Export iBooks Notes to Evernote step by step

I shared how to Export your Kindle notes and highlights onto an Evernote card. Some of you use iBooks and may want to do something similar. Here are the two methods to get your notes and highlights from iBooks into Evernote.

Method 1: Exporting iBooks Notes to Evernote if you have a Mac.

Right now, the simplest way to pull from iBooks into Evernote is to use the Mac app called “Digested.” When you plug in your iBook device, it helps pull the data into Evernote. (See http://www.cultofmac.com/222010/digested-sucks-notes-and-highlights-from-ibooks-and-spits-them-out-in-evernote-or-pdf/)

Method 2: Export iBooks notes by mailing the notes to yourself or to Evernote from inside your iBook App

Step 1 – Inside iBooks, you can click on a book.

Step 2 – Click on the book you want to get the highlights from.

Figure 1: You have to access the notes by clicking the menu button in the top left corner (beside library). Then, you can access notes and do things with them.

Figure A: You have to access the notes by clicking the menu button in the top left corner (beside library). Then, you can access notes and do things with them.

Step 3: Click the menu button next to Library at the top (See Figure A)

Figure 2: Before you can do anything with the notes, you have to view the notes in iBooks.

Figure B: Before you can do anything with the notes, you have to view the notes in iBooks.

Step 4: Click on “Notes” (Figure B)

Figure 3. You have to choose to Edit the notes so that you can select what you want to send.

Figure C. You have to choose to Edit the notes so that you can select what you want to send.

Step 5: Click on the arrow at the top right corner and click “Edit notes.” (Figure C)

Figure 4: You can select all of the notes in iBooks. This means that you'll probably want to do this when you FINISH reading a book, otherwise you have to click the check by each highlight or note individually on the right.

Figure D: You can select all of the notes in iBooks. This means that you'll probably want to do this when you FINISH reading a book, otherwise you have to click the check by each highlight or note individually on the right.

Step 6: Click Select all (top left corner) (Figure D)

Figure 5 This is how you send notes to mail.

Figure E This is how you send notes to mail.

Step 7: Click Share (next to Select all/ Select None) and then Choose Mail (Figure E)

Figure 6 - This shot shows the note in my email. I've addressed it to my Evernote email address that I got from inside Evernote so that I can send it directly to Evernote. Note that you can also copy and paste out of this note if you wanted to move the notes to Pages or such.

Figure F – This shot shows the note in my email. I've addressed it to my Evernote email address that I got from inside Evernote so that I can send it directly to Evernote.
Note that you can also copy and paste out of this note if you wanted to move the notes to Pages or such.

Step 8: Choose Mail and send the email to Evernote or to yourself. (Figure F)

Figure 6 shows the mailed in note from iBooks. It has very limited formatting but will give you the notes you sent via email.

Figure G shows the mailed in note from iBooks. It has very limited formatting but will give you the notes you sent via email.

Step 9: Go into Evernote and Sync and your card will appear (usually it goes to the Inbox unless you've set it up differently) (Figure G)

Quick Tip: How to Set up an Evernote Email Address

If you want to send your notes directly through email to Evernote, you'll need to set up an Evernote email address. Here's how.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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