Ever wondered if you can store your Shazam music in Evernote? Yes, and it's pretty awesome. It'll take about 7 minutes to get up and running.
What you'll need to connect Shazam to Evernote:
- Shazam App for iPhone or Android
- Evernote Plus or Premium
(Don't want to pay for Evernote yet? Here's a free workaround using Gmail instead of Evernote)
If you don't have a paid Evernote membership, you can get started here for free with an optional upgrade - $35 annually.
Alright, assuming you're set with Evernote Plus or Premium, let's get started.
First, find your Evernote email address
It's a unique address you can use to save emails directly into Evernote, it looks something like this: email@example.com. You'll want to find the address and copy it, we'll use it for the next step.
To find your Evernote email address, go to your account settings:
Select Help > Account Settings.... Your email address appears in the 'Email Notes to' section.
iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Tap your username to access your account settings. Scroll down and select General > Evernote Email Address.
Click on Tools > Account Info. Your email address will appear next to 'Email notes to:'
Tap the 3-dots button in the upper right, select Settings > Account Info, and scroll down until you see your Evernote email address.
Click on your profile photo, the select 'Settings'. Your email address appears in the 'Email Notes to' section.
Next, create a new Contact in your phone
You can name this whatever you want, but "Evernote" seems sensible for this example. Create a contact and paste your Evernote email address as the primary email for the contact.
Lastly, sending from Shazam:
Step 1: Shazam some tunes
Step 2: Tap the Share button, then select Email
Step 3: Start typing the name of your new contact (Evern...) and select that contact.
Step 4: Click send
Head on back to Evernote and you'll see your newly Shazam'd tune saved as a note! It'll appear in whichever Notebook you've saved as default.
Where you go from here will depend on what you're trying to accomplish. Personally, I'll review my saved song notes about once a week. If I decide to buy something, I'll add the tag "purchased". The really great part about using Evernote to manage music is that you can add as much context to a note as you'd like. Sometimes it's easier to recall the name of the venue or train-spotee where you heard the song—typing a quick "Dave's 30th, grill out at the park" could save a ton of time later on.
Later, I'll walk through a similar process using a few other tools with Evernote.
Message or comment if you have any thoughts or questions!
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