It is an Evernote kinda week here at JAiB. On Monday I took a look at using Evernote to capture and access pictures of text. Over the next 24 hours Patrick gave away tons of Evernote invitations.
Yes, the iPhone is a great way to get information INTO Evernote. But as Warner Crocker over at GottabBeMobile points out, the iPhone is also a great way to ACCESS the information stored in Evernote.
Read on to see the two simple ways to use the iPhone to ACCESS everything you have stored in Evernote.
First up- Evernote’s mobile web interface.
Once you have an Evernote account point your iPhone’s Safari browser to http://preview.evernote.com/m. When you log into your account you will be greeted by a nice iPhone-optimized screen.
By default your most recently added notes are shown first but with just a few tap of a finger you can access the note you want.
With the Search box at the top you can quickly jump to whatever you want no matter where it is in your Evernote account. That’s right, you don’t have to be in the specific notebook where a document is being kept.
If you would prefer to have thumbnails instead of text you can easily change the settings. You will get less information per screen using thumbnails but can now find what you want graphically as well as through text.
At the bottom of the screen are buttons that allow creating a quick note, access previous searches or go to the settings page.
And from the settings page all the various notebooks can be quickly and easily accessed.
I played around with the mobile access a bit this afternoon and it works beautifully.
Second- Evernote Can Be Accessed As If It Were An IMAP Email Account
This is the part that BLEW ME AWAY.
In the same manner that you might add a Gmail IMAP account you can set up access to Evernote. The simple instructions can be found here.
Now by simply going to that “email” account you have access to all your folders in the same hierarchical “tree” as your email accounts. I found it especially cool that while there is a “tree” for my various notebooks it also has a “tree” listing each of the various tags I have been using.
The IMAP email access is just an Alpha right now. I suspect that is the reason I was able to see everything in my Evernote account but not able to actually pull it up. If you need mobile access right now the mobile access is the way to go. But the IMAP access shows the potential of what we will be seeing in the near future.
Clearly the iPhone and Evernote are already well-suited for one another. I’m looking forward to seeing what new innovations the coming months bring.
(images all from the Evernote site)