evernote-to-sqlite by dogsheep

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Tools for converting Evernote content to SQLite. See Building an Evernote to SQLite exporter for background on this project.


Install this tool using pip:

$ pip install evernote-to-sqlite


Currently the only available command is evernote-to-sqlite enex, which converts Evernote's ENEX export files into a SQLite database.

You can create an ENEX export in the Evernote desktop application by selecting some notes (or all of your notes) and using the File -> Export Notes... menu option.

This used to be able to export everything in one go, but it looks like more recent Evernote versions only allow exporting up to fifty notes at a time, or let you export an entire notebook by right-clicking on the notebook and selecting "Export notebook...".

You can convert that file to SQLite like so:

$ evernote-to-sqlite enex evernote.db MyNotes.enex

This will display a progress bar and create a SQLite database file called evernote.db.


Unfortunately the ENEX export format does not include a unique identifier for each note. This means you cannot use this tool to re-import notes after they have been updated - you should consider this tool to be a one-time transformation of an ENEX file into an equivalent SQLite database.

ENEX exports also do not include details of which notebook a note belongs to.


To contribute to this tool, first checkout the code. Then create a new virtual environment:

cd evernote-to-sqlite
python -mvenv venv
source venv/bin/activate

Or if you are using pipenv:

pipenv shell

Now install the dependencies and tests:

pip install -e '.[test]'

To run the tests: