I really must be some kind of tech snob. I thought everyone knew about keyboard shortcuts - and used them religiously. I mean really, there are people out there who use the pull-down menus to cut, copy or paste?
Well, yes, as it turns out. There are many people who haven’t experienced the simple joy of keeping your hands on the keyboard (instead of wasting time slogging through system menus.) This summer in my Evernote training, I ran into a handful of people who didn’t know about - or at least didn’t use - the time-saving feature of keyboard shortcuts. So my apologies for the years of judgment I’ve cast on those who never started the habit. And as a consolation prize, here are my favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for Evernote, my favorite productivity tool.
Top 10 Favorite Evernote Keyboard Shortcuts
If anything is going to make you feel like an app pro, it's keyboard shortcuts. Evernote has over 50 keyboard shortcuts for its Windows and Mac desktop apps. Here are the ones you should commit to memory (or at least memorize your most common workflows and implement those):
Create a new note: Control + N (Windows) or Command + N (Mac)
Create a new notebook: Control + Shift + N (Windows) or Command + Shift + N (Mac)
Switch to a recent notebook: Shift + Alt + N (Windows) or Command + J (Mac)
Create a new note from the computer’s menu bar, even if the Evernote app isn't open. (You can also access the Helper app by clicking on Evernote's icon in the menubar.) Command + Control + N (Mac only)
Search in Evernote: F6 (Windows) or Command + Control + E (Mac)
Search in your current note: Control + F (Windows) or Command + F (Mac)
Search tags or jump to a tag: Alt + Shift + T (Windows) or Command + Shift + T (Mac)
Move a note to a different notebook: Command + Control + N (Mac only)
Add tags to a note: Command + ' (Mac only)
Insert a to-do checkbox: Control + Shift + T (Windows) or Command + Shift + T (Mac)
Insert a bulleted list: Control + Shift + U (Windows) or Command + Shift + U (Mac)
Insert today's date: Control + Shift + D (Windows) or Command + Shift + D (Mac)