Evernote and Nix/NeverNote on Ubuntu 10.04

Evernote is a great tool. I absolutely love it. The only con, is that it’s nto available natively for Linux. So I have to run it under the Windows Emulator or wine. The installation is fairly simple.

  1. wget http://evernote.s3.amazonaws.com/win4/public/Evernote_4.5.0.5229.exe
  2. wine Evernote_4.5.0.5229.exe

Obviously not running natively there is a slight performance lag. This may be attributed to my 5 year old laptop. Although it’s still usable, the slow synchronization soon becomes tiresome. Fortunately there is a Linux native client called NeverNote[2].

  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/nevernote
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install nevernote
  4. nixnote

NixNote is a bit ugly, but functional. Definitely faster than running Evernote in emulation.  The feature that I like best is that you are able to encrypt the NixNote database using AES when you shutdown. This is a definite plus in my books.

Therefore, if you can live with the degraded performance, then Evernote will do, but if you need to work faster, want that extra bit of security, and an ugly interface does not bother you, then give NixNote (aka NeverNote) a try.


  1. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/35661/how-to-install-evernote-4.0-in-ubuntu-using-wine/
  2. http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/06/nevernote-open-source-evernote-clone.html

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