Evernote is for sure Microsoft OneNote's strongest competitor and the benefits of Evernote is its device and OS independency. Yesterday evening, Evernote released an Android update which is all about dramatically improving the note creation and editing process on smartphones and tablets. One of the things that makes Evernote so useful is that you can keep everything related to a project - text, images and audio - together in one note. The new Android update lets you not only add attachments, but it also places these files in-line within the note. So you can see everything in the right place as you scroll through. If you are like many Evernote users, then you're creating notes across a variety of platforms.
It used to be that when you tried to edit one of these notes on Android, you were likely to wipe out much of the text styling - but not anymore. Now, Evernote for Android has expanded its support for styles created in other versions of Evernote. Also, if a given style is unsupported on Android, the app will allow you to edit the content, while maintaining the styling so that it displays correctly when viewed on other platforms.
Also new and especially handy for tablet users is the new support for external keyboard, including a number of special keyboard shortcuts like "Shift + Control/Command + N" to create a new note, "Shift + Control/Command + U" for bullets, "Shift + Control/Command + O" for numbered list and "Shift + Control/Command + T" for to-do.
For Evenote Business, Evernote has also added a home screen item that jumps Evernote Business users directly into their Business notes. And, to save time, Evernote Business users can now define a preferred notebook for notes created when they're in the Evernote Business view.
The Evernote for Android update is now available free of charge for standard and premium customers.
Cheers ~ Arne