How to Migrate From Evernote to OneNote With One Easy Tool

Joel Lee 12-04-2016

We recently wrote an in-depth comparison of Evernote vs. OneNote Evernote vs. OneNote: Which Note-Taking App Is Right for You? Evernote and OneNote are amazing note-taking apps. It's hard to pick between the two. We compared everything from interface to note organization to help you choose. What works best for you? Read More  and concluded that both are great, but are each useful for different people in different circumstances. Use the one you feel most comfortable using.


Why would anyone prefer OneNote? Because notes are quick and easy to take 12 Tips to Take Better Notes with Microsoft OneNote These 12 tips show you how to take better notes in MIcrosoft OneNote. Today, digital note-taking is as much about skill, as it is about the tool. Read More , it has lots of unique features you can’t find elsewhere 12 Little-Known Microsoft OneNote Features You Will Love Microsoft OneNote is free and packed with features. Here are some little features to boost your note-taking productivity! Read More , you get note templates that make organization easier How to Adopt OneNote Templates for Project Management A wide selection of templates is one of the features that make Microsoft OneNote a great tool for project management. Let us show you how you can use OneNote templates in your project. Read More , but most of all, OneNote is absolutely free for all users OneNote Is Now Truly Free With More Features Than Before Evernote no longer rules the roost of note taking apps. Microsoft recently announced OneNote would be more free than ever before. Let us show you what this means in terms of features and functionality. Read More .

If you’re an Evernote user who wants to switch to OneNote but can’t due to the amount of notes you’ve built up in Evernote, then we have some good news for you: Microsoft has finally released a OneNote Importer tool.

The OneNote Importer is really easy to use. All you need is to have both Evernote and OneNote installed on the same computer, then download and run the tool. You’ll be asked to choose which notebooks you want to import and which OneNote account you want them imported into.

Download the OneOne Importer tool here.

As of now, the OneNote Importer is only available for Windows 7 or later, but Microsoft has promised a Mac version of the tool within the next few months, so keep an eye out for that if you’re a Mac user.


Is this tool enough to convince you to switch from Evernote to OneNote? What do you like about OneNote? Or what do you prefer about Evernote? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Jim Wilson
    July 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Each time I try importing with this bogus tool, the One Note Importer will bring in only ONE file or document from Evernote.
    Where is a tool that will wotk?

    • Joel Lee
      July 13, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Most likely because both services keep evolving and changing their data structures. Sorry to hear it wasn't smooth for you, Jim.

  2. Tom Henderson
    April 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    What a load of typical Microsoft c**p.
    I followed the instructions EXACTLY.
    I got lots of reasons why this that and the other cannot be imported. The stuff that was allegedly imported has disappeared.
    I should have known better.
    AVOID THIS GIMMICK until they get it sorted in such a way that it works.

    • Tom Henderson
      April 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      UPDATE: Nothing happened on my PC, hence the angry post above. When I opened One Note on my iPhone, there was a message telling me that there are some new notebooks that I might want to open (well done Apple, why can you make it work but Microsoft can't?)
      When I went back to my PC and selected Open, the notebooks were all sat there waiting to be opened.
      Steve Jobs said, "It just works". He was right, Gates and Ballmer, or whoever is in charge now, should go on a trip to Cupertino, for a fact finding mission.

      • diabulos
        February 26, 2017 at 10:32 am

        Funny, given that apple did not write the onenote app for iOS , Microsoft did, so it working on iphone has nothing to do with apple or jobs and all to do with Microsoft...bias trolling.

        • Tom Henderson
          February 26, 2017 at 2:15 pm

          If you bother to read and try to understand my post, you will see that I am praising Apple and berating Microsoft.
          Think before posting.

  3. Tim Lynch
    April 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    If/When the mac version is available I will give it a shot. Right now I live out of evernote, I use the notes, webclipper, mobile scanner several times a day. I like the interaction of one-note to office and as a 365 subscriber it might be good to have everything in one system - but again, I won't know until the mac version is released.