Why Evernote?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ma1nstr3am, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. ma1nstr3am macrumors member

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    I use Apple iOS Notes, Voice Memos, DropBox, don't share media with anyone, why would I use EverNote? I really don't use notes or VoiceMemos anyway.

    I'd like some guidance because if EverNote is "amazing" like everyone says it is, I'd like to find a reason to use it. I just downloaded it, opened it, saw the tutorial screenshots and went ??????????? I already have all of this.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Some people don't need Evernote. Remember just because an app is "fantastic" it doesn't necessarily mean it's something you will need or use.
     
  3. ma1nstr3am thread starter macrumors member

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    Got it. What's the top reason people use EverNote? Especially the ones who already have an iPhone.
     
  4. alertstocks macrumors newbie

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    the reason i pay for it is because of the voice recording feature which i use in business meetings. the compression and backup is better than other apps out there.
     
  5. unfrostedpoptar macrumors regular

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    I have hundreds of notes, many with links and photos, for all kinds of personal projects and work and computer topics. Evernote (which I still have major issues with) lets me organize them all and easily and quickly search for anything and keep synced between Mac, iPhone, iPad, and web access.

    I looked at using Pages or similar, but how can I search these? Also, Apple's iCloud doesn't allow any file sharing, so how could I share certain documents online for others to look at and/or edit? Evernote and Dropbox and others allow this.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you have to look for a reason, why bother?

    I wouldn't want to be without Evernote
    I have all my work notes, meetings, plans, projects all in Evernote
    I have them on my work PC, iPhone, 2 iPads and my MBA always available and up to date

    I clip things off the web and save them
    I jot down lists, thoughts, ideas

    I keep all my QR barcode license keys for our work devices to scan right off my phone

    It works for me
    Maybe you don't need it
    I wouldn't worry about finding a use for it
    I went looking for Evernote to fill the needs I had
    I didn't go looking for a use for Evernote
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Couldn't agree more with this and this is exactly what I do with it also. I have over 500 notes tagged and formatted to what works for me.
     
  8. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I, too, heard amazing things about Evernote and thought I was missing out on something so I tried it out. So, unlike MacDawg, I did go looking for a use for Evernote. And you know what? I couldn't find one. I'm sure it's an excellent tool for people for whom it fills specific needs, but don't worry if that's not you.
     
  9. aWretchLikeMe macrumors newbie

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    For me, I used it as a archive note tool.

    I use it as a good spot for notes I would like to remember someday. Or Grandmas potato salad recipe. I dont want to clutter my Dropbox or Copy, so I use Evernote.
     
  10. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    Simple: full text search (even handwritten notes and photos). Try searching for a word on iPhone or a tablet with, say, Dropbox. You can't. Also, organizational tools like tags and notebooks. More flexible than rigid folder structure.
     

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