How to Access an Evernote Public Notebook

By David E. Y. Sarna

On web browsers, a notebook that was shared with a Public link URL appears in the left sidebar under a separate heading called Joined Notebooks. On the desktop implementation, an icon that looks like three people appears to the left of any notebook that is shared.

To access a notebook shared with a Public link URL, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the notebook you’d like to join.

    For this example, a public Evernote notebook was created that you can link to by going to​sarnasevernotefordummiesnotebook. (Please note that the link is case-sensitive.)

  2. Click the Join Notebook button to view everything in the shared notebook on any of your devices.

    You have access to the notebook at the level that the sender had set your permissions. If you don’t want to sign into or sign up for an Evernote account just yet, skip this step and move to Step 3.

  3. (Optional) Click the View Notebook button.

    Click the View Notebook button instead if you don’t want to sign into your Evernote account and would rather just see the contents of the notebook. You don’t accept any permissions associated with the notebook that you were granted by the notebook sharer. This would be the case if you don’t have an Evernote account and don’t want to create one at this time.

    Once you have joined the notebook, you can access it at any time from your own Evernote account. Simply click the Join Notebook link in the left sidebar.

    Click Join Notebook to see shared notebooks.
    Click Join Notebook to see shared notebooks.