Evernote has just announced that its Windows Phone version is receiving a collection of new features including a new multi-shot camera, improved image viewing inside notes, speech-to-text capabilities, smart note titling and support for Windows Phone 8. Whether out at dinner or photographing a whiteboard at the office, sometimes it makes sense to make more than one snapshot per note. And with today's update, Evernote is introducing its new multi-shot camera that allows to take as many photos as a user want without exiting camera mode. And to make viewing these images a better experience, Evernote has now also added slideshows; which also works with any note that contains images.
Furthermore, Evernote has added speech-to-text to its Windows Phone app. This works straight forward by opening a note and tapping the speech bubble icon. Evernote will process the saying and transcribes it; then get the text is presented along with the original audio. This feature not only save time, but spoken words will become searchable, making these notes easy to find.
Auto-titles is said to "feel pretty magical when seen in action". To avoid having untitled notes, Evernote will do what it can to intelligently assign a title. The app will use the device's location, the content of the notes and even a calendar event to give notes a useful title. For example, if a note is taken during a meeting, the meeting name will become the title of the note. If Evernote doesn't have a meeting to use, the app will use the city. Of course, note titles can be changed anytime, it's just a suggestion.
All the features above were already available for the Android version for a long time, therefore they are nothing ground breaking. But it's good to see that Evernote has updated its Windows Phone version to Android niveau.
As before, Evernote for Windows Phone is available free of charge with premium features which need a subscription.
Cheers ~ Arne