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This article was published on September 29, 2015


Evernote for Android now lets you jot down thoughts right from your home screen

Evernote for Android now lets you jot down thoughts right from your home screen
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In an update to its note-taking app for Android, Evernote has added a widget that lets you quickly create a new note without leaving your home screen.

Evernote previously required you to download a separate app to use widgets. The latest version integrates these into the core app, along with a fresh coat of paint and a new note type.

The new simple note feature lets you jot down thoughts without leaving your home screen

Drop the revamped 1×1 actions widget onto your home screen and set it to create a ‘simple note’, and you’ll be able to start typing up a new note in a flash. It’s great for jotting down thoughts quickly when you don’t need to format your text.

You can also add the simple note feature to a 4×1 action bar alongside other Evernote functions or to the larger list widget that lets you scroll through your notes without launching the app.

Evernote's new action widget, action bar and list widget
Evernote’s new action widget, action bar and list widget

I moved away from Evernote for a bit because it began to feel clunky when compared to Google Keep for quickly creating and viewing notes on my home screen — but the new simple note feature might just win me back.

Introduce Your Homescreen to the New Evernote Android Widget [Evernote News]

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