What Are Evernote Stacks and Why Use Them?

Nancy Messieh 03-11-2017

If you’ve been using Evernote How to Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual Learning how to use Evernote on your own takes a long time. This is why we've put together this guide to show you how to take full advantage of the most important Evernote features. Read More for a while, you’ve probably accumulated a huge collection of notebooks. If they’re in disarray, one small Evernote feature can get them under control: Stacks.


What Are Evernote Stacks?

Stacks are basically collections of notebooks. Just keep in mind that while you can share individual notebooks with your contacts, you cannot share Stacks.

How to Create Evernote Stacks

What Are Evernote Stacks and Why Use Them? Stacks

Mac and Windows: To create a stack in the Mac or Windows desktop app, drag one notebook onto another. This will create a new group of notebooks. To add a notebook to an existing stack, just drag the notebook onto that stack.

iOS: Open a notebook and tap the options menu (three dots)Notebook Settings > Stack. You can then create a new Stack by entering a name, or selecting an existing Stack.

Android: Open the list of your Notebooks and tap and hold the notebook you want to move to a stack. Select Move to stack or Move to new stack.


Web: Open your notebooks list. Drag one notebook onto another. A message will open up allowing you to create a new stack. To add a notebook to an existing stack, just drag the notebook onto that stack.

Why Use Evernote Stacks?

Stacks make it much easier to keep your notebooks organized. You can create themed stacks. Let’s say you maintain a blog — you can create a notebook for blog drafts, a notebook for blog ideas, and a notebook for published posts. You can then create one stack for each of these notebooks.

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo Prep for NaNoWriMo: 5 Sites to Practice Creative Writing Exercises Thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo in 2016? Practice your writing skills with these five online tools and flex your creative muscles. Read More , Evernote stacks are a great way to keep your novel chapters organized. You can also use Stacks to keep your personal and business files in Evernote separate.

What is your favorite Evernote feature? What tips or tricks do you use to get the most out of Evernote? Let us know in the comments. 

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  1. Mike
    November 4, 2017 at 1:33 am

    "Instead of placing a note into a specific notebook, create a tag and assign that tag to the note. For example, instead of a notebook called “Skydiving” create a tag of that name and assign it to all of the notes."
    source site: byrslf.[co "using-evernote-the-right-way-ef61f530d1ad" (not my site)

    i use to use notebooks in noteboks in....and that didn't work at all, didn t find anything ..
    until discovering the megapower of tags :)
    i Love your site!