Use Evernote on Linux with These Tools

Here's how you can access Evernote on Linux.
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Evernote is a popular note-taking app with online synchronization and backups. Users can create a note with text and images, audio clips or with attachments, which can be accessed anytime once you log in to your account.

You can use Evernote on Linux using the web browser, but having an app that works even when there is no internet connection and syncs up with the Evernote servers when online is always better.

So, what can you do? The good thing is that since there is a web version of Evernote, it is easier to make a desktop application using Electron.

Unfortunately, there are very few unofficial Evernote Clients for Linux. However, the couple of tools available still get the job done to an extent.

Let me highlight the ones that work at the time of writing this.

Do note that I am talking about unofficial Evernote clients for desktop Linux. There are also alternatives to Evernote in Linux. The alternatives are potential replacements to Evernote for your requirements.

1. NixNote2

NixNote2 Sync button in toolbar

NixNote2 is a free and open-source application, forked from now dormant NixNote2. It supports synchronization with the Evernote servers and local data caching. You can create a text note, attach files or images and synchronize it with Evernote for a later access anytime.


  • Synchronization to the Evernote servers
  • Support for multiple Evernote accounts
  • Support Inking notes, merging them or setting a background color.
  • Encryption of text, save searches
  • Editing attachments, import/export of data
  • Merging Tags, printing and emailing notes

How to install NixNote2?

NixNote2 is available in the official repositories of Ubuntu. So, you can install using:

sudo apt install nixnote2

This may give you an older version. In that case, use the PPA, to get the latest version.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nixnote/nixnote2-stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nixnote2

It also provides an AppImage, which you can download from the GitHub releases page.

You can create a new note, and click on Sync to sync it to the Evernote.

For the first time, it will ask the Evernote credentials. You can create a new account if you don’t have one.

NixNote asking authorization to connect to Evernote acount. You can choose for how long NixNote can access your Evernote account.
NixNote Ask Authorization

Once you authorize NixNote, you can start creating notes and syncing.

You need to authorize using your Evernote account for any unofficial app you try in the same way.

2. EverSticky

Eversticky Sticky Note

Eversticky is a simple sticky note application, which can be synced to Evernote easily. Even though it is a sticky notes application, it has rich text editing features, through which you can add headings, lists, checklists, etc.


  • Add Checklists, bullets, and numbering lists.
  • Emphasize important texts.
  • Change font color, size, alignments

How to install EverSticky?
EverSticky is available as a .deb file, which you can download from their releases page. But it does not support auto-updates.

For Ubuntu users, it can be installed as a Snap Application:

sudo snap install eversticky

For Arch users, it is also available in AUR.

You can create notes like above. It will be synced to your Evernote account.

Sticky note appears in Evernote
Evernote Note

Also, there is a tray icon, where you can do some settings and tweaks.

Eversticky Tray icon adn available settings and tweaks
Eversticky Tray

3. Tusk

Tusk is a refined Evernote desktop app with lots of theme and customization and custom short keys. It is open source and free, with a scalable interface and provides different export options.

Tusk Note Application


  • Availability of different themes which can be activated by shortcut keys.
    • Vibrant – dark : Ctrl + Alt + U
    • Vibrant – light : Ctrl + Alt + J
    • Sepia : Ctrl + G
    • Dark : Ctrl + D
    • Black : Ctrl + Alt + E
    • Focus : Ctrl + K
  • Support for scaled mode.
  • Support for custom shortcuts keys by navigating to ~/.tusk.json and modifying any shortcuts.
  • Exporting and printing of notes
  • Auto night mode to adjust your screen accordingly.


The latest version of tusk is available as a deb/rpm package to download and install. It’s nice to see AppImage too there.

Grab a copy of the installation from the release page.

The project hasn't seen any meaningful developments recently. You may encounter bugs/issues with it during your usage.

Final Words

Though there are various Evernote alternatives, there are a handful of unofficial Evernote clients for Linux if you want to keep using your Evernote account.

Which note-taking app do you use? Tell us all about it in the comments section.

About the author
Abhishek Prakash

Abhishek Prakash

Created It's FOSS 11 years ago to share my Linux adventures. Have a Master's degree in Engineering and years of IT industry experience. Huge fan of Agatha Christie detective mysteries πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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