Note links allow you to link from one note to another note, making it easy to quickly jump between notes within Evernote. Some examples where this might be helpful:

  • You keep a running log of weekly meeting notes. You can create a "Meeting Notes" note, then link to the individual weekly meeting notes which are written in individual notes.
  • You are writing a novel. You can create a table of contents note which links to each chapter, or you can add a "Next chapter" link at the end of each note which allows you to jump to the next note.

Note: If you share a note link, the recipient will only be able to view the note if they already have access to it. In other words, sharing a note link with someone is not the same as sharing a note with that person. To learn how to share a note, visit Share notes.

Add a link to a note

Insert a note link directly into the note you’re currently viewing. To add a link to a note, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click on the blue plus sign icon in the note editor.
    3. Select Note Link and choose the note you’d like to link to.
    4. Click Insert to add the link to your note.

    Alternatively, you can type Cmd + Opt + K on your keyboard to quickly insert a note link.

  • Windows

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click on the blue plus sign icon in the note editor.
    3. Select Note Link and choose the note you’d like to link to.
    4. Click Insert to add the link to your note.

    Alternatively, you can type Cmd + Alt + K on your keyboard to quickly insert a note link.

  • iPhone and iPad

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Tap the Edit button.
    3. Tap on the blue plus sign icon at the top left of the keyboard.
    4. Select Note Link and choose the note you’d like to link to.
    5. Click Insert to add the link to your note.
  • Android

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Tap the Edit button.
    3. Tap on the blue plus sign icon at the top left of the keyboard.
    4. Select Note Link and choose the note you’d like to link to.
    5. Click Insert to add the link to your note.
  • Web

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click on the blue plus sign icon in the note editor.
    3. Select Note Link and choose the note you’d like to link to.
    4. Click Insert to add the link to your note.

    Alternatively, when working in a note on Evernote Web, you can type Cmd + Opt + K (Mac) or Cmd + Alt + K (Windows) on your keyboard to quickly insert a note link.

Create a link to a note

To create a link to a note, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    The new Evernote for Mac: Open the note, click the More actions button (three dots) at the top of the note, then click Copy internal link.

    Older version of Evernote for Mac: Open your note list, right-click the note you want to link to, then select Copy Note Link.

  • Windows

    The new Evernote for Windows: Open the note, click the More actions button (three dots) at the top of the note, then click Copy internal link.

    Older version of Evernote for Windows: Open your note list, right-click the note you want to link to, then select Copy Internal Link.

  • iPhone and iPad

    The new Evernote for iOS: Open the note, tap the More actions menu (three dots), then tap Copy internal link.

    Older version of Evernote for iOS: Open the note, tap the share button (box with upward arrow), tap Copy link, then chose Private link.

  • Android

    The new Evernote for Android: Open the note, tap the More actions menu (three dots), then tap Copy internal link.

    Older version of Evernote for Android: Open the note, tap the options button (three dots), then tap Copy internal link.

  • Web

    The new Evernote Web: Open the note, click the More actions button (three dots) at the top of the note, then click Copy internal link.

    Older version of Evernote Web: Open the note, click the more options button (three horizontal dots) at the top of the note, then click Copy notelink.

Change view options

There are several display options available for how note links appear in your notes. Choose from a plain text link, a preview of the note contents, or just the title of the note.

To change the view options for note links, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. Hover over the link in the note body.
    2. Click the More Options button (three dots), and select Convert to preview.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, hover over the link, click the More Options button (three dots) and select your view option.
  • Windows

    1. Hover over the link in the note body.
    2. Click the More Options button (three dots), and select Convert to preview.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, hover over the link, click the More Options button (three dots) and select your view option.
  • iPhone and iPad

    1. Tap the link inside the note.
    2. Tap the three dot icon above the keyboard, and select Convert to Preview.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, tap the link, click the three dot icon above the keyboard and select your view option.
  • Android

    1. Tap the link inside the note.
    2. Tap the three dot icon above the keyboard, and select Convert to Preview.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, tap the link, click the three dot icon above the keyboard and select your view option.
  • Web

    1. Hover over the link in the note body.
    2. Click the More Options button (three dots), and select Convert to preview.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, hover over the link, click the More Options button (three dots) and select your view option.

Set a default view option

Choose how all note links will be displayed in notes going forward. To set a default view for note links, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. Click the Settings button (gear) next to your name at the top of the left navigation menu.
    2. Go to Preferences > Notes and under “Links and attachments”, select a default view from the dropdown options for Evernote links.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, hover over the link, click the More Options button (three dots) and select your view option.
  • Windows

    1. Click the Settings button (gear) next to your name at the top of the left navigation menu.
    2. Go to Preferences > Notes and under “Links and attachments”, select a default view from the dropdown options for Evernote links.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, hover over the link, click the More Options button (three dots) and select your view option.
  • iPhone and iPad

    1. Tap the menu button (three lines) to open the navigation menu.
    2. Tap the settings button (gear), then tap Notes > Links and attachments > Evernote links.
    3. Select a default view option.
  • Android

    1. Tap the menu button (three lines) to open the navigation menu.
    2. Tap the settings button (gear), then tap Notes > Links and attachments > Evernote links.
    3. Select a default view option.
  • Web

    1. Click the Settings button (gear) next to your name at the top of the left navigation menu.
    2. Go to Preferences > Notes and under “Links and attachments”, select a default view from the dropdown options for Evernote links.
    3. To switch to title view or back to a link, hover over the link, click the More Options button (three dots) and select your view option.

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