SoftwareMarcus 388 Posted September 23, 2015 Share Posted September 23, 2015 I’m really excited to announce the release of Evernote for Mac 6.2 Beta 1 which will address some long standing features that many of you have been requesting The release of Apple’s El Capitan and it’s new split view feature gave us the opportunity to look at how Evernote works in a narrow window environment. This has led us to redesign a few things. First off Evernote now remembers the current width of the sidebar and the note list so that these elements will shrink with the window but they will also grow back to their original widths when you make the window wide again. Second the sidebar will shrink into a single row of icons so that we take up a minimal amount of space but still provide a mechanism to navigate within Evernote. This is currently designed as a temporary state and does not include shortcuts or other sub elements. However, let us know if you would like to run it as your main sidebar and tell us the features you would need. Finally we’ve completely redesigned our note editor toolbars. They are responsive which means as you shrink the note editor the toolbar also shrinks and instead of having formatting buttons disappear they will be added to a pop-down toolbar that can still be accessed when there’s not a lot of room. Also new is that if you have a large monitor all of the toolbars will become a single row of icons giving your writing space a bigger area. All of the above changes are available to every customer and not just those that are running El Capitan. We’ve also made a number of other changes. We’ve added back the All Notes button so it’s faster to get back to all your notes. We are continuing to refine work chat and how it integrates into the Evernote experience. In 6.2 we’ve moved it to the bottom of the sidebar so it is no longer the top most item. This helps separate it from all of your note functionality and aligns the design closer to our web client. We are also showing recent chats in the sidebar so it’s quick and easy to reply to people when you receive a message. (NOTE: This is available for Yosemite and newer OSs) Finally, many people have asked for ways to speed formatting via the keyboard and we've added this in 6.2 by allowing you to use markdown-inspired shortcuts. We’ve posted a blog post about our new common editor and this is one of the first major new features from this team. Expect more in the coming months. This basically means that you can type characters into your note that will automatically apply formatting or a style to the text. Here’s the list of formatting options supported. Inline Formatting *Text* = Italics **Text** = Bold ~~Text~~ = Strikethrough !!Text!! = Highlight `Text`= Code Block Lists and Tables Typing “1. “ will start a numbered list Typing “* “ will start a bulleted list Typing  or [ ] will create an unchecked checkbox Typing [x] will create a checked checkbox Typing a line of at least three * or - will add a horizontal rule Typing a  on it’s own line will add a table with 3 columns Typing x2 on it’s own line will add a table with 4 columns and 2 rows We have also fixed an encryption issue so if you’ve bumped into this problem please try this beta. Because this is a big release and we wanted to get this out to people to start playing with it as soon as possible we are releasing with some known issues. Here’s a list of things that we know are broken but are actively working on fixes. 1) Many of the biggest issues in the beta are around the new note toolbar. For example we’re still working through some important tag issues such as CMD+’ doesn’t work and copying and pasting into the Tag edit field is broken. Tooltips aren’t appearing and sometimes there are layout issues. 2) Of course some things have been moved around. Probably the biggest change is that the note and tag areas are hidden when you are editing a note. We felt these were less important when you were editing but you can still get to them quickly by clicking on their icons that remain in the formatting toolbar. 3) If you click in the Share dialog, add some names, click in the message field and then back to the recipient field you won’t get the suggestion menu anymore. For now, please remember to enter everyone you want to share a note or notebook with in the recipient field before adding a message. 4) There appears to be an El Capitan bug where Rotate Clockwise or Counterclockwise doesn’t appear to work. Thanks again for taking a sneak peek at our upcoming release and helping us find issues before we ship 6.2 to all Evernote for Mac customers. We really want to hear what you think about the new features -- better window resizing, new toolbar, markdown and work chat improvements. You can download the beta from here. I should also mention that this release only works on OS 10.9 and above. 6.1.1 was our last release for 107 and 10.8 users. NOTE: If you're not seeing the new formatting toolbar you may have to turn it on via Preferences : Software Update and check Enable new note editor toolbar. Of course if you want to go back to the old toolbar you can also use this checkbox to turn it off. Link to comment
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