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OneNote vs EverNote?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by FinancialWar, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. FinancialWar

    Thread Starter

    Which one do you prefer?

  2. lynnwilliam

    lynnwilliam Well-Known Member

    Evernote. Its simple and easy to use.
  3. ktchong

    ktchong Android Enthusiast

    Evernote Premium is $45 a year, which IMO is overpriced because we have so many cheaper and free alternatives out there.
  4. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    I prefer Evernote. It can run on Linux also which is a big deal for me. I've never tried Onenote and not sure if it will work with Linux. How much does Onenote cost?

    ktchong, what are the other alternatives? I'm just curious to know.
  5. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Android Expert

    For the desktop I prefer OneNote, it just has so many more features.

    For Android, however, I use Evernote.

    I had nothing but trouble with the OneNote app. It was clunky, difficult to use, and slow.

    If there was an amazing OneNote app I'd switch in a sec, but given the current bad blood between Google and MS, I doubt it will get better any time soon.
  6. FinancialWar

    Thread Starter

    on wikipedia, it says that evernote is not available offline for non premium members on Android and iOS, however, I am able to view the files on my phone offline just fine.

    Is that from cache.
  7. FinancialWar

    Thread Starter

    so you're saying that MS not improving the OneNote app on purpose?
  8. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Evernote. The dealbreaker for me on OneNote was that photos used or taken in the OneNote app are not images that can be accessed by a non MS program.
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  9. ktchong

    ktchong Android Enthusiast

    It's just a note taking app. There are shitloads of them on Android. OneNote for one. I read a lot of people prefer SpringPad over Evernote.

    Last year I spent close to $200 on buying Android apps and games, but I am NOT spending $5 a month for Evernote to use some very basic features (offline use.) Period. I've tried the app, and I do not think it's worth $5 a month. It's just a darn note app. I do not think any mobile app is worth spending a recurring $5 a month.

    P.S. I also don't think it's worth spending money on Xbox Live or PSN subscriptions. People should not overload themselves with monthly subscriptions. People should not get into the habit of paying monthly tributes to corporations. I am sure companies would love to find ways to nickle-and-dime people every month, every year, and suck people dry for their profits. So I make it a personal responsibility to not let corporations exploit me on a recurring basis.

    Beyond the issue of choosing an app, it is also about how you conduct you life. It is simply not wise nor prudent to saddle yourself with recurring monthly charges/fees. When you get a personal financial adviser to help you plan your financial goals, the first thing she would tell you is to get rid of all the miscellaneous subscriptions that are sucking you dry and actually offer very superficial, unnecessary services. It is financial stupidity and wasteful to pay $5 a month to Evernote when the only thing it does is takes notes.

    And $5 a month for taking notes is ridiculously overpriced. Even if it was $12 a year, it would still be pricey for what it does.
  10. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    I agree about paying monthly. I just don't see paying every month either. I will pay a one time fee for some apps.

    In fact, when my contract ends with Verizon, I won't be renewing it. I'll rather pay $30 or so for no contract, for unlimited talk & text if need be!
  11. Italo

    Italo Android Enthusiast

    I dropped Evernote a while ago in favor of Springpad. I hated the desktop interface for Evernote and AVG kept flagging it as malacious. Springpad has an excellent browser interface, makes it easier to organize notes, allows for a wide variety of notes (including web content), and makes sharing stuff easy (similar to Pinterest).
  12. zhirow

    zhirow Lurker

    Personally, I'm puzzled over why anyone pays the subscription on Evernote, ive used it on my phone, my N7, and the desktop, as well as the portable USB app with no problems, what the hell are people paying for exactly? Take notes? Free, upload pictures via text message? Free. Sync with cloud and multiple devices using app? Free. Someone, tell me what're people paying for exactly? Also, as for not accessing files offline, I think if that's whats happening to you, you're doing it wrong.... :thinking:
  13. nancy30

    nancy30 Member

    I would choose evernote its easy simple and robust, also it has the right features which I normally use in my phone
  14. pwalt

    pwalt Well-Known Member

    I'm having a hard time understanding the issue as well. I think the paid version allows larger notes, but I've never had issue in my day-to-day note taking with the size limitation. When I was using it for work (construction site visits with lots of pictures) where it was an issue, but I just broke down my notes into smaller chunks (1 of 4, 2 of 4 ...).

    You can access all of your files offline as they are stored locally on your device ... they just don't sync until your online again. Works for me, since I use it on my Wifi only tablet! (And there's no Wifi in buildings that aren't built yet!)

    Also, they have a web-based program as well ... so you can access your files from any machine, whether you have the desktop version installed or not!

    I've never tried Springpad ... because I like Evernote enough not to think about looking for anything else!
  15. onpointG35

    onpointG35 Android Enthusiast

    EVERNOTE!!!! sorry for yelling
  16. Dieselbud

    Dieselbud Well-Known Member

    I have used evernote for over a year and never paid for it? I sync from my PC > phone and vice versa....
  17. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Android Expert

    Personally I prefer OneNote because of the Desktop UI (it definitely fits the notebook metaphor better). I don't mind the mobile app although it could be better.

    For what it is worth Evernote is actually designed so that only a small percentage of the user base should feel a need to pay for it. I've heard the founder say that if ever saw a large percentage of users paying for it that they would think they were doing something wrong.
  18. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Evernote's subscription is just for increasing the monthly limit on note uploads (currently at 60mb). OneNote is a one-time payment with no monthly limit but a capped storage depending on how big your SkyDrive is.

    Personally, I use Evernote if I need to take a note on a mobile device. OneNote is more of a school application for me for notes, research and stuff, things I don't do on a mobile device. I use the OneNote app as mainly a reader of my desktop notes. Random notes of stuff I just want to jot down and remember and things go to Evernote.
  19. huygapro

    huygapro Lurker

    Evernote. It's free, simple, easy to use, multiplatform.
  20. FinancialWar

    Thread Starter

    EverNote's month upload is only 60Mb? That's nothing if you add a lot of media files.
  21. davidchsw

    davidchsw Well-Known Member

    OneNote is great on the desktop, not so much every where else. I use Springpad, but don't think it is very robust.Evernote is what I use for notes that are important to me. I don'tpay for it am very satisfied with it.
  22. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Android Expert

    I disagree. The web version is almost like using the desktop version which makes it great accessing notes from anywhere I can get to Skydrive from. While the Android mobile app probably could use a few more features or refinement (although I can't think of what at the moment) it is quite good for looking at a notebook and making updates to them.
  23. ktchong

    ktchong Android Enthusiast

  24. I love Evernote and really enjoy how it syncs with my smart phone and desktop. I tried One Note in the past and it is ok, but I like the Evernote interface better.

    I find using Evernote Web Clipper to clip web sites to Evernote and Skitch to capture the real world to Evernote work fantastic.

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