Want to quickly export your Yojimbo entries into Evernote? Read on!
After releasing the Evernote to Yojimbo AppleScript earlier this month, some readers asked if there was a script to do the reverse — Yojimbo to Evernote exporting.
Brett Kelly had already written a great script that would do a complete transfer of all of your Yojimbo items into Evernote. I asked him if he would mind if I used it as a launching pad for a fuller script — and he graciously told me to go for it!
- This AppleScript exports a copy of all the selected entries in your Yojimbo database (except those in the Trash) and then imports them into an Evernote notebook.
- When the script needs to export a file first, it places it into a temporary folder on your Desktop and then deletes it when completed.
- In addition to facilitating a full export of all your items into Evernote, this script also gives you the option to export items by Collection (i.e., Images, Bookmarks, PDFs).
- Any tags inside Yojimbo will be added to your imported notes in Evernote. You’ll also have a chance to add additional tags to the note on the way in, and you can now select which notebook will receive the import (or create a new one!).
- When the “Source URL” slot wasn’t already being used for a web link, I added clickable URI links that open up your original Yojimbo note.
- Automatic Growl detection has also been enabled which will save you a trip to the Script Editor to enable/disable it. As the export completes its transfer of a Collection, Growl users will see a notification window with that collection’s icon and the number of items that were transferred. If you’re transferring everything all at once, you’ll get notifications for each collection so you can track the progress of your export. When the script is complete, it’ll give you the final tally via Growl as well.
How to Install and Use
The code is now housed in the Veritrope.com Code Library (See Link Below)
My fellow AppleScript ninjas (or since we’re talking about “Yojimbo”…AppleScript Samurai) — Dive in to the code and, if you have any suggestions or problems, please let me know about them in the comment thread below.
- These scripts are being provided for the benefit of the Mac community. While they work wonderfully for me, I cannot take responsibility for any data you might lose (or if your laptop turns into a pumpkin or something…);
- “Community” means “participation”. Please share with the rest of us *how* you use these scripts in your workflow, how you think they could be improved (and feel free to help someone if they don’t understand something!)