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Evernote Demo
# A simple Evernote API demo script that lists all notebooks in the user's
# account and creates a simple test note in the default notebook.
# Before running this sample, you must fill in your Evernote developer token!
# This sample is part of the Evernote SDK and has been modified slightly for
# Pythonista, to take advantage of the clipboard and PIL modules.
# If there is an image in the clipboard when the script is run, it is attached
# to the sample note.
# Real applications authenticate with Evernote using OAuth, but for the
# purpose of exploring the API, you can get a developer token that allows
# you to access your own Evernote account.
# To get a developer token, visit
# This assumes that this script is in the root folder, and the Evernote SDK
# is installed in the 'evernote-sdk' directory, using this installer script:
import sys
import clipboard
from io import BytesIO
import hashlib
import binascii
import evernote.edam.userstore.constants as UserStoreConstants
import evernote.edam.type.ttypes as Types
from evernote.api.client import EvernoteClient
client = EvernoteClient(token=auth_token, sandbox=False)
note_store = client.get_note_store()
# List all of the notebooks in the user's account
notebooks = note_store.listNotebooks()
print "Found ", len(notebooks), " notebooks:"
for notebook in notebooks:
print " * ",
print "Creating a new note in the default notebook"
# To create a new note, simply create a new Note object and fill in
# attributes such as the note's title.
note = Types.Note()
note.title = "Test note from Pythonista"
# To include an attachment such as an image in a note, first create a Resource
# for the attachment. At a minimum, the Resource contains the binary attachment
# data, an MD5 hash of the binary data, and the attachment MIME type.
# It can also include attributes such as filename and location.
img = clipboard.get_image()
if img is not None:
print 'Attaching image in clipboard...'
buffer = BytesIO(), 'png')
image_data = buffer.getvalue()
md5 = hashlib.md5()
hash = md5.digest()
data = Types.Data()
data.size = len(image_data)
data.bodyHash = hash
data.body = image_data
resource = Types.Resource()
resource.mime = 'image/png' = data
# Now, add the new Resource to the note's list of resources
note.resources = [resource]
# To display the Resource as part of the note's content, include an
# <en-media> tag in the note's ENML content. The en-media tag identifies
# the corresponding resource using the MD5 hash.
hash_hex = binascii.hexlify(hash)
# The content of an Evernote note is represented using Evernote Markup
# Language (ENML). The full ENML specification can be found in the Evernote
# API Overview at
note.content = '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>'
note.content += '<!DOCTYPE en-note SYSTEM ' \
note.content += '<en-note>Here is the attached image:<br/>'
note.content += '<en-media type="image/png" hash="' + hash_hex + '"/>'
note.content += '</en-note>'
# Finally, send the new note to Evernote using the createNote method
# The new Note object that is returned will contain server-generated
# attributes such as the new note's unique GUID.
created_note = note_store.createNote(note)
print "Successfully created a new note with GUID: ", created_note.guid
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