Evernote 4.0 for Android brings new home screen and swipeable navigation

Daniel Bader

May 16, 2012 9:35am

Evernote for Android got its biggest UI overhaul in a year recently with version 4.0. The app, which allows you to record notes, audio, sketch drawings or add photos, is the original cloud-sync notes app, and its ubiquity and popularity is a testament to the regular innovation seen in its mobile offerings.

The most notable change in Evernote 4.0 is a new home screen which allows you to swipe right to view your notes. It’s an intuitive and basic movement but provides quick access to existing notes while avoiding the problem of constantly having to press the back button. The note and notebook lists have also been re-done, with easier reading and navigation.

If you’ve never tried Evernote for taking notes on your Android device, it’s certainly one of the best options. It’s got some good competition in Catch Notes and Springpad, but Evernote has focused on doing what it does best — recording daily minutae — while the other products have tried to deviate from that original vision.

Download Evernote for Android from Google Play. Check after the break for a quick demo video.

Via: Droid-Life

  • daveloft

    I like the new design, except for that side bar, it just looks bad. I like the idea of swiping between screens, but I don’t need a preview of it to let me know I can. Also, get rid of the vibration.

  • Sasha

    Will this be available for BB9900 in the future? Any word from the Evernote people?

  • ps4rh

    Pity, it’s still not possible to have indented, bulleted/numbered lists.

  • lookiehere

    Love how shared notebooks are now unified with your notebooks!

    Love the new design.

    And yes, that stupid vibration got to go or at least give the option to disable it.

  • Jeremy

    Is there an evernote equivalent that just uses dropbox or gmail as a backend? I don’t want to have to sync to yet another service all the time.