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## [5.0.4](v5.0.3...v5.0.4) (2023-02-01)

### Bug Fixes

* multiple logseg journal notes appended ([#445](#445)) ([16382db](16382db))

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Yarle is the ultimate converter of Evernote notes to Markdown.


Yarle can convert:

  • 📝 Any text
  • 📝 All metadata: original creation time, last modification time, tags, GPS location, notebook name, source URL
  • 🔗 External links
  • 🔗 Internal links among Evernote notes
  • 💻 Codeblocks
  • 🖼️ Inline Images
  • 📎 Attachments
  • 📄 Webclips

Works with:

  • 📓 single enex file (one notebook exported from Evernote)
  • 📚 or a folder of enex files supported (several notebooks exported and placed into the same folder locally)

Highly customizable:

  • 🚀 Creates Markdown files matching to user-defined templates, see Templates introduced. See How to use templates with YARLE for details.
  • 💡 Metadata support: Puts title, creation time, update time, tags, and latlong source, notebook, link to original html meta-information into md as metadata. (To set them, please set up a custom template)
  • 🔨 Updates md files' creation, access, and modification timestamps according to the notes' original create/update/modification time.
  • 🔨 Organizes all attachments into a _resources subfolder (to keep the notes' folder as simple as possible).



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Download the desktop app for your platform, and follow the instructions there.

In order to perform conversion into Logseq format, please choose Logseq as Target format in the configuration panel, then choose the type of your notes (Journal Notes or Pages). For Logseq all the other options have already been pre-configured.

Prerequisite for legacy versions (below 4.0.0):

Zero-install execution via command line

Just open a terminal, specify config options in a config file (options detailed in Configuration) and type the following:

npx -p yarle-evernote-to-md@latest yarle --configFile <path_to_your_file e.g. ./config.json>


To configure Yarle, you must create a config file. By default it looks like this:

    "enexSources": [
    "templateFile": "/absolute-path-of-your-template-dir/sampleTemplate.tmpl",
    "outputDir": "/path-of-your-desired-output-folder",
    "isZettelkastenNeeded": false,
    "useZettelIdAsFilename": false,
    "plainTextNotesOnly": false,
    "skipWebClips": false,
    "useHashTags": true,
    "outputFormat": "StandardMD",
    "taskOutputFormat": "StandardMD",
    "urlEncodeFileNamesAndLinks": false,
    "skipEnexFileNameFromOutputPath": false,
    "monospaceIsCodeBlock": false,
    "keepMDCharactersOfENNotes": false,
    "keepOriginalAmountOfNewlines": false,
    "addExtensionToInternalLinks": true,
    "nestedTags": {
      "separatorInEN": "_",
      "replaceSeparatorWith": "/",
      "replaceSpaceWith": "-"
   "resourcesDir": "resources",
   "turndownOptions": {
      "headingStyle": "atx"
   "dateFormat": "YYYY-MM-DD",
   "haveEnexLevelResources": true,
   "haveGlobalResources": false,
   "useUniqueUnknownFileNames": false,
        "journalNotes": false
   "obsidianSettings": {
      "omitLinkDisplayName": false


The following configurational properties are available: |

Property Name Property value Meaning
enexSources multiple enex files, or a folder of the enex files(if you specify it via command line) specifies the exported Evernote notebook(s) as an absolute path
templateFile path of your custom template file if its not specified, a default template will be used
outputDir path to your output dir (absolute or relative) this is the main output dir where the extracted markdown files and the external resources, images, pdf-s are going to be created
resourcesDir _resources subdir where attachments/external resources will be placed
isZettelkastenNeeded true or false puts Zettelkasten Id (based on time of creation) at the beginning of the file name
useZettelIdAsFilename   true or false Note files are named by their creation date (those are interpreted as zettelIds)
plaintextNotesOnly true or false skips any notes with attachments (e.g. notes containing pictures)
useHashTags true or false whether to add the pound sign in front of tags
outputFormat ObsidianMD or StandardMD generates internal file links and highlights in Obsidian-style: highlights are going to be bounded by == instead of ` characters, file links are going to be as follows: ![[file-name]] instead of ![file-name](file-name). Possible values: ObsidianMD to get Obsidian-style notes, StandardMD or skip it completely, if you prefer Standard Markdown format.
haveEnexLevelResources true or false stores note resources on global _resources folder per enex export if enabled
monospaceIsCodeBlock true or false if it's true then all deepest elements with monospace font style is recognized as Codeblocks
dateFormat  string ISO 8601 specification of the expected date format (e.g. YYYY-MM-DD)
keepMDCharactersOfENNotes true or false set it true, if you used Markdown format in your EN notes
nestedTags it's a complex property contains the following subitems: "separatorInEN", "replaceSeparatorWith" and "replaceSpaceWith"  separatorInEN stores the tag separator used in Evernote, replaceSeparatorWith is the string to what separatorInEN should be replaced to, and replaceSpaceWith is the string to what the space character should be replaced to in the tags. For example using the default settings a tag tag1_sub tag of tag1 is going to be converted to tag1/sub-tag-of-tag1
keepImageSize ObsidianMD or StandardMD preserve an image's width and height in the chosen format when specified
urlEncodeFileNamesAndLinks true or false URL-encodes linked file names and internal EN links . e.g "linked file.jpg" will be converted to "linked%20file.jpg"
sanitizeResourceNameSpaces true or false Replace spaces in resource names with the replacementChar. e.g "linked file.jpg" will be converted to "linked_file.jpg"
replacementChar string the replacement character. e.g "linked*file.jpg" will be converted to "linked_file.jpg". It defaults to "_"
keepOriginalAmountOfNewlines true or false keep the original amount of newlines, default is false, when the multiple newlines are collapsed to one.
 generateNakedUrls true or false if it's true, Yarle generates 'naked' external Urls without any extra characters. If its false, external Urls are wrapped by '<' and '>' characters
addExtensionToInternalLinks true or false adds '.md' extensions at the end of internal file links, to make them recognizable by DevonThink and other tools
turndownOptions {...} additional configuration options for turndown, e.g., { "bulletListMarker": "-" } (only in Yarle config file, not desktop app)
obsidianSettings {...} settings for Obsidian output. Currently, omitLinkDisplayName is supported. If set to true links will be of the form [[foo]]. Conversely they will be of the form `[[foo
logseqSettings  {...} settings for Logseq output, currently journalNotes property is supported, if it is set to true, then the notes will be converted to be recognizable by Logseq as Journal notes, the notes will be named by their creation date and they will be collected under journal folder. If it is false, then they will be converted to be Pages (e.g. simple notes, collected in pages folder).
taskOutputFormat ObsidianMD or StandardMD Output format of Evernote v10+ tasks. ObsidianMD will connvert tasks to match with Obsidian Tasks plugin's requirements. StandardMD will create plain tasks, loosing many features like reminders or due dates.
obsidianTaskTag string a tag to put to a task converted from Evernote v10+ tasks. Optional by Obsidian Tasks plugin, pls check the details there.
useUniqueUnknownFileNames boolean  generates a couple of random characters at the end of the resource file names if the exact name cannot be recognised. For instance: unknown_filename-d2fd86c3.pdf

Metadata settings can be set via the template.

Note links over notebooks? No problem, here is what to do:

In order to minimize the wrong conversion of links due to duplicated note names, you need to do the followings:

  1. Before export your notes: select all withing a notebook
  2. Create a Table of Contents note
  3. Export the notebook together with the TOC file
  4. Start yarle and convert your notes