The Battle: OneNote vs. Evernote

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Razeus, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Razeus macrumors 603

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    I'm deciding which one I like best since I try to use very little apps (I've been practicing minimalism). I've always used Evernote, but found the web app clunky and hard to work with. The Mac App store gave me a MUCH nice interface for Evernote and now I use that instead of going to the web, then sync to my iPhone/iPad.

    OneNote is the ONLY app I miss on Windows. It's not available for the desktop on my iMac but the web app works alot better than Evernote. The formatting shows up MUCH nice on my iPhone that what Evernote does. For example, I large picture I usually use to head my notes auto resizes in OneNote and shows up properly on my iPhone. That same image is too big in Evernote for iPhone and doesn't not auto resize. It seems to retain the image original dimensions. That's sort of a deal breaker for me. The other point gets taking away because the notes within Evernote Notebooks don't seem to collapse. All my notes are there listed and the scrolling is ridiculous. Collapsing Notebooks go to One Note. I do like being able to capture random things with Evernote, then later put the note(s) in the proper Notebooks. I haven't figured out how to do this with OneNote yet.

    Discuss.
     
  2. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Funny, I was just wondering the same. But for me Evernote wins out. I'm already fed up with the limited editing available in OneNote, the syncing takes an age and I hate its overall look and feel. Oh, and it's Microsoft but that's another story ;)
     
  3. WingedWheel macrumors newbie

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    I've started using OneNote. It's not bad so far. We'll see if it's as good as other note apps.

    I've been trying to find the perfect note app for sometime now. I don't believe there IS such a thing!
     
  4. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    Frustration

    I really appreciate the way OneNote let's you create lists with bullets or boxes that can later be checked. Unfortunately it doesn't let you organize your notes into notebooks from within the app. Why is the perfect note taking app so elusive.
     
  5. Razeus thread starter macrumors 603

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    They left alot of stuff out. The app is handicapped because you need OneNote or OneNote web app to make it useful. The inability to create Notebooks on the go and to move note pages from Notebook to Notebook and the inability to email notes is a deal breaker. I'm sticking with Evernote (though you can't create Notebooks on the fly, or at least I haven't figured it out) either. But the web app and desktop are so nice to work with, it's a non issue.
     
  6. WingedWheel macrumors newbie

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    After a day messing around with OneNote, I must say that Evernote wins.
     
  7. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Must agree. I got fed up with it and have now deleted it. You could do too little with it and syncs took ages. Rubbish. But suppose you get what you pay for.
     
  8. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a

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    Evernote for me. What I'm waiting for from MS are the other office apps, specially word and excell.
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I was wondering the same thing. I'm not an Evernote fan.
     
  10. jetfreeman macrumors newbie

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    Try MobileNoter instead of the Microsoft's OneNote app. It keeps the page formatting very close to original.
     

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