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  1. I've been using this product on and off for years now, mostly for archiving and always try to use it regularly like as a notes app but it's way too clunky or bloated for me to want to use on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Web. I think the Android and web have the best interfaces atm, but still has a long way to go. Ever since Google Keep came out for iOS a few weeks ago, I decided to give it a shot and instantly fell in love with it. It's super fast to write a note or checklist, I love the font and the way they make the notes look like a board of post its (Evernote makes it look confusing and too boring/plain), And I love, loooove how I can turn certain notes into different colors to it's easy for me to scroll through and see which ones I need to keep an eye on more than the others. Now the app/webapp isn't perfect, I can open up to a certain label on startup, and I can't customize it in many different ways like I can in Evernote, like shortcuts for an example. Also, it doesn't seem like a good place to archive things there like I do with Evernote, but the most important thing about Google keep is that it has a fantastic and SIMPLE ui, and it makes me WANT to use it unlike Evernote, which has been out for over 5 years now and I keep hoping it gets better, so I can finally get my friends on board too. The bottom line here is that Google keep is one of the simplist not taking apps out there, and it's very close to being as easy as pen and paper. Evernote is still overly complex and I feel like it's too much work, to many clicks to make to organize the notes on the fly. I also feel like it's still super bloated and my notes would get lost in there even though I know it won't because of the notebook and tagging system. I really hope the new CEO takes note, (no pun intended) I would rather have a intuitive and simple using note taking app, over a bloated one that's also interested in selling evernote logo branded water bottles. I'm a premium user right now because I like archiving articles from pocket to reference on here, but for just pure fast note taking and referencing, Google Keep will be my go to app because it's just so awesome. Apple and Evernote really needs to learn from this!
  2. I respect what you are saying, and appreciate your introducing the OP to available options, but I would strongly disagree with this recommendation. If money is the issue, then purchasing a new Android tablet is a very cost effective way to enjoy the best hardware (and depending on who you talk to) the best software available. The resolution and RAM on the iPad 2 is not very good, and the iPad Mini also has poor resolution (I can definitely see why you would upgrade to the new mini this month). I don't know why Apple continues to sell these very outdated devices, but I think they are a trap for the unwary. Most tech blogs would concur with my assessment. I bougt the iPad 2, and enjoyed it back in the day (nearly three years ago!), but its day has passed. If you want to get the most out of Evernote, I cannot recommend a newer tablet enough. It will last for years and will be an enjoyable experience. The iPad 2 and mini definately don't look good at all compared to retina displays, but the Mini doesn't look bad at all since it's the same resolution as the iPad 2 in a smaller screen. As for Android tablets, I've used and own the Nexus 7 and 2013 Nexus 7 and can't recommend those for Productivity. The portability is nice, but they feel like bigger smartphones and not actual tablets like the iPads. I'm aware that Asus used really cheap RAM which made my first gen Nexus 7 run horribly slow after 6-8 months and I'm guessing they did that to reach the cheaper price points Google likes to hit to aim for the masses. As for other Android tablets, I can't speak for them but I will say that if the price seems too good to be true then there's probably a reason for that!
  3. Don't spend the cash on the iPad air if you think it's out of your price range. I'm a die hard tech geek and I always need the latest toys, but I won't always tell others to buy the latest and greatest things out there. I'm currently using the iPad mini and it's great. It's nice an portable and the 16 gig wifi is only 299 dollars now. The processor is a bit slower than the new iPads but it's fine for evernote. The bigger screen iPad 2 is 499, and if you're thinking about using a keyboard with your tablet then I would probably recommend going for that. I'm waiting for the mini with retina myself which is starts at 399, but if you're looking to get one soon, then I would go for the mini or iPad 2.
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