In this video, learn the various ways to create a new tag and add multiple tags to a note. You will also learn the various types of tags you can create to maximize their usefulness.
- [Instructor] So far we've been adding content to notes in various notebooks and as you can imagine over time, those Evernote notebooks as going to become stuffed with all kinds of content. So it's time now to start thinking about tagging. The purpose of tagging anything in any program in life is to add descriptive words or phrases that will help you search for a group of items later on that are related. Evernote tagging is no different and making it a regular habit can save you tons of time down the road when you need to retrieve some of that content.
So let's start with the first type of tag you might consider adding to one of your notes, the subject or general subject. The general subject of a note is a good example of good tag material. So for example, if we created a note about a user conference, we could tag it with user conference. Imagine if you do this every year? Overtime, you can get all your user conference notes together by using that tag. So let's go to our User Conference 2018 notebook and let's go to the Essential Landon Hotel Information, the merged note, and tag it.
How do we tag? Well the easiest way is to go to the top of the note itself where you'll see Add Tag. Notice F3 is the keyboard shortcut as well. So clicking opens up a field where we can add our general subject tag, which is going to be User Conference and you can press Enter to lock it in. When you do, the cursor starts flashing waiting for you to add another tag. Another type of tag is the specific subject tag so to continue with this example, we might also want to tag this with something more specific, like the year which is 2018.
Press Enter. It's at the Landon Hotel. We would type in Landon or Landon Hotel. Press Enter. That's more specific as well. And now you can see we've run out of room so this little window opens up to add additional tags. If you don't need to, just click Cancel. There we go. So now we have some tags added up here. Notice over here on the left hand side, there's a Tags category, which we can expand to see the current tags and how many notes they've been applied to.
Watch that grow as we continue now with the next type of tag, the source. For example, if we grabbed the business card from somebody, we might want to tag it with their name or if we grabbed a wine label from a restaurant, we might want to tag it with that restaurant. Let's go to our red wine from the Trattoria Italia. We'll select that and add a tag. So in this case, the source is the restaurant Trattoria Italia and you can press Enter.
Again, it's waiting for some new tags. It's okay, you don't have to type anything in there. Just click down below and it closes up. Another type of tag you might want to consider if it's applicable, is the project tag. So if we have a note that's part of a bigger project, we can tag it like this, actually as part of our User Conference 2018. Now that tag's already been created so all we need to do is go down here and grab the tag User Conference and drag it up here right where we see the plus sign to our note and it gets added.
Notice over here on the left, that the User Conference tag is being used in two notes now. So once you've created a tag, you don't need to re-create it in other notes. You just click and drag it to the appropriate note. Well I have a People and Places, if a note references any people or places that you might find interesting, you can tag the note with those as well. Site, like a website, could be a place. In this case, we already have our place which was also kind of our source, the Trattoria Italia.
If we go to our Essential Landon Hotel Information, well we might want to add some info. This is in reference to the London Landon Hotel in West End London, so we might want to add that tag. Notice the arrow's pointing down, to expand this to add tag and that's going to reopen that little window where we could type in London. You can press Enter to hit okay. Maybe add another one by going back to the dropdown and we'll add another tag, in this case U.K.
The more tags, the merrier and the tags begin to accumulate over here and can be reapplied to other notes. So, if we wanted to, we could go to some other notes and start applying some of these tags. Let's go to Productivity Tips. Well you can see it's part of the User Conference 2018 notebook and that's because we're going to be talking about some of this at the User Conference, so let's tag it with User Conference. Just click and drag it up there like so. This is actually in the U.K., in London, so we can drag those up here as well.
Even though the note itself doesn't really say anything about them, it's a great way to add that information to this note. There we go. Now, we have a bunch of tags and we've applied them to a number of different notes. Is there anything we can do with those tags? Can we rename them? Can we remove them? Can we modify them in any way? Well of course we can and we'll do that next.
- Creating an Evernote account
- Creating and formatting text notes
- Creating notebooks
- Adding screenshots to a note
- Creating a multimedia note
- Clipping web content to a note
- Merging notes
- Finding notes and content
- Tagging notes
- Sharing notes
- Protecting content with encryption