Evernote

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 170 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.8.6.7519
  • Total Downloads:
    202,396
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    94.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    356
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Evernote is one of a handful of true PC essentials. Designed to sync to a cloud account from any device imaginable, the PC version is a powerful and quick tool that allows you to create, update, and sync notes and clips from your desktop. With a range of formatting, organization, and upgrade options, this free tool is a must for any serious PC user.

Pros

Sleek and customizable organization tools: The Evernote interface has been duplicated hundreds of times, but still remains one of the most streamlined and easy to utilize on the market. With multiple display options, favorites bars, and shortcuts, combined with notebook organization, tagging, and folder search, it's effective for small and large accounts, alike.

Extremely fast and lightweight in the background: Evernote doesn't eat a lot of resources in the background. It syncs frequently enough to capture everything you write, but not so often to slow down your machine; and with shortcut keys, it's fast and easy to create new notes.

Cons

Formatting options can be limited: In the free tool, the formatting options can be limited, and if you copy/paste from a more robust tool like Word, there can be issues with bullets and fonts. It's a small issue if you always paste to text, and other options like checkboxes and templates more than make up for it.

Load times can slow because of syncing: When first booting Evernote, it can slow down slightly. If you prefer not to leave it open in the background due to privacy, this can be frustrating as you wait for it to open each time. Again, it's a very small issue that only affects those who frequently open and close the software.

Bottom Line

The cons, however, are almost nitpicks for a piece of software that should be on any serious PC desktop. It's a fantastic productivity tool, whether you are organizing recipes, clipping notes from websites, or outlining notes for your next conference call -- and it's free.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 168

1 stars

"Avoid! Evernote is buggy junk."

April 29, 2015  |  By Bruce Morris

 |  Version: Evernote 5.8.3.6507

Pros

Great features, when it used to work

Cons

Buggy, buggy, buggy

Summary

Since Version 5 was introduced, Evernote has become a piece of junk. Subsequent 5.x releases haven't fixed the problems. Evernote used to be a great tool. Now the bugs, which they never fix, make it painful to use. "Support" (ha!) for paid users is a joke. Support for free users ... well forget about that. DON'T GET STARTED WITH EVERNOTE. Look elsewhere for this functionality - perhaps One Note. Though we have been paid Evernote users for years, we are sadly, and painfully, transitioning away because the bugs (too numerous to mention) and lack of support have turned Evernote into a non-productivity tool.

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1 stars

"AVOID - IF YOU ARE BUYING THIS FOR A BUSINESS SYSTEM"

March 15, 2015  |  By simken214

 |  Version: Evernote 5.8.3.6507

Pros

IT IS AVAILABLE ACROSS PLATFORMS

Cons

PLEASE READ BELOW

Summary

I bought an Evernote Scansnap and two business licenses. Total cost circa £600. The main reason was for the claimed Linkedin integration. I have been trading one email every other day with their "support" in Texas USA because my system keeps crashing when I try to use the business card functionality. They DO NOT have a phone line which I find astonishing given the cost, and TWO MONTHS on all they have been able to offer is a WORK AROUND, which is DON'T use the business card functionality and store them in a PERSONAL file. I have spent literally hundreds of hours reinstalling their system, or using a NEW account. Non of this has worked. I am now supposed to sit and wait for the FIX. Unless you enjoy being a beta tester AVOID this product. SUPPORT IS A JOKE AND GETTING WORSE AS NEWS REPORTS CLEARLY INDICATE THEY ARE LAYING PEOPLE OFF SO THERE HAS TO BE A QUESTION AROUND THEIR SURVIVAL GOING FORWARD AS WELL.

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4 stars

"Great App to Keep Documents in Order"

February 24, 2015  |  By mendozatom 6

 |  Version: Evernote 5.8.3.6507

Pros

No matter how many notes I store, the app allows me to segregate them into notebooks. I love Evernote because it's simple and easy to use.

Cons

Customer service is not up to the mark.

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2 stars

"Terrible Customer Service"

January 16, 2015  |  By alysa.randles

 |  Version: Evernote 5.6.4.4632

Pros

Great for keeping documents in multi-files

Cons

Representatives are not that helpful

Summary

It's taken almost a week for the representatives to barely help me fix a bug that's in Evernote's system. It won't sync. And I have over 21,000 documents I keep for work. And the problem still has not been solved. Very dissatisfied with customer service.

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5 stars

"Good for taking notes"

December 02, 2014  |  By oadon

 |  Version: Evernote 5.6.4.4632

Pros

I have 4 different note books for my various hobby's and shopping list. I can use different electronic devices and find all my notes.

Cons

It took me awhile to be able find my different note books

Summary

Excellent program! Everyone should be using it.

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3 stars

"Free version darn good for personal use, but..."

August 08, 2014  |  By Abter1

 |  Version: Evernote 5.1.2.2387

Pros

multi platform access and syncing is great; my work and home desktops, laptop and Android phone all access the same files. Easy to create long files on a desktop or laptop using cut-and-paste or typing with all 10 fingers (soooo much better than thumbs on the phone), and access your files from everywhere

Cons

A big but: the free version does cannot provide any password protection to accessing your files. Evernote itself leaves your files open to anyone getting your phone (except any password security you run on your phone itself). This is a major drawback (e.g., cannot be used at all as an all platform password locker). On the Windows desktop and laptop versions you can log off the account; which requries the account Id and pwd to get back on; you can't do that on the Android version. You can force a stop via the Android app manager (no exit from within the program itself), but when you launch Evernote it opens right back up. The premium version is $5/month....forever. that is a steep price hike for password protection. Premium gives you some other features (their website is pretty vague on exactly what you get that with premium...is there anything more than file PIN lock and offline storage of files???)

Summary

So close to being great.

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5 stars

"Best in a line"

August 08, 2014  |  By Hornyhorns

 |  Version: Evernote 5.1.2.2387

Pros

Fast sync, many options, easy to attach files.

Cons

Requires Premium for full power.

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4 stars

"Rather great"

August 07, 2014  |  By PacManKills

 |  Version: Evernote 5.1.2.2387

Pros

web app and extensions
fast
reliable

Cons

not that many

Summary

Probably the best of its kind, but it it's been a long time since some radical improvements or new features were introduced. Web Clipper has bugs sometimes, but in general, I don't know a better tool.

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5 stars

"Definitely the best of its kind"

August 06, 2014  |  By Leslie-Cachious

 |  Version: Evernote 5.1.2.2387

Pros

Fantastic full set of features for task management and collaboration

Cons

Inability to customize some of the keyboard shortcuts

Summary

One of the most useful apps to organizing your life. Highly recommended

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4 stars

"Fav note-taking app"

August 04, 2014  |  By John4217D

 |  Version: Evernote 5.1.2.2387

Pros

Available everywhere.
Fast sync.
Good for attaching files.

Cons

I prefer web-version. Don't like how the desktop one looks like. Modern UI version for Windows 8 looks better than the desktop version

Summary

Look no more for a better note-taking app. Tried MS OneNote and it way worse than Evernote. Here the sync is much faster. Don't forget to add a web-clipper for Chome.

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General
Publisher Evernote
Publisher web site http://www.evernote.com/
Release Date May 20, 2015
Date Added May 20, 2015
Version 5.8.6.7519
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 94.8MB
File Name Evernote_5.8.6.7519.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 202,396
Downloads Last Week 356
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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