ZachLach 0 Posted July 15, 2013 Share Posted July 15, 2013 I would like to start out by saying that I have nothing against Evernote. I am posting this in a serious attempt to start using Evernote after multiple (failing) attempts using it. I assume the General Discussion section was the appropriate forum to post this in. If not, sorry. I am hoping by posting in the Evernote forum its self I will get the most feedback because, well, you all use this program/application. I would appreciate any feedback negative or positive but please keep in mind I am not attack Evernote I am trying to better learn how it can be useful for me. Lets begin... To start I would like to make it clear that I use all Apple products (iMac, iPhone, iPad, Macbook)Evernote - I do not understand how it is more useful then the stock apps I have from Apple. (I shall go on a rant....) For example one of the top features Evernote has is obviously note taking (right?). Now simple note taking I use Apples Note application (which syncs across all of my devices) - and for detailed note taking (school notes for example) I have Pages (Apple) or Word (Microsoft) for that and I can access them anywhere - especially with Office 365 (for Word) or iCloud (for Pages. Which I can use it on any of my devices. So notes I do not see a use for. Next - Reminders, well Apple, in my opinion has a great Reminders app that comes stock with all of their products (OSX and iOS) which sync automatically (via iCloud). Next 'Web Clippings' - now this is a great feature Evernote offers. When you are reading a website and want to read it later or you want to save it you can with Evernote - that's great. Apple has the same the thing though (which again comes stocked) its called the Reading List and when I add a page to it, it becomes available across all of my devices (Mac, iPad, iPhone, etc) regardless of where I book marked it from. And having files accessible where ever when ever I use Dropbox for that. Now the reason I prefer stock apps over others is very simple - Why download an extra application when the ones I have work just fine? Now I would always opt to download any app that can out preform the ones I currently use - which after trying Evernote multiple time I am unable to justify using it for any of the features I am aware they offer. My stock apps are free and a lot of useful tools Evernote has you have to pay $5 for each month. I am very willing to use Evernote everyday - as long as I can justify switching to/using it. Please explain to me why its worth it. I will be very open minded to any suggestions. Thank you. Link to comment
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