Evernote in Linux

Standard

For some reason Evernote doesn’t seem to care about Linux users. They prefer to work on their (slow) web interface. I don’t understand how much harder is it to modify the Mac app for Linux?

The main reason I am writing this post is not to describe the available Evernote interfaces for Linux but to introduce a SublimeText package for Evernote and share a snippet I’ve made.

There is already some articles out there that describe the Evernote gui alternatives like this & this. So it suffices to just list them:

  • NixNote2
  • Everpad: includes a Unity lens but it doesn’t work in Ubuntu 15.04
  • Geeknote

Alternatives to Evernote

  • Springseed: doesn’t integrate with Evernote, but offers a Linux alternative with Dropbox syncing and a clean interface.
  • Rednotebook: local journaling software I recommend.

Sublime-Evernote is a SublimeText ppackage which brings Evernote into you SublimeText interface and I especially stress it for Linux.

It is not a gui manager but it is effective. You can create new notes and push then to Evernote. You can also retrieve notes, edit them, and send them.
How can you find your note if there’s no gui? Simple, it searches based on input you give it and returns a list of notes with your input. So far one keyword has been enough for me.

On a related note, recently I wanted to create a note on a daily basis to setp my MITs (Most Important Things to accomplish). I found a recipe on IFTTT but it didn’t manage to include checkboxes.
Then I discovered Sublime-Evernote. So I wrote a SublimeText snippet that I can call after opening a new Evernote in Sublime. The snippet is below and you can call it by `mit` followed by a hitting the `tab`. Then you can use click `tab` to cycle through the date and MIT.

<snippet>
 <content><![CDATA[
---
title: MITs for ${1:YYYY}-${2:MM}-${3:DD}
tags: ["1-now", "@work", "ToDo", "SublimeEvernote"]
notebook: @Inbox
---

**Most Important Tasks to Complete Today**

<en-todo/> ${4:MIT 1}

<en-todo/> ${5:MIT 2}

<en-todo/> ${6:MIT 3}

* * *

**Notes**
${7:}

]]></content>
 <!-- Optional: Set a tabTrigger to define how to trigger the snippet -->
 <tabTrigger>mit</tabTrigger>
 <!-- Optional: Set a scope to limit where the snippet will trigger -->
 <!-- <scope>source.python</scope> -->
</snippet>

 

Copy the code and create a new snippet in SublimeText (Tools > New Snippet…) and replace the code with the copied one.

For some reason It works when editing notes but not when I creating a new note.

Enjoy

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