How to Add Evernote Widget to Notification Center in iOS

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How to Add Evernote Widget to Notification Center in iOS

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 24 Jan 2015

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 24 Jan 2015

What will you accomplish in 2015? Throughout January, we’re sharing our favorite #EvernoteTips, shortcuts, and tricks perfect for powering productivity, whether you work for yourself or on a team.

With the Evernote widget, you can create notes from the Today View in the Notification center, even on a locked screen.

It’s never been easier to create notes, to-do lists, reminders, and capture photos from the Notification Center.


Swiping down from the very top of any screen, including the lock screen, brings up the Notification Center. You can now add Evernote’s quick note bar to the Notification Center so that starting a note is just a swipe and tap away. Add Evernote by tapping Edit at the bottom of the Today section in the Notification Center.

Here’s how to set it up in two simple steps:

1. Enable ‘Access on Lock Screen’ on your iOS device:
Go to iOS Settings > Control Center and enable ‘Access on Lock Screen’

2. Edit the notification center settings:
Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to bring up notifications in the ‘Today’ view. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the screen, tap Edit, then tap + to add to the ’Today View’ list (tap and drag Evernote up and down to change the order it appears in the notifications list).

Note: The Evernote widget comes installed with Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch on version 7.5+ running iOS 8. If you can’t see Evernote as an option after tapping More from the share panel or in the ‘Edit’ section of the notification center, make sure the device is unlocked, and you have started the Evernote app since upgrading.


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3 Comments RSS

  • Georg

    I love this widget on iOS. Any chance you could build something similar for Mac OS X Notification Center?

  • John

    I love widgets but don’t understand this. Seems to be just buttons that launch Evernote: I was hoping for it to be a fast way to enter the information locally without even having to accesss EV. Example:L I create a note stating “RC Car Setups” and I change shock oil in one of them…I
    d want to go to the widget, quickly add or edit a note and move on. The widget wold cache the data and the sync it. Instead, I these are simply adding buttons. Evernote takes so long on my phone tonopen I often forget what I was going to write

  • Vijen

    Love this widget but the most useful thing for me would be to have audio note button instead of lists or reminder .. Is there a way that I can configure that?