Has Notes just killed Evernote and OneNote?

BD1

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Looks like Notes will do what most people use Evernote and OneNote for, except for very complex situations?
 
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nj-morris

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I wouldn't say so. I will probably still use OneNote to store my work notes simply because you can file notes into different sections
 
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nostodnayr

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I wouldn't say so. I will probably still use OneNote to store my work notes simply because you can file notes into different sections
I haven't used OneNote, so I'm not aware of the particulars, but Notes does allow you to create folders for organisation. Though that may still be insufficient for you.
 

magicMac

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Evernote will be around for a long time. I personally moved away from Evernote into apple notes when apple silently added support for note groups and importing of images just so I only need one cloud service for everything but otherwise Evernote is very good. OneNote is actually crap though.
 

BD1

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eeesh...really? You obviously do not understand how capable (and cross platform) those programs are...
Actually I do. I use both, mostly Evernote. If by cross platform you mean windows, etc. I have no need for that but understand others do. I have Mac and iPhone.

I have used Evernote for years but find it bloated for my needs and don't like the UI. Like I said in the original post that those with more complex needs might need it for example: enterprise situations.

But from what I can tell before I can get on the public beta, Apple added a lot of capabilities to Notes that for the average user might kill the need for Evernote/OneNote.
 

AndyK

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Evernote is more and more a business tool. Using it for your everyday life would be stupid in the same way using the new Notes for business would.
 

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Evernote is more and more a business tool. Using it for your everyday life would be stupid in the same way using the new Notes for business would.
Though I use it primarily for business, I'm surprised how much I use it in my personal everyday life. Who knows how Notes will mature as a product, but for now, Evernote meets my requirements on both sides, and I prefer using one app.
 
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kevroc

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Actually I do. I use both, mostly Evernote. If by cross platform you mean windows, etc. I have no need for that but understand others do. I have Mac and iPhone.

I have used Evernote for years but find it bloated for my needs and don't like the UI. Like I said in the original post that those with more complex needs might need it for example: enterprise situations.

But from what I can tell before I can get on the public beta, Apple added a lot of capabilities to Notes that for the average user might kill the need for Evernote/OneNote.
I don't see the correlation honestly between the new Notes app and Evernote. I use Evernote as an electronic junk drawer. I save a receipt or confirmation of some kind, tag it, and move on. I don't care about the "organization" of it with Tabs / Groups / etc. When I need find something, it doesn't matter if I'm on my phone, laptop, ipad or whatever, a quick search will find that snippet I need. I can pop multiple notes up side by side, on and on and on...I really don't see "Notes" working the same way and replacing that simplistic functionality.

If I need organized content, I use OneNote, I can't even begin to list all of the differences there, but I'll give you one, notetaking with a tablet pc and wacom pen. All of my "note taking" is with a stylus directly into OneNote.

I don't see anything I've listed as being "enterprise" or "complex". I just use Windows primarily and Notes isn't available to me unless I want to use my phone. Not a very killer approach.
 

BD1

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I think the point that its already a built in app with apple that works across the system, saves him anyone having another app or two
This exactly. If you are in the apple ecosystem, the new Notes looks like a good replacement for Evernote. I have been looking for an Evernote replacement for awhile as it is bloated for my needs and don't really like the UI on the iPhone, the Mac version I actually like a bit better. But it looks like Notes does everything I need.

I just need to find a good way to cut and paste web pages that is equivalent to the Evernote web clipper on the Mac (which is quite handy). This is for when I don't want to just copy a link which is what Notes seems to do. I'm guessing there are some clip and paste utilities out there for Mac OS that could work well for this?
 

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I'm a heavy Evernote user. I used to use the Apple Notes app from years ago and would occasionally lose stuff somehow and I hated that. It was because of Apple Notes that I switched to Evernote and I've been super happy with it ever since.

I use it both personally and for business. There is no desire, for me, to try the newly redesigned Apple Notes.
 

TRICKorDEVICE

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Looks like Notes will do what most people use Evernote and OneNote for, except for very complex situations?

Is there a way to scan a document and attach it to a note? Is there a way to clip a web page and save it to a note? I currently use Evernote, but I wouldn't mind switching to Notes for all purposes, however I need it to do the two things I have asked about above.

I currently use Scanner Pro as well. Is there a way to use Scanner Pro to capture web pages or scan a doc and then attach to a note in Notes? This could be a solution...
 

theonekcrow

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I just need to find a good way to cut and paste web pages that is equivalent to the Evernote web clipper on the Mac (which is quite handy). This is for when I don't want to just copy a link which is what Notes seems to do. I'm guessing there are some clip and paste utilities out there for Mac OS that could work well for this?
I wonder how well the share sheet option for Notes in iOS (and presumably El Capitan) does this.
 
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