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[-] [email protected] 49 points 3 months ago

Evernote has just been abysmal lately that I took all my notes and left. They've been getting so annoyingly greedy that it's just unusable now.

  • Every time I open the app it spawns a pop-up ad telling me there's a limited time offer that will disappear if I close the ad, trying to FOMO people into buying it now

  • They slowly restricted usage on devices to just being logged into 2 at the same time. Oh, and you can't just keep swapping between them because there's a cooldown (buy premium NOW!11!1!)

  • They completely ruined the minimal aesthetic it had going on and are shoving random features nobody asked for like AI cleanup and AI powered search

  • They constantly bait you into trying features and then telling you it's premium-only. They ruined the home screen but that's okay, you can just customize it- Oops! You need premium to save your settings.

Good riddance. No idea how anyone puts up with it anymore.

[-] [email protected] 28 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

For anyone looking for an alternative that's also FOSS: https://turtlapp.com/

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 months ago

Adding Joplin as an alternative as well. https://joplinapp.org

[-] [email protected] 24 points 3 months ago

They didn't go out of business many, many years ago? I can't believe I even recognized the name at this point.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 months ago

I left Evernote about 2 years ago. It was clear at the time that free users were only in the way. I can't imagine it being any easier to use.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 months ago

Yeah, I left around the same and switched to OneNote which hass been working fine for my needs

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

I use Google keep personally and one note professionally.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 months ago

Ditched that shit long ago. You know Markdown? Use Joplin!

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 months ago

Friendship ended with Evernote, now Logseq is my best friend.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

I stopped using it years ago, however during ironically a month or so ago, going through my password manager, visiting sites I no longer use, to clean up my accounts evernote got chopped.

I'm sure most will scow at me, but I use google's keep for personal stuff, and ms one note for work these days.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Same. I used to use evernote a ton, but then they just kept removing and removing features. I swapped to google keep too about a couple years ago, right around when they added a limit of 2 devices using evernote.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

They has rise the subscription plans and fired development team on USA and Chile. The shit electron apps has several memory leaks.

Standard Notes rules, open source and e2e encrypted.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 months ago

Oh no, I might lose my Christmas shopping list from 2016!

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

Yeah I'm using Obsidian instead.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

Even if you aren't necessarily looking for a Foss/private stuff I think folks should know not to use evernote by now. It's been an ever-worsening garbage heap for a long time. When I was in highschool I used it a LOT for a while, and pretty quickly shitty changes started to become commonplace, and it's been exclusively downhill from there.

If you're still using it, its worth looking through the huge number of competitors for something else; you have no shortage of alternative options at this point

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

I never used Evernote because I found it too limiting (in 2014). For those who use it, what exactly was/is the appeal of it, or keeps you using it? (I use OneNote for projects, google keep for short scribbles and recently, Microsoft Loop for breaking down information).

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

I'm a long time "user" mostly because I just haven't gotten around to deleting the app. I don't even know what I have in there anymore it's been so long since I used it.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago

It's kinda in between one note and keep for me.

I feel like Evernote is snappier and cleaner than one note on my phone for search and overall utility.

Vs one note which is fine for making a new note, or for reading old ones that I access a lot. But God forbid I try to search things not downloaded, or just open a bunch of things I haven't touched in a while. Plus if it's in a big folder with sections and subfolders it's a mess to view on mobile.

That said, I can live with it. Which is good as I'm so annoyed with Evernote lately I keep gradually moving my stuff I still keep there over to onenote

I used to subscribe when it was like $30 or 40 a year, but the price now is ridiculous for what I use it for.

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