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Posted by Franz Grieser
Sep 4, 2014 at 01:19 PM


Hi there.

Is there a way to get Evernote notes to Devonthink (apart from copy&paste)?

Thanks, Franz


Posted by Paul Korm
Sep 4, 2014 at 02:20 PM


DEVONthink has a built-in Evernote import command.  The notes are imported as “formatted notes”—which are basically HTML. 

Alternative methods are available with third-party scripts—for example, Justin Lancey’s script imports Evernote notes as webarchive documents.  Justin keeps his scripts here:


Franz Grieser wrote:
Hi there.
> >Is there a way to get Evernote notes to Devonthink (apart from
> >Thanks, Franz


Posted by Franz Grieser
Sep 4, 2014 at 05:58 PM


That’s great. Thanks, Paul.


Posted by MadaboutDana
Sep 4, 2014 at 06:41 PM


Okay, so having tried DEVONthink Pro, I’ve reverted to DEVONthink Personal, which does most of what I want (for the time being!) and is a bit like Together/Yojimbo/Stache on steroids. It could be more elegant (in particular, the rich-text note facility is neither elegant nor well thought-out), but as an information-capturing app it’s fairly awesome.

I’m torn: DEVONthink Pro has some nice extras. But having thought about it, I’m not convinced I need scripting. The RSS support would be nice, but I already use other RSS clients, and DEVONthink Personal can happily import from most web browsers (although not from Opera, unfortunately, which is one of my favourite Mac browsers). You’d also need Pro to handle OPML files, but can I live without this facility? Yes, I can. Well, I think I can.

So it looks like DEVONthink Personal might be enough. But I’ve still got another 147 hours of testing to go!


Posted by Paul Korm
Sep 4, 2014 at 08:32 PM


DEVONthink does not have a clipper that works in Opera—but there are bookmarklets available that do most of the heavy lifting and will work in most browsers:


I’m a fan of scripting (having written several hundred of these), but through the magic of upgrading you can always decide later if you need the feature.  The main drawback to DEVONthink Personal, IMO, is that it is limited to a single database.  The Pro and Pro Office versions allow you to create an unlimited number of databases.  If you do heavy-duty research or want to segregate work and personal databases, you would want to consider that feature.  OPML import to DEVONthink might not be what you expect—DEVONthink assumes every tier in an OPML file is a discrete “group” (folder) and will create a hierarchy of groups when it imports OPML.


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