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Evernote - Notes Organizer
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Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Bring your notes, to-dos, and schedule together to tame life’s distractions and accomplish more—at work, at home, and everywhere in between. Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can stay productive on the go. Tackle your to-do list with Tasks, connect your Google Calendar to stay on top of your schedule, and see your most relevant information quickly with a customizable Home dashboard. --- “Use Evernote as the place you put everything… Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote” – The New York Times “When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag --- CAPTURE IDEAS • Write, collect, and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, and to-do lists. • Clip interesting articles and web pages to read or use later. • Add different types of content to your notes: text, docs, PDFs, sketches, photos, audio, web clippings, and more. • Use your camera to scan and organize paper documents, business cards, whiteboards, and handwritten notes. GET ORGANIZED • Manage your to-do list with Tasks—set due dates and reminders, so you never miss a deadline. • Connect Evernote and Google Calendar to bring your schedule and your notes together. • See your most relevant information instantly on the Home dashboard. • Create separate notebooks to organize receipts, bills, and invoices. • Find anything fast—Evernote's powerful search can even find text in images and handwritten notes. ACCESS ANYWHERE • Sync your notes and notebooks automatically across any computer, phone, or tablet. • Start work on one device and continue on another without missing a beat. EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE • Keep a journal to keep your thoughts organized. • Go paperless by scanning receipts and important documents. EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS • Keep everyone up to date by capturing meeting notes and sharing notebooks with your team. • Bring people, projects, and ideas together with shared Spaces. EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION • Keep track of lecture notes, exams, and assignments so you don’t miss important details. • Create notebooks for each class and keep everything organized. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PERSONAL • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Create and manage tasks • Connect one Google Calendar account • Access your notes and notebooks offline EVERNOTE PROFESSIONAL • 20 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Create, manage, and assign tasks • Connect multiple Google Calendar accounts • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Home dashboard - Full customization -- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Where applicable, your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may not be cancelled for refund except as provided in Evernote's Commercial Terms. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. --- Privacy Policy: https://evernote.com/legal/privacy.php Terms of Service: https://evernote.com/legal/tos.php Commercial terms: https://evernote.com/legal/commercial-terms
Getting worse with each upgrade
by BearHB on 2021/11/30 04:16
Used to be a good app.
I have used this software
by bnm,,klo on 2021/11/29 18:02
Over different platforms and love it for the ease of use. I would recommend it to anyone who makes notes of ideas, lists, thoughts. The only thing to make it better would be a voice to text option. That would be totally awesome (yes I grew up in the 60s-70s). If there is a compatible app for that purpose, please steer me in that direction. Thanks!!!
Stop hard selling while I’m paying
by simontarr on 2021/11/29 12:22
Evernote is decent. I decided to buy a year. Now that I am paid up and using it, when I log in for the first time every day or so, I get a blue banner at the top inviting me to “upgrade.” How about this Evernote: I’m paying you money because I made a decision as to what I need. Now SHUT UP. If I’m going to spend the next year regularly being asked to spend more money when I want to see ONLY MY NOTES, I guarantee I will not be renewing.
Scrolling doesnt work
by ubdybi on 2021/11/29 07:13
After pressing notes. It wont scroll down anymore after just one scroll down.
Ever ready n
by Rey1975rey on 2021/11/28 20:39
Ever notice amazing I’m so glad that the voice to text option works so clearly… I will be writing this book and movie with Evernote thank you so much #AllegedlyTheMovie
What’s going on?
by MsNWS on 2021/11/28 14:26
All of a sudden, my app crashes every time I open it and start looking for my notes. Even when writing a new note. It’s never done this in the past and lately (the past couple weeks) it’s been crashing left and right. Are you in the process of updating or something? What’s going on?
Getting more useable
by markbyrn on 2021/11/27 05:28
Up until recently, it seemed like the Evernote development process was a mess with a muddled UI and an unreliable sync process. It's improved on both fronts.
Do yourself a favor--don't use Evernote.
by E V N on 2021/11/26 13:21
If you use Evernote as intended, at first it will work fine. But you will eventually have enough notes that it will simply cease to function on iOS. Constantly crashes (this is on an iPhone 12) on every launch. The developers continue to bloat the app with features most people will never use, at the price of sacrificing the ability to even retrieve your notes. Imagine trying to pull up your stored image of your vax certificate while in line at a venue--and being unable to. Do yourself a favor. Don't even start using Evernote.
MAIN GONZALEZ JR
by amgi63 on 2021/11/25 02:43
Loooking for my old info to merge with new info since it was locked but I love the app
Keeps getting worse
by Kokanut213 on 2021/11/24 17:52
Making it harder and harder to move data in and out of Evernote. They appear to be making it more proprietary so you are stuck with it. I’ll find a way to move all my notes and drop this dog.
Powerful tool to use!
by Cristiano Moniz on 2021/11/22 20:08
To help in your daily bases it is fantastic and easy to use.
Recent update glitch
by Fotophile on 2021/11/22 18:39
The most recent update is stressing me out. Every note I make doesn’t auto save correctly and it’s erasing over half of my work. Internet connection is strong so I know it’s not an issue, it’s specifically auto updating after I’ve already saved my work and closed out after it shows it’s saved, so its erasing my work to a previous file on the cloud when I open it again. Stuff I save at 7am will auto update at 10:30am erasing half my stuff, even if I’m just opening a new note or a different project. Complete stress inducer when I have deadlines! I’m now copying my work to save it in another cloud system when I’m done here, which kinda makes this feel like a pointless subscription unless I just save it in Evernote and write it elsewhere. I’ve never had this problem, ever, as a 6 yr sub member jumping from four different devices in the same 15 minutes with no issues ever. Now it’s stressful! I love my options in Evernote compared to other online digital storage for writers. I’m on an iPad Air2 fully updated, T-Mobile service, please help! I don’t have issues accessing or saving writing on my other devices, only when I use this device app. Will update my review to reflect any resolved bug updates🙏🏻
App Keeps Crashing
by HardRockBrandi on 2021/11/22 15:20
I have used Evernote for several years and loved it, but recent updates have caused my app to crash any time I delete a note. I have to redownload the app and then it takes forever for my notes to reappear. It also annoys me how the cursor will jump around if I need to switch tabs. The app is buggy and slow and almost unusable at this point.
Can’t access the note without payment
by tijfa1 on 2021/11/22 09:27
Why the app does this to users? Lose access to all docs unless I make a payment to proceed. Avoid at all cost unless you are okay to pay a monthly fee for a note taking software.
Love Evernote
by TownsendLeone on 2021/11/21 03:46
I have been using Evernote for a few months. I especially like web clipper.
I want my old notes back!
by JoJoRose1 on 2021/11/20 19:07
I am supposed to be able to use Evernote free. I don’t use it that often so paying doesn’t make sense for me. Apparently, in the months since I last used it something changed because now I can’t access any of my old notes unless I pay for a subscription! I logged on, and it told me to unsync a device. I did that, and 10 seconds later it kicked me off. So I tried again, and again it told me to unsync a device. The same thing happened again. I tried logging in again, and it tells me I’ve already unsynced twice this month so I need to subscribe for further access. What?! Why can’t I get to my old notes?! Evernote automatically kicks me off anytime I log on. I want my old notes back!!!
Please stop with the “widgets”!
by MarlaJo1 on 2021/11/20 09:21
LONG time *paying* Evernote user here, and I’m still on the legacy Evernote Plus plan. Look - I get that you’d like as many users as possible to upgrade to Evernote Personal. BUT it’s more than double the price and for the features just aren’t worth it for me (as it is, I don’t even use all of the Plus features … but the ones that I DO use are worth the price for me). But NOW you are REMOVING the features that I have been paying for. I can’t even see any of my notebooks anymore?! Or search for a note?? Only way to do so is by messing w this “widget” setup but then you can’t “save” that unless you upgrade to Evernote Personal. Really really shady. So what am I paying for, then??
Really familiar style & great notes app
by IforgotAppleWasAlsoAFruit on 2021/11/19 20:51
If you’re familiar with how Microsoft word operates ,then Evernote will be very familiar in many ways as far as it has a simplistic approach to minor & major added resources and tools. It also has easy and familiar Writing/Copy-paste/Video-Recording/Audio-recording/ ect. Evernote has a computer software style nature as far as how many useful tools it includes for free, while also being easy to navigate through. Evernote also takes it a step further and also includes organizing tools to keep everything neat. 10/10 for me 🤘🏾
LIFE SAVER. BEST APP EVER
by meg.e.h on 2021/11/19 14:31
Get it. Now
No widgets
by Groggy62 on 2021/11/19 04:51
I can’t find any of my notes. I always loved this app, but now I can’t find a list of my notebooks or any of the info I relied on. It looks like I have to do a “free” trial to even look. I do not want widgets. I just want to go back to how I had my notes organized so that I can find all the information I have spent time saving. Only gave it 3 stars in case I can figure out how to get rid of the widgets. If not, it will be deleted from my phone and my iPad. It is not usable.
Using since the beginning
by BKJPJ on 2021/11/18 01:02
Now, just another bloated, SLOW, unreliable, resource hog. Time to move on.
iOS widgets?
by cbradyl20 on 2021/11/17 11:43
I love the new update with home and the new features. I just recently move from android to iPhone and I thought there was a iOS widget.
I have an important job interview in a few hours
by cklouis on 2021/11/16 18:09
I saved all my notes on Evernote, but it's currently down. I did not expect the app to be unreliable like this. I really hope that they fix this issue soon. I will not be using this app again.
I'm leaving because it locked me out
by k3rning on 2021/11/16 14:33
I have the free plan with two devices. Fine that's all I need. But recently evernote thinks I've logged into more devices so I tried to unsync to continue using it on the phone I was already using it on. It now says I've used my allowed unsyncs for the month and now I am not able to access my notes ANYWHERE as it immediately logs me out thinking I'm logged in on some other device. Absolutely terrible. I'm moving to OneNote. Their free app now steals your notes and locks them away holding tjem ransom.
Best
by Mikexpil94 on 2021/11/15 20:48
Safe and secure. I love Evernote.
Duplicate notes glitch
by Kim Sharae on 2021/11/15 20:46
NOTES ARE MAKING DUPLICATE NOTES AND SAVE BUTTON STILL ISNT RESPONDING!!!!!!! This app is trash!
Best option hands down
by TimC19 on 2021/11/15 16:50
Evernote is the only real option for a multiplatform notes app that is stable, feature rich and aesthetically appealing enough you actually use it.
Good way to save ideas
by Daniel Cnox on 2021/11/15 15:23
It’s very easy to write your ideas and find it later.
Too Expensive
by Ttthhd7h on 2021/11/14 17:01
I like Evernote, it’s very handy for keeping track of notes. But, to upgrade from the very limited Free account to the Personal account is too expensive at $70. Why no affordable option for someone not using the Evernote for service business?
Too Slow to be Useful
by NoodleNetworks on 2021/11/14 15:48
Evernote has gone from being a agile, helpful notes app to a bloated office suite. I’ve had an account for a decade and been paying for years, but I'm done trying to make this work for me any longer. Looking for a lighter-weight and more responsive solution so I can actually get some work done instead of gimmicky features.
Insult to the customers
by TJ MACKS on 2021/11/13 15:35
They stick you with an ugly picture on your homepage, and then they let you reconfigure the homepage with whatever picture you want… but wait! Wanna save your new picture? UPGRADE TO PRO! Shows the values and personality of whoever is in charge. Bad leaders. They want money. Make it clear what’s included in Pro and what isn’t and leave it at that. Don’t dangle pro features in my face and then tell me I can’t have them.
Please fix copy/paste
by interface stuck in the past on 2021/11/12 14:54
Long time happy user, but copy/paste is simply not working in latest update — can’t copy paste to iPhone 11 and iOS 14.8, despite message appearing that paste is complete. Loss of basic functions like this make app unusable.
Cannot use anymore
by Vinaweiwei on 2021/11/12 07:43
I’m a 10-year Evernote user and I really feel disappointed on Evernote since they modified the UX this year. The app is always in information reading and loading mode and circling when I open it. I cannot type or read anything anymore. The only way to read and edit everything on Evernote is with the web page. It’s really bad for updating the UX..
I was a paid subscriber to the previous version before the disastrous rewrite
by CucumberWalnut on 2021/11/11 22:23
They have RUINED IT and left me stranded. I will never trust them again. Now looking for something to replace Evernote. So sad—I used to live in Evernote. Total disaster.
NOT SAVING MY RECORDINGS OR NOTES
by kindshowaxkxi on 2021/11/11 21:31
I just spent all week recording my class lectures and writing notes and it didn’t save a single thing. I pay for the extra GBs too
Very unreliable lately...
by Lara the iPhone Lover on 2021/11/11 20:00
...and I can’t even submit a support ticket thru the app, it just freezes when I tap the submit button. Notes are taking days to import from the web when I share a site to Evernote, and some notes that I have saved a document to are now blank. I’ve been a paid Premium member for years, and find this level of bugs unacceptable for a paid membership, especially since I have so many important notes and documents saved on the platform. Normally I wouldn’t air these issues in a review, but I haven’t been able to contact support directly. I’m hoping this bug gets worked out soon. And I also just paid my monthly membership but it is not updating so it still shows as a free membership and keeps prompting me to pay again and the pop up won’t let me access my notes. Tried to submit a support ticket for that too and it was very difficult to find where to do it, and when I did, a pop up about “Terms” prevented me from moving on because it did not display the full screen with no tab to move on. Come on Evernote…you can do better than this!
RTL
by Dar77vag on 2021/11/11 16:42
I love this app, the one star review is for them to finally notice this. Although I think it has been brought up to their attention numerous times already. I think it’s about time for evernote to finally support RTL writing such as Arabic. As a Persian user I find myself constantly avoiding writing in my mother tongue because it gets all messy and hard to read. And during the few times where I have no choice but to write in Persian, I have to avoid punctuation marks all together. It gets even more frustrating when I need to use an English words between my Persian notes. I constantly have to copy and paste my note into the Word app just to be able to decipher my previous notes. It’s getting harder and harder for me to keep up this method so I’m thinking about leaving this app for good, which is a shame since I like everything else about it. I’ve seen posts on evernote’s forums dating back to 2012 complaining about this and still nothing has been done. Please take your international users into consideration.
Awful
by perky breasts on 2021/11/10 17:55
Nothing saves. Kicks you out randomly. Added so much work to note, even created a duplicate with the new work because I had previous issues of not saving, it not only deleted the additional work it deleted the entire duplicated “back up plan” note. And yes I saved, did everything correctly on my end. The feeling of losing all your work on an app that’s sole purpose is to save said work is gut wrenching. Spare yourself.
Easily cracked app
by JaneInMaine on 2021/11/09 21:14
I get far too many notifications that some new device has been added to my Evernote account. This app is not safe, and there is no easy way to alert Evernote about it. I do not recommend this app. BEWARE.
Glitchy
by Eris717 on 2021/11/09 14:19
I’ve used the Evernote app on android devices with zero problems for years. This year I bought an iPhone and the switch to the iPhone app version of Evernote has been terrible. It constantly auto drags me to the bottom of the note, even if I click the very top of the note. When I try to correct mistakes in the middle of a note I already wrote or add more text, Evernote will suddenly kick me to the bottom of the text and add my text there instead of where I clicked. I have to close out the entire app and reopen it every single time in order to edit anything properly. Glad I haven’t upgraded yet, I was thinking about it but I’m not paying for a glitchy app just because I bought a different operating system this year. It does this after 5 minutes of having Evernote every single time without fail, it’s beyond frustrating. I’ve only been using it a few weeks on IOS and the bugs & glitches are already too much. I’ll stick to using it on my Samsung tablet but I’m not paying for premium but can only use it on one device because on IOS products it glitches.
Sync issues. The culprit is Tasks
by PharoahThomas on 2021/11/08 22:40
Many issues with Evernote on iOS can be solved by removal of any and all ‘Tasks’ imbedded in a note. Right now, this causes synching issues taking up to 30 seconds to be writable. Totally unacceptable. I found this out by experimenting and I wished I’d known this earlier. Still, I do use Tasks but have them all in the default folder and this has solved the sync issues for me.
Switching to OneNote
by SueKoz on 2021/11/08 16:53
I have been a free user of Evernote for about 10 years. The restrictions they have put on free users has convinced me to switch. There is now a limit to how much data you can sync per month. I use this app to sync notes between my desktop and iPhone. Since syncing is done automatically, this would limit the amount of updates I could do. I will be moving on.
Simplesmente não funciona mais
by jsbahahaiabsnskskshshs on 2021/11/07 22:43
A vontade de vender um plano é tão grande que trava na tela inicial e não sai
Search is NOT working
by cwhy_ on 2021/11/07 13:07
I’m a longtime Evernote user, and I use multiple devices to search my many notes. Search used to take you to the exact note or exact location inside your note of your search criteria. Now it just lets you know what note you have it in, and you are left scrolling and scrolling til you find the highlight. Please put the search function back or give us the option of how we want to search to function.
Buggy
by BrokenRotator on 2021/11/06 23:37
The update is painfully buggy. I use it to capture receipts and other things. The scanning function no longer works. Maybe it’s time to switch.
iOS evernote has gone downhill
by Labyrintho on 2021/11/06 21:18
It is now basically unusable on my 10.5” iPad Pro: incredibly slow, and routinely crashes. (For example, when I try to bring up my notes, it sits there for a few minutes and then exits.) It has been getting worse this way for the last couple years or so. Still has some utility in that one can save things vie iOS share that one can then access from the (Old version) desktop app.
Updated version never opens
by ETechie on 2021/11/06 20:05
The app no longer works on my iPhone 6S, it displays the Elephant logo and then never gets past that — so I can no longer use Evernote. I’m being forced to export my several thousand notes and switch to a more reliable app.
Tagless
by Drshawnie on 2021/11/06 13:20
It’s ludic that you can’t add tags from the phone app /pd subscription.
Worst note app ever to touch an iPhone.
by spitfaceMcGee on 2021/11/06 10:03
Typing ANYTHING causes courser to jump to alternate parts of screen, while mid word swiping. HAD TO PECK TYPE TO GET ANYTHING TO COMPREHEND ANYTHING! Also, random letters pop into the sentence whenever they please. Won’t produce any typing every free word attempts. Italics got bumped on at one point accidentally, and realize why is this setting touching keyboard at all times? Can it be changed to show only when asked? Concluded on this question: WHO CARES. IM DELETING THIS APP IMMEDIATELY SO I DON’T GET CHARGED FOR GARBAGE!!!
Gets worse and worse
by Gsllreviewer on 2021/11/06 00:23
I have used Evernote for years and used to love it. Now it either crashes when I open it, fails to sync, or the search feature stops working. I’m going to move my notes to another app, and stop paying for this pitiful app.
A case study on how to ruin a good app
by Israeli iPad lover on 2021/11/05 15:35
Used to a beautiful app until Evernote decided to "improve" it. Now adding notes, viewing
Developers whats your job?!
by Shuusha on 2021/11/05 05:40
I don’t understand an app like Evernote till now and after 8 years from publishing it doesn’t recognize That Arabic language is written from right-to left alsoooo The app require the premium version like never before In Every day update they request money on the some feature including the old basic features I hate you,,bad company .. forces you to buy the premium
Game changer
by Karlay11117 on 2021/11/04 23:55
This app has actually changed my life this week. I can easily send notes to my team and keep track of everything with specific tags so I never lose a thought! I’m obsessed.
keeps crashing
by meowww12138 on 2021/11/04 05:48
somthing to do with evernote pasting from macbook? The page just keeps loading.
Stuck at Elephant Splash Screen
by Sayz Lim on 2021/11/03 18:35
When you have an idea, you will never get a chance to write it down with Evernote because you're stuck with the splash screen for eternity.
Suggestions to the platform
by njkhff on 2021/11/02 20:28
Great tool, but wish it had these… - Add white sidebar when selecting light view on pc as it shows on phones; currently shows black - Allow options to drag Notebooks in order of the users preference - Allow icons on the sidebar to arrange in users preference, for example I would prefer Notebooks above task, shortcuts and notes. - Incorporate icon view when selecting all notebooks, instead of just line - In notebook view allow color options for each notebook - Sidebar is able to be hidden it would be awesome to have the notes hidden when selecting a notebook… sidebar stays open and notes is minimized - Allow gif imports - Incorporate toggles to hide and reveal info - Allow notes bar to expand and minimize to desired size
A Decade Gone
by RoryBlyth on 2021/11/02 19:14
Dear Evernote, I've been a paying user for over a decade, but I've met a new, better note taking app. It's called... Notes. It comes free with my iPad. As of iOS 15 it's finally a "real" app (and far more productive than Evernote - a feature matrix excluding time wasters such as widgets would leave Evernote in the dust). Instead of accepting yourself as the beauty you were, you got a facelift that makes you look like a freak. You received some large "enhancements" like widgets and customized buttons. Then, to keep it together, you donned your Spanx and gave us a turn. And it's awful. You, my former love, are the Anti-Feature. You're the fifty-foot Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man of software. You're a data-losing monster with javascript for a soul. But I can't blame you entirely. The reason I paid was for access to "offline" notebooks. Oh, what a fool I was! Then there was the fighting... You've either ignored all the feedback and survey data I've given upon request (you're welcome), or you've moved on to a new demographic that welcomes the New You. There are two kinds of productive people: 1. The ones who get things done (Old Evernote) 2. The ones who work hard to *look* productive, like decorating with Franklin Covey desk calendars and motivational posters (New Evernote) You used to be for group #1. Now you work for #2 (an appropriate number in many ways). I needed a productivity app; not an app that makes me *feel* productive. I've downloaded my notebooks, extracted the data, and freed myself from you. Maybe that's why you didn't want people holding on to their own data locally. Hasta nunca. - Rory
Consecutive problem updates
by Bill Stephenson on 2021/11/02 14:51
The Evernote IOS app continues to disappoint. What’s with the disappearing titles (I can watch them disappear)? What’s with the five minutes to sync a 1k text file? This seems to be buggier and buggier. I’ve used it a long time, on 5 IOS devices, and it used to be helpful syncing them; now when you take 4 clicks to get to the sync request, it doesn't sync - you have to close and reopen the app for it to MAYBE SYNC. A constant Ugh.
Grateful!
by Gratefuk. on 2021/11/02 04:47
I am grateful for a location to host all my creativity, dreams, journaling, writings and misc notes. I have been using Evernote since 2013 and I am oh so grateful for this App. They also continue to update it. Thank you Evernote team!
FIDEL PANTOJA 971-268-2440
by 0987654Az on 2021/11/02 02:20
I have not use it a lot but it seems to be acceptable what I don't understand its why Microsoft redirect me to the apple appstore cuando estoy en su tiendita o que no confia en sus productos ? Asi es la tecnologia moderna demasiado paranoica passwords codigos pins double verification en mi opinion muy personal y por lo vivido me atrevo asegurar que son los desarrolladores los que necesitan ayuda psicologica porque tantas opciones de "SEGURIDAD" no se paniquen no pasa nada en mi caso me indican que en mis cuentas tengo muchos accesos inautorizados pero yo no me afecta para nada recurerdenlo AMAR ES COMPARTIR sialguien le gusta mi musica y quiere usar mi cuenta im ok with that pero las compañias me avisan no entienden que no me aguito mejor CUIDEN SU CULO Y YO CUIDO EL MIO va ?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by do3.so on 2021/11/01 23:03
perfect for the productive!!!
Evernote is getting too complex, non-intuitive and unusable
by Chill_Phill on 2021/11/01 22:24
Longtime (at least 7 years) Evernote user here. I know you all want to keep it “relevant”by continually adding new features, but from my point of view, Evernote is now too complex, non-intuitive and not easy to use. Case in point, recently I have been opening up recipes clipped from the Web. They had been easily readable for years, but now they are all encased in a mysterious non-expands box that says HTML content. Absolutely no explanation why, and impossible to read. Tapping on the text does nothing, hitting the expand arrow does nothing, it’s like the article is trapped in a jail cell with a small vertical window. It took a good bit of sleuthing on the Forums, to find out that to make the article readable again, I had to click on the frame’s HEADER, not the article; then a bunch of symbols — a Camera, the word “insert” and what looks like a pencil shows up. Turns out the pencil is a “Magic Wand” that you then have to tap to make the article readable.No explanation of what the wand does, at least in the IPad version of Evernote. So now I can read the recipe, but it took 15 minutes of frustration to do so. All this for a NOTES app which should be definition of simplicity! It’s enough to make me start looking elsewhere. I don’t need Evernote to do everything, just be a nicely synced up and organized place for my notes. Please stop with the “complexity creep.”
There’s a lot to hate
by dan12312312345 on 2021/11/01 20:58
There’s a lot wrong with this stinker of an app, so I’m just going to focus on the very first thing that you’ll notice: the 45-60 second launch time! When you have an idea or a piece of information that you absolutely need to write down before you forget it, there’s nothing in the world more frustrating than staring at the unresponsive launch logo for the next full minute as your billion-dollar idea or grandmother’s last words or whatever evaporate forever.
What happened?
by TerriPhD on 2021/11/01 02:01
Evernote opens and I see the familiar green elephant icon and then it just sits there. What is going on? Please fix it!
Still Slow
by Bill Jablonsky on 2021/10/31 17:48
Based on the consistent poor feedback, I guess they just don’t care. Time to move on to something better.
Great management app
by noura.tawfik on 2021/10/31 13:39
It’s a great tool to organize projects and tasks. It helps clear your mind and ease the process of getting things done.
30Oct21: Update *not* an improvement
by takaraneko on 2021/10/29 17:17
As is too often the case w any app or program, the update was not an improvement. More features, it seems—but also more steps to get where one wants to be and more steps to make sure what one has just typed actually stays in the Note. Wish I could go back‼️ Apprehensive re future I am very happy w EN--but I'm worried w all the negative comments about using w iOS 7, which I'm dreading having to use sooner than later. I have my fingers crossed that when I have to go to 5S and 7 in a few months the EN bugs will be worked out because I rely on EN.
White panel shows up every time you open
by 梦想去留学的u理子 on 2021/10/28 18:31
The basic thing you want for a digital note app is to be fast. Every time you open the a white app panel shows up with a circling thing in the middle as if loading something. You have to wait forever for it to go away. Nothing works before that
This app just keeps going downhill the past years, don't bother
by RObo2000 on 2021/10/28 05:15
Hi Evernote, Just sending an updated 1-star review..Id suggest you read the recent app store reviews and listen to your end users. I have used evernote over 12 years and you clearly keep introducing crap that nobody is waiting for, breaking core functionality of the app and causing long time uses like myself to look for other options. Also I dont know who does your software dev and especially UI/UX but they are wildly disconnected from the real world. Please bring back the style of the previous versions and give people an option to buy the new additional functionality separately. Most users like clean, lean, simple apps with a dedicated focus which EN used to be, now it is a restrictive pile of random functionality that makes accomplishing basic tasks (like taking and storing a receipt picture) a massive hassle compared to competing products. Or how about notes not being smaller than the size of a stamp on the app front page, how am I supposed to recognize anything from that? It just looks nice but it is useless.. What shame that such a defining piece of software has gone down this road.. R Evernote: the new app "update" is a nightmare. On a new iphone it takes 20 seconds to just activate the camera (+ button doesnt respond) or scroll through notes. Its a huge pain and defeats the purpose of using evernote (quickly snap a pic to store/remember something) completely. I didnt have any problems before nor do I problems with any other app on my phone. People rely on your product, you need to test it properly before you release it. If this is not working within a few weeks I will ask your customer service (or my credit card company if I have to) to refund my annual payment.
great tool to create briefs for photographers
by ISAAC AIDEN on 2021/10/27 23:32
Love this software to create briefs for photography tasks. The reason for 4 stars is lack of useful tools such as shapes, squares triangles. No ability to sketch using Apple Pencil on ipad pro. No integration with Remarkable.
They are showing me a picture means loading and I am not sure loading about.
by Minnnnnne. on 2021/10/27 20:33
I was noticed Mac, they don’t have that issue. It’s only on the phone are loading.
Does not work on iOS 15
by Alexa_1991 on 2021/10/27 15:16
Hangs at launch. Completely useless.
You will lose your notes after a while
by Mastafu on 2021/10/27 02:47
Don’t download this app. I had the app since 2014 and because I’ve used it on older devices back then, when I chose to download it on my new iPhone years later, hoping to retrieve my notes, they weren’t there. Not even one. They also weren’t in the trash. So if you plan on writing 300+ notes in a year make sure to return ever so often or you might lose them all.
Does not integrate
by Vroom! Vroom! 11 on 2021/10/26 17:45
Got this to be able to use Apple Pencil on notes posted by professor. Once my notes are marked up. I cannot move it to google drive.
They’ll steal your money
by AnIcyPeashooter on 2021/10/26 14:56
I canceled my subscription during the free trial, but they still charged me $69.99. The whole point of a free trial is to be able to cancel while trying. I’m on the phone with Apple trying to get my money refunded. Do not buy this product unless you’re absolutely certain. I am deleting this app and my account…after leaving this review.
The best
by johnnywalkerblackk on 2021/10/26 10:18
I’m so impressed with Evernote I could never leave it behind! It even saves offline work. The layout is beyond amazing . For a writer this is the best tool I’ve seen EVER!
Not at all what it says or promises and NO app support
by Ocaoivorew on 2021/10/25 18:28
Don’t believe it for a minute , it does not perform as described I decided to keep it when I had to choose what to keep and what to toss ,when the auto cloud started. Then I found Evernote doesn’t even get backed up to the cloud, it isn’t amount my choices. So I will get my info out of it and delete it and cancel my subscription .
Unauthorized error
by ngujjari on 2021/10/25 00:36
Received below error after signed in using my google account and trying add a new note. This was the first time i see evernote did not function as expected. Oops, we encountered an error. Unexpected error. Our server has experienced difficulties processing your request(/setAuthToken) You may need to Sign in to your account to access this page. After click on signin from this page .. app shows second error. Authorization Error Error 403: disallowed_useragent You can’t sign in from this screen because this app doesn’t comply with Google’s embedded webview policy. If this app has a website, you can open a web browser and try signing in from there. You can let the app developer know that this app doesn’t comply with Google’s embedded webview policy. Learn more
Doesn’t work
by MayZee17 on 2021/10/24 16:27
What kind of an app is this….? Nothing works. Nothing happens when I click on any of the buttons. Had to delete it. Unbelievable
My friends have the Evernote ap and are unable to share notebooks with me.
by dvdkitch on 2021/10/24 03:07
My friends have the free version of Evernote, I pay for my subscription , I can share my notebooks with them but they are unable to share those with me, I feel maybe I should cancel my subscription and get the free version
Task feature has serious bug
by Shawn X Lu on 2021/10/23 17:16
It takes about 30 secs to open a task note, the loading icon show up at the bottom floating action button. A simple task shouldn’t take that long to open.
Subscription
by vinaha on 2021/10/23 13:46
First thing it asks is to create an account and you’ve got to pay a subscription. About $6/mo.
iPad version needs a fix or a rollback to earlier version
by BloomChicago on 2021/10/23 11:52
23Oct This iPad app started crashing on a regular basis about a month ago or so. But I could use it until it crashed. Now it just opens to a black or a white logo screen and is useless. I thought I'd get around that for now by using the web version, but that crashes the Safari browser before I can get much done. Looking at reviews, I know I'm not the only one. (This doesn't happen on the PC version.)
Does not SAVE on iphone
by pengrus on 2021/10/22 21:15
I tried three times to edit on iPhone and save, it doesn't save. I lost about half hour of work. Looks like Evernote doesn't reply here.
App is so broken. Won’t even open now.
by Kim01234 on 2021/10/22 18:53
Been using the legacy PC version forever. Love it. Have 4 paid accounts for different things. The app is useless though. For the last couple days it doesn’t even open. Ever since the big Evernote overhaul, the app is terrible. Why do they continue to try to add all these features when the basic barely function? It takes absolutely forever to sync, even on fast Wi-Fi. It’s unbelievably laggy. I try to go to a note, and even though it showed the note in the list, when I click on it it says it’s unavailable. The refresh button does nothing. As I said, can’t even be opened now. Really struggling to continue with Evernote. Love the legacy version, but now they’re trying to mess with success and it has been a huge failure. So frustrating. Takes so much of my time to deal with the app. My time is extremely valuable to me.
几百年了还不支持markdown
by qunwang6 on 2021/10/22 00:46
本来有sublime Evernote插件可以支持,可是你们的sb后端改了,现在都用不了了。
I love Evernote, but not the iPad version
by anotherreader on 2021/10/21 21:39
For weeks (months) now, the app crashes nearly every time I use the search function. I’ve repeatedly updated both the app and the OS, deleted-and-reinstalled, shut-down-and-restarted, and nothing helps. Evernote isn’t useless without search, but it’s half-way there. Update: after an update several months ago, the app started crashing (actually, going to a black screen) every time I try to open it. I communicated with the company, buy they’ve pretty much just given up as a far as I can tell. So, now it is completely useless.
Entropy at work
by duhcomments on 2021/10/21 15:43
Update 2021: 10+ year user of this app. Used to love it and used it all the time. It has gotten progressively slower and prone to just not work when I need it the most. If you lose cell or WiFi, or signal is weak, it has become reliably unreliable. Not sure if this is a pay issue, or an app issue. Don’t have this experience with any other app. Also seems to have lost its intuitive location ability. Why do I always have to try to find reminders? Anyway, kind of disappointed in the general direction of usefulness it used to have. Prior reviews: This is one of my favorite things. It has great value to capture things you need to capture, including things you don't even know why you are saving. Buy it, you'll like it. Many of the things that people complain (whine) about are often a lack of knowledge. If you look at the help, or ask a question, you may find the answer. This is an extremely versatile, useful and memory aiding app. You can do todo's contrary to prior notes. Update may 2019 This is probably old news to some, but learned a very painful lesson recently. I had some critical information stored on Evernote for an emergency. When I went to retrieve it, I was in a remote location with no cell or internet coverage. To my dismay, it appears you no longer have access to a note when you are incommunicado. Be very careful not to store any critical information if it relies on internet or cell access. Duplicate the info on a reliable local source as you may find yourself in a very surprising situation. Besides that, still a useful and well done app, but still.....
Just lost 2 more audio notes
by Clarity2020 on 2021/10/21 13:43
This app just keeps going from bad to worse… Can we bring back the old version so things actually work the way they’re supposed to?
Lag, lag, lag when it even opens.
by wanderingnow on 2021/10/20 20:13
Evernote is great, but doesn’t even open on iOS.
Can’t do a thing
by 你好杨明正 on 2021/10/20 18:10
Doing nothing but trying to connect something. Rubbish, horrible software engineer and product manager.
Time to pay up
by mikejaivinvent on 2021/10/20 15:48
They charge now. Goodbye Evernote
Garbage app
by Joetama on 2021/10/20 11:23
Doesn’t even work. Just getting a white sceeen.
DOWnhill……
by HayWire0831 on 2021/10/20 01:55
This was a great app. “WAS” a great app. I have been using it for years. Then…I got the boot. The app started booting me out stating I had too many devices using it at once and I needed to upgrade my subscription in order to keep using it. It said I could use on up to 3 devices without upgrading. I only ever used it on my phone, my tablet (of which I’ve only had 1) and my work computer browser. There were device names that the app stated it was being used on that weren’t any of the devices I was using it on, so then I’m wondering who is using my Evernote app on their devices? Now, I can’t even unsync devices and use it on my phone. I’ll be finding a new app to use. Probably one that has no limits. BYEEEE!!
Signs out too often
by Mega Congo on 2021/10/18 21:13
For some reason the app keeps signing me out on an almost daily basis, and sometimes it takes a while to sign back in. I want an app that i can use to access info on the fly, but this issue stops this app from being that. It’s very frustrating
App Is Dead
by tsd707 on 2021/10/18 07:50
The app won’t do anything but show the Evernote logo. Does anyone at Evernote actually test the software before releasing it and leaving it to the users to do the testing?
Forcing you into paid plan
by hahfjskBdfnakakz on 2021/10/17 14:52
I used to love Evernote and use it for work steadily, but their updates continue to restrict features in order to force users to buy their paid monthly subscription. Pop ups continuously interrupt work trying to get me to buy the plan causing the app to glitch and for me to lose work. Ungraded my phone and now it won’t let me login without buying the plan. It’s a huge disappointment
Long time user
by Louder Than Loud on 2021/10/17 12:22
One star. I used this since the beginning on the gen 1 iPhone and gen 1 iPad. The new paywall that only lets you switch devices twice is glitchy and kicks you out prematurely. You lose my business. Byeeee!
App is Dead
by Rooopert Pupkin on 2021/10/16 22:26
Evernote can’t seem to get their app to work. It just stays stuck on the opening screen. It’s a shame that Evernote keeps trying to add features when the core product doesn’t work. I have been a paying customer for years, I want Evernote to succeed, but they just don’t get it. Focus on making the core product work, then work well, before adding any new features.
Useful but imperfect
by DonPablo21 on 2018/11/21 13:50
This is still the best app for my needs, but it has plenty of annoying quirks. I've used Evernote for many years, with over 100 notes covering everything from the grocery list to future work plans to my son's college search. I find it helpful having access to all of these notes from my Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and being able to share certain notes with specific family members or colleagues. None of its competitors offers the same combination of selective note sharing, table creation and editing, and text formatting. Yet there are still quirks. Newly edited notes take a surprising amount of time to be saved, or must be saved manually - if you aren't careful about this and the note is later edited in another device, new versions of the note are created or sometimes appended to the end of the current note without warning you. Evernote on the Mac can change the font in notes, but not on iOS, and sometimes routine copy/pasting on iOS results in text with bizarre fonts that can't be fixed on that device. The use of Apple Data Detectors also means that anything Evernote thinks might be a phone number or calendar event is highlighted like a clickable link - I wish this could be turned off.
Fantastic update
by Danny888 on 2021/07/28 02:25
I just don’t understand some of negative reviews of Evernote’s latest update, which is fantastic. I have been using the app for years and am thrilled to see the innovation that the new leadership team is bringing about a year in. It looks like it took about a year to stabilize, and now new features are a’comin’. Tasks is game changing, and Gmail and Google calendar sync has boosted my productivity tremendously. I have been mainly using the web app but earlier this week updated my iPhone to this version. Immediately following the update I was having all sorts of issues getting my notes to load in the app. So I sent a support ticket to Evernote, called it a day, and accidentally left the app running overnight on my iPhone. To my delight I awakened to see a notification in the app that I had been successfully upgraded to then latest personal version. All of my notes suddenly appeared, and I have had a phenomenal experience with the app ever since. IMO nothing comes close to Evernote. I love Google, but Drive is where notes go to die. Evernote is where they flourish. I cannot say enough good things about this app and what I’m seeing from the company. It is extremely difficult to satisfy all existing customers while innovating and expanding the base. As a longtime user, however, I personally feel that the team is doing a tremendous job. Kudos!
Amazing customer service and great study tool
by 3747282847363 on 2020/01/23 05:20
I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
Terrible Update
by Djstep1 on 2020/11/19 20:47
I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
Lost photos I uploaded for recipes
by Turkey Sandwiches on 2018/01/06 19:23
I used to love Evernote until today. I bragged to all of my friends how great Evernote. I use it for many things including as a recipe storage. I am using Evernote basic. However, today the App lost 2 of my recipes. I’m very frustrated. I had a special pasta recipe I was going to make with my son. I saw the photo of the recipe on my phone and when I clicked on it and opened it up the photo disappeared. I can’t seem to get it back in any way. I think this is a terrible thing to have happened. I tried to organize my recipes electronically and pitched the hard copies. Now I have lost that recipe and another. I clicked on another recipe from the app and that photo disappeared as I opened it. I think I took these photos in 2015. The app worked fine for a recipe photo I took in 2017 this morning but it losing older photos. This is unacceptable. I stopped opening recipe notes and went to the webpage on my Mac to open other recipes and the browser version worked fine with the other pasta recipes I added the same day. But now I have wasted an hour trying to no avail to restore the image. Because I’m a basic user, I’m not even able to email customer support. The app appears to be garbage right now if it loses photos while the web browser does not. I’m so disappointed.
Steadily getting worse
by rolfejr on 2020/12/03 19:25
I've been a paying Evernote customer for many years with a lot of my stuff in there but as time has gone on it's been more and more frustrating to use. Attachments won't download. Or you wait 5 minutes while it "says" it is downloading then gets done and nothing happens. Photos won't show. Try to bring up some reference document while you are working on something and every time your phone times out the app just can't seem to handle it and won't just leave the document/note open you were looking at - you start all over - search for the document AGAIN, wait for it to come up, etc. Search inexplicably can't find things where the title or tag has the exact word in it I'm searching for. And there have been times where I have REALLY needed to get to particular piece of information and just couldn't. That is extremely frustrating - that's the point of why I put stuff in there. This product started out awesome in the days when everyone was still using desktops. As we've progressed into to mobile era it just hasn't kept up. Trying to access my stuff in the phone app is a frustrating experience almost every time - and trying to use the site in a mobile browser is worse. I haven't put anything new in for quite some time because it just no longer fits well or just doesn't work simply with how I do things anymore in the mobile era, let alone the fact that the app in general just doesn't work well.
Extremely unreliable. Disregard for user habits
by FJH------- on 2020/11/20 03:29
I have been a loyal customer with 9000+ notes and 5+ years of premium subscription. The recent overhaul has introduced so many bugs and ridiculous design failures which are forcing me to consider alternative services. Sync has become extremely unreliable; I’ve had my edits wiped out by sync failures. As of now, Evernote isn’t letting me move my notes to different notebooks, due to some inexplicable bug. Very helpful features that provide flexibility to working on and organizing notes have been eliminated, I guess in the name of tidiness: opening multiple main windows, changing the created date (so helpful for arranging the notes in the order I want), magnifying the words in the editing window (which now cannot be done without magnifying everything else, making it unreasonably cumbersome to operate the sidebar). Then there are countless bugs throughout the software that keeps giving you frustrating surprises. The recent major upgrade demonstrates the team's disregard for the working habits of established users, and also raises concerns about quality control. In so many respects the new version simply isn't ready, and it's unclear to me why the company would be in a rush to release an update. An option for reverting to the older version would be much, much appreciated. Right now, I do not recommend Evernote to any new user. The company has demonstrated its inability to deliver a consistent and reliable product.
App going downhill
by Bernadette Minton on 2019/12/15 20:40
I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
Life-Saver for Schoolwork!
by Anxious&Obsessed on 2020/04/11 06:45
I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
Latest upgrade a total FAIL
by xray1000000 on 2021/01/11 01:04
I want to change my rating from one star to Zero. I CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW THE LATEST UPDATE OF EVERNOTE HAS COMPLETELY FOULED UP WHAT USED TO BE A FAVORITE APP. DON’T YOU DEVELOPERS USE EVERNOTE? (BTW I never use all caps, but this app now makes me want to scream, and feel free to substitue another word that begins with F for ‘fouled’ in my above statement.) I have been a premium Evernote user for several years. I use it extensively, and have always found it easy to use. However, the new version just updated to my iPad and I am so unhappy. First of all, it is S-O-O-O S-L-O-W. It takes forever to open the app, and once open, forever to open a Note. I post a lot of articles from webpages or the Flipboard app, and in the previous version of Evernote, these appeared immediately to my list of notes. I just sent a short article to Evernote from Flipboard that took 22 minutes to load. Evernote just showed it in the Notes list with a spinning wheel of death. Man, I hate it when software engineers turn something that worked well and that I enjoyed using into something that just aggravates and annoys me. What a pity this has happened to Evernote. Afternote: in the tag list, the A-Z index has been removed, so to skip from Apple to Zebra tags requires scrolling through the entire tag list. Why do you redesign features to make them less user optimized? My former Evernote rating of 5 stars has been reduced to one.
Found a fix for issue below
by _nickname none on 2020/04/16 07:13
I’m not a paid user which means I’m allowed to have two devices connected to my account. I ONLY use my iPhone and MacBook. When I log into one and then try to log onto the second device, the second device says that I have to unsync a device to continue using it. If I’m logging in from my iPhone, Evernote will say that my MacBook and iPhone are already connected and that I need to remove one of them to use my iPhone.. Same thing happens when I log in from my MacBook. It’ll say my iPhone and MacBook are already connected and I’ll need to remove one of them to continue on my MacBook. I ONLY have two devices that I’ve ever connected to Evernote. For some reason, Evernote registers my devices as new ones every time I switch devices. I‘ve already used my two unsyncs this month and it’s only April 10th. Don’t be fooled — free users, you’re only allowed to use one device 🙄 I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement app. Edit: I found a fix! I logged onto Evernote through my web browser and revoked access to my “three” devices. Evernote will log you out of all devices and you’ll be able to sign in again. Not sure how how long this fix will last but for now, I’m able to use both my MacBook and phone. Edit 2: Evernote has confused my 2 devices as 3 again. I’ll be on the lookout for another app.
Desktop App Needs Better Security
by Mark Nosrati on 2019/09/23 06:46
I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
What were they thinking?
by Lehua10 on 2020/11/11 23:32
Premium user here. Tried to navigate around the new update and am so frustrated with it all. Cant customize the left hand menu - it always opens to all notes. Speaking of the search function! Didn’t they have any beta testers? The search is horrible! You put in a term and it gives suggestions, a few tags. It not a way to narrow to all notes with that term quickly. To search properly you have to use search language which requires a lot of extra typing. This version had made tags worthless as you either have to keep entering searches with each tag or you enter a keyword and a list of tags that include that keyword pops up but you can only select one tag at a time. Everything takes more clicks to find something, do something, or import something. They have also removed the ability to assign tags in the web clipper. Not sure of what they had in mind with this update, but this version is worthless for my purposes. I have over 2000 recipes in a notebook which are organized by tags. By removing the clipper ability to assign tags and the search filter by multiple tags this is pretty useless. Any suggestions on a replacement? Is there a way to restore to old version? If I wasn’t already invested with so many files I would definitely look for another note keeping app. They ruined it!
Don't pay for premium!
by miffedmusician on 2021/05/09 18:39
I have used Evernote premium for several years now. For the last few months this app has become so unstable that I find myself rarely using it anymore. I have already cancelled my subscription and have moved most of my collection to another software. The issues that I have had - and to this day I have not found a way to fix - are 1: Taking several minutes to load a note, no matter the size of the file, what the note contains, how long since last accessed, or which device I access from. Notes simply will not load. 2: I can no longer move notes to new notebooks. They are defaulting to my primary notebook but moving the note to another notebook simply will not work. 3: A few notebooks are shared with members of my work team for quickly sending information to each other. A few of my workers can't access the notebook anymore and I am unable to give them access again. No, I am not using an old device. I have the Iphone 12 pro Max and fully updated iOS. Internet at home and the office is at least 250Mb speeds, and there are no restrictions on the app through iOS settings. This app has become utterly useless and I'm annoyed that I stored so much data only to have Evernote fail for months now. Forums and other reviews tell me I not the only one having issues and apparently the devs don't seem to care.
Bring back native Dark Mode and fix time outs
by Deep derp dep on 2019/10/16 12:48
Longtime Pro user of Evernote and love it. It’s great for my dream journal and all the other notes I need to take as well. I just really wish you didn’t get rid of native dark mode in the app. I like using dark mode in Evernote regardless of what my iPhone is doing. It is just much easier on my eyes and I’ve been using it that way forever. I’ve seen similar requests in the reviews to bring it back, and it really doesn’t seem like a big deal to do. Please consider it, it was a great touch and details like that matter when you’ve been using them forever. Also the app times out MUCH quicker now. I have also seen many others annoyed about this in the reviews. I, too, will be doing research in another app or browser, and quickly move back and forth between that and Evernote to make notes. It used to be no problem, but after these last updates, it essentially times out immediately upon shifting from Evernote to a different app. Coming back to Evernote, it might not have even saved what I had just written and it’s back to the top. Please fix this! I’ll gladly change my rating to 5 stars once these bugs and features are fixed. Please listen to your customers or they’ll start moving to the competitors who do.
The latest “improvements” are not improvements
by ODGeek on 2021/05/04 18:16
I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
Customer Service
by Cocoleann on 2017/08/17 16:44
If you are looking for a company that has accessible customer service, look elsewhere. For many people, we don't realize how important customer service is until we are in a dire pickle, but, let me be the one to tell you, it is VERY important to have the option to speak with someone during those times of need. Evernote, on the other hand, doesn't seem to believe in customer accessibility or satisfaction. When having an issue with my billing account, I attempted to call the customer service number given on my bank statement only to be transferred to a voicemail telling me to leave my email address. The only form of communication they offer is through email or online chat. While that is great for younger people, there are other generations who would prefer speaking with an actual person to help deescalate the issue before it gets out of hand. It is also in their policy to not give refunds. My experience today was joining an online chat, being told there was nothing they could do for the extra $64 in charges they cost me, and to have a great day. I will be checking to make sure that the companies I choose to give my business to have a phone number I can call from now on to know they actually care about their customers. It also says something about a site that has almost as many 1 stars as 5 stars. Thanks for nothing, Evernote.
The new interface is everything I’ve always wanted!
by LizStAug on 2021/05/10 01:45
I’ve had Evernote since forever, and I have tons of stuff stored there. Occasionally I can actually find my things..but the chaos is my fault, because I’ve just dumped stuff in there and never organized it well. But the new home page interface does it all. I am truly impressed. It appears to work well cross-platform so I’m going to have at least one of my devices to open to the Evernote home page. It’s logical, visual, lets you look at and rationalize the information you have collected or uploaded, and lets you make notes on the fly that can help you understand exactly why you put that mysterious document there and if you really had anything in mind when you did it... Reading about the new Evernote, I found that some people make a journal entry or note a day and file it on Evernote, along with any relevant photos, etc. So I’m going to try that next...in the meantime, congratulations to the Evernote folks on taking a good program and making it great! They have really followed up and realized the potential of Evernote.
They broke it!
by Skippinder on 2021/03/03 16:31
Ok, so I’ve been a premium user with thousands of notes, and have been for years, and have recommended Evernote to everyone I know (to the extent that everyone at my last two workplaces is convinced that they pay me for marketing—or should, at any rate). But the iPhone app really has become quite unusable since the update a few months ago. Not only does it take eons to sync across devices (which it somehow suddenly can’t seem to be able to do anymore, despite having been able to for years), my biggest problem is the scanning. I used to use it extensively for scanning physical copies of documents i was working on. But not only have I not been able to do that (whatever they have done to tweak that, i now have to take ten photographs of a page to get something that is not blurred beyond legibility), what is infinitely worse is that there is only a 50% chance that any pictures you might have scanned will make it to Evernote. I.e. you can spend 30 minutes trying to take unblurred pictures of a few physical documents you are working with, Press ok, and half the time, find that the pictures have simply disappeared. I have stopped using the app on my iPhone altogether (because it is literally unusable), and am waiting for the day that developers decide to break the desktop app too.
Missing basic features
by Starsigma on 2021/03/15 20:36
I used to use Evernote as it had a system for my notes both personal and work related. I could store information that I needed to reference later, etc. However it is not what I consider to be a well rounded app. As no app that makes you have to use another is considered all that great. Not being able to create reoccurring reminders is just ridiculous. This is a very basic feature for a task app to have. I simply stopped using the app altogether because I had to use other sources to make tasks and be reminded of especially when they are monthly or weekly repeating. I even periodically login just to see if this feature has been added, it hasn’t. The app really needs updated to meet this basic need, and no emailing repeating tasks to the user is not sufficient at all. As not every one is on their email constantly some only check certain times a day based on their schedules. The whole point of having an app that features task or to do items is to have push notifications for you to get reminded of the task or even projects you need to get done. No one should have to go in and manually set them up for every single day when they are repeating.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
Recent update glitch
by Fotophile on 2021/11/22 18:39
The most recent update is stressing me out. Every note I make doesn’t auto save correctly and it’s erasing over half of my work. Internet connection is strong so I know it’s not an issue, it’s specifically auto updating after I’ve already saved my work and closed out after it shows it’s saved, so its erasing my work to a previous file on the cloud when I open it again. Stuff I save at 7am will auto update at 10:30am erasing half my stuff, even if I’m just opening a new note or a different project. Complete stress inducer when I have deadlines! I’m now copying my work to save it in another cloud system when I’m done here, which kinda makes this feel like a pointless subscription unless I just save it in Evernote and write it elsewhere. I’ve never had this problem, ever, as a 6 yr sub member jumping from four different devices in the same 15 minutes with no issues ever. Now it’s stressful! I love my options in Evernote compared to other online digital storage for writers. I’m on an iPad Air2 fully updated, T-Mobile service, please help! I don’t have issues accessing or saving writing on my other devices, only when I use this device app. Will update my review to reflect any resolved bug updates🙏🏻
Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue
by ChrisLee_38 on 2020/02/22 13:31
I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
Wonderful app—watch consistency limited and spotty.
by gvmanderson7 on 2020/02/27 01:33
Love the app. Interface is amazing. Connectivity superb. However, there are only 20 spaces for notes available on the watch, and when you have 200 or so, that’s just not convenient. Also, though I have not submitted a customer service request and that may negate many individuals opinions and the value they place in this review, this is something that has manifested through multiple Apple Watch updates: the app on the watch will simply open up and show no notes. None whatsoever. I have tried syncing the app, I have tried updating the app, closing the app on the watch and phone and restarting both the watch and the phone...no dice. Definitely a minute bug that could be fixed and bring the Evernote app up to full potential. That and expand the number of notes available on the watch and make the search feature more effective as it has never found a note I was looking for when I used the voice command. But again, love the app, LOVE the app, just a few tweaks and we’re golden.
Daily Staple, but has issues - 2nd Opinion
by icotteng on 2020/06/24 08:33
I concur with the reviewer who has a similar review title to my own. I use Evernote for literally all my writing and have for over 4 years. The desktop versions work beautifully for both Mac and Windows, but the iOS version is buggy and has been for the past year. These bugs seem like minor issues that should’ve been taken care of awhile ago, for such a popular, premium app. In addition to the app closing each time you switch to another app or you put your phone to sleep (as mentioned by the previous reviewer), the app also has major issues with bulletpoint/numbered lists, especially when you use nested lists, as I do literally all the time. It fails to number consecutive items after you’ve hit “return”, sometimes it deletes a number associated with a previous item, and it also shifts entire blocks of text left or right when no such justification should occur. Overall, I love the app, I just would like to see these persistent headaches solved in future versions.
Maybe time to switch
by riverwind91 on 2021/01/17 17:39
I have been using Evernote for probably ten years. A couple years ago when it started to limit two devices, I tolerated since two devices are mostly enough. Once in a long while when I need to use a third device just to take a random note, I’d go to website and do it there. Unfortunately yesterday when attempted to do so, I found web version is counting as a device and being limited as well. I don’t really want to complain since I’ve used the free service for that many years. I understand the need to monetize otherwise the company will just die. However, there are so many alternatives which do exact the same in slightly different ways, but free and probably better performance. I think Evernote have missed the best time to grow revenue. Or has it ever figured out the best way to make money? Ads, selling goods, anybody remember Evernotes selling socks? Forcing users to buy or harassing users with premium upgrades are suboptimal business practice. Maybe it’s time for me to explore other options and start to switch. I’m afraid that one day Evernote is going to limit users to one device, and eventually die to competition. Sad but this is a brutal market.
“Improvements” aren’t always improvements
by LoriNeis on 2021/05/15 00:16
I’m an Evernote long-hauler. User since 2012. I will say that i have wished i could easily switch to another note taking app for the past 18 months or so. SO MANY ISSUES. I used to be able to record meetings, take pictures of documents along the way and type notes seamlessly and without issue. Not anymore. The document scanner has a mind of it’s own so I’m having to take a number of scans before i get something useable. The recording tends to crash the whole app, so I’ve given up on even using that about 6 months ago. App crashing creating duplicate notes is a very common occurrence. When I reach out for help the hoops they make you jump through like “recreate the problem then send us a usage report” is NOT a good uses of my time since the problems are sporadic, so again, i give up and just work around the issue. Searching for a document has become so cumbersome and at times inaccurate, so i just give up and go through about 5 clicks to search through the directory. The new home screen is NOT at all useful or appealing to me. I should point out that i have a premium membership and primarily use Evernote on my iPad -occasionally accessing records on my iPhone and MacBook.
Great idea, great app, a number of annoying things
by amanante on 2019/06/21 04:04
It’s a great app. I would easily put 5/5 if not only for annoying little nuances that make it more difficult to use. I went online to see if any of the issues I experienced were already addressed in the past. Turns out, many of them were addressed a long time ago (like 5-6 years back) - and the Evernote team simply does not seem to care to fix them. For instance, tables are not mobile friendly. Like at all. You have to swipe back and forth to navigate. You can’t change the size of pictures. You can’t create a table on the app. There are only 3 font sizes. You can’t select thumbnail for your notebooks and notes, it selects it for you - which is pretty irritating. The size of annotations are not uniform which means they may appear smaller or bigger depending on the size of your picture.. Etcetera, etcetera... Evernote team! Is it that difficult to fix all of this?!? It’s been taking you guys years now. Maybe you should hire new developers?
IOS Version 10.0.3. Is it Me?
by hmmn2 on 2020/10/10 23:01
I’ve used Evernote since March 2014. I updated to 10.0.3 a day ago & I regret it. I use Evernote on my IOS iphone & I use it a lot. Evernote on my phone was good before the update. One day after the update I learn that Evernote does not have PRINTING / ADOBE PDF feature as was in the version before the update. Also, the “Find in note” does not work in the notes created before the update but work in newly created notes. Printing & Find A Note are two features that I can’t do without. Evernote states in their documentation that PRINTING is not available yet in the IOS version. The new updated version does have some nice editing features such as undo & more highlight & font colors & font sizing capabilities. The inability to PRINT and the inability to make Adobe PDF’s is a game changer. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I have almost 12,000 notes & for that reason, I’m hesitant to move on to something else. I’m disappointed in the latest update.
Security Breach - Please Read!
by JN896059 on 2020/07/24 21:53
This is a long review, but please read it before considering using Evernote. I have used Evernote for several years under the impression that information was secure. However, I received an email today telling me that someone had accessed my account in Brazil. After changing my password and looking into it, it shows a list of applications and ways that my account has been accessed since I opened the account in 2013. It shows that individuals from several different countries have been able to access and have accessed my account via phone as well as through the web. My account had been accessed several times within the last two months. I have never received a notification prior to today letting me know that my account was logged into in from an unfamiliar location or device. I have had several other apps/accounts that have been hacked over the last few months and many of the passwords to these accounts were listed in Evernote. Evernote is NOT secure. They do not monitor activity on your account nor do they alert you of potential hacking. I have chosen to delete my account and reset all information that was located in.
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
My most useful—and most flawed—app
by spcorcor on 2019/10/30 21:52
I have used Evernote as a paid user for almost its entire lifespan (>10 years). I use its desktop and iOS apps for nearly everything in my work and personal life. It is a wonderful tool. That said, Evernote is falling further and further behind its competition. The app is incredibly buggy and is in desperate need of a modernization and overhaul. Evernote has been promising this for years, but I wonder if that day will ever come. The current version in iOS 13.2 has one major bug that makes it *incredibly* difficult to use. If you are working in/on a note and move away from it for any amount of time—say to read an email, copy content from a web browser, or your auto-lock kicks in—you lose your place when you return to Evernote. At best, EN reloads your note and takes you to the top of the note when you return to it. At worst, EN takes you back to the “all notes” list where you have you navigate back to the note you were working in and find your place. This goes against all principles of basic multi-tasking and is a major productivity killer. My rating will be stuck at one star until this serious issue is resolved.
No customer service
by SoonerAce on 2017/10/05 15:47
So I've been using Evernote for over three years now and I really do love some of its features. However, two things really grind my gears. 1) When they changed to basic free accounts vs. paid upgrade accounts, we lost the ability to access on all devices as they limited basic users to two devices. I have it on my phone & laptop, so I can't have the app on my tablet. So I tried to access through the browser on my tablet and it wasn't "formatted" for that kind of access. Now it just forces you to the app store. Beyond irritating. 2) There's ZERO customer service. As a basic user, your only option is the user forum which has too many posts to read, and it's just users - not Evernote help desk. So how some rando user is supposed to answer my account-specific issue is beyond me. Not only that, but from what I see in the forums from paid users, Evernote takes weeks to respond to inquiries, if at all. So what's the point of upgrading to paid service? I don't understand how they run a successful user-based business without supporting the users. It's really disappointing because when functioning properly, it's a great product.
90% of What I Need
by Suz tunes on 2020/01/15 20:38
I love this app! Downloaded in 2013, it sat unused for a couple years but I realized the scope and detail it can hold in a way that's easy to collect. I'm a researcher of all things and I wanted to like Timepage and Agenda. While those are far better looking apps, it's clunky going between the two. Outlook is my email client so I use Evernote to capture thoughts on the fly with sync, it's great. As I'm filling in web info, I can save to EN, browsing a good article to reverence - I just use the web clip function to keep organized. I'm always adding pics so I can recall the content of what and why I wanted to sabe a clip. In my job search, I created several notebooks, one called Career. In Career I have job descriptions, wording for keywords, LinkedIn for links, and Resume for well, resume summaries etc. The only feature I wish was prominent is the calendar. And ability to change the obnoxious green default color. This app is my default app. Wanted not to like it but I keep going back!
It’s a great tool
by doxzero on 2018/10/15 09:11
It’s a great tool for various different reasons. I think an interesting set of features would be a kind of automation, e.g., the ability to set up conditions so if I write certain words the note is added to certain folders or has certain reminders set to it or maybe even triggers a notification to specific people, etc. Also, something I think should be implemented is title caps in .… well, the TITLES of notes. Why is that not a thing? Or at least a toggleable setting? Lastly, why is it that the icon badge notification number is not at all connected to the actual trigger of the notification. I should open the app and it should be totally clear what the notification number is referring to, whether it’s reminders or updates or whatever. The user is just left adrift once he taps on the icon and then has no clue what triggered the notification. It’s just plain bad UX and your UX folks should really be talked to about that because it’s rather fundamental stuff they are missing.
Full of bugs; subscription not worth it.
by mark58929 on 2020/12/18 22:02
I’ve been using Evernote for about a year, but recently I got fed up with suffering the multiple bugs and functionality issues. I use this app primarily for keeping a grocery list and jotting down notes, but it seems like every other time I open my grocery checklist there is a sync error and I need to manually reconcile the two copies that Evernote saved. Additionally, the app “reloads” the page every time I switch away or lock/unlock the phone, which makes entering or editing notes incredibly painstaking. I use Evernote on two devices and occasionally access the web app on my laptop. The web app access was not previously counted as a “synced” device, but after a recent update Evernote has been forcing me to either subscribe to their premium service or unsync one of my devices. After this experience, I’m done dealing with this app. Why would I pay a monthly subscription for Evernote when my iPhone comes with two perfectly functional reminders/notes apps? Sure, they don’t have quite as many features, but at least they WORK!
Staple app! Must have.
by R Shelley on 2020/03/02 19:42
I’ve had this app for years. I mean yeeears. I’ve used it across platforms and devices and it is seamless. I’ve never had it glitch or not work on each new phone I’ve purchased. At first, I only got it to take notes on the go when I was in military aviation. It helped me keep all unclassified tidbits in one safe space, but then I watched it and my need for it grow both over time and after I left the military for new professional endeavors. Other apps have tried to do something similar with their own novel touches, like Trello which I think is a decent app, but nothing has yet truly rivaled Evernote. Its easy to use and helps busy minds like mine to braindump everything into a tidy new entry while allowing me to build on it and reprioritize the contents along the way. I haven’t tried linking individuals for a shared group experience, like teams yet, but I am sure it would be a synch. It’s got pretty much everything you need from simple notes both with text and finger writing to scanning, audio, and video to checklists and more. Now that I am writing a book, it has become my writing research hub both on the go and while sitting at my computer. I open up a new web browser tab on my desktop and do everything I need to do right there with a click of the mouse. That way, I don’t need to transpose everything I am researching onto my phone a second time. Great app! Probably my favorite.
Evernote still the best for organizing and searching
by MikeInCarrolltonTexas on 2018/09/07 02:36
I have tried OneNote a few times to see if it was as good as Evernote. OneNote has good editing tools within a note, but seems to be lacking when comes to FINDING your notes. I like Evernote’s search ability - select one ore more tags or a notebook - and then search within that context. I like that you can see Evernote’s list of tags at a glance on the left - and then quickly see a list of those notes that have that tag. And when you put in a search string, Evernote instantly shows you a list of notes that match, along with the first few lines of the note - even if what you’re searching for is within an embedded image (or PDF file since I have Premium). This ability to quickly find what you’re looking for within a thousand notes is critical for me. I don’t think ON is a replacement for Evernote for me - because of this alone. I hope Evernote stays afloat for a long time to come!
Revolutionized my leadership
by JETBatt on 2019/12/08 00:26
John Maxwell says that you should read, write, and file EVERYDAY. This unquestionably is the app which allows you to do just that. And best of all, it's free! Add copied text right into a new note. All your data is available on any device that you have Evernote installed. Move seamlessly between iPhone and multiple computers which are instantly synced. Just plain AWESOME!! As a pastor, this is an invaluable tool allowing me to keep a daily prayer journal, sermon ideas, prayer requests, and note taking all in the same program!!! As an adult with ADHD, Evernote is a place I can offload my brain, and get all those random thoughts, things I’m supposed to remember, and stuff I don’t want to forget, a place to land and be organized. It also provides for me a stable platform to GTD (Get Things Done) using available GTD templates which greatly aid in my focus and organization. I cannot write anything negative for Evernote. So I won't even try! Get it!
Could be better
by Wrobl1bn on 2020/09/16 11:51
So, as of this year I decided to take a swing at Evernote. At this point I've been using it for about 2 months and I have serval gripes. For starters there is only one color for highlighting, which is awful. There also isn't any intuitive way to insert tables that I've been able to find, luckily I've been able to get around this by pasting snips of them in from word but it's far from optimal. I'd also like to have sub-folders within groups. It'd be nice to have a general folder for a class and then subfolders for in-person lectures, online lectures, and notes from readings. Upsides are the tagging system, that's been rather nice to have in the absence of subfolders, the UI is also decent and I haven't had any issues with creating folders or navigating between them. Overall more downsides then upsides, and that's with the premium version. I'm likely going to return to simply using Onenote like I used to in a month or so at this rate. I'll hop back over again in a year to two to see if there were any changes.
Two problems to fix
by BlindInsight on 2018/08/26 20:12
When taking a note, there are many problems with Voiceover. First, when swiping to the right, sometimes it skips over the title field & other times it skips over the multi-line text field. When typing in the field, you can’t move by letter or word & have it affect where the cursor is located. When The keyboard is brought up from simply looking at a note, the cursor is somewhere in the middle of the text already in it. Unlike most text fields, double tapping on it does not move the cursor to the start or the end of the text field. You also cannot listen to the entire note when the keyboard is available. This makes creating & editing notes inaccessible to Voiceover. Sharing to Evernote takes a long time after entering text & choosing the folder. Once I hit save, a loading icon is shown while I have to wait for a long time to share it. If these problems are solved, I will be satisfied with Evernote. Until Evernote is Voiceover accessible, I will use another note taking app that is accessible.
Great app, but...
by Prsdc on 2021/08/18 02:04
This is one of the few apps I pay for, and use almost daily, but I certainly like the functionality of the laptop version better. One thing I use this for is shopping lists. I have standard items that I purchase from certain stores I frequent. So I created lists of those items with check boxes. I wish I could turn off the newer feature developers decided was an improvement: to cross out items that are checked off. This may be helpful in task completion but it is not helpful for shopping lists that one will be rereading periodically if one has to read thru all the cross off lines of the list. Another reviewer mentioned the inconvenience,while following a recipe stored on the phone, of the screen blacking out AND reverting to the main page of the app if it is not touched in a short time while you are prepping food. Maybe you could add a "lock on" option to the app that one could select when following recipes.
Font size issue.
by 1 & only bagel boy on 2018/09/30 19:18
Got this app after friends recommended it and I’m loving it. I’m more organized and productive already. Love the notebook layout and the cross platform from Windows to iPhone. But there’s an issue that reallllly bothers me. Font sizes aren’t consistent across the app on Windows 10 and the iPhone app. I ran a test to see what font sizes corresponds to small, medium, and large. Small on iPhone is 10 on Windows app. Medium is 14. Large is 18. Except something written in “small” on an iPhone, when viewed on a PC and compared to something written in 10 on the Windows app, the text originally written on Windows is larger than the text written on iPhone, despite them both being “10”. If I highlight the text from the iPhone and then select 10 again, it will grow ever so slightly to match the PC font size of 10. The opposite happens if I write something in 10 on PC and then view it on an iPhone and compare it to something written in “small.” What is written in “small” is larger than what was written in 10 on the PC. This is really frustrating because it results in inconsistencies throughout your notes. I know you guys care about organization, design, and consistency. So please fix this issue. Other than that, the app is great, would be 5 stars, but this is really frustrating. You can’t have an app meant for organization have something as basic as font size be inconsistent like this. Thanks for reading this feedback.
Supposedly Better, But Worse in Ways
by Alexander Hendrickson on 2021/02/02 03:36
Even though there have been a lot of upgrades and optimizations, one of the most frequent and pervasive issues in the official online support system and elsewhere is the CRITICAL fault of recent edits not being saved and being completely lost. This impacts the usability in a huge way, because whole edits and work done is frequently lost if you aren’t doing a constant backup tango that the previous version never required. And even when you do, sometimes it still loses it, especially when multitasking and switching between apps. Before the new upgrades, I never had to think to manually sync after every important change I made to a document, now I am hitting the check mark to close editing on a document (something the old version never had, and did fine without) and swiping down on the note list in order to force a sync to the web version sometimes every half paragraph or so, just to make sure I don’t lose a critical thought.
It’s ok
by hARTzteacher on 2021/04/23 10:53
I have ADHD. I’m also a teacher. I need lots of lists for various school and home tasks, easy ways to organize thoughts, places to put ideas for future lessons, and I need reminders, with due dates and times. This app seems to take a while to load. My adhd brain doesn’t have the patience or the focus to wait long when I have an idea. By the time it opens, I’ve often forgot what I was going to input! I’m not a fan of the layout and organization of the notes. I don’t find it easy to find the one I need quickly. I thought I’d like the quick scratch pad but then those notes get lost easy unless I delete the automated title and rename it. Then I have to click through menus in order to move it to the correct list because it automatically chooses for you. It’s an ok app but not meant for someone with quick ideas and many different lists to organize. The act of writing the notes in the correct spot is too cumbersome for someone busy and needing to work quickly and efficiently.
Very unreliable lately...
by Lara the iPhone Lover on 2021/11/11 20:00
...and I can’t even submit a support ticket thru the app, it just freezes when I tap the submit button. Notes are taking days to import from the web when I share a site to Evernote, and some notes that I have saved a document to are now blank. I’ve been a paid Premium member for years, and find this level of bugs unacceptable for a paid membership, especially since I have so many important notes and documents saved on the platform. Normally I wouldn’t air these issues in a review, but I haven’t been able to contact support directly. I’m hoping this bug gets worked out soon. And I also just paid my monthly membership but it is not updating so it still shows as a free membership and keeps prompting me to pay again and the pop up won’t let me access my notes. Tried to submit a support ticket for that too and it was very difficult to find where to do it, and when I did, a pop up about “Terms” prevented me from moving on because it did not display the full screen with no tab to move on. Come on Evernote…you can do better than this!
Used to love it but after most recent update HATE IT
by Dee Anders on 2020/09/24 20:01
I am veterinary resident. I have read a lot of journal articles, all of which come in the form a pdf. I am paying the annual subscription fee specifically for the pdf reading and annotation features. Evernote used to pretty good at this. I could upload the pdf into a note. If I opened the pdf, I could read, zoom, navigate and select and copy text. Now when I open the pdf, I can only zoom. With the old Evernote annotation function, I could zoom and navigate easily, then use the highlight function to highlight important text. Now in the annotation function I can not zoom making it harder to read and nearly impossible to highlight text. Additionally, in the old version a little summary of annotations and highlighted text would be generate, so the next time I opened that pdf I have a lovely little summary of the stuff that was important to me. None of this is available in the most recent update and I hate it. I gave feedback to the Evernote team during beta testing and recently after the new release, but they clearly aren’t listening.
Essential tool for my small business and life
by Ben Forest on 2019/05/10 19:22
Been using Evernote for five years plus now. Subscribe to the premium edition for the encryption and privacy protections. Use it to keep detailed information about clients. As well as my own life/hobbies. Photos. Audio. But mostly written records that are usually dictate. Powerful search abilities even if I don’t bother with tagging etc. I have always found it when I am needed. Use it on multi platform. Desktop computer, iPhone, iPad and it even logged in remotely via the web. Do you like Evernote apps for the platforms; add speed and I’m able to store key files locally (do not need Internet access). Have needed their tech-support a couple of times. Resolve the issue quickly. If I had it suggested to improve, I’d like to see better Apple Pen support have an apple pen capabilities in the iPad app. My guess is; they are probably working on that
Great app but they don’t know who they want
by @davessuccess on 2018/03/17 13:32
I keep getting ads about using Evernote business but I don’t want their service for business. I do use it for business but I don’t think they understand what I want as a business owner. I use it for myself, I don’t have a team, although I imagine I will at some point, I don’t think that this would even serve my team if I had one. there’s only one thing I want out of the premium service and that is being able to use the app on all my devices. That really should be a free service. It’s stupid the way you guys do it. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’ll make this easy for you Evernote. The only way I would pay a higher price for what you offer is if you provided mind mapping or flow charting in my note taking. There isn’t really a great option out there and it would allow me to see everything all at once. You guys should consider all the ways people can take notes and I think this would be the next frontier. You guys also could make it easier to make charts and graphs. I think those two things would be worth the price.
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Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Bring your notes, to-dos, and schedule together to tame life’s distractions and accomplish more—at work, at home, and everywhere in between. Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can stay productive on the go. Tackle your to-do list with Tasks, connect your Google Calendar to stay on top of your schedule, and see your most relevant information quickly with a customizable Home dashboard. --- “Use Evernote as the place you put everything… Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote” – The New York Times “When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag --- CAPTURE IDEAS • Write, collect, and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, and to-do lists. • Clip interesting articles and web pages to read or use later. • Add different types of content to your notes: text, docs, PDFs, sketches, photos, audio, web clippings, and more. • Use your camera to scan and organize paper documents, business cards, whiteboards, and handwritten notes. GET ORGANIZED • Manage your to-do list with Tasks—set due dates and reminders, so you never miss a deadline. • Connect Evernote and Google Calendar to bring your schedule and your notes together. • See your most relevant information instantly on the Home dashboard. • Create separate notebooks to organize receipts, bills, and invoices. • Find anything fast—Evernote's powerful search can even find text in images and handwritten notes. ACCESS ANYWHERE • Sync your notes and notebooks automatically across any computer, phone, or tablet. • Start work on one device and continue on another without missing a beat. EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE • Keep a journal to keep your thoughts organized. • Go paperless by scanning receipts and important documents. EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS • Keep everyone up to date by capturing meeting notes and sharing notebooks with your team. • Bring people, projects, and ideas together with shared Spaces. EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION • Keep track of lecture notes, exams, and assignments so you don’t miss important details. • Create notebooks for each class and keep everything organized. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PERSONAL • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Create and manage tasks • Connect one Google Calendar account • Access your notes and notebooks offline EVERNOTE PROFESSIONAL • 20 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Create, manage, and assign tasks • Connect multiple Google Calendar accounts • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Home dashboard - Full customization -- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Where applicable, your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may not be cancelled for refund except as provided in Evernote's Commercial Terms. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. --- Privacy Policy: https://evernote.com/legal/privacy.php Terms of Service: https://evernote.com/legal/tos.php Commercial terms: https://evernote.com/legal/commercial-terms
Getting worse with each upgrade
by BearHB on 2021/11/30 04:16
Used to be a good app.
I have used this software
by bnm,,klo on 2021/11/29 18:02
Over different platforms and love it for the ease of use. I would recommend it to anyone who makes notes of ideas, lists, thoughts. The only thing to make it better would be a voice to text option. That would be totally awesome (yes I grew up in the 60s-70s). If there is a compatible app for that purpose, please steer me in that direction. Thanks!!!
Stop hard selling while I’m paying
by simontarr on 2021/11/29 12:22
Evernote is decent. I decided to buy a year. Now that I am paid up and using it, when I log in for the first time every day or so, I get a blue banner at the top inviting me to “upgrade.” How about this Evernote: I’m paying you money because I made a decision as to what I need. Now SHUT UP. If I’m going to spend the next year regularly being asked to spend more money when I want to see ONLY MY NOTES, I guarantee I will not be renewing.
Scrolling doesnt work
by ubdybi on 2021/11/29 07:13
After pressing notes. It wont scroll down anymore after just one scroll down.
Ever ready n
by Rey1975rey on 2021/11/28 20:39
Ever notice amazing I’m so glad that the voice to text option works so clearly… I will be writing this book and movie with Evernote thank you so much #AllegedlyTheMovie
What’s going on?
by MsNWS on 2021/11/28 14:26
All of a sudden, my app crashes every time I open it and start looking for my notes. Even when writing a new note. It’s never done this in the past and lately (the past couple weeks) it’s been crashing left and right. Are you in the process of updating or something? What’s going on?
Getting more useable
by markbyrn on 2021/11/27 05:28
Up until recently, it seemed like the Evernote development process was a mess with a muddled UI and an unreliable sync process. It's improved on both fronts.
Do yourself a favor--don't use Evernote.
by E V N on 2021/11/26 13:21
If you use Evernote as intended, at first it will work fine. But you will eventually have enough notes that it will simply cease to function on iOS. Constantly crashes (this is on an iPhone 12) on every launch. The developers continue to bloat the app with features most people will never use, at the price of sacrificing the ability to even retrieve your notes. Imagine trying to pull up your stored image of your vax certificate while in line at a venue--and being unable to. Do yourself a favor. Don't even start using Evernote.
MAIN GONZALEZ JR
by amgi63 on 2021/11/25 02:43
Loooking for my old info to merge with new info since it was locked but I love the app
Keeps getting worse
by Kokanut213 on 2021/11/24 17:52
Making it harder and harder to move data in and out of Evernote. They appear to be making it more proprietary so you are stuck with it. I’ll find a way to move all my notes and drop this dog.
Powerful tool to use!
by Cristiano Moniz on 2021/11/22 20:08
To help in your daily bases it is fantastic and easy to use.
Recent update glitch
by Fotophile on 2021/11/22 18:39
The most recent update is stressing me out. Every note I make doesn’t auto save correctly and it’s erasing over half of my work. Internet connection is strong so I know it’s not an issue, it’s specifically auto updating after I’ve already saved my work and closed out after it shows it’s saved, so its erasing my work to a previous file on the cloud when I open it again. Stuff I save at 7am will auto update at 10:30am erasing half my stuff, even if I’m just opening a new note or a different project. Complete stress inducer when I have deadlines! I’m now copying my work to save it in another cloud system when I’m done here, which kinda makes this feel like a pointless subscription unless I just save it in Evernote and write it elsewhere. I’ve never had this problem, ever, as a 6 yr sub member jumping from four different devices in the same 15 minutes with no issues ever. Now it’s stressful! I love my options in Evernote compared to other online digital storage for writers. I’m on an iPad Air2 fully updated, T-Mobile service, please help! I don’t have issues accessing or saving writing on my other devices, only when I use this device app. Will update my review to reflect any resolved bug updates🙏🏻
App Keeps Crashing
by HardRockBrandi on 2021/11/22 15:20
I have used Evernote for several years and loved it, but recent updates have caused my app to crash any time I delete a note. I have to redownload the app and then it takes forever for my notes to reappear. It also annoys me how the cursor will jump around if I need to switch tabs. The app is buggy and slow and almost unusable at this point.
Can’t access the note without payment
by tijfa1 on 2021/11/22 09:27
Why the app does this to users? Lose access to all docs unless I make a payment to proceed. Avoid at all cost unless you are okay to pay a monthly fee for a note taking software.
Love Evernote
by TownsendLeone on 2021/11/21 03:46
I have been using Evernote for a few months. I especially like web clipper.
I want my old notes back!
by JoJoRose1 on 2021/11/20 19:07
I am supposed to be able to use Evernote free. I don’t use it that often so paying doesn’t make sense for me. Apparently, in the months since I last used it something changed because now I can’t access any of my old notes unless I pay for a subscription! I logged on, and it told me to unsync a device. I did that, and 10 seconds later it kicked me off. So I tried again, and again it told me to unsync a device. The same thing happened again. I tried logging in again, and it tells me I’ve already unsynced twice this month so I need to subscribe for further access. What?! Why can’t I get to my old notes?! Evernote automatically kicks me off anytime I log on. I want my old notes back!!!
Please stop with the “widgets”!
by MarlaJo1 on 2021/11/20 09:21
LONG time *paying* Evernote user here, and I’m still on the legacy Evernote Plus plan. Look - I get that you’d like as many users as possible to upgrade to Evernote Personal. BUT it’s more than double the price and for the features just aren’t worth it for me (as it is, I don’t even use all of the Plus features … but the ones that I DO use are worth the price for me). But NOW you are REMOVING the features that I have been paying for. I can’t even see any of my notebooks anymore?! Or search for a note?? Only way to do so is by messing w this “widget” setup but then you can’t “save” that unless you upgrade to Evernote Personal. Really really shady. So what am I paying for, then??
Really familiar style & great notes app
by IforgotAppleWasAlsoAFruit on 2021/11/19 20:51
If you’re familiar with how Microsoft word operates ,then Evernote will be very familiar in many ways as far as it has a simplistic approach to minor & major added resources and tools. It also has easy and familiar Writing/Copy-paste/Video-Recording/Audio-recording/ ect. Evernote has a computer software style nature as far as how many useful tools it includes for free, while also being easy to navigate through. Evernote also takes it a step further and also includes organizing tools to keep everything neat. 10/10 for me 🤘🏾
LIFE SAVER. BEST APP EVER
by meg.e.h on 2021/11/19 14:31
Get it. Now
No widgets
by Groggy62 on 2021/11/19 04:51
I can’t find any of my notes. I always loved this app, but now I can’t find a list of my notebooks or any of the info I relied on. It looks like I have to do a “free” trial to even look. I do not want widgets. I just want to go back to how I had my notes organized so that I can find all the information I have spent time saving. Only gave it 3 stars in case I can figure out how to get rid of the widgets. If not, it will be deleted from my phone and my iPad. It is not usable.
Using since the beginning
by BKJPJ on 2021/11/18 01:02
Now, just another bloated, SLOW, unreliable, resource hog. Time to move on.
iOS widgets?
by cbradyl20 on 2021/11/17 11:43
I love the new update with home and the new features. I just recently move from android to iPhone and I thought there was a iOS widget.
I have an important job interview in a few hours
by cklouis on 2021/11/16 18:09
I saved all my notes on Evernote, but it's currently down. I did not expect the app to be unreliable like this. I really hope that they fix this issue soon. I will not be using this app again.
I'm leaving because it locked me out
by k3rning on 2021/11/16 14:33
I have the free plan with two devices. Fine that's all I need. But recently evernote thinks I've logged into more devices so I tried to unsync to continue using it on the phone I was already using it on. It now says I've used my allowed unsyncs for the month and now I am not able to access my notes ANYWHERE as it immediately logs me out thinking I'm logged in on some other device. Absolutely terrible. I'm moving to OneNote. Their free app now steals your notes and locks them away holding tjem ransom.
Best
by Mikexpil94 on 2021/11/15 20:48
Safe and secure. I love Evernote.
Duplicate notes glitch
by Kim Sharae on 2021/11/15 20:46
NOTES ARE MAKING DUPLICATE NOTES AND SAVE BUTTON STILL ISNT RESPONDING!!!!!!! This app is trash!
Best option hands down
by TimC19 on 2021/11/15 16:50
Evernote is the only real option for a multiplatform notes app that is stable, feature rich and aesthetically appealing enough you actually use it.
Good way to save ideas
by Daniel Cnox on 2021/11/15 15:23
It’s very easy to write your ideas and find it later.
Too Expensive
by Ttthhd7h on 2021/11/14 17:01
I like Evernote, it’s very handy for keeping track of notes. But, to upgrade from the very limited Free account to the Personal account is too expensive at $70. Why no affordable option for someone not using the Evernote for service business?
Too Slow to be Useful
by NoodleNetworks on 2021/11/14 15:48
Evernote has gone from being a agile, helpful notes app to a bloated office suite. I’ve had an account for a decade and been paying for years, but I'm done trying to make this work for me any longer. Looking for a lighter-weight and more responsive solution so I can actually get some work done instead of gimmicky features.
Insult to the customers
by TJ MACKS on 2021/11/13 15:35
They stick you with an ugly picture on your homepage, and then they let you reconfigure the homepage with whatever picture you want… but wait! Wanna save your new picture? UPGRADE TO PRO! Shows the values and personality of whoever is in charge. Bad leaders. They want money. Make it clear what’s included in Pro and what isn’t and leave it at that. Don’t dangle pro features in my face and then tell me I can’t have them.
Please fix copy/paste
by interface stuck in the past on 2021/11/12 14:54
Long time happy user, but copy/paste is simply not working in latest update — can’t copy paste to iPhone 11 and iOS 14.8, despite message appearing that paste is complete. Loss of basic functions like this make app unusable.
Cannot use anymore
by Vinaweiwei on 2021/11/12 07:43
I’m a 10-year Evernote user and I really feel disappointed on Evernote since they modified the UX this year. The app is always in information reading and loading mode and circling when I open it. I cannot type or read anything anymore. The only way to read and edit everything on Evernote is with the web page. It’s really bad for updating the UX..
I was a paid subscriber to the previous version before the disastrous rewrite
by CucumberWalnut on 2021/11/11 22:23
They have RUINED IT and left me stranded. I will never trust them again. Now looking for something to replace Evernote. So sad—I used to live in Evernote. Total disaster.
NOT SAVING MY RECORDINGS OR NOTES
by kindshowaxkxi on 2021/11/11 21:31
I just spent all week recording my class lectures and writing notes and it didn’t save a single thing. I pay for the extra GBs too
Very unreliable lately...
by Lara the iPhone Lover on 2021/11/11 20:00
...and I can’t even submit a support ticket thru the app, it just freezes when I tap the submit button. Notes are taking days to import from the web when I share a site to Evernote, and some notes that I have saved a document to are now blank. I’ve been a paid Premium member for years, and find this level of bugs unacceptable for a paid membership, especially since I have so many important notes and documents saved on the platform. Normally I wouldn’t air these issues in a review, but I haven’t been able to contact support directly. I’m hoping this bug gets worked out soon. And I also just paid my monthly membership but it is not updating so it still shows as a free membership and keeps prompting me to pay again and the pop up won’t let me access my notes. Tried to submit a support ticket for that too and it was very difficult to find where to do it, and when I did, a pop up about “Terms” prevented me from moving on because it did not display the full screen with no tab to move on. Come on Evernote…you can do better than this!
RTL
by Dar77vag on 2021/11/11 16:42
I love this app, the one star review is for them to finally notice this. Although I think it has been brought up to their attention numerous times already. I think it’s about time for evernote to finally support RTL writing such as Arabic. As a Persian user I find myself constantly avoiding writing in my mother tongue because it gets all messy and hard to read. And during the few times where I have no choice but to write in Persian, I have to avoid punctuation marks all together. It gets even more frustrating when I need to use an English words between my Persian notes. I constantly have to copy and paste my note into the Word app just to be able to decipher my previous notes. It’s getting harder and harder for me to keep up this method so I’m thinking about leaving this app for good, which is a shame since I like everything else about it. I’ve seen posts on evernote’s forums dating back to 2012 complaining about this and still nothing has been done. Please take your international users into consideration.
Awful
by perky breasts on 2021/11/10 17:55
Nothing saves. Kicks you out randomly. Added so much work to note, even created a duplicate with the new work because I had previous issues of not saving, it not only deleted the additional work it deleted the entire duplicated “back up plan” note. And yes I saved, did everything correctly on my end. The feeling of losing all your work on an app that’s sole purpose is to save said work is gut wrenching. Spare yourself.
Easily cracked app
by JaneInMaine on 2021/11/09 21:14
I get far too many notifications that some new device has been added to my Evernote account. This app is not safe, and there is no easy way to alert Evernote about it. I do not recommend this app. BEWARE.
Glitchy
by Eris717 on 2021/11/09 14:19
I’ve used the Evernote app on android devices with zero problems for years. This year I bought an iPhone and the switch to the iPhone app version of Evernote has been terrible. It constantly auto drags me to the bottom of the note, even if I click the very top of the note. When I try to correct mistakes in the middle of a note I already wrote or add more text, Evernote will suddenly kick me to the bottom of the text and add my text there instead of where I clicked. I have to close out the entire app and reopen it every single time in order to edit anything properly. Glad I haven’t upgraded yet, I was thinking about it but I’m not paying for a glitchy app just because I bought a different operating system this year. It does this after 5 minutes of having Evernote every single time without fail, it’s beyond frustrating. I’ve only been using it a few weeks on IOS and the bugs & glitches are already too much. I’ll stick to using it on my Samsung tablet but I’m not paying for premium but can only use it on one device because on IOS products it glitches.
Sync issues. The culprit is Tasks
by PharoahThomas on 2021/11/08 22:40
Many issues with Evernote on iOS can be solved by removal of any and all ‘Tasks’ imbedded in a note. Right now, this causes synching issues taking up to 30 seconds to be writable. Totally unacceptable. I found this out by experimenting and I wished I’d known this earlier. Still, I do use Tasks but have them all in the default folder and this has solved the sync issues for me.
Switching to OneNote
by SueKoz on 2021/11/08 16:53
I have been a free user of Evernote for about 10 years. The restrictions they have put on free users has convinced me to switch. There is now a limit to how much data you can sync per month. I use this app to sync notes between my desktop and iPhone. Since syncing is done automatically, this would limit the amount of updates I could do. I will be moving on.
Simplesmente não funciona mais
by jsbahahaiabsnskskshshs on 2021/11/07 22:43
A vontade de vender um plano é tão grande que trava na tela inicial e não sai
Search is NOT working
by cwhy_ on 2021/11/07 13:07
I’m a longtime Evernote user, and I use multiple devices to search my many notes. Search used to take you to the exact note or exact location inside your note of your search criteria. Now it just lets you know what note you have it in, and you are left scrolling and scrolling til you find the highlight. Please put the search function back or give us the option of how we want to search to function.
Buggy
by BrokenRotator on 2021/11/06 23:37
The update is painfully buggy. I use it to capture receipts and other things. The scanning function no longer works. Maybe it’s time to switch.
iOS evernote has gone downhill
by Labyrintho on 2021/11/06 21:18
It is now basically unusable on my 10.5” iPad Pro: incredibly slow, and routinely crashes. (For example, when I try to bring up my notes, it sits there for a few minutes and then exits.) It has been getting worse this way for the last couple years or so. Still has some utility in that one can save things vie iOS share that one can then access from the (Old version) desktop app.
Updated version never opens
by ETechie on 2021/11/06 20:05
The app no longer works on my iPhone 6S, it displays the Elephant logo and then never gets past that — so I can no longer use Evernote. I’m being forced to export my several thousand notes and switch to a more reliable app.
Tagless
by Drshawnie on 2021/11/06 13:20
It’s ludic that you can’t add tags from the phone app /pd subscription.
Worst note app ever to touch an iPhone.
by spitfaceMcGee on 2021/11/06 10:03
Typing ANYTHING causes courser to jump to alternate parts of screen, while mid word swiping. HAD TO PECK TYPE TO GET ANYTHING TO COMPREHEND ANYTHING! Also, random letters pop into the sentence whenever they please. Won’t produce any typing every free word attempts. Italics got bumped on at one point accidentally, and realize why is this setting touching keyboard at all times? Can it be changed to show only when asked? Concluded on this question: WHO CARES. IM DELETING THIS APP IMMEDIATELY SO I DON’T GET CHARGED FOR GARBAGE!!!
Gets worse and worse
by Gsllreviewer on 2021/11/06 00:23
I have used Evernote for years and used to love it. Now it either crashes when I open it, fails to sync, or the search feature stops working. I’m going to move my notes to another app, and stop paying for this pitiful app.
A case study on how to ruin a good app
by Israeli iPad lover on 2021/11/05 15:35
Used to a beautiful app until Evernote decided to "improve" it. Now adding notes, viewing
Developers whats your job?!
by Shuusha on 2021/11/05 05:40
I don’t understand an app like Evernote till now and after 8 years from publishing it doesn’t recognize That Arabic language is written from right-to left alsoooo The app require the premium version like never before In Every day update they request money on the some feature including the old basic features I hate you,,bad company .. forces you to buy the premium
Game changer
by Karlay11117 on 2021/11/04 23:55
This app has actually changed my life this week. I can easily send notes to my team and keep track of everything with specific tags so I never lose a thought! I’m obsessed.
keeps crashing
by meowww12138 on 2021/11/04 05:48
somthing to do with evernote pasting from macbook? The page just keeps loading.
Stuck at Elephant Splash Screen
by Sayz Lim on 2021/11/03 18:35
When you have an idea, you will never get a chance to write it down with Evernote because you're stuck with the splash screen for eternity.
Suggestions to the platform
by njkhff on 2021/11/02 20:28
Great tool, but wish it had these… - Add white sidebar when selecting light view on pc as it shows on phones; currently shows black - Allow options to drag Notebooks in order of the users preference - Allow icons on the sidebar to arrange in users preference, for example I would prefer Notebooks above task, shortcuts and notes. - Incorporate icon view when selecting all notebooks, instead of just line - In notebook view allow color options for each notebook - Sidebar is able to be hidden it would be awesome to have the notes hidden when selecting a notebook… sidebar stays open and notes is minimized - Allow gif imports - Incorporate toggles to hide and reveal info - Allow notes bar to expand and minimize to desired size
A Decade Gone
by RoryBlyth on 2021/11/02 19:14
Dear Evernote, I've been a paying user for over a decade, but I've met a new, better note taking app. It's called... Notes. It comes free with my iPad. As of iOS 15 it's finally a "real" app (and far more productive than Evernote - a feature matrix excluding time wasters such as widgets would leave Evernote in the dust). Instead of accepting yourself as the beauty you were, you got a facelift that makes you look like a freak. You received some large "enhancements" like widgets and customized buttons. Then, to keep it together, you donned your Spanx and gave us a turn. And it's awful. You, my former love, are the Anti-Feature. You're the fifty-foot Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man of software. You're a data-losing monster with javascript for a soul. But I can't blame you entirely. The reason I paid was for access to "offline" notebooks. Oh, what a fool I was! Then there was the fighting... You've either ignored all the feedback and survey data I've given upon request (you're welcome), or you've moved on to a new demographic that welcomes the New You. There are two kinds of productive people: 1. The ones who get things done (Old Evernote) 2. The ones who work hard to *look* productive, like decorating with Franklin Covey desk calendars and motivational posters (New Evernote) You used to be for group #1. Now you work for #2 (an appropriate number in many ways). I needed a productivity app; not an app that makes me *feel* productive. I've downloaded my notebooks, extracted the data, and freed myself from you. Maybe that's why you didn't want people holding on to their own data locally. Hasta nunca. - Rory
Consecutive problem updates
by Bill Stephenson on 2021/11/02 14:51
The Evernote IOS app continues to disappoint. What’s with the disappearing titles (I can watch them disappear)? What’s with the five minutes to sync a 1k text file? This seems to be buggier and buggier. I’ve used it a long time, on 5 IOS devices, and it used to be helpful syncing them; now when you take 4 clicks to get to the sync request, it doesn't sync - you have to close and reopen the app for it to MAYBE SYNC. A constant Ugh.
Grateful!
by Gratefuk. on 2021/11/02 04:47
I am grateful for a location to host all my creativity, dreams, journaling, writings and misc notes. I have been using Evernote since 2013 and I am oh so grateful for this App. They also continue to update it. Thank you Evernote team!
FIDEL PANTOJA 971-268-2440
by 0987654Az on 2021/11/02 02:20
I have not use it a lot but it seems to be acceptable what I don't understand its why Microsoft redirect me to the apple appstore cuando estoy en su tiendita o que no confia en sus productos ? Asi es la tecnologia moderna demasiado paranoica passwords codigos pins double verification en mi opinion muy personal y por lo vivido me atrevo asegurar que son los desarrolladores los que necesitan ayuda psicologica porque tantas opciones de "SEGURIDAD" no se paniquen no pasa nada en mi caso me indican que en mis cuentas tengo muchos accesos inautorizados pero yo no me afecta para nada recurerdenlo AMAR ES COMPARTIR sialguien le gusta mi musica y quiere usar mi cuenta im ok with that pero las compañias me avisan no entienden que no me aguito mejor CUIDEN SU CULO Y YO CUIDO EL MIO va ?
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by do3.so on 2021/11/01 23:03
perfect for the productive!!!
Evernote is getting too complex, non-intuitive and unusable
by Chill_Phill on 2021/11/01 22:24
Longtime (at least 7 years) Evernote user here. I know you all want to keep it “relevant”by continually adding new features, but from my point of view, Evernote is now too complex, non-intuitive and not easy to use. Case in point, recently I have been opening up recipes clipped from the Web. They had been easily readable for years, but now they are all encased in a mysterious non-expands box that says HTML content. Absolutely no explanation why, and impossible to read. Tapping on the text does nothing, hitting the expand arrow does nothing, it’s like the article is trapped in a jail cell with a small vertical window. It took a good bit of sleuthing on the Forums, to find out that to make the article readable again, I had to click on the frame’s HEADER, not the article; then a bunch of symbols — a Camera, the word “insert” and what looks like a pencil shows up. Turns out the pencil is a “Magic Wand” that you then have to tap to make the article readable.No explanation of what the wand does, at least in the IPad version of Evernote. So now I can read the recipe, but it took 15 minutes of frustration to do so. All this for a NOTES app which should be definition of simplicity! It’s enough to make me start looking elsewhere. I don’t need Evernote to do everything, just be a nicely synced up and organized place for my notes. Please stop with the “complexity creep.”
There’s a lot to hate
by dan12312312345 on 2021/11/01 20:58
There’s a lot wrong with this stinker of an app, so I’m just going to focus on the very first thing that you’ll notice: the 45-60 second launch time! When you have an idea or a piece of information that you absolutely need to write down before you forget it, there’s nothing in the world more frustrating than staring at the unresponsive launch logo for the next full minute as your billion-dollar idea or grandmother’s last words or whatever evaporate forever.
What happened?
by TerriPhD on 2021/11/01 02:01
Evernote opens and I see the familiar green elephant icon and then it just sits there. What is going on? Please fix it!
Still Slow
by Bill Jablonsky on 2021/10/31 17:48
Based on the consistent poor feedback, I guess they just don’t care. Time to move on to something better.
Great management app
by noura.tawfik on 2021/10/31 13:39
It’s a great tool to organize projects and tasks. It helps clear your mind and ease the process of getting things done.
30Oct21: Update *not* an improvement
by takaraneko on 2021/10/29 17:17
As is too often the case w any app or program, the update was not an improvement. More features, it seems—but also more steps to get where one wants to be and more steps to make sure what one has just typed actually stays in the Note. Wish I could go back‼️ Apprehensive re future I am very happy w EN--but I'm worried w all the negative comments about using w iOS 7, which I'm dreading having to use sooner than later. I have my fingers crossed that when I have to go to 5S and 7 in a few months the EN bugs will be worked out because I rely on EN.
White panel shows up every time you open
by 梦想去留学的u理子 on 2021/10/28 18:31
The basic thing you want for a digital note app is to be fast. Every time you open the a white app panel shows up with a circling thing in the middle as if loading something. You have to wait forever for it to go away. Nothing works before that
This app just keeps going downhill the past years, don't bother
by RObo2000 on 2021/10/28 05:15
Hi Evernote, Just sending an updated 1-star review..Id suggest you read the recent app store reviews and listen to your end users. I have used evernote over 12 years and you clearly keep introducing crap that nobody is waiting for, breaking core functionality of the app and causing long time uses like myself to look for other options. Also I dont know who does your software dev and especially UI/UX but they are wildly disconnected from the real world. Please bring back the style of the previous versions and give people an option to buy the new additional functionality separately. Most users like clean, lean, simple apps with a dedicated focus which EN used to be, now it is a restrictive pile of random functionality that makes accomplishing basic tasks (like taking and storing a receipt picture) a massive hassle compared to competing products. Or how about notes not being smaller than the size of a stamp on the app front page, how am I supposed to recognize anything from that? It just looks nice but it is useless.. What shame that such a defining piece of software has gone down this road.. R Evernote: the new app "update" is a nightmare. On a new iphone it takes 20 seconds to just activate the camera (+ button doesnt respond) or scroll through notes. Its a huge pain and defeats the purpose of using evernote (quickly snap a pic to store/remember something) completely. I didnt have any problems before nor do I problems with any other app on my phone. People rely on your product, you need to test it properly before you release it. If this is not working within a few weeks I will ask your customer service (or my credit card company if I have to) to refund my annual payment.
great tool to create briefs for photographers
by ISAAC AIDEN on 2021/10/27 23:32
Love this software to create briefs for photography tasks. The reason for 4 stars is lack of useful tools such as shapes, squares triangles. No ability to sketch using Apple Pencil on ipad pro. No integration with Remarkable.
They are showing me a picture means loading and I am not sure loading about.
by Minnnnnne. on 2021/10/27 20:33
I was noticed Mac, they don’t have that issue. It’s only on the phone are loading.
Does not work on iOS 15
by Alexa_1991 on 2021/10/27 15:16
Hangs at launch. Completely useless.
You will lose your notes after a while
by Mastafu on 2021/10/27 02:47
Don’t download this app. I had the app since 2014 and because I’ve used it on older devices back then, when I chose to download it on my new iPhone years later, hoping to retrieve my notes, they weren’t there. Not even one. They also weren’t in the trash. So if you plan on writing 300+ notes in a year make sure to return ever so often or you might lose them all.
Does not integrate
by Vroom! Vroom! 11 on 2021/10/26 17:45
Got this to be able to use Apple Pencil on notes posted by professor. Once my notes are marked up. I cannot move it to google drive.
They’ll steal your money
by AnIcyPeashooter on 2021/10/26 14:56
I canceled my subscription during the free trial, but they still charged me $69.99. The whole point of a free trial is to be able to cancel while trying. I’m on the phone with Apple trying to get my money refunded. Do not buy this product unless you’re absolutely certain. I am deleting this app and my account…after leaving this review.
The best
by johnnywalkerblackk on 2021/10/26 10:18
I’m so impressed with Evernote I could never leave it behind! It even saves offline work. The layout is beyond amazing . For a writer this is the best tool I’ve seen EVER!
Not at all what it says or promises and NO app support
by Ocaoivorew on 2021/10/25 18:28
Don’t believe it for a minute , it does not perform as described I decided to keep it when I had to choose what to keep and what to toss ,when the auto cloud started. Then I found Evernote doesn’t even get backed up to the cloud, it isn’t amount my choices. So I will get my info out of it and delete it and cancel my subscription .
Unauthorized error
by ngujjari on 2021/10/25 00:36
Received below error after signed in using my google account and trying add a new note. This was the first time i see evernote did not function as expected. Oops, we encountered an error. Unexpected error. Our server has experienced difficulties processing your request(/setAuthToken) You may need to Sign in to your account to access this page. After click on signin from this page .. app shows second error. Authorization Error Error 403: disallowed_useragent You can’t sign in from this screen because this app doesn’t comply with Google’s embedded webview policy. If this app has a website, you can open a web browser and try signing in from there. You can let the app developer know that this app doesn’t comply with Google’s embedded webview policy. Learn more
Doesn’t work
by MayZee17 on 2021/10/24 16:27
What kind of an app is this….? Nothing works. Nothing happens when I click on any of the buttons. Had to delete it. Unbelievable
My friends have the Evernote ap and are unable to share notebooks with me.
by dvdkitch on 2021/10/24 03:07
My friends have the free version of Evernote, I pay for my subscription , I can share my notebooks with them but they are unable to share those with me, I feel maybe I should cancel my subscription and get the free version
Task feature has serious bug
by Shawn X Lu on 2021/10/23 17:16
It takes about 30 secs to open a task note, the loading icon show up at the bottom floating action button. A simple task shouldn’t take that long to open.
Subscription
by vinaha on 2021/10/23 13:46
First thing it asks is to create an account and you’ve got to pay a subscription. About $6/mo.
iPad version needs a fix or a rollback to earlier version
by BloomChicago on 2021/10/23 11:52
23Oct This iPad app started crashing on a regular basis about a month ago or so. But I could use it until it crashed. Now it just opens to a black or a white logo screen and is useless. I thought I'd get around that for now by using the web version, but that crashes the Safari browser before I can get much done. Looking at reviews, I know I'm not the only one. (This doesn't happen on the PC version.)
Does not SAVE on iphone
by pengrus on 2021/10/22 21:15
I tried three times to edit on iPhone and save, it doesn't save. I lost about half hour of work. Looks like Evernote doesn't reply here.
App is so broken. Won’t even open now.
by Kim01234 on 2021/10/22 18:53
Been using the legacy PC version forever. Love it. Have 4 paid accounts for different things. The app is useless though. For the last couple days it doesn’t even open. Ever since the big Evernote overhaul, the app is terrible. Why do they continue to try to add all these features when the basic barely function? It takes absolutely forever to sync, even on fast Wi-Fi. It’s unbelievably laggy. I try to go to a note, and even though it showed the note in the list, when I click on it it says it’s unavailable. The refresh button does nothing. As I said, can’t even be opened now. Really struggling to continue with Evernote. Love the legacy version, but now they’re trying to mess with success and it has been a huge failure. So frustrating. Takes so much of my time to deal with the app. My time is extremely valuable to me.
几百年了还不支持markdown
by qunwang6 on 2021/10/22 00:46
本来有sublime Evernote插件可以支持,可是你们的sb后端改了,现在都用不了了。
I love Evernote, but not the iPad version
by anotherreader on 2021/10/21 21:39
For weeks (months) now, the app crashes nearly every time I use the search function. I’ve repeatedly updated both the app and the OS, deleted-and-reinstalled, shut-down-and-restarted, and nothing helps. Evernote isn’t useless without search, but it’s half-way there. Update: after an update several months ago, the app started crashing (actually, going to a black screen) every time I try to open it. I communicated with the company, buy they’ve pretty much just given up as a far as I can tell. So, now it is completely useless.
Entropy at work
by duhcomments on 2021/10/21 15:43
Update 2021: 10+ year user of this app. Used to love it and used it all the time. It has gotten progressively slower and prone to just not work when I need it the most. If you lose cell or WiFi, or signal is weak, it has become reliably unreliable. Not sure if this is a pay issue, or an app issue. Don’t have this experience with any other app. Also seems to have lost its intuitive location ability. Why do I always have to try to find reminders? Anyway, kind of disappointed in the general direction of usefulness it used to have. Prior reviews: This is one of my favorite things. It has great value to capture things you need to capture, including things you don't even know why you are saving. Buy it, you'll like it. Many of the things that people complain (whine) about are often a lack of knowledge. If you look at the help, or ask a question, you may find the answer. This is an extremely versatile, useful and memory aiding app. You can do todo's contrary to prior notes. Update may 2019 This is probably old news to some, but learned a very painful lesson recently. I had some critical information stored on Evernote for an emergency. When I went to retrieve it, I was in a remote location with no cell or internet coverage. To my dismay, it appears you no longer have access to a note when you are incommunicado. Be very careful not to store any critical information if it relies on internet or cell access. Duplicate the info on a reliable local source as you may find yourself in a very surprising situation. Besides that, still a useful and well done app, but still.....
Just lost 2 more audio notes
by Clarity2020 on 2021/10/21 13:43
This app just keeps going from bad to worse… Can we bring back the old version so things actually work the way they’re supposed to?
Lag, lag, lag when it even opens.
by wanderingnow on 2021/10/20 20:13
Evernote is great, but doesn’t even open on iOS.
Can’t do a thing
by 你好杨明正 on 2021/10/20 18:10
Doing nothing but trying to connect something. Rubbish, horrible software engineer and product manager.
Time to pay up
by mikejaivinvent on 2021/10/20 15:48
They charge now. Goodbye Evernote
Garbage app
by Joetama on 2021/10/20 11:23
Doesn’t even work. Just getting a white sceeen.
DOWnhill……
by HayWire0831 on 2021/10/20 01:55
This was a great app. “WAS” a great app. I have been using it for years. Then…I got the boot. The app started booting me out stating I had too many devices using it at once and I needed to upgrade my subscription in order to keep using it. It said I could use on up to 3 devices without upgrading. I only ever used it on my phone, my tablet (of which I’ve only had 1) and my work computer browser. There were device names that the app stated it was being used on that weren’t any of the devices I was using it on, so then I’m wondering who is using my Evernote app on their devices? Now, I can’t even unsync devices and use it on my phone. I’ll be finding a new app to use. Probably one that has no limits. BYEEEE!!
Signs out too often
by Mega Congo on 2021/10/18 21:13
For some reason the app keeps signing me out on an almost daily basis, and sometimes it takes a while to sign back in. I want an app that i can use to access info on the fly, but this issue stops this app from being that. It’s very frustrating
App Is Dead
by tsd707 on 2021/10/18 07:50
The app won’t do anything but show the Evernote logo. Does anyone at Evernote actually test the software before releasing it and leaving it to the users to do the testing?
Forcing you into paid plan
by hahfjskBdfnakakz on 2021/10/17 14:52
I used to love Evernote and use it for work steadily, but their updates continue to restrict features in order to force users to buy their paid monthly subscription. Pop ups continuously interrupt work trying to get me to buy the plan causing the app to glitch and for me to lose work. Ungraded my phone and now it won’t let me login without buying the plan. It’s a huge disappointment
Long time user
by Louder Than Loud on 2021/10/17 12:22
One star. I used this since the beginning on the gen 1 iPhone and gen 1 iPad. The new paywall that only lets you switch devices twice is glitchy and kicks you out prematurely. You lose my business. Byeeee!
App is Dead
by Rooopert Pupkin on 2021/10/16 22:26
Evernote can’t seem to get their app to work. It just stays stuck on the opening screen. It’s a shame that Evernote keeps trying to add features when the core product doesn’t work. I have been a paying customer for years, I want Evernote to succeed, but they just don’t get it. Focus on making the core product work, then work well, before adding any new features.
Useful but imperfect
by DonPablo21 on 2018/11/21 13:50
This is still the best app for my needs, but it has plenty of annoying quirks. I've used Evernote for many years, with over 100 notes covering everything from the grocery list to future work plans to my son's college search. I find it helpful having access to all of these notes from my Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and being able to share certain notes with specific family members or colleagues. None of its competitors offers the same combination of selective note sharing, table creation and editing, and text formatting. Yet there are still quirks. Newly edited notes take a surprising amount of time to be saved, or must be saved manually - if you aren't careful about this and the note is later edited in another device, new versions of the note are created or sometimes appended to the end of the current note without warning you. Evernote on the Mac can change the font in notes, but not on iOS, and sometimes routine copy/pasting on iOS results in text with bizarre fonts that can't be fixed on that device. The use of Apple Data Detectors also means that anything Evernote thinks might be a phone number or calendar event is highlighted like a clickable link - I wish this could be turned off.
Fantastic update
by Danny888 on 2021/07/28 02:25
I just don’t understand some of negative reviews of Evernote’s latest update, which is fantastic. I have been using the app for years and am thrilled to see the innovation that the new leadership team is bringing about a year in. It looks like it took about a year to stabilize, and now new features are a’comin’. Tasks is game changing, and Gmail and Google calendar sync has boosted my productivity tremendously. I have been mainly using the web app but earlier this week updated my iPhone to this version. Immediately following the update I was having all sorts of issues getting my notes to load in the app. So I sent a support ticket to Evernote, called it a day, and accidentally left the app running overnight on my iPhone. To my delight I awakened to see a notification in the app that I had been successfully upgraded to then latest personal version. All of my notes suddenly appeared, and I have had a phenomenal experience with the app ever since. IMO nothing comes close to Evernote. I love Google, but Drive is where notes go to die. Evernote is where they flourish. I cannot say enough good things about this app and what I’m seeing from the company. It is extremely difficult to satisfy all existing customers while innovating and expanding the base. As a longtime user, however, I personally feel that the team is doing a tremendous job. Kudos!
Amazing customer service and great study tool
by 3747282847363 on 2020/01/23 05:20
I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
Terrible Update
by Djstep1 on 2020/11/19 20:47
I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
Lost photos I uploaded for recipes
by Turkey Sandwiches on 2018/01/06 19:23
I used to love Evernote until today. I bragged to all of my friends how great Evernote. I use it for many things including as a recipe storage. I am using Evernote basic. However, today the App lost 2 of my recipes. I’m very frustrated. I had a special pasta recipe I was going to make with my son. I saw the photo of the recipe on my phone and when I clicked on it and opened it up the photo disappeared. I can’t seem to get it back in any way. I think this is a terrible thing to have happened. I tried to organize my recipes electronically and pitched the hard copies. Now I have lost that recipe and another. I clicked on another recipe from the app and that photo disappeared as I opened it. I think I took these photos in 2015. The app worked fine for a recipe photo I took in 2017 this morning but it losing older photos. This is unacceptable. I stopped opening recipe notes and went to the webpage on my Mac to open other recipes and the browser version worked fine with the other pasta recipes I added the same day. But now I have wasted an hour trying to no avail to restore the image. Because I’m a basic user, I’m not even able to email customer support. The app appears to be garbage right now if it loses photos while the web browser does not. I’m so disappointed.
Steadily getting worse
by rolfejr on 2020/12/03 19:25
I've been a paying Evernote customer for many years with a lot of my stuff in there but as time has gone on it's been more and more frustrating to use. Attachments won't download. Or you wait 5 minutes while it "says" it is downloading then gets done and nothing happens. Photos won't show. Try to bring up some reference document while you are working on something and every time your phone times out the app just can't seem to handle it and won't just leave the document/note open you were looking at - you start all over - search for the document AGAIN, wait for it to come up, etc. Search inexplicably can't find things where the title or tag has the exact word in it I'm searching for. And there have been times where I have REALLY needed to get to particular piece of information and just couldn't. That is extremely frustrating - that's the point of why I put stuff in there. This product started out awesome in the days when everyone was still using desktops. As we've progressed into to mobile era it just hasn't kept up. Trying to access my stuff in the phone app is a frustrating experience almost every time - and trying to use the site in a mobile browser is worse. I haven't put anything new in for quite some time because it just no longer fits well or just doesn't work simply with how I do things anymore in the mobile era, let alone the fact that the app in general just doesn't work well.
Extremely unreliable. Disregard for user habits
by FJH------- on 2020/11/20 03:29
I have been a loyal customer with 9000+ notes and 5+ years of premium subscription. The recent overhaul has introduced so many bugs and ridiculous design failures which are forcing me to consider alternative services. Sync has become extremely unreliable; I’ve had my edits wiped out by sync failures. As of now, Evernote isn’t letting me move my notes to different notebooks, due to some inexplicable bug. Very helpful features that provide flexibility to working on and organizing notes have been eliminated, I guess in the name of tidiness: opening multiple main windows, changing the created date (so helpful for arranging the notes in the order I want), magnifying the words in the editing window (which now cannot be done without magnifying everything else, making it unreasonably cumbersome to operate the sidebar). Then there are countless bugs throughout the software that keeps giving you frustrating surprises. The recent major upgrade demonstrates the team's disregard for the working habits of established users, and also raises concerns about quality control. In so many respects the new version simply isn't ready, and it's unclear to me why the company would be in a rush to release an update. An option for reverting to the older version would be much, much appreciated. Right now, I do not recommend Evernote to any new user. The company has demonstrated its inability to deliver a consistent and reliable product.
App going downhill
by Bernadette Minton on 2019/12/15 20:40
I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
Life-Saver for Schoolwork!
by Anxious&Obsessed on 2020/04/11 06:45
I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
Latest upgrade a total FAIL
by xray1000000 on 2021/01/11 01:04
I want to change my rating from one star to Zero. I CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW THE LATEST UPDATE OF EVERNOTE HAS COMPLETELY FOULED UP WHAT USED TO BE A FAVORITE APP. DON’T YOU DEVELOPERS USE EVERNOTE? (BTW I never use all caps, but this app now makes me want to scream, and feel free to substitue another word that begins with F for ‘fouled’ in my above statement.) I have been a premium Evernote user for several years. I use it extensively, and have always found it easy to use. However, the new version just updated to my iPad and I am so unhappy. First of all, it is S-O-O-O S-L-O-W. It takes forever to open the app, and once open, forever to open a Note. I post a lot of articles from webpages or the Flipboard app, and in the previous version of Evernote, these appeared immediately to my list of notes. I just sent a short article to Evernote from Flipboard that took 22 minutes to load. Evernote just showed it in the Notes list with a spinning wheel of death. Man, I hate it when software engineers turn something that worked well and that I enjoyed using into something that just aggravates and annoys me. What a pity this has happened to Evernote. Afternote: in the tag list, the A-Z index has been removed, so to skip from Apple to Zebra tags requires scrolling through the entire tag list. Why do you redesign features to make them less user optimized? My former Evernote rating of 5 stars has been reduced to one.
Found a fix for issue below
by _nickname none on 2020/04/16 07:13
I’m not a paid user which means I’m allowed to have two devices connected to my account. I ONLY use my iPhone and MacBook. When I log into one and then try to log onto the second device, the second device says that I have to unsync a device to continue using it. If I’m logging in from my iPhone, Evernote will say that my MacBook and iPhone are already connected and that I need to remove one of them to use my iPhone.. Same thing happens when I log in from my MacBook. It’ll say my iPhone and MacBook are already connected and I’ll need to remove one of them to continue on my MacBook. I ONLY have two devices that I’ve ever connected to Evernote. For some reason, Evernote registers my devices as new ones every time I switch devices. I‘ve already used my two unsyncs this month and it’s only April 10th. Don’t be fooled — free users, you’re only allowed to use one device 🙄 I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement app. Edit: I found a fix! I logged onto Evernote through my web browser and revoked access to my “three” devices. Evernote will log you out of all devices and you’ll be able to sign in again. Not sure how how long this fix will last but for now, I’m able to use both my MacBook and phone. Edit 2: Evernote has confused my 2 devices as 3 again. I’ll be on the lookout for another app.
Desktop App Needs Better Security
by Mark Nosrati on 2019/09/23 06:46
I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
What were they thinking?
by Lehua10 on 2020/11/11 23:32
Premium user here. Tried to navigate around the new update and am so frustrated with it all. Cant customize the left hand menu - it always opens to all notes. Speaking of the search function! Didn’t they have any beta testers? The search is horrible! You put in a term and it gives suggestions, a few tags. It not a way to narrow to all notes with that term quickly. To search properly you have to use search language which requires a lot of extra typing. This version had made tags worthless as you either have to keep entering searches with each tag or you enter a keyword and a list of tags that include that keyword pops up but you can only select one tag at a time. Everything takes more clicks to find something, do something, or import something. They have also removed the ability to assign tags in the web clipper. Not sure of what they had in mind with this update, but this version is worthless for my purposes. I have over 2000 recipes in a notebook which are organized by tags. By removing the clipper ability to assign tags and the search filter by multiple tags this is pretty useless. Any suggestions on a replacement? Is there a way to restore to old version? If I wasn’t already invested with so many files I would definitely look for another note keeping app. They ruined it!
Don't pay for premium!
by miffedmusician on 2021/05/09 18:39
I have used Evernote premium for several years now. For the last few months this app has become so unstable that I find myself rarely using it anymore. I have already cancelled my subscription and have moved most of my collection to another software. The issues that I have had - and to this day I have not found a way to fix - are 1: Taking several minutes to load a note, no matter the size of the file, what the note contains, how long since last accessed, or which device I access from. Notes simply will not load. 2: I can no longer move notes to new notebooks. They are defaulting to my primary notebook but moving the note to another notebook simply will not work. 3: A few notebooks are shared with members of my work team for quickly sending information to each other. A few of my workers can't access the notebook anymore and I am unable to give them access again. No, I am not using an old device. I have the Iphone 12 pro Max and fully updated iOS. Internet at home and the office is at least 250Mb speeds, and there are no restrictions on the app through iOS settings. This app has become utterly useless and I'm annoyed that I stored so much data only to have Evernote fail for months now. Forums and other reviews tell me I not the only one having issues and apparently the devs don't seem to care.
Bring back native Dark Mode and fix time outs
by Deep derp dep on 2019/10/16 12:48
Longtime Pro user of Evernote and love it. It’s great for my dream journal and all the other notes I need to take as well. I just really wish you didn’t get rid of native dark mode in the app. I like using dark mode in Evernote regardless of what my iPhone is doing. It is just much easier on my eyes and I’ve been using it that way forever. I’ve seen similar requests in the reviews to bring it back, and it really doesn’t seem like a big deal to do. Please consider it, it was a great touch and details like that matter when you’ve been using them forever. Also the app times out MUCH quicker now. I have also seen many others annoyed about this in the reviews. I, too, will be doing research in another app or browser, and quickly move back and forth between that and Evernote to make notes. It used to be no problem, but after these last updates, it essentially times out immediately upon shifting from Evernote to a different app. Coming back to Evernote, it might not have even saved what I had just written and it’s back to the top. Please fix this! I’ll gladly change my rating to 5 stars once these bugs and features are fixed. Please listen to your customers or they’ll start moving to the competitors who do.
The latest “improvements” are not improvements
by ODGeek on 2021/05/04 18:16
I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
Customer Service
by Cocoleann on 2017/08/17 16:44
If you are looking for a company that has accessible customer service, look elsewhere. For many people, we don't realize how important customer service is until we are in a dire pickle, but, let me be the one to tell you, it is VERY important to have the option to speak with someone during those times of need. Evernote, on the other hand, doesn't seem to believe in customer accessibility or satisfaction. When having an issue with my billing account, I attempted to call the customer service number given on my bank statement only to be transferred to a voicemail telling me to leave my email address. The only form of communication they offer is through email or online chat. While that is great for younger people, there are other generations who would prefer speaking with an actual person to help deescalate the issue before it gets out of hand. It is also in their policy to not give refunds. My experience today was joining an online chat, being told there was nothing they could do for the extra $64 in charges they cost me, and to have a great day. I will be checking to make sure that the companies I choose to give my business to have a phone number I can call from now on to know they actually care about their customers. It also says something about a site that has almost as many 1 stars as 5 stars. Thanks for nothing, Evernote.
The new interface is everything I’ve always wanted!
by LizStAug on 2021/05/10 01:45
I’ve had Evernote since forever, and I have tons of stuff stored there. Occasionally I can actually find my things..but the chaos is my fault, because I’ve just dumped stuff in there and never organized it well. But the new home page interface does it all. I am truly impressed. It appears to work well cross-platform so I’m going to have at least one of my devices to open to the Evernote home page. It’s logical, visual, lets you look at and rationalize the information you have collected or uploaded, and lets you make notes on the fly that can help you understand exactly why you put that mysterious document there and if you really had anything in mind when you did it... Reading about the new Evernote, I found that some people make a journal entry or note a day and file it on Evernote, along with any relevant photos, etc. So I’m going to try that next...in the meantime, congratulations to the Evernote folks on taking a good program and making it great! They have really followed up and realized the potential of Evernote.
They broke it!
by Skippinder on 2021/03/03 16:31
Ok, so I’ve been a premium user with thousands of notes, and have been for years, and have recommended Evernote to everyone I know (to the extent that everyone at my last two workplaces is convinced that they pay me for marketing—or should, at any rate). But the iPhone app really has become quite unusable since the update a few months ago. Not only does it take eons to sync across devices (which it somehow suddenly can’t seem to be able to do anymore, despite having been able to for years), my biggest problem is the scanning. I used to use it extensively for scanning physical copies of documents i was working on. But not only have I not been able to do that (whatever they have done to tweak that, i now have to take ten photographs of a page to get something that is not blurred beyond legibility), what is infinitely worse is that there is only a 50% chance that any pictures you might have scanned will make it to Evernote. I.e. you can spend 30 minutes trying to take unblurred pictures of a few physical documents you are working with, Press ok, and half the time, find that the pictures have simply disappeared. I have stopped using the app on my iPhone altogether (because it is literally unusable), and am waiting for the day that developers decide to break the desktop app too.
Missing basic features
by Starsigma on 2021/03/15 20:36
I used to use Evernote as it had a system for my notes both personal and work related. I could store information that I needed to reference later, etc. However it is not what I consider to be a well rounded app. As no app that makes you have to use another is considered all that great. Not being able to create reoccurring reminders is just ridiculous. This is a very basic feature for a task app to have. I simply stopped using the app altogether because I had to use other sources to make tasks and be reminded of especially when they are monthly or weekly repeating. I even periodically login just to see if this feature has been added, it hasn’t. The app really needs updated to meet this basic need, and no emailing repeating tasks to the user is not sufficient at all. As not every one is on their email constantly some only check certain times a day based on their schedules. The whole point of having an app that features task or to do items is to have push notifications for you to get reminded of the task or even projects you need to get done. No one should have to go in and manually set them up for every single day when they are repeating.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
Recent update glitch
by Fotophile on 2021/11/22 18:39
The most recent update is stressing me out. Every note I make doesn’t auto save correctly and it’s erasing over half of my work. Internet connection is strong so I know it’s not an issue, it’s specifically auto updating after I’ve already saved my work and closed out after it shows it’s saved, so its erasing my work to a previous file on the cloud when I open it again. Stuff I save at 7am will auto update at 10:30am erasing half my stuff, even if I’m just opening a new note or a different project. Complete stress inducer when I have deadlines! I’m now copying my work to save it in another cloud system when I’m done here, which kinda makes this feel like a pointless subscription unless I just save it in Evernote and write it elsewhere. I’ve never had this problem, ever, as a 6 yr sub member jumping from four different devices in the same 15 minutes with no issues ever. Now it’s stressful! I love my options in Evernote compared to other online digital storage for writers. I’m on an iPad Air2 fully updated, T-Mobile service, please help! I don’t have issues accessing or saving writing on my other devices, only when I use this device app. Will update my review to reflect any resolved bug updates🙏🏻
Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue
by ChrisLee_38 on 2020/02/22 13:31
I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
Wonderful app—watch consistency limited and spotty.
by gvmanderson7 on 2020/02/27 01:33
Love the app. Interface is amazing. Connectivity superb. However, there are only 20 spaces for notes available on the watch, and when you have 200 or so, that’s just not convenient. Also, though I have not submitted a customer service request and that may negate many individuals opinions and the value they place in this review, this is something that has manifested through multiple Apple Watch updates: the app on the watch will simply open up and show no notes. None whatsoever. I have tried syncing the app, I have tried updating the app, closing the app on the watch and phone and restarting both the watch and the phone...no dice. Definitely a minute bug that could be fixed and bring the Evernote app up to full potential. That and expand the number of notes available on the watch and make the search feature more effective as it has never found a note I was looking for when I used the voice command. But again, love the app, LOVE the app, just a few tweaks and we’re golden.
Daily Staple, but has issues - 2nd Opinion
by icotteng on 2020/06/24 08:33
I concur with the reviewer who has a similar review title to my own. I use Evernote for literally all my writing and have for over 4 years. The desktop versions work beautifully for both Mac and Windows, but the iOS version is buggy and has been for the past year. These bugs seem like minor issues that should’ve been taken care of awhile ago, for such a popular, premium app. In addition to the app closing each time you switch to another app or you put your phone to sleep (as mentioned by the previous reviewer), the app also has major issues with bulletpoint/numbered lists, especially when you use nested lists, as I do literally all the time. It fails to number consecutive items after you’ve hit “return”, sometimes it deletes a number associated with a previous item, and it also shifts entire blocks of text left or right when no such justification should occur. Overall, I love the app, I just would like to see these persistent headaches solved in future versions.
Maybe time to switch
by riverwind91 on 2021/01/17 17:39
I have been using Evernote for probably ten years. A couple years ago when it started to limit two devices, I tolerated since two devices are mostly enough. Once in a long while when I need to use a third device just to take a random note, I’d go to website and do it there. Unfortunately yesterday when attempted to do so, I found web version is counting as a device and being limited as well. I don’t really want to complain since I’ve used the free service for that many years. I understand the need to monetize otherwise the company will just die. However, there are so many alternatives which do exact the same in slightly different ways, but free and probably better performance. I think Evernote have missed the best time to grow revenue. Or has it ever figured out the best way to make money? Ads, selling goods, anybody remember Evernotes selling socks? Forcing users to buy or harassing users with premium upgrades are suboptimal business practice. Maybe it’s time for me to explore other options and start to switch. I’m afraid that one day Evernote is going to limit users to one device, and eventually die to competition. Sad but this is a brutal market.
“Improvements” aren’t always improvements
by LoriNeis on 2021/05/15 00:16
I’m an Evernote long-hauler. User since 2012. I will say that i have wished i could easily switch to another note taking app for the past 18 months or so. SO MANY ISSUES. I used to be able to record meetings, take pictures of documents along the way and type notes seamlessly and without issue. Not anymore. The document scanner has a mind of it’s own so I’m having to take a number of scans before i get something useable. The recording tends to crash the whole app, so I’ve given up on even using that about 6 months ago. App crashing creating duplicate notes is a very common occurrence. When I reach out for help the hoops they make you jump through like “recreate the problem then send us a usage report” is NOT a good uses of my time since the problems are sporadic, so again, i give up and just work around the issue. Searching for a document has become so cumbersome and at times inaccurate, so i just give up and go through about 5 clicks to search through the directory. The new home screen is NOT at all useful or appealing to me. I should point out that i have a premium membership and primarily use Evernote on my iPad -occasionally accessing records on my iPhone and MacBook.
Great idea, great app, a number of annoying things
by amanante on 2019/06/21 04:04
It’s a great app. I would easily put 5/5 if not only for annoying little nuances that make it more difficult to use. I went online to see if any of the issues I experienced were already addressed in the past. Turns out, many of them were addressed a long time ago (like 5-6 years back) - and the Evernote team simply does not seem to care to fix them. For instance, tables are not mobile friendly. Like at all. You have to swipe back and forth to navigate. You can’t change the size of pictures. You can’t create a table on the app. There are only 3 font sizes. You can’t select thumbnail for your notebooks and notes, it selects it for you - which is pretty irritating. The size of annotations are not uniform which means they may appear smaller or bigger depending on the size of your picture.. Etcetera, etcetera... Evernote team! Is it that difficult to fix all of this?!? It’s been taking you guys years now. Maybe you should hire new developers?
IOS Version 10.0.3. Is it Me?
by hmmn2 on 2020/10/10 23:01
I’ve used Evernote since March 2014. I updated to 10.0.3 a day ago & I regret it. I use Evernote on my IOS iphone & I use it a lot. Evernote on my phone was good before the update. One day after the update I learn that Evernote does not have PRINTING / ADOBE PDF feature as was in the version before the update. Also, the “Find in note” does not work in the notes created before the update but work in newly created notes. Printing & Find A Note are two features that I can’t do without. Evernote states in their documentation that PRINTING is not available yet in the IOS version. The new updated version does have some nice editing features such as undo & more highlight & font colors & font sizing capabilities. The inability to PRINT and the inability to make Adobe PDF’s is a game changer. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I have almost 12,000 notes & for that reason, I’m hesitant to move on to something else. I’m disappointed in the latest update.
Security Breach - Please Read!
by JN896059 on 2020/07/24 21:53
This is a long review, but please read it before considering using Evernote. I have used Evernote for several years under the impression that information was secure. However, I received an email today telling me that someone had accessed my account in Brazil. After changing my password and looking into it, it shows a list of applications and ways that my account has been accessed since I opened the account in 2013. It shows that individuals from several different countries have been able to access and have accessed my account via phone as well as through the web. My account had been accessed several times within the last two months. I have never received a notification prior to today letting me know that my account was logged into in from an unfamiliar location or device. I have had several other apps/accounts that have been hacked over the last few months and many of the passwords to these accounts were listed in Evernote. Evernote is NOT secure. They do not monitor activity on your account nor do they alert you of potential hacking. I have chosen to delete my account and reset all information that was located in.
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
My most useful—and most flawed—app
by spcorcor on 2019/10/30 21:52
I have used Evernote as a paid user for almost its entire lifespan (>10 years). I use its desktop and iOS apps for nearly everything in my work and personal life. It is a wonderful tool. That said, Evernote is falling further and further behind its competition. The app is incredibly buggy and is in desperate need of a modernization and overhaul. Evernote has been promising this for years, but I wonder if that day will ever come. The current version in iOS 13.2 has one major bug that makes it *incredibly* difficult to use. If you are working in/on a note and move away from it for any amount of time—say to read an email, copy content from a web browser, or your auto-lock kicks in—you lose your place when you return to Evernote. At best, EN reloads your note and takes you to the top of the note when you return to it. At worst, EN takes you back to the “all notes” list where you have you navigate back to the note you were working in and find your place. This goes against all principles of basic multi-tasking and is a major productivity killer. My rating will be stuck at one star until this serious issue is resolved.
No customer service
by SoonerAce on 2017/10/05 15:47
So I've been using Evernote for over three years now and I really do love some of its features. However, two things really grind my gears. 1) When they changed to basic free accounts vs. paid upgrade accounts, we lost the ability to access on all devices as they limited basic users to two devices. I have it on my phone & laptop, so I can't have the app on my tablet. So I tried to access through the browser on my tablet and it wasn't "formatted" for that kind of access. Now it just forces you to the app store. Beyond irritating. 2) There's ZERO customer service. As a basic user, your only option is the user forum which has too many posts to read, and it's just users - not Evernote help desk. So how some rando user is supposed to answer my account-specific issue is beyond me. Not only that, but from what I see in the forums from paid users, Evernote takes weeks to respond to inquiries, if at all. So what's the point of upgrading to paid service? I don't understand how they run a successful user-based business without supporting the users. It's really disappointing because when functioning properly, it's a great product.
90% of What I Need
by Suz tunes on 2020/01/15 20:38
I love this app! Downloaded in 2013, it sat unused for a couple years but I realized the scope and detail it can hold in a way that's easy to collect. I'm a researcher of all things and I wanted to like Timepage and Agenda. While those are far better looking apps, it's clunky going between the two. Outlook is my email client so I use Evernote to capture thoughts on the fly with sync, it's great. As I'm filling in web info, I can save to EN, browsing a good article to reverence - I just use the web clip function to keep organized. I'm always adding pics so I can recall the content of what and why I wanted to sabe a clip. In my job search, I created several notebooks, one called Career. In Career I have job descriptions, wording for keywords, LinkedIn for links, and Resume for well, resume summaries etc. The only feature I wish was prominent is the calendar. And ability to change the obnoxious green default color. This app is my default app. Wanted not to like it but I keep going back!
It’s a great tool
by doxzero on 2018/10/15 09:11
It’s a great tool for various different reasons. I think an interesting set of features would be a kind of automation, e.g., the ability to set up conditions so if I write certain words the note is added to certain folders or has certain reminders set to it or maybe even triggers a notification to specific people, etc. Also, something I think should be implemented is title caps in .… well, the TITLES of notes. Why is that not a thing? Or at least a toggleable setting? Lastly, why is it that the icon badge notification number is not at all connected to the actual trigger of the notification. I should open the app and it should be totally clear what the notification number is referring to, whether it’s reminders or updates or whatever. The user is just left adrift once he taps on the icon and then has no clue what triggered the notification. It’s just plain bad UX and your UX folks should really be talked to about that because it’s rather fundamental stuff they are missing.
Full of bugs; subscription not worth it.
by mark58929 on 2020/12/18 22:02
I’ve been using Evernote for about a year, but recently I got fed up with suffering the multiple bugs and functionality issues. I use this app primarily for keeping a grocery list and jotting down notes, but it seems like every other time I open my grocery checklist there is a sync error and I need to manually reconcile the two copies that Evernote saved. Additionally, the app “reloads” the page every time I switch away or lock/unlock the phone, which makes entering or editing notes incredibly painstaking. I use Evernote on two devices and occasionally access the web app on my laptop. The web app access was not previously counted as a “synced” device, but after a recent update Evernote has been forcing me to either subscribe to their premium service or unsync one of my devices. After this experience, I’m done dealing with this app. Why would I pay a monthly subscription for Evernote when my iPhone comes with two perfectly functional reminders/notes apps? Sure, they don’t have quite as many features, but at least they WORK!
Staple app! Must have.
by R Shelley on 2020/03/02 19:42
I’ve had this app for years. I mean yeeears. I’ve used it across platforms and devices and it is seamless. I’ve never had it glitch or not work on each new phone I’ve purchased. At first, I only got it to take notes on the go when I was in military aviation. It helped me keep all unclassified tidbits in one safe space, but then I watched it and my need for it grow both over time and after I left the military for new professional endeavors. Other apps have tried to do something similar with their own novel touches, like Trello which I think is a decent app, but nothing has yet truly rivaled Evernote. Its easy to use and helps busy minds like mine to braindump everything into a tidy new entry while allowing me to build on it and reprioritize the contents along the way. I haven’t tried linking individuals for a shared group experience, like teams yet, but I am sure it would be a synch. It’s got pretty much everything you need from simple notes both with text and finger writing to scanning, audio, and video to checklists and more. Now that I am writing a book, it has become my writing research hub both on the go and while sitting at my computer. I open up a new web browser tab on my desktop and do everything I need to do right there with a click of the mouse. That way, I don’t need to transpose everything I am researching onto my phone a second time. Great app! Probably my favorite.
Evernote still the best for organizing and searching
by MikeInCarrolltonTexas on 2018/09/07 02:36
I have tried OneNote a few times to see if it was as good as Evernote. OneNote has good editing tools within a note, but seems to be lacking when comes to FINDING your notes. I like Evernote’s search ability - select one ore more tags or a notebook - and then search within that context. I like that you can see Evernote’s list of tags at a glance on the left - and then quickly see a list of those notes that have that tag. And when you put in a search string, Evernote instantly shows you a list of notes that match, along with the first few lines of the note - even if what you’re searching for is within an embedded image (or PDF file since I have Premium). This ability to quickly find what you’re looking for within a thousand notes is critical for me. I don’t think ON is a replacement for Evernote for me - because of this alone. I hope Evernote stays afloat for a long time to come!
Revolutionized my leadership
by JETBatt on 2019/12/08 00:26
John Maxwell says that you should read, write, and file EVERYDAY. This unquestionably is the app which allows you to do just that. And best of all, it's free! Add copied text right into a new note. All your data is available on any device that you have Evernote installed. Move seamlessly between iPhone and multiple computers which are instantly synced. Just plain AWESOME!! As a pastor, this is an invaluable tool allowing me to keep a daily prayer journal, sermon ideas, prayer requests, and note taking all in the same program!!! As an adult with ADHD, Evernote is a place I can offload my brain, and get all those random thoughts, things I’m supposed to remember, and stuff I don’t want to forget, a place to land and be organized. It also provides for me a stable platform to GTD (Get Things Done) using available GTD templates which greatly aid in my focus and organization. I cannot write anything negative for Evernote. So I won't even try! Get it!
Could be better
by Wrobl1bn on 2020/09/16 11:51
So, as of this year I decided to take a swing at Evernote. At this point I've been using it for about 2 months and I have serval gripes. For starters there is only one color for highlighting, which is awful. There also isn't any intuitive way to insert tables that I've been able to find, luckily I've been able to get around this by pasting snips of them in from word but it's far from optimal. I'd also like to have sub-folders within groups. It'd be nice to have a general folder for a class and then subfolders for in-person lectures, online lectures, and notes from readings. Upsides are the tagging system, that's been rather nice to have in the absence of subfolders, the UI is also decent and I haven't had any issues with creating folders or navigating between them. Overall more downsides then upsides, and that's with the premium version. I'm likely going to return to simply using Onenote like I used to in a month or so at this rate. I'll hop back over again in a year to two to see if there were any changes.
Two problems to fix
by BlindInsight on 2018/08/26 20:12
When taking a note, there are many problems with Voiceover. First, when swiping to the right, sometimes it skips over the title field & other times it skips over the multi-line text field. When typing in the field, you can’t move by letter or word & have it affect where the cursor is located. When The keyboard is brought up from simply looking at a note, the cursor is somewhere in the middle of the text already in it. Unlike most text fields, double tapping on it does not move the cursor to the start or the end of the text field. You also cannot listen to the entire note when the keyboard is available. This makes creating & editing notes inaccessible to Voiceover. Sharing to Evernote takes a long time after entering text & choosing the folder. Once I hit save, a loading icon is shown while I have to wait for a long time to share it. If these problems are solved, I will be satisfied with Evernote. Until Evernote is Voiceover accessible, I will use another note taking app that is accessible.
Great app, but...
by Prsdc on 2021/08/18 02:04
This is one of the few apps I pay for, and use almost daily, but I certainly like the functionality of the laptop version better. One thing I use this for is shopping lists. I have standard items that I purchase from certain stores I frequent. So I created lists of those items with check boxes. I wish I could turn off the newer feature developers decided was an improvement: to cross out items that are checked off. This may be helpful in task completion but it is not helpful for shopping lists that one will be rereading periodically if one has to read thru all the cross off lines of the list. Another reviewer mentioned the inconvenience,while following a recipe stored on the phone, of the screen blacking out AND reverting to the main page of the app if it is not touched in a short time while you are prepping food. Maybe you could add a "lock on" option to the app that one could select when following recipes.
Font size issue.
by 1 & only bagel boy on 2018/09/30 19:18
Got this app after friends recommended it and I’m loving it. I’m more organized and productive already. Love the notebook layout and the cross platform from Windows to iPhone. But there’s an issue that reallllly bothers me. Font sizes aren’t consistent across the app on Windows 10 and the iPhone app. I ran a test to see what font sizes corresponds to small, medium, and large. Small on iPhone is 10 on Windows app. Medium is 14. Large is 18. Except something written in “small” on an iPhone, when viewed on a PC and compared to something written in 10 on the Windows app, the text originally written on Windows is larger than the text written on iPhone, despite them both being “10”. If I highlight the text from the iPhone and then select 10 again, it will grow ever so slightly to match the PC font size of 10. The opposite happens if I write something in 10 on PC and then view it on an iPhone and compare it to something written in “small.” What is written in “small” is larger than what was written in 10 on the PC. This is really frustrating because it results in inconsistencies throughout your notes. I know you guys care about organization, design, and consistency. So please fix this issue. Other than that, the app is great, would be 5 stars, but this is really frustrating. You can’t have an app meant for organization have something as basic as font size be inconsistent like this. Thanks for reading this feedback.
Supposedly Better, But Worse in Ways
by Alexander Hendrickson on 2021/02/02 03:36
Even though there have been a lot of upgrades and optimizations, one of the most frequent and pervasive issues in the official online support system and elsewhere is the CRITICAL fault of recent edits not being saved and being completely lost. This impacts the usability in a huge way, because whole edits and work done is frequently lost if you aren’t doing a constant backup tango that the previous version never required. And even when you do, sometimes it still loses it, especially when multitasking and switching between apps. Before the new upgrades, I never had to think to manually sync after every important change I made to a document, now I am hitting the check mark to close editing on a document (something the old version never had, and did fine without) and swiping down on the note list in order to force a sync to the web version sometimes every half paragraph or so, just to make sure I don’t lose a critical thought.
It’s ok
by hARTzteacher on 2021/04/23 10:53
I have ADHD. I’m also a teacher. I need lots of lists for various school and home tasks, easy ways to organize thoughts, places to put ideas for future lessons, and I need reminders, with due dates and times. This app seems to take a while to load. My adhd brain doesn’t have the patience or the focus to wait long when I have an idea. By the time it opens, I’ve often forgot what I was going to input! I’m not a fan of the layout and organization of the notes. I don’t find it easy to find the one I need quickly. I thought I’d like the quick scratch pad but then those notes get lost easy unless I delete the automated title and rename it. Then I have to click through menus in order to move it to the correct list because it automatically chooses for you. It’s an ok app but not meant for someone with quick ideas and many different lists to organize. The act of writing the notes in the correct spot is too cumbersome for someone busy and needing to work quickly and efficiently.
Very unreliable lately...
by Lara the iPhone Lover on 2021/11/11 20:00
...and I can’t even submit a support ticket thru the app, it just freezes when I tap the submit button. Notes are taking days to import from the web when I share a site to Evernote, and some notes that I have saved a document to are now blank. I’ve been a paid Premium member for years, and find this level of bugs unacceptable for a paid membership, especially since I have so many important notes and documents saved on the platform. Normally I wouldn’t air these issues in a review, but I haven’t been able to contact support directly. I’m hoping this bug gets worked out soon. And I also just paid my monthly membership but it is not updating so it still shows as a free membership and keeps prompting me to pay again and the pop up won’t let me access my notes. Tried to submit a support ticket for that too and it was very difficult to find where to do it, and when I did, a pop up about “Terms” prevented me from moving on because it did not display the full screen with no tab to move on. Come on Evernote…you can do better than this!
Used to love it but after most recent update HATE IT
by Dee Anders on 2020/09/24 20:01
I am veterinary resident. I have read a lot of journal articles, all of which come in the form a pdf. I am paying the annual subscription fee specifically for the pdf reading and annotation features. Evernote used to pretty good at this. I could upload the pdf into a note. If I opened the pdf, I could read, zoom, navigate and select and copy text. Now when I open the pdf, I can only zoom. With the old Evernote annotation function, I could zoom and navigate easily, then use the highlight function to highlight important text. Now in the annotation function I can not zoom making it harder to read and nearly impossible to highlight text. Additionally, in the old version a little summary of annotations and highlighted text would be generate, so the next time I opened that pdf I have a lovely little summary of the stuff that was important to me. None of this is available in the most recent update and I hate it. I gave feedback to the Evernote team during beta testing and recently after the new release, but they clearly aren’t listening.
Essential tool for my small business and life
by Ben Forest on 2019/05/10 19:22
Been using Evernote for five years plus now. Subscribe to the premium edition for the encryption and privacy protections. Use it to keep detailed information about clients. As well as my own life/hobbies. Photos. Audio. But mostly written records that are usually dictate. Powerful search abilities even if I don’t bother with tagging etc. I have always found it when I am needed. Use it on multi platform. Desktop computer, iPhone, iPad and it even logged in remotely via the web. Do you like Evernote apps for the platforms; add speed and I’m able to store key files locally (do not need Internet access). Have needed their tech-support a couple of times. Resolve the issue quickly. If I had it suggested to improve, I’d like to see better Apple Pen support have an apple pen capabilities in the iPad app. My guess is; they are probably working on that
Great app but they don’t know who they want
by @davessuccess on 2018/03/17 13:32
I keep getting ads about using Evernote business but I don’t want their service for business. I do use it for business but I don’t think they understand what I want as a business owner. I use it for myself, I don’t have a team, although I imagine I will at some point, I don’t think that this would even serve my team if I had one. there’s only one thing I want out of the premium service and that is being able to use the app on all my devices. That really should be a free service. It’s stupid the way you guys do it. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’ll make this easy for you Evernote. The only way I would pay a higher price for what you offer is if you provided mind mapping or flow charting in my note taking. There isn’t really a great option out there and it would allow me to see everything all at once. You guys should consider all the ways people can take notes and I think this would be the next frontier. You guys also could make it easier to make charts and graphs. I think those two things would be worth the price.
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