Thursday, March 28, 2013
Google Now Voice Notes to Evernote
I wrote on my personal blog on March 23 about my delight the first time I made a Google Now voice note "Note to self:" and how Google Now prompted me to send it to Gmail or to Google Keep.
Previously the only option was to send it to Gmail. I have a Gmail filter to send any "Note to self" emails on to my Evernote account.
Now a Lifehacker.com post by Whitson Gordon alerted me that now Evernote is included in that option.
Evernote did not appear on my list options before when I made a note with Google Now. I wonder if it is not a new capability added by Evernote when they released Version 5 for Android about that time.
On my Android phone I went to Settings, Applications and brought up the record for Google Search (which is really Google Now).
Then I scrolled down and touched the button Clear Defaults.
Then I went into Google Now and made a voice "Note to Self". This time the option box had three choices: Email, Keep and Evernote.
I went ahead and chose Evernote.
The note to self appears in my Evernote transcribed! Unfortunately the audio file does not appear to go to Evernote.
When I used the forward to Gmail, then a filter triggered forward to Evernote, the audio file went into Evernote.
Having Google Now send to Keep did send the audio file. Hopefully, that is something that can change in the future.