As much as I like Evernote there is one thing that has always been a bit annoying: when you bring up a note that contains a PDF, it displays it inline. What do I mean by that? Here’s a screenshot:
As you can see, when you view the note, the contents of the PDF are displayed automatically.
If the document is a one pager it is not a big problem, but if you store large PDFs in a note, it can be a pain having to load the whole thing. Also, it is not as easy to get the file out if you want to send it somewhere.
Thankfully, Evernote has just released a new version of their Mac client that gives you the ability to choose how you want the PDF displayed.
If you have a PDF that is displaying inline, right-click/cmd-click and choose View As Attachment.
Once you can do that, the PDF will (surprise surprise) show as an attachment:
To set it back, right click and choose View Inline.
One bonus of having the PDF as an attachment: you can click on the icon an drag it out of Evernote like so:
(Special gold star for anyone that can identify the painting on my wallpaper based on that screenshot)
If you want to control the default behavior of all this, go to Evernote > Preferences > Clipping and you will see the dropdown to change the default:
All in all, a handy update for those using Evernote to store documents.