10 Tips to Using Evernote


After last week's post about using Evernote for recipe organization, I thought it might be helpful to share a bit more about this very useful tool.


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Organize your notes into notebooks. And don't forget you can have a notebook of notebooks.
(Find "Add Notebook" under "File.")


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There are many kinds of notes you can make, not just text.


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Change the view of your notes here, to help you best visualize your different notebooks.


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Click on this little arrow to display more info about the note,
such as the web URL it was clipped from and its tags.

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Click on the little arrow again to display more info about the note.


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This arrow will display more options for the note as well,
such as attaching a file or recording a note.


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One of my favorite features is this little icon.

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This will make a little do to list which you can check off.
Just hit return after each list item and another check box will appear.


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Easily share your note.


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Easily save just what you want from the web by highlighting it and clicking on your Evernote button.
(You can also right click on the selection for Evernote options.)

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Evernote usually gets the right notebook, but you have the chance the pick which one you want and add tags.


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You can also click on the "Clearly" icon to see a post without all the distractions that usually surround it.

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And from this view you can also clip something to Evernote.


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Don't worry about the survival of Evernote. You can easily export your notes to another program if you choose.


Recent Comments

Cheryl Leggett
Cheryl Leggett Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:38

Thanks for sharing ... I've had Evernote and only use it occasionally, always intending to use use it alot more and then I forget...Hoping this will remind me of it more often...LoL!

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Sat, 04/20/2013 - 03:01

Thank you Meg..I wondered if you could move files around like that..so cool! I officially have 8 files now in Evernote and I just love it!! The only thing I can't figure out how to do is make sub folders. When I try it switches the file and the sub file around and then I have to delete it over and over and try again. I don't know what I am doing wrong there. Anyhoo..just wanted to say thanks so much to Marisa for introducing us to this great tool!

Sandi Terry
Sandi Terry Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:35

Just downloaded Evernote. Thanks for the tips, I'm going to be referring to them as I get set up!

denise clazel
denise clazel Wed, 04/17/2013 - 15:22

I've never heard of Evernote, but it sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing the info.

Meg Bertapelle
Meg Bertapelle Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:06

@Lana, one of the best things about Evernote is that you can add or remove tags anytime, and you can move a tag between notebooks - so if you don't get it setup "right" at first, it's easy to change your mind :)

Meg Bertapelle
Meg Bertapelle Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:05

I LOVE Evernote!!! I save and tag all my knitting patterns :) I haven't scanned the ones that are in physical books yet - but I will someday, so they can be searchable!! :)

Jessica Alexandra
Jessica Alexandra Wed, 04/17/2013 - 07:06

Great! This makes me want Evernote now. C:

Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis Wed, 04/17/2013 - 07:02

Thanks for the info about Evernote. I never knew the site existed or anything about it's functiionality.

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Wed, 04/17/2013 - 05:08

Thanks so much Marisa for this added information! I will be coming back here to see your notes about the Evernote site. I am trying to figure out how to set it all up right the first time!