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Cheat Sheet

Evernote For Dummies

From Evernote For Dummies by David E. Y. Sarna [with Vanessa Richie]

Increase productivity with Evernote software; it's an easy and efficient way to organize your home, work, or school life. Regardless of the computer or portable device you use, whether Windows or Mac, Evernote enables you to turn text, pictures, audio messages, checklists, scanned documents, and just about anything else you can imagine into stored notes.

Evernote's Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows PCs

Evernote handily organizes your information, but you can do it even faster with keyboard shortcuts. Here are some basic Evernote shortcut keys to speed up your organization. (The usual Windows shortcuts, such as Ctrl +C to copy or Ctrl +V to paste, also work in Evernote.)

To Do This . . .Do This . . .
Create a new note Ctrl+Shift+N
Create a new tag Ctrl+Shift+T
Assign a new tag Ctrl+Alt+T
Run a find on the open note Ctrl+F
Clear the previous search Ctrl+Shift+A
Begin a new search F6
Create a new search that can be saved Ctrl+Shift+S
Manually sync with the Evernote database F9
Clip a selected range of text from other programs Win+A
Remove all of the formatting from a note Ctrl+Space
Add a checkbox to the note on the line with the cursor Ctrl+Shift+C
Open the encryption menu for highlighted text Ctrl+Shift+X
Show or hide (toggle on or off):
Left Panel
Note List
Search Explanation
Note Panel
Note Info

F10
F11
Ctrl+F10
Ctrl+F11
F8

Set List view:
Table
Snippet
Thumbnails

Ctrl+F5
Ctrl+F6
Ctrl+F7

Run spell check on your open note

F7
Close all notes and minimize Evernote Esc
Close Evernote Ctrl+Q

Evernote's Keyboard Shortcuts for the Mac

Evernote has Mac keyboard shortcut keys to speed up your organization even more. If you're new to the Mac, the Command key has a four-loop symbol, kind of like a clover. (The usual Mac shortcuts, such as Command +C to copy or Command +V to paste also work in Evernote.)

To Do This . . . Do This . . .
Create a new note Command+N
Create a new tag Command+Control+T
Look at the attachments to a note Command+Y
Merge highlighted notes Command+Shift+M
Run a find on the open note Command+F
Clear the previous search Command+R
Begin a new search Command+Option+S
Create a new search that can be saved Command+Option+S
Display the fonts Command+T
Enlarge font Command+[
Shrink font Command+]
Display the colors Command+Shift+C
Remove all of the formatting from a note Command+Shift+F
Add a checkbox to the note on the line with the cursor Command+Shift+T
Open the encryption menu for highlighted text Command+Shift+X
Set List view:
List
Mixed
Thumbnails


Command+1
Command+2
Command+3
Run spell check on your open note Command+J
Show the spelling and grammar errors Command+:
Move Evernote to the Mac toolbar Command+M
Close Evernote Command+Q
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