Evernote has updated the Windows Phone 7 version of its popular note-taking app to version 2.1, introducing several new features and improvements that are uniquely designed for Microsoft's Metro interface. They include the ability to pin any note to the homescreen, use note templates, and new language support.
Users can now pin Evernote notes and notebooks directly to Microsoft's unique LiveTiles Start Page. Shortcuts to opening a new specific type of note, such as text note, snapshot note, or audio note, can also be pinned to the homescreen. Tapping them from the homescreen then takes you directly to a new note of the corresponding type.
Note templates can now be created for both basic text-only notes or for a set of note-taking actions. An example of the latter option would be to create a template that launches the camera and then attaches the snapshot and certain pre-defined texts to the note, which could be a good method for capturing expenses or business cards.
The app also now supports several new languages, including Japanese, Korean, Brazilian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, and Polish. Other improvements to the app include easier text editing, background sync, search integration, and social sharing options to Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live.