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duddleyduddley

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Jun 12, 2017
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What EVERNOTE replacement is there?

Ideally
+ OCR capability
+ web clipper
+ secure
+ platform agnostic

Bear, SimpleNote, OneNote, Apple Notes, Markup, AI, Synology Notes etc are attractive AND lack built in OCR capability &/or web clipper
 

marmiteturkey

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Aug 27, 2005
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Onenote is the only one I know of. It does have a clipper and OCR; neither are as good as Evernote imho. It does inking much, much better than Evernote, but everything else is not as good, price aside. I’ve tried so many times to move to onenote; I pay for office365 and Evernote premium and wish I could live with just one, but Evernote, despite its critics, is actually really, really good at what it does and for me as a self-employed consultant, it’s worth the money.

Why does Evernote not meet your needs out of interest?
 

duddleyduddley

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Jun 12, 2017
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Onenote is the only one I know of. It does have a clipper and OCR; neither are as good as Evernote imho. It does inking much, much better than Evernote, but everything else is not as good, price aside. I’ve tried so many times to move to onenote; I pay for office365 and Evernote premium and wish I could live with just one, but Evernote, despite its critics, is actually really, really good at what it does and for me as a self-employed consultant, it’s worth the money.

Why does Evernote not meet your needs out of interest?

Thanks for the reply

I looked at OneNote. I find the application confusing as all hell. AND the file structure makes NO DAMN SENSE. AND I've heard reports from users that it doesn't handle large file libraries as well as EVERNOTE. (Library: 17,000 items & growing)

EVERNOTE scared me after reports that a change in the Privacy Policy paved the way for the company to read users files (Not that I am securing national secrets: those got deleted after the whole Ed Snowden revelations)

And, to answer your question, EVERNOTE is actually a pretty solid piece of software
 
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HDFan

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EVERNOTE scared me after reports that a change in the Privacy Policy paved the way for the company to read users files (Not that I am securing national secrets: those got deleted after the whole Ed Snowden revelations)

So what don't you like about their privacy policy?

https://evernote.com/privacy

It is a little hard to search your Evernotes for embedded text if they can't read your files ...
 

marmiteturkey

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Aug 27, 2005
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London
Thanks for the reply

I looked at OneNote. I find the application confusing as all hell. AND the file structure makes NO DAMN SENSE. AND I've heard reports from users that it doesn't handle large file libraries as well as EVERNOTE. (Library: 17,000 items & growing)

EVERNOTE scared me after reports that a change in the Privacy Policy paved the way for the company to read users files (Not that I am securing national secrets: those got deleted after the whole Ed Snowden revelations)

And, to answer your question, EVERNOTE is actually a pretty solid piece of software


Thanks for that. I agree on Onenote - its capability on iPad is just not good enough (no drag and drop is a nonsense in a scrapbook-type app).

I also didn't like Evernote's privacy changes - so when they made them I joined others and kicked up a stink. They rolled back the policy very quickly and publicly apologised - and I am satisfied with their response, so it's become a non-issue for me.
 

robgendreau

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Jul 13, 2008
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Not a complete solution, but I've found Google Docs (opening a file from Google Drive) does a decent job of OCR. But it is Google, and nothing like Evernote's ease of use.

I keep hearing Evernote is doomed. I now use it mostly just for the OCR on the few things that I still need to do OCR on. Then I move stuff to Devonthink. It can import from Evernote (it's Office Pro can also OCR). Only mac and iOS however.
 
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