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Introducing the New Evernote for iOS

The new Evernote for iOS has arrived! We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up to make it easier for you to create notes quickly, customize them however you like, find them in an instant, and take them wherever you go. 

If you’ve set your device to auto-update, you won’t have to do anything: the new app will appear on your device within the next few weeks. But if you really can’t wait to try it, you can download the new Evernote right now from the iOS App Store.

Here’s a sample of what’s new:

A more intuitive and useful editor

  • You now have more control over your notes’ appearance. Use semantic headers and tables to give structure to your notes. Or change fonts, colors, and highlights to add a personal touch. 
  • Checklists now get the VIP treatment they deserve. You can add list items, indent them, move them around—and enjoy the satisfaction of crossing them off with a single tap.
  • Adding rich content (like audio, photos, checkboxes, attachments, and sketches) is quicker and easier with the new, multi-function Insert button. 
  • We’ve redesigned the formatting toolbar to put the most popular options front and center. One tap opens additional options like header level, highlighter colors, link editing, and more.

Faster, more powerful search

  • Save time—and taps. Get real-time search suggestions as you type to find what you’re looking for faster.
  • Filter your searches by tag, attachment, PDF, URL, and more. So even the most elusive notes will now appear at your command. 
  • Is searching your Evernote superpower? Like to combine keywords, tags, or locations to find exactly what you need? Now you can save those searches and use them over and over again with just one tap.

A cleaner, smoother interface

  • The main screen has a cleaner, more modern look, so it’s easier on the eyes—and easier for you to get stuff done. 
  • Save more than text: Adding a new image, audio recording, sketch, or reminder is easier than ever thanks to the multi-function New Note button.
  • We redesigned the document scanner to streamline how you capture information with your camera. In a flash, the app now automatically recognizes documents, Post-it(R) notes, whiteboards, or business cards, scans them for readable text, suggests the best options for capturing them, and adds them to your notes. Ta da!
  • We’ve introduced nested tags to give you even more ways to organize and find information.

Rebuilt on an upgraded foundation

  • This update moves the app to a new codebase that’s more stable and reliable, for fewer hang/crash errors.
  • That new codebase means we can fix bugs quicker and release new features more often (yep, we’ve got some cool things already in development—join our Beta Program for a sneak peek!).
  • Syncing data across different platforms and devices is smoother and more seamless than before.

More coming soon

There are a handful of features (such as Apple Watch support) that are still on the way, but we’re actively working to release them in one of our regular updates. For an up-to-date list, please check out our Help & Learning article to see what’s new in iOS.

And stay tuned: We’ll be rolling out the new Evernote on Windows, Mac, and Android soon, laying the groundwork for new features and faster innovation in the future. For more information about how we’re making Evernote more useful, more consistent, and more reliable across platforms, see today’s blog post from CEO Ian Small

Take a moment to download and install the new Evernote on your iPhone or iPad. This is a big update that we’re really proud of—and we think you’ll be pleased, too.

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