Customize Home

Customize Home
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Customize Home

Customize Home in Evernote

Home lets you customize your view to put the information you need front and center so you can always see exactly what you want, just the way you like it. Customization is available to Evernote Premium and Business customers, and includes:

  • Changing the background image
  • Adding and removing widgets
  • Customizing the widget layout

For an overview of Home, visit Home Overview.

Change the background image

You can select an image from our gallery of images, or upload your own. If you choose to upload your own image, the recommended size is 2000 x 1280 px. You can upload a .jpg or .png file up to 5 MB. To change the background image, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Click the "Change background" button.
    3. Select or upload an image.
    4. Click Select.
  • Windows

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Click the "Change background" button.
    3. Select or upload an image.
    4. Click Select.

Add widgets

As an Evernote Premium or Business customer, you have access to additional widgets. To add a widget, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Drag an available widget from the right side and drop it into a widget slot.
  • Windows

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Drag an available widget from the right side and drop it into a widget slot.

Remove widgets

To remove a widget, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Click the 'x' in the upper right corner of the widget.
  • Windows

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Click the 'x' in the upper right corner of the widget.

Reorder widgets

Reorder your widgets to arrange them in an order that works best for you. When you move them, the widgets will always snap to the left. To reorder your widgets, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Drag and drop the widgets in the order you would like them to appear.
  • Windows

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Drag and drop the widgets in the order you would like them to appear.

Resize widgets

This option is only available on Mac, Windows, and Evernote Web.

Widgets can be resized to small, medium, or large. Widgets are not able to be resized vertically, and cannot be resized on mobile devices. To resize your widgets, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Hover your cursor over the widget and select a size at the bottom right.
  • Windows

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Hover your cursor over the widget and select a size at the bottom right.

Frequently asked questions

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

When you open Evernote 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 customization sync across my devices?

Yes. Home customization syncs across all devices where Home is available.

Can I have more than one copy of the same widget? For example, two scratch pads?

No. Home is only able to support one copy of each available widget.

Can I remove the background image?

No. You do not have to select a custom background, but you are not able to remove the background image altogether.

Can I change the color of the scratch pad?

No. The scratch pad is only available in yellow.

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