How to Handwrite Notes in Evernote for Android

By David E. Y. Sarna

One of the best features of Evernote for Android enables you to move easily from handwriting to typing to taking photos and back, all within a single note. Recorded speech, an ink drawing, and typed text can live harmoniously in the same note:

A note with recorded speech, typed text, ink drawing, and handwriting.

A note with recorded speech, typed text, ink drawing, and handwriting.

When you see the pen icon in Evernote on your Android device to the right of the paperclip in the Evernote toolbar, you can tell that ink support is available. You have a choice of brush thicknesses, as well as colors.

To use digital handwriting when you’re in a note, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the paperclip icon in the toolbar.

  2. Tap the pen icon in the toolbar and begin writing.

    Use your fingers or — even better — a stylus to handwrite notes of all kinds, to doodle as you think, or even to sketch a masterpiece.

  3. To add more writing area, tap the down arrow and then tap the plus sign.

  4. Use two fingers to move the handwriting area up, down, or all around.

  5. When you finish writing, tap the check mark.

    After that, you can continue typing, add an attachment, record some audio, and drop an image into the note. Everything is in one place.