This is a guest post by Maxim Kuzmich, the co-founder of StiltSoft, a small team of “hackers” and fans of products by Atlassian. StiltSoft develops the Talk and InPlace Editor add-ons for Confluence.

Get your Evernotes into Confluence

Modern business requires you to access information and generate new ideas from anywhere – nearby cafes, while traveling, or even while in a stand-up meeting . Evernote is perfect for gathering your thoughts on your smartphone or tablet while you’re on the go. All too often, however, the notes and tacit knowledge you create in Evernote are never shared with your team.

Introducing the Evernote Integration Plugin for Confluence – transferring the information you create in Evernote on your mobile device to the tool you use everyday with your team to get work done, Confluence.

Why would I use the Evernote Integration Plugin?

Simple. Notes are only good if people can read them and discuss. If you’re using Evernote now, but relying on email to share them with your team, then it’s likely your notes are being lost in translation. Either your notes are lost in your team’s respective inboxes, the context is unclear, or discussion via your email client has broken down.

If your notes are stored on a Confluence page, then there’s just one place for your team to access your notes and one place to discuss them. All the barriers to sharing your notes with your team have been removed.

How would I use the Evernote Integration Plugin?

Here are four simple examples of how to use this powerful integration:

  • Gather meeting results from all participants on a single Confluence page.
  • Make notes on a business trip when you don’t have access to your wiki.
  • Share your private notes within your enterprise network.
  • Make quick notes about your projects at lunch to put them into the project’s space at a later time.

How does it work?

Evernote Integration is more than just linking your notes to Confluence. This is a full replication of your notes and included media-resources. Once you’ve transferred your notes from Evernote to Confluence, they are in Confluence forever, accessible by your team, whether you delete the original Evernote or not. Best of all, you can add to your notes using the Confluence editor.

The plug-in also enables Confluence to recognize different file formats that you use in Evernote and will instantly convert them into macros within a page. The plugin recognizes the following media formats:

  • Images (JPEG, GIF, PNG)
  • Audio/video (MP3, MPEG, MP4, MOV)
  • AMR-audio (only as attachment)
  • PDF files
  • Microsoft Office files (DOC, XLS, PPT)

How do I get started?

It’s simple. Just follow this step-by-step guide.

Step 1 – Install the plugin

If you are running Confluence on your own server, you can download the Evernote Integration Plugin for Confluence directly from the Universal Plugin Manager (UPM) in the Confluence Administration Console. Or you can visit the Atlassian Marketplace. No preparations or settings are required. Each user can authenticate in Evernote only when starting to insert notes.

Step 2 – Select menu item

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 – Authentication (only first time)

To insert your notes, you should grant access to your notes for the plugin…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: the plugin will not change your notes or create new ones in any way. But it needs full access to your Evernote account to show a list of your recent notes.

Step 4 – Select necessary note

Select from the list of recently added notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5 – Done!

Resources are attached and text is properly inserted. Go ahead and insert more notes through the Confluence editor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try it now!

This plugin is completely free and works with Confluence 4.0+. Download the plugin from Atlassian Marketplace.

You can find more info about the plugin on the StiltSoft website and we’d also appreciate your feedback.

We hope you enjoy it!

 

 

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