I’m sure you guys noticed that I am such an avid user of Evernote since I had so many write ups about it. Honestly, I’m quite addicted using it. Last night, I received an update from the app store. I saw on the “What’s New” section that there was a new feature about templates.
I downloaded the update and noticed the new feature when I created a blank note.
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As you can notice there’s a button inside the blank note which will allow you to use a template on it. This is quicker and easier compared to the old process of using templates on Evernote.
If you are wondering what’s the difference between the old process to the new process of template usage, here my answer for that:
In the Past
- You have to create a notebook or tag for a template.
- Whenever you needed the template you have to duplicate the note
- Move it to whatever notebook you prefer
- Change the title because it would use auto-titling (title+”copy”)
- Create a new note on your desired notebook
- Click the templates button
- Choose template and apply.
Aside from making the templates more accessible on a new note, Evernote also added new templates on their library that you’ll surely love. When you click the templates button there’s another button to browse sample templates.
There are templates for work, school and life. They have 34 templates at the moment which can be customized.
Another thing I liked about it is that I can add all my templates on it for easier access. It’s very simple to do, I’m planning to delete my “Templates” notebook but I’d rather not for the mean time. This is a new feature and I don’t wanna take risk. I’m sure that Evernote won’t fail me but it’s better to have a back-up.
Steps in how to add your own template:
- Open your template note
- Click the 3 dots n the upper right of the note
- Then chose “Save as Template…”
Isn’t simple? From time to time Evernote is trying their best to make their services be improved. Their goal is to make things easy for us. I am sure that they’re getting there because things gets easier for me these days. Especially after several updates happened on their web app and iOS.