Evernote for Mac

Evernote for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    50,267
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 15, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    61.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    164
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Evernote for Mac is just one part of an excellent, access-from-anywhere note-taking system. In addition to the Evernote desktop client, you can create and get to your notes from a variety of mobile devices (including apps for the iPhone and iPad) and any Web browser on any computer. A free Evernote account links all your notes together.

Evernote is a mature and popular application, with an impressively streamlined interface that shares similarities across its multiple platforms and gives you many different ways to create notes and collections of notes called notebooks. Your notes can be text, images, or Web clippings, but with a premium account you can save other file types, too.

In addition to typing in notes via Evernote for Mac's three-paned interface (using word-processor-style formatting tools), you can drag and drop text and images, click on buttons to record audio or iSight notes, and drag files directly to the Evernote icon in the Dock. You can also access note-taking options through a menu bar icon, hot keys, and contextual menus, and an optional Web Clipper tool puts a button for saving Web content right in your Safari or Firefox toolbar.

You can tag and search all your notes from anywhere (with fairly amazing character recognition in images), see word and character counts, and export notes in a variety of ways (including Facebook sharing and the option to save all attachments from a note or notes), and Evernote automatically syncs up your info as often as you want. You can scroll through all your notes in a thumbnail-style Card View, which quickly shows you the title, creation date and time, and a preview of each note -- although, unfortunately, this view completely replaced the app's previous (and in some ways more flexible) Thumbnail View, which was often better suited for quickly scanning image-based notes.

There's a lot to like in Evernote, and the fact that it's free makes this app easy to try out. If you're looking for a note-taking app -- or just an easy way to keep track of your digital odds and ends -- Evernote is a worthwhile download.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Beware if you switch to Mac Maverick OS"

March 10, 2014  |  By pe0m

 |  Version: Evernote 5.5

Pros

Generally speaking this is a useful app

Cons

Twice since updating my Mac to the Maverick OS this app has turned up showing a "blank state." Not a single note that I had created was visible. I don't remember how I got my data back the first time. I thought it was a fluke that the data appeared to have been deleted. The second time it happened I couldn't find the notes from within Evernote. I couldn't find any data files with the lost info anywhere on my hard drive. Finally I shut down the computer and restarted it. The data was back, so I exported all of it to HTML files.

Summary

May not be suitable to use with Mac OS "Maverick."

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4 stars

"Good but unstable"

February 06, 2014  |  By particleman137

 |  Version: Evernote 5.5

Pros

Beautiful, full featured, and effective note database. It's able to lots of handle complex notes, all for free. It's available on every imaginable platform and with seamless synchronization of notes. Most importantly, it's easy to backup your evernote data and as easy as possible to migrate away from evernote. Sharing notes is a beautiful dream.

Cons

Evernote on mac is pretty unstable. Many of it's features spontaneously stop working--especially search and opening notes in their own window. These can be easily fixed by restarting Evernote, but I'm disappointed that these bugs have persisted through several generations of software updates.
Finding your notes can be a trying experience. The search box is pretty dumb. There are some advanced search features in it, but using those are more likely to make evernote crash than to find your notes.
The Evernote help forum is full of questions that are never answered.

Summary

I use evernote on a daily basis and it has become an essential part of my brain/workflow. I'm satisfied with most aspects but very annoyed by it's instability and troubled that it's issues seem to never get addressed in software patches. Evernote search is not google! Finding your notes can be hard and using advanced search options often just makes Evernote blow up. It's the best note taking tool in 2014, but it probably own't be in a few years.

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3 stars

"Put off signing up- they have been hacked!"

March 09, 2013  |  By joana1493

 |  Version: Evernote 5.0.6

Pros

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Cons

Evernote posted an advisory telling its 50000 users that it suffered a serious security breach. Hackers stole user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.

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1 stars

"Hijacks the NVIDIA GPU kills battery life by half"

February 01, 2012  |  By summerstormpictures

 |  Version: Evernote 3.0.6

Pros

An inspired but rather confused interface.

Cons

My 5-plus hours of battery life drops to 2.5 or less if I leave this application open.

Summary

The developers must not ever go mobile because they seem to be uninspired to economize. My 5-plus hours of battery life drops to 2.5 or less if I leave this application open. Why is it necessary for this to use the NVIDIA GPU? This is the same fail the developers at Mozilla have. Their web browser, while smart enough not to use the NVIDIA GPU, once it is spun off into a process, it is not smart enough to give it back (switch back to the Intel onboard chipset. It's really high time developers stop this practice. Unless you are working with multimedia, there's no reason to use the NVIDIA chipset. None.

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5 stars

"Indispensable"

December 17, 2011  |  By maxrobinson

 |  Version: Evernote 3.0.5

Pros

I could no longer function efficiently without this

Cons

I have found none

Summary

Very strongly recommended

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4 stars

"easy to use the basics"

October 04, 2011  |  By TravelerT

 |  Version: Evernote 3.0.2

Pros

cross platform syncing

Cons

need more sophisticated sorting and phone log

Summary

sloppier than Things, but ultimately more useful

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3 stars

"MacOSX ver 10.5.8 would not allow installation"

September 04, 2011  |  By LyudaB

 |  Version: Evernote 3.0.1

Pros

don't know

Cons

Won't install as advertised

Summary

Not a good sign if it won't install

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4 stars

"Great Program!"

August 02, 2011  |  By RamoUP

 |  Version: Evernote 2.2.2

Pros

Save anything instantly.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

Must try.

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5 stars

"Excellent!!"

July 21, 2011  |  By cmooreatl

 |  Version: Evernote 2.2.2

Pros

I can capture absolutely everything in one simple step. User friendly and great design. Easy to organize, find and manage all of your information. I really don't know how I did anything without it.

Cons

I haven't found one.

Summary

Best tool I've every found!

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4 stars

"One of the best programs out there."

July 13, 2011  |  By Bill Word

 |  Version: Evernote 2.2.2

Pros

This is a great program

Cons

I cannot think of any thing bad about Evernote

Summary

Everyone needs this program and you cannot beat the cost

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
Evernote 5 has been redesigned with over 100 new features including:
  • Shortcuts: Drag notebooks, notes, and tags to the left pane for quick access
  • Recent notes: Lets you quickly get back to notes from anywhere in Evernote
  • Notebooks and Tags view: Organize your Evernote more efficiently
  • Atlas: Browse your notes visually by geographic location
  • Card and Snippet views: A better way to browse notes
  • Scalable note editor: A more elegant way to create notes, both big and small
  • Full-screen single note view: Excellent for composing notes without distractions
  • Change a note's location: Type a place manually or click the compass arrow in note info
  • Lots of keyboard shortcuts: Learn more on our What's New page
  • Shared banner: Indicates how many people have access to content in shared notebooks
  • Better simple and plain text handling: Simplify notes to remove complex formatting or convert them to plain text
  • Indent text: Evernote for Mac now supports text indentation
  • Notes created on the Mac are now tagged with location information for Atlas
  • Type ahead search: Completes your thoughts with suggestions from your account
  • Search Personal and Joined notebooks: Search your entire account from one place
  • Search options: Powerful new feature that lets you easily filter your search
  • Better sharing: Notebooks and shared notebooks are all in one place
  • Mountain Lion notifications: See Evernote activity in Notification Center
  • Joined notebooks can be added to stacks
  • Lots of stability improvements
  • Sync improvements: Faster, more reliable sync
  • Explore Evernote: First launch experience that helps you get the most out of Evernote
General
Publisher Evernote
Publisher web site http://www.evernote.com/
Release Date November 15, 2012
Date Added November 15, 2012
Version 5.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 61.77MB
File Name Evernote_RELEASE_6.0.1_451119.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 50,267
Downloads Last Week 164
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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