284: Digital Minimalism Tip: Export Evernote to Apple Notes

I use Apple Notes more than Evernote, so I consolidated.

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Export Evernote to Apple Notes

I like Evernote, but I use Apple Notes more. So I exported everything from Evernote to Apple Notes.

Digital Minimalism

  • The answer is to compile and consolidate your digital data.
  • Keep the apps you use the most and delete the rest.

How To Export Evernote to Apple Notes

You can export ‘All Notes’ from Evernote if you want to export everything all at once (1a.) or, export ‘Notebooks’ to keep the same organizational structure of Evernote when you import to Apple Notes (1b.).

Note: There is a video tutorial below if you want to skip all text

Step 1a. How To Export ‘All Notes’ from Evernote:

  • Open Evernote
  • Select ‘All Notes’ in Sidebar
  • Click on a Note and Select All (Cmd + A)
  • Click File > Export Notes
  • Give it a Name
  • Save in Location (Desktop)
  • Choose ‘Evernote XML Format (.enex)
  • Save
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Export ‘All Notes’

Step 1b. How To Export ‘Notebooks’ from Evernote:

  • Open Evernote
  • Select ‘Notebooks’ in Sidebar
  • Select a Notebook
  • Right-Click and select ‘Export Notes’
  • Give it a Name
  • Save in Location (Desktop)
  • Choose ‘Evernote XML Format (.enex)
  • Save
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Export Notebooks

Step 2. How To Import to Apple Notes:

  • Open Apple Notes
  • Go to File > Import
  • Select .enex file from Evernote export
  • Click Import
  • Read dialog box and click ‘Import Notes’
  • Notes are saved to a folder called ‘Imported Notes’
  • Click + New Folder
  • Name Folder
  • Click on ‘Import Notes’ folder
  • Click on a note and Select All (cmd + a)
  • Drag all notes to the New Folder you just created
  • Delete the ‘Import Notes’ folder and repeat process.
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Video Tutorial

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