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Amazon S3

Anytime – and I do mean anytime – you have files of any size over, say, 50kb and they are static you should reach for S3 first. In 7 years of using the service, I have never once lost a file. There have been a total of maybe 30 minutes of downtime in 7 years, which was a DNS level issue. The speed is excellent, the availability is incredible, and there simply is no good competitor for the price.
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Evernote

Evernote is great as the digital equivalent of sweeping things under the rug. It's not gone, but not in your face. It's much easier to find later - which makes me feel like I'm cheating at being organized. Evernote is great for plain text or basic text, but formatting and robust documents feel clunky and cause issues - so I usually avoid those types of projects or simply attach a Word document.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon S3
Evernote
8.0
Versioning
Amazon S3
Evernote
8.9
Video files
Amazon S3
Evernote
6.9
Audio files
Amazon S3
Evernote
7.3
Document collaboration
Amazon S3
Evernote
7.3
Access control
Amazon S3
Evernote
7.1
File search
Amazon S3
Evernote
9.3
Device sync
Amazon S3
Evernote
9.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon S3
Evernote
8.5
User and role management
Amazon S3
Evernote
8.2
File organization
Amazon S3
Evernote
8.7
Device management
Amazon S3
Evernote
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon S3
Evernote
9.1
Performance
Amazon S3
Evernote
9.4
Reliability
Amazon S3
Evernote
9.4
Storage Reports
Amazon S3
Evernote
8.5

Pros

  • Scalable
  • Reliable
  • Well documented
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  • Evernote does a great job integrating with other platforms. I use the Outlook, Chrome, and Slack connections, as well as using direct App links from tasks in Todoist.
  • Evernote does a good job of making search work - even inside scanned documents. That saves me time needing to label, tag, and rename files and lets me just store them and move on knowing I'll be able to find them again later.
  • Evernote works well (but not identically) across platforms. Mac and PC are almost identical, but the way it is laid out and offers text formatting and photo capture on a mobile is great for that platform.
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Cons

  • Hard to use
  • Not for non-developers
  • Bad online UI
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  • Evernote really made me question my use when they changed their payment model a couple years ago. Admittedly, I had never paid for it and this change would move me to being a paid user - but I was happy enough with the system (and it has continued to improve) that I now pay happily for their base subscription level.
  • Evernote can be annoying with asking you to pay (or increase your subscription) incessantly. Every time I attach a Word doc it reminds me that I can search inside these with the next level of payment - just take no for an answer rather than harassing me to pay 5x a day!
  • Changes aren't always clearly communicated and getting started can be difficult. I had an account that sat gathering dust for years until I bit the bullet and took a course - now I'm happy I did, but not everyone is willing to invest that much time and money just to try something.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Evernote8.3
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I can't really imagine how much they'd have to charge me to make me quit Evernote. I can't really think of any technology that has changed my life as much without going back to email in the 90s, or the introduction of the iPhone. I know I sound ridiculous, but it would be really tough for me to live without it. If I were forced to choose between my smart phone (and keep in mind that I get lost in my driveway) and my Evernote, I'd probably choose my Evernote.
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Usability

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Evernote7.6
Based on 7 answers
Evernote is the perfect productivity tool in your computer or mobile.
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Reliability and Availability

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Evernote8.9
Based on 2 answers
Generally issues are by connectivity and not Evernote availability but I have had issues in the past with cross-client consistency of data which Evernote Support has ID'd as bugs that are still unresolved as far as I know
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Performance

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Evernote8.9
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Fast and clean interface. Just upgraded to Evernote 5
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Support

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Evernote9.6
Based on 7 answers
Evernote is the most useful productivity tool in the virtual world. You can make all your notes without physical paper or pen and write your all notes virtually and save them online or offline.
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Implementation

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Evernote9.8
Based on 8 answers
We have had no issues while using Evernote.
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Alternatives Considered

S3 is much cheaper than the alternatives. And it's very easy to set up the billing.
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Microsoft OneNote is probably the closest competitor in terms of functionality. However, I so much detest Microsoft products that I would have zero interest in even trying OneNote. I have no reason to try them. If my employer forced me to use OneNote, I wouldn't do it. I would run Evernote on my own device happily.
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Return on Investment

  • The storage costs are extremely low compared to storage provided by cloud backup vendors, most of which are just reselling Amazon S3.
  • This has allowed us to be more competitive in the corporate backup market.
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  • Don't use it in business, just personal. Makes me more efficient for finding the information that is important to me.
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Evernote

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details