Evernote has once again updated its Android app, making it even better. There are two main things included in version 3.6 – speech-to-text capability and widget enhancements.
In order to dictate your notes, simply tap the new speech bubble icon in the toolbar above the keyboard and see the magic happening, with Evernote placing your spoken words into the body of the note as text. When you’re done recording, the original audio is also attached to the note so you can later search for your audio notes.
Of course, you can still use “pure” audio notes – tap and hold the speech bubble icon until it switches to a microphone; now tap the microphone to start recording.
There’s one caveat though – since this feature relies on Google’s text transcription service, you must be online for it to work. Moreover, your device should support the capability and not all phones running Gingerbread do — whereas all Android 4 devices come with speech-to-text built-in.
The other news is about widgets, which are now offering some additional options. For instance you can choose between original green or a new dark theme, or choose which Evernote functions appear in the widget. Moreover, there are new tiny widgets that let you link directly to a specific function of Evernote from your homescreen… And on the other side there’s new large widget with notes – last viewed, last updated, specific notebooks, tags, or Saved Searches.
Needless to say, Evernote also made sure some of the known bugs are fixed, while tweaks were made to make the app faster and more reliable.