AppleScript to Export a List of Titles for Notes In Evernote

This AppleScript has been moved to its own page in the Code Library!

7 Responses to “AppleScript to Export a List of Titles for Notes In Evernote”

  1. Janieangus May 3, 2009 at 10:54 am #

    Omigod, thank you so so sooooo much for doing this, Justin. It works. It’s perfect. I cannot thank you enough. Thank you. Thank you.

    You should extend this into an iPhone app (I dont have an iPhone yet but will next iteration) because this script would be a perfect app for a consultant, or two/three person creative office, who has one person back at the shop who needs to locate a doc. Also perfect for people who useonline assistants.

    Libin says he is going to amend Evernote so that working groups can have access to certain notebooks (instead of the whole world) and this is a quick easy way to locate what you need. He said this on FastCompany last year here:

    Again, I cannot thank you enough! — Janie

    • Justin May 3, 2009 at 11:33 am #

      Glad you liked it! May it facilitate good research / writing for years to come! (but, hey, no pressure…) 😉

      I think the current iPhone app already does the note listing but, as you rightly point out, adding “working groups” into the mix would be a killer feature. As it stands, the door to your shared notebooks are wide open; Access control would change Evernote from your “personal digital filing cabinet” into a Basecamp/Wiki-esque Information repository for your peeps. With proper access control, we could be exporting these lists as HTML and making those titles clickable!

      Also on my personal list would be the ability to create “aliased versions” — one of my clients likes to share *selected* info from her “TRAVEL” notebook with friends and the only way to do this inside of Evernote is to move the note itself into a shared notebook. When she’s done, she has to move it back to the local notebook. Aliases (or finally allowing people to make “nested folders” , it seems to me, would make this much easier. Que sera sera…

  2. Nick August 21, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Hi Justin

    I am looking for a script to export a CSV file from DEVONthink, which essentially consists of a list of all the notes in a selected notebook in Evernote, and the tags for these notes.

    I am thinking that your script would be adaptable for this purpose, but at the moment I can’t get it working for it’s original purpose. I get a list of all notebooks so that I can select one, and then I get a list of all the notes in that notebook and can select only one. When I then click on ‘Export List’, nothing happens for a while, and then I get the error message:

    “Error Number:System Events got an error: AppleEvent timed out.

    Any ideas what might be going wrong here?



    • Justin Lancy August 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

      Hi Nick,

      It was a glitch with Lion, I think… Anyhow, I think I’ve got it sorted out!

      The updated code is now on this page in the Code Library. Check it out and let me know if it’s working for you.

      • Nick August 22, 2011 at 6:30 am #

        Thanks Justin. Now working fine at my end. Nick