Note Links

Link directly to individual notes from anywhere

Note links allow applications to reference a specific note within an Evernote client application. They can be used to link from one note to another or to allow easy access to a note from another context, such as a calendar invitation. Note links can reference a note, both synchronized and local, within a user's account as well as a note in a shared notebook that the user has read access to. It is important to note that note links will only work on a computer or device that has an up-to-date Evernote client application installed.

URL structure

evernote:///view/user id/shard id/note guid/client specific id/[linked notebook guid]/

  • user id - the user with access to the note, i.e., the user who will be following the link and reading the note
    • REGEX: d+
  • shard id - the ID of the shard where the note resides, i.e., the shard ID of the user who owns the note
    • REGEX: sd+
  • note guid - the GUID of the note
    • REGEX: [0-9a-f]{8}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{12}
  • client specific id - if the note is not in a synced notebook, otherwise, repeat the note guid
    • REGEX: w+
  • linked notebook guid [Optional]
    • Users can create note links to notes in linked notebooks. When a note link refers to a notebook owned by another user, the linked notebook guid must be provided on the note link URL. The linked notebook GUID is the GUID in account specified by "user id" that was used to get access to the linked notebook.
    • REGEX: [0-9a-f]{8}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{12}


Link to the note with GUID 3e2c732f-e8fb-4a3b-8152-c566bc907974 in a synchronized notebook owned by the user on shard s7 with the ID 12345:

Link to a note with GUID 065e5897-6284-4150-bdb0-3fb07658df4f in a notebook on shard s34 that has been shared with the user with the ID 12345. Note that in this case, user 12345 does not own the note, it has been shared with them and linked to their account. The LinkedNotebook GUID is 08e95874-adda-4c21-926c-cb1298ee0c51.

Link to a note with GUID 322229ec-9605-4577-8b83-d9111a3ee8cb in a local notebook owned by the user on shard s99 with the ID 12345. Note that in this case, the note GUID is "local" and the remaining part of the path is the local note reference.

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