What is Evernote?
For those of you who have been living under a rock in the last five years and had no idea what is Evernote here is your answer. Evernote is a Note taking, archiving and collaboration app.
In this Evernote review, we are going to show you the awesome features that make Evernote special, unique and different from other note taking apps. Evernote has plenty of practical uses and in this review we are going to share with you the awesomeness of Evernote, but also its cons and good competitors.
Evernote is a very organized virtual file cabinet, and you can use it for writing all kinds of notes, brainstorming, remembering things, archiving and all kinds of different things.
One of the most amazing features of Evernote is that it has a lot of features and variety. With this app you can record audio, take photos, save whole web pages and import any file you wish. Evernote also has a pretty cool sync system and apps for every operating system and device.
The number one thing for which Evernote excels over other similar apps is that it’s an all in one program with many features, and it is perfect for hard-core note takers and collaborations. : )
You most likely don’t have the need for Evernote if you are a light note-taker and just use notes occasionally and don’t use or don’t have a need for the advanced note taking options.
Let’s first start with the Evernote cons:
Evernote is more complex than other note taking apps and, therefore, it can seem a bit difficult to learn at the beginning. After the first couple of days of using it and watching a couple of tutorials for it, your productivity will boost, but if you are looking for the simplest no learning required app Evernote is not it and other free note taking apps will deliver a better result.
Evernote is not completely free. The basic version of Evernote is free, but many of the awesome and cool features of Evernote are in the Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium versions which cost $20/year and $40/year. On the other hand, Evernote’s competitor OneNote is completely free, and it has many of the features that Evernote has in its premium version.
Evernote Premium is by far much better in quality than its competitors.
Evernote Web Clipper is the best on the web although Microsoft Edge with OneNote is close. The new Microsoft Edge browser offers excellent clipping, but it is only available on Edge and this is where Evernote is better, Evernote can be integrated with all the web browsers. A big plus is the Collaboration in Evernote. It is the unbeaten champion of collaboration in these kinds of apps.
When using Evernote, in order to achieve the maximum productivity and the best experience and results it is important to use is for all the features that it offers. If you are using it just for a few tasks, it can be even unproductive. So tip no. 1 Learn it and use it to the fullest. As a journalist and as a Journalist student I use it on my phone to record lectures and interviews and adding a separate notebook for that particular article for example and then digging for more information on the net and web clipping it and underlining the most important things and saving them for later. Then everything is very organized in one Evernote notebook, and this saves me tons of time and it syncs to all of my other devices.
Evernote web clipper is integrated with Google. When you search on Google for something related to the things you’ve clipped it gives you results on what you have already clipped on that topic. This feature is awesomely cool, unique and neat. Another amazing thing about Evernote is that you can create tons of notes and notebooks and keep them all organized well.
All in all Evernote is the undisputed champion, best app for power users who rely on these kinds of apps and are extensions of their brain. ( :