[Evernote]able: One Touch Notes - An Evernote iOS 8 Hidden Secret


Attention iOS 8 users: Have you found this outstanding new shortcut for adding notes in Evernote?

It is called the Evernote widget and once turned on, it allows you to create Evernote notes from any screen - even on a locked screen - by accessing the Evernote quick note buttons in the Apple notification center (accessible with a downward swipe from any screen on your mobile device).

Users do need to enable this feature to use it. This tutorial walks you through how to activate the Evernote widget and then define the order of your widgets so that Evernote appears at the top. Note that this feature is available on Evernote for iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch version 7.5 or higher running iOS 8.

Evernote One Touch Note Tutorial

Step 1: To turn on the Evernote widget, swipe down to open your Notification Center. Be sure you are on the “Today” tab and scroll down and select the Edit button:


Step 2: Select the green plus button to include Evernote in the list of items that appears in the notification center under the Today tab:


Step 3: Reorganize Evernote to appear at the top of the notification center by dragging and dropping Evernote (grab the bars to the right of the application) as far up the list as you can:


Step 4: Click the Done button to save your changes:


Step 5: Try it out! Swipe down, and you will have the ability to create a new Evernote note by touching one of the Evernote quick buttons. 


Now with just a swipe, and one tap, you’ll be be creating new notes in Evernote from any screen. It is a great time saving tip and the quickest way to create a note in Evernote from your mobile Apple device.

Evernote’s support forums have additional conversation and instruction about this new feature should you need it.

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Stacey Harmon is an Evernote Business Certified Consultant (EBCC), an Evernote Ambassador [one of 60 individuals worldwide selected by Evernote to share their expertise and passion for Evernote with its 100M+ user community], author of Untethered with Evernote: Tips and Workflows for Independent Entrepreneurs, and presenter at the 2013 and 2014 Evernote Conference.

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