Evernote desktop-integrated client, Everpad 1.7 released with progressbar support, drag&drop attachments, autocompletion and fixes
Evernote is a widely known online service, specialized in note-taking activities "conducted" via its online "space" and specialized applications aimed at desktops, mobile devices, etc.
Everpad harnesses and pushes Evernote's power into an integrated desktop application with support for sync, appindicator, dedicated Unity lens, basically, a solid bundle of features suitable for a proper note-taking activity.
Everpad has been updated to another meaningful release, 1.7, enriching its features, desktop integration and usability.
Managing settings is to be performed via
Everpad appindicator-->Settings and Management, accessing the mentioned location, exposes a dialog where
Remove Authorisation, button useful to authorize Everpad to use Evernote, action required for a usable sync computer-Evernote functionality) and
Sync delay (5 minutes by default, meaning, on every 5 minutes, Everpad performs a sync, nevertheless, clicking
Last Sync, under its appindicator, syncs Everpad immediately, removing the set time interval) are to be located.
Start with system, enables Everpad to run at startup.
Manage Notebooks tab displays the already-created (via the desktop and/or via the online place) notebooks (note-holders), furthermore, exposing the number of notes per notebook; changing the name of a notebook, can be achieved via the "cog" icon.
The new 1.7 release introduces progressbar support, consequently, performing a sync, summons a progressbar on Everpad's Unity launcher icon (launching Everpad, exposes only its appindicator on the Unity panel, in order to observe the mentioned sync-related progressbar, the user must drag&drop Everpad icon from the Dash to the launcher, action that, although the icon "appears" non-active, displays the progressbar when on sync).
Everpad comes with support for attachments, meaning, the user is able to, along with text content, add a file as attachment (image, text file, music track, etc) by clicking the toolbar's + button and locating the to-be-attached file.
Adding an attachment, automatically pushes the attached file into a dedicated right-panel area, clicking on it, opens the attachment via its its default file handler (opening a note and examining/editing the text and clicking on a music track, exposed as attachment, opens the track via Rhythmbox).
Everpad 1.7 brings drag&drop support for adding attachments by clicking & holding & dragging &dropping a file into Everapd's Unity launcher icon (similar to the mentioned progressbar approach, the icon is usable while appearing as non-active).
Dropping a file into Everpad icon, opens a new-note-creation dialog with the dropped file as attachment, consequently, typing a title and text as "body" content, and clicking
Save, allow the user to create a note with an attachment in a matter of seconds.
Adding tags to notes is to be achieved by clicking the "cog" button an typing tags into the bottom-right area, action to be helped by the new autocompletion support, like for instance, typing t, summons a drop-down containing previously typed tags starting with t.
How do we install Everpad 1.7?
Add the following PPA (Oneiric, Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install everpad
Everpad comes comes with a dedicated Unity lens, in order to use it, restart the computer.
If, after updating the app to the 1.7 release (or superior versions, as compared to one's latest functional Everpad), the app doesn't properly perform:
- remove the authorization (under
Everpad appindicator-->Settings and Management-->Remove Authorisation)
- restart the computer
- authorize Everpad (again)
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