WizNote – A free alternative to Evernote for Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint

Evernote is one of the popular note taking applications for Microsoft Windows. If you have ever used Evernote, you must be knowing the great handy features of this little powerful utility. Using Evernote, one can take notes, clip bookmarks, clip webpage article, and sync it with several devices over the cloud across various cross-platforms so that you have all your notes tied up to one account.

Evernote Alternatve -WizNote

Unfortunately, Evernote is not 100% free software. Very soon, the free version will be limiting to only two devices per account. No worries, we do have a free alternative to it. It’s the ‘WizNote’ that comes to rescue. Using Wiznote, you can take, edit and view your notes on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices. Most of all, it is completely free software.

Install WizNote on elementary OS, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint

This method works on all debian-based Linux distros, but in the example I would be installing it on elementary OS Freya.

STEP 1: Go to ‘Applications’ and launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Enter the following command and press enter to add the repository source to your computer’s list.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wiznote-team

Wiznote Installation
Wiznote Installation

You will have to enter root password and hit ‘Enter’ key when prompted in the Terminal box.

STEP 3: Next, this command will update the repository sources:

sudo apt-get update

STEP 4: Finally install Wiznote.

sudo apt-get install wiznote

STEP 5: That’s it! You should now see ‘WizNote’ getting added to ‘Applications’. If you are using Chrome browser, you can add ‘WizNote’ chrome extension which will help you to clip webpages and bookmarks. You can also install its Android app version’Wiz Note’ from Google Play and enjoy syncing across all devices.

WizNote
WizNote

The only problem I can think of is the Chinese language emails that you get from the developer when you register for the free account. They send Chinese emails to confirm email ID. Make sure to translate it so that you won’t miss confirming email ID! Strange, but yes, they need to do something about this. What do you think of this utility? Let us know in the comments below.

Kiran Kumar
Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of FOSSLinux.com. I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. Hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more, and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!

2 COMMENTS

  1. WizNote was great in android but dont work good anymore and online service mail and storage mywiz was shutdown. I dont know the situation of the company.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

STAY CONNECTED

24,529FansLike
171FollowersFollow

LATEST ARTICLES

How to create a Fedora Games Live USB drive in Linux

One of the best Fedora spins that has been for a while and also being well maintained is the Fedora Games. The Fedora Games spin is a great showcase of the best games available in the Fedora operating system.

RECENT COMMENTS

PDF EDITORS LINUX
In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the best PDF editors and tools out there in 2019 that are available for Linux platforms. The editors are going to be judged on the basis of their functionalities, portability, ease of installation, price, and convenience.
Uninstall Programs in Ubuntu
Uninstallation of programs can be done by graphical way using the Ubuntu Software Center, and the Synaptic Package manager. Command-line way of doing it is also possible using apt-get and aptitude commands. We shall discuss each one of them in detail.
screen capturing apps for linux
Do you want to make a video tutorial for YouTube or show-off your epic victory royale to your friends? Look no further — as we have compiled the 10 Best Screen Capturing Software for Linux. Whether you need to record your desktop screen or take a simple screenshot, FOSSLinux has got your back.
Application Launchers for Ubuntu
Ubuntu is one of the most used Linux distributions worldwide. It is also the reason why it has the maximum number of available programs for itself. Today we are going to talk about one category of those programs, the application launchers.
best linux distros for laptops
Whether buying a Linux pre-installed laptop or selecting a Linux distro for your existing laptop, there are many things to consider. Let's take you through some of the best Linux distros that are optimized for Laptops in this 2019 edition of the article. Read on.