Thursday, November 1, 2012

Linking Google Drive Docs with Evernote

There is at least one service (CloudHQ) that will keep them in sync for a fee.  What if your requirements are very lightweight, though?

In my case, I just want to be able to link a Google doc to a note.  What I have been doing is:

  1. Open the doc in Google drive.
  2. Click the share button.
  3. Copy the link.
  4. Paste it in Evernote with Cmd-K, Cmd-V.
That's not a difficult workflow, but it isn't as light as it could be.  

As an alternative, try doing a one-time install of the Google Drive app (if you don't see a button to install it at the link, that probably means its already installed on your machine).  Then you can use Evernote's built-in "attach files" button or menu shortcut to put a Google Docs link right in your note.  Just navigate to the right place in your local Google Drive folder and and click 'open'.