PCSmith 1 Posted February 19, 2010 Share Posted February 19, 2010 Well I just finished eval'ing evernote with high hopes. Unfortunately we're missing some important stuff that I feel is required before I can switch.1. Encryption, encryption, encryption... I want to be able to encrypt entire notes (with attachments), notebooks, and the entire evernote database on the HD. Furthermore I would require my information to be encrypted on your servers with a key that only I possess so that I am the only one that can get to anything (not even your employees need to even have the option to see my content). And hell, I'd pay $5 a month extra (thats double) to be given a hard token for extra security. I use OneNote on a truecrypt volume now witch is kind of a pain. So if you provided all this it would be a big bonus. I store everything important and sensitive in OneNote so I cant even think of switching until all of this gets done.2. Notebooks with folders, sub-notebooks that have their own folders and more sub-sub-sub notebooks all with their own folders and sub notebooks. I'm not interested in a discussion of folders vs. tags. I prefer folders. Period. It works better for me for what I do with my content and from a customer stand point I shouldnt need to justify anything. (Bitching at some of the other forum users here, not EN people). Besides I have 3 metric tons of stuff in my OneNote all perfectly organized. It would be a near impossible task to reorg. all of that into tags. Not happening.3. Storage and monthly upload limits. Get rid of it or at least make it effectively something that you'd have to TRY to hit. Definitely get rid of the limits for the first few months on a new account so we can get moved over. I'm up to 5GB and counting of notes containing everything from PDFs to emails to zip files to a ton of scanned images and everything else under the sun. I wouldnt want to pay for my account for 10 months just to get everything up on the servers; and thats not counting anything I add during those ten months. Storage is cheap these days. $50 a year for backblaze for as much as you can upload to them. The 500 meg a month for $45 here feels like a joke in comparison. The 25 meg per note limit needs to go as well. I've got scanned PDFs or image series bigger than that. Another deal breaker.Really the only things that you've got going for you over OneNote is the web access, syncing, and more platforms than just the windows box and the windows mobile phone. You're behind right now IMO... But if you knock out the above items you will be the hands down victor. GOTTA have encryption, gotta have nested organization structures, and gotta trash the transfer and storage limits.Sorry if this has come off as harsh. It wasnt written to be that way. Just direct. If I didnt think your product had the potential to spank OneNote I wouldt have spent 20 minutes on this post to help you out.Looking forward to seeing what you guys do in the future. In the mean time its back to OneNote with me.Thanks,-Patrick Link to comment
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