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HOWTO: Import notes to Evernote from Springpad

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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!

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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?

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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?

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

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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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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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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...

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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.

My favourite post of the day.

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Show me your 'thoughs' and I'll show you my thighs...

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

Say what? The user received a clear error message & appeared to not understand it. I elaborated upon it, just in case the user was unclear about the message. I'm not familiar with Springpad. But it would seem apparent the user did something wrong or will need to do something different, since the Evernote note size is exceeded.

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It makes sense that I got this error message. Evernote sees one HTML file with many links inside it to all sorts of images and attachments, tries to import the HTML as one note, and so that results in the error. I have 500MB+ of image attachments from Springpad.

When I read the page posted by heather earlier on, it seemed to me like Evernote would actually separate the notes (they are <div> tags) inside of that HTML file, (though, how is Evernote tool supposed to know that this is my intention?) and make many notes of it, sort of mimicking what I have in Springpad. I suppose the instructions on that page work when you have a small amount of data to import.

I dislike the export format from Springpad as you cannot do much with it. I'm just hoping someone out there found a way to get their notes and attachments gracefully into Evernote. I was also contemplating writing my own tool to parse that HTML file into something that Evernote can import properly, e.g., break up the index.html into many html files (one per note), each referencing its attachments. This might work, but will obviously take time to develop.

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Well, this program basically takes .html files and parses them out into smaller files. I've never seen a Springpad file, so this is a blind suggestion:

https://support.ever...261b1593743b5bd

I've had really good success in using this program to split up Evernote 2.x .html files into individual files for manual import.

Note: this program is not made by Evernote, and we have absolutely no affiliation with the makers of it.

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Thanks heather.

Well, this program basically takes .html files and parses them out into smaller files. I've never seen a Springpad file, so this is a blind suggestion:

https://support.ever...261b1593743b5bd

I've had really good success in using this program to split up Evernote 2.x .html files into individual files for manual import.

Note: this program is not made by Evernote, and we have absolutely no affiliation with the makers of it.

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Well, this program basically takes .html files and parses them out into smaller files. I've never seen a Springpad file, so this is a blind suggestion:

https://support.ever...261b1593743b5bd

I've had really good success in using this program to split up Evernote 2.x .html files into individual files for manual import.

Note: this program is not made by Evernote, and we have absolutely no affiliation with the makers of it.

:wub: Thanks Heather - that worked a treat! Had to do a little bit of sorting out afterwards but close enough to not be too much of a chore. ;)

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