It’s always wise to have a notepad handy; you never know when a flash of inspiration is going to come and grab you by the brain. In today’s terms, that notepad may as well be Evernote, which syncs all your brainwaves to the cloud. A sexy update to the Android Evernote app has just broken loose, but… Hang on: where’s the handwriting tech Evernote promised?
The updated Evernote Android app brings a much-needed lick of paint. Evernote’s applied the new Holo design style to the whole app, and borrowed the same ‘side-swipe to reveal the menu’ tactic as both Facebook and Spotify, which seems to be the navigation method du jour.
It looks fairly swish, and will work on any version of Android. We’d still prefer a more graphical way to view different notebooks, a la Paper for iPad, but it’s a nice update nonetheless:
But the thing is, there’s something missing.
Earlier this month, Evernote announced that it had acquired iOS app Penultimate, promising that it would be porting the scribing tool’s “handwriting and digital ink functionality into other Evernote products and platforms,” and that we’ll be seeing “handwriting cross-pollination popping up everywhere.”
Except here, it seems. Admittedly this may take a while, but it seems odd to make the jump to update the Android app before readying this major upgrade. Unless, of course, Evernote wants to make the Penultimate integration tablet only?
Either way, you can get the new Evernote from the Google Play Store now. Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments section below. Know of any better mobile note-takers?