Evernote to Org-mode

I’ve been meaning to get everything off of evernote for some time now. I’ve never really liked their service. It always seemed sluggish and the UI/UX wasn’t great. This week, Evernote announced some limitations on free accounts that make it mostly useless now.

So I decided to get my data out of there and into org-mode I didn’t have much, really, anyway - mostly recipes. It was over 100 different notes, though, so manually copy/pasting was out of the question.

Although I focused on converting to org mode, you could use this to convert evernote notes to anything pandoc supports - markdown, libre office, microsoft word, and others.

The process wasn’t perfect - there was some formatting mistakes that pandoc made. But it overally went really smoothly. And now I have all my recipes in org-mode!

Turns out that it’s relatively straightfoward to do. I wrote up brief instructions on how to do so in a github gist: