Evernote Updates

Evernote mention · April 16, 2019

The 8 Best Note Taking Apps for iPad and iPhone in 2019

What do you do when you have a spark of creativity or an idea you can't afford to forget? Most of us reach for the nearest device—often the smartphone in our pocket or the tablet on our coffee table. But there's a lot more to a note...read more
Evernote mention · April 5, 2019

The 11 Best To Do List Apps in 2019

To do lists don't need to be complicated—plenty of people use a pen and paper for the job without any problem. And yet a new to do list app seems to come out every day. Why? Because keeping track of your tasks is an intensely personal thing, and...read more
Evernote mention · March 25, 2019

The 8 Best Note Taking Apps for Mac in 2019

Your phone works fine for quick notes on the go, but for a more fleshed-out note taking experience, you'll turn to your Mac. Desktop apps enjoy the lion's share of features over their mobile and often web companions, and most major note taking services offer a native Mac...read more
Evernote mention · January 22, 2019

Note Taking Apps Showdown: Google Keep vs. Evernote

There are a lot of reasons why you might need a notes app. Maybe you're practicing GTD and are looking for a quick way to capture to-dos the moment you think of them. Maybe you need a record of decisions made and topics discussed during meetings at work. Or...read more
Evernote mention · October 2, 2018

Note Taking Apps Showdown: Evernote vs. Microsoft OneNote

Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are two powerhouses among the best note taking apps. Both come stocked with tools for capturing notes, whether they are audio memos, images, uploaded documents, web pages, or simply typed text. Both OneNote and Evernote let you edit, organize, store, and share your notes. Each one...read more
Evernote update · September 25, 2018

New for Evernote: Create Detailed Notes Quickly With Templates

Often find yourself creating similar notes in Evernote to plan projects, organize trip details, or write down recipes? There’s now an easier way with Evernote’s new Templates. Whenever you make a new note in Evernote, you can either start writing your note or click the new Template button...read more
Evernote mention · September 10, 2018

The 10 Best Note Taking Apps in 2018

Where do you put your thoughts, your ideas, or the name of a movie someone recommended? If you write them down or otherwise capture them, you get an accurate record that you can always refer to rather than rely on a faulty memory. The place to put all this information...read more
Evernote mention · June 18, 2018

The 13 Best Presentation Apps in 2018

From classrooms to product launches, slideshow presentations are the standard accompaniment to lectures and speeches. You can't give a talk without one. You'll want to drive your key points home—and while a picture's worth a thousand words, event attendees are more likely to be able to...read more
Evernote mention · May 22, 2018

How to Use Evernote for GTD®

Evernote is among the best apps for productivity and much of its success comes from its flexibility. Evernote lets you create and save whatever type of notes you want, from audio memos to doodles to photos, with a wealth of tools to store, sort, and organize them. It's so...read more
Vicky Cassidy
Written by Vicky CassidyLast updated April 16, 2018

Each day, most of us take notes, make lists, read content online, and have to look up something we've written down before. You could use one app for each of these tasks, or you could use Evernote.

Evernote is one of the best note-taking apps. It's designed to store your most important information in a way that you can always find it, no matter what device you have on hand and no matter how disorganized you are. Whether you type notes, scribble ideas by hand, take photos, record voice memos, copy information from websites, attach images and documents, Evernote has a way to store everything you need to remember.

Once you start adding notes to Evernote, you'll want to organize them, or at least add more information so that they are easily searchable in your account. Evernote lets you organize notes into notebooks, which are similar to folders, and notebooks into stacks, which are like parent folders. Additionally, you can add create and tags to notes, giving you more ways to search and sort the notes that you keep. Evernote can also automatically add geolocation data to your notes, if you allow it to, letting you find notes based on where you were when you initially created them. It's an ideal function for people who takes notes during business travel as well as travel writers.

Between the tools Evernote gives you to organize your notes and the metadata it adds automatically, finding the notes you need is never an issue. A powerful and fast search function works extremely well, too. Evernote even has built-in optical character recognition (OCR) that it runs on images that you upload that contain text, including handwriting. For example, let's say you have a handwritten recipe, and you snap a photo of it using Evernote. All the text in the recipe becomes searchable automatically. The OCR feature is available for all Evernote membership levels.

Beyond creating, reviewing, and editing notes, Evernote lets you highlight, annotate, and add visual callouts. With options for sharing notes and notebooks, Evernote supports collaboration, too. Additionally, teams and businesses using Evernote can use its Work Chat feature to have real-time conversations with collaborators while looking at your notes, instead of moving a discussion into email or a chat app.

Another excellent reason to choose Evernote as your note-taking application of choice is its smart Web Clipper. The Web Clipper is a browser extension that, in one or two clicks, lets you save the contents of a web page to your Evernote account. It's smarter than many other tools with similar functionality because it automatically suggests the notebook and tags that you're likely to add, based on your history of web clipping and other notes in your account. Additionally, when you have the Evernote Web Clipper installed, online searches can also include searches through your notes.

For example, if you search on Google for "lasagna recipes," and you happen to a lasagna recipe already saved as a note, it will appear in the margin alongside the typical search results. With a Premium or Business subscription, you can also surface Related Notes, or those that share keywords and metadata with the note you're typing. For example, if you write a note about your business earnings for this quarter, and you have past notes regarding business earnings, Evernote will suggest those similar notes in case you need to reference them.

With a Premium or Business membership, you can also forward emails into Evernote, as well as upload Office files and PDFs and have their text become searchable the next time you use the search function. Premium and Business members also get the ability to scan and digitize business cards, as well as turn notes into a presentation in just one click or tap of the screen.

For a few years, Evernote offered another account level, Plus, which was phased out as of April 2018. Plus offered more than the free Basic account but less than Premium, and for a mid-tier price. According to Evernote, anyone with an active Plus account "will maintain their subscription as long as their subscription remains active."

If you're looking for a way to keep all your writing, ideas, documents, and much more in one place, Evernote is a great tool to consider. Instead of jumping between apps, you can do it all in one place—and be sure you never forget anything.

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