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Evernote and Google Drive  

Evernote and Google Drive
Evernote and Google Drive

Evernote can help you take your notes to the next level. This productivity app puts your projects, ideas and inspiration at your fingertips on all your digital devices. It helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists so nothing gets missed.

Google Drive is a feature-rich cloud file storage tool that helps you keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, audio recordings, videos, and more. With a Google account, you get the first 15 GB of storage for free. You can also access files in a cloud drive from any smartphone, tablet or computer.

This article provides you with the following tabular data to give you a clearer understanding of the differences between the two products.

  Google Drive Evernote
Free version 15GB 60MB monthly bandwidth and 25MB note size cap.
Paid version 100 GB: $1.99/month;
200 GB: $2.99/month;
2 TB: $9.99/month;
10 TB: $49.99/month;
20 TB: $99.99/month;
30 TB: $149.99/month;
Evernote Premium: $7.99/month;
Evernote Business: $14.99/month;
Collaboration Collaboration is built into Google Drive and works with all apps. No collaboration in the free tier.
Device limits No limits Free to sync with 2 devices.
Integrations Integrate with just about anything, usually free, and integrates seamlessly with Gmail. No integration available on the free tier.

Why Transfer Evernote to Google Drive?

Evernote is an efficient tool for taking, editing and sharing notes. For users who have high requirements for taking notes, Evernote is a good choice. Evernote’s built-in Web Clipper tool allows you to clip anything from the web super easily, and the audio recording tool is perfect for when you want to record an idea and revisit it later.

Google Drive is more like a storage tool, and its integrated tool, Google Keep, can help you easily store note data. And, if you're working in a team, Google Drive may offer an advantage. After easily adding team members to a project or assignment, you can not only restore the document to an older version, but also see which collaborators made which changes to the document.

Relatively speaking, Google Drive is smarter than Evernote. After you transfer your notes to Google Drive, you can find your data faster with the smart search provided by Google Drive. In addition, Google Drive will provide a clearer folder hierarchy, which is more conducive to your note management. What's more, you get up to 15GB of free storage space in Google Drive, enough to store a lot of data in the cloud.

Common Ways to Transfer Evernote to Google Drive

When you export from Evernote to Google Drive with Evernote built-in feature, you can copy the attachment in its native format and then upload to Google Drive, or you can export as HTML files or an “.enml” backup file.

Solution 1. Export Evernote Attachment

You can either export all attachments for all notes, or do it on a notebook-by-notebook basis if you want to keep your structure.

Step 1. Highlight the Notes, click the Save Attachments button on the right side.

Step 2. Choose a folder on computer or hard drive to save the files to.

Step 3. Upload these files to Google Drive.

Solution 2. Export All Notes or A Specific Note\Notebook

When you export all notes or a specific note\notebook, you have two options for exporting: HTML or Evernote XML Format (.enml).

1. Export as HTML

Evernote will create an HTML file (basically a web page you can view on your computer) for each note. If the note has attachments, there is a “.resources” folder where the attachments live.

XML File
HTML File

2. Export as Evernote XML

If you choose Evernote XML, you could get one big XML file. However, if you don’t understand XML, this method does not help you much, although it does retain all your notes, tags, and data for import into Evernote or other applications. 

When you simply back up Evernote to Google Drive or move Evernote data to other systems, this method can help you back up related data. Here’s an example of what the file looks like if we open it up:   

XML File
XML File

Easiest Way to Transfer Evernote to Google Drive

If you want to migrate or backup your notes in Evernote to Google Drive faster and more directly, it is recommended that you try a multiple cloud storage manager---MultCloud. This tool can help you manage multiple cloud storage accounts, and arbitrarily transfer data between these accounts, which is convenient for you.

Currently, MultCloud supports three main functions: "Cloud Transfer", "Cloud Sync", "Cloud Backup" and "Remote Upload". In addition, there are 30+ cloud drives for you to choose from, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Google Photos, OneDrive, MEGA, Flickr, Box, pCloud, Amazon S3, Evernote, even NAS, WebDAV, FTP/SFTP, Shared with me and Shared Drive. In this way, you can add the corresponding cloud drive account to move files as needed.

You can transfer Evernote to Google Drive using MultCloud in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Visit the MultCloud home page. Create a free account or directly authorize login using your Google or Facebook account.

Register a MultCloud Account
Register a MultCloud Account

Step 2: After logging in, click "Add Cloud" to select Evernote to add, and add Google Drive in the same way.

Add Evernote
Add Evernote

Note: When adding Evernote, you should authorize your Evernote account by clicking the "Add Evernote" button and following the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting. You can even add two or more Evernote accounts to MultCloud.

Authorize Account
Authorize Account

Step 3: Go to the "Cloud Transfer" interface, select the entire Evernote or the data within it as the source, and select Google Drive or a folder within it as the destination. Then click "Transfer Now".

Scheduled Transfer Evernote to Google Drive
Scheduled Transfer Evernote to Google Drive

Notes:

  • Under this function, you can set file filtering, email notification, or file transfer mode in "Options".
  • The "Schedule" option can help you automatically transfer Evernote notes to Google Drive. All you need to do is set a specific time.
  • If there are only a few notes in Evernote that need to be migrated to Google Drive, you can directly open Evernote in MultCloud, then select the data and click the "Copy" or "Copy to" option, and finally, you can paste Evernote data directly to Google Drive.
Copy Options in Evernote
Copy Options in Evernote

If you want to backup Evernote to Google Drive, "Cloud Backup" provided by MultCloud can assist you in completing the backup task, and the operation is similar to the above. It is worth mentioning that when the backup task is created successfully, you can find the task in the "Task List" interface and restore the file to the corresponding version.

Find Version of Cloud Backup Task in Task List
Find Version of Cloud Backup Task in Task List
Select Version and Files You Need to Restore
Select Version and Files You Need to Restore

Summary

As you can see, MultCloud is a web-based cloud file manager that helps you integrate multiple cloud services into one for easy file management and transfer. This way, you can easily transfer Evernote to Google Drive using MultCloud, and you can also backup Google Drive to S3 or backup Evernote to OneDrive.

Additionally, MultCloud has a "Cloud Sync" feature. This function contains 10 sync modes, such as "Real Time Sync", "One-way Sync", "Two-way Sync", and so on. In addition, for experiencing multiple sync modes via Google Chrome, you can add the MultCloud extension.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features