Microsoft Evernote importer

Earlier this summer Evernote limited the free tier of its note-taking service to use on just two devices while raising prices for its paid plans. While the move was clearly intended to make Evernote’s business more sustainable, reaction from a lot of vocal users was to switch from Evernote to OneNote or Apple Notes. Now Microsoft has responded with a new import tool that lets OneNote users pull in content from Evernote.

Microsoft says that so far 71 million pages have been imported from Evernote to OneNote since March, and now the importer tool is available on the Mac. You can find a tutorial for how to move from Evernote to OneNote here.

The pitch here is that OneNote is available on the web, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and even Apple Watch without charging a mult-device premium.

Microsoft is also pitching that Evernote’s premium service costs the same as its Office 365 subscription which includes productivity apps:

Following Evernote’s recent price changes—their Premium offer ($69.99/year) is now the same price as Office 365 Personal ($69.99/year). Office 365 gives you OneNote, plus all the Office apps you know and love that are always up to date, and 1 TB of cloud storage.

Apple also made migrating from Evernote to its own Notes app possible with a new import option on OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 earlier this year. The process is fairly simple; you can find out tutorial for how to move from Evernote to Apple Notes here if you’re looking to make the switch but don’t use OneNote.

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