Upcoming Evernote app for Windows 10 PC won't be universal; Evernote Touch leaving store Aug. 2

In an official support page, Evernote has announced that its upcoming app for Windows 10 PCs will be launched August 2 in the Windows Store, taking the place of the current Evernote Touch. Unfortunately, the new app won't be made with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

The support page reveals that the Evernote app coming to Windows 10 will be the same desktop Windows app that the company has made available for some time, only it will be offered via the Windows Store. This likely means that the app was converted via the "Project Centennial" bridge tools. So what about Evernote Touch? The company stated:

We are focusing on our commitment to invest in new features and functionality in our core apps. Evernote Touch was designed as a companion app to Evernote for Windows, and is not meant to be a full-featured version of Evernote. Evernote for Windows offers an extensive set of capabilities in addition to what Evernote Touch offers, including mouse and keyboard support.

When the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is released on August 2, users who have Evernote Touch already installed will be automatically updated to the Evernote desktop app in the Windows Store. If you use Evernote Touch on an OS other than the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you will still be able to use it:

While we are not planning to turn this app off, existing features or functionality may stop working the next time your operating system is updated. Once your app is updated, there is no way to revert to Evernote Touch and it will not be available for download.

At the moment, it looks like the Windows Phone version of Evernote will still be sticking around.

Thanks to Lloyd for the tip!

John Callaham