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Quick Tip: How to Organize Your Notebooks in Evernote

Quick Tip: How to Organize Your Notebooks in Evernote

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 24 May 2013

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 24 May 2013

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We don’t tell our users how to organize their notes in Evernote as everyone works differently: some prefer to throw everything into one notebook while others love to create lots of notebooks for various projects and work/life interests. If you fall into the latter bucket, we’d like to show you one easy way to organize your notebooks with Evernote using a handy feature called Notebook Stacks.

Notebook Stacks allow you to nest your notebooks under more general ones (for example: Trip to Japan under Travel, or Website Redesign under Work Projects). This feature is useful for breaking a large work project into into smaller buckets, organizing your work notes under different focus areas, and compartmentalizing your life and work-focused notes so you can easily jump between them. Think of Notebook Stacks as digital dividers for your cloud-based filing system.

This post is part of a series we’re calling ‘Working with Evernote.’

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39 Comments RSS

  • David Tobey

    I love the Stacks feature! However, it would be immensely mor valuable if stacks could be stacked to create a hierarchy. Four levels deep at least. This would be a great addition to the premium account.

    • Jeanette Nyberg

      Oh, I so wish we could stack stacks! I’m juuuust setting up all my stacks and folders and I have a big ugly frown on my face because I keep trying to stack the stacks and the stacks won’t stack. I’d switch over to premium SO FAST if we could do this.

  • David Tobey

    I love the Stacks feature! However, it would be immensely mor valuable if stacks could be stacked to create a hierarchy. Four levels deep at least. This would be a great addition to the premium account.

    • Nadra

      Yes!! Please!!

    • WarrenKelly

      THIS feature would get me to buy the premium account.

    • WarrenKelly

      THIS feature would get me to buy the premium account.

      • sven

        I would buy premium as well

      • Stephen Hollingshead

        +2

  • Coobyho

    Is it not yet ready for tablet?

  • Sergiy Kha

    Yes, please add more versatility and depth by adding extra levels of
    hierarchy. That’s invaluable for visual representation of organizing
    your notes.

  • Sergiy Kha

    Yes, please add more versatility and depth by adding extra levels of
    hierarchy. That’s invaluable for visual representation of organizing
    your notes.

  • Shiraz

    Would also be nice option to share stacks, rather than the notes within stacks. Seems kind of pointless to me to only be able to share the notes and not the full hierarchy you have spent time creating.

    On another note for stacks, I agree we need to have better levels of stacks. Simply having main stack and child seems limiting.

  • Shiraz

    Would also be nice option to share stacks, rather than the notes within stacks. Seems kind of pointless to me to only be able to share the notes and not the full hierarchy you have spent time creating.

    On another note for stacks, I agree we need to have better levels of stacks. Simply having main stack and child seems limiting.

  • ursulas

    I love EverNote!

  • ursulas

    I love EverNote!

  • Chris Chance

    Yes, More Hierarchy! Then you would really rule.

    More levels to nest the levels of detail will be really helpful.

    How soon can we have this feature?
    And Thanks for the great software. I do love it!

  • Chris Chance

    Yes, More Hierarchy! Then you would really rule.

    More levels to nest the levels of detail will be really helpful.

    How soon can we have this feature?
    And Thanks for the great software. I do love it!

  • Allyson G

    Boy I sure wish the windows version looked like the Mac version.

    • John B

      Exactly! Windows has always been their stepchild!

    • John B

      Exactly! Windows has always been their stepchild!

  • Angela Clark

    SHARING STACKS: This is a really vital feature to include,EN!!!
    We are trialling EN for 100 Grade 4-5 children – We’ve created a stack for each child with 5 notebooks in each stack that will be their digital portfolios. But what a hassle to share them!! Rather than type in the emails for 100 children to share all the STACKs, It seems we have to share each notebook within each stack individually! That’s 500 email address. This seems ridiculous- what could be the reason behind prohibiting sharing a stack? I can envision many many reasons why educators businesses and individuals would need to share a whole stack. The admin involved in sharing each note within a stack is unacceptable and unnecessary. Please add this feature ASAP Evernote.
    And…. Multiple layers of stacks are absolutely necessary. Its a no brainer.

    • Gary Kitchen

      I create Evernote accounts to maintain genealogical information for an organization. I too would like the ability to share stacks rather than individual notebooks. Or better yet, share the entire account, modify rights on the account and make it read only.

  • rob damiani

    +1 for stacks within stacks or folder hierarchy

  • Kristen

    Is there a way to make stacks of joined notebooks? I have students share their notebooks with me and would love to organize them by class.

  • Gary Kitchen

    I create Evernote accounts to maintain genealogical information for an organization. I too would like the ability to share stacks rather than individual notebooks. Or better yet, share the entire account, modify rights on the account and make it read only.

  • Gary Kitchen

    I create Evernote accounts to maintain genealogical information for an organization. I too would like the ability to share stacks rather than individual notebooks. Or better yet, share the entire account, modify rights on the account and make it read only.

  • Miguel Amezcua

    Nice but it work only for the app to windows or mac but for Gnu/Linux :(

  • Wayne Stiles

    Notebooks would be even better if Evernote would allow password protection on certain notebooks. Having to enter a password every time Evernote launches is cumbersome.

  • Bharath

    + 1 for this amazing feature. Wish we could have a stacks within stacks. That will bring a whole new level of organizational ability to our wonderful Evernote.

  • Lenny M

    Where can I find the Notebook Stacks feature? I have the free version and am working in a windows environment
    Thanks

  • GNix

    I love stacks as well, but noticed it defeats the power of Evernote’s search functionality. I feel free in not having to organize my notes. I just make sure I tag them appropriately so searching is a snap. I go back n forth, but for the most part I do not want to manage my notes… dump and run.

  • Jessica Enslein

    Not bad but still not deep enough. Why can’t I generate as many levels as I want? What should be the problem?

  • Osc.

    The possibility to stack stacks would make Evernote even better than it already is. It kind of bothers me the way it is now. It’s an unnecessary limitation.

    • Steve

      Agreed. I like EN but the Stack thing is just not working when you have thousands of notes. Nested folders is what is needed, plain and simple. You can’t even pretend to create a hierarchy using characters in titles like “Book Project > Chapter 1 > resources” because EN discards anything but alphanumerics in searches … alas. It really is a fly in the ointment for such an otherwise useful app. Please introduce proven folders!!!

  • KaseyFHickey

    Notebook Stacks are available for all users!

  • KaseyFHickey

    Notebook Stacks are available for all users!

  • Claude A.

    How did you manage that certain notebooks appear in grey colour?