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  1. HI @ever_coffee Hope you are doing well. Wiznote is working fine here.. both in Elementary OS and Windows 10. I am currently using Leanote which i have self-hosted using Mongodb. U can check out this GitHub article .. both Linux and Windows tutorial is there. https://github.com/leanote/leanote/wiki/leanote-binary-installation-on-Mac-and-Linux-(En)
  2. @Metrodon This discussion could go on and on without any fruitful result... Neither of us backing down. So let's stop this topic. By the way, i self-hosted Leanote In the process of migration from evernote to my servers. Goodluck and thanks..actually this discussion hastened the process of leaving evernote .
  3. @DTLow, Yes , seldom if i upload something in the cloud, i tend to use cryptomator. @Wanderling Reborn 1. no ..i don't need to Audit what info i save in the cloud, i am rest assured i don't put anything in the cloud that i don't want to. About banks, cards..i remember them.no need to use papers even. 2. You have rightly mentioned, it depends on individual companies’ direction , business models etc. But you will be surprised to know how many proprietary and commercial softwares are there in Linux. For your reference, i gathered some links - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_proprietary_software_for_Linux http://lin-app.com/category/utilities http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxCommercialApplications.html 3. Yes, to migrate all the notes from an application you probably once loved is a painful process. But honestly, what happened to Springpad can happen to any software or internet company... even the likes of Yahoo [ got hacked two times i think]..the Elephant [ aka Evernote ] may also fall some day. Anyways, it's a personal decision. And let's put rest to this topic..as i am not posting any further 'Evernote Alternatives' here.
  4. 1] As I have repeatedly mentioned in this thread..i don't trust any cloud service safe enough to store my bank account details. Servers can be hacked/personal detail may be used in probably any country. Secondly..I have mentioned servers being located in China is a point of concern. 2] I agree, Linux is not the most popular of the desktop operating systems out there. But if you read this zd.net article you will come to know actually millions of users still prefer to use Linux. [ https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-many-linux-users-are-there-anyway/ ] I wonder if maintaining a linux app is not financially viable for such a popular company as Evernote, how come others are doing it. 3] As i said before, i probably store less than 1% of my 32 GB data in Evernote servers, rest are in local notebooks. As you have mentioned of Springpad, u must know Springpad before being closed gave ample time to download your notes. Anyway anyone should keep back up while using any of these services. Thanks.
  5. Hi @ever_coffee I just checked out in Elementary... If you like the new web version of Evernote, and do not like chrome or prefer something open source you can use the Chromium browser or for that matter any browser built on chromium ... Vivaldi and others. Just checked it's working. The New version of evernote is not working for Firefox Quantum..sadly.
  6. Hi ever_coffee Thanks Yes.. I have gone through the same problems .. that is the reason i was trying to find a suitable alternative. I guess the staunch supporters of Evernote felt a bit offended. So i have refrained from posting about this topic here. What they failed to realize, we also like Evernote, otherwise would not have used it for over 8 years. But it's sad ... Evernote always tend to ignore long pending feature requests, without even giving a valid reason.[ I remember, I complained about non-availability of a stand alone linux application 3 to 4 years back] ... just for using Evernote i have to use Windows [ I am dual booting Elementary and Windows 10]
  7. @DTLow Yes i did mention. Even with Evernote, 99% of my notes are offline, few are synced ..if i need to study them when i am at work. For sensitive data..better to keep them offline..whether server is located in China, Russia or the US.
  8. @Metrodon In the first post, I did mention that as a concern. Essentially i use Evernote for storing and studying Medical notes. So the server being located at China is not much of a concern for me.
  9. Hi @DTLow I thought a comparison of the Evernote alternatives, may help other users like me. We all are aware of the problems with Evernote, just wanted to find if there is a comparable Note taking application. I do not think I crossed my limits. Anyways no hard feelings, Will be posting on Reddit from now on. Good Luck.
  10. For today's developments ... I removed Nimbus note from this trial due to non-availability of a stand alone Linux desktop application and a dark mode yet. [Although read at Reddit, it may be on the pipe lines] Standard Notes does have huge prospect [ specially the Premium version ] ... but at this moment it is a 'Text Only' editor. May be in near future we can see some major developments .. being open source, standard notes has gathered huge interest and many are contributing to it's development. Let's see how it goes, will keep an watch. So only one remaining among aforementioned three is Wiznotes ... may give Joplin a try. Today i tried to create a 'call to action' with the click.to software that could have enabled me to paste all the copied texts, images, screenshots to Wiznote [Similar to the function I use for Evernote] ... but failed so far ..due to lack of documentation and the forum being in Chinese. Thanks
  11. Hi @Help_me Below you can read the official reply from Mozilla addressing exactly this question [ I sometimes wonder how the Mozilla guys always make some time to answer the important questions] https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/02/01/understanding-extension-permission-requests/ If you ask me, I tend to install very few add-ons [mostly those that qualify for 'Editor's choice] . Secondly I use Keepass [Mother of all password managers] for managing passwords.. and for very sensitive passwords i still prefer my brain or pen and paper. Heard good things about Bitwarden ... still i prefer my passwords to be offline.
  12. Hi @HELP ME! I am presently using Mublock, Multi-account container and Dark Reader in Firefox quantum. Really impressed with Firefox Quantum, glad I made a shift from chrome. thanks
  13. Actually this is a great question .. probably has crossed everyone's mind at some point. To circumvent this.. I do not use the Evernote's webclipper extension [I use only three extensions in Firefox quantum], rather I use Lightshot or One note's Clipper [For windows] and Shutter [For Elementary OS]. These app's do not need to be added to your browsers, rather are separate softwares. I also use a software called Click.to [paid] that allows you to transfer whatever you have copied be it 'texts' or 'screenshots' to evernote, Google keep, documents, any image editing software and several others.
  14. Hi @DTLow, thanks for your comment. If you are looking for storing notes, emails etc .. I played with the web app of wiznote for a little bit .. similar to Evernote, it also provides an email address which can be used to store your mail on their server. Tested it..it is working well. Two more features i noticed are - Wiznote allows Encryption of your notes ..even in the free version. [Also available in Standard Notes, in the paid version] As previously mentioned.. one point that may be considered negative by many is the server location of Wiznote [ China ]. I don't mind this as i store only medical notes online. Just found out, the server location of Wiznote can be changed.. though there are only three options Mainland China, Hong Kong and Russia. Below is the notification mail from Evernote forwarded from my mail box to wiznote app I am looking for ways to integrate Google drive, Drop box, one drive. Thanks
  15. I have been an avid user of Evernote since 2010 and a premium subscriber since 2013. Please do not take me otherwise, I love Evernote almost to the point of addiction. After collecting more than 100,000 notes of Internal Medicine through a period pf 10 years [Close to 32 GB of notes], looking for an alternative is quite disheartening. I was looking for alternatives to Evernote for the last 10 days.. but even considering the slow performance of Evernote at times, Delay in syncing, No Dark theme for windows and non-availability of a Linux version [ I still remember, I requested for a Linux version first time in 2013, several times thereafter], there are not many applications that offer the robust features Evernote has. In the last 10 days, I tried almost all the evernote alternatives mentioned in Alternative.to site. Yes we have onenote, i feel much comfortable with the Evernote interface. After checking out all the options, i selected three note taking applications for a second look [ will be using each for one week ]. My primary criteria were less laggy performance, availability of a dark mode and most importantly a stand-alone application for Linux. [Linux was never a priority for Evernote management, I guess they still think Linux users will not subscribe for premium subscription, thus not good for business] These three note taking apps are - standard notes [ primary con - still premature and somewhat buggy at times ] , Nimbus note [ primary con - exact replica of evernote, non-availability of a dark mode] and lastly Wiznote [ Primary con - servers located in China and all the documentations in Chinese, so needed to use google translate, otherwise this is probably the one that is satisfying all the needs] From today, I started using Wiznote. Initial impression is quite satisfying. * Wiznote does have a stand-alone application for Linux * An excellent dark mode [ there are some other themes too] * So far not much lag [ will report about this after heavy use ] * Import feature was actually quite fast. I imported HTML files from Evernote and Google Keep, and the process was fast. Another option Wiznote has while importing is 'Combine' feature that allows several HTML files to be combined in one note. It also allowed importing doc and PDF files. Doc files were actually stripped down to actual notes. *I need to tinker with Wiznote a little more to test other features, specially the advanced search. So far i am quite satisfied to get some alternatives.. that are close to evernote and offers some features that have been overlooked/neglected by Evernote for years.
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