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How To Automate Evernote

How To Automate EvernoteA few weeks ago, a gentleman named Kosio Angelov contacted me about a new book he has released that takes you through how to “automate Evernote, save boat loads of time, and make your life easier and more organized”.

Nothing like a modest claim. On the flight down to Macworld I finally had to read it on my iPad, and it is quite good. Kosio’s book is called How To Automate Evernote.[1]

It is a quick read (76 pages) without a bunch of filler. I like how it is broken down between universal tips, Mac tips, and Windows tips. That way you don’t need to waste your time with tips that don’t apply to you.

If you are a super Evernote power user already, there are a lot of things you will be familiar with, but my test for these types of books is “did I learn something new?”

I’m happy to learn that I did pick up some ideas that I hadn’t thought of doing before. There’s some clever stuff in there, especially around calendars and import folders.

You can learn much more about How To Automate Evernote on Kosio’s site. It’s $7, so whether that is worth it to you depends on how much you want to supercharge Evernote.

  1. That’s a referral link by the the way. If you pick up the book you’ll be buying me a coffee so thank you.  ↩

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Readdle’s Web Of Interconnected Apps

Readdle Booth At Macworld 2014On my trip to Macworld/iWorld 2014, one my first stops was the Readdle booth. My goal was to get an answer to a question that has been on my mind for a while: what is the difference between the free Documents 5 and the paid PDF Expert 5? What is the deal with having two apps?

In talking to the Readdle folks, what they are up to is more interesting than I had expected. The question is not the Seinfeld-esque “what is the DEAL with all these apps?” but the real question is “where is all this going?”

Instead of thinking of Readdle’s products as a bunch of standalone apps, it makes more sense to think of them as an interconnected web of applications that can work together, each one accomplishing specific tasks.

I Love You iOS, but…

iOS is a great mobile operating system, but it has some limitations. These are arguably for the user’s benefit security-wise, but they can be annoying. For example:

  • You don’t have access to a “file system” on the iPad the way that we are used to with computers. Each app is siloed and can only access its own data.
  • Apps have an extremely limited ability to talk to each other. Usually this is accomplished by the “Open In…” menu option, but that isn’t ideal because it creates a whole other copy of the file in the target application. Whatever changes you make are not reflected back in the original app.

Hub And Spokes

Readdle Documents 5

Readdle intends to address these limitations by having Documents 5 act as the iPad’s file system. You can store any type of file in the possibly-unfortunately-named Documents 5, and use that app as a hub.

In addition, they have baked in the ability for their apps to talk to each other and send information back and forth.

In Documents 5, Readdle calls their other apps Add-ons. These apps are all fully featured applications on their own, but when Documents 5 detects that they are installed, it exposes additional menu options.

Readdle Documents 5 Add-ons

I first noticed this ability in Scanner Pro, one of my favorite mobile scanning apps. I was using it on my iPad, and after I had installed PDF Expert 5, I noticed a button I hadn’t seen before.

Scanner Pro PDF Expert 5

When I pressed the button, it opened the scanned PDF directly in PDF Expert 5 for storage/annotation. No need to go through the whole Open In… dance.

Call And Response

Having a one button document transfer is nice, but what is more interesting to me is the way that Readdle has given their apps the ability to pass data back and forth.

For example, if Documents 5 detects that PDF Converter is installed and you are viewing an image, Word doc, HTML file, or the like, you will see a Convert to PDF menu option.

Readdle Convert To PDF

When you tap that, it will send the file to PDF Converter, let it do its magic, and then bring the PDF back to Documents 5, all within a second or so. No muss, no fuss.

Their Printer Pro app works similarly. If Documents 5 detects that it is installed, you can send your file there instead of relying on an AirPrint printer.

Readdle Printer Pro

The interesting thing about this is that they have somehow embedded the Printer Pro functionality inside Documents 5.

One Ecosystem To Rule Them All

This is the first time I can recall seeing an app vendor create such a tightly integrated web of apps. Each one works perfectly well on its own, but it becomes even more powerful and convenient when they work together.

Do you have any other examples of apps that work together like this? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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Search For Documents In Lucion FileCenter

FileCenterWhen Windows users ask me about document management software, I almost always point them to FileCenter by Lucion. I can’t think of one person who hasn’t liked it.

It can be simple to use and it can be extremely powerful, and searching for files in FileCenter is a perfect example. I get questions from time to time on how to do it, so here is a primer.

Which Search Are You Using?

FileCenter can use either the built-in Windows Search or its own custom search. FileCenter search may be a bit more powerful, but in my opinion it is generally easiest to use Windows Search.
To see and choose which search you are using, click on the Search tab.

FileCenter Search Bar

Then click the Settings button.

FileCenter Search Button

Then in the Search menu, see what you have set in Default Search Engine.

FileCenter Search Engine

Problems Using Windows Search?

If you have it set to Windows Search but you can’t find any words, you may have a problem with the PDF indexing on your computer. It is very common.

See this blog post about fixing Windows PDF Search, which will likely help.

Set Up FileCenter Advanced Search

If you want more power than what Windows Search provides, you need to do some setup.

First follow the instructions above but set Default Search Engine to Advanced Search.

Enable Indexing

The first thing to do is turn on Indexing for your Cabinets. This may have already been done, but it is good to check.

In FileCenter, click on Tools and then Settings.

FileCenter Tools Settings

Next, click on Advanced Indexing on the left and make sure the following is set:

  • Enable Auto Indexer is checked
  • Run indexer every n hours is selected
  • Run every has a reasonable number of hours set. Maybe 1–3?
  • All your relevant cabinets are selected in the Cabinets to be Auto Indexed box. If you want FileCenter to be able to find documents in your Inbox, check Inbox. If not, leave it unchecked.

Hit OK

Do An Initial Index

An index is an internal FileCenter thing where it keeps track of your documents and their contents. Since we have enabled auto-indexing, it should take care of it for you, but to kick it off, let’s do an initial run.
Click on the Tools near the top, and then choose Advanced Indexing Options….

Tools Advanced Indexing

Then check the Cabinets you want to index and hit Start Indexer. Once you do this, search should be ready to roll.

Searching For Documents

To find a document in FileCenter, you want to click the Search tab at the top.

The options that you have to search with depends on which search engine you are using (Windows Search or Advanced Search), and you can choose which method you want at the time of searching.

You can enter a keyword in the Search for box, and it will search by file name or contents. You can control what types of files are searched for and which Cabinets are used to search.

FileCenter Search

Remember, if you are using Advanced Search, FileCenter will only search the cabinets that you have selected to be indexed. If it is not finding something that you think it should, that is the first place to check.

You can also search for files in a specific folder. When you are looking at a folder in the Manage view, click the Search button in the top-right corner of the folder pane. You can then do a quick search.

FileCenter Search Folder

That is probably more than you ever wanted to know about Search in FileCenter.

As with many things in technology, it can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. Check the Help for more tricks you can do such as “fuzzy search”, stemming, and having a centralized search index for your whole company.

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How To Install An Alfred Workflow

AlfredRecently I posted an Alfred Workflow to Select A ScanSnap Manager Profile.

Awesome DocumentSnap reader Ray asked if I could turn the instructions into a video, so that is exactly what I have done. Here is a video that shows how to install and use an Alfred workflow, using the ScanSnap one as an example.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

This video on installing Alfred Workflows is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

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OneNote For Mac – Promising But Early

OneNote Mac IconOver the years I have talked to many, many fans of Microsoft OneNote. They tend to fall into one of two camps: Microsoft Windows users who love OneNote and you would have to pry it out of their cold dead fingers, and people who have switched to the Mac and miss the software dearly.

The latter camp now has a glimmer of hope, because as of yesterday Microsoft OneNote has been released for the Mac. You can download it from the Mac App Store here.

Most remarkably, OneNote is now free, both for Mac and Windows.

OneNote Mac

I say “glimmer of hope” above because while OneNote for Mac is a very nice application, I suspect that many DocumentSnap users will want to wait a while before taking the plunge.

First, The Good

OneNote for Windows users have long pointed and laughed at the limited formatting and organizational abilities of apps like Evernote.

OneNote for Mac works like its Windows cousin. You can drop images wherever you’d like, you can put text wherever you’d like, and you have lots of formatting options. You have a lot more control over how your notes look.

Organizationally, OneNote allows you to create sections and pages, and you can reorder them however you’d like. You can color code these to make it easier to see.

You can use Microsoft’s OneDrive service (formerly known as SkyDrive) to share and sync your notebook and collaborate with others.

Your notes are synced amongst your devices via OneDrive too. For example, I created a note using the iOS OneDrive app and added a picture. It appeared in the Mac app almost instantaneously.

OneNote Mac Sync

I then added some text and it synced back to the iOS app.

OneNote iOS Sync


Microsoft has turned OneNote into more of a platform and opened up an API. What this means is that different apps can now integrate with OneNote.

For example, yesterday I saw that the Doxie scanners now have OneNote integration, as does Genius Scan, one of my favorite mobile scanning apps.

There is even an IFTTT channel for OneNote.

Now, The Not So Good

On Twitter yesterday, I was very excited about the launch of OneNote for Mac.

My excitement was tempered somewhat once I started actually using it. There are a few things you should know before diving into OneNote For Mac.

When I first started up the application, it made me sign in or create a Microsoft account. There was no option to skip this step, which I thought was strange.

Now I see why – OneNote for Mac will only open and save notebooks to Microsoft’s OneDrive service. You can’t create notebooks that only live on your computer, and you can’t open and save them to a corporate server or Sharepoint.

Anything you create will be saved to Microsoft’s servers, which you may or may not be comfortable with.

Another limitation is that it doesn’t appear that you can attach files to OneNote notes. You can only add images. This means you can’t save PDFs to a note, which severely limits its usefulness for going paperless.

As far as I can tell, you can’t even attach Office files which is a little surprising.

You also cannot create a password-protected section, which I believe you can in OneNote for Windows.

From a going paperless perspective, these are pretty significant omissions, but I suppose you can give Microsoft credit for launching early, getting feedback, and (hopefully) iterating instead of creating a huge bloated product with features no one uses.

OneNote for Mac looks very promising, but it may be a little early days. It is a product to keep an eye on.

What say you OneNote fans? Are you going to be jumping back in?

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HelloFax Releases Google Drive Add-In

HelloFaxBased on the emails I receive, more and more of you are using Google Drive to store your paperless documents.

I just noticed that HelloFax has a new Google Drive add-in that allows you to fax your Google Drive documents right from within the Google Drive web interface.

HelloFax Google Drive

I have written about HelloFax before, and it is a great service. You can send five faxes for free to test it out and then either sign up for a monthly plan or pay .99/fax on an ad hoc basis.

I tested it out and it works well. Great feature if you are a Google Drive user. At the time of writing they are having a contest to win a Chromebook Pixel if you try it out.

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How To Get Your Software Issue Or Feature Request Looked At

Useless MugIt can be extremely frustrating to run into a problem with a software application or service that you are using, especially when you have paid money for it. You can feel helpless or even ripped off.

As I mentioned briefly in my Productivity Blueprint Review, I spent years working in and running a software support department.

Now I spend my time reading software forums and blogs to keep up on what is happening, and I constantly see customers shooting themselves in the foot.

There are some very easy things you can do to make sure your issue will be dealt with more quickly, or to make sure that your feature request is considered seriously. Anyone who has spent any time in the Evernote forum will recognize most of these.

TL;DR version: Software companies are made up of people. Act like a decent human being, and you will likely be successful.

Things Not To Do

1. Be A Jerk To The Support Rep Or Forum

The person you are dealing with is very possibly not the person who will be able to ultimately fix your problem. However, what they can be is your advocate inside the company to get your situation resolved. It makes sense that the more they like you and have rapport with you, the more they will fight for you with development and Product Management to get things solved.

2. Say A Feature Or Product Is Terrible

No one likes to be made to feel bad about the product they have worked hard on. Who knows, maybe it is terrible, but insulting someone’s work is not the way to improve it. Be constructive.

3. Say A Feature Is Useless

Maybe you have no use for a new feature, or even the whole product. That’s cool.

Why would you spend your time telling everyone about something you can’t use? Obviously this feature works for someone, or it wouldn’t be there.

Developers hate the word useless. If it doesn’t work for you, just ignore it, or if you have constructive feedback on how it could be better, share that.

4. Say You Won’t Pay

Many companies are using the “freemium” model. The basic service is free, but extra features or storage are only available to paying customers. Seems more than fair to me. However, I see posts like this all the time:

I’m a free user and have no intention of upgrading to Premium. Why can’t I do feature x? This is ridiculous.

Maybe it is true that you will never upgrade to Premium, but why on earth would you say that? You’re telling the company straight off the bat that you have no intention of becoming a paying customer, so why would they put resources into helping you.

5. Say You Will Only Pay Or Increase Your Rating If x Is Implemented

This is another one that developers do not respond well to. No one appreciates being held hostage. Heck, Marco Arment made a mug about it.

I am sure that people who say stuff like this almost never become paying customers.

6. Act Like A Spoiled Child

For Christmas we bought my oldest son a very expensive Lego robotics set that he gets hours of enjoyment out of to this day. My youngest son isn’t interested in toys, so we gave him two soccer jerseys[1]. Whenever the topic of jerseys comes up, my oldest one complains about the teams he doesn’t have that my youngest one does.

This is expected behavior for kids, but you are an adult. Many companies release features for different software platforms at different times, so why freak out about it. Just because a feature came out for Android/iOS/Mac/Windows first does not mean that users of Android/iOS/Mac/Windows need to be personally offended.

The other day I was reading the Evernote forum and within 15 minutes of each other, two posts appeared: one complaining about the features that Windows has and the Mac doesn’t and how the Windows platform is “always” ahead, and one complaining about the features that Evernote Mac has that Windows doesn’t and how the Mac is “always” ahead.

7. Say “This Should Be An Easy Fix”

It probably looks like adding a checkbox or changing the position of something is an easy fix. However, you don’t know what needs to go on in the code to make that change.

As a customer, a company’s technical debt is not your problem. The fact is though, you don’t know what is and is not an easy fix, and you don’t know what else they have going on resource-wise that would need to be shifted to make that change.

8. Accuse The Company Of Being Crooks

Billing issues happen. It can be scary when you pay for something and you don’t receive it. If you are dealing with some shady website somewhere, you probably have reason to be concerned.

If you are dealing with a reputable software company, it is pretty safe to assume they are not criminals looking to rip you off for $40. Something obviously went wrong, so give them a chance to make things right. No need to contact your Attorney General.

OK, these are some things not to do. What can you do to make things go more smoothly?

Things To Do

1. Be Clear What The Issue Is

You lived through the problem you just had, but your support rep or developer is going in blind. To the extent possible, provide error messages, screen shots, and things you were doing that led up to the problem. It will really help speed things up.

2. Explain Why Your Feature Request Is Important

If you have a feature request, try to think beyond yourself. Are you an edge case? Is this feature something that lots of people would benefit from?

It’s the company’s job to do research not yours, but if you know that attorneys would really benefit from feature X, or you’ve noticed many people complaining about a certain behavior, it can only help you to point the company in the right direction.

3. Be Patient

It is often not realistic to report an issue on March 25 and demand to know why it isn’t fixed in the April 2 release. Unless something is absolutely critical, these things take time to prioritize, design, develop, and test.

Again, the inner working of a company’s development process is not your problem, but it is better to have something properly developed then a half-assed solution rushed out the door.

4. Be Visible

This might sound like it conflicts with #3, but I don’t think it does. Support reps and developers are often overloaded and putting out fires.

Don’t be afraid to do a friendly check-in once in a while to see where your issue is at. Don’t be a jerk about it, but you do want them to keep you in mind.

5. Respond Promptly

Often the developer or support rep will ask you for more information on an issue or request. The faster you can get back to them, the faster you will have a solution.

6. Read Dale Carnegie

I recently read Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends And Influence People. I have no idea why it took me so long to read it, but following the principles in that book can only help you with dealing with support reps and developers.

Do you have any other tips for getting your software issue or feature request implemented? Let us know in the comments.

  1. Barcelona and Liverpool, if you’re interested.  ↩

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Nitro Pro 9 Review – Windows PDF Productivity

Nitro Pro 9There are many good things about Microsoft Windows, but the ability to work with PDF documents is not one of them. You can view documents easily enough, but you need to look elsewhere if you want to actually do something useful with them.

A while ago, awesome DocumentSnap reader Sherri-Lee Mathers from Balsam Way Bookkeeping turned me on to a program that she relies on for her paperless practice: Nitro Pro.[1]

It looked great, so I decided to annoy the Nitro folks on Twitter until they agreed to hook me up with a review copy of Nitro Pro 9 to check out.

Nitro 9

What Nitro Does

Nitro Pro is an application for working with PDFs. They call it “the official PDF solution for productivity”. I’m not sure who hands out that designation, but it is definitely an application that lets you do almost anything with PDF documents.

You can create & combine PDFs, edit them, make them searchable with OCR, sign them, mark them up, and upload them to the cloud.

If you are a home user and all you ever do with PDFs is view them and print them out, then Nitro is probably not something you need to go paperless.

However, if you are a Windows user that manipulates PDFs, converts them, and generally needs to make them work for you, Nitro is definitely worth a look.

Nitro Pro 9 has many features, but I am just going to pick out a few of them that I think would be handy for going paperless.

Compare PDFs

If you have two PDFs, you can quickly compare either the text of the document or the general look. It will then show you where the differences are.

I marked up a document and changed some of the text (more on that later), and the compare tool found all my changes and gave a summary.

Nitro 9 Compare

If you are someone who needs to compare different documents, this tool could be worth the price all on its own.

Export Documents

Just because you are working with a PDF doesn’t mean that you want the end result to be in PDF format.

Nitro 9 Export

There is an export bar that lets you export to a number of formats including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, RTF, and you can extract the text out of a PDF and save it as a plain text document.

Export To Word

I want to specifically mention exporting to Word. I have worked with many tools over the years that try to convert a PDF to a Word document. Most of the times the results has been “OK” at best and disastrous at worst.

Nitro does the best job that I have seen at converting PDF documents to Word. I don’t know what Elven magic they have going on in the background, but in my experience the results has been excellent.

Nitro 9 Word Export

Export To Evernote

There is an Export To Evernote option that will take the current PDF and open it up in the Evernote local client. Handy if you want to save things to Evernote that you are working with.

Redact Sensitive Information

A PDF can have information that you don’t want others to see. Many people don’t realize that even if you use an annotation tool to “block out” that information (for example, a Social Security number or credit card number), it may still exist in the PDF.

A Redaction tool gives the ability to permanently wipe out the sensitive information. This is helpful if you are going to be sharing the PDF with someone, or if you want to remove private data before uploading the PDF to a cloud service.

In this example, I want to go 1984-style and wipe out the name Paul J Bowman from the company history. I have highlighted the name with the Redaction Tool. It is now marked for redaction.

Nitro 9 Redaction Tool

I can send the PDF to someone who needs to approve that redaction, or I can Apply it myself.

Nitro 9 Redacted

The information is now permanently removed from the PDF.

If I want to be extra sure that I have redacted everything, I can do a Search and Redact. It will then go through the whole document and remove everything that matches my search.

Nitro 9 Search and Redact

Sign PDFs

I have posted about this on DocumentSnap many times, but there are few things more annoying than needing to sign a document and having to print it out, sign it, then fax it or scan and email it back.

Nitro allows you to capture your signature either by scanning a piece of paper, capturing it with your webcam, or it will generate a handwritten signature using a QuickSign font.

Nitro Capture Digital Signature

If you want to be even more secure, Nitro can apply a proper digital signature using a certificate.

Visual File Combination

If you have to build a PDF out of a number of other documents, the Visual File Combination palette can be very helpful. Just add PDF documents and move around the order.

Nitro Visual File Combination

When you have it how you want it, you can create the PDF and it will all be nicely merged.

Nitro Cloud

Nitro has released their Nitro Cloud service, which allows you to take your documents online. I don’t have much to say on this yet as I haven’t played around with it, so watch for a future post.

What About Acrobat?

If you were to compare one other piece of software to Nitro, it would probably be Adobe Acrobat. How does Nitro stack up?

The first comparison is cost: Nitro costs half as much. It also hasn’t become as bloated as Acrobat has become (in my opinion).

Nitro has made an almost-certainly-biased comparison chart between Nitro Pro 9 and Acrobat XI.

My take: if you have already purchased Adobe Acrobat or it came with your scanner, you probably don’t need to go out and buy Nitro (unless you hate Acrobat and want an alternative of course).

If you are looking for a PDF editing program and you don’t need some feature that only Acrobat Standard or Pro has, I would go with Nitro.

My Thoughts

I have been thoroughly impressed with Nitro Pro 9. It does more than what I have outlined above – in particular I’ve found the PDF editing features excellent – and the price is half that of its biggest competitor.

Nitro Pro 9 retails for $139.99. If I were a Windows user and worked with PDFs on a daily basis, Nitro would be my main PDF productivity application.

Have you used Nitro? How do you like it?

  1. You can read more about how Sherri-Lee uses Nitro here.  ↩

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How To Scan Business Cards With Evernote iPhone And Add To Your Contacts

Evernote iPhoneThe Evernote iPhone app recently added the ability to scan business cards and create a note with the information from the card.

Did you know that you can have the information automatically added to your phone’s contacts?

The option is a little buried, so this video shows how to set it up.

View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.

This video on scanning business cards in Evernote is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.

(Photo by Heisenberg Media)

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How To Move Evernote Database To A New Computer

Evernote ProjectorSo you are an Evernote user and you want to move your database to a new computer. Maybe you’re moving from Windows to Windows or Mac to Mac, or maybe you’re switching to an entirely new platform.

Moving Evernote can be easy, but there are some things you should think about before you start to make sure that you don’t lose data.

Evernote Web Users

A surprising number of Evernote users only use Evernote via the website. In fact, in many cases people don’t even know there is software you can install.

If that is you, everything you need is already stored on Evernote’s servers. Just start using Evernote via your web browser on the new computer, and you are good to go. The most you may need to do is create a new shortcut.

Mac Or Windows Users – Synchronized Notebooks Only

If you are a Mac or Windows user and all of your notebooks are synchronized, it means that they are on Evernote’s servers already. There are ways you can move your data over to a new computer (more on that later), but by far the easiest way to go is:

  1. On the old computer, make sure all your notes are synchronized. If need be, hit the Sync button.
  2. On the new computer, Go to the Download page on the Evernote website and install the Mac or Windows client.
  3. When you log in with your userID and password, all your notes will synchronize down to your new computer. If you have a large database, this might take a while.
  4. You’re good to go!

Mac Or Windows Users With Local Notebooks

If you have some or all of your data in local notebooks, it means that they are not synchronized to Evernote’s servers, which means that the data exists only on your computer.

In other words, if you are going to lose data when moving to a new computer, it is probably going to be in these local notebooks.

One option is to move over your Evernote data files entirely (more on that later), but Evernote’s recommended way to go is the following:

  1. Follow the instructions above to migrate your synchronized notebooks to your new computer.
  2. On your old computer, right-click on each Notebook and choose Export Notes. Save in ENEX format, and if you are asked, check to preserve tags. Save to a thumb drive, Dropbox, or whatever method you have to copy the files over to the new computer. It would be nice if you could just export all your local notes in one shot, but unfortunately the ENEX format doesn’t preserve the notebook structure. You need to make one ENEX for each Notebook.
  3. Rinse and repeat for each local notebook.
  4. On your new computer, go to File > Import Notes. It might have slightly different terminology depending on whether you are on Mac or Windows.
  5. Import the ENEX files one by one. You may need to rename the Notebook afterwards, as it puts the word “Import” before the name.
  6. You’re done!

Note: If you use internal note links, this method won’t work. You’ll need to move the data files (see next section). If you have no idea what internal note links are, you don’t need to worry about it.

Moving Data Files

It is possible to move the Evernote data files. I typically don’t recommend this unless you really know what you are doing, because you can mess things up.

However, if you really want to…


The Windows Evernote database is contained in one big file called username.exb. Of course, replace with your own user name.

There are many Evernote forum threads describing the process of moving the database to a new location. Here is one of them, and here are the instructions from user Wenn:

  1. In EN go to Tools > Option > Open database folder.

  2. Copy the username.exb file and store it somewhere on your harddisk (or stick)

  3. Install EN on your new computer

  4. Do step 1 again (on your new computer) and replace the username.exb file with your backup.

  5. Disable internet and Open EN

  6. Check if these are the notes you require and then sync.


The Mac database is a bit trickier, because the location of the database depends on where you downloaded Evernote from.

Here is an Evernote forum thread which describes where the Mac files are stored. As user Metrodon says:

If you downloaded directly it’s in ~/Library/Application Support/Evernote
If you downloaded from the app store it’s here ~/Library/Containers/com.evernote.Evernote
And, if you have an iMac with a fusion drive, it might be here
/Library/Containers/com.evernote.Evernote/Data/Library/Application Support/Evernote/account//

Install Evernote on the new computer, quit the app, rename or move the existing folder, and then copy over the folder above from the old computer.

Do A Test

If you still have your old computer, compare note counts and do some random testing of notes to make sure things have moved over correctly. The greater the percentage of notebooks you have synchronized, the easier all this will be.

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