When Evernote recently decided to increase their subscription price, I decided to check out Apple Notes. I reduced my note load by about half - down to 1500 or so, nothing very large. When that failed miserably, I halved my notes again. And then halved them yet again. I now have a mere 650 notes, all small. Syncing between my Apple devices (MacBook Pro, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Pro) is intermittent and unreliable at best. Attempting to bring any of them up in the iCloud web interface takes several minutes to hours, and quitting and re-entering iCloud starts the whole tedious process over again. Latest example: Yesterday, I added a brief note to my phone to call someone today. Just a bare outline of information to remember, scant kilobytes. It hasn't synced anywhere, it's still only on my phone. Evernote has never let me down. DEVONThink has also been a pleasant surprise, and now that they've come out with DEVONThink To Go for iOS, it's even better. Yes, they both cost money, but a free program that doesn't work is the most expensive of all. Apple Notes just disappoints.