Inbox Hero: Email Into Evernote

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Inbox Hero: Email Into Evernote

Posted by Anirban on 14 Jun 2014

Posted by Anirban on 14 Jun 2014

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It’s no secret that one of our most popular features is the ability to email notes directly into your Evernote account.

Email serves as a primary method for communicating with others at work and in your personal day to day. Yet, it’s also one of the things that bogs down your daily efforts. And, it lacks some of the comprehensive organizational tools and search functionality that you already use in Evernote.

Whether you strive for inbox zero or hope to do a little archiving, use email into Evernote for a wide array of purposes:

* Declutter your rapidly growing inbox.
* Auto-magically file daily and weekly messages into content appropriate notebooks.
* Wrangle e-receipts and purchases for easy expense report filing.
* Archive emails older than a few months or one year.
* Quickly organize details of an upcoming trip, including confirmations and itineraries.
* Archive company newsletters and content-rich digests.

No matter what you send into Evernote, it is all easily searchable, so you can quickly find it later when you need it.

Find yours in Evernote from any platform.

Windows: Click on your username, then select “Account Info,” your email address will appear below “Email notes to”
Mac: Click on your username, then select “Account Info.” Your email address will appear below “Email notes to”
iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: Tap your username to access your account Settings. Scroll down and select General > Evernote Email Address
Android: Tap the Evernote menu, select Settings and scroll down until you see Evernote email address
Windows Phone: Tap on your name on the main screen. From “Account” information, you can access your Evernote email address.

Premium Tip: Evernote Premium users can customize their Evernote email address.

Put your email to work for you, and integrate Evernote’s versatility into your daily workflow for better results. Here’s some great tips to get you started.

Re: Subject!

The beginning of your subject line will automatically become the title of your new note. Everything you add after that will help make content easier to file and find later.

Designate @ Notebook

Send your email directly to the notebook you want. At the end of the subject, add “@“ immediately followed by the name of an existing notebook. Presto! Receipts will be sent to an expense report notebook and travel confirmations will fly directly into your upcoming trip notebook.

# it All

Simply include “#” followed by an existing tag to add another layer of organization. This way, you can easily discover all of your#receipts#recipes, and #confirmations.

! = Reminder

With an exclamation point, you can easily turn an email into a Reminder. You can set the Reminder up for a specific date using numeric values for year, month, and day, or you can just simply say something like ‘tomorrow.’ Here’s an example:

Email Subject: Airfare Reservation Check-in !2014/06/26

Email Subject: History Research Paper !2014/09/25

Order of Operations

For all of this to work, order is important. Just follow this standard logic, and you should be set:

Email Subject: [Title of Note] ![Reminder Date] @[Folder] #[Tag]

These tips will get you started emailing content and figuring out a workflow that fits you best. In the future, we will publish more in-depth tips that will allow you to master email into Evernote to automatically organize and file material within Evernote.

How are you using email with Evernote? Share your tips for the Evernote community, below.

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