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Import Evernote Notes Into OneNote the Easy Way

Want to switch to OneNote as your default notetaking app without losing your Evernote notes?  OneNote doesn’t include a way to import notes from Evernote, but with the new free Ever2One Converter, you can move your notes to OneNote in seconds.

Many of us have tried many notetaking tools over the years, but once you’ve decided to stick to one you’ll want to move all of your notes into your main app.  We tried to find ways to import your notes from Evernote into OneNote, but only came up with some workarounds and no good solutions.  This week however, the developers of MobileNoter, an iOS OneNote app, released a new tool that makes it quick and simple import your Evernote notes into OneNote.  Let’s see how you can use this tool to consolidate all your notes in OneNote.

Moving Your Evernote Notes Into OneNote

First, download the Ever2One Converter from the link below; you’ll need to enter your email address, and then will receive a download code.  Download the app once you get the link, and setup as normal.

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Once it’s installed, you’ll be ready to import your notes.  Enter your Evernote user name and password first to get started.

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Now select the notebooks you wish to import, and choose the OneNote notebook to save them to.  This way, you can import all of your notes at once, or just your most important ones if you wish.

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Select the attributes you want to import with your notes; we recommend importing all the attributes so you’ll keep all your info in the transfer.

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The Ever2One Converter will now begin importing and converting your Evernote notes.  This may take a few minutes, depending on the number of notes you selected to import.  If your notebooks included encrypted notes, you may be prompted to enter your encryption password during the import process.

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Once it’s finished, open OneNote and check out the new Evernote Notes notebook.  This will contain a section for each of the Evernote Notebooks you imported, and then will show each note in those notebooks as page in Evernote.  The notes imported very nicely in our test, including the same images and layout as they did in Evernote.  PDF documents and other files attached to notes were also imported, so you won’t lose anything.

Update: Actually, tags are imported too … they’ll be located on the top left of your note’s title.  Just hover over the star beside a note’s title to see it’s tags; if there’s no star, then the note didn’t have tags in Evernote.  Thanks to Anton from MobileNoter for the heads-up!

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Moving from OneNote to Evernote Instead

If instead you want to move your notes from OneNote into Evernote, it’s easy to do this too.  Just follow the steps on our guide to Import OneNote Notebooks into Evernote, and note that with the latest Evernote 4 for Windows you can now import both OneNote 2007 and OneNote 2010 notes into Evernote.  Now the circle’s complete; you can move your notes from Evernote to OneNote and back with only a couple clicks, so there’s no reason not to use the note taking app you prefer.

Speaking of such, which notetaking app do you prefer?  Both Evernote and OneNote have their advantages, and we’d be interested to see which one you find best for your needs.

Download the Ever2One Convertor

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  • Published 12/2/10

Comments (6)

  1. Bikram

    I’m using OneNote 2010. Gave Evernote a try for sometime. Didn’t like it. It was a bit cluttered & not high on UI for my taste. Online sync was the only thing that was in favor of Evernote. But now that I get that in OneNote too, through Office WebApps – I’ve abandoned Evernote for good.

  2. smthr

    Thank you for great article. I came across this article in hope to find the easy solution to transfer from OneNote to Evernote and luckily you mentioned it in the end.

    As a long time OneNote user, I love the program, but got to admit that it’s not flexible enough to sync data between computers as the program would prefer you to save the data on each computer’s user’s directory instead of on a NAS, I tried to set OneNote default data on NAS, but still need to manually transfer the data between all the computers, as it won’t really sync. That has been a major pain.

    Evernote’s sync function across different platforms works really well, fast and efficient even with note created on mobile. The fact that its Blackberry app is working well made me decided to move permanently from OneNote.

  3. Anders Benson

    I still haven´t migrated from Google Notebook and am looking for a solution that includes chapters. Evernote doesn´t seem to, and Onenote appears to be an MS office and I shy away from MS. I welcome a solution that works like my mind in organizing my hundreds of notes in books and chapters and haven´t found anything convincing, all while Google notebook becomes a dinosaur…

  4. ZlateWay

    I have a problem, I installed ever2one and when I open the program, a warning appeared: OneNote not installed… What to do?

  5. Fadi

    I prefer OneNote … it works perfectly for me. I use MS SkyDrive to sync my office notes with my colleagues and it is amazing, you get to know who did the changes and the changed note will be highlighted too.
    The only advantage from my point of view for Evernote is the Blackberry and Android applications. I used some apps to view OneNote on my android, but it is not as good as Evernote.

    I’m now trying to sync Evernote + OneNote + Blackberry Memo Pad (certain small notes only) and it is synced with my outlook by BES.

    I guess with the so many new gadgets people keep getting we are more and more in need of Third Party apps that have presence every where.Evernote still has a long way to go till it reaches OneNote. So we have to live with workarounds as needed.

  6. JoeO

    Sorry, but I don’t trust the Ever2One conversion app (yet).

    This company, located in a country (Russia) known for poor consumer and intellectual property protection laws, provides no details on the security of their note conversion utility which requires you to give them your Evernote username and password. They also provide no details on whether or not they intend to store converted notes on their server during/after conversion and no details on if the transfer of notes data is sent clear-text across the web.

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