Evernote previously required you to download a separate app to use widgets. The latest version integrates these into the core app, along with a fresh coat of paint and a new note type.
Drop the revamped 1×1 actions widget onto your home screen and set it to create a ‘simple note’, and you’ll be able to start typing up a new note in a flash. It’s great for jotting down thoughts quickly when you don’t need to format your text.
You can also add the simple note feature to a 4×1 action bar alongside other Evernote functions or to the larger list widget that lets you scroll through your notes without launching the app.
Evernote’s new action widget, action bar and list widget
I moved away from Evernote for a bit because it began to feel clunky when compared to Google Keep for quickly creating and viewing notes on my home screen — but the new simple note feature might just win me back.