Note Station is a new Synology Package that’s available with the DSM 5.1 beta. Since I installed the beta I was eager to take a look at Note Station so I went ahead and installed it. I cover the install process below although it is the same as other packages.
- Open Package Center and locate the Note Station package. Then click Install.
- Once Note Station is installed its icon will be added to the main menu.
- Starting up Note Station reveals:
- I don’t typically work with the Synology Admin ID so I’ll need to give my regular ID permission to use Note Station. This is done through “Control Panel” -> “Privileges”.
- Highlight “Note Station” then select “Edit”.
- Click the user or groups that you want to have permission to Note Station. I like to restrict things on the ID level so I just give my user permission.
Permission could be given to groups:
Default permissions can also be set:
Note Station reminds me of Evernote, although it won’t have the application integrations. With all the apps that support Evernote along with other integrations it will be hard for me to replace Evernote but I will give Note Station a try.
While web access is possible, so far the iOS app for Note Station has not been released (and the existing apps haven’t been updated for DSM 5.1 beta either). The Android apps have been updated for the beta and Note Station is available on Android.
While Note Station is a nice addition to the DSM package suite it has an uphill battle to replace Evernote for me. And if it can’t replace Evernote completely then I have to decide if Note Station is worth splitting my data between two apps. I’m not optimistic but it’s worth giving it a look.