Create notes

Create notes

Create notes

The more content you add to Evernote, the more Evernote can do for your team. Once you do, you'll discover insights from people on other teams and easily share and find project-related notes.

Fill notebooks with starter content

Once you’ve chosen a structure and have built out some business notebooks and business tags, spend some time seeding your empty notebooks with content. Having some relevant notes (and associated tags, if you’re using them), already in notebooks can very helpful as team members join and start collaborating.

This initial legwork of creating notebooks, tags, and seeding content during setup will give your users a solid idea of how to work most effectively with Evernote Business right from the start.



A note is just what it sounds like—any piece of information you want to save for later. You can keep pretty much any type of content in a note.

Collect the moving parts in one place

A project may start from inspiration found online, come alive during a team brainstorm, then crystallize in a written plan. Evernote Business lets you gather it all in one place so everyone can quickly reference the details.

Collect content in workspace

Here are examples of what you can collect in your workspace in Evernote Business:

  • Project timelines
  • Web Clips and articles
  • Photographs
  • Copy drafts
  • Budget spreadsheets
  • Meeting notes with action items


At project brainstorming meetings, capture a photo of the ideas on a whiteboard with the Evernote app’s built-in camera. All your team’s great ideas are gathered with the rest of the project details.

Add existing content into Evernote

It's easy to add content that already exists in your company into Evernote as notes. Any type of content your team creates, collects, shares, and references regularly for work can be added to Evernote.

With Evernote, you can even add content that currently exists in other formats, such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, or scanned documents simply by dragging and dropping them inside a note.

Add existing content


Sample content different teams might move into Evernote Business:

  • Software developers

    • Meeting notes
    • Specs
    • Mockups
    • Images
    • Release dates
  • Product managers

    • Web Clips of articles researched
    • To-do lists
    • Photos of brainstorming sessions where ideas are contributed
    • Project timelines and milestones
  • Senior executives

    • Staff and manager progress reports
    • Annual reviews


Create new notes

Select the notebook where you’d like to save the note.

Start by creating a simple text note:

  • Mac

    Step 1: Create a note

    1. Select Notes from the navigation menu.
    2. Click the + New Note in {default notebook name} button.
    3. Title your note so it's easier to find later.
    4. Click anywhere inside the note until the cursor appears and start typing.
  • Windows

    Step 1: Create a note

    1. Select Notes from the left panel.
    2. Select + New Note from the top of the screen.
    3. Title your note so it's easier to find later.
    4. Click anywhere inside the note until the cursor appears and start typing.
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    Step 1: Create a note

    Tap the green plus button (+) to create a new note.

  • Android

    Step 1: Create a note

    Tap the green plus button (+) to create a new note.

  • Web

    Step 1: Create a note

    Tap the plus button (+) from the sidebar to create a new note.


Add other types of content to a note

When you select or tap to edit your note, select from the available icons that appear in the note editor:

  • Attach files of any kind

  • Add checkboxes

  • Add bulleted and numbered lists

  • Add photos from your camera roll

  • Take a photo with your camera or webcam

  • Record audio


You’ll also see formatting tools, like bold text and font size, as well as a highlighter.

More about taking notes

Working with business and personal notes

Business notes remain with your company, and all the notes you create for work should be placed in business notebooks. Putting them in a business notebook doesn’t automatically mean everyone can see them. Business notebooks can only be viewed by you and the Evernote Business account admin until you decide to share them with others in the company.

Personal notes remain private and stay with you even if you leave your company.

Move an individual note into a business notebook

Go to the note you want to move and follow the steps to move a note into a notebook as you normally would. In your notebooks list, click or tap your business name to reveal your business notebooks. Choose a business notebook from the list of available options.



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