How can I import my notes from Simplenote?

If you're looking for simplicity without compromising on privacy and security, you'll find a new home in Standard Notes.

To import your notes from Simplenote:

  1. Export your Simplenote data by following these instructions. Unzip the generated file.
  2. Convert your exported files into Standard Notes format by using the plaintext converter tool. Click "Choose Files", then select all the files exported from Simplenote.
  3. A new, single file will be generated, which can then be imported into Standard Notes. Import this file by using the Standard Notes web or desktop app, and clicking "Account" in the lower left corner, then clicking "Import From Backup".

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