Archive for October, 2010
Windows: Building on the speed and interface improvements in the previous 3.5 release, Evernote 4.0 for Windows continues to polish the interface, decrease memory use and increase speed, and integrate better with Windows 7 and Outlook.
One of the common gripes about Evernote’s Windows client, largerly resolved in 3.5, was the kludgey interface and slow response time. Release 4.0 continues the process of enhancing Evernote with a total rebuild of the application with an emphasis on smaller memory footprint and faster response times—faster start time, faster switching between notes, and a snappier interface.
Windows 7 users will benefit from support for jump lists and the automatic geo-location detection. In all versions of Windows you can reconfigure the user interface, access more menu options, and enjoy cleaner formatting of general text and tables.
Evernote 4.0 for Windows is a free download, available now from the link below. You can read more about the release at the Evernote blog.
Microsoft said today that popular European music service Spotify will be coming to Windows Phone 7, as well as Microsoft’s older Windows Mobile 6 generation phones.
The move gives Microsoft another music partner as it prepares to launch Windows Phone 7. Start-up Soundtrackr also is readying a Windows Phone 7 application, but, as first reported by CNET, Pandora won’t have a Windows Phone 7 app at launch, despite a full-court press from Microsoft’s top executives.
"Spotify is a great example of software innovation emanating from Sweden and Europe," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement. "We’re very glad to work in collaboration with Spotify to deliver a high quality, outstanding consumer experience on the Windows platform with Windows 7 and Windows Phone."
Spotify’s service allows music streaming in several European countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom) but is not available in the U.S.. It has benefited from strong word-of-mouth promotion, including high praise from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.