I have been an avid user of the Evernote app. I am that kind of a person that jots down everything, might it be a meeting with the investor, a high profile client or birthdays party preparation to grocery list. Evernote was my best tool. But I changed phones and I haven’t been using the app for a while (iPhone 5s to 6) when I came install it. I remember my email address but I forgot the password. So I obviously reset the password. But the prompt popup kept telling me top log in and upgrade my account to paying account. I finally got to reset my account went to the email and reset my account. On logging in the first instance I get is upgrading my account. I couldn’t use the app till i upgraded my account. please for f**ke sake I want to jot down notes. Not to buy a stash of weed!!.
So here are some of the feebdack from various users on the useability of Evernote;
“I noticed around 2 weeks ago Evernote was extremely slow. I thought one of my notes was getting to large and I created a new one. Things seemed ok for about a week and it happened again. Evernote has not worked properly in almost a week. When I open Evernote I must wait for at least 30 seconds before I can get a response from anything I try to do within the program. When I open a note I must wait the same length of time before I can edit the note. Evernote does not work properly using IOS, Windows, or Android. But, the delays seem somewhat less using an IOS device. I have not noticed any other issues with any of my devices. The problem seems isolated to Evernote. I really like the program but if this continues I will need to find something new.”- Rick
“I am among one of the long time, big time Evernote users who is migrating away. I have chronicled my issues on the board in a few other threads (search on ‘duet’, if you are so inclined.) I had the same reaction you did, when I heard about the increased upload limit – a LOL/WTF moment. I wondered why so much had been going so horribly wrong with EN in recent months & the increased upload limit was a bit like someone intentionally breaking your legs and then giving you $100 for your trouble. (That may be a bit extreme…maybe.) I used to have over 64,000 notes in my main account & several thousand in my duet account. I’m in the process of moving them out b/c my main account is totally unusable on either the Windows desktop or the iOS app (iPhone & iPad). I had a workaround (the duet account) that worked for about a year & I would have stayed with that except that the shared notebooks started not working as they originally did. Then they fixed it after several months, but then they got screwed up again a few weeks later. Then they temporarily removed all shared notebooks, then brought them back. Yada, yada, yada. So when I started having to use workarounds for my workarounds that were required b/c the app didn’t work as it should, in the first place combined with the divorcing of EN from much of its client base (that has been evident in the past about six months), I decided EN is no longer the app/company for me. It’s a darned shame, too b/c EN (when it worked) was the most amazing product, IMO. I’m migrating to Onenote, which is the second best option for me out there. But it’s not as great as Evernote (was.)” – Evernote user
“I am using Evernote Mac Premium 6.8 and Evernote IOS 7.14 on my iphone and 7.15 on my iPad. They all run impossibly slow. The iPad often stalls at the opening green screen. I deleted Evernote on it and completely re- downloaded all my notes with no difference in response. On my Mac there is an extremely long delay when I first open it each day, enough so I go and work on something else while it wakes up fully. When I search, the note will open but with no title or content; left alone, it usually loads. I force quit and send it reports daily. Any suggestions. I am slowly migrating to Google Drive but I am truly invested in Evernote and would prefer a solution. ” – Evernote user.
So your own judgment. what would be the best alternative?
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