Evernote does what it says: helps you remember everything.
Updated November 18, 2014

Evernote does what it says: helps you remember everything.

Nephi Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Evernote

  • It gives me quick access to my notes from all of my many devices.
  • It loads fast, gets the job done, then gets out of the way.
  • I has an ecosystem of plugins and other applications, of which I use several.
  • The free version is more than sufficient for everything that I use it for. But the paid version has some obvious advantages.
  • I would like to be able to do more markup, maybe html or markdown, there are ways to get this done, but they are a pain to use.
  • The tables are weak, it would be very handy to have a spreadsheet note type.
  • I use the desktop client a lot on my Windows machines, I would love to see a Linux version too.
  • It would be helpful to have 2 step authentication and encrypted storage. Then I would feel more comfortable storing things like passwords or personal information on their systems.
  • Evernote enables me to access my process notes from everywhere, so I am more efficient when I need to get access to information.
  • With the paid version, you can share notebooks which better enables collaboration.
When it comes to ubiquity, Evernote beats every other note taking application I have found. I have a version on my Windows PC's, my Android phones and tablets, and in my browser. I use clearly and skitch, both plugins which make Evernote even more useful. Evernote even plugs into Outlooks to help me remember things from emails. The rest are either really rudimentary offering only a small number of the features, are not easily synced across devices, or else are specific to a platform limiting how I can use it. Diigo is the only one that has features that Evernote can not offer, but it's basic note taking leaves a lot to be hoped for.
This program is simply part of my daily routine now. I am a programmer and in order to stay relevant, I have to study a lot. Evernote enables me to keep all of my study notes and ideas all in one place and every place at the same time. I use it to keep recipes, I use it to track my workouts, I use it to record processes at work that I need to remember. It is always accessible and enables me to quickly find anything I need to remember.
I have recommended Evernote to colleagues and friends. The only place where I do not feel it is suited is for keeping track of passwords, they do have encrypted sections of notes, but it needs to be clearer on how to use. Otherwise, use it for everything you want to remember, or that you might want to remember. The storage limit on the free account is really high until you start uploading a lot of photos. So I would recommend recording everything you can.

Evaluating Evernote and Competitors

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The single most important reason that I use Evernote is that I can take and read notes no matter where I go or what I am doing. It integrates with my browser, my phone, my email client, so it is everywhere. Whenever I find an alternative that looks interesting, I am always burnt when I need to recall something from a note that is on a different computer or a service I can't access.
Evernote was the second product I tried, ever other product I have uses has simply not stacked up. There is nothing different that I could do that would improve this process other than stop looking.