Lutherian 17 Posted March 25, 2013 Share Posted March 25, 2013 A few years ago there was a product called Google NoteBook and it was killed. I got burned, and I lost some work. Then there was EverNote, and I was hesitant at first but as time went by I realized that this product was ... as I call it - an ExoCortex (A secondary layer of memory that overlays my own) - a way of life. Now Google returns with a "Google Keep" an ironic name, after having just slit the throat of Google Reader. (I got burned again) People are drawing comparisons between "Google Keep" and Evernote - but they're misguided. Evernote as a product speaks for itself, and it stands on it's own merits - but I don't want to see any erosion of EverNote user-base by Google because people come to the wrong conclusion that "Google Keep is kinda like EverNote" As of today - I become "Evangelical" about EverNote because I want to see the best product get the recognition it deserves and I want Evernote to be around for the next 100 years [ and I plan to be around for a long time as you can gather ] These are the points I'm raising around the web 1) Evernote is here for the long haul - can we say the same for any Google Product? 2) Evernote desktop allows offline copies on the hard drive (YOU own the data) - is this true of Google Keep? 3) Keep all your eggs in one (cloud) basket? Is that ever a good idea? 4) If your internet is down - can you still access your data - with EverNote? ... yes we can. 5) Let's say you get a great job offer in another country ...say China - but there's the huge big firewall (You've got 2 choices - 5.1 Backup your [enex] database file take it with you 5.2 If you've PGP encrypted your sensitive data - you can upload parts of the EverNote Database to the Chinese based Evernote servers 6) Evernote 4.5x works *near-perfectly* under Ubuntu Linux via Wine (one issue with opening up pdfs requires a work-around) Now let's be clear - Evernote certainly doesn't need my help, everyone knows it's an awesome product - but where people start drawing wrong comparisons between Evernote and product X, I'm going to show them my phone or computer, and people can come to their own (informed) conclusions. Thanks to the Evernote Team - here's to the next 100 years. Link to comment
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