How do I use Presentation Mode to present notes?

Available on Windows; Mac; and iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Presentation Mode is the best way to show off your thoughts in a beautiful and simple way. Collect everything into one or more Evernote notes and press one button to start presenting.

Presentation Mode is an Evernote Premium and Evernote Business feature, but all new users get a 30-day free trial.

Present everything quickly

Just click the Presentation Mode (projection screen) button in the Note Editor to start presenting.

Works with all your notes

You won't need to do any extra work to prepare your content. Presentation Mode works with any of your existing notes and makes them look more beautiful while you present.

Navigate easily

Divide note into sections

If you would like to display specific content from a note on a single screen, insert a horizontal line before and after that content. Evernote attempts to display as much of that content (between the horizontal lines) as possible onto a single screen. Tap the spacebar to move through each section of your presentation.

Laser pointer

In Presentation Mode, your mouse becomes a laser pointer with a bright trail so you can call attention to parts of your note. Click on the laser pointer button (a circle with currently selected color), or press Ctrl + P, at the top-right of the screen to change pointer/cursor colors.


Night and Day modes

Night Mode displays presentations as light text on a dark background. Day Mode displays presentations in the default (dark text on light background) mode. Switch between Day and Night Modes (by selecting the button that toggles between a sun and moon icon) to change how your presentation is displayed. 


Open attached and linked media

Previews of attached PDFs are displayed in Presentation Mode. Click on a PDF during your presentation to open a full-screen preview on a native PDF viewer you have installed.

On Evernote for Mac, you can preview any picture, link, or MS Office attachment. during your presentation and click on it for a full-screen preview. Use arrow keys to quickly switch between attachments like a slideshow.

Present multiple notes

To turn multiple notes into a presentation, simply select one or more notes in the Notes List and click or tap Start Presentation to begin sharing.

Browse between multiple notes

It often takes more than just one note to communicate everything. With Presentation Mode, you can quickly show and switch between multiple notes using the arrow keys.

1. Present an entire notebook:

2. Present only selected notes:

Use Note Links to organize presentations

When you click to follow a note link during Presentation Mode, your presentation will move to the new note. Press the right arrow to return to the original note. This makes it easy to use one note to guide your presentation, such as a Table of Contents or Agenda note with lots of links.

Share presentations on a secondary monitor

There may be instances, such as when presenting to a large group, when you'll want to share presentations on a secondary monitor, or project them onto a larger screen.

On Windows or Mac: Set up your secondary monitor from the Control Panel (Windows) or System Preferences (Mac). On Evernote for Mac, you can even edit a note on your laptop screen while presenting it on a large screen. To do this, simply disable screen "mirroring" before you start Presentation Mode. Click Change Screen (Ctrl + S) while in Presentation Mode to select which monitor to display your notes on.

On iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch: Use AirPlay to present to a second screen right from your device.