Ask HN: How did you migrate off Evernote?

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  • If you mean which services I went to, I pulled the plug on proprietary or at least non-open-source services and walled gardens. I'm now using GitLab Pages to host both my blog and the notes I had there. I use Sphinx to manage structure and templating.

    I have created a /notes folder which gets made available under the same domain ( ) which will contain all stuff I had in Evernote.

    The content of my Evernote account is exported via the API and each note put into a file with the first line as title, tags ( private, note) and "inferred" headings.

    Within that folder there's a /private one which never gets built ( using tox ) nor published to the public version of my blog. There's a separate GitLab pipeline which only builds /private and makes it available under Gitlab pages but uses another non-public project, so you need to be logged in and a member of the repo to be able to see it.

    The good thing is that I can read them everywhere and if necessary edit stuff via mobile ( Browser tab added to home screen or La coat )

    Since everything is backed up using git, both the public and private versions, I don't have to worry about losing data.

    Cool side-effects are that I've started using and understanding Sphinx to manage the structure and templating and even started poking around helping with the project ( )

    Really, we had the power all along but became complacent. We've got to be the change we want to see.

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  • I exported from Evernote to a ENEX file.

    Then imported the ENEX file into

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    A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

  • obsidian-releases

    Community plugins list, theme list, and releases of Obsidian.

  • Surprised to hear no mention of Obsidian ( I switched from Evernote to Notion years ago and finally switched beginning of this year from Notion -> Obsidian.

    Top reasons:

    - local first files stored in markdown format (somewhat future-proof); this also allows a Git repo sync

  • paperless-ngx

    A community-supported supercharged version of paperless: scan, index and archive all your physical documents

  • Has online whos been using Evernote as a bit of a paperless office (receipts, scanned docs etc) successfully switched across to Paperless-ngx [1]. Interested in if there’s an easy way to export from Evernote into paperless.


  • yarle

    Yarle - The ultimate converter of Evernote notes to Markdown

  • There's a tool called Yarle, aka "Yet another rope ladder from Evernote" that helps you migrate your data to Markdown:

    I was never a big Evernote user, but I did use Yarle to migrate some old Evernote data to Obsidian.

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