When Apple announced its new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro back in October of last year, the Touch Bar clearly took center stage.
In some ways, the Touch Bar is a sleeker, more stylish take on the soft buttons seen on screen-based devices, like mobile phones and cash machines. In other ways, the Touch Bar is more like your favorite keyboard shortcuts that you won’t need to memorize.
In addition to fun, colorful emoji that come with your Touch Bar, we’ve developed some app-specific controls to enhance your Evernote experience.
Here is our top-five list:
1. One tap to a new note, just like on your phone
Love how you can create a new note in Evernote on your phone in just one tap? Now, you can do the same thing on your Mac by tapping ‘+New Note’ in the Touch Bar—just tap and type!
2. A simpler way to search
Tap the magnifying glass button for a quick way to find your notes. This may very well become your favorite Evernote Touch Bar option.
3. Tags at your fingertips
If you were never really a ‘tag kind of person’ before, you may consider becoming one now. Simply glide your finger across a list of alphabetized tags in the Touch Bar, and tap. It’s like browsing through one of those motorized, revolving closet racks, except you’re looking for a tag, not a tie. It’s quite magical. Learn more about organizing notes with tags »
4. Slide into the perfect shade
Some of you may prefer the color picker over the ‘crayon box’ colors in Evernote for Mac. With the color picker in the Touch Bar, you can glide your finger across a multi-color spectrum to find that perfect shade of chartreuse you’re looking for. Adding color to text, table borders, and table cells is a great way to enhance and clarify your notes.
5. A fun way to give feedback
If you’ve already discovered Evernote’s annotation feature, you’ll love this: Markup tools in your Touch Bar!
This feature lets you mark up images or an entire note with arrows, boxes, comments, or highlighted text. Note: Customers with Premium accounts can also annotate attached PDFs.
The Touch Bar now makes it easier than ever to mark up your notes: all your annotation tools are (literally) within reach. Learn more about how to annotate notes »
Got more ideas?
If you find other cool ways to use the new Touch Bar with Evernote, we’d love to hear about it!