The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 4: Exploring the Android App
April 20, 2013 | 1:23 pm
By Juli Monroe
TeleRead’s Joanna Cabot has been doing a great job with her still-ongoing Evernote Guide, and she asked me to contribute an article on Evernote for Android.
While the Android version has all the same basic functionality of the iPad version, Android’s Share feature is more powerful than the iOS share, and this opens up options you don’t have in the iOS version.
For example, you can clip an article from Pocket and save it as a note in Evernote. It works thusly:
See the share icon in the upper right corner? Tapping that brings up the Share menu, where you can see all the apps you can share the article to. One of them is Evernote. Select that, and it will create a note with the complete text of your article.
From there, you can assign it to a notebook, give it a tag, or edit it.
Unfortunately, as with Kindle for iOS, you can’t select text in Kindle for Android and share it. However, you can with many other e-reading apps, such as Moon+ Reader.
One downside of Android sharing: When you try to create an Evernote note from a browser, you don’t get the complete text, just a link to the article. However, you can select all the text on a page, and send that to Evernote.
Oh, and you can even Share notes directly into Evernote from Google Keep.
Evernote for Android doesn’t give you perfect sharing options, but they are better than iOS. If sharing between apps is a must-have feature for you, definitely consider an Android device.