6 Ways to Add Your Information to Evernote

David Pierce 02-03-2009

Evernote, your “external brain”, is an excellent way to get just about anything out of your head, and into a system that helps you remember things and get them done (it’s also something I’ve written about here 7 Ways To Make Use Of Evernote Read More before). It can be used for any number of purposes and uses, and is one of only a couple of tools I absolutely can’t live without.


One of the best features of Evernote is how easy it is to add things to it, and how many platforms Evernote supports. It’s awfully close to ubiquitous, with some the best and most availability of any application I’ve ever used.

Of the many ways to do so, here are six easy ways to add things into Evernote:

The Web


Evernote is, first and foremost, a Web application. Using the Web interface from Evernote, you can create and edit notes, as well as upload files and images to go along with your notes. There’s a Web Clipper for clipping web pages and snippets, and Evernote’s interface can serve as everything from a writing tool (with a lot of styling options) to a total file-manager, all right from the Web interface.

Desktop Version



Evernote offers downloads for desktop versions of the application, with Windows, Mac, and even portable versions available. Once you’ve downloaded the application, in addition to your notes always being available offline, adding notes becomes even easier.

You can easily create notes, add files, and organize all of your notes. The desktop versions even let you take screenshots and save them into Evernote, where they then become searchable (one of the coolest features of Evernote).

Windows Mobile


Not always at your computer? Me neither. Luckily, Evernote has you covered, offering a bunch of different solutions for your phone.


My phone, as well as many others’, is a Windows Mobile phone 5 Cool Windows Mobile Apps To Have On Your Phone Read More – with a great application available from Evernote. Once the application is downloaded to your phone, you can add notes by text, by recording voice notes, or by uploading pictures from your phone’s camera. You can even upload a file from your phone (great if you get your email on your phone), and have it available right from Evernote.



The iPhone application is a new, but fantastic, application from Evernote. Once installed on your iPhone, you can create notes right from your iPhone or iPod Touch and have them uploaded to Evernote.

You can upload pictures, or even take voice notes (much like the Windows Mobile version, but native to the iPhone).  Notes can be marked as “favorites”, making them available to you even offline.


One tip I really like? Taking screenshots of the iPhone, and then uploading them to Evernote is easy, and great for explaining iPhone applications like this one.



For those who aren’t carrying smartphones or iPhones, but still want to use Evernote, email is the solution for you. Every Evernote account comes with a dedicated email address, to which you can forward emails, send files, send notes, and anything else you can think of to put in an email. It’ll all be available to you in Evernote, and easily manageable and searchable.

Instead of letting your Inbox fill up, try pushing everything to Evernote, and keeping your email clean. To find your Evernote email address, go to “Settings” and look under “Emailing your Memories.”


Any Phone, Anywhere


It seems a fairly safe assumption that most of us have cell phones, or at least are near a phone most of the time. If that’s the case, you can add notes to Evernote using only your voice. There are a number of applications (Jott is one of the best) that will let you add notes to Evernote by saying a few words. Just pick up the phone, call a number, say your piece, and let one of these applications transcribe them for you and add them into your Evernote notebooks.

Anytime you need to remember something, there’s bound to be a way for you to put it into Evernote. If not, just write it down or take a picture – Evernote takes those too.

How do you add your notes into Evernote?

Photo Credits: JonJon2k8

Related topics: Evernote, Note-Taking Apps, Windows Mobile.

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  2. Zia
    November 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm


    If you feel so strong about these limitations, have you contacted Evernote to share your frustration?

  3. YM
    June 11, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Unfortunately, you can't edit an existing note via mobile, which is frustrating.

    • Alice
      November 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

      I agree it Totally Blows that you can't Edit an Existing Not on the Mobile version.Damn near makes it unuseabe for me. Also they say you ca Mail yourself a Note to your Evernote Email account and have acces to it NOT
      If you Ema yoursel MS WORD doc no matter what software you have on the iPhone you CANNOT modify that document or easily access it via Docs app on the phone
      EVERNOTE has some HUGE FREAKIN LIMITATIONS that some of these reviewed need to address rather than just Gushing Praise for the product

  4. inşaat sektörü
    March 8, 2009 at 5:57 am


  5. Jeremy
    March 3, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I'm still using Ubernote and it seems to work quite well too. Not sure if I should make the switch. The online note taking has saved me much headache in projects that last for months.

  6. Ellen
    March 3, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I love evernote. Like Michael I stopped using Jott once it cost money to have my notes sent to me. But I am lucky now that I have a Samsung Omnia with Windows Mobile. I love the mobile app. I use the audio note a lot especially when I hear a song on the radio I want to remember.

    One thing I wish evernote had was a way to scan directly into the application. I scan receipts in for tax purposes and then add then to evernote. It would be nice if I could just scan them directly into evernote.

    • paul
      May 17, 2009 at 10:51 pm

      That is the point.
      You have to scan and then move it there...
      kinda sucks

    • Integro
      November 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm

      You can scan "automatically" into evernote. Trick is to scan to a folder for which you can set to automatically upload any document dropped into that folder.

      Folder can be set in "account properties" - "file import".

  7. Zia
    March 3, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I have just discovered Evernote and I love it.

    David, you mention that services like Dial2Do transribe voice to Evernote. All I see in my Evernote is a link to the voice mail, how I do i get it to transribe it into text?


  8. dan
    March 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    The mobile web client has recently been updated to be much more usable. Since there is no native app for android yet it does the job quite well. Still need the full on app though. Please?

  9. jeff
    March 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Still would love a Blackberry app. I like the web clipper and ability to email notes in.

  10. Xtian
    March 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    @Michael The Dumb Tech Geek: Well, as they say, a pint's a pount the world arount.

    • Michael The Dumb Tech Geek
      March 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

      @Xtian: Thank you Mr. Spell Check. How embarrassed I must be to have a misspelling in a comment of mine!

  11. Michael The Dumb Tech Geek
    March 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I typically use my cell phone. I used Jott for awhile, but stopped after they left Beta.
    I just send texts or mms to the email address. I make little notes to myself throughout the day, then when I get home they're already synced to the desktop version.
    I also use the Web Clipper to add things. As of late I've been on a recipe kick. Evernote makes it so easy to search for a basic ingredient and see ALL the things I can make given a pount of ground turkey or whatever.