What is the fastest way to save a note to Evernote on an iPhone? Like Ishmael I’m always angling to answer this question.
In the past I would email a link using my Evernote email address but I recently found an even faster way for quick notes.
Browsing the excellent Marginal Revolution I found a post that listed some book titles I wanted to save. I tapped and held my finger over the post title until the screen to the left appeared. From there I chose Copy and had the URL copied to my clipboard.
Having copied the URL I pulled down from the top of the screen and tapped on the built-in share on Twitter button. Normally I never use this button to tweet from and I hadn’t thought of using it with the @myen Twitter account. This Evernote powered account will save tweet information when you tweet at it.
Trying this, I pasted the link I had copied and sent it off to Evernote.
The drawback to this system is that it makes my default notebook – where all these tweets land – a huge mess. If I don’t add any other text to clarify what I’m saving then the note looks like Twitter reply:@myen htp://fafdakjvh or so.
This isn’t bothersome or cumbersome because these types of notes only require a quick follow-up. In this example note I will follow the link to Marginal Revolution and then follow the Amazon link from there.
Evernote provides a full set of instructions for setting up the @myen Twitter account to work.
Anyone else have tips for saving things using Twitter?