Editor’s Note: As of April 29, 2015, the Evernote features and pricing described in this blog post have changed. Please reference our comparison page for a current list of features and pricing levels.
Finals are just around the corner, which means it’s crunch time. If you’re a student, then you’ve been saving your notes and class handouts in Evernote. Now, imagine if you could quickly and seamlessly transform your class materials into flashcards. Evernote’s integration with StudyBlue lets you do just that.
StudyBlue + Evernote: Digital flashcards, study reminders and more
Evernote helps you keep everything in one place so that you can access your notes, files, and scanned handouts from any device. Meanwhile, StudyBlue is a service for university students that lets you create slick digital flashcards and study guides from your notes. The integration means that you can do even more with the content that you save in Evernote–helping you study more efficiently and effectively. Beyond polishing your knowledge by creating flashcards, you can create customized quizzes, study reminders, and test yourself even when you’re out and about.
How it works
When you create an account with StudyBlue, you can now choose the option to ‘Sync with Your Evernote account.’ Here’s how to make it work:
- Go to your profile page in StudyBlue and find Evernote under ‘Connections.’ Choose to sync with your Evernote account.
- The integration will create a new Notebook Stack in your Evernote account called StudyBlue. Each new class you add in StudyBlue will create a new notebook in this Stack (for example, Psychology 101).
- To get started, go into Evernote and create or drag notes into the appropriate StudyBlue notebooks.
- After the initial sync, you’ll be able to access your Evernote notes from your StudyBlue account to start creating your flashcards. Any new notes you add to your StudyBlue Evernote folder will appear in your StudyBlue account upon synchronization.
- To create a flashcard, click on the note you want to use and select ‘Retype as Flashcards’ from the View As menu. From there, you’ll be able to create flashcards based on the materials you’ve selected without having to scroll up and down on the page—the flashcards will automatically appear above the note that you’re working on.
You can copy and paste text from all notes (except PDFs) into flashcards directly. Once you’ve created flashcards, you can quiz yourself when you’re at the library, the coffee shop, or on the go. You can review key concepts, share with friends, and set reminders to keep yourself on track. If you forget something, click ‘Remind Yourself’ to bring up your note, re-read it and solidify your understanding of the concepts before quizzing yourself again.
Upgrading to StudyBlue+ gives you some additional features such as allowing you to merge flashcard decks with other classmates and printing shared notes to study online. StudyBlue+ is available for $4.99/day, $9.99/month or $59.99/year.
Premium Evernote users and Sponsored Accounts
Premium Evernote account holders can save any file types in their Evernote account to be used in conjunction with StudyBlue, and take advantage of larger monthly upload allowance (1GB/month).