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Evernote SDK for Python

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Evernote API version 1.22


This SDK contains wrapper code used to call the Evernote Cloud API from Python.

The SDK also contains a sample script. The code demonstrates the basic use of the SDK for single-user scripts. Real web applications must use OAuth to authenticate to the Evernote service.


In order to use the code in this SDK, you need to obtain an API key from You’ll also find full API documentation on that page.

In order to run the sample code, you need a user account on the sandbox service where you will do your development. Sign up for an account at

In order to run the client client sample code, you need a developer token. Get one at

Getting Started - Client

The code in sample/client/ demonstrates the basics of using the Evernote API, using developer tokens to simplify the authentication process while you’re learning.

  1. Open sample/client/

  2. Scroll down and fill in your Evernote developer token.

  3. On the command line, run the following command to execute the script:

    export PYTHONPATH=../lib; python

Getting Started - OAuth

Web applications must use OAuth to authenticate to the Evernote service. The code in sample/django contains a simple web apps that demonstrate the OAuth authentication process. The application use the Django framework. You don’t need to use Django for your application, but you’ll need it to run the sample code.

  1. Install django, oauth2 and evernote library. You can also use requirements.txt for pip.

  2. Open the file oauth/

  3. Fill in your Evernote API consumer key and secret.

  4. On the command line, run the following command to start the sample app:

    python runserver

  5. Open the sample app in your browser: http://localhost:8000

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