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Create new tags and/or notebooks when emailing or sharing content to Evernote (Feature request)

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It would be nice if there were a way to automatically create a new notebook when emailing an email into Evernote using the "@[notebook]" command.  Perhaps the command could be "!@[notebook]" to create a notebook that does not already exist.  It would also be nice if it were possible to create a new tag when emailing an email in to Evernote using the "#[tag]" command, or "!#[tag]".  When sharing a note to Evernote within iOS, it would be nice if there were a way not only to select the notebook it should be filed into, but also to create a new notebook, to select tags, and create new tags.  I think that most people create new folders (notebooks) in their filing systems in response to new kinds of notes that need to be stored. When a new piece of information comes along that does not fit into the existing filing system, a new notebook needs to be created.  It would be nice to be able to easily create a new notebook or tag from within a share menu, or within an email, without always needing to switch back into Evernote to do it.

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2 hours ago, Organizen said:

 I think that most people create new folders (notebooks) in their filing systems in response to new kinds of notes that need to be stored. When a new piece of information comes along that does not fit into the existing filing system, a new notebook needs to be created.  It would be nice to be able to easily create a new notebook or tag from within a share menu, or within an email, without always needing to switch back into Evernote to do it

I understand your desire to streamline things.  However, I'm not sure when/IF Evernote will ever provide the features you are asking for.

Until then, many of us have found that using an "Inbox" metaphor will work very well.

  • All of my new Notes (created from anywhere) go first to my Inbox notebook.
  • This allows me to quickly capture info by web clipping or email without having to stop and carefully think through where I really want to file it
  • Then when I have time, I can process my Inbox (just like the real world)
  • This allows me to take advantage of the auto-popups / autocompletion that Evernote offers for both Notebooks and Tags.
  • It also helps keep me from creating duplicate Notebooks and tags that are either synonyms, spelled differently, or have typos.

Have you tried the "Inbox" approach?  All you need to do is:

  1. Set your "Inbox" notebook as the default notebook.
  2. Set your web clippers to put everything in this notebook.
  3. Set your Evernote account to NOT use "smart notebook filing" for email.

IMO, this is better because I'm not under pressure to figure out  notebooks/tags when I just want to quickly capture some info.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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