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Making the move from Evernote to OneNote


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Microsoft has updated the webpage for their importing tool for OneNote. It has this rather nice little table comparing the two. Here is what you get for free. 

https://www.onenote.com/import-evernote-to-onenote

Feature
OneNote
Evernote
Available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and web
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Sync notes across your devices
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Limited to 2 devices for Evernote Basic. Requires Evernote Premium to sync across your devices.
Offline access to notes on mobile
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Requires Evernote Premium
Unlimited monthly uploads
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60 MB/month (Free)
Write anywhere on the page with free-form canvas
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Share content with others
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Clip content from the web
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Save email into your notes
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Requires Evernote Plus or Premium
Digitize business cards
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Requires Evernote Premium


 

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a pretty short table because OneNote is missing many features 🙂

Reminders, Tags, Saved Searches, Search Grammar, Open and Edit Attachments without import/export (ever tried in OneNote on a Mac?), Location (GPRS), API automation through 3rd parties or AppleScript (legacy version only at the moment), Indexing all attachments.

I do like OneNote - but you have to compare it with GoodNotes, Noteshelf, Notability - not with Evernote, I'd say.

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On the other hand, with it's recent update Evernote now

 - can't share files to or from other applications;

- had a broken handling of JPGs and PDFs in notes;

- no longer understands macOS drag and drop

- no longer reliably shows multiple windows

And apparently the Evernote team considers all those _features_, as posts here say they won't be fixed. The trend for the past years has been terrible.  I've been an Evernote user for 12 years. I want them to succeed.  But this is just too much.

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7 minutes ago, rgjacobsen said:

On the other hand, with it's recent update Evernote now

I think you're referring to the Evernote Version 10 product
imho This is a work-in-progress; not ready for general use
I'm using the Evernote Legacy product

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5 hours ago, DTLow said:

I'm using the Evernote Legacy product

Legacy is an unsupported product. Internet Explorer is unsupported and many still use it.  🙂 An unsupported product is a dead product. Evernote 10 is the CURRENT SUPPORTED VERSION. Contact support about Legacy and they will say "use Evernote 10". Evernote 10 is not a beta product, even though it feels like it. The troubled child we call Evernote 10 is poor value for $10 a month. Free it has a 60MB upload limit - useless. Any startup that launched a product like Evernote 10 would have little chance of success. How painful must change be for us when Evernote 10 does not stir us from our seats. 

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On 11/2/2020 at 5:31 AM, stocky2605 said:

-Reminders, Tags, Saved Searches, Search Grammar, Open and Edit Attachments without import/export (ever tried in OneNote on a Mac?), Location (GPRS), API automation through 3rd parties or AppleScript (legacy version only at the moment), Indexing all attachments.

Except for Location (which I haven't had a reason to try) and saved searches, I've encountered a Evernote 10 bug and filed a service ticket on every single other one of those things: Reminders and tags not synching, tags not being found in searches, problems viewing and editing PDF attachments, API-using other products cut off from operation of even simple things like evernote: URLs, lost AppleScript.  

Evernote had a great feature set and a real focus on usability.  Both of those have been seriously downgraded by Evernote 10.  And apparently the development teams' emphasis is on more new "features", not resolving these usability problems and outright bugs.

Everybody _please_ file service tickets on all the things that you see that are broken/damaged/lost.  Maybe it won't help, but hopefully seeing the number of things and people affects might get their attention.   

https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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I moved a number of work notebooks to OneNote. I wish I hadn't. The OneNote sync is slow. I've had to delete backups from my desktop several times to get syncing to work. The majority of the time I log into Office65 on the web and work off the web version. Since I started WFH in March, I have created new notes in EN.

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