Microsoft just made it easy for Mac users to move from Evernote to OneNote

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Microsoft’s OneNote is one of the most popular cloud-based note-taking you apps, allowing you to type, scribble, record, and import essentially anything into your own cross-platform notebook. One of OneNote’s popular competitors is the arguably more streamlined, but less free form, app Evernote. But Evernote recently changed its freemium pricing strategy, limiting free accounts to sync on only two devices.

As Microsoft OneNote essentially does all the same things, runs on all the same devices, and is absolutely free, more and more Evernote users might consider switching. To help those interested in switching, back in March Microsoft introduced the OneNote Importer tool to import your old Evernote content into OneNote.

OneNote Importer tool for Mac

The OneNote Importer tool only launched on PC. But now Microsoft is delivering on its promise in March and today released the OneNote Importer tool for Mac. Mac users can start importing to OneNote after downloading the tool here.

OneNote for Mac screenshot via Microsoft
OneNote for Mac screenshot via Microsoft

In today’s announcement, the OneNote team also revealed they have helped Windows users import 71 million Evernote pages since March. They also used their announcement as a sales pitch for Office 365 with some pretty salient reasoning. They highlight that Evernote premium costs $7.99 per month. But the cost of Office 365 Personal is only $6.99 per month. And with Office 365 personal you get all of Office 365’s apps, and 1 TB of cloud storage in OneDrive.

Microsoft's pitch to users considering Evernote Premium
Microsoft’s pitch to users considering Evernote Premium

The price comparison might make many Evernote users think twice before upgrading or renewing their premium accounts. And with frequent updates and new features, OneNote has become a powerful way to centralize all your notes, drawings, lists, web pages, and anything else that is important to you. Have you recently switched from Evernote to OneNote? Let us know what you think of the differences between the two note taking apps in the comments section below.

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