Be smart. Back up your Evernote notebooks

Evernote is an excellent tool for saving important information. Whenever you store notes, videos, photos and other documents in an Evernote notebook, not only is the information saved on your computer, tablet or smart phone, it’s also saved in Evernote’s servers. However, the tech site How-To Geek offers this warning: This isn’t enough . Fortunately, How-To Geek also lets you know how you can have more security by backing up your Evernote notebooks.

Not as safe

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 happens? 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.

Top protection

You can add an extra layer of security to your Evernote notebooks – and the data they contain – by backing them up. There are a few ways to accomplish this – some, as How-To Geek explains, are quite complicated – but there is one easy option: You can export your Evernote notebooks.


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

Posted on: 06.26.13