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Evernote - Notes Organizer
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Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Find information fast. Share notes with anyone. From meetings and projects to web pages and to-do lists—with Evernote, everything’s in one place. Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can tackle action items on the go. Express yourself clearly with easy-to-use formatting options, and find what you need quickly with filtered searches and results as you type. --- “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, checklists, and to-do lists. It’s the only organizer you need. • Keep journals capturing the events and milestones of your daily life. • Clip interesting articles and web pages to read or use later. • Add different types of content to your notes: text, sketches, photos, audio, web clippings, and more. • Use the camera to effortlessly scan, digitize, and organize your paper documents, business cards, whiteboards, handwritten notes, and drawings. • Attach docs, PDFs, photos, and audio. GET ORGANIZED • Create separate notebooks to organize your receipts, bills, and invoices. • Find anything fast—Evernote's powerful search can even find text in images and handwritten notes. • Set reminders to keep on top of activities and write to-do lists. ACCESS ANYWHERE • Sync your notes and notebooks automatically across any computer, phone, or tablet. • Start your work on one device and continue on another without missing a beat. • Share your notes and notebooks with your friends, colleagues, or family. EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE • Make personal to-do lists to keep your thoughts organized. • Go paperless by scanning receipts and important documents. • Save all of your travel documents, articles, and notes in one place. • Plan events such as holidays, weddings, and parties. • Use Evernote as a planner to organize your life and stay on task. • Capture ideas and inspiration on the go. EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS • Keep everyone up to date by capturing meeting notes and sharing notebooks with your team. • Use it as your ultimate planner and organizer at work. • Annotate documents during team meetings, then share with colleagues. EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION • Keep up with lecture notes so you don’t miss important details. • Use it as a planner and organizer to keep track of lecture notes, exams, and assignments. • Create different notebooks and planners for each class and keep everything organized. • Clip and highlight articles from the web for research papers or class projects. • Discuss and annotate notes, files, and essay drafts. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PREMIUM • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Save emails to Evernote • Search inside Office docs and attachments • Annotate PDFs • Scan and digitize business cards $7.99 monthly, $69.99 annually -- 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
Evernote communicate with us
by CCrasberry on 2021/01/15 04:47
I’m very disappointed with the updates. I’ve been a member for a few years and loved this app. Now I’m 80% transitioned to other apps. Team at Evernote, are you ignoring your long term customers? Can you acknowledge our frustration and share what you’ve been doing and what you’re going to do? Often? I have no idea if you even know we’re all complaining. Thank you.
Disaster! Totally Unusable
by Aoklauraj on 2021/01/15 04:06
Not sure what the heck they did but my notes have been messed up since December. Lost repeated changes to my main note (dealt with that for like 5 weeks) and now the same notes are multiplying somehow. This app is totally unreliable right now. Attempted customer service for a refund and that was a joke, too.
New version turned the app into a brick
by GregCR on 2021/01/14 21:31
With the update evernote became ever lost your note. Type a note, edit a previous note, POOF, it disappears! Search function took two steps backwards, maybe even three. They said they have been working on this update for quite awhile, over a year that I know of, did they bother to test it? AVOID! 1/14/2021... Evernote updated last week, this morning I lost more note edits, It will take me a day or so to see what is lost and try to re-enter said material. THE LATEST UPDATE DID NOT FIX THE APP! Do you people even use the app that you created? Seriously! Running app on latest version of IOS on IPad Pro, and IPhone.
Used to be great, now they are making it annoying
by KTubman on 2021/01/13 17:54
OK, I have paid version, so I’m not just using the free version. I do not have the highest level of payment. It is now very annoying that I am getting frequent requests to upgrade. It’s ridiculous. I understand that if I was using the free version, but I’m not
Hate the Update
by CrestRd on 2021/01/13 03:32
It does not sync right across my iphone & mac. Constant duplicates.
Don’t upgrade yet
by Appricot on 2021/01/13 03:15
Current version of both iOS and desktop have serious bugs and shortcomings. I have several support tickets open and praying I am not facing data loss. Have been paid member for years..............
Notebooks are suddenly EMPTY
by Martin's opinion on 2021/01/13 02:27
iOS 13.6.1. Evernote version 10.3. With Evernote since 2011. Premium subscriber - paying more than 69.99 USD per year. --- What's happening? Atomic, pandemic, extinction, and cancel/delete culture? Should I call The Ghost Busters? I WANT TO SEE MY NOTES on my phone (I need them) -- they are fine on the Mac (High Sierra, Evernote version 7.13). Evernote is losing my subscription, as we speak.
Share screenshot disappeared :-(
by Zach Grove on 2021/01/12 15:10
The option to share iOS screenshots to Evernote disappeared in the latest update. Major flaw/oversight. This was my main reason for using Evernote.
Software I depend on, but it’s so unstable!
by Apocralyptic on 2021/01/12 14:56
Update: the latest version is incredibly unstable, to the point of being nearly unusable. On multiple occasions notes I have taken on mobile have disappeared, either just the attachments or in their entirety. I love Evernote, but can’t use it if I can’t trust it to save my notes reliably!!! Previous review: Ever wanted to have a photographic memory? Well, that's what Evernote is... A photographic memory you can install on your phone. It takes a little while to learn how to use it effectively, but once you do, it will change your life. Along with the desktop app and web interface, the iPhone app is an essential part of the Evernote package.
Crashes iOS
by moev328 on 2021/01/12 13:43
Unable to open the app on my phone or iPad. Every-time I open the app it crashes.
LOSES YOUR DATA
by Big purple fat elephant on 2021/01/12 05:52
I use this app for creative writing. I take commissions and write short stories for people. This app has multiple times not synched and lost data. I just lost a good 1200 words and half an hour of work. Do not use this if you care at all about data loss. In trying to troubleshoot, I saw that premium gives you access to your note history, so I just paid $8 dollars for them to still not have my content. DO NOT USE **UPDATE** I finished my piece in the app because I was almost done and found that now that I paid for a month, it synced exceedingly well. All in all, a wildly mediocre and blatantly money-grubbing app.
Getting worse.
by Induk Hwang on 2021/01/12 04:27
Where are my notebooks? I updated the app with a hope for the better evernote, and my notebooks(upper catergory of all the notes) are gone in my ios evernote.
Liked previous versions better
by Grumperss on 2021/01/12 03:32
I use Evernote to manage a long to do list document. Now in iOS, I can’t tap just anywhere in a note to put my cursor there. If I scroll from the bottom to the top of the list then tap, I get taken back to where my cursor last was. To type in a section I have to tap one section at a time until my cursor gets to where I want to type. Very annoying and counter intuitive. I will continue to use the app, since I pay for premium, but I hope they fix this issue.
Stability
by UH60Av8or on 2021/01/11 21:10
I’m an an early adopter of Evernote, and have never had stability issues until today on iPhone 11 Pro!😩 Continuing crashes making the app unusable!
Used paid subscription for years, but...
by checkers90 on 2021/01/11 17:01
I have been a long time subscriber of Evernote, and have been very happy until the last update, before this one. Then everything went to he!!. I couldn’t get my notes or folders to load, I could see parts of them, but when I clicked on them they wouldn’t open. Support tried gallantly to help, escalating it to their top tier, going to the web version. Nope, nothing worked. They even had me try a beta product they had, nope, nope nope. I have to give them credit though, they really tried everything. They were great. Fortunately, I have Evernote also on my phone, which I hadn’t updated. So I can access my notes and folders from my iPhone. I figure I’ll try this update, because what do I have to lose?
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.
They really ruined this app in late 2020
by Apex-gt on 2021/01/10 21:57
Crashes often and editing and simplifying notes is horrible
Used to be better
by bizzit26 on 2021/01/10 19:29
Popups asking to buy things are SO irritating. Google apps are better.
Search function doesn’t work
by businessbenny on 2021/01/10 17:08
It would be a useful app, but the search function doesn’t work. Not on my iPhone 11, not in the desktop version and also not in the web version. Please fix this asap.
Used to be awesome, no longer cares about loyal users
by siouxzieb on 2021/01/10 16:35
UPDATE: I’m now down to 1 star. With each update, Evernote gets worse for me. It’s now virtually unusable for my primary use cases, which include taking notes on iOS, and capturing web clips and then editing them down to essence notes. Small but irritating fail, Evernote no longer pre-populates the doc title using then HTML title tag when saving a web clip. And editing captured HTML is virtually impossible on iOS (iPhone or iPad). And just now I spent a half hour scouring sources to put together a list of mailing addresses for a project, assuming Evernote was saving as I worked (per forever), but lo and behold, when I tapped away to check another note, I discovered the contact list was unsaved, totally gone. Honestly it’s gotten so bad it almost feels intentional, and it also feels like a spit in the face of long-time users. I really have to find an alternative and get away from this steaming pile as soon as possible. SAVE YOURSELF AND FIND AN ALTERNATIVE if your primary use will be on an iOS DEVICE. There is a litany of reasons to be profoundly disappointed in Evernote. I continue to pay for it, because I haven’t gotten around to migrating because it’s a pain, as a loyal user for a decade or so. But it makes me incredibly angry every time I launch it, particularly on my mobile devices, and especially when it gets backgrounded for a moment and the whole app resets when I return, forcing me to re-search for the note I was JUST looking at, often a recipe, or meeting notes, etc. Or god forbid the device goes to sleep while it’s actually in the foreground, like it might when you’re actually COOKING, because then you have to find/relaunch the whole app. Just crap at this point. So behind technologically, just milking former glory. If you’re new to the need, pick something else.
More unstable than ever
by NSusanC on 2021/01/10 11:08
Since the update (10/20), the app has been more unstable than ever. Pictures will not upload, past pictures were lost, no alpha index, notebooks not displayed as default, picture editing/annotating awful. No, worse than awful. On iPad, scrolling function stops frequently. It is just SO BUGGY! And I just paid to upgrade and I have a awful platform to work on. What a disappointment.
Ruined
by Loganiii on 2021/01/09 13:42
Evernote was ruined by good idea fairies. It used to be a rock solid dependable app with an elegant intuitive user interface. Now it’s a buggy clunky crash-happy waste if space. Have you ever had an app your afraid to open because you know it will bug out, lock up, and slow you down? This is the one. I wish I could use old versions. They ruined the Mac and Windows desktop platforms too. Seriously, what are you guys smoking? I’m a subscription payer... was.
New update - app won’t even load
by BarbR7 on 2021/01/09 07:50
I love and depend on Evernote. Premium user for 12 years After update, it will not even load on my iPhone. This was after period of at least loading, but not syncing. Tech support used to be excellent, but dropped the ball after one canned response to my problem. Devastating.
Not what it used to be
by chuck tuna on 2021/01/08 18:36
I’ve been an avid Evernote user since 2008, and a paying customer since 2012. It’s been my single go-to for all of my note taking and documentation. Version 10 has me seriously considering an alternative. The new update looks gorgeous, in my opinion. But that pretty exterior means nothing when the app is wholly unreliable. The loss of key features in this update plus countless “issues” (I can’t even say for certain that they are bugs), including convoluted & broken log in, syncing failures, and strange text input/text formatting behavior means that Evernote can no longer be a key tool that I and my teammates use to collaborate and coordinate. The Evernote team’s prioritization of a simplified, consolidated, easier-to-manage code base over their customers needs reveals how user-hostile they’ve become and provides some context to the recent leadership exodus they’ve experienced. They could have done the work to make their product easier to manage internally while providing solid value to their customers, but they made the conscious choice to de-prioritize customers, and it shows. I’m tempted to stick around in the hopes that they bring Evernote back up to par, but I don’t have the privilege of waiting for them to get their act together.
Changed from 1 star to three
by capedape on 2021/01/08 16:57
So far, I haven’t had multiple duplicate notes appear when using this iOS version. I’m hesitant to say that since the previous 10x versions of Evernote iOS were a disaster.The speed still has a long ways to go as some notes don’t appear for 30 seconds on a fast connection and new iPad with text based notes and 0 attachments.
Still awful
by nester3056 on 2021/01/07 23:01
Still one of the worst pieces of consumer software ever made.
1 thing.
by ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Reveiw on 2021/01/07 18:18
All i want to say is that this app gave away my Apple ID password I’m not happy with that.
Won’t even load
by Idaho M on 2021/01/07 17:34
I’ve been using Evernote for 5+ years as a paying subscriber. Now the app won’t even load without crashing. Entirely pointless. I don’t even know what updates they made because the app won’t load. Please fix this ASAP.
Goodbye Evernote
by Adam Woodworth on 2021/01/07 17:32
After the new version came out, the terrible reviews of bugs and missing notes were so plentiful that I didn’t upgrade the app. I kept waiting, but now quite a while later the bad reviews keep pouring in. Because of all that I’m not even interested to see the new Evernote, I didn’t upgrade, and switched apps. I’m using Bear now, which has its own quirks but so far has been reliable and its pro subscription is cheaper than Evernote’s.
What is going on with Evernote!!!???
by joanincostarica on 2021/01/07 14:22
I have been a user and paying customer for years. I have not been able to use Evernote on my IPhone XS for months and yet it is usable on my IPad. It crashes immediately. I assumed it would be fixed in the next release. Unbelievable that this app cannot be updated to a reliable version. Currently looking for a replacement for this app I have relied on for years. I am sad about this but this is unacceptable.
Update didn’t fix anything
by Jkja38 on 2021/01/06 21:59
Still not clipping web pages. Glad they had an old cc number and couldn’t renew my acct.
Evernote once again breaks what wasn’t broken
by KosmicTom on 2021/01/06 21:52
I’ve been a paying Evernote subscriber for eight years now, starting back when it was the best software of its kind available, but I’ve learned to be very wary about updating Evernote desktop or mobile apps. Why? Because the “fixes” tend to corrupt, erase, or otherwise cripple the formatting and aesthetic layout of notes created in previous versions. The Evernote team likes to fix what isn’t broken, perhaps to justify their employment, but their “fixes” are usually aesthetically or functionally shoddy. Downgrading to earlier versions of the desktop app usually solves the problem, but downgrading mobile apps can be a more complex process. In the latest release (10.x), Evernote has eliminated its previous font options in favor of serif and sans-serif. So all my Helvetica is now the atrocious Trebuchet. Okay, an aesthetic downgrade I might learn to get used to. But...now all center-aligned images in my old notes are left-aligned...for no apparent reason other than carelessness. A couple years back, an update caused the majority of line breaks between paragraphs to disappear! The solution they recommended to me? Go back and add a blank space in all the lines you want to separate paragraphs. When you have thousands of pages of notes saved over almost a decade, that is a ridiculous ask. But I’ve dutifully learned to hit the space bar on blank lines when using Evernote. A few years before that, they also disabled their bulk downloading feature (so you could no longer easily export all notebooks at once, and back them up elsewhere). I think it’s probably time to look at Scrivener, Outline, and some of these other competitors.
Surprisingly broken
by ryanalvarado on 2021/01/06 16:12
I’m sad Evernote has gone so far downhill. Going to be searching for a way to move out my 28k notes.
Time to put this elephant out of its misery
by The Guy Behind The Guy on 2021/01/06 06:13
I don’t think any of the previous versions issues have been resolved but for some reason Evernote has been rewritten from the ground up with the best features slowly being added back. —— Evernote is my go to note taking app. I like being able to take a screen clipping, add some notes, set a reminder. Past that, it’s really fallen behind on the times. It’s just not very good at taking notes. Every little aspect of the note taking process is limited or tedious. It’s time for there to be live/instant as you type saving of notes. Also, sharing is a joke. No collaboration. No commenting. Annotations haven’t been updated in years and are basically useless on images and somewhat helpful on PDF’s. It has some of the worst outline note taking features out there. Lastly, it’s time to be able to record a meeting and have time synced notes that other users can comment and/or collaborate on. Seriously, sharing is useless. So why do I still use it? Scan, clip or photo anything and everything and all the text in those images becomes searchable making it super easy to use Evernote as a big file dumpster and add a reminder to that note and you may not forget to renew your car registration.
Every update / redesign makes things worse
by DPR777 on 2021/01/06 06:01
I have been a paying subscriber for more than 10 years. Every couple of years, they completely re-design the app, and keep adding useless features. E.g. reminders - who needs that in a note taking app ? Latest redesign is bug riddled and crashes constantly. App start takes much longer than it used to. I’m close to giving up on Evernote. —————— Downgraded my review to 1 Star App is so buggy on my iPhone, it’s basically useless. It crashes constantly, and repeatedly. One of the main reasons I got a paid account was to use offline notebooks. Well, that functionality is mostly broken. Downloads are so slow, and only take place while the app is open. Since I had to delete my app and re-install, all my notebooks have to download again. It syncs at a speed of maybe 5-10 notes per minute. But as soon as your device shuts the screen off, it stops syncing. THERE IS NO BACKGROUND SYNC. So you need to keep you device unlocked for hours to sync everything, if it doesn’t crash. It’s so crappy and ridiculous. —————— Latest update still doesn’t fix iOS issues. App still crashes constantly, notes don’t pull up. It’s been completely useless for many weeks now.
Unusable
by nathanreads on 2021/01/06 04:25
I’ve used Evernote for years. Now for over a month, all my notes are gone. I can’t load a single one. I can’t create any new ones. Unbelievable they’ve allowed their product to reach this kind of low. I’ve been waiting for an update and finally got one, and... no changes. Still can’t load notes or save one. It’s not that my user experience is poor—it’s that I don’t even have the chance to have a user experience.
Bye bye, Evernote
by Ernie in CA on 2021/01/06 03:11
Oh, how I wish I had never updated. Never one to rush that fence, I nevertheless did so and have not been able to use the app since early Nov. It hangs up on “importing” my last 12 notes and quits. I’m sure getting plenty of suggestions to upgrade my version though, including a splash screen when opening the app followed shortly by the app terminating. No chance I’ll become a paying customer now...
Still No Widget
by iPhonefanz on 2021/01/06 01:12
I’m sure the development team has reasons for their agenda, alI I’m saying though is each day I use Apple Notes is one more day I don’t use Evernote. Seriously, 6 months without even a rudimentary widget? They’re a highlight of iOS and lack of interest by the developer team makes me wonder the level of commitment to the platform, and to its users.
Version 10.3 is the best ever
by John628556 on 2021/01/05 22:23
The latest version, 10.3, is the best ever. It is fast and responsive. It doesn’t crash.
Note disappeared, Privacy Nightmare
by voice__of__reason on 2021/01/05 21:55
I just had my notes disappear. The titles are there but the notes are gone. Instead of my note there is a message to refresh. Unfortunately that doesn’t work. Tried multiple times. I subscribe to Premium and yet I am tracked. No thanks Evernote. Subscription cancelled.
Plzzzzzz fix EN...
by doozhi on 2021/01/05 16:57
iOS evernote has been running super slow after the major update. I used to go to EN daily but cant now. Notes load very slow. There is frequent freezing of the app also. I want to re-subscribe but this is keeping me from doing so. Thanks.
Horrible Since Update-Lost Data Repeatedly
by ERnoleGuy on 2021/01/05 12:20
I don’t know when the update happened but a patch hasn’t been issued yet. Any edits I’m making to my existing notes (for example, lists of important reference info) DON’T save. You see the changes momentarily, but within 5 minutes they keep reverting back to the OLD data. No help directly from Evernote unless you are a Premium User. Guess I’ll be switching back to Notes App in iOS. This has completely ruined a lot of my data even though I only use the app on ONE device. Not across multiple devices.
Stop your search!
by Aubrey861 on 2021/01/05 11:08
This app is everything you need when it comes to notes. Having your notebook at your disposal 24/7! No need to carry one around!
Worst update ever
by Mtn Thyme on 2021/01/05 03:13
I have been using Evernote for years and this last update was awful. Uploads to the app are extraordinarily slow. When I used to send a note to the app it was there waiting for me when I opened it. Now, I have to wait while each note syncs and last set of 13 took 10 mins.
Nightmare update
by aegondunse on 2021/01/05 00:45
I used Evernote since 2016,but it seems I don’t want to use it anymore,because there is bug that I can’t sync the notes I have just written down
Not Worth It
by worstTVAppEver on 2021/01/04 21:14
I’ve used it before in the past and I was looking for something that I could digitally hand write notes and thought I’d give it another try. Waste of my time and effort. I did get it working on my computer and phone but not my iPad which is the whole reason I wanted to use it. I tried to reach out to their customer support but their website is so poorly design to do anything you need to log in every other page and even then it just logs you out. Not worth the it, DO NOT DOWNLOAD
The app is great, the limitations are not
by Jcday46 on 2021/01/04 16:18
I’ve used Evernote for about 10 years and have loved it. For my uses it had everything I needed; however, due to the fact I can no longer freely sign on the website without having to unsync one of my devices has made me decide to move on entirely. I’m not using the app on my computer I’m only tryin to login to the website. This was not an issue before and it is a frustrating change that I no longer want to have to deal with.
doesn’t even save notes anymore :/
by pin3appl3s on 2021/01/04 09:09
This app has gone waaaay downhill. It’s been slow over the past few updates but now it’s at the point that notes don’t even save. Saved two full pages of writing, then returned to the app five minutes later and found the doc they’d been “saved” into completely blank. Came here to see if anyone else was having a similar problem and lo and behold it’s a common theme. Switching to Google Docs for good now— this app is worthless without the quick saving that used to make it so convenient. P.S.: without investing in premium you can’t see update history for notes you’ve written, which is another leg up Google Docs has on Evernote these days.
😡😡😡😡
by snoopydo on 2021/01/04 05:45
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APPLICATION❗️❗️ Read⬇️ I’ve use this application for almost 5 years for free and now they are requiring me to upgrade if I want to retrieve any of my notes. I have my work projects & my college papers save here & is due in a week. Every time I open the application it directs me to “upgrade” or “unsync” my device. If I’m force to upgrade for a month for $7.99, I will just use it to download my notes in another application & never use Evernote again❗️❗️❗️😡
Stopped working. Loses data
by ddavoust on 2021/01/04 04:30
I lived by this app for years. Now the ipad version loses data. Completely unreliable until it is fixed.
Long time user
by maddy192 on 2021/01/03 21:57
Keeps crashing on iphone, since past couple of weeks.
too slow and laggy
by y///i on 2021/01/03 20:51
not the top level productivity powerhouse that it used to be
Perpetual logo never opens
by Kevin & Joy on 2021/01/03 20:19
New 10.x versions of Evernote are garbage on iOS. I mean they really screwed the pooch. Launch it and it just hangs forever don’t even get to use it anymore. Web version works so I still use that but plan to cancel my premium subscription. Using iOS 14.2 with iPhone XR.
Terrible
by 1drew76 on 2021/01/03 18:04
Not user friendly at all, terrible app, supposed to be a voice app but doesn't work very well , I'll stick with the notes app that came with my phone
Latest version is losing new notes
by Mowliv on 2021/01/03 17:18
I am in Evernote super fan and a retired engineer executive. I have used it for at least 10 years. I am sorry to report that the latest iOS version I have been using has been losing new notes that I have added to it. Very frustrated about this. For instance, this morning, are use the camera tool to scan two documents into two new notes. After scanning, they were not syncing to the cloud, so I killed the app in iOS and restarted it. Both of the notes were gone. Although this review is about the iOS version, unfortunately the major new Macintosh version is severely lacking in user interface touches. Keyboard shortcuts such as for global search are gone. It seems they are rebuilding the app from the ground up in a lot of nice things are still missing. I remain hopeful for the future but pessimistic regarding the short term prospects for Evernote.
Can’t open notes, keeps crashing
by Premium Boy on 2021/01/03 13:28
Every time I open the iOS app, I see all my note titles, but when I try to open a note, I get nothing and then the app crashes. Please fix this! I love Evernote and would hate to lose all my saved data.
I didn’t expect!
by safadan on 2021/01/03 03:47
After ages using the app, now it doesn’t allow to connect via more than 2 devices! :(
Doesn’t work anymore across devices
by sbelkin on 2021/01/03 01:39
This app used to be fantastic but ever since their recent update, I can no longer update notes from my phone - nothing saves. I have to update the note from my computer which doesn’t work for my lifestyle.
Meh
by FWT4 on 2021/01/02 23:49
Used to be great. And improvements to the app were good. The latest big update months ago wrecked the app on Mac for me. Images in Evernote are no longer able to be copy and pasted or shared. Years of notes useless now. Contacted Evernote about this, but no change in months. Some great improvements, but I still get synch conflicts where it creates a dupe of the note. Then you have to manually see which is correct and delete the other otherwise you end up with tons of dupes clogging your list. Ugh, I have officially given up on this app...
10.2 update is poor ever
by HolyKim on 2021/01/02 06:18
Slower, So many More Bug I would not renew my subscription unless you fix these errors. My patients were run out.
Horrific
by Registerthe best on 2021/01/01 18:27
I have had a paid Acct for many years . The new update made the iOS app unusable, won’t open at all . Told to delete and reinstall - lost YEARS OF UNSYNCED data on 2 devices . Customer service is just hysterical. Cant get own data out if you don’t use computer . Horrible
Hoping for better
by TCHackett on 2021/01/01 17:16
Constantly hanging up, crashing, sluggish use. I still have high hopes but not having a great experience.
I am bummed! 🥺
by Quiroz0249 on 2020/12/31 21:12
I was so excited to use this app to organize my to do lists, notes, and my ideas to create content. Well for some reason every time I edit a note or add a new note, it doesn’t save on the app. I created a list of ideas for my content and used this app to save them but when I went back, it wasn’t there anymore. I logged on through Evernote through the desktop and it wasn’t there either. ☹️ I am definitely disappointed.
update made the app slower and unusable
by qqoripyo on 2020/12/31 18:56
can’t even see the notes when you click them, it needs to loads! and random green blop of ‘new note’ button residea in weirdest corner of all in-note search is broken, you can’t navigate between search results cursor is very unstable, it cancels linebreaks and duplicates precious character all the time if you scroll down a note and touch where you want to edit, fxxking app undo all the scrolling down and send you to the point of the last edit, because you were not in the fxxking edit mode, so you have to scroll from there, seeing half of the screen blocked by keyboard, because you can’t navigate while in non-edit mode app is totally fxxked with this new update, I want my old version back
Love it when it works
by reductiondesign on 2020/12/31 18:36
I’ve been an Evernote user for years and use it daily. However, the last few versions crash on the iPhone and make the app unusable. Please fix!
Love it when it works
by reductiondesign on 2020/12/31 18:36
I’ve been an Evernote user for years and use it daily. However, the last few versions crash on the iPhone and make the app unusable. Please fix!
Bring back scroll bar
by redbullshopper on 2020/12/31 12:48
Please bring back the scroll bar. It’s easier to navigate through all my notes.
Horrible Update October 2020
by NickNack_PattyWack on 2020/12/30 23:07
Update makes app so much worse. I’ve used it for years and I don’t understand who thought this update was a good idea. It makes everything you do so much slower and more complicated. Like I have to manually press boxes instead of just pressing return as I’m typing a list. Please remove this update. The only thing that needed to be fixed before this update was the slow refresh rate after every time you close the app. *December 2020 and it’s still horrible. The UI is just so slow and so much more complicated than before. Please change it back.
Quality has tanked
by Middlesteve on 2020/12/30 22:05
Either they are not keeping up with iOS updates well enough, or they are deploying code with issues. I am unable to see sub-notebooks on my iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 14.2. These issues started six months ago or earlier. Platform is UNUSABLE on my iPhone.
Its a shame
by ignus ri on 2020/12/30 19:59
Been a paying user for a long time, the ipad app is very buggy, cant delete notes, cant select multiple notes at a time, problems with anotate, etc etc
Quality is Declining Rapidly
by Hunter cowper on 2020/12/30 18:36
Been using EN for years. The updates over the past few months have made it laggy, crashes often, and is overall more cumbersome than helpful. When I find the time, I’m going to transfer all 300+ notes I have to another note taking app. That’s how bad it’s gotten.
Don’t download. Keep the previous versions
by Let. A on 2020/12/30 11:03
This version miss too many features. I really miss the previous versions. I don’t know what they are thinking doing this version... If something is working well.. don’t touch! Customer support is poor.. even if you are paying a suscription.
Works as intended but stability issues
by axle42 on 2020/12/30 07:23
Does good job syncing across my MacBook and iPhone but newest version keeps crashing on my Mac when I switch to a new note sometimes. It’s very annoying but only started recently so hopefully the bug gets shaken out soon. The interface keeps changing too and it’d be nice if it’s customizable like with Word since there’s certain tools I barely use while others (like the divider) get buried away in clicks. But overall I like how the app functions.
New Evernote is a nightmare
by IMMEN$E on 2020/12/29 21:53
I’ve been using Evernote for 10 years now and it used to be great until the new version came out this year. When I edit existing notes from my iPhone, it doesn’t save the changes. It looks saved, but when you leave the app and come back, they completely disappear. The revision history doesn’t even show the edits, and they don’t appear on the web. This is the most frustrating update I’ve ever seen and for the first time in 10 years, I’m migrating off of Evernote because losing work is unacceptable. Hours and hours of notes disappear. This needs to be fixed ASAP. Other issue (not as critical as above) is that Evernote took away the date shortcut from the desktop app to add the date in the Title line. It only works within the note. And they removed the feature to show dates with the short format. Why would you remove a feature heavily used for so many years?
Here we go again
by djun13l on 2020/12/29 21:45
I've been using Evernote for a long time. After the last huge update I was really happy that certain things were fixed and the app looked great. However, the ability to edit notes saved from webpages has been removed. I therefore am unable to make adjustments to the formatting or add notes on my recipes. This is a huge disappointment for me. I like to preserve the look of a website (which is lost when you "simplify formatting") but the page never translates perfectly into a note or there will be extra elements on the bottom or blocking the note. I didn't mind making edits to make the notes look better, but now I also have no option for adding my own comments. A comment bubble feature could be useful, but some things would make sense directly in the note. I'm also annoyed that there was no warning to this update, so my desktop app restarted abruptly to install the new version and I lost a BUNCH of changes that I had made.
Evernote Keeps Tightening the Noose
by GuzzyRon on 2020/12/29 21:21
Once upon a time, I could access my notes from the web anywhere and from multiple devices at anytime. As a non-paying customer, the only restriction was the overall storage limit. Then they tightened the noose and introduced a daily transfer limit. Still, I complied. Then they said I could only use 2 specific devices and web anywhere in addition to the daily and total storage limits. Still, I confined myself to their restrictions. Much recently, they’ve tightened the noose even harder: I can access my notes only from 2 specific devices and nowhere else! I am looking for an alternative note taking service that does not have the endless restrictions and I hope to migrate all my data before Evernote tells tell me I can only access my notes from Timbuktu on Sundays at 9pm!
Do Not Use
by JML9575 on 2020/12/29 17:00
For a year now, my account had been compromised several times every month. There are unauthorized logins from all over the world. Sometimes Evernote will alter me, other times not. Even with changing password and using 2 step ver, it still happens. Evernote takes 2 weeks to respond and only suggests changing password. This company is not disclosing these data breaches nor are they doing anything about it. Forums prove this is happening often to plenty of subs. Do not use this platform or trust it with your sensitive data.
Sync not working
by lindsay8573 on 2020/12/29 15:49
I’ve used Evernote for years and love it, but lately it refuses to save just about everything I enter from the phone app. Feel like I’m wasting my time using it. Hope you guys fix it soon!
Not secure
by HXD_TX on 2020/12/29 13:23
I have been using the App for a few years but lately, my account kept getting hacked. I keep getting notifications that my account is log in elsewhere in China or Vietnam even though I kept changing my password. This issue has been going on for more than months now and I’m surprised they haven’t get it fixed yet. Very bad job on secure the information.
Piece of Trash
by TwoFilmingos on 2020/12/29 01:46
I used this app with no problems for years. Then I got a new phone, and it won’t import my info no matter what I do. I can import my info into Apple Notes, but not the app that I made the notes in. Failure! Done with EverNote.
Clipping still broken
by AHinMaine on 2020/12/29 01:17
Reported the issue in the iOS beta. Never got fixed. I used to be able to clip something from, say, the Quora app, and it would be able to grab the page title and use it, along with giving me the opportunity to tag the clip. Now, nothing. No title, no opportunity to tag it before clipping. Getting really sick of this kind of junk from Evernote. The only reason I still used their crappy service as it's gotten steadily worse was because they had the best web clipper. Now that it's gone, I'm getting ready dump them. Update Dec 28 2020. They improved the clipping pop-up itself so that it grabs the page title and allows you to add tags. However it's futile as now clipping is completely broken and nothing shows up in your notes. Hey Evernote, give some thought to actually testing your software before releasing it.
Evernote keeps taking away features
by 205Brent on 2020/12/29 00:02
I’ve been an Evernote user for a few years. About once a year, they take away features that have always been available for free on their most basic plan. Most recently, they changed their policy to make the web version count toward your device limit. The web version did not count toward your device limit since the inception of Evernote. I’m really just tired of logging in and opening up to less and less features. I understand they need to make money. Do that by being innovative and adding features to entice subscriptions- not taking them away. There’s several other productivity and note apps that will do the job. I’ll be making the switch.
What happened?
by Individual1 on 2020/12/28 22:51
App suddenly (this month) runs terribly on my iPhone 7+ S. Slow to load notes, never saves, losing things with crashes. Wow. The recent update wasn’t adequately tested. Roll back please!
New update - BIG PROBLEM
by tdmb74 on 2020/12/28 15:49
This app is great but with the new update I cannot copy/paste on the app at all with my iPhone. Please resolve this issue. Removes a lot of my functionality/usage for the app.
Functionality not great
by Jesuschristkillmenow on 2020/12/28 15:32
I’m using an ipad, and there’s no way to add rows to the table function. I did a deep dive on the internet and people have been asking for this feature since 2012, still with no change.
Confusing UI after a recent update
by tamizhponnu on 2020/12/28 07:24
Looks like the app went through a new design change. The earlier version was better. I’m taken back by the confusing and non intuitive UI. I searched for 30 mins on how to switch to handwriting mode but the keyboard keeps appearing. Honestly shocked by how this app was once regarded as a great product.
Have used daily for years but will dump it now
by Oroboreas on 2020/12/28 00:11
I have used this app daily for years (ten years maybe?). Between iPad, MacBook, and iPhone has been my routine. I’ve loved it and relied on it. Recently it has begun to delete my entires. Given I use it as a subscription service, this is absolutely unacceptable. I am a professional writer and every lost word is lost effort and income. The first time was a nightmare. I lost five hours of dedicated writing. I used it again recently just to take a few notes and it did the same thing. If I cannot trust it to not delete my writing it is useless. I have begun migrating ten years worth of work off this platform.
Latest version
by charlie4217 on 2020/12/27 21:30
I’ve been a long time Evernote user and used to love it. However the new version is extremely buggy and crashes continuously. I cannot even use it anymore.
Its good, but the bugs make it frustrating
by Pouryousef on 2020/12/27 18:29
I love this app, and use it wuite frequently on a daily basis. But there are some bugs that make it really annoying and frustrating. On more than one occasion, I spent over 3 hours on writing stuff in it, just to open the app again and see that it isn’t saved and all of the work I did was cleared with no way of bringing them back. If they fixed this one problem, the app would be almost flawless, but because of this, and because of the hours that was wasted for repeating the work I had already done only due to this bug, I can’t give it a high rating.
The worst security issues
by AcidHag on 2020/12/27 17:11
About once a month I get an email that someone from overseas logged into my account. And no matter how many times I change my password it happens again. I’ve never experienced anything like it! Fix your security!!
Change in display of list
by Official Jaguar on 2020/12/27 15:53
I’ve noticed lately that whenever I add an item to the list it changes the entire format. I was able to add an item with the checkbox but now the checkbox appears as a strikethrough as if I already purchased the item. So frustrating because the app worked perfectly beforehand.
No Support of Hack
by Just Delete Account ASAP on 2020/12/27 12:37
I deleted the app about a year ago. Got an email yesterday citing a Brazil login. Tried for an hour to address the issue per Evernote instructions and delete the app but just got a runaround of changing passwords, etc. with no luck. I hope someone sees this and can help. As far as I know all my data is at risk or the company is in trouble or both.
Evernote is not secure
by mishelle719 on 2020/12/27 03:34
My account has been hacked, and has suspicious activity from the last couple of months. There were logins from Nepal, China, Thailand, Morocco. I deleted all my notes and closed my account because this is not secure.
Crashes constantly
by LindseyRod on 2020/12/26 23:05
After this most recent update for IOS you can’t use it. My iPad Pro crashes within 10 seconds of opening..not even doing any tasks. I have been a paying customer for several years. This is very discouraging. We will be looking for other alternatives.
Worthless. Does not sync.
by writechecksnapnex on 2020/12/26 21:54
I’ve used Evernote for 5 years. This last update broke it. Nothing I write in the app shows up on the web or elsewhere. When I create a link to a note or try to share the note, the link gives an error page saying “unable to open note”. I have lost so many notes due to the failure of the app to sync. The next time I open the app, the note is missing. I can’t believe they’ve failed this bad at what should be the core feature of the app.
What a mess! You guys screwed up!
by Mrs_Organizer on 2020/12/26 21:15
Version 10 is a disaster! I can’t even select text in an existing note to edit it. I scanned through all the recent reviews and agree with the general sentiment: you guys screwed up! I’m so glad I didn’t upgrade on my desktop. I’m now looking for an Evernote replacement. Clearly, whoever is running your company now doesn’t have a clue!
App is no longer usable.
by FDHAB on 2020/12/26 17:58
Used it for over 10 years, but with the latest changes, is has become such a pain to use. Spend more time troubleshooting than doing actual work. Sync is terrible and hugely unstable.
Declining quality
by Aeric1 on 2020/12/26 17:47
I’ve been an Evernote Premium member for quite some time now. This last update has been MONSTROUS! The most reliable feature is the DISAPPEARING NOTE feature where you create a note and then moments later it’s completely gone and irretrievable. Evernote I want to stick around but this needs to be fixed. In addition, searching notes has become almost impossible on my iPad. Not sure why. Please, please, please fix ASAP.
12 years of notes and passwords just vanished no support
by Calliexw on 2020/12/26 14:04
Title says it all. I had all my passwords stored in this app. I have been using it since 2008 or so, I got an e-mail today saying that there was a suspicious sign in, so I closed the e-mail in case it was a fishing scam, then opened the app signed out then created a new password and signed back in. Every single note is now gone. Many were not saved else where. There is no support number or way to contact anyone to retrieve 12 years and 78 Gs of data. All it says in support is that you can undelete notes from the trash. I looked in the trash it is empty. I am at a complete loss, and severely regret trusting this app with my info.
Daily staple, but has issues
by not an itunes fan on 2019/10/30 23:17
I’ve used Evernote for years across all platforms - laptop, phone, and iPad. A while back they limited the free version to just two devices, so I dropped the iPad for my phone and laptop. I use Evernote for everything - work, personal notes, journal, recipes. Pretty much everything I ever write down goes into Evernote. I have no complaints about the desktop version, however the mobile app has been giving me so much trouble over the last year. It’s been a lot slower and crashes more often. None of my other phone apps do this, and my phone is running very smoothly, so I know it’s not the device. The other thing that really bothers me is that notes don’t stay open when the screen turns off or when you switch apps then switch back to Evernote. For example I use Evernote to store all my recipes, and while I’m cooking I’ll have the note with the recipe open, and then if I switch to my web browser to look up something, or my phone screen turns off, Evernote closes the note and it goes back to the main screen where all your notes are. This is super tedious and frustrating because then instead of looking at my phone to see what’s next in the recipe, I have to go back and search for the recipe again. It seems like a minor thing, but I think it’s pretty basic and should be addressed. If my phone was off for a long period of time I wouldn’t expect the note to stay open, but it’s always a matter of minutes if not less than a minute.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Evernote Remains Tone Def & Continues to Ignore Their Fan Base
by omnizen on 2019/09/29 15:27
Beloved Evernote! You have so gone astray. Eagerly waiting to see how the new changes in leadership and team at large would impact the future developments of the IOS app and Evernote app at large, I must say it’s been an underwhelming experience. It’s great to see the direction Evernote is going and vision. At the same time, the IOS app continues to suffer the pain staking issues. This app once was my go to all things productivity and business app but has grown to be such a crusting tool to use that I can no longer support a company that continues to ignore and refuse to listen to the requests fans and supports alike have been begging for. In a time of industry disruption and competition, it’s hard for me to see Evernote being able to keep and attract new customers to their platform while being gone def to the user base needs/requests. Me personally this rant has been building up. The lack of usability, reliability and restriction on the IOS platform mainly, has been the biggest frustration. At this point I feel the company just isn’t competitive enough nor is in tune with the user base to make the necessary course corrections to deliver a product that makes work and life easier. This brand and app have really taken a turn off the beaten path and into the abis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Cursor out of control, App won’t stay open
by PT1and2 on 2020/04/21 23:20
While editing text on a mobile device in iOS 13, as soon as you place your finger on the cursor it travels at extremely high speed up, down, and side to side all over the page. It is nearly impossible to manually control the cursor, vastly increasing the time it takes to edit text. This was not a problem when using Evernote in previous operating system versions. I would have rated Evernote 5 stars before this problem began. And may I second another reviewer and beg or plead if absolutely necessary for you to PLEASE fix the problem with a note AS WELL AS EVERNOTE closing completely the moment your screen times out. I also store recipes in Evernote, and it is so frustrating to have to reopen the app, reopen the recipe, and then find where you left off multiple times. Also when writing documents, if you let the phone screen time out, boom you have to reopen the app, reopen the document, and find where you left off. Terrible waste of time. Evernote was not like this before, so it must be possible to fix this. You broke something that was so good.
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.
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!
Lost its way
by LAX20531 on 2020/08/24 00:07
Put simply, Evernote has lost its way. I’ve been a paying subscriber for over 10 years and the CEO has been promising a new iPhone app for over a year and it has never materialized. The changes done to the web-based app have removed value and only displays several note headers at once with no customization option. The Windows desktop I fear will be next to go. Offline sync is such a slow process that it’s nearly impossible to do so and ensure it completes. It hasn’t always been this way. Once upon a time there was actually a usable iOS app. Then it was downgraded again and again into the version we have today where the user experience and workflow is so illogical that I actually had to Google whether it was possible to add new tags because the task of doing so defies logic. User support is non-existent, asking users to press with both fingers for forced refresh and other tasks and then disappears when those fail to fix the issue. I don’t find OneNote to be a suitable replacement as its web clipper is substandard and it renders PDFs as images that are easily skewed if one isn’t careful. I’ll find a replacement but it won’t be easy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Notifications
by Elena Plackis on 2020/04/04 00:52
Hey! I really love the idea of this app & am definitely eager to continue trying it out! Something I am having some difficulty with is being notified by the app when I have a note reminder set for a certain day. It shows up on my lock screen, but since my phone is unlocked by touch/fingerprint, I don’t always see those notifications because the process is so much quicker than with a passcode. This would be fine, except that the badge on the app hadn’t been registering any notifications until I open the app, so when I’ve gone for days without checking, I can find notes intended for days prior all accumulated & unread (one time there were 8). I would love to see this worked out, because I think it is such a great idea to be able to be reminded of certain notes at certain times & am interested in engaging with it. Thank you so much for your product! I wish you well.
Overall still the Best Note App
by Heath.Rumble on 2018/06/12 19:52
As someone who has been using Evernote for years, despite many hiccups, I still love this app overall. There are still a few annoying glitches for the iPad functionality though. For instance, when you’re typing in a note, and switch to another app and back to Evernote, the cursor often gets locked at the bottom of the note, and you have to click into another note and back into the one you were working on to get the cursor working correctly—Super annoying. The only other thing is that as you type a note, while you have ‘Show Body Text’ selected in ‘Note List Options,’ as you type in a note, the tile in the Notes List continues resizing as it syncs, even if the text you’re editing is far past what’s previewed in said tile. This can be solved by putting the note into full screen or turning off ‘Show Body Text’ but I prefer the settings that cause this glitch.
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
Evernote
by stevelikecheese on 2019/12/05 03:29
Okay so I’ve had Evernote for a while now and I’ve loved writing everything I need to on it, but there’s no option to contact customer service without paying for the upgrades, which I think is ridiculous. I’ll admit I stupidly put in the wrong email while making my account... but you’d think they’d have a confirmation before accepting your account. Then I lost my password and can’t change it since the emails wrong. Annoyingly you can’t change the email with out the password so what am I supposed to do to get the information on the account I’ve used for three years? Though I’ll say my brains didn’t help the situation... customer service should be an option and there should be other ways around my problem and other people’s when they run into a dire pickle. The app itself I really like but settings and login plus the customer service I feel could make some improvements.
The latest update is the worst thing to happen to Evernote in 13 years
by Belliusz on 2020/11/30 17:45
That’s right. I’ve been using Evernote for 13 years. It’s been fantastic. I have thousands of pages of notes from work, school, conferences, lectures, etc that I’ve done for over a decade. They’ve recently updated the software and not only has it forced me to upgrade my membership with them because they only allow 2 devices, not 3 (like they had been doing up to now), but it has also completely slowed down the app. I’ve never had problems with the application lagging, but it seems that they’ve tried to connect the app to too many things that only power users (like me) might use. The result is that it’s constantly lagging and in many cases, not syncing or even loading. I’ve just written notes from a 2 hour management meeting which were completely lost because my iPad sleep screen went up and upon awaking my iPad, everything was lost! I cannot complain more vehemently since I’m now (finally) paying for a software that operates a thousand times worse than it did when I was using it for free!
A tool to centralize all my tasks and notes
by jsejean on 2019/03/09 17:03
With the multiple insufficiencies of outlook for Mac - that we use at a group level, Evernote is my perfect tool for keeping ALL my tasks in the same place, from emails to answer, tasks I create, etc. I forward emails to my Evernote account several times a day to schedule the time to answer (could you add a function where we choose the default notebook to send email reminders to avoid the ‘@‘ step and set that, if no date is mentioned, the default is tomorrow?). I also have the comfort of having my notes everywhere with me on a handwritten format. I used to be a fan of paper notebooks but was losing them all. Solved now! Finally the scan document function is incredible and allows me to manage all my legal scanned contracts in the best possible way. WELL DONE team Evernote.
Forced to upgrade
by _concerned_user on 2019/07/23 19:43
I'm not a fan of forcing people to upgrade. Sure, it may be a strategy for your company to grow. But remember that you're working with people. I have been using Evernote for 7 years, and just went on today to access notes on my phone and was told I now need to upgrade to continue to have access to my notes on multiple devices. I have literally always been able to access my evernote on my phone and on my computer/tablet. A feature that was always a feature has now been taken away. I can unsync my other device, or I can upgrade to keep it on my devices. Not a fan. I've purchased an upgraded version in the past, and it was not worth it. And what stinks is now I have literally YEARS of notes and journals and voice memos SAVED in my evernote that it would take forever just to transfer it all somewhere else. I feel like my hand is being forced, and I don't agree with that. Maybe charge new people? Grandfather in the old?
For old software, it’s surprisingly immature
by emmgee53 on 2017/12/27 04:05
I’ve used Evernote since it’s early days. Honestly I would have a hard time living without it. But it’s surprisingly quirky for such an old product. For example the iPhone, iPad, and PC versions seem like they came from different companies. I couldn’t tell you how to search via tag on my iPad but it’s simple on the PC. I started with Evernote on the Mac and recently switched to the PC. It was pretty different. Why? The editor is basic which is fine but it’s too basic. Creating tables is too hard. There should be more formatting options. And the dictionary is odd. Add something to the dictionary and the red underline doesn’t go away. And why doesnt the Windows version support touch screens? It’s a great concept. I love the web clipper. I’m glad to be able to access my notes on different devices. But I wish it worked more consistently across those devices. I wish I had more formatting options.
Keeps getting worse
by da_dariusz on 2020/10/23 04:49
I have had Evernote since 2016. It used to be a pretty functional app, great for taking notes, keeping to do lists, and clipping articles and news from the web for later. It’s getting gradually worse and worse, especially with rendering and editing. The focus will jump around like crazy when you’re trying to select something to change, deleting one space may cause the entire note to change drastically (probably since there’s some weird behavior for resolving web HTML and Evernote’s internal formatting). I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro Max and on the latest app update, I was editing some webclip and the app was pretty much frozen. If you search by tag, you have to click on the small magnifying glass icon, touching the autocompleted phrase does nothing. I can only recommend this app if you’re keeping the most simple notes, with basic formatting; or dealing with basic images you don’t really care about, since they may get corrupted/broken.
Mostly works, but syncing is unreliable
by lilmissboyscout on 2019/01/29 17:21
I’m happy with Evernote most of the time, but when Evernote syncing fails, it’s incredible frustrating. I have been using Evernote since 2014. Most of the time, it works great, but oftentimes (and seemingly random), when I input information into the mobile app, it won’t sync with the web app, and when I open the web app, all the information is gone. It reverts back to the prior version and there’s no way to get it back or view past versions. I have written a lot of information at times that cannot be replicated, and randomly it’s just gone. I have experienced this issue since 2016, so I have started backing up everything into Google Drive. I would never use Evernote to store anything that really mattered and am considering discontinuing my use of this app, since having to back up all the information that’s supposed to sync properly the first time around is a waste of time.
This version is a step backward
by BajaAnna on 2020/11/28 19:14
The prior version was very easy to use and responsive. With this version, it can take up to one minute or more to go from one internal link to another. Also, in the prior version, edits were done on the fly and immediately saved. In this version, you have to click a button to start an edit and then click a check mark to save it, nowhere near as convenient. Also, I’ve found that if I make more than one edit in a document it doesn’t always save the edits after the first one. Finally, in the last version, if you went to one document via an internal link from another, you could click on “<“ to return to the original document. No more. I’m VERY disappointed in the changes made and wish they hadn’t automatically updated without my permission or given me a way to revert to the prior version. I’m going to keep using Evernote because I have too much in it to switch apps, but I sure hope they correct these problems soon.
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Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Find information fast. Share notes with anyone. From meetings and projects to web pages and to-do lists—with Evernote, everything’s in one place. Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can tackle action items on the go. Express yourself clearly with easy-to-use formatting options, and find what you need quickly with filtered searches and results as you type. --- “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, checklists, and to-do lists. It’s the only organizer you need. • Keep journals capturing the events and milestones of your daily life. • Clip interesting articles and web pages to read or use later. • Add different types of content to your notes: text, sketches, photos, audio, web clippings, and more. • Use the camera to effortlessly scan, digitize, and organize your paper documents, business cards, whiteboards, handwritten notes, and drawings. • Attach docs, PDFs, photos, and audio. GET ORGANIZED • Create separate notebooks to organize your receipts, bills, and invoices. • Find anything fast—Evernote's powerful search can even find text in images and handwritten notes. • Set reminders to keep on top of activities and write to-do lists. ACCESS ANYWHERE • Sync your notes and notebooks automatically across any computer, phone, or tablet. • Start your work on one device and continue on another without missing a beat. • Share your notes and notebooks with your friends, colleagues, or family. EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE • Make personal to-do lists to keep your thoughts organized. • Go paperless by scanning receipts and important documents. • Save all of your travel documents, articles, and notes in one place. • Plan events such as holidays, weddings, and parties. • Use Evernote as a planner to organize your life and stay on task. • Capture ideas and inspiration on the go. EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS • Keep everyone up to date by capturing meeting notes and sharing notebooks with your team. • Use it as your ultimate planner and organizer at work. • Annotate documents during team meetings, then share with colleagues. EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION • Keep up with lecture notes so you don’t miss important details. • Use it as a planner and organizer to keep track of lecture notes, exams, and assignments. • Create different notebooks and planners for each class and keep everything organized. • Clip and highlight articles from the web for research papers or class projects. • Discuss and annotate notes, files, and essay drafts. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PREMIUM • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Save emails to Evernote • Search inside Office docs and attachments • Annotate PDFs • Scan and digitize business cards $7.99 monthly, $69.99 annually -- 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
Evernote communicate with us
by CCrasberry on 2021/01/15 04:47
I’m very disappointed with the updates. I’ve been a member for a few years and loved this app. Now I’m 80% transitioned to other apps. Team at Evernote, are you ignoring your long term customers? Can you acknowledge our frustration and share what you’ve been doing and what you’re going to do? Often? I have no idea if you even know we’re all complaining. Thank you.
Disaster! Totally Unusable
by Aoklauraj on 2021/01/15 04:06
Not sure what the heck they did but my notes have been messed up since December. Lost repeated changes to my main note (dealt with that for like 5 weeks) and now the same notes are multiplying somehow. This app is totally unreliable right now. Attempted customer service for a refund and that was a joke, too.
New version turned the app into a brick
by GregCR on 2021/01/14 21:31
With the update evernote became ever lost your note. Type a note, edit a previous note, POOF, it disappears! Search function took two steps backwards, maybe even three. They said they have been working on this update for quite awhile, over a year that I know of, did they bother to test it? AVOID! 1/14/2021... Evernote updated last week, this morning I lost more note edits, It will take me a day or so to see what is lost and try to re-enter said material. THE LATEST UPDATE DID NOT FIX THE APP! Do you people even use the app that you created? Seriously! Running app on latest version of IOS on IPad Pro, and IPhone.
Used to be great, now they are making it annoying
by KTubman on 2021/01/13 17:54
OK, I have paid version, so I’m not just using the free version. I do not have the highest level of payment. It is now very annoying that I am getting frequent requests to upgrade. It’s ridiculous. I understand that if I was using the free version, but I’m not
Hate the Update
by CrestRd on 2021/01/13 03:32
It does not sync right across my iphone & mac. Constant duplicates.
Don’t upgrade yet
by Appricot on 2021/01/13 03:15
Current version of both iOS and desktop have serious bugs and shortcomings. I have several support tickets open and praying I am not facing data loss. Have been paid member for years..............
Notebooks are suddenly EMPTY
by Martin's opinion on 2021/01/13 02:27
iOS 13.6.1. Evernote version 10.3. With Evernote since 2011. Premium subscriber - paying more than 69.99 USD per year. --- What's happening? Atomic, pandemic, extinction, and cancel/delete culture? Should I call The Ghost Busters? I WANT TO SEE MY NOTES on my phone (I need them) -- they are fine on the Mac (High Sierra, Evernote version 7.13). Evernote is losing my subscription, as we speak.
Share screenshot disappeared :-(
by Zach Grove on 2021/01/12 15:10
The option to share iOS screenshots to Evernote disappeared in the latest update. Major flaw/oversight. This was my main reason for using Evernote.
Software I depend on, but it’s so unstable!
by Apocralyptic on 2021/01/12 14:56
Update: the latest version is incredibly unstable, to the point of being nearly unusable. On multiple occasions notes I have taken on mobile have disappeared, either just the attachments or in their entirety. I love Evernote, but can’t use it if I can’t trust it to save my notes reliably!!! Previous review: Ever wanted to have a photographic memory? Well, that's what Evernote is... A photographic memory you can install on your phone. It takes a little while to learn how to use it effectively, but once you do, it will change your life. Along with the desktop app and web interface, the iPhone app is an essential part of the Evernote package.
Crashes iOS
by moev328 on 2021/01/12 13:43
Unable to open the app on my phone or iPad. Every-time I open the app it crashes.
LOSES YOUR DATA
by Big purple fat elephant on 2021/01/12 05:52
I use this app for creative writing. I take commissions and write short stories for people. This app has multiple times not synched and lost data. I just lost a good 1200 words and half an hour of work. Do not use this if you care at all about data loss. In trying to troubleshoot, I saw that premium gives you access to your note history, so I just paid $8 dollars for them to still not have my content. DO NOT USE **UPDATE** I finished my piece in the app because I was almost done and found that now that I paid for a month, it synced exceedingly well. All in all, a wildly mediocre and blatantly money-grubbing app.
Getting worse.
by Induk Hwang on 2021/01/12 04:27
Where are my notebooks? I updated the app with a hope for the better evernote, and my notebooks(upper catergory of all the notes) are gone in my ios evernote.
Liked previous versions better
by Grumperss on 2021/01/12 03:32
I use Evernote to manage a long to do list document. Now in iOS, I can’t tap just anywhere in a note to put my cursor there. If I scroll from the bottom to the top of the list then tap, I get taken back to where my cursor last was. To type in a section I have to tap one section at a time until my cursor gets to where I want to type. Very annoying and counter intuitive. I will continue to use the app, since I pay for premium, but I hope they fix this issue.
Stability
by UH60Av8or on 2021/01/11 21:10
I’m an an early adopter of Evernote, and have never had stability issues until today on iPhone 11 Pro!😩 Continuing crashes making the app unusable!
Used paid subscription for years, but...
by checkers90 on 2021/01/11 17:01
I have been a long time subscriber of Evernote, and have been very happy until the last update, before this one. Then everything went to he!!. I couldn’t get my notes or folders to load, I could see parts of them, but when I clicked on them they wouldn’t open. Support tried gallantly to help, escalating it to their top tier, going to the web version. Nope, nothing worked. They even had me try a beta product they had, nope, nope nope. I have to give them credit though, they really tried everything. They were great. Fortunately, I have Evernote also on my phone, which I hadn’t updated. So I can access my notes and folders from my iPhone. I figure I’ll try this update, because what do I have to lose?
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.
They really ruined this app in late 2020
by Apex-gt on 2021/01/10 21:57
Crashes often and editing and simplifying notes is horrible
Used to be better
by bizzit26 on 2021/01/10 19:29
Popups asking to buy things are SO irritating. Google apps are better.
Search function doesn’t work
by businessbenny on 2021/01/10 17:08
It would be a useful app, but the search function doesn’t work. Not on my iPhone 11, not in the desktop version and also not in the web version. Please fix this asap.
Used to be awesome, no longer cares about loyal users
by siouxzieb on 2021/01/10 16:35
UPDATE: I’m now down to 1 star. With each update, Evernote gets worse for me. It’s now virtually unusable for my primary use cases, which include taking notes on iOS, and capturing web clips and then editing them down to essence notes. Small but irritating fail, Evernote no longer pre-populates the doc title using then HTML title tag when saving a web clip. And editing captured HTML is virtually impossible on iOS (iPhone or iPad). And just now I spent a half hour scouring sources to put together a list of mailing addresses for a project, assuming Evernote was saving as I worked (per forever), but lo and behold, when I tapped away to check another note, I discovered the contact list was unsaved, totally gone. Honestly it’s gotten so bad it almost feels intentional, and it also feels like a spit in the face of long-time users. I really have to find an alternative and get away from this steaming pile as soon as possible. SAVE YOURSELF AND FIND AN ALTERNATIVE if your primary use will be on an iOS DEVICE. There is a litany of reasons to be profoundly disappointed in Evernote. I continue to pay for it, because I haven’t gotten around to migrating because it’s a pain, as a loyal user for a decade or so. But it makes me incredibly angry every time I launch it, particularly on my mobile devices, and especially when it gets backgrounded for a moment and the whole app resets when I return, forcing me to re-search for the note I was JUST looking at, often a recipe, or meeting notes, etc. Or god forbid the device goes to sleep while it’s actually in the foreground, like it might when you’re actually COOKING, because then you have to find/relaunch the whole app. Just crap at this point. So behind technologically, just milking former glory. If you’re new to the need, pick something else.
More unstable than ever
by NSusanC on 2021/01/10 11:08
Since the update (10/20), the app has been more unstable than ever. Pictures will not upload, past pictures were lost, no alpha index, notebooks not displayed as default, picture editing/annotating awful. No, worse than awful. On iPad, scrolling function stops frequently. It is just SO BUGGY! And I just paid to upgrade and I have a awful platform to work on. What a disappointment.
Ruined
by Loganiii on 2021/01/09 13:42
Evernote was ruined by good idea fairies. It used to be a rock solid dependable app with an elegant intuitive user interface. Now it’s a buggy clunky crash-happy waste if space. Have you ever had an app your afraid to open because you know it will bug out, lock up, and slow you down? This is the one. I wish I could use old versions. They ruined the Mac and Windows desktop platforms too. Seriously, what are you guys smoking? I’m a subscription payer... was.
New update - app won’t even load
by BarbR7 on 2021/01/09 07:50
I love and depend on Evernote. Premium user for 12 years After update, it will not even load on my iPhone. This was after period of at least loading, but not syncing. Tech support used to be excellent, but dropped the ball after one canned response to my problem. Devastating.
Not what it used to be
by chuck tuna on 2021/01/08 18:36
I’ve been an avid Evernote user since 2008, and a paying customer since 2012. It’s been my single go-to for all of my note taking and documentation. Version 10 has me seriously considering an alternative. The new update looks gorgeous, in my opinion. But that pretty exterior means nothing when the app is wholly unreliable. The loss of key features in this update plus countless “issues” (I can’t even say for certain that they are bugs), including convoluted & broken log in, syncing failures, and strange text input/text formatting behavior means that Evernote can no longer be a key tool that I and my teammates use to collaborate and coordinate. The Evernote team’s prioritization of a simplified, consolidated, easier-to-manage code base over their customers needs reveals how user-hostile they’ve become and provides some context to the recent leadership exodus they’ve experienced. They could have done the work to make their product easier to manage internally while providing solid value to their customers, but they made the conscious choice to de-prioritize customers, and it shows. I’m tempted to stick around in the hopes that they bring Evernote back up to par, but I don’t have the privilege of waiting for them to get their act together.
Changed from 1 star to three
by capedape on 2021/01/08 16:57
So far, I haven’t had multiple duplicate notes appear when using this iOS version. I’m hesitant to say that since the previous 10x versions of Evernote iOS were a disaster.The speed still has a long ways to go as some notes don’t appear for 30 seconds on a fast connection and new iPad with text based notes and 0 attachments.
Still awful
by nester3056 on 2021/01/07 23:01
Still one of the worst pieces of consumer software ever made.
1 thing.
by ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Reveiw on 2021/01/07 18:18
All i want to say is that this app gave away my Apple ID password I’m not happy with that.
Won’t even load
by Idaho M on 2021/01/07 17:34
I’ve been using Evernote for 5+ years as a paying subscriber. Now the app won’t even load without crashing. Entirely pointless. I don’t even know what updates they made because the app won’t load. Please fix this ASAP.
Goodbye Evernote
by Adam Woodworth on 2021/01/07 17:32
After the new version came out, the terrible reviews of bugs and missing notes were so plentiful that I didn’t upgrade the app. I kept waiting, but now quite a while later the bad reviews keep pouring in. Because of all that I’m not even interested to see the new Evernote, I didn’t upgrade, and switched apps. I’m using Bear now, which has its own quirks but so far has been reliable and its pro subscription is cheaper than Evernote’s.
What is going on with Evernote!!!???
by joanincostarica on 2021/01/07 14:22
I have been a user and paying customer for years. I have not been able to use Evernote on my IPhone XS for months and yet it is usable on my IPad. It crashes immediately. I assumed it would be fixed in the next release. Unbelievable that this app cannot be updated to a reliable version. Currently looking for a replacement for this app I have relied on for years. I am sad about this but this is unacceptable.
Update didn’t fix anything
by Jkja38 on 2021/01/06 21:59
Still not clipping web pages. Glad they had an old cc number and couldn’t renew my acct.
Evernote once again breaks what wasn’t broken
by KosmicTom on 2021/01/06 21:52
I’ve been a paying Evernote subscriber for eight years now, starting back when it was the best software of its kind available, but I’ve learned to be very wary about updating Evernote desktop or mobile apps. Why? Because the “fixes” tend to corrupt, erase, or otherwise cripple the formatting and aesthetic layout of notes created in previous versions. The Evernote team likes to fix what isn’t broken, perhaps to justify their employment, but their “fixes” are usually aesthetically or functionally shoddy. Downgrading to earlier versions of the desktop app usually solves the problem, but downgrading mobile apps can be a more complex process. In the latest release (10.x), Evernote has eliminated its previous font options in favor of serif and sans-serif. So all my Helvetica is now the atrocious Trebuchet. Okay, an aesthetic downgrade I might learn to get used to. But...now all center-aligned images in my old notes are left-aligned...for no apparent reason other than carelessness. A couple years back, an update caused the majority of line breaks between paragraphs to disappear! The solution they recommended to me? Go back and add a blank space in all the lines you want to separate paragraphs. When you have thousands of pages of notes saved over almost a decade, that is a ridiculous ask. But I’ve dutifully learned to hit the space bar on blank lines when using Evernote. A few years before that, they also disabled their bulk downloading feature (so you could no longer easily export all notebooks at once, and back them up elsewhere). I think it’s probably time to look at Scrivener, Outline, and some of these other competitors.
Surprisingly broken
by ryanalvarado on 2021/01/06 16:12
I’m sad Evernote has gone so far downhill. Going to be searching for a way to move out my 28k notes.
Time to put this elephant out of its misery
by The Guy Behind The Guy on 2021/01/06 06:13
I don’t think any of the previous versions issues have been resolved but for some reason Evernote has been rewritten from the ground up with the best features slowly being added back. —— Evernote is my go to note taking app. I like being able to take a screen clipping, add some notes, set a reminder. Past that, it’s really fallen behind on the times. It’s just not very good at taking notes. Every little aspect of the note taking process is limited or tedious. It’s time for there to be live/instant as you type saving of notes. Also, sharing is a joke. No collaboration. No commenting. Annotations haven’t been updated in years and are basically useless on images and somewhat helpful on PDF’s. It has some of the worst outline note taking features out there. Lastly, it’s time to be able to record a meeting and have time synced notes that other users can comment and/or collaborate on. Seriously, sharing is useless. So why do I still use it? Scan, clip or photo anything and everything and all the text in those images becomes searchable making it super easy to use Evernote as a big file dumpster and add a reminder to that note and you may not forget to renew your car registration.
Every update / redesign makes things worse
by DPR777 on 2021/01/06 06:01
I have been a paying subscriber for more than 10 years. Every couple of years, they completely re-design the app, and keep adding useless features. E.g. reminders - who needs that in a note taking app ? Latest redesign is bug riddled and crashes constantly. App start takes much longer than it used to. I’m close to giving up on Evernote. —————— Downgraded my review to 1 Star App is so buggy on my iPhone, it’s basically useless. It crashes constantly, and repeatedly. One of the main reasons I got a paid account was to use offline notebooks. Well, that functionality is mostly broken. Downloads are so slow, and only take place while the app is open. Since I had to delete my app and re-install, all my notebooks have to download again. It syncs at a speed of maybe 5-10 notes per minute. But as soon as your device shuts the screen off, it stops syncing. THERE IS NO BACKGROUND SYNC. So you need to keep you device unlocked for hours to sync everything, if it doesn’t crash. It’s so crappy and ridiculous. —————— Latest update still doesn’t fix iOS issues. App still crashes constantly, notes don’t pull up. It’s been completely useless for many weeks now.
Unusable
by nathanreads on 2021/01/06 04:25
I’ve used Evernote for years. Now for over a month, all my notes are gone. I can’t load a single one. I can’t create any new ones. Unbelievable they’ve allowed their product to reach this kind of low. I’ve been waiting for an update and finally got one, and... no changes. Still can’t load notes or save one. It’s not that my user experience is poor—it’s that I don’t even have the chance to have a user experience.
Bye bye, Evernote
by Ernie in CA on 2021/01/06 03:11
Oh, how I wish I had never updated. Never one to rush that fence, I nevertheless did so and have not been able to use the app since early Nov. It hangs up on “importing” my last 12 notes and quits. I’m sure getting plenty of suggestions to upgrade my version though, including a splash screen when opening the app followed shortly by the app terminating. No chance I’ll become a paying customer now...
Still No Widget
by iPhonefanz on 2021/01/06 01:12
I’m sure the development team has reasons for their agenda, alI I’m saying though is each day I use Apple Notes is one more day I don’t use Evernote. Seriously, 6 months without even a rudimentary widget? They’re a highlight of iOS and lack of interest by the developer team makes me wonder the level of commitment to the platform, and to its users.
Version 10.3 is the best ever
by John628556 on 2021/01/05 22:23
The latest version, 10.3, is the best ever. It is fast and responsive. It doesn’t crash.
Note disappeared, Privacy Nightmare
by voice__of__reason on 2021/01/05 21:55
I just had my notes disappear. The titles are there but the notes are gone. Instead of my note there is a message to refresh. Unfortunately that doesn’t work. Tried multiple times. I subscribe to Premium and yet I am tracked. No thanks Evernote. Subscription cancelled.
Plzzzzzz fix EN...
by doozhi on 2021/01/05 16:57
iOS evernote has been running super slow after the major update. I used to go to EN daily but cant now. Notes load very slow. There is frequent freezing of the app also. I want to re-subscribe but this is keeping me from doing so. Thanks.
Horrible Since Update-Lost Data Repeatedly
by ERnoleGuy on 2021/01/05 12:20
I don’t know when the update happened but a patch hasn’t been issued yet. Any edits I’m making to my existing notes (for example, lists of important reference info) DON’T save. You see the changes momentarily, but within 5 minutes they keep reverting back to the OLD data. No help directly from Evernote unless you are a Premium User. Guess I’ll be switching back to Notes App in iOS. This has completely ruined a lot of my data even though I only use the app on ONE device. Not across multiple devices.
Stop your search!
by Aubrey861 on 2021/01/05 11:08
This app is everything you need when it comes to notes. Having your notebook at your disposal 24/7! No need to carry one around!
Worst update ever
by Mtn Thyme on 2021/01/05 03:13
I have been using Evernote for years and this last update was awful. Uploads to the app are extraordinarily slow. When I used to send a note to the app it was there waiting for me when I opened it. Now, I have to wait while each note syncs and last set of 13 took 10 mins.
Nightmare update
by aegondunse on 2021/01/05 00:45
I used Evernote since 2016,but it seems I don’t want to use it anymore,because there is bug that I can’t sync the notes I have just written down
Not Worth It
by worstTVAppEver on 2021/01/04 21:14
I’ve used it before in the past and I was looking for something that I could digitally hand write notes and thought I’d give it another try. Waste of my time and effort. I did get it working on my computer and phone but not my iPad which is the whole reason I wanted to use it. I tried to reach out to their customer support but their website is so poorly design to do anything you need to log in every other page and even then it just logs you out. Not worth the it, DO NOT DOWNLOAD
The app is great, the limitations are not
by Jcday46 on 2021/01/04 16:18
I’ve used Evernote for about 10 years and have loved it. For my uses it had everything I needed; however, due to the fact I can no longer freely sign on the website without having to unsync one of my devices has made me decide to move on entirely. I’m not using the app on my computer I’m only tryin to login to the website. This was not an issue before and it is a frustrating change that I no longer want to have to deal with.
doesn’t even save notes anymore :/
by pin3appl3s on 2021/01/04 09:09
This app has gone waaaay downhill. It’s been slow over the past few updates but now it’s at the point that notes don’t even save. Saved two full pages of writing, then returned to the app five minutes later and found the doc they’d been “saved” into completely blank. Came here to see if anyone else was having a similar problem and lo and behold it’s a common theme. Switching to Google Docs for good now— this app is worthless without the quick saving that used to make it so convenient. P.S.: without investing in premium you can’t see update history for notes you’ve written, which is another leg up Google Docs has on Evernote these days.
😡😡😡😡
by snoopydo on 2021/01/04 05:45
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APPLICATION❗️❗️ Read⬇️ I’ve use this application for almost 5 years for free and now they are requiring me to upgrade if I want to retrieve any of my notes. I have my work projects & my college papers save here & is due in a week. Every time I open the application it directs me to “upgrade” or “unsync” my device. If I’m force to upgrade for a month for $7.99, I will just use it to download my notes in another application & never use Evernote again❗️❗️❗️😡
Stopped working. Loses data
by ddavoust on 2021/01/04 04:30
I lived by this app for years. Now the ipad version loses data. Completely unreliable until it is fixed.
Long time user
by maddy192 on 2021/01/03 21:57
Keeps crashing on iphone, since past couple of weeks.
too slow and laggy
by y///i on 2021/01/03 20:51
not the top level productivity powerhouse that it used to be
Perpetual logo never opens
by Kevin & Joy on 2021/01/03 20:19
New 10.x versions of Evernote are garbage on iOS. I mean they really screwed the pooch. Launch it and it just hangs forever don’t even get to use it anymore. Web version works so I still use that but plan to cancel my premium subscription. Using iOS 14.2 with iPhone XR.
Terrible
by 1drew76 on 2021/01/03 18:04
Not user friendly at all, terrible app, supposed to be a voice app but doesn't work very well , I'll stick with the notes app that came with my phone
Latest version is losing new notes
by Mowliv on 2021/01/03 17:18
I am in Evernote super fan and a retired engineer executive. I have used it for at least 10 years. I am sorry to report that the latest iOS version I have been using has been losing new notes that I have added to it. Very frustrated about this. For instance, this morning, are use the camera tool to scan two documents into two new notes. After scanning, they were not syncing to the cloud, so I killed the app in iOS and restarted it. Both of the notes were gone. Although this review is about the iOS version, unfortunately the major new Macintosh version is severely lacking in user interface touches. Keyboard shortcuts such as for global search are gone. It seems they are rebuilding the app from the ground up in a lot of nice things are still missing. I remain hopeful for the future but pessimistic regarding the short term prospects for Evernote.
Can’t open notes, keeps crashing
by Premium Boy on 2021/01/03 13:28
Every time I open the iOS app, I see all my note titles, but when I try to open a note, I get nothing and then the app crashes. Please fix this! I love Evernote and would hate to lose all my saved data.
I didn’t expect!
by safadan on 2021/01/03 03:47
After ages using the app, now it doesn’t allow to connect via more than 2 devices! :(
Doesn’t work anymore across devices
by sbelkin on 2021/01/03 01:39
This app used to be fantastic but ever since their recent update, I can no longer update notes from my phone - nothing saves. I have to update the note from my computer which doesn’t work for my lifestyle.
Meh
by FWT4 on 2021/01/02 23:49
Used to be great. And improvements to the app were good. The latest big update months ago wrecked the app on Mac for me. Images in Evernote are no longer able to be copy and pasted or shared. Years of notes useless now. Contacted Evernote about this, but no change in months. Some great improvements, but I still get synch conflicts where it creates a dupe of the note. Then you have to manually see which is correct and delete the other otherwise you end up with tons of dupes clogging your list. Ugh, I have officially given up on this app...
10.2 update is poor ever
by HolyKim on 2021/01/02 06:18
Slower, So many More Bug I would not renew my subscription unless you fix these errors. My patients were run out.
Horrific
by Registerthe best on 2021/01/01 18:27
I have had a paid Acct for many years . The new update made the iOS app unusable, won’t open at all . Told to delete and reinstall - lost YEARS OF UNSYNCED data on 2 devices . Customer service is just hysterical. Cant get own data out if you don’t use computer . Horrible
Hoping for better
by TCHackett on 2021/01/01 17:16
Constantly hanging up, crashing, sluggish use. I still have high hopes but not having a great experience.
I am bummed! 🥺
by Quiroz0249 on 2020/12/31 21:12
I was so excited to use this app to organize my to do lists, notes, and my ideas to create content. Well for some reason every time I edit a note or add a new note, it doesn’t save on the app. I created a list of ideas for my content and used this app to save them but when I went back, it wasn’t there anymore. I logged on through Evernote through the desktop and it wasn’t there either. ☹️ I am definitely disappointed.
update made the app slower and unusable
by qqoripyo on 2020/12/31 18:56
can’t even see the notes when you click them, it needs to loads! and random green blop of ‘new note’ button residea in weirdest corner of all in-note search is broken, you can’t navigate between search results cursor is very unstable, it cancels linebreaks and duplicates precious character all the time if you scroll down a note and touch where you want to edit, fxxking app undo all the scrolling down and send you to the point of the last edit, because you were not in the fxxking edit mode, so you have to scroll from there, seeing half of the screen blocked by keyboard, because you can’t navigate while in non-edit mode app is totally fxxked with this new update, I want my old version back
Love it when it works
by reductiondesign on 2020/12/31 18:36
I’ve been an Evernote user for years and use it daily. However, the last few versions crash on the iPhone and make the app unusable. Please fix!
Love it when it works
by reductiondesign on 2020/12/31 18:36
I’ve been an Evernote user for years and use it daily. However, the last few versions crash on the iPhone and make the app unusable. Please fix!
Bring back scroll bar
by redbullshopper on 2020/12/31 12:48
Please bring back the scroll bar. It’s easier to navigate through all my notes.
Horrible Update October 2020
by NickNack_PattyWack on 2020/12/30 23:07
Update makes app so much worse. I’ve used it for years and I don’t understand who thought this update was a good idea. It makes everything you do so much slower and more complicated. Like I have to manually press boxes instead of just pressing return as I’m typing a list. Please remove this update. The only thing that needed to be fixed before this update was the slow refresh rate after every time you close the app. *December 2020 and it’s still horrible. The UI is just so slow and so much more complicated than before. Please change it back.
Quality has tanked
by Middlesteve on 2020/12/30 22:05
Either they are not keeping up with iOS updates well enough, or they are deploying code with issues. I am unable to see sub-notebooks on my iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 14.2. These issues started six months ago or earlier. Platform is UNUSABLE on my iPhone.
Its a shame
by ignus ri on 2020/12/30 19:59
Been a paying user for a long time, the ipad app is very buggy, cant delete notes, cant select multiple notes at a time, problems with anotate, etc etc
Quality is Declining Rapidly
by Hunter cowper on 2020/12/30 18:36
Been using EN for years. The updates over the past few months have made it laggy, crashes often, and is overall more cumbersome than helpful. When I find the time, I’m going to transfer all 300+ notes I have to another note taking app. That’s how bad it’s gotten.
Don’t download. Keep the previous versions
by Let. A on 2020/12/30 11:03
This version miss too many features. I really miss the previous versions. I don’t know what they are thinking doing this version... If something is working well.. don’t touch! Customer support is poor.. even if you are paying a suscription.
Works as intended but stability issues
by axle42 on 2020/12/30 07:23
Does good job syncing across my MacBook and iPhone but newest version keeps crashing on my Mac when I switch to a new note sometimes. It’s very annoying but only started recently so hopefully the bug gets shaken out soon. The interface keeps changing too and it’d be nice if it’s customizable like with Word since there’s certain tools I barely use while others (like the divider) get buried away in clicks. But overall I like how the app functions.
New Evernote is a nightmare
by IMMEN$E on 2020/12/29 21:53
I’ve been using Evernote for 10 years now and it used to be great until the new version came out this year. When I edit existing notes from my iPhone, it doesn’t save the changes. It looks saved, but when you leave the app and come back, they completely disappear. The revision history doesn’t even show the edits, and they don’t appear on the web. This is the most frustrating update I’ve ever seen and for the first time in 10 years, I’m migrating off of Evernote because losing work is unacceptable. Hours and hours of notes disappear. This needs to be fixed ASAP. Other issue (not as critical as above) is that Evernote took away the date shortcut from the desktop app to add the date in the Title line. It only works within the note. And they removed the feature to show dates with the short format. Why would you remove a feature heavily used for so many years?
Here we go again
by djun13l on 2020/12/29 21:45
I've been using Evernote for a long time. After the last huge update I was really happy that certain things were fixed and the app looked great. However, the ability to edit notes saved from webpages has been removed. I therefore am unable to make adjustments to the formatting or add notes on my recipes. This is a huge disappointment for me. I like to preserve the look of a website (which is lost when you "simplify formatting") but the page never translates perfectly into a note or there will be extra elements on the bottom or blocking the note. I didn't mind making edits to make the notes look better, but now I also have no option for adding my own comments. A comment bubble feature could be useful, but some things would make sense directly in the note. I'm also annoyed that there was no warning to this update, so my desktop app restarted abruptly to install the new version and I lost a BUNCH of changes that I had made.
Evernote Keeps Tightening the Noose
by GuzzyRon on 2020/12/29 21:21
Once upon a time, I could access my notes from the web anywhere and from multiple devices at anytime. As a non-paying customer, the only restriction was the overall storage limit. Then they tightened the noose and introduced a daily transfer limit. Still, I complied. Then they said I could only use 2 specific devices and web anywhere in addition to the daily and total storage limits. Still, I confined myself to their restrictions. Much recently, they’ve tightened the noose even harder: I can access my notes only from 2 specific devices and nowhere else! I am looking for an alternative note taking service that does not have the endless restrictions and I hope to migrate all my data before Evernote tells tell me I can only access my notes from Timbuktu on Sundays at 9pm!
Do Not Use
by JML9575 on 2020/12/29 17:00
For a year now, my account had been compromised several times every month. There are unauthorized logins from all over the world. Sometimes Evernote will alter me, other times not. Even with changing password and using 2 step ver, it still happens. Evernote takes 2 weeks to respond and only suggests changing password. This company is not disclosing these data breaches nor are they doing anything about it. Forums prove this is happening often to plenty of subs. Do not use this platform or trust it with your sensitive data.
Sync not working
by lindsay8573 on 2020/12/29 15:49
I’ve used Evernote for years and love it, but lately it refuses to save just about everything I enter from the phone app. Feel like I’m wasting my time using it. Hope you guys fix it soon!
Not secure
by HXD_TX on 2020/12/29 13:23
I have been using the App for a few years but lately, my account kept getting hacked. I keep getting notifications that my account is log in elsewhere in China or Vietnam even though I kept changing my password. This issue has been going on for more than months now and I’m surprised they haven’t get it fixed yet. Very bad job on secure the information.
Piece of Trash
by TwoFilmingos on 2020/12/29 01:46
I used this app with no problems for years. Then I got a new phone, and it won’t import my info no matter what I do. I can import my info into Apple Notes, but not the app that I made the notes in. Failure! Done with EverNote.
Clipping still broken
by AHinMaine on 2020/12/29 01:17
Reported the issue in the iOS beta. Never got fixed. I used to be able to clip something from, say, the Quora app, and it would be able to grab the page title and use it, along with giving me the opportunity to tag the clip. Now, nothing. No title, no opportunity to tag it before clipping. Getting really sick of this kind of junk from Evernote. The only reason I still used their crappy service as it's gotten steadily worse was because they had the best web clipper. Now that it's gone, I'm getting ready dump them. Update Dec 28 2020. They improved the clipping pop-up itself so that it grabs the page title and allows you to add tags. However it's futile as now clipping is completely broken and nothing shows up in your notes. Hey Evernote, give some thought to actually testing your software before releasing it.
Evernote keeps taking away features
by 205Brent on 2020/12/29 00:02
I’ve been an Evernote user for a few years. About once a year, they take away features that have always been available for free on their most basic plan. Most recently, they changed their policy to make the web version count toward your device limit. The web version did not count toward your device limit since the inception of Evernote. I’m really just tired of logging in and opening up to less and less features. I understand they need to make money. Do that by being innovative and adding features to entice subscriptions- not taking them away. There’s several other productivity and note apps that will do the job. I’ll be making the switch.
What happened?
by Individual1 on 2020/12/28 22:51
App suddenly (this month) runs terribly on my iPhone 7+ S. Slow to load notes, never saves, losing things with crashes. Wow. The recent update wasn’t adequately tested. Roll back please!
New update - BIG PROBLEM
by tdmb74 on 2020/12/28 15:49
This app is great but with the new update I cannot copy/paste on the app at all with my iPhone. Please resolve this issue. Removes a lot of my functionality/usage for the app.
Functionality not great
by Jesuschristkillmenow on 2020/12/28 15:32
I’m using an ipad, and there’s no way to add rows to the table function. I did a deep dive on the internet and people have been asking for this feature since 2012, still with no change.
Confusing UI after a recent update
by tamizhponnu on 2020/12/28 07:24
Looks like the app went through a new design change. The earlier version was better. I’m taken back by the confusing and non intuitive UI. I searched for 30 mins on how to switch to handwriting mode but the keyboard keeps appearing. Honestly shocked by how this app was once regarded as a great product.
Have used daily for years but will dump it now
by Oroboreas on 2020/12/28 00:11
I have used this app daily for years (ten years maybe?). Between iPad, MacBook, and iPhone has been my routine. I’ve loved it and relied on it. Recently it has begun to delete my entires. Given I use it as a subscription service, this is absolutely unacceptable. I am a professional writer and every lost word is lost effort and income. The first time was a nightmare. I lost five hours of dedicated writing. I used it again recently just to take a few notes and it did the same thing. If I cannot trust it to not delete my writing it is useless. I have begun migrating ten years worth of work off this platform.
Latest version
by charlie4217 on 2020/12/27 21:30
I’ve been a long time Evernote user and used to love it. However the new version is extremely buggy and crashes continuously. I cannot even use it anymore.
Its good, but the bugs make it frustrating
by Pouryousef on 2020/12/27 18:29
I love this app, and use it wuite frequently on a daily basis. But there are some bugs that make it really annoying and frustrating. On more than one occasion, I spent over 3 hours on writing stuff in it, just to open the app again and see that it isn’t saved and all of the work I did was cleared with no way of bringing them back. If they fixed this one problem, the app would be almost flawless, but because of this, and because of the hours that was wasted for repeating the work I had already done only due to this bug, I can’t give it a high rating.
The worst security issues
by AcidHag on 2020/12/27 17:11
About once a month I get an email that someone from overseas logged into my account. And no matter how many times I change my password it happens again. I’ve never experienced anything like it! Fix your security!!
Change in display of list
by Official Jaguar on 2020/12/27 15:53
I’ve noticed lately that whenever I add an item to the list it changes the entire format. I was able to add an item with the checkbox but now the checkbox appears as a strikethrough as if I already purchased the item. So frustrating because the app worked perfectly beforehand.
No Support of Hack
by Just Delete Account ASAP on 2020/12/27 12:37
I deleted the app about a year ago. Got an email yesterday citing a Brazil login. Tried for an hour to address the issue per Evernote instructions and delete the app but just got a runaround of changing passwords, etc. with no luck. I hope someone sees this and can help. As far as I know all my data is at risk or the company is in trouble or both.
Evernote is not secure
by mishelle719 on 2020/12/27 03:34
My account has been hacked, and has suspicious activity from the last couple of months. There were logins from Nepal, China, Thailand, Morocco. I deleted all my notes and closed my account because this is not secure.
Crashes constantly
by LindseyRod on 2020/12/26 23:05
After this most recent update for IOS you can’t use it. My iPad Pro crashes within 10 seconds of opening..not even doing any tasks. I have been a paying customer for several years. This is very discouraging. We will be looking for other alternatives.
Worthless. Does not sync.
by writechecksnapnex on 2020/12/26 21:54
I’ve used Evernote for 5 years. This last update broke it. Nothing I write in the app shows up on the web or elsewhere. When I create a link to a note or try to share the note, the link gives an error page saying “unable to open note”. I have lost so many notes due to the failure of the app to sync. The next time I open the app, the note is missing. I can’t believe they’ve failed this bad at what should be the core feature of the app.
What a mess! You guys screwed up!
by Mrs_Organizer on 2020/12/26 21:15
Version 10 is a disaster! I can’t even select text in an existing note to edit it. I scanned through all the recent reviews and agree with the general sentiment: you guys screwed up! I’m so glad I didn’t upgrade on my desktop. I’m now looking for an Evernote replacement. Clearly, whoever is running your company now doesn’t have a clue!
App is no longer usable.
by FDHAB on 2020/12/26 17:58
Used it for over 10 years, but with the latest changes, is has become such a pain to use. Spend more time troubleshooting than doing actual work. Sync is terrible and hugely unstable.
Declining quality
by Aeric1 on 2020/12/26 17:47
I’ve been an Evernote Premium member for quite some time now. This last update has been MONSTROUS! The most reliable feature is the DISAPPEARING NOTE feature where you create a note and then moments later it’s completely gone and irretrievable. Evernote I want to stick around but this needs to be fixed. In addition, searching notes has become almost impossible on my iPad. Not sure why. Please, please, please fix ASAP.
12 years of notes and passwords just vanished no support
by Calliexw on 2020/12/26 14:04
Title says it all. I had all my passwords stored in this app. I have been using it since 2008 or so, I got an e-mail today saying that there was a suspicious sign in, so I closed the e-mail in case it was a fishing scam, then opened the app signed out then created a new password and signed back in. Every single note is now gone. Many were not saved else where. There is no support number or way to contact anyone to retrieve 12 years and 78 Gs of data. All it says in support is that you can undelete notes from the trash. I looked in the trash it is empty. I am at a complete loss, and severely regret trusting this app with my info.
Daily staple, but has issues
by not an itunes fan on 2019/10/30 23:17
I’ve used Evernote for years across all platforms - laptop, phone, and iPad. A while back they limited the free version to just two devices, so I dropped the iPad for my phone and laptop. I use Evernote for everything - work, personal notes, journal, recipes. Pretty much everything I ever write down goes into Evernote. I have no complaints about the desktop version, however the mobile app has been giving me so much trouble over the last year. It’s been a lot slower and crashes more often. None of my other phone apps do this, and my phone is running very smoothly, so I know it’s not the device. The other thing that really bothers me is that notes don’t stay open when the screen turns off or when you switch apps then switch back to Evernote. For example I use Evernote to store all my recipes, and while I’m cooking I’ll have the note with the recipe open, and then if I switch to my web browser to look up something, or my phone screen turns off, Evernote closes the note and it goes back to the main screen where all your notes are. This is super tedious and frustrating because then instead of looking at my phone to see what’s next in the recipe, I have to go back and search for the recipe again. It seems like a minor thing, but I think it’s pretty basic and should be addressed. If my phone was off for a long period of time I wouldn’t expect the note to stay open, but it’s always a matter of minutes if not less than a minute.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Evernote Remains Tone Def & Continues to Ignore Their Fan Base
by omnizen on 2019/09/29 15:27
Beloved Evernote! You have so gone astray. Eagerly waiting to see how the new changes in leadership and team at large would impact the future developments of the IOS app and Evernote app at large, I must say it’s been an underwhelming experience. It’s great to see the direction Evernote is going and vision. At the same time, the IOS app continues to suffer the pain staking issues. This app once was my go to all things productivity and business app but has grown to be such a crusting tool to use that I can no longer support a company that continues to ignore and refuse to listen to the requests fans and supports alike have been begging for. In a time of industry disruption and competition, it’s hard for me to see Evernote being able to keep and attract new customers to their platform while being gone def to the user base needs/requests. Me personally this rant has been building up. The lack of usability, reliability and restriction on the IOS platform mainly, has been the biggest frustration. At this point I feel the company just isn’t competitive enough nor is in tune with the user base to make the necessary course corrections to deliver a product that makes work and life easier. This brand and app have really taken a turn off the beaten path and into the abis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Cursor out of control, App won’t stay open
by PT1and2 on 2020/04/21 23:20
While editing text on a mobile device in iOS 13, as soon as you place your finger on the cursor it travels at extremely high speed up, down, and side to side all over the page. It is nearly impossible to manually control the cursor, vastly increasing the time it takes to edit text. This was not a problem when using Evernote in previous operating system versions. I would have rated Evernote 5 stars before this problem began. And may I second another reviewer and beg or plead if absolutely necessary for you to PLEASE fix the problem with a note AS WELL AS EVERNOTE closing completely the moment your screen times out. I also store recipes in Evernote, and it is so frustrating to have to reopen the app, reopen the recipe, and then find where you left off multiple times. Also when writing documents, if you let the phone screen time out, boom you have to reopen the app, reopen the document, and find where you left off. Terrible waste of time. Evernote was not like this before, so it must be possible to fix this. You broke something that was so good.
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.
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!
Lost its way
by LAX20531 on 2020/08/24 00:07
Put simply, Evernote has lost its way. I’ve been a paying subscriber for over 10 years and the CEO has been promising a new iPhone app for over a year and it has never materialized. The changes done to the web-based app have removed value and only displays several note headers at once with no customization option. The Windows desktop I fear will be next to go. Offline sync is such a slow process that it’s nearly impossible to do so and ensure it completes. It hasn’t always been this way. Once upon a time there was actually a usable iOS app. Then it was downgraded again and again into the version we have today where the user experience and workflow is so illogical that I actually had to Google whether it was possible to add new tags because the task of doing so defies logic. User support is non-existent, asking users to press with both fingers for forced refresh and other tasks and then disappears when those fail to fix the issue. I don’t find OneNote to be a suitable replacement as its web clipper is substandard and it renders PDFs as images that are easily skewed if one isn’t careful. I’ll find a replacement but it won’t be easy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Notifications
by Elena Plackis on 2020/04/04 00:52
Hey! I really love the idea of this app & am definitely eager to continue trying it out! Something I am having some difficulty with is being notified by the app when I have a note reminder set for a certain day. It shows up on my lock screen, but since my phone is unlocked by touch/fingerprint, I don’t always see those notifications because the process is so much quicker than with a passcode. This would be fine, except that the badge on the app hadn’t been registering any notifications until I open the app, so when I’ve gone for days without checking, I can find notes intended for days prior all accumulated & unread (one time there were 8). I would love to see this worked out, because I think it is such a great idea to be able to be reminded of certain notes at certain times & am interested in engaging with it. Thank you so much for your product! I wish you well.
Overall still the Best Note App
by Heath.Rumble on 2018/06/12 19:52
As someone who has been using Evernote for years, despite many hiccups, I still love this app overall. There are still a few annoying glitches for the iPad functionality though. For instance, when you’re typing in a note, and switch to another app and back to Evernote, the cursor often gets locked at the bottom of the note, and you have to click into another note and back into the one you were working on to get the cursor working correctly—Super annoying. The only other thing is that as you type a note, while you have ‘Show Body Text’ selected in ‘Note List Options,’ as you type in a note, the tile in the Notes List continues resizing as it syncs, even if the text you’re editing is far past what’s previewed in said tile. This can be solved by putting the note into full screen or turning off ‘Show Body Text’ but I prefer the settings that cause this glitch.
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
Evernote
by stevelikecheese on 2019/12/05 03:29
Okay so I’ve had Evernote for a while now and I’ve loved writing everything I need to on it, but there’s no option to contact customer service without paying for the upgrades, which I think is ridiculous. I’ll admit I stupidly put in the wrong email while making my account... but you’d think they’d have a confirmation before accepting your account. Then I lost my password and can’t change it since the emails wrong. Annoyingly you can’t change the email with out the password so what am I supposed to do to get the information on the account I’ve used for three years? Though I’ll say my brains didn’t help the situation... customer service should be an option and there should be other ways around my problem and other people’s when they run into a dire pickle. The app itself I really like but settings and login plus the customer service I feel could make some improvements.
The latest update is the worst thing to happen to Evernote in 13 years
by Belliusz on 2020/11/30 17:45
That’s right. I’ve been using Evernote for 13 years. It’s been fantastic. I have thousands of pages of notes from work, school, conferences, lectures, etc that I’ve done for over a decade. They’ve recently updated the software and not only has it forced me to upgrade my membership with them because they only allow 2 devices, not 3 (like they had been doing up to now), but it has also completely slowed down the app. I’ve never had problems with the application lagging, but it seems that they’ve tried to connect the app to too many things that only power users (like me) might use. The result is that it’s constantly lagging and in many cases, not syncing or even loading. I’ve just written notes from a 2 hour management meeting which were completely lost because my iPad sleep screen went up and upon awaking my iPad, everything was lost! I cannot complain more vehemently since I’m now (finally) paying for a software that operates a thousand times worse than it did when I was using it for free!
A tool to centralize all my tasks and notes
by jsejean on 2019/03/09 17:03
With the multiple insufficiencies of outlook for Mac - that we use at a group level, Evernote is my perfect tool for keeping ALL my tasks in the same place, from emails to answer, tasks I create, etc. I forward emails to my Evernote account several times a day to schedule the time to answer (could you add a function where we choose the default notebook to send email reminders to avoid the ‘@‘ step and set that, if no date is mentioned, the default is tomorrow?). I also have the comfort of having my notes everywhere with me on a handwritten format. I used to be a fan of paper notebooks but was losing them all. Solved now! Finally the scan document function is incredible and allows me to manage all my legal scanned contracts in the best possible way. WELL DONE team Evernote.
Forced to upgrade
by _concerned_user on 2019/07/23 19:43
I'm not a fan of forcing people to upgrade. Sure, it may be a strategy for your company to grow. But remember that you're working with people. I have been using Evernote for 7 years, and just went on today to access notes on my phone and was told I now need to upgrade to continue to have access to my notes on multiple devices. I have literally always been able to access my evernote on my phone and on my computer/tablet. A feature that was always a feature has now been taken away. I can unsync my other device, or I can upgrade to keep it on my devices. Not a fan. I've purchased an upgraded version in the past, and it was not worth it. And what stinks is now I have literally YEARS of notes and journals and voice memos SAVED in my evernote that it would take forever just to transfer it all somewhere else. I feel like my hand is being forced, and I don't agree with that. Maybe charge new people? Grandfather in the old?
For old software, it’s surprisingly immature
by emmgee53 on 2017/12/27 04:05
I’ve used Evernote since it’s early days. Honestly I would have a hard time living without it. But it’s surprisingly quirky for such an old product. For example the iPhone, iPad, and PC versions seem like they came from different companies. I couldn’t tell you how to search via tag on my iPad but it’s simple on the PC. I started with Evernote on the Mac and recently switched to the PC. It was pretty different. Why? The editor is basic which is fine but it’s too basic. Creating tables is too hard. There should be more formatting options. And the dictionary is odd. Add something to the dictionary and the red underline doesn’t go away. And why doesnt the Windows version support touch screens? It’s a great concept. I love the web clipper. I’m glad to be able to access my notes on different devices. But I wish it worked more consistently across those devices. I wish I had more formatting options.
Keeps getting worse
by da_dariusz on 2020/10/23 04:49
I have had Evernote since 2016. It used to be a pretty functional app, great for taking notes, keeping to do lists, and clipping articles and news from the web for later. It’s getting gradually worse and worse, especially with rendering and editing. The focus will jump around like crazy when you’re trying to select something to change, deleting one space may cause the entire note to change drastically (probably since there’s some weird behavior for resolving web HTML and Evernote’s internal formatting). I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro Max and on the latest app update, I was editing some webclip and the app was pretty much frozen. If you search by tag, you have to click on the small magnifying glass icon, touching the autocompleted phrase does nothing. I can only recommend this app if you’re keeping the most simple notes, with basic formatting; or dealing with basic images you don’t really care about, since they may get corrupted/broken.
Mostly works, but syncing is unreliable
by lilmissboyscout on 2019/01/29 17:21
I’m happy with Evernote most of the time, but when Evernote syncing fails, it’s incredible frustrating. I have been using Evernote since 2014. Most of the time, it works great, but oftentimes (and seemingly random), when I input information into the mobile app, it won’t sync with the web app, and when I open the web app, all the information is gone. It reverts back to the prior version and there’s no way to get it back or view past versions. I have written a lot of information at times that cannot be replicated, and randomly it’s just gone. I have experienced this issue since 2016, so I have started backing up everything into Google Drive. I would never use Evernote to store anything that really mattered and am considering discontinuing my use of this app, since having to back up all the information that’s supposed to sync properly the first time around is a waste of time.
This version is a step backward
by BajaAnna on 2020/11/28 19:14
The prior version was very easy to use and responsive. With this version, it can take up to one minute or more to go from one internal link to another. Also, in the prior version, edits were done on the fly and immediately saved. In this version, you have to click a button to start an edit and then click a check mark to save it, nowhere near as convenient. Also, I’ve found that if I make more than one edit in a document it doesn’t always save the edits after the first one. Finally, in the last version, if you went to one document via an internal link from another, you could click on “<“ to return to the original document. No more. I’m VERY disappointed in the changes made and wish they hadn’t automatically updated without my permission or given me a way to revert to the prior version. I’m going to keep using Evernote because I have too much in it to switch apps, but I sure hope they correct these problems soon.
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