Basecamp vs Evernote Comparison Chart

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Reviews

David Landes

Great for Collaborative Projects

2017-02-11

I wish there were some more integration with other services such as OmniVision or Evernote - but it works reliable and we love it.

Pros

The design, very good integration with email (you can email files, todo lists, discussions etc. in - or react to them by email), very easy to use, comparatively cheap price for a well designed project management software

Cons

Could have more integrations with other services such as OmniFocus (for my todos), Evernote (for documents), WhatsApp etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

no

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Strategy & Operations Lead (Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)
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Solid project management tool

2018-06-10

Pros

Basecamp is pretty intuitive and integrates will with other prevalent platforms that we use including evernote and slack.

Cons

Basecamp is a bit old-school in terms fo their versioning. We were stuck on one version for a long time and unable to upgrade. Other web based platforms don't make it this hard.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Donna Emrich

Great fro Project Management

2017-06-07

more time to complete other tasks

Pros

I was familiar with evernote when I began to use this application, which made using it even easier

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Automotive company, 5001-10000 employees)

Excellent project collaboration tool

2018-08-16

Collaboration is a breeze for projects that are not large enough for a tool like JIRA, but with more visibility than simply communicating by e-mail.

Pros

It's easy to post and receive replies to project items, in a manner similar to familiar tools like Evernote, but for teams.

Cons

The only downside I've noticed is that it's not possible to pick and choose e-mail recipients. Sometimes I'd like to be able to "CC" some people, but not all people in the project. It would be more useful if the recipient list could be more granular, both in terms of access to the thread and the e-mail notifications themselves.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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A Bit Expensive for the Issues but Lots of Applications

2018-04-16

Automation and good communication

Pros

Setting deadlines and ensuring everyone is on the same page is easy with this software - and easier than Evernote, which we used to use!

Cons

I have encountered countless issues with this software. Mainly these are glitches that seem to resolve themselves over time. The software is a bit sluggish as well and generally seems to run slow. Sometimes I will post things that others don't see for a long time. I need more speed and accuracy.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Blok

An OK Collaboration Tool

2017-04-14

In everyday operations I use ToDoist for assignments and share files & documents through Google Drive and Evernote . Since that all integrates with my google accounts and reminders appear on my calendar.

Pros

One stop cloud app

Cons

Limited functionality, doesn't really integrate with anything so you don't get reminders in your personal calendar or anything else you look at all the time. No scheduling. If you want dates on your assignments you need to calculate it all by hand.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

If you have simple tasks without much need for planning and scheduling this could be fine.

Source: Capterra
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Gordon Dymowski

OK For Tracking Individual Research...But Not So Good for Groups

2016-09-01

Pros

It works across multiple platforms (Windows via Browser, app). Allows me to sort and keep personal research.

Cons

There's a little bit of a learning curve, and there's too many products that have similar functions but work better (Google Docs, Trello, Basecamp)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Evernote

It's worth using if you're doing online research for multiple projects....but otherwise, I'm not sure if it insures greater productivity.

Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Government Relations company, 1-10 employees)

Evernote is okay... but others do it better

2018-11-28

It was great when we had remote workers before Basecamp improved or google docs became ubiquitous.

Pros

The ability to organize by notebook, use tags, and access your notebooks across different devices or computers.

Cons

I've been using Evernote for years (at least 6 years) and I feel like it has not changed at all. With cloud storage and synching greatly improved, I get the impression Evernote has fallen behind. I just don't see a function for it anymore and have (not even intentionally) stopped using it all together.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan Elder

Powerful Solution for Everyone from Business Executives to College Students

2017-11-14

Evernote is exactly the kind of intuitive solution that is needed to bring your company together. It is also a powerful tool to organize your life. I highly recommend them!

Pros

Do you like Basecamp? Give Evernote Business a try!

Cons

Not all features are free... but hey, a company's gotta' eat right? Some features not available offline on free version. The fact that the Premium is 50x better

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: Software Advice
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Lisa Keyser

Reliable Software but Not Unique

2016-10-19

Eventually, I moved all of my project management over to Basecamp instead, because it simply offered more features and integrations that I needed to run my business.

Pros

At the time I made heavy use of Evernote, I was able to easily sync notes on my tablet, phone, laptop, and PC automatically. I also liked being able to organize notes into notebooks so I could quickly find things.

Cons

The Windows tablet/touchscreen laptop app was buggy and somewhat annoying to use. The layout and organization were very different from the mobile and desktop apps. Also, recently, the free account no longer allows as many devices as I had originally hooked up. It lacks some of the features that more robust project management software have as standard features.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Evernote

I think Evernote is great if you need to take notes and create on-the-fly to-do lists. However, there are much better solutions out there for both of those things. For my day-to-day needs, I've replaced Evernote entirely with Basecamp.

Source: Software Advice
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siva kumar

Best collaboration tool for small teams

2018-01-29

Note taking, sharing documents, capturing ideas etc

Pros

Similarly Evernote can be linked with other popular tools like dropbox, box, basecamp etc Various templates like calendar, expense tracker , phone log etc come with Evernote.

Cons

Evernote is not robust enough to cater to big teams and big companies. Larger companies and bigger companies have more options in the market place.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Bethany Siu

Versatile and useful on the go or at home

2018-05-14

Pros

I primarily use Evernote to keep track of thoughts and ideas I have. Evernote has a basic Notebook Stack -> Notebook -> Note structure that mimics how you would actually organize books or notebooks, which makes it intuitive, especially for a writer like me. I use Evernote to keep track of story ideas and inspiration (mostly on my phone) and go back and visit those notes later when I'm looking for an idea. It's much easier than having them on paper or in word docs. I also like the functionality of sharing notes through Evernote. I use this to share to-do lists or shopping lists. I know plenty of other apps could accomplish this, but I am comfortable with Evernote and find it easy to update and share. I know that Evernote has far more features than I am putting to use. I know you can attach files and photos in Evernote, and keep track of locations and things. I have really only scratched the surface.

Cons

Compared to the ease of navigation in, say, a program like Basecamp, Evernote isn't quite there.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Paola Peralta

Productivity, content curation, and collaboration in one tool

2018-08-20

I use Evernote to optimize my productivity. It takes care of all the reminders for me. I curate and share my inspiration boards, and allows me to easily turn them into new content that I can share with the people that will eventually polish it and give it final shape before it can go online. I import Typeform questionnaire answers to Evernote for this same goal, and I have set up a number of Gmail filters that let me know when to pitch my posts for guest posting or to get valuable links for my domain.

Pros

Many things I like about Evernote, but I would say that my favorite is the fact that I can use it as the "hub" that contains (and sometimes triggers) most of my daily tasks. I would love to be able to review Evernote together with Zapier, as I am currently making the most out of the capabilities that both tools offer when they are combined. Evernote by itself is an extremely helpful productivity tool, and I love the fact that I don't always need to be online to update or create notes. I mostly use it to jot down ideas for new posts or articles as they come to me, and I also keep a couple of notebooks for content curation. I can add stuff from the real world as easily as I can clip websites or anything that I see on the go. To keep up with my content creation calendar, I connect Evernote with Gmail, Typeform, and Calendly. Although there are more Zaps available, these are the ones I use the most often to keep track of my contacts, review questionnaire answers that I then turn into blog posts, and keep track of appointments and phone calls. I easily share my notes and

Cons

I wish there was a way to keep track of my actions (such as what Basecamp does with the "everything" section).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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