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Evernote is a note taking service in which the notes can be text, images, voice memos, handwritten notes or file attachments. There are Evernote clients available for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, iOS and WebOS, but there's no official Linux client.

On Linux, you can use NixNote (previously Nevernote), an unofficial Evernote client written in Java but if you want something lightweight, you should try Everpad, a new Evernote client that integrates nicely with Unity.

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Everpad is an Ubuntu AppIndicator that you can use to take notes and synchronize them with Evernote's servers as well as display your current Evernote notes. Currently, it supports notes, tags, notebooks, file attachments (remember there's a 60 MB monthly limit) and places.

And even if you don't plan on using the Everpad Ubuntu AppIndicator, if you're an Evernote user you should install Everpad since it comes with a nice Unity lens which you can use to quickly search & display notes:

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The Everpad lens supports filtering by notebooks, tags and places and it should become even more useful with Ubuntu 12.10's new "previews" feature.

Update: the Everpad lens has got previews support for Ubuntu 12.10!

The lens is automatically installed when you install Everpad, but if you don't want to use it and only want the AppIndicator, you can disable it using Lens Toggle.

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Everpad: settings dialog and the new note dialog

Install Everpad in Ubuntu

Add the PPA and install Everpad in Ubuntu using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install everpad

Once installed, launch the AppIndicator from Dash, click it and select "Settings and Management" and on the Settings tab, click "Authorize". This will open a new tab in your default web browser, where you'll have to authorize Everpad with your Evernote account.

That's it. Now clicking the "Last sync..." indicator menu entry will force Everpad to synchronize your note with Evernote.

For the Everpad lens to show up, log out and log back in.

If you encounter issues, report them @ GitHub.