Backing up your Evernote notebooks isn’t overkill. It’s smart

April 15th, 2014

How safe do you reckon your data is when you store them in an Evernote notebook? The surprising answer: Less safe as you might think. That’s because Evernote isn’t a true backup service. It’s a synching service.

Not as secure as thought?

This means someone or something could wipe out both the data you’ve stored on your computer or other device and the version of the same data that you’ve stored on Evernote’s servers. And if that takes place? That data is gone. Fortunately, the How-To Geek Web site explains how users can back-up Evernote notebooks to deliver the utmost protection to their files, photos, reports and videos.


Thankfully, you can protect yourself fairly easily by backing up your Evernote notebooks. As How-To Geek says, you'll need an installed copy of Evernote's desktop application for either Windows or OS X, depending on what kind of computer you use.


To do this, first right-click on any notebook and pick the “Export Notes” option. Best of all, you can export your notes in a wide variety of formats, including Evernote’s native one. Now, if you lose the notebook or the data it holds, you can select the “import” option to bring back the exported notebook as a wholesale replacement for the notebook you lost.