Evernote Workflow Design

14 May

Evernote is what I was looking for since the summer of 2012.  Before it, I looked at note-taking programs like KeepNote and Cherry Tree but they didn’t have multimedia (such as hand-written and audio notes).  And, as I said in my “Workflow (Re)Design” post, I’m looking for something that can tie in hand-written notes and typed notes and have them syncing between my four devices. It’s hard to believe that I overlooked at Evernote when it was suggested to me by someone on IRC.

And so for the last two hours, I have downloaded the .exe, since there is no Linux program for it yet, not even the clones are good, and installed it under WINE.  Like with all new programs or devices (or systems), I like to sit down and change the settings first to have the feel and the workflow that I need.  I hate to admit this but I never read the help files for anything.  I seem to apart of that culture that never read directions.  I also looked at how others are using Evernote.

Here is my plan:

* Have (at the moment) three notebooks that will be used for:

* Personal (Matters)
* School
* Ubuntu

* Use tags for “sub-notebooks”, Ubuntu Sense as an example
* Stack notes when needed.  This will come useful for class notes for all of my classes.
* Use the Camera App to take photos of hand-written notes and other things.  Scanning will be used also.

Hopefully this will work out or else I will be stuck with my old workflow.

P.S. One good thing about Evernote is the notes that are stacked within the notebook is not dynamic like in M$ OneNote or BasketNotes.  That’s one thing that I hate about those type of programs.

EDIT: May 15, 2014- Afterthought, it was in the summer of 2012 not December of 2012.


Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Ubuntu, Workflow


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5 responses to “Evernote Workflow Design

  1. Kasak, Joseph (kasakjc)

    May 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Nice product write up. A HCI UX designer wants to design for intuitive usage. HELP is useful for certain kinds of users…but what matters is that there is logical visual flow of each work process through the interface. Keep posting.

    Joe Kasak

    (Adjunct) Assistant Professor

    Department of Information Technology Teachers College Room 330

    College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Service

    University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH 45221-0002


  2. scaine

    May 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

    There are two (kind of three) evernote clients for Linux. Nixnote has two versions, one based on Java, the other is a beta re-write in GTK. There’s also Everpad which is fully integrated into the Unity Dash and indicator menu.

    I use Nixnote 1.6 personally. It’s a near-perfect clone of Evernote, but with additional layout features, I find most useful.

    I’m curious why you mentioned that the “clones are no good”. All three clients are of an uncommonly high quality for open source clients to closed third party solutions.

    • belkinsa

      May 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Maybe I have not done my homework (read: research), but none of the clones offer the multimedia note-taking that I need, as in I need to hand-write my notes.


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