Create a checklist

Create a checklist
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Create a checklist

With Evernote you can place checkboxes and checklists in your notes to keep track of action items.

Checklists and checkboxes allow you to create lists or items that can be marked as complete. Here are some ideas:

  • To-do list: make one for work from your desk on a Monday morning and check it on your phone on a Wednesday.
  • Packing list: don’t forget your sunscreen, your bathing suit, or your phone charger.
  • Goals list: keep it with you, wherever you are.
  • Reading list: keep adding to it — when you’re at the bookstore with your phone, or at the airport with your tablet.
  • Home repairs list: pull it up on your phone when you’re at Home Depot and grab everything you need.
  • Grocery list: add items you need and even share it with your spouse!
  • Where to eat list: explore where you live through food and check off restaurants as you try them. See our list.

Checkboxes

Checkboxes are standalone boxes that can be inserted just about anywhere within a note and, when checked, places a check mark or an X in the box. To add a checkbox, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    The new Evernote for Mac:

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Tap the blue plus icon in the note editor then tap the Checkbox button.


    Older version of Evernote for Mac:

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click or tap the Checkbox button (box with a check mark) in the formatting bar.
  • Windows

    The new Evernote for Windows:

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Tap the blue plus icon in the note editor then tap the Checkbox button.


    Older version of Evernote for Windows:

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click or tap the Checkbox button (box with a check mark) in the formatting bar.
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    The new Evernote for iOS:
    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Tap the blue plus icon in the note editor then tap the Checkbox button.

    Older version of Evernote for iOS:

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click or tap the Checkbox button (box with a check mark) in the formatting bar.
  • Android

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click or tap the Checkbox button (box with a check mark) in the formatting bar.
  • Web

    The new Evernote Web:

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Tap the blue plus icon in the note editor then tap the Checkbox button.


    Older version of Evernote Web:

    1. Open an existing note or create a new note.
    2. Click or tap the Checkbox button (box with a check mark) in the formatting bar.

Checklists

In the new version of Evernote, you can create a checklist. Checklists are a type of list (like bullet lists and numbered lists) where each line starts with a box that you can check off when you’ve completed an action item and, when checked, places a strikethrough on the entire line.

To add a checklist: Tap the Checklist button (check-marked list) in the formatting bar.

Note: The checklist button (check-marked list), is only available in the new Evernote for Mac, Windows, and iOS.

Tips for Evernote for Mac, Windows, and Web

  • You can turn a number of existing items into a checklist by simply highlighting the list, then selecting the checkbox button.
  • Hit enter to quickly add another checkbox to your list.
  • You can create a checkbox while typing by typing two brackets followed by a space:([] ), or a pre-checked box by adding an x: ([x] ).  
  • Type 'todo:false' in the search bar to quickly find all notes with unchecked boxes. Learn more about searching for checklist notes.

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