A workaround is a problem by definition, but I digress. Use of MS word or a third-party programme to make your notes look more presentable may be preferable in your view, but not in mine. Differences of opinion are part and parcel of a forum.
If there is concern about cluttering of menus on the mobile format (which I don't see an issue - their recently updated mobile font, list and paragraph options are hardly over-intrusive), you can have an advanced formatting toggle, but what I'm suggesting doesn't even need a format button.
The OneNote style of text input (which more suitably imitates how you would use an actual notebook) means you can click/press anywhere one the page to input text and the invisible text box makes placement/positioning effortless. It would be a nice option to have in Evernote in my opinion, especially to win over more of the OneNote crowd who are used to note-making in that way.