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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud works extremely well for individuals that are subscribed to the Apple ecosystem of products. The ability to seamlessly sync across devices with one account has helped me prepare, access, and share important documents quickly and effectively across platforms. Additionally, Apple's cloud infrastructure is quite robust and I have rarely encountered issues with reliability over the five years+ of using the service.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.0
Evernote
8.1
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.5
Evernote
8.7
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Evernote
6.5
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.3
Evernote
7.1
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.3
Evernote
8.2
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
Evernote
7.9
File search
Apple iCloud
7.8
Evernote
8.8
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Evernote
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.4
Evernote
8.1
User and role management
Apple iCloud
6.7
Evernote
8.0
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.0
Evernote
8.1
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.6
Evernote
8.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Evernote
8.4
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.4
Evernote
8.7
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.9
Evernote
8.6
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Evernote
7.8

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • Speed - As soon as the transfer is complete you immediately have all the information backed up to access on any computer that you desire to log into. Transferring information from your phone to this service is seamless and easy to understand.
  • Reliability - I have used iCloud ever since I've had an iPhone (over 5 years) and I never once have lost a file or document due to Apple's failure.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anna Hazel Crotty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 7.8
Based on 20 answers
While it may be great to use with other Apple products, I find it's an absolutist-style workflow to be debilitating and to lead to many problems. When you sign into the cloud, it completely takes over your device in many ways that you don't notice at first until there is a problem.
Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Evernote

Evernote 8.0
Based on 13 answers
  • Basic visual organization - ability to create a notebook and store user notes inside of it.
  • Basic easy navigation - You can quickly move in and out of files and notes.
  • User intuitive addition - whatever you need to add to your document, it's relatively easy to understand and use.
  • We find overall that we still want some functionality in creating better task lists, boards, and other things that we find in Notion - which is the tool that we use as a team notebook/storage space.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Evernote

Evernote 8.9
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.2
Based on 13 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.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Evernote

Evernote 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Fast and clean interface. Just upgraded to Evernote 5
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 7.5
Based on 36 answers
I never used Apple iCloud support, but have never needed to do so. It has become more of a personal issue with computers in my organization, where the business solution has been with Dropbox. I do have to admit when my Mac went down, having things on Apple iCloud did help to get things restored. However, since I had more than one photo file for my Business and Personal data, I was not able to recover my Business Photos. Apple iCloud should have been able to do this.
Thomas Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Evernote

Evernote 8.9
Based on 36 answers
I bet you won’t even need to call their support. Their product has never failed me. Simply put. But if you were to email them to gather some details or help, I bet they won’t disappoint you. Don’t worry about the support, it’s the last thing you should worry about this product.
Aaron Ye | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Evernote

Evernote 9.8
Based on 9 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.
Stephanie Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

Google Drive is great and it offers way more free storage than Apple iCloud, however, Google is known for sharing their user's data much more freely than Apple. To some people, this might not be a big deal. I prefer to pay a few dollars for added security. Dropbox is a different situation in that it offers less free storage space than Apple. Dropbox also integrates very well with many different services, but Apple has been rapidly improving in this area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Paul Weber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • Mobility. Apple iCloud along with other online storage options has given me the ability to access files and data while away from my office.
  • Security. I don't worry about security with my files in Apple iCloud. Of course, I don't generally store highly sensitive files in the cloud.
  • Simplicity. I can set up my file folders so that when I know I will need access to certain types of files away from my office, I save time with decision making or moving the files later when I may need to take a trip or visit a client.
Jeff Henkel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Natalya Lekomtseva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

General

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

Apple iCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
50GB$0.991
200GB$2.991
2TB$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Evernote

General

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

Evernote Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$7.991
Business$14.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud
8.5
Evernote
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud
9.4
Evernote
8.3

Usability

Apple iCloud
7.8
Evernote
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Apple iCloud
Evernote
8.9

Performance

Apple iCloud
8.2
Evernote
8.9

Support Rating

Apple iCloud
7.5
Evernote
8.9

Implementation Rating

Apple iCloud
Evernote
9.8

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