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Note Link to an Evernote document.

In Evernote you are able to "Copy Note Link" and paste the link into a document. I have been using this to paste the link into Todoist notes. I am then able to click on this link in Todoist notes and open the Evernote document. The problem I am having is sometimes the link takes me straight to the note in my desktop Evernote (this is what I want) and other times the link takes me to web Evernote and I have to download the note (do not want this). Is there a way to control this random occurrence?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Mar 17, 2014 - 14:31

Hello Peter,

Please tell me - is there any pattern to this issue? Are there any differences in the URL between the links that work as you'd expect and those that don't.

Technically - every link is treated equal and we have no control over what happens when the browser opens it - if it redirects you correctly or not is a matter of how Evernote handles it so please check the URLs that work and compare them to those that don't to see if there's anything different.

Best regards,

Support Guru
Replied on Mar 23, 2014 - 23:21

Thought I'd try to help. Evernote's newest Windows update changes from local link to web link. That is likely the issue. There's lots of complaints about this over at Evernote and we're working on handling this for our TaskClone users.

See Evernote forums.

Peter Fraser premium
Replied on Mar 29, 2014 - 02:38

Thanks Guru. I followed your links and found the solution. When clicking on Copy Note Link in Evernote you just need to hold the Ctrl key and your link will be in the evernote:/// format.

Replied on Jun 17, 2014 - 19:28

Take a look at this simple solution.


Michiel Brouwer premium
Replied on Jul 15, 2014 - 16:33

I'd like to add a little warning here. The link is public. So anyone who gets hold of that link has access to the note in Evernote. Maybe it's not likely someone will take advantage of it, but it is something to be aware of. It's more related to Evernote than Todoist, but still...