Here is how you can switch from Evernote to Apple Notes

Here is how you can switch from Evernote to Apple Notes

Evernote is undoubtedly one of the best note-taking apps. As its name suggests, Evernote allows you to create a note in a variety of formats including a webpage, text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs and more.

Evernote has been available for a while for iPhone or iPad with a certain number of users. However, it appears that the developer, Evernote Corporation wants to kill itself. Accordingly, last week, Redmond-based Company announced their intention to limit users of its free Basic account to only two devices and hike prices for its premium service tiers. This means that if you are now using Evernote on your smartphone and PC, you won’t be able to use the app on your tablet or a third device.


If you are a member of Evernote’s free Basic account, it is now time you switched to alternatives. In reality, Apple has its own Notes app for iPhone, iPad and Mac which may serve as a great alternative to Evernote. With iOS 9, Apple so much improved its Notes app that people have actually been moving from Evernote to Apple Notes app.

In this guide, we will run you through the steps to switch from Evernote to Apple Notes

Before we begin, make sure that you are now using a Mac running OS X 10.11.4 or newer because migration does not work on iPhones and iPads.

  1. Steps to migrate all your Notes data from Evernote to Apple Notes at once

Step 1: Launch Evernote on your Mac and sign in with your account details

Step 2: Once you have signed in, click on the Edit button in the Menu bar and choose Select All from the drop-down menu

Step 3: Once you are done, select File in the menu bar and choose Export Notes. After that, you need to name the file and select the folder in which you want to save the file. Once you are done, select Save

Step 4: You now need to launch the Notes app on your Mac. Head to the Menu bar and click on File. After that, select Import Notes from the drop-down menu and select the file you saved earlier. It should be automatically saved as a .enex file.

Step 5: Once you are done, click on Import and click on Import Notes to confirm.

  1. Steps to migrate individual notes from Evernote to Apple Notes on iPhone and iPad

As mentioned earlier, there is no way of migrating all of your notes from Evernote to the Notes app on your iPhone and iPad. However, you can export each Evernote file to the Notes app on your iPhone and iPad. This could be a long process, but it works best by now.

Step 1: Open Evernote app on your iPhone and iPad and select a note you wish to export

Step 2: Once you are done, tap More and then tap the Share icon. After that, tap Export Notes. This step will open a Mail window inside Evernote.

Step 3: You are now supposed to enter your email address and tap Send

Step 4: Close Evernote and head to the Mail app. Once you are in, select the Mail you sent earlier from Evernote

Step 5: Next up, you need to long-press the file you received by email until you see the Apple extension window

Step 6: Select Add to Notes and tap Import Notes. Once you are done, close the Mail app, head to the Notes app and tap the new Imported Notes folder.

Note that you need to repeat the above process until all of your notes have been imported. It will be a long process with many repeated steps.

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Let us know if you have any issues during the process in the section below.

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