Everpad - An Evernote Client for Linux

Posted on December 10th, 2013

With how popularEvernotehas become over recent years, it is unfortunate that there isstillno official Evernote client for Linux. Sure, there is the Evernote web application that is always an option, but to have an actual desktop client would be nice. Luckily, there are 3rd party options available, and Everpad is the best one we have found. It is about as close as you can get to having all the Evernote features, and it works seamlessly in Ubuntu and Unity.

With Everpad you can browse and edit all of your notes, and create new notes and notebooks just like you would using Evernote. You can even search your notes in Ubuntu's dash, because Everpad is integrated right intoUnity.

Getting Started

To Install Everpad, open your terminal and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install everpad

Once installed, sign in with your Evernote account, and perform your initial sync. You should see a new icon appear in your system tray as well.

Using Everpad

You should now be able to see the Everpad icon in the system tray. Clicking it brings up a dropdown showing your most recent notes, and some settings at the bottom.

If you click on "All Notes" at the top of the menu, you will open up the client where you can see all your notes/notebooks, and create/edit notes.

From here you can try creating a new note. You don't have all of the text editing capabilities as the full Evernote client, but most of the common word processing options are available to you.

Once you are done creating a note, you can add the appropriate tags if you wish, and save it. I have had issues with Everpad not syncing my edited/created notes to the Evernote servers, but logging out and logging back in has always worked for me.

Unity Integration

Finally, Everpad is integrated into Unity to make searching for notes even easier. Simply bring up the dashboard and you can begin searching all you notes.

This makes searching notes incredibly easy, and provides an appealing interface to browse your notes with.


Although there isn't an official Evernote client out for Linux users yet, Everpad is a great option for those dedicated Evernote users. It is easy to install and easy to use.

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Andrew Backes

A Software Engineer living in Milwaukee, WI. Passionate about web/software development, tech, open source, and gaming.