Redesigning Evernote for iOS

What I learned redesigning the Evernote mobile experience, twice!

Kara Hodecker
Mar 2, 2017 · 9 min read
The evolution of Evernote’s iOS app

Going back in time

Evernote version 7.8

Let’s do it better this time

We became acutely aware of how inefficient and cumbersome our app had become.

Getting started

Navigating the tough design decisions

Creating notes at the speed of thought

Note creation options in Evernote version 7.8
The prominent + button provides quick access to create new notes
Long press on the + button to reveal more options

Finding a new home for notebooks

Some early explorations for notes and notebooks navigation
Tap the title in the navigation bar to reveal your list of notebooks
The new way to navigate between notebooks

How did we do?

“It’s the fastest, cleanest app the company has ever released.” -Wired


Evernote Design

Tales of adventure from the Evernote Design team

Kara Hodecker

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Principal Product Designer @Panorama Education in Boston. Prev @Cinch and @Evernote. I’m a momma, RIT New Media Design alum & crossfitter 💪

Evernote Design

Tales of adventure from the Evernote Design team