Evernote

Evernote is a natural complement to OmniFocus. Use it to store ideas for upcoming projects and as a repository for project reference material.


Evernote is a cloud storage solution supported by apps on virtually every platform. These apps allow you to easily add and access data stored within your Evernote repository. Evernote notes are stored in notebooks and can contain text, images, audio, video and even documents.

Each note in Evernote has a unique link and can be referenced from an OmniFocus project, group or action. Additionally, links to OmniFocus projects, groups and actions can be stored within Evernote notes so that you can conveniently access your OmniFocus database from your Evernote notes.

Tip: Use the TaskClone service to automatically create OmniFocus actions from to-do checkboxes in Evernote.

Other Resources

  • Evernote Guide — A series of free videos on Evernote.com to help you get up to speed on Evernote, with separate tutorials for Mac and iOS. [link]
  • Evernote Essentials — An e-Book written by Evernote aficionado Brett Kelly that has been described as “The Definitive Getting Started Guide for Evernote”. [link]
  • ScreenCastsOnline — By becoming a ScreenCastsOnline Member you’ll have access to 500+ tutorials, including in-depth screencasts that focus on Evernote. Your membership also include a complimentary subscription to the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly magazine. [link]