Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux

When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.

NixNote2 also incorporates certain features not available in Evernote clients for free users like setting sync intervals, merging tags, and using multiple Evernote accounts.

Features in NixNote2

  • FOSS – free and open-source.
  • Synchronizes with Evernote servers.
  • Most of Evernote’s features e.g. notebooks, tags, search history, screen clipping, image attachments, e.t.c.
  • Customizable UI using themes.
  • Tree view for directories, notes, tags, and saved searches.
  • LaTex support for math formula
  • Command Line integration for power users.
  • Local data caching for swifter performance.
  • Support for local-only notebooks.
  • Support for local database encryption.

Install NixNote2 on Debian and Ubuntu

NixNote2 is natively available in Debian repos and thus can be installed from the official repositories using the following commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install nixnote2

On Ubuntu and Linux Mint, you can download NixNote2 .deb package and install it.

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I can’t say that NixNote2 has a UI that is worth writing home about just yet but hopefully, the dev team wouldn’t wait till they’re at NixNote3 before it receives a face uplift.

That notwithstanding, NixNote2 is an excellent note-taking application for both Linux and Windows; and a worthy alternative desktop client of Evernote for Linux.

Take it for a test run and share your experience with it with us in the comments section below and feel free to add your app suggestions for me to review.

Remember that your app suggestions and article edits are always welcome.

Divine Okoi is a cybersecurity postgrad with a passion for the open-source community. With 700+ articles covering different topics in IT, you can always trust him to inform you about the coolest tech.

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1 thought on “Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux”

  1. We use OneNote at work (Windows desktops are required :-/), and grew to really like it. I wanted a free style editor like OneNote to run on Linux at home, so I looked into all of the ones available, and settled on Zim. It doesn’t have all the features of OneNote, but it is native Linux, FOSS, and does what I need it to do.


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