Evernote is a note-taking application that allows you to maintain a number of “notebooks” that you can piece together from any source (it acts as a very intuitive scrapbook with indexing and OCR features for extracting text from images).

It has now morphed into a web service of sorts with mobile and cross-platform syncing support, which makes it extremely interesting (more than, say, Yojimbo and other scrapbook-like apps).

Generating Markdown

Using the ScriptingBridge, a little Python and html2text, you can easily draft text to your heart’s content using the WYSIWYG editor and export it as Markdown. There are some quirks (especially regarding line spacing and lists), but it’s a handy trick:

from Foundation import *
from ScriptingBridge import *
import html2text

e = SBApplication.applicationWithBundleIdentifier_(com.Evernote.Evernote)
buffer = e.selection()0.HTMLContent()
# I prefer reference-style links
html2text.INLINE_LINKS = False
print html2text.html2text(buffer)


Date Link Notes
Feb 22’11 Installing Evernote 4 in Ubuntu Turns out it can be done by using the 1.3 version and setting the emulation to Windows 7 mode.

See Also

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YosemiteMy Deep, Dark SecretFirst set of Android apps for ChromebooksAcer C720 Chromebook
OneNote now on MacAirPrint PiA Folio That Packs a PunchFirst Impressions of iOS 7 for Keyboard Power Users
Break's OverSummer HardwareMac Kung FuPostach.io, the Evernote Site Generator
Evernote Service-wide Password ResetAn ARM On Four CylindersPhil Libin on "How I Work"The Switcher's Application Guide
How to Switch to the MacMarkdownZagCommon Denominators
Writing KitThe Week That Wasn'tIce Cream NookieOneNote for iOS gets new features
Taking Away The MagicQuiet NightsHello, AndroidHTC Tablets and Evernote
Evernote Acquires SkitchThe Info Pad Creeps CloserThe Sound of FailWriter for iPad
BumpsDropping TextSo, what of the netbooks?3 million and then some
Chipping AwayMinimalismFound With The WindCitrix Receiver for iPad
Evernote for iPad video overviewErosionDe-BuzzedOn Evernote, FNAC customer service, and lack of tech savvy and courtesy thereof
Evernote’s New Windows Beta ReleaseItems of Note on Note-TakingUnsocialThe Spartan Way
Evernote for BlackBerry Is HereEvernote's Killer ApplicationEvernote Web Gets Single Note Pop-Out and Better PrintingThis post brought to you with a considerable amount of vim.
Evernote Integration Spotlight: TarpipeWherever NoteEvernote Offline Notes on iPhone and iPodTale of a Netbook
Three in a RowCloud WritingI, for one, welcome our new diapered overlordsOn Evernote, and Security
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