Exporting Your Notes From Evernote

The article was updated on 22 January 2021. We’ve added updated instructions
on saving your notes structure while migrating from Evernote.

If you’ve decided to quit Evernote for some reason, you are probably interested in saving your information and migrating to another note-taking app.

In this post, we’ll provide you with a straightforward guide on exporting notes from Evernote. We will explain how to export selected notes, notebooks, or all your EN notes.

To start exporting your notes, you need to use the desktop version of Evernote.

How to export selected notes from Evernote.

  1. Click on a note. If you want to import several notes, hold down CMD (on Mac) / CTRL (on Windows) and click to select each note.
  2. Right-click on selected note(s) and choose Export Note(s)…
  3. Ensure that Evernote XML / ENEX format (.enex) is selected. If it is not, select this format to export your note(s). Click export.
  4. You can also import your note’s tags by checking ‘Include tags for each note’ / ‘tag.’
  5. Click Save.

You can only export any number of notes in Evernote version 6.25 and earlier. In later versions, there is a limit on the number of notes you can export (no more than 50 notes in one .enex file).

How to export a notebook from Evernote.

  1. Open the desired notebook.
  2. Press on the three dots (More actions).
  3. Select Export Notebook.
  4. Click Save.

You can only export any number of notes in Evernote version 6.25 and earlier. In later versions, there is a limit on the number of notes you can export (no more than 50 notes in one .enex file).

How to export all your notes from Evernote

If you’ve decided to migrate to one of Evernote alternatives, you might want to export all your information from EN. To accomplish this, do the following:

  1. Select All Notes in the sidebar / left panel.
  2. Select any note and press CMD + A (Mac) or CTRL + A (Windows) on the keyboard to select all of your notes.
  3. Select File > Export …
  4. Ensure that Evernote XML / ENEX format (.enex) is selected. If it is not, select this format from the menu to export your note(s). Click export.
  5. You can also import your note’s tags by checking ‘Include tags for each note’ / ‘tag.’
  6. Click Save.

Exporting of all notes is available only in Evernote version 6.25 and earlier. In later versions, there is a limit on the number of notes you can export (no more than 50 notes in one .enex file).

Also, be informed that ENEX files unfortunately don’t support the folder structure you had in Evernote. If you need to keep your Evernote hierarchical structure, we recommend exporting each notebook separately.

If you need more details about the Evernote export, check out more instructions here >>

All your notes are exported. What’s next?

It’s a good idea to try Evernote alternatives to find the one that best suits your needs. We highly recommend having a look at Nimbus Note, as it offers:

  • a nested structure with unlimited subfolders;
  • two more collaborators for free in Nimbus Pro plan;
  • five separate workspaces with permission settings (one workspace is similar to one EN account);
  • a block editor, which works with various content types (database tables are there as well);
  • visual messaging via Nimbus Capture Pro included in the Nimbus Note Pro plan;
  • OCR (optical character recognition that allows searching in images and documents);
  • Web Clipper, tags, and all your favorites in user-friendly platforms.

As a bonus, while migrating from Evernote, you get one free month of Nimbus Note Pro so you can explore all Nimbus features!

Nimbus vs. Evernote: a clear comparative table

 

But how do I import my former EN notes to Nimbus Note?

  1. Create your Nimbus account or log in.
  2. Click on this link>> or go to “Settings” in the Web version and click on the tab “Import from Evernote.”
  3. Click the “Browse” button and select the .enex file you’ve saved from your Evernote export.
  4. Select the Nimbus folder where you would like to import your notes.
  5. Give our system some time to finish the import. You can close the page and switch to other tasks. When the import is finished, you will get a notification by email.
  6. Once you receive the email, you can continue using your favorite notes in Nimbus Note!
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To see a full guide on importing your notes to Nimbus, please, click here>>

If you have any questions or issues with the import process, feel free to contact the Nimbus team at
team@nimbusweb.co.

More details about Nimbus Note features