Evernote recently released its new Privacy Policy which is set to go effective on January 23, 2017, in which it states, among other things, that Evernote employees are allowed to review your content for what they call the oversight of machine learning.

We will not get into the specifics in this post however if the changes listed in the article above make you feel like jumping ship and moving to another platform, here is the easiest way i have found to move all of your content from Evernote into Google Docs


For this How-To, we are going to use a third party application called IFTTT (If This Then That). If you are not familiar with this app do not fear, we are here to guide you. There are a few things you will need for this to work:

  1. You will need an Evernote account from which you want to export your files
  2. You will need a Google account to access your Google Docs
  3. You will need to create an IFTTT account.

Transfer your documents:

Lets jump right in and get your documents moved.

  1. Log into your IFTTT account. You can use either the web app or the mobile app.
  2. Tap on the search option.
  3. In the search bar, type in “IF the note has a tag upload it to GDrive”.
  4. Tap on the option named the same as above.
  5. Tap the “Turn On” slider.
  6. Set the specific tag you would like to trigger this action. The default tag is “mw-drive”
  7. Tap the check mark in the upper right hand corner.
  8. Launch your Evernote mobile app.
  9. Tap the Hamburger menu in the upper left hand corner.
  10. Select “All Notes”.
  11. Tap and hold on any note to begin the multi select option.
  12. Once you have all your notes selected, tap the three dots in the  upper right corner.
  13. Tap on the “Tag” option.
  14. Type in whatever you designated as your tag in the IFTTT recipe. PLEASE NOTE, the tag MUST be added AFTER the recipe is created.
  15. Sit back and watch the documents roll into your Google Drive folders. (IFTTT\Evernote by default)

YOU DID IT! I know this was a longer How-To than normal. But think about what you just accomplished. You just transferred all your notes into a completely separate system that otherwise had no way to simply export and import documents.

Have you ever used IFTTT before? What are your favorite recipes? Comment below and show us some new life hacks.

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