The final version of Evernote 5 for Mac is now officially available for download through Apple’s Mac App Store. The updated note-taking software brings an all-new left sidebar, enhancements for note browsing and creation, smarter search, collaboration, and more.
Evernote has been redesigned with over 100 new features, according to its makers. You can now drag notebooks, notes, and tags to the left pane for quick access, and organize everything more efficiently.
Browsing can now be done visually by geographic location, and the note-creation process is more elegant now. A full-screen mode enables distraction-free writing, and you now have a truckload of keyboard shortcuts for handy commands.
The search bar now completes your queries with suggestions from your account, and you can search your entire account from one single bar (complete with filtered searches).
Notebooks and shared notebooks are now in one place, for people who use Evernote to collaborate on projects, and users can now see Evernote activity in Notification Center. Plus, joined notebooks can be added to stacks.
Also, synchronization should be more reliable and faster now, according to the developers.
As an existing user, you’ll probably feel right at home in Evernote 5. Newcomers, however, might need some guidance.
On their Noteworthy blog, the developers say, “Evernote 5 is a major new version of our application, so we expect that you will have some questions.”
“Evernote helps millions worldwide remember anything and everything that happens in their lives,” says the company. “Use Evernote to take notes, save interesting web pages, create to-dos and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and so much more.”
“Then, watch as it all instantly synchronizes from your Mac to your smartphone, tablet and the Web, allowing you to find your memories at any time from anywhere,” says Evernote.
Evernote 5 requires OS X 10.6.6 or later.