Inspiration

Evernote is great in storing all types of your digital stuff. You can put data from almost every place. But if you use this a lot your inbox gets messy. Filterize should help you to get rid of this and organize your Evernote.

What it does

Filterize provides three main features:

  • adding parent tags: Evernote allows you to create a tag hierarchy. But if you add a lower level tag to your note you cannot search for higher level tags. With filterize you can automatically add higher level tags.
  • note filter: Create rules to modify notes (change tags, move to notebook, organize reminders, share with friends, change title, ...) depending on configurable conditions, whenever notes are updated or created
  • ical export: Export your reminders as *.ics file. These files could be subscribed or add to most common calendar applications. With this you can see all your evernote reminders in your calendar app.

How I built it

The service is purely written in python with the great django web framework.

Challenges I ran into

As I moved a lot of stuff into background processes I needed a message broker to handle open tasks. I found out that it is not so easy to configure a reliable system, so I finally switched to googles app-engine with reliable task queues.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I created tho whole service by myself parallel to my normal 9-to-5 job.

What I learned

What's next for filterize

I would like to extend the filter possibilities, including more complex conditions and further actions. If you have special requirements, just let me know.

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