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I want to share with everyone my way of tackling the lack of Automator support and options to bulk import pdfs into Evernote.

 

I created an email Automator script as follows (the automator actions are in bold):

 

1. I collected all of the pdfs I wished to add to one folder and made a note of the file count.

2. Get Specified Finder Items: here I dropped all of the collected pdfs.

3. Dispense Items Incrementally: downloaded from (http://automator.us/leopard/downloads/) and allows automator to loop

4. New Mail Message: placed my Evernote email in (To:); added the information for title, notebook, and tags in the subject (http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2012/04/20/quick-tip-friday-emailing-into-your-evernote-account/) and left all other fields blank for my purposes

5. Send Outgoing Message

6. Loop: I left the option to loop automatically and added the file number count to the "stop after" section to ensure I caught everything.

7. Press play.

 

I have a MBP with a SSD and 8gb of RAM so it went pretty fast although I think it's possible it may hang-up slower systems.  Mail will repeatedly jump to the foreground when sending the messages, so it's best to not touch the computer while executing this.  I also suggest a trial of 5 files initially to ensure you have everything working properly.

 

I hope this helps everyone..... 

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On 16/05/2014 at 3:35 AM, TheGooch said:

That sounds pretty complicated. Have you heard about the Evernote Folder Action script that imports ( and deletes afterwards ) pdf's that you drop into a folder into Evernote? I found and installed it last night, and it works great. I put the link below.

 

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

Worked for me and is an easy solution.

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