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Evernote

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1.2.2292
  • Total Downloads:
    227,865
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 07, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    94.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    493
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The Windows PC version of Evernote is a powerful and quick tool that allows you to create, update, and sync notes and clips from your desktop, and it can sync to a cloud account from any device imaginable. 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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2 stars

"EverNote is overrated"

June 14, 2016  |  By Holmes1245

2016-06-14 20:19:34  |  By Holmes1245

 |  Version: Evernote 5.8.13.8152

Pros

You can save notes, tag and sort with ease. Shortcuts allow me to save relevant "active" notes that I refer to all the time for easy access. When I change fonts, the fonts change for all my notes, which I like. Reminders for notes allow me to be productive on notes and respond to them on the day I select.

Cons

Evernote on Windows is terrible. It always freezes constantly on me, making it slow and clunky compared to OneNote which is smooth and works like a native app. Evernote never has. Evernote needs an extended tier notebook system for those who want at least one more tier to the notebook organization. I can't create a Table of Contents for one single note in Evernote like I can in OneNote so my notes in Evernote can't be too long. The reminders in Evernote don't stay or repeat, thus, if I miss a reminder and don't see it, I miss it altogether. Also, for some reason, the developers think that users what to see all white. In the new version 6, everything.....is......freaking.......white. Too much white space.

Summary

I'm guessing the experience using EverNote is much improved on the Apple system which I think is EverNote's main platform. For me, as a Windows user, Evernote on Windows feels like it has always been developed by a novice who doesn't understand the Windows operating system. Why can Microsoft create a note program that works smooth on their own system but Evernote, for some unknown reason, can't. I end up frustrated and questioning why the developers make the decisions they do. I would still recommend EverNote if you don't have anything else but it's not the best. It's good for clipping and saving those clippings but I don't take it as a serious note-taking app.

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5 stars

"Note, notebook, productivity, easiness, digital"

January 22, 2016  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

2016-01-22 16:51:57  |  By Ibrahim Fiskiran

 |  Version: Evernote 5.8.13.8152

Pros

Best note application
Usable on all devices
Auto sync
Other tools
Language packs
Free use
Easy to use
Note everything

Cons

Using 4 more than a year, this app and company deserves to be praised
None I could see

Summary

Best note app
Sync
Grouping notes
For business and personal use
Professional and comprehensive

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3 stars

"Good product with billing glitch, poor customer service"

November 20, 2015

2015-11-20 17:10:01

 |  Version: Evernote 5.8.13.8152

Pros

I have used Evernote for several years and loved it. It is extremely simple to store varying formats in well organized notes. I have not used web clipper; I copy and paste.

Cons

Evernote has a chronic payment processing glitch. People have been sporadically struck by the glitch for over a year; it happened to me twice. It results in premium accounts cancelled. Without a premium account there is virtually no customer service. With it one can only chat during business hours. One is expected to post an email ticket which is then ignored, post the ticket number on their forum, AND tweet it through Twitter, which is extremely bizarre. I got the problem fixed most recently by complaining to the Better Business Bureau.

Summary

Evernote is just exactly as useful as it is dependable and reliable. If someone is doing academic or business work on Evernote and loses access to it until Evernote deigns to pay attention to an account issue through its weird and convoluted modes of reaching customer service, that user is screwed. I am looking at other products. Evernote makes billions of dollars a year off of its millions of customers, and if it wants to remain number one it needs telephone customer support. Without it, this isn't a very useful product.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

November 19, 2015  |  By cngzz1

2015-11-19 20:13:26  |  By cngzz1

 |  Version: Evernote 5.8.13.8152

Pros

Very practical, user friendly

Cons

Some bugs. Interface not too aesthetically pleasing

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1 stars

"Avoid! Evernote is buggy junk."

April 29, 2015  |  By Bruce Morris

2015-04-29 12:15:47  |  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

2015-03-15 02:05:36  |  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

2015-02-24 22:12:07  |  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

2015-01-16 11:04:03  |  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

2014-12-02 18:49:48  |  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

2014-08-08 11:23:24  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1.2.2292

Quick Search:

  • Effortlessly switch between notebooks, tags and searches. Just hit Ctrl + Q from anywhere in the app to give it a try.
  • Switch to specific notebooks and tags across your Personal and Business content even faster.
  • Note zoom: Ctrl+Plus, Ctrl+Minus, Ctrl+0.

Improved:

  • Tag view is back! Use this view to easily filter, edit and organize your tags.
  • Show and edit note dates directly from the note editor.
  • Take snapshots and insert them directly into your notes.

Fixed:

  • Minimized Evernote window will now be correctly restored to it's previous state, be it normal, maximized or docked.
  • Search Box and Quick Search text entry fields will not accept formatted text any more.
  • Some images were only shown as attachments. They are now consistently rendered inline.
  • Audio recordings are now saved when navigating away from the note.
  • Ink note shape recognition is now fixed.
General
Publisher Evernote
Publisher web site http://www.evernote.com/
Release Date June 02, 2016
Date Added July 07, 2016
Version 6.1.2.2292
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 94.51MB
File Name Evernote_6.1.2.2292.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 227,865
Downloads Last Week 493
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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