I am sure there are some people that enjoy having news articles from the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Pando Daily and the like show up in their Evernote search results and notes. I am willing to bet that many DocumentSnap readers are not those people. Here is how to disable this “useful, relevant content that will inform your work”.
This new Premium Feature is called Evernote Context, and in general it is cool. When you are looking at Evernote search results or at a note in your Evernote account, Evernote will show you related notes from your own Evernote database, your team’s database (if you are using Evernote Business), and it will even try to look someone up on LinkedIn if a contact is mentioned. So far, so good.
However, After Evernote’s EC4 conferences in 2014, they also introduced a new feature that will show “related information from premier news and information sources”. If you are wondering why the heck Wall Street Journal and Inc. articles are appearing in your Evernote, this is why.
For example, if I am looking at an article I have clipped from Asian Efficiency, at the bottom I have some of my related notes, but I also have articles from Fast Company and Inc. which may or may not be relevant.
As of the time of writing only the Mac, iPhone, and iPad clients have this feature. If you want to turn it off, here are the instructions.
Disable Evernote Context on Mac
First, Go to Evernote > Preferences in the Menu Bar.
Then click on the Context tab.
You will see that you can disable Context altogether, or if you want you can just disable the Articles setting.
If you like the idea of articles showing up but want to fine tune which publications are included, you can click the Manage Context Sources… button.
From there you are taken to Evernote’s website where you can turn different sources on and off.
Disable Evernote Context On iOS
First, tap the Gear icon beside your name.
Next, choose General
Then go to Context
Finally you can turn some or all of the Article sources off.
Maybe I am completely wrong and you all find this new feature great. I’d love to hear your thoughts and use case for it. Are you leaving Context on or turning it off? Are you keeping the Articles?