Evernote vs Microsoft Word Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Andy Martinez

BEST NOTEPAD IN THE MARKET!

2018-04-16

The organization, works like Microsoft Word, saves on its own so if something happens, you're backed up!

Pros

Easy to use, lots of memory, works like Microsoft Word which makes it easy to find old notes and create new one.

Cons

None really. The only downfall I can see is people having to pay for more space for notes. This can hurt a little.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sandip Shaw

Had a smooth and wonderful experience with no hindrance.

2018-03-17

Save time and very easy to use and support multiple OS.

Pros

The best i like about this software is that it support in multiple OS, which makes it unique. And also it works without saving the file.

Cons

Some features need to be added as compared to microsoft word or microsft excel sheet.

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Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom Wondra

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Go to app for things I need to remember

2016-06-23

I've used Evernote for several years. I put all of my need-to-remember things in it, such as passwords, notes for various personal and business needs, etc

Pros

Easy to use, intuitive, nice search capabilities

Cons

I'm so used to Microsoft Word formatting shortcuts, that I get frustrated when they don't work in Evernote.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Mark Palermo

Too Basic/Limited To Compete with Word

2018-06-11

Pros

Nice that it doesn't have all the features of typing your notes in Microsoft Word. Much more freeform for note taking.

Cons

Lacked certain features and structure that I like in Microsoft Word. Made it difficult to make my notes the way I wanted them in the moment.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Alexander Cooper

The best note taking app comes to business!

2019-04-11

Evernote has helped organise my vast array of work documents across multiple devices. There are cases where I cannot use it, but in day to day life they are few and fairly far between.

Pros

It always works, no matter if you're on your phone, tablet, PC, mac, it just works. It doesn't even require an internet connection! Excellent layout and seamless integration cross-platform.

Cons

It isn't as fully formed as other tools, I find myself simply using Microsoft Word and Onedrive for most document sharing as Evernote is missing some key features I need.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Huntley

Incredible information management system with robust search ability!

2017-07-21

Never ending organization! Searchable notes are priceless for me.

Pros

It is super easy to store information and to get it from the internet into the platform. The integration with zapier and penultimate is also delightful. The ability to search is priceless and makes this busy lawyer's life a lot easier.

Cons

Hierarchical outlining like in Microsoft Word - it would make my life a lot easier.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Louise Armstrong

A software that finally helps me organize!

2018-05-07

Pros

I really, really like things to be organized. And I've tried so many different tools to help me get to the point I'd like to be. I have to say, Evernote is one of the few tools that I've actually been really impressed with and felt like a different was being made to my workspace. I love the clean UI of the software, it makes taking notes and organizing files a joy. I can create to do lists and notes super easily, and it always looks great. It's honestly like having a notepad that I can take around with me.

Cons

The one issue is that it can be a little tricky with Microsoft Word. I take a lot of notes there too and things have to be carried back and forth, and it's not always perfect.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1-10 employees)

A great tool, but a slow learning curve

2018-12-13

Pros

Evernote is very powerful in the sense that it allows you to centralize all your company's informations / data in one place. You just don't have to think about it : put it in evernote and you'll be able to get it back, wherever you are. The search is very powerful (it can "read" within files AND also within pictures/images). The Spaces are also nice to keep everything tidy and easily remember where you put your stuff.

Cons

The learning curve is pretty slow since it takes time for users to understand that Evernote is NOT just like Microsoft Word or whatever (which people often think when they see the interface for the first time).

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Chad Wimberly

Clunky and slow, other note taking software does the same, better

2018-10-23

Bottom line, I think Evernote is for people who are comfortable being disorganized and keeping all their thoughts in one place with this tool. Evernote isn't made for organized thinkers who want a tidy storage space for their thoughts.

Pros

The integrations and new features they introduced were revolutionary for their time. It's helped launch a new wave of note-taking software.

Cons

Similar to Microsoft Word, it always tries to do "smart" formatting but it's never right for what I want.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Lindsay McKinnon, LDAC

Top of the line

2018-06-15

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

So, converting these EN , .enex files, to Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe portable document format (.pdf) wastes time and inconveniences the user.

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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