5 Cool Ways to Use the Touch Bar With Evernote

5 Cool Ways to Use the Touch Bar With Evernote

Posted by SiNing Y Chan on 11 Apr 2017

Posted by SiNing Y Chan on 11 Apr 2017

When Apple announced its new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro back in October of last year, the Touch Bar clearly took center stage.

In some ways, the Touch Bar is a sleeker, more stylish take on the soft buttons seen on screen-based devices, like mobile phones and cash machines. In other ways, the Touch Bar is more like your favorite keyboard shortcuts that you won’t need to memorize.

In addition to fun, colorful emoji that come with your Touch Bar, we’ve developed some app-specific controls to enhance your Evernote experience.

Here is our top-five list:

1. One tap to a new note, just like on your phone

Love how you can create a new note in Evernote on your phone in just one tap? Now, you can do the same thing on your Mac by tapping ‘+New Note’ in the Touch Bar—just tap and type!

2. A simpler way to search

Tap the magnifying glass button for a quick way to find your notes. This may very well become your favorite Evernote Touch Bar option.

3. Tags at your fingertips

If you were never really a ‘tag kind of person’ before, you may consider becoming one now. Simply glide your finger across a list of alphabetized tags in the Touch Bar, and tap. It’s like browsing through one of those motorized, revolving closet racks, except you’re looking for a tag, not a tie. It’s quite magical.  Learn more about organizing notes with tags »

4. Slide into the perfect shade

Some of you may prefer the color picker over the ‘crayon box’ colors in Evernote for Mac. With the color picker in the Touch Bar, you can glide your finger across a multi-color spectrum to find that perfect shade of chartreuse you’re looking for. Adding color to text, table borders, and table cells is a great way to enhance and clarify your notes.

5. A fun way to give feedback

If you’ve already discovered Evernote’s annotation feature, you’ll love this: Markup tools in your Touch Bar!

This feature lets you mark up images or an entire note with arrows, boxes, comments, or highlighted text. Note: Customers with Premium accounts can also annotate attached PDFs.

The Touch Bar now makes it easier than ever to mark up your notes: all your annotation tools are (literally) within reach. Learn more about how to annotate notes »


Got more ideas?

If you find other cool ways to use the new Touch Bar with Evernote, we’d love to hear about it!

For more details, see Evernote’s Help doc »


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6 Comments RSS

  • Mike

    I have 6.1 and it is not showing up on my touchbar 🙁

    • SiNing Chan

      Hopefully, it’s working now. Not sure if this is helpful, but updates to directly downloaded versions of Evernote for Mac are now available. For more questions, please tweet @evernotehelps or open a Customer Support ticket.

  • Colin Whalen

    Also works with older Macs, plus the Duet App and a connected iPad!

    • SiNing Chan

      Thanks for the tip!


    Very Useful Post

  • Steve

    The colour options on the Touchbar are useful, but it would be nice to setup a selection of commonly used colours, rather than the standard “Apple” colours.