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Heard good things about Microsoft OneNote, but feel like you’re in too deep with Evernote to make the switch?

You can migrate your data relatively easily – and if you want your note taking app to work for project management, you really should.

Keeping up with your to-do list isn’t productivity: it’s getting by. That’s why you need a place to keep track of long term goals and projects, which you can review every morning before deciding what to put on your to-do list. For a longtime Evernote was that database for me, but I’d usually end up making a list of longterm goals only to forget to check it later.

Switching to Microsoft OneNote changed that for me. Here’s why I think that is, and how you can migrate your old notes if you end up agreeing with me.

Why OneNote Over Evernote?

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If you’re an Evernote user who thinks the entire premise of this article is blasphemy, I understand: I was on your side just a few weeks ago. But since making the switch, and migrating all of my notes over, I just feel more on top of things.

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For years I’ve been trying to use Evernote to plan my longterm goals and projects. It’s an important compliment to my to-do list, which by nature is focused on the short term. At several different points I tried to outline my longterm projects in Evernote, only to forget to check back later and actually follow through with them.

OneNote changed that for me, and I think a lot of the reasons for that have to do with organization. Put simply, OneNote lets me organize things however I want – and makes it easier to prioritize what I’m currently working on.

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  • Tabs are awesome, and OneNote is built around them. Rather than having every notebook be just a list of notes, OneNote lets you break notebooks down into sub-tabs. This is perfect for brainstorming – I use it for compiling article ideas, as seen above. Whereas before I’d have an “article ideas” notebook, filled with ideas for every section on the site, now I have a neatly sorted series of tabs. It makes a big difference.
  • Only one notebook is open at a time, meaning I’m not seeing my weekend home improvements projects list in the sidebar when I should be focusing on writing. It’s a small thing, sure, but it helps a lot with focus.

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  • Formatting works just like in Word, meaning it’s familiar to most computer users.
  • OneNote functions like a paper notepad. This really sets it apart from Evernote, which treats notes linearly. OneNote lets you jot things all over the document, in separate text boxes, as well as move images and attachments around. It’s more free-flowing, which is messy but frequently effective.
  • Evernote keeps asking for money, in a way that’s starting to feel intrusive. Sure, I could just start paying for the service, but in my opinion they aren’t offering much I care about outside of getting rid of these intrusions. If you’ve already paid for Office, you don’t need to worry about Microsoft doing the same thing to you – but currently they’re not doing this to free users either.

Add all this up with the elimination of Evernote’s traditional strength: cross-platform compatibility. Put simply, OneNote has caught up – far from being a Windows-only program that works only for paying Office customers, OneNote is truly free OneNote Is Now Truly Free With More Features Than Before OneNote Is Now Truly Free With More Features Than Before Evernote no longer rules the roost of note taking apps. Microsoft recently announced OneNote would be more free than ever before. Let us show you what this means in terms of features and functionality. Read More and comfortably cross-platform.

OneNote for Android works well Comparing Evernote to OneNote on an Android Phone Comparing Evernote to OneNote on an Android Phone It's no secret that folks at MUO really like note-taking apps. Evernote in particular has become a favorite for a lot of people. It's constantly mentioned around the net as one of the best note-taking... Read More , there’s great native Mac client Is OneNote for Mac A Viable Alternative to Evernote? Is OneNote for Mac A Viable Alternative to Evernote? Even you're a diehard Mac or iOS user, you still may find the stylish Microsoft OneNote for Mac, iPad and iPhone a worthy option for capturing notes and creating page designs. Read More , and even the iOS version is well-liked by many an Apple fan. The only notable missing platform of note is Linux, but Evernote doesn’t work there either (in both cases the web versions are decent alternatives).

If any of this sounds good to you, I recommend downloading OneNote and trying it out as a way to plan your longterm projects. If you like how it works, you can migrate your old notes.

What You Need to Migrate from Evernote to OneNote

If you’re like me, you’ve got a few massive backlogs of notes that you’d like to keep. The application Evernote2OneNote can help you by migrating the contents of any Evernote notebook to your default notebook in OneNote, from where you can move the notes wherever you like. To use this, you will need:

  • A Windows computer. (Sorry, Mac and Linux users: as of this writing I can’t find a reliable tool for your platforms of choice. I recommend being really kind to a Windows user, or learning to use VirtualBox How To Use VirtualBox: User's Guide How To Use VirtualBox: User's Guide Learn to use VirtualBox. Get virtual computers up and running inside your computer, without having to buy any new hardware. Read More )
  • On that Windows computer, you need both OneNote and Evernote installed and set up with your accounts. Evernote should be fully synced.
  • Evernote2OneNote, which will migrate your notes for you.
  • .NET Framework 4.6 – if you use an earlier version, Evernote2OneNote will crash.

Once you have all of this set up, it’s time to do the actual migration.

How to Migrate All of Your Notebooks

Launch Evernote2OneNote, which ships as a portable application, and you should see a simple window.

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Pick which Evernote notebook you’d like to migrate from the dropdown menu, then click “Migrate”. The process will be fast; so fast you might suspect nothing happened, so head to OneNote to confirm. Your migrated notes will show up in the default section (typically “Quick Notes”) of your default notebook (Typically “YourName’s Notebook”).

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Take some time to go through your notes – everything should look just the same as it did in Evernote, including all attachments.

There’s a good chance you don’t actually want your migrated notes to live in your default section, but it’s simple enough to move them. Just create a section where you’d like them to live, in any OneNote notebook. Once that’s done, select the notes you’d like to migrate (hold Shift, then click the first and last note from the migration). Right-click the selected notes, then click Move or Copy:

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You can now browse all of your notebooks and sections – pick where you’d like to put your migrated notes.

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Just pick the section you created for this content. You’ll need to repeat the process for all of your notes, which obviously isn’t ideal, but it’s a lot easier than copying-and-pasting everything.

My personal Evernote backlog, from about 5 years of near-constant use, took about 20 minutes to migrate using these steps, but your mileage may vary – especially if you have many different individual notebooks in Evernote that need migrating to unique sections in OneNote.

What’s Your Preferred Notetaking App?

I switched to OneNote a few weeks ago, after purchasing Office 2016 for Mac What's New In Office for Mac 2016? Download It & Find Out What's New In Office for Mac 2016? Download It & Find Out Microsoft is working on the next version of Office for Mac, due for release in 2016. For the time being, a (surprisingly stable) preview is available to download and use. Read More . If you haven’t figured this out, I’m pretty happy with the switch. I encourage anyone even just a little bit curious to give OneNote a chance. I wish I’d done so sooner.

But the joy of tech is discovering new tools, so let me know: which note taking app haven’t I looked into? Or what sort of tools do you use for project management? Let’s share tips in the comments below, okay?

  1. Wade
    November 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I was on-board with you right up until "Formatting works just like in Word..." I simply do not want this to be Word: the whole point is to be light & simple. When writing in Word, I spent too much of my time fighting the tool rather than writing. Looking for another alternative.

  2. Jessaca
    October 20, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Omg

    oh

    Stop.

  3. Natsumi
    August 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I did try to switch to Onenote after reading tons of article showcasing many of its cool features, but after 1 weeks I deleted it from my macbook for these following reasons:
    1. Onenote and Microsoft office software crash A LOT on OSX, daily frequency and as a Mac user who got used to the rarely crashing system, I felt extremely annoying. Sometimes it breaks the work flow terribly when I'm working very seriously on recording my thought from my brain.
    2. Onenote offers exporting to pdf and other more global formats but ONLY ONE PAGE at one time, so if you organize all kinds of tabs, each tabs you throw bunches of different pages corresponding to separate sub-themes, you will feel that in the end, the amount of effort you put into for organizing just like a book will STAY ONLY IN ONENOTE. If people you share to want to read the exact organization of your digital notebook, they will have to install Onenote, which is heavy at least 3 or 4 times (not counting space in somewhere hidden in OSX library folder) compared to Evernote or a simple but efficient Notes.

  4. dont spy on us
    July 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I have to have Microsoft account to do it. I dont like it

  5. KimSR
    July 5, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I have been an Evernote Premium customer for YEARS. I want to switch to OneNote, mainly because the Evernote Add-In is breaking my Outlook. This is the second major update that has made that happen. It took about six months for them to fix the add-in the first time. It's been over six months now and they're still "looking into it". I need the functionality to add emails to Evernote/OneNote, but not at the expense of breaking basic functionality.

    I tried using the (theoretically) revamped Evernote2OneNote importer, but it was a bit of a disaster. I don't really use tags, but I do use notebooks in notebook stacks - to be more specific, 5430 notes, 45 notebooks, 11 stacks.

    The importer did import most notes - missing a few with multiple PDFs attached - but imported notebooks only. No hierarchy. It looks like a huge amount of work to get them reorganised.

    So, the choice appears to be, stay with Evernote and forego one of the most useful (to me) tools, and now, pay more for the privilege. Or, I can go with OneNote and devote hours or days to reorganise before I'll even know if the reportedly inferior search and other functions are going to be usable for my needs.

  6. rcentros
    July 1, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Tell me how to do this on my Blackberry and Linux ... Oops, I guess that's "why I shouldn't" -- even if I wanted to support the monopolist's product.

    • D.
      July 5, 2016 at 6:31 am

      Why are you even on Linux in the first place if you don't know how to Wine of VMware... Oops

      • D.
        July 5, 2016 at 6:31 am

        Use*

  7. Mavis
    April 21, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I really wish I had discovered this last week when I decided to switch to OneNote from Evernote. I loved Springpad and transferred to Evernote when it ended. I have never been truly happy with Evernote and the last straw was the restriction on the number of times I could email with it--unless I wanted to pay to upgrade. I already paid for Microsoft Office 360 and as OneNote comes with that I decided to try it. I love it. It is so much easier than Evernote and I was able to easily move things (although in a much less streamlined way than what you describe).

  8. Uffe
    March 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Tried to make some tabs in Onenote web, and use Onenote that is installed in Win10

    One thing, I can't search all tabs for info in web
    I might do something wrong, but it seems web version only search in current tab.

    Please correct me if I am doing something wrong...

  9. E. Chang
    March 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I use Evernote at home, but OneNote is the available platform at work. I like OneNote better for generating content, and Evernote for archiving content. I also hugely appreciate the increased integration of Evernote with other apps and services, whether by native code or by more extensive options through IFTTT and Zapier than are available for OneNote.

    My biggest worry right now is that Evernote is a one trick pony, and lately that pony has been looking more and more like an ailing tech startup unicorn. I got burned when Springpad folded up (as did Ms. Haugen, who also commented here). I worry that Evernote might head down that same road and leave me high and dry with over 3,000 painstakingly tagged and organized notes. Microsoft, though, is a more solid company, and I am less concerned that I might wake up one morning to find that my external brain is going dark. Cue the ensuing panic of realizing that I have 24 hours or a week or whatever to do something constructive with an enormous chunk of information.

    • de
      March 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      I agree with your comments completely. I do know that Evernote does have quite a bit of financial backing, but I believe they need to show a level of growth and profits for the investors. Microsoft may be in a better financial position, but they can also suddenly choose to change direction with their technology and leave people high and dry.

      I may undertake a "backup" of Evernote by following the process that is outlined here by Justin.

  10. de
    February 11, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for the article - glad to know there are options if needed. I'm getting a feeling that Evernote (may) change some of their service offerings (change in pricing/features/storage...)

    One of the larger benefits (that I fully leverage) in Evernote, is OCR of PDFs and actual images. Photos of wine bottles, bills, tax records all fully text searchable after they are uploaded to Evernote servers (Evernote premium.) Curious if anyone knows if Microsoft has OCR processing working their back-end data?

    One of the benefits to switch to OneNote is that it's HPPA compliant for those healthcare professionals out there who may want to go to a paperless system. Evernote does not comply here.

    • Justin Pot
      February 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      From what I can gather from our friends at HowToGeek, it seems like just about anything will OCR if you add it to OneNote. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14595/ocr-anything-with-onenote-2007-and-2010/

    • E. Chang
      March 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      OneNote's OCR is just okay. Sometimes it is downright hilarious. This morning, I was searching through some journal articles I'd saved for something I remembered reading about ion-solvation. OneNote just wasn't coming up with the quote I half-recalled, so I ended up searching for it manually. I found it, finally, and just for grins, copied that bit of text out of the image to see what OneNote thought it was. Apparently, OneNote thought the article was about ion *salvation,* which gave me a giggle but was not so useful in finding the information I was after.

      Evernote's OCR is much better, I've found.

      • de
        March 3, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Funny - I had to look up ion-solvation to see what it was. My browser even thinks it's misspelled. A thought is that Microsoft is ensuring it's a "common" word in their OCR process. Probably not so good for technical journals.

        Luckily I don't store too much technical jargon AND currently I'm not making the switch to OneNote as Evernote is working for me quite well - especially from an OCR perspective - I have a LOT of data in there.

  11. Roland
    February 10, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    What if I want to migrate my from OneNote to another app/system?
    Will Microsoft let me?

    • Justin Pot
      February 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Hey, there's no tool for migrating from OneNote to something else at this time, but to be fair the tool for migrating from Evernote wasn't official. If people want to get out of OneNote, I'm sure someone will make a tool for the job.

    • Glenn
      May 17, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Onenote will let you export your files to PDF. It will even let you export a whole notebook at a time if you'd like.

  12. Naga
    February 8, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Thanks you so much for the article. Transfer of files from Evernote to OneNote was really smooth. I am able to organize files easily in OneNote and move them from one work book to another using Drag and Drop method.

    Just a small suggestion: Heading "What You Need to Migrate from OneNote to Evernote" is little confusing. It should be the other way.

    • Justin Pot
      February 8, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      I'm so glad everything worked for you, enjoy! Thanks also for pointing out the typo, should be fixed now.

  13. liam
    December 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I am trying to go from evernote to Onenote , but having problems with a few things.

    1. You can't delete notebooks in the Mac app and the help says you must go to onenote.com to do so, but when I go to that site and try to view notebooks using Safari it states "sorry we ran into a problem". Does it work with Safari?

    2. I am trying to add a few alias emails so I can use me@onenote.com but it says the emails are already in use, but I do not have them attached to any other accounts.

    3. Also how is the version control in Onenote?

  14. Frederick
    December 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    If you don't have access to a PC, there is an IFFFT script that will do the migration on Mac, albeit one note at a time.

    • Justin Pot
      December 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      I didn't know! That's interesting, will have to look into it.

    • Vik-Thor Rose
      February 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      The Windows machine I have access to is work, and it doesn't seem to have the correct .NET framework level. I may have to try the IFTTT script. Since most of my notes in EverNote are pictures of bills I entered in WheresGeorge.com, letting me know where I spent them, it wouldn't be that big a deal to transfer when I enter the where spent info into WG. If I ever do… I'm thinking OneNote will be used for more stuff in general.

      • Justin Pot
        February 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm

        I've never participated in Where's George, Vik, do you end up with many interesting stories?

  15. Ivan Ferrero
    November 17, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    As a Surface Pro user, I'm very disappointed Evernote doesn't support special features as pen recgnition, and thninking about switching to OneNote (or at least give it a try).

    Just a question: how about my EN notes with attachments like XLS or PDF files?
    An I allowed to convert them to 1N?

    • Justin Pot
      November 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      In my tests, notes with attachments transferred over just fine.

      • Ivan Ferrero
        November 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        TNX Justin! I'm going to give 1N a try.

        • Justin Pot
          November 17, 2015 at 9:51 pm

          Let us know how it works for you!

        • Ivan Ferrero
          November 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

          Ok I tried to transfer some notebooks and it works like a charm.
          The only (big) issue is the sharing from a webpage on mobile: it takes only the title and URL, while Evernote takes ALL the webpage.

          Anyway using 1N on a Surface Pro 2 is far more satisfying than using EN ;-)

  16. Read and Share
    November 15, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I won't use apps with proprietary / app-specific data formats as my data repository. What if the company shuts down? Download and re-org everything again? As well, the chance of OneNote remaining free and unlimited is same as OneDrive - if you know what I mean.

    Instead, I organize pretty much all my data (calendar, financial, lists, references, etc., etc.) using spreadsheets. While not as snazzy,“.xls“ can be read by many different 'office' apps. And by setting up a table of contents and linking both ways to individual pages (tabs) - it's easy enough to use a single file (workbook) as a personal data repository. My one file has 150+ tabs. Password protected (encrypted), backed up, and synced to cloud, my file is both private and 'universally' accessible. I don't need MS or Google or anybody else scanning my data repository.

    • conditionals
      December 11, 2015 at 3:39 am

      Nice... story?

      • Stefan
        January 30, 2016 at 9:09 am

        LOL!!!!

  17. Brian
    November 15, 2015 at 5:14 am

    This transfer program does not transfer ink notes or reminders.

  18. Gareth E
    November 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Good article and comments. I have always struggled with lists as I could have finished the task by the time I have created a list but also need an easy way to make a note of something.
    I searched for an app that links with everything else so an email that I don't have time for can be scheduled and categorised quickly after the first read. And without opening an app and copy the message etc.
    Not sure either will do this but have trailed any do with limited success.
    Further suggestions welcome.

  19. Jamie
    November 14, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    The Evernote2OneNote link is dead for me although the link is still given by Google. Is there an alternative?

  20. David JE
    November 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Good article. I too use Evernote for personal notes and OneNote at work. Question: does OneNote have a Geotagging capability yet?

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      I haven't noticed geotagging in OneNote, and I'll admit this feature annoyed me in Evernote so I haven't been looking for it.

  21. Peter Buyze
    November 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    The main point that people here do not get from your article is that OneNote is far superior for organisation. Evernote is just 1 big bucket that you dump all your notes into, which is why it has such extensive search capabilities, which you need because every note becomes a needle in the haystack to look for.
    I also migrated from EN to 1N a few months ago principally because EN's editor was so poor, and because I found EN to be unreliable. I had to reinstall EN several times on advice from the support team. But each time my internal links were broken! So those issues were gone when I started using 1N. But then I discovered an even greater advantage: the possibility to organise things properly, transparently, logically & not having to look with all sorts of different types of search queries to find that note. I can just go right to it now. And on the rare occasion that I do need to use 1N's search capability it is more than adequate.
    Furthermore, I have become an avid user of tables which I use extensively, with a lot of my individual notes as attachments to a master table (based on my own template). That, in combination with sections, notebooks and the ease of use of templates, makes life for me muuuuuch simpler. EN has its tags, but each time you want to assign one to a note you have to go though that tag list. It just sucks.
    I admit that EN's web clipper is superior to 1N's, but with this year's improved 1N clipper (v2), EN's clipper was no longer that deal breaker for me that is was before. EN can do a lot of things, but very often it amounts to a workaround.

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      I touch on this briefly, but yeah: that's probably what I like best about OneNote so far. There's just more ways to sort things, which for my particular workflow is helpful.

  22. Susan
    November 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I have used Evernote and OneNote. Both have their pros and cons. Right now I use Google Keep because it fits my needs at home. If I were to choose, I would go with OneNote because it is not quite as complicated as Evernote.

  23. Hildegerd Haugen
    November 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Won't use any of them.

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by anyway!

  24. Johan K
    November 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I switched to OneNote two years ago and never looked back. No more program crashes after updates of Evernote, in control over your storage (local or web) and convenient back-ups to an additonal locations with versioning. Sorry to read that people almost comment before giving a program a decent chance. OneNote really improved over the years. The only thing that should improve is the webclipper (it's there folks, but not as nice as Clearly).

    • Lorenzo
      November 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      May I ask how did you manage to have back-ups with versioning?

  25. Bart CLaw
    November 14, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I use Evernote for my personal notes and OneNote at work. While I think OneNote is ok, it's totally ridiculous to suggest that OneNote replaces Evernote. There's no web clipper for a start and that's just the beginning of the lack of features, rubbish phone app etc.

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      You might be a little outdated here, because there is a web clipper and the apps have improved a great deal in the past year.

  26. Charlie
    November 14, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Wow. I've rarely read an article whereby so much was omitted in regards to an app. I would go as far as saying I couldn't even compare the two. Worlds apart in so many ways. I can't imagine why anyone would even think about swtiching?
    If you get a 'heavy' evernote preimum user that uses all the features and leverages off IFTTT and Zapier then you have a very different story.
    I've looked at OneNote a few times and it feels so dated and uninspiring that I sigh repeatedly. Evernote is light years ahead.

    Good luck in your migration away. One quick one... what's the OneNote equivalet to Web Clipper?, Oh yes, forgot, it only takes static screen shots.

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      OneNote works with IFTTT, and the web clipper now extracts articles and has a bunch of other features. I'm happy you've got a program that works for you, though, because that's what this is all about. Keep enjoying Evernote, it's awesome in many ways, I'm just really happy I found OneNote because for me it's better in every way.

  27. Birgit
    November 14, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I use Evernote for almost ten years now (back then it was blue and did not have an elephant!) I am quite sure that OneNote would not deal as smoothly with my 16k notes, consisting of web clips, PDF files and my own notes.

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      You'll never know until you try, migration was surprisingly fast, but if Evernote works for you stick with it. It wasn't working for me.

  28. Ryan
    November 14, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I agree on all your points about Onenote being better as a standalone , but far more apps integrate with Evernote. For example, I use Boxer for email and a quick swipe right puts an email into Evernote. Onenote has to do some catching up before I give up on Evernote.

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      Fair enough. For me IFTTT is enough to connect to other maps, but I could see this.

  29. Hassayampa Slim
    November 13, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Good article Justin, but it leaves out a lot of Evernote (especially Premium Evernote) features. Those features may not be of value to you, or in the way you organize, but may be to others.
    How about coming up with a comparison matrix so everyone can see which app can do what. That way no one will cut over to One Note, only to find that a critical EN function has been lost.

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Fair enough man, I'm just happy with the change and think other people should at least consider it. I might consider doing some sort of one-to-one comparision, but I really think people mostly just need to try it out for themselves.

  30. John Taber
    November 13, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I had to switch to Evernote because OneNote is not supported on my older iPhone 4s. :(

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      I hate how quickly phones become obsolete now. :(

  31. Eric Hamon
    November 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    cross-platform compatibility is very important for me.
    It seems you don't know about 'NixNote', a desktop for linux/mac/windows env.
    Don't switch for me.

  32. Patrik Strömberg
    November 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Evernote has an opensource client in NixNote that is not made by Evernote but connects to their server and sync all data..

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      The lack of Linux support would have been a dealbreaker for me three years ago, but I'm more on the Mac side. But I totally get what you're saying.

  33. Tiffany
    November 13, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I use a combination of both. For actual note-taking, project management, blog writing, etc., I use OneNote. I prefer EverNote for use as more of a knowledge base where I send articles or whatever I want to keep and also to organize old files that I don't use but need/want to hold on to.

    • Jim
      November 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks Tiffany, I may try that too!

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      This is pretty clever actually.

  34. David Andrade
    November 13, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I tried using OneNote and found it to be messy and less organized than Evernote (just like Office is compared to Google Docs). Evernote is cleaner and makes the software get out of the way and the web interface is awesome. The web clipper, Clearly, and the integration with other apps and devices is also excellent.

    As for forgetting to do things, i have reminders set for notes so that I get an alert to work on things.

    I'm glad OneNote is good for you, but I'll stick with Evernote.

    http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/p/evernote-for-education.html

    • Justin Pot
      November 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      I would have agreed with you two years ago, but in that time I feel like Evernote on Mac has become cluttered. OneNote was a breath of fresh air for me in this regard, once you hide the ribbon at least.

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