Evernote is a robust note-taking application with availability across multiple platforms, but it does have its limitations. For instance, the Evernote Basic plan only allows you to use the app on two devices for free. So, maybe you’ve decided to use another app in addition to Evernote. Or, maybe the time comes when you want to switch to a different note-taking app completely.
You can easily export notes from Evernote to a file that can then be imported to another note-taking application and here’s how.
Export a single Evernote note on Mac
If you would like to export a single note from Evernote on Mac, follow these steps:
1) Open the Evernote app on your Mac.
2) Select the note you want to export.
3) Either right-click on the note or hold your Control key and click to open the context menu.
4) Choose Export Note.
5) In the pop-up window, select the location to save the export file, give it a name, and optionally mark the box to include tags you have attached to your note. You can also adjust the file type from .enex, which is the Evernote file format, to HTML.
6) Click Save.
Export a single Evernote note on iPhone
You can also export a single note from the Evernote app on your iPhone.
1) Open the Evernote app on your device.
2) Open the note you want to export.
3) Press, hold, and slide the note up to open the context menu.
4) Choose Share.
5) Tap Shareable link on.
6) Select Export note.
The exported note file will then pop into an email for you to send to your other device to save.
Export notes from a notebook on Mac
If you want to export all notes from a notebook, you can also do this easily on your Mac.
1) With the Evernote app open on your Mac, click the Notebooks button to display a list of your notebooks.
2) Either right-click on the notebook or hold your Control key and click to open the context menu.
3) Choose Export Notes From “[name of notebook]”.
Follow the same steps as above to choose the location, add a name, and save the notes from that notebook.
Export all notes on Mac
Maybe you want to export all of your Evernote notes at one time. Just follow these steps:
1) With the Evernote app open on your Mac, click the All Notes button to display a list of your notes.
2) Select all of your notes by either clicking Edit from the menu and choosing Select All or clicking Command + A on your keyboard.
3) Either right-click on the notes or hold your Control key and click to open the context menu.
4) Choose Export Notes.
Follow the same steps as above to choose the location, add a name, and save the notes.
Use your exported notes
Now that you have exported your Evernote note or group of notes, you can import that file into other note-taking applications. Just be sure that the app you use allows an import with the Evernote file format which ends in .enex or HTML, if that’s the format you chose when saving the file.
The process for importing the file will vary depending on the application that you use. So, check the app’s help section if you need assistance.
Wrapping it up
Exporting notes from Evernote is very simple and you can also use that file as a way to back up a single note or group of notes from a notebook. Are there any other tutorials or tips you’d like to see us cover for Evernote? Let us know in the comments below!