Overall Satisfaction with Evernote
Evernote gets used for on-the-go note-taking, sharing and saving notes on the cloud, and capturing big ideas in our organization. I have been a long time user of Evernote even before I really understood what cloud storage actually meant. The business problems it addresses is it's a very handy tool to compose, create, and save notes with and it's very simple to learn how to use.
- The freemium model is jam-packed with features so you can easily understand it before committing.
- Having your documents sync on multiple devices back then was a big deal. Maybe not so much now, but Evernote was innovative in that realm.
- You can search and save many types of note formats.
- The user-interface can become much more simplified.
- The expanded features cause for more confusion than a note-taking app should have.
- Positive: the software can be used on many platforms
- Negative: the free version doesn't allow you to have password protection
- Positive: they are clear innovators in the space
I have not been able to compare Evernote to other products since I have not been using them. However, compared to products like Google Docs mobile, I think Evernote is much more accessible and has a better user-interface on the phone. Evernote also is more memorable in the note-taking space than Google Docs, in my opinion.
Whenever I go to conferences, I love using Evernote because it's great for capturing notes in different formats: you can type on it, write on it digitally, take images, videos, or record audio. This malleability is very useful when you're in a high-paced, memory-fleeting environment like a conference space. I also use it to capture big ideas on-the-go. Back then, it was uncommon to have a note taker that was used on multiple platforms like desktop and phone, but Evernote made that possible early on which has made it impossible to leave (all of my ideas are there!).