How to add content in Evernote for Mac

How to add content in Evernote for Mac
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How to add content in Evernote for Mac

There are a several different ways to add content to your Evernote account from your Mac, aside from just typing text in a new note window. All of them are fairly straightforward and most can use Evernote's global keyboard shortcuts.

Evernote Helper

The Evernote Helper lets you create a note at any time, no matter what you’re doing on your computer, by clicking the elephant in the menu bar at the top of your screen. The simplest way to create a new note is to open Evernote Helper and start typing. Once you’re done with your thought, click Save to Evernote then continue doing what you were doing. If you don’t save to Evernote, your content will stay in the quick note window waiting for you to add more.

You can also create audio notes and screenshots by clicking on the respective buttons in Evernote Helper. You can add images or attachments by simply dragging them onto the elephant in the menu bar. Every new item will be added to the same note until you save it to Evernote.

Paste to Evernote

After you copy something to the system clipboard, you can paste it into a note. This will work with just about any application on your computer and is a very simple way to quickly save things to Evernote.

Drag and drop

Adding images, PDFs, and other files to Evernote is as easy as dragging them onto the Evernote button in the dock or menu bar. This will attach the file to a new note in your default notebook. Alternatively, you can drag the file directly into any existing note. You can also attach files by clicking the attachment button (paperclip) in the note toolbar and choosing a file from your file browser.

Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is a simple extension for your web browser that lets you capture full-page articles, images, selected text, important emails, and any web page that inspires you. These clips will be saved to your Evernote account so you can always find them with Evernote's robust tagging and searching options.



  • add images
  • attachments
  • attachements
  • add files
  • add a file
  • screen capture
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