I only have a few dozen notes so exporting was easy. I tried OneNote and didn't like the interface so I moved everything to Notes. I did one notebook at a time and moved each into an equivalent Notes folder. A few notes didn't import so I had to repeat each one individually but that was only a handful.Syncing did bog down but everything finally caught up.I like the way Notes works so I am a happy camper. If my needs exceed the capacity of Notes I will probably switch to a dedicated app but it will have to work with iCloud so I don't have to be concerned about another 3rd party biting the big one.
As a systems analyst covering some large enterprises, I always rejected any solution that used any form of a proprietary database or one that only provided access to the data from their own interface.I'm more likely to do something like that with Apple, but still, I am hesitant to rely on ANY third party cloud for my data.
mesocyclone said:But... I don't know of a good alternative, although I am now backing up frequently and wish I could write a script to do it automatically. I use Android for my mobile devices (because I'm an Android developer), so Apple Notes doesn't cut it. Dropbox does provide a way to sync, but it is file based.I also found it a bit odd that the company was reported to be "circling the drain" supposedly because the user base is not growing. Do all Internet companies have to grow forever?
I miss Sidenote. That was free, very convenient with the way it slid out of the side of the screen, and better still, it stored each note as a separate RTF file, so you would always have access to those notes even if Sidenote itself stopped working for some reason. Too bad it's no longer updated or supported. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it needed you to click on a floppy button to save notes manually (I liked to save after each edit on the off chance my system crashed and there's no opportunity for the program to save automatically on exit) rather than accepting the standard command-S shortcut.