How to import from other note apps into Evernote

How to import from other note apps into Evernote
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How to import from other note apps into Evernote

Welcome! It's easy to transfer all of your data into Evernote.

How Evernote Works

  • All of your content is stored in notes. You can store text, lists, photos, PDFs, other file attachments, and more.
  • Notes are organized into notebooks. You can create one notebook or several, and you can organize your notes into notebooks in any way that suits your needs. For example, you can store all of your recipe notes in a notebook called ‘My Cookbook’.
  • Your notes and notebooks are synced with the Evernote servers and are available on all of your devices that you have Evernote installed on. Evernote is available on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and in any web browser.

Step One: Export from your service

1. Sign into your service. Look for the Export option

2. Download your notes as one or more .zip files. Each zip file is a container that stores your notes. Tip: If you organize notes by theme or folder, you'll probably want to put each theme into a different notebook in Evernote. Export each of your themes as separate zip files if possible so you can import and organize one batch of notes at a time.

Note: Downloading your content may take a few minutes to several hours depending on the size of your account and the speed of your Internet connection.

Step Two: Import into Evernote

1. Download Evernote onto your computer, create an Evernote account, and log in to Evernote

2. Open and expand your .zip files into folders on your computer. Usually you can simply double-click or right-click on a .zip file to create a folder full of your notes.

3. Import your notes.

  • Windows

    Open Evernote for Windows Desktop and select Tools > Import Folders then browse to the folder you created by extracting your .zip file. You may find the folder in Local Disk > Users > your username > Desktop or Downloads. Select the notebook and then select OK and the files inside that folder will import into Evernote.

  • Mac

    In your Mac finder, browse to and open the folder you created by extracting your .zip file. You should see your notes inside that folder. Open Evernote for Mac. Select all the notes inside your folder and drag them into a folder or your Note List.

    Additionally, you can drag a file right into an Evernote folder or your Evernote note list to add that file as an Evernote note.

The files you just imported will appear as individual notes inside an Evernote notebook.

It's possible that some photos and documents will not be attached after the import. You can easily drag and drop the attachments right into Evernote notes.

Step Three: Learn How To Use Evernote

Here are some resources to get you started:

  1. Evernote Help & Learning
  2. Evernote Guide
  3. Evernote Blog

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us.



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