How to change your default notebook

How to change your default notebook
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How to change your default notebook

The default notebook is the notebook where new notes, web clips from Evernote Web Clipper, and forwarded emails are all automatically saved if no other notebook is specified.

Set your default notebook

  • Mac

    1. Select Evernote > Preferences... from the menu bar
    2. In the ‘General’ tab, next to "By default, place new notes into the following notebook:", select the notebook you'd like to set as your default
  • Windows

    1. Select Tools > Options from the menu bar
    2. In the ‘General’ tab, click Select default notebook
    3. Select the notebook you’d like to set as your default
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    1. Open the 'Account' tab
    2. Tap Settings > Notebooks
    3. Under 'Default Notebook,' choose the notebook you'd like to set as your default
  • Android

    1. Tap Settings > Notebooks > Default Personal Notebook from the navigation menu
    2. Choose the notebook you'd like to set as your default
  • Web

    1. Click your name at the top of the left panel and select 'Switch to older version of Evernote' (if your name does not appear in the top left, you are already using the older version. Skip this step, as well as step 5.)
    2. Click to open the notebook you'd like to set as your default
    3. Click the info button (letter 'i') in the notebook header at the top of the note list.
    4. Select the checkbox labeled "Set as default notebook"
    5. If you switched versions in step 1, click your account icon in the bottom left and select 'Switch to the new Evernote Web' to return to the current Evernote for Web.
  • Web Clipper

    1. Click the Evernote icon in your web browser to open the Web Clipper panel
    2. Click Options at the bottom of the panel
    3. In the 'Notebook Selection' section, check the radio button for 'Always start in' and choose the notebook you'd like to set as your default

 

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