5 months since last update? 1/5
5 months since last update? Come on, Evernote.
Sync terrible on Mac.
For over 2 years, Evernote has had terribe sync issures. Sync constantly hangs up on Mac. Spins, freezes up, just plain trash.
I've been a premium user for 8 years and our money should go towards fixing these issues.
I want to love it 1/5
But it's really buggy.
Evernote refuses to even discuss when they're thinking of fixing things.
WORST APP EVER 1/5
I wanted to try to download the app to see if I could use it for work. I need an app I can type and write in seemlessly. but with this app you cannot see the typed notes and write at the same time. I got the premium subscription to try it out. used it for two seconds and then realized this app is horrid. No refund they just take $80 and that is that.
Lost Their Way 2/5
Back in the early days, Evernote was great. Then, they had too many committee meetings, too many ideas how to "improve" it. Then, they had to pay for those constant "improvements," so they went to the Dark Side subscription model. Then, teams & companies replaced individuals as their target. Then they raised their prices to beyond rediculous. Today, it is almost unrecognizable from it's genesis: A great, simple, (free) easy place to store notes. RIP
Excellent note app… If you can afford it 4/5
I have been using Everntoe for several years… And while I have never upgraded, I have been tempted to mulitple times. I highly recommend this app for your Phone and PC. It is a great tool for work and personal life, keep track of multiple items.
Dispite my glowing start I do find two main flaws, the first the upgrade price is just too expensive, Even with sales, they refuse to come up with a more resonable price plan. The seond flaw is the inapp security, meaning if you wanted to send a note you cannot password protect it, something I strongly recommend if you wanted to share it.
All in all, I actually still recommend it to my end users with the caveat that they reconsider the purchased plan. Other note taking apps are comming out and are staring to catch the attention of my end users. While I still recomend this app, I hope the company find a better price point as I actually do prefer this app.
Final Note: some may find the upgrade price reasonable, but when you have to add it into all the other apps and subscriptions one pays for work you might begin to question the value for the app against its price.
Just not keeping up 2/5
By Savoir Fare
I've been using Evernote for over 10 years and it has served my needs well overall. But for some reason Evernote just doesn't seem to be keeping up. Development and roll out of new features is galacial at-best. By comparison to other similar apps, Evernote's editor is outdated and clunky. The iOS app seems to be about 5 years behind the times when compared to something like Microsoft's OneNote. I think it might be time to move on... Sad to see a company like Evernote lose their edge in creativity and innovation like they have...
SOOOO BUGGY 2/5
I paid for this app and I am quite disappointed. In the beginning it was great. I could keep track of all my notes and interviews and web articles and even started using is for my to do list. It was my one stop productivity app and I really liked it. It had some issues that annoyed me, like not being able to search within a note or notebook without searching the entire app, and slow syncing and not being able to share entire notebooks with colleagues. But it was good enough. Now, the thing just freezes up. Customer service is non-existent. They leave users to troubleshoot themselves, which is frustrating considering this app costs $80 a year. And now it's not syncing from my phone to the computer. Some times I lose the notes I've taken on the previous day once it does actually sync because it sync's from the wrong device. If the company actually cared about this app or had better developers who knew what they were doing this woul be a powerhouse. Unfortuneately, it's become a major waste of time for me as I spend the first 15 mins of my work day trying to get this app to work. And now I'm wasting my time telling you not to buy it, which takes a lot for me to review something. The lack of customer service suggests the company only cares about money and not a great product.
Don't waste your time on this buggy app. Use Workflowy for to do lists. Use your calendar to organize your days. Use G drive for notes. The only use this app has is webclipper, and even that is buggy. Come back to this app when the company updates it or begins to care about the product and the users.
Increasing cost and diminishing usability 1/5
At one point, Evernote was the only game in town if you wanted to have notes on all of your devices and have them sync everywhere. If that were still true, then paying what they want you to pay (which is expensive for just syncing your notes), would be something you might have to just stomach. There are so many more options now, that have even more functionality and are completely free.
If you want simplicity, just go with Apple Notes... always works and is everywhere. There is also OneNote; can do just about anything and is free on all of your devices. Do a little looking and you'll find tons of options these days.
I made the switch to OneNote, which took a full day of work to move my three thousand notes/pages over (without even using half of my allotted storage). My wife took the Apple Notes route, and she is just as happy with her choice as I am. And our bank account is even happier!
If it feels like you have started serving Evernote, instead of your note taking tool serving you, it might be time to head to the land of the free.
Loss of my attachments ended years-long relationship 3/5
I have been using Evernote for years. Some time ago (several years) a thing happened, some attachments got lost. Whet it happened for the first time, I thought I did something wrong and deleted them. It was several years ago. I forgot about it. Today it happened again. Attachments for like 20 of my recent notes were lost (older notes were fine). Evernote still had references to the files in the notes' bodies, but attachments themselves were gone. I checked on all devices (I was syncing them of course), they were gone. This was it. I migrated to Apple Notes. Tooks me some time to export every notebook and reimport again, but losing attachments, some of which might be crucial... I just couldn't trust Evernote anymore.
crashing every time it opens 1/5
Im testing the new Preview app and not sure if that is way it crashes the old one- The new one has a lot of features missing from the current Evernote and its disturbing!. I sent feedback- hopefully they will listen to the feedback, but since i cant open the old one is hard to send exact data to compare
Been using it for years 4/5
I found this app a few years ago and shifted to it immediately. I organized all my novel ideas and lyrics that have been disorganized for a long time.
The fact that Evernote is fast and usable on mobile and iPad too makes it even better, however, there are major flaws that CAN be fixed with the preimum plan which I did buy. You can only sync over 3 devices with the basic plan which was terrible for me as a student and artist. I wrote on my computer, added ideas via my phone on the go, and used study notes on my iPad for college. The premium was worth it for me. I didn't buy it again though. There are cheaper note-taking apps that allow you to sync with more devices and give you more storage, but again, Evernote has the upper hand with speed, accecibility, and the mobile app.
Great app! 5/5
Very handy and easy to use. However, it would be really nice if we could sort items in an individual list alpabeticly.
I think its great! 5/5
I think that as an Internet product, Evernote ’s biggest advantages are as follows: 1. Cross-platform, whether you use a pc or mac, mobile phone or pad, evernote can let you handle all your notes on any platform 2. Extension The support is very good. For example, the chrome plug-in can help you store the content of the web page you want to see in your notes. You can take it at any time. 3. Record all the fragmented content, whether it is photos, voice, text, etc Ways
No option to use without Evernote's cloud 1/5
By Jim Ak
I want to be able to use it completely offline or use a reputable cloud service like iCloud. I don't need my notes synced to all my decvices. I could sync daily between my phone and computer with a cable. I don't want Evernote having all my unencrypted data. I can't belive offline use isn't an option, but I can't find that option in the program or searching their forums.
Annoying bugs 3/5
I've downloaded Evernote hoping it becomes my primary note-taking app for college. Unfortunately, it has not been up to standards nor expectations.
My main issue with Evernote is its bugs. There are countless bugs that I have encountered in only 2 hours of use! Font colours revert back to the original when I click on a differrent note, input lag is very clear at times, it lacks the ability to copy/paste text format and image re-sizing is quite awkward. These are issues that can be fixed very easily, yet I find them extremely frustrating.
Based on my experience, the customer support is very lacking and void. I'm sorry for being frank, but it does. The last update on the Mac app store was 3 months ago, and many of the issues discussed in the forums are overlooked by the developers. This is not what you would expect from an award-winning brand.
There are many applications that have the same functionality and much more effort invested by their developers, such as Agenda. However, with fixed bugs, I believe Evernote can surely outrank all other applications.
Evernote is my second brain 5/5
The only complaint I have with Evernote....and it is a big one. sharing notes with a non.user is almost impossible. I joined Evernote in 2010 and will never leave but please, please this!
They REALLY want you to upgrade to Premium. 3/5
I finally tried out Evernote as my new note taking app. I explored a bit, then decided to happily pay $3.99/mo to upgrade to Plus out of excitement.
After repeated elbow nudges to go Premium throughout the interface including what was basically a banner ad at the bottom of one of my notes, I'm very irritated.
By Kissy's mom
I used Evernote for a long time, but when I checked the access log, I noticed that I was not the only one viewing my account. It was viewed by others from different countries. I wouldn't trust this app! If you have the program, be sure to check the access log often.
Sync problem 1/5
This Mac version has serious problem with SYNC. Edit about 100 notes on iphone and windows, but cant sync to my macbook, THEY ALL LOST
Needs Consitent Font & Format 2/5
This is the app that should have all the basics down, and to me font and formating should be consistent between operating systems. Had to move to a different app because I got tired of things looking different based on the device I was using. They just add more useless things instead of getting the basics right.
The worst app ever 1/5
I am using it for 10 years, the last 2 years it has become unusable. Customer Service is a nightmare. I canceled my subscription and guess what. I cannot use the desktop app any more. This is blackmailing
Missing Some very important features 2/5
This app is great for note taking, and I really enjoy using it especially since it connects to my rocketbook and my online textbook. However there are some functions that are missing that severely limit it. For one, there is a table of content function that allows you to organize notes in a notebook into a table of contents, but once it is created there is no way to add new notes to it. The table of contents must be deleted and a new, updated one must be created. This kind of overrides its usefulness as an organizational tool. Another thing, is that when it is created, even if you could add things to it, it can't be pinned to the top of the notebook so you have to search through all of your notes to find it, defeating the purpose of having it in the first place. It would be a great app, but it seems the developers have abandoned it since I have seen requests and people reaching out witht these same comments from quite some time ago and nothing has been done. There are definitley better notes apps out there.
So Horrible now 1/5
1. It interferes with video playing on the latest Safari.
2. It constantly crashes with "Evernote spotlight crashed".
3.It constantly updates but the updates never seem to make it better.
Consistently gets worse 1/5
Spell check doesn't work
Autocorrect doesn't work
Syncing across devices is inconsistence
Response is super slow for longer notes so if you plan to use it for school, don't. Only for grocery lists apparently.
Evernote is buggy 1/5
I've been using Evernote for about a decade. I use to love and it worked well for many years.
But over the years the UI has become increasingly complex and feature bloated.
And recently the search function stopped working. I've tried searching for notes I know I have by typing the _title_ of the note in the search box and nothing comes up. I've tried this for many notes. Other notes show up in the search results, but not the ones that clearly have the words in the title.
Constant Crashing 3/5
Hardly a span of 5 minutes goes by without an error report filling up my screen with the same error message; "EvernoteSpotlight Quit unexpectedly". If this issue is sorted, then i will have no problems whatsoever with this app and will recommend it to anyone.
Be Aware...Evernote Plus Doesn't Work 1/5
Evernote Plus, at a subscriiption price midway between Basic and Premium, shows up as a choice when exploring an upgrade. The Apple Storee will process your puirchase, but Evernot won't honor it because, according to their website, Plus was discontinued after April 2018. It appears they forgot to tell The Apple Store. We are now hoping for a refund.
Used to be tops, not so much now 2/5
Note software is personal; what works for you might not work for me. For years, Evernote worked for me; not so much now. Outdated interface; too many inconsistencies between iPhone, iPad and Mac apps; the Web version looks like something from the early 2000s; doing simple things like creating and organizing notebooks is way too cumbersome; no nested notebooks. The Web clipper is still tops, which is why I resisted giving it up, but for me, Bear Notes is far superior - fast, a really logical interface and modern look, and a brilliant scheme for organizing 'notebooks' using hashtags. And the premium version is much cheaper than Evernote. I was sad to see Evernote fall so far behind, but I need to use what works for me, and it wasn't working.
Need to improve the table formatting 3/5
Need to improve its table formatting when there are a lot of information contained in the forms. Scrolling in tables are sometimes laggy
Still better than competition by long shot; worried about closure 5/5
I don't know if the company is still struggling. I worry about it because it's not easy to find an Evernote replacement, and it's not easy to get your notes out of Evernote in a way that can be easily read by other apps. I'm crossing my fingers that the app sticks around for a very long time. No other notes app comes close when it comes to features -- which include amazing search capability and OCR of attachments, customizable and nested tags, ability to work seamlessly on both desktop and mobile (plus web), easy formatting and more.
Would be nice to have additional color customization options on the Mac. Encryption options would also be good, beyond the very limited encrypted text option they have now. (E.g., please let us encrypt entire notes including attachments, and please bring encryption to iOS too. This is a major limitation right now.) Also would be nice to be able to customize the default view on start up. Collapse-able text would be a huge plus too.
But I'm giving five stars because the app does what it says it will do, and it does so very well, and no app even attempts to do all the things Evernote does.
One last very minor thing -- the latest update came with a cutesy message about how Spotlight indexing had stopped functioning entirely, but you had fixed it. I'm glad you fixed it. But it's not really a cute or funny thing -- you know that, right? That was a major, serious breakdown that disrupted people's workflows, and your update notes make it seem like you thought it was just a silly little slip-up that we could all laugh about. Weird.
Incredible App with great support 5/5
Evernote is an incredibly powerful note system. Keep, file, remember, and so much more! The app is fantastic, usable, and constantly improving. Where there are issues discovered, the support team is timely in addressing them.
Don't force me to upgrade 1/5
why do they force me to upgrade?
Essential Life app 5/5
As they used to say, Evernote is my auxillary brain! One of my can't do without app. Stuff I saved in Evernote is better than a Google search!
Text formatting does not work 1/5
Leaving this review just because the text formatting does not work, and I can't find any way to get in touch with support. I am trying to use the built-in funtion to create a numbered list. But hitting "Return" deletes the previous list item, rather than moving to the next line and creating a new list item.
They're stuggling, but I remain a dedicated customer 3/5
I've used Evernote for many years as a paid subscriber. It's definitely struggling, and I worry about its future, but for now I remain dedicated (a ton of legacy stuff resides here now).
There has been an odd focus on things that don't matter from the users' standpoint, but are likely important for the company's revenue. I get it. They need to survive.
But the text editor, wow, they still just can't get the thing right. New bugs crop up, it has all sorts of odd behaviors, and it's just unpleasant to use. Something like BBEdit for MacOS is a great example of how to do bullet-proof text editing. After a decade, you'd think there would be significant progress. Not so much.
The user interface is rocky too. It's clumsy and feels like a product of meetings and compromise rather than a product of usefulness and deep thought.
*However* it's still the best platform of this kind (cloud sharing of everything w/nice apps for various platforms). I hope they find their stride and make it something we're proud to evangalize.
Not Holistic Software 2/5
I have been using Evernote for 6 years, I started using it because it was simple, well designed, and easy to get words on a screen. The problem I have found is that over the years Evernote has been driven by profit and not customer service or user experience. The system is a very much a closed ecosystem, you can share evernote notes but you can export them as a PDF, meaning that the only way someone can view a note is if they also have evernote, making it impossible to migrate your notes off the system, meaning you stay and all your intellectual property stays committed to evernote. Second, every year evernote has been slowly increasing the prices of their subscription and their service. Just recently they removed plus (a midlevel subscription at a price of 34.99) and have left users the only option of upgrading to premium at 69.99 a year. The prices originally started out at a $1 a month then they raised it to $3.99 in 2016, then removed it all together in 2020. And the difficulty is that they make it hard to get a refund. There isn’t a “cancel subscription” link, and talking to a real person is incredibly difficult. Evernote hopes to make it as difficult to leave and hopefully will keep you long enough to pay for their bottom line. The features have stopped growing and all favor keeping you inside their ecosystem, with limited integration with other apps. It’s great but it isn’t holistic software.
Great app! 5/5
I use this app for my law school notes. It makes it easy to have notebooks and be able to "search notes" to find key words or phrases quickly.
The only thing I dont like is that the notes organize themselves by the last time you edited the note. For this reason I label my notes with the date of the class. It's a minor inconvenience when I go back to edit old notes
Evernote is my Everbrain 5/5
By Hey It's Jeff Again
After working almost 30 years in the media, I changed careers. Evernote helped me make the transition seamlessly, keeping track of all the details of multiple projects with varying deadlines. I jokingly told people that Evernote was my Everbrain!
This became even more true last year when I was diagnosed with cancer. "Chemo brain" is a very real thing. When you're going through treatment there are lots of details you have to be able to recall instantly to make sure you're in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. Thanks to Evernote, I never had to worry about forgetting.
Thank you Evernote for making my job easier, my life more enjoyable, and my cancer treatment more bearable. Evernote really IS my Everbrain!
Been using for 8 years now. 5/5
Amazing software keeping my information flow organized. It's fast, clean and going "zero paper" is a blast.
Love evernote 5/5
By Girl on the Moon
I use evernote for every kind of note. The search function is the best - it finds notes I made 5 years ago from one simple word, even if I can't recall details or the title. I have tons of notebooks from travel to fashion to music. I keep song lyrics handy for practices, as typing in 1 word of the song "lyrics" pulls up all options quickly, including offline on my IPad when I'm performing. The only wish I have: the very first version of Evernote prompted entry of a note title after doing a screenshot. Now it's not as obvious so I miss it sometimes and have to go back into Evernote later to add. Love Evernote!
Evernote is my extended brain 5/5
I've been using Evernote since 2007, so that's nearly 13 years! It really saved me from the frustration of having too many ideas and disorganized thought. I continue to journal daily with evernote, know that all my "extended thoughts" are just a tap away. Likewise my handwritten notes and articles from research are automatically OCR scanned by evernote which makes even printed documents searchable. For example I was given an article about integrity recently and I added it to Evernote. Then when I was ready to write on the subject I search for integrity and found a gem! 10 years ago I had written a great entry about integrity, and it was like my former self was teaching and reminding my present self of its importance. So I cannot recommend it enough! It is like my brain's backup drive, which frees my mind to focus on being present and innovating.
First time I'm writing a review 1/5
Been using them for years, been asking them to fix this evernote spotlight quit unexpectedly for at least 9 months, and it keeps coming. what gives guy? don't you care about fixing a bug?
Many Years, Still an Almost Indespensible Tool 5/5
One of the things that bugs me though is the font handling between platforms, especially mobile but that isn't all Evernote's fault. Synchronization is probably the best of any cloud tools I use which is a big deal since conflicts and loss of data would be a real annoyance! There are Kanban and other planning capailities I would like to see integrated but I can also undestand them not wanting to take the product down that road.
Buggy and Lacks the Staff Resources to Fix the Bugs 1/5
For almost two years, Evernote has had a bug that causes PDF attachments that you rename to revert back to the original name after syncing. This bug still exists and Evernote does not demonstrate any intention to fix it, which is extremely frustrating. Due to the persistence of this extremely visible bug, and Evernote's utter failure to fix it despite numerous emails and acknoweldgments of the bug, I'm giving this app 1 star. Allowing that kind of error to exist for so long is simply unacceptable and calls into question the staff's priorities and capability.
Don't buy!!!! 1/5
I purchased the premium and have loaded tons of my precious information into this app. Something has changed and now I cannont add any new information and I cannot find a human to help me. Do not purchase. Run, don't walk. Im totally wrecked now in my business.
Evernote organizes my life 5/5
I literally would be lost without Evernote to organize and store persona life details and client/business details. For many years I used different systems and they always lacked some feature that I needed. When I finally found Evernote several year ago I found the perfect fit for me.
I love love LOVE Evernote! 5/5
By Neil from Barrington
this app is a lifesaver for me at work and home, it keeps me organized and I take all my meeting notes here so I can easily look them up. I now have many years of useful notes saved and easily found anywhere any time.
They’re scammers 1/5
I was a long-time Evernote user. I loved how I could sync my notes between my iPhone and my Mac. However, this past six months, Evernote has been trying to claim that I’m logged into more than two devices (when I was not) so that I would have to upgrade and pay money. They did this by counting my one cell phone as two separate devices and eventually told me that I would be unable to sign into my Evernote iPhone app without paying. Feeling exploited as a long-time user, I decided I was tired of these games. I just tediously spent the past hour manually putting my Evernote notes into OneNote, which will be my note-taking app of choice from now on. Highly disappointed. Save yourself the time and frustration and find another note-taking service.
Evernote is a go to app 5/5
Evernote is a go to app for me. I am in Evernote more than in any other app except my browswer. I am far more productive in Evernote than in my email app.
I did not love "Templates".
I was irritated and disrupted when Web Clipper stopped working in a new apple release.
But...Evernote is my go to note reponsitory. It's easy, quick and intuitive.
I do wish they would do something to integrate Penultimate into Evernote. It's been dissapoininting to see Penultimate langish post acq.