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Evernote on Your Kindle
How does Evernote work on Your Kindle? NOW UPDATED for Traditional E-ink and Fire Versions!
Evernote on Kindle explores your options for using this amazing multi-media notepad application with your device - whether that is a traditional grayscale e-ink Kindle or the new full color Fire tablet. I have older e-ink devices (I'm still using the old keyboard version) as well as a brand new Fire HDX so I hope I can help you out either way. Amazon's Fire tablets work with the free, Evernote android app which you'll find on this page.
What do you want with a notepad on one of these devices. Well none of them currently have any pre-installed note apps for you to use. On e-ink devices, you can make notes in your books but that's not as good as having access to a standalone program for jotting whatever you need down. On the full color tablets, there are different choices for notes but I still think Evernote is the best overall since it is something that can be accessed from mobiles, tablets (most brands) and computers.
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Free Evernote App for Kindle Fire Tablets - This Android App is One of the Most Popular Ones
When you get your Kindle Fire tablet, you'll be able to use the FREE Evernote android app which also works with android mobile phones. It's pretty much a must-have application that is cross platform which means it works on numerous devices - PCs, Macs, Android mobiles and tablets, iPods, iPhones and more. Store all your notes, webpages, audio and photos and be able to access them on the majority of devices. Smart.
Sometimes the Evernote Android App is unavailable (I'm not entirely sure why, perhaps due to development) but you can check the app Availability. If available it will have Download: $0.00 underneath the logo or if it's unavailable it will have Currently unavailable under the logo.
Section 1: Evernote for Kindle Fire
Evernote's Like a Digital Filing Cabinet
Everything you need in One Handy Location - Access on Any Device
Evernote's actually more than just a Notepad application. It is a fantastic tool which can be used for text but can also store images, web pages, snapshots or clippings, pdf files, audio and more.
Essentially it is a rather large digital filing system which holds all the information you want in one single and very handy place. Everything you keep in this amazing app is stored online so it can be accessed by pretty much anything with an Internet connection. The clever part is that even though the central data is stored online for you, you can still use the actual apps offline (without an Internet Connection) and the core data in the cloud will be updated as soon as you are back online and then your other devices will be updated too. So it's very smart.
I have the app on my PC, laptop, my Fire HD, Fire HDX and mobile. So all my notes, ideas, and clippings can be accessed from any of my devices. You can group related information into different notepads and these can hold notes, audio, pdfs and photos etc. I use it to jot down ideas, store recipes, hold research for articles and lots more. It's a very versatile app.
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Color Fire Multimedia Tablet - You Can Use the Special Evernote App on These
I have the older version of the 2012 Fire HD and the latest HDX from Amazon. All the Fire tablets work with the Evernote application which is free when you go to the app store and select it. You cannot get this application on the traditional (greyscale screen) e-ink Kindles although there's a workaround for being able to make use of it still. Personally I prefer the color Fires although they're not so good if you read outdoors in the sun a lot.
I have the HD version of the Fire (and more recently the HDX) and the purpose made app works great on them.
Useful Kindle Fire and Evernote Videos
Section 2: Best Other Notepads for the Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire ColorNote Notepad Notes - Perfect for Short Memo Style To Do Notes!
If you simply want a Kindle Fire app which you can use to store all your short notes, notes that would normally be on a sticky, in one handy place - this is a great option for you. Help to keep yourself organized with notes that you can color code. This is the app I use as a notepad, along with Evernote. You can easily share notes from your Kindle Fire and send them to Evernote, email and many other options.
This is normally a FREE app :)
Smart Writing - Useful for Handwritten Notes
If you prefer writing to typing on your Kindle, here's an app which allows you to take handwritten notes. You can use your finger but you'll definitely benefit from using a stylus on the Fire's small screen for better accuracy in note-taking. Convert your written notes to digital text too.
InkPad Notepad for the Kindle Fire - Basic but fine if you just want to type with no-frills
Inkpad is made to look like a traditional paper notepad. Simple to use and you can type whatever style of notes you want straight into your Kindle Fire.
Section 3: Evernote for Traditional E-Ink Kindles
What's an E-Ink Kindle Device?
A Quick Run-Down of this Technology for Newbies
An e-ink Kindle is one that currently has no color screen. This range of devices are specifically made to read books and the screen only shows different shades of grey. These Kindles are different to the Kindle Fire Tablets which are full color, glossy screen multimedia devices - great for gaming, web, music and movies but not specifically great for reading books.
Evernote is not the best notepad for your e-ink Kindle because it hasn't been optimised for the device. But, if Evernote is your preferred Notepad and you'd like it to work with your Kindle - then read on!
Evernote on Kindle E-Ink Devices
Using This on the Greyscale B&W Amazon Devices
With the inbuilt Web Browser (Home / Menu / Experimental / Launch Browser - on my Keyboard version) you can access and use the mobile version of Evernote which is at www.evernote.com/m - on the older Keyboard device, you'll need to press the SYM button or command to add in a forward slash symbol. With newer devices, you should get this in the touchscreen keyboard.
If you don't yet know how to view web pages on your e-ink Kindle device (Keyboard, Paperwhite and Touch versions) here's how you do it. Please note that these instructions work specifically with the older Keyboard version, you might need to follow a slightly different route with a newer Paperwhite.
1. Go to the Home page of your Kindle and select MENU
2. Choose 'Experimental'
3. Select 'Launch Browser'
4. You might need to press OK if your wireless connection isn't turned on already
5. The Kindle web browser should be displayed which you can now use
6. You need to navigate to the top to add in the evernote address (www.evernote.com/m) and select GO TO
As you'll see, the mobile version isn't much to look at. It does load up reasonably quickly and you can also search and view any notes which you have. I don't personally recommend the full website on a Kindle (www.evernote.com) because it takes quite some time to load and it is very awkward to navigate. In my own tests, I found it impossible to use any useful buttons like New Note, Edit or Delete. So that's why I recommend the mobile version if you just want to view notes.
One huge disadvantage of the mobile website is that although you can make a new note (press next page until you hit the end and select Quick Note) you are only able to apply a title and tags to it - the last time I used this trick. You can't place or input any text into the main section of a note. So not very useful! So how do you work around this? I hope you are finding this lens page useful because it has been written with care. Carry on to discover how to get round this issue below.
LOTS MORE STILL TO COME - SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW
Best for Reading Outdoors in the Sun
You can now get a ereader with 'read in full sunlight without any glare' functionality at a super-low price on Amazon. This has no audio (audiobook or music) capability but is excellent just for reading.
Section 4: How to Email to Evernote from Your Kindle
Email to Evernote from Your e-Ink Device
If you have a Fire, you can use the Evernote Application
So if you want to be able to use your Kindle to add notes into Evernote, the best method is to send notes via email. Here's how:
1) On your PC or Mac go to the Evernote.com website and select "Settings" which is at the top of the web page.
2) Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
3) You should now be looking at a section called "Emailing to Evernote" - and there is your very own special email address. You use this email address for sending content into your application via email.
4) Copy down the special email address and add it to your address book or preferably as a contact to an online email account such as yahoo or gmail.
5) On your Kindle, log in to your online email account using the in-built web browser and compose your note. The subtitle section of your email will be the Note title and the content of your email will become the body of the note once opened up in the application.
6) Send the email to the special email address to create your note.
What would you use a Kindle Notepad for?
How would or do you use a Kindle notepad? Choose the most frequent use.
Video: How to Email to Evernote
1) How to Email Not from your Amazon Kindle but it does give you a very good idea of how to send emails to Evernote! It shows how to log in to your email account and compose a note in the body of a new email and then send this to your special email address. The title of your email becomes the note title when the email appears in your account.
2) How to Add an Email Contact into Gmail This second video shows you exactly how you can add in an address into your email account as a contact. Normally you'd do this with people such as family and friends who you mail often. Use this technique to store your special Evernote address as a contact because it will make it so easy for you to send emails quickly from your account. Most online mail accounts have some form of adding in contacts - so the same theory applies.
© 2011 Marie