Use Evernote to Text on Your Mobile Phone

By David E. Y. Sarna

Evernote has a fairly standard view that it displays on mobile devices including iPhones, Android phones, BlackBerry devices, and Windows Phone. Tablets are slightly different, but the standard setup pretty much holds.

Although the iPod touch isn’t a phone, it can do almost anything that the iPhone can do, so the iPhone instructions work for the iPod touch, too.

If you want to text, you need your Evernote-generated e-mail address.

To text a note to Evernote, follow these steps:

  1. On the device you use for texting, enter your Evernote-generated e-mail address in a new text message.

    Although the iPod touch doesn’t have texting capabilities, you can download the free app TextNow, which doesn’t require a data package. This app lets you send pictures and text without paying a dime. You do need a Wi-Fi connection to send texts.

  2. Type Test.

  3. Tap Send.

After your Evernote account syncs up, you receive the nifty note that you texted to yourself.

See a recipe you want to try? Snap a photo, add a little detail, and text it right into your notes.