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Save Favourite Tweets to Evernote

IFTTT Twitter

 

Twitter is a great resource but sometimes it can be difficult to find information from a while ago. You can Favourite a Tweet so it becomes an online filing system.

Have you ever wanted to save Favourite tweets so you can find them easily?

A recent blog post from Evernote alerted me to an easy way to do this. All you need is an Evernote account and an IFTTT account.

You may not have heard of IFTTT which stands for “if not this then that”. This is a simple tool to join two systems together. In this case I have chosen Evernote as it is one of my essential business tools for keeping random and not so random information well organized.

Step 1 – Setup your Evernote Account

  1. Go to www.evernote.com and sign up for a free account.
  2. Confirm your email address

Evernote works by saving emails, clipping webpages, audio files and lots more in easy to search notes which in turn are saved within notebooks. Each note is ‘tagged’ with one or more labels which you use to find it afterwards. It’s great for projects, planning events, writing books and lots more but this post isn’t actually about Evernote so onto the next step.

Step 2 – Setup your IFTTT Account

  1. Go to www.ifttt.com and sign up for a free account
  2. Confirm your email address
  3. Login to IFTTT

Step 3 – Connect Evernote and ITFFF

  1. Choose Channels
  2. Click on Evernote
  3. Click on Activate
  4. Grant Access
  5. You will receive a confirmation email that Evernote has allowed IFTTT to access your account

Step 4 – Create your IFTTT ‘recipe’ to save your favourite tweets

Using IFTTT this is really easy (it took me less than 5 minutes to setup my first recipe and that included connecting Evernote and Twitter)

  • Choose Create a Recipe or New personal recipe
  • Click on this (in blue) within IFTTT
  • Click on Choose Trigger and choose Twitter
  • Authorise Twitter (if not already done)
  • Click on that (in blue) within IFTTT
  • Click on Choose Trigger and choose Evernote
  • Authorise Evernote (if not already done)
  • Click on New Favorite Tweet by You
  • Say where to save the tweets (Choose a New Note or Append to a Note – I think the latter is better as everything is saved in one place)
  • Create Action when done
  • Finally click on Create Recipe
  • Test it by favouriting a tweet (and wait for around 20-30 minutes to allow for synchronization) and then check your notebook in Evernote to see it is there.

You’re done! You now know how to save favourite tweets to Evernote using IFTTT.

Your recipe should look something like this (it depends on what you called your Evernote notebook) and this is what it looks like in Evernote below.

IFTTT Recipe

IFTTT Recipe

 

The result in Evernote

The result in Evernote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please share your experiences of using IFTTT with us below

Evernote 5 – worth upgrading?

 

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Many people will know that I am an enthusiastic user of Evernote. It has replaced sticky notes, I clip webpages, write directly in it and send emails to it so I can store everything in one place.

I’ve paid for the premium version as I share notebooks with other people.

Evernote have just released version 5. I’ve had the pre-release version for a few weeks now and it looks very different. It took me a while to find a few things and I thought I’d give you a headsup and save you some time.

 

evernote favouritesFavourites bar has been replaced by shortcuts

This confused me until I found it. I used to have links to my favourite notes on the favourites bar at the top of the Evernote window. This has changed to be shortcuts at the top left of the window. Your favourites will not get transferred across so you will need to locate them again (a good reason for putting tags on notes!)

 

 

 

 

Announcements

Evernote have put a new feature called Announcements top left. This is basically their blog and it is being used to let people know about

  • Tips and Features
  • App Updates
  • Stories

It’s worth reading them to find out the latest features and if you need help.

The Evernote Interface

Interface might seem like an odd word but basically it means the way it looks and works. This has been simplified to make your content stand out.

Card View Mode

You can switch between different views. The card view mode allows you to easily see the first image within your post which should make it easier to find.

Related Notes

If you are a Premium User then Evernote 5 will display Related Notes below the one you are viewing.

Reminders

Reminders can be added and notes can be sorted by date.

Is it worth upgrading?

I think it is worth it, just bear in mind it may take you a little while to get used to the changes to the interface.

Upgrading

To install and upgrade to the latest version of Evernote go to http://evernote.com/evernote/

If you already have it installed then go to Help, Check for Updates within Evernote.

If you want to know about the latest releases before they are released to the public go to Options and click on the box to ‘Update to pre-release version when available. You will then be asked to confirm this.

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I couldn’t work without Evernote. How do you use it?

 

Use Evernote not Post IT notes

Evernote has lots of different functions. You can write directly into it, create to do lists, categorise things and if you need a quick way to clip items you find on the web then Evernote is very useful. You can save the URL or the full article. It allows you to categorise them so you can easily find them again. It can also be added to your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox or IE) and there’s an app for your mobile phone.

It also allows you to create lists, save Twitter messages and much, much more.

And the best thing about it? It’s free!