Barry F 0 Posted June 8, 2012 Share Posted June 8, 2012 Hi,I'd like to offer some constructive feedback about why I'm no longer using Evernote. To summarize, it's too buggy to be useful.When I first started using Evernote I was thrilled that I could create and edit notes and share them on my Windows PC and Android device. I immediately gave the app 5-stars on Android Market. After all, it did everything I needed and it's FREE.I use Evernote almost exclusively to keep lists, so the numbering/bullet feature was very important to me. Unfortunately this feature never worked well on either platform, especially Android. Unfortunately the bugs in lists only got worse and one day I noticed that support for editing lists on Android was nearly dropped: I could only edit one line at a time, which is frustrating. But even worse, it is impossible to insert a new numbered or bullet into a list, which is maddening. At that point your market rating changed from 5 to 3 stars.The bugs were not limited to Android, either. Editing lists on Windows is a nightmare, too. It's impossible to move list items without formatting errors. Rearranging lists became a tedious process of copy/pasting line-by-line. I've been using Evernote for 8 months and the only improvement I witnessed was in the latest Windows upgrade, which helped only slightly.I was learning to live with the list issues on both platforms, but I could not live with the sync bugs. Editing lists on both platforms occasionally caused sync errors that were handled poorly. They didn't happen too often, but when they did, I lost data, and I was furious. For an entire month my Android device was displaying note previews correctly, but when I opened the editor it reverted to a previous revision of my note, making it unusable, of course. I nearly uninstalled the app but that bug was fixed just in time.Yesterday, however, Evernote for Windows encountered another sync error and deleted my most important note. That was the end of Evernote for me, and I had to downgrade your market rating again, to 1 star. Amazingly, my Android device still had the note, albeit an older version (thank god the sync doesn't work properly or it may have been completely lost) which I promptly emailed to myself.Again, please accept this as constructive criticism from another Android app developer. Evernote is an amazing app, in theory, but too buggy for the average user, and IMO doesn't stand a chance as an enterprise app in its current condition. Maybe I just had bad luck, and maybe the users that gave the Android app a 4.7 rating are right, or maybe they just don't use it as intensively as I do. All I know is Google Drive is out, and it's impressive, so I urge you strongly to address the above issues.Barry Fruitman Link to comment
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