The following guide walks you through the process of migrating all of your Evernote notebooks to Microsoft's OneNote service.
Evernote's recent announcement that it would limit basic users to syncing two devices, and increase pricing of the service for all paying customers, will certainly lead to users leaving the service behind.
One Evernote alternative is Microsoft's OneNote service. OneNote supports many features of Evernote, and tops the service in others. It features unlimited monthly uploads for instance, is free, and enables you to write anywhere on a page.
As far as migration from Evernote to OneNote is concerned, the easiest option is to use Microsoft's Evernote to OneNote importer. The program is only available for Windows 7 and later only however.
Good news is that it supports two ways of migrating your data from Evernote to OneNote. The easier one of the two picks up the data from the local Evernote program for Windows, the other manually exported Evernote data files with the .enex extension.
The import may take a while depending on the content that is stored on Evernote.
You may use Microsoft's OneNote Importer to import Evernote .enex files instead. You may use the Evernote for Windows or Mac application to save notebooks as .enex files.
Instructions on how to do so are provided on the Evernote help website.
The process is nearly identical from that point on. The only change is that you need to select database files manually, and that you can import only one notebook at a time using the method.
Considering that the importer will pick up all notebooks by default if the Evernote application is installed on the same computer, it is without doubt easier to use it instead of the manual method.
If you are using a Mac or Linux, you may want to consider using a virtual machine installation of Windows for the importing if you want to switch to OneNote.
Now You: Which note taking service are you using, if any?
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.