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Q4 Roundup: Making Evernote Work For You

Since our last roundup, we’ve shipped a bunch of features and enhancements to help you get organized and get more done. Here’s a brief look at some of the highlights.

iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets

A few months ago, we announced the release of iOS widgets to help you access the app even quicker and increase your productivity. Now you can take your widget game to the next level by adding them to your iPhone’s Lock Screen as well. Capture inspiration any time, stay on top of your task list, and create new items in Evernote—right from your Lock Screen.

There are eight different Lock Screen widgets for you to choose from. For the rectangular/bar widgets, you can set up a Recent Note Bar or Task Bar. For the button/round widgets, you can set up Tasks, New Note, New Task, Document Scan, Search, and Open App.

To get started, touch and hold the Lock Screen, then tap the ‘Customize’ button when it appears. Tap the box above or below the time display to see available widgets and scroll until you see “Evernote.” When you find the widget you want, tap or drag it to add then tap ‘Done.’ Voilà!

Taking Tasks up a notch

We’ve made it easier for you to manage your to-do list by adding ‘Today,’ ‘Tomorrow,’ and ‘Repeat’ as options for setting due dates right in the note—no extra clicks required. 

Also, we’re continuing to improve recurring tasks, thanks to your feedback! Now on the ‘Custom’ recurrence screen, you can say when you want the recurrence to start, as well as choose from more specific monthly recurrence options, such as “the 2nd Tuesday.”

Easier meeting note sharing

For customers who’ve connected their Google Calendar to Evernote, sharing meeting notes with everyone who was (or will be) at an event is a breeze. Simply click the new ‘Share note with participants’ link to automatically add everyone listed on the calendar invite. 

Notes the way you work

By popular request, you now have more control over note settings to better fit your flow. From the Notes tab in the Settings menu, choose whether you want your cursor to start in the note body or the title, and whether or not you want checklist items crossed out when completed.

Also new to note settings, you can now select your default view for links and attachments inside a note. On desktop, choose your preferred way of viewing Evernote links, images, PDFs, spreadsheets, Google Drive links, and YouTube links. 

On mobile, you can choose your preferred view for Evernote links, images, YouTube videos, and Google Drive files. So you can now see them in the way that works best for you.

Improvements to note links

It’s also easier to add links to other notes in Evernote. Just go to the Insert menu and select ‘Note link,’ or use the new keyboard shortcut: Cmd + Opt + K on Mac or Ctrl + Alt + K on Windows.

Once you’ve added an Evernote link to your note, you can choose to display the link as a preview card instead of a plain text link. This makes it easier to tell what’s in that linked note and creates a view that’s great for organizing projects or even making a kanban board.

Spreadsheet previews

Working with business documents just got better. If you’re an Evernote Professional or Teams customer, you can now see a preview of the contents of any spreadsheet you add to a note. That way, you can refer to what’s inside, scroll through the rows and columns, and even navigate tabs without having to download it first. 

Bulk action improvements

We’ve raised the limit on the number of notes you can take multiple actions on at one time. That means double the moves, edits, tags, deletes, and merges—and double the productivity.

Say goodbye to auto-update interruptions

No more annoying pop-ups when Evernote is updating on Windows or Mac. Auto-updates will download quietly and stay in the background until you’re ready, so you can keep focusing on what’s important.

Enjoy what’s new

We hope you’re enjoying the latest features. Make sure to keep Evernote up to date on all your devices so you have access to these and future improvements. We’ll always let you know what’s new in the release notes for each update!

To see the full list of recent enhancements, check out our release notes archive. And if you’re interested in how we deliver updates, read this article to see how we share new releases with our customers.

See you next year!

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