iNotes App Syncs iOS Notes With Evernote, Flawlessly

Finally, Notes can be useful.

iNote is an app with one single purpose. And that purpose is such a good one that as soon as I tell you what it is, and how well it works, you’ll be off to the store to drop your $2 on it: iNote syncs your iOS notes with Evernote.

That’s right. Just tell Siri anything you want to remember and — moments later — it’ll be in your Evernote, filed under a new iNotes stack.

Did you know that, even though it has been divorced from the Mail app in Mountain Lion, Notes are still synced using IMAP? And did you also know that an app can register its own IMAP service? That’s what iNotes does, and it then allows two-way sync between the built-in Notes app and Evernote.

The app takes a little work to get up and running. On first run, it gives you some instructions, and then you hit a button to install a new profile. If you regularly test apps using TestFlight, you’ll be familiar with profiles. If not, don’t worry. It’s dead easy.

Then you need to visit the settings app and tell Notes to use the new iNotes service to sync.

And that’s it!

From now on, any new notes will be synced. Old notes won’t, though, so if you want to share those with Evernote you’ll have to do a one-time manual copy. Big deal though, right?

This finally makes Notes useful for me, and I’m already thinking of all the IFTTT tricks I can pull off now my notes are in Evernote. Add this to the new Siri functionality for the iPad in iOS6 and I’ll probably never forget anything again.

Finally, a tip for notes in Siri. If you say something like “Add a roasted pig to my shopping list,” Siri will likely look at your task: not good. If you want to add the roasted pig to a note named “shopping list,” you need to say it like this:

“Add a roasted pig to my note, shopping list.”

  • JMichael

    I can’t seem to find the iNotes app you are referring to. Can you please provide a link to the iTunes page for iNotes. I searched iTunes for “iNotes” but did NOT find anything like you described. The only app actually named “iNotes” is Free and says it is the “lite version of iNotes+”.

  • JMichael

    I can’t seem to find the iNotes app you are referring to. Can you please provide a link to the iTunes page for iNotes. I searched iTunes for “iNotes” but did NOT find anything like you described. The only app actually named “iNotes” is Free and says it is the “lite version of iNotes+”.

  • JMichael

    This is an OK process, but I think I may prefer just using Siri to send email to may EN email account.
    No setup required.

  • tide9

    Ditto on JMichael’s 12:12 pm post. What iNote app are you referring to? I can’t find anything that matches the app in your post.

  • JoViKe

    It’s called ‘iNote:sync Evernote with iPhone/iPad Notes’ by Voyager Apps for Evernote. There is a link in the grey iTunes box above or use this http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/inote-sync-evernote-iphone/id539845907?mt=8

  • tide9

    Thanks JoViKe. I appreciate your assistance>

  • iNoteNotWorking

    As of January 2012 iNote:sync.. is not working for many people who bought it. Read the reviews on iTunes before you consider buying. Cult of Mac, please consider updating your review.. it does not work “flawlessly”…

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