Everpad: The Best Evernote Client For Linux

One of the reason that Evernote has become so popular is because it is available almost everywhere. Being a web-based app, it can sync your notes and allows you to access them wherever you are. It even comes with desktop client for Windows and Mac and mobile apps for iOS, Blackberry, Android and Windows Phone so you can easily create notes on your desktop or mobile phone. However, the only thing that is missing from the list is a desktop client for Linux.

For Linux users who want to access their Evernote’s notes on their desktop, you definitely have to check out Everpad – one of the best Evernote desktop client for Linux.

Open a terminal and type the following commands:

When you first run Everpad, instead of a window opening, you will find the Everpad indicator icon in the system tray. To get started, simply right click on the icon and select “Settings and Management”.

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Click the “Authorize” button to authenticate with Evernote.

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Once you have authorized Everpad to access your Evenote data, click the indicator icon and select “Please Perform First Sync”.

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After the sync, you will be able to access all your notes in the Everpad window.

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You can click the “Notebook” button to create a new notebook, or the “Note” button to create a new note.

This is the interface when you create a new note:

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While creating a note, you can attach images, add tags, insert table, lists, links and many other features you would expect to find in Evernote.

If you are using the Ubuntu Unity desktop, you will be pleased to know that Everpad is integrated with the Dash as well. It comes with a Everpad Search Lens that allows you to search your notes right from the Dash.

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If you are looking for a beautiful application with plenty of features, you will be disappointed with Everpad. However, for a simple lightweight note taking tool that can sync with Evernote, Everpad has done its jobs well. While there are many ways you can access Evernote, if you really need a desktop client for your Linux machine, Everpad is the one I would recommend.

What other ways do you access your Evernote on Linux?

8 comments

  1. Isn’t it pathetic that they can’t make it for the Linux desktop, yet they make the effort for Windows Phone?

    • I think it is probably the “perceived” market size. Most developers feel that Linux users only make up a “small” market, so it is not worth the effort to develop a native desktop app for the platform. And to make thing worst, there are so many distros and desktop managers that make it impossible to please everyone, so in the end, they decided to shun the whole platform altogether.

  2. “I think it is probably the “perceived” market size. Most developers feel that Linux users only make up a small market, so it is not worth the effort to develop a native desktop app for the platform.”
    Fine with me. Most developers are going to find out that they’ve been misled by the M$ marketing engine. It’s all good – rather be flying under the radar, anyway. I like the concept of libre apps… a lot of developers are under the knuckle to develop non-libre stuff.

    “And to make thing worse, there are so many distros and desktop managers that make it impossible to please everyone, so in the end, they decided to shun the whole platform altogether.”
    There’s how many packages? .rpm and .deb. BFD… everything else is immaterial. But at the end of the day, those developers who believe in OS fragmentation are developers I’d rather not be involved with, in terms of using their apps. Because everyone *in* GNU/Linux knows what a load of FUD that whole fragmentation rubbish is.

    • It is using the Evernote API, so it is as safe as Evernote allows. It is, however, not safe, if you are sharing your computer with other users.

  3. I use NixNote but was curious to try it so followed your terminal commands but on trying to install it just got the messge
    “Unable to locate package everpad”
    so Maybe it’s just for Ubuntu? I use Debian (Crunchbang)

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