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Online Notebooks: Evernote & OneNote

Tips for using Evernote and OneNote.


Evernote is a note-taking service on the web. You can add to or access info on Evernote from the Web, full desktop programs for Windows and Macintosh, or via mobile devices with iPhone, iPad, & Android.


Getting Started with Evernote Guide

Tip 1: Use the Web Clipper

Evernote Webclipper is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and becomes part of IE when you install Evernote for Windows. With it, you can capture everything you see online, from an entire page to just one little section or picture. A menu will fly out from the right and provide several of options, from changing the notebook (all notes go in a notebook on Evernote) to inserting arrows or highlights or annotations.

Tip 2: Scan and Search images

You can search scanned images which have words, such as receipts or a picture of a poster, in Evernote.  Evernote turns words inside pictures into searchable text. Note, this also works great for posters, magazine articles. Apps like CamScanner (Free) make the process of inputting the images even easier.

Tip 3: Create Stacks of Notebooks

Notebooks can also be grouped together, inside "stacks." For example, you could make a stack called Travel and then put multiple notebooks for different trips inside. You can share notebooks, but can't share stacks. On the Mac version you can drag and drop notebooks together to make a stack; in the Evernote for Windows or Web, right click a notebook and select to add it to an existing stack or create a new one.

Tip 4:Email to Evernote

Evernote provides you a private email address to make that happen with a simple forward of the message. To find your special address, check Account Info in the apps. Give that address out to other people and they can send things to your Evernote account as well. The subject line will become the name of the note. You can make sure it's filed right by adding @notebook, !date for a reminder, and/or #tag. Here's an example: Evernote email example @Research Studios !8/5/2014

Note, the email feature became a paid item with the Evernote Premium account as of July, 2015. 


Tip 5: Secure your Evernote

Secure Your Evernote: Turn on Two-Step Verification feature in Account Settings. Enable it and a warning pops up- continue, if you would like to enable it.  When enabled, it will require a phone capable of receiving texts, or a smartphone running an authenticator app like Authy or Google Authenticator.