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Evernote for Android Gets More Secure, More Social, More Collaborative

The sharing platform Evernote has been on a tear lately, updating its mobile, desktop, and Web apps each in turn – not just polishing the UI but adding new features. Today it’s Android’s turn, and the newly updated Evernote for Android contains a ton of new features: better sharing, better collaboration, better editing, and better security.

It’s this last feature that might make iPhone users wish it was their turn to have their Evernote app updated. If you’re like me and store pretty much every important thought, draft, image, brainstorm, account info, and story idea in Evernote, you’ve had that panicky thought, “What if this were to fall into the wrong hands?” Now, you can lock the Evernote app with a PIN. Whenever you return to the app, you’ll be asked to enter a special code. You can still compose notes, even without entering the PIN, but it’ll be necessary in order to view and search notes. (This feature is only available to premium subscribers.)

The rest of the updates seem to follow the trajectory that we’ve seen in its other recentupdates: an emphasis on Evernote becoming more social and more collaborative.

With this update, for example, Android users now can create notebook stacks, and they also have better access to shared notebooks. Notebooks are a stack of notes that you’ve sorted into one collection, something that greatly helps with organization. You can also share your notes to Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Evernote for Android lets you capture your location whenever you create a note – that’s not new. But now the app will map these notes for you, particularly useful if you’re using Evernote to chronicle a travel diary.

(Here’s hoping Evernote for iPhone is next to see an upgrade!)

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