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Evernote - Notes Organizer
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Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Find information fast. Share notes with anyone. From meetings and projects to web pages and to-do lists—with Evernote, everything’s in one place. Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can tackle action items on the go. Express yourself clearly with easy-to-use formatting options, and find what you need quickly with filtered searches and results as you type. --- “Use Evernote as the place you put everything… Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote” – The New York Times “When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag --- CAPTURE IDEAS • Write, collect, and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, checklists, and to-do lists. It’s the only organizer you need. • Keep journals capturing the events and milestones of your daily life. • Clip interesting articles and web pages to read or use later. • Add different types of content to your notes: text, sketches, photos, audio, web clippings, and more. • Use the camera to effortlessly scan, digitize, and organize your paper documents, business cards, whiteboards, handwritten notes, and drawings. • Attach docs, PDFs, photos, and audio. GET ORGANIZED • Create separate notebooks to organize your receipts, bills, and invoices. • Find anything fast—Evernote's powerful search can even find text in images and handwritten notes. • Set reminders to keep on top of activities and write to-do lists. ACCESS ANYWHERE • Sync your notes and notebooks automatically across any computer, phone, or tablet. • Start your work on one device and continue on another without missing a beat. • Share your notes and notebooks with your friends, colleagues, or family. EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE • Make personal to-do lists to keep your thoughts organized. • Go paperless by scanning receipts and important documents. • Save all of your travel documents, articles, and notes in one place. • Plan events such as holidays, weddings, and parties. • Use Evernote as a planner to organize your life and stay on task. • Capture ideas and inspiration on the go. EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS • Keep everyone up to date by capturing meeting notes and sharing notebooks with your team. • Use it as your ultimate planner and organizer at work. • Annotate documents during team meetings, then share with colleagues. EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION • Keep up with lecture notes so you don’t miss important details. • Use it as a planner and organizer to keep track of lecture notes, exams, and assignments. • Create different notebooks and planners for each class and keep everything organized. • Clip and highlight articles from the web for research papers or class projects. • Discuss and annotate notes, files, and essay drafts. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PREMIUM • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Save emails to Evernote • Search inside Office docs and attachments • Annotate PDFs • Scan and digitize business cards $7.99 monthly, $69.99 annually -- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Where applicable, your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may not be cancelled for refund except as provided in Evernote's Commercial Terms. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. --- Privacy Policy: https://evernote.com/legal/privacy.php Terms of Service: https://evernote.com/legal/tos.php Commercial terms: https://evernote.com/legal/commercial-terms
New version is not ok
by staticstray on 2020/10/27 07:48
The new layout is ugly and so much worse to navigate. It doesn’t make any sense. It crashes and I lose stuff. Y’all were perfect for years. Why the change? I rely on this app everyday and now it is so frustrating. This update feels so unnecessary and disheartening.
Bugs!
by peteshndl on 2020/10/27 06:21
I have used Evernote for many years and although I have had issues occasionally, their support is usually responsive and helpful. Because it’s been a helpful way to keep track of projects, etc, I finally started subscribing. They just did a major overhaul and changed Evernote’s appearance. I am running into bugs and although I have had several replies from support asking me for more information and screen shots, no one has gotten back to me a second time. You might want to hold off on subscribing until they get the app running correctly.
Disastrous update
by aledalgrande on 2020/10/27 06:06
Really dislike this dumb update! Now it takes more taps to change notebook and on creation you are forced to use the current one. Also the update create a bunch of boxes around the styled text I pasted in the past. And now I cannot copy paste styled text any more! Time to find an alternative, after years. Don’t just update your app to give work to your designers.
Super slow and buggy after update
by y///i on 2020/10/27 03:23
No longer a "productivity" app. It makes me very unproductive.
Oct 2020 update no bueno
by Dankimball2 on 2020/10/27 02:05
Well, everything stopped working after this update. I cannot tag my notes, hyperlinks to email and phone from business cards don’t work, automatic updates after making edits to notes don’t work, and the app is generally sluggish and freezes quite a bit. I like the look and the new navigation options look promising, but useless until the geeks polish this new update up to a functioning program for iOS
Don't bother, less functional
by touchmebabe on 2020/10/27 00:40
If you don’t already use Evernote, skip it.
Latest upgrade broke Evernote
by WernerSpike on 2020/10/26 22:22
I liked using Evernote for its universal usability (on my Apple devices as well as on PCs). The latest upgrade broke usability on Apple. I simply can not open any notes anymore. If you are looking at downloading this app or purchasing, hold off for now (writing this note end of October 2020) and watch if a future app update has fixed the issues.
Used to be essential tool
by Right Wing Nutter on 2020/10/26 22:14
The recent rebuild “from the bottom up” is a big bust as far as I’m concerned. Two specifics. A checkbox is one of of the start of line options. I use these all the time for shopping and task completion lists. I used to be able to start the line from the toolbar on top of the keyboard. Now it’s an option under a “+” on the toolbar. I could put up with that, but it used to be that when I finished a line I could tap “return” and start a new checkbox line. Now the default is a normal line and I have to two tap to get a new checkbox every time. That is not an improvement. I have several encrypted text notes. Once I entered the password to view the note I could search within the note just as I could within a normal note. Search within a decrypted note no longer works. At all. The entire search within a note process is clunky compared to what it was.
New version
by nsifuensnd on 2020/10/26 20:55
I’ve been a huge fan of Evernote for a few years now. I want to love the new version but it’s buggy. My old notes are not consistently syncing between devices and sometimes my edits just disappear. Please fix.
Disappointed with how it works with Apple products
by JEDC on 2020/10/26 20:43
Until recently I was able to share links, web pages, etc., with Evernote and it allowed me to select a tag at that time and usually had a title for the note. Now there is no tagging option when creating the note through the share feature, nor does it automatically put in the title. This makes it much less for organizing online research.
No longer works
by Popsicle Mom on 2020/10/26 18:15
I’ve used Evernote for years and loved it until last week. My app auto updated and no longer works. When I open it I can only see the “new” features intro. It won’t advance and automatically quits and shuts down after 10 seconds. I’m really hoping I haven’t lost my years of files I have saved (assuming I can ever get it opened up and logged back in).
Horrible!
by It won't work on 2020/10/26 18:04
I can’t even use this newest upgraded Evernote. Very cumbersome. List entries. Harder to add notes and search for notes. Useless to me and a great loss of valuable info and years of entries. ☹️
Suddenly Unusable
by Holly Heresy on 2020/10/26 16:56
I’ve used Evernote for everything in my life since 2013. I put my school notes on here, my creative writing, my journal, my work notes, the poetry that inspires me - literally everything. It has been my bedrock, my favorite app everywhere. It is installed on every single device I own. I happily pay for premium, because to me, it was 100% WORTH IT. But with this latest update, suddenly my notebooks are unsortable, my notes always appearing from order of earliest creation, no matter how I click the options. My new notes no longer save, instead appearing as a series of blank untitled notes each minute I was typing, while the note I actually tried to write disappears into the void. Syncing across devices also appears to have gone strange. This needs to be fixed ASAP.
Latest update has broken it on mobile
by JamesHigginsMusic on 2020/10/26 16:29
I use Ever ore on my phone a lot in order to take notes while I work away from my desk. With the latest updates on mobile and desktop, the mobile app no longer updates notes. If I update a note from the desktop app, I have to force close the mobile app for it to sync the new changes over. So 3 stars because now it’s almost useless on mobile but still mostly useful on desktop.
Last update ruined this app
by Trcsaz on 2020/10/26 16:23
Checklist function is broken, constantly making copies of notes due to conflicts when I’ve not changed my using habits. All this cause y’all wanted to make the app look pretty. Some people prefer utility over cosmetics when it comes to an utility app.
Backup Capabilities Are Now Crippled
by davearns on 2020/10/26 15:53
The main reason I started using Evernote instead of other products is the ease with which I was able to make backups of my notes: Select All, Export Notes, specify a file name, and I’m done. With the new version, this capability is crippled, as I can only select (and therefore back up) 50 notes at a time now. Since I have 283 notes at the moment, this requires six passes to make one backup! Why would you damage the user-friendliness and usability so severely? Why would you make it so difficult to make backups?
Terrible customer support
by Gamerz5566 on 2020/10/26 15:32
I have been using Evernote since 2011 personally and as a business since 2015 and they have never been very good at customer support. This last upgrade is the worst! Not only can you not reach out using the online chat or call them for help, when you click on their help support link to email them, it logs you out and sends you back through a loop of logging in to only send you back to the email support link. This is absolutely unbelievable that you would roll out a product without proper customer support. My business will be finding other options to replace Evernote.
Update has problems
by Jeff.Mcc on 2020/10/26 13:55
I love Evernote and have used it for years. I love the ability to record notes of varying kinds, to tag them and organize them into folders, and to see my notes across various devices. It really has been a great product for me. The most recent update (October 2020) seems to have a serious bug, and I’m having a hard time finding a way to report it (I think the bug reporting process needs to be easier). Anyway, with the new update, I’m having trouble accessing and editing my notes. When I select a note from the list of notes, it often doesn’t show up for me to edit or read. Sometimes it does but very slowly, and other times I just stare at a blank screen for several seconds and then give up. This, to me, is a serious flaw and could be a deal killer.
Not usable after the most recent update
by Summeryeah on 2020/10/26 10:51
I have ios 13.4 on my ipad. After the most recent update, I cannot search or type in any note due to “ghost touch” problem in Evernote: The keyboard will be on and off randomly and the interface switches automatically before I can touch anything. This only happens in the updated Evernote and not in any other app on my ipad, and not in the previous versions of Evernote. Now the app is completely unusable.
Unstable on iPad
by Cavguynco on 2020/10/26 10:15
The “new”Evernote is awful on my iPad. I was going through my notes and, literally, I was able to count to twenty before it opened the next note. Frankly, Evernote has been unstable on my iPad for a while. It used to work so well and it works great on my iPhone, but I use my iPad for taking notes
Terrible
by Cyber2-71 on 2020/10/26 09:40
Please fix this app. I paid a lot of money for this service. The new app is terrible. Slow and hard to navigate. Go back to the old app. I wish I never upgraded. I can no longer print from the app. Very bad, very bad. I’ve been with evernote since 2011. This is the worse. You people ruined my favorite app. I told hundreds about this app. I’m sure they are all mad at me. GO BACK TO THE LAST VERSION FAST, LIKE NOW!
New UI / too many useless clicks
by val.novick on 2020/10/26 06:51
I have been using Evernote for 6 years. New iOS update introduced very bad UI. It has been much better in previous versions. Please return user to the list of notes after saving note. Please copy body text into the header unless the user has put something there. Synchronization doesn’t work well. You are going to lose customers with such a new update.
NEW UPDATE
by SKKSHDIDNDNDNDN on 2020/10/26 04:50
It wont save your work, and I had to restart multiple times. It also takes forever to load or even start up the app.
Broken in the latest version??
by Codeslikeagirl on 2020/10/26 04:24
I just made a new note and saved it. Returned to list view to find three empty untitled notes, one of which is apparently corrupted and can’t be deleted, none of which have the text I entered. I also had a version clash issue the other day in which it seemed as if neither version actually had the latest content, but this is much worse.
Please fix latest update!
by ljholc on 2020/10/26 01:22
For years I have relied on Notes to manage my day to day life. Now it doesn’t sync between devices and edits/ changes are lost. Notes are duplicated but none reflect changes. I’m going to have to go back to a paper notebook! Current version is unusable.
Latest update is a downgrade
by MamaTrauma on 2020/10/26 00:45
So very disappointed in the latest Evernote update for iOS both for iPhone and iPad. So much functionality has been lost in the clipper. No automatic article title loaded; you have to go back to select the title, copy it, and then paste it in place. No opportunity to tag. You have to wait until it syncs to your Evernote app, find it, and tag it in the app. When I am using Evernote to research an article I may save 20 to 40 articles per day. Now it’s taking more than twice as long to do that. Bad job Evernote!
Update is absolute garbage
by taptaptapia on 2020/10/25 22:01
This WAS a very user friendly app, now I just want to through my phone through a brick wall every time I want to use this app!! Go back to the previous version for the love of humanity!!!
update
by ivorydaisy on 2020/10/25 20:56
love the new layout!
Once again an app worked just fine until they updated it
by tombran on 2020/10/25 20:51
Can I get the old version back??? Evernote was working near perfectly on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Recently, when launching Evernote it updated my apps. Simply, it’s a mess. Takes away longer to bring up a note, crashes repeatedly when hitting the back key, there’s no easy way now to bring up a selection of notes in a tab, every time I search, like 100+ times a day, it brings up a list of notebooks, not the default notebook that I always search in and it’s multiple clicks to get what you want. You keep hitting the search button because nothing has happened in 10 secs. Then the note populates......just a mess. If I was new to Evernote and downloaded this app, I would run for the hills.
Worst update I have ever seen
by BrainBeast on 2020/10/25 20:45
The update did the following: Removed all books shared with me Re loading books was a painfully glitchy process Notebooks take forever to load, meaning I can’t access recipes for dinner tonight (they don’t load) Cannot figure out how to filter by tags now There is a giant add note pull-up button right where I want to scroll up and down New search is super confusing, but that’s most likely because none of my content is loading
Warning: New Version Eliminates Important Featured
by WmIP on 2020/10/25 20:06
The new iOS version is terrible. It doesn’t let me apply tags when I save an article from my iPhone, and it forces me to type or dictate a title instead of using the title of the article automatically. This makes iOS for iPhone largely unusable for my purposes. And even the remaining features have freezed up repeatedly. Very disappointing!
Horrible Update October 2020
by NickNack_PattyWack on 2020/10/25 20:05
Update makes app so much worse. I’ve used it for years and I don’t understand who thought this update was a good idea. It makes everything you do so much slower and more complicated. Like I have to manually press boxes instead of just pressing return as I’m typing a list. Please remove this update. The only thing that needed to be fixed before this update was the slow refresh rate after every time you close the app.
I’ve grown with it
by parthrs on 2020/10/25 18:55
I started using Evernote more than half a decade ago for Journaling. I’ve grown as a person and this app with its functionality - dark mode, convert hand written notes into photos and upload, highlighting and syncing. I wish that they either give an option for one time purchase or reduce the monthly fee for a intermediate user like me.
If they fix it it’s a 4.5 star App
by aviciouscycle on 2020/10/25 18:52
I hate this new update. It used to be easy to make lists with check boxes... now I have to click the plus icon and add each check box 1 at a time. It doesn’t even create a new check box when you hit return (like it used to) This was one of my favorite Evernote features. If it’s not fixed I’ll just go back to using Apple’s Notes. I really liked it the way it was, but unfortunately Apple automatically updates some apps. This isn’t Evernote’s fault but it’s part of the problem. Please fix this
Last update messed up the font color as well as my data
by Mike Mart on 2020/10/25 18:32
The latest update change parts of my notes to all white that if you are not careful you might thought there isnt any notes because its white you can delete it. Some parts are white fonts orhers are black. Broken when in dark mode.
Newest update suggestions
by Joshua Voiles on 2020/10/25 17:55
Long-time user. Big fan. I always appreciate the hard work that Evernote puts into making the app great, and trust that the team will give due consideration to the feedback that follows: As many have mentioned: Newest update demotes Shortcuts to the same status as any other notebook. Would be best to bring the shortcut button back to the bottom navigation for quick access. Another workflow gripe: I liked how the Title would be determined by the first sentence typed in the note (without having to type a Title separately). Minor, but saves time. Another thing I haven’t seen mentioned: the tagging process is a little clunky now. I liked how you didn’t have to search or scroll or a tag. You could type it, and it would either predict a pre-existing tag or you can just type a new one. There may be more to notice, but everything else seems smooth enough so far. Clean design, and still runs fast on an iPhone 11 Pro. Cheers!
Love this app, but the update today is not good with the Apple Pencil
by CR123456789abcdefg on 2020/10/25 17:27
I have used Evernote for years and love the features. I was taking notes this morning using my Apple Pencil and then the app updated. Please revert the sketch settings back! It’s not nearly as smooth and looks less natural. Not a fan of that!! Please change it back!!
October updates make it unusable
by EricMayiTunes on 2020/10/25 17:17
Dear Evernote leadership: Your product just worked. I opened it, and I could write. I paid money to you month after month, for eight years now, because it just works. We don’t need a fresh UI if it comes at the expense of working. Here’s a tip: if your update needed a “guided tour” that was interrupted my quick note taking when I opened the app, then perhaps the update was too much. I know between software release theory and your own pride you won’t revert back, so please, please, just make it work again.
Terrible Update
by Rickey Warbucks on 2020/10/25 17:14
Please bring back the previous version
They ruined web-clipping
by Flavinista on 2020/10/25 17:03
Their “new improved” version now does web-clipping very poorly. Instead of just saving a web-page right away, it seems to save a promise to do it later when you actually open the app. Upon opening, it does try. Usually it succeeds, but seems to take much longer than it used to before the “improvement”. Sometimes it fails. It is no longer convenient. I suppose it’s time to find an app that does the job conveniently, move my stuff from Evernote’s cloud to alternate storage, and ditch this broken app. What a hassle. What a shame.
Ridiculous!!!
by D_dixon1400 on 2020/10/25 16:46
It’s one thing to be constantly annoyed to get me to upgrade to the paid subscription, but to COMPLETELY ruin the user experience for people that have chosen not to upgrade is RIDICULOUS! I was FORCED to sign out of the app without the ability to use it to take notes during church because I purchased a new phone and apparently exceeded the limit of times to unsync a device for the month, which in itself is ridiculous. I understand Evernote has to monetize, but it should be understood that some people just don’t need the premium features and they shouldn’t be penalized for that. Please consider your approach to convince people to upgrade because the current methods are pretty horrible and now I’m considering another app altogether.
Currently unusable with the most recent update
by wskitties93 on 2020/10/25 15:52
Loved this app before and used it quite often. With the most recent update, it is unusable sadly. I am unable to navigate past the screen outlining the new features, so I can’t see my notes and have to use the desktop version of Evernote to access them, which is less convenient. I am looking forward to being able to change my rating with these bugs removed and I can use the app again, because I really liked the app previously. Right now, I can’t offer anything positive because I can’t even access my notes.
Evernote for iPhone was great, until recent update
by Rickjames1972 on 2020/10/25 15:41
The new update looks great and has an improved look and feel to it. However, now I can no longer e-mail my notes from Evernote, I can only email shareable links and even that is sloppy. This is a horrible change that needs to be corrected ASAP, or I’m going to move to another product, which I really don’t want to do, where I’ve been a Premium user since 2013 and an ECL as well, for many years. Evernote may lose me and my loyal followers, if this isn’t corrected quickly.
Article titles and tags GONE ugh
by kschneeb on 2020/10/25 15:35
I am so frustrated with this update. I save tons of recipes from social media, etc— definitely my biggest use of the app. The update does not copy the title automatically, nor does it allow you to add tags—crucial for finding or choosing recipes later—before saving. Also, yesterday none of the things I thought I had saved ever showed up in the app. PLEASE fix!!!
Fix your audio playback !!!
by iAMnickforrest on 2020/10/25 15:17
Upset. You guys updated your app and now it doesn’t play back my songs with full audio clarity. It has some distant tone to it... Fix it. Other then this update I have used for 6yrs and loved it. Please fix
Was a great app
by pgacccbass on 2020/10/25 13:28
**Update - I totally signed out of the app on my iPad mini and signed back in again. After taking a while to reopen the app, things seem to be working correctly again. The keyboard stays up so I can edit or enter a note or search. I used to love Evernote and depend on it for keeping important information handy and secure. However, after the update this week, I can no longer type anything into Evernote. Every time I click into an area where I should be able to type, the keyboard comes up then disappears before I can type anything! This happens when creating a new note or trying to search. If I succeed in typing a few characters the edit button flashes and the characters I typed disappear. This is making the app rather useless. I am on using the basic app on an iPad mini with iOS 14. In addition to the typing issue, it seems to take noticeably longer to log in and I had to try multiple times to successfully save a web page to Evernote. Then it took a very long time to be able to bring the web clip up when I went back and looked at it. I’m very disappointed that you’ve broken such a nice app.
New release performance issues
by Johnwk$$$ on 2020/10/25 12:55
Been a daily Evernote premium user for over 10 years. With the new release, performance is terrible. Opening of existing notes used daily is very slow. Wish I could go back to previous version as new interface is just ok. From the reviews added since your new release, you have a big problem. Can you communicate with your user base on your plans to fix? I like others use daily and depend on this for stability. I’ll begin using alternative competitor starting immediately to minimize risk that you will or can fix this.
Sketch features has issues
by iggysprint on 2020/10/25 08:14
After the recent updates, seems like the sketch feature has some bugs. Could the sketch feature allow multiple pages? That would be lovely
not good
by f0rest666 on 2020/10/25 05:06
old version is better used, I can see the meau
I use this app because I don’t know what else to use and I already paid for premium again this year.
by no name please dont be taken on 2020/10/25 04:04
New Version: I’m fine the look of the app but what happened to some of the functionality? I had my settings so that the editing of a note starts in the title section...now that has been changed and I can’t find the option to go back in the settings? Another thing is that when I add tags to a note I have to click on Search tags bar for each tag I want to include? I used to just press space bar and continue typing my other tags. I got this app because long ago I used this and decided to get back into writing and looking at my old notes. I bought premium without trying it out and found that it was a big mistake. The app has to pretty much reload where I was every time I go back to it even just for a little bit. I also see some of notes overlayed the current note I’m working on in the top. I also am. It a fan of the bottom use of putting similar notes to what I’m working on. It just makes it look cramped
Missing information
by seenitsina on 2020/10/25 04:02
After last uploading this app starting missing information insight of documents which I already save, just like a part of text for example. It’s so sad because I used Evernote starting 2013 and it never happens before. Please fix this problem, o don’t want to change app for my notes, but this is the serious reason to do that. Thank you so much for great app, I hope it will be fixed.
Buggy App, Frequent Data Loss
by AndrewL. on 2020/10/25 03:08
I decided to break my usual habit of not reviewing apps and give this one a one star due to the FREQUENT data loss that happens every single time I use this software for prolonged periods. Even after hitting the green checkmark to save my work and letting what I thought was the app sync to the cloud, this app STILL has wiped out hours of work with no fail safe copy made for data that didn’t get uploaded. Will most definitely take all of my work and cancel this poorly made and atrociously QA’ed software off my device after the subscription runs out! Do Not Buy This Product!
New & Improved no longer access
by Frmrlistener on 2020/10/25 02:51
I have many notes for my husband’s medical treatments along with recipes. They have upgraded and I can no longer access my data. I am not going to pay for something I rarely use.
Need word wrap with different font sizes/zooms
by AV Gravy on 2020/10/25 01:51
I don’t like how in iPadOS there is no way to increase the font view size. If you do the normal OS way by unpinching to zoom in, then you lose half your note off the screen. This seems like a pretty obvious fix. Are you guys working on a version specific for the iPad now?
Beware of updates
by Tim in AZ on 2020/10/25 00:30
Check box lists changed with update. Sync has issues with multiple devices.
New updates - favorites shortcut quick access
by AP33333 on 2020/10/24 23:24
I’m taking my first look at the updated app and loving what I see. However, there needs to be a shortcut button to your favorite notes on the Home Screen. I suggest placing it at the bottom of the screen for easy access with one hand. Please!
Recent udapte is not good
by statzharlembeatz on 2020/10/24 22:13
This recent update is not good. It’s makes the app slower. Audio notes have lower quality playing back. Freezes up a lot. This was my go-to before this update. And the new look ain’t it. There’s a lesson in this. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” Please can you guys cone back to grace? I’ve been using Evernote for 7+ years now. This is wack!
It's awesome - but this latest iPhone app is terrible
by bjams on 2020/10/24 22:11
Crashing, fails to record edits, can’t add photos. Please let me go back to a prior version! 🙁
Excellent Previous Version, Terrible New Photo Capture
by E C G M on 2020/10/24 21:51
Truly a terrible app update. Been using Evernote for years and this makes my use of it notably harder. I now need to take photos in Genius Scan and import them. Not a great move for an excellent product overall.
Widget
by Ajplaysdrums on 2020/10/24 21:11
Update removed the widget? Awful idea.
Change back
by Roverred on 2020/10/24 20:57
Whoever thought the new version is an improvement is WRONG. The need to enter titles on news articles make no sense. Themethod to select the notebook is cumbersome
The new update is very buggy
by Fghjffgj on 2020/10/24 19:19
Ever since the latest update, the app is extremely buggy, especially on my iPad. Drag and dropping images into a note no longer works. When I tap “tags” when creating a note, they’ll pop up and then go back down. Editing images in a note will also pop up the editing interface and then disappear again.
What is going on?
by snorqy on 2020/10/24 17:40
The app continues to try to save while editing a note. So I am constantly in and out of the note and unable to type a full sentence. An immediate patch is needed!
Can’t use the app
by Dr. Squatch on 2020/10/24 17:09
I saw Evernote updated when I opened the app and saw the screens showing the features. It looks neat. I wouldn’t know, though, because there’s no way to get rid of those screens. The arrow button doesn’t work, there’s no “X” to close it, and eventually it just crashes.
Not worth it
by Gdawg3334 on 2020/10/24 15:51
Its clear to see this was made for pc, this apps has so many problems and kinks. Every update it feels like they fix some stuff and break the rest. It cant be that hard to implement new features without messing with the other ones. Every single thing you do here can be done on google docs for free, only difference is your folders wont be called “notebooks” like in this app. Some things like being able to mark up pdfs would be a cool feature if it worked correctly. As a student who's trying to use this for school, I can say its caused more frustration than with most of my classes. V
DO NOT UPDATE - iWatch compatibility gone
by SteveRacer66 on 2020/10/24 15:47
Complete dumpster fire. Updates have all but ruined a great app. My little green elephant complication just vanished, and it's not a app recognized in the watch app on the iPhone. Lots of other broken features. BREAKS APP WITH NO WARNING. I'm Premium paid, not your Beta tester. Go find the Bear. It will eat the Elephant and you'll be happy again.
New update is HORRIBLE!
by Flycaster5 on 2020/10/24 15:21
I've been a paid subscriber to Evernote almost since they started. Was always my go to on my laptop and on my phone. This latest update makes it impossible to edit a note. When you open a note and try to make changes it highlights the entire note and there's no way to select the spot you want to add or change content. Basically makes it unusable on phone. This is a perfect example of trying to "fix" something that wasn't broken. Please roll back to prior version.
Doesn’t sync well anymore and reminders don’t work correctly
by HGoldberg on 2020/10/24 15:16
Ever since an update a short time ago, my notes now create conflicts when syncing between devices and it’s super annoying. Also since that update, my reminders don’t work correctly. And shortcuts don’t stay saved. I don’t know that I will keep paying for this every month. Syncing shared notebooks has always been an issue for us as well. This latest big update seemed to make everything worse for me.
What happened?
by Notinnj on 2020/10/24 14:59
My oft used "find" function within notes is broken. Why do I have to drill down to get to my notes "shortcut"?! Please get rid of the unnecessary "edit" button. I find that more taps are required to do the same functions that took far fewer taps with the older version. This worked fine. I appreciate the cleaner look but it messed up usability.
iOS Version Good
by spiegeje on 2020/10/24 14:20
I unwittingly downloaded the new version of Evernote after all of the pore reviews about the desktop version. I was pleasantly surprised at the functionality and look. I still have not been able to get internal links to work in the iOS version but that is not as important for my use of it with my Apple device. It is a much different story for my Windows desktop version. The reviews and demos of that version look awful.
Latest update is no bueno
by philstoneninja on 2020/10/24 13:48
I love Evernote but this latest version really made it less valuable, not more. The sketch feature which I use everyday took three steps backward with this update. Here are some specifics that has decreased my user experience. In the new version, the Apple Pencil tap switch between eraser and pen doesn’t work. The sketch is not smooth like it was before. The tool bar for sketch at the bottom makes no sense because it is covered by by wrist (move it back to the top please). Now every time I have a sketch, I have to reset the pen size whereas before, it would default to the last pen size. Please roll it back as soon as possible to restore what was working perfectly before. From the reviews from others so far, I think this version is a bust.
Terrible app
by Mad_dog9 on 2020/10/24 13:26
I have 8 years of notes, and after the app auto-updated to the newest version, none of them will load. And sometimes the app generates duplicate versions of notes that are months old, which I also can’t access. What happened?? Productivity app my a**. Does anyone know of a better app to use for note taking? Please leave it in a review here, thanks.
“Upgrade” really messed up
by BearHB on 2020/10/24 13:12
Extremely slow among a long list of problems I don’t even want to get started. Put the old version back and I’ll give five stars.
What the HELL Evernote?!
by Mons00n on 2020/10/24 13:00
Update: FORGET IT. CANCELLED MY SUBSCRIPTION & REQUESTED REFUND. Total garbage what a group of complete idiots! Got your most recent UPDATE. Seriously? It’s horrible! I used Evernote in the past as a simple shopping checklist app and now with this complete dumper fire “upgrade” check lists no longer automatically continue?! Guess this subscription will be terminated now. You just ruined a powerful & useful tool for NO reason at all.
I’m done with Evernote
by ndlex on 2020/10/24 12:11
I’m a long time paid subscriber but I’m done after this last major update. The one thing you need to get right is speed and reliability, and it’s now awful. Opening a note on iPhone takes forever. It just sits at white screen trying to open a note. It’s awful. I’m switching to Apple Notes. I’m giving up a few things but I can’t rely on Evernote. This company has lost it’s way and failed to realize people pay a subscription because they rely on their product, and they failed. Apple Notes has no subscription fees and it’s fast.
No Printing
by Deon82 on 2020/10/24 12:09
Loved this app since 2014. I use it every single day. Printing is a fundamental feature. And now it is gone. Please restore this feature.
Now completely unusable. GARBAGE!!!
by British James on 2020/10/24 11:55
Now completely unusable. I’ve been with you guys for years you completely let us down. I don’t appreciate my business being used to beta test your crap software. Evernote is now complete garbage do not buy
Sync issue since last update
by MimikaSB on 2020/10/24 11:36
I’ve been using for many years. Update has good features but please put sync button and paste date/time synced back in view. IPhone to Windows NOT syncing consistently
Stop bugging me to update
by James Baxter on 2020/10/24 07:01
Every few days I get a notification from the Evernote app that I should download the latest version. I’m *always* running the latest version. That’s the entire point of the App Store. I’m a paying customer. Stop annoying your customers with unnecessary notifications. I’ve been a subscriber for ten years. You don’t want to lose me to one of your capable competitors over something trivial like this. Get your act together, Evernote.
October 2020 Update slow & removed Apple Watch app
by 4dview on 2020/10/24 05:45
Premium user for years and am not happy with this update. It is now very slow and my Apple Watch version of the app has been removed and no longer available. Why do this to your users? Prior to this update would have been solid 4-5 stars.
FIX UPDATE ON IPHONE
by steez0s on 2020/10/24 04:42
Good all around on computer but on iPhone now you can’t scroll and click to edit schedule you have to drag the pointer thing please fix also more conflicting changes and it’s hard to tell which one
Upgrade is worse! Really?!??!
by Devans63014 on 2020/10/24 04:25
So I’m an Apple user. The new upgrade does not pull the article title, so I have to remember to copy and paste it myself. You call this better?????? Nope! Give me the prior version PLEASE!
Update issue
by Rocio Treviño on 2020/10/24 04:01
With the new update it does not show you when someone else is editing and causes issues in the file. Please fix it
Awful!!! What happened???
by Traveling_Matt on 2020/10/24 03:24
Why does Evernote no longer pull in titles of articles I save from the browser, nor give me the option to add tags??? What a giant step BACKWARD!!!
Latest update ruined a good app
by Rae Ray Rachel on 2020/10/24 02:45
I use Evernote to build an archive of articles to use for teaching. I used to be able to save and tag them from Safari itself. Now the web clipper on iOS is absolutely useless. It doesn’t save the text of the web page; you can no longer tag what you’re saving; and it doesn’t automatically import the title. What is the point of Evernote if I can’t clip web pages?? This is awful. Don’t give them money.
Terrible update
by License Plate Three on 2020/10/24 01:24
1. The new update got rid of the short cut view that allowed to view and navigate by looking solely at the shortcut notes, i.e. the starred notes. I used to only view the starred notes and to star the notes that mattered so that I could consistenly view them. This functioned as a way to view all the notes that mattered, no matter what notebooks they were in. I'll need to find a new way to organize, or tag my notes to be able to consistently see the ones that matter across notebooks. It's frustrating that designers of apps are so out of touch with users that they don't see which features matter, why they matter, and how different people actually use the app. 2. In the new update photos taken in the app are not automatically saved to the camera roll. In general the handling of photos in the app in this new update is worse than it was.
Beyond unusable
by leincetta on 2020/10/23 23:33
With a 200mb wifi connection, the app is taking me 30 seconds to load one single text note. The fun part is that sometimes it doesn’t even load at all and you realize you’ve been staring at a blank screen for the past minute or so. Can’t believe I’m paying $8 plus taxes a month for something that can’t accomplish anything.
Garbage New Update
by barblibrarian on 2020/10/23 23:25
I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I am that Evernote would install such a garbage piece of software for people who pay good money to use the app. I have been using this for 12 years and now find the features I relied on when building my notes are missing. I can’t believe they would do this. I have 2600 notes and now can’t search. The whole reason I used Evernote was for the ability to search multiple tags and I can’t use it anymore.
Broken since the last update
by Capt_Lone_Starr on 2020/10/23 23:09
I have been using Evernote since 2009 and this is the first time that I have been completely disappointed by this product. The new and updated app simply is broken. Every time I have opened the app since the update it has failed in some way. I’d steer clear of this app until they iron out the app-breaking bugs.
Wow
by upsetcusty on 2020/10/23 22:36
I've been using Evernote for ages. I have countless important notes and documents saved there. Now i can't even get past the prompt where it tells me about the new update ☠️
Everything's good until the most recent update
by Shake it1765 on 2020/10/23 22:35
I have been using Evernote for a few years and this has been the only note app I've used. Everything is excellent until I updated the app yesterday. Biggest mistake ever. The app is much slower and I'm not the biggest fan of the new layout. Why would you fix something not broken and make it worse....
Bad update
by minaaakfkfkkkkr on 2020/10/23 21:55
Every time I open it , it shows Note conflict error.
Update ruined all
by mokuame on 2020/10/23 21:11
Can’t believe the speed is sooooo slow!
HORRIBLE UPDATE!
by Jhllll on 2020/10/23 21:08
I have been a user for years and I have never seen something so horrible and such an incompetent upgrade, it crashes all the time!
Not working
by malucci1994 on 2020/10/23 20:55
Apparently they did an upgrade on Evernote which is causing me nothing but trouble because as soon as I try to acces the app they show all this new features and then instantly the screen freezes and closes the app . All my work saved on that app have been lost .
The New Evernote is Junk!
by MCE Sooner on 2020/10/23 20:55
Evernote has been one of my most utilized apps and always tell my friends about its usefulness. However, I recently upgraded the app and it is totally unreliable! I could always count on it working no matter the device I was using. Now since the upgrade, I cannot use on my laptop, iPad and iPhone. The Developers totally got the upgrade wrong! #JUNK
Latest update doesn’t work
by LesMcP on 2020/10/23 20:35
Latest iPhone update does not work on iPhone 7 Plus. Open the app, it freezes up every time. Used to love this app, guess it’s finally time to move to One Note.
Thumbs down for new version
by Bsktlisa on 2020/10/23 20:11
I hate the new version on iPad, please bring back the style where the folders are fixed on the left pane.
Latest Update is Poor
by Dominosix54 on 2020/10/23 19:56
With the latest update much of the functionality has been undermined or hidden in much harder to find places. I have used the Ap for years and am dropping it after the latest “update.”
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!
App going downhill
by Bernadette Minton on 2019/12/15 20:40
I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
Life-Saver for Schoolwork!
by Anxious&Obsessed on 2020/04/11 06:45
I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
Desktop App Needs Better Security
by Mark Nosrati on 2019/09/23 06:46
I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
My regular program, some stuff I want to warn people of
by Avatarnessdogwhatever on 2020/05/24 05:22
Okay I just want to start out saying that this app is the best I’ve ever used. It’s the only app I go to anymore, and it has a lot of space. But there are a few problems I’d like to talk about, because this is something people need to know and I hope the creators fix this. I was putting a 41 second long video on a note, and then it said it wouldn’t sync because I had reached my limit for the month. LIMIT FOR THE MONTH. I’ve used five writing programs other than this and not one of them had that. It’s just... not very helpful for those who want to write. Putting the video in the note at all was also very frustrating. You have to put the video in a file and then attach the file to the note. You can’t just directly add the video. When you upgrade it, you still have a monthly limit. You can put more stuff on, but it doesn’t go away. If you were going to make the maximum larger, why not just go ahead and get rid of it? It would make everything SO much easier. In conclusion, it’s a great program that I’ve been using for a few years now, but it’s flawed. You definitely want this app.
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.
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.
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.
Evernote Remains Tone Def & Continues to Ignore Their Fan Base
by omnizen on 2019/09/29 15:27
Beloved Evernote! You have so gone astray. Eagerly waiting to see how the new changes in leadership and team at large would impact the future developments of the IOS app and Evernote app at large, I must say it’s been an underwhelming experience. It’s great to see the direction Evernote is going and vision. At the same time, the IOS app continues to suffer the pain staking issues. This app once was my go to all things productivity and business app but has grown to be such a crusting tool to use that I can no longer support a company that continues to ignore and refuse to listen to the requests fans and supports alike have been begging for. In a time of industry disruption and competition, it’s hard for me to see Evernote being able to keep and attract new customers to their platform while being gone def to the user base needs/requests. Me personally this rant has been building up. The lack of usability, reliability and restriction on the IOS platform mainly, has been the biggest frustration. At this point I feel the company just isn’t competitive enough nor is in tune with the user base to make the necessary course corrections to deliver a product that makes work and life easier. This brand and app have really taken a turn off the beaten path and into the abis.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue
by ChrisLee_38 on 2020/02/22 13:31
I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
Wonderful app—watch consistency limited and spotty.
by gvmanderson7 on 2020/02/27 01:33
Love the app. Interface is amazing. Connectivity superb. However, there are only 20 spaces for notes available on the watch, and when you have 200 or so, that’s just not convenient. Also, though I have not submitted a customer service request and that may negate many individuals opinions and the value they place in this review, this is something that has manifested through multiple Apple Watch updates: the app on the watch will simply open up and show no notes. None whatsoever. I have tried syncing the app, I have tried updating the app, closing the app on the watch and phone and restarting both the watch and the phone...no dice. Definitely a minute bug that could be fixed and bring the Evernote app up to full potential. That and expand the number of notes available on the watch and make the search feature more effective as it has never found a note I was looking for when I used the voice command. But again, love the app, LOVE the app, just a few tweaks and we’re golden.
No customer service
by SoonerAce on 2017/10/05 15:47
So I've been using Evernote for over three years now and I really do love some of its features. However, two things really grind my gears. 1) When they changed to basic free accounts vs. paid upgrade accounts, we lost the ability to access on all devices as they limited basic users to two devices. I have it on my phone & laptop, so I can't have the app on my tablet. So I tried to access through the browser on my tablet and it wasn't "formatted" for that kind of access. Now it just forces you to the app store. Beyond irritating. 2) There's ZERO customer service. As a basic user, your only option is the user forum which has too many posts to read, and it's just users - not Evernote help desk. So how some rando user is supposed to answer my account-specific issue is beyond me. Not only that, but from what I see in the forums from paid users, Evernote takes weeks to respond to inquiries, if at all. So what's the point of upgrading to paid service? I don't understand how they run a successful user-based business without supporting the users. It's really disappointing because when functioning properly, it's a great product.
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.
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?
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!
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.
My most useful—and most flawed—app
by spcorcor on 2019/10/30 21:52
I have used Evernote as a paid user for almost its entire lifespan (>10 years). I use its desktop and iOS apps for nearly everything in my work and personal life. It is a wonderful tool. That said, Evernote is falling further and further behind its competition. The app is incredibly buggy and is in desperate need of a modernization and overhaul. Evernote has been promising this for years, but I wonder if that day will ever come. The current version in iOS 13.2 has one major bug that makes it *incredibly* difficult to use. If you are working in/on a note and move away from it for any amount of time—say to read an email, copy content from a web browser, or your auto-lock kicks in—you lose your place when you return to Evernote. At best, EN reloads your note and takes you to the top of the note when you return to it. At worst, EN takes you back to the “all notes” list where you have you navigate back to the note you were working in and find your place. This goes against all principles of basic multi-tasking and is a major productivity killer. My rating will be stuck at one star until this serious issue is resolved.
Security Breach - Please Read!
by JN896059 on 2020/07/24 21:53
This is a long review, but please read it before considering using Evernote. I have used Evernote for several years under the impression that information was secure. However, I received an email today telling me that someone had accessed my account in Brazil. After changing my password and looking into it, it shows a list of applications and ways that my account has been accessed since I opened the account in 2013. It shows that individuals from several different countries have been able to access and have accessed my account via phone as well as through the web. My account had been accessed several times within the last two months. I have never received a notification prior to today letting me know that my account was logged into in from an unfamiliar location or device. I have had several other apps/accounts that have been hacked over the last few months and many of the passwords to these accounts were listed in Evernote. Evernote is NOT secure. They do not monitor activity on your account nor do they alert you of potential hacking. I have chosen to delete my account and reset all information that was located in.
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.
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.
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.
My ADHD Brain Loves Evernote.
by 73niki on 2020/10/20 14:30
I put everything in Evernote. Before I would write things on scraps of paper, sticky notes, e-notes in various platforms, and in emails. Everything was somewhere but I could not reliably access anything ever. Then Evernote came into my life in 2012 and since then, I just stuff it with absolutely everything. And it might not be orthodox but I started with different notebooks but for the last 5 plus years I just use one notebook. The search option is just so good that I don’t find the need to use more than 1. Also I love that I can email my evernote anything as well. Big huge advantage since Important stuff in my email really belongs i. Evernote so it just makes it super easy. Last, love that you accept basically any format of a note — discrete text, image, attachment like PDF, and voice are the ones I use often. Thank you so much for creating this wonderful app and please do not ever stop!!
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.
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!
What were they thinking?
by Lehua10 on 2020/10/03 19:29
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, but nowhere to narrow down by tags. To sea h 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?
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.
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!
Overall still the Best Note App
by heathrulez 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
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.
Evernote
by stevelikecheese on 2019/12/05 03:29
Okay so I’ve had Evernote for a while now and I’ve loved writing everything I need to on it, but there’s no option to contact customer service without paying for the upgrades, which I think is ridiculous. I’ll admit I stupidly put in the wrong email while making my account... but you’d think they’d have a confirmation before accepting your account. Then I lost my password and can’t change it since the emails wrong. Annoyingly you can’t change the email with out the password so what am I supposed to do to get the information on the account I’ve used for three years? Though I’ll say my brains didn’t help the situation... customer service should be an option and there should be other ways around my problem and other people’s when they run into a dire pickle. The app itself I really like but settings and login plus the customer service I feel could make some improvements.
Forced to upgrade
by _concerned_user on 2019/07/23 19:43
I'm not a fan of forcing people to upgrade. Sure, it may be a strategy for your company to grow. But remember that you're working with people. I have been using Evernote for 7 years, and just went on today to access notes on my phone and was told I now need to upgrade to continue to have access to my notes on multiple devices. I have literally always been able to access my evernote on my phone and on my computer/tablet. A feature that was always a feature has now been taken away. I can unsync my other device, or I can upgrade to keep it on my devices. Not a fan. I've purchased an upgraded version in the past, and it was not worth it. And what stinks is now I have literally YEARS of notes and journals and voice memos SAVED in my evernote that it would take forever just to transfer it all somewhere else. I feel like my hand is being forced, and I don't agree with that. Maybe charge new people? Grandfather in the old?
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.
A Bit Frustrated
by tamig000 on 2018/01/08 14:47
I use this app all the time. It’s a way for my husband and I to share ideas about vacations and to-do lists. However, it recently stopped letting me sync. If you don’t sync and open a note that was updated by another user it “modifies” the note in the worst way. I also am not able to get notifications from the app anymore either, which is especially annoying when my husband is trying to chat with me through the app. So I thought I would reach out to customer service to troubleshoot beyond their recommendations on their site. Since I’m not a paying customer I cannot submit a ticket. This is especially frustrating. They are sending a message that their non-paying customers aren’t important. I don’t want to look for another app with similar functions, but I may be forced to if they can’t fix the bugs.
For old software, it’s surprisingly immature
by emmgee53 on 2017/12/27 04:05
I’ve used Evernote since it’s early days. Honestly I would have a hard time living without it. But it’s surprisingly quirky for such an old product. For example the iPhone, iPad, and PC versions seem like they came from different companies. I couldn’t tell you how to search via tag on my iPad but it’s simple on the PC. I started with Evernote on the Mac and recently switched to the PC. It was pretty different. Why? The editor is basic which is fine but it’s too basic. Creating tables is too hard. There should be more formatting options. And the dictionary is odd. Add something to the dictionary and the red underline doesn’t go away. And why doesnt the Windows version support touch screens? It’s a great concept. I love the web clipper. I’m glad to be able to access my notes on different devices. But I wish it worked more consistently across those devices. I wish I had more formatting options.
A tool to centralize all my tasks and notes
by jsejean on 2019/03/09 17:03
With the multiple insufficiencies of outlook for Mac - that we use at a group level, Evernote is my perfect tool for keeping ALL my tasks in the same place, from emails to answer, tasks I create, etc. I forward emails to my Evernote account several times a day to schedule the time to answer (could you add a function where we choose the default notebook to send email reminders to avoid the ‘@‘ step and set that, if no date is mentioned, the default is tomorrow?). I also have the comfort of having my notes everywhere with me on a handwritten format. I used to be a fan of paper notebooks but was losing them all. Solved now! Finally the scan document function is incredible and allows me to manage all my legal scanned contracts in the best possible way. WELL DONE team Evernote.
Mostly works, but syncing is unreliable
by lilmissboyscout on 2019/01/29 17:21
I’m happy with Evernote most of the time, but when Evernote syncing fails, it’s incredible frustrating. I have been using Evernote since 2014. Most of the time, it works great, but oftentimes (and seemingly random), when I input information into the mobile app, it won’t sync with the web app, and when I open the web app, all the information is gone. It reverts back to the prior version and there’s no way to get it back or view past versions. I have written a lot of information at times that cannot be replicated, and randomly it’s just gone. I have experienced this issue since 2016, so I have started backing up everything into Google Drive. I would never use Evernote to store anything that really mattered and am considering discontinuing my use of this app, since having to back up all the information that’s supposed to sync properly the first time around is a waste of time.
Still getting used to the new update
by waselreins on 2020/10/23 15:13
I’m reading through all the negative reviews and am checking if I’m having the same problems and I’m grateful that I don’t. The new app is fast and mine is not crashing at all. I’m still getting used to the layout. I remember ages ago we used to have the card view and I loved it. I was so mad when it was removed and we switched to the three image preview. Now I got used to that and I miss the three image previews. I’m sure it won’t bother me after some time. One problem I noticed: when I do a search, results are sorted by date updated. Can I sort by date created? This is important for documents and receipts so I see the most recent stuff first. Other than that everything is working super smoothly for me. I’ve been using Evernote for 10 years and I love it.
Mostly useful
by Ted E. B. on 2019/04/09 16:03
I think the best thing about this app is its ability to scan text on images and allow you to search that text. Years ago this seemed too advanced for my average self to obtain, but here it is. You can scan images on scannable and send them to Evernote, and bam, searchable document. You can organize all your junk and clear out the paper mess in your junk drawer. That said, I’m not using it anymore. You can’t scan the front and back of a business card at the same time, and if you want to add the back afterwards, you can’t use an image on your phone. You can’t copy an image from a business card and paste it to another. Basic editing of a note seems like a basic function to me. Why wouldn’t you be able to edit a note? The image scan is great, but I still need basic functions. Sometimes you need to use a workaround, but if the workaround fails then you get frustrated. I did.
Makes iPad useful input device for Windows PCs
by Rodger584 on 2018/07/26 14:50
Normally an iPad is used as a display device and sometimes as a controller. It can be used as a camera, but is usually too bulky. Using the notes feature, in conjunction with the editing features of the iPad camera system and the location detection, Evernote can create very useful documents that can be used on the PC. Management is enhanced by the ability to search for text or OCR images on the server. Forcing synchronization is also a useful management tool although I often have trouble with synchronization on the PC. The inability to control font size on the text entered on the iPad is still a problem. As new versions are released, the user interface seems to change, requiring retraining without any help. Additionally, the user interface on the various platforms appears to becoming so different that it interferes with interoperability.
Keeps getting worse
by da_dariusz on 2020/10/23 04:49
I have had Evernote since 2016. It used to be a pretty functional app, great for taking notes, keeping to do lists, and clipping articles and news from the web for later. It’s getting gradually worse and worse, especially with rendering and editing. The focus will jump around like crazy when you’re trying to select something to change, deleting one space may cause the entire note to change drastically (probably since there’s some weird behavior for resolving web HTML and Evernote’s internal formatting). I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro Max and on the latest app update, I was editing some webclip and the app was pretty much frozen. If you search by tag, you have to click on the small magnifying glass icon, touching the autocompleted phrase does nothing. I can only recommend this app if you’re keeping the most simple notes, with basic formatting; or dealing with basic images you don’t really care about, since they may get corrupted/broken.
Once a great app, now a hopeless mess
by Eric Grey on 2019/10/29 14:04
I used Evernote from the beginning. I had paid accounts, I had a Business account, and I used to run a blog that focused on using Evernote for running a medical practice. Now, I cannot recommend the app to anyone - and I won’t be telling them to wait around until the issues are fixed. Why? Because Evernote’s leadership has absolutely no interest in responding to the needs of its countless users giving them free user testing information for this past couple of years. If you don’t respond to users, you don’t get new users. For those of you who are saying that you tried OneNote and didn’t like it - yes - that’s because OneNote is also a terrible mess. If you want an app that really works, try Devonthink. While it’s a more complicated piece of software, and a little less shiny in UI, it works extremely well and the in-built AI makes search nearly psychic in its accuracy. Sorry, Evernote. You can only screw up so many times before you completely alienate your users. Really sad.
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Evernote - Notes Organizer
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Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Find information fast. Share notes with anyone. From meetings and projects to web pages and to-do lists—with Evernote, everything’s in one place. Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can tackle action items on the go. Express yourself clearly with easy-to-use formatting options, and find what you need quickly with filtered searches and results as you type. --- “Use Evernote as the place you put everything… Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote” – The New York Times “When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag --- CAPTURE IDEAS • Write, collect, and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, checklists, and to-do lists. It’s the only organizer you need. • Keep journals capturing the events and milestones of your daily life. • Clip interesting articles and web pages to read or use later. • Add different types of content to your notes: text, sketches, photos, audio, web clippings, and more. • Use the camera to effortlessly scan, digitize, and organize your paper documents, business cards, whiteboards, handwritten notes, and drawings. • Attach docs, PDFs, photos, and audio. GET ORGANIZED • Create separate notebooks to organize your receipts, bills, and invoices. • Find anything fast—Evernote's powerful search can even find text in images and handwritten notes. • Set reminders to keep on top of activities and write to-do lists. ACCESS ANYWHERE • Sync your notes and notebooks automatically across any computer, phone, or tablet. • Start your work on one device and continue on another without missing a beat. • Share your notes and notebooks with your friends, colleagues, or family. EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE • Make personal to-do lists to keep your thoughts organized. • Go paperless by scanning receipts and important documents. • Save all of your travel documents, articles, and notes in one place. • Plan events such as holidays, weddings, and parties. • Use Evernote as a planner to organize your life and stay on task. • Capture ideas and inspiration on the go. EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS • Keep everyone up to date by capturing meeting notes and sharing notebooks with your team. • Use it as your ultimate planner and organizer at work. • Annotate documents during team meetings, then share with colleagues. EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION • Keep up with lecture notes so you don’t miss important details. • Use it as a planner and organizer to keep track of lecture notes, exams, and assignments. • Create different notebooks and planners for each class and keep everything organized. • Clip and highlight articles from the web for research papers or class projects. • Discuss and annotate notes, files, and essay drafts. --- Also available from Evernote: EVERNOTE PREMIUM • 10 GB of new uploads each month • Unlimited number of devices • Access your notes and notebooks offline • Save emails to Evernote • Search inside Office docs and attachments • Annotate PDFs • Scan and digitize business cards $7.99 monthly, $69.99 annually -- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Where applicable, your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may not be cancelled for refund except as provided in Evernote's Commercial Terms. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. --- Privacy Policy: https://evernote.com/legal/privacy.php Terms of Service: https://evernote.com/legal/tos.php Commercial terms: https://evernote.com/legal/commercial-terms
New version is not ok
by staticstray on 2020/10/27 07:48
The new layout is ugly and so much worse to navigate. It doesn’t make any sense. It crashes and I lose stuff. Y’all were perfect for years. Why the change? I rely on this app everyday and now it is so frustrating. This update feels so unnecessary and disheartening.
Bugs!
by peteshndl on 2020/10/27 06:21
I have used Evernote for many years and although I have had issues occasionally, their support is usually responsive and helpful. Because it’s been a helpful way to keep track of projects, etc, I finally started subscribing. They just did a major overhaul and changed Evernote’s appearance. I am running into bugs and although I have had several replies from support asking me for more information and screen shots, no one has gotten back to me a second time. You might want to hold off on subscribing until they get the app running correctly.
Disastrous update
by aledalgrande on 2020/10/27 06:06
Really dislike this dumb update! Now it takes more taps to change notebook and on creation you are forced to use the current one. Also the update create a bunch of boxes around the styled text I pasted in the past. And now I cannot copy paste styled text any more! Time to find an alternative, after years. Don’t just update your app to give work to your designers.
Super slow and buggy after update
by y///i on 2020/10/27 03:23
No longer a "productivity" app. It makes me very unproductive.
Oct 2020 update no bueno
by Dankimball2 on 2020/10/27 02:05
Well, everything stopped working after this update. I cannot tag my notes, hyperlinks to email and phone from business cards don’t work, automatic updates after making edits to notes don’t work, and the app is generally sluggish and freezes quite a bit. I like the look and the new navigation options look promising, but useless until the geeks polish this new update up to a functioning program for iOS
Don't bother, less functional
by touchmebabe on 2020/10/27 00:40
If you don’t already use Evernote, skip it.
Latest upgrade broke Evernote
by WernerSpike on 2020/10/26 22:22
I liked using Evernote for its universal usability (on my Apple devices as well as on PCs). The latest upgrade broke usability on Apple. I simply can not open any notes anymore. If you are looking at downloading this app or purchasing, hold off for now (writing this note end of October 2020) and watch if a future app update has fixed the issues.
Used to be essential tool
by Right Wing Nutter on 2020/10/26 22:14
The recent rebuild “from the bottom up” is a big bust as far as I’m concerned. Two specifics. A checkbox is one of of the start of line options. I use these all the time for shopping and task completion lists. I used to be able to start the line from the toolbar on top of the keyboard. Now it’s an option under a “+” on the toolbar. I could put up with that, but it used to be that when I finished a line I could tap “return” and start a new checkbox line. Now the default is a normal line and I have to two tap to get a new checkbox every time. That is not an improvement. I have several encrypted text notes. Once I entered the password to view the note I could search within the note just as I could within a normal note. Search within a decrypted note no longer works. At all. The entire search within a note process is clunky compared to what it was.
New version
by nsifuensnd on 2020/10/26 20:55
I’ve been a huge fan of Evernote for a few years now. I want to love the new version but it’s buggy. My old notes are not consistently syncing between devices and sometimes my edits just disappear. Please fix.
Disappointed with how it works with Apple products
by JEDC on 2020/10/26 20:43
Until recently I was able to share links, web pages, etc., with Evernote and it allowed me to select a tag at that time and usually had a title for the note. Now there is no tagging option when creating the note through the share feature, nor does it automatically put in the title. This makes it much less for organizing online research.
No longer works
by Popsicle Mom on 2020/10/26 18:15
I’ve used Evernote for years and loved it until last week. My app auto updated and no longer works. When I open it I can only see the “new” features intro. It won’t advance and automatically quits and shuts down after 10 seconds. I’m really hoping I haven’t lost my years of files I have saved (assuming I can ever get it opened up and logged back in).
Horrible!
by It won't work on 2020/10/26 18:04
I can’t even use this newest upgraded Evernote. Very cumbersome. List entries. Harder to add notes and search for notes. Useless to me and a great loss of valuable info and years of entries. ☹️
Suddenly Unusable
by Holly Heresy on 2020/10/26 16:56
I’ve used Evernote for everything in my life since 2013. I put my school notes on here, my creative writing, my journal, my work notes, the poetry that inspires me - literally everything. It has been my bedrock, my favorite app everywhere. It is installed on every single device I own. I happily pay for premium, because to me, it was 100% WORTH IT. But with this latest update, suddenly my notebooks are unsortable, my notes always appearing from order of earliest creation, no matter how I click the options. My new notes no longer save, instead appearing as a series of blank untitled notes each minute I was typing, while the note I actually tried to write disappears into the void. Syncing across devices also appears to have gone strange. This needs to be fixed ASAP.
Latest update has broken it on mobile
by JamesHigginsMusic on 2020/10/26 16:29
I use Ever ore on my phone a lot in order to take notes while I work away from my desk. With the latest updates on mobile and desktop, the mobile app no longer updates notes. If I update a note from the desktop app, I have to force close the mobile app for it to sync the new changes over. So 3 stars because now it’s almost useless on mobile but still mostly useful on desktop.
Last update ruined this app
by Trcsaz on 2020/10/26 16:23
Checklist function is broken, constantly making copies of notes due to conflicts when I’ve not changed my using habits. All this cause y’all wanted to make the app look pretty. Some people prefer utility over cosmetics when it comes to an utility app.
Backup Capabilities Are Now Crippled
by davearns on 2020/10/26 15:53
The main reason I started using Evernote instead of other products is the ease with which I was able to make backups of my notes: Select All, Export Notes, specify a file name, and I’m done. With the new version, this capability is crippled, as I can only select (and therefore back up) 50 notes at a time now. Since I have 283 notes at the moment, this requires six passes to make one backup! Why would you damage the user-friendliness and usability so severely? Why would you make it so difficult to make backups?
Terrible customer support
by Gamerz5566 on 2020/10/26 15:32
I have been using Evernote since 2011 personally and as a business since 2015 and they have never been very good at customer support. This last upgrade is the worst! Not only can you not reach out using the online chat or call them for help, when you click on their help support link to email them, it logs you out and sends you back through a loop of logging in to only send you back to the email support link. This is absolutely unbelievable that you would roll out a product without proper customer support. My business will be finding other options to replace Evernote.
Update has problems
by Jeff.Mcc on 2020/10/26 13:55
I love Evernote and have used it for years. I love the ability to record notes of varying kinds, to tag them and organize them into folders, and to see my notes across various devices. It really has been a great product for me. The most recent update (October 2020) seems to have a serious bug, and I’m having a hard time finding a way to report it (I think the bug reporting process needs to be easier). Anyway, with the new update, I’m having trouble accessing and editing my notes. When I select a note from the list of notes, it often doesn’t show up for me to edit or read. Sometimes it does but very slowly, and other times I just stare at a blank screen for several seconds and then give up. This, to me, is a serious flaw and could be a deal killer.
Not usable after the most recent update
by Summeryeah on 2020/10/26 10:51
I have ios 13.4 on my ipad. After the most recent update, I cannot search or type in any note due to “ghost touch” problem in Evernote: The keyboard will be on and off randomly and the interface switches automatically before I can touch anything. This only happens in the updated Evernote and not in any other app on my ipad, and not in the previous versions of Evernote. Now the app is completely unusable.
Unstable on iPad
by Cavguynco on 2020/10/26 10:15
The “new”Evernote is awful on my iPad. I was going through my notes and, literally, I was able to count to twenty before it opened the next note. Frankly, Evernote has been unstable on my iPad for a while. It used to work so well and it works great on my iPhone, but I use my iPad for taking notes
Terrible
by Cyber2-71 on 2020/10/26 09:40
Please fix this app. I paid a lot of money for this service. The new app is terrible. Slow and hard to navigate. Go back to the old app. I wish I never upgraded. I can no longer print from the app. Very bad, very bad. I’ve been with evernote since 2011. This is the worse. You people ruined my favorite app. I told hundreds about this app. I’m sure they are all mad at me. GO BACK TO THE LAST VERSION FAST, LIKE NOW!
New UI / too many useless clicks
by val.novick on 2020/10/26 06:51
I have been using Evernote for 6 years. New iOS update introduced very bad UI. It has been much better in previous versions. Please return user to the list of notes after saving note. Please copy body text into the header unless the user has put something there. Synchronization doesn’t work well. You are going to lose customers with such a new update.
NEW UPDATE
by SKKSHDIDNDNDNDN on 2020/10/26 04:50
It wont save your work, and I had to restart multiple times. It also takes forever to load or even start up the app.
Broken in the latest version??
by Codeslikeagirl on 2020/10/26 04:24
I just made a new note and saved it. Returned to list view to find three empty untitled notes, one of which is apparently corrupted and can’t be deleted, none of which have the text I entered. I also had a version clash issue the other day in which it seemed as if neither version actually had the latest content, but this is much worse.
Please fix latest update!
by ljholc on 2020/10/26 01:22
For years I have relied on Notes to manage my day to day life. Now it doesn’t sync between devices and edits/ changes are lost. Notes are duplicated but none reflect changes. I’m going to have to go back to a paper notebook! Current version is unusable.
Latest update is a downgrade
by MamaTrauma on 2020/10/26 00:45
So very disappointed in the latest Evernote update for iOS both for iPhone and iPad. So much functionality has been lost in the clipper. No automatic article title loaded; you have to go back to select the title, copy it, and then paste it in place. No opportunity to tag. You have to wait until it syncs to your Evernote app, find it, and tag it in the app. When I am using Evernote to research an article I may save 20 to 40 articles per day. Now it’s taking more than twice as long to do that. Bad job Evernote!
Update is absolute garbage
by taptaptapia on 2020/10/25 22:01
This WAS a very user friendly app, now I just want to through my phone through a brick wall every time I want to use this app!! Go back to the previous version for the love of humanity!!!
update
by ivorydaisy on 2020/10/25 20:56
love the new layout!
Once again an app worked just fine until they updated it
by tombran on 2020/10/25 20:51
Can I get the old version back??? Evernote was working near perfectly on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Recently, when launching Evernote it updated my apps. Simply, it’s a mess. Takes away longer to bring up a note, crashes repeatedly when hitting the back key, there’s no easy way now to bring up a selection of notes in a tab, every time I search, like 100+ times a day, it brings up a list of notebooks, not the default notebook that I always search in and it’s multiple clicks to get what you want. You keep hitting the search button because nothing has happened in 10 secs. Then the note populates......just a mess. If I was new to Evernote and downloaded this app, I would run for the hills.
Worst update I have ever seen
by BrainBeast on 2020/10/25 20:45
The update did the following: Removed all books shared with me Re loading books was a painfully glitchy process Notebooks take forever to load, meaning I can’t access recipes for dinner tonight (they don’t load) Cannot figure out how to filter by tags now There is a giant add note pull-up button right where I want to scroll up and down New search is super confusing, but that’s most likely because none of my content is loading
Warning: New Version Eliminates Important Featured
by WmIP on 2020/10/25 20:06
The new iOS version is terrible. It doesn’t let me apply tags when I save an article from my iPhone, and it forces me to type or dictate a title instead of using the title of the article automatically. This makes iOS for iPhone largely unusable for my purposes. And even the remaining features have freezed up repeatedly. Very disappointing!
Horrible Update October 2020
by NickNack_PattyWack on 2020/10/25 20:05
Update makes app so much worse. I’ve used it for years and I don’t understand who thought this update was a good idea. It makes everything you do so much slower and more complicated. Like I have to manually press boxes instead of just pressing return as I’m typing a list. Please remove this update. The only thing that needed to be fixed before this update was the slow refresh rate after every time you close the app.
I’ve grown with it
by parthrs on 2020/10/25 18:55
I started using Evernote more than half a decade ago for Journaling. I’ve grown as a person and this app with its functionality - dark mode, convert hand written notes into photos and upload, highlighting and syncing. I wish that they either give an option for one time purchase or reduce the monthly fee for a intermediate user like me.
If they fix it it’s a 4.5 star App
by aviciouscycle on 2020/10/25 18:52
I hate this new update. It used to be easy to make lists with check boxes... now I have to click the plus icon and add each check box 1 at a time. It doesn’t even create a new check box when you hit return (like it used to) This was one of my favorite Evernote features. If it’s not fixed I’ll just go back to using Apple’s Notes. I really liked it the way it was, but unfortunately Apple automatically updates some apps. This isn’t Evernote’s fault but it’s part of the problem. Please fix this
Last update messed up the font color as well as my data
by Mike Mart on 2020/10/25 18:32
The latest update change parts of my notes to all white that if you are not careful you might thought there isnt any notes because its white you can delete it. Some parts are white fonts orhers are black. Broken when in dark mode.
Newest update suggestions
by Joshua Voiles on 2020/10/25 17:55
Long-time user. Big fan. I always appreciate the hard work that Evernote puts into making the app great, and trust that the team will give due consideration to the feedback that follows: As many have mentioned: Newest update demotes Shortcuts to the same status as any other notebook. Would be best to bring the shortcut button back to the bottom navigation for quick access. Another workflow gripe: I liked how the Title would be determined by the first sentence typed in the note (without having to type a Title separately). Minor, but saves time. Another thing I haven’t seen mentioned: the tagging process is a little clunky now. I liked how you didn’t have to search or scroll or a tag. You could type it, and it would either predict a pre-existing tag or you can just type a new one. There may be more to notice, but everything else seems smooth enough so far. Clean design, and still runs fast on an iPhone 11 Pro. Cheers!
Love this app, but the update today is not good with the Apple Pencil
by CR123456789abcdefg on 2020/10/25 17:27
I have used Evernote for years and love the features. I was taking notes this morning using my Apple Pencil and then the app updated. Please revert the sketch settings back! It’s not nearly as smooth and looks less natural. Not a fan of that!! Please change it back!!
October updates make it unusable
by EricMayiTunes on 2020/10/25 17:17
Dear Evernote leadership: Your product just worked. I opened it, and I could write. I paid money to you month after month, for eight years now, because it just works. We don’t need a fresh UI if it comes at the expense of working. Here’s a tip: if your update needed a “guided tour” that was interrupted my quick note taking when I opened the app, then perhaps the update was too much. I know between software release theory and your own pride you won’t revert back, so please, please, just make it work again.
Terrible Update
by Rickey Warbucks on 2020/10/25 17:14
Please bring back the previous version
They ruined web-clipping
by Flavinista on 2020/10/25 17:03
Their “new improved” version now does web-clipping very poorly. Instead of just saving a web-page right away, it seems to save a promise to do it later when you actually open the app. Upon opening, it does try. Usually it succeeds, but seems to take much longer than it used to before the “improvement”. Sometimes it fails. It is no longer convenient. I suppose it’s time to find an app that does the job conveniently, move my stuff from Evernote’s cloud to alternate storage, and ditch this broken app. What a hassle. What a shame.
Ridiculous!!!
by D_dixon1400 on 2020/10/25 16:46
It’s one thing to be constantly annoyed to get me to upgrade to the paid subscription, but to COMPLETELY ruin the user experience for people that have chosen not to upgrade is RIDICULOUS! I was FORCED to sign out of the app without the ability to use it to take notes during church because I purchased a new phone and apparently exceeded the limit of times to unsync a device for the month, which in itself is ridiculous. I understand Evernote has to monetize, but it should be understood that some people just don’t need the premium features and they shouldn’t be penalized for that. Please consider your approach to convince people to upgrade because the current methods are pretty horrible and now I’m considering another app altogether.
Currently unusable with the most recent update
by wskitties93 on 2020/10/25 15:52
Loved this app before and used it quite often. With the most recent update, it is unusable sadly. I am unable to navigate past the screen outlining the new features, so I can’t see my notes and have to use the desktop version of Evernote to access them, which is less convenient. I am looking forward to being able to change my rating with these bugs removed and I can use the app again, because I really liked the app previously. Right now, I can’t offer anything positive because I can’t even access my notes.
Evernote for iPhone was great, until recent update
by Rickjames1972 on 2020/10/25 15:41
The new update looks great and has an improved look and feel to it. However, now I can no longer e-mail my notes from Evernote, I can only email shareable links and even that is sloppy. This is a horrible change that needs to be corrected ASAP, or I’m going to move to another product, which I really don’t want to do, where I’ve been a Premium user since 2013 and an ECL as well, for many years. Evernote may lose me and my loyal followers, if this isn’t corrected quickly.
Article titles and tags GONE ugh
by kschneeb on 2020/10/25 15:35
I am so frustrated with this update. I save tons of recipes from social media, etc— definitely my biggest use of the app. The update does not copy the title automatically, nor does it allow you to add tags—crucial for finding or choosing recipes later—before saving. Also, yesterday none of the things I thought I had saved ever showed up in the app. PLEASE fix!!!
Fix your audio playback !!!
by iAMnickforrest on 2020/10/25 15:17
Upset. You guys updated your app and now it doesn’t play back my songs with full audio clarity. It has some distant tone to it... Fix it. Other then this update I have used for 6yrs and loved it. Please fix
Was a great app
by pgacccbass on 2020/10/25 13:28
**Update - I totally signed out of the app on my iPad mini and signed back in again. After taking a while to reopen the app, things seem to be working correctly again. The keyboard stays up so I can edit or enter a note or search. I used to love Evernote and depend on it for keeping important information handy and secure. However, after the update this week, I can no longer type anything into Evernote. Every time I click into an area where I should be able to type, the keyboard comes up then disappears before I can type anything! This happens when creating a new note or trying to search. If I succeed in typing a few characters the edit button flashes and the characters I typed disappear. This is making the app rather useless. I am on using the basic app on an iPad mini with iOS 14. In addition to the typing issue, it seems to take noticeably longer to log in and I had to try multiple times to successfully save a web page to Evernote. Then it took a very long time to be able to bring the web clip up when I went back and looked at it. I’m very disappointed that you’ve broken such a nice app.
New release performance issues
by Johnwk$$$ on 2020/10/25 12:55
Been a daily Evernote premium user for over 10 years. With the new release, performance is terrible. Opening of existing notes used daily is very slow. Wish I could go back to previous version as new interface is just ok. From the reviews added since your new release, you have a big problem. Can you communicate with your user base on your plans to fix? I like others use daily and depend on this for stability. I’ll begin using alternative competitor starting immediately to minimize risk that you will or can fix this.
Sketch features has issues
by iggysprint on 2020/10/25 08:14
After the recent updates, seems like the sketch feature has some bugs. Could the sketch feature allow multiple pages? That would be lovely
not good
by f0rest666 on 2020/10/25 05:06
old version is better used, I can see the meau
I use this app because I don’t know what else to use and I already paid for premium again this year.
by no name please dont be taken on 2020/10/25 04:04
New Version: I’m fine the look of the app but what happened to some of the functionality? I had my settings so that the editing of a note starts in the title section...now that has been changed and I can’t find the option to go back in the settings? Another thing is that when I add tags to a note I have to click on Search tags bar for each tag I want to include? I used to just press space bar and continue typing my other tags. I got this app because long ago I used this and decided to get back into writing and looking at my old notes. I bought premium without trying it out and found that it was a big mistake. The app has to pretty much reload where I was every time I go back to it even just for a little bit. I also see some of notes overlayed the current note I’m working on in the top. I also am. It a fan of the bottom use of putting similar notes to what I’m working on. It just makes it look cramped
Missing information
by seenitsina on 2020/10/25 04:02
After last uploading this app starting missing information insight of documents which I already save, just like a part of text for example. It’s so sad because I used Evernote starting 2013 and it never happens before. Please fix this problem, o don’t want to change app for my notes, but this is the serious reason to do that. Thank you so much for great app, I hope it will be fixed.
Buggy App, Frequent Data Loss
by AndrewL. on 2020/10/25 03:08
I decided to break my usual habit of not reviewing apps and give this one a one star due to the FREQUENT data loss that happens every single time I use this software for prolonged periods. Even after hitting the green checkmark to save my work and letting what I thought was the app sync to the cloud, this app STILL has wiped out hours of work with no fail safe copy made for data that didn’t get uploaded. Will most definitely take all of my work and cancel this poorly made and atrociously QA’ed software off my device after the subscription runs out! Do Not Buy This Product!
New & Improved no longer access
by Frmrlistener on 2020/10/25 02:51
I have many notes for my husband’s medical treatments along with recipes. They have upgraded and I can no longer access my data. I am not going to pay for something I rarely use.
Need word wrap with different font sizes/zooms
by AV Gravy on 2020/10/25 01:51
I don’t like how in iPadOS there is no way to increase the font view size. If you do the normal OS way by unpinching to zoom in, then you lose half your note off the screen. This seems like a pretty obvious fix. Are you guys working on a version specific for the iPad now?
Beware of updates
by Tim in AZ on 2020/10/25 00:30
Check box lists changed with update. Sync has issues with multiple devices.
New updates - favorites shortcut quick access
by AP33333 on 2020/10/24 23:24
I’m taking my first look at the updated app and loving what I see. However, there needs to be a shortcut button to your favorite notes on the Home Screen. I suggest placing it at the bottom of the screen for easy access with one hand. Please!
Recent udapte is not good
by statzharlembeatz on 2020/10/24 22:13
This recent update is not good. It’s makes the app slower. Audio notes have lower quality playing back. Freezes up a lot. This was my go-to before this update. And the new look ain’t it. There’s a lesson in this. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” Please can you guys cone back to grace? I’ve been using Evernote for 7+ years now. This is wack!
It's awesome - but this latest iPhone app is terrible
by bjams on 2020/10/24 22:11
Crashing, fails to record edits, can’t add photos. Please let me go back to a prior version! 🙁
Excellent Previous Version, Terrible New Photo Capture
by E C G M on 2020/10/24 21:51
Truly a terrible app update. Been using Evernote for years and this makes my use of it notably harder. I now need to take photos in Genius Scan and import them. Not a great move for an excellent product overall.
Widget
by Ajplaysdrums on 2020/10/24 21:11
Update removed the widget? Awful idea.
Change back
by Roverred on 2020/10/24 20:57
Whoever thought the new version is an improvement is WRONG. The need to enter titles on news articles make no sense. Themethod to select the notebook is cumbersome
The new update is very buggy
by Fghjffgj on 2020/10/24 19:19
Ever since the latest update, the app is extremely buggy, especially on my iPad. Drag and dropping images into a note no longer works. When I tap “tags” when creating a note, they’ll pop up and then go back down. Editing images in a note will also pop up the editing interface and then disappear again.
What is going on?
by snorqy on 2020/10/24 17:40
The app continues to try to save while editing a note. So I am constantly in and out of the note and unable to type a full sentence. An immediate patch is needed!
Can’t use the app
by Dr. Squatch on 2020/10/24 17:09
I saw Evernote updated when I opened the app and saw the screens showing the features. It looks neat. I wouldn’t know, though, because there’s no way to get rid of those screens. The arrow button doesn’t work, there’s no “X” to close it, and eventually it just crashes.
Not worth it
by Gdawg3334 on 2020/10/24 15:51
Its clear to see this was made for pc, this apps has so many problems and kinks. Every update it feels like they fix some stuff and break the rest. It cant be that hard to implement new features without messing with the other ones. Every single thing you do here can be done on google docs for free, only difference is your folders wont be called “notebooks” like in this app. Some things like being able to mark up pdfs would be a cool feature if it worked correctly. As a student who's trying to use this for school, I can say its caused more frustration than with most of my classes. V
DO NOT UPDATE - iWatch compatibility gone
by SteveRacer66 on 2020/10/24 15:47
Complete dumpster fire. Updates have all but ruined a great app. My little green elephant complication just vanished, and it's not a app recognized in the watch app on the iPhone. Lots of other broken features. BREAKS APP WITH NO WARNING. I'm Premium paid, not your Beta tester. Go find the Bear. It will eat the Elephant and you'll be happy again.
New update is HORRIBLE!
by Flycaster5 on 2020/10/24 15:21
I've been a paid subscriber to Evernote almost since they started. Was always my go to on my laptop and on my phone. This latest update makes it impossible to edit a note. When you open a note and try to make changes it highlights the entire note and there's no way to select the spot you want to add or change content. Basically makes it unusable on phone. This is a perfect example of trying to "fix" something that wasn't broken. Please roll back to prior version.
Doesn’t sync well anymore and reminders don’t work correctly
by HGoldberg on 2020/10/24 15:16
Ever since an update a short time ago, my notes now create conflicts when syncing between devices and it’s super annoying. Also since that update, my reminders don’t work correctly. And shortcuts don’t stay saved. I don’t know that I will keep paying for this every month. Syncing shared notebooks has always been an issue for us as well. This latest big update seemed to make everything worse for me.
What happened?
by Notinnj on 2020/10/24 14:59
My oft used "find" function within notes is broken. Why do I have to drill down to get to my notes "shortcut"?! Please get rid of the unnecessary "edit" button. I find that more taps are required to do the same functions that took far fewer taps with the older version. This worked fine. I appreciate the cleaner look but it messed up usability.
iOS Version Good
by spiegeje on 2020/10/24 14:20
I unwittingly downloaded the new version of Evernote after all of the pore reviews about the desktop version. I was pleasantly surprised at the functionality and look. I still have not been able to get internal links to work in the iOS version but that is not as important for my use of it with my Apple device. It is a much different story for my Windows desktop version. The reviews and demos of that version look awful.
Latest update is no bueno
by philstoneninja on 2020/10/24 13:48
I love Evernote but this latest version really made it less valuable, not more. The sketch feature which I use everyday took three steps backward with this update. Here are some specifics that has decreased my user experience. In the new version, the Apple Pencil tap switch between eraser and pen doesn’t work. The sketch is not smooth like it was before. The tool bar for sketch at the bottom makes no sense because it is covered by by wrist (move it back to the top please). Now every time I have a sketch, I have to reset the pen size whereas before, it would default to the last pen size. Please roll it back as soon as possible to restore what was working perfectly before. From the reviews from others so far, I think this version is a bust.
Terrible app
by Mad_dog9 on 2020/10/24 13:26
I have 8 years of notes, and after the app auto-updated to the newest version, none of them will load. And sometimes the app generates duplicate versions of notes that are months old, which I also can’t access. What happened?? Productivity app my a**. Does anyone know of a better app to use for note taking? Please leave it in a review here, thanks.
“Upgrade” really messed up
by BearHB on 2020/10/24 13:12
Extremely slow among a long list of problems I don’t even want to get started. Put the old version back and I’ll give five stars.
What the HELL Evernote?!
by Mons00n on 2020/10/24 13:00
Update: FORGET IT. CANCELLED MY SUBSCRIPTION & REQUESTED REFUND. Total garbage what a group of complete idiots! Got your most recent UPDATE. Seriously? It’s horrible! I used Evernote in the past as a simple shopping checklist app and now with this complete dumper fire “upgrade” check lists no longer automatically continue?! Guess this subscription will be terminated now. You just ruined a powerful & useful tool for NO reason at all.
I’m done with Evernote
by ndlex on 2020/10/24 12:11
I’m a long time paid subscriber but I’m done after this last major update. The one thing you need to get right is speed and reliability, and it’s now awful. Opening a note on iPhone takes forever. It just sits at white screen trying to open a note. It’s awful. I’m switching to Apple Notes. I’m giving up a few things but I can’t rely on Evernote. This company has lost it’s way and failed to realize people pay a subscription because they rely on their product, and they failed. Apple Notes has no subscription fees and it’s fast.
No Printing
by Deon82 on 2020/10/24 12:09
Loved this app since 2014. I use it every single day. Printing is a fundamental feature. And now it is gone. Please restore this feature.
Now completely unusable. GARBAGE!!!
by British James on 2020/10/24 11:55
Now completely unusable. I’ve been with you guys for years you completely let us down. I don’t appreciate my business being used to beta test your crap software. Evernote is now complete garbage do not buy
Sync issue since last update
by MimikaSB on 2020/10/24 11:36
I’ve been using for many years. Update has good features but please put sync button and paste date/time synced back in view. IPhone to Windows NOT syncing consistently
Stop bugging me to update
by James Baxter on 2020/10/24 07:01
Every few days I get a notification from the Evernote app that I should download the latest version. I’m *always* running the latest version. That’s the entire point of the App Store. I’m a paying customer. Stop annoying your customers with unnecessary notifications. I’ve been a subscriber for ten years. You don’t want to lose me to one of your capable competitors over something trivial like this. Get your act together, Evernote.
October 2020 Update slow & removed Apple Watch app
by 4dview on 2020/10/24 05:45
Premium user for years and am not happy with this update. It is now very slow and my Apple Watch version of the app has been removed and no longer available. Why do this to your users? Prior to this update would have been solid 4-5 stars.
FIX UPDATE ON IPHONE
by steez0s on 2020/10/24 04:42
Good all around on computer but on iPhone now you can’t scroll and click to edit schedule you have to drag the pointer thing please fix also more conflicting changes and it’s hard to tell which one
Upgrade is worse! Really?!??!
by Devans63014 on 2020/10/24 04:25
So I’m an Apple user. The new upgrade does not pull the article title, so I have to remember to copy and paste it myself. You call this better?????? Nope! Give me the prior version PLEASE!
Update issue
by Rocio Treviño on 2020/10/24 04:01
With the new update it does not show you when someone else is editing and causes issues in the file. Please fix it
Awful!!! What happened???
by Traveling_Matt on 2020/10/24 03:24
Why does Evernote no longer pull in titles of articles I save from the browser, nor give me the option to add tags??? What a giant step BACKWARD!!!
Latest update ruined a good app
by Rae Ray Rachel on 2020/10/24 02:45
I use Evernote to build an archive of articles to use for teaching. I used to be able to save and tag them from Safari itself. Now the web clipper on iOS is absolutely useless. It doesn’t save the text of the web page; you can no longer tag what you’re saving; and it doesn’t automatically import the title. What is the point of Evernote if I can’t clip web pages?? This is awful. Don’t give them money.
Terrible update
by License Plate Three on 2020/10/24 01:24
1. The new update got rid of the short cut view that allowed to view and navigate by looking solely at the shortcut notes, i.e. the starred notes. I used to only view the starred notes and to star the notes that mattered so that I could consistenly view them. This functioned as a way to view all the notes that mattered, no matter what notebooks they were in. I'll need to find a new way to organize, or tag my notes to be able to consistently see the ones that matter across notebooks. It's frustrating that designers of apps are so out of touch with users that they don't see which features matter, why they matter, and how different people actually use the app. 2. In the new update photos taken in the app are not automatically saved to the camera roll. In general the handling of photos in the app in this new update is worse than it was.
Beyond unusable
by leincetta on 2020/10/23 23:33
With a 200mb wifi connection, the app is taking me 30 seconds to load one single text note. The fun part is that sometimes it doesn’t even load at all and you realize you’ve been staring at a blank screen for the past minute or so. Can’t believe I’m paying $8 plus taxes a month for something that can’t accomplish anything.
Garbage New Update
by barblibrarian on 2020/10/23 23:25
I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I am that Evernote would install such a garbage piece of software for people who pay good money to use the app. I have been using this for 12 years and now find the features I relied on when building my notes are missing. I can’t believe they would do this. I have 2600 notes and now can’t search. The whole reason I used Evernote was for the ability to search multiple tags and I can’t use it anymore.
Broken since the last update
by Capt_Lone_Starr on 2020/10/23 23:09
I have been using Evernote since 2009 and this is the first time that I have been completely disappointed by this product. The new and updated app simply is broken. Every time I have opened the app since the update it has failed in some way. I’d steer clear of this app until they iron out the app-breaking bugs.
Wow
by upsetcusty on 2020/10/23 22:36
I've been using Evernote for ages. I have countless important notes and documents saved there. Now i can't even get past the prompt where it tells me about the new update ☠️
Everything's good until the most recent update
by Shake it1765 on 2020/10/23 22:35
I have been using Evernote for a few years and this has been the only note app I've used. Everything is excellent until I updated the app yesterday. Biggest mistake ever. The app is much slower and I'm not the biggest fan of the new layout. Why would you fix something not broken and make it worse....
Bad update
by minaaakfkfkkkkr on 2020/10/23 21:55
Every time I open it , it shows Note conflict error.
Update ruined all
by mokuame on 2020/10/23 21:11
Can’t believe the speed is sooooo slow!
HORRIBLE UPDATE!
by Jhllll on 2020/10/23 21:08
I have been a user for years and I have never seen something so horrible and such an incompetent upgrade, it crashes all the time!
Not working
by malucci1994 on 2020/10/23 20:55
Apparently they did an upgrade on Evernote which is causing me nothing but trouble because as soon as I try to acces the app they show all this new features and then instantly the screen freezes and closes the app . All my work saved on that app have been lost .
The New Evernote is Junk!
by MCE Sooner on 2020/10/23 20:55
Evernote has been one of my most utilized apps and always tell my friends about its usefulness. However, I recently upgraded the app and it is totally unreliable! I could always count on it working no matter the device I was using. Now since the upgrade, I cannot use on my laptop, iPad and iPhone. The Developers totally got the upgrade wrong! #JUNK
Latest update doesn’t work
by LesMcP on 2020/10/23 20:35
Latest iPhone update does not work on iPhone 7 Plus. Open the app, it freezes up every time. Used to love this app, guess it’s finally time to move to One Note.
Thumbs down for new version
by Bsktlisa on 2020/10/23 20:11
I hate the new version on iPad, please bring back the style where the folders are fixed on the left pane.
Latest Update is Poor
by Dominosix54 on 2020/10/23 19:56
With the latest update much of the functionality has been undermined or hidden in much harder to find places. I have used the Ap for years and am dropping it after the latest “update.”
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!
App going downhill
by Bernadette Minton on 2019/12/15 20:40
I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
Life-Saver for Schoolwork!
by Anxious&Obsessed on 2020/04/11 06:45
I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
Desktop App Needs Better Security
by Mark Nosrati on 2019/09/23 06:46
I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
My regular program, some stuff I want to warn people of
by Avatarnessdogwhatever on 2020/05/24 05:22
Okay I just want to start out saying that this app is the best I’ve ever used. It’s the only app I go to anymore, and it has a lot of space. But there are a few problems I’d like to talk about, because this is something people need to know and I hope the creators fix this. I was putting a 41 second long video on a note, and then it said it wouldn’t sync because I had reached my limit for the month. LIMIT FOR THE MONTH. I’ve used five writing programs other than this and not one of them had that. It’s just... not very helpful for those who want to write. Putting the video in the note at all was also very frustrating. You have to put the video in a file and then attach the file to the note. You can’t just directly add the video. When you upgrade it, you still have a monthly limit. You can put more stuff on, but it doesn’t go away. If you were going to make the maximum larger, why not just go ahead and get rid of it? It would make everything SO much easier. In conclusion, it’s a great program that I’ve been using for a few years now, but it’s flawed. You definitely want this app.
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.
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.
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.
Evernote Remains Tone Def & Continues to Ignore Their Fan Base
by omnizen on 2019/09/29 15:27
Beloved Evernote! You have so gone astray. Eagerly waiting to see how the new changes in leadership and team at large would impact the future developments of the IOS app and Evernote app at large, I must say it’s been an underwhelming experience. It’s great to see the direction Evernote is going and vision. At the same time, the IOS app continues to suffer the pain staking issues. This app once was my go to all things productivity and business app but has grown to be such a crusting tool to use that I can no longer support a company that continues to ignore and refuse to listen to the requests fans and supports alike have been begging for. In a time of industry disruption and competition, it’s hard for me to see Evernote being able to keep and attract new customers to their platform while being gone def to the user base needs/requests. Me personally this rant has been building up. The lack of usability, reliability and restriction on the IOS platform mainly, has been the biggest frustration. At this point I feel the company just isn’t competitive enough nor is in tune with the user base to make the necessary course corrections to deliver a product that makes work and life easier. This brand and app have really taken a turn off the beaten path and into the abis.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue
by ChrisLee_38 on 2020/02/22 13:31
I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
Wonderful app—watch consistency limited and spotty.
by gvmanderson7 on 2020/02/27 01:33
Love the app. Interface is amazing. Connectivity superb. However, there are only 20 spaces for notes available on the watch, and when you have 200 or so, that’s just not convenient. Also, though I have not submitted a customer service request and that may negate many individuals opinions and the value they place in this review, this is something that has manifested through multiple Apple Watch updates: the app on the watch will simply open up and show no notes. None whatsoever. I have tried syncing the app, I have tried updating the app, closing the app on the watch and phone and restarting both the watch and the phone...no dice. Definitely a minute bug that could be fixed and bring the Evernote app up to full potential. That and expand the number of notes available on the watch and make the search feature more effective as it has never found a note I was looking for when I used the voice command. But again, love the app, LOVE the app, just a few tweaks and we’re golden.
No customer service
by SoonerAce on 2017/10/05 15:47
So I've been using Evernote for over three years now and I really do love some of its features. However, two things really grind my gears. 1) When they changed to basic free accounts vs. paid upgrade accounts, we lost the ability to access on all devices as they limited basic users to two devices. I have it on my phone & laptop, so I can't have the app on my tablet. So I tried to access through the browser on my tablet and it wasn't "formatted" for that kind of access. Now it just forces you to the app store. Beyond irritating. 2) There's ZERO customer service. As a basic user, your only option is the user forum which has too many posts to read, and it's just users - not Evernote help desk. So how some rando user is supposed to answer my account-specific issue is beyond me. Not only that, but from what I see in the forums from paid users, Evernote takes weeks to respond to inquiries, if at all. So what's the point of upgrading to paid service? I don't understand how they run a successful user-based business without supporting the users. It's really disappointing because when functioning properly, it's a great product.
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.
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?
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!
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.
My most useful—and most flawed—app
by spcorcor on 2019/10/30 21:52
I have used Evernote as a paid user for almost its entire lifespan (>10 years). I use its desktop and iOS apps for nearly everything in my work and personal life. It is a wonderful tool. That said, Evernote is falling further and further behind its competition. The app is incredibly buggy and is in desperate need of a modernization and overhaul. Evernote has been promising this for years, but I wonder if that day will ever come. The current version in iOS 13.2 has one major bug that makes it *incredibly* difficult to use. If you are working in/on a note and move away from it for any amount of time—say to read an email, copy content from a web browser, or your auto-lock kicks in—you lose your place when you return to Evernote. At best, EN reloads your note and takes you to the top of the note when you return to it. At worst, EN takes you back to the “all notes” list where you have you navigate back to the note you were working in and find your place. This goes against all principles of basic multi-tasking and is a major productivity killer. My rating will be stuck at one star until this serious issue is resolved.
Security Breach - Please Read!
by JN896059 on 2020/07/24 21:53
This is a long review, but please read it before considering using Evernote. I have used Evernote for several years under the impression that information was secure. However, I received an email today telling me that someone had accessed my account in Brazil. After changing my password and looking into it, it shows a list of applications and ways that my account has been accessed since I opened the account in 2013. It shows that individuals from several different countries have been able to access and have accessed my account via phone as well as through the web. My account had been accessed several times within the last two months. I have never received a notification prior to today letting me know that my account was logged into in from an unfamiliar location or device. I have had several other apps/accounts that have been hacked over the last few months and many of the passwords to these accounts were listed in Evernote. Evernote is NOT secure. They do not monitor activity on your account nor do they alert you of potential hacking. I have chosen to delete my account and reset all information that was located in.
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.
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.
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.
My ADHD Brain Loves Evernote.
by 73niki on 2020/10/20 14:30
I put everything in Evernote. Before I would write things on scraps of paper, sticky notes, e-notes in various platforms, and in emails. Everything was somewhere but I could not reliably access anything ever. Then Evernote came into my life in 2012 and since then, I just stuff it with absolutely everything. And it might not be orthodox but I started with different notebooks but for the last 5 plus years I just use one notebook. The search option is just so good that I don’t find the need to use more than 1. Also I love that I can email my evernote anything as well. Big huge advantage since Important stuff in my email really belongs i. Evernote so it just makes it super easy. Last, love that you accept basically any format of a note — discrete text, image, attachment like PDF, and voice are the ones I use often. Thank you so much for creating this wonderful app and please do not ever stop!!
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.
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!
What were they thinking?
by Lehua10 on 2020/10/03 19:29
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, but nowhere to narrow down by tags. To sea h 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?
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.
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!
Overall still the Best Note App
by heathrulez 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
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.
Evernote
by stevelikecheese on 2019/12/05 03:29
Okay so I’ve had Evernote for a while now and I’ve loved writing everything I need to on it, but there’s no option to contact customer service without paying for the upgrades, which I think is ridiculous. I’ll admit I stupidly put in the wrong email while making my account... but you’d think they’d have a confirmation before accepting your account. Then I lost my password and can’t change it since the emails wrong. Annoyingly you can’t change the email with out the password so what am I supposed to do to get the information on the account I’ve used for three years? Though I’ll say my brains didn’t help the situation... customer service should be an option and there should be other ways around my problem and other people’s when they run into a dire pickle. The app itself I really like but settings and login plus the customer service I feel could make some improvements.
Forced to upgrade
by _concerned_user on 2019/07/23 19:43
I'm not a fan of forcing people to upgrade. Sure, it may be a strategy for your company to grow. But remember that you're working with people. I have been using Evernote for 7 years, and just went on today to access notes on my phone and was told I now need to upgrade to continue to have access to my notes on multiple devices. I have literally always been able to access my evernote on my phone and on my computer/tablet. A feature that was always a feature has now been taken away. I can unsync my other device, or I can upgrade to keep it on my devices. Not a fan. I've purchased an upgraded version in the past, and it was not worth it. And what stinks is now I have literally YEARS of notes and journals and voice memos SAVED in my evernote that it would take forever just to transfer it all somewhere else. I feel like my hand is being forced, and I don't agree with that. Maybe charge new people? Grandfather in the old?
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.
A Bit Frustrated
by tamig000 on 2018/01/08 14:47
I use this app all the time. It’s a way for my husband and I to share ideas about vacations and to-do lists. However, it recently stopped letting me sync. If you don’t sync and open a note that was updated by another user it “modifies” the note in the worst way. I also am not able to get notifications from the app anymore either, which is especially annoying when my husband is trying to chat with me through the app. So I thought I would reach out to customer service to troubleshoot beyond their recommendations on their site. Since I’m not a paying customer I cannot submit a ticket. This is especially frustrating. They are sending a message that their non-paying customers aren’t important. I don’t want to look for another app with similar functions, but I may be forced to if they can’t fix the bugs.
For old software, it’s surprisingly immature
by emmgee53 on 2017/12/27 04:05
I’ve used Evernote since it’s early days. Honestly I would have a hard time living without it. But it’s surprisingly quirky for such an old product. For example the iPhone, iPad, and PC versions seem like they came from different companies. I couldn’t tell you how to search via tag on my iPad but it’s simple on the PC. I started with Evernote on the Mac and recently switched to the PC. It was pretty different. Why? The editor is basic which is fine but it’s too basic. Creating tables is too hard. There should be more formatting options. And the dictionary is odd. Add something to the dictionary and the red underline doesn’t go away. And why doesnt the Windows version support touch screens? It’s a great concept. I love the web clipper. I’m glad to be able to access my notes on different devices. But I wish it worked more consistently across those devices. I wish I had more formatting options.
A tool to centralize all my tasks and notes
by jsejean on 2019/03/09 17:03
With the multiple insufficiencies of outlook for Mac - that we use at a group level, Evernote is my perfect tool for keeping ALL my tasks in the same place, from emails to answer, tasks I create, etc. I forward emails to my Evernote account several times a day to schedule the time to answer (could you add a function where we choose the default notebook to send email reminders to avoid the ‘@‘ step and set that, if no date is mentioned, the default is tomorrow?). I also have the comfort of having my notes everywhere with me on a handwritten format. I used to be a fan of paper notebooks but was losing them all. Solved now! Finally the scan document function is incredible and allows me to manage all my legal scanned contracts in the best possible way. WELL DONE team Evernote.
Mostly works, but syncing is unreliable
by lilmissboyscout on 2019/01/29 17:21
I’m happy with Evernote most of the time, but when Evernote syncing fails, it’s incredible frustrating. I have been using Evernote since 2014. Most of the time, it works great, but oftentimes (and seemingly random), when I input information into the mobile app, it won’t sync with the web app, and when I open the web app, all the information is gone. It reverts back to the prior version and there’s no way to get it back or view past versions. I have written a lot of information at times that cannot be replicated, and randomly it’s just gone. I have experienced this issue since 2016, so I have started backing up everything into Google Drive. I would never use Evernote to store anything that really mattered and am considering discontinuing my use of this app, since having to back up all the information that’s supposed to sync properly the first time around is a waste of time.
Still getting used to the new update
by waselreins on 2020/10/23 15:13
I’m reading through all the negative reviews and am checking if I’m having the same problems and I’m grateful that I don’t. The new app is fast and mine is not crashing at all. I’m still getting used to the layout. I remember ages ago we used to have the card view and I loved it. I was so mad when it was removed and we switched to the three image preview. Now I got used to that and I miss the three image previews. I’m sure it won’t bother me after some time. One problem I noticed: when I do a search, results are sorted by date updated. Can I sort by date created? This is important for documents and receipts so I see the most recent stuff first. Other than that everything is working super smoothly for me. I’ve been using Evernote for 10 years and I love it.
Mostly useful
by Ted E. B. on 2019/04/09 16:03
I think the best thing about this app is its ability to scan text on images and allow you to search that text. Years ago this seemed too advanced for my average self to obtain, but here it is. You can scan images on scannable and send them to Evernote, and bam, searchable document. You can organize all your junk and clear out the paper mess in your junk drawer. That said, I’m not using it anymore. You can’t scan the front and back of a business card at the same time, and if you want to add the back afterwards, you can’t use an image on your phone. You can’t copy an image from a business card and paste it to another. Basic editing of a note seems like a basic function to me. Why wouldn’t you be able to edit a note? The image scan is great, but I still need basic functions. Sometimes you need to use a workaround, but if the workaround fails then you get frustrated. I did.
Makes iPad useful input device for Windows PCs
by Rodger584 on 2018/07/26 14:50
Normally an iPad is used as a display device and sometimes as a controller. It can be used as a camera, but is usually too bulky. Using the notes feature, in conjunction with the editing features of the iPad camera system and the location detection, Evernote can create very useful documents that can be used on the PC. Management is enhanced by the ability to search for text or OCR images on the server. Forcing synchronization is also a useful management tool although I often have trouble with synchronization on the PC. The inability to control font size on the text entered on the iPad is still a problem. As new versions are released, the user interface seems to change, requiring retraining without any help. Additionally, the user interface on the various platforms appears to becoming so different that it interferes with interoperability.
Keeps getting worse
by da_dariusz on 2020/10/23 04:49
I have had Evernote since 2016. It used to be a pretty functional app, great for taking notes, keeping to do lists, and clipping articles and news from the web for later. It’s getting gradually worse and worse, especially with rendering and editing. The focus will jump around like crazy when you’re trying to select something to change, deleting one space may cause the entire note to change drastically (probably since there’s some weird behavior for resolving web HTML and Evernote’s internal formatting). I’m on an iPhone 11 Pro Max and on the latest app update, I was editing some webclip and the app was pretty much frozen. If you search by tag, you have to click on the small magnifying glass icon, touching the autocompleted phrase does nothing. I can only recommend this app if you’re keeping the most simple notes, with basic formatting; or dealing with basic images you don’t really care about, since they may get corrupted/broken.
Once a great app, now a hopeless mess
by Eric Grey on 2019/10/29 14:04
I used Evernote from the beginning. I had paid accounts, I had a Business account, and I used to run a blog that focused on using Evernote for running a medical practice. Now, I cannot recommend the app to anyone - and I won’t be telling them to wait around until the issues are fixed. Why? Because Evernote’s leadership has absolutely no interest in responding to the needs of its countless users giving them free user testing information for this past couple of years. If you don’t respond to users, you don’t get new users. For those of you who are saying that you tried OneNote and didn’t like it - yes - that’s because OneNote is also a terrible mess. If you want an app that really works, try Devonthink. While it’s a more complicated piece of software, and a little less shiny in UI, it works extremely well and the in-built AI makes search nearly psychic in its accuracy. Sorry, Evernote. You can only screw up so many times before you completely alienate your users. Really sad.
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