Welcome to Evernote for Mac

Welcome to Evernote for Mac
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Welcome to Evernote for Mac

Evernote for Mac Quick Tour

Evernote Mac Home Screen


Navigation Menu

The navigation menu (also referred to as the side navigation bar) gives you quick access to your notes. By default, this menu is displayed in an expanded view, with icons and labels. For a simplified, icons-only view, drag the divider line (between the menu and the note list) to the left.

  • Notes IconNotes: View a list of all the notes in your account. Select a note to view and edit it. Evernote Business accounts give you the option of displaying 'Personal' and 'Business' notes as separate lists.
  • Notebook IconNotebooks: View a list of all the notebooks in your account, including those you've created and those that have been shared with you. Select a notebook to view and edit it. Evernote Business accounts give you the option of viewing 'Personal' and 'Business' notebooks as separate lists.
  • Tag IconTags: View a list of all the tags in your account. Select a tag to view all the notes associated to that tag. In this way, the tag serves as a quick way to find what you're looking for.


Evernote Toolbar

The Evernote toolbar gives you quick access to common Evernote functions.

  • Account Info IconAccount info: Tap on the silhouette next to your account name at the top of the screen to view your account information. Note: With Premium, you also have the option of switching to another Evernote account you own.
  • Sync IconSync: Manually sync your Evernote account to the Evernote service. Note: Evernote automatically syncs regularly, so using this button is optional.
  • Ntofication Bell IconNotifications: Display recent account activity. Note: For those who are part of a company Evernote account, this list includes any actions others in your company have recently taken on business notebooks shared with you.
  • New Note Plus IconNew Note button: Create a new note in the selected notebook. New notes are saved to your default notebook if no notebook is specified. Add text, handwriting, attachments, photos, and other media to the new note.
  • Work Chat IconNew Chat: Discuss notes and notebooks you've shared with others.
  • Search IconSearch field: Use keywords, locations, and tags to search for notes. Evernote searches the titles and contents of your notes, as well as text inside images attached to notes.


Note List

The note list displays all the notes in your account, all the notes that match your search results, or all the notes in a selected notebook or notebook stack.

  • All Notes ButtonView All Notes: Display all the notes in your account as a list. Note: If you are part of a company account, this list includes both your personal and business notes.
  • Active Notebook Options ButtonActive Notebook: The name of the selected notebook appears above the note list. Click this button to view a list of all the notebooks in your account. Select another notebook from this list as a quick way to switch to that notebook.
  • Tag IconTag: Add and edit tags associated with a note.
  • Work Chat IconWork Chat: Share all the notes in the selected notebook via email or Work Chat. Note: You can only share notes if you have 'Can edit and invite' permissions.
  • Note Viewing Options ButtonView Options: Change the way your notes are displayed and sorted.


Note View

View and edit notes. Organize your notes using notebooks and tags so they're easier to find.

  • Notebook IconNotebook: The name of the notebook where the selected note is saved.
  • Tag IconTag: View and edit the tags associated with the selected note
  • Reminder IconReminder: Set an alarm to notify you when you need to take some sort of action related to the note or to-do items in a list.
  • Presentation IconPresent: Automatically format the selected note as a full-width presentation, and share with others on your computer or on a secondary monitor
  • Info IconInfo: View details about a note, such as date the note was updated and created. Move the note to a different notebook, edit associated tags, and add location info.
  • Delete IconDelete: Delete the selected note and move it to the 'Trash' notebook.

Click inside any opened note to enter the note editing mode. The formatting tools that appear at the top of the screen let you change the way the note looks—font style, text formats—and lets you add other types of media, such as images, files, and audio recordings.