Evernote, a cloud-based service that stores text, audio files, and images that are accessible from a multitude of devices, has launched an app for Windows Phone 7. Evernote was an early force on Apple’s iPhone and has also had a mobile app for Android phones for a while, so it was only a matter of time before the Windows Phone 7 version appeared.
As much as the company tends to deliver a fairly consistent design and set of functionality across its tools, the Evernote app for Windows Phone 7 looks rather different from both the iPhone and Android versions. The new app takes advantage of the Windows Phone 7 Panorama interface, giving it a distinctive look. From the panorama panel, you’ll find a list of all your notes, notebooks, tags, and recent notes. Luckily, in terms of functionality and usability, it’s very close to the other mobile apps.
Another interface element in the Windows Phone 7 Evernote app is an application bar that resides at the top of most pages and shows three dots when more information and functionality is available for the page you’re currently viewing. Tap the dots to see the options.
As with all the other downloadables in Evernote’s repertoire, the Windows Phone 7 app gives you access to any notes you’ve stored in Evernote from any other device.
Other Evernote applications include Evernote for Windows and Mac, downloadable desktop programs that give Evernote users maximum screen real estate for working on their files; a Web-based version, accessible from any browser; Evernote for iPad, as well as the previously mentioned mobile versions and a few others. While all the apps are free to download, Evernote’s service is based on a freemium model in which users can pay up to $45 per year for more storage space and a few premium features.