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Evernote's latest update adds audio notes, multiple attachments

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Evernote today released a complete overhaul of the iPhone version of its popular Web-based note-taking software.  Evernote 4 has new features to organize written, spoken or photographed notes on an iPhone.

Evernote 4, available in Apple’s App Store, gives the two-and-a-half-year-old iPhone software a nice, modern look. New features include resource views tagged with geographical locations; multiple attachments; and audio notes up to 90 minutes.  It is also now possible to view a single notebook, or collection of notes, at a time.

While competitors such as Catch Note and Springpad are also getting their share of users, Evernote, based in Mountain View, Calif., appears to be the dominant player in the fast-growing note-taking software market. Evernote now has substantially more than 6 million users, though it hasn’t shared exact numbers. Springpad, by contrast, has more than 1 million users, and Catch Note’s app has been downloaded 250,000 times.

Evernote raised $20 million in October to expand internationally.

Here’s a video to highlight the new features of Evernote 4:

A limited version of Evernote 4 is free, but a full version costs $5 a month or $45  a year.

On its blog, the company said that the future iPad version of the software will get many of the improvements from the just released iPhone version.

Users will see another iPhone app update from Evernote in the near future. On its blog, the company said that upcoming releases will include more of your requested features, including shared notebooks, Notebook Stacks, and in-app editing of notes with styled text and multimedia.