How to Easily Move From Evernote to OneNote

OneNote is one of the best note-taking apps that is not only free to use but also enables you to sync your notes among all your devices such as mobiles, computers, tablets, etc. More importantly, OneNote doesn't have any bandwidth limitations on its free version, which is a big thing if you are taking notes extensively on all your devices. While both OneNote and Evernote are note-taking apps at their core, they are very different from one another.

Thus, migrating or moving all the content from Evernote to OneNote can be a big deal for many users. If you've heard some good things about OneNote and want to give it a try or just want to move from Evernote to OneNote completely, here is how you can do it the easy way.

Migrate from Evernote to OneNote

Note: before you can import Evernote notes to OneNote, make sure that you have already installed Evernote and the desktop version of OneNote on your system. The tool we are going to use requires you to have both of these installed to work properly.

To migrate from Evernote to OneNote, we are going to use a free and official tool from Microsoft called OneNote Importer. Head over to the official page and download the software.


One you are done downloading the software, navigate to your Downloads folder and execute the downloaded file. On the home screen, read and agree to the terms and click on the "Get Started" button.


As soon as you've clicked on the button, OneNote Importer will scan Evernote and display all the notebooks. Select the notebooks you want to import and click on the "Next" button to continue. You can also import from a file by clicking on the "Import a file instead" link appearing at the bottom of the window.


To use OneNote you need to sign in to your Microsoft account. To do that click on the option "Sign in with a Microsoft account."


If you are using tags in Evernote to organize your content, then select the checkbox "Use Evernote tags to organize content in OneNote" and click on the "Import" button.


The above action will start the importing process. Depending on the number of notes and their size, it can take some time to import, so sit back and wait until it finishes.


Once the importing process has been finished, the app will let you know that. To view your imported notes, simply click on the "View notes in OneNote" button.


This action opens the "Open with" prompt. Select the OneNote desktop app and click on the "Ok" button.


You've successfully imported all your notes from Evernote to OneNote.


By default, OneNote uses the same notebook name that is used in Evernote. If you want to change the notebook name, then click on the drop-down icon next to your current notebook name, right-click on the notebook and then select the option "Properties."


In the notebook properties window, change the notebook name under the "Display Name" field and click on the "Ok" button.


Once you've fully migrated, be sure to check out the OneNote keyboard shortcuts.

Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi is a tech and WordPress geek who enjoys writing how-to guides and messing with his computer and software in general. When not writing for MTE, he writes for he shares tips, tricks, and lifehacks on his own blog Stugon.

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