While Evernote always had great apps across all mobile platforms, including Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7 users had to satiate the need with the mobile site or alternative third-party apps like Fasternote. Finally, Evernote has launched their Windows Phone 7 app.
Evernote for Windows Phone 7 is feature-rich, beautiful, and puts apps for other mobile platforms to shame. The app is designed from the ground up for Windows Phone 7 and leverages the Metro interface and Pivot panels. It is inspired by the Metro design language and employs the sensibilities of the platform in a consistent manner. The app also makes full use of Bing Maps technology to show you where your notes were created.
From Evernote’s blog:
As you would expect, it seamlessly syncs with every other version of Evernote you use, but there’s so much more. In fact, this is the most feature-rich debut we’ve ever had. Not only is it packed with capabilities, but it’s also beautiful.
The app has four Pivot Panels: Notes, Notebooks, Tags, and Recent notes. The home pivot application bar includes two options: New Note and Snapshot. Tapping the New Note button takes you into a blank note screen. The Snapshot option allows you to snap a photo and it attach to a note. You can easily share your notes with your Facebook friends or via email. Evernote for Windows Phone 7 also has great search capabilities that allow you to search the text of your notes, and printed and handwritten words in images.
Evernote for Windows Phone 7 is available free in the Marketplace. Evernote also offers premium accounts for $5/month (or $45/year). Apart from the extra benefits of the service, if you’re an Evernote premium subscriber, you can download entire notebooks for offline access on this app.
Evernote for Windows Phone 7 is hands-down one of the best Windows Phone 7 apps available as yet. For a long time OneNote user, that’s saying quite much. I did a Evernote vs. OneNote comparison over at my blog that ended indecisive.