Beat Evernote's Price Hike by Exporting Your Notes

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If you're looking to leave Evernote -- and we can't blame you after the service announced yesterday (June 28) it will raise prices and add more limitations to its free plan -- you can take your notes with you. Not only does Evernote let you export all of your files, but there are free alternates available for both Macs and PCs.

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Evernote's higher prices for its Plus (now $4.99 a month, up from $3.99) and Premium ($7.99, up from $5.99) tiers aren't the only changes, as free accounts will now only sync with two devices (rather than an unlimited amount). PC users can import their Evernote notebooks to OneNote on PCs running Windows 7 or later, and Mac users can import to the Notes app on Macs running El Capitan (10.11) or later. 

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If you haven't downloaded Evernote onto to your Mac or PC, do that first, as imports aren't available on mobile devices.

How to import Evernote notes on a PC to OneNote

1. Open Evernote and right-click Notebooks. These screenshots were taken in Windows 7, but the process works the same way in Windows 10. pc evernote export 01

2. Select Export Notes.pc evernote export 02

3. Select "Export as a file in ENEX format" and click Export.pc evernote export 03

4. Navigate to a location and click Save.pc evernote export 045. Click Close.pc evernote export 05

6. Navigate to OneNote's migration page and click Download the Importer.eexport onenote 01

7. Open the downloaded installation file.eexport onenote 02

8. Click Run.eexport onenote 039. Accept the terms of service and click Get Started.eexport onenote 04

10. Click Import a File Instead. If you only want to import select Notebooks, un-check notebooks you don't want, click Next and skip to Step 13.eexport onenote 05 2940141467213421

11. Select the file you exported in Step 4 and click Open. eexport onenote 0612. Click Next.eexport onenote 07

13. Select the kind of account you want to use with OneNote. We have instructions for making a Microsoft account if you don't have one already.eexport onenote 08

14. Enter your account login credentials and click Sign in.import onenote 1

15. Click Import.eexport onenote 09

16. Click View notes in OneNote.eexport onenote 10

You've imported Evernote notes to OneNote.

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How to import Evernote notes on a Mac to Apple Notes

1. Open Evernote and click Notebooks.eexport notes import 01


2. Click File.eexport notes import 02

3. Select Export All Notes.eexport notes import 03

4. Navigate to a location and click Save.eexport notes import 04

5. Open Notes and click File.eexport notes import 05

6. Select Import Notes.eexport notes import 06

7. Select the file you made in Step 4 and click Import.eexport notes import 07

8. Click Import Notes.eexport notes import 08

You've imported Evernote notes to Apple Notes.
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Henry T. Casey
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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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