Best Evernote Calendars, Templates, and Tools for Productivity

These free templates can boost productivity and organization

Mobile Calendar in Evernote
Mobile Calendar in Evernote. (c) Getty Images

Evernote supports a rich ecosystem of templates. The program didn't initially support them, but in the last few years Evernote developed a site that supports a variety of common templates.

Templates behave differently on the web version of Evernote. If you find you can't access them when using Evernote in your web browser, try downloading the computer app (for Windows) or using the app on your mobile device. After you've started a document in a template, then you can access it through Evernote for the browser.

How to Use a Template in Evernote

The Evernote Template gallery.

To use Evernote templates:

  1. Visit the Evernote Template gallery and find the one you want to use.
  2. Click View Template to see the full document.
  3. When you find a template you'll want to use, click Save Template.
  4. To use a template, create a new note in Evernote and click the Template button in the body of the note. 
  5. Select the template you want to use from the available templates listed.
  6. A menu appears with three options: Apply templateRename template, and Delete template. In this case, choose Apply template to apply it to your note.
  7. Then create the note as you usually would, changing and adding text and formatting as you desire.

Cronofy Evernote calendar connector

Cronofy Evernote Calendar Connector
(c) Courtesy of Cronofy

You'l find web connections through services such as IFTTT and Zapier, but for a more straight-forward approach, check out Cronofy's Evernote Calendar Connector.

This simple but effective service links a given date in popular calendars such as Google Calendar, iCloud, Microsoft 365, and Outlook.com. to pertinent Evernote notes.

Using a tool like this means you can keep track of information and commitments in an organized way, which is what productivity is all about.

Free Yearly Evernote Calendar and Planning Templates

Evernote free yearly calendar templates in the Colorful theme.

Clearly see your year, month, week, and day with the Evernote Free Yearly Planning Templates.

The templates are available in Evernote green or a colorful variety that you can use to keep track of you time, events, and appointments.

These simple but effective templates are designed especially for people with important scheduling tasks.

Monthly Digital Maintenance Templates by Simplify Days

Simplify Days Monthly Digital Maintenance Guide Template for Evernote
(c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of SimplifyDays.com

SimplifyDays.com offers organizational advice and instruction, including free templates for Evernote.

Check out the Monthly Digital Maintenance Guide, which is a great way to stay on top of what is an increasingly complicated area of life for many of us.

In order to access any of the templates or information on this site, register and opt-in to regular email deliveries from this company.

More Notes About Your Own Evernote Template Collection

Create a separate Templates folder. Think of this like a bank. Put your templates, especially those you find from resources outside of Evernote, into the folder, and then when you find a reason to use one it's ready and you know exactly where to find it.

To use the template, simply select it with a right-click and choose Copy to Notebook. This step places a copy of this template in a destination folder of your choice.

Sharing Notes with Your Team

Since you can customize your templates and re-use them as needed, collaborating with your team may be a good idea. Depending on your plan, you may be able to share note templates and further increase productivity with your team.