Automatic Folder Import To Evernote In OS X
In the last article, we showed you 3 ways to create notes to Evernote semi-automatically. It didn’t take long for some of our readers to ask us to reveal the magic behind importing files from folders in OS X. Unfortunately, this Evernote feature for OS X is routinely non-existent and it’s not likely to change anytime soon. Nevertheless, there is a simple way to achieve similar results. Juraj Stanovič will tell you how to go about it.
Importing content from folders automatically is an excellent feature of Evernote. Well, given that you don’t use OS X since it’s absent there, for reasons unknown. There is a way, however, to set it up yourself via Automator and AppleScript. And it’s not at all that difficult.
First, create a folder of your choice, launch Automator (Applications) and select Folder Action.
Now, select the folder you want to import content from.
From the sidebar select Utilities > Run AppleScript and drag it onto the workflow window.
Insert this code:
repeat with this_item in the input set the item_info to info for this_item tell application id "com.evernote.evernote" activate create note from file this_item end tell end repeat return input
… and hit the hammer icon for the code to compile.
Then select Files & Folders > Move Finder Items to Trash and drag it beneath the Run AppleScript window.
All you have to do now is save the script and it’s done. The script should import every file that Evernote supports.
Personally, I use this in a rather tortuous way. Something like fax. I live in a city that isn’t my domicile so every piece of post I receive goes straight into the scanner. With a mere click of a button, it all goes to Google Drive and then straight to Evernote so that I can read or archive it when I go through it in the evenings.