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Evernote update brings scanning and annotating

This update affects many parts of Evernote including the in-app camera, its LinkedIn interactivity, and the basic note editor.

Published onMay 5, 2016


Everyone’s favorite all-purpose notekeeper, scheduler, and link saver just got a pretty substantial update that is bringing us some pretty stellar features. This update affects many parts of Evernote including the in-app camera, its LinkedIn interactivity, and the basic note editor. Let’s dive right in and see what’s new!


Right out of the gate, the dev team has heavily redesigned the camera to make scanning files faster and easier than ever. The interface has been streamlined such that your only options for photos are automatic mode and manual mode. Automatic mode looks pretty slick, because it actively detects the document’s size and shape, adjusts the image processing for the greatest clarity, and crops the image to the documents borders. Just point and click. Once you’ve scanned these documents, they’re housed in a temporary gallery that lets you easily swipe between them and find the best ones for saving.

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Annotating is also now possible on Evernote. The developers have said that this was one perk that users have be wanting for quite a while, and now it’s finally arrived. You can easily add text, lines, arrows, and stamps to photographs. If you’re a Premium user, then you can annotate PDF documents to boot.


Premium users also gain access to improved business card scanning. The camera can detect if the object being photographed is a business card, then quickly compile all the information in one easy-to-access note. By connecting your LinkedIn account, you can also receive more information from the site to add to the card’s note.

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Finally, notes in general have been optimized in a handful of ways. Selecting multiple notes is now possible with long pressing, and double-tapping a note jumps you right into editing. Furthermore, it’s now possible to adjust the width of a note, which is good news for tables. Strikethrough, subscript, and superscript are all now available on the app, which are formatting capabilities that were previously only available if you were on a computer.

That’s it for this update. Give these new features a spin and let us know what you think of them. If you’re not already an Evernote user, then click the button below to grab it from the Play Store. Once you start using it on the regular, you’ll wonder how you lived without it.

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