A number of prominent Web and mobile software companies had tables set up on the show floor at the Google I/O conference this week to demonstrate their latest products. We ran into the folks from Evernote, the company behind the popular cloud-syncing note software. They were showing off the new Honeycomb version of their mobile client, which will be available in the Android Market in the near future.
The availability of software designed for tablets is an area where Honeycomb still broadly lags behind iOS. That gap is now a tiny bit smaller thanks to the new Honeycomb-native Evernote port. It has all of the standard features that you would expect of Evernote, but with an elegant Honeycomb-tailored user experience that makes good use of native widgets and the platform's look and feel.
The killer feature of Evernote on Honeycomb is its built-in support for rich text editing. Users can apply formatting to text in notes and insert images and bullet items. One of the major frustrations of the platform to date has been the lack of free tablet-friendly text editing software with formatting capabilities. The new Evernote client for Android will tidily fulfill that need for many users.