Connect your Google account to Evernote

Alan Buckingham
Dec 19, 2012
Email, Gmail

I am probably not alone when I say that Evernote has become an indispensable piece of software. The free service works with Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as mobile operating systems, and even provides handy web browser plugins like Web Clipper. Of course, a Google account is also a must-have for many of us these days. Now a service called Everbot is looking to bring Evenote and Google together.

The startup provides plugins for both Gmail and Google Calendar that lets you interact with your Evernote account and share information between the two platforms.

Plugins are compatible across multiple browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. The service is free and you will need to install separate plugins for both Gmail and Google Calendar.

Once installed you will need to connect it to both your Google account and Evernote account -- this is done separately for each plugin. Once connected, you will find a new "Send to Evernote" button in each service. Clicking this will bring up a small dialogue box that allows you to choose which notebook you would like to save the item to. You can also add tags and comments to make your content easier to find via search. You now have access to the item from multiple Evernote platforms such as the web site and your mobile app on your smartphone.

This may not seem like a big deal because, after all, smartphones allow us to access our email and calendars on the go, but sometimes we are out of range of a cellular or WiFi connection. Evernote is almost constantly syncing, making it available even without 3G, 4G or WiFi. You can also categorize this information into dedicated notebooks, making it easier to find.

The apps are free and there are no ads included. Currently just Gmail and Google Calendar are available, but it appears that Everbot is planning to add Outlook support in the future, as it is listed on the website, but currently without a download link.


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  1. larrymcj said on December 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    What a piece of crap (at least it is when trying to install). I tried installing this on Chrome and Safari and followed the instructions perfectly. It never would work and in both browsers kepte sending me to a the Everbot Activity Log.

    Then when I tried to submit a problem report using their feedback tool, it would let me login to submit the problem. They need to get these things fix if they ever expect any type of mass adoption of the product.

  2. Natalia Torres said on December 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I signed up for Everbot and it seems to work perfectly well. Very happy!

  3. tester50 said on December 19, 2012 at 2:25 am

    “Evernote….The free service works with Windows, Mac and. Linux”.

    Martin – no,
    unfortunately *** it does NOT work with Linux, at all ****.

    Despite all the desperate calls from Linux users, (Ubuntu, Mint, etc),
    Evernote refuses to deliver a Linux EV client software.

    So, Ubuntu users depend on the slower and less responsive
    EV web site to interface with Evernote.

    The biggest disadvantage
    of not having a true Linux software client?
    There is NO WAY to make a backup of your Notes! (local or cloud).
    in case of disaster, there is no way to recover the previous version of your Notes database.

    This happened recently to a friend of mine on Ubuntu.
    Using Firefox and the Evernote web site,
    he accidentally deleted a group of important documents.

    Thinking that he was *** a paying customer ***,
    and that a backup safely existed “in the cloud” at Evernote,
    he contacted Evernote, asking them to restore his Notes.

    Amazingly, the Evernote people snubbed him for not using
    a Mac or Win PC to make a “local backup” on his machine.

    So…Evernote is good…unless you are on Ubuntu (or other Linux),
    and disaster strikes. You will lose everything.

    No possibility of backup? No thank you!
    Caveat emptor….

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