Quick Tip: Email Notes to Evernote Notebooks With Tags

One of my favorite features of the popular note-taking web app Evernote is the email feature.

I can post to my Evernote account by email with my own private Evernote email address.

With the most recent Evernote update, we get a few more nice features

  • I can specify the notebook I want to sent the note to
  • I can add tags to the note

Here is an excerpt from Evernote blog

In the subject line of your email, write the title of the note as you want it to appear in your account. In the same subject line, add one or both of the following:

  • Use @ for notebooks: Use an @ symbol followed by the name of your destination notebook
  • Use # for tags: Use a # symbol followed by the tag or tags you wish to assign. You can have multiple tags just make sure each one starts with an #

For example, Subject: Trip to Florida #travel @expense report

Would create a note titled Trip to Florida in my travel notebook, tagged with expense report.

Notes on this feature

  • This functionality only works for existing notebooks and tags
  • At this time, you cannot create new notebooks or tags with this feature
  • In the subject line, always put the note title first, then add any notebooks or tags
  • This feature will not work for notebook names that contain an ‘@’ or a ‘#’, and it will not work for tags that contain a ‘#’ in their name.

Evernote is one of my favorite web applications and it is so great to see that they keep their ears to the user community and keep adding useful enhancements all the time.


I wrote about how to send Google Reader posts to Evernote and there are any more Evernote related posts in the archive if you are interested. Just search for Evernote.

It’s no surprise Evernote is the best Google Notebook alternative since it bit the dust.

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[via Evernote blog]

One Response to “Quick Tip: Email Notes to Evernote Notebooks With Tags”

  1. yosa March 18, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    I use Evernote in my laptop and my iPhone too. This application is awesome. I cannot find a note maker application which allow us to use tags as note identifier. Evernote also has many outstanding features that I really like, such as converting email into notes. Sending Pictures with description in it. Even produce a voice note and send it through email. And, when you create notes in your mobile device, you can sincronize them with evernote application in our PC, laptop, or netbook.

    Actually, I just want to read it on my post, but you create it first :)

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