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Gnotes: the simplest possible markdown to Evernote service

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Hi all,

I made a simple service to let you write Markdown notes on your local machine or mobile phone, using your preferred text editor, and have it synced via Dropbox to Evernote:

https://notes.giggy.com

It's very lightweight atm. One-way syncing only. No tags. No sub-folders. I can add these things later if enough people are interested...

Why?

  • I really like Evernote. But I don't like the interface to Evernote. As a coder, I like the interface to Atom, Sublime Text, and iTerm.
  • I love writing in a plain text editor with Markdown format. Markdown is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, Evernote doesn't let me use markdown.
  • I like to write a lot of notes and Evernote isn't the most convenient thing to pull up.
  • Sometimes I like to write very long notes and Evernote gets laggy.
  • I don't like to rely on a third party service to hold all my content, so it's nice to have a local copy of everything.
  • And... I was curious about AWS Lambda and needed a good test project.

I couldn't find the solution I wanted (which was so simple, I couldn't believe somebody didn't do it already...), so I created a free service to write in markdown and have it synced to Evernote. You can use any text editor to write markdown on your local machine (Atom, Sublime Text, Visual Studio, Notepad), save it into a linked Dropbox folder, and it will appear as a properly formatted note in Evernote within a few seconds.

I also use the Jottings app on my iPhone to link to the same dropbox folder so that notes from my phone can also appear on my computer desktop and Evernote. 

Works great for me! If you have feedback, let me know.

Thanks!

Travis

 

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Great!

I just tested - connection with Dropbox and Evernote worked fine.

But I still waiting for the new note in my Evernote account (since 5 - 10 minutes I made some syncs) ...

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Hi HerbyDE -

Will you please try to create a new file and/or save an existing file? I think the error is now resolved. I'm sure there are plenty of other bugs in this little app, but the one you were experiencing is probably taken care of.

Travis

 

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YEAH! I works! Thank you for your fast support!!!

Which Markdown setting can I use? Multimarkdown with tables, TOC and Footnotes to?

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Ah! Superb! :-)

Last question: Seems only the first version of a new md-file is synced with Evernote. If I edit this file in Dropbox later there is nothing to see in Evernote. I'm right?

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All file mods will sync. I.e., if you edit an existing .md file in your Dropbox folder and save it, you should see those mods in Evernote within a few seconds.

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Thank you again - now this works too!

Great! So it is possible for my iOS and Windows Markdown Apps to configure the Dropbox path as standard path - absolutly great!!! Will write a blog posting the next days about your work.

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Glad you'll get some value out of it.

I also quite enjoy having my markdown files on local computer and mobile devices. It's great to be able to add a thought to a markdown note from my phone and have it synced immediately to the laptop and Evernote.

Let me know when you post the blog writeup and I'll tweet it as well :) 

 

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@tgig Great job! 

I've been looking for something like this for centuries. Many, many thanks!

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@tgig Great idea, thank you!

However, it seems that the code block and inline code styles aren't supported. The Markdown code block will be shown in Evernote as plain text.

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