Use Evernote Helper for quick notes and screenshots

Evernote Helper comes installed with Evernote for Mac and Evernote for Windows. It can be accessed by clicking the Evernote icon in your menu bar (Mac) or system tray (Windows). With Evernote Helper, create quick notes or save screenshots even when Evernote is in the background.

With Evernote Helper, you can:

  • Write a quick note
  • Capture a screenshot
  • Switch between multiple accounts
  • Open the full Evernote app

Write a quick text note

Evernote Helper quick note

Open Evernote Helper to write a quick note without opening the full Evernote app. When you're done writing, click Convert to note to save it as a note.

Quickly access Evernote Helper using Ctrl + Cmd + N (Mac) or Ctrl + Alt + H (Windows) on your keyboard.

Capture a screenshot

There are three different types of screenshots you can capture, and are located at the bottom of the Evernote Helper:

  • The entire screen: A screenshot of the entire screen is saved as a new note.
  • A single application window: A screenshot of a single application window of your choice is saved as a new note. When the cursor becomes a camera, 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 saved as a new note. When the cursor becomes a crosshair, drag out a section of the screen. Once you let go, the selected region is saved.

Note: Support for different types of screenshots vary across newer and older versions of Evernote for Mac and Windows.



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