Google Keep – Google’s answer to Evernote – is a great way to organize notes, links and other miscellaneous bits of info.
Unfortunately, Google Takeout doesn’t do a good job of exporting this info – it basically saves each note as an HTML file with no way to import them in to a new account.
So, similar to how I migrated my custom maps, the play here is to do the following:
- From the original account, open each note and add the new G Suite account as a “collaborator”
- In the new (G Suite) account, select each newly-shared note and “Make a copy” of them
- With the shared notes still selected, now “Delete notes”
- Finally, select your copies and “Change labels” to label them
Here are a few pointers to minimize the pain of doing this:
- Start by organizing your original collection of notes with labels – preferably a single label per-note. Why? because I found this process to be a bit easier to go through if I did the share/copy/delete routine label-by label. Once I got one group of notes over to the new account then I could, en masse, assign them the same label as they had in the old account (as described by Step #4 above)
- Make sure every note has a label so that you don’t miss any as you go through this process
- Lave your original collection intact until you can verify that you got all of them successfully copied over to your G Suite account