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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. • 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. 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. 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. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PREMIUM • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Unlock additional Home widgets and customization options -- 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
Good app, poor customer service
by ssbiggs on 2021/05/05 04:48
I’m a paying premium member, which qualifies me for email support. But, if you try to request support you get caught in an intentional viscous cycle that will never let you get to the point where you can send in a question? For the past month the app will not open on my Mac desktop and I’m trying to figure out what the solution is. Just no easy way to get help and it’s frustrating after spending an hour trying to find someone I can email. Finally, I figured I would just recognize the app for what it is... good app, very poor service due to hidden access to support for premium members. That earns 2 stars, all for the app. Zero for everything else.
Obsolete
by tmsknh on 2021/05/04 19:10
Won’t let me in the app anymore even though I’ve disconnected my old phone from the app. Now it wants me to pay and logs me out EVERY SINGLE TIME claiming I haven’t disconnected said phone. Go back to being simple. Getting all my info off this obsolete app and deleting forever.
The latest “improvements” are not improvements
by ODGeek on 2021/05/04 18:16
I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
RENEWAL FEE UNKNOWN
by JKlope on 2021/05/04 16:23
I have a Premium account. This account is setup for an auto-renewal. Evernote does not communicate with email or notification that the renewal is about to happen or that I am about to be charged. I also requested a quote for the renewal charge a week ago. There has been no response and I still do not know how much they are going to charge. There is no other way to get in contact with Evernote. I am not sure the product is worth the hassle if they won’t communicate with their Premium clients.
Endless Loop
by ushan1953 on 2021/05/04 14:33
This version is on an endless loop not able to use Evernote. A shame to release a version like that.
Used to Be Great
by Ihsan Haqqani on 2021/05/04 01:44
Evernote used to be a great, clean, simple, useful and efficient piece of software that was invaluable. Sadly, it has progressively become a bloated, complicated, slow and frustrating app seemingly driven by relentless greed and the hunger for perpetual growth making it an increasingly useless and unsustainable product.
Not working on my iPhone - REVISED
by Sagacious Crumb on 2021/05/03 23:16
⭐️ I love Evernote and I rely on it everyday. It hasn’t worked on my phone for months, though (I have to use it on my laptop instead). It just hangs at the beginning when it introduces new features, then crashes/quits. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVISED: updating the app didn’t help. Only after I deleted the app are downloaded it again did it work. I would give it 5 stars if it didn’t have this issue.
Security
by 1Mouf on 2021/05/03 17:02
Hi, logging in with fingerprints isn’t working.
Prioritizes Features over Stability
by WD409 on 2021/05/02 18:18
It feels as though the developers have lost touch with the vision for Evernote. As a user, I would rather have STABILITY rather than a rush for new features. For what I store in Evernote, I have ZERO tolerance for issues/bugs. I’ve been an Evernote user for 8 years, and for the first time, I am seriously considering a migration to another platform. It would be a ton of work, but I’m willing to do it if Evernote can’t get it together and get back to basics.
HORRIBLE home page interface
by Faythstorm on 2021/05/02 10:26
I've used Evernote for years, been a premium member since 2012. I cannot for the life of me find one person who thinks these changes are an upgrade. I want to know who designed this new UI and also who approved it, because they cannot possibly use or depend on their own app.
The negative reviews say it all, cuz they’re right.
by Born Wordsmith on 2021/05/02 00:48
Deleting Evernote from my iPhone - clunky slow and practically useless now. On iPad it’s more than a little annoying. Home? Ugh! On Mac I have now downloaded Legacy cuz it’s how great Evernote used to be! I’ve been a premium customer for years. When this year’s subscription ends, I’m done. Until then I’ll be purging, transferring and archiving my notes to a BETTER APP.
Messed up my favorite app
by padfgh on 2021/05/01 18:36
Seriously, I’ve lived in this app for years, but the developers are now building “features” into the app that actually make it worse to use. For example, why should the top portion of the home screen have to be a large graphic. That’s dumb. People want to see notes! I regularly use the same note. Why can’t I pin it to the Home Screen without updating to Premium (I already pay for this!)? Why can’t I have the opportunity to automatically open the app displaying my favorite notes. It just feels messed up now and sorry, but I’m out 🙁
evernote WAS amazing. Not so much now
by anygirlx on 2021/05/01 06:15
I was a premium member 6-7 years (maybe more). I raved about this app so much that it became a joke amongst coworkers and friends. I gladly paid my $4.99/month, but then they got greedy. They increased their prices, which is totally fine, except they have almost a decade of my information. Yeah I’m an idiot and I learned it the hard way. So I still pay the $4.99 for a paired down version just so I have access to my data. With that comes a sales pitch every freaking time to upgrade for a bunch of stuff I don’t even want! So while I was once a passionate proponent of evernote . I am now a bitter opponent (and I don’t like being bitter, but I’d love to sit down with the jerk that screwed up a good thing). The end.
Slow
by LVT1000 on 2021/05/01 03:35
Ideas get away while app is slowly loading.
New homepage annoying AF!
by OOffW on 2021/04/30 14:42
Gotta love Evernote’s new extortion scheme….Change what was working just fine and eff it up, then charge more to upgrade from an already paid account to an even more paid account to get back to normal. Screw Evernote and their incompetence. Time to look for a new program.
Evernote(free)
by dannysr3 on 2021/04/30 01:23
Garbage! Nothing like it used to be. I’ll bet the paid version works great. Happily deleting this junk.
I want to love it, but
by Madfrisbee on 2021/04/29 20:49
I’ve used Evernote for years. We have TONS of scanned documents saved to it. It does a LOT of things, when it works, and when you don’t get tired of waiting for the app to relaunch after locking up again or waiting for it to figure out if it wants to show you all your stuff. It’s just become this ungainly monstrosity. I know it’s a trade off between capability and agility, but it’s gone too far in the features direction and become clunky.
UX and UI is a hot mess
by Why_atl on 2021/04/29 16:24
The UX and UI is a mess. I hate using this app now, it’s ridiculous. What happened? They are trying to force users to upgrade in order to make changes to Home Screen. Not going to happen. This is just a mess!! 🤔😡
Horrible Functionality Cluttered Home Screen
by Joliver332 on 2021/04/29 14:27
Evernote Only has one job and it is to save notes and yet for some unexplained reason now you have to hit a checkmark or you lose all your changes… That’s great. This is now the third note that I’ve worked on and I’ve lost because a child design the interface. Also the Home Screen is a cluttered mess but if you spend 250% more on an upgraded subscription you can unclutter it. Microsoft One Note maybe a better option now.
Cannot print correctly
by Jimmy321007 on 2021/04/29 12:32
Evernote cannot print correctly whether on iPad or iMac The print function on iPad does not work When printing on iMac, the bottom line is divided into upper and lower halves, and the lower half appears on next pages of paper
Freezes and overheating
by Awooooooood on 2021/04/29 05:23
V10 simply breaks things down. It freezes easily, and my phone gets overheating within only a few seconds!
Bad decision, Evernote
by Drome McKauliff on 2021/04/29 03:58
For this recent update, they made a new Home Screen, that arranges things in an unuseful way. Want to customize it? You have to subscribe. Gross. You’re holding us hostage now. It’s a desperate look to remove and hide features in order to coax new subscribers. Puke.
Doesn’t take security seriously
by OMMerk on 2021/04/28 21:50
Old Evernote allowed you to access password protected PDFs (if you had the password). Now they remove that and won’t put that function back - no explanation and no concern for security. Shameful.
Forgets it’s supposed to be a notebook
by ImranZ on 2021/04/28 17:34
I’ve been using Evernote for years. Pretty much daily. And one thing is true: it’s always one step forward and two steps back with every app update. Evernote, you have ONE job. Replace a paper notebook. But if you pause while writing a note, when you unlock you phone again, Evernote will be closed and the note has to be pulled back up. It doesn’t even remember the notebook you were in, so you may have to go hunting for your notebook again first. It’s like having a notebook where every time you pause, it closes itself and makes you find the page again. It’s ridiculous. And the new HOME page? It’s a fluttery mess you can’t turn off, and also never remembers your settings. It’s atrocious. Also, it offers no ability to override global dark mode settings. Just because I want other apps in dark mode doesn’t mean I want Evernote dark too, it’s a writing app!
New update is garbage
by chadbrochill17 on 2021/04/28 16:41
I’m migrating everything to Apple Notes. Evernote is painfully slow now; it takes several minutes for notes to load or for new notes to register. Used to be a great product. Sad.
Used to be a hallmark of productivity
by Smax506 on 2021/04/28 10:08
1. Filled with bugs 2. Home Screen and new UI is horrid 3. App has slowed dow considerably on iPhone 11 Pro & Mac 4. Other apps like bear and notion have very similar sets of features but lack the same bugs and price that Evernote demands for this buggy crap 5. Software has become very inefficient. They made tasks slower to complete by adding more required steps compared with previous alliteration‘s of Evernote. As a premium subscriber for 8 years I will be ending my subscription before summer if these issues are not corrected. Evernote your team has become old, unfocused, and lazy. Get your act together and make Evernote the leader it use to be or me and a lot of others I know will be leaving.
Getting worse
by Mahasiswa on 2021/04/28 02:21
I’ve had an account for years, and with every update it gets a little bit worse. Perfect example of trying to fix what isn’t broken and alienating your users. Next they’ll include targeted ads 🙄
Used to be the best and now I can’t stand using it
by _SPE on 2021/04/28 01:32
I’ve been an Evernote’s user since Jan 2009 and I’ve been a paying customer for at least 5+ years. I’ve used Evernote for work, planning trips and vacations, and created a shared recipe book with my wife. I also had it across my iPhone, tablet, and several Mac/window laptops. In 2021, I dread having to use the app. 1. Search - the search has gotten terrible, zero search results show up anymore and I can’t find anything. I have over 250+ notebooks and I’m unable to find anything anymore. It’s a joke. I used to be able to find everything quick and ease. Now I just close the app in frustration. 2. Shared with me - this used to be awesome and would show up as a shared notebook alongside my other notebooks. Now anything shared with me is stuck in a “stack” or in the shared with me queue. And no matter how many times I click something it still says it’s a new item. 3. Lock Screen back to the app - if you’re coming from a recipe and your Lock Screen engages then be prepared to have to search again for that content because the app decided to reset the entire UI/UX. 4. Recent home widgets - I updated and now that are home screen widgets. I started using one and then tabbed over to another app and then returned to Evernote. Now the widgets are gone and it says I have to pay for them when I’m already a paying member. It’s just been too long since Evernote was actually useful for me. I’m going to migrate to something else. You were great and I love you. Now I feel intense dread when I use this app.
Unreliable, slow
by Antoinebugleboy on 2021/04/28 00:40
Note syncing takes forever and isn’t reliable. As an Evernote user since the beginning, I wish they had focused more on reliability than whatever engineering marvel they were enchanted with when they launched Evernote 2.0.
The worst ever
by Chattanoogadawn on 2021/04/27 22:53
I’ve used Evernote for over five years. Now it’s just stuck on home. I really need what’s stuck in it or I wouldn’t use it. It used to be dependable, I’ve had different kinds of trouble with it for months, now it’s HORRIBLE.
Elephant graveyard of digital content
by Quark Gluon Plasma on 2021/04/27 19:57
I am not an active user of Evernote. I am a paying customer, but I have been looking for an exit strategy for a while. Because it was difficult to export content from Evernote in a simple, satisfactory way, it had become my elephant graveyard of digital content. This new version will accelerate leaving Evernote behind for good. Web clipping is inferior to almost every other app, and done off-device. You can’t export without Internet, which is really stupid. I think there’s a good chance that this will be a watershed moment for Evernote the company, and not in a good way. Added 4-27-2021: with the addition of the Home Screen, the descent of Evernote into chaotic, pointless development continues.
And Evernote keeps getting worse!
by PlanePreacher on 2021/04/27 15:55
As of April 27, 2021 this app has become unusable! This revision continues to crash, in the middle of writing a note, the note disappears. Now it is crashing with just opening a note! I have been with Evernote for over 10 years, and the updates over the last 5 years keep making the app more and more unusable. Are there any apps out there that are as simple, good and reliable as Evernote used to be? What’s out there seem to be just as bad as Evernote has become.
No longer a fan
by Lost with motion x on 2021/04/27 12:07
Have used Evernote for many years was a big fan latest up date has made it unusable. And no customer service available. Will be switching. Have tried uninstalling reinstalling... big problems since latest update.
what the heck happened?
by bikracer on 2021/04/26 21:38
This used to be a great app! I pay for it by the way, have since 2012. Now all it does is spin a gear when I search for something, or try to pull up a note! Awful, awful, awful. If this isn’t fixed quickly I will have to unsubscribe since it’s no longer useful.
Layout is a mess
by Jen1018 on 2021/04/26 16:12
The new layout of the app is awful. It used to be a simple list of notes I could scroll down through, and many would be displayed at a time. Now you can only see 2 at a time, with way less of the text of the note previewed, and have to scroll sideways, all so that a banner with a random picture can be displayed up top for no reason. It’s much harder to find what I’m looking for now. The app was great for so long; no nonsense. Why change it?
We found more than one version of your note. You can view the alternate here.
by ThatDudeNextDoor on 2021/04/26 14:40
Evernote continues to be plagued with sync issues a full 10 years into development. They have not only never been able to solve this problem, but they actually take it a step further by focusing on implementing other features that are either useless or nearly useless. The basic functionality of this app is supposed to be syncing notes across all platforms. Evernote even has the audacity to charge for this. As a user for nearly 10 years, let me be as clear as possible: Evernote has never, ever been functionally able to deliver on it’s core idea. The app does not properly sync across platforms. End of story. Download it, try it, and you’ll be able to memorize the title of this review in no time to at all. Do NOT use this for anything important.
Forced to use new UI — Apple notes is free and free of coercion
by AustinMattFan on 2021/04/26 14:37
The new Home screen can’t be disabled. The one word answer to that FAQ — just “No.” What a contemptible attitude. Offer a new feature, but don’t force already-paying customers to use it and then disable basic functionality. (You have to go “premium” to do that.) This is the equivalent of buying a car configured so that the radio comes on every time you start the engine, you can’t disable the radio, and you can only change the station once you pay an additional fee. Evernote isn’t demonstrating how great the product is or offering some amazing new feature — the marketing department is just demonstrating how little it cares about the customer.
The cursor has dissapeared
by SillyBillionaire on 2021/04/26 13:32
The cursor has disapeared and that makes it really hard to type or write. I dont know where I am
Calm Down with the Updates
by Wasting My Thyme on 2021/04/26 05:07
The mandatory homepage is useless. What was this supposed to accomplish other than adding clutter, an additional layer of things to navigate, and a paywall to (maybe?) cut some of the nonsense? And please get the conflicting notes under control. App was closed on my iPhone, I updated one thing on my computer and closed that out; then I opened the iPhone app later on, and instantly had a conflicting note. How is that even happening? Come on people, you used to be great. Get back to the basics...
New update is not great...
by Ahnzo V. on 2021/04/25 21:31
I get Evernote has to charge for some features to make money... But I absolutely hate the new update. I was so ready to transfer well over 50 notes and lists to my new phone until the new update. Every time I close the app fully, and restart it, it forces me to the Home menu. I hate the home menu. Sure it's a good idea for implementation, but for free users like me it's horrible and cluttered. I can't save the look of the home screen unless I upgrade and pay. All I want is to be taken to a minimalist screen like the standard Notebooks screen and not the home screen. Not to mention a persisting issue remains. If I only have one note type, on the notes screen it has a persistent green blob at the bottom almost forcing me to try other note types. Because of this I can't access the hamburger menu or search function as those items lie at the bottom of the screen below the green pop up. I delete notes as I go when I no longer need them. So this is irritating. I understand making home customizable to premium users but at least allow everyone to choose the screen that the app defaults to when opened... It would allow me to avoid the atrocious free version home screen.
Update to force useless Home view on us drops 2 stars.
by B. Christensen on 2021/04/25 17:48
I pay Evernote to be a reliable home for information of all sorts I’ve been gathering for over a decade. This recent Home Screen addition which tries to get me to pay *more* every month for the privilege of customizing the screen to take out things I don’t want is an insult to me as a paying customer. I am unquestionably a profitable customer for Evernote already - despite the years of usage, my database is small (text-based) and my usage is light. Can’t they be content with the money they’re already making off of money without grubbing for more? I’ll begin my search in earnest for a new notes app.
Fair service but pushing
by gabrielvillarroel on 2021/04/25 10:57
I just wanted a note taking app that would sync my laptop and phone. Evernote keeps sending me so many messages to “upgrade” that it feels like spam now. I will erase the app and maybe block it.
You just lost a 8 year customer with your update
by dan0763866 on 2021/04/25 06:23
You used the “home” update as a sales funnel into a higher tier membership (if not the highest). Those of us who’ve been dedicated to your app for years and gave patiently waited for all of your shortcomings and basic functionality that has been missing in some cases don’t deserve that. You’re now a hard pass for me.
“Home” is the place to be
by MacTrees on 2021/04/25 01:46
The new Evernote dashboard is “home” to everything I need in a much more accessible format. It looks great, makes Evernote fun to use, and most importantly, leads to what I’m looking for more quickly. The “Recently Captured” widget was an unexpected tool that now helps me remember all the information I have sent to Evernote from a variety of sources.
Obnoxious Marketing for Pay to Upgrade Option
by scochrancpslo on 2021/04/24 23:50
Bad enough that the app won’t take “no” for an answer, repeatedly prompting users of the free version to upgrade, but now the latest version adds a dashboard that’s purposely cluttered up & unable to be cleared without having to pay to upgrade. It’s a bad look for a supposed organization app...
Awful UI
by michael hesh on 2021/04/24 20:10
UI is hard to navigate and I’m still unsure what the actual purpose of this app is.
Was fantastic, new update is terrible
by m3gt3 on 2021/04/24 17:48
As a premium user for years this is my daily tool. The new update adds a terrible home screen and I can no longer quickly get to my information quickly. Thinking of cancelling my subscription now. Fire the product manager.
Unauthorized Logins From China and Nigeria
by Mooseisloose007 on 2021/04/24 15:22
It was fun for the few weeks I was using it but after receiving three emails about logins - two from China and one from Nigeria - I’ve pulled my notes and deleted my account. Glad I didn’t have any personal info on there, both for myself or clients.
Current version horrible
by SlipshodPilot on 2021/04/24 14:34
Paying customer since 2017. Use Evernote heavily. iOS app is a cluster. Very slow response. Very slow searching. Home Screen text scrunched Notes on Home Screen scrunched beyond recognition. Scratch pad requires that you click the three dots and select convert to note and then when it does it titles it scratch pad scratch pad Not intuitive. Forced myself to learn the updated app because I have to. But honestly it looks and feels like freeware app from China at this point. I would uninstall if I could Before releasing an app that people use for business it would be good to have it working much better than this one does.
Latest Update
by presto211 on 2021/04/24 11:35
So I have been trying to find a worthy Evernote replacement for the past year as I haven’t been pleased at all with recent changes. The update previous to this one finally had me mostly content to settle in and keep it, however this latest update with the new Home Screen has got me frustrated. For my plan (grandfathered in to Plus since 2008), the new update said I would be allowed one (1) customization to the Home Screen and that was it. Okay, I thought, I don’t like this Home Screen but perhaps I can live with it. So I customized it by simply rearranging the 3 included modules into an order that worked for me, but then there was no way to save it without upgrading! This is just another way that recent Evernote changes have wasted my time or lengthened my workflow (an unnecessary Home Screen, no way to force sync on the desktop app, etc etc), and now I’m rethinking my decision to stay with this app.
Dead horse
by MD, PhD on 2021/04/24 08:08
Evernote has turned out really bad. The new homepage is terrible. The app is not intuitive. It is a pain to use. I am leaving it for good as it has no value to me anymore.
Verge of saying goodbye.
by jimmylee27 on 2021/04/24 06:41
As painful as it is to say, the experience has been more painful. These recent updates to the OSX and iOS versions have killed the incredible reliability and convenience this app once had. The sync now is glitchy. Duplicates or conflicts of the same note are happening so often now and rarely had that problem before. The syncing used to be so smooth and practically instant. Now things seem to go missing or I have to deal with which note copy with a frustrating rate of frequency. The mandatory new home screen on iOS is frustrating. The lack of the ability to turn off automatic formatting on the desktop version is frustrating. All the things that made this app so great to use for me is now gone or disappearing, and I’m afraid with them perhaps my reliance on this app. If this is goodbye, I’ll look forward to returning in the future if things get better.
Terrible new home screen
by License Plate Three on 2021/04/24 00:26
A serious waste of time / energy to look at a screen that has meaningless information on it
Not so good anymore (new update is awful)
by Ccsbluedragon on 2021/04/24 00:02
The new “home” feature is clunky and makes it harder to view notes. It is a terrible update to the app. Before when you launch the app you would be taken to a neat, easy to view, full screen list of your most recent notes and made the app excellent. Now the app forces you to open to a new “home” screen with a bunch of useless widgets and you have to click a tiny “notes” button to get back to the full screen list view of your notes. I will be looking for a new note app. This update is horrible and make the app much worse. ———- (Old review “4 stars” before “new” “home and widgets” update) Good Good app. There is one problem for me with the app.. You can only encrypt and edit encrypted text on computer. There is no option to do this on mobile. You can view items encrypted on computer, but cannot make changes or create new encrypted data. But other than that, a great note taking app!
The new interface rocks... and I only just opened the app
by AliceinCharleston on 2021/04/23 19:54
Previously, searching through my long list of notebooks and documents was kind of a pain. I just opened my Evernote app for the first time since the update and was giddy to see a much more user friendly interface. I scrolled for a second and realized that the new organization and ability to customize the homepage was easily going to change my life. I will be using Evernote much more for many different areas of my life and business.
Make the Home Screen optional!!
by Nazare30 on 2021/04/23 18:45
Everything was perfect until the Home Screen was added and can’t be disabled!! It now takes more time to get to recent note list which is what usually popped up as soon as you opened the app. Can you at least make the Home Screen an option? Or allow us to select which page we want the app to default to when it is opened? Please?
Still slowwwww
by khwphoto on 2021/04/23 14:48
Even after all the updates, the app still takes at least 5 minutes to load a note, much less trying to edit a note. Booooo.
Terrible update!!!!!
by M icloud on 2021/04/23 12:33
The home screen is not useful!!!!! Allow us to turn off Home Screen to get straight to our notes. Even customization requires a subscription, what the heck!!!!!
It’s ok
by hARTzteacher on 2021/04/23 10:53
I have ADHD. I’m also a teacher. I need lots of lists for various school and home tasks, easy ways to organize thoughts, places to put ideas for future lessons, and I need reminders, with due dates and times. This app seems to take a while to load. My adhd brain doesn’t have the patience or the focus to wait long when I have an idea. By the time it opens, I’ve often forgot what I was going to input! I’m not a fan of the layout and organization of the notes. I don’t find it easy to find the one I need quickly. I thought I’d like the quick scratch pad but then those notes get lost easy unless I delete the automated title and rename it. Then I have to click through menus in order to move it to the correct list because it automatically chooses for you. It’s an ok app but not meant for someone with quick ideas and many different lists to organize. The act of writing the notes in the correct spot is too cumbersome for someone busy and needing to work quickly and efficiently.
Getting better...
by Jakedkham on 2021/04/23 09:40
210423 update: I loved home so much on Mac so was so excited for the IOS home it is ok on phone but I wish it was more like mac version to take an advantage of the size of 12.9” screen I hope this will be fixed on next update, please hurry! 11/15/20: it is almost unusable It’s still not as fast as it should but it’s getting better keep up the good work! Please give us a ability to select multiple notes to edit this is a must for this kind of app in 2020!
Useful but painful
by philrhds on 2021/04/23 03:43
I have been an Evernote user for 10+ years with several thousand notes. It’s one of my primary tools in both my professional and personal life. That said, the latest versions are disappointing at best. The intent was to streamline the app across all platforms to make it easier to use. Instead, we got a lowest-common-denominator app with fewer features than the previous version - no local storage, no integration with Siri, a painful non-native interface (tell me again why the sync button is buried 3 levels deep in a menu?). I still use it but I’m actively looking for another notes app. The only reason I didn’t rate it a ‘1’ is that it hasn’t lost any of my notes - yet.
I don’t want to see ‘home’ screen when I open the app
by qqoripyo on 2021/04/23 02:43
I’d like to have immediate access to notes back, please let there be an option to skip the ‘home’ screen
Battery
by YKARaphael on 2021/04/23 01:41
There’s lots to love about this application, and they do a great job outlining why it’s a great app. I just wish you’d work on how much battery the app uses. It could be more efficient.
What is with the homepage???
by Cutie7696 on 2021/04/22 21:12
Why would you make a homepage where 75% of the page is useless and the other 25% I have to click through to get directly to notes. The. You charge people to customize the homepage??? Wow, this company is so money hungry for subscriptions.I’m sure there is another way to generate funds then to impede on functionality.
New Home Update Outstanding
by ScannedIt on 2021/04/22 19:20
Have used this app for years and always thought that the main interface for navigating notes and starting new ones was lacking. The home update is fantastic and leapfrogs ahead in UI. definitely worth a 5th star at last.
Quality has gone way down over the last year
by mjurmann on 2021/04/22 17:45
Between my macOS App being incredibly unstable and iOS getting stuck on importing notes repeatedly, I’ve about had it with EN. This app suite used to just work, now ever since they have pushed some major updates on all platforms, the stability of the software is poor.
App crashes way too often
by KM048592 on 2021/04/22 15:42
Many stability issues. I use the app to organize receipts, and it crashes on the camera function all the time, especially with the auto-capture function enabled.
Essential Tools
by scubaninja on 2021/04/22 14:38
Evernote hits every base with the flexibility and ease-of-use to fit a huge variety of workflows. I’d be lost without this tool. And now that Home is on mobile, I’ve got a common view across every platform I use. I’m anxious and excited for Tasks to come out of beta and hit the mobile platforms. Thanks for your commitment to your customers!
Looking elsewhere, after years of use.
by sajintl on 2021/04/22 13:42
Why the giant background picture and welcome message? I know what the date is. Now, to get to a recent note, I have to scroll sideways through pages of enormous tiles to find a recent note? Why is the “all notes” button so small then? Terrible design. An Evernote Home Screen is the last needed on a phone.
User since August 2009
by Eddieb101 on 2021/04/21 19:17
I have experienced some problems since they went to the new version, but most have been fixed as of this writing. I have over 5,000 notes. I don’t have any of the problems I read about here. The difference in performance could have something to do with which platform people are using. I’m using the latest version of Mac-Os and IOS.
Horrible new homepage
by beesbeesgoaway on 2021/04/21 18:52
The new “homepage” is horrible. In the old version, you just opened the app and it displayed all your notes in a list. Now, the homepage has a bunch of crap features that take up screen space and you have to vertically scroll through notes (no list view). If you want to customize the crappy new homepage, you can pay to upgrade. Garbage, mobile UX product team should be fired. Finding new app and migrating all of my notes.
New Update
by Evernoteupdate on 2021/04/20 16:11
The new update makes it so you basically have to upgrade to “Pro” or you can’t make any customizations to how your home page looks. You’re stuck with a picture of a coffee mug and widgets you don’t want or need. You can’t even delete or move anything. I understand the need for an upgrade to Pro if you want to do more in terms of functionality, but not for these super basic things. Just put the basic version back to how it was without all the bells and whistles, I just want to use this for simple notes and lists. Making me look elsewhere for something more basic now.
Latest upgrade broke the software
by tchmrl on 2021/04/20 16:10
Been an Evernote user for years. The latest interface upgrade broke the software. Now it pauses every few seconds to save your work. Sent an email to product support about the issue and received no reply. That tells you a little how much they value subscribers.
Home is Worthless
by SirCoxsone on 2021/04/20 12:06
Been using Evernote for at least 5 years. Suffered through the paid/free debacle. Went ahead and upgraded to paid version because it was worth it at the time. Now I am forced to look at this idiotic coffee cup every time I open the app. Want to change it? That’ll cost you. Want to get rid of features you’ll never use? That’ll cost you. I’m ALREADY paying for the app, I should be able to turn off the items that aren’t of interest to me. Shortsightedness and arrogance abound.
New Version-Old Notes Gone!
by s6j3 on 2021/04/20 04:22
When the new version came out a few days ago, I’ve not been able to get my old notes on my iPhone. When I opened the app it froze. I deleted and reinstalled. When I downloaded it again and opened it up, only one or two notes and those sent from Rocket Book were the only ones in the app. How can I get the back on my iPhone? I’ve tried contacting EN and have been on community chats... all to no avail. Help!
Even the basics are not free
by GrungePilot on 2021/04/19 08:11
Thanks for the update, now even the basic functions, like organizing the home page (the old one was more than ok btw) is possible only with a pay subscription. I use Evernote only to store a bounce of notes, not tons, so I do not need ANOTHER subscription. In the end, going with paper is much more cheap and more enjoyable. Thanks for letting me understand how useless some services are in real life.
Really hate the Home Screen
by GetRidOfWires on 2021/04/18 12:48
When I changed jobs last year, I needed a notes system that would work on multiple OS platforms. I moved all my notes from Notability to Evernote and subscribed. Their team has worked to upgrade the software. Today, I opened Evernote on my iPad, and it has this new, and in my opinion useless, Home Screen. It’s just a barrier to finding my notes. You can’t turn it off! Now I’m going to have to find something else. Again. And move all my notes. Again.
Long time user about to quit
by Francoistoo on 2021/04/18 12:35
Used to be good. The iOS and Mac apps are now sooo slow. Unusable Worst part is all the notes I have in this thing. What a waste! I recommend the devs to seriously invest because I won’t anymore. Also where did audio recording go? One of the key features you could have developped into a searchable item but you underinvested so much it now doesnt even work. Replay in itunes is a joke instead of inside the app as it used to be on mac I can’t believe that you managed to make the app so much worse without even adding features. Anyone else: dont use this for anything you ll need later. App turned into a piece of garbage.
Don’t have any of the negative issues
by wtfhowmanynicknamesaretakeb on 2021/04/18 11:52
iPhone 11 IOS 14.4.2 Evernote Plus Since 2015 So many negative reviews. I read them and have none of these issues. Grant it the version 10 that rolled out for iPhone was a complete disaster. But most of those issues are resolved. Just a handful of minor issues remain. For me anyway, reason for four stars. They should have managed the 10 rollout better as that was an epic failure. But that happens. Look at IOS 14. The latest Home feature isn’t bad. I think it’s lame that you need to upgrade (spend more money) to change or get rid of it. I would have no benefit to upgrading. Don’t force people to spend more money to change an interface. Another reason for four stars. Other than that, system functions fine for the most part.
Password compromised. Zero help or support
by Bill34567788 on 2021/04/18 07:36
My password was comprised and they changed my login information. They have complete control of my account and there is NO WAY TO CONTACT EVERNOTE to help. I can’t shut it down or reverse it. I can’t even find an email at Evernote to contact for help. No phone number either. Never use Evernote for anything serious, because you’ll be powerless to correct it if they gain access to your account.
Home not adjustable
by Lou Perseghin on 2021/04/18 00:34
I dislike that as a regular user you can’t adjust the new “Home” section to remove things I’ll never use, NOR can I set the default loading view to “All Notes.” Not a great experience.
Nickels and dimes
by Effington on 2021/04/18 00:21
“Introducing Home” “Tap here to customize Home” “Customizing Home is a Premium feature” “Upgrade to save your changes. $7.99/month” Sticking with Simplenote.
New “Home” page
by MLRA73 on 2021/04/17 23:29
I don’t need Evernote to decide what notes I want to see. The ugly “Home” page is beyond unhelpful; it slows work down. Not only can we no longer set a default notebook to open...now we have one more step. Not the help I need! Please allow us to disable!!!
Evernote Improvements
by Dee Encourager on 2021/04/17 12:34
Thanks so much for the latest update it’s has seem to help a whole lot. I was just about ready to abandon Evernote it had got so hard to maneuver around in the app. Your update happened just in time
Forgot to tell us about the 2020 data breach?
by Chaunceycarter on 2021/04/17 08:22
Quick question, what part of responsibility does Evernote feel when it doesn’t let it’s users know about a data breach and our information being downloaded in Asia. Used to trust Evernote, it felt safe, but now I know my info is in the hands of some punk in India, its going straight into the trash. You didn’t email us, no pop up on apps.... shame on you
Buggy update.
by Golfing_Fool on 2021/04/17 04:27
Didn’t save the latest notes sent to Evernote . So lost forever. Terrible interface. I have had it and will switch to another app. Been a user since 2010. Ends this month.
it is frozen in on the home screen
by Meme drugi zovu Ivan on 2021/04/17 01:55
This latest version has a major flaw have no idea how this is ever got approved:( The latest version does lunch on iPhone but is frozen after lunch and nothing can be selected after the home screen loads. if I could I would give you five negative stars. This is not a first issue by a long-shot but is the most major issue and I also want to request a refund the support is very slow :( I tried everything I could think of multiple times spend most of the day not working and trying to fix this and still not no luck:( 1) turning on and off the app 2)turning on and off my phone 3) powering on and off my phone 4) force quitting while in the app window my phone 5)Deleting app and all my notebooks and reinstalling the app
Newest update
by Bradypc on 2021/04/16 21:47
Great product but recent Home update froze both iPhone and iPad apps. No access to notes until this gets fixed. Do not update until this is fixed.
Hangs on startup
by MobileUser2020 on 2021/04/16 05:23
I have customized my Home Screen on my desktop. So naturally Evernote hangs on startup on the iPhone.
Great app, bad updates
by João Pateta on 2021/04/16 03:16
I use Evernote since 2015, and always had such a great experience, but now these constant bugs caused by full “monthly use” it’s really making me rethink about the app. Sad about what it became for pushing you to a paid account.
Silly login and password loop
by BillP16 on 2021/04/16 00:59
I apparently tried this app before but based on a suggestion from a video channel, I downloaded it. It refuses to accept any password, including the auto generated one it wants me to use. Sorry, not worth the effort...life is too short to get stuck in poor programming...
Version 10.8 not working
by kld2349 on 2021/04/15 23:44
Just updated to version 10.8 and app is locked. I get past the Get Started screen but then nothing works or responds to touch at all.
App on iPhone Stopped Working with Update
by Nanosynergy on 2021/04/15 22:19
The app stopped working in my iPhone after the last app update. Deleted and reinstalled it. Still opens and doesn’t function. Until then, was enjoying using it.
New “Home” feature pushes my notes away
by 2A_Jeff on 2021/04/15 19:26
So now I need another click to get to my notes & shortcuts. Very bad feature. Now it takes me longer to get to my notes and shortcuts. Maybe I need to take my subscription money elsewhere.
Home froze my Evernote app
by WiilRobinson on 2021/04/15 16:14
On latest iPhone latest iOS update
Nice new updates
by loureedtunes on 2021/04/15 16:12
Now all that’s left is to reduce the monthly cost. I’m in at $4.00 a month or so.
When are you guys fixing the iOS clipping feature???
by efg004 on 2021/04/15 15:19
This has been going on for quite of time guys part fox it... I already have 36 clippings "synchronizing" for months and with no results... None clips showing on notes still.... Come on engineers!!!
Do not use this
by mongold84 on 2021/04/14 15:40
Twice now I’ve had my Evernote hacked. Changed the passwords and use two factor authentication. Do not use this or keep important information on Evernote.
I love Evernote, but not the iPad version
by anotherreader on 2021/04/14 02:37
For weeks (months) now, the app crashes nearly every time I use the search function. I’ve repeatedly updated both the app and the OS, deleted-and-reinstalled, shut-down-and-restarted, and nothing helps. Evernote isn’t useless without search, but it’s half-way there.
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.
Amazing customer service and great study tool
by 3747282847363 on 2020/01/23 05:20
I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
Terrible Update
by Djstep1 on 2020/11/19 20:47
I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
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.
After years of use, time to find an alternative
by AmyB8484 on 2021/04/12 04:13
I’ve been a premium user for years. 5 years ago, I was crazy about this app. But it’s gone steadily downhill, while the price has gone up. It’s gotten to the point that it’s just not usable anymore. On my iPad and iPhone, if I leave the app for literally 5 seconds and come back, it resets and takes me back to the home page, and I have to find the note I was in all over again. It’s so slow, waiting for it to load and then waiting for each note to load. The web version is even slower, and it doesn’t keep you logged in, so you have to sign in every time you want to use it. I’ll check the box saying to keep me signed in, but it kicks me out anyway. I’ve had notes disappear then reappear on a regular basis. I’ll log in specifically to work on a certain note, and the note just isn’t there. Then later it reappears. The note is in my favorites, so it’s not that I’m just failing to find the note. I just realized I’ve been paying for premium all this time, but for the past several months, I haven’t used the app but once or twice a month. It’s just gotten to be such a hassle to use that I find myself avoiding it. I haven’t switched to another app because I can’t find another as robust that syncs with as many other platforms and has as many features. But I think it’s time to bite the bullet. I may go back to OneNote. Maybe one day Evernote will get it together and I can give them another try.
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.
Latest upgrade a total FAIL
by xray1000000 on 2021/01/11 01:04
I want to change my rating from one star to Zero. I CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW THE LATEST UPDATE OF EVERNOTE HAS COMPLETELY FOULED UP WHAT USED TO BE A FAVORITE APP. DON’T YOU DEVELOPERS USE EVERNOTE? (BTW I never use all caps, but this app now makes me want to scream, and feel free to substitue another word that begins with F for ‘fouled’ in my above statement.) I have been a premium Evernote user for several years. I use it extensively, and have always found it easy to use. However, the new version just updated to my iPad and I am so unhappy. First of all, it is S-O-O-O S-L-O-W. It takes forever to open the app, and once open, forever to open a Note. I post a lot of articles from webpages or the Flipboard app, and in the previous version of Evernote, these appeared immediately to my list of notes. I just sent a short article to Evernote from Flipboard that took 22 minutes to load. Evernote just showed it in the Notes list with a spinning wheel of death. Man, I hate it when software engineers turn something that worked well and that I enjoyed using into something that just aggravates and annoys me. What a pity this has happened to Evernote. Afternote: in the tag list, the A-Z index has been removed, so to skip from Apple to Zebra tags requires scrolling through the entire tag list. Why do you redesign features to make them less user optimized? My former Evernote rating of 5 stars has been reduced to one.
Found a fix for issue below
by _nickname none on 2020/04/16 07:13
I’m not a paid user which means I’m allowed to have two devices connected to my account. I ONLY use my iPhone and MacBook. When I log into one and then try to log onto the second device, the second device says that I have to unsync a device to continue using it. If I’m logging in from my iPhone, Evernote will say that my MacBook and iPhone are already connected and that I need to remove one of them to use my iPhone.. Same thing happens when I log in from my MacBook. It’ll say my iPhone and MacBook are already connected and I’ll need to remove one of them to continue on my MacBook. I ONLY have two devices that I’ve ever connected to Evernote. For some reason, Evernote registers my devices as new ones every time I switch devices. I‘ve already used my two unsyncs this month and it’s only April 10th. Don’t be fooled — free users, you’re only allowed to use one device 🙄 I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement app. Edit: I found a fix! I logged onto Evernote through my web browser and revoked access to my “three” devices. Evernote will log you out of all devices and you’ll be able to sign in again. Not sure how how long this fix will last but for now, I’m able to use both my MacBook and phone. Edit 2: Evernote has confused my 2 devices as 3 again. I’ll be on the lookout for another app.
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.
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.
The latest “improvements” are not improvements
by ODGeek on 2021/05/04 18:16
I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
They broke it!
by Skippinder on 2021/03/03 16:31
Ok, so I’ve been a premium user with thousands of notes, and have been for years, and have recommended Evernote to everyone I know (to the extent that everyone at my last two workplaces is convinced that they pay me for marketing—or should, at any rate). But the iPhone app really has become quite unusable since the update a few months ago. Not only does it take eons to sync across devices (which it somehow suddenly can’t seem to be able to do anymore, despite having been able to for years), my biggest problem is the scanning. I used to use it extensively for scanning physical copies of documents i was working on. But not only have I not been able to do that (whatever they have done to tweak that, i now have to take ten photographs of a page to get something that is not blurred beyond legibility), what is infinitely worse is that there is only a 50% chance that any pictures you might have scanned will make it to Evernote. I.e. you can spend 30 minutes trying to take unblurred pictures of a few physical documents you are working with, Press ok, and half the time, find that the pictures have simply disappeared. I have stopped using the app on my iPhone altogether (because it is literally unusable), and am waiting for the day that developers decide to break the desktop app too.
Missing basic features
by Starsigma on 2021/03/15 20:36
I used to use Evernote as it had a system for my notes both personal and work related. I could store information that I needed to reference later, etc. However it is not what I consider to be a well rounded app. As no app that makes you have to use another is considered all that great. Not being able to create reoccurring reminders is just ridiculous. This is a very basic feature for a task app to have. I simply stopped using the app altogether because I had to use other sources to make tasks and be reminded of especially when they are monthly or weekly repeating. I even periodically login just to see if this feature has been added, it hasn’t. The app really needs updated to meet this basic need, and no emailing repeating tasks to the user is not sufficient at all. As not every one is on their email constantly some only check certain times a day based on their schedules. The whole point of having an app that features task or to do items is to have push notifications for you to get reminded of the task or even projects you need to get done. No one should have to go in and manually set them up for every single day when they are repeating.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
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.
Maybe time to switch
by riverwind91 on 2021/01/17 17:39
I have been using Evernote for probably ten years. A couple years ago when it started to limit two devices, I tolerated since two devices are mostly enough. Once in a long while when I need to use a third device just to take a random note, I’d go to website and do it there. Unfortunately yesterday when attempted to do so, I found web version is counting as a device and being limited as well. I don’t really want to complain since I’ve used the free service for that many years. I understand the need to monetize otherwise the company will just die. However, there are so many alternatives which do exact the same in slightly different ways, but free and probably better performance. I think Evernote have missed the best time to grow revenue. Or has it ever figured out the best way to make money? Ads, selling goods, anybody remember Evernotes selling socks? Forcing users to buy or harassing users with premium upgrades are suboptimal business practice. Maybe it’s time for me to explore other options and start to switch. I’m afraid that one day Evernote is going to limit users to one device, and eventually die to competition. Sad but this is a brutal market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
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.
It’s ok
by hARTzteacher on 2021/04/23 10:53
I have ADHD. I’m also a teacher. I need lots of lists for various school and home tasks, easy ways to organize thoughts, places to put ideas for future lessons, and I need reminders, with due dates and times. This app seems to take a while to load. My adhd brain doesn’t have the patience or the focus to wait long when I have an idea. By the time it opens, I’ve often forgot what I was going to input! I’m not a fan of the layout and organization of the notes. I don’t find it easy to find the one I need quickly. I thought I’d like the quick scratch pad but then those notes get lost easy unless I delete the automated title and rename it. Then I have to click through menus in order to move it to the correct list because it automatically chooses for you. It’s an ok app but not meant for someone with quick ideas and many different lists to organize. The act of writing the notes in the correct spot is too cumbersome for someone busy and needing to work quickly and efficiently.
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.
Supposedly Better, But Worse in Ways
by Alexander Hendrickson on 2021/02/02 03:36
Even though there have been a lot of upgrades and optimizations, one of the most frequent and pervasive issues in the official online support system and elsewhere is the CRITICAL fault of recent edits not being saved and being completely lost. This impacts the usability in a huge way, because whole edits and work done is frequently lost if you aren’t doing a constant backup tango that the previous version never required. And even when you do, sometimes it still loses it, especially when multitasking and switching between apps. Before the new upgrades, I never had to think to manually sync after every important change I made to a document, now I am hitting the check mark to close editing on a document (something the old version never had, and did fine without) and swiping down on the note list in order to force a sync to the web version sometimes every half paragraph or so, just to make sure I don’t lose a critical thought.
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
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!
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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. • 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. 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. 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. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PREMIUM • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Unlock additional Home widgets and customization options -- 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
Good app, poor customer service
by ssbiggs on 2021/05/05 04:48
I’m a paying premium member, which qualifies me for email support. But, if you try to request support you get caught in an intentional viscous cycle that will never let you get to the point where you can send in a question? For the past month the app will not open on my Mac desktop and I’m trying to figure out what the solution is. Just no easy way to get help and it’s frustrating after spending an hour trying to find someone I can email. Finally, I figured I would just recognize the app for what it is... good app, very poor service due to hidden access to support for premium members. That earns 2 stars, all for the app. Zero for everything else.
Obsolete
by tmsknh on 2021/05/04 19:10
Won’t let me in the app anymore even though I’ve disconnected my old phone from the app. Now it wants me to pay and logs me out EVERY SINGLE TIME claiming I haven’t disconnected said phone. Go back to being simple. Getting all my info off this obsolete app and deleting forever.
The latest “improvements” are not improvements
by ODGeek on 2021/05/04 18:16
I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
RENEWAL FEE UNKNOWN
by JKlope on 2021/05/04 16:23
I have a Premium account. This account is setup for an auto-renewal. Evernote does not communicate with email or notification that the renewal is about to happen or that I am about to be charged. I also requested a quote for the renewal charge a week ago. There has been no response and I still do not know how much they are going to charge. There is no other way to get in contact with Evernote. I am not sure the product is worth the hassle if they won’t communicate with their Premium clients.
Endless Loop
by ushan1953 on 2021/05/04 14:33
This version is on an endless loop not able to use Evernote. A shame to release a version like that.
Used to Be Great
by Ihsan Haqqani on 2021/05/04 01:44
Evernote used to be a great, clean, simple, useful and efficient piece of software that was invaluable. Sadly, it has progressively become a bloated, complicated, slow and frustrating app seemingly driven by relentless greed and the hunger for perpetual growth making it an increasingly useless and unsustainable product.
Not working on my iPhone - REVISED
by Sagacious Crumb on 2021/05/03 23:16
⭐️ I love Evernote and I rely on it everyday. It hasn’t worked on my phone for months, though (I have to use it on my laptop instead). It just hangs at the beginning when it introduces new features, then crashes/quits. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVISED: updating the app didn’t help. Only after I deleted the app are downloaded it again did it work. I would give it 5 stars if it didn’t have this issue.
Security
by 1Mouf on 2021/05/03 17:02
Hi, logging in with fingerprints isn’t working.
Prioritizes Features over Stability
by WD409 on 2021/05/02 18:18
It feels as though the developers have lost touch with the vision for Evernote. As a user, I would rather have STABILITY rather than a rush for new features. For what I store in Evernote, I have ZERO tolerance for issues/bugs. I’ve been an Evernote user for 8 years, and for the first time, I am seriously considering a migration to another platform. It would be a ton of work, but I’m willing to do it if Evernote can’t get it together and get back to basics.
HORRIBLE home page interface
by Faythstorm on 2021/05/02 10:26
I've used Evernote for years, been a premium member since 2012. I cannot for the life of me find one person who thinks these changes are an upgrade. I want to know who designed this new UI and also who approved it, because they cannot possibly use or depend on their own app.
The negative reviews say it all, cuz they’re right.
by Born Wordsmith on 2021/05/02 00:48
Deleting Evernote from my iPhone - clunky slow and practically useless now. On iPad it’s more than a little annoying. Home? Ugh! On Mac I have now downloaded Legacy cuz it’s how great Evernote used to be! I’ve been a premium customer for years. When this year’s subscription ends, I’m done. Until then I’ll be purging, transferring and archiving my notes to a BETTER APP.
Messed up my favorite app
by padfgh on 2021/05/01 18:36
Seriously, I’ve lived in this app for years, but the developers are now building “features” into the app that actually make it worse to use. For example, why should the top portion of the home screen have to be a large graphic. That’s dumb. People want to see notes! I regularly use the same note. Why can’t I pin it to the Home Screen without updating to Premium (I already pay for this!)? Why can’t I have the opportunity to automatically open the app displaying my favorite notes. It just feels messed up now and sorry, but I’m out 🙁
evernote WAS amazing. Not so much now
by anygirlx on 2021/05/01 06:15
I was a premium member 6-7 years (maybe more). I raved about this app so much that it became a joke amongst coworkers and friends. I gladly paid my $4.99/month, but then they got greedy. They increased their prices, which is totally fine, except they have almost a decade of my information. Yeah I’m an idiot and I learned it the hard way. So I still pay the $4.99 for a paired down version just so I have access to my data. With that comes a sales pitch every freaking time to upgrade for a bunch of stuff I don’t even want! So while I was once a passionate proponent of evernote . I am now a bitter opponent (and I don’t like being bitter, but I’d love to sit down with the jerk that screwed up a good thing). The end.
Slow
by LVT1000 on 2021/05/01 03:35
Ideas get away while app is slowly loading.
New homepage annoying AF!
by OOffW on 2021/04/30 14:42
Gotta love Evernote’s new extortion scheme….Change what was working just fine and eff it up, then charge more to upgrade from an already paid account to an even more paid account to get back to normal. Screw Evernote and their incompetence. Time to look for a new program.
Evernote(free)
by dannysr3 on 2021/04/30 01:23
Garbage! Nothing like it used to be. I’ll bet the paid version works great. Happily deleting this junk.
I want to love it, but
by Madfrisbee on 2021/04/29 20:49
I’ve used Evernote for years. We have TONS of scanned documents saved to it. It does a LOT of things, when it works, and when you don’t get tired of waiting for the app to relaunch after locking up again or waiting for it to figure out if it wants to show you all your stuff. It’s just become this ungainly monstrosity. I know it’s a trade off between capability and agility, but it’s gone too far in the features direction and become clunky.
UX and UI is a hot mess
by Why_atl on 2021/04/29 16:24
The UX and UI is a mess. I hate using this app now, it’s ridiculous. What happened? They are trying to force users to upgrade in order to make changes to Home Screen. Not going to happen. This is just a mess!! 🤔😡
Horrible Functionality Cluttered Home Screen
by Joliver332 on 2021/04/29 14:27
Evernote Only has one job and it is to save notes and yet for some unexplained reason now you have to hit a checkmark or you lose all your changes… That’s great. This is now the third note that I’ve worked on and I’ve lost because a child design the interface. Also the Home Screen is a cluttered mess but if you spend 250% more on an upgraded subscription you can unclutter it. Microsoft One Note maybe a better option now.
Cannot print correctly
by Jimmy321007 on 2021/04/29 12:32
Evernote cannot print correctly whether on iPad or iMac The print function on iPad does not work When printing on iMac, the bottom line is divided into upper and lower halves, and the lower half appears on next pages of paper
Freezes and overheating
by Awooooooood on 2021/04/29 05:23
V10 simply breaks things down. It freezes easily, and my phone gets overheating within only a few seconds!
Bad decision, Evernote
by Drome McKauliff on 2021/04/29 03:58
For this recent update, they made a new Home Screen, that arranges things in an unuseful way. Want to customize it? You have to subscribe. Gross. You’re holding us hostage now. It’s a desperate look to remove and hide features in order to coax new subscribers. Puke.
Doesn’t take security seriously
by OMMerk on 2021/04/28 21:50
Old Evernote allowed you to access password protected PDFs (if you had the password). Now they remove that and won’t put that function back - no explanation and no concern for security. Shameful.
Forgets it’s supposed to be a notebook
by ImranZ on 2021/04/28 17:34
I’ve been using Evernote for years. Pretty much daily. And one thing is true: it’s always one step forward and two steps back with every app update. Evernote, you have ONE job. Replace a paper notebook. But if you pause while writing a note, when you unlock you phone again, Evernote will be closed and the note has to be pulled back up. It doesn’t even remember the notebook you were in, so you may have to go hunting for your notebook again first. It’s like having a notebook where every time you pause, it closes itself and makes you find the page again. It’s ridiculous. And the new HOME page? It’s a fluttery mess you can’t turn off, and also never remembers your settings. It’s atrocious. Also, it offers no ability to override global dark mode settings. Just because I want other apps in dark mode doesn’t mean I want Evernote dark too, it’s a writing app!
New update is garbage
by chadbrochill17 on 2021/04/28 16:41
I’m migrating everything to Apple Notes. Evernote is painfully slow now; it takes several minutes for notes to load or for new notes to register. Used to be a great product. Sad.
Used to be a hallmark of productivity
by Smax506 on 2021/04/28 10:08
1. Filled with bugs 2. Home Screen and new UI is horrid 3. App has slowed dow considerably on iPhone 11 Pro & Mac 4. Other apps like bear and notion have very similar sets of features but lack the same bugs and price that Evernote demands for this buggy crap 5. Software has become very inefficient. They made tasks slower to complete by adding more required steps compared with previous alliteration‘s of Evernote. As a premium subscriber for 8 years I will be ending my subscription before summer if these issues are not corrected. Evernote your team has become old, unfocused, and lazy. Get your act together and make Evernote the leader it use to be or me and a lot of others I know will be leaving.
Getting worse
by Mahasiswa on 2021/04/28 02:21
I’ve had an account for years, and with every update it gets a little bit worse. Perfect example of trying to fix what isn’t broken and alienating your users. Next they’ll include targeted ads 🙄
Used to be the best and now I can’t stand using it
by _SPE on 2021/04/28 01:32
I’ve been an Evernote’s user since Jan 2009 and I’ve been a paying customer for at least 5+ years. I’ve used Evernote for work, planning trips and vacations, and created a shared recipe book with my wife. I also had it across my iPhone, tablet, and several Mac/window laptops. In 2021, I dread having to use the app. 1. Search - the search has gotten terrible, zero search results show up anymore and I can’t find anything. I have over 250+ notebooks and I’m unable to find anything anymore. It’s a joke. I used to be able to find everything quick and ease. Now I just close the app in frustration. 2. Shared with me - this used to be awesome and would show up as a shared notebook alongside my other notebooks. Now anything shared with me is stuck in a “stack” or in the shared with me queue. And no matter how many times I click something it still says it’s a new item. 3. Lock Screen back to the app - if you’re coming from a recipe and your Lock Screen engages then be prepared to have to search again for that content because the app decided to reset the entire UI/UX. 4. Recent home widgets - I updated and now that are home screen widgets. I started using one and then tabbed over to another app and then returned to Evernote. Now the widgets are gone and it says I have to pay for them when I’m already a paying member. It’s just been too long since Evernote was actually useful for me. I’m going to migrate to something else. You were great and I love you. Now I feel intense dread when I use this app.
Unreliable, slow
by Antoinebugleboy on 2021/04/28 00:40
Note syncing takes forever and isn’t reliable. As an Evernote user since the beginning, I wish they had focused more on reliability than whatever engineering marvel they were enchanted with when they launched Evernote 2.0.
The worst ever
by Chattanoogadawn on 2021/04/27 22:53
I’ve used Evernote for over five years. Now it’s just stuck on home. I really need what’s stuck in it or I wouldn’t use it. It used to be dependable, I’ve had different kinds of trouble with it for months, now it’s HORRIBLE.
Elephant graveyard of digital content
by Quark Gluon Plasma on 2021/04/27 19:57
I am not an active user of Evernote. I am a paying customer, but I have been looking for an exit strategy for a while. Because it was difficult to export content from Evernote in a simple, satisfactory way, it had become my elephant graveyard of digital content. This new version will accelerate leaving Evernote behind for good. Web clipping is inferior to almost every other app, and done off-device. You can’t export without Internet, which is really stupid. I think there’s a good chance that this will be a watershed moment for Evernote the company, and not in a good way. Added 4-27-2021: with the addition of the Home Screen, the descent of Evernote into chaotic, pointless development continues.
And Evernote keeps getting worse!
by PlanePreacher on 2021/04/27 15:55
As of April 27, 2021 this app has become unusable! This revision continues to crash, in the middle of writing a note, the note disappears. Now it is crashing with just opening a note! I have been with Evernote for over 10 years, and the updates over the last 5 years keep making the app more and more unusable. Are there any apps out there that are as simple, good and reliable as Evernote used to be? What’s out there seem to be just as bad as Evernote has become.
No longer a fan
by Lost with motion x on 2021/04/27 12:07
Have used Evernote for many years was a big fan latest up date has made it unusable. And no customer service available. Will be switching. Have tried uninstalling reinstalling... big problems since latest update.
what the heck happened?
by bikracer on 2021/04/26 21:38
This used to be a great app! I pay for it by the way, have since 2012. Now all it does is spin a gear when I search for something, or try to pull up a note! Awful, awful, awful. If this isn’t fixed quickly I will have to unsubscribe since it’s no longer useful.
Layout is a mess
by Jen1018 on 2021/04/26 16:12
The new layout of the app is awful. It used to be a simple list of notes I could scroll down through, and many would be displayed at a time. Now you can only see 2 at a time, with way less of the text of the note previewed, and have to scroll sideways, all so that a banner with a random picture can be displayed up top for no reason. It’s much harder to find what I’m looking for now. The app was great for so long; no nonsense. Why change it?
We found more than one version of your note. You can view the alternate here.
by ThatDudeNextDoor on 2021/04/26 14:40
Evernote continues to be plagued with sync issues a full 10 years into development. They have not only never been able to solve this problem, but they actually take it a step further by focusing on implementing other features that are either useless or nearly useless. The basic functionality of this app is supposed to be syncing notes across all platforms. Evernote even has the audacity to charge for this. As a user for nearly 10 years, let me be as clear as possible: Evernote has never, ever been functionally able to deliver on it’s core idea. The app does not properly sync across platforms. End of story. Download it, try it, and you’ll be able to memorize the title of this review in no time to at all. Do NOT use this for anything important.
Forced to use new UI — Apple notes is free and free of coercion
by AustinMattFan on 2021/04/26 14:37
The new Home screen can’t be disabled. The one word answer to that FAQ — just “No.” What a contemptible attitude. Offer a new feature, but don’t force already-paying customers to use it and then disable basic functionality. (You have to go “premium” to do that.) This is the equivalent of buying a car configured so that the radio comes on every time you start the engine, you can’t disable the radio, and you can only change the station once you pay an additional fee. Evernote isn’t demonstrating how great the product is or offering some amazing new feature — the marketing department is just demonstrating how little it cares about the customer.
The cursor has dissapeared
by SillyBillionaire on 2021/04/26 13:32
The cursor has disapeared and that makes it really hard to type or write. I dont know where I am
Calm Down with the Updates
by Wasting My Thyme on 2021/04/26 05:07
The mandatory homepage is useless. What was this supposed to accomplish other than adding clutter, an additional layer of things to navigate, and a paywall to (maybe?) cut some of the nonsense? And please get the conflicting notes under control. App was closed on my iPhone, I updated one thing on my computer and closed that out; then I opened the iPhone app later on, and instantly had a conflicting note. How is that even happening? Come on people, you used to be great. Get back to the basics...
New update is not great...
by Ahnzo V. on 2021/04/25 21:31
I get Evernote has to charge for some features to make money... But I absolutely hate the new update. I was so ready to transfer well over 50 notes and lists to my new phone until the new update. Every time I close the app fully, and restart it, it forces me to the Home menu. I hate the home menu. Sure it's a good idea for implementation, but for free users like me it's horrible and cluttered. I can't save the look of the home screen unless I upgrade and pay. All I want is to be taken to a minimalist screen like the standard Notebooks screen and not the home screen. Not to mention a persisting issue remains. If I only have one note type, on the notes screen it has a persistent green blob at the bottom almost forcing me to try other note types. Because of this I can't access the hamburger menu or search function as those items lie at the bottom of the screen below the green pop up. I delete notes as I go when I no longer need them. So this is irritating. I understand making home customizable to premium users but at least allow everyone to choose the screen that the app defaults to when opened... It would allow me to avoid the atrocious free version home screen.
Update to force useless Home view on us drops 2 stars.
by B. Christensen on 2021/04/25 17:48
I pay Evernote to be a reliable home for information of all sorts I’ve been gathering for over a decade. This recent Home Screen addition which tries to get me to pay *more* every month for the privilege of customizing the screen to take out things I don’t want is an insult to me as a paying customer. I am unquestionably a profitable customer for Evernote already - despite the years of usage, my database is small (text-based) and my usage is light. Can’t they be content with the money they’re already making off of money without grubbing for more? I’ll begin my search in earnest for a new notes app.
Fair service but pushing
by gabrielvillarroel on 2021/04/25 10:57
I just wanted a note taking app that would sync my laptop and phone. Evernote keeps sending me so many messages to “upgrade” that it feels like spam now. I will erase the app and maybe block it.
You just lost a 8 year customer with your update
by dan0763866 on 2021/04/25 06:23
You used the “home” update as a sales funnel into a higher tier membership (if not the highest). Those of us who’ve been dedicated to your app for years and gave patiently waited for all of your shortcomings and basic functionality that has been missing in some cases don’t deserve that. You’re now a hard pass for me.
“Home” is the place to be
by MacTrees on 2021/04/25 01:46
The new Evernote dashboard is “home” to everything I need in a much more accessible format. It looks great, makes Evernote fun to use, and most importantly, leads to what I’m looking for more quickly. The “Recently Captured” widget was an unexpected tool that now helps me remember all the information I have sent to Evernote from a variety of sources.
Obnoxious Marketing for Pay to Upgrade Option
by scochrancpslo on 2021/04/24 23:50
Bad enough that the app won’t take “no” for an answer, repeatedly prompting users of the free version to upgrade, but now the latest version adds a dashboard that’s purposely cluttered up & unable to be cleared without having to pay to upgrade. It’s a bad look for a supposed organization app...
Awful UI
by michael hesh on 2021/04/24 20:10
UI is hard to navigate and I’m still unsure what the actual purpose of this app is.
Was fantastic, new update is terrible
by m3gt3 on 2021/04/24 17:48
As a premium user for years this is my daily tool. The new update adds a terrible home screen and I can no longer quickly get to my information quickly. Thinking of cancelling my subscription now. Fire the product manager.
Unauthorized Logins From China and Nigeria
by Mooseisloose007 on 2021/04/24 15:22
It was fun for the few weeks I was using it but after receiving three emails about logins - two from China and one from Nigeria - I’ve pulled my notes and deleted my account. Glad I didn’t have any personal info on there, both for myself or clients.
Current version horrible
by SlipshodPilot on 2021/04/24 14:34
Paying customer since 2017. Use Evernote heavily. iOS app is a cluster. Very slow response. Very slow searching. Home Screen text scrunched Notes on Home Screen scrunched beyond recognition. Scratch pad requires that you click the three dots and select convert to note and then when it does it titles it scratch pad scratch pad Not intuitive. Forced myself to learn the updated app because I have to. But honestly it looks and feels like freeware app from China at this point. I would uninstall if I could Before releasing an app that people use for business it would be good to have it working much better than this one does.
Latest Update
by presto211 on 2021/04/24 11:35
So I have been trying to find a worthy Evernote replacement for the past year as I haven’t been pleased at all with recent changes. The update previous to this one finally had me mostly content to settle in and keep it, however this latest update with the new Home Screen has got me frustrated. For my plan (grandfathered in to Plus since 2008), the new update said I would be allowed one (1) customization to the Home Screen and that was it. Okay, I thought, I don’t like this Home Screen but perhaps I can live with it. So I customized it by simply rearranging the 3 included modules into an order that worked for me, but then there was no way to save it without upgrading! This is just another way that recent Evernote changes have wasted my time or lengthened my workflow (an unnecessary Home Screen, no way to force sync on the desktop app, etc etc), and now I’m rethinking my decision to stay with this app.
Dead horse
by MD, PhD on 2021/04/24 08:08
Evernote has turned out really bad. The new homepage is terrible. The app is not intuitive. It is a pain to use. I am leaving it for good as it has no value to me anymore.
Verge of saying goodbye.
by jimmylee27 on 2021/04/24 06:41
As painful as it is to say, the experience has been more painful. These recent updates to the OSX and iOS versions have killed the incredible reliability and convenience this app once had. The sync now is glitchy. Duplicates or conflicts of the same note are happening so often now and rarely had that problem before. The syncing used to be so smooth and practically instant. Now things seem to go missing or I have to deal with which note copy with a frustrating rate of frequency. The mandatory new home screen on iOS is frustrating. The lack of the ability to turn off automatic formatting on the desktop version is frustrating. All the things that made this app so great to use for me is now gone or disappearing, and I’m afraid with them perhaps my reliance on this app. If this is goodbye, I’ll look forward to returning in the future if things get better.
Terrible new home screen
by License Plate Three on 2021/04/24 00:26
A serious waste of time / energy to look at a screen that has meaningless information on it
Not so good anymore (new update is awful)
by Ccsbluedragon on 2021/04/24 00:02
The new “home” feature is clunky and makes it harder to view notes. It is a terrible update to the app. Before when you launch the app you would be taken to a neat, easy to view, full screen list of your most recent notes and made the app excellent. Now the app forces you to open to a new “home” screen with a bunch of useless widgets and you have to click a tiny “notes” button to get back to the full screen list view of your notes. I will be looking for a new note app. This update is horrible and make the app much worse. ———- (Old review “4 stars” before “new” “home and widgets” update) Good Good app. There is one problem for me with the app.. You can only encrypt and edit encrypted text on computer. There is no option to do this on mobile. You can view items encrypted on computer, but cannot make changes or create new encrypted data. But other than that, a great note taking app!
The new interface rocks... and I only just opened the app
by AliceinCharleston on 2021/04/23 19:54
Previously, searching through my long list of notebooks and documents was kind of a pain. I just opened my Evernote app for the first time since the update and was giddy to see a much more user friendly interface. I scrolled for a second and realized that the new organization and ability to customize the homepage was easily going to change my life. I will be using Evernote much more for many different areas of my life and business.
Make the Home Screen optional!!
by Nazare30 on 2021/04/23 18:45
Everything was perfect until the Home Screen was added and can’t be disabled!! It now takes more time to get to recent note list which is what usually popped up as soon as you opened the app. Can you at least make the Home Screen an option? Or allow us to select which page we want the app to default to when it is opened? Please?
Still slowwwww
by khwphoto on 2021/04/23 14:48
Even after all the updates, the app still takes at least 5 minutes to load a note, much less trying to edit a note. Booooo.
Terrible update!!!!!
by M icloud on 2021/04/23 12:33
The home screen is not useful!!!!! Allow us to turn off Home Screen to get straight to our notes. Even customization requires a subscription, what the heck!!!!!
It’s ok
by hARTzteacher on 2021/04/23 10:53
I have ADHD. I’m also a teacher. I need lots of lists for various school and home tasks, easy ways to organize thoughts, places to put ideas for future lessons, and I need reminders, with due dates and times. This app seems to take a while to load. My adhd brain doesn’t have the patience or the focus to wait long when I have an idea. By the time it opens, I’ve often forgot what I was going to input! I’m not a fan of the layout and organization of the notes. I don’t find it easy to find the one I need quickly. I thought I’d like the quick scratch pad but then those notes get lost easy unless I delete the automated title and rename it. Then I have to click through menus in order to move it to the correct list because it automatically chooses for you. It’s an ok app but not meant for someone with quick ideas and many different lists to organize. The act of writing the notes in the correct spot is too cumbersome for someone busy and needing to work quickly and efficiently.
Getting better...
by Jakedkham on 2021/04/23 09:40
210423 update: I loved home so much on Mac so was so excited for the IOS home it is ok on phone but I wish it was more like mac version to take an advantage of the size of 12.9” screen I hope this will be fixed on next update, please hurry! 11/15/20: it is almost unusable It’s still not as fast as it should but it’s getting better keep up the good work! Please give us a ability to select multiple notes to edit this is a must for this kind of app in 2020!
Useful but painful
by philrhds on 2021/04/23 03:43
I have been an Evernote user for 10+ years with several thousand notes. It’s one of my primary tools in both my professional and personal life. That said, the latest versions are disappointing at best. The intent was to streamline the app across all platforms to make it easier to use. Instead, we got a lowest-common-denominator app with fewer features than the previous version - no local storage, no integration with Siri, a painful non-native interface (tell me again why the sync button is buried 3 levels deep in a menu?). I still use it but I’m actively looking for another notes app. The only reason I didn’t rate it a ‘1’ is that it hasn’t lost any of my notes - yet.
I don’t want to see ‘home’ screen when I open the app
by qqoripyo on 2021/04/23 02:43
I’d like to have immediate access to notes back, please let there be an option to skip the ‘home’ screen
Battery
by YKARaphael on 2021/04/23 01:41
There’s lots to love about this application, and they do a great job outlining why it’s a great app. I just wish you’d work on how much battery the app uses. It could be more efficient.
What is with the homepage???
by Cutie7696 on 2021/04/22 21:12
Why would you make a homepage where 75% of the page is useless and the other 25% I have to click through to get directly to notes. The. You charge people to customize the homepage??? Wow, this company is so money hungry for subscriptions.I’m sure there is another way to generate funds then to impede on functionality.
New Home Update Outstanding
by ScannedIt on 2021/04/22 19:20
Have used this app for years and always thought that the main interface for navigating notes and starting new ones was lacking. The home update is fantastic and leapfrogs ahead in UI. definitely worth a 5th star at last.
Quality has gone way down over the last year
by mjurmann on 2021/04/22 17:45
Between my macOS App being incredibly unstable and iOS getting stuck on importing notes repeatedly, I’ve about had it with EN. This app suite used to just work, now ever since they have pushed some major updates on all platforms, the stability of the software is poor.
App crashes way too often
by KM048592 on 2021/04/22 15:42
Many stability issues. I use the app to organize receipts, and it crashes on the camera function all the time, especially with the auto-capture function enabled.
Essential Tools
by scubaninja on 2021/04/22 14:38
Evernote hits every base with the flexibility and ease-of-use to fit a huge variety of workflows. I’d be lost without this tool. And now that Home is on mobile, I’ve got a common view across every platform I use. I’m anxious and excited for Tasks to come out of beta and hit the mobile platforms. Thanks for your commitment to your customers!
Looking elsewhere, after years of use.
by sajintl on 2021/04/22 13:42
Why the giant background picture and welcome message? I know what the date is. Now, to get to a recent note, I have to scroll sideways through pages of enormous tiles to find a recent note? Why is the “all notes” button so small then? Terrible design. An Evernote Home Screen is the last needed on a phone.
User since August 2009
by Eddieb101 on 2021/04/21 19:17
I have experienced some problems since they went to the new version, but most have been fixed as of this writing. I have over 5,000 notes. I don’t have any of the problems I read about here. The difference in performance could have something to do with which platform people are using. I’m using the latest version of Mac-Os and IOS.
Horrible new homepage
by beesbeesgoaway on 2021/04/21 18:52
The new “homepage” is horrible. In the old version, you just opened the app and it displayed all your notes in a list. Now, the homepage has a bunch of crap features that take up screen space and you have to vertically scroll through notes (no list view). If you want to customize the crappy new homepage, you can pay to upgrade. Garbage, mobile UX product team should be fired. Finding new app and migrating all of my notes.
New Update
by Evernoteupdate on 2021/04/20 16:11
The new update makes it so you basically have to upgrade to “Pro” or you can’t make any customizations to how your home page looks. You’re stuck with a picture of a coffee mug and widgets you don’t want or need. You can’t even delete or move anything. I understand the need for an upgrade to Pro if you want to do more in terms of functionality, but not for these super basic things. Just put the basic version back to how it was without all the bells and whistles, I just want to use this for simple notes and lists. Making me look elsewhere for something more basic now.
Latest upgrade broke the software
by tchmrl on 2021/04/20 16:10
Been an Evernote user for years. The latest interface upgrade broke the software. Now it pauses every few seconds to save your work. Sent an email to product support about the issue and received no reply. That tells you a little how much they value subscribers.
Home is Worthless
by SirCoxsone on 2021/04/20 12:06
Been using Evernote for at least 5 years. Suffered through the paid/free debacle. Went ahead and upgraded to paid version because it was worth it at the time. Now I am forced to look at this idiotic coffee cup every time I open the app. Want to change it? That’ll cost you. Want to get rid of features you’ll never use? That’ll cost you. I’m ALREADY paying for the app, I should be able to turn off the items that aren’t of interest to me. Shortsightedness and arrogance abound.
New Version-Old Notes Gone!
by s6j3 on 2021/04/20 04:22
When the new version came out a few days ago, I’ve not been able to get my old notes on my iPhone. When I opened the app it froze. I deleted and reinstalled. When I downloaded it again and opened it up, only one or two notes and those sent from Rocket Book were the only ones in the app. How can I get the back on my iPhone? I’ve tried contacting EN and have been on community chats... all to no avail. Help!
Even the basics are not free
by GrungePilot on 2021/04/19 08:11
Thanks for the update, now even the basic functions, like organizing the home page (the old one was more than ok btw) is possible only with a pay subscription. I use Evernote only to store a bounce of notes, not tons, so I do not need ANOTHER subscription. In the end, going with paper is much more cheap and more enjoyable. Thanks for letting me understand how useless some services are in real life.
Really hate the Home Screen
by GetRidOfWires on 2021/04/18 12:48
When I changed jobs last year, I needed a notes system that would work on multiple OS platforms. I moved all my notes from Notability to Evernote and subscribed. Their team has worked to upgrade the software. Today, I opened Evernote on my iPad, and it has this new, and in my opinion useless, Home Screen. It’s just a barrier to finding my notes. You can’t turn it off! Now I’m going to have to find something else. Again. And move all my notes. Again.
Long time user about to quit
by Francoistoo on 2021/04/18 12:35
Used to be good. The iOS and Mac apps are now sooo slow. Unusable Worst part is all the notes I have in this thing. What a waste! I recommend the devs to seriously invest because I won’t anymore. Also where did audio recording go? One of the key features you could have developped into a searchable item but you underinvested so much it now doesnt even work. Replay in itunes is a joke instead of inside the app as it used to be on mac I can’t believe that you managed to make the app so much worse without even adding features. Anyone else: dont use this for anything you ll need later. App turned into a piece of garbage.
Don’t have any of the negative issues
by wtfhowmanynicknamesaretakeb on 2021/04/18 11:52
iPhone 11 IOS 14.4.2 Evernote Plus Since 2015 So many negative reviews. I read them and have none of these issues. Grant it the version 10 that rolled out for iPhone was a complete disaster. But most of those issues are resolved. Just a handful of minor issues remain. For me anyway, reason for four stars. They should have managed the 10 rollout better as that was an epic failure. But that happens. Look at IOS 14. The latest Home feature isn’t bad. I think it’s lame that you need to upgrade (spend more money) to change or get rid of it. I would have no benefit to upgrading. Don’t force people to spend more money to change an interface. Another reason for four stars. Other than that, system functions fine for the most part.
Password compromised. Zero help or support
by Bill34567788 on 2021/04/18 07:36
My password was comprised and they changed my login information. They have complete control of my account and there is NO WAY TO CONTACT EVERNOTE to help. I can’t shut it down or reverse it. I can’t even find an email at Evernote to contact for help. No phone number either. Never use Evernote for anything serious, because you’ll be powerless to correct it if they gain access to your account.
Home not adjustable
by Lou Perseghin on 2021/04/18 00:34
I dislike that as a regular user you can’t adjust the new “Home” section to remove things I’ll never use, NOR can I set the default loading view to “All Notes.” Not a great experience.
Nickels and dimes
by Effington on 2021/04/18 00:21
“Introducing Home” “Tap here to customize Home” “Customizing Home is a Premium feature” “Upgrade to save your changes. $7.99/month” Sticking with Simplenote.
New “Home” page
by MLRA73 on 2021/04/17 23:29
I don’t need Evernote to decide what notes I want to see. The ugly “Home” page is beyond unhelpful; it slows work down. Not only can we no longer set a default notebook to open...now we have one more step. Not the help I need! Please allow us to disable!!!
Evernote Improvements
by Dee Encourager on 2021/04/17 12:34
Thanks so much for the latest update it’s has seem to help a whole lot. I was just about ready to abandon Evernote it had got so hard to maneuver around in the app. Your update happened just in time
Forgot to tell us about the 2020 data breach?
by Chaunceycarter on 2021/04/17 08:22
Quick question, what part of responsibility does Evernote feel when it doesn’t let it’s users know about a data breach and our information being downloaded in Asia. Used to trust Evernote, it felt safe, but now I know my info is in the hands of some punk in India, its going straight into the trash. You didn’t email us, no pop up on apps.... shame on you
Buggy update.
by Golfing_Fool on 2021/04/17 04:27
Didn’t save the latest notes sent to Evernote . So lost forever. Terrible interface. I have had it and will switch to another app. Been a user since 2010. Ends this month.
it is frozen in on the home screen
by Meme drugi zovu Ivan on 2021/04/17 01:55
This latest version has a major flaw have no idea how this is ever got approved:( The latest version does lunch on iPhone but is frozen after lunch and nothing can be selected after the home screen loads. if I could I would give you five negative stars. This is not a first issue by a long-shot but is the most major issue and I also want to request a refund the support is very slow :( I tried everything I could think of multiple times spend most of the day not working and trying to fix this and still not no luck:( 1) turning on and off the app 2)turning on and off my phone 3) powering on and off my phone 4) force quitting while in the app window my phone 5)Deleting app and all my notebooks and reinstalling the app
Newest update
by Bradypc on 2021/04/16 21:47
Great product but recent Home update froze both iPhone and iPad apps. No access to notes until this gets fixed. Do not update until this is fixed.
Hangs on startup
by MobileUser2020 on 2021/04/16 05:23
I have customized my Home Screen on my desktop. So naturally Evernote hangs on startup on the iPhone.
Great app, bad updates
by João Pateta on 2021/04/16 03:16
I use Evernote since 2015, and always had such a great experience, but now these constant bugs caused by full “monthly use” it’s really making me rethink about the app. Sad about what it became for pushing you to a paid account.
Silly login and password loop
by BillP16 on 2021/04/16 00:59
I apparently tried this app before but based on a suggestion from a video channel, I downloaded it. It refuses to accept any password, including the auto generated one it wants me to use. Sorry, not worth the effort...life is too short to get stuck in poor programming...
Version 10.8 not working
by kld2349 on 2021/04/15 23:44
Just updated to version 10.8 and app is locked. I get past the Get Started screen but then nothing works or responds to touch at all.
App on iPhone Stopped Working with Update
by Nanosynergy on 2021/04/15 22:19
The app stopped working in my iPhone after the last app update. Deleted and reinstalled it. Still opens and doesn’t function. Until then, was enjoying using it.
New “Home” feature pushes my notes away
by 2A_Jeff on 2021/04/15 19:26
So now I need another click to get to my notes & shortcuts. Very bad feature. Now it takes me longer to get to my notes and shortcuts. Maybe I need to take my subscription money elsewhere.
Home froze my Evernote app
by WiilRobinson on 2021/04/15 16:14
On latest iPhone latest iOS update
Nice new updates
by loureedtunes on 2021/04/15 16:12
Now all that’s left is to reduce the monthly cost. I’m in at $4.00 a month or so.
When are you guys fixing the iOS clipping feature???
by efg004 on 2021/04/15 15:19
This has been going on for quite of time guys part fox it... I already have 36 clippings "synchronizing" for months and with no results... None clips showing on notes still.... Come on engineers!!!
Do not use this
by mongold84 on 2021/04/14 15:40
Twice now I’ve had my Evernote hacked. Changed the passwords and use two factor authentication. Do not use this or keep important information on Evernote.
I love Evernote, but not the iPad version
by anotherreader on 2021/04/14 02:37
For weeks (months) now, the app crashes nearly every time I use the search function. I’ve repeatedly updated both the app and the OS, deleted-and-reinstalled, shut-down-and-restarted, and nothing helps. Evernote isn’t useless without search, but it’s half-way there.
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.
Amazing customer service and great study tool
by 3747282847363 on 2020/01/23 05:20
I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
Terrible Update
by Djstep1 on 2020/11/19 20:47
I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
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.
After years of use, time to find an alternative
by AmyB8484 on 2021/04/12 04:13
I’ve been a premium user for years. 5 years ago, I was crazy about this app. But it’s gone steadily downhill, while the price has gone up. It’s gotten to the point that it’s just not usable anymore. On my iPad and iPhone, if I leave the app for literally 5 seconds and come back, it resets and takes me back to the home page, and I have to find the note I was in all over again. It’s so slow, waiting for it to load and then waiting for each note to load. The web version is even slower, and it doesn’t keep you logged in, so you have to sign in every time you want to use it. I’ll check the box saying to keep me signed in, but it kicks me out anyway. I’ve had notes disappear then reappear on a regular basis. I’ll log in specifically to work on a certain note, and the note just isn’t there. Then later it reappears. The note is in my favorites, so it’s not that I’m just failing to find the note. I just realized I’ve been paying for premium all this time, but for the past several months, I haven’t used the app but once or twice a month. It’s just gotten to be such a hassle to use that I find myself avoiding it. I haven’t switched to another app because I can’t find another as robust that syncs with as many other platforms and has as many features. But I think it’s time to bite the bullet. I may go back to OneNote. Maybe one day Evernote will get it together and I can give them another try.
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.
Latest upgrade a total FAIL
by xray1000000 on 2021/01/11 01:04
I want to change my rating from one star to Zero. I CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW THE LATEST UPDATE OF EVERNOTE HAS COMPLETELY FOULED UP WHAT USED TO BE A FAVORITE APP. DON’T YOU DEVELOPERS USE EVERNOTE? (BTW I never use all caps, but this app now makes me want to scream, and feel free to substitue another word that begins with F for ‘fouled’ in my above statement.) I have been a premium Evernote user for several years. I use it extensively, and have always found it easy to use. However, the new version just updated to my iPad and I am so unhappy. First of all, it is S-O-O-O S-L-O-W. It takes forever to open the app, and once open, forever to open a Note. I post a lot of articles from webpages or the Flipboard app, and in the previous version of Evernote, these appeared immediately to my list of notes. I just sent a short article to Evernote from Flipboard that took 22 minutes to load. Evernote just showed it in the Notes list with a spinning wheel of death. Man, I hate it when software engineers turn something that worked well and that I enjoyed using into something that just aggravates and annoys me. What a pity this has happened to Evernote. Afternote: in the tag list, the A-Z index has been removed, so to skip from Apple to Zebra tags requires scrolling through the entire tag list. Why do you redesign features to make them less user optimized? My former Evernote rating of 5 stars has been reduced to one.
Found a fix for issue below
by _nickname none on 2020/04/16 07:13
I’m not a paid user which means I’m allowed to have two devices connected to my account. I ONLY use my iPhone and MacBook. When I log into one and then try to log onto the second device, the second device says that I have to unsync a device to continue using it. If I’m logging in from my iPhone, Evernote will say that my MacBook and iPhone are already connected and that I need to remove one of them to use my iPhone.. Same thing happens when I log in from my MacBook. It’ll say my iPhone and MacBook are already connected and I’ll need to remove one of them to continue on my MacBook. I ONLY have two devices that I’ve ever connected to Evernote. For some reason, Evernote registers my devices as new ones every time I switch devices. I‘ve already used my two unsyncs this month and it’s only April 10th. Don’t be fooled — free users, you’re only allowed to use one device 🙄 I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement app. Edit: I found a fix! I logged onto Evernote through my web browser and revoked access to my “three” devices. Evernote will log you out of all devices and you’ll be able to sign in again. Not sure how how long this fix will last but for now, I’m able to use both my MacBook and phone. Edit 2: Evernote has confused my 2 devices as 3 again. I’ll be on the lookout for another app.
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.
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.
The latest “improvements” are not improvements
by ODGeek on 2021/05/04 18:16
I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
They broke it!
by Skippinder on 2021/03/03 16:31
Ok, so I’ve been a premium user with thousands of notes, and have been for years, and have recommended Evernote to everyone I know (to the extent that everyone at my last two workplaces is convinced that they pay me for marketing—or should, at any rate). But the iPhone app really has become quite unusable since the update a few months ago. Not only does it take eons to sync across devices (which it somehow suddenly can’t seem to be able to do anymore, despite having been able to for years), my biggest problem is the scanning. I used to use it extensively for scanning physical copies of documents i was working on. But not only have I not been able to do that (whatever they have done to tweak that, i now have to take ten photographs of a page to get something that is not blurred beyond legibility), what is infinitely worse is that there is only a 50% chance that any pictures you might have scanned will make it to Evernote. I.e. you can spend 30 minutes trying to take unblurred pictures of a few physical documents you are working with, Press ok, and half the time, find that the pictures have simply disappeared. I have stopped using the app on my iPhone altogether (because it is literally unusable), and am waiting for the day that developers decide to break the desktop app too.
Missing basic features
by Starsigma on 2021/03/15 20:36
I used to use Evernote as it had a system for my notes both personal and work related. I could store information that I needed to reference later, etc. However it is not what I consider to be a well rounded app. As no app that makes you have to use another is considered all that great. Not being able to create reoccurring reminders is just ridiculous. This is a very basic feature for a task app to have. I simply stopped using the app altogether because I had to use other sources to make tasks and be reminded of especially when they are monthly or weekly repeating. I even periodically login just to see if this feature has been added, it hasn’t. The app really needs updated to meet this basic need, and no emailing repeating tasks to the user is not sufficient at all. As not every one is on their email constantly some only check certain times a day based on their schedules. The whole point of having an app that features task or to do items is to have push notifications for you to get reminded of the task or even projects you need to get done. No one should have to go in and manually set them up for every single day when they are repeating.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
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.
Maybe time to switch
by riverwind91 on 2021/01/17 17:39
I have been using Evernote for probably ten years. A couple years ago when it started to limit two devices, I tolerated since two devices are mostly enough. Once in a long while when I need to use a third device just to take a random note, I’d go to website and do it there. Unfortunately yesterday when attempted to do so, I found web version is counting as a device and being limited as well. I don’t really want to complain since I’ve used the free service for that many years. I understand the need to monetize otherwise the company will just die. However, there are so many alternatives which do exact the same in slightly different ways, but free and probably better performance. I think Evernote have missed the best time to grow revenue. Or has it ever figured out the best way to make money? Ads, selling goods, anybody remember Evernotes selling socks? Forcing users to buy or harassing users with premium upgrades are suboptimal business practice. Maybe it’s time for me to explore other options and start to switch. I’m afraid that one day Evernote is going to limit users to one device, and eventually die to competition. Sad but this is a brutal market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
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.
It’s ok
by hARTzteacher on 2021/04/23 10:53
I have ADHD. I’m also a teacher. I need lots of lists for various school and home tasks, easy ways to organize thoughts, places to put ideas for future lessons, and I need reminders, with due dates and times. This app seems to take a while to load. My adhd brain doesn’t have the patience or the focus to wait long when I have an idea. By the time it opens, I’ve often forgot what I was going to input! I’m not a fan of the layout and organization of the notes. I don’t find it easy to find the one I need quickly. I thought I’d like the quick scratch pad but then those notes get lost easy unless I delete the automated title and rename it. Then I have to click through menus in order to move it to the correct list because it automatically chooses for you. It’s an ok app but not meant for someone with quick ideas and many different lists to organize. The act of writing the notes in the correct spot is too cumbersome for someone busy and needing to work quickly and efficiently.
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.
Supposedly Better, But Worse in Ways
by Alexander Hendrickson on 2021/02/02 03:36
Even though there have been a lot of upgrades and optimizations, one of the most frequent and pervasive issues in the official online support system and elsewhere is the CRITICAL fault of recent edits not being saved and being completely lost. This impacts the usability in a huge way, because whole edits and work done is frequently lost if you aren’t doing a constant backup tango that the previous version never required. And even when you do, sometimes it still loses it, especially when multitasking and switching between apps. Before the new upgrades, I never had to think to manually sync after every important change I made to a document, now I am hitting the check mark to close editing on a document (something the old version never had, and did fine without) and swiping down on the note list in order to force a sync to the web version sometimes every half paragraph or so, just to make sure I don’t lose a critical thought.
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
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!
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