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Evernote 5 now available for the Mac

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We recently saw the teaser video showing Evernote 5 for the Mac. And well, as of today Evernote 5 is available for download. Evernote version 5.0.0 for the Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and as it was in the past — it remains available for free. Of course, those looking for the power user experience, there is a Premium service level available. That aside though, lets get into the important part — the new feature that come along with version 5. According to the folks at Evernote, there are over 100 new features. Some of the highlights include the Left Sidebar, Browsing and Creating Notes, Smarter Search and Collaboration. Breaking these down a bit further and we have the following;

    Left Sidebar

    • Shortcuts: Drag notebooks, notes, and tags to the left pane for quick access
    • Recent notes: Lets you quickly get back to notes from anywhere in Evernote
    • Notebooks and Tags view: Organize your Evernote more efficiently

    Browsing and Creating Notes

    • Atlas: Browse your notes visually by geographic location
    • Card and Snippet views: A better way to browse notes
    • Scalable note editor: A more elegant way to create notes, both big and small
    • Full-screen single note view: Excellent for composing notes without distractions
    • Change a note’s location: Type a place manually or click the compass arrow in note info
    • Lots of keyboard shortcuts: Learn more on our What’s New page
    • Shared banner: Indicates how many people have access to content in shared notebooks
    • Better simple and plain text handling: Simplify notes to remove complex formatting or convert them to plain text
    • Indent text: Evernote for Mac now supports text indentation
    • Notes created on the Mac are now tagged with location information for Atlas

    Smarter Search

    • Type ahead search: Completes your thoughts with suggestions from your account
    • Search Personal and Joined notebooks: Search your entire account from one place
    • Search options: Powerful new feature that lets you easily filter your search

    Collaboration

    • Better sharing: Notebooks and shared notebooks are all in one place
    • Mountain Lion notifications: See Evernote activity in Notification Center
    • Joined notebooks can be added to stacks

In addition, a few other items worth mentioning include how version 5 has “lots” of stability improvements, some sync improvements and the addition of “Explore Evernote.” That last one is a first launch experience that will “help you get the most out of Evernote.” Now what are you waiting for — go grab the latest version of Evernote.

Via [Evernote Blog] and [Mac App Store]

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