Tags let you add keywords to notes, making them easier to find and browse when you’ve got a lot of them. Use tags when a note might apply to more than one category or when you want to filter results in a certain notebook by a keyword. You could use tags to associate notes with categories, memories or locations.

For example, you may create tags for:

  • Personal organization: Add a tag for each member of your family, or for the frequency you need to reference it, such as a grocery list or to-do list (daily, weekly, monthly).
  • School: Add a tag for each of your subjects, or for individual semesters.
  • Project management: Add a tag to identify the project state (active, next, completed) or to the spec number or feature.
  • Prioritizing: Add a priority label to notes (p1, p2, p3).
  • Recruiting: Add a tag for the location of a position or the hiring manager (nyc, tokyo).
  • Research: Add a tag for the relevant company or project.

Create and add tags to notes

Create tags in Evernote to give your notes an extra form of organization. With tags, you can categorize, prioritize, filter, and more. Visit Create and add tags to notes to get started.

Create nested tags

If you have a lot of tags in Evernote, you can organize them by creating nested tags. Nested tags are tags that are organized as sub-tags under a main tag. Visit Create nested tags to learn more.

Find tagged notes

Filter your notes by tags and nested tags to find what you need faster. When filtering by tags, you can view all notes associated with a tag and even choose to include or exclude notes with any of its sub-tags.

  • Desktop: Click the filter icon at the top right of the notes list and click the Tags box to view your list of tags. Select a tag or click the three dots next to the desired tag, and select either Include sub-tags or Exclude sub-tags.
  • Mobile: Tap the three dots at the top right of the notes list, tap Filter notes, then select Tags. Select a tag or click the three dots next to the desired tag, and select either Include sub-tags or Exclude sub-tags.

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