I'm not worried about it spying on me. I just have no use for the shortcuts and the clipping stuff for Safari. I open the app when I need to save a quick note and that's about it. I just don't need it starting up with the machine. Just more resources, however small, that I don't feel like giving up. Thank you for clearing that up for now.
So far I enjoy using Evernote on the Mac. I don't use it nearly as much as some of the people here and the one that really kills me is that every time I open Evernote it adds the "EvernoteHelper" application to my user startup items. I don't user Evernote all day long so I have no problem launching the app when I need to use it and I especially don't need the Evernote icon in the task bar. I have searched through the preferences and there doesn't seem to be a way to stop Evernote from adding the helper app to my startup items each time I open the application. I did find the option to not show the icon in the task area but that doesn't seem to stop the app from running. Am I missing something? Anyone have any idea how to stop this from happening?