Josh Grenon

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The Simplest Way To Import Delicious Bookmarks Into Evernote

delcious to evernote

Estimated completion time: 30 seconds

Note: This process does not import tags but the tags are available in the source of the exported file.
Note: All delicious bookmarks are imported into one evernote note.

A few days ago, I decided to drop the Delicious bookmarking system for the far superior Evernote save-anything(My own definition) system. Delicious has served my needs for a long time but I've gotten tired of it lately. I've been using Evernote for over a year now and have not looked back. I'm very impressed that I can access it on any device, anytime and anywhere. The only thing that was holding me back from going to Evernote completely was my old Delicious bookmarks. I wanted to import them into Evernote. It took me a few hours of online research to realize that there were many complicated ways but I just wanted a simple way. Evernote used to have a way to import delicious bookmarks but it seems to be no more.(What is up with that?) However, I accidentally found an very simple way to import all your Delicious bookmarks into one Evernote note.


Here are the steps:

  • 1. Go to delicious.com and export all bookmarks - Settings -> Export / Backup Bookmarks

    delicious settings screenshot

    delicious export image

  • 2. Save the Delicious exported file - ex. delicious-20100206.htm

    delicious download htm file screenshot

  • 3. Open the downloaded Delicious htm file in your browser and press the Evernote webclipper button Firefox (Evernote extension download)

    firefox evernote clipper screenshot

    Google Chrome (Evernote extension download)

    google chrome evernote clipper screenshot

    Safari Mac (Evernote clipper installs with Evernote for Mac)

    safari evernote clipper screenshot

    Internet Explorer 8 (Evernote clipper installs with Evernote for Windows)

    ie8 evernote clipper screenshot

  • 4. All your Delicious bookmarks will then be imported into your default Evernote notebook!

Add any questions you may have to the comments and I'll get back with you as soon as I can! Thanks!
Posted on 14 Feb 2010