Evernote is a great note-taking application allows you to input your thoughts in a variety of ways. Whether it’s creating a new note, clipping content from the web, or recording audio notes, Evernote allows you to get your thought into it very easily.
To quickly record audio into Evernote for Desktop, do the following:
- Open Evernote
- Go to File -> New Audio Note
- In the note, press the Record button to start recording
- Once finished, press the Record button to stop recording
We will walk you through all the ways you can record audio into Evernote for both the desktop, iOS and Android clients in the article.
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Creating a New Audio Note in Evernote for Desktop
To create a new audio note in Evernote for desktop, do the following:
Open Evernote. Navigate to the main menu and select File –> New Audio Note.
A new note will be created in Evernote. To start recording your note, press the red Record button.
Your computer will ask you whether you want to provide access to your microphone. Press “OK “to continue.
Your audio recording will begin. Start speaking your audio note into your microphone. Notice the soundbar to the right of the recording button. Press the Record button again to stop the recording.
You should notice a WAV sound file attached to your note.
To listen to your audio note, simply click the Play button. When your are finished listening to your audio note, press the Stop button.
You can also download the audio file to your computer. To download the audio file from your note, click the Download button on the audio file.
A File Save dialog box will appear. Type in the name you want to give the audio file in the “Save As:” text box and click the Save button to save your file to your hard drive.
Adding Audio to an Existing Note in Evernote for Desktop
In addition to creating a new audio note, you could also add audio to an existing note in Evernote. To add audio to existing note in Evernote, do the following:
Open Evernote. Open the note do you want to add audio to and click in the body of the note where you want the audio file to be. In the editing toolbar, click on the Microphone button.
The recording audio interface will appear.
Click the Record button and start speaking your audio. Click the Record button again to stop the recording.
Your audio file should be attached inside your note.
Create a new audio note in Evernote for iOS
To create a new audio note in Evernote for iOS (iPhone and iPad), do the following:
Open Evernote on your iOS device. Navigate to the folder where you want your audio note to go. Press and hold on the green Plus button.
The contextual menu will appear on the screen with three options:
Press on the Microphone button to choose the audio option.
The first time you try this, you will be presented with a prompt asking for permission to access your microphone. Once you have given the app permission to record your microphone, Evernote will start recording. Speak your audio and, once you have finished, click the Done button.
Your audio file will appear in the body of the note.
Adding Audio to an Existing Evernote Note in Evernote for iOS
To record an audio file to an existing note in Evernote for iOS, do the following:
Open the note you want to add audio to Evernote on your iOS device. Press in the body of your note and press the green Plus button in the upper-left-hand corner of the keyboard.
A contextual menu will appear on the bottom of your screen. Press the Record Audio button to start recording audio to your note.
Your audio recording will begin. Record your audio and press the Done button when complete.
Creating a New Audio Note in Evernote for Android
To create an audio note in Evernote for Android, do the following:
Open Evernote and press on the green “Plus” button.
A contextual menu will appear. Press on the Audio button.
A message dialog box will appear asking you to allow Evernote to record audio. Press the Allow button to enable Evernote to record your audio.
Evernote will start recording your audio. Press the Record button to stop recording.
Your audio file will appear inside your note.
To download your audio file from your note onto your Android device, click on the Ellipsis (…) button and select Download from the pop-up menu.
Adding Audio to an Existing Evernote Note in Evernote for Android
To record audio to an existing note in Evernote for Android, do the following:
Open the note in Evernote and click on the Edit Note button.
Press on the Microphone button in the top-right-hand corner of the Evernote window to start recording.
Record your audio and press the Record button to stop the recording when you have finished.
Your audio file should appear inside your note.
Evernote support for audio is pretty extensive and I credit Evernote for making it easy to record audio in it. Sometimes, you want to quickly capture your thoughts and recording your audio is a quick way of getting those thoughts into Evernote without having to type it out.
I hope this article was helpful to you. Good luck!
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