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Migrate from Apple Notes

Currently, Apple Notes does not have a way to export all your notes for importing into Bear. But we do have a workaround for Mac users, and we’re exploring one for iPhone and iPad users.

Mac: use our Automator Workflow

Download our Automator Workflow Minimum system requirements: macOS 10.14 Mojave

We built an Automator Workflow for macOS that can export all your Apple Notes as HTML files. This will include most note contents, but not all. See the breakdown below:

In case your HTML files or the imported notes show an incorrect encoding in Bear, please try to run the following command in your HTML files directory using Terminal

find . -name \*.html -type f | \
(while read file; do
iconv -f UTF-16 -t UTF-8 "$file" > "${file%.xxx}-utf8.html";
done);

How to use this Automator Workflow

How to select multiple items on a Mac

Here’s a bonus tip for working on a Mac. In the macOS Finder and many apps, there are a couple ways to select multiple items, including in some file dialogs like this:

About privacy and this AppleScript

One nice thing about this AppleScript is that it runs entirely on your device. None of your notes pass through our hands, it simply creates HTML files in a folder of your choice.

On iOS you can access the importers using the Import & Export in the Preferences.

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