Share this Story

Evernote for Android Gets Handwriting, Faster Camera in Update

Evernote for Android received its first major update in some time this morning, one that includes handwriting. As Evernote puts it, “Sometimes there’s no better way to capture an idea than to write it down or sketch it out,” so that’s what we’ve got now.

As you can see in the screenshots below and the embedded video, this is more than a separate handwriting add-on. Evernote wanted you to be able to go “from writing to typing to taking photos and back all within a single note.” So if you are recording a lecture, you can still type out notes and then switch to handwriting to draw examples, charts, or boredom-laden smiley faces.

Oh, the handwriting has also been made searchable, assuming your handwriting is clear enough. Pretty neat, right? 

android_chem android_work

Handwriting isn’t everything, though. Evernote also enhanced the note editor, sped up the camera to reduce lag, and fixes all sorts of bugs.

The update is live now, so go grab it.

Play Link

Via:  Evernote
  • Epic Tea

    This makes me want a Note 3 and to switch from Keep to evernote.

  • jmsbwmn

    Any other musicians on here notice that the cover photo isn’t a Gmaj7? 🙂

    • StompIt

      First thing I noticed! Thats a G Major.

  • Intellectua1

    It’s a reason why Samsung devices are used in this video. There’s no way you could do handwritten notes on a Nexus like the renderings show..

    • jmsbwmn

      Just because they can display on the Nexus, that doesn’t mean they were necessarily composed on the Nexus. Just saying… 🙂

  • NGagen

    Yes! I have been wanting this since the Note came out.

  • Raven

    Since I started using Google Keep I have not even looked at Evernote, it looks like they may finally be giving me a reason to. Google needs to step up their game with Keep, it has not had a significant update for a long time.

    • Intellectua1

      I tried to give Keep a chance but it doesn’t hold light against Any.do

    • jmsbwmn

      Every app is good for something. Apps like Evernote and OneNote work well in a business or classroom environment. Other apps like Keep, Any.do, etc. work well for basic lists. Out of all of the note-taking apps I’ve tried, my personal favorites are Evernote and OneNote.

  • Berinth

    That’s just a normal G Major isn’t it?

    • David Henry

      Haha, my first thought too!! It would need an F# to be a Gmaj7. Get it together Evernote 😛

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      Yeah it’s killing me.

    • vonny571

      Honestly the only reason I clicked through…

    • Greg

      Same here. How do you screw up G Major?

  • For two years we’ve been asking for an Android version of Penultimate. Looks like rather than running as a separate app, they have built the Penultimate features right into the EN app. http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/26144-penultimate-for-android-tablets/

  • teleclimber


    Now if they could somehow make it so the mac client doesn’t corrupt my database that would be nice too.

    Evernote is great but the software quality issues that their own CEO admitted to are too much for me.