Well Evernote has done it again. Once again they have made an incremental improvement that has the potential to have a huge impact for those of us using the service. Over on the Evernote blog they describe the change saying “Emailing Into Evernote Just Got Better”. That somewhat innocuous title doesn’t come close to capturing the importance of the change.
Each Evernote account has a use-specific email address attached to it. Until yesterday, when you forward an email, picture or other file to that address it showed up in the Evernote Inbox (or whatever folder you set as the “inbox”). This was a great way to get information into Evernote but it just dumped all the emailed data into one folder. Organizing the information required a second step of going into Evernote and then moving all the files to the appropriate folders and adding tags.
As of yesterday you can now do everything in a single step. You can now “specify the destination Notebook and assign Tags to your emailed notes” so that everything you add remotely is automatically put into the appropriate folder with all the tags you want added already in place.
Here’s how they explain it…
First, find your Evernote incoming email address. It’ll look something like [username].firstname.lastname@example.org. The address is located under Account Info in the desktop versions of Evernote, under Settings in Evernote Web , and in the Sync tab of Evernote for iPhone. We recommend adding this email address to your address book or contact list.
Next, try emailing something into Evernote. In the subject line of your email, write the title of the note as you want it to appear in your account. In the same subject line, add one or both of the following:
Use @ for notebooks : Use an @ symbol followed by the name of your destination notebook
Use # for tags : Use a # symbol followed by the tag or tags you wish to assign.
You can have multiple tags just make sure each one starts with an # For example, Subject: Trip to Florida @travel #expense report Would create a note titled Trip to Florida in my travel notebook, tagged with expense report .
It is an awesome update that will make using Evernote simpler, and quicker, than ever.
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