#31 Please make a portable version of NeverNote = NixNote

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nobody
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2012-02-11
2012-02-11
Ernest
No

No portable Evernote version because there is no permission from the publisher:
On http://portableapps.com/node/22217 there have been created portable versions of Evernote developed under the PortableApps.com format and for use in the Portableapps.com Platform. But the developers had no permission from the publisher to repackage the freeware. So unfortunatelly the link to the illegally packaged software had to be removed by mod JTH. But many people need a portable Evernote version, which can be executed on a DropBox-, TeamDrive- or USB-stick-folder. People, who have no admin rights on their business computers must use PNotes Portable or CherryTree portable until now. Because NixNote is Open Source it should be legal to make a portable NixNote version.
See also: http://alternativeto.net/software/nevernote/reviews

Discussion

  • Ernest
    Ernest
    2012-02-11

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  • With the current version, I would highly recommend not using it as a portable app. There are a few reasons not to use this as a portable app.

    To keep some user settings, there is information written in the Windows registry or the Linux & OS-X home directories. That information could be used to trace a user on another machine.

    By default it also stores the database in the user's home directory. That can be changed via a command line option, but I don't know how you would control that on a portable app where the drive letter could change.

    There is also the requirement of a JVM, which I don't know if it can be done on a portable stick or not.

    I haven't tried storing the database on something like Dropbox. I think others have tried but I never heard their results. In theory it should work.

    I don't know if it requires any admin rights. I don't think it does, but I haven't tested it.

    If you are asking my permissions to distribute, that is fine with me. I don't believe I have any legal authority to stop you since it is an open source product. Just remember you do need to distribute the source with the program & application. Given its size & other requirements, the term "portable" may be stretching it.

    Sorry, but I don't believe it is a good candidate for a portable app at this time. If I ever change it so that it is possible, I'll update this request.