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Why should I use Evernote?

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I had looked up many tools like Notion/Roam Research
I'm a student, can i know what improvements  did Evernote done to compete with other apps and why should I use Evernote?

 

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Hi.  Since Evernote,  like most (I think) the of the other note-taking apps available,  has a free Basic version,  why don't you try it to see if it meets your needs?  If it's not suitable now,  then - if you're planning to use an app for study - you should use something else.  We've been told that Evernote are developing an updated and upgraded interface for their various different versions,  but they don't (usually) get into detail on what is in the pipeline,  and even that might get changed or delayed as time goes on.  Find something that works for you now - maybe look to change to something better once you have more experience. 

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17 hours ago, JackQAQ said:
I had looked up many tools like Notion/Roam Research  ..  why should I use Evernote?

Do you need the features of tools like Notion/Rome Research?

Personally, my needs are a tool that stores and organizes my notes/documents    
The simple note editor is appreciated; including the enml/html format   
The Tag paradigm works for organization, as well as text search   
Offline data storage is great, with the cloud as backup   
I make use of the client software (Mac and iPad), with web as backup   
Also note links, both internal and external   
Finally, my data is not locked in - it's easily exported

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I'll try evernote for a couple weeks first, and try if it is suitable for me or not, thanks! 

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20 hours ago, JackQAQ said:

I'll try evernote for a couple weeks first, and try if it is suitable for me or not, thanks! 

Let us know how you get on. Personally I find roam and notion far too complex and unproductive. I want to write not spend as long finding a structure to write. Evernote has some handy features and if you are gonna do some serious study etc the tags feature will be really handy. 

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5 hours ago, wbutchart said:

Let us know how you get on. Personally I find roam and notion far too complex and unproductive. I want to write not spend as long finding a structure to write.

Same here. 

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I think Evernote, RoamResearch and Notion appeal to different styles of thinking and working. 

I use all three for different purposes but Evernote is and has been my solid foundation for almost 10 years.

Here are my opinionated views, if they may help:

  1. Does the tool get out of the way? :
    • YES: Evernote and RoamResearch
      NO: Notion
  2. Does the tool allow bottom up thinking where i can create concepts and then carry out chunking and then allow me to create repetitive cards?
    • YES: RoamResearch and Evernote (via search and tagging)
    • NO: Notion
  3. Does the tool have an easy learning and mastering curve? 
    • YES: Evernote
    • NO: RoamResearch and Notion
  4. Does the tool provide co-editing and collaboration well with others? 
    • YES: RoamResearch and Notion
    • NO: Evernote (not to the par)
  5. Does the tool work across devices and form factors well?
    • YES: RoamResearch and Notion 
    • No: Evernote
  6. Does the tool work offline and offers rock solid reliability of my data? 
    • YES: Evernote
    • NO: Notion (offline & syncing issues)
    • NOT SURE: RoamResearch (is a relatively new services so yet to see how it scales)
  7. Does the tool offer competitive pricing? 
    • YES: Notion and Evernote
    • NO: RoamResearch (15 USD per month, no tiers, no apps)
  8. Does the tool offer versatility across use cases like knowledge management, task management, records and filing cabinets, memories, etc
    • YES: Evernote and Notion
    • NO: RoamResearch (they are trying but its pretty ugly outside of knowledge management) 

Newer companies always have the ability to leapfrog due to a better technology stack to begin with. However, Evernote is promising their behind the scenes overhaul brings it back to the new age. Features will then be easier to release as this is a company which has stood on its own for quite a while. 

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