How to install Whatever on Ubuntu 20.04 – A Unofficial Evernote client for Linux

Note-taking is a pretty personal thing. Some people are careful in their notebook organization, with folders, subheads, and bullets.

Others, myself among them, take more of a scrawl-it-anywhere-you-can approach.

However you like to take notes whether they’re text-only or elaborate scrapbooks there’s a notes app out there that can handle all your weird quirks and note-taking needs and that is Whatever.

Whatever is a lightweight unofficial Evernote client for Linux desktop. Whereas Evernote Corporation still doesn’t support Linux platform but Whatever seems to provide every single feature that comes with Evernote.

Key Features of Whatever

  • Lightweight
  • Cross device synchronization
  • Dock/tray integration
  • Media file support including audio, video, pdf, images, etc.
  • Background mode
  • Search functionality
  • You can share your note with friends

Installing Whatever using deb package

Installing Whatever on Ubuntu is honestly straightforward. We’ll download and install the Whatever .deb package from the Sourceforge website.

Step #1

Type the following command to download the latest .deb package using wget command.

$ wget

You can also visit the Website to download the .deb package.

The downloaded file name would be something like: Whatever_1.0.0_amd64.deb.

Note: When you download or install this package in future, the application version or download URL may be different. Hence always download the latest available package by visiting the Website.

Step #2

Now type the following command to install the downloaded package.

$ sudo dpkg -i Whatever_1.0.0_amd64.deb

You can update the Whatever package through your desktop standard Software Update tool or by running the following commands in your terminal.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

That’s it, Whatever has been installed on your Ubuntu System, and you can start using it.

Starting Whatever

Whatever can be launched from the command line by typing whatever or In the Activities search bar type “Whatever” and click on the icon.

To get started, log in with your credentials.

Whatever User Interface:

How to Uninstall Whatever from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall Whatever application, type the following command.

$ sudo apt purge whatever

You can also run the following command to uninstall the Whatever package.

$ sudo dpkg -r whatever

One and the same thing.


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install Whatever on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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