Exporting Box Notes to Plain Text Files

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  • sidmankad

    Is it possible to build an Atom plugin to parse "boxnote" files? That would be a cheaper way than building from scratch, an export functionality, no?

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  • sidmankad

    And: is there a way to obtain source code for Box Notes (App)?

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  • Bibek

    Hi,

    There is no Box notes API available as of yet, so you cannot convert box Notes to plain text. 

    I was wondering why you would need to "backup" Box notes. I personally use Box itself as a Backup for my data, and  you seem like you are going the other way around. Just curios on what would be your requirement here.

    And I think Box Notes software is not Open Source so, I think the "code" is not available. 

     

    thanks, 

    Bibek

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  • alex46

    Hey -- I encountered this problem as well, so I built a tool that handles this export. Check it out. Hoping for an official solution!

     

    https://github.com/alexwennerberg/boxnotes2html

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  • EdwinLuo

    Hi guys,

    How can i using the Java or C# to get boxnotes content?

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  • jessepav

    If you copy-and-paste a Note to text, you lose lists, because of the way they're implemented.

     

    I'd like to thank  for largely figuring out the "attribs" encoding -- with that, I was able to write a Java class to convert Box Notes JSON to plain text, which is what I need for my purposes.

     

    It handles numbered and bulleted lists, including nested lists (though the actual bullet or number format used doesn't match Box's for nested lists).

     

       https://github.com/jessepav/boxtools

     

    The BoxNote.java class should be usable or extensible in other projects.

     

       https://github.com/jessepav/boxtools/blob/master/src/com/elektrika/boxtools/BoxNote.java

     

    My version depends on minimal-json and Apache Commons lang3.

     

    Jesse

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