Redesigned to be aligned more closely with the look and feel of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Evernote 6.0 also brings speed improvements and a variety of new features. Version 6.0 of the information management app adds resizing capabilities to images and tables in the note editor (the latter of which also adds configurable background colors and border styles), redesigned note editor checkboxes that are easier to click, and support for using Spotlight to search notes. Mac App Store users also receive the new Work Chat feature (released with Evernote 5.7, which never made it to the Mac App Store), which enables you to share notes and notebooks amongst colleagues with read/write collaboration capabilities, as well as hold back-and-forth chat discussions within Evernote. To send a note to a colleague, click the Share button in the top right corner of the note editor to open the Work Chat dialog. To see your full list of discussions and start new conversations, press Command-Option-0 or select View > Work Chat from the menu to open the Work Chat pane. (The Evernote for iOS app has also been updated to version 7.6.2 to take advantage of the Work Chat feature.)
Evernote 6.0 promises to triple the speed of synchronization, with Evernote Business users and those with many shared notebooks seeing the biggest improvements. Evernote now also syncs notes instantly so they’re immediately accessible on your other devices, reduces launch and quit times, and reduces energy consumption when the app is idle. Evernote Premium users receive the new Context feature, which displays notes, articles, and people related to what you’re working on as well as provides views of related articles from The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Evernote Premium’s Presentation Mode has an improved look with screen-edge to screen-edge and new table styles. Evernote 6.0 now requires 10.7.5 Lion or later.
After installing Evernote 6.0 from the Mac App Store, you’ll be required to sign back into your Evernote account. Several users on the Evernote user forums (such as this thread) have noted that the note editor displays a blank area rather than the selected note after installing Evernote 6.0 from the Mac App Store. I experienced this as well, but restarting my Mac (as others in the threads have noted) returned Evernote 6.0 to displaying notes as expected. (Free from Evernote or the Mac App Store, 61.8 MB, 10.7.5+)