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A.J. Brown

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  1. I'm compelled to reply to this, mostly due to all of the outright acceptance of "no we won't build one" and demonizing of those that are itching for it. That's fine if they refuse to build one -- they absolutely have every right to do so. It's a business, and that's a business decision. but I'd be curious to know why? Why outright refuse to do it, instead of keeping that option open? I saw the thread where it was said they "don't have the resources to build an app for 1% of our users", to which I call bull****. First, linux usage is well higher than 1%. Secondly, their app is designed to work "on every device you use". (It's right there in their marketing material.) So obviously, they know those "1%" of users probably have another device that they're syncing with anyway. I have a MacBook, an Android phone, and a Linux desktop. How do I factor into that "1% of potential customers"? What's the point of using Evernote on my phone, if I can't then have those updates available on my desktop? (You can say, "but you can, using Bob the Developer's linux client!". But why wouldn't THEY want to control that experience?) Evernote raised $225 million dollars over their existence, which they seem to have used to build and promote a client for every operating system except for linux, including Windows Phone, ChromeOS and Blackberry. So you're telling me that an underestimated "1%" of potential customers isn't worth the consideration.... but an overestimated 4% (Windows Phone users) is? Not to mention, Windows Phone usage wasn't even as high as 4% when that statement was made. (You can say, mobile users fit more into their strategy...which I could agree with... but that's the point.) To me it seems like they're not building a Linux client because someone else already did and they don't care that much, so there's no reason to give up the free labor. Other companies that do that at least support (as in contribute to) the open source implementation of their product. Or maybe there's another business decision, but I don't accept that it's just because linux is "such a small share". Hell even Spotify is building a Linux app. The posts by Dave Engberg about Linux in the linked topic for not building a Linux client are very clear about their rationale for not building a Linux client. They understand Linux, they use Linux on their servers, and they don't fear a 3rd-party Linux client; they're just not seeing the potential payback for making one themselves. That Evernote staff haven't commented in this particular topic here is typical; since nothing has changed, there's no need to repeat themselves. . Please read the topic that's been linked to several times already: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/22658-request-evernote-for-linux/, one just a few posts above yours. Dave Engberg *is* Evernote managment -- he's the CTO, and he has written very clearly about Linux vs. Evernote in the linked topic.
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