I’ve always wanted a way to link my Evernote notes to my calendar events, but there was no magic-bullet app that could do this for me. I built this workflow several months ago and it seems to have solved my needs!
Here’s how it works.
It relies on an Evernote notebook and a specific Calendar, each called “Journal”.
When you launch the shortcut, it prompts you for a time entry. Default is the current date & time.
Then it prompts you for a note title, and allows you to populate text in the body (this is optional, of course).
Here’s what the shortcut does:
- Creates a new note in Evernote, placing it in the Journal notebook. A hyperlink for the new note is retrieved.
- Creates a new calendar event in the Journal calendar (duration: 0 minutes.) Inserts the hyperlink into the new calendar event, linking directly to the new Evernote note.
- Opens the new event in Fantastical.
Note: if you tap to open the Evernote note right away, the Evernote app will tell you that it can’t find the note (because it hasn’t synced yet!) However, you should see the note pop in right away.
This is useful because sometimes I want to use my calendar as a means to capture meeting notes, and this is just one more way to go back and review my week and quickly get those notes back on whatever screen I’m using.
Hope this helps!