Apple's stock Notes app has come a long way since it first appeared on Mac, with password protection, tables, and document scanning being just a few of the top features it has gained in recent years. These and other improvements offer compelling reasons to migrate from a rival note-taking platform, especially if you've been paying for the privilege.

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Evernote users in particular may feel they now have extra motivation to make the switch. Last month, rumors that Evernote was struggling to keep afloat were bolstered by reports of a flurry of key departures at the company, with one source even claiming the company was in a "death spiral" because of its inability to attract new users.

Whatever your reasons for migrating platforms, you can do so by following these simple steps. Note that the export file that Evernote spits out will also work with other note-taking apps like OneNote and Bear, which offer similar import options to the Apple Notes method described below.

How to Migrate From Evernote to Apple Notes

  1. Launch Evernote on your Mac.
  2. In the sidebar, click All Notes.
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  3. Select Edit -> Select All from the menu bar.
  4. Select File -> Export Notes... from the menu bar.
  5. In the Save dialog, make sure Evernote XML (.enex) is selected in the Format dropdown and give the export file an identifiable name.
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  6. Click Save.
  7. Launch Apple's Notes app.
  8. Select File -> Import to Notes from the menu bar.
  9. Navigate to the .enex file that you just exported from Evernote.
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  10. Check the box next to Preserve folder structure on import if needed, and then click Import.

  11. Click Import Notes.

Top Rated Comments

ignatius345 Avatar
32 months ago
Naive question: what if you’ve only ever used Evernote on iOS?
My guess is that installing the Mac version of Evernote would sync up all your notes from your iOS version and then you could export from there?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OscarMV Avatar
32 months ago
Naive question: what if you’ve only ever used Evernote on iOS?
Just download the Mac client and sync. It’s a cloud-based product.
[doublepost=1540569880][/doublepost]
('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/migrate-from-evernote-to-apple-notes/')


Apple's stock Notes app has come a long way since it first appeared on Mac, with password protection ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/password-protect-notes-ios-os-x/'), tables, and document scanning ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/ios-11-document-scanner-notes/') being just a few of the top features it has gained in recent years. These and other improvements offer compelling reasons to migrate from a rival note-taking platform, especially if you've been paying for the privilege.



Evernote users in particular may feel they now have extra motivation to make the switch. Last month, rumors that Evernote was struggling to keep afloat were bolstered by reports ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/05/evernote-slashes-subscription-rate/') of a flurry of key departures at the company, with one source even claiming the company was in a "death spiral" because of its inability to attract new users.

Whatever your reasons for migrating platforms, you can do so by following these simple steps. Note that the export file that Evernote spits out will also work with other note-taking apps like OneNote and Bear, which offer similar import options to the Apple Notes method described below.

How to Migrate From Evernote to Apple Notes
[LIST=1]
* Launch Evernote on your Mac.
* In the sidebar, click All Notes.


Select Edit -> Select All from the menu bar.
* Select File -> Export Notes... from the menu bar.
* In the Save dialog, make sure Evernote XML (.enex) is selected in the Format dropdown and give the export file an identifiable name.


Click Save.
* Launch Apple's Notes app.
* Select File -> Import to Notes from the menu bar.
* Navigate to the .enex file that you just exported from Evernote.


Check the box next to Preserve folder structure on import if needed, and then click Import.
Click Import Notes.


Article Link: How to Migrate Your Notes From Evernote to Apple Notes ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/migrate-from-evernote-to-apple-notes/')
('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/migrate-from-evernote-to-apple-notes/')


Apple's stock Notes app has come a long way since it first appeared on Mac, with password protection ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/password-protect-notes-ios-os-x/'), tables, and document scanning ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/ios-11-document-scanner-notes/') being just a few of the top features it has gained in recent years. These and other improvements offer compelling reasons to migrate from a rival note-taking platform, especially if you've been paying for the privilege.



Evernote users in particular may feel they now have extra motivation to make the switch. Last month, rumors that Evernote was struggling to keep afloat were bolstered by reports ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/05/evernote-slashes-subscription-rate/') of a flurry of key departures at the company, with one source even claiming the company was in a "death spiral" because of its inability to attract new users.

Whatever your reasons for migrating platforms, you can do so by following these simple steps. Note that the export file that Evernote spits out will also work with other note-taking apps like OneNote and Bear, which offer similar import options to the Apple Notes method described below.

How to Migrate From Evernote to Apple Notes
[LIST=1]
* Launch Evernote on your Mac.
* In the sidebar, click All Notes.


Select Edit -> Select All from the menu bar.
* Select File -> Export Notes... from the menu bar.
* In the Save dialog, make sure Evernote XML (.enex) is selected in the Format dropdown and give the export file an identifiable name.


Click Save.
* Launch Apple's Notes app.
* Select File -> Import to Notes from the menu bar.
* Navigate to the .enex file that you just exported from Evernote.


Check the box next to Preserve folder structure on import if needed, and then click Import.
Click Import Notes.


Article Link: How to Migrate Your Notes From Evernote to Apple Notes ('https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/migrate-from-evernote-to-apple-notes/')
The whole “Evernote is going to die” flurry of articles a couple months back was a great example of Silicon Valley groupthink and did hurt the company far more than any of the departures did. It has a large paying user base and it’s doing alright (pays the bills with its income as companies should).

There are other reasons for concern with Evernote but they are not the ones that have been reported.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goshya Avatar
32 months ago
I’d be more interested in figuring out how to export my 900 Apples notes, so I have access to them on an Android phone I have to use at work...

Apple doesn’t seem to make the export of a large amount of notes easy it seems.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
feldy Avatar
32 months ago
One of the features I rely upon in Evernote is automatic OCR of any image I upload as it makes searching for notes that contain text images, screenshots, etc. so much easier. Does Notes also do that for whatever you add to a note?
[doublepost=1540585720][/doublepost]Another feature I use a lot: forwarding email to a dedicated Evernote address that automatically adds a note - can you do that with Notes?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
masteroflondon Avatar
32 months ago
'flurry of key departures at the startup'. How is Evernote a ‘startup’? It was founded 11 years ago.

You guys really are paid by the word, aren't you?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matticus99 Avatar
32 months ago
No way the notes app can replace Evernote. If Evernote does eventually die, it makes more sense to just archive your Evernote content and look for a better alternative.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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