Now you can send your tweets directly into Evernote. Why is this cool? Because Twitter is chock-full of great stuff. Your ideas, thoughts, and experiences mixed together with all of the content from the people you follow: journalism, storytelling, commentary, activism, even comedy –to quote Rob Corddry, “It’s the perfect joke-writing medium. If you need more than 140 characters then it’s not worth it.”
Thanks to the Evernote-Twitter integration, you can easily capture the tweets you like: your own or those showing up in your stream. Plus, as an added bonus, you can now send yourself a quick note right from Twitter –no need to do any of that pesky app switching. Here’s how…
Say ‘Hello’ to @myEN
Evernote now lets you send public Twitter messages, and private Direct Messages, right into your Evernote account for searchable, permanent safekeeping. It’s called myEN, and here’s how it works.
Setting up myEN
First, you’ll need an Evernote account. It’s free. Get yours now »
- Follow myEN on Twitter (you will need a Twitter account)
- myEN will follow you back, and send you a DM with a link
- Click the link, sign into Evernote, and connect your Evernote and Twitter accounts
If you have a protected Twitter account, then do the following: follow myEN, accept myEN’s follow request, then send myEN a DM. After that, go to step 3 above.
How to use myEN
- For Public tweets: Add @myEN to the body of any public tweet
- For Direct Messages: Send a DM to myEN to create a new note in Evernote
Tip: Retweet something you like and add @myEN to save it into Evernote.
It usually takes under a minute for a message to show up in your Evernote account, depending on how Twitter is feeling.
Thanks to Twitter’s built-in SMS support, you will now be able to send notes into Evernote from any mobile phone, anywhere in the world. In the US, text message “d myEN [your note]” to 40404 (you will need a Twitter account to do this). Go here to see your country’s Twitter SMS number.
Tweets with Twitpics
A popular way to embed photos into Twitter messages is with Twitpic. If a tweet that you send to Evernote contains a Twitpic URL, a thumbnail of the photo will show up in Evernote along with a link to the original image. Nice.
API developers take note
This integration now adds Twitter to the, ever-growing, list of ways to interact with Evernote, and by extension your apps. Think about it. There are tons of great possibilities. Check out our developer section for more info.
We hope you like our Twitter integration. There’s lots more exciting stuff coming soon.
Update: How fast is it?
The speed with which your notes get into Evernote depends on how you send them and how bogged down Twitter happens to be at the time. Direct messages (DM) to myEN will almost always get into your Evernote account in a minute or two, while public @myEN replies can sometimes take 30 minutes. Either way, don’t worry, the tweets will be there by the time you need to remember them again.