馃悩Refined Evernote desktop app
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Tusk is an unofficial, open source, third-party, community driven, free Evernote app with a handful of useful features.

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???? Windows & Linux only atm



Head to the releases page and download the appropriate installer for your system.

Ubuntu Linux users can directly install through Snap snap install tusk

Macos users can directly install through Homebrew Cask brew cask install tusk

Arch Linux users can directly install through AUR yaourt tusk


The version available on Homebrew Cask or AUR may not be the latest. If that is the case, please consider downloading directly from the Github releases page.


Vibrant Themes

Refreshing dark and light vibrant themes. Press <kbd>Cmd</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>U</kbd> / <kbd>Cmd</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>J</kbd> to activate them respectively.

Tusk Vibrant Theme

Sepia Theme

Perfect for glossy screens. Activate it by pressing <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>G</kbd>

Tusk Sepia Theme

Dark Theme

Silky & relaxing. Make it yours by pressing <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>D</kbd>

Tusk Dark Theme

Black Theme

Deep focus materialized. Boost your productivity by pressing <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>E</kbd>

Tusk Black Theme

Focus Mode

Press <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>K</kbd> and immerse yourself in a distraction-free note-taking mode.

Tusk Focus Mode

Compact Mode

Get more for less. Keep your productivity to the maximum no matter the screen size. Simply downsize the window to enter the mode.

Tusk Compact Mode

Note Navigation

Navigate seamlessly between your notes by pressing <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Tab</kbd> / <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>Tab</kbd> or jump directly to a specific note by using <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>1</kbd> - <kbd>9</kbd>

Note Navigation

Note Printing

Printing your notes is only a keystroke away. Press <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>P</kbd> and transfer them from screen to paper.

Note Printing

Custom Shortcut Keys

Adjust Tusk to your workflow. Navigate to ~/.tusk.json or press <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>.</kbd> and modify any shortcut key to your own preference. To reset simply delete the tusk config file from your home directory.

Custom Shortcut Keys

Scalable Interface

Adjust the zooming factor to your own preference by pressing <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>=</kbd> or <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>-</kbd>

Scalable Interface

Export Notes

Press <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>E</kbd> and save your notes effortlessly on your machine as pdf files.

Export Notes

Yinxiang Support

Login with your Yinxiang account by using the File > Switch to Yinxiang option.

Yinxiang Support

Auto Night Mode

Press <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>N</kbd> and allow Tusk to intelligently adjust to your environment.

Keyboard shortcuts

70+ keyboard shortcuts. Toggle anything in a flash.

Description Keys
Toggle Window Menu <kbd>Alt</kbd>
Toggle Full Screen <kbd>F11</kbd>
Return to Notes <kbd>Esc</kbd>
Delete Note <kbd>Delete</kbd>
Toggle Dark Theme <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>D</kbd>
Toggle Sepia Theme <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>G</kbd>
Toggle Focus Mode <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>K</kbd>
Exit Focus Mode <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>O</kbd>
New Note <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>N</kbd>
Save Note <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>S</kbd>
Set Reminder <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>E</kbd>
Search Notes <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>F</kbd>
Bold Text <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>B</kbd>
Italic Text <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>I</kbd>
Underline Text <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>U</kbd>
Strikethrough Text <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>T</kbd>
Insert Date-Time Stamp <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>;</kbd>
Toggle Settings <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>,</kbd>
Make Text Smaller <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>-</kbd>
Edit Shortcut Keys <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>.</kbd>
Reset Zoom Level <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>0</kbd>
Toggle Sidebar <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>\</kbd>
Navigate to Next Note <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Tab</kbd>
Toggle Tags <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>T</kbd>
Toggle Notebooks <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>N</kbd>
Jump to Note <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>1</kbd> - <kbd>9</kbd>
Change Font Size <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>1</kbd> - <kbd>6</kbd>
Toggle Black Theme <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>E</kbd>
Toggle Vibrant Light Theme <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>U</kbd>
Toggle Vibrant Dark Theme <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>J</kbd>
Print Note <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>P</kbd>
Add Shortcut <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>S</kbd>
Align Left <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>L</kbd>
Align Center <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>M</kbd>
Align Right <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>R</kbd>
Increase Indentation <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>K</kbd>
Activate Auto Night Mode <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>N</kbd>
Make Text Larger <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>=</kbd>
Export Note as PDF <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>E</kbd>
New Tag <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>T</kbd>
New Notebook <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>N</kbd>
Toggle Checkbox <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>B</kbd>
Code Block <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>L</kbd>
Add Link <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>K</kbd>
Attach File <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>F</kbd>
Insert from Drive <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>D</kbd>
Decrease Indentation <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>M</kbd>
Numbered List <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>O</kbd>
Toggle Shortcuts <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>S</kbd>
Toggle Dev Tools <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>I</kbd>
Reload Tusk <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>R</kbd>
Set Always on Top <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>P</kbd>
Insert Date Stamp <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>;</kbd>
Bulleted List <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>.</kbd>
Subscript Text <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>]</kbd>
Superscript Text <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>[</kbd>
Insert Horizontal Rule <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>-</kbd>
Navigate to Previews Note <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>Tab</kbd>
Remove Formatting <kbd>Cmd/Ctrl</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>Space</kbd>

Global Shortcut Keys

Access Tusk at any moment from anywhere within your operating system. All global shortcuts can be customized to match your own preference through the configuration file ~/.tusk.json.

Description Global Shortcut
Toggle Tusk Window <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>A</kbd>
Create New Note <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>C</kbd>
Search Notes <kbd>Alt</kbd> <kbd>Shift</kbd> <kbd>F</kbd>

Build-in Markdown

Tusk takes advantage of the build-in Markdown support that lives inside the Evernote web editor.

Here is cheat-sheet with all the available options.

Description Syntax
Bold text **Bold**
Italic text *Italic*
Highlight text !!Highlight!!
Strikethrough text ~~Strikethrough~~
Bulleted list * Bulleted list
Numbered list 1. Numbered list
Toggle Checkbox []
Complete Checkbox [x]
Inline code `Inline code`
Code block ```\nCode block\n```
Horizontal rule --- or ===

\n is the new line character

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