Jump to content

What's with the constant updates and unnecessary features?


Recommended Posts

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but it appears to be the only place to contact the Evernote team. I've been an Evernote user for about a decade, but I think I'm going to have to find a different notes app. I don't want to switch, but with every new update, Evernote gets more bloated and more frustrating to use.

It seems like there's an update every other day with new features that I don't need. Why do I have to tap twice to create a note now? I don't care about Tasks. If I wanted a Task app, I would download one. Half the time, Evernote just spins out for several moments before it will even load my notes. This is incredibly irritating when I just want to jot down a thought. And syncing between my mobile app and my desktop app works only about a quarter of the time. The app keeps making duplicate notes, which makes it difficult to update and track my lists.

Every time I open Evernote these days, I get frustrated. Instead of making my life easier, it's now making it harder. Please stop adding unnecessary features and pushing out constant updates.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
  • Level 5

To reach the EN team, this is not the right place.

Use the feedback function build into the clients, or if qualified issue a support ticket.

Personally I think we had a stalemate with nearly no advancement for years. Maybe EN is currently making up for that. I think each software package can do much more than you personally want or can use. Just pick what you need, ignore the rest.

Link to comment

I have to say I entirely disagree with the op. I am on board with the remember everything accomplish anything idea. What’s the point of data if I can’t in the end be productive with it. I like home, I think it will improve as widgets are added, I love integrated tasks as thats so helpful as I have many meetings and struggle to stay on top of to-dos from them.  I’m not looking to debate this as we all have different needs but I’m seeing a narrative of we don’t want all these new features, so I feel I gotta say, no, actually some of us are finding them really useful. 

  • Like 4
Link to comment

I think Evernote is better than it was a year ago (and I'm using the v10 on Mac and Windows). I love the consistent UI and notes.

I don't use tasks and I don't use the Home widgets (and I'm a Plus user -- so I can't really use them very well anyway), but they don't bother me. I just don't use them and they aren't in my way at all.

  • Like 1
Link to comment

Personally, I really like the new Evernote and I've been with the product since the very beginning. I like Tasks and I like the new Calendar integration. My Evernote runs quickly and it syncs okay across devices fine. What am I doing wrong! 😂

Some of the posters on this forum need to get a grip. If you don't like Evernote, go find another product. There are too many whiny posts about costs or how you are migrating to some other note taking app because you hate the new Evernote. Great, you are entitled to your opinion. Now vote with your feet and go. Some of the long goodbyes on here are just plain embarrassing.

How about a bit more positive feedback on here to lighten the mood! No one wants to read a constant moan-fest do they?

Wishing you all an enjoyable and productive Friday! 😀 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
  • 1 month later...

I totally agree with you. Long time user of Evernote myself, I’m disappointed by the Evernote home that gets in the way. You can’t even display a widget of your notebooks if you are a Plus subscriber! Notebooks! Can you imagine, a core feature! How they dare?

It is like if they say they bring new features, but use them as an excuse to get in the way and force you to pay more to get rid of them.

How come there is no option to toggle the display of the task feature in the UI ?

Proof that they are fighting against their customers, on my ipad evernote client, when I create a new note, they force me to chose between two buttons instead of creating directling a new Note : Note or Task. If I click the Task button, the app tells me : you can’t use it, you need to pay more for that. Ok, why not. It’s ok but I don’t want this feature.

But why are you displaying this button next to my usual Note button, asking me to do an extra click, if the feature is not available in my subscription ? why not hide it for Plus subscribers?

You see the pattern? Its the same thing they do in some games where you can do only 4 tasks a day and you need to pay if you want to get rid of the limitation. But those games are free to play. Paying Plus subscription is not free, I don’t deserve to be treated like that.

The only thing that keeps me in Evernote is having the legacy pc version (and the live search/filter option inside notebook, my most used feature by far - i’m a power user- that disappeared in new Evernote client...). The day they remove this legacy client, I will migrate all my notes elsewhere and it will be the same with my peers.

On 7/22/2021 at 6:58 PM, evernoteisbloated said:

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but it appears to be the only place to contact the Evernote team. I've been an Evernote user for about a decade, but I think I'm going to have to find a different notes app. I don't want to switch, but with every new update, Evernote gets more bloated and more frustrating to use.

It seems like there's an update every other day with new features that I don't need. Why do I have to tap twice to create a note now? I don't care about Tasks. If I wanted a Task app, I would download one. Half the time, Evernote just spins out for several moments before it will even load my notes. This is incredibly irritating when I just want to jot down a thought. And syncing between my mobile app and my desktop app works only about a quarter of the time. The app keeps making duplicate notes, which makes it difficult to update and track my lists.

Every time I open Evernote these days, I get frustrated. Instead of making my life easier, it's now making it harder. Please stop adding unnecessary features and pushing out constant updates.

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
  • Level 5

With Plus you are on a double vintage subscription - single vintage now is rebated Premium.

When you stay on this old subscription level, you should not expect new features. If you get them, because EN invests into developing new abilities (finally !), you only get what every Free user gets as well.

You can upgrade any time.

But please, don’t expect a free lunch - it would be handed out at the expense of us other users who pay for what we get. And sorry, I am not willing to do so (if I have a choice).

  • Like 1
Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...