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!

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  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.

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