If you aren’t already using Evernote, there’s a fairly decent chance you don’t write much. Evernote has just made available version 2.0 of their fantastic note editing and syncing service. What’s new? How about notebook sharing, notebook stacks, a redesigned left panel, and the ever popular “more great features.” Let’s have a quick look at the new features shan’t we?
If your writing ever makes its way to anyone else’s eyes, then this is a feature you may be excited about. Being that you’re reading what I’ve written, you could probably guess this is the feature I’m most excited about. In fact, I’m testing it out as I write this very article in Evernote. In the new left panel of Evernote, you’ll see two tabs, Account and Shared. Account is basically the same as the sidebar in previous versions of the application. Shared is where the new stuff is. Here, you can share your notebooks with anyone who has an email address. They will be able to see your notebook, but not make edits unless you pay for a premium account. The cool part is that they don’t even need an account to do this unless you require them too. And seeing that Evernote is pretty awesome, this might be a good way to force your friends into signing up…
You can share your notebooks with the world or just with individual contacts. Again, without paying, they can see your content, but not edit it. If you float some cash towards Evernote, they’ll be able to edit your notes and you’ll even be able to track your Note History. If someone shares a notebook with you, it will also show up in your Shared tab.
Love folders and/or organization? Notebook Stacks is just what the doctor ordered. It’s a way for you to organize your notes and folders. Basically, it just lets you put folders inside of folders and collapse and expand them at will. A small but useful feature.
More great features
Evernote now supports up to 250 notebooks in a single account. That’s important if you’re going to heavily utilize the notebook stack feature. They’ve also made it easier to attach files to your notes with a new Attachment button. Again, a small feature that will be appreciated by many. It’s the little things that add up.
One of the best things about Evernote is that you can access it on just about anything with a web browser. Unfortunately, these features aren’t available across the board, but the company is hard at work on changing that. It’s fun to get new features on a Mac before a PC for a change isn’t it? And best of all, Evernote is still extremely useful without having to pay a dime. If you already use Evernote, just open up the app and you’ll be prompted to upgrade. So get to it, or sign up for an Evernote account already.
Via [Evernote Blog]