How To Sync Evernote With Google+ - InformationWeek
Infrastructure // PC & Servers
05:12 PM

How To Sync Evernote With Google+

Evernote and Google+ are a good team. Here's how to make them work together.

Google+ is a great tool for collaborating with colleagues and staying up-to-date with your social network. Evernote is my favorite cross-platform note-taking and bookmarking tool. Combine Google+ and Evernote, and you've got something pretty powerful. Here’s how to use Google+ and Evernote together--by sending Google+ conversations into Evernote.

Start by updating Evernote to ensure you are using the latest version. Click Help, Check for updates.

If updates are available, hit Download and Install. The Evernote Wizard will walk you through the installation process.

Once the update has finished, it’s time to get the email address you'll use to post updates into your default Evernote notebook. Click Tools, Account Info.

Right click your email address. Hit Copy. Click Close when you're done.

Now that you've copied your Evernote email address, jump over to your Google+ account and open Circles.

Create a new circle by hovering over the blank circle and selecting Create circle.

Name the new circle Evernote. Now click Add a new person.

Paste in the email address from your Evernote account and click the blue "Add" box that pops up.

Give the new address/Google+ contact a name. I recommend you call it something like Evernote or Evernote Drop, as I do in my example below. Hit Save.

Click Create circle with one person.

Looking at your list of circles, notice your new Evernote circle has been created and has one member in it.

Now it's time for the magic. Jump back to your Google+ Stream and click Share on something shared with you.

Add a message. Then click Add circles or people to share with.

Type Evernote and click the Evernote Circle.

Ensure the box is checked. Email one person you know who is not yet using Google+ and click Share.

Because you added the Circle that has your Evernote email address in it, the Google+ share will be posted both to your Google+ account and your Evernote Account.

Open Evernote and Click Sync to expedite the sync between Google+ and your Evernote account.

Open your default Evernote Notebook to find the Google+ message you just sent to Evernote. There it is. Fantastic!

Although in my example I demonstrated how to send a friend's interesting Google+ post to my Evernote account, the process works for any Google+ post, including ones you send to yourself, like below.

Do you have a Google+ or Evernote tip? I'd love to hear about it. Email or just comment below.

Based in Seattle, Steve Krause is a senior contributor at BYTE. Follow him @krausesteve or email him at

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Digital Transformation Myths & Truths
Transformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll