No Undo button on iPhone
No undo button on iPhone.
Very buggy, unreliable
Evernote is the kind of app that you use to write thoughtful, long notes and also jot down quick ideas. For both of these purposes, it is crap. Text still disappears because of sync issues. Occasionally the app takes forever to allow you to begin writing, which is infuriating. Just a very flawed app for a very high price.
Impossible to sign in as a first time user
By Dora teh Explorer
After going around and around trying to sign in with Google, or any other option, I gave up. Literally unusable. Can’t log in.
I’m a relatively new Apple user (I switched from Android about 6 months ago for the superior hardware and have been consistently frustrated by the software), so maybe there’s something I don’t know about some dumb Apple setting, but if that’s the case, there should be some form of instructions. Something.
At this point I assume this is yet another case of Apple making non-Apple apps (especially Google and Microsoft ones) hard or impossible to use. Listen up, my Apple dudes: if you made decent, competitive apps, I would use them. You don’t. Steve’s gone - you can stop being completely aggro about keeping it all proprietary. Step up your game or woman up and actually collaborate with people who do stuff way, way better than you. Your hardware plus their software would be unstoppable. As a disabled person, it would be awfully nice if the apps that work well and help me manage my disability actually worked on iOS. Thanks.
Impossible to unsubscribe
By Fallulah Jones
Back in 2010-2012 I loved the app because it was free and it was easy to use and manage.
Now not only do we have to pay randsome for our own data, but it’s impossible to find a way to unsubscribe from auto pay.
I'm switching to Notion or other apps.
By Hoseong Son
Note taking app is all about speed. Evernote is slow. App launching: slow. Adding note: slow. Typing and saving: slow. More importantly, the web clipping feature is very, very slow. I thought my it stopped, but it is in-progress. So slow. Evernote, please, keep in mind that note taking app is easy to make and there are so many competitors out there (Bear, Notion, and even the default iPhone "Note" app!). So if you guys don't make this thing really shiney or you will fall down to the cliff.
Just trying to place info from one note to another is difficult on ios. You leave one note , come back and your place is lost. Some kind of ability to remember position in last 10-20 notes would be helpful.
Another suggestion would be if we could have 1/3 screen views (at same time) of different notes for the iPad. All of these could be the same size as the shortcuts pane and could be expanded and minimized while retaining their respective cursor position.
You can already pull multiple notes up at one time via Siri voice shortcuts, so the memory and cpu can handle it.
I’ve been a paying user since the beginning and have used it to its full potential. Truthfully, it feels like the functionality is starting to lag behind modern use cases.
Problem connecting to Evernote.
By fake donald trump
I was told that “Problem connecting to Evernote.”
My best friend!
Evernote keeps me organized, creative, and productive. I use it to store ideas, poems/creative writing, lists, plans...it’s everything Apple’s built-in notes app wishes it could be. The Note app I find really unreliable and I’ve lost plenty of important notes. Evernote has never lost a single thing I’ve made and is way easier to use, format, and look at. I love that it syncs easily across my devices too. I know I sound like a cheesy and thinly veiled advertisement but I seriously don’t know what I’d do without Evernote.
Lackluster app performance
I’ve been using Evernote for a few months now and I believe it’s the best note-taking app out there. The amount of options you have for formatting and the general aesthetic is great, plus I love that there’s a great desktop app. But the Mac app is way better than the iOS one. Mobile Evernote is slow to open notes and the UI feels clunky and generally laggy. I don’t typically do any writing or look at my notes while on my phone due to these performance issues.
Stop holding my data hostage Evernote!
By Hertz vomit
You charge me every month for the service. Yet you hold all my data hostage. You don’t allow for easy export or integration to the productivity programs I use such as ACT!, Microsoft outlook, Microsoft Excel and all my other productivity tools. I purchased this primarily for the business card scan using the camera on my phone, but you don’t allow for an easy export of all of the business cards captured into my contact manager namely Swiftpage ACT!, even though you charge me every month for this service. Another bait & switch feature was the integration with LinkedIn. However when I’m scanning a business card less than 5% of the time does the application properly connect with LinkedIn and allow me to send an invitation. You have a lot of false claims about the functionality of this service.
Annoying little things
Good as far as taking notes concern. Two things annoyed me after I downloaded it on my phone.
1. It shows me a blank page after I decide not to sync with more than 2 devices. I need to force quit, open and sign in again.
2. Creating new labels - It took me quite a while to figure out how to add a label. Tried myself - didn’t work. Read support article from Evernote, I was doing exactly as what the article suggests. Find another article, the answer is that I need to click on “return” after the label. Umm.. I may do it if I’m using my laptop, but who knows I need to click on return key. I was clicking outside the text line... So, Evernote, if you cannot change the method of saving, at least improve your support center instruction.
Freezes every time I open the app. I just counted up to three full minutes before I force quit the app. Not a usable app if I can’t enter anything in or retrieve it without force quitting first.
"Share" button missing and please fix your New Note bug
Updated 2/23/2019: shiny new iPad Pro so began using the app and noticed the "share" button ISN'T THERE. Down another star.
Problem for many releases: Around half the time when I go into Evernote on iPhone and touch the + button to create a new, ordinary note, it shows the spinner endlessly until I force-abort the app and reload it. Then it shows a blank note that I can edit.
If I type in a title before force-aborting, it loses forgets the title when I relaunch.
This has been the behavior through many app releases, so it wasn't caused by a recent change. I do have a lot of notes (over 20,000), but that's no excuse as I've been a customer nearly since the app first came out.
Undo button request, pretty please
By LJ Coco
I have been using this app since forever, I love it, it’s quite practical. One thing, I would love for it to have is an undo button, as you misclick and every or a fraction of very important information might be lost forever. Thank you in advance.
Keeps crashing on pc since update. Then i have to reinstall. iPad version isnt robust enough to use alone. This is so frustrating. Once crashed on both work and home pc. I had just decided to stick with evernote. No this.
Room for improvement
And I mean a *lot* of room.
There are a lot of great templates (calendars, lists, etc.) that you can add to your notes....but you can’t add them once you’ve already started the note. Even if you delete everything and are starting fresh.
If you do use a template, there is no way to edit the formatting.
If you want to create your own table, you’re out of luck. There are instructions in advanced settings to do this, but it doesn’t work.
Creating lists is easy, though slow, and organization was easy.
I’m seriously underwhelmed, especially for such a highly rated app.
PLEASE ADD STRIKETHROUGH
By lady foxtrot
I use strikethrough for things I didn’t accomplish, not as a check list. So I would appreciate adding the feature as it helps me see where I need to improve. Please add it back.
Unusable after downgrading from paid to free
I wasn’t really making use of my premium plan, so I downgraded the the free plan recently after getting rid of my iPad. But for some reason, Evernote won’t forget about it.
Now, every time I open the app, I get prompted to unsync a device or upgrade to a paid plan. I choose “unsync” and select the old device to delete, but two seconds later, I get the same prompt again — and the old device is still there.
This renders the app effectively unusable, and what’s more, feels like extortion to me. I can’t even access the data I’ve stored in it, since this prompt is preventing me from ever interacting with the actual app. Same happens in the desktop app on my Mac BTW. This is very annoying. Would give it 0 stars if I could.
I know this sounds like I’m complaining about something that’s free, but I’ve been a paying customer for YEARS before recently deciding to downgrade, and now they are holding my data hostage. Very unethical business model, best to stay far away from this company.
By Damond Goggins Jr
This app is amazing! I have been using it for my studying notes, Login info, and more. I ADVISE anyone and everyone to use this app if you are like me, and NEED this in order!
By Randen Montalvo
I love Evernote but we need a huge update to Spaces, Workchat ,Apple Pencil support and the Apple Watch app all the todo list needs updating.
Evernote hasn’t updated penultimate in nearly 2 years. I’m getting worried that if Dark Mode is considered a update we are in for dire straights as users when the forums are yelling for new features and fixes.
Getting ready to jump ship
I’m ready to leave Evernote. I’m noticing an increasing number of bugs in the iOS & Mac apps. The new web interface is slick but missing core functionality. I understand it’s in Beta, but I’m paying for a functional, working product.
Trying Bear for now. My experience with Bear so far:
- Cleaner, faster, less buggy UI
- Awesome tag & sub-tag system that beats EN’s stacks, notebooks, & tags.
- Web clipping superior to Evernote (via Chrome & iOS extensions)
- Far less expensive
- Ability to pin a note to the top
- Markdown & superior all around formatting
Evernote’s promise to fix issues in 2019 may be too little, too late.
I've been a loyal Evernote user for years, and I've been a paid subscriber.
Evernote has features that I love, such as web clipping, mail to Evernote, and Scannable integration.
There are 3 reasons that I have been considering switching to a new notes app.
1. Bugs with the iOS & Mac apps
2. Price. I'll gladly pay for a valuable product. But Evernote's three-tier plan is a bit much. I want some of the pro features (business card scanning & searching PDFs) but the cost is too high. As a result, I settle for the plus version and miss out on some features.
3. Clumsy UI needs improvement
I just renewed my yearly subscription. Evernote’s CEO had made a promise to spend 2019 fixing Evernote. I hope it’s significantly better by the time I’m up for renewal again. If not, I’ll probably switch.
A few additional new features that I’d like to see:
The ability to custom sort notes in a notebook - and pin a note to the top.
The ability to create sub-notes under existing notes (like in OneNote)
Improved widget functionality. E.g. the option to display custom notes or notebooks from the widget.
Turned into garbage - migrating out
So tired of logging in and having to unsync my phone every few days. I feel like it’s a deliberate bug to try and force me to upgrade. I’ve used Evernote for years but the slimy auto-renew being reported, the lack of new features and crappy software just indicates a company increasingly desperate but not willing to spend resources to make it a product that’s competitive and worth buying.
Don’t let them hold your data hostage.
Love Evernote, but not the iOS version
Can’t live without Evernote, but the iOS version is confusing and clunky. Wish it worked more like the desktop version. It’s very difficult to bounce back and forth between devices.
Uploads Duplicate Notes
Evernote still uploads some notes in duplicate. Duplicate files are very common and use up the users data limit.
The free service offers a mere 60MB per month.
Switch to an alternative service while you still can.
Also, convert webpages that you want to save to Evernote as PDFs using iOS print. This way when you inevitably jump ship you won’t have conversion issues.
If you’re planning on syncing notes with a PC be ready to get to know the spinning wait symbol. The PC version is very slow. Maybe a new name is in order. Maybe,,, Everwait?
Good, but a little buggy
By Reluctant Speculator
This is a great product idea and it's mostly well executed. However they release with significant bugs and splatter new features into the releases that changes one's workflow. Seems like a problem in the software department (I use to be a software engineer).
3 🌟, Because I have hopes you can change, but You MUST CHANGE
Basic Member 2010, Premium - Absolutely by 2012. I've not said "When". It has been a life saver for me as a Visual Thinker...
Have had a lot of Luck with good "Support". Though had Problems in past, It's When I decided to recently UTILIZE MY POINTS earned (when singing ENs praises), I REALLY had Problems & got STRESSED.
This Cashing in of Points, has been such a Pain in the A**!
DO NOT EARN POINTS, OR BUY INTO THE
"3 months Free". TRULY NOT WORTH the AGGRIVATION.
Auto Charged 69.99 the other day for the year, at same time as going through the process of Redeeming points on the good OLE Windows LAPTOP. YAY.
Finally Oleg -Thanx to Oleg... Helped me redeem these points, my device said I'm set. Was not. Then Oleg sent me a link on iPad to Redeem Points. Supposedly "Worked". I have Android Phone, iPad, Windows Laptop (not preferred). Today, a Very Very Busy Day, Big Gallery Deadlines. Need my Evernote, yeah on ALL DEVICES. NOPE. NO GO. My HEAD is READY to EXPLODE.
EN Team, You all SEE I HAVE EVERNOTE FOR YEARS...
YOU SEE MY ACCESS... WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
Best Question Yet, How Can You let This Happen To Someone. Anyone of your customers. I know one thing, I WOULD NEVER.
I, AS MANY OTHERS RELY ON THIS - More than my GMAIL. It Has been my Daily Note taking App. Without thinking - I send emails, screenshots, pictures, reminders, & notes to EN. It's like Breathing.
Without these LOYAL CUSTOMERS Evernote, you would perish.
And Maybe you will. But For all our Sakes, Let's Not Let that Happen.
PLEASE RETHINK YOUR POSITION...
So EVERYONE CAN KEEP WORKING.
Developer Has No Integrity
I received a one day that my subscription was going to auto renew. I tried to cancel my subscription before it renewed but was unsuccessful. The app auto renewed and low and behold I was able to go in and cancel my subscription but only after they stole 34.99 from my credit card. I sent a dispute of the charge to the EverNote people and received a reply that “I did not qualify for a refund”
DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THIS USELESS APP UNLESS YOU EANT YOUR MONEY STOLEN!!!!
I have to force quit the app over and over again because it freezes immediately upon opening. Makes the app pretty worthless.
Best journal app
By Play for brains
Best journal, personal note and memo app. Easy to search and organize.
Should not be a subscription
This should be a one time purchase, not a subscription.
Also, the free version should work on more than two types of devices.
10+years as paid user. Why I’m leaving.
After 10+ years, I'm walking away from Evernote. Here's why. 1. The UI hasn't kept pace. It's ugly, cluttered, and critical functionality like swipe to delete isn't there. 2. Saving articles to Evernote takes forever. Compare to Google Keep where saving only takes 1 second. 3. It's expensive. Keep is free. Not sure why anyone would pay for less functionality and ugly!
Just lost a days work
I super hate the sync feature. There’s nothing worse than when you’re typing all day, you accidentally delete your work, and Evernote freaking syncs it for you.
Needs Printing & Cohesive Fonts
Where, oh where have the abilities to print from mobile devices and to change fonts gone? We have had these abilities with previous Evernote versions, and they seem to be tools that most users use often, especially the ability to change fonts. I have the paid premium version, but recently I have gone back to either the notes version on Apple devices, or the Microsoft Office Word app, both of which support printing and changing fonts. I do not think that I will continue with Evernote at the end of my subscription if these are not fixed, as they are core needs for me.
Constantly Freezes on Me
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but my app freezes almost every time I open it up for the first time that day.
Awful, aggressive app.
Evernote is poorly designed and creepy.
They have too many features. I don’t want my notes experience to feel like a nuclear console, where I am afraid to press any buttons lest something explode. It’s hard to find the features I want because so many unwanted features are aggressively pushed.
Many of those features that are pushed hard strike me as opportunities for Evernote - not opportunities for me, the note-taker. For example, they lean into web URLs for content and services when the same content and services could be delivered right there, in app.
Here’s what pushed me over the edge to write this review: Evernote went out of their way to make it difficult to share notes with other apps. Forgive my feelings of entitlement, but this is my notebook. If I want to share the content of a note, that should be as easy as it is in, for example the Notes app.
The sad reality that Evernote took such an antagonistic approach to keeping the note-taker stuck in their poorly designed app should have been obvious from the beginning: it’s the quality they named their product after.
It’s not working
I loved this app but after the last update it wont even let me get in! Just a blank white screen titled “devices”! Pls fix it
New and existing notes are now very slow to load since the last several updates. If I want to capture something quickly I have to use Apple Notes then later copy/paste to Evernote.
LinkedIn is a Problem
Great app for storing business contacts, but it is painfully difficult to connect someone’s LinkedIn profile to a stored business card. This should be seamless. Sometimes the option to connect on LinkedIn pops up when a card is scanned, and sometimes not - and it’s impossible to link a business card with a LinkedIn profile once a card is scanned and a file is created. You guys really need to fix this!
Taking forever to sync my notes
Made few changes in a big note on my computer. My iPad is taking ages to sync those notes.
Used to be ok...
This app used to be ok. But now they changed it so that if you try to place the cursor to insert something, it immediately jumps to the bottom of all existing text. Occasionally at random, it doesn’t do this and then you get to edit. So unless you’re someone who never edits or changes a note, I’d look for another app.
Amazing! I use Evernote DAILY, and when it works, it's great. When there's a problem I'm soooooooooo frustrated, but thankful to be a premium user to get the support to get the issue resolved fast!
I'm ever amazed by what Evernote does and can do. It's no wonder it is THE BEST!
This service used to be great until they decided to make you pay to see your notes in more than one device. Ridiculous. I’ll be switching to a better service.
Slow. Otherwise very nice.
The only thing that keeps me from using Evernote for everything is performance. It takes several seconds to start up, and will always go to the top of the note when it loads. Not a big deal unless I’m using Evernote for my grocery list and have to wait 10 seconds every third item, or I’m taking notes in a dance class, trying to look something up in a meeting, or I’m flipping back & forth between Evernote & kindle. In those situations it’s frustrating. Otherwise it’s great! Lol
About copy and cut
I love this APP and have been using it for over five years.
But I have a question: When I want to cut and paste some content, the ”cut” option won’t show until the second time I select the content. Only ”copy” will show at the first time.
Slooooooooow. Evernote take for...EVER
By Max Chavelev
A note app should be instantaneous. Instead we have Evernote. Starting a new note is a process that can take up to 5 seconds, that’s more than it would have taken me to finish the note...
I don’t know what to say
Plus plan was renewed after some issues
I changed my rating because Plus plan was renewed after some issues I had with renewal. I hope that Plus will be available next time for old users because I upgraded from Basic to Plus just to remove two devices limitation. Premium is overpriced and extra features you get are useless for me.
Paragraph Spacing & Lack of Customer Support
I have been using this app for many many many years and as great as it is, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING WRONG! Right now the NEWEST issue is paragraph spacing. I write what I need to with the correct spacing and save it like always. When I go back to edit or review instead of nicely formatted paragraphs I have one giant blob of thousands of words. So, of course I go in and spend time separating them again however, I’ve given up doing that because after I save it and go back to it the blob is back. So I haven’t been using the app and I will probably switch over to something else ESPECIALLY SINCE CUSTOMER SUPPORT ISN'T AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHO USE IT FOR FREE.
Crashes on IPad Pro
I love Evernote....when it works. It freezes on me soooo often. Have had to delete it and reinstall too many times just to get it going again. Sometimes that is the only option.