What devices can you use Evernote on?

Posted by Andrew on May 13, 2013

This post is part of a series of posts on Evernote.

Evernote as a company tries its best to make sure that you have as many ways as possible to access their service. They have done an excellent job thus far in providing top notch experiences on a multitude of devices and platforms. Here I will discuss some of the primary apps and platforms that Evernote can be used on, with the focus being primarily on company provided applications.

Evernote in the browser

Evernote in the browser

You can easily use Evernote through whichever browser you prefer by going to http://evernote.com. The website is laid out and feels very much like a native application. A great way to use the web application is to keep a tab open to Evernote and switch to it whenever you have something you want to write down or to copy-and-paste.

Evernote for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Evernote for iPhone

The iOS applications for Evernote have continued to improve over the years and the current iteration is truly a fantastic way to access your notes and create new ones. My favorite feature on the iPhone app (iPod Touch is the same) is the ability to take pictures of things that have text on them. I use this to keep track of FedEx shipping receipts, business cards, wine labels, or a page in a book. Once you snap a picture with Evernote it begins to sync, which can take anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute. Once synced Evernote will then do its best to make text that it can see in the image, searchable.

Evernote for iPad is very similar to Evernote for iPhone as it shares much of the same design elements and layout. The iPad app does come with a few additional elements like the Recent Notes section at the top of the screen when you are in the "file cabinet" view. The Notebook view defaults to the squares view but if you pull down at the top of this view you can change it to the list view. The list view will show more information about each Note and also has a convenient scrollbar of dates on the right hand side for quickly moving through your notes.

Evernote for Android

Evernote for Android

Evernote for Android recently received an overhaul and is now just as good if not better than the iOS version. Key features include a multi-shot camera for snapping multiple photos of an object or scene. Compatibility with the Evernote Moleskine notebooks has been added, as well as the ability to add your own shortcuts to Notebooks and Notes, a feature that is missing from the iOS version.

This post is a work in progress, next up will be overviews of Evernote for Windows Phone, Desktop apps and the browser plugins/extensions.

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