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Everpad is a Linux client for Evernote, a popular note taking service. The application comes with a Unity lens that supports previews, Ubuntu AppIndicator for quickly accessing your notes, supports Evernote tags, notebooks, resources, places and more.

Everpad: sharing note and all notes window

Even though it has many Unity-specific features, Everpad isn't just for Unity and it works with GNOME Shell or KDE too (it even has Krunner integration).

Everpad 2.5 has been released recently with some interesting new features, such as:
  • note sharing;
  • filter by tags in all notes window;
  • search on the home lens in Unity Dash is now optional (to disable it: in the Everpad settings, on the Appearance tab, uncheck "Search on the home lens");
  • basic notebook stacks support;
  • interface improvements;
  • basic LXDE support;
  • many bug fixes.

Even though the latest Everpad 2.5 changelog mentions basic LXDE support, Everpad didn't work with Lubuntu 12.10 (LXDE) in my test: the Evernote authorization didn't work, but hopefully this will be fixed soon (I've reported the bug here). This didn't occur in my tests under Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 with Unity.

    Here are a few more screenshots for those who are not familiar with Everpad:

    everpad lens preview

    Everpad lens

    Install Everpad in Ubuntu

    Everpad is available in PPA for Ubuntu users. To add the PPA and install Everpad, use the following commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install everpad

    If Everpad doesn't work, try to log out and log back in!

    For other Linux distributions, see the Everpad wiki for installation instructions.

    If you encounter bugs, report them @ GitHub.