Slapping Siri into submission…

Siri currently only works with certain native iOS services.

But even The Great Siri can be made to submit to Evernote!  This post explains  how it can integrate with Siri despite being a third party service.

  • All you need to do is add a contact named “Evernote”
  • with your incoming Evernote email address.Activate Siri and say. “Send Evernote an email.”
  • Then speak the content of the note you want to create and send the email. It’s instantly brought into your Evernote account.



If this then that online service turns Evernote into a central repository of knowledge

You can create Evernote notes automatically and make it a central repository of knowledge and integration for all of your applications.

Using the genius of If This Then That, you can choose certain triggers that send notes directly to Evernote. For example, you can set up RSS feeds that create a new note every time a new item appears in the feed, or you can set up a trigger that fires every time a new tweet matches a given search query.

 If this then that (IFTTT) is a free online service that allows you setup tasks that will occur when another specified task occurs.  If the weather for your area reports that it is going to rain you could setup an if this then that recipe to send a text message to your Evernote account  to pack an umbrella.

If This Then That integrates Evernote with  popular online services including Craigslist, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Dropbox,  Flickr, Foursquare, and many more. 

The nice thing is many people have already programmed “Recipes”  To do tasks with most of the popular online services  so you don’t have to even know how to program.

Its as simple as pointing and clicking and following directions to have IFTTT send stuff you use to your Evernote.  


This makes you smart, efficient and effective  not lazy!

Using RSS having Evernote Read the Web for you

I’m lazy.   I don’t like to do things the hard way.  I like to do them the smart way.  I no longer surf and look at blogs or medical journals the blogs and the new medical journals  they come to my Evernote.

How I did this:
  1. Go to Evernote Properties and find out your Evernote email  It will look like: [username]
  2. Go to and enter in the email along with the URL you want to see in your Evernote
  3. Feed my inbox offers 5 sites for free.  Then you pay like 5.00/month for unlimited.  (me and my friends –not saying how many—bought one together)
  4. There are other email RSS feeders out there, like this opensource one:  I will try it out and let you know how it goes.


Evernote or get left behind, in fact you are already behind.

In 2009 Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell wrote a book Total Recall.   “How the E-Memory Revolution will change everything.”   That was 2009.

The E-Memory Revolution is well underway.   If you are new to Evernote and the E-Memory revolution you are already behind the curve.

William James the father of American Psychology talked about everyone having a “centrally organizing principle” in their lives.  At the time he was talking about God and faith.  These still exist today, and God is the same God as he was yesterday and will be tomorrow,  but let’s face it:  In this post modern age,  data and information are the central organizing principle.

Even evangelists are aware  that the word and power  of God can be amplified by the web.  Take the NET Bible project as a revolution as great as the Gutenberg Press and Bible for example. Information from the NET Bible is changing the world and the way people “do” Bible. In fact the Mormon church has shown how to use Evernote as a powerful tool to study scripture, but their techniques can be used for the study of any text.

Consider this timeline:

  • The first revolution was writing and cuneiform.
  • The next revolution was papyrus and velum.
  • The next revolution was the printing press.
  • The next revolution was movable type.
  • Then came computers and the net.
  • The revolution today is E-Memory.    

“What would happen if we could instantly access all the information we were exposed to throughout our lives?”  – Bill Gates, from the introduction to Total Recall

Using tools like Evernote, according to Bell and Gemmell,  you can amplify your memory and knowledge base by having all the cheat notes and all the information you need and want in a searchable format right at your fingertips anywhere, anytime.  No longer do doctors need to rely on the little black book, “the portable brain” for example.   It is all now in the phone, on the computer, on the PDA on the tablet.

This technology is literally changing our ideas about memory and how we think about memory.   Right now people are still sifting through the hundreds of notebooks left by Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky.  Imagine what they could do if they were full text, searchable, with images, voice and video explaining his points.  It could change the world. It could make us “immortal” in one way or another.  We could literally be writing our lives down as e-texts for generations to come to analyze.   Who was great-grandfather our progeny will ask?   He was, our grandchildren will say and point to our database.   What was he thinking when he suddenly died in the middle of his research, someone  may ask?  Ah, here it is, “now I am going to stand on the shoulders of Giants and take his work forward from here.”  Welcome to the world of man’s electronically  amplified ego!  The world is never going to be the same:

“But you’re a poet, and I’m a simple mortal, and therefore I will say one must look at things from the simplest, most practical point of view. I, for one, have long since freed myself from all shackles, and even obligations. I only recognize obligations when I see I have something to gain by them. You. of course, can’t look at things like that, your legs are in fetters and your taste is morbid. You yearn for the ideal, for virtue. But, my dear friend, I am ready to recognize anything you tell me to, but what shall I do if I know for a fact that at the root of all human virtues lies the most intense egoism?”

(Prince Valkovsky in The Insulted and Humiliated)