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Sad Evernote Elephant

The elephant is sad.

If you know me or have read any incarnation of this blog, you will know that I am a huge fan of Evernote, going way back to the beta days. If you are an Evernote user, you are probably aware of the security breach they experienced.  I knew it was big when it appeared on my BBC RSS feed over the weekend.  Although no passwords were compromised, they quickly instituted a plan to communicate the breach and rollout application updates to mitigate any issues.

Although the response was timely, there was a minor fail that I identified: All of the links in the email were to a site that were not evernote.com, but rather a sub-domain of another site.

Evernote email with links to another site

Example (link abbreviated): [click to continue…]

TrueCryptAbout four years ago, I wrote an article on my top ten MS Windows applications, plus one.  In 2008, these were my top ten (plus one):

  1. Firefox
  2. Notepad++
  3. Directory Opus 9
  4. SnagIt v.7
  5. AusLogics Disk Defrag
  6. CCleaner
  7. TrueCrypt
  8. Microsoft Excel
  9. Nuance Paperport
  10. AI Roboform
  11. Evernote (honorable mention)

In 2012, I give you a baker’s dozen of my top desktop applications.  Why ‘desktop’ instead of Windows?  Although I do not own or use Apple Macs, every application here is available for Mac, with the notable exceptions of Notepad++. and Directory Opus.  I have been asked why I do not use a Mac, but I will reserve that explanation for another article.  Full disclosure: I paid full price for all apps and haven’t received a penny for the comments below.  {Cue the drumroll} [click to continue…]