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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
What a mess yuck
by njdeh194738309 on 2021/03/01 06:14
Good luck out there
Ad crazy
by Leeyleeye on 2021/02/28 23:52
There are way too many ads. Almost everytime i try to write something an ad pops up. Also it crashes a lot! I always have to uninstall then restall. I hope you work on these issues...
Rollback. Disaster.
by J-Double on 2021/02/28 19:43
Can’t find anything. What happened. It’s like it does it’s own thing without even asking me. Why would it take four pictures automatically without even asking in Auto mode? Last version took one and then showed me!
Easy & fun
by LizYoungSings on 2021/02/27 17:32
I heard about Evernote 21 years ago And I’m happy to be using it again easy to put things in and it’s a wonderful way to honor your time in your schedule I use it as a to do list as well as a log of daily activity
Unusable disaster
by Кирстя on 2021/02/27 14:53
I use Evernote in my small business to make and organize all information for each of my clients. It’s been great for keeping all my notes, including typed notes, sketches, and photos (with their notes) in one place on my iPad. With the latest upgrade, though, the app is now unusable. A note goes blank with any edit, and can only be retrieved by closing and reopening the app, which takes forever when your client is standing there. Inserting checkboxes (or anything else) is unbelievably clunky and buggy. The sketch function is plagued with lags and disfunction. I am currently working on finding another solution for my needs, because it’s clear to me that Evernote is circling the drain. I cannot recommend this app to anyone. Get out now while you still can.
Web Clipper is Garbage
by rtoml on 2021/02/27 13:37
Purchased Premium because the web clip feature was awesome on the limited version. Total crap in real life. Premium gives you 10G of space per month. I don’t even stand a chance at getting close to that because the clipping function fails so bad. Be prepared to wait for web clippings to load into Evernote via Safari/iOS. Just now I’ve literally been importing 4 clips for >10 minutes and no idea when it’ll finish. I clipped a bulk set last night and lost ~60 to 80 articles because they failed to sync. Please fix this!!!! (And this has apparently been an issue for years!!) I’d rather you all have not even offered a feature that doesn’t work instead of rolling out something that just wastes everyone’s time.
Barely Usable on iPad
by PRIZER on 2021/02/27 01:48
For months, Evernote’s latest iPad update has been close to useless, clipping pages poorly (or not at all), taking forever to download notes, loading existing notes impossibly slowly, and sometimes just losing notes altogether. Almost everything about this app is frustrating and broken now. I’ve been a paying customer for more than a decade, but if they can’t fix this soon, I’m moving on. How does such obviously buggy and broken software even get released? Just as a frame of reference, on my 2020 11” iPad Pro, Evernote takes more than 30 seconds just to launch.
Great until the update
by Scrambles94 on 2021/02/27 01:01
I’ve used this app for years with zero problems. I use it to store passwords and usernames for many accounts, so it’s nice to be able to use the search function and find what I’m looking for. The most recent update, however, had made the search function very very slow and the app as a whole has become a lot more lagged down and buggy. Along with this update came new advertisements that I didn’t have to deal with before. Overall, solid app that needs to undo what it considers “updates.”
Tracking? And constantly unreliable app.
by HelloPretzel on 2021/02/26 21:23
Evernote now tracks users. As a premium user for 10 years, I find this new data tracking to be disturbing and uncalled for. Will be cancelling.
Quality of Evernote apps is deteriorating
by SayXyzzy on 2021/02/26 14:41
I have been a premium subscriber for years. The Evernote apps on Mac and iOS have become buggy and unstable. Sync is unreliable. The UI is buggy. I was finally forced to switch to a competitor. I am not paying 70$ a month for this. It makes me sad. This app was an an essential part of my professional and personal life for a long time. I liked the fact that I was supporting a smaller company with great apps and infrastructure focused on providing one function well.
Everything they claim to be.
by Xdeathrainbowx on 2021/02/26 06:06
If you want a secure and long term notes app, go ahead and get this one. I downloaded this was I was 12 for funsies. Fast forward to age 21, I’m bored on a friday night and scrolling through the app store looking for something entertaining. I remember evernote, and see if I can access my old account through email. And o.m.g. Younger me had saved a lot of things that I didn’t remember. I felt as though I was able to connect with my inner child. Is 10 stars a rating option?
Removed Features and App performance Issues
by gdfgjhyidrt347 on 2021/02/25 19:20
I was charged for a renewed subscription and want to cancel that renewal and be refunded. I’ve used the app for 8 years and lost core functionality when the latest face lift was done to the app. I’ve tried to wait out the promised feature of being able to do a short cut global search like I could with command + J on the Mac. I had that feature and Apple Watch support. Edit I received a refund. I really miss how amazing this app was and hope that the two main changes I addressed in my review will be fixed.
It’s lagging like crazy
by Maher252 on 2021/02/25 16:57
It’s unbearable for an note app. If I 3D Touch my keyboard whole app freezes. Make it usable.
Great Enhancements!
by Pchance229 on 2021/02/25 03:10
The new UI is great and fast for me, but I am moving to iPad as my primary computer and not being up to date with iPadOS newest features makes it a non-starter for me. I used Evernote all through school and was looking to come back because of the ease of use and getting back to the quick share sheets. If iPad becomes a first stage contender I will be back!
No abre la aplicación
by La nena de Orlan on 2021/02/24 20:42
Desde hace cómo sis semanas que hicieron la última actualización la aplicación NO ABRE. TAMPOCO HE PODIDO ELIMINARLA PARA VOLVERLA A INSTALAR A VER SI ASÍ PUEDO REINICIARLA Y ABRIRLA. TANTA INFORMACIÓN Q TENGO AHÍ GUARDADA. PRIMERA VEZ Q ME FALLA ESTA APLICACIÓN YA Q ERA UNA DE MIS FAVORITAS. PERO AHORA MISMO NO OUESO ABRILA. 😞😡
What was once great is now merely (barely) OK.
by marktwine on 2021/02/24 19:27
I was a very Happy Evernote user for 10 years. I used to recommend it to everyone. No longer. I am shopping for an alternative. Latest version is slow, slow, slow, slow, slow! Could it really be an order of magnitude slower?? It sure seems like it. Still great features and functionality — but using it now requires almost unlimited patience.
Horrible
by drjwr on 2021/02/24 16:50
Some important personal information about contacts, including surgical and oncological contacts, are stored on Evernote. Because I have not opened the app Evernote forces me to reset the password. But the password is associated with an old email account, which I had to close because that email service was so severely hacked. Now there’s no way to get into my ever note account I know technical customer support because I wasn’t a premium subscriber.
Requesting Refund (BBB)
by Chowder and panini on 2021/02/24 08:08
Recently paid for MORE STORAGE BUT I CANNOT ACCESS MY ACCOUNT OR DOCUMENTATION ******** REQUESTING FULL REFUND*******New update, not working at all!!!!!EverNote won’t open now...Please help!!!!!
Please fix the Edit button problem
by Kathy_mdez on 2021/02/24 00:32
Hi. I love Evernote and use it often. You need to fix a problem: the edit button disappears at times and you cannot edit the note. You need to close the app and open it again and you lose where you were working, so you need to find the note again. Please fix this; it is annoying and makes working with Evernote unproductive. Thank you.
Buggy
by CosJap on 2021/02/23 18:50
Won’t let me save an annotation with a picture.
Seems very vulnerable to hacking in many overseas countries
by nowineedanickname on 2021/02/23 09:04
I just learned how many others ahve logged i to my acct with no alert to me that this was happening. I did receive one email from Evernote but the hacking has been going on for over a year unknown to me. Does not appear to be very secure. I plan to delete this app now that I know what is happening here.
Not enough control
by RJLRJLRJL on 2021/02/23 00:23
I like Evernote and use it every day, but I need more options. In particular, every day I wind up mistakingly swiping JUST A TEENY BIT to the right while trying to take notes, and this takes me to the last note I was taking. I never ever want this. Worse yet, there is not an easy swipe back option, and I cannot turn this off. Good note-taking app, but I wish I could customize this and other features.
Decent
by #Jjg25 on 2021/02/22 18:55
The app is mostly good but the app crashes whenever I try uploading a pdf
New version is a disaster for this longtime premium user
by Noguilt on 2021/02/22 18:08
Evernote was a major part of my life for over 10 years. It was crucial for getting 2 books published. Alas, the recent versions, including the current one, is hardly even usable. Reliability is essential for an app like Evernote, and it has become utterly unreliable. E.g., I shared a webpage to Evernote 3 hours ago, and it still does not show up in the Evernote app on any of my devices (2 Macs, iPad, and iPhone). I need to annotate it, but it’s not there! I have sync’d multiple times on 3 devices. Will it ever show up? I had no choice but to look for alternatives. So far, Keep It is looking like a great replacement for Evernote. It’s taken a bit of adjustment in my workflow, but I’m loving it. It is faster, more reliable, and offers some other advantages as well, like the option to save a webpage as one long PDF, which brilliantly solves multiple problems Evernote has always had with saving webpages. BTW, The webpage I mentioned earlier was saved to Keep It immediately! The free Joplin app is supposed to be good, too, but seems to have a steeper learning curve.
Já foi melhor
by V4lter on 2021/02/21 21:46
As últimas atualizações foi deixando o aplicativo muito carregado.
Very bullish on Evernote, iPad app needs more attention
by jpkaplan on 2021/02/21 18:25
After listening to several podcast with the new CEO of Evernote, Ian Small, I went back to the platform after a few years of experimenting with others. I was an original user of Evernote from the beginning and was thrilled to hear Ian’s discussions on the future of this great app. My reasoning for 3 stars on the iPad app is it is too similar to the iOS app and not taking full advantage of the larger screen real estate especially on the iPad Pro 12.9 and other functionality that the new iPadOS has to offere- split screen, etc... I would like to see a bit more love for the iPad which is an incredible tool for Evernote! Keep the updates coming and I will be thrilled to change the rating to 4 or 5 starts as the iPhone/Mac app would be rates in my opinion.
Please fix Evernote....unusable
by CEO333 on 2021/02/21 18:17
I love Evernote. I have been a premium member for years however, I am no longer able to use it on my iPhone. Evernote crashes each time that I try to use it. It is now useless, but I don’t want to give up on Evernote. Can the developers please fix the bugs? If not, I will have to move to another platform.
Share to Evernote is Broken
by mbclimber on 2021/02/21 17:24
I've been a long time premium evernote user (7+) years and truly an insufferable fanboy of the tool. With that out of the way, one of my favorite features on iOS that used to work every time without a hitch, the share to Evernote menu, only works 1 out of 4 tries. It's truly terrible because I might be reading a recipe and want to refer to it later in the evening. Normally, I'd share the page with evernote and without fail it would be waiting for me. Now I have to share, open the evernote app, refresh a couple of times. Sometimes the note is there, sometimes it seems lost to the ether. If I closed the page I wanted to scrape, now I have to try and remember the magic Google search terms I used to find the article. Please fix this!!
Very Difficult to Manage and View Reminders
by hsn33333 on 2021/02/21 14:34
This is a great app for taking notes- BUT for many of us who need to manage and view Reminders, they have made it very difficult to do this with Reminders with the latest release. Now, the current (today's) Reminders don't show up first, rather the furthest out ( many months or years away) show first. So, you have to scroll endlessly each time, to view your current reminder. Also, they could have added an option to bulk select Reminders to change their due date, a very useful capability that used to be available in earlier releases. Somehow Evernote has an ability to take something that's already working well, and completely break it. Go figure.
iPhone + Safari clipping not working
by MAR 8888 on 2021/02/21 06:00
Longtime user of Evernote and one of main features I use is clipping articles I’m reading on Safari into the app. Suddenly not showing up for me as an option from Safari anymore..
Login button doesn’t work
by unsatisfied customer 83629 on 2021/02/20 18:03
The login with email button doesn’t work rendering this app completely useless.
Sublime
by You don,t want a review on 2021/02/20 01:55
Much easier and intuitive then Notes.
Notes disappeared, tracks users
by voice__of__reason on 2021/02/20 01:53
Update: I finally gave up on the ever syncing notes as the most recent update didn’t address this problem. All new imported notes entered this queue so if I was ever to add notes again through the phone I had to stop Evernote’s never sync process. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. The syncing notes that never synced are now gone forever. It’s very frustrating that the primary purpose of the app is to save notes and it can’t even do that. Why isn’t there a zero option for feedback? ———————————————————— Original Post: I just had my notes disappear. The titles are there but the notes are gone. Instead of my note there is a message to refresh. Unfortunately that doesn’t work. Tried multiple times. Currently Evernote has been trying to sync some small files I shared from iPhone into the app. It’s been syncing these 5 files for a full week now! These are small pdf files. I can no longer share files with the app as they just get added to the never sync queue.
Give Evernote Another Look
by Busy-Busy-Mom-on-the-Go on 2021/02/19 16:02
Updated Review February 2021: If you’ve stepped back from using Evernote because its performance disappointed you, please come back and give it another look. I’ve been “all in” with Evernote for many years (since early 2012). It was because I was all-in that I lingered thru failed searches, missing notes, and lots and lots of lag. As the Evernote team has been rebuilding the app across platforms, some features/functions disappeared for a while, but then came back impressively as the updates rolled out. The team has been transparent and responsive, and I’m glad I lingered... I’m enjoying the BEST EVERNOTE EVER! As I stated in my original review, Evernote is a true extension of my brain. Original Review: Dumbledore's Pensieve in my Pocket Evernote is my notepad, planner, list-taker, journal, presentation portfolio, and keeper of all scraps of paper (important and notsomuch). It scans documents and Post-it notes, then recognizes my handwriting so I can search/find them later. Don't know what you'll use it for? Get it, and learn as you go!
APP CRASHES CONSTANTLY SINCE NEW iOS update
by Loveja92 on 2021/02/19 14:32
I use Evernote daily and have been an avid user for 11 years. However, the app crashes for me constantly since updating to the new Apple iOS recently...so much so that the app on my phone is completely worthless. Please fix or let me know how to fix as soon as possible.
Please fix performance issues
by Jenbenn on 2021/02/19 13:12
Slow
Updated, can’t get past welcome screen
by Yyyy62 on 2021/02/19 01:14
Once I updated the app I could get past the welcome prompt.
Very long time premium user will leave now
by GregMatthews on 2021/02/18 16:13
What Evernote does is indispensable in my work and home life. But Evernote no longer what it was. I can no longer trust it. If I lose work oriented data, it impacts my job. I cannot afford that. Sort reviews by most recent. You will find NO reviews that are positive. With good reason. For me personally, the last straw is checklists. They force me to use lists one way, and that simply doesn’t work. Sometimes a check means it’s done, sometimes a check means I need it. Depends on the type of list I create. Changing fundamental behavior that for me spans HUNDREDS of lists with checkboxes is literally the last straw. It got me reading recent reviews. And those reviews reveal how fundamentally you cannot trust Evernote with your data at this point. I have used Evernote since 1998. I have thousands of notes, spanning work and home life. I have been a Premium subscriber since there was Premium. The recent changes have made it unusable. I am still using it on my PC, because I can use the old version there. When I got a new iPhone, I lost the older version on IOS, and now I simply cannot use it on iPhone any more. If I do, I may lose notes. More importantly, it will change notes that I do not want to change simply because I access them on iPhone. Notes that may be years old. I’m reading there is no longer a way to export your notes. If that is true, I didn’t not know it. If it is true, that is the most important reason I will leave Evernote forever, no matter how much work it is for me. I cannot be in a position I cannot protect my data if I find I cannot trust the service. My bad for being in this position, thinking a backup of my Evernote file on PC is protection. I realize now I MUST leave Evernote. I will lose data if I don’t, and that could cost me dearly.
Slow
by Lando715 on 2021/02/17 23:29
I’ve replaced my iPhone’s note app for Evernote years ago but lately it’s been running really slow. I might have to delete the app and go to the original note app that comes with a iPhone until this issue gets fixed.
Not working after update
by allthenicknamesaretaken21721 on 2021/02/17 19:05
Just updated this morning and app no longer works properly. As soon as I start typing the page goes blank and I have to close it out.
Need to Fix the Updates ...
by pinkgao on 2021/02/17 17:39
Can’t use it after the updates.
Was very good, is now subpar
by Dannycrus on 2021/02/16 21:00
Evernote used to be a blessing that couldn't be done without once discovered. It does what it says it'll do. Organize my life and help make sure that I don't lose stuff even if I lose/switch devices. But since the recent updates it's only gone downhill. Now I'm taking a note in Evernote and while I'm typing it refreshes my note to the last version of the note that was uploaded when the internet connection was good enough to upload it. This has cost me to lose my entire note more than once, and it happens WHILE YOU'RE STILL TYPING! I'm not sure what the developers were trying to achieve, but the app has become so bad now that it's safest to take notes elsewhere then copy and paste in Evernote when the notes are complete. This is tedious and tiring as I need to search through the document for where I was meant to make something bold or underline something after I've pasted the note in Evernote. Work chat doesn't even work anymore. I was sent a few things that never reflected in the app no matter how many times I tried to refresh the Work Chat tab. I got emails to that effect but when I click on the link that says "Reply in Evernote", the link always leads me to Evernote in the App Store and that's it. I don't ever see the work chat and I won't know about it if I hadn't been informed that it was sent. The document scanner had a great cropping tool that allowed you to specifically indicate what you needed to crop. Not anymore. There's a stiff rectangle in place of that now that forces me to save a picture and crop using my iPhone's own tool if I need to achieve anything with the cropping. Also, after scanning a document and taking a few pictures at once, once I hit save and expect all the pictures to appear in the note as before, with the note still open, the app refreshes the note and reverts to an empty note. I lose everything I scanned. This has happened multiple times. Even with tagging. I tag a note with a few tags and the app refreshes, reverting the note to the version it was before the tagging. The User Interface for tagging is now worse. Before, I only needed to type a tag, choose it, and I could seemlessly type the next tag. Now, after typing the first tag, I need to click on the search box that indicated 'find tag' before I can type the next one. It's counter intuitive and not as good as the seamless flow that existed before. The web clipper doesn't even work well anymore. The app has become so bad that it's a headache to use now. If my data is on and my phone is charging, taking a note in Evernote causes my iPhone X (256 GB) to hang. I'm not sure how things got this bad, but unfortunately, that's how it is now. It will be nice if we could get the old functionality of Evernote back. I mostly use on my iPhone and only use it on my laptop otherwise, but I get multiple promptings to revoke a device and see a list of 3 devices when I only use 2. Even the arrangement of things is worse now. I could easily access my shortcuts and switch between notebooks before. Not anymore. It will really be nice to have the old Evernote back, since this new one doesn't seem to work well. Thanks for the great app anyway. It's been an Integral part of my life. That's why I've taken out the time to point all these things out.
Malicious?
by Papa&Nana on 2021/02/16 19:43
I went to change my password today and when I tapped on the link sent to me be Evernote, my browser said that the site was malicious and I should leave it immediately.
Betrayed your early adopters. Greedy!
by FrWejus on 2021/02/16 18:52
After years using Evernote they recently began driving away basic users with a greedy grab for “upgrades.” I would gladly pay a reasonable price, but won’t be squeezed into what you’re charging. You’ve grossly over estimated your value. So long, moving to OneNote. Easy, accurate migration. Of course you don’t care.
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
Used to be Great. Getting Worse With Every Update
by J-U-D on 2021/02/15 04:46
What was once a great system for notes is becoming a hassle. This app has flow interrupting pop ups asking me to upgrade.
A once great app becomes unusable
by slayin_n00bz on 2021/02/15 01:23
I have used evernote for years to keep and organize notes. Unfortunately, it has gotten significantly more buggy and difficult to use in recent years. It was still worth using though. However, I just recently updated my iPhone and Mac and had to update Evernote. It is now completely unusable. The search functions are completely inoperable—difficult to use, unreliable—and on top of that it is SLOW. The slowness is what finally got to me. I couldn’t do anything without it lagging for 5/10/20 seconds—and sometimes longer. Had to decide it’s no longer worth it and am now just using Apple’s “Notes” app.
Can’t reset password
by No ads preferred on 2021/02/15 00:51
Evernote won’t let me log in on my iPad, saying that my password is expired. But using the link sent me via email to reset the password, as soon as the link opens, it freezes the iPad and it can only be fixed by closing Safari. So, I can’t use the app, period!
Facing an issue when opening notes on iphone
by Patozggyiej on 2021/02/14 19:40
Facing an issue when opening notes on iphone The error is the following Ups, hemos encontrado un error. Lo lamentamos, hemos encontrado un error al cargar esta página. Inténtalo de nuevo más tarde o ponte en contacto con el Soporte de Evernote para recibir asistencia. Condiciones del Servicio Política de Privacidad Copyright 2021 Evernote Corporation. Todos los derechos reservados.
How can the iOS app still be this bad?
by Amandaleni on 2021/02/14 16:57
So I’ve never been a big fan of the Evernote app, even though I love it on desktop. I was hopeful that the newest update would fix some of my qualms. It’s somehow worse now? It’s so clunky right now it’s almost unusable due to the frustration it causes. Hopefully some patches to come soon?
Lost data and working too slow
by Mids bids on 2021/02/14 04:15
I used this app from long time but from last few updates it’s work too slow. scroll not work properly, lost of entire meeting data, take more time to copy and paste.
Security is a joke
by noppitynopenope on 2021/02/13 23:20
Account has been hacked, breached and just overall screwed with since the beginning. It is literally the weakest security link in all the apps I have used. If you use this for business might as well just post it all on Twitter or Reddit if you are using this app. It is so bad I use this app to only remind me to change passwords on everything. Only reason it gets 1 star... wish you could give it negative stars.
Bugs!
by peteshndl on 2021/02/13 20:09
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. 2/13/2021 I still use Evernote because i have so much of my personal info, hobby info and work info saved in it. If a better note keeping system came along, that could migrate my Evernote data accurately, I would switch in a hot second. My main complaint is the lack of customer support since their last rebuild, about one year ago.
One minor but unnecessary annoyance
by Mommysaidso on 2021/02/13 17:30
Why is it that when you tap a part of a note to edit it, the cursor goes to the place it was last, instead of where you tapped like every single other iOS program that uses the keyboard? No other program does this, and it makes no sense. That's where i tapped, that where i want to edit. But it always takes me so far up the document and i have to find my place again, without exiting the narrow keyboard view. Other than some minor conceptual gripes i have with the program as a whole that can’t, and probably shouldn’t be changed, this is my one problem with this program, and it’s not a hard one to fix.
Plzzzzzz fix EN...
by doozhi on 2021/02/13 02:34
Update: Evernote is holding my notes hostage with their ridiculous limit on unsyncing devices. How am I supposed to access my notes????? Last review: iOS evernote has been running super slow after the major update. I used to go to EN daily but cant now. Notes load very slow. There is frequent freezing of the app also. I want to re-subscribe but this is keeping me from doing so. I do not recommend this note taking app at all!!!!! Thanks.
New version is awful
by Sophiefaysdad on 2021/02/13 02:07
If one has lots of tags, it is impossible to clip a webpage and get all of the tags to load. Takes forever. Search is sllow. Everything is worse in ios.
What Happened?
by Teryglenn1 on 2021/02/12 20:39
Horrible app performance lately.
难用
by 1255511455卡8 on 2021/02/12 15:36
任意修改规则,卸载不用了
Just junk now... used to be good
by Mpls001 on 2021/02/11 18:51
Can’t search anything unless you upgrade Nagging to upgrade each time. This app is quickly losing it’s appeal. I will use Apple notes instead.
Notes duplicating
by Marine_sr3 on 2021/02/11 17:04
My notes have been duplicated multiple times during auto backups. It’s impossible to know which ones are being backed up so I don’t know what list is accurate. I emailed support and did not receive a message back. Will be looking for another app.
Evernote
by iBayern1 on 2021/02/11 15:55
Why Evernote is getting worse! It's ios app looks like a horrible web app!!
Ack! Great Idea, Poor Execution
by UnicornBlastyBlast on 2021/02/11 03:56
I just started using this, and the first thing that happens is glitching in entering notes, unable to edit text, can’t save a template, can’t find their template sets... help page ALWAYS opens in a new tab. Should have an option to click on what the you’re looking for in the help section. Help: Topic: Link to take me to what I’m looking for Link to how to find it on my own Maybe find a better developer. You’re too large of a company to have this many issues.
Can’t even use it
by Evadney P on 2021/02/11 01:21
I haven’t been able to get back the welcome screen since the update. Unusable.
Love the app but.....
by WanTheHero on 2021/02/10 23:28
Love the app been using since 2016 when I still used an Android 😂.... but in all seriousness the upgrade ad screen is beyond annoying and why isn’t there an ignore button or why won’t it leave me alone after closing the app and opening it up again? Super friggin’ annoying!!!!! You gotta do something about that! I use this app for everything!!! Literally!!!! I save the music I write in this app along with other important things... the fact I can’t access my things without being harassed is completely depressing... I can’t even add on to my musical notes without being bombarded.... please fix soon.... ☹️
Waiting for this new version to be good again
by waselreins on 2021/02/10 19:18
EDIT: Search function is now working again. Still having issues with image previews showing up sideways if pictures are sent from camera roll. I’m also not a fan of how many taps it takes to move a note to a different notebook and to get out to the main page, it makes making notes tedious. Location feature is removed again. I’m a paid user and am using an iPhone 11 and I can’t believe I’m having this many issues.
Decent app
by LuluMadd on 2021/02/10 18:29
Editing can still be a bit awkward but it’s an okay app for recipe keeping and note organizing
Pretty nice, one big problem though..
by heyd8 on 2021/02/10 17:55
I really do enjoy the app itself, but lately I’ve been finding that the app is hacked. For the past month or so now, I’ve been having to check to see if there are any unfamiliar devices connected to my Evernote, and just about every time there is. Please please please fix that because I like the layout and everything so I don’t wanna have to switch but if none of my notes are secure I won’t have a choice 😢 And it’s really hard to get in contact with you all. Your “contact us” just send us to different articles on different topics, it gives no way on how to contact you. We should AT LEAST be able to easily find an email where we can address our problems. Again, my Evernote is hacked, and again, there’s no way to reach out. Please fix these problems
This new version is buggy
by Blablibloublabliblou on 2021/02/10 15:55
The search function does not work
unfortunately it's not the same
by cleitonsouza0 on 2021/02/10 15:53
I’m used this app for many years, in past was the best option in the market, but unfortunately become worst, one of the basic and best features was the search tool is failing constantly, freezing and slow, delay to start up is another common problem right now in mobile, tablet or computer, I'm looking for another option...
Favorite Note App Ruined
by Staticdrift on 2021/02/10 15:48
So frustrated because the latest update was a setback like I’ve rarely seen in any mobile app. LOADING - Now [further] gated by internet connectivity. Spending a long time to open the app as it tries to connect. I should be shown what’s stored locally immediately, and then connect in the background. SEARCH - Literally stopped working. I search for the same note on a weekly basis. It comes up immediately. Today, I’m continually served the error message “No Notes Found”. Nothing has changed, except now search doesn’t want to return results. Even connected to WiFi and tried again, same result. I’ve been with Evernote for around 8 years now. It gets harder to defend and see a reason to stay with them beyond I’m already invested. I really hope they figure out their mobile app and continual tech issues soon, otherwise I’m likely coming to an end of my beloved time with Evernote :’(
Keeps improving!!
by mpangst on 2021/02/10 14:38
Evernote is making meaningful improvements and I’m a happy customer!
Why is it so slow??
by LaVoluntaryist on 2021/02/10 06:22
I’ve used Evernote forever and was always a bit bothered by the extensive load times (compared to the Notes app where I can start typing immediately right where I left off). I know it sounds nitpicky but when I have an idea in need to jot down quick, 1-2 minutes of load time is long enough for me to forget what I had to say. And it feels like the load times are getting longer with each app update! And why does the app have to do a total refresh every time I close it for one second, where it takes me back to the main page instead of letting me pick up where I left off? I use Evernote for everything and would consider getting premium if not for the terrible load times.
Do not update! Give us the old client.
by EdHans on 2021/02/10 04:37
Horrible update. If you have not updated DON’T. Turn off automatic updates in the App Store and stick with version 8.x for a while. 10 is all new, missing features like Apple Watch, and just plain buggy and slow.
Please add multi-lingual spell check
by Agave.Azul on 2021/02/09 18:25
I work for a multinational company anf have to communicate in multiple languages. Your latest windows version only spell checks in English. Please add back multilingual spell check. Prioritize spanish please.
Inconvenient
by The Negotiatior on 2021/02/09 17:57
Use the app if you enjoy being logged out randomly throughout the day, only to realize their sign in feature is now broken and signing back in is impossible. The convenience of this app is lost because of the never ending bugs.
Hacked & Deleted
by Rynnoh on 2021/02/09 13:01
Accounts get hacked and deleted often. You will lose all of your notes. Beware: read the forums before downloading.
Can’t log in
by Aresgeorge on 2021/02/09 08:01
I’m trying to sign in with my Apple ID as I always do. The app takes me to an safari page, it takes forever to load and then asks for permission to sign I. Using my Apple ID. It again takes forever and it fails. Please fix this as this was a huge problem not being able to access my notes. This is just not the type of thing where you can have no access to important information at random times. Bad bad bad.
Great app
by MlP70 on 2021/02/08 23:50
Love it
Avoid updating to new version
by BJacobsen on 2021/02/08 19:54
(Update Feb 8, 2021: after several updates, the situation is now even worse. If you value your notes, do not install Evernote for iOS! You’ll end up with nots lost and corrupted even on your desktop machine) Evernote released major updates to their apps in October and November 2020. If you possibly can, DO NOT UPDATE to these. They have many, many bugs, including multiple ones that lose note data. There are even bugs in the process of reporting bugs. I’ve been an Evernote user for over a decade. I use it professionally every day. It’s been a great, reliable part of how I work. But these updates have hit my productivity very very hard. I hope Evernote gets their act together and fixes things soon, because otherwise I’ll have to migrate away from what had been a great tool.
Update is terrible.
by DesperadoSoul on 2021/02/08 07:59
Update has ruined the app. Never scans properly anymore and lags big time. Especially on the new 12 pro iPhone and MacBook Pro. 0 stars. Update. App also crashes while scanning documents that exceed four pages. This was stable before. An atrocious app.
Awesome app!
by Ross trooper on 2021/02/07 21:05
I got Evernote like seven months ago to help me stay organized with my studies. It’s been super helpful so far. I don’t even have the premium version, either! It’s super easy to maneuver and there’s tons of options to decorate your notes with too! 10/10 would recommend
'ONCE GOOD', BUT NOW STUPID AND GIBBERISH
by Dreamer2028 on 2021/02/07 14:23
NOTE PARTIALLY LOST DUE TO STUPID SYNC PROBLEM IN ALMOST EVERYDAY BASIS NEVER RECOMMEND THIS APP TO ANYONE! TRULY WISH IT WAS POSSIBLE TO GIVE ZERO STAR
I deeply hate this app
by Jeremy John 413 on 2021/02/07 05:45
Someone recommended Evernote to me at one point. I need to track them down and ask for an apology. A notes app should be quick and easy to use. When I open Evernote, however, it previews a note and then syncs for 10 seconds whenever I try to open the note. These recent updates are even worse, however. The app tries to get me to upgrade, which is fine, but it’s way of doing so renders the app pointless. Unless I update, the splash notification always pops up, no matter how many times I say no. Worse than that, the app won’t stop trying to show me its new features, no matter how many times I close and open the app. I haven’t been able to get into my notes more than once in the past six months, because the app gets stuck on the “new features” slideshow and doesn’t let me into my notes. I subscribe to several pro and premium editions of iOS apps. But why in the world would I subscribe to the pro edition of an app that behaves like malware?
Camera broken
by robboek on 2021/02/06 20:30
New version broke camera. Can’t take a pic. It locks up
Data loss bugs when using sharing extension
by Daniel123123 on 2021/02/06 19:25
Updated: Again lost data using extension. Opened app after using extension and I had been logged out. Shared info was lost. Should have notified me during the share. Old review: Sharing extension vaguely suggests uploads happen some time in the future when the app runs. I’ve seen the app stall out uploading sharing extension clips and then just lose them.
Notes are not Saving
by Davis567890 on 2021/02/06 16:23
Please fix When notes or bookmarks are saved to Evernote they are not downloading to app. I have I’ve 50 notes that say they are syncing, on the Evernote app.but do not. The sync circle just keep going around I also tried on desktop. I don’t want to lose my notes. Please Help
Need to revoke some fake login every 3-4 months
by Landge14 on 2021/02/06 14:41
Wanted to give this app 5 stars but after every 3 to 4 months, I keep getting an email saying someone logged into my account from weird places where I had never been too. So, obviously I need to revoke their access every-time as only 2 free devices are allowed on single account. Not sure if they are hackers or some strategy to force users to upgrade to premium plans.
Constant logins from Libya? Creepy!
by Zipy2Da on 2021/02/06 05:37
I love the format of this app. But I have had too many instances of someone logging into my account from Libya. I can’t find a way to limit access to only one device. Or to contact anyone about how to stop this from happening. Since I don’t seem to be able to stop this, I did screenshots of all my notes, and an closing my account.
Good for
by Herr Larsen on 2021/02/06 04:25
Literally nothing. Not streamlined. Not simple. As a programmer, I’m blown away that this is even marketable.
New Evernote for iOS is a regression
by KJKeyserSoze on 2021/02/06 04:07
Terrible terrible basic functions. No longer can search within a note. Dodgy edit functions Considering leaving Evernote which I had paid for since the ‘10s. Really annoyed
Terrible Update
by CrestRd on 2021/02/06 03:43
Notes get duplicated when working across devices.
Anyone please answer this
by OBXGIRL1234 on 2021/02/06 01:39
Hello I just wanted to check in with all these longtime users to find out whether they fixed the way evernote closes every time you switch between apps?
Great for writing
by SharkYoHo on 2021/02/05 23:58
One recommendation I would love to see added is a way to quickly scroll to the bottom and back to the top. Sometimes my documents can get long and I just want to easily be able to scroll to the very bottom.
App just gets worse
by LexVegas81 on 2021/02/05 23:41
I get “untitled attachment” all over the place after copying and pasting an image.
It isn’t as good anymore.
by DakiniCobra on 2021/02/05 23:33
I used to really like this app, but they’ve ruined it in attempts to make more money. The new interface doesn’t function properly and just keeps trying to make you upgrade. So disappointing.
Beware
by markatken on 2021/02/05 03:29
The web clipper no longer clips excerpts from a webpage. It will only clip the whole page. On top of that, they’ve also removed the Simplify Note feature so once it’s saved an entire webpage you can’t strip out all the background and coding that it captures. Oh, it’s also slow slow slow in spite of all the features they’ve removed. The “new” app is horrible. I can’t believe anyone thought this was a good idea.
Terrible app
by The Old Willow on 2021/02/05 03:05
This app is a joke. My account got hacked so many times it was ridiculous. Save your money.
Stopped working
by Watch out wall on 2021/02/04 22:57
App freezes all the time, iPhone 11. I’ve been using this for years on my phone and no longer can. Support please help
For an app on the market this long I’d expect some more polish
by george31391 on 2021/02/04 22:21
My wife and I have been using this since Wunderlist closed to create and share grocery lists, that is it. It constantly doesn’t sync, replaces lists with old ones, and overall has clunky performance when editing text wasting hours of time for us, and a load of frustration as these problems occur as one of us heads to the store. I would likely go out of my way to not recommend this app for anyone that plans to share lists or notes.
Daily staple, but has issues
by not an itunes fan on 2019/10/30 23:17
I’ve used Evernote for years across all platforms - laptop, phone, and iPad. A while back they limited the free version to just two devices, so I dropped the iPad for my phone and laptop. I use Evernote for everything - work, personal notes, journal, recipes. Pretty much everything I ever write down goes into Evernote. I have no complaints about the desktop version, however the mobile app has been giving me so much trouble over the last year. It’s been a lot slower and crashes more often. None of my other phone apps do this, and my phone is running very smoothly, so I know it’s not the device. The other thing that really bothers me is that notes don’t stay open when the screen turns off or when you switch apps then switch back to Evernote. For example I use Evernote to store all my recipes, and while I’m cooking I’ll have the note with the recipe open, and then if I switch to my web browser to look up something, or my phone screen turns off, Evernote closes the note and it goes back to the main screen where all your notes are. This is super tedious and frustrating because then instead of looking at my phone to see what’s next in the recipe, I have to go back and search for the recipe again. It seems like a minor thing, but I think it’s pretty basic and should be addressed. If my phone was off for a long period of time I wouldn’t expect the note to stay open, but it’s always a matter of minutes if not less than a minute.
Useful but imperfect
by DonPablo21 on 2018/11/21 13:50
This is still the best app for my needs, but it has plenty of annoying quirks. I've used Evernote for many years, with over 100 notes covering everything from the grocery list to future work plans to my son's college search. I find it helpful having access to all of these notes from my Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and being able to share certain notes with specific family members or colleagues. None of its competitors offers the same combination of selective note sharing, table creation and editing, and text formatting. Yet there are still quirks. Newly edited notes take a surprising amount of time to be saved, or must be saved manually - if you aren't careful about this and the note is later edited in another device, new versions of the note are created or sometimes appended to the end of the current note without warning you. Evernote on the Mac can change the font in notes, but not on iOS, and sometimes routine copy/pasting on iOS results in text with bizarre fonts that can't be fixed on that device. The use of Apple Data Detectors also means that anything Evernote thinks might be a phone number or calendar event is highlighted like a clickable link - I wish this could be turned off.
Lost photos I uploaded for recipes
by Turkey Sandwiches on 2018/01/06 19:23
I used to love Evernote until today. I bragged to all of my friends how great Evernote. I use it for many things including as a recipe storage. I am using Evernote basic. However, today the App lost 2 of my recipes. I’m very frustrated. I had a special pasta recipe I was going to make with my son. I saw the photo of the recipe on my phone and when I clicked on it and opened it up the photo disappeared. I can’t seem to get it back in any way. I think this is a terrible thing to have happened. I tried to organize my recipes electronically and pitched the hard copies. Now I have lost that recipe and another. I clicked on another recipe from the app and that photo disappeared as I opened it. I think I took these photos in 2015. The app worked fine for a recipe photo I took in 2017 this morning but it losing older photos. This is unacceptable. I stopped opening recipe notes and went to the webpage on my Mac to open other recipes and the browser version worked fine with the other pasta recipes I added the same day. But now I have wasted an hour trying to no avail to restore the image. Because I’m a basic user, I’m not even able to email customer support. The app appears to be garbage right now if it loses photos while the web browser does not. I’m so disappointed.
Amazing customer service and great study tool
by 3747282847363 on 2020/01/23 05:20
I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
Terrible Update
by Djstep1 on 2020/11/19 20:47
I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
Steadily getting worse
by rolfejr on 2020/12/03 19:25
I've been a paying Evernote customer for many years with a lot of my stuff in there but as time has gone on it's been more and more frustrating to use. Attachments won't download. Or you wait 5 minutes while it "says" it is downloading then gets done and nothing happens. Photos won't show. Try to bring up some reference document while you are working on something and every time your phone times out the app just can't seem to handle it and won't just leave the document/note open you were looking at - you start all over - search for the document AGAIN, wait for it to come up, etc. Search inexplicably can't find things where the title or tag has the exact word in it I'm searching for. And there have been times where I have REALLY needed to get to particular piece of information and just couldn't. That is extremely frustrating - that's the point of why I put stuff in there. This product started out awesome in the days when everyone was still using desktops. As we've progressed into to mobile era it just hasn't kept up. Trying to access my stuff in the phone app is a frustrating experience almost every time - and trying to use the site in a mobile browser is worse. I haven't put anything new in for quite some time because it just no longer fits well or just doesn't work simply with how I do things anymore in the mobile era, let alone the fact that the app in general just doesn't work well.
Extremely unreliable. Disregard for user habits
by FJH------- on 2020/11/20 03:29
I have been a loyal customer with 9000+ notes and 5+ years of premium subscription. The recent overhaul has introduced so many bugs and ridiculous design failures which are forcing me to consider alternative services. Sync has become extremely unreliable; I’ve had my edits wiped out by sync failures. As of now, Evernote isn’t letting me move my notes to different notebooks, due to some inexplicable bug. Very helpful features that provide flexibility to working on and organizing notes have been eliminated, I guess in the name of tidiness: opening multiple main windows, changing the created date (so helpful for arranging the notes in the order I want), magnifying the words in the editing window (which now cannot be done without magnifying everything else, making it unreasonably cumbersome to operate the sidebar). Then there are countless bugs throughout the software that keeps giving you frustrating surprises. The recent major upgrade demonstrates the team's disregard for the working habits of established users, and also raises concerns about quality control. In so many respects the new version simply isn't ready, and it's unclear to me why the company would be in a rush to release an update. An option for reverting to the older version would be much, much appreciated. Right now, I do not recommend Evernote to any new user. The company has demonstrated its inability to deliver a consistent and reliable product.
App going downhill
by Bernadette Minton on 2019/12/15 20:40
I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
Life-Saver for Schoolwork!
by Anxious&Obsessed on 2020/04/11 06:45
I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
Desktop App Needs Better Security
by Mark Nosrati on 2019/09/23 06:46
I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
Latest upgrade a total FAIL
by xray1000000 on 2021/01/11 01:04
I want to change my rating from one star to Zero. I CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW THE LATEST UPDATE OF EVERNOTE HAS COMPLETELY FOULED UP WHAT USED TO BE A FAVORITE APP. DON’T YOU DEVELOPERS USE EVERNOTE? (BTW I never use all caps, but this app now makes me want to scream, and feel free to substitue another word that begins with F for ‘fouled’ in my above statement.) I have been a premium Evernote user for several years. I use it extensively, and have always found it easy to use. However, the new version just updated to my iPad and I am so unhappy. First of all, it is S-O-O-O S-L-O-W. It takes forever to open the app, and once open, forever to open a Note. I post a lot of articles from webpages or the Flipboard app, and in the previous version of Evernote, these appeared immediately to my list of notes. I just sent a short article to Evernote from Flipboard that took 22 minutes to load. Evernote just showed it in the Notes list with a spinning wheel of death. Man, I hate it when software engineers turn something that worked well and that I enjoyed using into something that just aggravates and annoys me. What a pity this has happened to Evernote. Afternote: in the tag list, the A-Z index has been removed, so to skip from Apple to Zebra tags requires scrolling through the entire tag list. Why do you redesign features to make them less user optimized? My former Evernote rating of 5 stars has been reduced to one.
Found a fix for issue below
by _nickname none on 2020/04/16 07:13
I’m not a paid user which means I’m allowed to have two devices connected to my account. I ONLY use my iPhone and MacBook. When I log into one and then try to log onto the second device, the second device says that I have to unsync a device to continue using it. If I’m logging in from my iPhone, Evernote will say that my MacBook and iPhone are already connected and that I need to remove one of them to use my iPhone.. Same thing happens when I log in from my MacBook. It’ll say my iPhone and MacBook are already connected and I’ll need to remove one of them to continue on my MacBook. I ONLY have two devices that I’ve ever connected to Evernote. For some reason, Evernote registers my devices as new ones every time I switch devices. I‘ve already used my two unsyncs this month and it’s only April 10th. Don’t be fooled — free users, you’re only allowed to use one device 🙄 I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement app. Edit: I found a fix! I logged onto Evernote through my web browser and revoked access to my “three” devices. Evernote will log you out of all devices and you’ll be able to sign in again. Not sure how how long this fix will last but for now, I’m able to use both my MacBook and phone. Edit 2: Evernote has confused my 2 devices as 3 again. I’ll be on the lookout for another app.
Customer Service
by Cocoleann on 2017/08/17 16:44
If you are looking for a company that has accessible customer service, look elsewhere. For many people, we don't realize how important customer service is until we are in a dire pickle, but, let me be the one to tell you, it is VERY important to have the option to speak with someone during those times of need. Evernote, on the other hand, doesn't seem to believe in customer accessibility or satisfaction. When having an issue with my billing account, I attempted to call the customer service number given on my bank statement only to be transferred to a voicemail telling me to leave my email address. The only form of communication they offer is through email or online chat. While that is great for younger people, there are other generations who would prefer speaking with an actual person to help deescalate the issue before it gets out of hand. It is also in their policy to not give refunds. My experience today was joining an online chat, being told there was nothing they could do for the extra $64 in charges they cost me, and to have a great day. I will be checking to make sure that the companies I choose to give my business to have a phone number I can call from now on to know they actually care about their customers. It also says something about a site that has almost as many 1 stars as 5 stars. Thanks for nothing, Evernote.
What were they thinking?
by Lehua10 on 2020/11/11 23:32
Premium user here. Tried to navigate around the new update and am so frustrated with it all. Cant customize the left hand menu - it always opens to all notes. Speaking of the search function! Didn’t they have any beta testers? The search is horrible! You put in a term and it gives suggestions, a few tags. It not a way to narrow to all notes with that term quickly. To search properly you have to use search language which requires a lot of extra typing. This version had made tags worthless as you either have to keep entering searches with each tag or you enter a keyword and a list of tags that include that keyword pops up but you can only select one tag at a time. Everything takes more clicks to find something, do something, or import something. They have also removed the ability to assign tags in the web clipper. Not sure of what they had in mind with this update, but this version is worthless for my purposes. I have over 2000 recipes in a notebook which are organized by tags. By removing the clipper ability to assign tags and the search filter by multiple tags this is pretty useless. Any suggestions on a replacement? Is there a way to restore to old version? If I wasn’t already invested with so many files I would definitely look for another note keeping app. They ruined it!
Bring back native Dark Mode and fix time outs
by Deep derp dep on 2019/10/16 12:48
Longtime Pro user of Evernote and love it. It’s great for my dream journal and all the other notes I need to take as well. I just really wish you didn’t get rid of native dark mode in the app. I like using dark mode in Evernote regardless of what my iPhone is doing. It is just much easier on my eyes and I’ve been using it that way forever. I’ve seen similar requests in the reviews to bring it back, and it really doesn’t seem like a big deal to do. Please consider it, it was a great touch and details like that matter when you’ve been using them forever. Also the app times out MUCH quicker now. I have also seen many others annoyed about this in the reviews. I, too, will be doing research in another app or browser, and quickly move back and forth between that and Evernote to make notes. It used to be no problem, but after these last updates, it essentially times out immediately upon shifting from Evernote to a different app. Coming back to Evernote, it might not have even saved what I had just written and it’s back to the top. Please fix this! I’ll gladly change my rating to 5 stars once these bugs and features are fixed. Please listen to your customers or they’ll start moving to the competitors who do.
Daily Staple, but has issues - 2nd Opinion
by icotteng on 2020/06/24 08:33
I concur with the reviewer who has a similar review title to my own. I use Evernote for literally all my writing and have for over 4 years. The desktop versions work beautifully for both Mac and Windows, but the iOS version is buggy and has been for the past year. These bugs seem like minor issues that should’ve been taken care of awhile ago, for such a popular, premium app. In addition to the app closing each time you switch to another app or you put your phone to sleep (as mentioned by the previous reviewer), the app also has major issues with bulletpoint/numbered lists, especially when you use nested lists, as I do literally all the time. It fails to number consecutive items after you’ve hit “return”, sometimes it deletes a number associated with a previous item, and it also shifts entire blocks of text left or right when no such justification should occur. Overall, I love the app, I just would like to see these persistent headaches solved in future versions.
Evernote Remains Tone Def & Continues to Ignore Their Fan Base
by omnizen on 2019/09/29 15:27
Beloved Evernote! You have so gone astray. Eagerly waiting to see how the new changes in leadership and team at large would impact the future developments of the IOS app and Evernote app at large, I must say it’s been an underwhelming experience. It’s great to see the direction Evernote is going and vision. At the same time, the IOS app continues to suffer the pain staking issues. This app once was my go to all things productivity and business app but has grown to be such a crusting tool to use that I can no longer support a company that continues to ignore and refuse to listen to the requests fans and supports alike have been begging for. In a time of industry disruption and competition, it’s hard for me to see Evernote being able to keep and attract new customers to their platform while being gone def to the user base needs/requests. Me personally this rant has been building up. The lack of usability, reliability and restriction on the IOS platform mainly, has been the biggest frustration. At this point I feel the company just isn’t competitive enough nor is in tune with the user base to make the necessary course corrections to deliver a product that makes work and life easier. This brand and app have really taken a turn off the beaten path and into the abis.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue
by ChrisLee_38 on 2020/02/22 13:31
I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
Wonderful app—watch consistency limited and spotty.
by gvmanderson7 on 2020/02/27 01:33
Love the app. Interface is amazing. Connectivity superb. However, there are only 20 spaces for notes available on the watch, and when you have 200 or so, that’s just not convenient. Also, though I have not submitted a customer service request and that may negate many individuals opinions and the value they place in this review, this is something that has manifested through multiple Apple Watch updates: the app on the watch will simply open up and show no notes. None whatsoever. I have tried syncing the app, I have tried updating the app, closing the app on the watch and phone and restarting both the watch and the phone...no dice. Definitely a minute bug that could be fixed and bring the Evernote app up to full potential. That and expand the number of notes available on the watch and make the search feature more effective as it has never found a note I was looking for when I used the voice command. But again, love the app, LOVE the app, just a few tweaks and we’re golden.
Maybe time to switch
by riverwind91 on 2021/01/17 17:39
I have been using Evernote for probably ten years. A couple years ago when it started to limit two devices, I tolerated since two devices are mostly enough. Once in a long while when I need to use a third device just to take a random note, I’d go to website and do it there. Unfortunately yesterday when attempted to do so, I found web version is counting as a device and being limited as well. I don’t really want to complain since I’ve used the free service for that many years. I understand the need to monetize otherwise the company will just die. However, there are so many alternatives which do exact the same in slightly different ways, but free and probably better performance. I think Evernote have missed the best time to grow revenue. Or has it ever figured out the best way to make money? Ads, selling goods, anybody remember Evernotes selling socks? Forcing users to buy or harassing users with premium upgrades are suboptimal business practice. Maybe it’s time for me to explore other options and start to switch. I’m afraid that one day Evernote is going to limit users to one device, and eventually die to competition. Sad but this is a brutal market.
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.
IOS Version 10.0.3. Is it Me?
by hmmn2 on 2020/10/10 23:01
I’ve used Evernote since March 2014. I updated to 10.0.3 a day ago & I regret it. I use Evernote on my IOS iphone & I use it a lot. Evernote on my phone was good before the update. One day after the update I learn that Evernote does not have PRINTING / ADOBE PDF feature as was in the version before the update. Also, the “Find in note” does not work in the notes created before the update but work in newly created notes. Printing & Find A Note are two features that I can’t do without. Evernote states in their documentation that PRINTING is not available yet in the IOS version. The new updated version does have some nice editing features such as undo & more highlight & font colors & font sizing capabilities. The inability to PRINT and the inability to make Adobe PDF’s is a game changer. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I have almost 12,000 notes & for that reason, I’m hesitant to move on to something else. I’m disappointed in the latest update.
Great idea, great app, a number of annoying things
by amanante on 2019/06/21 04:04
It’s a great app. I would easily put 5/5 if not only for annoying little nuances that make it more difficult to use. I went online to see if any of the issues I experienced were already addressed in the past. Turns out, many of them were addressed a long time ago (like 5-6 years back) - and the Evernote team simply does not seem to care to fix them. For instance, tables are not mobile friendly. Like at all. You have to swipe back and forth to navigate. You can’t change the size of pictures. You can’t create a table on the app. There are only 3 font sizes. You can’t select thumbnail for your notebooks and notes, it selects it for you - which is pretty irritating. The size of annotations are not uniform which means they may appear smaller or bigger depending on the size of your picture.. Etcetera, etcetera... Evernote team! Is it that difficult to fix all of this?!? It’s been taking you guys years now. Maybe you should hire new developers?
My most useful—and most flawed—app
by spcorcor on 2019/10/30 21:52
I have used Evernote as a paid user for almost its entire lifespan (>10 years). I use its desktop and iOS apps for nearly everything in my work and personal life. It is a wonderful tool. That said, Evernote is falling further and further behind its competition. The app is incredibly buggy and is in desperate need of a modernization and overhaul. Evernote has been promising this for years, but I wonder if that day will ever come. The current version in iOS 13.2 has one major bug that makes it *incredibly* difficult to use. If you are working in/on a note and move away from it for any amount of time—say to read an email, copy content from a web browser, or your auto-lock kicks in—you lose your place when you return to Evernote. At best, EN reloads your note and takes you to the top of the note when you return to it. At worst, EN takes you back to the “all notes” list where you have you navigate back to the note you were working in and find your place. This goes against all principles of basic multi-tasking and is a major productivity killer. My rating will be stuck at one star until this serious issue is resolved.
Security Breach - Please Read!
by JN896059 on 2020/07/24 21:53
This is a long review, but please read it before considering using Evernote. I have used Evernote for several years under the impression that information was secure. However, I received an email today telling me that someone had accessed my account in Brazil. After changing my password and looking into it, it shows a list of applications and ways that my account has been accessed since I opened the account in 2013. It shows that individuals from several different countries have been able to access and have accessed my account via phone as well as through the web. My account had been accessed several times within the last two months. I have never received a notification prior to today letting me know that my account was logged into in from an unfamiliar location or device. I have had several other apps/accounts that have been hacked over the last few months and many of the passwords to these accounts were listed in Evernote. Evernote is NOT secure. They do not monitor activity on your account nor do they alert you of potential hacking. I have chosen to delete my account and reset all information that was located in.
Evernote still the best for organizing and searching
by MikeInCarrolltonTexas on 2018/09/07 02:36
I have tried OneNote a few times to see if it was as good as Evernote. OneNote has good editing tools within a note, but seems to be lacking when comes to FINDING your notes. I like Evernote’s search ability - select one ore more tags or a notebook - and then search within that context. I like that you can see Evernote’s list of tags at a glance on the left - and then quickly see a list of those notes that have that tag. And when you put in a search string, Evernote instantly shows you a list of notes that match, along with the first few lines of the note - even if what you’re searching for is within an embedded image (or PDF file since I have Premium). This ability to quickly find what you’re looking for within a thousand notes is critical for me. I don’t think ON is a replacement for Evernote for me - because of this alone. I hope Evernote stays afloat for a long time to come!
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
90% of What I Need
by Suz tunes on 2020/01/15 20:38
I love this app! Downloaded in 2013, it sat unused for a couple years but I realized the scope and detail it can hold in a way that's easy to collect. I'm a researcher of all things and I wanted to like Timepage and Agenda. While those are far better looking apps, it's clunky going between the two. Outlook is my email client so I use Evernote to capture thoughts on the fly with sync, it's great. As I'm filling in web info, I can save to EN, browsing a good article to reverence - I just use the web clip function to keep organized. I'm always adding pics so I can recall the content of what and why I wanted to sabe a clip. In my job search, I created several notebooks, one called Career. In Career I have job descriptions, wording for keywords, LinkedIn for links, and Resume for well, resume summaries etc. The only feature I wish was prominent is the calendar. And ability to change the obnoxious green default color. This app is my default app. Wanted not to like it but I keep going back!
Two problems to fix
by BlindInsight on 2018/08/26 20:12
When taking a note, there are many problems with Voiceover. First, when swiping to the right, sometimes it skips over the title field & other times it skips over the multi-line text field. When typing in the field, you can’t move by letter or word & have it affect where the cursor is located. When The keyboard is brought up from simply looking at a note, the cursor is somewhere in the middle of the text already in it. Unlike most text fields, double tapping on it does not move the cursor to the start or the end of the text field. You also cannot listen to the entire note when the keyboard is available. This makes creating & editing notes inaccessible to Voiceover. Sharing to Evernote takes a long time after entering text & choosing the folder. Once I hit save, a loading icon is shown while I have to wait for a long time to share it. If these problems are solved, I will be satisfied with Evernote. Until Evernote is Voiceover accessible, I will use another note taking app that is accessible.
Cursor out of control, App won’t stay open
by PT1and2 on 2020/04/21 23:20
While editing text on a mobile device in iOS 13, as soon as you place your finger on the cursor it travels at extremely high speed up, down, and side to side all over the page. It is nearly impossible to manually control the cursor, vastly increasing the time it takes to edit text. This was not a problem when using Evernote in previous operating system versions. I would have rated Evernote 5 stars before this problem began. And may I second another reviewer and beg or plead if absolutely necessary for you to PLEASE fix the problem with a note AS WELL AS EVERNOTE closing completely the moment your screen times out. I also store recipes in Evernote, and it is so frustrating to have to reopen the app, reopen the recipe, and then find where you left off multiple times. Also when writing documents, if you let the phone screen time out, boom you have to reopen the app, reopen the document, and find where you left off. Terrible waste of time. Evernote was not like this before, so it must be possible to fix this. You broke something that was so good.
Full of bugs; subscription not worth it.
by mark58929 on 2020/12/18 22:02
I’ve been using Evernote for about a year, but recently I got fed up with suffering the multiple bugs and functionality issues. I use this app primarily for keeping a grocery list and jotting down notes, but it seems like every other time I open my grocery checklist there is a sync error and I need to manually reconcile the two copies that Evernote saved. Additionally, the app “reloads” the page every time I switch away or lock/unlock the phone, which makes entering or editing notes incredibly painstaking. I use Evernote on two devices and occasionally access the web app on my laptop. The web app access was not previously counted as a “synced” device, but after a recent update Evernote has been forcing me to either subscribe to their premium service or unsync one of my devices. After this experience, I’m done dealing with this app. Why would I pay a monthly subscription for Evernote when my iPhone comes with two perfectly functional reminders/notes apps? Sure, they don’t have quite as many features, but at least they WORK!
Staple app! Must have.
by R Shelley on 2020/03/02 19:42
I’ve had this app for years. I mean yeeears. I’ve used it across platforms and devices and it is seamless. I’ve never had it glitch or not work on each new phone I’ve purchased. At first, I only got it to take notes on the go when I was in military aviation. It helped me keep all unclassified tidbits in one safe space, but then I watched it and my need for it grow both over time and after I left the military for new professional endeavors. Other apps have tried to do something similar with their own novel touches, like Trello which I think is a decent app, but nothing has yet truly rivaled Evernote. Its easy to use and helps busy minds like mine to braindump everything into a tidy new entry while allowing me to build on it and reprioritize the contents along the way. I haven’t tried linking individuals for a shared group experience, like teams yet, but I am sure it would be a synch. It’s got pretty much everything you need from simple notes both with text and finger writing to scanning, audio, and video to checklists and more. Now that I am writing a book, it has become my writing research hub both on the go and while sitting at my computer. I open up a new web browser tab on my desktop and do everything I need to do right there with a click of the mouse. That way, I don’t need to transpose everything I am researching onto my phone a second time. Great app! Probably my favorite.
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!
Could be better
by Wrobl1bn on 2020/09/16 11:51
So, as of this year I decided to take a swing at Evernote. At this point I've been using it for about 2 months and I have serval gripes. For starters there is only one color for highlighting, which is awful. There also isn't any intuitive way to insert tables that I've been able to find, luckily I've been able to get around this by pasting snips of them in from word but it's far from optimal. I'd also like to have sub-folders within groups. It'd be nice to have a general folder for a class and then subfolders for in-person lectures, online lectures, and notes from readings. Upsides are the tagging system, that's been rather nice to have in the absence of subfolders, the UI is also decent and I haven't had any issues with creating folders or navigating between them. Overall more downsides then upsides, and that's with the premium version. I'm likely going to return to simply using Onenote like I used to in a month or so at this rate. I'll hop back over again in a year to two to see if there were any changes.
Great app but they don’t know who they want
by @davessuccess on 2018/03/17 13:32
I keep getting ads about using Evernote business but I don’t want their service for business. I do use it for business but I don’t think they understand what I want as a business owner. I use it for myself, I don’t have a team, although I imagine I will at some point, I don’t think that this would even serve my team if I had one. there’s only one thing I want out of the premium service and that is being able to use the app on all my devices. That really should be a free service. It’s stupid the way you guys do it. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’ll make this easy for you Evernote. The only way I would pay a higher price for what you offer is if you provided mind mapping or flow charting in my note taking. There isn’t really a great option out there and it would allow me to see everything all at once. You guys should consider all the ways people can take notes and I think this would be the next frontier. You guys also could make it easier to make charts and graphs. I think those two things would be worth the price.
Used to love it but after most recent update HATE IT
by Dee Anders on 2020/09/24 20:01
I am veterinary resident. I have read a lot of journal articles, all of which come in the form a pdf. I am paying the annual subscription fee specifically for the pdf reading and annotation features. Evernote used to pretty good at this. I could upload the pdf into a note. If I opened the pdf, I could read, zoom, navigate and select and copy text. Now when I open the pdf, I can only zoom. With the old Evernote annotation function, I could zoom and navigate easily, then use the highlight function to highlight important text. Now in the annotation function I can not zoom making it harder to read and nearly impossible to highlight text. Additionally, in the old version a little summary of annotations and highlighted text would be generate, so the next time I opened that pdf I have a lovely little summary of the stuff that was important to me. None of this is available in the most recent update and I hate it. I gave feedback to the Evernote team during beta testing and recently after the new release, but they clearly aren’t listening.
Font size issue.
by 1 & only bagel boy on 2018/09/30 19:18
Got this app after friends recommended it and I’m loving it. I’m more organized and productive already. Love the notebook layout and the cross platform from Windows to iPhone. But there’s an issue that reallllly bothers me. Font sizes aren’t consistent across the app on Windows 10 and the iPhone app. I ran a test to see what font sizes corresponds to small, medium, and large. Small on iPhone is 10 on Windows app. Medium is 14. Large is 18. Except something written in “small” on an iPhone, when viewed on a PC and compared to something written in 10 on the Windows app, the text originally written on Windows is larger than the text written on iPhone, despite them both being “10”. If I highlight the text from the iPhone and then select 10 again, it will grow ever so slightly to match the PC font size of 10. The opposite happens if I write something in 10 on PC and then view it on an iPhone and compare it to something written in “small.” What is written in “small” is larger than what was written in 10 on the PC. This is really frustrating because it results in inconsistencies throughout your notes. I know you guys care about organization, design, and consistency. So please fix this issue. Other than that, the app is great, would be 5 stars, but this is really frustrating. You can’t have an app meant for organization have something as basic as font size be inconsistent like this. Thanks for reading this feedback.
Notifications
by Elena Plackis on 2020/04/04 00:52
Hey! I really love the idea of this app & am definitely eager to continue trying it out! Something I am having some difficulty with is being notified by the app when I have a note reminder set for a certain day. It shows up on my lock screen, but since my phone is unlocked by touch/fingerprint, I don’t always see those notifications because the process is so much quicker than with a passcode. This would be fine, except that the badge on the app hadn’t been registering any notifications until I open the app, so when I’ve gone for days without checking, I can find notes intended for days prior all accumulated & unread (one time there were 8). I would love to see this worked out, because I think it is such a great idea to be able to be reminded of certain notes at certain times & am interested in engaging with it. Thank you so much for your product! I wish you well.
Supposedly Better, But Worse in Ways
by Alexander Hendrickson on 2021/02/02 03:36
Even though there have been a lot of upgrades and optimizations, one of the most frequent and pervasive issues in the official online support system and elsewhere is the CRITICAL fault of recent edits not being saved and being completely lost. This impacts the usability in a huge way, because whole edits and work done is frequently lost if you aren’t doing a constant backup tango that the previous version never required. And even when you do, sometimes it still loses it, especially when multitasking and switching between apps. Before the new upgrades, I never had to think to manually sync after every important change I made to a document, now I am hitting the check mark to close editing on a document (something the old version never had, and did fine without) and swiping down on the note list in order to force a sync to the web version sometimes every half paragraph or so, just to make sure I don’t lose a critical thought.
Overall still the Best Note App
by Heath.Rumble on 2018/06/12 19:52
As someone who has been using Evernote for years, despite many hiccups, I still love this app overall. There are still a few annoying glitches for the iPad functionality though. For instance, when you’re typing in a note, and switch to another app and back to Evernote, the cursor often gets locked at the bottom of the note, and you have to click into another note and back into the one you were working on to get the cursor working correctly—Super annoying. The only other thing is that as you type a note, while you have ‘Show Body Text’ selected in ‘Note List Options,’ as you type in a note, the tile in the Notes List continues resizing as it syncs, even if the text you’re editing is far past what’s previewed in said tile. This can be solved by putting the note into full screen or turning off ‘Show Body Text’ but I prefer the settings that cause this glitch.
Essential tool for my small business and life
by Ben Forest on 2019/05/10 19:22
Been using Evernote for five years plus now. Subscribe to the premium edition for the encryption and privacy protections. Use it to keep detailed information about clients. As well as my own life/hobbies. Photos. Audio. But mostly written records that are usually dictate. Powerful search abilities even if I don’t bother with tagging etc. I have always found it when I am needed. Use it on multi platform. Desktop computer, iPhone, iPad and it even logged in remotely via the web. Do you like Evernote apps for the platforms; add speed and I’m able to store key files locally (do not need Internet access). Have needed their tech-support a couple of times. Resolve the issue quickly. If I had it suggested to improve, I’d like to see better Apple Pen support have an apple pen capabilities in the iPad app. My guess is; they are probably working on that
Evernote
by stevelikecheese on 2019/12/05 03:29
Okay so I’ve had Evernote for a while now and I’ve loved writing everything I need to on it, but there’s no option to contact customer service without paying for the upgrades, which I think is ridiculous. I’ll admit I stupidly put in the wrong email while making my account... but you’d think they’d have a confirmation before accepting your account. Then I lost my password and can’t change it since the emails wrong. Annoyingly you can’t change the email with out the password so what am I supposed to do to get the information on the account I’ve used for three years? Though I’ll say my brains didn’t help the situation... customer service should be an option and there should be other ways around my problem and other people’s when they run into a dire pickle. The app itself I really like but settings and login plus the customer service I feel could make some improvements.
The latest update is the worst thing to happen to Evernote in 13 years
by Belliusz on 2020/11/30 17:45
That’s right. I’ve been using Evernote for 13 years. It’s been fantastic. I have thousands of pages of notes from work, school, conferences, lectures, etc that I’ve done for over a decade. They’ve recently updated the software and not only has it forced me to upgrade my membership with them because they only allow 2 devices, not 3 (like they had been doing up to now), but it has also completely slowed down the app. I’ve never had problems with the application lagging, but it seems that they’ve tried to connect the app to too many things that only power users (like me) might use. The result is that it’s constantly lagging and in many cases, not syncing or even loading. I’ve just written notes from a 2 hour management meeting which were completely lost because my iPad sleep screen went up and upon awaking my iPad, everything was lost! I cannot complain more vehemently since I’m now (finally) paying for a software that operates a thousand times worse than it did when I was using it for free!
Forced to upgrade
by _concerned_user on 2019/07/23 19:43
I'm not a fan of forcing people to upgrade. Sure, it may be a strategy for your company to grow. But remember that you're working with people. I have been using Evernote for 7 years, and just went on today to access notes on my phone and was told I now need to upgrade to continue to have access to my notes on multiple devices. I have literally always been able to access my evernote on my phone and on my computer/tablet. A feature that was always a feature has now been taken away. I can unsync my other device, or I can upgrade to keep it on my devices. Not a fan. I've purchased an upgraded version in the past, and it was not worth it. And what stinks is now I have literally YEARS of notes and journals and voice memos SAVED in my evernote that it would take forever just to transfer it all somewhere else. I feel like my hand is being forced, and I don't agree with that. Maybe charge new people? Grandfather in the old?
For old software, it’s surprisingly immature
by emmgee53 on 2017/12/27 04:05
I’ve used Evernote since it’s early days. Honestly I would have a hard time living without it. But it’s surprisingly quirky for such an old product. For example the iPhone, iPad, and PC versions seem like they came from different companies. I couldn’t tell you how to search via tag on my iPad but it’s simple on the PC. I started with Evernote on the Mac and recently switched to the PC. It was pretty different. Why? The editor is basic which is fine but it’s too basic. Creating tables is too hard. There should be more formatting options. And the dictionary is odd. Add something to the dictionary and the red underline doesn’t go away. And why doesnt the Windows version support touch screens? It’s a great concept. I love the web clipper. I’m glad to be able to access my notes on different devices. But I wish it worked more consistently across those devices. I wish I had more formatting options.
New version is a disaster for this longtime premium user
by Noguilt on 2021/02/22 18:08
Evernote was a major part of my life for over 10 years. It was crucial for getting 2 books published. Alas, the recent versions, including the current one, is hardly even usable. Reliability is essential for an app like Evernote, and it has become utterly unreliable. E.g., I shared a webpage to Evernote 3 hours ago, and it still does not show up in the Evernote app on any of my devices (2 Macs, iPad, and iPhone). I need to annotate it, but it’s not there! I have sync’d multiple times on 3 devices. Will it ever show up? I had no choice but to look for alternatives. So far, Keep It is looking like a great replacement for Evernote. It’s taken a bit of adjustment in my workflow, but I’m loving it. It is faster, more reliable, and offers some other advantages as well, like the option to save a webpage as one long PDF, which brilliantly solves multiple problems Evernote has always had with saving webpages. BTW, The webpage I mentioned earlier was saved to Keep It immediately! The free Joplin app is supposed to be good, too, but seems to have a steeper learning curve.
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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
What a mess yuck
by njdeh194738309 on 2021/03/01 06:14
Good luck out there
Ad crazy
by Leeyleeye on 2021/02/28 23:52
There are way too many ads. Almost everytime i try to write something an ad pops up. Also it crashes a lot! I always have to uninstall then restall. I hope you work on these issues...
Rollback. Disaster.
by J-Double on 2021/02/28 19:43
Can’t find anything. What happened. It’s like it does it’s own thing without even asking me. Why would it take four pictures automatically without even asking in Auto mode? Last version took one and then showed me!
Easy & fun
by LizYoungSings on 2021/02/27 17:32
I heard about Evernote 21 years ago And I’m happy to be using it again easy to put things in and it’s a wonderful way to honor your time in your schedule I use it as a to do list as well as a log of daily activity
Unusable disaster
by Кирстя on 2021/02/27 14:53
I use Evernote in my small business to make and organize all information for each of my clients. It’s been great for keeping all my notes, including typed notes, sketches, and photos (with their notes) in one place on my iPad. With the latest upgrade, though, the app is now unusable. A note goes blank with any edit, and can only be retrieved by closing and reopening the app, which takes forever when your client is standing there. Inserting checkboxes (or anything else) is unbelievably clunky and buggy. The sketch function is plagued with lags and disfunction. I am currently working on finding another solution for my needs, because it’s clear to me that Evernote is circling the drain. I cannot recommend this app to anyone. Get out now while you still can.
Web Clipper is Garbage
by rtoml on 2021/02/27 13:37
Purchased Premium because the web clip feature was awesome on the limited version. Total crap in real life. Premium gives you 10G of space per month. I don’t even stand a chance at getting close to that because the clipping function fails so bad. Be prepared to wait for web clippings to load into Evernote via Safari/iOS. Just now I’ve literally been importing 4 clips for >10 minutes and no idea when it’ll finish. I clipped a bulk set last night and lost ~60 to 80 articles because they failed to sync. Please fix this!!!! (And this has apparently been an issue for years!!) I’d rather you all have not even offered a feature that doesn’t work instead of rolling out something that just wastes everyone’s time.
Barely Usable on iPad
by PRIZER on 2021/02/27 01:48
For months, Evernote’s latest iPad update has been close to useless, clipping pages poorly (or not at all), taking forever to download notes, loading existing notes impossibly slowly, and sometimes just losing notes altogether. Almost everything about this app is frustrating and broken now. I’ve been a paying customer for more than a decade, but if they can’t fix this soon, I’m moving on. How does such obviously buggy and broken software even get released? Just as a frame of reference, on my 2020 11” iPad Pro, Evernote takes more than 30 seconds just to launch.
Great until the update
by Scrambles94 on 2021/02/27 01:01
I’ve used this app for years with zero problems. I use it to store passwords and usernames for many accounts, so it’s nice to be able to use the search function and find what I’m looking for. The most recent update, however, had made the search function very very slow and the app as a whole has become a lot more lagged down and buggy. Along with this update came new advertisements that I didn’t have to deal with before. Overall, solid app that needs to undo what it considers “updates.”
Tracking? And constantly unreliable app.
by HelloPretzel on 2021/02/26 21:23
Evernote now tracks users. As a premium user for 10 years, I find this new data tracking to be disturbing and uncalled for. Will be cancelling.
Quality of Evernote apps is deteriorating
by SayXyzzy on 2021/02/26 14:41
I have been a premium subscriber for years. The Evernote apps on Mac and iOS have become buggy and unstable. Sync is unreliable. The UI is buggy. I was finally forced to switch to a competitor. I am not paying 70$ a month for this. It makes me sad. This app was an an essential part of my professional and personal life for a long time. I liked the fact that I was supporting a smaller company with great apps and infrastructure focused on providing one function well.
Everything they claim to be.
by Xdeathrainbowx on 2021/02/26 06:06
If you want a secure and long term notes app, go ahead and get this one. I downloaded this was I was 12 for funsies. Fast forward to age 21, I’m bored on a friday night and scrolling through the app store looking for something entertaining. I remember evernote, and see if I can access my old account through email. And o.m.g. Younger me had saved a lot of things that I didn’t remember. I felt as though I was able to connect with my inner child. Is 10 stars a rating option?
Removed Features and App performance Issues
by gdfgjhyidrt347 on 2021/02/25 19:20
I was charged for a renewed subscription and want to cancel that renewal and be refunded. I’ve used the app for 8 years and lost core functionality when the latest face lift was done to the app. I’ve tried to wait out the promised feature of being able to do a short cut global search like I could with command + J on the Mac. I had that feature and Apple Watch support. Edit I received a refund. I really miss how amazing this app was and hope that the two main changes I addressed in my review will be fixed.
It’s lagging like crazy
by Maher252 on 2021/02/25 16:57
It’s unbearable for an note app. If I 3D Touch my keyboard whole app freezes. Make it usable.
Great Enhancements!
by Pchance229 on 2021/02/25 03:10
The new UI is great and fast for me, but I am moving to iPad as my primary computer and not being up to date with iPadOS newest features makes it a non-starter for me. I used Evernote all through school and was looking to come back because of the ease of use and getting back to the quick share sheets. If iPad becomes a first stage contender I will be back!
No abre la aplicación
by La nena de Orlan on 2021/02/24 20:42
Desde hace cómo sis semanas que hicieron la última actualización la aplicación NO ABRE. TAMPOCO HE PODIDO ELIMINARLA PARA VOLVERLA A INSTALAR A VER SI ASÍ PUEDO REINICIARLA Y ABRIRLA. TANTA INFORMACIÓN Q TENGO AHÍ GUARDADA. PRIMERA VEZ Q ME FALLA ESTA APLICACIÓN YA Q ERA UNA DE MIS FAVORITAS. PERO AHORA MISMO NO OUESO ABRILA. 😞😡
What was once great is now merely (barely) OK.
by marktwine on 2021/02/24 19:27
I was a very Happy Evernote user for 10 years. I used to recommend it to everyone. No longer. I am shopping for an alternative. Latest version is slow, slow, slow, slow, slow! Could it really be an order of magnitude slower?? It sure seems like it. Still great features and functionality — but using it now requires almost unlimited patience.
Horrible
by drjwr on 2021/02/24 16:50
Some important personal information about contacts, including surgical and oncological contacts, are stored on Evernote. Because I have not opened the app Evernote forces me to reset the password. But the password is associated with an old email account, which I had to close because that email service was so severely hacked. Now there’s no way to get into my ever note account I know technical customer support because I wasn’t a premium subscriber.
Requesting Refund (BBB)
by Chowder and panini on 2021/02/24 08:08
Recently paid for MORE STORAGE BUT I CANNOT ACCESS MY ACCOUNT OR DOCUMENTATION ******** REQUESTING FULL REFUND*******New update, not working at all!!!!!EverNote won’t open now...Please help!!!!!
Please fix the Edit button problem
by Kathy_mdez on 2021/02/24 00:32
Hi. I love Evernote and use it often. You need to fix a problem: the edit button disappears at times and you cannot edit the note. You need to close the app and open it again and you lose where you were working, so you need to find the note again. Please fix this; it is annoying and makes working with Evernote unproductive. Thank you.
Buggy
by CosJap on 2021/02/23 18:50
Won’t let me save an annotation with a picture.
Seems very vulnerable to hacking in many overseas countries
by nowineedanickname on 2021/02/23 09:04
I just learned how many others ahve logged i to my acct with no alert to me that this was happening. I did receive one email from Evernote but the hacking has been going on for over a year unknown to me. Does not appear to be very secure. I plan to delete this app now that I know what is happening here.
Not enough control
by RJLRJLRJL on 2021/02/23 00:23
I like Evernote and use it every day, but I need more options. In particular, every day I wind up mistakingly swiping JUST A TEENY BIT to the right while trying to take notes, and this takes me to the last note I was taking. I never ever want this. Worse yet, there is not an easy swipe back option, and I cannot turn this off. Good note-taking app, but I wish I could customize this and other features.
Decent
by #Jjg25 on 2021/02/22 18:55
The app is mostly good but the app crashes whenever I try uploading a pdf
New version is a disaster for this longtime premium user
by Noguilt on 2021/02/22 18:08
Evernote was a major part of my life for over 10 years. It was crucial for getting 2 books published. Alas, the recent versions, including the current one, is hardly even usable. Reliability is essential for an app like Evernote, and it has become utterly unreliable. E.g., I shared a webpage to Evernote 3 hours ago, and it still does not show up in the Evernote app on any of my devices (2 Macs, iPad, and iPhone). I need to annotate it, but it’s not there! I have sync’d multiple times on 3 devices. Will it ever show up? I had no choice but to look for alternatives. So far, Keep It is looking like a great replacement for Evernote. It’s taken a bit of adjustment in my workflow, but I’m loving it. It is faster, more reliable, and offers some other advantages as well, like the option to save a webpage as one long PDF, which brilliantly solves multiple problems Evernote has always had with saving webpages. BTW, The webpage I mentioned earlier was saved to Keep It immediately! The free Joplin app is supposed to be good, too, but seems to have a steeper learning curve.
Já foi melhor
by V4lter on 2021/02/21 21:46
As últimas atualizações foi deixando o aplicativo muito carregado.
Very bullish on Evernote, iPad app needs more attention
by jpkaplan on 2021/02/21 18:25
After listening to several podcast with the new CEO of Evernote, Ian Small, I went back to the platform after a few years of experimenting with others. I was an original user of Evernote from the beginning and was thrilled to hear Ian’s discussions on the future of this great app. My reasoning for 3 stars on the iPad app is it is too similar to the iOS app and not taking full advantage of the larger screen real estate especially on the iPad Pro 12.9 and other functionality that the new iPadOS has to offere- split screen, etc... I would like to see a bit more love for the iPad which is an incredible tool for Evernote! Keep the updates coming and I will be thrilled to change the rating to 4 or 5 starts as the iPhone/Mac app would be rates in my opinion.
Please fix Evernote....unusable
by CEO333 on 2021/02/21 18:17
I love Evernote. I have been a premium member for years however, I am no longer able to use it on my iPhone. Evernote crashes each time that I try to use it. It is now useless, but I don’t want to give up on Evernote. Can the developers please fix the bugs? If not, I will have to move to another platform.
Share to Evernote is Broken
by mbclimber on 2021/02/21 17:24
I've been a long time premium evernote user (7+) years and truly an insufferable fanboy of the tool. With that out of the way, one of my favorite features on iOS that used to work every time without a hitch, the share to Evernote menu, only works 1 out of 4 tries. It's truly terrible because I might be reading a recipe and want to refer to it later in the evening. Normally, I'd share the page with evernote and without fail it would be waiting for me. Now I have to share, open the evernote app, refresh a couple of times. Sometimes the note is there, sometimes it seems lost to the ether. If I closed the page I wanted to scrape, now I have to try and remember the magic Google search terms I used to find the article. Please fix this!!
Very Difficult to Manage and View Reminders
by hsn33333 on 2021/02/21 14:34
This is a great app for taking notes- BUT for many of us who need to manage and view Reminders, they have made it very difficult to do this with Reminders with the latest release. Now, the current (today's) Reminders don't show up first, rather the furthest out ( many months or years away) show first. So, you have to scroll endlessly each time, to view your current reminder. Also, they could have added an option to bulk select Reminders to change their due date, a very useful capability that used to be available in earlier releases. Somehow Evernote has an ability to take something that's already working well, and completely break it. Go figure.
iPhone + Safari clipping not working
by MAR 8888 on 2021/02/21 06:00
Longtime user of Evernote and one of main features I use is clipping articles I’m reading on Safari into the app. Suddenly not showing up for me as an option from Safari anymore..
Login button doesn’t work
by unsatisfied customer 83629 on 2021/02/20 18:03
The login with email button doesn’t work rendering this app completely useless.
Sublime
by You don,t want a review on 2021/02/20 01:55
Much easier and intuitive then Notes.
Notes disappeared, tracks users
by voice__of__reason on 2021/02/20 01:53
Update: I finally gave up on the ever syncing notes as the most recent update didn’t address this problem. All new imported notes entered this queue so if I was ever to add notes again through the phone I had to stop Evernote’s never sync process. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. The syncing notes that never synced are now gone forever. It’s very frustrating that the primary purpose of the app is to save notes and it can’t even do that. Why isn’t there a zero option for feedback? ———————————————————— Original Post: I just had my notes disappear. The titles are there but the notes are gone. Instead of my note there is a message to refresh. Unfortunately that doesn’t work. Tried multiple times. Currently Evernote has been trying to sync some small files I shared from iPhone into the app. It’s been syncing these 5 files for a full week now! These are small pdf files. I can no longer share files with the app as they just get added to the never sync queue.
Give Evernote Another Look
by Busy-Busy-Mom-on-the-Go on 2021/02/19 16:02
Updated Review February 2021: If you’ve stepped back from using Evernote because its performance disappointed you, please come back and give it another look. I’ve been “all in” with Evernote for many years (since early 2012). It was because I was all-in that I lingered thru failed searches, missing notes, and lots and lots of lag. As the Evernote team has been rebuilding the app across platforms, some features/functions disappeared for a while, but then came back impressively as the updates rolled out. The team has been transparent and responsive, and I’m glad I lingered... I’m enjoying the BEST EVERNOTE EVER! As I stated in my original review, Evernote is a true extension of my brain. Original Review: Dumbledore's Pensieve in my Pocket Evernote is my notepad, planner, list-taker, journal, presentation portfolio, and keeper of all scraps of paper (important and notsomuch). It scans documents and Post-it notes, then recognizes my handwriting so I can search/find them later. Don't know what you'll use it for? Get it, and learn as you go!
APP CRASHES CONSTANTLY SINCE NEW iOS update
by Loveja92 on 2021/02/19 14:32
I use Evernote daily and have been an avid user for 11 years. However, the app crashes for me constantly since updating to the new Apple iOS recently...so much so that the app on my phone is completely worthless. Please fix or let me know how to fix as soon as possible.
Please fix performance issues
by Jenbenn on 2021/02/19 13:12
Slow
Updated, can’t get past welcome screen
by Yyyy62 on 2021/02/19 01:14
Once I updated the app I could get past the welcome prompt.
Very long time premium user will leave now
by GregMatthews on 2021/02/18 16:13
What Evernote does is indispensable in my work and home life. But Evernote no longer what it was. I can no longer trust it. If I lose work oriented data, it impacts my job. I cannot afford that. Sort reviews by most recent. You will find NO reviews that are positive. With good reason. For me personally, the last straw is checklists. They force me to use lists one way, and that simply doesn’t work. Sometimes a check means it’s done, sometimes a check means I need it. Depends on the type of list I create. Changing fundamental behavior that for me spans HUNDREDS of lists with checkboxes is literally the last straw. It got me reading recent reviews. And those reviews reveal how fundamentally you cannot trust Evernote with your data at this point. I have used Evernote since 1998. I have thousands of notes, spanning work and home life. I have been a Premium subscriber since there was Premium. The recent changes have made it unusable. I am still using it on my PC, because I can use the old version there. When I got a new iPhone, I lost the older version on IOS, and now I simply cannot use it on iPhone any more. If I do, I may lose notes. More importantly, it will change notes that I do not want to change simply because I access them on iPhone. Notes that may be years old. I’m reading there is no longer a way to export your notes. If that is true, I didn’t not know it. If it is true, that is the most important reason I will leave Evernote forever, no matter how much work it is for me. I cannot be in a position I cannot protect my data if I find I cannot trust the service. My bad for being in this position, thinking a backup of my Evernote file on PC is protection. I realize now I MUST leave Evernote. I will lose data if I don’t, and that could cost me dearly.
Slow
by Lando715 on 2021/02/17 23:29
I’ve replaced my iPhone’s note app for Evernote years ago but lately it’s been running really slow. I might have to delete the app and go to the original note app that comes with a iPhone until this issue gets fixed.
Not working after update
by allthenicknamesaretaken21721 on 2021/02/17 19:05
Just updated this morning and app no longer works properly. As soon as I start typing the page goes blank and I have to close it out.
Need to Fix the Updates ...
by pinkgao on 2021/02/17 17:39
Can’t use it after the updates.
Was very good, is now subpar
by Dannycrus on 2021/02/16 21:00
Evernote used to be a blessing that couldn't be done without once discovered. It does what it says it'll do. Organize my life and help make sure that I don't lose stuff even if I lose/switch devices. But since the recent updates it's only gone downhill. Now I'm taking a note in Evernote and while I'm typing it refreshes my note to the last version of the note that was uploaded when the internet connection was good enough to upload it. This has cost me to lose my entire note more than once, and it happens WHILE YOU'RE STILL TYPING! I'm not sure what the developers were trying to achieve, but the app has become so bad now that it's safest to take notes elsewhere then copy and paste in Evernote when the notes are complete. This is tedious and tiring as I need to search through the document for where I was meant to make something bold or underline something after I've pasted the note in Evernote. Work chat doesn't even work anymore. I was sent a few things that never reflected in the app no matter how many times I tried to refresh the Work Chat tab. I got emails to that effect but when I click on the link that says "Reply in Evernote", the link always leads me to Evernote in the App Store and that's it. I don't ever see the work chat and I won't know about it if I hadn't been informed that it was sent. The document scanner had a great cropping tool that allowed you to specifically indicate what you needed to crop. Not anymore. There's a stiff rectangle in place of that now that forces me to save a picture and crop using my iPhone's own tool if I need to achieve anything with the cropping. Also, after scanning a document and taking a few pictures at once, once I hit save and expect all the pictures to appear in the note as before, with the note still open, the app refreshes the note and reverts to an empty note. I lose everything I scanned. This has happened multiple times. Even with tagging. I tag a note with a few tags and the app refreshes, reverting the note to the version it was before the tagging. The User Interface for tagging is now worse. Before, I only needed to type a tag, choose it, and I could seemlessly type the next tag. Now, after typing the first tag, I need to click on the search box that indicated 'find tag' before I can type the next one. It's counter intuitive and not as good as the seamless flow that existed before. The web clipper doesn't even work well anymore. The app has become so bad that it's a headache to use now. If my data is on and my phone is charging, taking a note in Evernote causes my iPhone X (256 GB) to hang. I'm not sure how things got this bad, but unfortunately, that's how it is now. It will be nice if we could get the old functionality of Evernote back. I mostly use on my iPhone and only use it on my laptop otherwise, but I get multiple promptings to revoke a device and see a list of 3 devices when I only use 2. Even the arrangement of things is worse now. I could easily access my shortcuts and switch between notebooks before. Not anymore. It will really be nice to have the old Evernote back, since this new one doesn't seem to work well. Thanks for the great app anyway. It's been an Integral part of my life. That's why I've taken out the time to point all these things out.
Malicious?
by Papa&Nana on 2021/02/16 19:43
I went to change my password today and when I tapped on the link sent to me be Evernote, my browser said that the site was malicious and I should leave it immediately.
Betrayed your early adopters. Greedy!
by FrWejus on 2021/02/16 18:52
After years using Evernote they recently began driving away basic users with a greedy grab for “upgrades.” I would gladly pay a reasonable price, but won’t be squeezed into what you’re charging. You’ve grossly over estimated your value. So long, moving to OneNote. Easy, accurate migration. Of course you don’t care.
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
Used to be Great. Getting Worse With Every Update
by J-U-D on 2021/02/15 04:46
What was once a great system for notes is becoming a hassle. This app has flow interrupting pop ups asking me to upgrade.
A once great app becomes unusable
by slayin_n00bz on 2021/02/15 01:23
I have used evernote for years to keep and organize notes. Unfortunately, it has gotten significantly more buggy and difficult to use in recent years. It was still worth using though. However, I just recently updated my iPhone and Mac and had to update Evernote. It is now completely unusable. The search functions are completely inoperable—difficult to use, unreliable—and on top of that it is SLOW. The slowness is what finally got to me. I couldn’t do anything without it lagging for 5/10/20 seconds—and sometimes longer. Had to decide it’s no longer worth it and am now just using Apple’s “Notes” app.
Can’t reset password
by No ads preferred on 2021/02/15 00:51
Evernote won’t let me log in on my iPad, saying that my password is expired. But using the link sent me via email to reset the password, as soon as the link opens, it freezes the iPad and it can only be fixed by closing Safari. So, I can’t use the app, period!
Facing an issue when opening notes on iphone
by Patozggyiej on 2021/02/14 19:40
Facing an issue when opening notes on iphone The error is the following Ups, hemos encontrado un error. Lo lamentamos, hemos encontrado un error al cargar esta página. Inténtalo de nuevo más tarde o ponte en contacto con el Soporte de Evernote para recibir asistencia. Condiciones del Servicio Política de Privacidad Copyright 2021 Evernote Corporation. Todos los derechos reservados.
How can the iOS app still be this bad?
by Amandaleni on 2021/02/14 16:57
So I’ve never been a big fan of the Evernote app, even though I love it on desktop. I was hopeful that the newest update would fix some of my qualms. It’s somehow worse now? It’s so clunky right now it’s almost unusable due to the frustration it causes. Hopefully some patches to come soon?
Lost data and working too slow
by Mids bids on 2021/02/14 04:15
I used this app from long time but from last few updates it’s work too slow. scroll not work properly, lost of entire meeting data, take more time to copy and paste.
Security is a joke
by noppitynopenope on 2021/02/13 23:20
Account has been hacked, breached and just overall screwed with since the beginning. It is literally the weakest security link in all the apps I have used. If you use this for business might as well just post it all on Twitter or Reddit if you are using this app. It is so bad I use this app to only remind me to change passwords on everything. Only reason it gets 1 star... wish you could give it negative stars.
Bugs!
by peteshndl on 2021/02/13 20:09
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. 2/13/2021 I still use Evernote because i have so much of my personal info, hobby info and work info saved in it. If a better note keeping system came along, that could migrate my Evernote data accurately, I would switch in a hot second. My main complaint is the lack of customer support since their last rebuild, about one year ago.
One minor but unnecessary annoyance
by Mommysaidso on 2021/02/13 17:30
Why is it that when you tap a part of a note to edit it, the cursor goes to the place it was last, instead of where you tapped like every single other iOS program that uses the keyboard? No other program does this, and it makes no sense. That's where i tapped, that where i want to edit. But it always takes me so far up the document and i have to find my place again, without exiting the narrow keyboard view. Other than some minor conceptual gripes i have with the program as a whole that can’t, and probably shouldn’t be changed, this is my one problem with this program, and it’s not a hard one to fix.
Plzzzzzz fix EN...
by doozhi on 2021/02/13 02:34
Update: Evernote is holding my notes hostage with their ridiculous limit on unsyncing devices. How am I supposed to access my notes????? Last review: iOS evernote has been running super slow after the major update. I used to go to EN daily but cant now. Notes load very slow. There is frequent freezing of the app also. I want to re-subscribe but this is keeping me from doing so. I do not recommend this note taking app at all!!!!! Thanks.
New version is awful
by Sophiefaysdad on 2021/02/13 02:07
If one has lots of tags, it is impossible to clip a webpage and get all of the tags to load. Takes forever. Search is sllow. Everything is worse in ios.
What Happened?
by Teryglenn1 on 2021/02/12 20:39
Horrible app performance lately.
难用
by 1255511455卡8 on 2021/02/12 15:36
任意修改规则,卸载不用了
Just junk now... used to be good
by Mpls001 on 2021/02/11 18:51
Can’t search anything unless you upgrade Nagging to upgrade each time. This app is quickly losing it’s appeal. I will use Apple notes instead.
Notes duplicating
by Marine_sr3 on 2021/02/11 17:04
My notes have been duplicated multiple times during auto backups. It’s impossible to know which ones are being backed up so I don’t know what list is accurate. I emailed support and did not receive a message back. Will be looking for another app.
Evernote
by iBayern1 on 2021/02/11 15:55
Why Evernote is getting worse! It's ios app looks like a horrible web app!!
Ack! Great Idea, Poor Execution
by UnicornBlastyBlast on 2021/02/11 03:56
I just started using this, and the first thing that happens is glitching in entering notes, unable to edit text, can’t save a template, can’t find their template sets... help page ALWAYS opens in a new tab. Should have an option to click on what the you’re looking for in the help section. Help: Topic: Link to take me to what I’m looking for Link to how to find it on my own Maybe find a better developer. You’re too large of a company to have this many issues.
Can’t even use it
by Evadney P on 2021/02/11 01:21
I haven’t been able to get back the welcome screen since the update. Unusable.
Love the app but.....
by WanTheHero on 2021/02/10 23:28
Love the app been using since 2016 when I still used an Android 😂.... but in all seriousness the upgrade ad screen is beyond annoying and why isn’t there an ignore button or why won’t it leave me alone after closing the app and opening it up again? Super friggin’ annoying!!!!! You gotta do something about that! I use this app for everything!!! Literally!!!! I save the music I write in this app along with other important things... the fact I can’t access my things without being harassed is completely depressing... I can’t even add on to my musical notes without being bombarded.... please fix soon.... ☹️
Waiting for this new version to be good again
by waselreins on 2021/02/10 19:18
EDIT: Search function is now working again. Still having issues with image previews showing up sideways if pictures are sent from camera roll. I’m also not a fan of how many taps it takes to move a note to a different notebook and to get out to the main page, it makes making notes tedious. Location feature is removed again. I’m a paid user and am using an iPhone 11 and I can’t believe I’m having this many issues.
Decent app
by LuluMadd on 2021/02/10 18:29
Editing can still be a bit awkward but it’s an okay app for recipe keeping and note organizing
Pretty nice, one big problem though..
by heyd8 on 2021/02/10 17:55
I really do enjoy the app itself, but lately I’ve been finding that the app is hacked. For the past month or so now, I’ve been having to check to see if there are any unfamiliar devices connected to my Evernote, and just about every time there is. Please please please fix that because I like the layout and everything so I don’t wanna have to switch but if none of my notes are secure I won’t have a choice 😢 And it’s really hard to get in contact with you all. Your “contact us” just send us to different articles on different topics, it gives no way on how to contact you. We should AT LEAST be able to easily find an email where we can address our problems. Again, my Evernote is hacked, and again, there’s no way to reach out. Please fix these problems
This new version is buggy
by Blablibloublabliblou on 2021/02/10 15:55
The search function does not work
unfortunately it's not the same
by cleitonsouza0 on 2021/02/10 15:53
I’m used this app for many years, in past was the best option in the market, but unfortunately become worst, one of the basic and best features was the search tool is failing constantly, freezing and slow, delay to start up is another common problem right now in mobile, tablet or computer, I'm looking for another option...
Favorite Note App Ruined
by Staticdrift on 2021/02/10 15:48
So frustrated because the latest update was a setback like I’ve rarely seen in any mobile app. LOADING - Now [further] gated by internet connectivity. Spending a long time to open the app as it tries to connect. I should be shown what’s stored locally immediately, and then connect in the background. SEARCH - Literally stopped working. I search for the same note on a weekly basis. It comes up immediately. Today, I’m continually served the error message “No Notes Found”. Nothing has changed, except now search doesn’t want to return results. Even connected to WiFi and tried again, same result. I’ve been with Evernote for around 8 years now. It gets harder to defend and see a reason to stay with them beyond I’m already invested. I really hope they figure out their mobile app and continual tech issues soon, otherwise I’m likely coming to an end of my beloved time with Evernote :’(
Keeps improving!!
by mpangst on 2021/02/10 14:38
Evernote is making meaningful improvements and I’m a happy customer!
Why is it so slow??
by LaVoluntaryist on 2021/02/10 06:22
I’ve used Evernote forever and was always a bit bothered by the extensive load times (compared to the Notes app where I can start typing immediately right where I left off). I know it sounds nitpicky but when I have an idea in need to jot down quick, 1-2 minutes of load time is long enough for me to forget what I had to say. And it feels like the load times are getting longer with each app update! And why does the app have to do a total refresh every time I close it for one second, where it takes me back to the main page instead of letting me pick up where I left off? I use Evernote for everything and would consider getting premium if not for the terrible load times.
Do not update! Give us the old client.
by EdHans on 2021/02/10 04:37
Horrible update. If you have not updated DON’T. Turn off automatic updates in the App Store and stick with version 8.x for a while. 10 is all new, missing features like Apple Watch, and just plain buggy and slow.
Please add multi-lingual spell check
by Agave.Azul on 2021/02/09 18:25
I work for a multinational company anf have to communicate in multiple languages. Your latest windows version only spell checks in English. Please add back multilingual spell check. Prioritize spanish please.
Inconvenient
by The Negotiatior on 2021/02/09 17:57
Use the app if you enjoy being logged out randomly throughout the day, only to realize their sign in feature is now broken and signing back in is impossible. The convenience of this app is lost because of the never ending bugs.
Hacked & Deleted
by Rynnoh on 2021/02/09 13:01
Accounts get hacked and deleted often. You will lose all of your notes. Beware: read the forums before downloading.
Can’t log in
by Aresgeorge on 2021/02/09 08:01
I’m trying to sign in with my Apple ID as I always do. The app takes me to an safari page, it takes forever to load and then asks for permission to sign I. Using my Apple ID. It again takes forever and it fails. Please fix this as this was a huge problem not being able to access my notes. This is just not the type of thing where you can have no access to important information at random times. Bad bad bad.
Great app
by MlP70 on 2021/02/08 23:50
Love it
Avoid updating to new version
by BJacobsen on 2021/02/08 19:54
(Update Feb 8, 2021: after several updates, the situation is now even worse. If you value your notes, do not install Evernote for iOS! You’ll end up with nots lost and corrupted even on your desktop machine) Evernote released major updates to their apps in October and November 2020. If you possibly can, DO NOT UPDATE to these. They have many, many bugs, including multiple ones that lose note data. There are even bugs in the process of reporting bugs. I’ve been an Evernote user for over a decade. I use it professionally every day. It’s been a great, reliable part of how I work. But these updates have hit my productivity very very hard. I hope Evernote gets their act together and fixes things soon, because otherwise I’ll have to migrate away from what had been a great tool.
Update is terrible.
by DesperadoSoul on 2021/02/08 07:59
Update has ruined the app. Never scans properly anymore and lags big time. Especially on the new 12 pro iPhone and MacBook Pro. 0 stars. Update. App also crashes while scanning documents that exceed four pages. This was stable before. An atrocious app.
Awesome app!
by Ross trooper on 2021/02/07 21:05
I got Evernote like seven months ago to help me stay organized with my studies. It’s been super helpful so far. I don’t even have the premium version, either! It’s super easy to maneuver and there’s tons of options to decorate your notes with too! 10/10 would recommend
'ONCE GOOD', BUT NOW STUPID AND GIBBERISH
by Dreamer2028 on 2021/02/07 14:23
NOTE PARTIALLY LOST DUE TO STUPID SYNC PROBLEM IN ALMOST EVERYDAY BASIS NEVER RECOMMEND THIS APP TO ANYONE! TRULY WISH IT WAS POSSIBLE TO GIVE ZERO STAR
I deeply hate this app
by Jeremy John 413 on 2021/02/07 05:45
Someone recommended Evernote to me at one point. I need to track them down and ask for an apology. A notes app should be quick and easy to use. When I open Evernote, however, it previews a note and then syncs for 10 seconds whenever I try to open the note. These recent updates are even worse, however. The app tries to get me to upgrade, which is fine, but it’s way of doing so renders the app pointless. Unless I update, the splash notification always pops up, no matter how many times I say no. Worse than that, the app won’t stop trying to show me its new features, no matter how many times I close and open the app. I haven’t been able to get into my notes more than once in the past six months, because the app gets stuck on the “new features” slideshow and doesn’t let me into my notes. I subscribe to several pro and premium editions of iOS apps. But why in the world would I subscribe to the pro edition of an app that behaves like malware?
Camera broken
by robboek on 2021/02/06 20:30
New version broke camera. Can’t take a pic. It locks up
Data loss bugs when using sharing extension
by Daniel123123 on 2021/02/06 19:25
Updated: Again lost data using extension. Opened app after using extension and I had been logged out. Shared info was lost. Should have notified me during the share. Old review: Sharing extension vaguely suggests uploads happen some time in the future when the app runs. I’ve seen the app stall out uploading sharing extension clips and then just lose them.
Notes are not Saving
by Davis567890 on 2021/02/06 16:23
Please fix When notes or bookmarks are saved to Evernote they are not downloading to app. I have I’ve 50 notes that say they are syncing, on the Evernote app.but do not. The sync circle just keep going around I also tried on desktop. I don’t want to lose my notes. Please Help
Need to revoke some fake login every 3-4 months
by Landge14 on 2021/02/06 14:41
Wanted to give this app 5 stars but after every 3 to 4 months, I keep getting an email saying someone logged into my account from weird places where I had never been too. So, obviously I need to revoke their access every-time as only 2 free devices are allowed on single account. Not sure if they are hackers or some strategy to force users to upgrade to premium plans.
Constant logins from Libya? Creepy!
by Zipy2Da on 2021/02/06 05:37
I love the format of this app. But I have had too many instances of someone logging into my account from Libya. I can’t find a way to limit access to only one device. Or to contact anyone about how to stop this from happening. Since I don’t seem to be able to stop this, I did screenshots of all my notes, and an closing my account.
Good for
by Herr Larsen on 2021/02/06 04:25
Literally nothing. Not streamlined. Not simple. As a programmer, I’m blown away that this is even marketable.
New Evernote for iOS is a regression
by KJKeyserSoze on 2021/02/06 04:07
Terrible terrible basic functions. No longer can search within a note. Dodgy edit functions Considering leaving Evernote which I had paid for since the ‘10s. Really annoyed
Terrible Update
by CrestRd on 2021/02/06 03:43
Notes get duplicated when working across devices.
Anyone please answer this
by OBXGIRL1234 on 2021/02/06 01:39
Hello I just wanted to check in with all these longtime users to find out whether they fixed the way evernote closes every time you switch between apps?
Great for writing
by SharkYoHo on 2021/02/05 23:58
One recommendation I would love to see added is a way to quickly scroll to the bottom and back to the top. Sometimes my documents can get long and I just want to easily be able to scroll to the very bottom.
App just gets worse
by LexVegas81 on 2021/02/05 23:41
I get “untitled attachment” all over the place after copying and pasting an image.
It isn’t as good anymore.
by DakiniCobra on 2021/02/05 23:33
I used to really like this app, but they’ve ruined it in attempts to make more money. The new interface doesn’t function properly and just keeps trying to make you upgrade. So disappointing.
Beware
by markatken on 2021/02/05 03:29
The web clipper no longer clips excerpts from a webpage. It will only clip the whole page. On top of that, they’ve also removed the Simplify Note feature so once it’s saved an entire webpage you can’t strip out all the background and coding that it captures. Oh, it’s also slow slow slow in spite of all the features they’ve removed. The “new” app is horrible. I can’t believe anyone thought this was a good idea.
Terrible app
by The Old Willow on 2021/02/05 03:05
This app is a joke. My account got hacked so many times it was ridiculous. Save your money.
Stopped working
by Watch out wall on 2021/02/04 22:57
App freezes all the time, iPhone 11. I’ve been using this for years on my phone and no longer can. Support please help
For an app on the market this long I’d expect some more polish
by george31391 on 2021/02/04 22:21
My wife and I have been using this since Wunderlist closed to create and share grocery lists, that is it. It constantly doesn’t sync, replaces lists with old ones, and overall has clunky performance when editing text wasting hours of time for us, and a load of frustration as these problems occur as one of us heads to the store. I would likely go out of my way to not recommend this app for anyone that plans to share lists or notes.
Daily staple, but has issues
by not an itunes fan on 2019/10/30 23:17
I’ve used Evernote for years across all platforms - laptop, phone, and iPad. A while back they limited the free version to just two devices, so I dropped the iPad for my phone and laptop. I use Evernote for everything - work, personal notes, journal, recipes. Pretty much everything I ever write down goes into Evernote. I have no complaints about the desktop version, however the mobile app has been giving me so much trouble over the last year. It’s been a lot slower and crashes more often. None of my other phone apps do this, and my phone is running very smoothly, so I know it’s not the device. The other thing that really bothers me is that notes don’t stay open when the screen turns off or when you switch apps then switch back to Evernote. For example I use Evernote to store all my recipes, and while I’m cooking I’ll have the note with the recipe open, and then if I switch to my web browser to look up something, or my phone screen turns off, Evernote closes the note and it goes back to the main screen where all your notes are. This is super tedious and frustrating because then instead of looking at my phone to see what’s next in the recipe, I have to go back and search for the recipe again. It seems like a minor thing, but I think it’s pretty basic and should be addressed. If my phone was off for a long period of time I wouldn’t expect the note to stay open, but it’s always a matter of minutes if not less than a minute.
Useful but imperfect
by DonPablo21 on 2018/11/21 13:50
This is still the best app for my needs, but it has plenty of annoying quirks. I've used Evernote for many years, with over 100 notes covering everything from the grocery list to future work plans to my son's college search. I find it helpful having access to all of these notes from my Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and being able to share certain notes with specific family members or colleagues. None of its competitors offers the same combination of selective note sharing, table creation and editing, and text formatting. Yet there are still quirks. Newly edited notes take a surprising amount of time to be saved, or must be saved manually - if you aren't careful about this and the note is later edited in another device, new versions of the note are created or sometimes appended to the end of the current note without warning you. Evernote on the Mac can change the font in notes, but not on iOS, and sometimes routine copy/pasting on iOS results in text with bizarre fonts that can't be fixed on that device. The use of Apple Data Detectors also means that anything Evernote thinks might be a phone number or calendar event is highlighted like a clickable link - I wish this could be turned off.
Lost photos I uploaded for recipes
by Turkey Sandwiches on 2018/01/06 19:23
I used to love Evernote until today. I bragged to all of my friends how great Evernote. I use it for many things including as a recipe storage. I am using Evernote basic. However, today the App lost 2 of my recipes. I’m very frustrated. I had a special pasta recipe I was going to make with my son. I saw the photo of the recipe on my phone and when I clicked on it and opened it up the photo disappeared. I can’t seem to get it back in any way. I think this is a terrible thing to have happened. I tried to organize my recipes electronically and pitched the hard copies. Now I have lost that recipe and another. I clicked on another recipe from the app and that photo disappeared as I opened it. I think I took these photos in 2015. The app worked fine for a recipe photo I took in 2017 this morning but it losing older photos. This is unacceptable. I stopped opening recipe notes and went to the webpage on my Mac to open other recipes and the browser version worked fine with the other pasta recipes I added the same day. But now I have wasted an hour trying to no avail to restore the image. Because I’m a basic user, I’m not even able to email customer support. The app appears to be garbage right now if it loses photos while the web browser does not. I’m so disappointed.
Amazing customer service and great study tool
by 3747282847363 on 2020/01/23 05:20
I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
Terrible Update
by Djstep1 on 2020/11/19 20:47
I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
Steadily getting worse
by rolfejr on 2020/12/03 19:25
I've been a paying Evernote customer for many years with a lot of my stuff in there but as time has gone on it's been more and more frustrating to use. Attachments won't download. Or you wait 5 minutes while it "says" it is downloading then gets done and nothing happens. Photos won't show. Try to bring up some reference document while you are working on something and every time your phone times out the app just can't seem to handle it and won't just leave the document/note open you were looking at - you start all over - search for the document AGAIN, wait for it to come up, etc. Search inexplicably can't find things where the title or tag has the exact word in it I'm searching for. And there have been times where I have REALLY needed to get to particular piece of information and just couldn't. That is extremely frustrating - that's the point of why I put stuff in there. This product started out awesome in the days when everyone was still using desktops. As we've progressed into to mobile era it just hasn't kept up. Trying to access my stuff in the phone app is a frustrating experience almost every time - and trying to use the site in a mobile browser is worse. I haven't put anything new in for quite some time because it just no longer fits well or just doesn't work simply with how I do things anymore in the mobile era, let alone the fact that the app in general just doesn't work well.
Extremely unreliable. Disregard for user habits
by FJH------- on 2020/11/20 03:29
I have been a loyal customer with 9000+ notes and 5+ years of premium subscription. The recent overhaul has introduced so many bugs and ridiculous design failures which are forcing me to consider alternative services. Sync has become extremely unreliable; I’ve had my edits wiped out by sync failures. As of now, Evernote isn’t letting me move my notes to different notebooks, due to some inexplicable bug. Very helpful features that provide flexibility to working on and organizing notes have been eliminated, I guess in the name of tidiness: opening multiple main windows, changing the created date (so helpful for arranging the notes in the order I want), magnifying the words in the editing window (which now cannot be done without magnifying everything else, making it unreasonably cumbersome to operate the sidebar). Then there are countless bugs throughout the software that keeps giving you frustrating surprises. The recent major upgrade demonstrates the team's disregard for the working habits of established users, and also raises concerns about quality control. In so many respects the new version simply isn't ready, and it's unclear to me why the company would be in a rush to release an update. An option for reverting to the older version would be much, much appreciated. Right now, I do not recommend Evernote to any new user. The company has demonstrated its inability to deliver a consistent and reliable product.
App going downhill
by Bernadette Minton on 2019/12/15 20:40
I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
Life-Saver for Schoolwork!
by Anxious&Obsessed on 2020/04/11 06:45
I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
Desktop App Needs Better Security
by Mark Nosrati on 2019/09/23 06:46
I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
Latest upgrade a total FAIL
by xray1000000 on 2021/01/11 01:04
I want to change my rating from one star to Zero. I CANNOT STRESS STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW THE LATEST UPDATE OF EVERNOTE HAS COMPLETELY FOULED UP WHAT USED TO BE A FAVORITE APP. DON’T YOU DEVELOPERS USE EVERNOTE? (BTW I never use all caps, but this app now makes me want to scream, and feel free to substitue another word that begins with F for ‘fouled’ in my above statement.) I have been a premium Evernote user for several years. I use it extensively, and have always found it easy to use. However, the new version just updated to my iPad and I am so unhappy. First of all, it is S-O-O-O S-L-O-W. It takes forever to open the app, and once open, forever to open a Note. I post a lot of articles from webpages or the Flipboard app, and in the previous version of Evernote, these appeared immediately to my list of notes. I just sent a short article to Evernote from Flipboard that took 22 minutes to load. Evernote just showed it in the Notes list with a spinning wheel of death. Man, I hate it when software engineers turn something that worked well and that I enjoyed using into something that just aggravates and annoys me. What a pity this has happened to Evernote. Afternote: in the tag list, the A-Z index has been removed, so to skip from Apple to Zebra tags requires scrolling through the entire tag list. Why do you redesign features to make them less user optimized? My former Evernote rating of 5 stars has been reduced to one.
Found a fix for issue below
by _nickname none on 2020/04/16 07:13
I’m not a paid user which means I’m allowed to have two devices connected to my account. I ONLY use my iPhone and MacBook. When I log into one and then try to log onto the second device, the second device says that I have to unsync a device to continue using it. If I’m logging in from my iPhone, Evernote will say that my MacBook and iPhone are already connected and that I need to remove one of them to use my iPhone.. Same thing happens when I log in from my MacBook. It’ll say my iPhone and MacBook are already connected and I’ll need to remove one of them to continue on my MacBook. I ONLY have two devices that I’ve ever connected to Evernote. For some reason, Evernote registers my devices as new ones every time I switch devices. I‘ve already used my two unsyncs this month and it’s only April 10th. Don’t be fooled — free users, you’re only allowed to use one device 🙄 I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement app. Edit: I found a fix! I logged onto Evernote through my web browser and revoked access to my “three” devices. Evernote will log you out of all devices and you’ll be able to sign in again. Not sure how how long this fix will last but for now, I’m able to use both my MacBook and phone. Edit 2: Evernote has confused my 2 devices as 3 again. I’ll be on the lookout for another app.
Customer Service
by Cocoleann on 2017/08/17 16:44
If you are looking for a company that has accessible customer service, look elsewhere. For many people, we don't realize how important customer service is until we are in a dire pickle, but, let me be the one to tell you, it is VERY important to have the option to speak with someone during those times of need. Evernote, on the other hand, doesn't seem to believe in customer accessibility or satisfaction. When having an issue with my billing account, I attempted to call the customer service number given on my bank statement only to be transferred to a voicemail telling me to leave my email address. The only form of communication they offer is through email or online chat. While that is great for younger people, there are other generations who would prefer speaking with an actual person to help deescalate the issue before it gets out of hand. It is also in their policy to not give refunds. My experience today was joining an online chat, being told there was nothing they could do for the extra $64 in charges they cost me, and to have a great day. I will be checking to make sure that the companies I choose to give my business to have a phone number I can call from now on to know they actually care about their customers. It also says something about a site that has almost as many 1 stars as 5 stars. Thanks for nothing, Evernote.
What were they thinking?
by Lehua10 on 2020/11/11 23:32
Premium user here. Tried to navigate around the new update and am so frustrated with it all. Cant customize the left hand menu - it always opens to all notes. Speaking of the search function! Didn’t they have any beta testers? The search is horrible! You put in a term and it gives suggestions, a few tags. It not a way to narrow to all notes with that term quickly. To search properly you have to use search language which requires a lot of extra typing. This version had made tags worthless as you either have to keep entering searches with each tag or you enter a keyword and a list of tags that include that keyword pops up but you can only select one tag at a time. Everything takes more clicks to find something, do something, or import something. They have also removed the ability to assign tags in the web clipper. Not sure of what they had in mind with this update, but this version is worthless for my purposes. I have over 2000 recipes in a notebook which are organized by tags. By removing the clipper ability to assign tags and the search filter by multiple tags this is pretty useless. Any suggestions on a replacement? Is there a way to restore to old version? If I wasn’t already invested with so many files I would definitely look for another note keeping app. They ruined it!
Bring back native Dark Mode and fix time outs
by Deep derp dep on 2019/10/16 12:48
Longtime Pro user of Evernote and love it. It’s great for my dream journal and all the other notes I need to take as well. I just really wish you didn’t get rid of native dark mode in the app. I like using dark mode in Evernote regardless of what my iPhone is doing. It is just much easier on my eyes and I’ve been using it that way forever. I’ve seen similar requests in the reviews to bring it back, and it really doesn’t seem like a big deal to do. Please consider it, it was a great touch and details like that matter when you’ve been using them forever. Also the app times out MUCH quicker now. I have also seen many others annoyed about this in the reviews. I, too, will be doing research in another app or browser, and quickly move back and forth between that and Evernote to make notes. It used to be no problem, but after these last updates, it essentially times out immediately upon shifting from Evernote to a different app. Coming back to Evernote, it might not have even saved what I had just written and it’s back to the top. Please fix this! I’ll gladly change my rating to 5 stars once these bugs and features are fixed. Please listen to your customers or they’ll start moving to the competitors who do.
Daily Staple, but has issues - 2nd Opinion
by icotteng on 2020/06/24 08:33
I concur with the reviewer who has a similar review title to my own. I use Evernote for literally all my writing and have for over 4 years. The desktop versions work beautifully for both Mac and Windows, but the iOS version is buggy and has been for the past year. These bugs seem like minor issues that should’ve been taken care of awhile ago, for such a popular, premium app. In addition to the app closing each time you switch to another app or you put your phone to sleep (as mentioned by the previous reviewer), the app also has major issues with bulletpoint/numbered lists, especially when you use nested lists, as I do literally all the time. It fails to number consecutive items after you’ve hit “return”, sometimes it deletes a number associated with a previous item, and it also shifts entire blocks of text left or right when no such justification should occur. Overall, I love the app, I just would like to see these persistent headaches solved in future versions.
Evernote Remains Tone Def & Continues to Ignore Their Fan Base
by omnizen on 2019/09/29 15:27
Beloved Evernote! You have so gone astray. Eagerly waiting to see how the new changes in leadership and team at large would impact the future developments of the IOS app and Evernote app at large, I must say it’s been an underwhelming experience. It’s great to see the direction Evernote is going and vision. At the same time, the IOS app continues to suffer the pain staking issues. This app once was my go to all things productivity and business app but has grown to be such a crusting tool to use that I can no longer support a company that continues to ignore and refuse to listen to the requests fans and supports alike have been begging for. In a time of industry disruption and competition, it’s hard for me to see Evernote being able to keep and attract new customers to their platform while being gone def to the user base needs/requests. Me personally this rant has been building up. The lack of usability, reliability and restriction on the IOS platform mainly, has been the biggest frustration. At this point I feel the company just isn’t competitive enough nor is in tune with the user base to make the necessary course corrections to deliver a product that makes work and life easier. This brand and app have really taken a turn off the beaten path and into the abis.
Used to Praise this app
by azulpacifica🐚 on 2020/04/09 19:50
This app has been a well loved staple, it’s been an easy to use and search place to create multiple lists. I’ve amassed an extensive restaurant guide for the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. It’s my go to assist for passwords, copy and paste text for my work. Suddenly, it logs me off. Every time I exit. Irritating, but not enough to change this well ingrained habit and love for the functionality of this app. It literally is a cornerstone of information I’ve stored for things I want to remember but don’t. When I log in, I have an iPad and the iPhone 6s Plus. Haven’t upgraded or changed devices, yet now my phone is being recognized as a different device. Only one phone. Don’t want to unsync the iPad because it has a keyboard attached. So I’ve been unsyncing the same ONE iPhone and yet the next day it saw it as a different iPhone, after the app installed a thing where you cannot unsync more than two times was enforced. Couple months later, and I am LOCKED out. It won’t let me even sign in with the previously approved devices. So now, I’m not allowed to access my personal notes because you want a fee from me? Maybe I can log in on the iPad next month and transfer all of my notes to an app which won’t my data hostage for a few dollars. You’ve lost a loving user of over 6 years.
Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue
by ChrisLee_38 on 2020/02/22 13:31
I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
Wonderful app—watch consistency limited and spotty.
by gvmanderson7 on 2020/02/27 01:33
Love the app. Interface is amazing. Connectivity superb. However, there are only 20 spaces for notes available on the watch, and when you have 200 or so, that’s just not convenient. Also, though I have not submitted a customer service request and that may negate many individuals opinions and the value they place in this review, this is something that has manifested through multiple Apple Watch updates: the app on the watch will simply open up and show no notes. None whatsoever. I have tried syncing the app, I have tried updating the app, closing the app on the watch and phone and restarting both the watch and the phone...no dice. Definitely a minute bug that could be fixed and bring the Evernote app up to full potential. That and expand the number of notes available on the watch and make the search feature more effective as it has never found a note I was looking for when I used the voice command. But again, love the app, LOVE the app, just a few tweaks and we’re golden.
Maybe time to switch
by riverwind91 on 2021/01/17 17:39
I have been using Evernote for probably ten years. A couple years ago when it started to limit two devices, I tolerated since two devices are mostly enough. Once in a long while when I need to use a third device just to take a random note, I’d go to website and do it there. Unfortunately yesterday when attempted to do so, I found web version is counting as a device and being limited as well. I don’t really want to complain since I’ve used the free service for that many years. I understand the need to monetize otherwise the company will just die. However, there are so many alternatives which do exact the same in slightly different ways, but free and probably better performance. I think Evernote have missed the best time to grow revenue. Or has it ever figured out the best way to make money? Ads, selling goods, anybody remember Evernotes selling socks? Forcing users to buy or harassing users with premium upgrades are suboptimal business practice. Maybe it’s time for me to explore other options and start to switch. I’m afraid that one day Evernote is going to limit users to one device, and eventually die to competition. Sad but this is a brutal market.
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.
IOS Version 10.0.3. Is it Me?
by hmmn2 on 2020/10/10 23:01
I’ve used Evernote since March 2014. I updated to 10.0.3 a day ago & I regret it. I use Evernote on my IOS iphone & I use it a lot. Evernote on my phone was good before the update. One day after the update I learn that Evernote does not have PRINTING / ADOBE PDF feature as was in the version before the update. Also, the “Find in note” does not work in the notes created before the update but work in newly created notes. Printing & Find A Note are two features that I can’t do without. Evernote states in their documentation that PRINTING is not available yet in the IOS version. The new updated version does have some nice editing features such as undo & more highlight & font colors & font sizing capabilities. The inability to PRINT and the inability to make Adobe PDF’s is a game changer. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I have almost 12,000 notes & for that reason, I’m hesitant to move on to something else. I’m disappointed in the latest update.
Great idea, great app, a number of annoying things
by amanante on 2019/06/21 04:04
It’s a great app. I would easily put 5/5 if not only for annoying little nuances that make it more difficult to use. I went online to see if any of the issues I experienced were already addressed in the past. Turns out, many of them were addressed a long time ago (like 5-6 years back) - and the Evernote team simply does not seem to care to fix them. For instance, tables are not mobile friendly. Like at all. You have to swipe back and forth to navigate. You can’t change the size of pictures. You can’t create a table on the app. There are only 3 font sizes. You can’t select thumbnail for your notebooks and notes, it selects it for you - which is pretty irritating. The size of annotations are not uniform which means they may appear smaller or bigger depending on the size of your picture.. Etcetera, etcetera... Evernote team! Is it that difficult to fix all of this?!? It’s been taking you guys years now. Maybe you should hire new developers?
My most useful—and most flawed—app
by spcorcor on 2019/10/30 21:52
I have used Evernote as a paid user for almost its entire lifespan (>10 years). I use its desktop and iOS apps for nearly everything in my work and personal life. It is a wonderful tool. That said, Evernote is falling further and further behind its competition. The app is incredibly buggy and is in desperate need of a modernization and overhaul. Evernote has been promising this for years, but I wonder if that day will ever come. The current version in iOS 13.2 has one major bug that makes it *incredibly* difficult to use. If you are working in/on a note and move away from it for any amount of time—say to read an email, copy content from a web browser, or your auto-lock kicks in—you lose your place when you return to Evernote. At best, EN reloads your note and takes you to the top of the note when you return to it. At worst, EN takes you back to the “all notes” list where you have you navigate back to the note you were working in and find your place. This goes against all principles of basic multi-tasking and is a major productivity killer. My rating will be stuck at one star until this serious issue is resolved.
Security Breach - Please Read!
by JN896059 on 2020/07/24 21:53
This is a long review, but please read it before considering using Evernote. I have used Evernote for several years under the impression that information was secure. However, I received an email today telling me that someone had accessed my account in Brazil. After changing my password and looking into it, it shows a list of applications and ways that my account has been accessed since I opened the account in 2013. It shows that individuals from several different countries have been able to access and have accessed my account via phone as well as through the web. My account had been accessed several times within the last two months. I have never received a notification prior to today letting me know that my account was logged into in from an unfamiliar location or device. I have had several other apps/accounts that have been hacked over the last few months and many of the passwords to these accounts were listed in Evernote. Evernote is NOT secure. They do not monitor activity on your account nor do they alert you of potential hacking. I have chosen to delete my account and reset all information that was located in.
Evernote still the best for organizing and searching
by MikeInCarrolltonTexas on 2018/09/07 02:36
I have tried OneNote a few times to see if it was as good as Evernote. OneNote has good editing tools within a note, but seems to be lacking when comes to FINDING your notes. I like Evernote’s search ability - select one ore more tags or a notebook - and then search within that context. I like that you can see Evernote’s list of tags at a glance on the left - and then quickly see a list of those notes that have that tag. And when you put in a search string, Evernote instantly shows you a list of notes that match, along with the first few lines of the note - even if what you’re searching for is within an embedded image (or PDF file since I have Premium). This ability to quickly find what you’re looking for within a thousand notes is critical for me. I don’t think ON is a replacement for Evernote for me - because of this alone. I hope Evernote stays afloat for a long time to come!
NEVERnote - Almost
by DaManahjah on 2021/02/16 07:56
Another update and AGAIN the Reminder App Badge is STILL broken. Listen guys, I get it, you’re too stupid to have this work the first time, but after 4 updates it’s still as if you’re unable to find your own rear ends with both hands and a flashlight? This isn’t difficult guys - your app ALWAYS did this before the latest “let’s destroy our company” app update: 1. An App Badge shouldn’t appear until the date AND time have been broached. If I want to be Reminded at 10am I shouldn’t have a badge before then (12:00am, which your lazy design currently does EVERY time). If that’s too “over your heads” just check out EVERY OTHER Reminder-type software ever created. I believe it’s possible that you’ll figure it out at some point. 2. The Reminder setting menu needs a day of the week reference in it, NOT JUST the month, date and time. Is it POSSIBLE that I might not know off the top of my head what date is a Monday 3 months from now? And is it POSSIBLE that my Reminders might have more to do with certain days of the week than they do with dates? Hmmm. Yeah, I bet that’s (again) why all other programs built for this kind of thing do that. Get a clue Evernote. You’re so close to becoming NEVERnote to me.
90% of What I Need
by Suz tunes on 2020/01/15 20:38
I love this app! Downloaded in 2013, it sat unused for a couple years but I realized the scope and detail it can hold in a way that's easy to collect. I'm a researcher of all things and I wanted to like Timepage and Agenda. While those are far better looking apps, it's clunky going between the two. Outlook is my email client so I use Evernote to capture thoughts on the fly with sync, it's great. As I'm filling in web info, I can save to EN, browsing a good article to reverence - I just use the web clip function to keep organized. I'm always adding pics so I can recall the content of what and why I wanted to sabe a clip. In my job search, I created several notebooks, one called Career. In Career I have job descriptions, wording for keywords, LinkedIn for links, and Resume for well, resume summaries etc. The only feature I wish was prominent is the calendar. And ability to change the obnoxious green default color. This app is my default app. Wanted not to like it but I keep going back!
Two problems to fix
by BlindInsight on 2018/08/26 20:12
When taking a note, there are many problems with Voiceover. First, when swiping to the right, sometimes it skips over the title field & other times it skips over the multi-line text field. When typing in the field, you can’t move by letter or word & have it affect where the cursor is located. When The keyboard is brought up from simply looking at a note, the cursor is somewhere in the middle of the text already in it. Unlike most text fields, double tapping on it does not move the cursor to the start or the end of the text field. You also cannot listen to the entire note when the keyboard is available. This makes creating & editing notes inaccessible to Voiceover. Sharing to Evernote takes a long time after entering text & choosing the folder. Once I hit save, a loading icon is shown while I have to wait for a long time to share it. If these problems are solved, I will be satisfied with Evernote. Until Evernote is Voiceover accessible, I will use another note taking app that is accessible.
Cursor out of control, App won’t stay open
by PT1and2 on 2020/04/21 23:20
While editing text on a mobile device in iOS 13, as soon as you place your finger on the cursor it travels at extremely high speed up, down, and side to side all over the page. It is nearly impossible to manually control the cursor, vastly increasing the time it takes to edit text. This was not a problem when using Evernote in previous operating system versions. I would have rated Evernote 5 stars before this problem began. And may I second another reviewer and beg or plead if absolutely necessary for you to PLEASE fix the problem with a note AS WELL AS EVERNOTE closing completely the moment your screen times out. I also store recipes in Evernote, and it is so frustrating to have to reopen the app, reopen the recipe, and then find where you left off multiple times. Also when writing documents, if you let the phone screen time out, boom you have to reopen the app, reopen the document, and find where you left off. Terrible waste of time. Evernote was not like this before, so it must be possible to fix this. You broke something that was so good.
Full of bugs; subscription not worth it.
by mark58929 on 2020/12/18 22:02
I’ve been using Evernote for about a year, but recently I got fed up with suffering the multiple bugs and functionality issues. I use this app primarily for keeping a grocery list and jotting down notes, but it seems like every other time I open my grocery checklist there is a sync error and I need to manually reconcile the two copies that Evernote saved. Additionally, the app “reloads” the page every time I switch away or lock/unlock the phone, which makes entering or editing notes incredibly painstaking. I use Evernote on two devices and occasionally access the web app on my laptop. The web app access was not previously counted as a “synced” device, but after a recent update Evernote has been forcing me to either subscribe to their premium service or unsync one of my devices. After this experience, I’m done dealing with this app. Why would I pay a monthly subscription for Evernote when my iPhone comes with two perfectly functional reminders/notes apps? Sure, they don’t have quite as many features, but at least they WORK!
Staple app! Must have.
by R Shelley on 2020/03/02 19:42
I’ve had this app for years. I mean yeeears. I’ve used it across platforms and devices and it is seamless. I’ve never had it glitch or not work on each new phone I’ve purchased. At first, I only got it to take notes on the go when I was in military aviation. It helped me keep all unclassified tidbits in one safe space, but then I watched it and my need for it grow both over time and after I left the military for new professional endeavors. Other apps have tried to do something similar with their own novel touches, like Trello which I think is a decent app, but nothing has yet truly rivaled Evernote. Its easy to use and helps busy minds like mine to braindump everything into a tidy new entry while allowing me to build on it and reprioritize the contents along the way. I haven’t tried linking individuals for a shared group experience, like teams yet, but I am sure it would be a synch. It’s got pretty much everything you need from simple notes both with text and finger writing to scanning, audio, and video to checklists and more. Now that I am writing a book, it has become my writing research hub both on the go and while sitting at my computer. I open up a new web browser tab on my desktop and do everything I need to do right there with a click of the mouse. That way, I don’t need to transpose everything I am researching onto my phone a second time. Great app! Probably my favorite.
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!
Could be better
by Wrobl1bn on 2020/09/16 11:51
So, as of this year I decided to take a swing at Evernote. At this point I've been using it for about 2 months and I have serval gripes. For starters there is only one color for highlighting, which is awful. There also isn't any intuitive way to insert tables that I've been able to find, luckily I've been able to get around this by pasting snips of them in from word but it's far from optimal. I'd also like to have sub-folders within groups. It'd be nice to have a general folder for a class and then subfolders for in-person lectures, online lectures, and notes from readings. Upsides are the tagging system, that's been rather nice to have in the absence of subfolders, the UI is also decent and I haven't had any issues with creating folders or navigating between them. Overall more downsides then upsides, and that's with the premium version. I'm likely going to return to simply using Onenote like I used to in a month or so at this rate. I'll hop back over again in a year to two to see if there were any changes.
Great app but they don’t know who they want
by @davessuccess on 2018/03/17 13:32
I keep getting ads about using Evernote business but I don’t want their service for business. I do use it for business but I don’t think they understand what I want as a business owner. I use it for myself, I don’t have a team, although I imagine I will at some point, I don’t think that this would even serve my team if I had one. there’s only one thing I want out of the premium service and that is being able to use the app on all my devices. That really should be a free service. It’s stupid the way you guys do it. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’ll make this easy for you Evernote. The only way I would pay a higher price for what you offer is if you provided mind mapping or flow charting in my note taking. There isn’t really a great option out there and it would allow me to see everything all at once. You guys should consider all the ways people can take notes and I think this would be the next frontier. You guys also could make it easier to make charts and graphs. I think those two things would be worth the price.
Used to love it but after most recent update HATE IT
by Dee Anders on 2020/09/24 20:01
I am veterinary resident. I have read a lot of journal articles, all of which come in the form a pdf. I am paying the annual subscription fee specifically for the pdf reading and annotation features. Evernote used to pretty good at this. I could upload the pdf into a note. If I opened the pdf, I could read, zoom, navigate and select and copy text. Now when I open the pdf, I can only zoom. With the old Evernote annotation function, I could zoom and navigate easily, then use the highlight function to highlight important text. Now in the annotation function I can not zoom making it harder to read and nearly impossible to highlight text. Additionally, in the old version a little summary of annotations and highlighted text would be generate, so the next time I opened that pdf I have a lovely little summary of the stuff that was important to me. None of this is available in the most recent update and I hate it. I gave feedback to the Evernote team during beta testing and recently after the new release, but they clearly aren’t listening.
Font size issue.
by 1 & only bagel boy on 2018/09/30 19:18
Got this app after friends recommended it and I’m loving it. I’m more organized and productive already. Love the notebook layout and the cross platform from Windows to iPhone. But there’s an issue that reallllly bothers me. Font sizes aren’t consistent across the app on Windows 10 and the iPhone app. I ran a test to see what font sizes corresponds to small, medium, and large. Small on iPhone is 10 on Windows app. Medium is 14. Large is 18. Except something written in “small” on an iPhone, when viewed on a PC and compared to something written in 10 on the Windows app, the text originally written on Windows is larger than the text written on iPhone, despite them both being “10”. If I highlight the text from the iPhone and then select 10 again, it will grow ever so slightly to match the PC font size of 10. The opposite happens if I write something in 10 on PC and then view it on an iPhone and compare it to something written in “small.” What is written in “small” is larger than what was written in 10 on the PC. This is really frustrating because it results in inconsistencies throughout your notes. I know you guys care about organization, design, and consistency. So please fix this issue. Other than that, the app is great, would be 5 stars, but this is really frustrating. You can’t have an app meant for organization have something as basic as font size be inconsistent like this. Thanks for reading this feedback.
Notifications
by Elena Plackis on 2020/04/04 00:52
Hey! I really love the idea of this app & am definitely eager to continue trying it out! Something I am having some difficulty with is being notified by the app when I have a note reminder set for a certain day. It shows up on my lock screen, but since my phone is unlocked by touch/fingerprint, I don’t always see those notifications because the process is so much quicker than with a passcode. This would be fine, except that the badge on the app hadn’t been registering any notifications until I open the app, so when I’ve gone for days without checking, I can find notes intended for days prior all accumulated & unread (one time there were 8). I would love to see this worked out, because I think it is such a great idea to be able to be reminded of certain notes at certain times & am interested in engaging with it. Thank you so much for your product! I wish you well.
Supposedly Better, But Worse in Ways
by Alexander Hendrickson on 2021/02/02 03:36
Even though there have been a lot of upgrades and optimizations, one of the most frequent and pervasive issues in the official online support system and elsewhere is the CRITICAL fault of recent edits not being saved and being completely lost. This impacts the usability in a huge way, because whole edits and work done is frequently lost if you aren’t doing a constant backup tango that the previous version never required. And even when you do, sometimes it still loses it, especially when multitasking and switching between apps. Before the new upgrades, I never had to think to manually sync after every important change I made to a document, now I am hitting the check mark to close editing on a document (something the old version never had, and did fine without) and swiping down on the note list in order to force a sync to the web version sometimes every half paragraph or so, just to make sure I don’t lose a critical thought.
Overall still the Best Note App
by Heath.Rumble on 2018/06/12 19:52
As someone who has been using Evernote for years, despite many hiccups, I still love this app overall. There are still a few annoying glitches for the iPad functionality though. For instance, when you’re typing in a note, and switch to another app and back to Evernote, the cursor often gets locked at the bottom of the note, and you have to click into another note and back into the one you were working on to get the cursor working correctly—Super annoying. The only other thing is that as you type a note, while you have ‘Show Body Text’ selected in ‘Note List Options,’ as you type in a note, the tile in the Notes List continues resizing as it syncs, even if the text you’re editing is far past what’s previewed in said tile. This can be solved by putting the note into full screen or turning off ‘Show Body Text’ but I prefer the settings that cause this glitch.
Essential tool for my small business and life
by Ben Forest on 2019/05/10 19:22
Been using Evernote for five years plus now. Subscribe to the premium edition for the encryption and privacy protections. Use it to keep detailed information about clients. As well as my own life/hobbies. Photos. Audio. But mostly written records that are usually dictate. Powerful search abilities even if I don’t bother with tagging etc. I have always found it when I am needed. Use it on multi platform. Desktop computer, iPhone, iPad and it even logged in remotely via the web. Do you like Evernote apps for the platforms; add speed and I’m able to store key files locally (do not need Internet access). Have needed their tech-support a couple of times. Resolve the issue quickly. If I had it suggested to improve, I’d like to see better Apple Pen support have an apple pen capabilities in the iPad app. My guess is; they are probably working on that
Evernote
by stevelikecheese on 2019/12/05 03:29
Okay so I’ve had Evernote for a while now and I’ve loved writing everything I need to on it, but there’s no option to contact customer service without paying for the upgrades, which I think is ridiculous. I’ll admit I stupidly put in the wrong email while making my account... but you’d think they’d have a confirmation before accepting your account. Then I lost my password and can’t change it since the emails wrong. Annoyingly you can’t change the email with out the password so what am I supposed to do to get the information on the account I’ve used for three years? Though I’ll say my brains didn’t help the situation... customer service should be an option and there should be other ways around my problem and other people’s when they run into a dire pickle. The app itself I really like but settings and login plus the customer service I feel could make some improvements.
The latest update is the worst thing to happen to Evernote in 13 years
by Belliusz on 2020/11/30 17:45
That’s right. I’ve been using Evernote for 13 years. It’s been fantastic. I have thousands of pages of notes from work, school, conferences, lectures, etc that I’ve done for over a decade. They’ve recently updated the software and not only has it forced me to upgrade my membership with them because they only allow 2 devices, not 3 (like they had been doing up to now), but it has also completely slowed down the app. I’ve never had problems with the application lagging, but it seems that they’ve tried to connect the app to too many things that only power users (like me) might use. The result is that it’s constantly lagging and in many cases, not syncing or even loading. I’ve just written notes from a 2 hour management meeting which were completely lost because my iPad sleep screen went up and upon awaking my iPad, everything was lost! I cannot complain more vehemently since I’m now (finally) paying for a software that operates a thousand times worse than it did when I was using it for free!
Forced to upgrade
by _concerned_user on 2019/07/23 19:43
I'm not a fan of forcing people to upgrade. Sure, it may be a strategy for your company to grow. But remember that you're working with people. I have been using Evernote for 7 years, and just went on today to access notes on my phone and was told I now need to upgrade to continue to have access to my notes on multiple devices. I have literally always been able to access my evernote on my phone and on my computer/tablet. A feature that was always a feature has now been taken away. I can unsync my other device, or I can upgrade to keep it on my devices. Not a fan. I've purchased an upgraded version in the past, and it was not worth it. And what stinks is now I have literally YEARS of notes and journals and voice memos SAVED in my evernote that it would take forever just to transfer it all somewhere else. I feel like my hand is being forced, and I don't agree with that. Maybe charge new people? Grandfather in the old?
For old software, it’s surprisingly immature
by emmgee53 on 2017/12/27 04:05
I’ve used Evernote since it’s early days. Honestly I would have a hard time living without it. But it’s surprisingly quirky for such an old product. For example the iPhone, iPad, and PC versions seem like they came from different companies. I couldn’t tell you how to search via tag on my iPad but it’s simple on the PC. I started with Evernote on the Mac and recently switched to the PC. It was pretty different. Why? The editor is basic which is fine but it’s too basic. Creating tables is too hard. There should be more formatting options. And the dictionary is odd. Add something to the dictionary and the red underline doesn’t go away. And why doesnt the Windows version support touch screens? It’s a great concept. I love the web clipper. I’m glad to be able to access my notes on different devices. But I wish it worked more consistently across those devices. I wish I had more formatting options.
New version is a disaster for this longtime premium user
by Noguilt on 2021/02/22 18:08
Evernote was a major part of my life for over 10 years. It was crucial for getting 2 books published. Alas, the recent versions, including the current one, is hardly even usable. Reliability is essential for an app like Evernote, and it has become utterly unreliable. E.g., I shared a webpage to Evernote 3 hours ago, and it still does not show up in the Evernote app on any of my devices (2 Macs, iPad, and iPhone). I need to annotate it, but it’s not there! I have sync’d multiple times on 3 devices. Will it ever show up? I had no choice but to look for alternatives. So far, Keep It is looking like a great replacement for Evernote. It’s taken a bit of adjustment in my workflow, but I’m loving it. It is faster, more reliable, and offers some other advantages as well, like the option to save a webpage as one long PDF, which brilliantly solves multiple problems Evernote has always had with saving webpages. BTW, The webpage I mentioned earlier was saved to Keep It immediately! The free Joplin app is supposed to be good, too, but seems to have a steeper learning curve.
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