Used for years, now deleting 2/5
I have used this app and online site for years with success. I don’t think there’s a doubt that Evernote was the first best notes organizer online, but recently competition to Evernote has emerged that is just as good. And, updates to the app have rendered it useless. The functionality and organization of the desktop app and the web interface are still great, but the mobile app has gotten very buggy, crashes frequently, and is almost usable. Because most of my notes originate from the mobile app first, this makes the whole product useless for me. Sorry to say that at the end of this month I am letting my subscription lapse and moving on to another product because of the poor performance of the mobile app.
Best note taking app hands down 5/5
I know there’s a lot of people that say just use OneNote, Google Notes, Apple Notes, Bear, etc. but nothing comes close to Evernote in terms of usability. I use Evernote everyday to take notes and while it used to have more bugs, it’s improved dramatically the past 6 months. The speed alone is impressive.
Slowest app on my phone 3/5
Evernote would be much more useful if it opened and initialized faster. Sometimes I will use other note systems, e.g. vanilla iOS Notes, just because I know I can write something down faster.
Subscription with ads 3/5
So annoying to buy the subscription but still get ads
How can I actually contact the company to answer a question?
Absolutely love it! 5/5
By Pavlove J
The best journal/writing app that I could possibly recommend on the app store
Type in other languages 4/5
I like how it is easy to use and the notes can be organized
I just wish i could type other languages like i can in google docs by changing the language
I don’t know how I could keep my life organized without Evernote. Keep up the good work
Getting slower with every update 3/5
After many years with Evernote I find myself instead firing up other apps on my phone to put my notes or record voice messages. Evernote take so long to open, It does seem like it needs to load stuff from the internet instead of locally. My love for this app is sadly dying.
Scanner not working anymore 1/5
It Rocks 5/5
This is literally my other brain. This app ROCKS!
Native Markdown Please 5/5
I LOVE Evernote. Literally changed my life. I use it to track my medical history, to organize my daily to-do list, and to keep track of movies and shows I want to watch.
It is great for being able to organize my life at my computer desk and then take it with me on my phone. It’s invaluable as a CRM for my real estate business and a project management tool for my home repairs. But also serves as my scrap book for family milestones and personal journaling. My everything tool.
Please add native markdown as a feature so I don’t have to use Bear Notes for my coding projects.
Evernote my Friend 5/5
Been using Evernote for years and it’s the one app I always come back to. Getting my whole team signed up
One of the Worst Big App Companies Today 1/5
Here are just a few of the steadily degrading user experiences that Evernote has been unable to fix over almost a decade of work:
-(this is a new frustration): Cursor Jump to the Bottom. For some reason they added a feature to jump your cursor to the bottom of the page even if you touch elsewhere. Just now I touched five times and it jumped me to the bottom of the page every time. Now to insert text you have to highlight a chunk of text THEN touch elsewhere otherwise your cursor will jump to the bottom of the page. It is a feature that wastes time on every edit you ever make to a page - unless it is the very end of the page.
—Syncing issues. Get ready to lose work in all new ways. Here how. Start editing a note on your iPad. Walk over to your Mac, make a few changes. Go back to your iPad, type something and exit the note. Now all your Mac changes will get overwritten and erased by the iPad. Additionally, whereas other companies like GitHub or any of dozens of other systems show you the differences - EverNote got rid of that feature and instead files the differences away in a folder. You get to read the ENTIRE note to find the changes yourself. Ever tried to find the differences between two multipage ToDo lists? Good luck. This means you get to lose doing tasks in all new ways because of Evernote. Evernote also has bugs so that you won’t always be alerted if there is a conflict. (The red explanation mark rarely appears notifying you of a change.) Do you have a team and want to share notes? Good luck. You can easily overwrite each other’s work. We now have dozens and dozens of these “conflicting note” files. Also, there is no simultaneous team editing. If one person starts typing, everyone else gets to watch a rainbow wheel that locks them out. Google Docs solved this years ago. Evernote’s engineers still can’t figure it out - and yet all they need to do is create a new type of note that discards their terrible Evernote XML standard *just* like other engineering teams had to create new standards to make it work.
The sad part is - Google hasn’t added images and mixed page ToDos to Google Keep - so at least for the short time Evernote survives and you are stuck with it.
That said, it is clear that EverNote is on borrowed time as the moment Keep or one of their competitors adds images and ToDos - what’s really to keep us using EverNote? Skitch? What are all those engineers in EverNote even doing? It hasn’t changed a bit in years.
Below is from my previous review with cover all the other features Evernote still hasn’t been able to duplicate from OneNote.
One Note has these features that would be great in EverNote:
--Dynamic image resizing *in the app* by dragging the corner of the image. In that way, you always have the original image at the resolution saved.
--When you take notes in "real life" - you write words and images anywhere on the page. This allows for dynamic, almost magazine-like layouts. I miss that from OneNote.
--Attachments are all Zipped before being inserted. This means to edit files - you unzip them. OneNote just stores the file - so it is one-click to open it. This makes workflows much more seamless in OneNote when using multiple files.
--Why did EverNote create its own font color change panel? Strangely, EverNote has defied typical convention for font color changes - adding additional clicks and mouse movement. Whereas in most applications you choose a color and then you can use it by one-clicking the font color change icon - EverNote makes it two clicks and forces mouse movement. The first click is to open their custom color panel. The panel then opens somewhere on the page unattached to the color change item - then you must click on that panel to change the color. This workflow becomes cumbersome with lots of color changes in a document. Plus, the panel, which is unresizable, takes up unneeded space on the screen. This is another area where EverNote can learn from better practices in other applications.
Freezes up 3/5
Only once in a while does it freeze up but when it does it is a pain in the ***.
Evernote is awesome digital tool storage 5/5
Love Evernote used five basic notebooks for work and personal and love the premium storage of all receipts and paperwork filing cabinet. Love separate Scannable app for instantly storing scans. Also have a scanner in my desk. Love the tags and mapping and location based stuff. Reminders great forwarding of emails great, PDFs stored and web clipping. Love Apple Watch and laptop, phone iPad storage. Have 3,500 notes and can find everything instantly within a minute.
Best app to track notes 5/5
By I support the drivers
Ive been using this for some years and has been reliable, and has great user features that they constantly expand on. Kudos to evernote
Great....for what i need it for 5/5
By Kennee Hayes
Evernote is a really good app, i don’t use it often only because i use it only for one specific purpose & that is for if i’m trying to take really detailed notes.
Evernote is perfect for when i need to make travel plans, outlines, etc.
If i try to use it for anything else it just seems too much.
It’s the perfect app if you want to be extra meticulous.
Using Evernote since it 1st came out 3/5
Best benefits- nice to tag items and SEARCH PDFs which is great for research and school!!!
I used Evernote for everything until My account got hacked. Now I just use it for organizing my information on travel, soap recipes, recipes, etc. also any info with school and any notes. I teach and go to school so I sort out a lot of information there also, but the upload allotment was not enough so I switched to an iCloud server (Box).
Great app 5/5
Don’t usually write reviews but this is a great app. Help you stay on track with anything in life. If you’re not a fan of writing things down on a notebook then this is definitely what you wanna use.
Major problem with camera in latest version 2/5
For the last 2 weeks or so, Evernote will take a picture, and allow you to save it, but then the note is empty. No picture. Please fix ASAP.
I even uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Same problem. Using iPhone 7. IOS 12.3.1
Can’t edit bottom of page, hidden by keyboard. 1/5
By sh$/ nickname
The fact that I’m not able to edit or write my notes with a visible page not hidden by the keyboard...kind of a deal breaker.
Other than that, equal screen space is given to the Notes List and the Notes Writing Area. This leaves very little writing surface for the notes unless you expand them every single time..
App times out too quick in background now. Long time paying user, using EN since it’s first month. 3/5
Leaving a note and swiping to another app then (quickly) back to Evernote causes the note to refresh to the top of that note. This happens like 100x faster than before and it is a pain to do research like this. There are also often crashes when coming back to these notes and we are talking about plain text notes without pics and minimal formatting.
Also, trying to get around this refresh problem I’ve put Evernote in split screen with other apps and when I do this the cursor does crazy jumps all over screen when trying to paste in text. This latest iOS version took a step or three backwards. Hope and these issues quick because other note taking apps are catching up and I’m losing patience with these issues.
Most Valuable App 5/5
I’ve been a customer for years. I love how easy it is to save content from the web on any device and easily recall it and share it on the go.
The only thing we are missing is the ability to embed videos from YouTube and such.
some user experiences need to be optimized 2/5
When i open the app, i don't want to open the "All Notes" list item,i think stay in the notebook list would be better and let the user to decide which notebook he wants to open because i have so many notebooks and i want to locate and open my target notebook as quickly as possible.
By Nikki Thompson
I will focus on one thing only because that’s what I’m annoyed with now, although there are other issues with Evernote.
We need a simple option to add a table in Evernote. I don’t know why or how this has been ignored or overlooked, but you need to address this. Each time I find an issue with Evernote, it makes me think that I should stop using altogether. Evernote should offer everything you could possibly imagine for note taking and organizing.
Best note app I’ve ever used 5/5
I love this app, especially the table function. I love to make lists and tables in my genealogy and game playing pastimes. I find it easy and logical in its functionality and always reliable. There is a quirk when using the checkoff box that is irritating. It changes the numbers to run in sequence. I found this out when I was trying to use it for my prescriptions and it kept changing the numbers. But that’s minor compared to the many other, easy ways I utilize this app. I highly recommend it.
Issue since the beginning 4/5
I use Evernote for a lot. Mostly keeping lists of things to do or buy. I wish it did not act like it was restarting every time you switch to a different app and back again. It always wigs out like I’m asking it to do too much, and then reloads the note I was in. So annoying.
Need to get at your notes? FORGET IT 1/5
Evernote apparently thinks notes are something we don’t really need. They think we write them down, then when we need to refer back to them, if they won’t open, and we’re left standing there 5, 10, 15 minutes for the note to open, totally unable to see what it says, that’s ok. So if you don’t need to be able to see your notes, this will be a perfect app for you.
If, however, you expect to be able to open notes you’ve written when you need them, then you’ll find this app to be a sick, frustrating joke, like I do. I am very angry right now.
Good but lagging 3/5
Sometimes very lagging so I have to close and open the apps again and again
Every Day App 5/5
I use this app every time single day to help keep my life organized. It’s an app I would not want to do without.
I absolutely love Evernote! 5/5
I’ve been using Evernote for almost 5 years now and I absolutely love it! It is the app I go to when I need to collect any random thoughts or ideas in my brain. People say the notetaking is a rather standard function—I’m not sure I necessarily agree. Evernote does this function better than any other note taking app I’ve ever used.
No customer service. Adds no real value. 1/5
Waste of money. No customer service at all.
Not Syncing 1/5
Synced devices but each is different for same note. Never a problem before just now.
Evernote is continually crashing on ios13 1/5
By thanks tor great service
Evernote is useless on ios13 as it crashes immediately after opening. Further Evernote will not acknowledge the problem or suggest when it will be repaired. Very poor public relations for loyal premium customers.
EverNote is an Invaluable Tool for Writers 5/5
I love this app! I have over 2900 notes that are easily organized and seamlessly works with other apps!
5/5 Would Recommend 5/5
I enjoy your app, and the ability to use it across platforms. I love the organization aspects and feature.
And your update app notes are delightful.
The latest update has been a mess 4/5
Love the app but now can’t stay logged in in my Mac - annoying pop up and beta update not liking it - making it harder to use
Great organizational tool for thoughts and ideas 5/5
Evernote helps capture and record random ideas and thoughts that normally would get lost on a sticky note or forgotten. I also manage my personal tasks and professional tasks. I have also set up notebook for inspirational and spiritual thoughts and quotes. Evernote has given me a system to help manage my life better.
Serious scrolling issues when typing more than one page 1/5
Good app but now when you take notes past the first page, you can’t see what you are typing, the view stays at the very top. This seems like a critical oversight. If I can’t see what I am typing at the bottom without continually re scrolling to the bottom, I can’t use this app. Have been using this app for about for years consistently. Please fix ASAP!
Good app, but they are focusing on subscriptions rather then the end user 3/5
By Ted 1754
Would have given 5 stars for the App except for issue noted here: Have used before. Just reinstalled with new iPhone. The app continues Zé to endlessly take me back to the subscription page. There is no way out of that page, except to close app. When I reopen, the same thing happens. I then logged on via the web site, only to find the same thing with difficulty actually looking at my previous notes. I don’t want to redeem offers, or upgrade my subscription. I just want to see my notes. Other then this it’s a great app.
So versatile! 5/5
By Idealistic Teacher
As a teacher, I know a lot of educators use Evernote for their classrooms. However my primary use of this app is as a sewist to organize and catalog my pattern stash, make lists of patterns I want to buy, and to have materials needs at my fingertips! With the app on my phone I can quickly search designs by tag, pull up a photo of the pattern, and find the materials lists as well. It also prevents me from purchasing unnecessary duplicates. ❤️❤️❤️
Add the ability to set repeated reminders 1/5
By Byron Farmer
Has nice features but I wish it would allow you to set repeated reminders and not just a one time thing
Editing Problems: App Frequently Locks Up 2/5
New issues with editing notes in Evernote on iOS have emerged: while editing, the app locks up. If it unlocks, it may show what was typed while it was locked up or it will have garbage that has to be deleted. This new issue is in addition to the sluggish note editing issue that has been ongoing for months.
Too expensive 4/5
Very useful, too bad online storage is so expensive nowadays.... isnt it? $8 for a notebook every month forever, is too much for me.
Time to put this elephant out of its misery 2/5
By The Guy Behind The Guy
Evernote is my go to note taking app. I like being able to take a screen clipping, add some notes, set a reminder. Past that, it’s really fallen behind on the times.
It’s time for there to be live/instant as you type saving of notes.
Also, sharing is a joke. No collaboration. No commenting.
Annotations haven’t been updated in years.
Scanned text should be OCR so it can be copy-pasted.
Lastly, it’s time to be able to record a meeting and have time synced notes that other users can comment and/or collaborate on.
Seriously, sharing is useless.
Nothing better for collaborative work 5/5
If you need to share something, anything, this is what you need.
If you want to work with someone collaboratively, allow them to edit, see what has changed, access from any platform, this is what you need.
If all you do is store stuff: data, photos, documents, web pages, music, this is what you need.
I’m a six year user with more than five thousand notes. Evernote is irreplaceable to me as a researcher, journalist and project manager.
Annoying highlighting 3/5
When I try to come back to the end of a sentence, it highlights the last word and don’t let me continue from this last word on,I have to delete and rewrite this highlighted last word. Annoying.
Organizes my life 5/5
I don’t know what I would do without Evernote! It helps me keeps track of my everything.