Evernote has revamped its productivity app for iOS to include a simpler design that makes all major functions accessible within two taps.
“Achieving this goal was easier said than done,” Evernote said on its blog. “Evernote is a powerful app that’s used for a huge variety of tasks. Our team of graphic and interface designers spent months developing an approach that fit the needs of our users.”
Reaching this goal involved splitting the home screen into Quick Notes and Views. Quick Notes buttons, which are large and easy to tap, let the user create a new text note, start a snapshot or digitise physical documents with Page Camera.
Views are designed to let the user access their notes in the way that suits them best. “We never dictate how users should organise their information, which means that some people rely entirely tags, others on notebooks, and others don’t use either,” the company said. “With this new design, we’ve found an elegant way to cater to everyone’s needs. Tap or swipe the green bar of a View to expand it to full screen, do the same to return to the home screen.”
For iPad the company has also added Recent Notes, a horizontally scrolling list that shows the last notes viewed, edited and created, taking advantage of the device’s larger screen size.
Evernote lets users take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists and record voice reminders, with all notes completely searchable.