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I was thinking of switching from Catch Notes to Evernote. I was wondering is there any way of importing my data from Catch Notes to Evernote.

TIA.

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IDK anything about Catch Notes.

The way to get information into Evernote is to set up an import/watched folder (Please search the board for more info, should you need it.) or Drag N Drop. You would need to be able to export your notes from Catch Notes. Since Evernote is free, I suggest you try it with some notes, to see if it works the way you want it to.

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You can export your notes from Catch to a .txt file that is stored on your SD card.

  1. Open the app
  2. Press Settings in Menu
  3. Scroll down to the export tab

You .txt file of notes will be on your SD card. You can retrieve this file from using a file manager app and emailing it to yourself or by plugging your phone to your computer with the USB cable.

Once you've done that, install Evernote Desktop, and simply drag the file onto the Evernote icon. It will create a new note with the content of your Catch notes.

Due to the way Catch exports your notes, they will all be in one "uber-note", but you can export and sort them later from within Evernote.

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I tried the web version of "export to csv file" on Catch, that didn't work out very well though.

I followed this approach, which I think works very well:

Install the Evernote web clipper on your browser, export all your catch notes as a web page (all notes appear on the same page), select the text of each note in turn and clip it using the web clipper to make a new note on Evernote. While clipping, you can easily see your tags on catch (#tags) and correspondingly add tags on Evernote.

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New Evernote user, transfering from Catch.com I stumbled on a slightly better way to do this. OpenOffice.

First, go to the Catch.com site, go in your profile, and export to CSV. Import that CSV into OpenOffice Calc. The content of your notes will be in the cells.

  1. Click on a cell with your text and tap Ctrl-C
  2. Switch over to Evernote Desktop
  3. Click New Note
  4. Paste into the note. It will even retain your line breaks and spaces
  5. Click back on the cell you just copied
  6. Tap Down Arrow to get to the next cell

One oddity. For me, it usually takes 3-5 taps of Ctrl-V to get it to "take." Same with using the menu, Edit->Paste. I have no idea why this happens. A little annoying. But better than having to carefully use the mouse to highlight each note using the Web Clipper.

I have 288 notes. So, I'm going to spend a few more minutes searching around to see if I can find a tool to automagically split that field of the CSV into its own file. If it would work on the first try I could probably be finished in five minutes.

Drake Christensen

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If you're on Windows, and have Excel, Evernote Support has a script you can plug into Excel that will split a .csv into individual text files.

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Thank you. But the main question is about the attacments!!! I have 350 notes with several pics on each. If there is no automatic way to transform them to evernotes, I have to stay on catch. Could you reply on makeev.al.n@gmail.com, please

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Has anyone figured out how to do this effectively?  Catch is closing down in August and I am sure there will be many people wondering how to make this move to evernote and keep all of their data and pics.

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so I have an Evernote account but I've been using Catch since I have a backlog of notes. Now, as you've all heard, Catch is disbanding. Now that I'm going to Evernote, I have downloaded all my notes from Catch in an enex file, which they say is for import into Evernote, but I cannot find an import command. If anyone has some reality on this process it would be helpful. I get the feeling this question is going to be asked a lot for a while.

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so I have an Evernote account but I've been using Catch since I have a backlog of notes. Now, as you've all heard, Catch is disbanding. Now that I'm going to Evernote, I have downloaded all my notes from Catch in an enex file, which they say is for import into Evernote, but I cannot find an import command. If anyone has some reality on this process it would be helpful. I get the feeling this question is going to be asked a lot for a while.

You need to be using a desktop client (Mac/Windows) to import an enex file. It's always helpful to mention which client you're using.

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As far as I know it functions like most other Windows desktops, what is the mechanism for importing the enex file?

It's an import command. Probably off the file menu, IIRC Also be sure you are using the EN desktop client (download/install) rather than accessing your EN account via a web browser (web client).

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Worked like a charm, all my notes are synced, thanks. As I said, Evernote might want to be ready for this question as Catch/AK Notepad is closing up shop, lots of people will be migrating. The first thing to say is "you cannot import your old notes from within the app, you must download the Evernote desktop program. The import command is under "File" as expected. Once your notes are imported choose sync and the website and your other devices."

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Worked like a charm, all my notes are synced, thanks. As I said, Evernote might want to be ready for this question as Catch/AK Notepad is closing up shop, lots of people will be migrating. The first thing to say is "you cannot import your old notes from within the app, you must download the Evernote desktop program. The import command is under "File" as expected. Once your notes are imported choose sync and the website and your other devices."

Possibly. But as my sig indicates, I have no affiliation with EN.  I am just a user like yourself.

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Here's the process we're working with internally for any requests coming through support:


  1. Go to this link: https://catch.com/tools/export/new
  2. Login to your Catch.com account, and then you'll see an option to Download an Export of all of your notes

  3. The Export Tool is organized into three panels:
    • The first panel provides a way to download all of your content as either a CSV file or a Zip file.

    • The second panel provides a way to download a single space as a Zip file.

    • The third panel provides a way to download all content for a particular year as a Zip file.

    • Select one of the ".zip" methods (not CSV).


  4. When you click "Download", your browser will start downloading the selected content. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours depending on the size of your account and the speed of your Internet connection.

  5. Download the Evernote desktop app (Mac or Windows)

  6. Unzip your Catch .zip file (On Windows, right-click the downloaded file and "Extract All". On Mac OS, double-click the downloaded file.) and double click on the .enex file you wish to import. You will find it in Evernote in a new notebook, with the title of "Import Notes." I suggest you import spaces one at a time, and rename them as you go along, so as to avoid confusion.
    • Your photos and other documents will *not* be attached. They can be found in the same folder where you found the .enex file, and can easily be dragged/placed into Evernote


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Thank you!  That import with the desktop app worked perfectly!  I've been looking around to see which app to go with, but since everything imported I will give Evernote a "go". 

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Here was my process.

 

  • Go to Catch
  • Under your username, upper right, select the Export menu item
  • Click under Download on Zip Archive File
  • Have it Download
  • Extract the Zip File
  • Go into Evernote Desktop
  • Under File Select Import
  • Select all your .enex files for upload

The format of the extract makes it difficult because I found myself having to import them individually.

 

I created a python script to ease the catch notes import. The script merges all the notes into one All Notes Gathered folder. From there you can import them all in one go.

 

I posted the script to a github repository.

 

https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop

 

Regards,

Dave

Thanks so much Dave! I found this useful.

 

Also thought I would mention a feature i found for Windows users who don't want to import one note at a time with that you didn't mention:

 

On Evernote for Windows, if you go to Tools and then to "Import Folders..." you can just select the folder created from your script, and it will import the entire contents of the folder, and bam you're done.  

 

 

NOTE: this method seems to remove the original date of the note and have all notes showing with the date imported instead. not ideal. :/ I might have to find a mac to use to import them all at once.

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The import works but the catch file does not have the jpeg images just an HTML file with an inbedded image. I had to down loade each pic, what a pain

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Hi Shenanagans,

 

Thanks, I'm glad you liked the script.

 

I have to say, I overlooked the fact that Catch Notes already includes a per space notes.enex file. You can import it that way. I bet the note dates will work.

 

I've updated my script too. It only brings over the space notes.enex files and renames them as "Space Name".enex files. And, attachments are supported.... They are all brought over into one attachment directory.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

Here was my process.

 

  • Go to Catch
  • Under your username, upper right, select the Export menu item
  • Click under Download on Zip Archive File
  • Have it Download
  • Extract the Zip File
  • Go into Evernote Desktop
  • Under File Select Import
  • Select all your .enex files for upload

The format of the extract makes it difficult because I found myself having to import them individually.

 

I created a python script to ease the catch notes import. The script merges all the notes into one All Notes Gathered folder. From there you can import them all in one go.

 

I posted the script to a github repository.

 

https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop

 

Regards,

Dave

Thanks so much Dave! I found this useful.

 

Also thought I would mention a feature i found for Windows users who don't want to import one note at a time with that you didn't mention:

 

On Evernote for Windows, if you go to Tools and then to "Import Folders..." you can just select the folder created from your script, and it will import the entire contents of the folder, and bam you're done.  

 

 

NOTE: this method seems to remove the original date of the note and have all notes showing with the date imported instead. not ideal. :/ I might have to find a mac to use to import them all at once.

 

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Hi all,

 

I've updated my python script at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop and I'm reannouncing it here.

 

The script now works on your unextracted Catch Notes Export.zip file and creates a custom extract folder.

 

In the extract folder there are the following:

* An "All Notes.enex"

* A {Space}.enex file, per space

* An attachments folder with all your attachments with the title of the note as the file name. This way you can look at the file name, type the title into evernote search and re-attach the attachment to the related note.

 

Works on all OSs.

 

Regards,

Dave

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Hi all,

 

I've updated my python script at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop and I'm reannouncing it here.

 

The script now works on your unextracted Catch Notes Export.zip file and creates a custom extract folder.

 

In the extract folder there are the following:

* An "All Notes.enex"

* A {Space}.enex file, per space

* An attachments folder with all your attachments with the title of the note as the file name. This way you can look at the file name, type the title into evernote search and re-attach the attachment to the related note.

 

Works on all OSs.

 

Regards,

Dave

I´ve tried the script, but I´ve got this error on python IDLE

 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 57, in <module>
    prepcatch()
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 35, in prepcatch
    space = paths[1]
IndexError: list index out of range
>>> 
Do you know how to fix that error?
 
Regards
Ramon

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Hi Padremaldito,

 

I created an issue for this: https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/issues/2

 

I believe I fixed it. Please download the lastest from github at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/archive/master.zip and see if it works for you.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

I've updated my python script at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop and I'm reannouncing it here.

 

The script now works on your unextracted Catch Notes Export.zip file and creates a custom extract folder.

 

In the extract folder there are the following:

* An "All Notes.enex"

* A {Space}.enex file, per space

* An attachments folder with all your attachments with the title of the note as the file name. This way you can look at the file name, type the title into evernote search and re-attach the attachment to the related note.

 

Works on all OSs.

 

Regards,

Dave

I´ve tried the script, but I´ve got this error on python IDLE

 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 57, in <module>
    prepcatch()
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 35, in prepcatch
    space = paths[1]
IndexError: list index out of range
>>> 
Do you know how to fix that error?
 
Regards
Ramon

 

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Hi Padremaldito,

 

I created an issue for this: https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/issues/2

 

I believe I fixed it. Please download the lastest from github at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/archive/master.zip and see if it works for you.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

I've updated my python script at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop and I'm reannouncing it here.

 

The script now works on your unextracted Catch Notes Export.zip file and creates a custom extract folder.

 

In the extract folder there are the following:

* An "All Notes.enex"

* A {Space}.enex file, per space

* An attachments folder with all your attachments with the title of the note as the file name. This way you can look at the file name, type the title into evernote search and re-attach the attachment to the related note.

 

Works on all OSs.

 

Regards,

Dave

I´ve tried the script, but I´ve got this error on python IDLE

 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 57, in <module>
    prepcatch()
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 35, in prepcatch
    space = paths[1]
IndexError: list index out of range
>>> 
Do you know how to fix that error?
 
Regards
Ramon

 

 

thanks!

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Hi Padremaldito,

 

I created an issue for this: https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/issues/2

 

I believe I fixed it. Please download the lastest from github at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/archive/master.zip and see if it works for you.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

I've updated my python script at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop and I'm reannouncing it here.

 

The script now works on your unextracted Catch Notes Export.zip file and creates a custom extract folder.

 

In the extract folder there are the following:

* An "All Notes.enex"

* A {Space}.enex file, per space

* An attachments folder with all your attachments with the title of the note as the file name. This way you can look at the file name, type the title into evernote search and re-attach the attachment to the related note.

 

Works on all OSs.

 

Regards,

Dave

I´ve tried the script, but I´ve got this error on python IDLE

 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 57, in <module>
    prepcatch()
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 35, in prepcatch
    space = paths[1]
IndexError: list index out of range
>>> 
Do you know how to fix that error?
 
Regards
Ramon

 

 

thanks!

 

All is working, but jpg attachments are corrupted...

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Hey Padremaldito,

 

Sorry, I don't have an jpg attachments myself to test :(.

 

My voice files came out OK for me.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

 

Hi Padremaldito,

 

I created an issue for this: https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/issues/2

 

I believe I fixed it. Please download the lastest from github at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/archive/master.zip and see if it works for you.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

I've updated my python script at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop and I'm reannouncing it here.

 

The script now works on your unextracted Catch Notes Export.zip file and creates a custom extract folder.

 

In the extract folder there are the following:

* An "All Notes.enex"

* A {Space}.enex file, per space

* An attachments folder with all your attachments with the title of the note as the file name. This way you can look at the file name, type the title into evernote search and re-attach the attachment to the related note.

 

Works on all OSs.

 

Regards,

Dave

I´ve tried the script, but I´ve got this error on python IDLE

 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 57, in <module>
    prepcatch()
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 35, in prepcatch
    space = paths[1]
IndexError: list index out of range
>>> 
Do you know how to fix that error?
 
Regards
Ramon

 

 

thanks!

 

All is working, but jpg attachments are corrupted...

 

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Padremaldito,

 

I added a jpg to Catch, then exported my notes from Catch and ran my script. The jpg came out fine.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

Hey Padremaldito,

 

Sorry, I don't have an jpg attachments myself to test :(.

 

My voice files came out OK for me.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

 

Hi Padremaldito,

 

I created an issue for this: https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/issues/2

 

I believe I fixed it. Please download the lastest from github at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop/archive/master.zip and see if it works for you.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

I've updated my python script at https://github.com/davious/PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop and I'm reannouncing it here.

 

The script now works on your unextracted Catch Notes Export.zip file and creates a custom extract folder.

 

In the extract folder there are the following:

* An "All Notes.enex"

* A {Space}.enex file, per space

* An attachments folder with all your attachments with the title of the note as the file name. This way you can look at the file name, type the title into evernote search and re-attach the attachment to the related note.

 

Works on all OSs.

 

Regards,

Dave

I´ve tried the script, but I´ve got this error on python IDLE

 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 57, in <module>
    prepcatch()
  File "D:\Users\AnaMaría\Downloads\PrepCatchZipForEvernoteDesktop-master\prepcatch.py", line 35, in prepcatch
    space = paths[1]
IndexError: list index out of range
>>> 
Do you know how to fix that error?
 
Regards
Ramon

 

 

thanks!

 

All is working, but jpg attachments are corrupted...

 

 

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Hi, I've problems with Evernote import of a concrete folder (the big one). It says MISSING_NOTE_TITLE and doesn't import my notes.What can I do? Nothing works!

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Hi, I've problems with Evernote import of a concrete folder (the big one). It says MISSING_NOTE_TITLE and doesn't import my notes.What can I do? Nothing works!

 

Did you try these steps? http://techkunji.com/2013/08/07/how-to-import-catch-notes-to-evernote-steps 

 

 

Of course, I've tried this method and the python script. With both systems  I get the error MISSING_NOTE_TITLE with an specific folder, the others has no problems.

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I also have the problem of error MISSING_NOTE_TITLE. I suspect that it might be with notes with only voice memo. Please suggest how to import those? I have quite a lot of them. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Yu

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Hi yubrshen,

 

My first thought is go to the note.enex of one of the notes that is generating the MISSING_NOTE_TITLE error message. Open it up in the text editor, compare it to another note.enex that didn't create the issue.

 

If is just a matter of missing text in one of the xml tags, try entering some text, save the file, and attempt to import it. If it is a whole tag that is missing, try adding the tag and reimporting it.

 

When we come to an understanding of the problem, I'd like to include the fix in my script. So. please keep me posted.

 

I offer to help. If you'd like, let me see one of those note.enex files.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

I also have the problem of error MISSING_NOTE_TITLE. I suspect that it might be with notes with only voice memo. Please suggest how to import those? I have quite a lot of them. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Yu

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Hi javiertori,

 

I extend the same advice and offer of help I gave to yubrshen.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

Hi, I've problems with Evernote import of a concrete folder (the big one). It says MISSING_NOTE_TITLE and doesn't import my notes.What can I do? Nothing works!

 

 

 

Hi yubrshen,

 

My first thought is go to the note.enex of one of the notes that is generating the MISSING_NOTE_TITLE error message. Open it up in the text editor, compare it to another note.enex that didn't create the issue.

 

If is just a matter of missing text in one of the xml tags, try entering some text, save the file, and attempt to import it. If it is a whole tag that is missing, try adding the tag and reimporting it.

 

When we come to an understanding of the problem, I'd like to include the fix in my script. So. please keep me posted.

 

I offer to help. If you'd like, let me see one of those note.enex files.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

I also have the problem of error MISSING_NOTE_TITLE. I suspect that it might be with notes with only voice memo. Please suggest how to import those? I have quite a lot of them. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Yu

 

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Hi Dave, 

 
Thanks for offering help! 
 
I did some experiment. It seems that my hypothesis of the cause of the problem of MISSING_NOTE_TITLE is not correct. I created a voice note in Catch, download it, it worked fine with the import process. 
 
I'll try to locate the root cause of the problem first. 
 
In the meantime, my biggest wish is to have automated import support of attachments. I have more than 1,000 attachments, mainly voice notes to import, manual procedure is out of the question. 
 
Again, thanks for your help. 
 
Yu
PS. I've looked at your Python code briefly, it seems that you're only handling the first zip file in the current directory where your code runs, but the code have the potential to handle all those Catch zip file in the current directory with some minor tweeking? Am I right?

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Hi Yu,

 

I plan to support an automated process for uploading attachments. I would use the evernote api to do it, as suggested by venkatgig's post (quoted below) about automating tags; it would require the person running the script to get a developer token; but, I imagine it will be worth it to them. I plan to work on it Thursday.

 

Your question about multiple zip files comes as a surprise to me. Here is my presumption: each person has to download only one zip of their catch notes and that is the only zip they care about; all the attachments are in that zip. Let me know if I'm missing something.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi Dave, 

 
Thanks for offering help! 
 
I did some experiment. It seems that my hypothesis of the cause of the problem of MISSING_NOTE_TITLE is not correct. I created a voice note in Catch, download it, it worked fine with the import process. 
 
I'll try to locate the root cause of the problem first. 
 
In the meantime, my biggest wish is to have automated import support of attachments. I have more than 1,000 attachments, mainly voice notes to import, manual procedure is out of the question. 
 
Again, thanks for your help. 
 
Yu
PS. I've looked at your Python code briefly, it seems that you're only handling the first zip file in the current directory where your code runs, but the code have the potential to handle all those Catch zip file in the current directory with some minor tweeking? Am I right?

 

 

 

I have recently imported catch notes to evernote. But the tagging was not happening automatically. So, I wrote a simple script to do it.

The script in the following URL will fetch each imported post and create evernote tag for each "#<tag>" found in title or content.

 

 

http://www.ramandv.com/blog/catch-com-to-evernote-migration/

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Davious, I wrote my notes in spanish. Could it be allied with the issue? I see strange characters instead of accents, it happens too in Excel. Maybe it's a Catch export tool problem.

 

For example:  mías  , instead of mías .   7€  instead of 7€  , jamón  instead of jamón

 

My other notes folders that doesn't fail are very short and I can't compare properly. Can I send you my notes (before applying the script) to make yourself a comparison?  Kind regards.

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Hi Javiertori,

 

I don't plan on getting to it until Thursday and, even then, like you said, it could have its root in catch-export; still, I invite you to send it over. Use the email on my github account at https://github.com/davious.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

Davious, I wrote my notes in spanish. Could it be allied with the issue? I see strange characters instead of accents, it happens too in Excel. Maybe it's a Catch export tool problem.

 

For example:  mías  , instead of mías .   7€  instead of 7€  , jamón  instead of jamón

 

My other notes folders that doesn't fail are very short and I can't compare properly. Can I send you my notes (before applying the script) to make yourself a comparison?  Kind regards.

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Hi Dave and Venkatgig, 

Thanks for helping with this migration tool.  I have 3000+ notes so I've been searching or days.

 

An important thing for some, that would be good to include in any update: the Modified Date is present in the enex, but evernote import replaces it with today().  Can this proper date be used rather than today, by your script?  I really need to keep the proper dates as stored.

 

A worse problem I'm having is that import is skipping LOTS of records without telling me which ones.  I tried two different "spaces." One unzips to 2516 subfolders, which is the correct number of notes I have in that "space" (confirmed by counting the "<note>" tags found in the enex in a text editor).  But only 547 get imported.  Another space only imported 86/127.  Neither of these spaces has attachments; just plain txt.  Can you suggest any direction to investigate which recs are causing a problem? 

 

My last resort will be to abandon the enex and figure out how to get the CSV into simplenote, or evernote.   Either would be fine at this point.  (I already have the pristine CSV ready to go, but cant find a client whose local db i can stuff the rows into).  The simplenote import tool is even more frustrating than the evernote import.  It doesnt give a report on which row throws it.  (BTW, the CSV from Catch needs a lot of cleanup . I had to sort and delete lots of dupe rows (true logical dupes, with dupe keys. weird.)).)

 

In 1984 I could migrate simple things like this:

 

Feb 12 2011 07:01:56,Feb 12 2011 07:01:56,"super short note about this note.",ditties Journal

Sep 2 2012 21:39:40,Sep 2 2012 21:39:40,"Toy designer",Journal tag2 tag3

Nov 30 2012 19:08:32,Dec 2 2012 13:42:59,"What is fun?",tag3

Cant see why it became so difficult...:((

 

Thanks again for helping the Catch refugees.

gn

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Hi Yu,

 

I plan to support an automated process for uploading attachments. I would use the evernote api to do it, as suggested by venkatgig's post (quoted below) about automating tags; it would require the person running the script to get a developer token; but, I imagine it will be worth it to them. I plan to work on it Thursday.

 

Your question about multiple zip files comes as a surprise to me. Here is my presumption: each person has to download only one zip of their catch notes and that is the only zip they care about; all the attachments are in that zip. Let me know if I'm missing something.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi Dave, 

 
Thanks for offering help! 
 
I did some experiment. It seems that my hypothesis of the cause of the problem of MISSING_NOTE_TITLE is not correct. I created a voice note in Catch, download it, it worked fine with the import process. 
 
I'll try to locate the root cause of the problem first. 
 
In the meantime, my biggest wish is to have automated import support of attachments. I have more than 1,000 attachments, mainly voice notes to import, manual procedure is out of the question. 
 
Again, thanks for your help. 
 
Yu
PS. I've looked at your Python code briefly, it seems that you're only handling the first zip file in the current directory where your code runs, but the code have the potential to handle all those Catch zip file in the current directory with some minor tweeking? Am I right?

 

 

 

I have recently imported catch notes to evernote. But the tagging was not happening automatically. So, I wrote a simple script to do it.

The script in the following URL will fetch each imported post and create evernote tag for each "#<tag>" found in title or content.

 

 

http://www.ramandv.com/blog/catch-com-to-evernote-migration/

 

Hi Dave, 

 

Thanks for your prompt reply!

 

I really appreciate your willingness to add the support of automating import of attachment. I won't mind to get a developer token, if it helps us to automate the proper import. 

 

I have the use case where I have multiple Catch*.zip file, one for a year's notes, and I've used it for 3 years, thus I have 3. It's too big to download as one. 

 

Following above comment of our Spanish friend,  I'll investigate if Chinese characters caused the problem of "missing title". I used a lots of Chinese in my notes. 

 

Regards,

 

Yu

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Hi Yu,

 

I plan to support an automated process for uploading attachments. I would use the evernote api to do it, as suggested by venkatgig's post (quoted below) about automating tags; it would require the person running the script to get a developer token; but, I imagine it will be worth it to them. I plan to work on it Thursday.

 

Your question about multiple zip files comes as a surprise to me. Here is my presumption: each person has to download only one zip of their catch notes and that is the only zip they care about; all the attachments are in that zip. Let me know if I'm missing something.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi Dave, 

 
Thanks for offering help! 
 
I did some experiment. It seems that my hypothesis of the cause of the problem of MISSING_NOTE_TITLE is not correct. I created a voice note in Catch, download it, it worked fine with the import process. 
 
I'll try to locate the root cause of the problem first. 
 
In the meantime, my biggest wish is to have automated import support of attachments. I have more than 1,000 attachments, mainly voice notes to import, manual procedure is out of the question. 
 
Again, thanks for your help. 
 
Yu
PS. I've looked at your Python code briefly, it seems that you're only handling the first zip file in the current directory where your code runs, but the code have the potential to handle all those Catch zip file in the current directory with some minor tweeking? Am I right?

 

 

 

I have recently imported catch notes to evernote. But the tagging was not happening automatically. So, I wrote a simple script to do it.

The script in the following URL will fetch each imported post and create evernote tag for each "#<tag>" found in title or content.

 

 

http://www.ramandv.com/blog/catch-com-to-evernote-migration/

 

Hi Dave, 

 

Thanks for your prompt reply!

 

I really appreciate your willingness to add the support of automating import of attachment. I won't mind to get a developer token, if it helps us to automate the proper import. 

 

I have the use case where I have multiple Catch*.zip file, one for a year's notes, and I've used it for 3 years, thus I have 3. It's too big to download as one. 

 

Following above comment of our Spanish friend,  I'll investigate if Chinese characters caused the problem of "missing title". I used a lots of Chinese in my notes. 

 

Regards,

 

Yu

 

No, Chinese text in the title is not the root cause of the problem of "missing title".

 

Yu

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Hi Yu,

 

I plan to support an automated process for uploading attachments. I would use the evernote api to do it, as suggested by venkatgig's post (quoted below) about automating tags; it would require the person running the script to get a developer token; but, I imagine it will be worth it to them. I plan to work on it Thursday.

 

Your question about multiple zip files comes as a surprise to me. Here is my presumption: each person has to download only one zip of their catch notes and that is the only zip they care about; all the attachments are in that zip. Let me know if I'm missing something.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 

 

Hi Dave, 

 
Thanks for offering help! 
 
I did some experiment. It seems that my hypothesis of the cause of the problem of MISSING_NOTE_TITLE is not correct. I created a voice note in Catch, download it, it worked fine with the import process. 
 
I'll try to locate the root cause of the problem first. 
 
In the meantime, my biggest wish is to have automated import support of attachments. I have more than 1,000 attachments, mainly voice notes to import, manual procedure is out of the question. 
 
Again, thanks for your help. 
 
Yu
PS. I've looked at your Python code briefly, it seems that you're only handling the first zip file in the current directory where your code runs, but the code have the potential to handle all those Catch zip file in the current directory with some minor tweeking? Am I right?

 

 

 

I have recently imported catch notes to evernote. But the tagging was not happening automatically. So, I wrote a simple script to do it.

The script in the following URL will fetch each imported post and create evernote tag for each "#<tag>" found in title or content.

 

 

http://www.ramandv.com/blog/catch-com-to-evernote-migration/

 

Hi Dave, 

 

Thanks for your prompt reply!

 

I really appreciate your willingness to add the support of automating import of attachment. I won't mind to get a developer token, if it helps us to automate the proper import. 

 

I have the use case where I have multiple Catch*.zip file, one for a year's notes, and I've used it for 3 years, thus I have 3. It's too big to download as one. 

 

Following above comment of our Spanish friend,  I'll investigate if Chinese characters caused the problem of "missing title". I used a lots of Chinese in my notes. 

 

Regards,

 

Yu

 

No, Chinese text in the title is not the root cause of the problem of "missing title".

 

Yu

 

May need to look \at the .enex file (which is XML file) by way of elimination, to see what caused the problem.

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Here's another method to get notes from Catch to Evernote using Windows 7.

 

- Export the zip file from Catch.com and extract the contents.

- Using Windows explorer browse to the "All Notes" folder and do a search for ".enex" files. All the "note.enex" files will be displayed. Select them all and copy them to a new folder. (You'll need to select the option NOT to overwrite files, but instead to keep all copies and number the files)

- Launch Evernote desktop and select Tools --> Import Folders. Select "Add" and browse to the folder where you've copied all the "note.enex" fies to.

 

The notes will then be imported.

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I too had the problem with Missing _note_title error. So I tried the Windows 7 method and that worked perfectly, all 223 notes were imported sucessfully. My notes are all simple text notes with no attachments and all had a title.

 

I suspect that this method would also work with older versions of Windows too.

 

Here's another method to get notes from Catch to Evernote using Windows 7.

 

- Export the zip file from Catch.com and extract the contents.

- Using Windows explorer browse to the "All Notes" folder and do a search for ".enex" files. All the "note.enex" files will be displayed. Select them all and copy them to a new folder. (You'll need to select the option NOT to overwrite files, but instead to keep all copies and number the files)

- Launch Evernote desktop and select Tools --> Import Folders. Select "Add" and browse to the folder where you've copied all the "note.enex" fies to.

 

The notes will then be imported.

 

 

Hi, I've problems with Evernote import of a concrete folder (the big one). It says MISSING_NOTE_TITLE and doesn't import my notes.What can I do? Nothing works!

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Here's another method to get notes from Catch to Evernote using Windows 7.

 

- Export the zip file from Catch.com and extract the contents.

- Using Windows explorer browse to the "All Notes" folder and do a search for ".enex" files. All the "note.enex" files will be displayed. Select them all and copy them to a new folder. (You'll need to select the option NOT to overwrite files, but instead to keep all copies and number the files)

- Launch Evernote desktop and select Tools --> Import Folders. Select "Add" and browse to the folder where you've copied all the "note.enex" fies to.

 

The notes will then be imported.

Thanks for this, this was the quickest and easiest way to do it.

I'm amazed no services offered official ways to help us Catch users out.

 

When Google Reader went down, dozens of services stepped up with 1 click imports, but Catch didn't even get one.

 

The biggest issue for me with the folder import is the losing the note access date, so they're no longer sorted.

Also, personally I'm not a fan of Evernote, the ui really doesn't suit me, everything is too cluttered.  I wanted to go with GNotes, but there's no easy way, looks like people are writing their own email tools to do it, so I guess I'll have to do the same.

 

In the meantime I will use Evernote.

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Does anyone know how to import the .txt file from the phone (Android) into Evernote?   I can't get the .zip file anymore as indicated here, but have access to the .txt file.

Are there any scripts that will keep the notes's date and time and convert to .enex for Evernote import?

 

Thanks,

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Hi. Is there a way now to export Catch Notes with comments, dates and pictures? Or a way to backup it? I missed time when it was closed because I was using only private notebook.
I exported notes as txt file, but it don't contains comments etc.

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