Simplenote import


#1

As the Mac version of Drafts is imminent I feel it’s a good time to make the switch from Simplenote. I’ve exported all my notes as a zip file and placed them in my iCloud Drive as a folder of .txt files (almost 2,000).

I haven’t upgraded to Drafts Pro yet but certainly will in the near future. How do I import all those text files?

Thanks in advance


#2

Currently with the iOS version I’d use Shortcuts to get the zip, extract it, and open each note.

https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/ccde4a45af9b4e8fb8555f749d550e00


#3

Hmm, so I’d have to open each file individually? I’ve trimmed the list down to 1,800 but that’s still a lot of effort. Thanks for your answer!


#4

Shortcuts will do the bulk of the work - you just have to locate the zip file for it. Of course, you’ll probably want to go off and eat a cookie whilst it zips through 1,800 notes…


#5

Excellent, I’ll give it a try!


#6

You’re a genius Rosemary. It worked!

I had a bit of trouble with hidden files created by my Mac but fixed that using this tip: https://wpguru.co.uk/2013/10/how-to-remove-__macosx-from-zip-archives/

Now I’m going to upgrade to Drafts Pro!