A while back I wrote a post on how I use Evernote.
A few days ago, Evernote announced a pretty significant price/plan change. To overly simplify the changes, you’re basically encouraged to upgrade to a paid plan, which now costs more as well.
I don’t have any objection to paid plans, after all, they need revenue in order to stay in business, but the product itself hasn’t changed or improved much over the years. Colin posted some good thoughts on this.
A while back, it deteriorated significantly that I started to switch away, but say what you will about Evernote, but depending on your use case, it’s hard to find a decent competitor.
Key features of Evernote I need (without taking into account stability etc) are:
- Web clipping
- Note links
- Offline notes
- Rich content notes
While the alternatives out there like Apple Notes, Microsoft OneNote do a great job, they’re all lacking a little in specific areas, which really makes it hard to leave Evernote.
Looking forward, I’m hoping Evernote continues to improve its product and service (which does seem to be happening) to justify the new price tag. Though at the same time, I hope some decent alternatives start to crop up. Competition is always good.
Side note: On the basis of pure text notes, Simplenote is the undisputed king for me.