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How to Capture Your Social Media Moments with Evernote

How to Capture Your Social Media Moments with Evernote

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 26 Nov 2013

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 26 Nov 2013

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Your Twitter stream is fleeting and often hard to search. That’s why Evernote is a great resource for storing the important bits of that social conversation – memorable quotes, articles, restaurant recommendations – and making them available and easily searchable.

A few years ago, we saw this need to capture your Twitter stream, so we launched a rudimentary Twitter integration called @myEN. Since then, services have come along that connect Evernote to your social stream in amazingly useful ways. We will be turning off @myEN next week. If you’ve been using it, we recommend switching to IFTTT or Zapier, which are much more robust replacements. Here’s a look at what makes these tools great.

Capture Social Memories with Evernote Apps and Services

IFTTT
If This, Then That (IFTTT) connects two services of your choice, to create an automated flow called a recipe. This is a great way to automatically add content from various social networks and services to your Evernote Account.

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Need inspiration for what you can save into Evernote from Twitter, using IFTTT? Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Browse through additional recipes created by the community, learn how to create your own or simply click on this recipe to try it out:
IFTTT Recipe: Save twitter favorites in Evernote

Zapier
Zapier is a service that allows you to automate your workflow by connecting Evernote with social networks and web services. What’s a Zap, you ask? Similar to a recipe in IFTTT, a Zap is a connection between two apps that automates time-consuming tasks. Here are some Zaps you can use for Twitter:

How are you using Evernote to capture the best moments in your social media? Tell us in the comments.

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  • E. C. Chang

    Using IFTTT recipes connected to your social media does let you do some pretty neat things with your social media postings, like adding them all to a “captain’s log” and such. If you’d rather have it really be a no-brainer, you can set yourself up with an account on everyday.me. This is a journaling app/service that will allow you to post your own entries and integrate them with a live timeline of your postings to facebook, twitter, instagram, and foursquare. You can archive all this content to Evernote in a weekly digest.

  • Frank Degenaar

    This is fantastic! I teach English as a 2nd language… and now I can save those tweets that illustrate the contemporary use of any piece of language to my Evernote and use that while I’m teaching…

  • Josh Allen

    I’ve created an IFTTT recipe that allows you to use the hashtag #myen in a very similar way to what @myen did https://ifttt.com/recipes/130933

    • plnaugle

      Thanks, Josh. I just used your recipe to connect my Twitter to Evernote.

    • plnaugle

      Thanks, Josh. I just used your recipe to connect my Twitter to Evernote.

    • plnaugle

      Thanks, Josh. I just used your recipe to connect my Twitter to Evernote.

  • Bill

    pfffft!! What about those who only want to send a “reminder note” about something from twitter to evernote? I don’t need favorites…or an archive of my tweets…

    • carrja99

      We actually implemented Reminder Notes on Zapier a month back. It’s an incredibly useful feature! :)

  • plnaugle

    Sad to hear this feature is going away, but so glad to know about alternatives. Thank you Evernote.

  • Mark Goodson

    If you have are using social media to promote your business having a log is a great idea. You can regularly review it along with Google Analytics on your site (and other metrics) to see which posts worked best for you and why.

  • Mark Goodson

    If you have are using social media to promote your business having a log is a great idea. You can regularly review it along with Google Analytics on your site (and other metrics) to see which posts worked best for you and why.

  • Wade Foster

    One cool Zapier feature is that you can connect multiple Twitter accounts. So if you manage many Twitter accounts you can save all those Tweets to Evernote.

  • Herman

    I’m another user who is disappointed to see this service disappear. A little more candor behind the decision would be appreciated. None of the “alternatives” cited perform the same service. Having the ability to send a quick jot to my Evernote account via Twitter DM has been an invaluable service. I neither need nor desire to have all or a portion of my tweets archived in Evernote, nor do I want the contents of my Twitter->Evernote jots publicly readable.

  • richard herist Jr.

    IFTTT is awesome!