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Microsoft debuts tool for importing Evernote notes to OneNote

Microsoft is taking on competitor Evernote with a new tool that imports EverNote content into OneNote.

david gewirtz

Microsoft, you have to take the gloves off

Microsoft has a prime opportunity to provide OneNote as a compelling Evernote substitute -- if the company makes migration easy and seamless.

Microsoft is making available a new free importer tool designed to bring users' Evernote notes into OneNote.

The OneNote Importer tool, available today, March 11, is available for download from Microsoft's site. The first version of the tool is Windows only, but the same importer will be available for Mac "in the coming months," officials said.

To use the new converter tool, users need Windows 7 or later. Once a user imports her/his Evernote notes, they will sync across all devices, including Mac, iOS and Android. Evernote for Windows doesn't have to be installed in order to use the tool, but if it is, migration will happen more quickly.

More details as to how to use OneNote Importer are available on Microsoft's support page.

OneNote is free on all devices and is also available as part of Microsoft Office. EverNote Basic is free, with more feature-rich Plus ($25 per year); Premium ($50 per year) and Business ($120 per user per year) versions also available. Microsoft's import tool can import Evernote content from Plus and/or Premium.

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