How to Export Evernote Contacts to a CSV/Excel File

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

I frequently find the need to export contacts I’ve collected using Evernote’s excellent business card photo feature.  But the process is not as straightforward as export > csv.

The best solution I’ve found (on Mac) is saving the business cards to contacts.

This can be done automatically at the time the cards are created, or manually later from the mobile app or desktop app.

Automatically (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch): To save information from every card scanned, simply tap your account name and select General > Camera > Business Cards and toggle ‘Save to Contacts’ or

Manually: Select Save to contacts from the options menu (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) or from the pop-up menu displayed after each completed scan (Android) (reference KB article:…rticle/53057988)

From the desktop app, save each card to contacts individually, or select several cards at once to be saved to contacts.

Select Share>Save to Contacts from the individual card drop down menu, or from the main menu Note > More Sharing > Save to Contacts



These saved contacts will show up in your iCloud contacts.  Unfortunately, I found no way of saving the Evernote tags with the contact in iCloud so that the saved contact could be easily identified (if someone else does, please lmk!).

From iContacts, one can export selected contacts (singularly or in bulk) using File > Export > vCard.

vCards are importable by many services.  I am using Zoho CRM which allows import of vCards (instructions here) and export in CSV format (instructions here)

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