@xdelplanque - thanks for replying. Even though I have criticisms it's good to know Evernote are listening. But today was the first time I googled 'Evernote alternative'
Your UI designers have completely misunderstood what haptic feedback is for. The clue is in the word feedback. It's there for when you wouldn't neccessarily know by sight or sound that you've correctly done something - so you can feel the buzz of a new message in a loud bar, or know that you've successfully entered a comma in poor lighting. But you don't need your phone to vibrate to tell you you've successfully opened/closed the Evernote home page. So telling me to turn off a useful phone feature to stop Evernote's useless annoyance is no kind of solution.
I have to scroll down to see the Places option on the home page. Even though there should be plenty of room, if it wasn't for the ridiculous amount of space given over to buttons like Snapshot or Audio.
As for the hardware menu. Well, I don't really care if some other phone doesn't have that button. Mine does, and the old version of Evernote made good use of it.
You didn't reply to my other points, especially the poor navigation between notebooks, so I guess that means we're stuck with it, yes?