Create a task

Create a task
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Create a task

Create tasks in Evernote to keep track of your to-do list. Tasks are kept in context with your project ideas, meeting notes, and important documents; or, keep miscellaneous tasks in a default task note to be completed or sorted later.

Create a task

To create a task, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    • In a note: Click the Insert button on the editing toolbar, then click Task. Or, type Cmd + T on your keyboard to quickly insert a task.
    • From the Tasks view: Click the Add new task button (checkmark with a plus sign) in the upper right corner.
    • From the New Note button: Click the arrow next to the green New Note button, then click New Task.

    Note: Tasks created outside of a note will be saved in your default task note, unless you specify a different note.

  • Windows

    • In a note: Click the Insert button on the editing toolbar, then click Task. Or, type Alt + T on your keyboard to quickly insert a task.
    • From the Tasks view: Click the Add new task button (checkmark with a plus sign) in the upper right corner.
    • From the New Note button: Click the arrow next to the green New Note button, then click New Task.

    Note: Tasks created outside of a note will be saved in your default task note, unless you specify a different note.

  • iOS

    • In a note: Tap the Insert button (plus sign) on the editing toolbar, then tap Task.
    • Outside of a note: Tap the arrow next to the green New note button, then tap New task.

    Note: Tasks created outside of a note will be saved in your default task note, unless you specify a different note.

  • Android

    • In a note: Tap the Insert button (plus sign) on the editing toolbar, then tap Task.
    • Outside of a note: Tap the arrow next to the green New note button, then tap New task.

    Note: Tasks created outside of a note will be saved in your default task note, unless you specify a different note.

  • Web

    • In a note: Click the Insert button on the editing toolbar, then click Task.
    • From the Tasks view: Click the Add new task button (checkmark with a plus sign) in the upper right corner.
    • From the New Note button: Click the arrow next to the green New Note button, then click New Task.

    Note: Tasks created outside of a note will be saved in your default task note, unless you specify a different note.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about tasks?

To learn more, visit Tasks Overview.

Can I create a task that isn’t associated with a note?

No. Tasks are not a standalone feature, and must be associated with a note. If you have miscellaneous or unsorted tasks that don’t belong in the context of any other notes in your account, we recommend using your default task note as a catch-all for them.

Can I add a tag to a task?

No. Adding a tag to a task is not currently supported.

Can I create a recurring (repeating) task?

No. Recurring tasks are not currently supported.

Are keyboard shortcuts available for tasks?

Use Cmd + T (Mac) or Alt + T (Windows) to quickly insert a new task into a note. Keyboard shortcuts are only available in our desktop apps, not on Evernote Web or on mobile devices.

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