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Why I think Evernote is still great for Devs

Felipe Dolago
Full Stack Engineer || BBQ enthusiast || Travel Hacker Just living and debugging everyday 😂
・3 min read

Evernote is the world’s most popular note-taking software. With over 200 million users, it’s established itself as the go-to app for note making for over a decade.
When it comes to cloud note-taking tools, no name resonates more with scribes, scholars and other … word people … more than Evernote, and it’s not just the cool elephant logo. If you don’t already number among the 200 million users that have hopped on the bandwagon since 2007, this Evernote review will help you decide if you’d like to take the leap.

It allows users to create project task lists and assigns them people so team members can collaborate and give status updates when required. The solution supports multiple devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, which helps users across multiple locations stay on the same page and share the project progress.

Evernote also features document sharing capabilities, which allow users to save files, photos, videos and voice recordings to the cloud and share them.

With automatic emails and notifications to keep teams updated on project developments, project managers gain a complete picture of the project tasks and are better able to make decisions regarding project planning and execution.

It offers three tiers of service for personal use: Basic (free), Plus ($34.99 per year), and Premium ($69.99 per year). Students are eligible for discounts. The company also has a Business plan, which costs $12 per person per month.
Evernote's prices are high among note-taking and syncing apps. But price isn't the whole story. To gauge the value of Evernote Plus and Premium, we can compare how much other services charge and whether they offer similar functionality.

A few apps are completely free with the only upsell option being to add more storage. Microsoft OneNote and Google Keep are the best examples. You get 10GB free with Google and 5GB free with Microsoft. That space is handled by OneDrive and Google Drive, respectively, and it's shared among other apps you use within the ecosystem. If you choose to pay for more storage, 100GB with Google Drive costs $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year, while 1TB goes for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
The text in notes is also searchable, making finding recorded thoughts pretty easy.

I really also like that you can switch the notes-list column between snippet, tile and thumbnail views. Increase the size of the column, and you can eyescan notes pretty quickly to find what you want.
I much prefer Evernote for coding projects, work, journaling and belligerent manifestos. For those purposes, however, I truly can’t think of a more proven tool out there in the field.

The ability to organize your thoughts into notebooks, tag them, add attachments and voice memos, and have all of that available from any device makes it the perfect tool for gathering your ideas and turning them into a searchable library of you.

While I dislike the two-device limit and 60MB per month upload cap on the free account, Evernote Plus fixes that problem and won’t set you back more than the cost of a cup of coffee each month. With unlimited storage space, Evernote ranks as the best cloud notebook we’ve reviewed, beating out OneDrive, Google Keep, and the rest of the field.

Are you a super Dev and a super fan of Evernote? or do you think I'm nuts? Leave me a note in the comments below, and thanks for your time ❤️

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