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Quick Tip Friday: How to Join a Public Notebook

Quick Tip Friday: How to Join a Public Notebook

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 14 Dec 2012

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 14 Dec 2012

Evernote lets you share any of your notebooks with the world by generating a link that can be posted anywhere; anyone with access to this link will now be able to view the notes in the notebook you’ve shared.

Did you know that you can easily add useful content from Public Notebooks directly to your Evernote account so you can then find and access it from any computer or mobile device where you have Evernote installed?

Try this: when you find or receive a link to a Public Notebook that you’d like to add to your account, click on the link that takes you to your Web browser. Next, select to ‘Join the Notebook.’ Once you’ve joined, the notebook will be accessible from your Evernote account and you’ll be able to search through it the way you would any of your other notebooks.

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    so far I’m satisfied with the results, pressuring to update new site

  • Susan D

    I need a quick tip for how to “unjoin” a notebook i no longer need.

    • spg SCOTT

      You can do this in the desktop clients, by right clicking on the notebook and selecting Delete.

      There used to be a page in the web client that would allow you to manage this, but that was lost a little while ago.

  • Carl Sorensen

    I’d like to see a Quick Tip published on how to annotate and/or edit a PDF document once it is put in to Evernote. Can Skitch be used to annotate a PDF?

  • Chase Mann

    I wish Evernote would maintain a directory (category based?) of public notebooks

  • Megan

    Are the notes only available to the person I give the link to? I do not want them to be searchable for anyone else.

    Thank you.

  • Patrick Lafferty

    is there any way to make a public notebook so that anyone who joins it can add to it? (not just search and review it)