Evernote has begun rolling out a healthy update to their Android app that brings several improvements on editing of notes. The update, version 7.9.9 for phones for those keeping score, adds the ability for strikethrough, subscript and superscript text in notes. These text styles were available on the Mac or PC version of the Evernote app, and were visible in the mobile versions, but you couldn’t actually add them in the Android app. Now you can just like you can on your laptop.
Improvements have also been made to the camera function of the app. Now it can automatically detect and capture business cards, documents, whiteboards, Post-it® Notes and receipts. Just enable the camera function in the app, point it at what you need to capture and it will do the rest for you.
Other improvements in this update include the ability to mark up images and PDFs and the ability to select multiple notes at once, a feature that’s been in the desktop version for a while. You can
now also empty your trash folder on your Android phone too.
As for fixes, there a couple of them noted in the release notes. There have been a lot of fixes around note display and editing bugs in this release along with general stability improvements in the app.
While Evernote has taking a bit of a beating the past few months due to price increases and a concern about employees being able to read notes, which they quickly reversed, the app and service remains one of the top productivity apps out there. They also have migrated to Google Cloud Platform from their own data centers which gives them added compute and storage power (which translates into speed & stability for users) over what they had prior to the migration.
If you want to give Evernote a try, you can download the app for free from the Play Store and use this referral link to sign up for 30 days of premium service at no charge. After that it is $7.99 per month for premium which allows you to sync notes across your devices and have offline access.