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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

It is great if you are a die-hard Apple user. It integrates virtually every aspect of Apple products among different devices, making it super easy to share things. It fails pretty hard when tasked with other product types (such as Microsoft), and I have found it rather difficult to manage since it seems to take over so forcefully.
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Evernote

It's great for collaboration on document drafts, meeting notes, and simply unloading things from your brain to a safe place. It is a great tool for standardizing note-taking across an organization because of its platform independence. It does lack some flexibility if you want to share with "Editors" to make suggestions. The only current option for collaboration is equivalent to Google docs "Edit" collaboration feature, which is a lot. Overall, still one of the best pure note-taking options out there that work on pretty much every device/browser.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
7.5
Evernote
8.0
Versioning
Apple iCloud
6.9
Evernote
8.6
Video files
Apple iCloud
7.9
Evernote
6.5
Audio files
Apple iCloud
7.8
Evernote
7.0
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.6
Evernote
7.7
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.0
Evernote
7.6
File search
Apple iCloud
7.3
Evernote
9.1
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1
Evernote
9.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.4
Evernote
8.2
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.3
Evernote
8.1
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
Evernote
8.4
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.3
Evernote
8.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.1
Evernote
8.7
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.3
Evernote
9.1
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.6
Evernote
9.2
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Evernote
7.9

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • Apple iCloud integrates beautifully with the entire Apple ecosystem. Whether you are using a MacBook, iPhone, and/or iPad they will all sync at a moments notice through iCloud.
  • As a company, Apple has a strong reputation for security. Many cloud storage providers share huge amounts of user data, however, Apple prides themselves on avoiding that.
  • Even though Apple iCloud is optimized for Apple devices, data stored on the cloud can be accessed through a web browser on a computer running essentially any operating system.
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Evernote

  • Handwriting Note Sketching: Automated scripts to convert rough lines into perfectly straight lines and circles makes life extremely easy for note-taking. I have always enjoyed the capability of writing notes directly in the Evernote software using my Wacom Tablet PC's
  • Organizing Notes: Not only can notes be organized by notebooks and notebook groups, but one can also tag notes to organize relevant thoughts/projects within the same notebook.
  • Related Notes: Automated system which reviews the contents of current notes and recommends related notes in your notebook. I cannot tell you how many times I've forgotten about another note buried in the archive related to some projects I'm currently working on.
  • Note Searching - Easy to search through documents, handwritten notes, photos, and PDF documents stored in your notebooks to find exactly what you're looking for. My search hasn't failed me in eleven years, I can always find a note/thought I'm looking for.
  • Cross-platform accessibility: This was the largest draw for me originally. The ability to jot a note on my work PC, and have access to those notes on any device, even a smartphone with no internet access (offline mode activated).
  • Note History: Excellent feature added eight years ago which tracks note changes over time. It's been quite handy to recover data accidentally erased and remained unnoticed for weeks/months.
  • Excellent clipping application for PC: low resource usage and I appreciate how different hotkeys allow the user to chose how to take a screenshot (save to Evernote, save to desktop, save to clipboard). I cannot even estimate how many times per day I use the Evernote screen clipper function.
  • Note Synchronization: Notes are always synchronized so the most recent version is presented across all devices.
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Cons

Apple iCloud

  • You will constantly run into issues where iCloud is optimized or available only for Apple's own product line. That's frustrating.
  • Apple's Mail app and service are just beleaguered by the likes of Gmail. Perhaps even Zoho does better than them on the web.
  • iCloud seems optimized more for a mobile user, so desktop apps & services feel a bit force-fitted.
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Evernote

  • Formatting was a complaint of mine for a long time. It is not as robust as Microsoft Word, but it is improving.
  • The ability to do simple calculations. Say you have a list of ten items and want to sum the cost - that cannot be done in Evernote automatically.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 9.4
Based on 3 answers
It's so seamless that I can't imagine another product doing a better job synchronizing all of my devices. I simply do not think about it at all. Everything happens behind the scenes and I'm confident that Apple keeps my data safe and secure. I'm a happy customer as far as this is concerned. I have not had a bad experience with this service.
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Evernote

Evernote 8.3
Based on 35 answers
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

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.4
Based on 20 answers
Apple iCloud overall performs well for me. Obviously, it is more suited for the pure Apple/Mac environment (as I believe OneDrive is for the pure Windows environment). However, it has worked well for me as I added Windows-based systems to my business. Since I initially had only Apple/Mac devices and computers I give Apple a high-five for making the service available to Windows-based and multi-based environments so that I didn't have to migrate my files.
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Evernote

Evernote 8.4
Based on 12 answers
We absolutely love Evernote and use it on a daily basis. It stands apart from the other note taking apps. There isn't much that we would like to add or suggest for additions as we only use a small percentage of its capabilities currently. They got a good thing going over at Evernote!
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Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.2
Based on 12 answers
Occasionally, large files that haven't yet been synced require a few minutes to pull down but I've rarely noticed delays. It does a good job of keeping data cached on my local machines while updating them with changes from other machines transparently.
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Evernote

Evernote 8.9
Based on 2 answers
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Support

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 6.6
Based on 3 answers
Apple gives pretty miserable support unless you pay a lot to have the support packages. Usually, it is more helpful to do a Google search of the issue, but at that point, it isn't product support, it's just me doing the job myself. Other programs seem to have much better, and free, support.
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Evernote

Evernote 8.8
Based on 22 answers
I have faced issues while using Evernote and have contacted customer support. The customer support is very quick, helpful and polite to resolve your issues. they even give step by step guide to resolve the issue. I doubt other productivity apps have such a good customer service as Evernote. It is much better than others.
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Implementation

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Evernote

Evernote 9.8
Based on 8 answers
Make sure you think about your tags. If you end up with multiple similar tags then things aren't grouped together as you might prefer. For instance if you have a tag called Disney and Walt Disney, this will split up your articles. Evernote makes it simple to correct, but I suggest you make sure your users look closely at the existing tags before creating new ones.
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Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

NCommand was awful. It didn't work well for us, things went missing and tended to be clunky. iCloud has been great with a cleaner interface, more options to collaborate on a document within a single URL, and just being all around simpler. iCloud also hasn't gone down and been inaccessible as often as NCommand would.
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Evernote

As hard as it was to get Evernote set up to my liking until I took a course, I felt like OneNote allowed too much freedom. It aspired to be a true digital notebook, letting you place text and images wherever you want on a page. I prefer more structure, so Evernote felt right to me.
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Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • Awesome for when I get a new device and just want to set it up like I had it before
  • Great for keeping data synced between all devices
  • Forces me to stay in the Apple ecosystem and use their apps even if there are better alternatives
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Evernote

  • The system facilitates working life in information management. An order of magnitude faster than self-recorded recordings
  • Now all the information in one place: notes, business cards, scanned documents, contracts, saved web pages. And a unified search system! It is very important
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Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

General

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

Evernote

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud
7.8
Evernote
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud
9.4
Evernote
8.3

Usability

Apple iCloud
8.4
Evernote
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Apple iCloud
Evernote
8.9

Performance

Apple iCloud
8.2
Evernote
8.9

Support

Apple iCloud
6.6
Evernote
8.8

Implementation

Apple iCloud
Evernote
9.8

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