PTPL 061: How to Leave Evernote and Become a Future-Proof Note Taker (Obsidian Optional)
PLUS A short note of appreciation to my sweet, patient little paper notebook
Welcome to a once-a-week taster of things that I’ve found helpful in my quest to create a simple, future proof, digital-analog workflow.
Evernote to Markdown
It feels like Evernote has been around forever; it’s where I began my note taking journey, and created my first web clipping graveyard. However, the news of recent staff layoffs that have preceded the company moving its base to Europe, along with skyrocketing subscription prices, have caused many diehard Evernote users to wonder (finally) if their notes are safe.
Friend, there’s no safety in notes that can only be accessed with someone else’s key. Whether or not you stick with Evernote isn’t the issue; the long-term accessibility of your notes in a format and location you control, is.
I recommend exporting your notes from Evernote to Markdown, at the very least as a backup. There are a number of options for this, including —
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