This is a beta release of our upcoming v6 of the Evernote for Windows client. The whole team is very excited to show you what we have been working on and testing in closed beta last month.
Evernote for Windows v6 is an overall improvement to the Windows client. It is focused on what defines the core experience of Evernote: navigation, organization, search, note editing, note browsing.
You can download the Evernote for Windows v6.0 Beta here.
After familiarizing yourselves with the new v6, we’d love to hear your feedback through this survey and your comments in this discussion.
We hope you enjoy the update and look forward to your feedback!
** Note that if you are updating from v5.9.7 beta 1 or v5.9.8 GA, the application will perform another reindexing in the background, when you are not actively interacting with the app. This is due to the v5 search improvements not yet brought over to v6 and we did not want to delay putting the new version in front of you any further! **
Here are the changes to look out for in this release:
High DPI support !
The app now looks crisp even on ultra high resolution screens. No more blur from OS scaling.
The Search bar is now in a more natural place, at the top of your note list.
Search and refine your results even faster with a clearer search description of the results shown.
Search now extends to your entire account and suggests refining/expanding your search to help you find the notes you are looking for, even if trashed accidentally.
Cleaner Navigation and more powerful Organization
Cleaner and brighter overall interface. Larger native note scrollbars that are easier to drag on touch screens.
Notebooks and Tags organization: easily navigate, create and organize all your notebooks and tags directly from the Left Panel.
Thin navigation bar: turn off the left panel to give more space for your content and still keep key navigation items.
Side list view for the note list: view your notes in a high-density list view, now with a vertical split
Easier access to trashed notes to recover past notes.
Note Editor Improvements
Note titles now remain at the top and no longer disappear with scrolling.
Quickly jump to notes within the same notebook or with the same tags, when viewing a note.
Add code block in the editor, to better display code snippets.
Toggle the formatting bar on/off for a cleaner experience when only viewing notes.
Tags and Notebooks Styling
Right-click on a specific notebook or tag to define a color. This styles the notebook or tag in the Left Panel to make it easier to find.
Specific notebooks, such as default notebook, notebooks you have shared, and notebooks shared with you, are now called out in color. The default style can be overridden.
Notes tagged with a styled tag will also be visually called out in the note list with a colored tab.
(Evernote Business only) Separation of Personal / Business content inside your account
Business Notes, Notebooks, Tags and Shortcuts are now visually separated from Personal ones. Choose your context and hide distracting content. There are no more mixed note lists.
Quickly toggle and switch between personal or business mode using the Left Panel tabs or keyboard shortcuts Alt+1 or Alt+2
To prevent accidentally moving notes, transferring notes from business to personal is now an explicit right-click -> “Copy to Personal”. Similarly for the other way around.
Improvements and other fixes
Stability and performance improvements. The app runs faster.
Search runs noticeably faster, especially when typing in the first few characters of a keyword
The note title no longer clears itself at unexpected times
Know issues we are fixing right now
Tag filtering in the note list is showing all tags. It will be fixed in the next beta