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Home Overview

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, and Web; and will be rolling out on the newest versions of Evernote for iOS and Android over the next few weeks. 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 and Business 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 Business customers will see notes they have access to from across the entire business here.

Scratch pad widget

Scratch pad

Jot down quick notes and thoughts right in Home. The scratch pad will retain the text you’ve placed in it, unless you decide to convert it to a note or clear it, and sync across devices where Home is available.

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.

Recently captured widget

Recently captured

View recently captured notes, with sections for web clips, images, documents, audio, and emails. These notes are sorted by the most recently created.

Note: Evernote Business customers will see notes they have access to from across the entire business here.

Pinned note widget

Pinned note

This widget requires a Premium or Business 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), and select Pin to Home.

Notebooks widget

Notebooks

This widget requires a Premium or Business 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 Business customers will see notebooks they have access to from across the entire business here.

Shortcuts widget

Shortcuts

This widget requires a Premium or Business 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.

Tags widget

Tags

This widget requires a Premium or Business subscription.

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

Once you have 6 or more tags, you cannot create new tags from the tags widget.

Note: Evernote Business customers will see tags they have access to from across the entire business here.

Frequently asked questions

Can I change the screen that opens 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 or Business subscription. Customization options include:

  • Changing the background image
  • Adding and removing widgets
  • Customizing the widget layout (only on desktop and web)

To learn more, visit Customize Home.

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