Evernote Empty Tag Remover


Evernote has a built-in way to hide unused tags, but here’s a quick way to permanently remove unused Tags. This script scans every tag in your Evernote account, looking for tags which have no notes associated with them. If you have a large number of tags, it will take several minutes to process the list. […]

The Code

Evernote -- Empty Tag Remover
Version 1.0
December 22, 2010
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property unusedTags : {}

set unusedTags to {}
tell application "Evernote"
        set theTags to every tag
        repeat with theTag in theTags
            set theNotes to {}
            set theName to "\"" & name of theTag & "\""
            set theNotes to (find notes "tag:" & theName)
            if theNotes is {} then
                copy theName to the end of unusedTags
                delete tag (name of theTag)
            end if
        end repeat
    end try
    set sortedTags to my simple_sort(unusedTags)
    set oldDelim to AppleScript's text item delimiters
    set AppleScript's text item delimiters to return
    set sortedList to sortedTags as text
    set AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDelim
    set n to create note with text sortedList title "Deleted Tags"
end tell

on simple_sort(my_list)
    set the index_list to {}
    set the sorted_list to {}
    repeat (the number of items in my_list) times
        set the low_item to ""
        repeat with i from 1 to (number of items in my_list)
            if i is not in the index_list then
                set this_item to item i of my_list as text
                if the low_item is "" then
                    set the low_item to this_item
                    set the low_item_index to i
                else if this_item comes before the low_item then
                    set the low_item to this_item
                    set the low_item_index to i
                end if
            end if
        end repeat
        set the end of sorted_list to the low_item
        set the end of the index_list to the low_item_index
    end repeat
    return the sorted_list
end simple_sort

2 Responses to “Evernote Empty Tag Remover”

  1. marcelo February 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    worked perfectly

  2. Can Koklu July 13, 2011 at 4:38 am #

    works fine.. very useful..

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