Evernote now available in the Mac App Store

Posted by on 06 Jan 2011

Posted by on 06 Jan 2011

We here at Evernote love app stores. They’ve played a critical role in Evernote’s growth, especially the iTunes App Store.

Since it’s launch, the iTunes App Store has set the standard for how storefronts should work, and its success has helped to create a new market. Now, Evernote can be found in over a dozen mobile storefronts worldwide from iTunes to Android to BlackBerry to WebOS. In recent months, app stores have become the way that most people first download Evernote, accounting for nearly 70% of new Evernote users!

To date, these have all been mobile, which is why we’re so excited about today’s announcement. Evernote is now available in Apple’s new Mac App Store.

This is huge

Apple revolutionized the way people interact with apps on their mobile devices. Before the iTunes App Store, finding and installing an app on your smartphone was about as pleasant as stepping on glass. Now, getting an app couldn’t be easier.

Imagine having that simplicity as part of your desktop experience.

By bringing their App Store know-how to the Mac, Apple is set to completely alter our expectations for software discovery and installation. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.

Get Evernote from the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is part of the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update. Once you update, an App Store icon will appear on your dock. Then, search for Evernote and follow the installation steps. You will need an Apple ID

The advantages that the App Store offers are: much easier installation and easier updating.

If you already have Evernote installed

We recommend sticking with your installed Evernote version for now.

This is all new to us, and we can’t wait to see how the Mac App Store develops, and the effect that it has on the industry as a whole, which we anticipate will be quite significant.


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  • Scott

    The “new” clipper installer, Evernote Safari Clipper Plugin 112139.pkg, throws an error on installation and fails. says:

    Failed install preflight: Error Domain=PKInstallErrorDomain Code=102 UserInfo=0x11c8e2220 “The package “Evernote Safari Clipper Plugin 112139.pkg” is untrusted.” Underlying Error=(Error Domain=NSOSStatusErrorDomain Code=-2147409622 UserInfo=0x11c8f4450 “The operation couldn’t be completed. CSSMERR_TP_NOT_TRUSTED”)

    • Udi

      Me too. Could this be because I had the “normal” version of Evernote installed before? Help!

      • Kiffen

        I’m having the same issue. didn’t grab the log (thanks Scott) but that’s where it’s at right now. I did not have a previous version of Evernote installed (didn’t know about it until today) so that’s not an issue…

      • Sophie Freethy

        Mine fails too, useless! Evernote need to address this issue.

      • Eric

        Same here for me!

        10.6.6 w/ Evernote from Mac App Store

  • Dan Fulbright

    “The global Print to PDF menu will currently not include Evernote as a destination.” However, I still see “Save PDF to Evernote” in my apps. Is this just because I had the standalone version of Evernote installed previously? I use that function extensively, so I’ll have to go back to the standalone version if it really does go away.

    • Andrew Sinkov

      Yes, that’s mostly likely because you had Evernote installed previously.

  • Rex Hammock

    If I have the version from your website and have a premium account, should I continue to use that version, or should I use the App Store version to take advantage of the automatic updating?

    • Andrew Sinkov

      We suggest using the version you already have installed.

  • Paul

    I’m having the Web Clipper for Safari install problem. No previous version of the Evernote clipper. I was able to download it for Firefox, and it works fine. Haven’t tried Chrome yet.

    • Andrew Sinkov

      We’re investigating the Safari issue. You won’t have any problems with Firefox or Chrome.

    • ola myklebost

      I have installed for safari fine on one machine, not on the other. both are new and have all updates. firefox wortks on both. tried with Evernote Safari Clipper Plugin 119502

  • Matteo

    Not having Print to PDF is a huge drawback. That must be the single one feature I use most. 🙁
    Can’t that be re-added with some script that can be downloaded from the website after installation? Or is that against the rules too?

    (love the software btw)

  • sudhir Khanger

    Please Evernote for Ubuntu please.

  • Graham Sanders

    Print PDF to Evernote is a *very* useful feature. I will stick with the standalone version until that feature is restored.

  • Rajko

    Clipper doesn’t want to install on safari.

  • ybus

    THANK YOU! I have a mac but an android phone and had just started using evernote on my phone. I dloaded evernote from the app store today and it automatically pulled everything from my phone! LOVE IT! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Note every mac owner owns an iphone but would like their worlds to sync!

  • Beirne

    Evernote is great and I hope the store gets you a lot more customers, but the three features you had to remove to be compliant with the store rules is the reason I don’t trust Apple to run a store. I want to be able to buy my software without having to worry about if Steve approves. The ability to print to Evernote was the way I generated most of my notes in the early days, and I still use it from time to time, so the lack of this feature decreases Evernote’s usability.

  • Jillybean10

    How can I get the clipper for Chrome?

    • Andrew Sinkov

      You can get the Chrome extension here:

  • Steve Doh

    great for my son but im still wait for ubuntu store ^__^
    cheer up !!!

  • Christoph

    I’m not able to install the “new” clipper installer for safari.

  • chauke

    I love it very much becoz l can install everything l want any time everywhere super

  • Terri Schurter

    Print PDF to Evernote is the feature I use the most in Evernote, so I will be sticking with what I have for now. I am pleased you will continue to offer us updates for it.

  • soiramk

    I have already installed Evernote from your website.
    Why Mac App Store doesn’t recognize it as “Installed” ?

  • whaleone

    Can’t install web clipper for safari

  • Christian Muggli

    unfortunately i can not install the Evernote Safari Clipper Plugin =>The Installation failed. An unknown installation error occured. The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance. so i’m here => any tips?

  • Jeffrey

    Safari Webclipper plug-in fails on install. Got Evernote from app store, never had it before.

  • CJ

    Dear Evernote,

    I love Evernote. I have a sketch comedy group and we use evernote everyday as our digital comedy brain, housing sketches, ideas, and various projects that we are working on. In this way it is invaluable. However, I have one gigantic complaint: your lack of rich-text editing is terrible!! Please please fix this. Currently this is the only thing that keeps me from going premium. While the version of evernote on the ipad is sleek, its lack of rich text formating makes it virtually impossible for me to use my ipad to work on over 90% of my projects. Please please fix this.

  • Matteo

    Hum hum… now looking at the “Save PDF to Evernote” issue it in more detail… isn’t that simply a link to the Evernote app that is placed under “~/Library/PDF Services”? If so, it seems easy to re-enable on an app store-bought version… can anybody confirm it works? (I have a website-bought version)

    • John Hile

      Yes, I just tried and it does work. I had Evernote installed on both my desktop and laptop and used ‘print to PDF’ frequently. I had to replace my laptop (after feeding it a large coffee through the keyboard) and decided to install the app store version. I had just discovered that the feature was missing, found this thread, read your post and tried it.
      Thanks for the info.
      (BTW, installing the Safari extension went smoothly for me.)

  • Jarrod Job

    RE: Print to PDF:
    The script is not the way to go. I look forward to them implementing a “monitor this folder” feature.


  • Dave C

    Does anyone know why Evernote would need so many threads? Showing up as 34 threads on OSX Lion (i just have the app open, no notes added yet, just idle)…

  • Jean

    I’ve been trying many times with firefox and it fails to install for my mac.

  • Tom

    I now only have Evernote in the cloud. On my iMac OS X 10.5.8 Evernote will not run. Neither will the uninstall program sent by Evernote. Now, Evernote tech service won’t even answer my e-mails. Any help?

  • Adrian

    This (old) blog entry says that Evernote will “continue to have a version for download on our site for those that like getting their software the old-fashioned way.” The link provided takes you to a page where the ONLY option is to download via the App Store. What happened to being allowed to download software without having to log into another provider’s system to do it? Not only does the App Store install fail for me, but Evernote itself is now dead and gone, somehow having committed suicide on my desktop and both laptops. Do versions expire if you don’t upgrade? It’s suspicious to me that three systems had Evernote turn into the unhappy “no such object” icon on the same day.

    • Kasey Fleisher Hickey

      Adrian, the download link is here: Also, you can keep old versions of Evernote, but they will eventually stop syncing.

      • Anyone

        Kindly read his post again.

  • John

    I second Adrian’s question. What happend with the *direct* download link? I don’t want to register to AppStore just to get Evernote. Thanks.

  • david

    I want to use Evernote but I will not make an app store account. Seriously, I’m not going to register a home address and verify my email in order to use software. This should be between you people and me, apple shouldn’t need to be involved. I don’t mind buying it to avoid that step, I’ve opened a support ticket to see if that’s possible.

  • cannactivist

    I love Evernote, I’m trying to upgrade to Premium, but it just gets stuck saying waiting for Mac App Store … how annoying, I want to spend money and it won’t let me