sortable view and all personal and Shared Notes can be viewed and searched in a single Note List. Everything is together. Icons clearly tell you whether a notebook is shared, and who the owner is. Share any notebook simply by clicking the Share button.
It’s now easier to stay up-to-date with who made what changes in Shared Notebooks. The Activity Feed still shows all activity, but now collapses redundant information. If you are running the latest version of Mac OS X, you’ll see alerts in Notification Center as well.
A share banner along the top of the note indicates if a note is in a Shared Notebook and how many people have access to it.
It’s easier than ever to get started with Evernote. When users first launch Evernote, a first-launch experience called Explore Evernote will walk through the basics of using the app. The experience is tailored to match a user’s experience with Evernote. This makes it easier than ever to explain Evernote to your friends!
New Evernote for Mac guide
Our new product guide highlights the core features of Evernote and walks you through details of how to use them.