Evernote – the best notes ever

By | January 4, 2017
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Evernote Review

Name: Evernote

Website: www.evernote.com

Price:   Free Basic Plan

$2.99/month Plus Plan

$4.99/month Premium Plan

$12/month Business Plan

Founder: Stephan Pachikov

Overall Rank: 95 out of 100

 

Evernote Product Overview

Each day, most of us take notes, makes lists, read content online, and email our coworkers or friends. You could have one app for each of these tasks or you could use Evernote to do all of these things and more in one place.

Evernote is a powerful note taking application that makes it easy to capture ideas, images, contacts, and anything else you need to remember. You can bring your life´s work together in one digital workspace – available on all major mobile platforms and devices.

The Good & The Bad

The Good:

Capture notes, pictures, locations, and more into flexible notebooks

Save anything from the web into your notebook

Highlight, annotate and add visual callouts to your notes

Organize notes with tags, notebooks, and stacks

Search inside notes, files, and locations to find information

Share notes and notebooks for collaboration

iOs, Android, Mac, and Windows apps available

The Bad:

In the beginning, you feel overwhelmed with the huge amount of functions but with the time you are going to know almost all the functions you really need.

Who is Evernote For?

Evernote´s simple note taking is for everybody. The feature is perfect for anything from detailed meeting notes to a brainstorming idea dump. Notes are essentially blank documents, where you can format text with tools similar to those in any other word processing software. The difference is, once your note is written, it does not get lost in a random doc file hidden away in an email somewhere. Use Evernote to write down everything you need to remember, and you will always be able to find your most important content.

Evernote works everywhere you do, too. You can view your notes from the Evernote web app or install its app for Windows, OS X, iOS or Android to see your notes anywhere and search through them when you are offline with a paid subscription. There are even third party apps – from Alternote, a simple Evernote app for Mac to Everpad for Linux. So you are likely to find an Evernote tool you love.

Evernote Tools

Need to remember something you found online? Evernote´s Web Clipper extension turns it into the best bookmarking tools. Add it to your favorite browser, then when you find an article you want to save online, you can save the entire page, just the stripped-down article text or image, or a screenshot of the page complete with annotations so you will remember what you liked about the page. The Web Clipper saves the site´s address, so you can easily revisit the page later – but you likely won’t have to since the important data is saved in your notebooks.

You will still need to organize your notes, though, or find the correct note among thousands can be tough even for Evernote´s built-in search. For that, Evernote offers tags, notebooks, and stacks. Tags are similar to the tags you would add to pictures in Flickr or emails in Gmail – they let you add as many topics as you want to note and see all notes with the same tags together. Notebooks are a bit more like folders – you will add a note to a notebook and see it with all other notes in that notebook. There´s also stacks, which let you group multiple notebooks together.

With these tools, you can have a stack of travel, a notebook about each country, and tags on notes for a restaurant, hotel, attraction and other things you would like to remember.

Finding a note when you need it is one thing. Remembering to follow up is another. Evernote´s reminder can help there. Add a reminder to a note and Evernote will notify you on that date. It is a simple to-do list into your notebook, on that can remind you above entire notes – a great way to jump right into your projects to finish them off.

Not only you can review and edit your notes, but other persons can also highlight, annotate, or add visual callouts to your content – you can share your notes with anyone, making it an excellent tool for collaboration. You can share individual notes or notebooks to make collaboration easy.

You can also use the Work Chat feature to work with your team – instead of moving a discussion into an email or a chat app, you can chat within Evernote and tie the conversation to specific notes, so no communication is ever lost.

All text in your notes is fully searchable, so it is easy to find the content you are looking for and can drill down your searches by notebook, location, and more.

If you have installed the Web Clipper extension, you will also see Evernote search results along with Google, Bing, and Yahoo we searchers. Search for “earn money online“, for instance, and you will see Google search results along with notes you have saved to Evernote previously.

The Plus and Premium versions allow you to save emails, Office docs, PDFs and more to your notebooks, another way to bringing everything into one workspace. You can also use email filters to forward important emails to Evernote automatically or use the address to email yourself a quick note.

You could annotate PDF files right inside Evernote with a Premium subscription and search through their contents from the main search. If you need to turn those notes into a presentation, just tap the present button and Evernote will make your notes ready for the big screen.

With the Premium and Business subscriptions, Evernote can also discover Related Notes for you automatically. Write a note about your business earnings for this quarter, say, and Evernote will show similar notes you have added in the past along with online articles or people on Work Chat you have talked about these notes previously.

Organizations who want to simpler way to manage their Evernote accounts can sign up for Evernote Business, which has the all the same features as the Premium version plus team workspaces and a way to centralize your administration as well. You can make shared notebooks automatically and your team can easily switch between your company notes and their own private notes. It might not replace MS Office or email, but if you keep all your documentation and chat in it, you might get by with just Evernote most of the time to be effective.

If you need to add additional functionality to your account, you can likely find what you are looking for in the Evernote App Center. Evernote connects to hundreds of services from grammar tools, handwriting tools to flashcard apps. Whether in extra apps from the Evernote team or tools in the App center, you can do just about anything right from your account.

Evernote Support and Training

There is a community with certified consultants. Evernote consulting and training can be a great help for you. You can become as well a certified consultant and help customers with their problems.

Evernote Price

Free Basic Plan for standard features and up to 60 MB uploads per month

Plus Plan for $2.99/month for offline notebook access, email integration, mobile passcode, and up to 1 GB uploads per month

Premium Plan for $4.99/month for search inside PDF and Office files, note revision history, presentations, related content, and up to 10 GB uploads per month

Business Plan for $12/month for everything in Premium Plan plus team workplaces and administrative functions

My Final Opinion of Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular notebook apps, designed for keeping your most important information organized. Type up notes, copy into from websites, attach important images and documents, and then organize them all into notebooks. Evernote gather extra info about your notes, including the location you wrote the note or the website you copied info from, to make sure you will always be able to find the notes you need.

I am using Evernote almost every day and it helps me a lot to organize my notes, write new notes and take pictures. The program is very simple to understand and there is a Free Basic Plan which works really great. Nowadays I have a better structure in my notes and no more papers on my desk or somewhere in the office.

I recommend this program and I am sure you are going to love it as well.

If you are looking for a tool to keep all your writing, bookmarks, documents, pictures and much more in one place, Evernote is a great deal to consider. Instead of jumping between apps, you can do it all in one place. And you never forget anything :-).

Evernote at a Glance …

Name: Evernote

Website: www.evernote.com

Price:   Free Basic Plansamsung_galaxy_note_3_evernote_15555814227

$2.99/month Plus Plan

$4.99/month Premium Plan

$12/month Business Plan

Founder: Stephan Pachikov

Overall Rank: 95 out of 100

 

Verdict: LEGIT

If you have some question just feel free to ask me here below and I would be more than happy to answer you.

 

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12 thoughts on “Evernote – the best notes ever

  1. Ed

    Andrew,

    I downloaded the app but never took the time to figure out. I didn’t know it had all of these features.

    Thanks

    Ed

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    1. Andrew Post author

      Hey Ed!
      It is a great app, you should try it. Have fun with it.
      Best wishes
      Andrew

      Reply
  2. Simon

    Hi Andrew,
    I haven’t tried Evernote yet but I think I will install the app and try it out after reading your review. Thanks!

    I use online notebooks as I’m flicking around on my tablet whilst watching TV on an evening. The beauty of an online notebook is that once you return to your computer the next day all your thoughts and notes are instantly there online to refresh your memory and I use them constantly.

    Great review and thanks again,
    Simon.

    Reply
    1. Andrew Post author

      Hi Simon!
      Thanks for your interesting comment. I think that Evernote has more options than Online Notebooks and it would be nice if there would be a review of it.
      Best wishes
      Andrew

      Reply
  3. Sunny

    Hi Andrew,
    I have this application on my lap-top, it came with Windows 10 but I didn’t know what is for and didn’t bother to check.
    But now I see that I am missing a lot not using it! Thanks for this great review. I am most likely going to try it 🙂

    Best,
    Sunny

    Reply
    1. Andrew Post author

      Hi Sunny!
      Thank you very much for your comment and I can only recommend you to try Evernote. It is really easier than to take notes on paper. Just try it and you will love it (I hope :-).
      Best wishes
      Andrew

      Reply
  4. Gina

    Hi Andrew,
    I think that’s just what I need and I think my boyfriend could benefit from it as well. I’m going to let him know about it, he’s always misplacing notes, phone numbers, passwords, etc. We’ll go over it together and check it out. Thank you very much!
    Sincerely,
    Gina

    Reply
    1. Andrew Post author

      Hi Gina!
      It was my problem in the past as well. Notes everywhere, really everywhere. 🙂 But with Evernote you have them only with you everywhere. I hope you will enjoy it.
      Best wishes,
      Andrew

      Reply
  5. Richard

    I’m glad I found this post, Andrew.
    Evernote sounds like a great app to have, and the price seems very reasonable as well. I am definitely going to check this out.

    Richard

    Reply
    1. Andrew Post author

      Hi Richard!
      Thanks for your comment. Evernote is really a great tool and I think you will like it.
      Best wishes
      Andrew

      Reply
  6. sandra

    Thanks for the info and review. That seems like a very useful tool. It would be great to have everything in one place. I have issues now because I use a mac and a pc and I have to keep going back and forth and often recreating what I had on one computer so I can have it on both when the programs are not compatible.

    Reply
    1. Andrew Post author

      Hi Sandra!
      It is true, you can have your Evernote on your PC, Mac, mobile phone… Evernote is easy to use and I hope you will love it. Just try the free version and then you can decide if you want to pay for it.
      Cheers
      Andrew

      Reply

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