How to Simultaneously Search Evernote, Google, Bing, & Yahoo!

By David E. Y. Sarna

One of the coolest things about Evernote is that you can search any of the three big search engines — Google, Bing, and Yahoo! — and your notes at the same time. This feature works in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

This feature is available only to Premium members. Also, you must have the Evernote Web Clipper installed for the browser you’re using.

Here’s how to do a simultaneous search:

  1. Open the desired search engine in your browser.

  2. Type your desired search term, and click the Search (magnifying-glass) icon next to the address.

    If you don’t see the Evernote results on the right side of the search results, you have to enable this feature as follows:

    • In Google Chrome, click the Customize and Control icon (three horizontal lines) in the top-right corner of the browser window, choose Settings→Extensions, and click the Options link (which is next to the Allow in Incognito check box).

    • In Firefox, choose Tools→Add-ons→Extensions→Evernote Web Clipper→Preferences, and check Related Results. Then click Save.

    • In Safari, click the Web Clipper icon in the top menu bar and then click your Evernote username on the bottom of the Clip menu→Options→check Related Results. Then click Done.

    With Simultaneous Search is enabled, when you search Google, Bing, or Yahoo!, the same query is also run on Evernote.

  3. Restart your browser and perform a search.

    Now whenever you run a search in one of these search engines, you see a window showing the number of notes in your notebooks that contain the same information (see the figure).

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