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How to Capture Ideas to Evernote in 5 Seconds Using Siri Voice Commands

Saikat Basu 23-10-2017

Evernote is the journal that geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t have. He fared well enough, but we can fare better by making optimum use of this popular note-taking app to achieve a fraction of what the famous Renaissance man achieved.


Evernote is always improving with smart features and smarter uses 7 Clever Evernote Features to Streamline Your Workflow We'll show you the best productivity features you never knew were hidden in Evernote. Read More . Thanks to the latest iOS 11 update, it now also incorporates Siri to help you add notes to your notebooks quicker. You simply have to activate it with your voice and create a new note, add to an existing note, or even add a reminder.

Here’s what Siri can do for you with Evernote:

  • Create a new note
  • Add to an existing note
  • Create a note with a task list
  • Add to an existing task list
  • Search for notes in Evernote
  • Create a reminder

To set up the Evernote and Siri integration on your iPhone or iPad, first go to Settings > Siri & Search > Evernote and enable Use with Siri.

How to Capture Ideas to Evernote in 5 Seconds Using Siri Voice Commands Siri Evernote Integration

Activate Siri by holding the Home button or by saying “Hey Siri” to your phone. Siri understands natural language and processes your commands in a second. So, stop reading and try your first command now. You can say something simple like “Hey Siri, create a ‘Random ideas’ note in Evernote.”


And, voila! This is what Siri will show you:

How to Capture Ideas to Evernote in 5 Seconds Using Siri Voice Commands Siri Note in Evernote

Refer to the bulleted list above for the tasks you can tell Siri to do for you. For instance, you can tell it to “Create a list in Evernote with ‘Today’s Shopping.'” And when you have doubts, just ask Siri to “Show me the notes I created today in Evernote.”

As it understands your natural language, you can give it a date range too. For instance, you can say something like “Show me what notes I created in Evernote last week” or “Show me what notes I updated today.”

Voice notes are becoming popular now across many other note-taking apps, but the new Siri-to-Evernote bridge is a welcome plus for those of us who like to put down our thoughts on iPhones and iPads.

What are some of the creative note-taking ideas you are thinking of with the help of Siri? Tell us in the comments.

Related topics: Evernote, Note-Taking Apps, Productivity, Siri.

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