Dan Barron 3 Posted February 28, 2015 Share Posted February 28, 2015 I have used Evernote some over the past few years, but have never made the commitment to it. At this point, I only have a few notes in it. But I have decided that now is the time for me to start using it or something similar as an "outboard brain." I am writing this post because, at the moment, I am trying to decide between Evernote and OneNote. (I've looked over a lot of other systems--it's come down to these two for me.)I've done some research on both. Each has features the other doesn't, but overall they are comparable and I feel like I can live with the feature set of either one. So what it's going to come down to for me is security, safety of data, reliability (generally, and specifically of syncing), and support.In terms of usage, I'm looking to use it more as a vault for research materials and other things that I want to store long-term than as an active note-taking piece, though I'm sure I'll do some of that as well. I have Windows machines, but do most of my desktop work on Linux. (I know I will either have to use the web version, or run Windows in a VM to use either one on Linux.) My mobile devices are Android.I will say I am leaning toward Evernote, as it does seem to have a few extra features that might be useful to me. But I am aware of the problems that Evernote users have been experiencing over the last couple of years. I've read the post from Jason Kincaid and the blog post it prompted from Evernote CEO Phil Libin pledging to work hard to increase the stability, quality, and design of Evernote. That blog post was dated January 4, 2014.What I am asking in this post is how well has Evernote lived up to the pledge, from the perspective of a little over a year later? How have things improved? What areas still need improvement? Is syncing fixed? Has design improved? If you were thinking of leaving Evernote, are you closer to doing so or have you decided not to, and why? How do you feel about its prospects going forward? Are you convinced they've turned a corner and things will only get better, or are you still skeptical they can pull it off?Any insight you'd care to post here would be very much appreciated as I make this important decision. I'm looking for honesty, but not bashing, and not a comparison of the two systems, expect perhaps as speaks to quality and stability (as opposed to why one feature set is better than the others.)Thank you very much in advance. Link to comment
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