Evernote update brings editable homescreen layouts

By , Oct 22, 2013

Evernote 7.1

If you’re an Evernote ninja with a premium account, then one of your biggest gripes about the redesigned iOS 7 compatible app has no doubt been with its homescreen layout. Prior to the 7.1. update, Evernote users could in no way, shape, or form, alter the layout of the homescreen.

As a free user, this would be understandable, but as a paying premium customer, it’s a bit frustrating to have to look at Evernote’s homescreen, which contains advertising, every time the app is opened. The good news for us is that Evernote has realized the mistake, and has brought editable homescreen layouts to its latest update.

After updating, you’ll notice an Edit button at the bottom of the homescreen page. Tapping this button showcases all of the homescreen sections in a list view. Using this list, you can drag to rearrange the sections, or remove the sections from view.

This is an effective way to remove Evernote’s market section, and its announcements section from primary view. It should be noted, though, that even when you remove these sections from the list, they are still present as smaller much less noticeable links beneath your other items. Although it would have been nice for Evernote to allow paying customers to completely remove these sections from view, I understand the business and think it’s a fair compromise.

Evenote Market Links

As a hardcore Evernote user residing in a paperless household, this is something I’ve been complaining about ever since Evernote dropped its iOS 7 compatible app. Obviously I wasn’t the only one who felt this way about the homescreen, as that’s evident by Evernote’s quick turnaround to resolve the matter.

Along with the updated homescreen layout, Evernote has added the ability to see your notes displayed on a map via its Places view. Interestingly enough, that section can also be completely hidden using the app’s new layout editor.

Evernote 7.1 is available right now on the App Store for download. Remember, if you’re not a premium customer, then you will not be able to take advantage of the new editable layout, but you do get to use the new Places feature. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • http://snazzyclub.postach.io/ Andrew Barnett

    Thank goodness, you guys actually posted something about @evernote!

    • Al

      Do you have the Premium subscription?

      • http://snazzyclub.postach.io/ Andrew Barnett

        Yup!

  • Al

    Does anyone have a Evernote premium subscription…. Just wondering is it an actual benefit in having.

    I use the Notes app to shift between text from my Mac and mobile devices. Then with Pages I can sync over iCloud. Then with Safari there’s the iCloud Tabs.. or if your with Chrome there’s the ability of syncing tabs.

    Just would like to know if anyone who has the premium subscription… What are the benefits.

    • http://snazzyclub.postach.io/ Andrew Barnett

      My friend, you have just opened a “pandora’s box” full of answers.

      (Premium) – You get one Gigabit worth of data to upload data every month you use premium ($5 monthly, $45 annually).

      (Free) – You can upload (almost) any file (though I can’t find one I couldn’t upload) to Evernote and view iWork and Microsoft Office documents directly through the interface.

      (Free) – You can search through images and text of all your notes to find words.

      (Premium) – You can word search though documents and PDFs (including the images).

      (Premium) – Evernote automatically brings up notes that are related to the note you have selected (up to five)…

  • http://snazzyclub.postach.io/ Andrew Barnett

    @Jeff, I didn’t know you were an @evernote ninja! My opinion of you has gone from eight out of ten stars to 12 out of ten stars.

    • Jeff

      Glad you guys appreciate it. WIthout Evernote, life would be much more confusing. I use it every day.

  • @dongiuj

    At first I read it as “edible”

  • T_Will

    Yay they fixed two of my gripes. The editable home page (to remove the ads). And the Camera Roll now sorts correctly (it had been sorting the most recent photos somewhere near the bottom of the Camera Roll).

    • Jeff

      Good observation regarding camera roll. I guess this was a “bug fix”