Evernote is a widely popular note-taking app that is known for its handy features across multiple platforms. If you’re a frequent Evernote user, you might find Everbot for Gmail as yet another brilliant solution when browsing with Firefox. It is a Firefox add-on that does two things: send single emails or entire email threads in Gmail to your Evernote account and save it into a specified notebook, and insert notes from within Gmail and send as a link to the recipient. Here’s how it works:
Download Everbot for Gmail add-on from the Firefox Add-on website. There is no need to restart after downloading it.
You should get a new tab that will walk you through the rest of the process. Under Step 1, click on Connect to to authorize the add-on to access your Gmail account.
On the pop up page, enter your Gmail credentials and click Sign In. Click on Allow access on the next page after signing in.
Next, you’ll be redirected to another sign in page for Evernote. This time, enter your Evernote user name and password. On the next page, click on Authorize.
Once done, you are taken back to the initial start page under Step 2. Click on Read the Manual.
This takes you to a short tutorial on how to use the add-on for specific functions, such as forwarding an email to an Evernote account. You may now close this window and start accessing your Gmail inbox.
Open another window or tab and log in to your Gmail account. Go to the inbox and choose which email you want to send to Evernote.
There are two different ways to send emails. Look for the button that says “Send to Evernote”. One will be located on the top right corner of the email body, and another one on the email header. Clicking on the header button sends the entire email thread, while clicking on the one within the email body sends only that part of the thread. Any images, and other attachments in the email will also be sent to Evernote as part of the email content.
To insert a note or notebook in a new email message, click on Compose. This brings up the New Message window, and below it there should be a link that says Insert Evernote notebook/note. Click on that.
A pop-up box lets you input a name for the note and which notebook to send it, along with adding tags and comments.
Once done, click on the Insert note/notebook button. You should see a link for the note in within the email composition. When ready, click on Send.
Evernote’s cross platform appeal, along with its collaboration with numerous other apps make it extremely usable. Everbot for Gmail is no exception. With a tool like this, it’s now possible to get Evernote functionality without having to leave Gmail or open another window to access Evernote’s web or desktop app. If you’re looking for ways to organize and share your notes from Gmail, this add-on is definitely a wise solution.
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