Evernote and I have a LONG history! 5/5
I have been a fan of Evernote's from the start. I have used this system for personal use, business, school, hobbies you name they have covered my VAST, ECLECTIC styles and habits of keeping notes and then kept them and then organizied the notes. Not a small job...but Evernote has done the impossible and they do it very well.
ADD THIS FUNCTION ASAP PLEASEE PLEASEEEE 4/5
Years using Evernote, have served me amazingly well. BUTTTT I can't believe my fav note app, one of the most intelligent apps of all, doesn't allow me to color my tags, it's funny because windows version has it, but not for MacOS users. Please add this function, i beg you! PLEASEEE!! #wedeservebetter #macos #equalrights #lifeisbetterwithcolor
Onward Progress, Organization with Software Quality 5/5
By Ari Live
In work, people cannot think of everything. When they think of things, they need a palce to store that information.
When researching information, it would be better to store data int he cloud than simply store it on a hard drive doomed to fail.
Evernote is what you make it. There are books on how to use it, but in general, your lifestyle and your business can be significantly improved by using Evernote effectively.
For me, I can stoer different NOTEBOOKS, each containing different 'channels' of data.
So for work, I have a notebook that has a name of clients:
[BIZ NAME] - [CLIENT NAME]
In that sub notebook I then place a bunch of notes with various different aspects of the client
[BIZ NAME] - [CLIENT NAME] - [PROFILE]
[BIZ NAME] - [CLIENT NAME] - [SW VENDOR]
[BIZ NAME] - [CLIENT NAME] - [PROJECT1]
[BIZ NAME] - [CLIENT NAME] - [PROJECT2]
[BIZ NAME] - [CLIENT NAME] - [SLACK DETAILS]
[BIZ NAME] - [CLIENT NAME] - [PAYROLL VENDR]
Then I tag things in each note according to the basis details of that note - tages like
[clientname] [slack] [quickboos]
Then a notebook for self improvement:
and sub notes with details in them
SELF-IMPROVEMENT - DALE CARNEGIE
SELF-IMPROVEMENT - POSITIVITY.COM
SELF-IMPROVEMENT - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
another notebook for history
HISTORY - US HISTORY - GEORGE WASHINGTON
HISTORY - US HISTORY - CONSTITUTION
HISTORY - US HISTORY - PANAMA CANAL
HISTORY - US HISTORY - TEDDY ROOSEVELT
It is WORTH paying them the subscription rate because these are people who are building something they are passionate about and they only want to do note. Microsoft uses their tool as a side utility. It means NOTHING to them.
I would rather pay an annual fee for developers, their rent, health insurance and creativity instead of a free app that doesn't maintain growth and quality.
If you are a contractor, you can take pictures of a job, incl meansurments and notes, and in seconds an office helped can look at the pictures and prepare a proposal before the contractor leaves the parking lot of the 'lead'!
Best app 5/5
I could not live without Evernote. There is just no app out there that has the easy of use and all the capabilities.
My digital brain ... 5/5
By The Other Jeff Johnson
I've used Evernote for more than five years and can't honestly remember how I got anything done before having this amazing resource. I telecommute four days a week and work in the office one. Having meeting notes, emails, to do lists, etc., in Evernote allows me to seemlessly move from one office to the other with no down time. And, while this is personal to my situation, after going through cancer treatment and experiencing a bit of "chemo brain" Evernote has been a lifesaver. I use it as my "digital brain" to help me remember the things I have trouble with. It's on my phone, my tablet, my laptop, and both desktop computers. In case the point didn't come across clearly ... I LOVE EVERNOTE!!!
great app...but be prepared to lose stuff 1/5
I have been using evernote for years. Just went to log in and received an error saying my account was deactivated. Fought to get it reactivated and all of my stuff is gone. Thanks for making me lose years of work. really appreciate knowing that this is a very unreliable app. luckily I have it backed up and saved on an external hard drive. the point is dont trust this app.
I've used evernote since the beginning of undergrad and all the way through now to my graduate carreer. I don't kniw who I would be without it. They are constantly upgrading, fixing any flaws and adding useful new features. Do yourself a favor and start using this app ASAP, it will change your life for the better.
Cannot Retrieve Information 1/5
Evernote decided that I needed to provide a password to access my passwords on my own computer. Now I must wait for Evernote to send me instructions on how to reset a password that I never set up, all so I can access information on my personal computer. Finding another way to save information so Evernote does not hold my personal information hostage again.
Saving has been unreliable with recent release 1/5
I've lost work three times on the desktop version with the latest release - a first after using Evernote for the last 6 years. MBP 15 2018.
One of Those Rare Apps 5/5
By Bulk Smash
There are only one or two software apps I love as much as I love Evernote. I am a recent convert, and have been using the Premium membership for a year. So far, my experience has been incredible. Every time I have a new need for information storage and correlation, whether it be ideas, photos, car maintenance records, business cards, or any other number of data use cases, Evernote always surprises me with its ease of use and versatility. Whoever designed the interface for this app and figured out how to make it so easy to get data into the app and to then organzie that data really knew what they were doing. This is one of those rare pieces of software for which I am more than happy to renew my yearly license, because it is such a great value. Thank you for building and offering this product! - Mike
center of all my writing 5/5
simple, effective, easy to use on all of my devices. it is the app at the center of my workflow
As a paying customer this is unacceptable. Since version 7.8, the scroll lags on my Macbook Pro Retina. I can't use the app and have to use the subpar web version. Any photos you upload or text you write will lag as you scroll up and down.
0 stars since 7.8, 4 stars before 7.8. DO NOT UPGRADE if you are below 7.8
System works fine 5/5
I know that it's fashionable to knock Evernote, but I've used it for about 10 years with very little problems. I don't have any issues finding information, even handwritten notes.
If you're going to use Evernote, spend the money and get the premium level of service. It is well worth the annual cost.
Love most things except no color coding 2/5
I can't believe that they have made color coding available on the MS version, but not for Mac's. It's so frustrating, it's one of the most commonly requested features and they continue to not make it available. I've started looking for a new note storage system.
Indispensable Tool 5/5
If you haven't heard about Evernote, you're missing out. This is truly an indispensable tool for business and personal use. What I really like is how the company is constantly improving the product. Give it a try, you will not regret it.
For years they've only let you highlight in one color 2/5
No matter how many times this feature is requested, Evernote designers insist that highlighting is for "placing emphasis while you're reading". Who are these high-minded designers to tell users how you should use this app? It's like telling a user of a chair that "you're supposed" to stand on it. What you made should afford the desired behavior intuitively, and when your users want something else, your tools are broken.
Many of evernote's tools are broken. Another obvious think – nest stacks of notebooks. The UI barely has to change to build this. It's trivial. But they don't.
I am dismayed that I am prisoner to this platform more and more with each new note I add.
I am committed 5/5
I am commited to having my Second Brain in EVernote for life. I have 10k notes and can't get enough.
By LEO BSB
worst note taking app. unreliable. terrible apple pencil functionalities
Good Idea but 3/5
I used to use Evernote for both my public and private work but I had problem when I downgraded my app to basic which allowed by the company. Unfortunately, the app stopped working and keep on asking me to pay renewal fees which I was not ready for that. therefore, I deleted from all my devices.
I've been using Evernote for over 7 years....among other things, I keep track of every single grocery and household item I purchase...where and how much...so at anytime I can search and find what the price was in the past, who has the best price and other important (to me) information. I also store other information and photos that I want to refer to later. It is working as expected for me and I definitely recommend it.
Different colors for highlight option? 1/5
Look at your competitors sometime, this is a basic feature. Add the option to chose the color for highlighting
I Rely on Evernote 5/5
While it may not be a "perfect" app, nothing is! I rely so much on this app and have been using it for several years now. On feature I like is its' ability to be on multiple devises. I travel a lot, but am able to pull of files I need whether I only have my phone, iPad, or I'm in my office on my. computer. The synce process has gotten much better and I haven't had a problem with it in at least two years. Filing system and tags are straight forward also. Evernote is probably the most used app I have outside of direct communication apps. i love it!
Web browser has text go off the page. 3/5
I'm writing this here to provide feedback. I tried contacting support but I wasn't able to with my free plan.
But I love evernote except, I'm not able to see all my text. In other words, I have to scroll over to see all that I wrote. On most programs, when you run out of horizontal space it will move you to the next line. But if I keep typing I'll run out of space and then not be able to see what I'm typing. Also If I want to read what I wrote I have to scroll left to right on each line. I can't be the only to notice this. Again this is on the web browser, not sure if this happens on the desktop app or not. But that's a very basic function that has a big swing and a miss. I hope this can be fixed.
without markdown 1/5
Great App - Use it all the time and Much Improved 5/5
I use Evernote to file, screenshot and annotate, OCR, maintain and work on social media posts and blogs and more. It works great across all my devices and is available all the time all over the world. Great search functionality and deep searchability. I pay for the subscription. Love it - at this price.
Evernote for your Genealogy Info 5/5
Ive been using Ecernote since 2011 and it never ceases to amaze me the different ways I can find to use it. By far the most easiest and most organized way to keep all your genealogy stuff together!
Good Support 5/5
I recently had a problem with my account on Evernote; a somewhat tortuous story involving needing to change which credit card got charged for my ungrade to “Premium" status. (We can debate elsewhere about the cost structure…) As a result, my account ended up gettind downgraded to “Basic” status.
Glitches like this can be a nightmare. Further complicating the story, only premium users can use live chat with Evernote, so my only recourse was to send an email to support. Guess what? It worked, within one business day. Courteous and effecient response to my problem, and now I’m a believer that this is a product I can believe in.
I am a convert but needs better PDF and audio editors— 4/5
I used Evernote for many years, and purchased a subscription last year. One year of organizing my digital life with Evernote and I cannot imagine going back. It's really a life changer. You think you can manage your clouds, etc, but there is so, so much more.
But, but: there's much that this app can do better. For me, PDF annotation would top the list. Evernote has a terrific search for PDFs but it has an annotator designed to work more with images than text. I would love to see the annotator improve. At present, I have to export my PDFs *out* of Evernote and then back in after annotation and delete the older copy. It creates needless duplications.
My other request would be a basic audio editor in the app too to edit the audio notes. I record my meetings, lectures, etc, and there is often a need to clip out the needless stuff, or at least visually see where the action in the clip is located. Right now, it shows nothing. The scroller in iOS is also a basic straight line.
Most recent update has broken my work flow 2/5
The last couple weeks my computer has been running really slow. I started noticing that every single time I open Evernote, my computer almost immediately hits it's ram ceiling of 8 gigs. I also have to force close Evernote almost every single time I close the app, or my computer will just sit around trying to close Evernote for 5-10 minutes.
I also took a peak at my activity monitor, and I noticed that every single time I open Evernote my kernel_task jumps from around 700mb to 1.5 gb, and mds_store also also jumps quite a bit. That is of course on top of the 1.5 gb that Evernote is using. For reference, I can run a Windows 10 Parallels virtual machine, and that whole virtual maching will take around 1.7 gb of memory to run, which means that Evernote is taking up roughly the same amount of ram as another operating system.
After doing a bit of reasearch I have come to the conclusion that the last update of Evernote is what has done this. Previously it looks like Evernote was not interacting with Spotlight, but now it is trying to index all of my notes. Please let me turn this off! Having this data in Spotlight is completely useless, and it's killing my machine!
Still better than competition by long shot; worried about closure 5/5
Apparently the company is struggling, or was struggling in the recent past. Can developers please provides some reassurance that Evernote is not at risk of being shut down?
In fear of a shutdown, I've been trying out alternatives. None come close to Evernote in terms of features, power, ease-of-use, etc.
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.) Also would be nice to be able to customize the default view on start up.
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.
Slow and buggy on Mac. What happened to the Evernote I loved? 1/5
Evernote just doesn't give a crap anymore. Sync hangs up constantly. Faster sync? Nope.
Terrible Support 1/5
I loved this app, but when I tried to upgrade, I was charged and not upgraded. Tried to reach out to Evernote for support after following all online support prompts, restarts, etc. NO Help offered - NO Email - NO option for chat. Eventually, had to reach out to apple support to get a refund. Such a bummer they make it so difficult to get help.
Can't imagine life without it!
Bloated and not well designed 3/5
I used to use Evernote all the time. I use Bear app now.
All the Evernote apps are slow, especially the iOS version. It has feature bloat.
The design isn't intuitive. It doesn't feel seamless like it did years ago.
NOT FREE!!!!!!!!!! 1/5
Had Evernote on both my IMAC and iPhone…went I went to upgrade my iPhone…and download EVERNOTE on it…WAS NOT FREE…everything blocked out/they constantly hound you/BS to upgrade…better note taking apps out there….deleted Evernote on my iPhone
It's nice, but not good enough 4/5
It's beautiful and organized and I love how clean the overall app is. However, everything starts really nice and makes you think it's a a5 star app but then you start to realize all of the things it lacks. It doesn't auto scroll when you reach the bottom of the screen when you're still typing. You have to manually scroll down which isn't a big deal, BUT THEN you're limited to how far down you can scroll which is a big bummer.
Additionally, I like to work quick so I'm a big user of shortcuts and hot keys. The only hot keys are CTRL I & B & U to italicize, bold and underline. Felt very limiting.
Could not live without it 5/5
The #1 application I use for keeping my research and writing organized. If you are someone who needs to collect and reuse bits of data from myriads of sources, Evernote it is a must. Seamless sync across all your devices means that bright idea you have while taking off for Hawaii won't be obliterated by the second mai tai. Your handwritten notebook isn't searchable like this even if you DO use the Bullet Journal Method. Embrace the adjacent possible. Give shape to the chaos. Produce better.
Please fix this laggy app 2/5
Note taking becomes INCREDIBLY slow and laggy when there are multiple pictures presenting
Important job leads gone forever! 1/5
Maybe I accidentally hit cut, in order to paste it somewhere, and forgot... but, Command-Z is NOT bringing ANYTHING BACK!!!!! Thanks for actually seriously destroying my future!!!!!! How on EARTH does UNDO not WORK!!!!!
Please restart your app 1/5
During the upgrade process we had a problem moving your data to its new location. Don’t worry, your files are safe but they may be in the wrong place. If restarting doesn’t fix things, please contact Evernote support.
I used to LOVE Evernote... 1/5
I used to LOVE Evernote but this new version crashes my computer to the point that the only way I can get my computer to work properly is to delete Evernote.
Updates have destroyed my tagging system 2/5
I used Evernote through college to keep track of my notes. It was really useful around 2012-2015 but changes to Evernote's buisness model and app updates really delcined in quality from 2016 on. I just checked my notes to downlaod a copy of them to transfer to another service and it seems the tagging system is not pulling up notes I know have been tagged. I checked a few notes and many of the notes I tagged while in school no longer have tags associated with them. Will defintely be using another service if I decided to further my education.
Still the best 5/5
Still the best even though the company really wants customers to find alternatives. One annoying feature I hate the most they cut off when I switched to Plus from overpriced Premium is I'm no longer able to open PDF from evernote in Preview rotate the page and save back... this is now a premium feature. I have to rotate it save it to desktop and then import into evernote or print as pdf again into Evernote... I understand features that cost them, but this is nothing but just to make customers unhappy....
Paying for Evernote since 2009...
Need to move the huge size notes folder to other disk 1/5
I am a royal user and find the notes folder in App support is huge! nealy 10G. It’s badly need to move the huge size notes folder to other disk
Has been using for more than 6 years 5/5
reliable to keep critical information
SOPHISTICATED TOP NOTCH APP FOR STUDENTS 5/5
I LOVE TAKING NOTES NOW. NO JOKE, IT IS SO FUN TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE YOUR NOTES LIKE A PRO. I HAVE NOT ACKNOWLEDGED ANYTHNING BAD IN THIS APP BECAUSE THE REAL QUESTION IS, IS THERE ANYTHING BAD IN THIS APP? IN OTHER WORDS IS WORTH THE $. THEY INCLUDE A WEB CLIPPER WHICH SIMPLIES MY LIFE BY ALLOWING ME TO SCREENSHOT PAGES INCASE THE CONSUMER IS FEELING LAZY TO TYPE OR WRITE. JUST BEAUTIFUL
Outdated, slow, essentially no formating functions 2/5
I have been using Evernote for about 10 years and I paid for premium account. It did get better, but not to the speed of any other notes app. It's slow to open and operate. The most painful experience is the formating function. Worst of all kinds.
An Absolute Joke at Implementing a simple upgrade 1/5
I paid for a Premium upgrade and all of my accounts still show a Basic account with 60megs of upload per month. I am trying to dump OneNote since it is the familiar crippled-ware offering from Microsoft where many features are disabled on the Mac. I have read all the knowledge base articles, restarted programs, and after my purchase no version Evernote, iOS, MacOS, or web, reflects the upgrade. They just made sure their auromation extended to sending me an email receipt fro my purchase. Funny how automated everything is when the money is leaving my account and going elsewhere, but how un-automated support is within their user interfaces. You don't get chat support unless you're a Premium member, which is not possible if they are rooking you out of your upgrade to start with. So they have like 100 million users and this is a hurdle for their engineers? No response. I wonder if there is some point of incremental growth in 10,000 increments where you can just sit back and not care anymore. Obviously, they're well pass that mark.
Essential and capable 5/5
For traveling a lot, Evernote for me is critical - tickets, pdfs, itineraries, time alert messages, links OR screen shot images of important information.