Evernote (and Nevernote for Linux)

Yesterday, I signed up for the cloud-based notekeeping service Evernote (http://www.evernote.com). I wanted an improved notekeeping system that’d be compatible with my Palm Pre (and the future Android phone I plan to replace it with in a few months) and my Xubuntu Linux-running laptop. Until now, I’ve been using Tomboy (a Linux notekeeping program) on my laptop and the default memo feature on my Pre. While both were OK, if I wanted to transfer information between the laptop and phone, I’d have to email the information to myself and then copy it into the desired device; not particularly efficient. I figure a cloud-based notekeeping system will also cut down on the number of sticky-notes I use on a daily basis.

Evernote, so far, seems pretty efficient at notekeeping, and offers a range of features, though I probably won’t need to worry about the 60MB/month upload limit for free accounts (there’s a premium service for $5/month). They also offer a WebOS app and an Android app, though I wasn’t able to install the Android one from Android Market on my rooted Nook Color; perhaps it’s not compatible with rooted Nooks. However, there’s no Linux version of Evernote’s native client available; instead, there’s a Java-based third-party client called Nevernote for Linux users. While it’s not as nice-looking as the official version, it seems to do all the needed functions well enough.

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