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.
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
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.
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.