Evernote has long been the go-to application to take notes, track documents, organize projects and is generally the place to put anything you might want to find later.
In recent years, Evernote's reputation has suffered due to an aging interface, increased fees, a series of layoffs and a new CEO. Although there are no indications that the application will go away sometime soon and it still stands (according to most accounts) a few hundred million users, it does not hurt to have a plan B in place if you decide it is time to bail.
Fortunately, there are a number of applications like Microsoft OneNote, Zoho Notebook, Simplenote and Google Keep that look like competing for you to keep your thoughts, ideas and other things. In this article, we will tell you how (or if) you can migrate your Evernote data to one of these applications.
However, if you plan to change, it is a good idea to know how to export data, if only to have an independent backup of that information, only if that is the case.
How to export Evernote data
Evernote lets you share your notes in separate notebooks. When exporting your data, each notebook must be exported to a separate file in Evernote's .enex format (you can also export to an HTML file if you wish).
You can only export data with the local Evernote application for computers or macs; You can't do it from the online version. To try it, I used a Mac that I had installed version 7.9 of Evernote. How to proceed The process of a computer is very similar.
Click Notes in the Evernote's left menu or select View> Notebook from the top menu. This will give you a list of all your Evernote laptops in the main window.
Select which notebook (s) you want to export. (To export the entire Evernote file, select them all.)
Right-click the selected notebook and select "Export NotebookName Notes." "You can also go to the top menu and choose File> Export Notes.
Enter the name you want to give your export file in the pop-up window and select the folder where you want to save it. You can also decide if you want to export the associated tags (assuming you used some) Click on Save
Now you have your data, where do you want to put it? I've looked at four of the most famous Evernote options – Microsoft OneNote, Zoho Notebook, Simplenote and Google Keep – to find out the easiest way to move your data to each (provided you can.) Two of them, OneNote and Notebook, offer importers the ability to make things as easy as possible for you Simplenote offers a fairly easy way to import your .exnex files after exporting them from Evernote.