A user would use Evernote Exporter for the following scenarios:
- To backup non-synchronized/local-only notes.
- Cloud-based service providers are often in the news for security lapses and bugs causing corrupt/missing data. Even though I admire Evernote's quality of work, I'd still like to have a backup of my data under my control.
- Being dependant on the cloud and a subscription model leaves the user susceptible to price hikes and vanishing features (for e.g. Mozy and Wuala). Again, I don't believe this will be the case with Evernote, however, having the latest backup of my notes
would possibly allow me to switch to another service without losing the years' worth of effort I put into organizing my research and thoughts.
How does Evernote Exporter work?
Evernote Exporter is a desktop app and not a Windows service. If you'd like it to mimic a Windows service, add Evernote Exporter to the Windows Startup folder.
Evernote Exporters keeps track of the last backup run in-memory only. Therefore once the app exits and is relaunched, it'll immediately perform a backup, i.e. not respecting your schedule. However, after that initial backup run, your schedule will be respected.