Evernote: Making Notes Available on the Internet

By David E. Y. Sarna

What kind of application would Evernote be if it didn’t let you share information with the major social networks? No more just talking about that big fish you caught. You can actually take a picture from the lake while the fish is still on the line, record an audio note to go with it, and post it to any number of places.

Sharing information is by far one of the most exciting aspects of Evernote. Mom always said you need to share; Evernote has given you a means to do as she said.

An alternative to sharing through Facebook, Twitter, or Gmail, or sharing directly with other Evernote users, is sharing a single note at a specific URL. The most common use of this feature is to publish a list of links on a web page. Follow these steps to create a link on the Internet:

  1. Log in to Evernote Web.

  2. Highlight the note you want to share.

  3. Choose Share→Link.

    A unique (but lengthy) URL is available for your note. You can share it via e-mail, instant messaging, or any of the social-media methods your heart desires.

You can paste the lengthy URL that Evernote creates into a URL link shortener, such as https://bitly.com or http://goo.gl/, to shorten the link before you share it.

You have several options:

  • Click Copy to Clipboard to copy the URL.

  • Click Stop Sharing if you no longer want the note to be public.

  • Click the Open Note URL link to see how it looks to the party you’re sharing with.

  • Click Close to close the properties dialog box.