Evernote Introduces Windows 8 App
There has been no shortage of Windows 8 news today. Â After all, this was the day of the big launch event in New York City and Microsoft officially unveiled the final release version of their new operating system and also the company's first ever tablet - the Surface RT. Â To coincide with the big event, many companies have been rolling out new versions of their Windows 8 apps. Â Earlier today we saw Amazon push out their Kindle Reader app and online movie site Netflix unveiled their brand new app as well. Â Now Evernote, the king of mobile note-taking apps, has also joined the party.
Like all of the new Windows 8 apps, the design has that Modern UI design with the tiled look. Â The company also made the new app very touch friendly by integrating all of the swipe features that Microsoft has built into the OS design. Â There is even a split screen mode, that lends a "Snap"-style experience to the feel.
- Semantic zoom: Pinch out of the note list and tag list to see a high-level alphabetical or chronological organization. Then tap to jump to the grouping you want.
- App Bar and Nav Bar: Swipe from the top or bottom to bring up the App and Nav Bars. The Nav Bar lets you navigate to different parts of the app. The App Bar lets you create notes, sync and perform other actions.
- Charm Bar: Swipe from the right to bring up the Charm Bar, which lets you search, share and view settings.
- Snap View: Swipe slowly from the left to allow Evernote to share the screen with another application.
- Swipe on objects: Tap and tug down on tiles or tags in your note list to select multiple notes at once.
Evernote for Windows 8 provides the same features as it's popular mobile counterpart. Â Users can browse through all of their notebooks and save, not only text, but also photos and audio files. Â It also allows you to tag notes and even search by tags. Â Evernote promises that "Thereâ€™s a lot more coming to Evernote for Window 8. Our simplified version of Evernote for touch interfaces is going to get lots of great new features and capabilities."
If you are using the RTM version of Windows 8 then you can grab the new Evernote from the Windows Store, but the app won't work with the Release Preview version of the OS. Â Like its mobile counterparts, the app is free, but there is also a paid versionAdvertisement