10 Tips for Customizing Evernote’s UI

Evernote is a powerful tool that has a lot to offer, so why not make it your own?

This is a guide to 10 ways to customize Evernote’s appearance. In our experience, the desktop versions are more customizable than the web or mobile versions, but you’ll get new ideas for using these note-taking tools across devices.

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  1. Change Default Font in Evernote
  2. Use Evernote shortcuts to make note-taking even easier
  3. Add a note to your Evernote home screen
  4. Customizing Notes Views in Evernote
  5. Enable or disable the left pane in Evernote
  6. Customize your Evernote toolbar
  7. Change language options in Evernote
  8. Enable or disable automatic recording in Evernote
  9. Show or hide the status bar in Evernote
  10. Adjust cropping options in Evernote

Change Default Font in Evernote

The desktop versions of Evernote allow you to specify the default font for your notes. This means that future notes will be created in the default font.

For example, in Windows, go to Tools > Options > Note .

Use Evernote shortcuts to make note-taking even easier

In Evernote, you can create up to 250 labels for notes, notebooks, stacks, searches, and more. The quick access sidebar is conveniently located to the left of the interface and can be customized by the user.

For example, in Android tablet versions, we’ve done this long press or right click note (without opening it) and select Add to Shortcuts . Or drag the notepad to the shortcuts in the sidebar on the left.

Add a note to your Evernote home screen

Want to have a specific front and center when you open Evernote? The first thing you see is the Evernote home screen, so it makes sense to prioritize items there.

In the Android tablet version we have long press or right clicked before opening the note and choosing: Main screen .

Or click the icon triple square in the top right corner of the note, then select Main screen .

Customizing Notes Views in Evernote

You can customize the sorting and display of notes in Evernote.

Look at the top right corner of the interface to customize the appearance of notes in Notepad. In the desktop version of Windows we found options under Vision .

Note the drop-down menu option for Maps, Expanded Maps, Snippets, or List depending on your account type and device.

Users have several options for displaying laptops on some devices. In the top right corner of the Notebooks screen, you will see the option to switch between list view and grid view.

Enable or disable the left pane in Evernote

On desktop versions of Evernote, you can simplify the interface by enabling or disabling options in the left pane, such as notes, notebook, tags, and navigation bars.

For example, the left pane has default settings that you can adjust in desktop versions. For example, in Windows . select View > Left Panel .

Customize your Evernote toolbar

In Evernote, you can customize the desktop toolbar.

For example, in the Windows version, you can open a note and select: Tools > Customize Toolbar . Options include showing or hiding tools, or inserting dividers between tools, which can create a more organized look.

Change language options in Evernote

Evernote is available in multiple languages, including dictionary settings.

For example, on a desktop version of Windows, change the language with Tools > Options > Language .

Enable or disable automatic recording in Evernote

On mobile versions of Evernote, the default is likely to be set to auto-generated titles.

Go to the page to enable or disable automatic captions for new notes Settings > Note-taking settings and then select or clear the check box.

Show or hide the status bar in Evernote

On desktop versions, you can choose to display word count, character count, file size, and more by displaying the status bar. Enable or disable this option under Vision .

Adjust cropping options in Evernote

Set the default Evernote notebook folder for web clippings, set Windows startup, and more on the desktop versions.

For example, on a desktop version of Windows, you’ll find these settings under: Tools > Options > Crop.

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