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Upload Notes To Evernote From Unity Launcher Quicklist In Ubuntu

Unity Launcher quicklists help users perform lethargic functions more quickly. We have covered a number of Unity Launcher quicklists for web services like Facebook and Google+. This time we have a Unity Launcher quicklist for the Evernote web service which can help you speed up your note taking tasks. Since Evernote does not have a native Linux application, this quicklist can be of immense utility for Evernote users.

Evermutt is a Unity applet which helps to quickly create and upload notes to Evernote. The developer of this script wanted to utilize the ability of Evernote to upload notes via email. Keeping this in mind, he wrote a script for making a Unity launcher quicklist for Evernote.

To get started, install the mutt (which is a text based mail user agent), from the download link given at the end of this post. Once mutt is installed, you will be able to use Evermutt to send your notes to Evernote from the Unity Launcher. After installing mutt enter the following commands in the Terminal:

cd Downloads

wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3237850/Evermutt.tar.gz

tar -xvf Evermutt.tar.gz

sudo mv Evermutt/evernote.desktop /usr/share/applications

sudo mv Evermutt/evernote.jpg /usr/share/pixmaps

sudo mv Evermutt/evermutt.sh /usr/bin

sudo mv Evermutt/evermutttext.sh /usr/bin

chmod +x /usr/bin/evermutt.sh

chmod +x /usr/bin/evermutttext.sh

Now, Enter these commands in the Terminal:

gksu gedit /usr/bin/evermutt.sh

gksu gedit /usr/bin/evermutttext.sh

When you enter the above commands, a notepad document  for gedit will open up. Search for the word” Evernote Email” using Ctrl+F and replace it with your Evernote e-mail address:

Edit File

Open the Unity Dash and drag & drop the Evernote icon to the Unity Launcher.

Drag and Drop

To create and upload notes, right-click on the Evernote icon from the Unity Launcher and select Quick Note option.


Enter a note name to proceed further.


Add your note and click OK to upload the note to Evernote.


You will be informed that your note is being sent to Evernote.


Download mutt [Direct Link. This link will open up the Ubuntu Software Center for mutt installation.]

[via OMG Ubuntu]


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