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Open and Save Evernote notes from Sublime Text 3 using Markdown

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Evernote for Sublime Text

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Sublime Text plugin for Evernote.

This package is based on SublimeEvernote for ST2 but is only supported on ST3 and adds many new features.

To start using it install it from Package Control and type “Evernote” on the Command Pallette (ctrl+shift+p). See First Use for linking the plugin to your account.

If you like this plugin and would like to support its development please consider donating through a paypal donation or using gratipay.

Main Features

  • Send a note to Evernote: converts the markdown document in the current view into rich text and sends it to your Evernote. You will be able to choose a title, tags and the notebook where to store it.
  • Open a note from Evernote: shows panels to choose a note from a notebook, converts it to markdown and presents it in a view.
  • Update note: when editing the markdown of an opened note you can save it back to Evernote (again in rich text).
  • Full two-way metadata support: you can set and change the note's title, notebook and tag just by providing a YAML metadata header in your markdown source.
  • Attachments: can insert, list and open attachments.
  • Clip to note: saves the current selection as code snippets to a new note.

See Commands and the wiki for details.

What's new


  • Asynchronous operations: save/update/load from server does not block the UI
  • Warn on close if modified but not uploaded (warn_on_close setting)
  • Added support for GFM tables syntax (#51, #58)
  • Added support for strikethrough (#38)
  • Added support for underline (see special syntax)
  • Settings for default emphasis/unordered list marks
  • Better support for Unicode (#52)
  • CSS styling for inline code fixed (#53)
  • Support for HTTPS for Package Control v3 users (see wiki)
  • If search has one result open it directly (#65)
  • Added evernote_has_guid context key
  • Search command now supports snippets for prompt (#54)


  • Bugfix: solves a problem in setting a new token (see #48)
  • Added a debug flag in settings

For earlier versions see the wiki.


The Evernote plugin can be installed using Package Control. See the wiki for detailed instructions.


You may encounter problems in using the plugin. Issues can be posted at the github repository.

Before posting a new issue:

  1. Enable the debug setting in your Evernote.sublime-settings file and try again. If the problem persists take a note of the output in the console. Make sure you delete personal information (e.g. Developer Token) from the output before posting it in an issue.
  2. Check the wiki
  3. Search for similar issues here


First use

When you first run this package from the command palette, it will launch a browser window with your Evernote developer token. Copy the token and paste it into the prompt at the bottom of your Sublime window. Sublime will store the authentication data in Sublime Text 3/Packages/User/Evernote.sublime-settings.

If you need to reconfigure the plugin go to Preferences > Package Settings > Evernote and select Reconfigure Authorisation or go to

Command Palette > Evernote: Reconfigure


The authentication method makes use of the Developer Token which is unique to your account and grants read-write access to your Evernote. This token will be saved in your user settings in the Evernote.sublime-settings file so make sure you do not share this publicly!


The plugin does not install keymaps, if you wish you may add a variation of the following to your user keymaps:

{ "keys": ["super+e"], "command": "show_overlay", "args": {"overlay": "command_palette", "text": "Evernote: "} },
{ "keys": ["ctrl+e", "ctrl+s"], "command": "send_to_evernote" },
{ "keys": ["ctrl+e", "ctrl+o"], "command": "open_evernote_note" },
{ "keys": ["ctrl+e", "ctrl+u"], "command": "save_evernote_note" },

you can also overwrite the standard “save” bindings for Evernote notes as follows:

{ "keys": ["ctrl+s"], "command": "save_evernote_note", "context": [{"key": "evernote_note"}, {"key": "evernote_has_guid"}] },
{ "keys": ["ctrl+s"], "command": "send_to_evernote", "context": [{"key": "evernote_note"}, {"key": "evernote_has_guid", "operator": "equal", "operand": false}] },

you would still be able to save the note as a file by using the File > Save menu.

You can also restrict your bindings to views showing Evernote notes by adding

"context": [{"key": "evernote_note"}]

Send to Evernote

Command Palette > Evernote: Send to Evernote

This will create a new note containing the HTML version of the markdown code of your active view. You will be able to specify the title, tags and notebook either from panels or with a metadata block (see below)

Open Note

Command Palette > Evernote: Open Evernote Note

This will open a panel from which you can select a notebook and a note in it. The selected note will be converted in markdown format and opened in a view. This command only handles the main contents of the note and ignores the attachments, but existing attachments will be left as they are.

For more details about the parameters of this command see the wiki.

Search Note

Command Palette > Evernote: Search Note

You will be presented with a prompt where you can write a query in the Evernote query language documented here. A panel will show the search results from which you can select a note. The selected note will be converted in markdown format and opened in a view.

For more details about the parameters of this command see the wiki.

Update Note

Command Palette > Evernote: Update Evernote Note

When the current view is associated with an Evernote note (maybe because you just sent it to Evernote or because it is an opened note) you can update the note with this command. The metadata will be updated according to the metadata block and attachments stored in the original Evernote note will be left alone.


Command Palette > Evernote: Attach current file to a note

This will open a pallette from which you can select a notebook and a note in it. The currently opened file will then be attached to the selected note. Existing attachments of the selected note will remain untouched.

Command Palette > Evernote: Insert Attachment Here

Asks for a path or URL and inserts it as an attachment to the current note. If an URL is provided, the file would be downloaded and uploaded to Evernote. Please Note: for the time being Sublime Text will freeze during the download/upload operation for large files. Just wait until the transfer is complete.

Command Palette > Evernote: Show Attachments

The command will open a pallette listing all the attachments of the current note. If one is selected it will be downloaded and displayed. The download will be done asynchronously as it may take some time for heavy files.

Clip as new Note

Command Palette > Evernote: Clip to Evernote as a new note

This command will take the current selections, format them as highlighted code snippets, put them in a new note, letting you choose its title, tags and notebook.

Links to notes

Command Palette > Evernote: List linked notes

This command shows a list of links to notes present in the currently opened note, if any. Selecting an item in the list will open the note in a new view.

Command Palette > Evernote: Insert link to a note

Lets you select a note and inserts a link to it in the currently opened one.

View note in WebApp/Client

Command Palette > Evernote: View note in WebApp

This command will open the currently opened note in Evernote's WebApp in a browser. From there you can view it, share it or continuing editing it from the WebApp's editor. You may need to login before being able to view the note.

Command Palette > Evernote: View note in Evernote client

This command will open the currently opened note in your local Evernote client, if installed.


You can use Markdown to write notes but there are some limitations due to Evernote's formats. For example, class and id are forbidden attributes in Evernote notes so the Markdown converter has been modified to never output them and raw HTML cannot contain them. If you write illegal content the plugin will display a dialog showing the reason why Evernote is complaining.

Please see the wiki documentation for more details.


A markdown source can start with a metadata block like the following:

title: My Note's Title
tags: misc, sublime
notebook: My Notebook 

When sending or updating the note, the plugin will extract this metadata and set/change it accordingly. When such header is incomplete or missing, when sending the note to Evernote the plugin will ask for input for the missing fields.

The tags field can be an unquoted list or a json list such as ["my long tag", "tag2"].

If the evernote_autocomplete is true, the list of notebooks and tags will be offered as autocompletion in the metadata block.

PLEASE NOTE: the format for the metadata is currently rather restricted and it is just a small subset of YAML. The only recognised keys are title, tags and notebook, the others will be ignored and can be discarded (for example if you edit the note from other clients).


While equations are not natively supported by Evernote, you can embed them as images. The Insert Equation plugin can be used to ease their insertion into your Markdown note.


The Evernote.sublime-settings can be accessed from Preferences > Package Settings > Evernote.

The two settings token and noteStoreUrl are set by the plugin in the first use.

The following settings can be customised:

Setting Purpose
md_syntax a string pointing to a tmLanguage file which you want to associate with notes opened from Evernote.
inline_css a dictionary associating some HTML element names to inline CSS styles; this setting is documented in the wiki. The markdown of a note can contain (almost) arbitrary HTML blocks but Evernote only accepts a subset of the elements and attributes (class and id are disallowed). See here for details.
code_highlighting_style a pygments style among autumn, default, github, monokai, perldoc, vim, borland, emacs, igor, murphy, rrt, vs, bw, friendly, native, tango, xcode, colorful, fruity, manni, pastie, trac.
code_friendly if true the code-friendly extra of markdown2 is enabled
evernote_autocomplete when this setting is true, suggestions will be offered for autocompletion of the notebook and tags fields in metadata. Default is true.
emphasis_mark when converting from HTML to markdown, use this as emphasis markup. Valid values are "*" or "_" (default). It is set to "*" when code_friendly is true.
strong_mark when converting from HTML to markdown, use this as emphasis markup. Valid values are "__" or "**" (default)
item_mark when converting from HTML to markdown, use this as unordered list item markup. Valid values are "+", "-" or "*" (default)
notes_order how to sort the notes in the panels; possible values: created, updated, relevance, update_sequence_number, title. Set the notes_order_ascending setting to true to reverse the selected order.
max_notes maximum number of notes in a panel; default is 100.
update_on_save when this setting is true, saving a file containing a note will also update (overwriting it) the online version. Default is false.
sort_notebooks sorts notebooks alphabetically in pallette
show_stacks shows the stack of notebooks in pallette
open_single_result when a search returns only one note open it directly skipping the results pallette (defaults to true)
warn_on_close when closing a modified note without saving to Evernote, offer a choice to save or discard changes (defaults to true)
gfm_tables enable GFM table syntax (default true)
wiki_tables enable Wiki table syntax (default false)
debug enables logging in the console


The current maintainer is bordaigorl.

If you like this plugin and would like to support its development please consider donating through a paypal donation or using gratipay.

If you would like to contribute, please see CONTRIBUTING.

The plugin has been made possible by the contribution of several people:

If you think your name should be here, let us know!

Also thanks to our first donor, Matthew Baltrusitis!

Libraries (some adapted to work with Evernote formats):