In this video, see how to use the same Evernote welcome message to install Evernote on a mobile device—in this case, an iPad mini.
- [Instructor] The best part of Evernote is there are Evernote apps for every device. If you want to have access to your notebooks and your notes on the go, you'll want to install the Evernote app on your mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. If you're using the free version of Evernote, like I am, you'll be able to install it on two separate devices. We already have it on our Mac computer. Now it's time to get it on one of our mobile devices. Could be a smartphone like an iPhone, or like me, I have my iPad open, and I'm going to access my mail, because if you were following along with me, you probably saved the Welcome to Evernote message you received when you set up your account.
It has the Download Evernote button right there in the message and you can tap that and be taken to the right places to get Evernote installed on your device. So, in this case, it's the iTunes store and tapping Open is going to take me to the app store. Look at that, it's Evernote right there on the page in the app store, and you could search for this in the app store. You don't need to go through the email. When you find the app, you'll see the Download button. If you've used it before on this device, you might see the cloud icon like I see, or you may see a download icon if you've never used it before.
I'm going to tap the cloud icon to get it installed on my iPad, and that means that I'm going to be synced up with my notebooks and notes that I create on my Mac computer, or even online using the web version of Evernote. Everything's synced up automatically, meaning you'll have access to all of your content, no matter where you are, so long as you're connected. So, once it's done downloading, it just takes a moment to set up on your device, and eventually, we'll have access to the same notebooks and notes that we saw from our Mac, that sample notebook.
There it is, it's done, the Open button appears, and tapping Open allows you to open up Evernote on your device. Now, if you've already set up an account, you'll be able to sign in. First though, a couple of messages from Evernote you'll need to swipe through, a little information. Eventually, you'll see the Get Started button at the bottom. Tapping there takes you to the sign in screen, where you can create a new account, if you haven't already, but if you've been following along with me, we created it using the online version of Evernote from our web browser, so tapping Sign In allows us to sign in with our Evernote email or username and password.
So, all we need to do is fill that information in. Once you enter that information and tap Sign In, it just takes a moment to get you into your default notebook and notes that we saw earlier from our Mac computer. You may also see some prompts as well like "stay up-to-date". "Evernote can sync your notes when the app isn't running. "Turn on push notifications for this feature." That sounds good, tap OK to get that. Then you'll see messages like "Evernote would like to send you notifications".
You can allow those or not and change them at any time. I'm going to choose Don't Allow right now and there it is, the default user interface. You'll notice down the left hand side, access to Notes and Notebooks and currently in the background, we're seeing that sample notebook. So, if we wanted to look at a specific note, we simply tap it. Like Jot Down Ideas, I'm going to tap that one. You may see different notes depending on your sample notebook. You can see there they are, list of notes that we can tap and view, and at any time, we can go back.
Just tap the elephant icon you see in the top left hand corner and it opens up that pane where you can switch to a different notebook or note. Notice we have our First and Sample notebooks. First notebook, if we go there with a tap shows us we haven't done anything yet in our First notebook. So, we could add notes, start creating checklists, snapping photos, leaving voice memos, and so on, if we wanted to, or we could go back by tapping the elephant icon up in the top left hand corner to switch to the Sample notebook, and there are the notes that appear in that one.
Tap a note like Save Photos to view information on that note. So, that's a quick tour of this user interface. Slightly different from what we saw on the Mac version of the Evernote app, but the procedures are much the same. We'll spend a little bit more time in our mobile devices later on as we continue, but it's nice to know now that we have the app installed on our mobile device. We'll always have access to our notes and notebooks when we're on the go.
- 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
- Using Evernote on mobile devices