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How to create shortcut for Evernote Tag and Notebook

Evernote is among the finest note taking apps which can help you keep in mind essential tasks, make notes for important tasks and more. It even allows users create Private, as well as ‘shareable’  Notebooks. Tags help users to categorize Notes. But Evernote doesn’t offer any way to create a shortcut for any Tag or Notebook.

This means that it is possible to separate your notes, according to their nature – work, personal, daily notes, etc. If you have created loads of tags and notebooks in your Evernote account, but wish to use only a couple of tags or notebooks, here is a solution. Rather than opening Evernote and navigating through numerous options to open a specific Notebook or Tag, you can create a  desktop shortcut. That means you will not have to open the Evernote app installed on your Windows PC, in order to open a tag or notebook.

This is very easy and not time-consuming. Apart from Evernote for Windows PC, you do not need any other third party software to get things done.

Create desktop shortcut for Evernote Notebook

After installing Evernote app, right click on the desktop and create a new shortcut. In the item location box, you need to enter the Notebook path. As this is not a desktop software, you need to enter a custom path like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\ENScript.exe" showNotes /q "notebook:NoteBookName"

This path may vary depending on whether your is a 32-bit or a 64-bit Windows.

Also, you need to replace NoteBookName with the actual Notebook name. If your notebook name is Example, do enter the following path,

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\ENScript.exe” showNotes /q “notebook:Example”

After that, go to the next screen and enter a name to identify your Notebook from the desktop.

This tutorial is for those notebooks, which have an only word name. (i.e. Notes or Example etc.). If you have two or more words name (i.e. Daily Notes, My Example, etc.), you need to enter the path like this,

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\ENScript.exe” showNotes /q “notebook:””My NoteBook””

The other options should not be changed.

Create desktop shortcut for Evernote tag

Notebooks work like a directory and Tags assist users in categorizing their notes. If you want to create a desktop shortcut for Evernote tag,  first, create a shortcut on your desktop and enter the following path,

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\ENScript.exe” showNotes /q “tag:\”MyTag\””

This path may vary depending on whether your is a 32-bit or a 64-bit Windows.

You also need to change MyTag with your own Tag name. After that, you need to enter a name so that you can recognize the shortcut from your desktop.

At the same time, if you use multiple words tag (i.e. My Tag, or Example tag), you need to enter the following path:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\ENScript.exe" showNotes /q "tag:\"My Tag\""

In this way, you can easily create a desktop shortcut for any Evernote Notebook and Tag. You can simply follow this method and create a shortcut so that you can get rid of multiple Evernote options in order to open a Notebook or Tag.

If you want more, go take a look at this Evernote Tips and Tricks post.