Quick Tip Friday: Capture Multiple Types of Media in a Single Note

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Quick Tip Friday: Capture Multiple Types of Media in a Single Note

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 18 May 2012

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 18 May 2012

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Did you know that you can put lots of different stuff into a single note?
Try it. Create a New Note, then:

  • Type text
  • Add a few checkboxes
  • Record some audio
  • Drag in a file or two (documents, PDFs, presentations, spreadsheets)
  • Snap an image

Combining different pieces of content into a note lets you keep all of your thoughts and research in a single visual place. Having everything consolidated makes it easy for you to process the information.

The big added bonus: All of the resources you collect are accessible from any computer and mobile device that you use, without you having to manually transfer anything!

Things to keep in mind
Both Free and Premium users can attach any file type to a note. The maximum single note size for Free users is 25 MB. Premium users get a higher, 100MB, limit.

Have you tried this? What are some creative ways you’ve combined different forms of media in a single note?

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  • Meg Soro

    I do this all the time! It’s great for notetaking in college. I record some parts of the lecture, i snap pics with my cell phone, and i also type notes. It’s great to have it all in one place.

  • margie parikh

    I have a question.
    I have recorded interviews using evernotes and I have found it to be a very useful app.

    Can you suggest a good free software that can help me convert audio into text file (Transcribe it for me)?

    Thanks!

    • Humberto Diaz

      Hey Margie, this can be done just by creating a new note and pressing the + sign (Android), where just by pressing the ‘Dictate’ option will get it done.

      Good luck!

      • sherry

        Is there a dictate thing for iPhone? That would be really helpful

  • Sally

    I frequently use the methods mentioned. I also like to merge notes with related information and files to keep everything in one place.

  • Jackie Richard

    How can I combine two different notes together into one note?

    • Rahux

      Hold down control and click on multiple notes then hit merge

  • Dave

    I’ve recent been doing this and it’s great. I’ll record part of a meeting. Type notes during the meeting and then scan the agenda afterwards so it’s all together. It’s great!

    It’s odd – though – that jpeg files can’t be viewed as attachments (like some PDFs and other file types) but it’s still a great feature. I started using evernote simply to store collections of PDFs and I’m finding new uses for it every day. Thanks!

  • shannon

    I believe if you select more than one note and then right flick there is a merge option…I am going by memory here since I have not used that feature in a while.

  • Nancy

    Is there a way to put multiple web clips on a single note without merging?

  • Cynthia Hensley

    I never get anything to upload on it. It’s a huge amount of space on your iPad and I am frustrated with it. This
    new feature sounds wonderful. I should really take the time to learn about it. I need Evernote for dummies!

  • Phoebe

    Can you take a video and attach it to the note?

  • Cynthia Hensley

    I don’t have a right click! Maybe that’s the problem?

  • William Clark

    Thanks for the whistles & bells.

  • Skipper Hammond

    Much easier, faster, smoother than creating notebooks or assigning tags for every little project, as I’ve been doing.

  • Tim

    I’m going to try to record my voice and put it on one of my evernote notes. Will there a feature to create HTML file? It would be a great additional feature, so bloggers can use Evernote as their default HTML editor and just only need copy-paste their files to their WordPress or Blogger.

  • Andrew

    How about video? I would LOVE to be able to clip/tag/attach youtube videos related to stuff. Or at least EMBED them, so they can be watched directly from within the note (online of course)

    EVERYONE would love this feature :)

  • Audrey Wyatt

    I didn’t know about audio! I use Evernote to organize research for my clients. Now, I can send them a little audio about the topic as well. Thanks for the tip. This is truly helpful.

  • Jayant

    I believe it will revolutionise the way of using iPad

  • Robert Harper

    I use this feature often my only issue is the 50meg limit. Sometimes I can exceed this with combined notes.

  • Tami

    Can you add more than one audio file? I often times have long meetings (longer than 1.5 hours) so I don’t want to record the whole meeting but would like to record multiple sections – the discussions where major decisions were made or my “homework” came from. I have not been able to figure out how to do this and in the past have deleted the first recording with the second recording.

    • Andrew Sinkov

      You can add as many audio attachments as you like. You need to make sure that the total note size of the note within the limits of your account type (25MB for Free users and 50MB for Premium).

  • gail

    I downloaded Evernote BUT. I am unable to open or view anything. I have a rectangle with a blue paperclip. Can you tell me what I am not doing correctly. I want to use this for teaching in Aug. But … Thanks Gail

  • Grumps

    I’m having a problem seeing the audio icon in my Premium Evernote notebook. Am I missing something? As a potential author, I’d love to make use of the facilities mentioned in this Quick Friday Tip.

    While waiting for any suggestions, I’ll be looking for any update I might have missed.

    Thanks in advance for any help with this.

  • Grumps

    Hold everything… I’ve found the update I missed and things are working just fine, making Evernote an even more fantastic utility than before.

    Thanks to all involved in the development, design, and promotion.

    Apologies for the Senior Moment I experienced in my previous post.

  • John Stacy-Lenz

    However it seems that dragging and dropping just puts shortcur / link in note. You cannot open them up and view them simultaneously or can you and if so how?

    What I would really appreciate is the ability to gather clips etc in a single note and view them like a collage / montage so that you can see them altogether – maybe also move them around to better express the relationships and better still to print them as a collage. Rather like the late lamented HP Web Smartprint facility

    Is this possible?

  • John Stacy-Lenz

    In meantime have read other comments and tried out merge facility which is a “new” for me. It answers part of my need – My merge could well be temporary.

    Would still like to know how to rearrange order. Would also like to know how to de-merge – back to separate notes

  • Don Hunter

    I use the audio comment function a lot. Especially when I take a photo of something important I want to remember. Evernote has been a great resource and companion for our document management solution.

  • Patrick

    I love THE option but it would be so nice if you could actually scribble something within the same note using a penultimate-type interface

  • xuzhx

    when i write a note , i want to attach something(just text), but i don’t want to write that in a text file ,then attach this file into the note.
    how can i do it ?

  • MikW

    I don’t get the paper clip icon on my iPad to attach documents. Why is that?

  • Achim Forst

    Thanks, I’ll keep the useful info in mind and – even better – save it with Evernote.
    Achim Forst, Mainz, Germany

  • Karen

    Too bad you can’t do what you did in this demonstration: use Skitch within Evernote. I want to be able to annotate photos, files, all types of notes, using Skitch. Will this be happening any time soon? I love using Evernote but it would be even a better productivity tool with this annotation ability.

  • Cndngirl

    Check boxes are great but strike through would be wonderful!!!! Thnx

  • Cndngirl

    Check boxes are great but strike through would be wonderful!!!! Thnx

  • Cndngirl

    Check boxes are great but strike through would be wonderful!!!! Thnx

  • Talena

    Just joined, so far I enjoy what I have seen.

  • Talena

    Just joined, so far I enjoy what I have seen.

  • Julia Sweig

    Yes, try REV. The fee to transcribe is fair and the work is fast and accurate

  • ericsmith

    I would like to try it out for now and see if I like it

  • Casey

    Learning lists on iPad visually awesome, however breaking myself from the pad of paper is something I need to get used to. This is one of the best apps for notes and ideas.

  • Rakesh

    Good , the work is fast & accurate

  • brendaleebowden

    I like this is great

  • Dave

    I have just joined, it seems easy enough to learn (I think), but I always struggle with the drag and drop concept. How does one do this? Especially on my laptop, on my lap. I think I have grasped the drag and drop to the icon in my top right of laptop, but how do I drag/drop a word doc for instance?
    I want to use Evernote to organise all of my college work, and keep a tidy place for my research and learning etc. This concept appears very exciting, but I may lose interest if I can’t quite understand how to carry out certain aspects. It always looks easy, but the tutorials often omit some things. I am still learning internet, and am a mature student. I hope it is as easy as it is meant to be.

  • Pat Resnick

    Is there any way to organize notes into folders?

  • Wik

    Hi All,
    Can i have several notes of the same topic in one “file” or “book” without merging them?

  • jeff

    All this is very cool but seems to mainly “cater ” to “I pad” what about blackberry? Tks, jeff

  • Nancy

    Can anyone tell me is it possible to email a note directly to someone?

    • Taylor Pipes

      That is absolutely possible. Open any note, then click the “Share Menu” — that is the arrow located in the tool bar, above your note on desktop. It looks a bit different on each device. Then, select ‘Mail’ or ‘Email’ to send that note. If your note has sizable attachments or files, it may take a bit longer to send.

      Another quick way is to grab the note link and select ‘Copy Link’ or ‘Copy Share URL.’ Then, paste that link into your email client, chat, or even a social network like Facebook. Hope this helps!

      For further information on sharing Evernote take a look at: http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/24973036

  • Kleinjan

    Is there a feature to make notes in hand writing and then convert to text

  • Ann

    I was sent an attachment Evernote file and I was unable to open it. Any suggestions?