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How to Search Evernote from the Google Chrome Location Bar

Evernote is a great system for storing notes, images, and web pages so you can find them later, and you can make it even better by integrating the search directly into the Google Chrome Location bar.

Of course, doing this isn’t rocket science, and most people can probably figure this out. But have you done it yet? You should also note that you can use the Evernote extension to simultaneously search Google and Evernote at the same time.

Integrate Evernote Search into Google Chrome

You’ll start by right-clicking on the location bar and choosing Edit Search engines…

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Then click Add…

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And then enter in the search details. I named mine Evernote, and used the keyword “evv” since that’s unlikely to be typed for any other URL, and it’s really easy to remember. Then set the URL to this:

https://www.evernote.com/Home.action?hash=#x=%s

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Now all you need to do is type evv into the location bar, hit the Tab key, and you can start searching Evernote.

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You’ll see the results in the web interface….

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Sadly the web interface badly needs some work, it’s clunky and awful. But… if you’re just looking for a piece of information, this can really come in handy.

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  • Published 10/1/10

Comments (8)

  1. John Sembrot

    The setup is not delivering any results. The url in the box is

    https://www.evernote.com/Home.action?x=osborn

    and the specific osborn doc is not delivered on the webpage. It takes me to the all notes page.

  2. The Geek

    Sorry about that, I think I put the wrong URL. Updated the post!

  3. John Sembrot

    Just like that there it is. With the final step of replacing the word test as instructed with %s. Thanks

  4. The Geek

    Oops, I meant to include %s in the URL too. Fixed that now… I think I’ve been awake for too long =)

  5. Aaron Levinson

    I love it! The updated URL is working smashingly! ^_^

  6. Sanjaya

    I totally loved it. This is totally awesome, searching in evernote in chrome might not have been more easier. I customized this for a lot other websites that i frequently searched from youtube to imdb and all right from chrome, just messed up with delicious, hoping to fix it soon.
    Now that i got to search in this manner in evernote, I wished i could do the same with a few other sites. This is where i messed up. I made a new one for delicious with search customized as above and a while later deleted the old one. Now i see that i have changed the search url a bit wrong–
    I get a search page but do not get d search results, anyone using chrome and delicious could you please pass me the url for delicious search.

    Thanks in advance
    Sanjaya

    Thanks in advance.

  7. Sanjaya

    By the way if i were to find out the urls for a few sites which don’t make up to the search engine database-how would i be able to find one.
    I needed for
    1. mendeley desktop-
    2. last fm
    3. science direct

    Can anyone tell me the way how to find it or pass me on the url for these

    Thanks in advance
    regards
    Sanjaya

  8. r4nd0m1peter

    hi thinkgeeks,
    can you help me, one of the searches I want to add is wallbase.net , after experimenting, I found this works:
    wallbase.net/search/%s
    however, the site has a feature, that if you do a blank search, it just shows the most recent additions, is there a way I can do this without chrome sending me to my default search engine?
    thanks in advance!

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