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Tech Girl: Let’s compare note-taking apps Evernote, OneNote, Apple Notes

By in Press Enterprise on October 28, 2017

By Courtney Kaufman

Collaboration and connectivity are increasingly important in today’s world. It seems like every day there’s a new tool or system for taking, sharing, and collaborating on notes. Each of these promises to make everything we have documented accessible anytime, anywhere – and for the most part, that’s possible.

With so many choices available, how do you know which note-taking app is the best? Let’s explore the three most popular note-taking apps available right now and see which might be best suited for your needs.

Evernote

Evernote’s slogan is “Get organized. Work smarter. Remember everything.”

It gives you the ability to create notes within notebooks for almost any use. You can clip articles from the web, scan and save documents, and even annotate PDFs. Your notes sync to virtually any Internet-connected device, so you’ll have them wherever you need them.

The tool has a great search engine built in, so you can easily find what you’re looking for. It uses optical character recognition (OCR) to analyze everything from hand-written text to PDF documents. All of this is indexed, and it will even suggest notes related to what you’re working on while you write.

There is also a presentation tool built into Evernote that allows users to easily turn notes into documents that resemble PowerPoint more than notes. This is really useful in team meetings where collaboration is needed.

Entire notebooks or single notes can be shared if you need to collaborate. An especially unique feature is being able to share a note in read-only mode with a web link, so the recipient does not have to be an Evernote user to see what you’ve shared. This is especially useful if sharing a presentation with a client or business associate.

Evernote recently changed their plan tiers, so the free version is much more limited than it used to be. However, […]    

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