November 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Popular note-taking and memory-aid service Evernote released an update to its Android app today. Several features and bug fixes were added, but the most noticeable change is the complete re-do of the user interface. Evernote 2.0 has a lighter UI that focuses on flat icons, space for notes, and looks better than the old version.
The new UI also provides a better experience for browsing and creating notes. The clunky note creation page has been replaced by one link that allows users to create text notes or add file attachments, snapshots, and voice recordings. Users can select a notebook by tapping an icon rather than typing in the label, the notes page looks much better and is organized by date, and notes sync much faster.
These are welcome changes, but it’s not all good news. While it’s great to add note shortcuts on the home screen, the new widget is arguably not as nice as the original. Some may also be disappointed to know that the offline notes that users crave are only available to premium users.
Download Evernote from the Android Market and begin using it. Here are some screenshots to see the new version. A video walkthrough is also available at the bottom.
Old images are on the left, new images are on the right
* The image on the left is of the NEW widget