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Evernote Update Makes App Even More Useful for Lawyers

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By Edward Tan, JD on October 10, 2012 6:56 AM

Evernote just got a little cooler. An update to the cross-platform note-taking darling brings some useful new functionality to lawyers.

We've talked the app's great features before. The new Android version seems to have been designed with Ice Cream Sandwich in mind. Evernote's developers have made some changes to the program's aesthetics and abilities that mesh well with the mobile OS.

So what can Evernote's latest revision do for attorneys?

Veteran users who download the free update will immediately notice the snappier start-up times. Annoyances, like blurry textures and the previous version's memory-hogging tendencies, appear to have been nipped.

Its search tools have also been revamped. It takes a lot less time to pull up old notes, pictures, and files now.

For attorneys who didn't like Evernote's cramped interface, this new version changes things up. The tool and menu bars have been merged and take up less screen real estate. Also, a new "action bar" has been added to the bottom of your device's display. The bar allows quick access to editing, tagging, and other Evernote tools.

"Clipping" is much better integrated, too. For those unfamiliar with it, the function allows users to save and tag any bit of information they want in Evernote. It makes archiving and searching through your notes much easier.

Lawyers who do most on their legal research online will love the new clipping functionality. Users can now clip outside of Evernote. This means the next time you want to archive something in your browser, Outlook, or whatever, you can do it without leaving the application.

Can't remember when or where you interviewed that last witness? Evernote can keep track of that information with it geo-location capabilities. You can also search through your files based on geography.

The Evernote update has a lot of other changes lawyers may find useful. Unfortunately, cloud storage still costs money if you exceed the free 60MB monthly bandwidth limit.

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