When you’re looking for information in digital form, it’s likely you turn to two places: your favorite search engine and your Evernote account. One is for finding things you don’t already have and the other is for finding things you’ve captured, but may not remember. Simultaneous Search is a powerful feature that you can find in the Evernote Web Clippers for Chrome and Firefox that lets you search your Evernote account at the same time as your search engine.
Think of it this way: let’s say I’m looking for a cake recipe. As I’m doing my research using Google, Bing, or Yahoo, I can actually see the notes in my account which contain search terms like ‘cake,’ ‘chocolate,’ ‘layer cake,’ etc. Clicking on the notes found in my Evernote account in my search engine view takes me to my Evernote account on the Web, where I can see if I already have notes relevant to my search.
To enable this feature:
- Download the Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome or Firefox. Enable Simultaneous Search.
- To use Simultaneous Search feature in Chrome, right click the Web Clipper icon, then select Options from the dropdown. From there, check the box next to “Use Simultaneous Search.” In Firefox, go to Tools > Add-ons from the Tools dropdown. Select Extensions, then, click the Preferences button and check the box next to “Use Simultaneous Search.”
- Anytime you are signed into Evernote on the Web, you’ll be able to use the Simultaneous Search feature to search your account simultaneously with the Web.
Have you tried this feature? If so, how are you using it?