Has Notes just killed Evernote and OneNote?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by BD1, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like Notes will do what most people use Evernote and OneNote for, except for very complex situations?
     
  2. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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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
     
  3. nostodnayr macrumors member

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    I was always a casual user of Evernote and found it far too heavy. On the other end Simplenote or Vesper were just a touch too simple (sometimes I want to include a PDF or multiple images in a note).

    So for me, I think it may be the perfect solution. Except, of course, for all that yellow.
     
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    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.
     
  5. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    Really? Is that an iOS 9 feature?
     
  6. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    If Notes had reliable syncing, then it would have been a good alternative. But as it is now, no, not at all.
     
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    It's certainly in iOS 9, but I'm not sure if it's new.
     
  9. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it is.
     
  10. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    Ok, goodbye OneNote then! What I usually do is write on Notes, then transfer it to OneNote. None of that hassle now.
     
  11. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Hrm, maybe I should make a video about the notes app
     
  12. nj-morris, Jun 19, 2015
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    Ok, post a link if you do.
     
  13. BD1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That would be great
     
  14. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    eeesh...really? You obviously do not understand how capable (and cross platform) those programs are...
     
  15. garybyrne0108 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  16. BD1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  17. AndyK macrumors 65816

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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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    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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    I don't think it matters what the contents of the notes are, personally I find all my notes equally important (personal and business) otherwise I wouldn't have well... Made a note of it.
     
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    That would be great!
     
  21. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  22. BD1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    I wonder how well the share sheet option for Notes in iOS (and presumably El Capitan) does this.
     

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