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

A Note from Chris O'NeillOneNote To Rule Them AllPythonLollipop
Running Sublime Text on a Raspberry Pi 2YosemiteMy Deep, Dark SecretFirst set of Android apps for Chromebooks
Acer C720 ChromebookOneNote now on MacAirPrint PiA Folio That Packs a Punch
First Impressions of iOS 7 for Keyboard Power UsersBreak's OverSummer HardwareMac Kung Fu
Postach.io, the Evernote Site GeneratorEvernote Service-wide Password ResetAn ARM On Four CylindersPhil Libin on "How I Work"
The Switcher's Application GuideHow to Switch to the MacMarkdownZag
Common DenominatorsWriting KitThe Week That Wasn'tIce Cream Nookie
OneNote for iOS gets new featuresTaking Away The MagicQuiet NightsHello, Android
HTC Tablets and EvernoteEvernote Acquires SkitchThe Info Pad Creeps CloserThe Sound of Fail
Writer for iPadBumpsDropping TextSo, what of the netbooks?
3 million and then someChipping AwayMinimalismFound With The Wind
Citrix Receiver for iPadEvernote for iPad video overviewErosionDe-Buzzed
On Evernote, FNAC customer service, and lack of tech savvy and courtesy thereofEvernote’s New Windows Beta ReleaseItems of Note on Note-TakingUnsocial
The Spartan WayEvernote for BlackBerry Is HereEvernote's Killer ApplicationEvernote Web Gets Single Note Pop-Out and Better Printing
This post brought to you with a considerable amount of vim.Evernote Integration Spotlight: TarpipeWherever NoteEvernote Offline Notes on iPhone and iPod
Tale of a NetbookThree in a RowCloud WritingI, for one, welcome our new diapered overlords
On Evernote, and SecurityOptical Character RecognitionYojimboMail Indexers: