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HOWTO: Import notes to Evernote from Springpad

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#1 chrisramakers

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:32 AM

I've been using evernote and springpad both for over a few months now and have made my choice, evernote it is. But not i'm confronted with a rather large amount of data in springpad that i'd like to migrate to Evernote. Anyone has an idea how to do this? I'm able to export a backup of my whole springpad account but as far as i can tell there is only an option to import from Google Notes into evernote.

any help, tips, advice is greatly appreciated!

#2 heather

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

It's actually pretty simple.

Go here:

http://blog.springpa...springpad-data/

Save the backup to an empty folder.

Use the Evernote Desktop application to pull all the data in there into new notes. With mac, simply drag the folder onto the Application. With Windows, go to Tools->Folder Import.

Voila!

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#3 chrisramakers

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:46 AM

Sorry but i can't get it to work, i've downloaded the backup (zipped file) and tried dragging that onto the Evernote app (i'm on a mac) and that didn't work out, it just created a new note with the zip as attached file.
When i unzipped the file and dragged the folder onto Evernote the same thing happened, evernote zips the folder and adds it as an attachment to the new note.

The export springpad offers is actually a zip with a HTML file and a subfolder with attachments, can you elaborate a little further on how to do this?

#4 heather

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:20 PM

Ok, Try the following, as your Mac is treating the .html archive a little oddly.

Install this:

http://veritrope.com...desktop-folder/

Extract the .zip file, and drag the contents into that dropbox folder. Now you should be getting new notes in Evernote.

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#5 chrisramakers

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:30 AM

Still not working, when i do it like you said it just creates one note from the html file with all it's content, not individual notes. Isn't there a possibility to import it from the web interface for example?
Could it be the export format in springpad changed?

#6 Pioter

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:00 PM

Having the same problem. It does import but just creates one big note with everything from springpad in it. Any suggestions from devs?

#7 heather

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:38 PM

If you file a support request, and are willing to provide a sample export from Springpad, our techs may be able to work with you to find a way to split up that .html. As it's not our format, however, you'd actually need to be asking Springpad for a more useful exporter. (Ours, for example, allows you to export notes individually, or all at once.)

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

If you guys are willing to provide me with a discount I'll provide you with my thoughs and personal stuff from springpad in order to find a way to import into evernote.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:03 AM

If you guys are willing to provide me with a discount I'll provide you with my thoughs and personal stuff from springpad in order to find a way to import into evernote.

your first post on the forum(where we all share our thoughts for free) is to withhold your thoughts until evernote gives you a discount on five dollars (one month of premium)? welcome to the community...

#10 Metrodon

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:06 AM

If you guys are willing to provide me with a discount I'll provide you with my thoughs and personal stuff from springpad in order to find a way to import into evernote.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:16 AM

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#12 Yosri

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

Hi,

Has anyone successfully imported their Springpad notes into Evernote? Springpad exports its notes as one large HTML file, with attachments referenced from a separate folder. If anyone can share their experience, that would be great.

Thanks

#13 heather

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

http://digg.com/news...pad_to_evernote

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#14 Yosri

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

I will give it a try. Thanks.

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#15 Yosri

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

I followed the instructions and the process failed with the error message "The operation cannot be completed because the note size limit of 50MB has been exceeded."

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:43 AM

I followed the instructions and the process failed with the error message "The operation cannot be completed because the note size limit of 50MB has been exceeded."


Is there a question here? As mentioned in the error message, notes are limited to 50 mb for premium accounts. IIRC, 25 for free accounts.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:38 PM


I followed the instructions and the process failed with the error message "The operation cannot be completed because the note size limit of 50MB has been exceeded."


Is there a question here? As mentioned in the error message, notes are limited to 50 mb for premium accounts. IIRC, 25 for free accounts.


Why are you talking this way to Yosri? Is anyone who has experience importing from Springpad (or who just know how it works) willing to help him/her figure out how to get his/her notes into Evernote successfully?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:04 PM


I followed the instructions and the process failed with the error message "The operation cannot be completed because the note size limit of 50MB has been exceeded."


Is there a question here? As mentioned in the error message, notes are limited to 50 mb for premium accounts. IIRC, 25 for free accounts.

So basically, power users cannot import their data? I ran into a different error that said I could not import more than 1000 notes.... I went from Delicious to Evernote to Springpad so of course I've collected over 1000 notes/bookmarks that is well over 100MB when exported from Springpad.

I've reduced it to a test sample of 999 now to see how it goes but nothing's happened in the last 30 minutes.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:10 PM



I followed the instructions and the process failed with the error message "The operation cannot be completed because the note size limit of 50MB has been exceeded."


Is there a question here? As mentioned in the error message, notes are limited to 50 mb for premium accounts. IIRC, 25 for free accounts.

So basically, power users cannot import their data?


No, I imagine that's not true. Again, I don't have experience importing from these other programs, but I hope and think it's likely that there is a way to get your Springpad, Delicious, etc. notes into Evernote. Hopefully someone knowledgeable and helpful will come by soon with suggestions or answers. Good luck.
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#20 axemanrio

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

I hope so because I just received the same error after reducing my notes count to 999 to bypass the first error.

Error screenshot: http://www.dropmocks.com/mBiQ41

Upgrading to premium isn't going to solve my issue because I have 174MB of data.





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