5 Tips for Using Evernote on Your Smartphone

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5 Tips for Using Evernote on Your Smartphone

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 17 Dec 2013

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 17 Dec 2013

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Evernote is available virtually everywhere, including tablets, smartphones, your desktop, and on the Web. Your notes are constantly syncing so if you captured something on your desktop it will be available to you on your smartphone, and vice versa.

Let’s talk about a few ways to get more out of Evernote on your smartphone.

5 Tips for Using Evernote on Your Smartphone

  1. Fast and easy input. When you’re out and about, you want to capture what you see and want to remember, fast. With Evernote on your phone, you can snap a photo of a wine label, your parking spot, a receipt, business card, or an item in-store you might want to buy later.
  2. Weightless resources. Start making a habit of saving materials — like warranties and manuals, recipes, take-out menus, prescriptions, and articles — to your Evernote account. Evernote search is so powerful, you need only remember a few keywords to find exactly what you’re looking for. No more digging around in your bag!
  3. Voice memos. Use the audio function to record quick memos to yourself, and apply this feature in class (for capturing tidbits from lectures), in an interview (if you’re a journalist), or to simply remind yourself to buy stamps.
  4. Digitized Post-it® Notes. If you’re an iOS user who may have a slight obsession with Post-it® Notes, you’ll love our integration: write notes to yourself on Post-it® Notes, then use the Post-it® Note Camera to transform them into digital Post-it® Notes (your handwriting will be searchable in Evernote, too!).
  5. Fast sharing. Smartphones help us waste a lot of time, but they also allow us to take advantage of short bursts of it to do something productive. Share any of your notes via email, social network or a link you can paste into any app. Send a meeting note agenda to your team, share your grocery list with a roommate, or post your reading list to your book club’s Facebook page. Remember: that any time you update a shared note, changes will be synced to Evernote, everywhere.

Have you tried using Evernote on your smartphone?

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  • gemsling

    My tip: Editing an existing note such as a to-do list is fast and easy, but sometimes I want an even quicker way to add a task or a thought to Evernote. So, I just tap the New Note button on my Android home screen, type whatever I want and save it. When I get back to my computer, I can either act on the task and delete it, or add the text to an existing note.

  • Mark Stephens

    Evernote, when are you actually going to start treating Android as an equal to IOS? I bought a premium service from you but your lack of support for new updates for Android is woeful. I’d like the business card feature too.. when are we going to get it please?

    • Caroline Waddell

      Second that.

  • Stacey Shubitz

    Just used the post-it note feature for the first time. Awesome! Love it. I can tell I will get totally hooked on this.

  • Andy

    Note dictation mike shuts off within a second after I stop dictating. Need to activate mike for each sentence. Is there a way to lengthen the shutoff delay?

  • Andy

    Note dictation mike shuts off within a second after I stop dictating. Need to activate mike for each sentence. Is there a way to lengthen the shutoff delay?

  • Mike

    Evernote’s Android app isn’t so practical… From the browser, if you share to Evernote, it only saves the page title and a URL to the page… There are a few kludgey ways around this, but it would be nice if Evernote implemented something like Pocket for Android. Send to Pocket’s app, and you’re prompted to add tags (or not), then a beautifully formatted article is waiting for you later. Hope to see this fundamental issue fixed for Evernote’s Android app soon. Until then, Evernote’s Android app doesn’t really help the overall Evernote workflow.

  • OB

    Using Evernote on Win8 phone far from intuitive.