I am not especially happy with EverNote on 2 accounts. The first is formatting screw ups that seem impossible to correct short of cutting the note, pasting it into something else to fix it and the pasting it back. The second is I am not thrilled about being tied to their cloud service nor paying them a subscription for it. My needs are relatively simple. I for the most part just keep lists that are not very long usually or various notes that are also not very long (maybe a page or two max). The option to add graphics, web page clippings or full pages, links to web sites and other files and insert PDFs would all be nice but I can live without these things if need be. The big thing is I do not want to subscribe to a service, I'd prefer local storage at least as an option but I am fine with iCloud support if it has that. In fact iCloud support would be a plus. Export to standard .txt or .rtf would also be desirable for individual notes. I've been perusing the Mac App Store and cannot seem to find anything that fits the bill here. OneNote looks nice but requires a MS account and use of OneDrive for data storage. That is a turn off for me. SimpleNote could fit the bill despite being a little simpler than I'd prefer. The price is certainly right being free but it too requires their own cloud for data storage and I don't believe it allows export of any kind. So, it's as bad as EverNote is going to be in that I'll have to copy and paste all notes individually into say TextEdit to back them up. This is a pretty bad little workflow right here consisting of work I should never have to do. NotesTab Pro looks nice in some ways. It is simple and I like that your notes are always readily accessible from the menubar. The greatest problem with this app I immediately see is there is almost no organization of notes whatsoever. It does not support folders for notes or even tags to organize them by kind, etc. The only thing you can do is Star favorite notes to put them at the top of a list you cannot order otherwise. So at least your most frequently accessed notes are easy to find immediately. For the others you can do a search of the notes list by title. It does not appear to support searching within a note unfortunately. This one is close but no cigar too given it relies on their own cloud service. I don't understand why with iCloud providing a standard cloud experience on every OS X system all these notes apps go their own way with their own cloud services which cost them money besides, other than EverNote who I'm sure makes a tidy profit charging a subscription forever to access your data on theirs. This is how far I made it in an evening of searching the App Store and checking some older posts here on this subject in general. Does a decent, simple, relatively inexpensive notes app that uses iCloud and/or local storage exist for OS X? Oh, one last thing - while a companion iOS app with sync would be nice it isn't really all that important to me. For little shopping lists or reminders on the go so far the Apple Notes app has been good enough.