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Magnus Westin

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  1. This is happening for me on all notes, long or short. It reverts back after a few seconds. It happens in both firefox and chrome. Sometimes it happens without me changing the note, sometimes I have to start editing the note to have it revert back.

    And I also have another issue where the toolbar disappears and is replaced with "Last edited on" text. See my recent post in this forum about that.

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  2. 15 hours ago, MikeStutzzzz said:

    Yeah that is the only downfall of Cherry Tree is that there is no options for that. I have been using Mozillas Reader view and webclipper for firefox and its almost the same as evernotes web clipper just cant view on mobile.

    Which web clipper addon is that? I've been trying to find a good alternative that is software independent. But all I can find on mozillas addon page are tied to some type of note taking software.

  3. I use CherryTree at work. But what I miss from Evernote is the easy web clipper and the note preview (with image) list view. Other than that, it is a quite competent note taker. But the big issue (why I don't us it for my personal stuff) is that it has no online or mobile version (either or would be fine).

  4. 10 hours ago, pez said:

    Hi, 

    Which WINE version are you using?

    I'm currently using an older Evernote version without problems (mainly for text notes, tho). The security issue post mentioned "versions 6.4–6.7." so maybe you can try to downgrade? See: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2566

    I'm using wine 3.13. And I've tried several version after 6.7. Specifically, 6.7.6 (which they said would be fine), 6.11.2 and 6.13.14.

    What version are you running? Is it even older than 6.4? If so, does that still sync?

  5. I've been running Evernote 6.4 in Wine on linux for a couple of years. But now it seems its blocked to login (see the security update post by Evernote). I tried to update to a newer version, 6.11 and 6.13. But I can't get it working in Wine. It wont connect to the servers. Any one here had any luck getting a newer version of Evernote running on Linux with Wine?

  6. I have just managed to upgrade my installation of Evernote in Fedora. What I can get working, without any bugs (that I have found so far) is Evernote 6.4.2.3773 in Fedora 24 with KDE. I tried the latest version, and while it works, that has the unsorted Notebook problem.

    Just install Wine as 32 bit, then install Evernote 6.4.2.3773, then run winetricks and install IE8 (not the updated version, just IE8). That combination works for me and it even solved the unsorted Notebook problem for me.

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  7. I've been using NixNote2 the last couple of weeks and thought I would share my experience. The release I've been testing is 2.0 Beta 8. It's available in .deb, .rpm and source code.

    It's a good client, all the basics are there and working. I have never had any crashes or sync problems with it. One nice feature it has over Evernote is that you can view and edit the Note source directly in the client.

    There are some drawbacks though.

    • In Beta 8 the picture thumbnails aren't working, but according to the author that should be fixed in Beta 9.
      • Side note, it seems then like the thumbnails are not stored on the server, since NixNote generates those, I'm guessing then that Evernote client does the same. So I guess there is a chance of getting different thumbnails in the two clients.
    • The UI isn't as polished, although that isn't a huge deal for me.
    • Web clippings: this is the biggest issue I have. Viewing and editing notes I've created my self in either NixNote or Evernote is not a problem and works perfectly. But NixNote have issues with some web clippings, especially from webpages that are complex. I have a bunch of notes that are completely unreadable in NixNote, but works fine in Evernote. NixNote wont destroy anything, so I'm not worried about it. But this right now is probably the biggest issue for me, since I have about 1000 web clippings in Evernote.

      It is possible to clean up the html in webclippings to get them working in NixNote, I did that as a test for a couple notes, but I have way too many to make that a real option for me.

    So for me, I can't completely switch over to NixNote because of that last issue. But for people without a huge amount of web clippings, or perhaps just simple once, I can definitely recommend NixNote.

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  8. While I would love to have a native Linux desktop client, the sad fact is that Linux as an desktop OS only have ~1.5% market share. As to why MS "love" Linux (which I don't think is true) is because of the server side. And to answer your 3rd question, Evernote already have a native Android client... so they don't have to do anything.

    Btw, while Android is built on Linux, there is very little in common between Android and Desktop versions of Linux. So in this context you cant really compare them.

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  9. I just updated to Fedora 23 and with that, I was able to use a much newer version of Evernote than before. My startup issue is also gone. The version of Evernote that works in Fedora 23 is: 5.8.13.8152

    Fyi, I didn't manage to get 5.9 to work. I got an issue with the document side of Evernote not updating when selecting a new document. I saw some reports that some people also had that issue on Windows, so I will try with 5.9 when they release a new version of it.

  10. Funny thing. 

    I am trying out Evernote, even a paid version, but I'm worried to really put my notes there from precisely this reason -- I don't want to invest time into company that may cease to exist. 

     

    From my point of view, I care about linux version and -- if not possible -- about web client that is full-featured and works offline (yes, it is possible and there are apps that do that, like Google Doc in chrome or todoist.com). Also backing up without windows is not really supported. (Call me paranoid, but if I cannot back-up my notes every week, I don't want to use the service.) 

    For none of this there's been no progress for many years (and it appears there won't be ever?). 

    Makes me wander why did I pay for this ... I guess good marketing works for a limited time ... 

     

    For what it's worth, thinkery is in the process of open-sourcing there codebase, which may make it possible for other to develop further. 

    (But they, too, sadly have no linux client and no offline editing.) 

     

     

    I agree, backup is very important. And right now, I have the windows client working through Wine. But I haven't been able to update in over a year. So I'm getting worried. If the client stops working, then I can't continue using Evernote, since I too want to be able to have offline backups regulary.

     

    I really wish all these new "cloud" apps would implement backup support. Because without that, I simply wont use it.

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  11. It's only a matter of time before someone comes up with an alternative that can import evernote notes like Thinkery.

    Although I have not been able to import all my notes to Thinkery successfully yet, I have around 75% imported as of now.

    If anyone from Thinkery is reading this forum, They should seriously improve on their evernote import code. Then this thread would become dead.

     

    As a Linux only user and developer for as long as I can remember :D, I will quickly dump Evernote as soon as I can export all my existing notes. It's unfortunate for me that I didn't research the company and their view of Linux before I started using it.

     

    I believe it's their business and their right to do as they please and I am not going to be among those begging them to conform. There are alternatives.

    Nothing remains on top forever.

     

    Give Thinkery a try. Especially those who don't already have massive library of Evernote data already. If you are just starting out and you are using Linux, try Thinkery.

     

    And no I am not affiliated with them in any way. I'm always on the look out for something better.

     

    I would not recommend using Thinkery, it seems like all development stoped in 2014. There has been no communiction from them in over a year. Having all my personal info in a system that doesn't seem to be maintained isn't something I would recommend.

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    As someone that is using Linux Mint currently, I'd have to ask the various posters if they have tried NixNote as an alternate client in Linux?

     

    I mean, sure I'd love to see a native client, but Evernote has indicated in the past that they do not plan on developing one. There are ways to work around it, and I believe people have had decent luck with WINE.

    I run Evernote in Wine on two different Fedora (20 & 21) boxes. Unfortunately the only version I've managed to get working is 5.6.4.4632, any newer than that and it wont start using Wine.

     

    I tried NixNote about a year ago, but I though it was too rough. And I agree with Brainsys comment also. I would love continue working with Evernote, but I'm affraid I have to start looking for an alternative since I'm a bit worried how long I can stay on 5.6.4 version.

     

     

    I've used evernote on wine with F21 for a while. I am currently using EN version 5.8.7.5 I think. It runs ok, sometimes I have issues but overall ok. The web is just lacking some features and also has some usability issues. I just say that Evernote was cutting jobs and closing offices and concentrating on business. It will suck if they ***** the consumer. I've been a premium user since the 09 or 10 and would hate to have to close my account. 

     

     

    May I ask what you did to get 5.8.7.5 working? I've managed to get one version of 5.8 (dont remember which one any more). But that one had issue with sorting. My notebooks were just random, not in alphabetical like I want it. And I couldn't create notebook stacks, well, actually I could create them, but couldn't put anything in them. And all my collections becomes empty when I upgrade to 5.8.

     

    If you don't have those issues, I would really like to know if you did any specific configs for Wine.

  13. As someone that is using Linux Mint currently, I'd have to ask the various posters if they have tried NixNote as an alternate client in Linux?

     

    I mean, sure I'd love to see a native client, but Evernote has indicated in the past that they do not plan on developing one. There are ways to work around it, and I believe people have had decent luck with WINE.

    I run Evernote in Wine on two different Fedora (20 & 21) boxes. Unfortunately the only version I've managed to get working is 5.6.4.4632, any newer than that and it wont start using Wine.

     

    I tried NixNote about a year ago, but I though it was too rough. And I agree with Brainsys comment also. I would love continue working with Evernote, but I'm affraid I have to start looking for an alternative since I'm a bit worried how long I can stay on 5.6.4 version.

  14. Interesting point. I've had a premium account for a long time, but I never thought about using google drive. I checked it out and tried to see if I would miss something from Evernote and two things came to mind. 1 - The web clipper, really love that functionality. 2 - Tags, I guess you could add that to the document it self, but not really the same thing. Other than that, I guess there isn't much difference, Evernote I think is a bit faster to work with, but other than that, I don't know.

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