Evernote for Android gets improved scanning, annotation support

Evernote's update for Android now automatically resizes scanned documents, and users can now add arrows, shapes, stamps, and text to images

By Press Release Published Date
06 - May - 2016
| Last Updated
09 - May - 2016
Evernote for Android gets improved scanning, annotation support

Evernote has updated its Android app with improvements to scanning as well as the ability to add annotations. The in-app camera has been redesigned and automatically detects the size of the documents and crops it. Premium users get smarter business card scanning in which the app will detect when a user is scanning a business card. It will then pull information into a Business Card note. The annotations feature will allow users to add arrows, shapes, stamps, and text to images. 

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Following the release of Scannable, many of you asked us about something similar for Android phones. We’ve wanted that too. Today, we’re proud to present our latest Evernote for Android update with some features we’re sure you’ll love!
A smarter way to digitize documents
Our latest Android update features a redesigned Evernote camera that makes capturing and managing your shots smoother and better than ever before. You’ll notice the in-app camera has been streamlined and now consists of simply two photo-capturing modes: a default automatic mode and a manual mode. When you take a picture of a document in automatic mode, Evernote’s in-app camera detects the document’s size and type and calibrates to take the best snap possible. Evernote then processes the image, crops it, and adjusts the contrast for a clear and crisp digital rendering. You don’t need to do anything else—just point the camera and let the app do all the work. Get your update and give it a try. Images you recently scanned are temporarily kept in a gallery where they’re easily managed. Delete the scans you don’t want with a simple upward swipe, and save the rest to Evernote. You also have the option here of manually selecting the format in which you want to save your scans.
Tip: Tap on an image in the gallery to open it up in full-screen. Get an even closer look at your scan by using pinching gestures to zoom in and out.
For all you savvy networkers out there, connecting and following up with your new contacts is a snap with the latest Evernote for Android. Evernote’s in-app camera will detect your scan as a business card and pull all its information into a Business Card note that you can then preview and edit before saving.
Tip: Connect your LinkedIn account to Evernote and enrich your Business Card notes with additional information from LinkedIn.
But wait, there’s more..
The good news doesn’t stop there. This update introduces several neat additions to help you do more in Evernote and sees many quality improvements to the note editor.
Next to smarter scanning, annotation in Evernote was the most requested feature we heard from you—and now it’s here. Mark up images directly in Evernote with arrows, shapes, stamps, and text to give precise and speedy feedback. Evernote Premium users can also annotate PDF documents attached to notes.
Images now automatically adjust to the width of the screen for a more optimized mobile viewing experience. If you use Evernote on a Mac or Windows, your notes will have a consistent look and feel across your devices. Speaking of look and feel, we added support for strikethrough, subscript, and superscript formatting styles. Also, double tapping a note lets you quickly edit it.
To select multiple notes, long press on a note and then tap on other notes you want to include in your selection—it’s a handy feature for when you need to move, tag, or share several notes at once.
And finally, the ‘Trash’ can now be emptied from Evernote for Android, just in time for spring cleaning!