During my school days when I studied Moral Science, I picked up a lesson on sharing. It went something like “sharing is caring.” Of course, it meant sharing pencils and lunch boxes for us at that time. I wonder if the saying applies to the incredible amount of sharing we do online these days. I like to believe it does.
For example, assume you have created a notebook of all the articles you have found for a particular topic using the Evernote web clipper, and one of your fellow researchers wants to have a look at all the material you have. Wouldn’t it be easy if you can simply share all those notes in a couple of clicks?
Here’s how to do that with Evernote on your PC and on Android.
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Sharing Evernote Notebook From Your Online Account
Step 1: Log in to your Evernote account and open your notebook home. All the notebooks that you have created on Evernote will be listed on the left sidebar. Hover your mouse over the note you want to share and click on the small arrow that appears next to its name.
Step 2: Click on the option Share this notebook to start sharing.
Step 3: You can now opt for two kinds of sharing. You can either create a unique sharing link for the notebook and share it with the world, or you can share it with specific contacts through email. To share the Notebook using a link, click on the button Start sharing with the world and provide a custom URL for your notebook along with a message you would like the users to view (a brief description of the notes contained in the book would work), and click on the save button.
You can now share the link generated with anyone on the web you want to share the notebook with.
If you want to be a little discreet about the access to your notebook, you can choose the Share with individuals option and provide the email of the people you want to share your notes with. While the premium members are entitled to read/write permissions, the free users can only share the book in read-only mode.
Check the option and click the Send invitation button. That’s all, you have successfully shared the notebook. Later if you wish to stop sharing, you just need to click the stop sharing button.
That was all about sharing an Evernote notebook on the web. If you are looking to do it on your Android, read on.
Sharing Evernote Notes on Android
Sharing Notebooks using the Evernote app for Android is more or less similar to web, the only difference being the change in the interface and the screen size.
Step 1: Launch the Evernote app on your Android device and select Notebook on the app home screen.
Step 2: Touch the small arrow at the end of the notebook you want to share (long press will also work) and select Sharing Settings.
Step 3: The app will then retrieve the folder settings from the web, and soon you can start sharing. You can now either make the app public and generate a public link or share it with specific people. The drill’s the same, once you get the link you can share it on Facebook or using any of the installed apps that allow sharing. If you are opting for specific people, you will have to provide the email address of individual contacts.
Step 4: Finally set the file permissions (only available in the premium account) and share the files.
That’s all, you just shared your Notebook using your Evernote Android app.
So next time you want to share your notes with someone, no need to copy and send it using an email. That’s old and boring. Instead, use the Evernote sharing feature and impress your buddy.