Evernote is a digital note-taking app that has been popular since its launch in 2008. With the rise of many other apps and tools for note-taking, users may wonder whether Evernote is still relevant and worth trying. In this article, we’ll explore Evernote’s current features, functions, and pricing and compare it to Microsoft OneNote.
Taking Notes with Evernote
Evernote’s primary strength is its note-taking features and organization. By default, Evernote organizes your notes into Notes (individual files) that can be organized into thematic Notebooks, which can then be combined to create Notebook Stacks. Evernote is available as a web, desktop, or mobile application, making it easy to access from multiple devices.
Depending on their plan, users can enjoy a variety of features such as synching notes across multiple devices, offline access to documents, web clipper browser extension, screenshot annotations, multiple templates, audio note recording capability, scanning handwritten notes, scanning important documents, cross-platform integration, and more.
Evernote’s Web Clipper is an extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. It allows you to quickly save (or “clip”) text, images, and entire web pages. You can specify whether you want to save the full page as it is or a simplified version that removes images, special formatting, and ads from the page. Once you’ve clipped an item, you can categorize it, then even annotate it with your own comments, highlight text, or share it with a colleague.
OneNote also has a web clipping feature, but it’s not as intuitive as Evernote’s. OneNote’s web clipper only offers two options: to clip the entire page or a selected portion of the page. OneNote also lacks the ability to annotate clipped items.
One of the most convenient features of Evernote is its ability to search all types of notes, whether they’re typed, handwritten, web clippings, or other scanned documents. You can search notes by date, location, or keywords.
OneNote also offers a powerful search function, but it’s not as flexible as Evernote’s. OneNote’s search function allows you to search for keywords, but it lacks the ability to search for notes by date or location.
Evernote offers a Work Chat feature that allows users to chat and collaborate with anyone who has an Evernote account. However, since more people started working remotely during the pandemic, team communication apps like Slack have risen in popularity. Evernote’s answer to Slack and other similar apps is Spaces, which looks, works, and feels a lot like Slack. While users can easily share everything within their work “spaces,” there are some areas where the feature falls flat.
OneNote has a collaboration feature that allows users to share notes and notebooks with others. OneNote’s collaboration feature is more robust than Evernote’s, as it allows multiple people to edit a note simultaneously and leave comments on shared notes.
Pricing Plans Evernote offers a free plan that allows users to sync up to 2 devices, 60 MB monthly uploads, 25 MB max. note size, and more. The Personal Plan costs $7.99/month and offers unlimited device sync, 10 GB monthly uploads, 200 MB max. note size, offline access, and more. The Professional Plan costs $9.99/month and offers even more features such as 20 GB monthly
Comparing Evernote to Microsoft OneNote
Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are both popular note-taking apps that share many similarities in their features and organization. While Evernote is known for its sleek and user-friendly design, OneNote offers more customization options and advanced features. Both apps allow users to organize notes into sections and pages, add tags, collaborate with others, and clip content from the web. Ultimately, the choice between the two comes down to personal preference and needs.
When it comes to pricing, there is a difference between Evernote and OneNote. Evernote offers a free plan with 60 MB of storage per month, but if you need more storage, you will have to pay for a subscription. The cost for a subscription ranges from $7.99 per month for 10 GB of storage per month to $9.99 per month for 20 GB of storage per month. On the other hand, OneNote offers all of its features for free, but if you want to add more storage, you will need to subscribe to Microsoft 365. Without a subscription, you will get 5 GB of storage total for $6.99 per month, or 1 TB of storage total for $69.99 per year.