Evernote Update Adds Annotate & Intros Improved Scan

There are plenty of note-taking applications out there on the Android platform, like Google Keep, and many of them offer up similar features. Even with these similarities though no two note taking apps are the same. Evernote, one of the first cloud-connected note-taking apps, has just announced some new features that they have implemented in the app following their most recent update, which they are now pushing out to Android users across devices today. Evernote states that these new changes are a smarter way to digitize your documents helping the app expand even further beyond its note-taking roots than it already has.

After the app is updated, users will be able to utilize improved ways to scan their documents into the application. Scanning documents into the app has been available prior to today's update, to be clear, as the focus is on the improvement to the Evernote camera which Evernote states makes the whole process easier when scanning things in. They describe the process as "smoother and better than before," so users should notice that scanning in any documents to Evernote feels like a cleaner process. To make things easier, what Evernote did was cut the camera modes down to two options which include default automatic mode and manual mode, which is supposed to have streamlined the task of scanning. Both camera modes have also been improved. In automatic mode, for example, the camera handles literally everything after you open up the mode to snap the document, so all you have to do is point the camera.

Also part of this new update to the application, Evernote has added a brand new feature into the mix - Annotation. Evernote says this was the most requested feature from users so they wanted to listen to them and bring it into the fold. While not everyone will have the need for annotation capabilities, there are plenty who obviously have wanted the function to be included. There are now lots of options to annotate documents or notes within the app like adding arrows, shapes, and stamps, and if you're a premium subscriber you can annotate PDF documents too. The app also added support for strikethrough, subscript, and superscript text styles, and users can now empty the trash.

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