Friday, April 13, 2018

Howto Install Evernote on Linux Mint

One of the tools to capture my notes on a PC and Android mobile device is Evernote. Searching online today, it is clear that Evernote is not available on Linux (Mint), however it has been implied that their API is sufficient for anyone to develop a version of Evernote (Evernote on Linux). This means no Evernote application on Linux. Good news for the Linux community as the API documentations are available at

Nixnote by baumgarr provides you access to Evernote on Linux Mint along with a user manual in PDF. Download the version suitable for you at

Nixnote2 on Linux Mint

My set up (inxi -S)
Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7

Step 1: Download nixnote

Locate the file online from Sourceforge and download. The file I downloaded to my Download folder is


Step 2: Install from command prompt

$ cd ~/Download
$ sudo apt install ./nixnote2-2.0.2_amd64.deb
$ apt install libcurl3 libcurl3-nss

This installed the dependency packages libcurl3, libpoppler-qt5-1 and tidy.

Troubleshoot: Error

QSqlDatabase: QSQLITE driver not loaded
QSqlDatabase: available drivers:
ERROR 2018-04-13 00:50:37.788 ( sql/databaseconnection.cpp @ 44 ) Error opening database:  QSqlError(-1, "Driver not loaded", "Driver not loaded")

Solution: At CLI type

$ apt install lua5.2-sql-sqlite3
$ apt install libqt4-sql-sqlite

Step 3: Run Nixnote

At the Desktop Menu ->Internet ->Nixnote2

Troubleshoot: Nothing appears after click Nixnote2.

At CLI the error shows:

nixnote2: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Solution: Open CLI and type

$ apt install libpoppler-qt4-4
$ nixnote2


Once its started, Click in the menu File ->Add another user. Key in your new user name.
Click File ->User Account Maintenance. Choose the new user.
Click Tools ->Synchronised

Wait for it to download from Evernote.

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