Importing notes to Bear

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Richard Jones

30 Nov, 2016 05:10 AM


I'd like to try and use Bear as the collection point for my notebooks. I used to use Evernote, then switched to OneNote. I'm thinking that I might like to try and use Bear instead. It seems versatile enough. However, I don't want to copy and paste the thousands of notes that I have in OneNote. Is there a format I can use to import these files directly into Bear?

Thanks for your help.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 30 Nov, 2016 09:25 AM

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    Hi Richard,

    OneNote does not seem to have a reliable export format to import in Bear ( instead of Evernote ) it has APIs but will require some time to be implemented.


  2. 2 Posted by Tim on 26 May, 2017 08:57 AM

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    Any updates on this?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 26 May, 2017 02:18 PM

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    Hi Tim,

    yes and no, I have found out Microsoft have a public API for OneNote, so is possible to write an importer in Bear, but I have yet to test it and check their note format.


  4. 4 Posted by Bob on 06 Jun, 2017 07:42 PM

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    I would be happy to test the OneNote importer for you if that would be helpful? Im a pretty heavy onenote user, so could give it a decent test if that helps or just test the main features you want to cover

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 07 Jun, 2017 05:32 AM

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    Thanks Bob, I'll reach you when we'll address the OneNote importer.

  6. 6 Posted by Bob on 07 Jun, 2017 08:13 AM

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    No problem thanks.

  7. 7 Posted by Tim Thomas on 07 Jun, 2017 09:20 AM

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    Count me in as well.


  8. 8 Posted by cameronksmith on 08 Jun, 2017 01:47 PM

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    I could really use this too! +1

  9. 9 Posted by Peter K on 09 Jun, 2017 05:13 PM

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    This would be very handy for me too.

  10. 10 Posted by Tobias on 12 Dec, 2017 09:42 PM

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    Me too!

  11. 11 Posted by MarkRJP on 06 Jan, 2018 02:44 PM

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    Hi - any update on the status of this?

    I'd REALLY need it if I'm to migrate to Bear. Have been using OneNote for years.


  12. 12 Posted by HiChickie on 01 May, 2018 04:38 PM

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    Hello! Any progress on the OneNote Import tool? Cheers :-)

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 02 May, 2018 05:37 PM

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    I'm afraid we don't have found a good way to achieve OneNote import yet. At the moment we are exploring the idea of making an external exporter.


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