So, I've decided to wave a less-than-fond farewell to Evernote. I've been a paid subscriber since 2011 but I no longer use it as much as I did. The software clients are bloated and the company seems more interested in selling additional services rather than fix fundamental problems such as copy and paste in plain text.
- plain text files using this post on exporting Evernote files to plain text for inspiration, I wrote a ruby script to convert each individual note into a plain text file, reversed the HTML into Markdown and imported in nvAlt. It sort of worked but not really, I had to make some manual checks to ensure I didn't lose anything.
- files with attachments: I waded through 100 or so of these to check if they were worth keeping. Most weren't. I converted those that were into PDF's ready for processing.
After checking all notes I expected to see was were in nvAlt, I deleted the Evernote clients from my phone, iPad & Mac and then deactivated my account.
Onwards and upwards I say.