Install Evernote Client (Everpad) in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Everpad is an open-source client for the fantastic note taking tool evernote that integrates extremely well with Unity, the default Ubuntu Desktop Environment.

The app support Unity Lens which allows you to search through your Evernotes, then click to open them for additional editing. From the app indicator you can create and manage all of your Evernotes from one place.

Everpad Unity Lens Ubuntu 14.04

Install Everpad:

NOTE: The development of Everpad has suspended for months, and there are a large mount of open issues still have no response. Everpad now has bugs, use it at your own risk!

Once Ubuntu 14.04 is finally released, you’ll be able to install the evernote app via below commands.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install everpad

Once installed search for and run the ‘Everpad’ from the Unity Dash. You will then see the app indicator appear on your panel. Once it does, click on it and select “Settings & Management” then “Authorise” to configure Everpad with your Evernote account.

That’s it! Your notes will now start to sync with Ubuntu. Enjoy!


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11 responses to Install Evernote Client (Everpad) in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. i get this when i try to install it :
    “Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package everpad

    what should i do ?

  2. November 12, 2014 at 4:55 am


    I installed everpad in ubuntu 14.04, but couldn’t create notes.
    Essentially, everpad Note tab doesn’t work when clicked whereas the Notebook tab does.

    I isntalled everpad by running the following commands.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install everpad


  3. @Viji,@Lydia

    had the same experience. But after synchronization with Evernote had started, creating notes worked as expected

  4. This works brilliantly for me under Desktop 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks!
    I’m an embedded software engineer and I’ve been using the traditional “pen-and-paper” way of keeping track of my “TODOs” for the last few years. Only recently did I decide to go “cloud”, and so far it’s working out really well. I’m an avid Ubuntu fan, so I’m wrapped to see this great app has a working Ubuntu client.

  5. This is broken on Ubunut 14.04. App crashed instantly on me.

  6. Henrique Pessoa January 6, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Ji, Is there any way to perform search like evernote? Or any other solution to do this?

  7. Tried installing Everpad as the instructions above (on Ubuntu 14.04 Unity) and completed the Authorization.

    I am able to add new NoteBook but clicking on New Note just does nothing. Tried creating from command line but get following error.

    /var/www/html/L5>$ everpad --create note
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/everpad", line 9, in
    load_entry_point('everpad==2.5dev', 'gui_scripts', 'everpad')()
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/everpad/pad/", line 325, in main
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/everpad/", line 32, in wrapper
    return getattr(self.__interface, name)(*args, **kwargs)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/", line 70, in __call__
    return self._proxy_method(*args, **keywords)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/", line 145, in __call__
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/", line 651, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
    dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/", line 707, in _message_cb
    retval = candidate_method(self, *args, **keywords)
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/everpad/provider/", line 268, in create_note
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/everpad/", line 55, in give_to_obj
    setattr(obj, field[0], val)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/", line 303, in __set__
    instance_dict(instance), value, None)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/", line 804, in set
    value = self.fire_replace_event(state, dict_, value, old, initiator)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/", line 824, in fire_replace_event
    value = fn(state, value, previous, initiator or self)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sqlalchemy/orm/", line 1120, in emit_backref_from_scalar_set_event
    child_state, child_dict = instance_state(child),\
    AttributeError: 'dbus.Int32' object has no attribute '_sa_instance_state'