‘Printing’ to Evernote using Folder Imports
I really love Evernote. I have been finding uses for it throughout my work processes and personal life. It’s a great application and service. There are a ton of ways to use it and I am always looking for more ways. Printing to PDF and direct importing to Evernote seemed like something I could use. Hitting print and having an ‘Evernote Printer’ would be the best solution but until that’s available, here is what I came up with.
Import folders is a pretty nifty feature of the Windows based Evernote client. You can set it up to scan folders and when it sees a new or updated file in the folder (and optionally subfolders), it will auto import it into a notebook with appropriate tags. You can then have Evernote delete or keep the source.
Basically, I created an EverNote Import folder and configured it in Evernote’s Folder Import feature to delete. Now I just print to PDF and save directly to this folder. Evernote sees it and imports the PDF and deletes the source. Works pretty good.