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Evernote releases new beta 14

by Dieter Bohn Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:04 am EST


Evernote was an early favorite on webOS and an example of some of the momentum webOS had from major app developers in its early days. Since then the app had seen a rough patch, but as we reported in October the company is hard at work on an updated version. Kudos, Evernote.

To that end they just posted a new beta, 1.3.5 Beta 1, in their forums. It brings notebook filters, an updated list view, editor improvements, and plenty of bug fixes. For reasons beyond our ken they've opted not to put their app up in Palm's Beta feed, but if you know how to install an IPK (hint: WebOS Quick Install or Preware), you can head on over to the Evernote forums and grab it.

Souce: Evernote forums; Thanks hertzi!



OK, so when I tap on the link to it in the browser on my Sprint Pre, all I get is a jumble of characters on the screen. Obviously, it's the IPK itself, but the browser on the Pre does not properly download it directly. Have to use the "Install Package" function in Preware and enter the URL there.

EDIT: Uh oh. Just tried doing it via Preware as described above, but it doesn't work. Log shows unable to run command installNoVerify

I got it to install just using only my Pre by: downloading the file by meta-tapping the link from evernote and downloading URL
Then emailing that file to myself from the info section in Internalz.
Then I had to tap the file twice in the email and preware launched and installed.

Downloading now in Preware.

Did it work for you?

No. But I didn't get an error, the download just stalled.

I used WebOS quick install, and that did the job just fine. Unfortunately, while there are lots of new features, it seems buggier than before. I would recommend holding off unless you really need the new features.

anyone able to install this?

Nothing Interesting.
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
91 273k 91 250k 0 0 17111 0 0:00:16 0:00:14 0:00:02 30820
100 273k 100 273k 0 0 17891 0 0:00:15 0:00:15 --:--:-- 33197
-1: Unable to run command: /usr/bin/luna-send -n 6 luna://com.palm.appinstaller/installNoVerify '{"subscribe":true, "target": "/media/internal/.developer/webospreview", "uncompressedSize": 0}' 2>&1
** Message: serviceResponse Handling: 2, {"returnValue":true , "ticket":5, "subscribed":true}
** Message: serviceResponse Handling: 2, { "ticket":5 , "status":"STARTING" }
** Message: serviceResponse Handling: 2, { "ticket":5 , "status":"CREATE_TMP" }
** Message: serviceResponse Handling: 2, { "ticket":5 , "status":"VERIFYING" }
** Message: serviceResponse Handling: 2, { "ticket":5 , "status":"IPKG_INSTALL" }

- Joe.

I downloaded the ipk onto a PC, and then sent it via email. Preware is configured to handle ipks in email, so I tapped on the attachment to download it. Nothing happened, but when I tapped on it a second time, Preware fired up and installed it. The help screen still shows 1.3.0, but my Device Info app shows it as 1.3.5.

Haven't done much yet, but it did install!


That's exactly what I just did. Downloaded to PC and Emailed to myself. Installed from the attachment in Email. Appears that Preware has some sort of a problem installing it from the URL directly.

Used the URL http://update.evernote.com/prerelease/ENWebOS/ com.evernote.palm.app.evernote_1.3.5_all.ipk in preware and got the same error twice. May just be having trouble downloading, I'll try again later.

-1: Unable to run command: /usr/bin/curl --create-dirs --insecure --location --fail --show-error --output /media/internal/.developer/com.evernote.palm.app.evernote_1.3.5_all.ipk http://update.evernote.com/prerelease/ENWebOS/com.evernote.palm.app.ever... 2>&1
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
22 273k 22 63995 0 0 653 0 0:07:09 0:01:37 0:05:32 4831
25 273k 25 72755 0 0 739 0 0:06:19 0:01:38 0:04:41 7519
curl: (18) transfer closed with 207653 bytes remaining to read

Downloading directly via Preware or via the WebOS browser when Preware is configured as the IPK handler doesn't work. Haven't tried it with Internalz registered as the IPK handler. WebOS QuickInstall works just fine, as apparently does getting it onto your device another way and having Preware install it locally.

I tried pc to email first and got failed ipk and endless wheel spin. I will try to put it on w/ usb later.

via usb then preware worked perfectly.

Here's what I did:

1. I saved the .ipk to the Dropbox folder on my PC.
2. I opened up Dropboxify on my Pre and saved the .ipk to my phone.
3. I opened up Internalz and used it to open the .ipk and tapped on the "Install" button.
4. I opened up Evernote and tapped on "Help" in the menu.

Evernote reports itself as version 1.3.0, not 1.3.5 Beta 1 but it has the new features described in the Evernote forum post. It's still nowhere near as fast or as smooth as on my iPod Touch. (Of course I couldn't go through the above procedure on my iTouch either but then I didn't have to either.)