Evernote on Linux

This past week, one of the questions I've been pondering, Is it time to upgrade to Evernote Premium account? As a result, I've been asking colleagues who have already upgraded about what the benefits are--aside from 1gig transfer and storage--and they've been trying to explain.

One of the drawbacks of Evernote was the lack of support on Linux. Of course, that was a misconception. Apparently, there IS alleged support for Evernote on Linux using Everpad, and/or NeverNote (a.k.a. NixNote). Thank goodness for Google search.

TEST #1 - EverPad (Failed)
Since I run on LubuntuLinux, this set of instructions is what I tried (unsuccessfully):
Ubuntu users can use ppa...simply type these commands one by one at the command line (Terminal):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install everpad

If you use gnome shell please install topicons extension
You can see more about everpad installation, including method for other linux, in wiki
 Alas, it did NOT work. I'll have to give it another go later.

TEST #2 - NixNote (SUCCESS!)
To get NixNote installed, I used these commands:
sudo apt-get install nixnote

That didn't work right away because NixNote required libssl, so I had to type this command:

sudo apt-get -f install

And then the installation finished successfully.

After that I was able to begin synching my Evernote Notebooks to NixNote. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have done that since I have considerable amount of content in EverNote, and it's going to use up a lot of my bandwidth allotment. Sigh.

Here's what it looks like while asking for you to authorize it to access Evernote:

 The interface is similar to Evernote's app on Mac (I've never seen Windows app). It appears to have export and import features, which is one of the neat features of Evernote Desktop app because that way you can share your notebooks with others. I'll have to explore this in more detail later.

Of course, you can always read this blog entry which does a nice job exploring NixNote. 

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