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Evernote for Android 4.1 comes with improved tablet interface and specific Nexus 7 support

July 18, 2012

The Evernote note-taking app for Android has been extremely popular for more than just a while, but the updates and tweaks haven’t come as frequently as they have on iOS. However, the trend seems to be changing and we’re excited to announce the second major Evernote update in just two months.

After pushing the app to version 4.0 back in May, developers have now released Evernote 4.1. That means we’re still a bit behind iOS users, who’ve been enjoying version 4.2.2 for a while, but the gap is closing in fast.

While it does come with a slightly more modest changelog than the update to 4.0 from May, the most recent Evernote tweak is a significant one and will make a huge difference especially for Android tablet users. They will surely enjoy the redesigned interface, the “sleek new home screen” designed to improve the user experience on larger screens, and the introduction of swipe interactions that are promised “to dramatically improve navigation through the app”.

Moreover, there are a few strictly cosmetic updates too, making the “Note List” look much better than before.

Another change specifically targeted to tablet users is the introduction of a “Tablet List View”, which is a compact list showing all the basic information about a note. I know, it doesn’t sound like a “critical” update, but it will most likely improve Evernote’s productivity and ease of use even further.

As you might already suspect, these tablet-oriented updates and tweaks are not coincidentally coming right as we all eagerly await our Nexus 7 orders to be fulfilled. In fact, the app’s developers specifically mention that Evernote 4.1 will work “beautifully” on Google’s new 7-incher.

Android smartphone users haven’t been left out of the mix either, and Evernote 4.1 has brought a series of updates for “all Android users”. These are pretty minor and not very numerous, but the additional levels introduced to bulleted and numbered lists are a very nice touch.

You can try out the new Evernote app for Android for free on Google Play, and please don’t forget to drop us a comment below and let us know what you think of the update.