DISCOVER NEW WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
People tend to use Evernote for everything. So, naturally, security is a top concern. One Evernote feature worth highlighting is the ability to encrypt text. You can only set up encryption on the desktop app, but once it's encrypted, a passcode will be required to view the note in iOS. To set this up, open the desktop app and select the text you want to encrypt, go to Edit in the menu, and then select Encrypt Selected Text. Evernote will ask you to set and confirm a password. For added security, you can set up Two-Factor Authentication under Account Settings. This password protects your Evernote login by sending you a text with a code to enter. Use Templates
The ability to create and use templates is a feature often overlooked, but widely used. Templates are notes designed for repeated use for things like meeting agendas, forms, and checklists. To get started, create a new notebook in Evernote titled Templates. Create a note in the Templates notebook with information you want to reuse. Now open your templated note and tap the three dots in the upper right. Select Duplicate Note, rename it to suit your needs, and then use the Share icon to move the new note to a different notebook. The original will have remained intact. Email Content to Evernote
Inevitably, some emails in your inbox are worth saving. By forwarding them to Evernote, you can turn them from inbox fodder to smart action items. First, to find the right email address to forward items to, open Evernote and go to Account > Settings > Evernote Email Address. Save this to your contact list as “My Evernote Email” or something that works for you. You can use the subject line to inject some smarts into where it shows up. To add the email to a specific notebook, insert @[notebook name]; to set a reminder, insert !Reminder; and to add a tag, insert #tag. If you don't specify, Evernote will add the email to your default notebook. NOTE: Free accounts are limited to five emails. Save Web Pages
Do you keep lots of tabs open in your browser? Evernote's Web Clipper feature can help. Using this tool, you can either clip the entire web page to Evernote, save it as a bookmark, or slim it down to text-only for minimalist consumption. You can even set a reminder to look at it later. To get the Web Clipper working on your iPhone or iPad, just use the Share icon in your mobile browser. Next, select the Evernote app and choose which notebook to store your content in, which tags to use, and what to call the note.
Back Up Your Files
When it comes to backing up files, triple redundancy is the golden rule for me. Evernote files exist in the Evernote cloud server, and they are also stored on your computer if you have the desktop app. But, mistakes happen! Beyond making a Time-Machine backup of your Mac (which is always a good idea), you can back up Evernote manually. To back up Evernote, open the desktop app, go to File > Export All Notes, and save the Evernote XML file in the suggested “.enex” format on your hard drive. You can upload the file to iCloud Files, Dropbox, or just drop it onto a thumb drive. If disaster does strike, you can import your notes back into Evernote by going to File > Import Notes and locating the .enex file you saved before.