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Home in Evernote

Home is a one-stop dashboard that consists of widgets designed to put your most relevant information front and center in a simple, organized view.

Home is available on the newest versions of Evernote for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Web. Note: Home is not available on older versions of the Evernote app.

Widgets

Home consists of widgets that display your content in a convenient and organized view. All customers have a notes widget, a scratch pad widget, and a recently captured widget. Premium, Personal, Professional, and Teams customers have additional widget options, as well as the ability to customize the way Home looks. To learn more, visit Customize Home.

Notes widget

Notes

View recent and suggested notes. Recent notes are sorted by the most recently edited, while suggested notes are based on a combination of notes you access, edit, or search for frequently.

Note: Evernote Teams customers will see notes they have access to from across the entire team account here.

Scratch pad widget

Scratch pad

Jot down quick notes and thoughts right in Home. The scratch pad will retain the text you’ve typed. At any point, you can convert it to a note or clear it.

To convert the scratch pad to a note, click or tap the More actions button (three dots), then select Convert to note. You can also use a keyboard shortcut to do this. On Mac, use Cmd + Option + N and on Windows, use Ctrl + Shift + N. When you clear the scratch pad, the content is moved to a note in the trash.

The scratch pad has a limit of 600 characters and only accepts plain text.

Note: Premium, Personal, Professional, and Teams customers can customize the scratch pad color and title. Professional and Teams customers can add more than one scratch pad widget to Home.

Recently captured widget

Recently captured

View your recent notes containing web clips, images, documents, audio, and emails. These notes are sorted by the most recently created.

Note: Teams customers will see notes they have access to from across the entire team account here.

Tags widget

Tags

This widget requires a Premium, Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

View the tags you use the most. Clicking or tapping on a tag will show you a list of notes with that tag.

Note: Evernote Teams customers will see tags they have access to from across the entire team account here.

Calendar widget

Calendar

This widget requires a Premium, Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

Connect your Google Calendar to Evernote and link notes to events to make them more useful and easy to find. Instantly create a new note from a calendar event, or link an existing note, and get quick access right from the widget in Home.

Prep for meetings easily, ahead of time or on the spot. One click sets up a pre-formatted note, complete with event details—like date and attendees—which you can search for later.

Note: Evernote Personal can connect 1 calendar, while Evernote Professional and Teams customers can connect up to 5 calendars.

To learn more about calendar features, visit Evernote + Google Calendar Overview.

Tasks widget

Tasks

This widget requires a Premium, Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

The tasks widget provides a snapshot of your top tasks, listed in priority order based on due date. You can mark a task complete or add a new task directly from the widget.

To learn more about how to create and manage Tasks, visit Tasks Overview.

Filtered notes widget

Filtered notes

This widget requires a Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

The filtered notes widget offers a new level of customization by allowing you to select criteria to show exactly the notes you want on Home. When adding this widget, you can add a custom name for the widget and select from an array of filters, including: tags, located in, contains, created date, and updated date. You can also apply an existing saved search. To learn more, visit Customize Home.

Note: Professional and Teams customers can add more than one filtered notes widget to Home.

Pinned note widget

Pinned note

This widget requires a Premium, Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

Pin a specific note for quick access. To pin a new note, click or tap the More actions button (three dots), then click or tap Select pinned note.

Alternatively, open a note you want to pin, click or tap the More actions button (three dots), then select Pin to Home.

Note: Professional and Teams customers can add more than one pinned note widget to Home.

Notebooks widget

Notebooks

This widget requires a Premium, Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

View recent and suggested notebooks. Recent notebooks are sorted by the most recently edited, while suggested notebooks are based on a combination of notebooks you access, edit, or search for frequently.

Note: Evernote Teams customers will see notebooks they have access to from across the entire team account here.

Shortcuts widget

Shortcuts

This widget requires a Premium, Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

Quickly access your shortcuts. Click or tap on a shortcut to open the note, notebook, tag, or saved search you’ve designated.

You cannot create new shortcuts from the shortcuts widget.

Frequently asked questions

Can I change the screen that appears each time I open Evernote?

When you open Evernote on iOS, Android, or Web, you will see Home by default. When you open Evernote for Mac or Windows, you will see the screen you were on the last time you used Evernote.

Can I disable Home?

No.

Does Home sync across my devices?

Yes. Your Home customization on desktop will sync across Mac, Windows, and Web. Your Home customization on mobile can be different and will sync across iOS and Android.

Can I edit my pinned note from the widget?

No. The pinned note widget shows you a read-only view of the note. To edit the note, click the green arrow next to "Pinned note" to open the note.

Can I add reminders, tags, sketches, or formatting in the scratch pad?

No. The scratch pad is meant for quick text notes. You can convert the scratch pad to a note to add images, lists, formatting, reminders, tags, and more.

Does content in the scratch pad show up in search results?

No. You can easily convert the scratch pad to a note in order for your content to show up in search results.

How do I customize my Home?

To customize your Home, simply click or tap the Customize button in the upper right corner. You must have a Premium, Personal, Professional or Teams subscription. Customization options include:

  • Changing the background image
  • Adding, removing, and reordering widgets
  • Resizing widgets (desktop and web only)
  • Seeing exactly the notes you want on Home with the filtered notes widget
  • Adding multiple copies of some widgets (Professional and Teams only)
  • Changing the scratch pad color and title

To learn more, visit Customize Home.

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