Importing from Apple Notes is not working

Hello everyone,

after searching the forum for a possible solution I decided to post my issue here. I am new to DEVONthink and am already extremely happy with the program. I already imported several files and folders into DEVONthink Pro and now I wanted to reach the next level and import Apple notes and Evernote. Unfortunately both imports did not work. They started the respective program but nothing else happens. I already rebooted the Mac but this did not help. Then I checked all security / privacy settings but DEVONthink has full access. I am new to macOS so maybe I missed something?

I found the reason for Evernote in the Forum (Evernote 10 does not allow Apple Script) and will downgrade to the legacy version which should work.

However for Apple Notes I did not find a solution. I found one post where everything worked after a while. I waited a couple of days and tested several days even after rebooting (see above). I’m using macOS Catalina 10.15.7.

Can anyone help me where my mistake could be?

Thank you very much!

Frederik

You could give this a chance.

Thanks. That might be an alternative if I can’t get the native import working. However I’d love to try to get that one working first.

  • Do you have Notes’ Preferences > Enable the On My Mac account enabled?
    • If so, disable it.
    • If not, do you have multiple accounts assocated with Notes?

Thanks for the quick reply.

I did not have that option enabled. However I did have multiple accounts associated (didn’t even know about that). I deactivated all and the import worked. Thank you very much for the quick solution!

You’re very welcome :slight_smile:

Just a quick update: The Import from Evernote did work with the Legacy App of Evernote. Just open it, download your data and then you can import from DT3. DT3 takes the data directly from the Evernote Legacy App.

Correct. Evernote removed AppleScript support in Evernote 10.