Evernote vs Google Drive Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Anonymous
(Pharmaceuticals company, myself only employees)

Functional organizational tool for business and personal use

2019-03-08

I will always point out Evernote to my friends when they complain about not being able to manage all of their interests. We live in a hyperactive world, and Evernote is the app that lets you keep your head above water.

Pros

Cross-functional team projects? Check. Simple file sharing. You got it! Grocery list? Why not. That's the great part about Evernote: it lets you organize just about anything with either your friends or colleagues. While I wouldn't rely on it as a standalone project management tool, it performs its niche perfectly. The best part of the software is the website clipper, which is a fantastic way to browse and set reminders for yourself, without having to write it down or open an app and copy over otherwise. Evernote acts as that great central repository where you can store anything you want to store, with the convenience of being able to search for it easily. Highly recommend it for personal organization.

Cons

I've encountered some difficulties in syncing with Google Drive, but they have been almost negligible.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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BRAD WILLEY

One of the original cloud services our company used and has not disappointed.

2018-06-19

Pros

I have used Evernote from what feels like the ground floor. Through the years we have never had any issues and it's constantly improving.

Cons

Recently we have used Google Drive more frequently because of the additional apps that Google offers and the seamless transition among them.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Josh Crane

Brilliant!

2018-06-13

Pros

Evernote is second only to Google Drive in helping organize my personal and work life.

Cons

Better organization between Notebooks and Notes perhaps would be nice. Was very confusing at first.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Mark Rueckert

Verified Reviewer

Easy Access Across All Devices!

2019-02-06

Pros

However, EverNote makes it easy to keep my notes all in one place without cluttering up my Google Drive! And heck, it even integrates with Google Drive, love it!

Cons

The integration with Google Drive could be improved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Paula Goldman

Good note taking platform that all allows compatibility across all platforms

2018-04-05

Pros

There is no user minimum and does not require an Internet connection. You can access all notebooks and files from any device.

Cons

You must use Google Drive or desktop app for document editing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Experience Strategist & Website Designer (Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)
Verified Reviewer

Love this tool

2019-03-28

Pros

I love and use this daily. I like the notebooks you can create and how you can click and drag to organize things. It's easy to search and seamless between devices. I like creating presentations in this app too.

Cons

I use google drive, too, and often tend towards that simply because I'm online and in a browser but I like how this app funcitons.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 51-200 employees)

Great Organizational Notebook Tool for Small Businesses

2018-11-23

We were solving the problem of sharing information and organizing among our team.

Pros

We prefer it to Google drive in terms of sharing projects, notes and ideas.

Cons

I have thought for a little while that it could use a small/updated facelift in terms of appearances. But really nothing too much to complain about from a usability standpoint.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex de Lima

No need to choose

2019-03-25

Sincerely I'm not sure if nowadays with Google Keep and Google Drive you need a other software to help you with things to done.

Pros

Integration with Google Drive turn things easy to handle especially when you are in transit.

Cons

The interface is awful, slow and out of fashion. Much too improve

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Logistics Customer Service Co-ordinator (Wholesale company, 1-10 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Good for students

2018-07-22

Pros

It's great for taking notes on the go. It's nice that it also lets you back up your work photos from your phone via the app. You can also share things in the app with others.

Cons

Between Google's Keep, Google Drive and Google Photos, it allows for similar functions of Evernote and there aren't any in app purchases yet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Kyle Dalton

Better than Apple's note feature

2018-11-27

Pros

The integration with Google drive products is a huge plus too!

Cons

Sometimes when you create a new note it's placed in an unintended location.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Medical Devices company, 11-50 employees)

Evernote is great for organization

2018-09-30

I love the ability to share things with others in real time and being able to back it up to a cloud service without needing to worry about data loss.

Pros

I also really love that it works with other software programs like sticky notes and google drive.

Cons

Sometimes the synchronization process gets a little glitchy but usually works itself out.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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James Bush

Useful tool for storing and sharing web content.

2018-04-05

Good tool for storing articles, notes etc. I have found more useful for personal use than business.

Pros

Ability to snip an article, simplified article or whole page. No need to manage documents locally, all dealt with on the cloud.

Cons

If you have other platforms such as google drive, then it is duplicating functionality you already have.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Gerald Andrady

Excellent product - maybe overkill

2019-04-20

Pros

There's a lot of functionality within Evernote. Notebooks are easy to create, search, etc. The mobile app functionality is great as well.

Cons

There functionality within other tools (O365, Google Drive, etc.) that seemed more easily accessible within my workflow and provided the same functionality for me.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I would rather use Google Keep!

2018-07-13

Good note taking app?

Pros

Evernote is awesome because you can take quick notes and make lists for almost anything using checklists pics, etc.

Cons

I like using GoogleKeep because it's free and syncs with all of my Google Drive programs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Katie McBrien

Great Product

2018-03-14

I got better organization & productivity using evernote. I found that it was helpful to me to map out e-mail sequences and gather information on the internet.

Pros

Evernote really is a wonderful product. I mapped out an entire e-mail marketing sequence in Evernote. I like that its more than just a planning program you can write anything you want in there. It would be great for mapping out a novel, book, blog posts, webinars, etc. You can also install the chrome extension which allows you to clip websites and articles so you can reference them later. The search feature is also invaluable as you begin to create a lot of content.

Cons

I felt that in someways this program was redundant to google drive. I can do a lot of the same features there as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Stephenson

Forgettable

2018-09-21

Pros

Multiple users can share notebooks and Evernote can also be linked with Google Drive which is helpful.

Cons

There is just nothing special about Evernote. In the growing market of note-taking apps and programs, there are many cheaper and more feature rich alternatives out there. Evernote does a few things very well, but it doesn't seem to do much of anything great.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

Endless possibilities!

2018-10-08

Excellent tool.

Pros

It’s great to have access to it anywhere and have it move faster than Google Drive. I use it to draft all of my writing.

Cons

I didn’t find the paid version to be as valuable as I had hoped but I think that’s because of how I use it, many people have found it to be worth it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessi Hardy

Verified Reviewer

Just Eh...

2018-05-22

Pros

I get Evernote, but I don't see the use in paying for software that is similar when you can get the same features of Google Drive, and share notes with Google Keep or in Microsofts version, OneNote.

Cons

It costs money, vs others who offer similar software products for free. Not very intuitive. It takes some new users time to get used to the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: GetApp
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Luke Manuel

Awesome. Every office should use this.

2018-07-12

Simplicity at it's finest!

Pros

You can even connect to Google Drive.

Cons

Sometimes (this may be fixed by now) the auto-save creates new notes but the new notes have the same information and is repetitive and time consuming to clean up and fix.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Neal Dora

Awesome Collaboration Tool

2018-09-12

Pros

You can even link it with Google Drive which is super helpful in our business.

Cons

You have to download the desktop application to do offline editing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Research company, 201-500 employees)

Overrated application to keep information safe

2018-08-20

Pros

I like that you can save notes, images and share it with teammates, and that you can keep it safe in your own devices in case somebody else is using your phone or computer

Cons

I think the price for the business version is not worth for what it offers, you can practically do the same in Google Drive for free just that you do not have the security that it will only be accessed personally by you.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergio Alzate Drada, PMP®

One of the best application in its kind

2019-01-29

Pros

Integration with Slack, Outlook, Google Drive, Microsoft Teams y Salesforce.

Cons

The traditional disadvantage of this type of service is the vulnerability of the information that is in the cloud.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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yulitza patiño

Excellent notebook that allows you to work from outside the office!

2018-05-06

In addition, with the integration of Google Drive documents increases the productivity of work teams because it is easier to stay informed and know what is pending to be done.

Pros

The integration with Google Drive gives you a functionality since you have the files there.

Cons

Sometimes I confuse my personal account with the business account. Another thing that I do not like is the price, I think it's a bit expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tithia Long, MBus.

Good document

2019-03-18

It can help me to share my work online with my team.

Pros

I can work online and do my work anywhere I want and save it into their Google drive. If I am trying to look some of my work then I can do it immediately through their cloud.

Cons

it is the least function and need to upgrade drive to make available for future usage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura Rogier

Verified Reviewer

Structure by flexibility

2017-10-04

Pros

I can't imagine the where I was limited to sort docs in folders alone. Thanks to Evernote I can categorise content in folders (for when I have to share them for example), but I can just as much tag them with keywords that would only make sense to me alone. It's like you are able to look at your data in 3D instead of it being hidden in folders.

Cons

As such, I often times find myself exporting docs from Evernote to Dropbox or Google Drive, simply because they are easier to navigate in (because they are limited in functionality).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Rosita Brooks

Looking For Storage? Well Here You Go!

2018-08-21

Coupled with Evernote I'm able to keep everything from my blog to my home-school curriculum for my children organized and can find what I'm looking for with ease.

Pros

Google Drive makes organizating of all my graphics designs and projects pain and stress free.

Cons

I have no complaints about the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon Giesing

Basically the only online office suite worth using

2018-07-11

Pros

- Great pricing for how much space you get plus lots of free/cheap space offers (like the Chromebook and Security Checkup promotions) - The most featured online office software, Microsoft's is super lacking and Zoho's is really outdated. - 3rd party app support if Google doesn't offer what you need.

Cons

- Keep is the most basic note app out of all the products available (Evernote, OneNote, etc)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Josh Davis, MBA

Useful but can be a black hole

2018-12-30

Pros

Great place to store documents and since everyone use gmail it is really easy to share if needed. Google search is good so finding what you need is usually pretty easy.

Cons

I also wish there was an easier way to search within all your documents as once, similar to Evernote.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura Rogier

Verified Reviewer

Great as a 'storage room'

2017-10-04

Pros

Having your pictures, docs, pdf's etc gathered in one place is great, esp. with the free 15GB to start with!

Cons

Aside from storing archived files or as a generic database with 'some' structure, I wouldn't really recommend this compared to other systems such as Dropbox or Evernote.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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heather mojer

Google Drive is an essential tool for our family-run restaurant group

2019-04-13

Drive is our number one pick for our company's all day every day document and spreadsheet creator, editor, and keeper. Even if we were charged a subscription, I imagine we'd pay it ;) it is that valuable to us.

Pros

Drive is intuitive to use and has been adopted by so many that when we ask a new hire if they are familiar with the product, nine times out of ten it's a yes.

Cons

Also, I have found that for quick notes, I prefer Evernote - Drive just seems to formal sometimes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Philanthropy company, 11-50 employees)

Google Drive

2019-02-18

Pros

I know there are alternatives in OneDrive, Evernote, and so on, but honestly, I've never felt the need to even learn how to use them, because Google Drive works so well.

Cons

Dividing my documents and those shared with me into two categories was a little confusing at first, as I looked for documents I couldn't find, but the division makes sense and in the end makes everything easier to sort.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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