Automatically Import Stuff From The iOS Clipboard Into Evernote [iOS Tips]

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As an Evernote junkie and web-searcher, I use Evernote Web Clipper on my Mac, like, all the time. When I come across a great website, story, or even just some text on a page, I clip it right to Evernote, and then have the clipped notes with me on any platform, whether on the go with an iPad, iPhone, or at home on my Mac.

I’ve long wished for a way to do the same thing from my iOS devices, though. I typically copy the URL from my iOS browser of choice, then launch Evernote for iOS and paste it in there. Thank goodness, though, there’s another way, with EverClip, an iOS app for iPhone or iPad that lets you keep everything you copy to the clipboard–images, text, website URLs, whatever–synced up in an Evernote note.

Here’s how.

Download a copy of EverClip to your iPhone or iPad. I grabbed a copy for my iPad mini, which runs a bit more ($5.99) than the iPhone version, at $2.99. You’ll be asked to login to Evernote at first, so enter your credentials and authorize EverClip to use your Evernote account.

Then, hop into an app like Safari, and copy the URL from the address bar. Then, select and copy some text from the same webpage, or a different one. Next, save an image from the web, or any other app, and then copy it in the Camera Roll.

Now, hop back into EverClip, and you’ll see all those things in little clips, right on the wooden background, ready to send to Evernote. Tap the triangle icon in the upper right, and then tap the little document editing icon. Type in your text, and hit the “Done” check mark. Tap each of the clips in the order you want to save them, and then preview the export with a tap on the little triangle icon in the upper right again. Tap the right facing curved arrow to send it to your Evernote account.

Notice that any web address you copy to the clipboard will be sent to Evernote as a web clipping, so no need to grab more from the web page than that, if you want to keep it all.

While it’s kind of a bummer that you can’t buy one universal app for both your iPad and iPhone, this is a pretty slick way to get stuff into Evernote when on an Apple mobile iOS device.

  • Daniel09DD

    And I thought Apple exaggerated in skeuomorphic design, uff

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