Create a sketch in Evernote for Mac and Windows

Create a sketch in Evernote for Mac and Windows
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Create a sketch in Evernote for Mac and Windows

Use your mouse to draw and create handwritten notes. You can also use your finger or a stylus on touchscreen devices. Insert diagrams and handwritten notes right alongside your photos, audio recordings, and file attachments. Evernote recognizes handwritten text inside your notes so you can search for it later.

Ways to sketch:

  • Add diagrams to class and meeting notes
  • Jot down ideas when renovating an office or home
  • Draw UI designs for app screens or web pages
  • Create video storyboards

Add a sketch

To add a sketch to a note, follow the instructions for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. From any opened note in edit mode, tap on the blue plus sign icon (+) in the note editor, then tap Sketch.
    2. Sketching tools appear on the left side of the screen. Select the pen or highlighter to start sketching notes with your mouse.
    3. Tap Done to save. Sketches are saved as .PNG images that can be downloaded, and edited on other desktop and mobile devices.
  • Windows

    The new Evernote for Windows

    1. From any opened note in edit mode, tap on the blue plus sign icon (+) in the note editor, then tap Sketch.
    2. Sketching tools appear on the left side of the screen. Select the pen or highlighter to start sketching notes with your mouse.
    3. Tap Done to save. Sketches are saved as .PNG images that can be downloaded, and edited on other desktop and mobile devices.

    Older version of Evernote for Windows

    1. Click File > New Note > New Ink Note.
    2. Sketching tools appear at the top of the screen. Select the pen or highlighter to start sketching notes with your mouse.
    3. Sketches will be saved as a new ink note.
      

    Explore sketch tools

    Ink note toolbar

    Sketch notes have their own toolbar with options to customize and format your handwritten notes.

    • Snap-to-Shape toolSnap-to-Shape: "Snaps" freehand drawings into precise lines and shapes.
    • Pencil toolPencil: Write and draw freehandwith a circular tip.
    • Pen toolPen: Write and draw freehandwith an angled tip.
    • Cutter toolCutter: Delete lines or objects.
    • Selector toolSelector: Select objects to be scaled, stretched, moved, or deleted.
    • Stroke widthStroke Width: Choose the size of your pen, pencil, and cutter tools.
    • Stroke colorStroke Color: Choose the color of the ink.
    • Paper colorPaper Color: Choose the color of the background and rule lines. For a blank white background, select white for both Paper Color and Paper Grid.

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