I tried the new version and was extremely disappointed. The lack of the home screen greatly decreases the functionality of Evernote on my phone. It also significantly impacts my privacy, as I am often pulling up notes when around other people, whether at a meeting or other function. The screen options on version 8 allowed too much information to be displayed about notes that I was NOT referencing (except the search screen if I cleared all old searches). This is in addition to the increased inefficiency - multiple clicks to get to somewhere when previously there would have been one. I have been a pro user for 3 years now, with almost 10k notes and significant usage. In the past I have referred many people to Evernote. I no longer do this; I do not understand what is the aim of the development team and do not like what I have seen. My family had been using Evernote on ipads but have decreased usage significantly because they find the new interface unwieldy. I reverted back to v7 on my phone and am happy with that, but foresee a time when I cannot continue using the older version. I'm here today checking back in on status of home screen etc, and am exploring other note systems to use instead of Evernote.