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Evernote

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

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

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

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

Cloud Storage Platform

Evernote
9.1
Performance
Evernote
9.4
Reliability
Evernote
9.4
Storage Reports
Evernote
8.6

Pros

  • 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

  • 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

Evernote8.3
Based on 35 answers
The tool is extremely valuable to productivity and working with clients easily.
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Usability

Evernote7.6
Based on 7 answers
Generally does what I need great but there are times where they change the UI where it can be a set back. Hotkeys are important to learn
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Reliability and Availability

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

Evernote8.9
Based on 2 answers
Fast and clean interface. Just upgraded to Evernote 5
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Support

Evernote9.6
Based on 7 answers
I have not used customer support and have found plenty of documentation online and on their site to answer any questions.
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Implementation

Evernote9.8
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

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

  • I think Evernote saves me hours every month because I'm not looking in different areas for different things—I just put everything ( except passwords) in Evernote
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Pricing Details

Evernote

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