Notebooks for Mac 2.0 provides a very quick and convenient option to migrate documents from Evernote to Notebooks with just a few simple steps:

  1. Export your Evernote notes in .enex format.
  2. Move the exported file into Notebooks. You can do so by dragging it into a book in Notebooks’ outline or document list.
  3. In Notebooks, select the file in the document list. 
  4. Notebooks displays status info and provides an import button in the right window.
  5. Click import to extract the notes contained in the .enex file; Notebooks adds them to the current book.
  6. Wait until the process has finished and you are done.

You can now continue to work on your documents directly in Notebooks.


The import option described above is not available in Notebooks 8.x (iOS) but will become available in the next major upgrade. – If you do not have Notebooks for Mac 2.0, you can use the following procedure instead:

  • Export your Evernote documents as multiple HTML files
  • Import the files and folders into Notebooks, using one of the multiple options:
    • Drag the exported files and folders into the Dropbox folder you use for synchronization with Notebooks
    • Copy the files and folders to the WebDAV server that you are syncing with Notebooks
    • Use Notebooks’ WiFi Sharing to import the documents
    • Combine the exported Evernote documents into a single zip archive, transfer the archive to Notebooks and extract it. This is the best option when you
      • use iTunes’ file sharing to import,
      • email the archive to yourself and then choose “Open in…” to transfer it to Notebooks

In Notebooks, the items exported from Evernote may have associated folders containing the multimedia content along side the HTML documents. These folders show up as books in Notebooks.

Migrate Documents from Evernote to Notebooks