As you may already know, I am a huge Evernote fan. I have posted about it a number of times and it has even been the topic of an entire episode of our MinistryGeek This Week podcast. But one of the most overlooked features of Evernote is the ability to email stuff into your Evernote account.
Evernote provides you with a custom email address when you sign up for an account (either free or paid). You can find your Evernote email address in the Settings section of your account information online. It is not the easiest email address to remember, but once you save it in your address book or in Outlook it should be easy to use. Any emails (with or without attachments) that I want to add to my notebooks simply get forwarded to this unique Evernote email address. Within minutes they are available in my account. This works great for storing PDFs that have been mailed to you or if you have a Premium account you can send any type of file into your account for storage.
Use the @ and # symbols to place emailed notes exactly where you want them.
One thing many people don’t know is that you have a great deal of control over where in your Evernote notebook your email lands. Here is how:
- In the subject line of the email type the title of the note as you want it to appear in Evernote.
- After the name, type the name of the notebook where you want the email information filed with an @ symbol in front of it (i.e. @inbox, @mainnotebook, etc…) If you specify a notebook name that is not in your account the note will be placed in your default notebook.
- You can also add tags into the subject line by adding the # symbol in front of the tag (i.e., #travel, #itinerary). I have note found a way to add more than one tag per email as of yet.
Give this a try and you will save yourself the need to refile notes after you have added them to Evernote.