Hi, Kasey here with the first installment of our ‘Did You Know?’ blog series. Ron (of Ron’s Tips) and I will be writing about different Evernote features and how to make the most of them. We hope that both new and existing users will find some useful nuggets in these posts to help maximize your Evernote experience.
Many of us are so mobile these days that we sometimes forget about the desktop–we’re really concerned with having something available to us on our mobile phones. It’s no surprise that the majority of Evernote users come to us from mobile devices. But all of you probably also have a desktop computer that you use every day…that you’re likely working on right now. If you haven’t tried Evernote on your desktop, you’ve only seen half of what Evernote has to offer.
Let’s talk about why you should get to know Evernote on your desktop:
1. You Can Create Long-Form Notes
Unlike your phone, your desktop is great for creating and digesting longer content. Similarly, Evernote on your desktop is perfect for taking long-form notes and working on projects that may contain pages and pages of text, images, and attachments. Use Evernote for meeting agendas, to take notes in class, draft blog posts, and organize a research project.
2. You Can Attach Files
Your desktop experience is, naturally, more integrated with your other desktop tools. When you’re on your desktop, you can easily drag and drop images, audio and PDFs into Evernote (Premium users can save any file type), making them instantly available on any number of devices that you use when you’re away from your desktop. You can also bring in scanned documents and handwritten notes thanks to integrations with personal scanners, smartpens, photos from your digital camera and lots more.
3. You Can Clip Content from the Web
The Evernote Web Clippers, available for all major browsers, allow you to quickly and seamlessly capture content as you’re surfing the web. You can clip text and images by selecting what you like and then clicking on the browser extension. The Web Clipper preserves the source URL in your note, so you’ll always have it for reference later. You can clip a recipe from the web and create a grocery list for it, then access it on your phone while you’re shopping. When you’re home cooking in your kitchen, you can pull it back up on your laptop or your mobile device. We can’t live without the Web Clipper.
The desktop versions of Evernote also allow you to take screenshots of your full screen or a small portion of it, dropping these images directly into your Evernote account.
4. You Can View Your Memories in a Super Visual Way
When you’re on the go, you have your phone, but when you’re at your desk, you tend to be in front of your computer. So, take advantage of the most powerful and feature-rich experience Evernote has to offer. See more notes on your screen, browse notes visually, access the Trunk and drop in integrations that make Evernote even more customizable (for example: making voice notes searchable), and see of your memories in the full glory of your computer’s screen.
Having Evernote on your desktop and your mobile device(s) ensures that you never have to think about how to capture or search through your memories. The beauty of Evernote is that it seamlessly connects your computer, mobile device and the web. No more worrying about where to look for your notes, documents, audio files, or photos because they’re all in one place.
If you’ve never tried using Evernote on your desktop, give it a whirl.
If you have questions about Evernote or specific features you’d like explained, let us know in the comments.