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EverNote – Love You and Hate You

EverNote is the last company I expected to raise venture funding: has a mature product, a mix of freeware and a $35 version, and I pretty much considered them a good candidate for safe, organic growth. GigaOM just reported it EverNote’s funding to the tune of $6M. Wow…

My Love & Hate relationship? The love part is easy to understand; it’s a handy, easy-to-use notetaker, which I prefer to the comparable Microsoft OneNote, and the $0 price is quite unbeatable. The hate part: it really does not fit into strategy of moving off the desktop into the Cloud.

In fact it’s the only application that breaks my sync efforts between two laptops using FolderShare: if EverNote is loaded at bootup (which is the best way to use it), it will “renew” it’s data file even on the PC I am not actively using, and FolderShare will attempt to overwrite my good working copy with an older one (which however has a newer time stamp). The only solution: remember to remove EverNote from the auto-launch sequence on the secondary computer. Yet another reason why it’s safer in the Cloud.

My ideal solution would be an option to use EverNote on a data file stored online. Perhaps the $6M will cover this, too (?).

Update (8/6): Matt Marshall at SiliconBeat says EverNote will do exactly what I am asking for.
Update (8/20/07): How Not To Drown in Info: Evernote by Digital Digression.


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Comments

  1. Evernote raises venture capital

  2. EverNote 1.5 beta adds synchronization facilities. Although this doesn’t work across firewalls/NAT, you can use it in conjunction with FolderShare, to create an indirect synchronization that is safe and automatic.

    I’ve documented the steps for setup here:

    http://whir-jeffkowalski.blogspot.com/2006/09/synchronizing-evernote-between.html

    Hope this helps,

    Jeff

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