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Dan745

linking to a note in the desktop software

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It would be handy to be able to follow a link in the desktop software.  For instance, OneNote for Windows will follow a pasted link right to the spot where the link was created.  But in Evernote, it would be helpful to at least have a menu item like "Go To Link" in which a user could paste a web Evernote link and Evernote would go to the equivalent note in the desktop software.  I use the desktop version and my friend uses the desktop version, but if I copy a link and he follows it, he has to go to the web version of Evernote.

There are even ways that you could streamline the linking from the web.  For instance, the Evernote site could rather than asking for the user to log in, send the user straight to the desktop version of the notebook.  This could be accomplished several ways, but certainly easily via the Evernote browser plugin that many already have installed (which is nice, although the pop-ups can be a nuisance).

Alternatively, you could have a way to go directly to a specific note via perhaps the Search box in Evernote.  If you typed in, "Sample Notebook / My Notes" it could take you directly to the My Notes note in the Sample Notebook, regardless of what is currently displayed.

Otherwise you have to navigate to the note by hand.

Thanks for listening.

Dan

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On ‎2016‎-‎12‎-‎12 at 4:59 PM, Dan745 said:

It would be handy to be able to follow a link in the desktop software.  For instance, OneNote for Windows will follow a pasted link right to the spot where the link was created.  But in Evernote, it would be helpful to at least have a menu item like "Go To Link" in which a user could paste a web Evernote link and Evernote would go to the equivalent note in the desktop software.  I use the desktop version and my friend uses the desktop version, but if I copy a link and he follows it, he has to go to the web version of Evernote.

There are even ways that you could streamline the linking from the web.  For instance, the Evernote site could rather than asking for the user to log in, send the user straight to the desktop version of the notebook.  This could be accomplished several ways, but certainly easily via the Evernote browser plugin that many already have installed (which is nice, although the pop-ups can be a nuisance).

Alternatively, you could have a way to go directly to a specific note via perhaps the Search box in Evernote.  If you typed in, "Sample Notebook / My Notes" it could take you directly to the My Notes note in the Sample Notebook, regardless of what is currently displayed.

Otherwise you have to navigate to the note by hand.

Thanks for listening.

Dan

if you hold down the Ctrl button while copying the note link in the desktop version you will get a "evernote:///view/" link, which will open the desktop version.

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Also, you and your friend should be able to have note links of the format "http..." open in the desktop app instead of the browser - this is controlled by a browser cookie and is explained here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s12/sh/1a0658b4-b183-4abf-beeb-40a7c6515acb/9129e9c30b255d48

(The article discusses web clipped notes but it applies to all http... note links.)

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On 2016-12-12 at 7:59 AM, Dan745 said:

It would be handy to be able to follow a link in the desktop software....

Otherwise you have to navigate to the note by hand.

Note linking is an Evernote feature

There are three types of links
- Classic Link; opens in the Evernote App
- Private Link; opens in a browser
- Public Link: opens in a browser

Generating the link depends on the softwareScreen Shot 2016-12-19 at 5.30.38 AM.png

The screenshot is from my Mac and generates classic and private links

For public links, I select "More Sharing" 

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@DTLow Not necessarily - see my post above - "public" and "private" links can also open a note in an Evernote client app if the browser is configured to do so.  This is not something that was always the case but a while back Evernote did some work so that links starting with "http:" can open in the native client apps.

 

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36 minutes ago, phils said:

@DTLow Not necessarily - see my post above - "public" and "private" links can also open a note in an Evernote client app if the browser is configured to do so.  This is not something that was always the case but a while back Evernote did some work so that links starting with "http:" can open in the native client apps.

I'll admit I was confused by the article title "Where to open notes from Web Clipper"
Who opens notes using Web Clipper; might be a Windows thing :)

With  a http/https url, I think the only app that processes it is a browser
Yes, you can configure some browsers to give you an "Open in Evernote" option
I make use this on feature on my Mac and iPad, but I prefer to use the Classic link within Evernote

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Yeah I know, the article title is indeed confusing!  But it applies to all http: links on all platforms that have client apps - i.e. Windows, Mac, iOS, Android - not just notes/links created via the web clipper.  On all of those, if you have a native client installed, and you follow that article in terms of the default browser on the device, then the browser will forward the link to the native client and the note will open in the client.  (On some platforms, it will also prompt you to download the native client if it sees that it's not currently installed.)

 

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This no longer seems to be working even if I delete the cookies from my browser, I get no option to redirect an HTTP: evernote link back to my desktop client. Anybody else experiencing this? is there a work around anyone has found?

 

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On 2/15/2018 at 4:49 PM, 351530 said:

This no longer seems to be working even if I delete the cookies from my browser, I get no option to redirect an HTTP: evernote link back to my desktop client. Anybody else experiencing this? is there a work around anyone has found?

It apparently just works without asking for the option.

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