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EverNote Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — EverNote

Create, manage, and save various kinds of personal documents.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 437 184 comments

EverNote was available as a giveaway on November 15, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
free today
Convert Word to PDF files.

EverNote allows you to easily capture any information you like, and find it whenever you want. Create text or handwritten notes, import mobile phone snapshots, clip web pages, and grab content from any application directly into EverNote - so everything is kept in a single place.

Once your data is in EverNote, find it quickly using our advanced search, automatic and custom categories, and intuitive interface.

EverNote innovates by storing content on an endless, virtual roll of paper. You can quickly scroll chronologically through your notes similar to scanning through handwritten notes in a notebook.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


EverNote Corporation



File Size:

55.6 MB



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Reply   |   Comment by My Cool Gadget  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

How does this compare against Microsoft Office OneNote 2007?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Gates ;)  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What's not to love about Evernote? It's very handy, totally free and no nags! Yeah, there's a paid version but who really needs the extra functionality of the paid version anyway? I've been using the free version for some months and it's become a tool I don't care to live without. I say thanks and two thumbs up!

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It looks so good! I will have to use the free version though as I found the site the download AFTER this! If only these downloads could last longer!

Reply   |   Comment by TA  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great item to have, thanks..Comes in very handy...

Reply   |   Comment by Tobius  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You may want to go to the forums on Ever Note, they have templates and even a free template exe program to alter your templates.

Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is the first time I've ever downloaded a freebie and I LOVE it. I did have to be persistent in downloading it, but it was well worth the effort! I am shopping for my grandkids and all I do is copy and paste and I'm able to comparison shop. No handwritten notes. It takes me right back to the website where the product is. Thank you so much!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Sheri  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To Hinata post #180 - Yes, that happened to me too!
Also see Gisele's post #107.
Nobody has addressed the issue, but for me, when I closed down and rebooted, the URL's came back as normal.

Can't explain why they disappeared & then came back, but as long as they stay put, I'm ok w it ...
Hope it helps,

Reply   |   Comment by LeKanaw  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

neimii (#165)... It happens on my dad's computer. But he installed it from a flash drive.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Strange, I installed it and used the firefox integrated thing, and now URLs do not display in my address bar o_o is anyone else having the same problem as I am?

Reply   |   Comment by Hinata  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Aloha Bob (#174). It is PST and Hawaii doesn't get screwed. As the GAOTD is available for 24 hours for everybody. No matter what time zone you are in.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To Sg #163 Yes, I'm still reading, was hoping someone would be nice enough to explain it.
Thank you VERY MUCH for your answer! Very kind :)

I d/l it to the PC & Laptops, just in case...
The fact that Evernote has proprietary s/w could indeed be a problem.
Not being able to read one's own notes unless we have the s/w on every PC is a bother, bc 5x$50. is much toooo much!
Being free and accessible everywhere is the big advantage of GNotebook & GDocs.

Well, at least now I know what is the difference.
Thank you again, Sg

Reply   |   Comment by LeKanaw  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Folks,

Sure, eventually you and your friends who happily use a product may eventually buy it. When you have a crash. Or more likely when you buy a new computer, or when there is a significant upgrade. So what ? If I happily have used a program for a year, and it has proven itself day in and day out, I will be happy to, at that point, become a registered user. (Although I may look for discount buy mechanisms).

Great GAOTD, today. However the complications in registration were tricky, even now it was very hard to tell whether an install was giving me a trial version or the full version. The fact that I do not have a personal registration number does not inspire confidence. Maybe you can rerun this in a month or two, or a week or two, with a better installer.

One problem mentioned elsewhere on the normal free versions of Evernote is a double-nag screen, instituted recently. (Many find this a dealbreaker, others don't care at all.) Otherwise I gather their free version is far better than the crippleware of many packages. Synchronization features are nice to have.

As for the regular freeware alternatives, some leaders seem to be:

Evernote Free
Keynote (excellent, but no new development expected)

Neomem - open source

TreeDbNotes (like Evernote, free version is strong)

Codelib Net, NoteLens are other notable mentions above.

And EasyNoter Lite was interesting, with more of a PIM-sense.


Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great program !! have been using the free version for about a year!
I installed it yesterday . (running vista) it worked fine. battery ran low. so pc shutdown. now of course it went back to a restore point. (where it says evernote installed) but i see the installation files and no application. if i re run the setup of course it says the date has expired . any ideas ??

Reply   |   Comment by jiml  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As Goldfinger said, the first time is happenstance, the second coincidence, and the third enemy action. My first post "got lost", but appeared on a retry. A secong post "got lost". This is my third one - and I wonder whether evidence will mount for enemy action.

Early (pre v2) versions of EN are brilliant. Then something went wrong (take over? new shark in the fish-tank?). Just look at how many people have had problems installing EN. How it OVERWRITES existing EN databases without asking, and jams up if you deny it that pleasure.

But most of all review #149 - this is what this is all about. These "giveaways" are loss-leaders. Or a bit like handing out free (insert your addictive drug of choice). You get commited (all your data is now in EN)/hooked and then sooner or later your PC goes belly up, or maybe you just get a new computer - and then - to get the same functionality - you will have to buy EN. What they are doing is building up a host of future customers by the back door.

Am I alone in thinking all this is just a little bit questionable?

Note to moderator: if you don't post this then it pretty much proves you are up to no good! If you do post it it will at least show you are open and even-handed in the comments you allow.

Reply   |   Comment by No to Peskyware!  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

too bad I didn't act on this earlier. Wish these guys would take the time to list the time zone when it expires. Hawaii is always getting screwed.

Reply   |   Comment by Aloha Bob  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

this is actually one of the best GAOTD lately :) Thanks for the efforts and keep on offering us such good quality software.

I have experienced issues until GAOTD updated the exe file, but once that was solved I imediately started to use it and it works fine!

I am just upset that it is not integrated with all my software :)

Keep up the good work!

Reply   |   Comment by Simona  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If you missed this one, start kicking yourself! For people who like note-takers, this one is awesome. Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Frank Drebin  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wow! Thanks GAOTD - I've been looking for a good clipper for ages, but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. EverNote definitely fits the bill - and the handwriting component is excellent. It installed without a hitch. I've been playing with it for almost an hour without any problems. Great software. Thanks for making it available!

Reply   |   Comment by Jackie D  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

One of the best programs I have used so far. Kept telling 'waaw' many a times, seeing the features and the way it works. $50 is no big at all.

- vish

Reply   |   Comment by vish  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Seems to be nice software going by all the nice comments here. Can anyone please tell me whether this software also helps to search through e-mails.



Reply   |   Comment by Nazeer  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Terrific product, but way too much code bloat. 55MB?? Was not even going to consider this until I saw the multitude of positive comments.
Thank you to all who took the time to install, actually try it, and then give honest comments without unnecessary derision.

*** LOOKY HERE ***
You can verify that the version is fully registered (see http://www.evernote.com/support/faq/ )...
- Go to Help, About.
- Look closeley at the popup window at the top.
- It will say "EverNote(R)" at the top, followed by the version #,
- If neither of the words " (Free) " or " (Trial) " appear next to the Registered Trademark symbol, your version is fully registered.

Thanks, GAOTD and EverNote

Reply   |   Comment by JMattey  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have tried many times to download it and it will not install. It keeps sending me in circles. This is my first time on this site and I doubt I will be back after problems like that. What a waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Nonie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded program and all seems find although I haven't had time to really check it out. Only one problem so far when I double click file to open a window opens telling me 'Please insert disk into drive \Device\Hardisk\4\DR6' when I click cancel or continue program seems to work ok. Anybody have any idea how I can stop this happening.

Reply   |   Comment by neimii  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I did what the instructions said to do, and got this 'Extract the installation file 'EverNote_Setup.exe' and run it to install and activate the software.' when I clicked onto the Setup folder. Had the same trouble installing it as some of the other posters had.
As some of you advised/instructed I went into My Computer, and found the Evernote file which I clicked onto, and got the program installed. This is the first time I have had trouble installing a program, other than the very first time (which was MY fault because I didn't read all the instructions first, which is what I always do any other time).

Reply   |   Comment by RosnSC  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#59 if you are still reading, concerning Google Notebook, which I used also. Evernote's databases appear to only be readable by Evernote so you probably can't read your notes on another computer where Evernote isn't installed (I guess unless you get the portable version). Evernote stores its database on your computer, not on the internet like Google does. They both have their own advantages. I was using Google religiously before evernote but I really wanted something that would store info directly on my computer and this app is so easily searchable. And even though I have DSL, for me sometimes it is still a hassle using Google Notebook to read and organize my collections of notes (though collecting them is just as easy with Google Notebook). Maybe, in future versions, Evernote will have some type of online service that syncs with the user's computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Sg  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

to #137 marsh_Ox
Sometimes the ratings aren't accurate. Such as today, a few of the times when I clicked the rating button, it added or subtracted more than one point. I don't pay attention to the ratings anyway because I am going to make a comment or question regardless of whether everyone thinks it's helpful or not, and usually not everyone will think it's helpful but someone will either think it is helpful or be kind enough to answer your question (even if it's a dupe, it can be easy to miss info already given and--I have seen 2 or more of the same question posted very close together before most likely bc GAOTD has taken too long in moderating/censoring the posts )

#138 Cindi
There is a backup\restore feature under the file menu but that only backs up the database not the registration key. But, as some others have pointed out, there is a free version that has almost all of the features of the paid version.

Thanks for the link to the thumbnails showing whether it was registered or not. I was unsure, especially as I was using the free version and uninstalled it before I installed the GAOTD offering.

It doesn't look as if they offer an extension for Opera that will apply a button or a contextual menu for use directly within the application, but you can use the Universal Clipper and it works just as well. The universal Clipper loads into your taskbar along with Evernote and its icon is a circle with a check mark inside of it. You can either add a selection with it or use it to take a screenshot.

Reply   |   Comment by Sg  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very nice program, yet It makes me wonder why it has to connect to the internet every time it opens. Whats up with that?


Reply   |   Comment by Motman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hello HamsterGirl #47+90
Thank you for your answer.
Hummm... what are "Stickie Pics"? Googled it, can't figure it out...

I'm old and a "newbie", half the time I can't understand what posters are talking about, but I keep trying!

I see nobody answered #74 question about the GNotebook.
Sorry it bothered so many people (-8), I'm just trying to learn folks, but it's not easy - sometimes one does not even know how to properly ask the question. No need to vote it down.
Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by LeKanaw  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just because I know us freako people on the net, sure enough there are additional templates made by someone outside the developer for templates.
this is one of them but I cant figure out how to get it to adapt or download.


Reply   |   Comment by Cathy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

First of all, I must say this is one of the best GAOTD!!
But does anyone know if this program can popup a msg to remind me what to do? I can't find this feature in the to-do list... It would be marvelous if this reminder is included~!!

Reply   |   Comment by justin  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yay! EverNote! Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! Thank you GaOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by Tehd  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Download curiosities along with 118 and 128.

As I already have ritePen in a file named "Evernote" in my program files, I instructed it to download into a file named "C:\Program Files\EvernoteNotePad. I found the "read me" file there along with a large file named "Setup" (no.exe attached). I couldn't open this to see sub-folders, opening it or telling it to run only hooked me up again to the website I told me it was activated. Going back, I found a file labelled "C:\Evernote" listed upon expanding "My Computer". In this folder is one file named "Evernote_Setup". I clicked on that and it appeared to finish installation complete with a Macromedia Flash presentation on how it works.

Hope this may be helpful to someone.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Replying to my own post, #149...

Activate not connecting problem fixed!

I searched the internet for the error message. I found out this problem can be caused from Internet Explorer being set to offline mode.

I used Internet Explorer recently because I was trying to check into these types of programs. I normally use Opera.

Sure enough, it had become set to offline mode.

Note that I downloaded EverNote through Opera and the system still cared about IE being set to offline mode.

Also thanks to the other people who posted the various installation tips and links to other software.


Reply   |   Comment by brendag4  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I found some of the comments VERY useful...special thanks to the person who noted that the files should unzip to C:\Program Files\Evernote instead of C:\Evernote

My installation and activation went smoothly. I got the usual popup successful activation GOTD page after installing. I'm pretty sure I have the full version. I tried out the ink and shape recognition features (those that are only available in EverNote Plus version) and they worked fine.

If you go to Help>About EverNote it will show you what version you have. I have the full version. Click the link for examples....

Reply   |   Comment by dvab  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To Lyn #145, that's the way to go! Keep smiling!

I always find it easier to download with freshdownload which is
a download manager, free at www.freshdevices.com
I have WinXP and everything installed fine. Now I have to try
out the potentials of Evernote!

Please note that after downloading and unzipping the Evernote.zip,
you will have to run C:\Evernote\EverNote_Setup.exe to install.
When it is successfully installed, you will see the Evernote icon
on your desktop.

Reply   |   Comment by cathL  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wow! Thanks a lot GAOTD. I have been using the free version of Evernote for about 2 months. It's great. Just downloaded the giveaway and installed it over the existing version. No problems. All data carried forward to new version. Yet to try out the added features.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For me it was the best GAOTD till today... Thank you, guys, it's a very useful software.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#3 and #137.. you probably got so many negative comments because you did not provide useful info about the software. Then you asked a question that has been answered many times on previous offerings or that you could have answered for yourself if you just went to the EverNote site.

But to answer your question on what happens if your computer crashes with the Giveaway software? Well in most cases it means you will just have to purchase a license. (assuming you keep backups so you still have your data.) In the case of EverNote, there is an always free version that has almost all the functionality of the full version. So even if you crash, even if you don't want to purchase Evernote, you could just use this free version.

I haven't been able to try it because I can't get the activation module to connect to the Giveaway site.


Reply   |   Comment by brendag4  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is a keeper. Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Danielle  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


For people using computers that display a disk drive in My Computer for each of their USB ports (like my Compaq), there appears to be an issue when EverNote is started up for the 2nd time onwards.

It seems to be harmless, but annoying to have to deal with by clicking "Ignore" every time.

This is the error message that appears:


Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c

Apparently other EverNote users are registering their complaints:


This is not happening on my other computer I installed it earlier (which does not show these extra "phantom" disk drives in My Computer).

Googling for this error shows that EverNote is not the only application affected (ignore the "it's a virus!" posts):


Hope we GAOTD folks might get the fix when it comes available...

Reply   |   Comment by H.Marx  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you very much!I had downloaded the Free vesions yesterday,and now I will luckily to have the full vesion.Thank you!!!

Reply   |   Comment by eager  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Awesome program! One of the best GOTD offerings ever! I love love love it and will willingly tell all my writing friends about it out of gratitude for letting me try it out. Hope my word-of-mouth raves translate to sales to thank you for letting me give this a spin for free!

Reply   |   Comment by Bryan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#133, look at it like it's a puzzle, keep tring till you get it, it can make you angry or happy, (if you solve it)!
But if you have time , don't give up, some of us have conquered the Puzzle!

Reply   |   Comment by lyn  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

this is about the most widely used GOTD since Blindwrite...

Reply   |   Comment by WillyC  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Since I already have Microsoft Office OneNote 2007, I don't need it. It's a free alternative for people who don't have OneNote, but in my opinion OneNote is better and more organized, things are more easier to find. Anyway is a good alternative for people who can't aford OneNote.

Reply   |   Comment by Val  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks for GOTD and EverNote Corp!

After installation, it popup a note indicated already activated. Anyway, I don't know if it was activated really. I still saw Purchase EverNote from the Help menu.

Anyone knows how to identify if it is activated?


Reply   |   Comment by gg4599  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I work in the academy and the program (at least according to the thirty minutes test I did) seems really handy and helpful to keep track of info, which I do a lot. Many thanks and I´d be glad to see more giveaways like this.!

Reply   |   Comment by Ricardo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I used the free version several months ago and it worked as advertised. According to the developer, the only differences between the free version and the paid version (today's offering) are these:

- Synchronization of notes across multiple computers via USB
- Advanced text and image recognition
- Search through printed and handwritten text found within images
- Correction of freely drawn shapes

If you like the way EverNote does things, then this is a very worthwhile download. Personally, I didn't like its "innovative design" way of handling things, but that's just me. I do know many people who swear by it and some of them have even bought the paid version.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry_TX  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Have used free version for years, loved it so much I bought full version a few week ago :( Could not live without it.

Reply   |   Comment by Lorraine  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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