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Evernote on Your Kindle

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I've been a Kindle user since the very first one came out. My ereader comes everywhere with me so I can dip into my favorite books anytime.

How does Evernote work on Your Kindle? NOW UPDATED for Traditional E-ink and Fire Versions!

Evernote on Kindle explores your options for using this amazing multi-media notepad application with your device - whether that is a traditional grayscale e-ink Kindle or the new full color Fire tablet. I have older e-ink devices (I'm still using the old keyboard version) as well as a brand new Fire HDX so I hope I can help you out either way. Amazon's Fire tablets work with the free, Evernote android app which you'll find on this page.

What do you want with a notepad on one of these devices. Well none of them currently have any pre-installed note apps for you to use. On e-ink devices, you can make notes in your books but that's not as good as having access to a standalone program for jotting whatever you need down. On the full color tablets, there are different choices for notes but I still think Evernote is the best overall since it is something that can be accessed from mobiles, tablets (most brands) and computers.

Image belongs to the author of this article: Marie Williams Johnstone

Retro Kindle 3 Keyboard version by Amazon

Retro Kindle 3 Keyboard version by Amazon

When you get your Kindle Fire tablet, you'll be able to use the Free Evernote app which also works with android mobile phones. It's pretty much a must-have application that is cross platform which means it works on numerous devices - PCs, Macs, Android mobiles and tablets, iPods, iPhones and more.

Store all your notes, webpages, audio and photos and be able to access them on the majority of devices. Smart.

Sometimes the Evernote Android App is unavailable (I'm not entirely sure why, perhaps due to development) but you can check the app Availability. If available it will have Download: $0.00 underneath the logo or if it's unavailable it will have Currently unavailable under the logo.

Evernote's Like a Digital Filing Cabinet

Everything you need in One Handy Location - Access on Any Device

Evernote's actually more than just a Notepad application. It is a fantastic tool which can be used for text but can also store images, web pages, snapshots or clippings, pdf files, audio and more.

Essentially it is a rather large digital filing system which holds all the information you want in one single and very handy place. Everything you keep in this amazing app is stored online so it can be accessed by pretty much anything with an Internet connection. The clever part is that even though the central data is stored online for you, you can still use the actual apps offline (without an Internet Connection) and the core data in the cloud will be updated as soon as you are back online and then your other devices will be updated too. So it's very smart.

I have the app on my PC, laptop, my Fire HD, Fire HDX and mobile. So all my notes, ideas, and clippings can be accessed from any of my devices. You can group related information into different notepads and these can hold notes, audio, pdfs and photos etc. I use it to jot down ideas, store recipes, hold research for articles and lots more. It's a very versatile app.

Image belongs to the author of this article: Marie Williams Johnstone

Color Fire Multimedia Tablet - You Can Use the Special Evernote App on These

I have the older version of the 2012 Fire HD and the latest HDX from Amazon. All the Fire tablets work with the Evernote application which is free when you go to the app store and select it.

You cannot get this application on the traditional (greyscale screen) e-ink Kindles although there's a workaround for being able to make use of it still. Personally I prefer the color Fires although they're not so good if you read outdoors in the sun a lot.

Useful Kindle Fire and Evernote Videos

Kindle Fire ColorNote Notepad Notes - Perfect for Short Memo Style To Do Notes!

If you simply want a Kindle Fire app which you can use to store all your short notes, notes that would normally be on a sticky, in one handy place - ColorNote Notepad notes is a great option for you.

Help to keep yourself organized with notes that you can color code. This is the app I use as a notepad, along with Evernote. You can easily share notes from your Kindle Fire and send them to Evernote, email and many other options.

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Smart Writing - Useful for Handwritten Notes

If you prefer writing to typing on your Kindle, here's an app which allows you to take handwritten notes. You can use your finger but you'll definitely benefit from using a stylus on the Fire's small screen for better accuracy in note-taking. Convert your written notes to digital text too.

InkPad Notepad for the Kindle Fire - Basic but fine if you just want to type with no-frills

Inkpad is made to look like a traditional paper notepad. Simple to use and you can type whatever style of notes you want straight into your Kindle Fire.

What's an E-Ink Kindle Device?

A Quick Run-Down of this Technology for Newbies

An e-ink Kindle is one that currently has no color screen. This range of devices are specifically made to read books and the screen only shows different shades of grey. These Kindles are different to the Kindle Fire Tablets which are full color, glossy screen multimedia devices - great for gaming, web, music and movies but not specifically great for reading books.

Evernote on Kindle E-Ink Devices

Using This on the Greyscale B&W Amazon Devices

With the inbuilt Web Browser (Home / Menu / Experimental / Launch Browser - on my Keyboard version) you can access and use the mobile version of Evernote which is at - on the older Keyboard device, you'll need to press the SYM button or command to add in a forward slash symbol. With newer devices, you should get this in the touchscreen keyboard.

If you don't yet know how to view web pages on your e-ink Kindle device (Keyboard, Paperwhite and Touch versions) here's how you do it. Please note that these instructions work specifically with the older Keyboard version, you might need to follow a slightly different route with a newer Paperwhite.

1. Go to the Home page of your Kindle and select MENU

2. Choose 'Experimental'

3. Select 'Launch Browser'

4. You might need to press OK if your wireless connection isn't turned on already

5. The Kindle web browser should be displayed which you can now use

6. You need to navigate to the top to add in the evernote address ( and select GO TO

As you'll see, the mobile version isn't much to look at. It does load up reasonably quickly and you can also search and view any notes which you have. I don't personally recommend the full website on a Kindle ( because it takes quite some time to load and it is very awkward to navigate. In my own tests, I found it impossible to use any useful buttons like New Note, Edit or Delete. So that's why I recommend the mobile version if you just want to view notes.

One huge disadvantage of the mobile website is that although you can make a new note (press next page until you hit the end and select Quick Note) you are only able to apply a title and tags to it - the last time I used this trick. You can't place or input any text into the main section of a note. So not very useful! So how do you work around this? I hope you are finding this lens page useful because it has been written with care. Carry on to discover how to get round this issue below.


Best for Reading Outdoors in the Sun

You can now get a ereader with 'read in full sunlight without any glare' functionality at a super-low price on Amazon. This has no audio (audiobook or music) capability but is excellent just for reading.

Email to Evernote from Your e-Ink Device

If you have a Fire, you can use the Evernote Application

So if you want to be able to use your Kindle to add notes into Evernote, the best method is to send notes via email. Here's how:

1) On your PC or Mac go to the website and select "Settings" which is at the top of the web page.

2) Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

3) You should now be looking at a section called "Emailing to Evernote" - and there is your very own special email address. You use this email address for sending content into your application via email.

4) Copy down the special email address and add it to your address book or preferably as a contact to an online email account such as yahoo or gmail.

5) On your Kindle, log in to your online email account using the in-built web browser and compose your note. The subtitle section of your email will be the Note title and the content of your email will become the body of the note once opened up in the application.

6) Send the email to the special email address to create your note.

What would you use a Kindle Notepad for?

Video: How to Email to Evernote

1) How to Email Not from your Amazon Kindle but it does give you a very good idea of how to send emails to Evernote! It shows how to log in to your email account and compose a note in the body of a new email and then send this to your special email address. The title of your email becomes the note title when the email appears in your account.

2) How to Add an Email Contact into Gmail This second video shows you exactly how you can add in an address into your email account as a contact. Normally you'd do this with people such as family and friends who you mail often.

Use this technique to store your special Evernote address as a contact because it will make it so easy for you to send emails quickly from your account. Most online mail accounts have some form of adding in contacts - so the same theory applies.

© 2011 Marie

Your Comments - Do You Love Your Reading Device? Share Your Thoughts Here

williamslaw on April 10, 2014:

I love my kindle too and this app looks like something I need! Thanks for the share.

Marie (author) on February 11, 2014:

@PeacefulHeather: Oh yes that is where the Kindle excels - I used to take tons of books and magazines on Vacation, not anymore! Thank you :)

PeacefulHeather on February 09, 2014:

I love my Kindle. It is perfect for long trips because I used to bring 3 or four books with me and this takes up much less space. This app looks like something I will definitely be downloading. I have been looking for a note taking app. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the information.

Marie (author) on January 23, 2014:

@joshua-meyer-357: Thank you :)

joshua-meyer-357 on January 20, 2014:

I had never thought of using Evernote on my Kindle fire, but I'm certainly going to start now. Great info.

Marie (author) on January 20, 2014:

@three michi: No. The Evermore app will only actually install on a Kindle Fire device which is like Amazon's answer to a tablet PC. You can't add apps like that to other Kindles. You should be able to send emails to your Evernote account on any Kindle that has web access - I'm not familiar with the $69 version to know whether that does or not.

three michi on January 20, 2014:

Would this app work on Kindle that cost 694?

Lynn Klobuchar on January 20, 2014:

I am still just using the free Kindle on my Android. Explains my crossed eyes. I am thinking about a real Kindle and this lens encourages me to see it for the things it can help me manage beyond just reading!

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on January 17, 2014:

Yes! Love having so many books along when I travel!

Marie (author) on January 17, 2014:

@SusanDeppner: Thank you for your visit, Susan :)

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on January 17, 2014:

Great explanation of these note apps - thanks!

RoadMonkey on January 09, 2014:

I have a Kindle, it's my second (my granddaughter broke my first). I use it mainly for reading and annotating PDF articles on my train journey but using an application where I could email the notes to myself would be awesome. I actually downloaded evernote to my new tablet over Christmas but deleted it because I couldn't make head not tail of it. After reading this, I think I should try again because it sounds just what I need.

Marie (author) on December 09, 2013:

@Margaret Schindel: Thank you very much. I really enjoy using this app.

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on December 06, 2013:

Wow - what a terrific explanation of how to take full advantage of the Evernote app on a Kindle! Beautifully done and really helpful.

Marie (author) on November 06, 2013:

@BarbaraCasey: Thank you for your visit, Barbara :)

BarbaraCasey on November 03, 2013:

I'm just learning about Evernote. Lots of good info here, thanks.

Kathy McGraw from California on May 23, 2013:

@Craftymarie: I did get one, and yesterday I had my 10 year old Granddaughter show me how to use it :) Ahh, but granma knew about the new 500 coins and she didn't so that evened us out, LOL :) I've missed seeing you about...hope all is well. Oh, and I just saw the note here about using evernote to save guess I will be back again after I get home and get my package :)

Marie (author) on May 23, 2013:

@sunlightseer: It can do. It is a very useful tool - especially if you hoard a lot of information!

Marie (author) on May 23, 2013:

@Fiorenza: Thank you for letting me know, I appreciate it.

Marie (author) on May 23, 2013:

@CuriousBoy: Yes it is very useful, especially on the Amazon Fire tablet - you can use it for notes but I also use it to save web pages for viewing at a later date. Very handy. And free!

Marie (author) on May 23, 2013:

@KathyMcGraw2: You got the Kindle Fire did you Kathy? That is a lot of fun - I use mine every day: email, games, internet, videos, music - all in one handy device. I bought the fast charger with mine called the Powerfast charger. It does a speedier job of charging it up. Thank you so much for your visit.

Kathy McGraw from California on May 18, 2013:

I came to see what you had for my new Kindle....and glad I did :) Now I will have a new case, but still looking for the charger :) The evernote app looks cool, but this time I just want something that doesn't make me work....a devise for fun :)

CuriousBoy on February 22, 2013:

Well, I already have/use Evernote and guess what...

I didn't know that was available for Kindle!

Thanks for sharing interesting and useful info!

Fiorenza from UK on February 10, 2013:

I think this lens will be useful when I finally get a Kindle so I've bookmarked it (and liked it). Just to let you know - you have a couple of links to a kindle notepad app but Amazon is showing that product as not available.

sunlightseer on January 31, 2013:

OMG Evernote is going to change my electronic life!! Thanks for sharing.

forextrading2000 on December 20, 2012:

You have some great information here. What a fun lens.

DanielBrooks on November 03, 2012:

Gr8 share

Marie (author) on October 17, 2012:

@anonymous: Great. Glad it was a good visit for you.

Marie (author) on October 17, 2012:

@anonymous: Thanks for visiting my Evernote page :)

Marie (author) on October 17, 2012:

@rawwwwwws lm: Thank you, rawwwwwwwwwwww

Marie (author) on October 17, 2012:

@HomeDecorKnight: Thank you for stopping by :)

HomeDecorKnight on September 30, 2012:

Really informative lens for Evernote and Kindle, I like your lens.

rawwwwwws lm on September 26, 2012:

Thanks for sharing, great lens.

anonymous on September 26, 2012:

nice lens

anonymous on September 20, 2012:

Very good information on Evernote and the Kindle.

Marie (author) on July 06, 2012:

@mylittleeden: Thanks for visiting my Evernote and Kindle page :)

mylittleeden on July 04, 2012:

Great lens I learnt a lot thanks for sharing

TulsaTees on June 26, 2012:

Very information lens! I will have to share this info with my spouse who's been hooked on Kindle since getting once last Christmas. I'd never heard of Evernote before.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on June 07, 2012:

Okay now I am off to check out the kindle evernote application to see what it is. In your upper photo it shows the kindle as having a keyboard but I do not see the keyboard on the tablets?

Marie (author) on February 27, 2012:

@mihgasper: Yes, Evernote is very handy. I use it on my ipod, my phone, my laptop, PC and Kindle! Thanks for stopping by.

Marie (author) on February 27, 2012:

@kislanyk: Thank you very much, Marcia.

Marie (author) on February 27, 2012:

@sheilamarie78: Thank you, Sheila. I appreciate your visit very much :)

Miha Gasper from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU on February 22, 2012:

Evernote is very useful app for all kinds of gadgets.

Marika from Cyprus on February 12, 2012:

I use Evernote but never thought can use on the Kindle. Great lens.

Sheilamarie from British Columbia on February 10, 2012:

Hello Marie, I'm sure this article will help those considering Evernote for their Kindle.

Marie (author) on February 08, 2012:

@JanezKranjski: It is useful, isn't it. Thanks for visiting my page :)

JanezKranjski on January 22, 2012:

I don't have kindle, but I use Evernote on my mobile phone and pc. Very useful app.

Marie (author) on January 21, 2012:

@krakensquid: Thank you, krakensquid :)

krakensquid on January 16, 2012:


Marie (author) on January 14, 2012:

@Ericastanciu: You're welcome, thanks for stopping by :)

Marie (author) on January 14, 2012:

@Pennyseeker LM: Thanks for your visit.

Marie (author) on January 14, 2012:

@tabigo: Ha, ha. Not quite! Thanks for stopping by.

Marie (author) on January 14, 2012:

@Ericastanciu: Thank you for your visit!

tabigo on January 09, 2012:

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

Ericastanciu on January 06, 2012:

That's so cool! I had no idea you could do that. Thank you for the great information.

Marie (author) on January 05, 2012:

@anonymous: Thanks for the mention, it's something I'll have to look into. Sounds even better if it's free too!

anonymous on January 03, 2012:

Don't forget to mention I've tried pretty much every method of moving my clippings to evernote and this is the best by far. It allows you to publish everything at once into a dedicated evernote notebook. Best of all its free

Marie (author) on January 02, 2012:

@ernieplotter: Thank you kindly for all your comments, I'll do my best to drop by soon.

Marie (author) on January 02, 2012:

@pheonix76: Evernote is handy and free! Hope you get to try it soon.

ernieplotter on January 02, 2012:

This will be a nice app for my Kindle thank you! Perhaps you would like to check the tip on my Kindle lens, it´s about how to get rid of the ads in the device.

Great lens! Wish you the best for your lenses in 2012 :)

pheonix76 from WNY on January 01, 2012:

Sounds like a very handy application to use with the Kindle devices. I am considering buying a Kindle Fire soon! Thanks for the information.

Marie (author) on January 01, 2012:

@anonymous: Thank you Tipi so much for stopping by :)

anonymous on December 26, 2011:

This is a nice Kindle lens, I don't have one, but would like to have one someday. The Evernote app sounds handy.

Marie (author) on December 21, 2011:

@daddytims lm: I wish I had a Kindle Fire to check the app out on! You can't get them in the UK. Anyway, enjoy! Thanks for your visit.

daddytims lm on December 18, 2011:

Love the Evernote app, use it all the time. Time to check out what it's like on the Kindle Fire now! Nice lens. :)

Marie (author) on November 30, 2011:

@SusanDeppner: Yes I would check out the free apps for Kindle Fire like the evernote app. Thanks for stopping by.

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on November 29, 2011:

I'm not using a note app on my Kindles yet. Guess I should look into Evernote for my K-Fire. Thanks for the great information!

Marie (author) on November 25, 2011:

@norma-holt: Thanks very much, Skiesgreen :)

norma-holt on November 24, 2011:

It's good that someone has done something about showing what Kindle can do in the hands of the savvy, Nice lens,hugs

Marie (author) on November 19, 2011:

@DebMartin: Thank you so much for visiting, I appreciate it so much. Maybe you'll get a Kindle for Christmas!

DebMartin on November 18, 2011:

I don't own a kindle and I'm considering one. So I'm reading everything I can get my eyes on about the Kindle. Thanks for adding to my knowledge.

Marie (author) on November 16, 2011:

@Pennyseeker LM: Thank you Pennyseeker

Marie (author) on November 16, 2011:

@nadjaiskeniskie: I know, sorry! I can't get the app here either in the UK. Hoping that one day we'll get it!

nadjaiskeniskie on November 15, 2011:

Not available in Oz. **sad face** Guess I'll continue to use crayons and the back of envelopes for my portable note taking. BTW - purple crayons taste the best.

Marie (author) on November 01, 2011:

@FlynntheCat1: Yes unfortunately Amazon haven't set things up so other countries get the Kindle Active Content - which basically relates to Kindle games and Kindle apps like Notepad. I am in the UK so it affects me too :( Boo

FlynntheCat1 on October 25, 2011:

Bah. I was delighted to see a Notepad app, but no, US only (whyyyyyyy?!). Unfortunately I was hoping for an offline option, as I might as well save notes in my own email.

*mopes away sadly*

Marie (author) on October 24, 2011:

@ICanCook: I remember that excitement when I first got a Kindle and a couple of years later I'm still loving it! Enjoy yours and thanks for your visit.

ICanCook on October 23, 2011:

Finally got a Kindle. Love it. Love it. Love it. I wanted it from it was selling for $500 and although I could have bought it, decided to wait. I must say it is sweet and I believe I will be reading more now because of it. Knowing that there is a notetaking app is a true plus. I had no idea there were such apps for the Kindle.

Marie (author) on October 09, 2011:

@anonymous: Evernote is a truly useful application - best thing I like is emailing links to things like videos and web pages that I want to look at properly on a pc. Great for archiving recipes, important docs etc. Thanks for your comment.

Marie (author) on October 09, 2011:

@anonymous: You're right too many choices - if I had unlimited funds there are loads of cool devices I'd buy :) Thanks for stopping by, my neck and neck!

anonymous on October 07, 2011:

I don't have a Kindle, but I use Evernote on my PC. Evernote is wonderful!

anonymous on October 07, 2011:

Hmm... your poll options are too limited! Am still trying to narrow down on a portable device to subsist with my laptop and the choices are indeed daunting!

Password below: unabashed - Sums me up in a word!

Marie (author) on October 05, 2011:

@MariaMontgomery: Hi Mia-Mia - afraid I don't know much about the Nook as we don't get it in the UK. If you can use email on the Nook then you can email notes into your Evernote account. Thanks for stopping by.

MariaMontgomery from Coastal Alabama, USA on October 02, 2011:

Hi, KinWorm. I enjoyed your lens, but was wondering, is Evernote just for Kindle? I have the Nook, and have downloaded a notepad app, but am not really happy with it? I'll keep searching. Keep up the good work.

Marie (author) on September 29, 2011:

@aesta1: Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate it.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 28, 2011:

Would love to have this in my Kindle.

Marie (author) on September 02, 2011:

@Nuke_H2: Thanks for stopping by my Evernote on your Kindle page :)

Nuke_H2 on June 15, 2011:

Nice lens :)

lilyofthevalley1 on May 19, 2011:

I love Evernote, and I love my Kindle! Too bad my Kindle is version 2 so I can't combine them. Oh well. They are already helpful enough as it is!

Rockett LM on May 10, 2011:

I love Evernote. It is one of my favorite tools. I had no idea you could use it with Kindle. Thanks for the great information.

Marie (author) on April 06, 2011:

Yes I particularly love how easy it is to snap a photo on my iPhone and then email it straight to Evernote. Brilliant app. Thanks for your comment.

anonymous on April 06, 2011:

I have evernote on my iphone and I love it.

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