How to use Evernote Helper for quick notes and screenshots
Available in Evernote for Mac and Windows only
Evernote for Mac and Windows both come installed with a companion app called Evernote Helper which can be found by clicking the Evernote icon in your menu bar (Mac) or right-clicking the Evernote icon in your system tray (Windows). Evernote Helper lets you create quick notes whether or not Evernote is open and running on your computer.
With Evernote Helper, you can:
- Write a quick text note
- Capture a screenshot
- Record an audio clip (Mac only)
Write a quick text note
Open Evernote Helper to start taking notes without opening the full Evernote app. When you're done writing, click Save to Evernote to save the note.
Capture a screenshot
There are three different types of screenshots you can capture:
- The entire screen: A screenshot of the entire screen is added to the quick note in Evernote Helper.
- A single application window: A screenshot of a single application window of your choice is added to the quick note in Evernote Helper. When the cursor becomes a crosshair, click once anywhere on the window you'd like to save.
- A selected area of the screen: A screenshot of a selected area of the screen is added to the quick note in Evernote Helper. When the cursor becomes a crosshair, drag out a rectangular section of the screen. Once you let go, the selected region is added.
With all of the screenshot options, make sure to click Save to Evernote to save the note.
Record an audio clip (Mac only)
You can quickly record an audio clip by opening Evernote Helper, then clicking the record button (microphone). Recording begins immediately. While recording, you can type accompanying notes in the Evernote Helper window. When you're ready to stop recording, click the stop button (square inside circle) and click Save to Evernote to save the note.
When Evernote Helper is running in your menu bar or system tray, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts to quickly perform Evernote functions.
|Find in Evernote||Ctrl + Cmd + E|
|New Note||Ctrl + Cmd + N|
|Clip Screenshot||Ctrl + Cmd + C|
|Paste to Evernote||Ctrl + Cmd + V|
|Find in Evernote||Win + Shift + F|
|New Note||Ctrl + Alt + N|
|Clip Screenshot||Win + Shift + S|
|Paste to Evernote||Ctrl + Alt + V|
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