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  1. Oops, almost forgot. There is a guy I want to warn you guys about, his profile picture is an owl, if my memory doesn't fail me. I forgot his name because it is not even worth remembering. He has a status of 'Guru', a real die-hard Evernote advocate. He is the most ignorant person I have ever seen, guess he is the stuff a developer's dreams are made of. Here are some stories about him. When people asked for Linux support, "No, only minority use Linux as their OS. " When people moaned about the new pricing model, "Evernote has every rights to raise their price because the application is so valuable. Those freeloaders should just leave if they don't want to pay up." When people are worried about the new privacy policy, "If you care so much about your data, encrypt it. There's a text encryption function in Evernote." When Evernote suffered data loss, "You guys should have backup your data." When people asked for editor improvements like table handling, "Evernote is only suited for simple text. If you want to create table, use doc instead and attach it to your notes." When people asked for dark theme, "I don't care about the bright UI. I always wear a pair of sunglasses when using Evernote." I'm starting to suspect that he works for Evernote. An employee in disguise as a customer.
  2. I just wanted to share my opinion. If you don't like my opinion, fine I have no problem with that. Are you annoyed because of me keep talking bad about your favorite application? I don't care. I just want to spread the words about Evernote is abysmal product.
  3. DO NOT hesitate to quit Evernote. It has been bug-ridden for so many years and the developers just don't even care to fix the most basic bug. The UI IMO is badly designed. Don't even care to vote for any feature requests, they don't listen to user feedback. If you don't believe me, go to feature requests side. You will see requests dated back to 2013 and haven't receive any response from them. There are so many better alternatives out there. My advice is move on and don't look back.
  4. I don't think that people are staying with Evernote after all these ... stunts. I'm pretty sure that many users including long-term ones are leaving because "If you had once lost the trust of your people, you will lose their respect forever".
  5. If you want to add your own notes on a clipped article, try OneNote. It allows free-form editing, which means you can add marginalia at the sides of the clipped article. It also has a web-clipper. It may not be as good as Evernote web-clipper but for most part it works just fine.
  6. I just want to tell people that DO NOT get your hopes up on total encryption or better encryption or anything at all from Evernote. They didn't make a U-turn on their plan, they just put it on hold temporarily to let things cool down. They are going to implement their machine learning plan, one way or another. Machine learning requires access to users data and encryption will certainly limit their access. Besides that, Evernote has always been able to peek into your notes anytime they want, even before the policy change. It's totally up to you whether you still trust them. I was a paying customer for about 1 year, then I see its ugly side. Evernote is a jack-of-all-trades, a master of none. It tries to do too many things, but none of them well. It fails as a note-taking app. The editor is okay if your notes are just simple text but it is a nightmare when you try to create a more complicated note. Overall, it is buggy and feels dated. It's funny that the company advertises their product as a note-taking application but couldn't fix their editor that has been bug-ridden for years. They promised us a better editor. Yes, they did rewrite their editor but unfortunately it is still sucks. The most basic bugs are still remained unfixed after all these years, i.e. copy/paste. "No, you get it all wrong, Evernote shines as a digital filing cabinet". In my opinion, Evernote is not a good digital filing cabinet. I don't feel like attaching a file inside a note is intuitive at all. If I want to store photos, I use photo manager. If I want to share a file across devices, I use cloud storage. If I want to collaborate on a document with others, I use Google Docs or Microsoft Word or Quip. Many people praise the search functionality in Evernote but I think it is overrated. The search is not natural and the results are not ordered by relevance. The most relevant result that matches most of the query condition should be on the top. The sudden price hike is unreasonable and I view it as a back-stab on their loyal customers. Most of the 'premium' features are useless. Look at Context, Work Chat, Presentation mode. With $69.99, I can get Office 365 that provides a well-functioning Office suite and 1TB of storage. I am amazed and surprised by those who are still paying for premium and end up using one or two of those 'premium' features. So, why should we the "freeloaders" pay for an overpriced, bug-ridden product that hasn't seen any notable improvements over the years by a company who couldn't keep their promises? Currently, I just use simple text editor for short note; google docs for long note; OneNote for project notes. Pairing them with cloud storage gives me a much better, flexible and reliable system. For private and sensitive information, I store them in my Synology NAS or keep them in physical form. Simple and easy.
  7. In 2014, Evernote promised us general quality improvements on the core product. After few months, they released work chat and presentation mode. Majority of annoying bugs remain unfixed. How many users out there really want to chat or present in a note-taking app? http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/01/04/on-software-quality/ In 2015, Evernote promised us a better writing experience, a better editor. After one year, the editor is still buggy and the experience still sucks. What we get is useless Google Drive integration. https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2015/09/22/the-future-of-writing-in-evernote/ Can you see the pattern here? If no, let me tell you the answer: Evernote can't keep their promises. Do you really think that they will abandon their machine learning plan and implement total encryption? No, they are already half-way through their plan. There's no way they are going to abandon their plan. The migration to Google Drive is almost complete. They are going to let things cool down first and polish their policy a bit to make it more convincing, then continue with their plan. Some of us left Evernote because we have lost trust in them, they are not committed to keeping their promises. Besides that, most of the premium features are useless for most users, i.e. WorkChat and Presentation. Do you think that the moaning of part of the freeloaders are unreasonable? They have their reasons. If Evernote provides enough value for users, they would definitely pay, of course, at appropriate price point.
  8. I am surprised by how people can be so forgiving after this kind of debacle. Sometimes, you just can't undo the damage done. I am still not convinced that my data is secure in Evernote. Let's put the privacy stuff aside, to be honest, I haven't seen any notable improvements on the core product. The editor still feels buggy. Problems such as table handling, printing, highlight color and many more that have been mentioned in this forum since few years back are still exist. It's been one year+ since this https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2015/09/22/the-future-of-writing-in-evernote/. Apparently, you aren't keeping your promises. Google Drive integration is meh since I can just copy links from Google Drive. Your new pricing plan is outrageous, clearly you overestimate your values in the market. Machine learning sounds cool and may be nice to have but I believe that most users value writing experience and data security over that. So disappointed.
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