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Harness the power of Evernote for Mac, a popular cloud note-taking and note-sharing tool. This course begins with a look at ways Evernote can help you note and track important items and then build and work with notes and collect notebooks for sharing. Author David Rivers also shows how to take and store photos, screenshots, and even video in notebooks. Plus, the powerful tagging and search features help keep your notes organized and accessible. The course also covers the notebook sharing and protection features, so your privacy is maintained at all times.
If you decided to install EverNote on your Mac computer, you were taken from the website to the app store where you fond a button for installing the free Evernote app. Once the installation completes, you're now ready to launch the app. That's what we're going to do and take a tour of the user interface. I like to use Spotlight. Go up here, just start to type in Evernote. The top hit is the Evernote app. I'll click it to launch Evernote, and a couple of things happen. First of all, you're going to get the Sign In screen. You need to be signed in to your account, even though you've installed it here on your Mac.
Also, in the top right hand corner, you'll notice this little elephant icon appearing next to spotlight. And that icon gives us a number of Evernote shortcuts, no matter what app we're working in Evernote, or something else. But first, we do need to sign in, so let's do that. You'll need your email address or username that you used to create your account. I've got mine there already, driversmac8, there it is, and your password, type that in. And before you click Sign In, notice there's a check box to Stay logged in.
Even if you exit Evernote, you'll still be logged in, so when you relaunch it you won't have to go through the sign in process. That's great if you don't share your computer, but if other people might use this computer, you don't want them automatically getting into your account. I'm going to leave mine unchecked and click Sign In. Alright, that takes us to our default view. And we are going to take a look at this user interface now, which is a little bit different in the Mac version from other versions of Evernote. And keep in mind that Evernote is constantly evolving. And your screen may look a little different than mine.
And we're going to begin at the very top, on the menu bar. First of all, you'll notice Evernote. And just like any other app on the Mac when we click this, we get some common features and functions, like access to Preferences. Or to Quit, notice the keyboard shortcut Cmd+Q. But we can also do other things here, like Sign Out of our account. Or Add additional accounts, you could also Upgrade to Premium directly from here. So if you haven't upgraded to premium already, and down the road you decide you'd like to, you can click the Evernote menu and do it from here.
Then we have other menus like File for creating New Notes, Notebooks, Tags, etcetera. Notice we can Close up notes, Save notes from here, Import and Export. There's and Edit menu. From the View menu, we can change up our views. This will change depending on your current view. Right now, we're looking at Notebooks. And, we're looking at a list of notebooks. So, this is what we would call the List view. The other option would be Grid view. But we can also switch to Notes, Atlas, and the Trunk from here as well. So let's click Notes, for example.
That's the same as coming over here to the sidebar and clicking Notes. Notice now we see a list of all of our notes. And if you're brand new, like me, you're going to see a single Getting Started note from Evernote. And this particular note, when selected in the snippets list, appears over here in our preview pane. Alright now if we go up to the View menu, notice that our options have changed and we have Snippet View selected. But there are other options when viewing notes like Card view. Here we get a thumbnail of our note, and with it selected, there's our preview. Let's go back to View, try Expanded Card View if you just simply want to see cards or thumbnails and no preview, that's the Expanded View. And when we go back to View and try List View.
This is similar to something you might see in say the windows version of Evernote with a list of your notes at the top. And then whichever ones selected in this case getting started we'll see that down below in our preview pane. If you wanted to you can adjust these panels for example if I move in between my preview and my list I see a double arrow. I can show more of the preview and less of the list, or vice versa, by Clicking and Dragging this. Let's change our view now. We'll go back up to View, and go to the Snippet View. This is probably the most popular.
And it is very similar to what you'd see in other versions of Evernote, like the Windows version. With Note selected, there's our snippet. And again, we can adjust this, the sidebar, we want to see more of it or less of it. We can adjust it, same thing for our list of snippets and our preview. So you can adjust that to whatever suites our needs. We can also change views from up here at the top of our snippet list. Click that and you'll see those options, let's go back to Card View, click that same button to switch back to Snippet View.
So all those options are there if you don't like having to go up to the View menu itself. Or just below the menu bar, we also have this tool bar. And we now have a navigation button that's accessible here, where we can go back to previous views, back and forward. This is helpful if you're moving around multiple notebooks and notes. You can navigate using these buttons. You can also change your accounts from here. You'll see which account you're signed into, for me it's driversmac8. Click this drop-down if you want to Sign Out, Add Another Account, and if you do that you can switch to those accounts down the road.
You can also get Account Information from here. Let's click down below to close it up. You can also set up Evernote to automatically sync on a regular basis, but there is a Sync button here as well, to manually synchronize your notes at any time. That way, what you see in the web version, on your mobile devices, or here, in the Mac version for example. You'll see the exact same list of notes. And then lastly is our Activity button. If your going to be sharing notebooks this is a good one here. Notifications will appear whenever there's any activity occurring in those shared notebooks.
Next we have a New Note button here's where we can go to quickly start creating new notes. We'll be doing that, in an upcoming movie and here's where we go to Search our notes. Clicking inside the Search field, you can type whatever you're looking for, even add options from here. But we'll save that for later as well. Let's just click down below to close it up. Alright, so we know we can change our views. I like this Snippet View, personally. We can also be specific about the notebooks that we're looking at. So if you want to see snippets of notes in specific notebooks, you can click this drop down at the top.
We have one default notebook that's created for us based on our user name. There it is, driversmac8, with that selected it now appears at the top. Now only see notes that appear in that particular notebook. There's my Getting Started note. I can always go back to All Notes at any time. And down the road, when we have multiple notebooks, with multiple notes, clicking All Notes will combine all the notes in one view. So this will make more sense later on as we begin to build up our lists of notebooks and notes. Also, when we move over into our preview pane here, where we can start working on our notes and so on.
You'll notice a number of options on the formatting toolbar for formatting your notes, and including things like audio, for example, and attachments. We will get into all of this later on, but for now, you should be feeling comfortable in the Mac version of Evernote. What about the web version? It looks a little bit different. We'll take a look at that next. Once you have your Evernote account created, you don't need to be on your Mac to access Evernote, even though you've installed it there. You can access your Evernote account from any computer so long as you have an internet connection. All you need to do is go to Evernote.com and click the Web Sign In link and use that same username and password you used to log in to your account. Whether you're on your Mac or a mobile device for example. So let's do that.I will take a quick look at the user interface here using the web version of Evernote.
It's going to be a little bit different than we're use to see in the Mac version. First of all you'll notice the default view here is similar to the Snippet View on the Mac. Now we don't have that menu bar across the top, all we have are a couple of options to upgrade, for example, and there's our username. Clicking the drop-down allows us to access Settings or even Log Out if we wanted to. We'll be doing that when we shut down our browser. But over here on the left hand side we see a list of our Notebooks, Notes, Trash.
We're missing a number of options that we're used to seeing, in the side bar in our Mac version but here's our one and only note so far, Getting Started note. We could go to our driversmac8 notebook. That's mine, my default notebook. That's where that note actually resides, and over here on the right is where I can preview that note. And of course, when we start creating new notes and so on, we'll be able to work on them over here on the right-hand side. Also there's a Search field that now appears across the top.
And you'll notice the New Note button here at the top as well. On the right hand side we have the pencil icon for editing so if we want to edit this note, there's the arrow for sending it. We also have our trash bin for deleting the note and we can print from up here as well. Couple different options down below for accessing the images that might appear in your notes, the image gallery. And we can also open this note in a new window using this last icon over here on the right hand side. So, the View options, if we wanted to change them, we have to actually go down to the bottom of our snippet list. Click there, and here we can simply change the way our snippets are sorted or changed from snippets to the list view.
These are the only two options we have in the online version of Evernote, so switch to List, there it is, you see a list of notes. You'll even see a Preview pane down below. Let's go back down to View options and switch it back to the Snippets, which is the most popular view. So that's a quick look at that UI here in the online version of Evernote. But going forward we're going to be working in the Mac version on our Mac computer.
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