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Evernote: Sharing Notes on Social Networks

By David E. Y. Sarna

You can share notes from Evernote on social networks in several ways, which means that you’re not limited by the network or to sharing with just one friend. The only limitations are the number of networks you’ve joined and the number of contacts you have.

Connecting social media and Evernote

Sharing between Evernote and social media (in both directions) greatly enhances your overall experience. You can routinely gather information in Evernote that you want to share, and you can share notes in Evernote with others via social media.

Two services make it simple to command and control applications, push data between web applications, and automate a lot of annoying recurring tasks:

  • IFTTT: IFTTT (which stands for If This Then That) is a free service that connects two services of your choice to create an automated flow called a recipe. Recipes are great for automatically adding content from various social networks and services to your Evernote account. For more information about IFTTT, visit the website.

  • Zapier: This powerful service enables you to automate your workflow by connecting Evernote with social networks and web services. A limited amount of its power is free; subscription services cost $15, $49, or $99 per month and include support. Visit their website for more information.

Additional sharing options for Premium subscribers

Premium and Business subscribers have an incredible advantage when it comes to sharing: They can save notebooks that others can modify. So if you have a project that you need to coordinate, and you divvy up the tasks, everyone on the project can make changes without a network.

You can be at the store snapping pictures and uploading them while a friend records and loads some audio and a third friend is adding text and websites from home. Better yet, only one of you has to be a Premium subscriber to make this happen. The Premium subscriber grants the other users access so they can start loading content into the notebook.

Here’s a nice bonus: Additions made by other users don’t count toward the subscriber’s monthly allowance for uploads.