Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have lots of notes in Gnote and I consider to use Org-mode instead. How can I migrate my Gnote notes to Org-mode?

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I used which is mentioned in

Here is how to proceed. (Note, however, that you may want to clean out your notes before so that you do not migrate unwanted notes.)

  1. Install the dependencies for running the script:

    sudo apt-get install libxml-twig-perl libtext-format-perl
  2. Download the script from

  3. Close Gnote so that any changes is written to its database.

  4. Run the script. I chose to run the script with the option -notebooks to make one .org file out of each Gnote notebook:

    perl -notebooks -verbose
share|improve this answer

there's a script available @ orgmode Org Mode tools

share|improve this answer
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Marco Ceppi Oct 27 '11 at 11:27
Thanks for you answer. As noted, it is not a complete answer but merely a pointer to a solution (which would do better as a comment). Since you did not write up a solution I decided to document my solution. See – N.N. Dec 25 '11 at 16:15
Welcome to our community! As noted by Marco Ceppi and N.N This is not a real answer but just a link... – Amith KK Dec 25 '11 at 16:19

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.