Evernote action steps allow you to create notes in Evernote directly from Drafts. You can also append and prepend to existing notes, and create dynamic actions that, for example, roll over journal notes based on dates.
If you have allowed Drafts to store location data, notes created in Evernote will be created with the originating location of the draft.
Looking for ready to use sample actions to save to Evernote and work with the Evernote app? Start at the Evernote page on the Action Directory!
The options on an Evernote step are outlined below. All text values can accept Drafts' tags to dynamically create values when the action is run, for example to grab the note title from the first line of the draft, etc.
- Title: The title for the note. This defaults to [[time]] which will generate a timestamp. Any tags are supported, so you can create dynamic names – or you can just type a name, which is handy with prepend/append notes. Use [[title]] to name the note using the first line of the draft, or other supported template tags.
- Notebook: The name of the notebook to use. Leave blank for your default Evernote notebook. If you enter a notebook name, it must already exist in Evernote – Drafts will not attempt to create new notebooks.
- Tags: A comma-delimited list of tags to attach to the note.
- Write: One of three possible output strategies:
- Create: Write to a new file each time the action is used.
- Append: Add to the end of a file.
- Prepend: Add to beginning of a file.
- Content: The template can be used to wrap the draft with some additional text when the action is used. Several tags are supported to add timestamps, but any other text – such as separator lines – can be added as well. Read more about supported template tags.
- Template output format:
- Text: The output of the content template is treated as plain text.
- Markdown: The output of the content template (including evaluated Drafts tags) is treated as Markdown, and run through the Markdown conversion to create formatted ENML to send to Evernote. If you want Markdown formatting to appear as rich-formatted text in Evernote, this is likely the option you want.
- ENML: ENML is Evernote's X-HTML based markup language which underlies all notes. If this value is selected, the output of the content template will be assumed to already be valid, formatted ENML. This is a flexible output option, but would generally be used in advanced actions combined with script steps to add special ENML markup (like todo tags, etc.). To use Markdown in an ENML template, be sure to use the xhtml option to generate valid X-HTML tags, like %%xhtml|...%%, where ... is the content you want run through the Markdown engine.
Jamie Todd Rubin posted a great tutorial about he uses Drafts with Evernote that might provide inspiration.