Evernote Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Evernote is a workspace application and service that allow users to write notes, collect data, and use them to present information the way they want it. It runs on several platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. A downloadable client on a desktop, notebook, tablet or smartphone works together with an online service to enable a user to perform different tasks wherever they may be and still have a synchronized and organized workspace they can always return to.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Write and Collect comfortablyEvernote workspace application enables users to write as soon as they need to. Available on several kinds of platform and devices, users can start writing anything, from simple notes, lists and reminders to full-length plans, reports and research papers as soon as the idea, information or inspiration hits them. They can write from time to time or hunker for a complete day. They can stay in one place or move around, but at the end of the day, they can return to one workspace where all of their work are gathered together.
  • Find and Present easily – Finding the notes, pictures, and documents is just as easy as creating and collecting them. It has powerful search and discovery features that give users no problem in finding the right piece of information among the multitude of data. And just as quick as finding information, users can present them to their audience in simple but effective way, where their notes are transformed into a beautiful layout without the need to build presentation slides.
  • Scalable for Collaboration, Expandable with other Products – Evernote has several packages that will fit the user’s exact needs. It has premium services for added features, and its business package is ready for team collaboration, with secure and flexible sharing ideal for knowledge workers. It has administration controls as well as data ownership that gives control to the company regardless of team composition. Other products such as Skitch, Scannable, Web Clipper, and Penultimate expands the application’s capabilities with annotation, scanning, web page collecting, and digital handwriting.

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Evernote workspace application has both free and premium services. The free service provides basic notes taking for daily projects as well as syncing of all devices. Premium service costs $5 per month and gives the user all the features in the free edition, enhanced search features, and offline access to notes on mobile devices. Evernote Business is priced at $10 per user per month with additional collaboration and centralized administration features on top of what is given on the Premium edition.

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Target Market

Evernote is for individuals and teams that want a highly effective way of collecting data, creating work, and presenting information without location or device limitation.

Supported Languages

The interface is in English. No information is available for localization or support for other languages.

Some of their Clients

Clients include ModCloth, Wayra, Freitag, Chamooree, Craftsman and Wolves, Guayaki, Mythbusters, Grandiflora, and many individual freelancers and entrepreneurs.

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Aaron Walter of MailChimp states that all is connected in one way or another, and Evernote Business helps them find those connections.

Krisstina Wise of Goodlife Realty points to this workspace application as the reason they are able to create a 100 percent paperless financial system.

William Werner of Craftsman and Wolves patisserie simply described it as a game changer.

Why Evernote

The brain performs so many tasks, and often times, remembering is not its best function. Instead of leaving to memory the multitude of data we encounter, the lists of tasks we need to do, and the great ideas we come up with, let an application such as Evernote handle it for us. It is designed better for such tasks and has more potential to increase not only one’s efficiency and productivity, but also one’s creativity.

Company Info

Evernote is an independent, privately held company based in Redwood City, CA, USA. The company was founded in 2007 by Stepan Alexandrovich Pachikov, who currently serves as Board Member. Evernote started its web service in 2008. In September 2009, it received its first funding of $26M from investors, and have continuously received funding from investors as late as November 2014, for a total of $280+ million. In 2011, it reached 11 million users. The company also has had five acquisitions that further strengthened its position as computer software company offering a suite of products and services for notes taking, data collecting and information presentation. It continues to build apps that users can use in a single workspace across devices.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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