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Exporting all Notebooks in Evernote


mrtsb3061

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I have been using Evernote for donkeys years and is my goto app for storing all my info and files. However over recent years I have become frustrated by the short sightedness of Evernote. One of the Key features that made me sign up in the first place was the ability to export ALL Notebooks including attachments in one Go. This I viewed as an insurance against Evernote failing or not having access to my Notes for whatever reason ( the reason doesn't matter ,as a paid user I felt  comfort from having this ability).  

However as many users know this feature was removed. Whilst there are several threads stating technical issues etc etc etc  I fear the real reason this was done is due to the fear by Evernote management of users exporting their data and switching to an alternative platform.  

Customer retention in todays world is very different, Evernote Management need to take a leaf out of Elon Musks Book ( he gives his patents away free ) Evernote should concentrate on improving their platform and staying ahead of the competition rather than removing features that a lot of loyal Paid users originally signed up a subscription in the first place.

The fact is in todays world not everyone trusts the Cloud plus many companies come and go so the fact that one has a copy of ones data stored locally is called Peace of Mind for the user. Also do some analysis on the average age of your users, the over 40/50's who have disposable income tend not to trust everything being in the cloud.

Whats even more annoying is that Evernote have tried to pacify us by giving us the ability to first download single notes and then a Notebook ( of course with limits ) GEE talk about taking your customers for Fools!! ARE YOU SERIOUS !!! I have over 35 Notebooks with hundreds of notes and attachments, how long do you think that would take to download?

That all said, 

The reason I write this is that I love Evernote, as stated this is my GOTO app, however I fear that by being protectionist rather than retain customers they will lose them and be there own downfall.

Alas, this request will fall on deaf ears as per all the previous posts I have sifted through and I wonder if anyone from the senior management ever reads their Forums and really understand their customers needs?

Hoping things change

MB . a loyal user

Suggest : Sending a copy to your Customer retention VP

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16 hours ago, mrtsb3061 said:

Alas, this request will fall on deaf ears as per all the previous posts I have sifted through and I wonder if anyone from the senior management ever reads their Forums and really understand their customers needs?

Hi.  You'll find that installing the Legacy app gives you full access to download your notes to ENEX or HTML files,  but Evernote has NEVER included notebook data with exports,  so exporting all your notes into one file would result in restoring them to one notebook.  The recommended method has always been one notebook,  one file.

V10 still allows you to do that too - see any desktop app and go to the notebooks page.  Each note book can be exported individually.  There are many automation tools on the market from which you could create your own single-key process.

I have 60,000 notes and something over 300 notebooks and regularly export the content to ENEX - in 12+ years of use I'm never needed to restore data,  but you can never be too careful...

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