1. Evernote Basics
  • Why Evernote?


  • Creating an Account
    • www.evernote.com
    • Click "Create Account
    • Install the app on your laptop. It will appear in your "Applications" folder. Move the icon to your dock for easier access.
  • Downloading the App Across Your Devices
    • On your laptop: go to the Apple App Store.
    • On your iPad/iPhone: go to the App Store.
    • For Android devices, visit your App Store.
    • For any of these devices, you can also use the Evernote website to get the appropriate app.


2. Setting up Your Evernote

  • Notebooks and Notes
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    • Create a notebook by clicking on "Notebook" to the left
    • Click "+Create Notebook" at the top
    • Name the Notebook (the default name is "Your Name's Notebook")
    • Double click on the name to open
    • Click on "+New Note in ...." at the top to start a new note
  • Working with Notes
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    • See the "Using Evernote" section below to learn more about the different types of information that can be put into your Evernote notes.

  • Notebook Stacks
    • Sometimes it is handy to group several Notebooks together into a "Stack"

3. Using Evernote
  • Typing, Audio, Pictures
    • Open a new and type in your information. Use the formatting tools as shown above.
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    • 1. Audio: Click on the microphone in the formatting toolbar. You will see a progress bar at the top of your screen.
    • 2. Pictures:
      • Copy and paste or click and drag a picture into a note that is already on your computer
      • Take a picture by clicking on the icon shown above. The picture is taken with laptop's built in camera.
    • 3. File Attachment: Click on the paper clip icon and browse your computer for the document or picture. A copy of the document is shown on your evernote page
  • Saving a Website with Web Clipper
    • Web Clipper is an extension for Firefox or Chrome browsers that allows you to save either the url or web page into your Evernote.
    • On Firefox, click on "Tools" and go to "Add Ons". On Chrome, click "Window" and choose "Extensions".
      • Search for "Evernote"
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      • This will appear on your browser. You will probably have to restart your browser for the icon to show.
    • To use Web Clipper:
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      • Now click on the arrow in the lower right corner to choose clipping the full or the URL.
        • Note: I have been more successful with the full page when I am in Chrome.
        • When you have selected which format, click the green button to perform that action
  • Saving and Filing Emails: Send an email from your email account directly to Evernote
    • Setting it up:
      • At the top of the Evernote screen, click on your name. Choose "Account Settings".
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      • Open your Zimbra (district) email or any other email program you use frequently
      • Go to "Address Book" (Zimbra) or "Contacts" (Google)
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      • When you get an email that needs to be saved, click on "Forward" and type in the word "Evernote". The email will go to to your default Notebook. Specify which folder it goes to by adding "@folder name" as shown.
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  • Creating a Table
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    • To add more Rows, go to the last cell in your table. Press the "Tab" key to create another row.
    • To edit , right click (ctrl+click) and choose "Tables" from the list.
  • Using Your Table as a Checklist
    • Choose a Cell in your table to put a check box.
    • Click on the Checkbox icon (right beside the create table icon)

4. Using Your Notes
  • Searching All Notes
    • Use the "Search Notes" field at the top right of the screen.
    • This features searches ALL text, pdfs, and attachments for your search terms.
  • Using Tags
    • Create subject tags on your notes. The area for tags is right beside the Notebook Name field on the individual notes.
    • Click the word "Tag" in the menu on the left to see all the tags you have created.
    • Tags can be used when a topic word may not be used in the document itself. For instance, I have Wiliam Allen White as a tag because those words may not be in the actual note about a particular book.
    • Using the search feature as described above will pick up
  • Sharing a Note
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    • The contents of the note will appear in on the site you choose from the above list.
  • Sharing a Notebook
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    • Choose whether you want to email a link to certain people or if you want to create a URL to send out.
    • Remember: people will be able to see your notebook but will not be able to modify it.

5. Using the Scanner and Camera in Evernote on a Mobile Device (iPad/iPhone)
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  • Using the Camera and Document Camera:
    • Use the Camera to take pictures of places and things you want to remember. Jot notes and reminders under the pictures.
    • Use the Camera to take pictures of important presentation slides when attending , conferences or PD
    • Use the Document Camera to take pictures of student work.
    • Use the Document Camera to take pictures of important handouts from beginning of the year inservices

6. Using Skitch: Computer and mobile device
          • What is Skitch? This program allows you to annotate screen shots and pictures. Pictures can come from the internet, your camera roll or a screen shot. Even a picture you've taken in Evernote can be annotated with Skitch.

  • Download Skitch from the App store. It is available for your computer as well as your mobile devices.
  • Open Skitch. Log in using your Evernote username/password. This connects the two programs.
  • On a blank Skitch screen, click on "Screen Snap" at the top of the screen.
  • Annotate your picture using the tools to the left of the screen.
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  • All of the annotated screen shots on this wiki page were made with Skitch.



5. Additional Resources