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I have a new HP Chromebook X2 which comes with a stylus. In the stylus settings menu within Chrome OS there is a way of setting a default note taking app for taking notes directly from the login screen. The only option from the drop-down is Google Keep. Is there a way of getting Evernote onto that list?

Interestingly, in the settings there is an option to "Find more stylus apps". When I click that it takes me to the play store and Evernote (amongst a select band of others) appears on the list. 

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5 hours ago, gazumped said:

Hi.  I don't use a Chromebook,  so no experience here - but could you install the play store version?  If you have an existing install you'd have to uninstall that first,  obviously...

Thanks for the reply. I am already using the play store version. It is exactly that which I want to use as the default note taking app.

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10 hours ago, jstern111 said:

I am already using the play store version. It is exactly that which I want to use as the default note taking app.

So if you sync and uninstall your current Chromebook version and reinstall via "Find more stylus apps" maybe the OS could find it?  No guarantee this will work,  but it should be worth a try...

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Thanks for the further response. I don't believe that I have a Chromebook version so have just tried uninstalling the existing Play Store version before going through the "Find more stylus apps" route into the Play Store and re-installed it. Unfortunately it hasn't made a difference. Good suggestion though!! If you have any other great ideas then please do let me know.

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I also use a chromebook though a different model.  I find the Evernote experience on Chrome to be seriously lacking on many levels.   From what I can gather, your two main options are the android app which has limited functionality compared to the Windows app (no experience with Mac) or the web version, which has a similar problem and also suffers from a lack of offline features which are a big drawing feature to the premium version.

I do not have a model with a stylus but a possible work around could be to use keep for the note and an automation service to move it to Evernote so you don't have to.  

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I think it depends on which Chromebook you get. If you get one which is Play Store compatible (which is pretty much all of the more recent ones) then yes you should be able to use both the Play Store and web versions. If however you end up with one of that isn't Play Store compatible then it would be web only. Given the extra functionality across all apps that Play Store brings I would strongly recommend that you try and make sure that you get one that is Play Store compatible.

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