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Spring Made Simple with Evernote, Plus a Quick Tip!

Spring Made Simple with Evernote, Plus a Quick Tip!

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 20 Mar 2013

Posted by Stefanie Fazzio on 20 Mar 2013

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Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and if you’re looking to join in the spirit and awaken your productivity this Spring, Evernote can help! The Evernote Team, Ambassadors, and users like you will be chiming in here on the blog with tips, stories, and inspiration to help you get more organized all season long. Spring can be a hectic time, so join us in using Evernote to keep it simple!

Kick-Off Quick Tip: Emailing into Evernote

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In the spirit of simplification, we thought we’d kick things off with a Quick Tip to help you do a little spring cleaning of one of the most difficult places to keep organized: your email inbox. It’s a great time to tackle your digital clutter, and a good place to start is by setting aside some time to start sorting, tagging, unsubscribing and deleting. As you’re working your way through this process, you can easily forward things you want to keep or archive straight into your Evernote account. If your are sending emails to a recently created notebook or tagging with a recently created tag, remember to sync your account first. Here’s how it’s done:

Bonus Tip: Once you’ve got your Evernote email address, you can add it to your contacts to save yourself time when forwarding emails into Evernote in the future!

1. Get your Evernote email address. Every Evernote account comes with a unique email address. You can look yours up in Evernote for any platform:Evernote for Mac & Evernote for Mac: Go to the Account Info area
Evernote Web: Go to Settings
Evernote for Android: Go to Settings, then tap ‘Account Info’
Evernote for iPhone and iPad:  Go to Account Info, then tap ‘Evernote email address’
2. Specify the notebook and tags you want associated with the note in the subject line. To specify the destination notebook, append the subject line with the symbol “@” followed by the name of an existing notebook. To add a tag, include “#” followed by an existing tag. For example, @recipes #dinner would automatically create a note tagged with ‘dinner’ in the notebook ‘recipes.’

3. Sync your Evernote account. Once sent, the email will appear as a new note in your Evernote account the next time you sync.

Just like that, your email will appear as a note in the notebook you sent it to. Forwarding emails into Evernote is a fast and easy way to start tackling your digital mess this Spring. For more information, you can also check out this older post about forwarding into Evernote.

Learn from the Evernote Ambassadors

Thanks to Education Ambassador, Nick Provenzano for passing along this tip:

“The email feature of Evernote is a great way to clean up that cluttered inbox. As a teacher, I can have email from students, parents, teachers, administrators and everything in between. Instead of leaving them sitting in the inbox, I can forward them to Evernote and place them in the correct notebook and tag them all in the subject line.”

We’re thrilled to present Spring Made Simple with Evernote! We’ll be adding great stories and tips for you all season long – let us know what you’d like to hear more about!

Follow Along on the Blog & Connect with Us

Each week we’ll be adding a number of special tips to kick your spring cleaning into high gear from our Ambassadors, delicious and easy recipes from notable chefs and restaurateurs, and tons more! You won’t want to miss out.

Do you have any great spring tips, ideas and recipes to share? Post your favorite spring cleaning tips, connect with others tackling new projects or just join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @evernotelife and use the hashtag #evernotelife on Twitter throughout the spring season, and Like us on Facebook.

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  • Angela Booth

    I love being able to mail stuff to Evernote. I use this feature every day when I’m out, and want to make a quick note of something. I also forward important emails to Evernote, so that there’s a record.

    IFTTT is useful for emailing to Evernote too. You can set it up so that anything labelled ‘evernote’ in Gmail is sent to Evernote.

  • amuramoto

    We’re happy to help! Stay tuned to the blog this spring for even more tips from us and our Ambassadors.