Saving web pages to Evernote on an iPhone or iPad has historically involved annoying workarounds like third party apps or hacked up bookmarklets.
When iOS8 was announced, one of my big hopes was that the new extensions feature would make it easier to save content to Evernote, and I’m happy to say that is has. You can now save a web page (or any other content you find on the web) right to Evernote from Safari. Here’s how to do it.
First, when you have something you want to save in Safari, hit the Share button. It is at the bottom of the screen on the iPhone and at the top on the iPad.
A “share sheet” will open up. You will see some icons for apps that you have installed that you can share this web page to. You most likely will not see the Evernote icon there, so swipe to the see the information off to the right.
If you haven’t already enabled the Evernote extension, you still won’t see the Evernote icon. What you will see is a More button. Tap that.
Find Evernote in the list and tap the switch to enable it. You will only need to do this once.
You should now see the Evernote button in the list. Yeah! Tap that.
A little window will pop up where you can give your new Evernote note a title (it will use the title of the page by default), and you can assign it to a Notebook. I really wish you could assign tags here too. Tap Save when you are done.
Once you hit Save, it will work for a while and then when you fire up the Evernote app on any platform, your clipped web page should appear.
I love the extensions in iOS8, and they will make capturing and saving information much easier between apps. Finally an easy way on iOS to save to Evernote.
If you’re just getting started with Evernote, check out Evernote Essentials by Brett Kelly. It is The Guide to Evernote and will save you tons of time. I refer to it often.