Everything posted by Agent_66
Not sure if the OP or anyone else is still reading this, but this actually came up in a search I was doing to see if ON vs EN was any different. I actually began using Evernote in like 2008, 2009 maybe in response to the fact that OneNote didn't sync across devices. I use a desktop, a laptop, and a smartphone, so being able to access notes across these devices was important and OneNote or any M$ product had that capability. I only went back to OneNote because of the price hike, as I could only use two of my devices. I'm a writer - both professionally and personally - so I've ended up using both (though I'm using more ON than EN now), however there is one giant pet peeve about ON that I just can't understand why it's not fixed, especially with this mixed focus M$ has now. I use EN for work and ON for personal writing, as I like the notebook style because it means I can keep stories and series separate, much better than EN (which was just piles of loose sheets inside a notebook) However, the reason I loved EN and kinda wish I could go back was the flipping fact that it's RWD (responsive web design). I have an 11 inch laptop and when i pull up EN, it fits an 11 inch laptop. if I put it in windowed mode on the side to pull up a word doc or something, it adjusts to one side of my screen. This is in every iteration of EN - desktop app, Windows 10 app, and even when I had a Note 2 and could split screen, it acted accordingly. This DOES NOT happen in OneNote. I have three 24 inch monitors, two of them in portrait mode. I had to resize the desktop version to fit my portrait mode, which of course is now out of whack on my laptop. This also happens in the windows 10 app (which is surprising, as Microsoft's whole platform now is about people being able to switch between devices. Obviously only if you own a Surface). To go against the naysayers here, OneNote IS free - or rather the mobile app is free. that means anyone on Android or iPhonne can download it. The issue with Windows 10 is that you'll most like get harassed by the whole 'get office 365'. Overall, I like EN over ON, but the notebook structure works better for writing.
If this is true, then I can stay with Evernote. I have it installed on three devices - two computers and my phone and one of the reasons I switched from OneNote in the first place (as it didn't become mobile or synable until just recently). The announcement does seem like you can only use it on two devices, which is fine if you only own one computer and a smartphone, so like 12% of the population. The rest of us have three or more. Though the amount of data is good for the plus or premium, it seems like Evernote only wants people using this for business, which I don't/rarely use (I actually use OneNote for business). I did think about using the premium discount, but again, I don't need most of these features. Someone mentioned using the web version, however I don't LIKE using the web version (or I wouldn't have it on my computers). I feel there's better control using the desktop app versus the mobile and the web versions. The desktop version is better at customization and yes, if I just need to write down something quick, then the web version works (sometimes), but for actual notes, I would rather sign out of one and then use it on another. As someone mentioned earlier, this isn't about people not paying for anything - it's about paying for things we don't need. It would be like paying for Windows Enterprise on a home computer - yes, I do business at home, but I'm not an enterprise business; why would I want to pay for enterprise features? I guess I could go for the plus version, but I'm never offline enough to need that feature, I don't forward emails to Evernote, and if I need support, I have this thing called Google. It's only business that I would be importing PDFs and that's only to organize notes; I don't search for text within them, I'm not taking people's business cards, and related notes and content is what I use tags for. So for me, basic is fine, but the two device limit is stupid and certainly not worth it for features I don't and won't use.