Use Evernote with Different Devices and Apps - dummies

Use Evernote with Different Devices and Apps

By David E. Y. Sarna

One reason why Evernote is useful is that it handles diverse media originating from diverse sources, not just that it works with a plethora of computer and mobile types.

Using Evernote with different devices

Here are some examples of ways you can use Evernote with different devices:

  • If you’re linked to a scanner, you can send the scanned document directly to Evernote as a PDF, and if you’re a Premium subscriber, Evernote’s servers will make the PDF searchable for you.

  • If you have a tablet with a tool for taking notes, you can send the notes right into Evernote.

  • Use your mobile device to take a picture and send that photo right into Evernote to save your memories instantly — and find them again easily later.

  • Forward or carbon-copy important e-mails and deliver them as notes, with all the power of Evernote available for searching and retrieving them.

  • Tweet to Evernote or save tweets from other people that you’d like to keep.

  • Save information straight from your Nook or Nook Color to Evernote.

Use discretion. Evernote is for keeping important and useful stuff that you’ll likely access again. It’s easy to end up with too much of a good thing if you’re not careful.

If you signed up for lots of RSS feeds and direct them indiscriminately to your Evernote account, for example, you may find yourself with too many notes to handle — and may also exceed your monthly upload allocation. (You can click Settings to see where you stand in terms of your monthly upload allowance.)

Using Evernote with different apps

Application users can now share notes to Facebook and Twitter via the iOS app or by choosing Share→Post to Facebook or Share→Post to Twitter in Windows. For other platforms, you can still use the old web-clipping method to get content from the site into a note.

By choosing to share a note, you’re making the contents of the note publicly accessible. It’s a small but important update that furthers Evernote’s social direction.