updated 07:20 pm EST, Wed December 15, 2010
Sidebar gets makeover, attachment menu option
Evernote, an cloud-based document-store-and-sync system, has upgraded its Mac application to v2, bringing the ability to share notebooks either publicly (even to non-Evernote users) or to groups and individuals. Users can link public notebooks to their account so that it is automatically updated, and Evernote Premium members can allow others editing privileges on the notebook in question, making collaborative work easy.
Consequently, the left panel has now been split into two tabs, Account (referring to your own documents) and Shared (referring to other notebooks you have linked to or shared yourself). The left sidebar has also been given a makeover, now permitting Mac-style "hierarchal" groupings the company calls "Notebook Stacks." Related notebooks can be gathered together under a category name, using standard Mac disclosure triangles to hide or reveal the individual notebooks in a grouping.
Two other significant changes include increasing the number of notebooks a single account can have to 250, and the addition of an attachment option in the toolbar rather than just drag-and-drop attachment options.
Evernote for Mac v2 is free but ad-supported; there is a Premium option for $5 per month or $45 for a year. The Premium version removes ads; increases the upload allowance from 40MB to 500MB; adds a note history; allows syncing of any file type and offers the ability to keep notebooks offline.