How to Setup and Use the
New ios 8 Share Extension in Safari
and the New
Share Widget in Notifications
Evernote continues to amaze me with their focus on keeping abreast of current technology and continuing to improve my productivity.
2 new improvements for Evernote ios 8
Evernote ios 8 Share Extension
This new feature allows you to use Apple’s ‘share’ icon (normally used to bookmark or email a link), to ‘clip’ a webpage and save it as a note in Evernote.
To use the new ‘Share Extension‘ you just need to be in Safari and on a webpage that you’d like to clip.
Tap the ‘share’ icon and you’ll see two lines of options.
The first line shows colored icons for apps you use that Apple ‘pre-enabled’, such as for messages, Twitter, emails etc.
The second line show’s grey scale icons for Safari specific functions such as bookmark, copy, add to Reading list etc.
In both cases the options are horizontally scrollable…so that you can swipe to reveal more on the right. The last option is more…
On the top line, if you tap ‘more…’ Safari’ will open a dialog box showing apps you have that you can add to the ‘share’ feature. Just scroll down to Evernote and tap the button to the right of it so it’s turned on (green).
Then when you want to save a web clipping to Evernote, just tap on the Share icon and swipe to find the Evernote icon and tap on it.
A little dialog box will pop up at the top of the webpage.
New Note Widget for Evernote
The new ‘Note Widget’ allows you to quickly add a new note to Evernote, even if your phone or iPad are locked or asleep. Here are the steps to enable the widget:
Go to Settings – Control Center – and turn on ‘access on lock screen‘
Go to Settings – Notifications – and make sure that Evernote is enabled for notifications
Swipe down from the top of any screen to pull down the notifications overlay. Tap on ‘Today’ on the top menu, and swipe to the bottom of the pages.
Tap ‘edit‘ and look in the 2nd section or block of apps under ‘Do Not Include‘. Look for Evernote and tap on it…it will more to the top list. This top list includes all the apps you can access from the notifications function now, so you may want to review adding others if you haven’t yet discovered this feature!
Here’s another view of it on an iPhone screen.