sschertz 29 Posted April 4, 2012 Share Posted April 4, 2012 I am considering splitting up my Evernote world into two separate accounts - one for work and one for home. My main reason is that I'm becoming increasingly uncomfortable having any of my personal notes and data on my work machine. Plus it is a distraction when searching for work-related stuff. I want a clear, bright line between my work life and my home life.I've solved this problem for years now by primarily using local notebooks on my home machine, so those notes never go to the cloud and never get to my work machine. The problem here is of course that I miss out on some of the benefits of cloud storage. Add in to this that I've been using my iPhone more and more and keep finding incidents where I wish I had some of those personal notebooks on my phone...but of course I can't. And then this thread about local notebooks being perhaps a mistake makes me nervous: https://support.evernote.com/link/portal/16051/16058/Article/2560/How-can-I-merge-the-contents-of-two-Evernote-accounts-into-a-single-accountI've already broken my clean work/home line with a few synced notebooks. I use stacks to make it a bit easier to search my work notes without distraction, but sometimes it is just faster to hit "all notes"...and then of course the personal stuff shows up. I also have to shuffle notes around quite a bit - if I create notes on my phone, for instance, I move them into the correct personal local notebooks later to remove them from the cloud. It would be nice to be able to just put them in the right spot from the get go. Sometimes they linger in my inbox for several day, getting in my way at work, before I have the chance to move them (my own laziness obviously, but still).I wish we had the ability for a selective sync on desktops, as that would completely solve this issue. But since we don't, I'm thinking about doing the work/home account split. I assume that if I ever DID have a notebook I wanted to use in both places (unlikely) I could use shared notebooks. (I've never used shared notebooks so I don't know the pitfalls of this).So - has anyone managed two accounts like this? What are the pitfalls? And furthermore, how do I get my current stuff in my one account shifted over into a new account without losing anything? I have used EN for a long time (since it was just a Windows app with no online service component) so I have LOTS of notes. Some specs on my account:On my work machine, I have over 8000 notes that would need to move to the new work-only account (in 3 different notebooks - two synced and one local)I have almost 1000 other notes on this machine that are in the cloud. I would want these to stay in the personal account and no longer appear on this machine.My work machine is Windows 7. My home machine is a Mac. Current release versions of EN on both (no betas)I also use the iPhone app. I would continue to keep the iPhone linked to my personal account. I've never (so far) needed to access a work note on my phone.I'm a premium user; I want to continue to use the premium account for the home account so that I can have offline notebooks on the phone. So I'm thinking the new work account will initially be a free account. I'm not crazy about paying for two premiums (unless EN offers a multi-account discount??) so for now I'll have to live with the lack of premium features on the work account. I think I can live with that.Once I manage the switch, I want to remove all traces of the personal account from the work machine.In determining how to do do this, I found this article that explains how to do the opposite (export/import to merge two accounts): https://support.ever...single-account. I am guessing that the procedure is similar for the reverse (export from my current account, import into a new account). However, the article notes that created and modified dates are not preserved during this procedure. That may be a deal breaker for me. I can't have 8000+notes with the same created date! That would completely ruin all the history stored in my EN account.Any ideas? Suggestions? Has anyone done this successfully? Link to comment
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