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Evernote - Notes Organizer & Daily Planner

Evernote - Notes Organizer & Daily Planner

Evernote Corporation

Notebook & Planner: Take notes, manage daily tasks and organize to-do lists.

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  • img Community
    Evernote is my database and what I love is that other apps can sync with this one. It allows me to group notes according to projects and with the browser extension, I can save essential articles since they often disappear or change.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Organizing a baby shower is a huge task on its own and trying to figure out how to spend as less money as possible only creates an extra burden. You can be sure to stay organized as you can easily check all tasks in progress and quickly update on the go.
    img by Laura
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you have 10s of screenshots on your phone, you’ll want an easy way to keep them organized so you don’t forget 15 days later when you need them. You can organize screenshots into folders, tag them, and even add comments so you always know where they are.
    img by Rakib
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Remembering every detail about a shopping interaction can be difficult after 4 hours have already gone by. You can jot down a few notes during your interactions to provide even better company feedback and get hired for more mystery shopping jobs.
    img by Daniela
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    The average American uses about 2 pounds of paper a day. Using Evernote can significantly decrease the amount of paper you use in a day. It gives you the ability to create detailed notes, clear memos, store receipts, and create tags to easily find your notes later.
    img by Bhanu
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Planning a wedding is no easy feat. With all the countless preparations (which btw could easily go over 100 when listed down), there's just no way you could achieve it without jutting down important notes. With Evernote, keeping track of all the details is a breeze.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you’re a doctor and you’re always seeing patients, you want to make sure that you’re organized. Otherwise you could spend 2 hours or more a day just going through your notes to keep up to date.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    OK, are you a student having a hard time studying , well take it from me evernote is the app for you , it is perfect for taking notes , it can scan handwritten comments and printed document as well, it can record audio notes , it comes with a to-do list and what's more you can create your notes in various formats such as PDF, texts, sketches and so on. Seriously I could keep going on all day about how great this app is .It has really helped me to focus on my studies and improve my academic performance.
    img by Tochukwu
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    by the passage of time mostly people came to know how to make your content more productive and effective.. I am using these tools for my site whos ranking goes high check out the quality of the content on site: https://millionrating.com/
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You never know when inspiration is going to hit you. It may be at 3 o’clock while you’re waiting in the pickup line at your child’s school. So having a tool that lets you brainstorm anywhere is essential.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • Useful but imperfect Nov 21, 2018

    By DonPablo21
    This is still the best app for my needs, but it has plenty of annoying quirks. I've used Evernote for many years, with over 100 notes covering everything from the grocery list to future work plans to my son's college search. I find it helpful having access to all of these notes from my Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and being able to share certain notes with specific family members or colleagues. None of its competitors offers the same combination of selective note sharing, table creation and editing, and text formatting. Yet there are still quirks. Newly edited notes take a surprising amount of time to be saved, or must be saved manually - if you aren't careful about this and the note is later edited in another device, new versions of the note are created or sometimes appended to the end of the current note without warning you. Evernote on the Mac can change the font in notes, but not on iOS, and sometimes routine copy/pasting on iOS results in text with bizarre fonts that can't be fixed on that device. The use of Apple Data Detectors also means that anything Evernote thinks might be a phone number or calendar event is highlighted like a clickable link - I wish this could be turned off.
  • Lost photos I uploaded for recipes Jan 6, 2018

    By Turkey Sandwiches
    I used to love Evernote until today. I bragged to all of my friends how great Evernote. I use it for many things including as a recipe storage. I am using Evernote basic. However, today the App lost 2 of my recipes. I’m very frustrated. I had a special pasta recipe I was going to make with my son. I saw the photo of the recipe on my phone and when I clicked on it and opened it up the photo disappeared. I can’t seem to get it back in any way. I think this is a terrible thing to have happened. I tried to organize my recipes electronically and pitched the hard copies. Now I have lost that recipe and another. I clicked on another recipe from the app and that photo disappeared as I opened it. I think I took these photos in 2015. The app worked fine for a recipe photo I took in 2017 this morning but it losing older photos. This is unacceptable. I stopped opening recipe notes and went to the webpage on my Mac to open other recipes and the browser version worked fine with the other pasta recipes I added the same day. But now I have wasted an hour trying to no avail to restore the image. Because I’m a basic user, I’m not even able to email customer support. The app appears to be garbage right now if it loses photos while the web browser does not. I’m so disappointed.
  • Amazing customer service and great study tool Jan 23, 2020

    By 3747282847363
    I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
  • App going downhill Dec 15, 2019

    By Bernadette Minton
    I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
  • Life-Saver for Schoolwork! Apr 11, 2020

    By Anxious&Obsessed
    I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
  • Desktop App Needs Better Security Sep 23, 2019

    By Mark Nosrati
    I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
  • May 5, 2021

    By John Bankson
    I love Evernote, for both personal and profession uses. I've been using it practically everyday since 2012. I have to admit that the last version of the Windows version is pretty great BUT for Android, it was very slow, and has many problems, especially when dealing with images. However, this morning, my phone updated to Android version 11, and Evernote now loads much faster and saving images from EN to my phone now works again... cropping an image is still a problem but it seems that Android was part of the problem before.
  • The latest “improvements” are not improvements May 4, 2021

    By ODGeek
    I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
  • Missing basic features Mar 15, 2021

    By Starsigma
    I used to use Evernote as it had a system for my notes both personal and work related. I could store information that I needed to reference later, etc. However it is not what I consider to be a well rounded app. As no app that makes you have to use another is considered all that great. Not being able to create reoccurring reminders is just ridiculous. This is a very basic feature for a task app to have. I simply stopped using the app altogether because I had to use other sources to make tasks and be reminded of especially when they are monthly or weekly repeating. I even periodically login just to see if this feature has been added, it hasn’t. The app really needs updated to meet this basic need, and no emailing repeating tasks to the user is not sufficient at all. As not every one is on their email constantly some only check certain times a day based on their schedules. The whole point of having an app that features task or to do items is to have push notifications for you to get reminded of the task or even projects you need to get done. No one should have to go in and manually set them up for every single day when they are repeating.
  • Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue Feb 22, 2020

    By ChrisLee_38
    I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Kagi Will
    The new home UI is horrible. I chose Evernote for its previously compact view of notes, a list view that you can scroll down to look for notes. It was a quick and easy access, easily sorted. Now it's like a bookshelf that you have to scroll left or right, with several layers of notes I'd rather not have on home. What's worst: to edit this home page, you HAVE to become a premium member. I've been a free member since 2013, and let me tell you, it's not something I recommend.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By mark milligan
    I was VERY disappointed with the update several months ago, which slowed everything down and was much more cumbersome. This latest update just messes it up even more. And worse, it teases me with the ability to change and customize things only if I pay for premium. I have used and promoted this app for many many years, partly being under the assumption it was going to be stable; be around for a long time. But now, I'm considering finding a new app. Please give a lighter, faster version again!!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Rafael Cotto
    I've been using the app for 5 years. I actually deleted my 5 star review to leave this one. The new UI, as everyone else states, pushes premium. It went from a simple app to something that pretends to be elegant, but only complicates the note-taking/reviewing process. I've looked at alternatives before, just to see, but this new move is actually pushing me to change if they don't go back to their roots.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By John Robertson
    I've used this app for 10+ years. It was always fast and easy to navigate, even as a non-premium user. I used to recommend it to everyone. Not anymore. Over the past couple of years it's gotten SO slow, then they made the interface terrible so they could push premium. With this latest update you literally can't change back from their stupid dashboard to list view without getting premium. I'm finding a replacement notes app ASAP and you shouldn't waste your time downloading. RIP Evernote.
  • Terrible Update Nov 19, 2020

    By Djstep1
    I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Lori Gill
    I have used this app for many years, but this latest "update" has totally ruined it. 1. I don't need a photo at the top. 2. Why move the search icon? For many years, it was at the upper right. There was no reason to move it 3. Searches now take MUCH longer. 4. Can't search for partial note titles. I used to be able to just type a letter or two, and it would show me all the note titles that started with those letters 5. Format is now far too busy. Old format was very clean and straightforward
  • Steadily getting worse Dec 3, 2020

    By rolfejr
    I've been a paying Evernote customer for many years with a lot of my stuff in there but as time has gone on it's been more and more frustrating to use. Attachments won't download. Or you wait 5 minutes while it "says" it is downloading then gets done and nothing happens. Photos won't show. Try to bring up some reference document while you are working on something and every time your phone times out the app just can't seem to handle it and won't just leave the document/note open you were looking at - you start all over - search for the document AGAIN, wait for it to come up, etc. Search inexplicably can't find things where the title or tag has the exact word in it I'm searching for. And there have been times where I have REALLY needed to get to particular piece of information and just couldn't. That is extremely frustrating - that's the point of why I put stuff in there. This product started out awesome in the days when everyone was still using desktops. As we've progressed into to mobile era it just hasn't kept up. Trying to access my stuff in the phone app is a frustrating experience almost every time - and trying to use the site in a mobile browser is worse. I haven't put anything new in for quite some time because it just no longer fits well or just doesn't work simply with how I do things anymore in the mobile era, let alone the fact that the app in general just doesn't work well.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Maisen Coding
    (Edit may 2021: Still not working, nothing was fixed!!) I don't know how you can screw up an app like this. My new notes are deleted by itself! It takes me 17-20 seconds to open the app, it takes way too long to navigate thru it and sometimes it crashes. I can't create new notebooks, though it sometimes duplicates my notes by itself so I have them multiple times. I created a note and it was gone from alone. Can't open files & co., even though I paid for premium, but I can not work with it.
  • Extremely unreliable. Disregard for user habits Nov 20, 2020

    By FJH-------
    I have been a loyal customer with 9000+ notes and 5+ years of premium subscription. The recent overhaul has introduced so many bugs and ridiculous design failures which are forcing me to consider alternative services. Sync has become extremely unreliable; I’ve had my edits wiped out by sync failures. As of now, Evernote isn’t letting me move my notes to different notebooks, due to some inexplicable bug. Very helpful features that provide flexibility to working on and organizing notes have been eliminated, I guess in the name of tidiness: opening multiple main windows, changing the created date (so helpful for arranging the notes in the order I want), magnifying the words in the editing window (which now cannot be done without magnifying everything else, making it unreasonably cumbersome to operate the sidebar). Then there are countless bugs throughout the software that keeps giving you frustrating surprises. The recent major upgrade demonstrates the team's disregard for the working habits of established users, and also raises concerns about quality control. In so many respects the new version simply isn't ready, and it's unclear to me why the company would be in a rush to release an update. An option for reverting to the older version would be much, much appreciated. Right now, I do not recommend Evernote to any new user. The company has demonstrated its inability to deliver a consistent and reliable product.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Jacqueline Anita Horrison
    I have had this app for a long time, and USED TO LOVE IT‼️ I totally agree with the other reviews. You have ruined the app. Now it takes FOREVER for your notes to load, when you try to find something. Now I'm constantly getting a pop-up trying to force me to upgrade or unsync a device. I never thought once about looking for a different notes app to replace this one but I am now. I am totally annoyed and very disappointed with this app anymore.
  • img Community
    Evernote is my database and what I love is that other apps can sync with this one. It allows me to group notes according to projects and with the browser extension, I can save essential articles since they often disappear or change.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Organizing a baby shower is a huge task on its own and trying to figure out how to spend as less money as possible only creates an extra burden. You can be sure to stay organized as you can easily check all tasks in progress and quickly update on the go.
    img by Laura
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you have 10s of screenshots on your phone, you’ll want an easy way to keep them organized so you don’t forget 15 days later when you need them. You can organize screenshots into folders, tag them, and even add comments so you always know where they are.
    img by Rakib
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Remembering every detail about a shopping interaction can be difficult after 4 hours have already gone by. You can jot down a few notes during your interactions to provide even better company feedback and get hired for more mystery shopping jobs.
    img by Daniela
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    The average American uses about 2 pounds of paper a day. Using Evernote can significantly decrease the amount of paper you use in a day. It gives you the ability to create detailed notes, clear memos, store receipts, and create tags to easily find your notes later.
    img by Bhanu
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Planning a wedding is no easy feat. With all the countless preparations (which btw could easily go over 100 when listed down), there's just no way you could achieve it without jutting down important notes. With Evernote, keeping track of all the details is a breeze.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When you’re a doctor and you’re always seeing patients, you want to make sure that you’re organized. Otherwise you could spend 2 hours or more a day just going through your notes to keep up to date.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    OK, are you a student having a hard time studying , well take it from me evernote is the app for you , it is perfect for taking notes , it can scan handwritten comments and printed document as well, it can record audio notes , it comes with a to-do list and what's more you can create your notes in various formats such as PDF, texts, sketches and so on. Seriously I could keep going on all day about how great this app is .It has really helped me to focus on my studies and improve my academic performance.
    img by Tochukwu
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    by the passage of time mostly people came to know how to make your content more productive and effective.. I am using these tools for my site whos ranking goes high check out the quality of the content on site: https://millionrating.com/
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You never know when inspiration is going to hit you. It may be at 3 o’clock while you’re waiting in the pickup line at your child’s school. So having a tool that lets you brainstorm anywhere is essential.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Revolutionize the way you take notes! Journal, notate, organize, comment, collaborate, and more across multiple devices in perfect sync
    2. Brainstorm session time? Easily discuss, create, and collaborate with partners using in-app and cross-app tools like PDF/Presentation upload
    3. Take notes in a variety of formats: text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings, and more

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 5, 2018

  • Lost photos I uploaded for recipes Jan 6, 2018

    By Turkey Sandwiches
    I used to love Evernote until today. I bragged to all of my friends how great Evernote. I use it for many things including as a recipe storage. I am using Evernote basic. However, today the App lost 2 of my recipes. I’m very frustrated. I had a special pasta recipe I was going to make with my son. I saw the photo of the recipe on my phone and when I clicked on it and opened it up the photo disappeared. I can’t seem to get it back in any way. I think this is a terrible thing to have happened. I tried to organize my recipes electronically and pitched the hard copies. Now I have lost that recipe and another. I clicked on another recipe from the app and that photo disappeared as I opened it. I think I took these photos in 2015. The app worked fine for a recipe photo I took in 2017 this morning but it losing older photos. This is unacceptable. I stopped opening recipe notes and went to the webpage on my Mac to open other recipes and the browser version worked fine with the other pasta recipes I added the same day. But now I have wasted an hour trying to no avail to restore the image. Because I’m a basic user, I’m not even able to email customer support. The app appears to be garbage right now if it loses photos while the web browser does not. I’m so disappointed.
  • Amazing customer service and great study tool Jan 23, 2020

    By 3747282847363
    I love this app for taking notes for my classes. I’ve since used it as a weekly and monthly planner making organizing classes so much easier. I love that I can have all my class notes and planners all in one spot. It’s easy to navigate through as well. The formatting for taking notes makes it easy to follow along in class without having to worry about organizing my notes. I use the class notes template and there’s even a section for questions which I’ve found very helpful as I tend to think of things during lecture but usually at inappropriate times. This template allows me to quickly jot down thoughts so I can ask the professor after class. I’ve only just started to use this app but I’m sure I’ll be using this note taking app well into graduate school. I had to use cengage for one of my college classes and it offered a 6month free trial and after trying to redeem that I ended up being charged for the full annual price. I reached out to customer service and got a response almost immediately with a refund and they honored the free trial as well. I’m beyond happy with this fast service and doing the right thing, I fully expected to be charged the full amount. The only thing I’d love to see is different highlighter colors!
  • Life-Saver for Schoolwork! Apr 11, 2020

    By Anxious&Obsessed
    I absolutely LOVE Evernote and it has been a life-saver with my schoolwork, especially since everything is going remote. The ability to pair it with Scannable— another favorite— and then convert my homework directly to a PDF saves my teachers and me a ton of time! I was snapping a picture of each page of my math assignment and then submitting every JPEG. Not only was it time consuming and tedious, but it looked terrible. With Evernote, I can scan all of my pages into one PDF document that my teacher can grade much more quickly and that I can submit much more easily. I especially love the Google Classroom feature that allows me to import Evernote PDFs directly to my assignments. My few requests are: 1. Allow ‘tabs’ within the notebooks. I have separate notebooks for each of my classes, but the ability to break down those notebooks even further into units or subjects would be awesome! 2. Allow importing to Canvas, Schoology, or other school apps. It would only improve this already incredible system! Thank you, Evernote, for making my life as a student and the lives of my teachers so much easier! Every student needs this app on their iPad or even phone, and I know it will be staying on mine.
  • Crucial to my lifestyle. One issue Feb 22, 2020

    By ChrisLee_38
    I love this app. The organization of notebooks is essential to my lifestyle. I use notebooks for school, work, and my writing hobby, as well as my songwriting. If evernote randomly vanished one day, I’d be in trouble. I absolutely love the app. I have it on my iPhone 6 and my Macbook. It works great on both, with one reoccurring bug. On the iPhone, the app crashes every time I lock my phone. Even if I lock it for 2 seconds just to test this theory, it will crash without fail. Fortunately, it ALWAYS saves the note before closing the app (props to you, devs). But because the app does use a hefty amount of battery while using it, I like to lock my phone between writing things down. But every time I do that, I have to launch the app again and load up the note. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but to no avail. That’s my only complaint. I encourage everyone in my circle to use the app. I’ve never paid a cent to use it, and I’m nowhere near where I need to be to require premium. So I find it’s well worth the app space and little glitches.
  • Wonderful app—watch consistency limited and spotty. Feb 27, 2020

    By gvmanderson7
    Love the app. Interface is amazing. Connectivity superb. However, there are only 20 spaces for notes available on the watch, and when you have 200 or so, that’s just not convenient. Also, though I have not submitted a customer service request and that may negate many individuals opinions and the value they place in this review, this is something that has manifested through multiple Apple Watch updates: the app on the watch will simply open up and show no notes. None whatsoever. I have tried syncing the app, I have tried updating the app, closing the app on the watch and phone and restarting both the watch and the phone...no dice. Definitely a minute bug that could be fixed and bring the Evernote app up to full potential. That and expand the number of notes available on the watch and make the search feature more effective as it has never found a note I was looking for when I used the voice command. But again, love the app, LOVE the app, just a few tweaks and we’re golden.
  • IOS Version 10.0.3. Is it Me? Oct 10, 2020

    By hmmn2
    I’ve used Evernote since March 2014. I updated to 10.0.3 a day ago & I regret it. I use Evernote on my IOS iphone & I use it a lot. Evernote on my phone was good before the update. One day after the update I learn that Evernote does not have PRINTING / ADOBE PDF feature as was in the version before the update. Also, the “Find in note” does not work in the notes created before the update but work in newly created notes. Printing & Find A Note are two features that I can’t do without. Evernote states in their documentation that PRINTING is not available yet in the IOS version. The new updated version does have some nice editing features such as undo & more highlight & font colors & font sizing capabilities. The inability to PRINT and the inability to make Adobe PDF’s is a game changer. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I have almost 12,000 notes & for that reason, I’m hesitant to move on to something else. I’m disappointed in the latest update.
  • It’s a great tool Oct 15, 2018

    By doxzero
    It’s a great tool for various different reasons. I think an interesting set of features would be a kind of automation, e.g., the ability to set up conditions so if I write certain words the note is added to certain folders or has certain reminders set to it or maybe even triggers a notification to specific people, etc. Also, something I think should be implemented is title caps in .… well, the TITLES of notes. Why is that not a thing? Or at least a toggleable setting? Lastly, why is it that the icon badge notification number is not at all connected to the actual trigger of the notification. I should open the app and it should be totally clear what the notification number is referring to, whether it’s reminders or updates or whatever. The user is just left adrift once he taps on the icon and then has no clue what triggered the notification. It’s just plain bad UX and your UX folks should really be talked to about that because it’s rather fundamental stuff they are missing.
  • Evernote still the best for organizing and searching Sep 7, 2018

    By MikeInCarrolltonTexas
    I have tried OneNote a few times to see if it was as good as Evernote. OneNote has good editing tools within a note, but seems to be lacking when comes to FINDING your notes. I like Evernote’s search ability - select one ore more tags or a notebook - and then search within that context. I like that you can see Evernote’s list of tags at a glance on the left - and then quickly see a list of those notes that have that tag. And when you put in a search string, Evernote instantly shows you a list of notes that match, along with the first few lines of the note - even if what you’re searching for is within an embedded image (or PDF file since I have Premium). This ability to quickly find what you’re looking for within a thousand notes is critical for me. I don’t think ON is a replacement for Evernote for me - because of this alone. I hope Evernote stays afloat for a long time to come!
  • Staple app! Must have. Mar 2, 2020

    By R Shelley
    I’ve had this app for years. I mean yeeears. I’ve used it across platforms and devices and it is seamless. I’ve never had it glitch or not work on each new phone I’ve purchased. At first, I only got it to take notes on the go when I was in military aviation. It helped me keep all unclassified tidbits in one safe space, but then I watched it and my need for it grow both over time and after I left the military for new professional endeavors. Other apps have tried to do something similar with their own novel touches, like Trello which I think is a decent app, but nothing has yet truly rivaled Evernote. Its easy to use and helps busy minds like mine to braindump everything into a tidy new entry while allowing me to build on it and reprioritize the contents along the way. I haven’t tried linking individuals for a shared group experience, like teams yet, but I am sure it would be a synch. It’s got pretty much everything you need from simple notes both with text and finger writing to scanning, audio, and video to checklists and more. Now that I am writing a book, it has become my writing research hub both on the go and while sitting at my computer. I open up a new web browser tab on my desktop and do everything I need to do right there with a click of the mouse. That way, I don’t need to transpose everything I am researching onto my phone a second time. Great app! Probably my favorite.
  • Revolutionized my leadership Dec 8, 2019

    By JETBatt
    John Maxwell says that you should read, write, and file EVERYDAY. This unquestionably is the app which allows you to do just that. And best of all, it's free! Add copied text right into a new note. All your data is available on any device that you have Evernote installed. Move seamlessly between iPhone and multiple computers which are instantly synced. Just plain AWESOME!! As a pastor, this is an invaluable tool allowing me to keep a daily prayer journal, sermon ideas, prayer requests, and note taking all in the same program!!! As an adult with ADHD, Evernote is a place I can offload my brain, and get all those random thoughts, things I’m supposed to remember, and stuff I don’t want to forget, a place to land and be organized. It also provides for me a stable platform to GTD (Get Things Done) using available GTD templates which greatly aid in my focus and organization. I cannot write anything negative for Evernote. So I won't even try! Get it!
  • Useful but imperfect Nov 21, 2018

    By DonPablo21
    This is still the best app for my needs, but it has plenty of annoying quirks. I've used Evernote for many years, with over 100 notes covering everything from the grocery list to future work plans to my son's college search. I find it helpful having access to all of these notes from my Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and being able to share certain notes with specific family members or colleagues. None of its competitors offers the same combination of selective note sharing, table creation and editing, and text formatting. Yet there are still quirks. Newly edited notes take a surprising amount of time to be saved, or must be saved manually - if you aren't careful about this and the note is later edited in another device, new versions of the note are created or sometimes appended to the end of the current note without warning you. Evernote on the Mac can change the font in notes, but not on iOS, and sometimes routine copy/pasting on iOS results in text with bizarre fonts that can't be fixed on that device. The use of Apple Data Detectors also means that anything Evernote thinks might be a phone number or calendar event is highlighted like a clickable link - I wish this could be turned off.
  • Desktop App Needs Better Security Sep 23, 2019

    By Mark Nosrati
    I absolutely love Evernote. I’ve been a premium member since 2012. One of my biggest complaints that they still have not addressed is the security issues. Specifically relating to the desktop app. The mobile version allows you to set a time that it automatically logs you out. Unfortunately, the desktop doesn’t. That leaves your content vulnerable to people who wish to access your content without your permission should you step away from your computer and forget to log out. Yes I know I could use a screensaver to achieve a similar layer of security but that blocks me from everything on my computer. I don’t know why this is possible on the mobile app but not in the desktop. Also, Evernote does not allow you to set additional layers of security for notes or notebooks. You can encrypt text in a note but it doesn’t save that password in an admin settings area. So if you forget or lose the password you lose access to your content. These are sloppy and unrefined security issue if you ask me. I believe Evernote should address these issues and by doing so it can add tremendous value to their overall product.
  • May 5, 2021

    By John Bankson
    I love Evernote, for both personal and profession uses. I've been using it practically everyday since 2012. I have to admit that the last version of the Windows version is pretty great BUT for Android, it was very slow, and has many problems, especially when dealing with images. However, this morning, my phone updated to Android version 11, and Evernote now loads much faster and saving images from EN to my phone now works again... cropping an image is still a problem but it seems that Android was part of the problem before.
  • The latest “improvements” are not improvements May 4, 2021

    By ODGeek
    I have used Evernote for many years and will continue to do so because it is the best way I’ve found to keep and organize notes of all kinds. But like many apps, the latest “improvements” are not improvements. For example, the default appearance, called “Home” is a mess. Before the default appearance was what now is found under “Notes.” It now requires two clicks to get to “Notes.” Before, when I wanted to add key words to a note, I selected the word, “keyword” and started typing the keyword in the text box provided. After each keyword, I typed a comma, and the keyword was added to the article, whether the keyword had been previously used or not. Now when I intend to add a keyword, I wait until the list of keywords pops up, and have to wait for it to find the keyword if it exists, or go through additional steps to add it if it does not. Adding more steps to get a job done is not an improvement. But it’s still the best app I’ve found for organizing notes - so I will continue to use it. I’ll just be more irritated about it while I do.
  • Daily Staple, but has issues - 2nd Opinion Jun 24, 2020

    By icotteng
    I concur with the reviewer who has a similar review title to my own. I use Evernote for literally all my writing and have for over 4 years. The desktop versions work beautifully for both Mac and Windows, but the iOS version is buggy and has been for the past year. These bugs seem like minor issues that should’ve been taken care of awhile ago, for such a popular, premium app. In addition to the app closing each time you switch to another app or you put your phone to sleep (as mentioned by the previous reviewer), the app also has major issues with bulletpoint/numbered lists, especially when you use nested lists, as I do literally all the time. It fails to number consecutive items after you’ve hit “return”, sometimes it deletes a number associated with a previous item, and it also shifts entire blocks of text left or right when no such justification should occur. Overall, I love the app, I just would like to see these persistent headaches solved in future versions.
  • Great idea, great app, a number of annoying things Jun 21, 2019

    By amanante
    It’s a great app. I would easily put 5/5 if not only for annoying little nuances that make it more difficult to use. I went online to see if any of the issues I experienced were already addressed in the past. Turns out, many of them were addressed a long time ago (like 5-6 years back) - and the Evernote team simply does not seem to care to fix them. For instance, tables are not mobile friendly. Like at all. You have to swipe back and forth to navigate. You can’t change the size of pictures. You can’t create a table on the app. There are only 3 font sizes. You can’t select thumbnail for your notebooks and notes, it selects it for you - which is pretty irritating. The size of annotations are not uniform which means they may appear smaller or bigger depending on the size of your picture.. Etcetera, etcetera... Evernote team! Is it that difficult to fix all of this?!? It’s been taking you guys years now. Maybe you should hire new developers?
  • 90% of What I Need Jan 15, 2020

    By Suz tunes
    I love this app! Downloaded in 2013, it sat unused for a couple years but I realized the scope and detail it can hold in a way that's easy to collect. I'm a researcher of all things and I wanted to like Timepage and Agenda. While those are far better looking apps, it's clunky going between the two. Outlook is my email client so I use Evernote to capture thoughts on the fly with sync, it's great. As I'm filling in web info, I can save to EN, browsing a good article to reverence - I just use the web clip function to keep organized. I'm always adding pics so I can recall the content of what and why I wanted to sabe a clip. In my job search, I created several notebooks, one called Career. In Career I have job descriptions, wording for keywords, LinkedIn for links, and Resume for well, resume summaries etc. The only feature I wish was prominent is the calendar. And ability to change the obnoxious green default color. This app is my default app. Wanted not to like it but I keep going back!
  • Font size issue. Sep 30, 2018

    By 1 & only bagel boy
    Got this app after friends recommended it and I’m loving it. I’m more organized and productive already. Love the notebook layout and the cross platform from Windows to iPhone. But there’s an issue that reallllly bothers me. Font sizes aren’t consistent across the app on Windows 10 and the iPhone app. I ran a test to see what font sizes corresponds to small, medium, and large. Small on iPhone is 10 on Windows app. Medium is 14. Large is 18. Except something written in “small” on an iPhone, when viewed on a PC and compared to something written in 10 on the Windows app, the text originally written on Windows is larger than the text written on iPhone, despite them both being “10”. If I highlight the text from the iPhone and then select 10 again, it will grow ever so slightly to match the PC font size of 10. The opposite happens if I write something in 10 on PC and then view it on an iPhone and compare it to something written in “small.” What is written in “small” is larger than what was written in 10 on the PC. This is really frustrating because it results in inconsistencies throughout your notes. I know you guys care about organization, design, and consistency. So please fix this issue. Other than that, the app is great, would be 5 stars, but this is really frustrating. You can’t have an app meant for organization have something as basic as font size be inconsistent like this. Thanks for reading this feedback.
  • Notifications Apr 4, 2020

    By Elena Plackis
    Hey! I really love the idea of this app & am definitely eager to continue trying it out! Something I am having some difficulty with is being notified by the app when I have a note reminder set for a certain day. It shows up on my lock screen, but since my phone is unlocked by touch/fingerprint, I don’t always see those notifications because the process is so much quicker than with a passcode. This would be fine, except that the badge on the app hadn’t been registering any notifications until I open the app, so when I’ve gone for days without checking, I can find notes intended for days prior all accumulated & unread (one time there were 8). I would love to see this worked out, because I think it is such a great idea to be able to be reminded of certain notes at certain times & am interested in engaging with it. Thank you so much for your product! I wish you well.
  • Overall still the Best Note App Jun 12, 2018

    By Heath.Rumble
    As someone who has been using Evernote for years, despite many hiccups, I still love this app overall. There are still a few annoying glitches for the iPad functionality though. For instance, when you’re typing in a note, and switch to another app and back to Evernote, the cursor often gets locked at the bottom of the note, and you have to click into another note and back into the one you were working on to get the cursor working correctly—Super annoying. The only other thing is that as you type a note, while you have ‘Show Body Text’ selected in ‘Note List Options,’ as you type in a note, the tile in the Notes List continues resizing as it syncs, even if the text you’re editing is far past what’s previewed in said tile. This can be solved by putting the note into full screen or turning off ‘Show Body Text’ but I prefer the settings that cause this glitch.
  • App going downhill Dec 15, 2019

    By Bernadette Minton
    I’ve used Evernote for years, but lately thinking of switching. Major issues: (1) search function used to be awesome t has been getting worse and worse; lately it is missing simple matches such as plural vs singular, incorrect spellings etc. with all the text matching tech available today there is no excuse for this poor level of word matching. (2) I store all my recipes in the app and a super common use case is to create list from a recipe and or switch between 2 or more recipes that I am making at the same time; Evernote behavior for both of these is very time-wasting. On my phone c every time I switch away from Evernote (to add some items to the shopping list) when I return to the recipe it starts me back at the top of the recipe again. Since many of my recipes are clipped from the web the actual recipe text may be V long due to clipping issues- so I may have to scroll 4-5-6 or more screens to get back to the list of ingredients. There’s just no excuse for losing y view location when I switch to another app for less than a minute. And most other apps are able to keep my view with no problem- for example e-commerce sites with long pages of product lists. In short Evernote should get the basics right before advanced “recommended items “ features that I don’t find particularly useful.
  • Missing basic features Mar 15, 2021

    By Starsigma
    I used to use Evernote as it had a system for my notes both personal and work related. I could store information that I needed to reference later, etc. However it is not what I consider to be a well rounded app. As no app that makes you have to use another is considered all that great. Not being able to create reoccurring reminders is just ridiculous. This is a very basic feature for a task app to have. I simply stopped using the app altogether because I had to use other sources to make tasks and be reminded of especially when they are monthly or weekly repeating. I even periodically login just to see if this feature has been added, it hasn’t. The app really needs updated to meet this basic need, and no emailing repeating tasks to the user is not sufficient at all. As not every one is on their email constantly some only check certain times a day based on their schedules. The whole point of having an app that features task or to do items is to have push notifications for you to get reminded of the task or even projects you need to get done. No one should have to go in and manually set them up for every single day when they are repeating.
  • Two problems to fix Aug 26, 2018

    By BlindInsight
    When taking a note, there are many problems with Voiceover. First, when swiping to the right, sometimes it skips over the title field & other times it skips over the multi-line text field. When typing in the field, you can’t move by letter or word & have it affect where the cursor is located. When The keyboard is brought up from simply looking at a note, the cursor is somewhere in the middle of the text already in it. Unlike most text fields, double tapping on it does not move the cursor to the start or the end of the text field. You also cannot listen to the entire note when the keyboard is available. This makes creating & editing notes inaccessible to Voiceover. Sharing to Evernote takes a long time after entering text & choosing the folder. Once I hit save, a loading icon is shown while I have to wait for a long time to share it. If these problems are solved, I will be satisfied with Evernote. Until Evernote is Voiceover accessible, I will use another note taking app that is accessible.
  • Could be better Sep 16, 2020

    By Wrobl1bn
    So, as of this year I decided to take a swing at Evernote. At this point I've been using it for about 2 months and I have serval gripes. For starters there is only one color for highlighting, which is awful. There also isn't any intuitive way to insert tables that I've been able to find, luckily I've been able to get around this by pasting snips of them in from word but it's far from optimal. I'd also like to have sub-folders within groups. It'd be nice to have a general folder for a class and then subfolders for in-person lectures, online lectures, and notes from readings. Upsides are the tagging system, that's been rather nice to have in the absence of subfolders, the UI is also decent and I haven't had any issues with creating folders or navigating between them. Overall more downsides then upsides, and that's with the premium version. I'm likely going to return to simply using Onenote like I used to in a month or so at this rate. I'll hop back over again in a year to two to see if there were any changes.
  • It’s ok Apr 23, 2021

    By hARTzteacher
    I have ADHD. I’m also a teacher. I need lots of lists for various school and home tasks, easy ways to organize thoughts, places to put ideas for future lessons, and I need reminders, with due dates and times. This app seems to take a while to load. My adhd brain doesn’t have the patience or the focus to wait long when I have an idea. By the time it opens, I’ve often forgot what I was going to input! I’m not a fan of the layout and organization of the notes. I don’t find it easy to find the one I need quickly. I thought I’d like the quick scratch pad but then those notes get lost easy unless I delete the automated title and rename it. Then I have to click through menus in order to move it to the correct list because it automatically chooses for you. It’s an ok app but not meant for someone with quick ideas and many different lists to organize. The act of writing the notes in the correct spot is too cumbersome for someone busy and needing to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Supposedly Better, But Worse in Ways Feb 2, 2021

    By Alexander Hendrickson
    Even though there have been a lot of upgrades and optimizations, one of the most frequent and pervasive issues in the official online support system and elsewhere is the CRITICAL fault of recent edits not being saved and being completely lost. This impacts the usability in a huge way, because whole edits and work done is frequently lost if you aren’t doing a constant backup tango that the previous version never required. And even when you do, sometimes it still loses it, especially when multitasking and switching between apps. Before the new upgrades, I never had to think to manually sync after every important change I made to a document, now I am hitting the check mark to close editing on a document (something the old version never had, and did fine without) and swiping down on the note list in order to force a sync to the web version sometimes every half paragraph or so, just to make sure I don’t lose a critical thought.
  • Forced to upgrade Jul 23, 2019

    By _concerned_user
    I'm not a fan of forcing people to upgrade. Sure, it may be a strategy for your company to grow. But remember that you're working with people. I have been using Evernote for 7 years, and just went on today to access notes on my phone and was told I now need to upgrade to continue to have access to my notes on multiple devices. I have literally always been able to access my evernote on my phone and on my computer/tablet. A feature that was always a feature has now been taken away. I can unsync my other device, or I can upgrade to keep it on my devices. Not a fan. I've purchased an upgraded version in the past, and it was not worth it. And what stinks is now I have literally YEARS of notes and journals and voice memos SAVED in my evernote that it would take forever just to transfer it all somewhere else. I feel like my hand is being forced, and I don't agree with that. Maybe charge new people? Grandfather in the old?
  • For old software, it’s surprisingly immature Dec 27, 2017

    By emmgee53
    I’ve used Evernote since it’s early days. Honestly I would have a hard time living without it. But it’s surprisingly quirky for such an old product. For example the iPhone, iPad, and PC versions seem like they came from different companies. I couldn’t tell you how to search via tag on my iPad but it’s simple on the PC. I started with Evernote on the Mac and recently switched to the PC. It was pretty different. Why? The editor is basic which is fine but it’s too basic. Creating tables is too hard. There should be more formatting options. And the dictionary is odd. Add something to the dictionary and the red underline doesn’t go away. And why doesnt the Windows version support touch screens? It’s a great concept. I love the web clipper. I’m glad to be able to access my notes on different devices. But I wish it worked more consistently across those devices. I wish I had more formatting options.
  • Mostly works, but syncing is unreliable Jan 29, 2019

    By lilmissboyscout
    I’m happy with Evernote most of the time, but when Evernote syncing fails, it’s incredible frustrating. I have been using Evernote since 2014. Most of the time, it works great, but oftentimes (and seemingly random), when I input information into the mobile app, it won’t sync with the web app, and when I open the web app, all the information is gone. It reverts back to the prior version and there’s no way to get it back or view past versions. I have written a lot of information at times that cannot be replicated, and randomly it’s just gone. I have experienced this issue since 2016, so I have started backing up everything into Google Drive. I would never use Evernote to store anything that really mattered and am considering discontinuing my use of this app, since having to back up all the information that’s supposed to sync properly the first time around is a waste of time.
  • Mostly useful Apr 9, 2019

    By Ted E. B.
    I think the best thing about this app is its ability to scan text on images and allow you to search that text. Years ago this seemed too advanced for my average self to obtain, but here it is. You can scan images on scannable and send them to Evernote, and bam, searchable document. You can organize all your junk and clear out the paper mess in your junk drawer. That said, I’m not using it anymore. You can’t scan the front and back of a business card at the same time, and if you want to add the back afterwards, you can’t use an image on your phone. You can’t copy an image from a business card and paste it to another. Basic editing of a note seems like a basic function to me. Why wouldn’t you be able to edit a note? The image scan is great, but I still need basic functions. Sometimes you need to use a workaround, but if the workaround fails then you get frustrated. I did.
  • Terrible Update Nov 19, 2020

    By Djstep1
    I’m a long-time Evernote user, and I use the app across multiple devices. I rely on it to organize notes and recipes, and also to track bookmarked articles that I want to reference later. The most recent iOS update has made the app completely unusable. Every action is painfully slow. It crashes often. And then when I finally get a note open (like a recipe, for example), if I switch between Evernote and another app, then Evernote completely restarts and I lose my place and have to search for the note again. This happens even if I switch apps for less then a minute. On top of that, I use Evernote primarily to bookmark webpages, not to clip them. When I open up a note, it’s unclear how to force the app to take me to the original webpage. Sometimes if I tap the note to edit it, Evernote launches its embedded browser (which is ridiculously slow). But other times when I tap the note, it goes into editing mode and there aren’t any options to navigate to the original webpage. I use Evernote to reference recipes several times a week, and I had to stop using my phone for that task. Instead, I search for the recipe using Google on my laptop because it’s faster. Obviously that totally defeats the purpose of having an app on my phone. I’ve never written an App Store review before, but I’m so disappointed in this update that I felt compelled to post something. Evernote is a great product, but this is a terrible app.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Tiffany Williamson
    This was my favorite note taking app until a recent update added a new format that slowed down the app to the point I can't open notes older than a couple of months. Really disappointed and frustrated with this update, I can't access the information I've been saving and adding to for years now. I'd switch to another notes app or something, but I can't even open most of the files; it just spins and spins.
  • May 2, 2021

    By --
    Used to be a good app. I had a paid subscription for several years. Now cancelled because of the downgraded service. One of the most annoying faults is that it is not possible to stop the auto formatting. So there are things that I am not allowed to type. Slow, buggy, it is a car crash of an app. Keeps getting worse. 2 stars instead of one because I no longer pay for it.
  • Found a fix for issue below Apr 16, 2020

    By _nickname none
    I’m not a paid user which means I’m allowed to have two devices connected to my account. I ONLY use my iPhone and MacBook. When I log into one and then try to log onto the second device, the second device says that I have to unsync a device to continue using it. If I’m logging in from my iPhone, Evernote will say that my MacBook and iPhone are already connected and that I need to remove one of them to use my iPhone.. Same thing happens when I log in from my MacBook. It’ll say my iPhone and MacBook are already connected and I’ll need to remove one of them to continue on my MacBook. I ONLY have two devices that I’ve ever connected to Evernote. For some reason, Evernote registers my devices as new ones every time I switch devices. I‘ve already used my two unsyncs this month and it’s only April 10th. Don’t be fooled — free users, you’re only allowed to use one device 🙄 I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement app. Edit: I found a fix! I logged onto Evernote through my web browser and revoked access to my “three” devices. Evernote will log you out of all devices and you’ll be able to sign in again. Not sure how how long this fix will last but for now, I’m able to use both my MacBook and phone. Edit 2: Evernote has confused my 2 devices as 3 again. I’ll be on the lookout for another app.
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Audrey Williams
    I have been using this app for YEARS because it has worked so well for me personally and professionally. I use windows and mac computers as well as android and iOS devices, so the cross platform compatibility has been clutch for me. Over the past 6 months or so the app has become very slow in iOS. And now over the last couple of days with android the app crashes. I can't even open it. This is unacceptable. It's time to start shopping for a new note taking app.
  • Bring back native Dark Mode and fix time outs Oct 16, 2019

    By Deep derp dep
    Longtime Pro user of Evernote and love it. It’s great for my dream journal and all the other notes I need to take as well. I just really wish you didn’t get rid of native dark mode in the app. I like using dark mode in Evernote regardless of what my iPhone is doing. It is just much easier on my eyes and I’ve been using it that way forever. I’ve seen similar requests in the reviews to bring it back, and it really doesn’t seem like a big deal to do. Please consider it, it was a great touch and details like that matter when you’ve been using them forever. Also the app times out MUCH quicker now. I have also seen many others annoyed about this in the reviews. I, too, will be doing research in another app or browser, and quickly move back and forth between that and Evernote to make notes. It used to be no problem, but after these last updates, it essentially times out immediately upon shifting from Evernote to a different app. Coming back to Evernote, it might not have even saved what I had just written and it’s back to the top. Please fix this! I’ll gladly change my rating to 5 stars once these bugs and features are fixed. Please listen to your customers or they’ll start moving to the competitors who do.
  • Maybe time to switch Jan 17, 2021

    By riverwind91
    I have been using Evernote for probably ten years. A couple years ago when it started to limit two devices, I tolerated since two devices are mostly enough. Once in a long while when I need to use a third device just to take a random note, I’d go to website and do it there. Unfortunately yesterday when attempted to do so, I found web version is counting as a device and being limited as well. I don’t really want to complain since I’ve used the free service for that many years. I understand the need to monetize otherwise the company will just die. However, there are so many alternatives which do exact the same in slightly different ways, but free and probably better performance. I think Evernote have missed the best time to grow revenue. Or has it ever figured out the best way to make money? Ads, selling goods, anybody remember Evernotes selling socks? Forcing users to buy or harassing users with premium upgrades are suboptimal business practice. Maybe it’s time for me to explore other options and start to switch. I’m afraid that one day Evernote is going to limit users to one device, and eventually die to competition. Sad but this is a brutal market.
  • No customer service Oct 5, 2017

    By SoonerAce
    So I've been using Evernote for over three years now and I really do love some of its features. However, two things really grind my gears. 1) When they changed to basic free accounts vs. paid upgrade accounts, we lost the ability to access on all devices as they limited basic users to two devices. I have it on my phone & laptop, so I can't have the app on my tablet. So I tried to access through the browser on my tablet and it wasn't "formatted" for that kind of access. Now it just forces you to the app store. Beyond irritating. 2) There's ZERO customer service. As a basic user, your only option is the user forum which has too many posts to read, and it's just users - not Evernote help desk. So how some rando user is supposed to answer my account-specific issue is beyond me. Not only that, but from what I see in the forums from paid users, Evernote takes weeks to respond to inquiries, if at all. So what's the point of upgrading to paid service? I don't understand how they run a successful user-based business without supporting the users. It's really disappointing because when functioning properly, it's a great product.
  • Cursor out of control, App won’t stay open Apr 21, 2020

    By PT1and2
    While editing text on a mobile device in iOS 13, as soon as you place your finger on the cursor it travels at extremely high speed up, down, and side to side all over the page. It is nearly impossible to manually control the cursor, vastly increasing the time it takes to edit text. This was not a problem when using Evernote in previous operating system versions. I would have rated Evernote 5 stars before this problem began. And may I second another reviewer and beg or plead if absolutely necessary for you to PLEASE fix the problem with a note AS WELL AS EVERNOTE closing completely the moment your screen times out. I also store recipes in Evernote, and it is so frustrating to have to reopen the app, reopen the recipe, and then find where you left off multiple times. Also when writing documents, if you let the phone screen time out, boom you have to reopen the app, reopen the document, and find where you left off. Terrible waste of time. Evernote was not like this before, so it must be possible to fix this. You broke something that was so good.
  • Full of bugs; subscription not worth it. Dec 18, 2020

    By mark58929
    I’ve been using Evernote for about a year, but recently I got fed up with suffering the multiple bugs and functionality issues. I use this app primarily for keeping a grocery list and jotting down notes, but it seems like every other time I open my grocery checklist there is a sync error and I need to manually reconcile the two copies that Evernote saved. Additionally, the app “reloads” the page every time I switch away or lock/unlock the phone, which makes entering or editing notes incredibly painstaking. I use Evernote on two devices and occasionally access the web app on my laptop. The web app access was not previously counted as a “synced” device, but after a recent update Evernote has been forcing me to either subscribe to their premium service or unsync one of my devices. After this experience, I’m done dealing with this app. Why would I pay a monthly subscription for Evernote when my iPhone comes with two perfectly functional reminders/notes apps? Sure, they don’t have quite as many features, but at least they WORK!
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Kagi Will
    The new home UI is horrible. I chose Evernote for its previously compact view of notes, a list view that you can scroll down to look for notes. It was a quick and easy access, easily sorted. Now it's like a bookshelf that you have to scroll left or right, with several layers of notes I'd rather not have on home. What's worst: to edit this home page, you HAVE to become a premium member. I've been a free member since 2013, and let me tell you, it's not something I recommend.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By mark milligan
    I was VERY disappointed with the update several months ago, which slowed everything down and was much more cumbersome. This latest update just messes it up even more. And worse, it teases me with the ability to change and customize things only if I pay for premium. I have used and promoted this app for many many years, partly being under the assumption it was going to be stable; be around for a long time. But now, I'm considering finding a new app. Please give a lighter, faster version again!!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Rafael Cotto
    I've been using the app for 5 years. I actually deleted my 5 star review to leave this one. The new UI, as everyone else states, pushes premium. It went from a simple app to something that pretends to be elegant, but only complicates the note-taking/reviewing process. I've looked at alternatives before, just to see, but this new move is actually pushing me to change if they don't go back to their roots.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By John Robertson
    I've used this app for 10+ years. It was always fast and easy to navigate, even as a non-premium user. I used to recommend it to everyone. Not anymore. Over the past couple of years it's gotten SO slow, then they made the interface terrible so they could push premium. With this latest update you literally can't change back from their stupid dashboard to list view without getting premium. I'm finding a replacement notes app ASAP and you shouldn't waste your time downloading. RIP Evernote.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Lori Gill
    I have used this app for many years, but this latest "update" has totally ruined it. 1. I don't need a photo at the top. 2. Why move the search icon? For many years, it was at the upper right. There was no reason to move it 3. Searches now take MUCH longer. 4. Can't search for partial note titles. I used to be able to just type a letter or two, and it would show me all the note titles that started with those letters 5. Format is now far too busy. Old format was very clean and straightforward
  • Steadily getting worse Dec 3, 2020

    By rolfejr
    I've been a paying Evernote customer for many years with a lot of my stuff in there but as time has gone on it's been more and more frustrating to use. Attachments won't download. Or you wait 5 minutes while it "says" it is downloading then gets done and nothing happens. Photos won't show. Try to bring up some reference document while you are working on something and every time your phone times out the app just can't seem to handle it and won't just leave the document/note open you were looking at - you start all over - search for the document AGAIN, wait for it to come up, etc. Search inexplicably can't find things where the title or tag has the exact word in it I'm searching for. And there have been times where I have REALLY needed to get to particular piece of information and just couldn't. That is extremely frustrating - that's the point of why I put stuff in there. This product started out awesome in the days when everyone was still using desktops. As we've progressed into to mobile era it just hasn't kept up. Trying to access my stuff in the phone app is a frustrating experience almost every time - and trying to use the site in a mobile browser is worse. I haven't put anything new in for quite some time because it just no longer fits well or just doesn't work simply with how I do things anymore in the mobile era, let alone the fact that the app in general just doesn't work well.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Maisen Coding
    (Edit may 2021: Still not working, nothing was fixed!!) I don't know how you can screw up an app like this. My new notes are deleted by itself! It takes me 17-20 seconds to open the app, it takes way too long to navigate thru it and sometimes it crashes. I can't create new notebooks, though it sometimes duplicates my notes by itself so I have them multiple times. I created a note and it was gone from alone. Can't open files & co., even though I paid for premium, but I can not work with it.
  • Extremely unreliable. Disregard for user habits Nov 20, 2020

    By FJH-------
    I have been a loyal customer with 9000+ notes and 5+ years of premium subscription. The recent overhaul has introduced so many bugs and ridiculous design failures which are forcing me to consider alternative services. Sync has become extremely unreliable; I’ve had my edits wiped out by sync failures. As of now, Evernote isn’t letting me move my notes to different notebooks, due to some inexplicable bug. Very helpful features that provide flexibility to working on and organizing notes have been eliminated, I guess in the name of tidiness: opening multiple main windows, changing the created date (so helpful for arranging the notes in the order I want), magnifying the words in the editing window (which now cannot be done without magnifying everything else, making it unreasonably cumbersome to operate the sidebar). Then there are countless bugs throughout the software that keeps giving you frustrating surprises. The recent major upgrade demonstrates the team's disregard for the working habits of established users, and also raises concerns about quality control. In so many respects the new version simply isn't ready, and it's unclear to me why the company would be in a rush to release an update. An option for reverting to the older version would be much, much appreciated. Right now, I do not recommend Evernote to any new user. The company has demonstrated its inability to deliver a consistent and reliable product.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Jacqueline Anita Horrison
    I have had this app for a long time, and USED TO LOVE IT‼️ I totally agree with the other reviews. You have ruined the app. Now it takes FOREVER for your notes to load, when you try to find something. Now I'm constantly getting a pop-up trying to force me to upgrade or unsync a device. I never thought once about looking for a different notes app to replace this one but I am now. I am totally annoyed and very disappointed with this app anymore.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Ace Nightingale
    this app is useless. it takes forever to open and load your notes, you can't paste copied text that contains certain types of formatting and you'll have to get rid of annoying popup "one time" offers. all-in-all, you'll end up forgetting what you intend to write down a lot due to all the annoyance, waiting time and lack of functionality. it used to be the best note app, now I'm abandoning it for good.

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