Evernote for Mac

Evernote for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    49,607
  • Date Added:
    September 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    55.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    93
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Evernote for Mac makes it possible to write yourself reminders and notes, and keep them stored and organized in the cloud for safekeeping. By installing additional apps for your other devices you can also access your notes on the go from an iPad or iPhone.

We installed Evernote for Mac via the App Store, and were brought directly to a screen for creating an account. Once inside the app, we poked around, appreciating its attractive and functional interface. On our test machine, we wrote a quick note and attached a file to it. Switching over to an iPhone, we fired up Evernote, and our note was there, already waiting. Only the text of the note was downloaded; the file attachment sat in the note as an icon, and we had to click on it again and wait for it to download before we could view it. This could be a problem for offline viewing, as an attractive feature of the app is the ability to look at files, Web pages, etc. at a more convenient time. We did like that this application supports multiple "notebooks," as a way to keep things organized: business in one, personal in another, to-do lists, and recipes, you name it. The shared notebooks feature facilitates collaboration and could be incredibly useful for colleagues working on, or just brainstorming, projects together.

Evernote for Mac offers plenty of useful features in an attractive user interface. It is like having a writer's diary at your disposal, and users looking for ways to stay organized will find it helpful.

 
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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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General
Publisher Evernote
Publisher web site http://www.evernote.com/
Release Date September 23, 2014
Date Added September 23, 2014
Version 5.6.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 55.94MB
File Name Evernote_RELEASE_5.6.0_450741.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 49,607
Downloads Last Week 93
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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