Evernote Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Evernote

Create, capture & access everyday notes on mobile devices

4.39/5 (6,553 reviews)

Evernote overview

What is Evernote?

Evernote helps you capture and manage ideas, projects, memories, and to-do lists, so nothing gets missed. Write notes, attach documents, scan images, take voice memos or clip from the web. Organize everything from big projects to personal moments in a single place, accessible on your computer, tablet, or phone—even when offline. Quickly find the information you need with a powerful search that recognizes words in handwriting, images, and attachments. With Evernote, you can focus on what matters.
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Pricing

Starting from
$7.99/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Evernote reviews

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Lindsay McKinnon, LDAC

Top of the line

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-15
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to retrieve older documents with ease. I can also, whether mid-conversation or during a meeting or presentation, quickly retrieve information that I've forgotten or to elaborate on someone else's ideas.

Pros
I've used this software since 2013. This is one program that I CANNOT live without. I store EVERYTHING in Evernote. I probably don't even use 1/2 of of the functions available with this software, but I'm still determined to master it though! Pro number one for me is the convenience! I use the browser version and the app, when on my Mac, and the app on my phone, too. The capture tool on my Mac makes storing emails, screenshots, receipts, pictures, audio clips and all other document formats super easy to save for later. Evernote is also able to easily collaborate with all the other storage software(Dropbox, Drive, Box, OneDrive, Acrobat, etc.) and the syncing is better than any other software I've used to date. I can literally save something in EN on my Mac and my phone instantly buzzes with the notification of the change. The search function is also amazeballs. Because EN uses OCR technology to "read" the text in files, if I searched for "sandwich" (I'm hungry), I would get a list of every file in EN that has the word "sandwich" anywhere in the file. Worrying about naming your files so that you can find them later are OVER! Some examples of the many mediums that I store in EN are: cards that are given to me for special occasions, pictures, tags off of purchases I make, user manuals for all the devices in the house, coupons, audio clips (usually made while driving), and recipes. Basically, for me, it's a one-stop shop to store the verbal, written or digital tidbits of life

Cons
Now, the "downside". Using this program since 2013 should tell you, that any downsides EN does have, are vastly overshadowed by it's shine. Shifting your lifelong organizational habits from a file/ folder based system to En's "note/ notebook" system overwhelms some people, I'm sure. I struggled with this, myself! Don't let it, though! If you remember, I already applauded the awesome search capabilities of EN. When I use search, and don't dig, or go "searching" manually through my folders, my task management becomes much more efficient. Organizing EN is definitely a "Con" for me, though. I really haven't done it. I store and search. EN would definitely become even more efficient for me, if I spent some time cleaning it up. Another thorn for me, is getting the info. OUT of EN, if I'm not sharing it to another integrated application(like dropbox). EN makes it's own document extension. When you download, or try to email something with your default email client (EN has it's own email client that looks like chat, visually), the item you are sending has a .enex extension (ex. "doc.enex") NO programs can open this file extension. So, converting these EN , .enex files, to Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe portable document format (.pdf) wastes time and inconveniences the user. Lastly, there is the cost. EN is one of the more expensive options for information storage, but there is a free version available. You only need to subscribe when increased storage space is needed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hannah Scheffer

Excellent annotation tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-13
Review Source: Capterra

Evernote has helped me for years to write down every word or idea that comes to mind in the day, I can also make the shopping list or things to do, everything is synchronized with the other devices you have and is an excellent option.

Pros
I have been using Evernote for a long time and the changes it has had over the years are incredible, they have always been innovative. Throughout the day I have many ideas in my work, so I write in my Evernote every idea I can think of and, at the end of the day, I get home comfortably and organize the ideas and notes that I have in evernote, so I get an idea Main Fantastica. Also Evernote is intuitive and easy to use, which is great. And it has a reminder tool that is very useful so that nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

Cons
They should improve account synchronization with different devices. I use it on a tablet, mobile device and computers and sometimes you have to wait for the account information to load. You also have to pay and for some people this is not pleasant, the free version is not as good as the paid version so if you want to enjoy all the options you have to pay the full Evernote version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Angelo Deleon

Great product for managing daily tasks or notes and organization

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I likes the ease of use and anyone can be up and running and figure it out very quick. It allowed me to take and share notes in various types of formats and also save everything to PDF and auto backup. The Web clipper is great as well for clipping articles and only grabbing the stuff I needed from it.

Cons
It has alot of features but I wish there was more templates added to it. I love it because it's simple but when more complex things needed they weren't there. Nothing major just small things I personally wanted.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Isaac Fungura

Evernote Business review by Isaac Fungura

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

Evernote is a very handy tool in my daily life, both business and personal. I tend to get overwhelmed with tasks and forget some brilliant ideas I may have had. So, I decided to install Evernote on all my devices - phone, tab, laptop so that when I take my routine morning walks or runs, and an idea pops up in my mind, I quickly jot it down. The brilliance of Evernote is that I can type or use a stylus, or take a picture of say a product I want the procurement team to purchase and I can also record a voice note and save it as is...or it can also decode my voice note and save it as text almost instantaneously! I can also save PDFs, Word documents, scribble a sketch drawing or even get a signature if I don't have a handy paper for a client to sign. I also use it to set reminders and to-do list which I can then follow through later on. All this is then synced across my devices through my linked Google account so that even if I'm away from my laptop, I can still access my data or add notes on my other devices. In the office and in meetings, I easily take notes and minutes and can then share that with colleagues. It's just superb and makes life sooo easy. It also switches on my creative mindset since I can just take down notes whenever and wherever I go. I also use Evernote at my Masters school to take notes in lectures...how convenient, because I normally don't want to move around with books in my hands. Also it is very easy to store the notes and share them with fellows

Pros
There is no limit to what I can put or store into my Evernote account. The library can store important business information such as company policies and procedure manuals for the access of everyone at the company who is using Evernote. It replaces the need for the company to have a physical library for sharing that info. Evernote separates between private and business note books, hence respects privacy of employees and they can take that private information when they leave the company and all the business notebooks remain with the company. Notifications when someone joins a library, edits or adds a note, these assist me in keeping track of what is going on around the organisation since I may not physically be able to cope with the events occurring around, but on Evernote, I quickly get insights of what is going on. It allows sharing information across the organisation and getting feedback

Cons
When offline, I'm obviously unable to sync my content with my other devices. However, when I get back online sync becomes active. It can become addictive sometimes as it is a part of my daily life

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Time for a Change?

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Love the web clipper feature and the fact that the browser extension works on everything from Safari and Mozilla to Chrome and Opera--and that users can right-click content or webpages. Also love that you can clip an entire webpage that's fully functional when accessing in a notebook. The simplified article clipping function is also incredibly helpful in increasing the readability of pages with lots of distracting ads, videos, etc. PDFs can also be saved to notebooks online.

Cons
Having used Evernote Business for several years now, my notebooks and clips have accumulated and are quite substantial. I prefer to use Evernote Business with my web browser, and frequently experience sluggishness and long page loading times. Ditto for the desktop and mobile apps... I used to be able to click on multiple notes and combine them into a single note without any problem; however, it's been some time since this feature has worked. Also tagging notes can be a pain because if the program is being slow or unresponsive, it'll automatically tag clips with partially spelled tags or words, creating nonsensical and excessive tags that probably contribute to the overall speed issues I've experienced with Evernote Business.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Evernote pricing

Starting from
$7.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Basic: Free
Premium: $7.99/month
Business: $14.99/month

Evernote features

API
Access Control
Collaboration Tools
Document Management
Document Storage
Projections
Search Functionality

Activity Dashboard (150 other apps)
Activity Tracking (127 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (170 other apps)
Chat (139 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (183 other apps)
Commenting (175 other apps)
Customizable Branding (146 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (159 other apps)
File Management (129 other apps)
Permission Management (175 other apps)
SSL Security (121 other apps)
Third Party Integration (177 other apps)
Workflow Management (121 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

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Additional information for Evernote

Key features of Evernote

  • Web clipping support
  • Edit rich text and sketches
  • Mobile and Web interface
  • Geolocation
  • Store notes, web clips, files and images
  • Content available on any device
  • Web clipper browser extensions
  • Save online resources in one place
  • Grab whole web page: text, images and links
  • Snap photos, record audio, save documents
  • Share notes and collaborate on files
  • Save favorite webpages
  • Store all itineraries, confirmations, travel documents
  • Evernote Food for collecting food moments
  • Other products include Skitch and Penultimate
  • Evernote Clearly for clearing web content
  • Annotation and markup
  • Shapes, arrows and quick sketches
  • Give feedback and share ideas
  • Sketch on a page and sync notes to any device
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Benefits

Keep everything in sync

With Evernote, all notes, web clips, files or images are available on every device and computer.

Remember things you like

Save everything cool and exciting discovered online or in the real world. Take pictures, record some audio and save it.

Save favorite webpages

Save entire webpages to the Evernote account through browser extensions. Get the whole page: text, images and links.

Take notes anywhere

You’re always moving and you want your notes with you. With Evernote, your memories are available on every computer, phone and device you use.

Work with friends and colleagues

Share notes with friends and colleagues.

Plan your next trip

Keep all itineraries, confirmations, scanned travel documents, maps, and plans in Evernote, and have them when they are needed.