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Writing Evernote Desktop/Mobile GUI Plugins

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From my brief research of the Evernote Developer API docs, and the existing plugins I use, there seems to be no existing way to develop plugins for the desktop and mobile apps.

Apparently all one can do is create their own GUI and integrate with Evernote's data API or create a browser plugin that can be used with Evernote Web and Data Application.

Is it possible to create a desktop and/or mobile Evernote GUI Plugin?

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Hi.  This is a -mainly- user-supported forum.  Very few developers or Evernote staffers.  Stackoverflow sees a fair amount of question and answer traffic on Evernote related development issues...  https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/evernote

For my own point of view I'm not quite sure what you're looking for - third party 'plugins' do exist and have existed for the desktop and mobile apps,  though a couple have faded away. 

There used to be something called CardDesk - a web application that extended the functionality of Evernote to provide a visual organiser where notes become "index cards" laid out on any number of virtual desktops.  Sadly the URL no longer works.

There's postach.io which translates your notes into blog posts,  and Mohiomap (another one that went dark) which translated notes into something like mind maps.

https://postach.io

https://www.moh.io/mohiomap/welcome/

A search of any web store for any browser will usually pop up several variations on web clipping,  and most recently we had Speedclipper posting in the forums here...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SpeedClipperApp.jbwco.SpeedClipper

Can you give us more of an idea what sort of plugins or customization you were thinking of?

 

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1 hour ago, sarahjohns388 said:

From my brief research of the Evernote Developer API docs, and the existing plugins I use, there seems to be no existing way to develop plugins for the desktop and mobile apps.

That is correct.

1 hour ago, sarahjohns388 said:

Apparently all one can do is create their own GUI and integrate with Evernote's data API or create a browser plugin that can be used with Evernote Web and Data Application.

Again, correct.

1 hour ago, sarahjohns388 said:

Is it possible to create a desktop and/or mobile Evernote GUI Plugin?

Not using any Evernote supplied technology that I'm aware of.

Exceptions of a sort:

  • On the Mac, Evernote support is integrated into the Mac's AppleScript language. I'm not a Mac user, so I can't say to what extent you can customize the Mac Evernote using this.
  • On Windows, there's a separate command line executable, ENScript.exe, that has a mystical undocumented connection with the GUI application, possibly COM (my COM chops are not good and I haven't taken any time to try to delve deeper). ENScript is good for performing some simple automated tasks, but is pretty limited otherwise, and certainly is not suitable for developing a plugin.

Edit: you might get better help by asking on the Evernote StackOverflow board here: https://stackoverflow.com/tags/evernote

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1 hour ago, sarahjohns388 said:

Is it possible to create a desktop and/or mobile Evernote GUI Plugin?

As per @jefito, I use Mac Applescript to write complex scripts that use Evernote's API  to integrate with Evernote; documentation at http://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/applescript.php

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