Evernote

Evernote

Create, capture & access everyday notes on mobile devices

4.4/5 (6501 reviews)

Evernote Overview

What is Evernote?

Evernote helps you capture and manage ideas, projects, memories, and to-do lists, so nothing gets missed. Write notes, attach documents, scan images, take voice memos or clip from the web. Organize everything from big projects to personal moments in a single place, accessible on your computer, tablet, or phone—even when offline. Quickly find the information you need with a powerful search that recognizes words in handwriting, images, and attachments. With Evernote, you can focus on what matters.

Evernote Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$7.99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic: Free
Plus: $34.99 per month
Premium: $69.99 per month


Evernote Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Evernote screenshot: Shared workspaces that put important information at the user's fingertips
Evernote screenshot: Shared workspaces that put important information at the user's fingertips Evernote screenshot: Completed work lives on easily searched reference material Evernote screenshot: Flexibly share while working anywhere Evernote screenshot: Keep notes synced across all devices, even when offline Evernote screenshot: Access, alter, and manage any Business Notebooks made by users, while leaving Personal Notebooks completely private and separate from work Evernote screenshot: Save useful information from the web to an Evernote account. Clip media to view it later and share with others. Evernote screenshot: Collect, organize, and share everything the team needs to turn inspiration into action with Evernote's Spaces feature

Evernote Reviews

Evernote Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5 6501 reviews
Excellent
3614

Very good
2046

Average
649

Poor
138

Terrible
54

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.2
87% recommended this app
Lindsay M.

Top of the line

Ability to retrieve older documents with ease. I can also, whether mid-conversation or during a meeting or presentation, quickly retrieve information that I've forgotten or to elaborate on someone else's ideas.


Janosch F.

The best personal note taking App - still medicore in business use

I love Evernote for my personal Projects. I would not trade it for any other application in this segment for my personal and private Projects. In Business Projects my enthusiasm falters as the rugged edges which I am happy to tolerate in spare time projects are getting annoying fast when there is team efficency or pressure from clients. In my Opinion Evernote business has been somewhat bolted onto the most popular Note taking and management application, trying to utilize an extremely versatile and powerful core for business cases. It leaves me with a somewhat stale taste as I whish to use a business application which is not the add on to something else but an A priority project that receives maximum attention. Then again in the time I used Evernote I have been positively suprised time and again and I am sticking with this, at least for some more time.


Isaac F.

Evernote Business review by Isaac Fungura

Evernote is a very handy tool in my daily life, both business and personal. I tend to get overwhelmed with tasks and forget some brilliant ideas I may have had. So, I decided to install Evernote on all my devices - phone, tab, laptop so that when I take my routine morning walks or runs, and an idea pops up in my mind, I quickly jot it down.

The brilliance of Evernote is that I can type or use a stylus, or take a picture of say a product I want the procurement team to purchase and I can also record a voice note and save it as is...or it can also decode my voice note and save it as text almost instantaneously!

I can also save PDFs, Word documents, scribble a sketch drawing or even get a signature if I don't have a handy paper for a client to sign.

I also use it to set reminders and to-do list which I can then follow through later on. All this is then synced across my devices through my linked Google account so that even if I'm away from my laptop, I can still access my data or add notes on my other devices.

In the office and in meetings, I easily take notes and minutes and can then share that with colleagues. It's just superb and makes life sooo easy. It also switches on my creative mindset since I can just take down notes whenever and wherever I go.

I also use Evernote at my Masters school to take notes in lectures...how convenient, because I normally don't want to move around with books in my hands. Also it is very easy to store the notes and share them with fellows


Roberto antonio C.

The best digital notebook that exists

Being able to integrate Evernote into our work team was a bit complicated. It took us a couple of weeks to take advantage of it to improve our productivity, but it was completely worth it. The results were excellent. It's really great for capturing all the ideas you have in a conversation, without having to worry about anything.


Verified Reviewer

Time for a Change?


Lindsay M.

Top of the line

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/6/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to retrieve older documents with ease. I can also, whether mid-conversation or during a meeting or presentation, quickly retrieve information that I've forgotten or to elaborate on someone else's ideas.

Pros

I've used this software since 2013. This is one program that I CANNOT live without. I store EVERYTHING in Evernote. I probably don't even use 1/2 of of the functions available with this software, but I'm still determined to master it though! Pro number one for me is the convenience! I use the browser version and the app, when on my Mac, and the app on my phone, too. The capture tool on my Mac makes storing emails, screenshots, receipts, pictures, audio clips and all other document formats super easy to save for later. Evernote is also able to easily collaborate with all the other storage software(Dropbox, Drive, Box, OneDrive, Acrobat, etc.) and the syncing is better than any other software I've used to date. I can literally save something in EN on my Mac and my phone instantly buzzes with the notification of the change. The search function is also amazeballs. Because EN uses OCR technology to "read" the text in files, if I searched for "sandwich" (I'm hungry), I would get a list of every file in EN that has the word "sandwich" anywhere in the file. Worrying about naming your files so that you can find them later are OVER! Some examples of the many mediums that I store in EN are: cards that are given to me for special occasions, pictures, tags off of purchases I make, user manuals for all the devices in the house, coupons, audio clips (usually made while driving), and recipes. Basically, for me, it's a one-stop shop to store the verbal, written or digital tidbits of life

Cons

Now, the "downside". Using this program since 2013 should tell you, that any downsides EN does have, are vastly overshadowed by it's shine. Shifting your lifelong organizational habits from a file/ folder based system to En's "note/ notebook" system overwhelms some people, I'm sure. I struggled with this, myself! Don't let it, though! If you remember, I already applauded the awesome search capabilities of EN. When I use search, and don't dig, or go "searching" manually through my folders, my task management becomes much more efficient. Organizing EN is definitely a "Con" for me, though. I really haven't done it. I store and search. EN would definitely become even more efficient for me, if I spent some time cleaning it up. Another thorn for me, is getting the info. OUT of EN, if I'm not sharing it to another integrated application(like dropbox). EN makes it's own document extension. When you download, or try to email something with your default email client (EN has it's own email client that looks like chat, visually), the item you are sending has a .enex extension (ex. "doc.enex") NO programs can open this file extension. So, converting these EN , .enex files, to Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe portable document format (.pdf) wastes time and inconveniences the user. Lastly, there is the cost. EN is one of the more expensive options for information storage, but there is a free version available. You only need to subscribe when increased storage space is needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Janosch F.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The best personal note taking App - still medicore in business use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 23/11/2018
Review Source: Capterra

I love Evernote for my personal Projects. I would not trade it for any other application in this segment for my personal and private Projects. In Business Projects my enthusiasm falters as the rugged edges which I am happy to tolerate in spare time projects are getting annoying fast when there is team efficency or pressure from clients. In my Opinion Evernote business has been somewhat bolted onto the most popular Note taking and management application, trying to utilize an extremely versatile and powerful core for business cases. It leaves me with a somewhat stale taste as I whish to use a business application which is not the add on to something else but an A priority project that receives maximum attention. Then again in the time I used Evernote I have been positively suprised time and again and I am sticking with this, at least for some more time.

Pros

I use Evernote personally for about when it first emerged on Iphone and Ipad. Since then it went up and down and donw and up, it was a Rollercoaster Ride. Sometimes I came close to quiting, the again I carried on with it. Everything became more severe when I started to invite Colleagues and Friends for personal and professional Projects. a great Boost always was - most knew the product and had next to zero animosities or better to put it the other way round: Even the not-so-much bunch of people were okay in colaborating via Evernote. On Top of it, it was available on their favourite Platform (no one had to switch form Android to iOS or vici versa). Everyone knew how to use the editor, things didn't look to pretty at the start but then, after a while, like a game you get the hang of after a couple of rounds, it got better and better. Tables, Images, even embeded Videos. It all got together. Also we could choose which data would be encrypted and which was okay to stay unencrypted. Thinsg synced fine and we also had an integrated chat. Basically, Evernote had covered a lot of the needs we had as a team as wel as a band of friends in private Projects. The Features you require are there and they are easy to use.
Also, the team behind evernote is quick regarding upcoming Platform changes and usually Evernote is up to the newest iterration of the Operting System it runs on verry quickly.

Cons

Speaking of the features which are there...as it is often the case with growing platforms, there are some which are just not...my type of thing. Document templates might be something for some people, but not for us. Also, the Features are not homogenous on the different platforms. Thats right, if you want to do search-and-replace you better do not try to do it on a mac. Right Features like this are missing. Inviting People also can get a real pain in the arm in case they use Evernote privately without a busines account, as can the abominable dialogue for sharing notes on mac. It is absolutely clear that evernote is incredibly ambitious by supplying native clients for iOS, Android, Windows, MacOs PLUS a Webfrontend. This realy is awesome but it leads to raged edges when you are power user, save a team of such working cross Platform un complex projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Isaac F.
Industry: Tobacco
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Evernote Business review by Isaac Fungura

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 31/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Evernote is a very handy tool in my daily life, both business and personal. I tend to get overwhelmed with tasks and forget some brilliant ideas I may have had. So, I decided to install Evernote on all my devices - phone, tab, laptop so that when I take my routine morning walks or runs, and an idea pops up in my mind, I quickly jot it down.

The brilliance of Evernote is that I can type or use a stylus, or take a picture of say a product I want the procurement team to purchase and I can also record a voice note and save it as is...or it can also decode my voice note and save it as text almost instantaneously!

I can also save PDFs, Word documents, scribble a sketch drawing or even get a signature if I don't have a handy paper for a client to sign.

I also use it to set reminders and to-do list which I can then follow through later on. All this is then synced across my devices through my linked Google account so that even if I'm away from my laptop, I can still access my data or add notes on my other devices.

In the office and in meetings, I easily take notes and minutes and can then share that with colleagues. It's just superb and makes life sooo easy. It also switches on my creative mindset since I can just take down notes whenever and wherever I go.

I also use Evernote at my Masters school to take notes in lectures...how convenient, because I normally don't want to move around with books in my hands. Also it is very easy to store the notes and share them with fellows

Pros

There is no limit to what I can put or store into my Evernote account.
The library can store important business information such as company policies and procedure manuals for the access of everyone at the company who is using Evernote. It replaces the need for the company to have a physical library for sharing that info.
Evernote separates between private and business note books, hence respects privacy of employees and they can take that private information when they leave the company and all the business notebooks remain with the company.
Notifications when someone joins a library, edits or adds a note, these assist me in keeping track of what is going on around the organisation since I may not physically be able to cope with the events occurring around, but on Evernote, I quickly get insights of what is going on.
It allows sharing information across the organisation and getting feedback

Cons

When offline, I'm obviously unable to sync my content with my other devices. However, when I get back online sync becomes active.
It can become addictive sometimes as it is a part of my daily life

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Roberto antonio C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

The best digital notebook that exists

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Being able to integrate Evernote into our work team was a bit complicated. It took us a couple of weeks to take advantage of it to improve our productivity, but it was completely worth it. The results were excellent. It's really great for capturing all the ideas you have in a conversation, without having to worry about anything.

Pros

Synchronizing the notes of an entire team in the cloud is the best way to increase productivity and improve communication. Evernote is the application I know that perfectly fulfills the idea of a group notebook, each member of the team can access all the notes and modify them as needed.
It's very easy and quick to create new notes with various types of files, which makes them very powerful notes: audios, photos, fragments of web pages and a text editor that allows you to customize everything written. You can even take notes by hand with a pencil suitable for the device.
The iOS, Android, Windows and browser applications are great at performance. They don't consume a lot of resources and sync perfectly.

Cons

It's hard to start using Evernote. It has many powerful features and learning them all is overwhelming at first.
Technical support takes several days to answer questions about Evernote's operation, which is a bit frustrating. But when they do, they offer good service, so it's not all bad.
When two people are editing the same note it can be a bit confusing, as there is no kind of distinction between one user and another when they are active at the same time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Time for a Change?

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 16/7/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Love the web clipper feature and the fact that the browser extension works on everything from Safari and Mozilla to Chrome and Opera--and that users can right-click content or webpages. Also love that you can clip an entire webpage that's fully functional when accessing in a notebook. The simplified article clipping function is also incredibly helpful in increasing the readability of pages with lots of distracting ads, videos, etc. PDFs can also be saved to notebooks online.

Cons

Having used Evernote Business for several years now, my notebooks and clips have accumulated and are quite substantial. I prefer to use Evernote Business with my web browser, and frequently experience sluggishness and long page loading times. Ditto for the desktop and mobile apps... I used to be able to click on multiple notes and combine them into a single note without any problem; however, it's been some time since this feature has worked. Also tagging notes can be a pain because if the program is being slow or unresponsive, it'll automatically tag clips with partially spelled tags or words, creating nonsensical and excessive tags that probably contribute to the overall speed issues I've experienced with Evernote Business.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 6,501 user ratings
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Evernote Pricing

Evernote Pricing

Starting from
US$7.99/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Basic: Free
Plus: $34.99 per month
Premium: $69.99 per month

Basic: Free
Plus: $34.99 per month
Premium: $69.99 per month

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 6,501 user ratings
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Evernote Features

Evernote Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customisable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for Evernote

Additional information for Evernote

Key features of Evernote

  • Annotation and markup
  • Content available on any device
  • Edit rich text and sketches
  • Evernote Clearly for clearing web content
  • Evernote Food for collecting food moments
  • Geolocation
  • Give feedback and share ideas
  • Grab whole web page: text, images and links
  • Mobile and Web interface
  • Other products include Skitch and Penultimate
  • Save favorite webpages
  • Save online resources in one place
  • Shapes, arrows and quick sketches
  • Share notes and collaborate on files
  • Sketch on a page and sync notes to any device
  • Snap photos, record audio, save documents
  • Store all itineraries, confirmations, travel documents
  • Store notes, web clips, files and images
  • Web clipper browser extensions
  • Web clipping support

Benefits

Keep everything in sync

With Evernote, all notes, web clips, files or images are available on every device and computer.

Remember things you like

Save everything cool and exciting discovered online or in the real world. Take pictures, record some audio and save it.

Save favorite webpages

Save entire webpages to the Evernote account through browser extensions. Get the whole page: text, images and links.

Take notes anywhere

You’re always moving and you want your notes with you. With Evernote, your memories are available on every computer, phone and device you use.

Work with friends and colleagues

Share notes with friends and colleagues.

Plan your next trip

Keep all itineraries, confirmations, scanned travel documents, maps, and plans in Evernote, and have them when they are needed.

Evernote FAQs

Evernote FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Evernote.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Evernote offer?

Evernote offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$7.99/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Basic: Free Plus: $34.99 per month Premium: $69.99 per month

Q. What are the main features of Evernote?

Evernote offers the following features:

  • Annotation and markup
  • Content available on any device
  • Edit rich text and sketches
  • Evernote Clearly for clearing web content
  • Evernote Food for collecting food moments
  • Geolocation
  • Give feedback and share ideas
  • Grab whole web page: text, images and links
  • Mobile and Web interface
  • Other products include Skitch and Penultimate
  • Save favorite webpages
  • Save online resources in one place
  • Shapes, arrows and quick sketches
  • Share notes and collaborate on files
  • Sketch on a page and sync notes to any device
  • Snap photos, record audio, save documents
  • Store all itineraries, confirmations, travel documents
  • Store notes, web clips, files and images
  • Web clipper browser extensions
  • Web clipping support

Q. Who are the typical users of Evernote?

Evernote has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Evernote support?

Evernote supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Evernote offer?

Evernote has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Evernote support mobile devices?

Evernote supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Evernote integrate with?

Evernote integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Sign, Atlassian Confluence, Azendoo, Bitium, Redbooth, Rydoo, SeamlessGov, Shoeboxed, WORKetc, Wimi

Q. What level of support does Evernote offer?

Evernote offers the following support options:

Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support