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How to Migrate Your Notes From Evernote to Apple Notes

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. 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 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 Im

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Note-Taking App 'Google Keep' Gains Intelligent Organization Feature

Google has announced a smart new organizational feature for its note-taking and to-do list app, Google Keep. The app can now intelligently categorize users' notes by topic, such as food, books, and travel, and entries can be searched by keyword using topic shortcuts which appear in the search bar. Google Keep, which also offers a web interface, includes other features like list support, label and color organization tools, note reminders based on time or place, voice memos with automatic transcription, collaborative note-taking, and more. #GoogleKeep organized. Search automagically created topics like books, food and quotes for @Android, iPhones and web pic.twitter.com/wccSbThYpQ— Google Docs (@googledocs) June 29, 2016 The feature update for the note-taking service comes just a day after Evernote hiked its paid plan prices and announced it would be imposing a two-device limit on its free plan account holders. Some MacRumors forum members have since been discussing moving over to the native iOS Notes app. To migrate Evernote notes to Apple Notes, follow these simple steps: Download and install the Evernote Mac app, launch it, and click Edit -> Select All in the menu bar. Next, click File -> Export Notes..., select the Evernote XML format, and save the file in a convenient location. Open Apple Notes, click File -> Import Notes... in the Apple Notes menu bar and select the exported Evernote XML file to import. iOS 9.3 added support for importing Evernote XML data into Notes, so alternatively you could save the exported file you created in