Evernote power tips
Master one of the most useful iOS apps around
For many, Evernote is indispensable. The ability to grab content from just about anywhere, sync it and share it with any device linked to your account means you always have that crucial research information, recipe or checklist close to hand. Now Evernote is on the Apple Watch too, the notes are even closer to hand – literally and metaphorically.
There’s a lot more to Evernote, however, than just typing in new notes, making audio notes or grabbing clippings from the web. It’s AppleScriptable, for example, so you can automate the creation of notes on your Mac using tools such as Automator and Hazel.
The iOS version has a Today widget in iOS 8 which allows you to create new notes without opening the app. Evernote has a chat facility so you can share ideas as well as notes, and Reminders so you can set alerts for notes. And if you allow it access to Location settings, it can tag notes with your location – a useful aide memoir if you tap only the briefest of details into a note.
There are other features limited to the Premium version of Evernote, such as support for Touch ID. But the free version is hugely powerful on its own. Here are three tips to get more from it. Kenny Hemphill
Evernote has a chat facility so you can share ideas as well as notes