Installing Evernote For Windows on CrossOver Linux 12

Here is a quick rundown I finally got to work on Crossover Linux to get the Evernote Windows application to run under Ubuntu 12.10. I’ve been running it fine in native WINE, but since I use CrossOver to run MS Office, etc. it is nice to just bundle all the applications under one roof. Here goes:

1. Open CrossOver Linux 12

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2. Click “Add” from the bottom and create a new winvista bottle. I named mine “Evernote” (original I know.)

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3. In the new bottle, go to the Control Panel tab and start Wine Configuration.

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4. In Wine Configuration for the Evernote bottle, change the “Windows Version” to Windows 7 under the “Applications” tab

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5. Then go to the “Audio” tab and give it some valid values for your audio hardware from the pop-up menus.

Default WIne/CrossOver settings. Change!
Default WIne/CrossOver settings. Change!
Changed Wine Audio settings with valid mappings
Changed Wine Audio settings with valid mappings

 

6. Apply settings and get back into CrossOver. Then from the “Tools” menu, “Install Software” and choose “Unsupported Application” and the bottle you created in above for the location. Point CrossOver to the Evernote Windows installer you downloaded. It was at version 4.6.0.7670 when I did this. Evernote Windows download link. 

Installing software in CrossOver and mapping to a bottle
Installing software in CrossOver and mapping to a bottle

CrossOver will want to create a new bottle like in the above screenshot, so make sure to redirect it to the bottle created that has audio and Windows 7 emulation. It will not install unless you mess with the setting like I detailed above. 

Redirecting CrossOver to install into an existing bottle
Redirecting CrossOver to install into an existing bottle

 

7. Run the install via the “Install” button. You might also have to cancel extra installer processes in the CrossOver GUI you will see running behind the installer. This is fine. When you see the install completion screen from Evernote, you are okay.

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8. CrossOver should through a launcher and some structure into menus for you. In testing, I did sometimes get wacky icons initially, but after logging out and back in, they were corrected. This launcher is also something you can drag and drop on a XFCE, Unity or GNOME panel launcher or even something like CairoDock or Docky.

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9. You should be able to launch Evernote now and do your stuff. The first sync will take a while.

Evernote Windows running on CrossOver Linux on Ubuntu 12.10
Evernote Windows running on CrossOver Linux on Ubuntu 12.10

 

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