After five months of releasing the last alpha, NixNote 2 beta has finally arrived and can be downloaded. Nixnote, which was formerly known as Nevernote is an unofficial Evernote client for Linux. It was initially written in Java. However, NixNote 2 has been completely rewritten in C++ using the Qt framework. The main aim was to enhance speed and reduce the memory footprint. While it still uses Java to encrypt / decrypt text in NixNote 2, it’s available as an option. So those who don’t require this feature don’t need to install it.
Evernote is a notetaking and archiving tool. This note could be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook, reads Wikipedia. While Evernote has official clients for Windows, OS X, and mobile platforms but it was not available for Linux.
Among the changes added in the NixNote 2 beta are: It now support reminders; captures images from a webcam, ability to open a note for editing in a new window, allows sending uploads, linked notebook, supports encrypted text (RC2 only), ability to pin or unpin notes and much more. To know more you can visit the Beta 1 downloads page.
How to download NixNote 2
Visit the official page and download NixNote 2. It is available in deb, rpm and tar.gz files format.
Note for Ubuntu users: If you are planning to download the deb files, remember they work only in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04. It will not work in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10. The reason being the required dependencies that are not there in older Ubuntu versions.
Also remember, if you have downloaded and used NixNote 2 before this beta, it is important to first delete the ~/.nixnote folder:
Syncing with Evernote is disabled by default. In order to enable it, you need to go to the NixNote 2 menu > Edit > Preferences and then enable syncing on the Sync tab. Next select Tools > Synchronize. This will initiate synchronizing NixNote 2 with Evernote.