5 Evernote Alternatives for Note-Taking Productivity

5 Evernote Alternatives for Note-Taking Productivity

Many people use Evernote as their one-stop-shop for note-taking, list-making and productivity. The app allows users to organize their notes, attach photos, collaborate with others and clip content directly from the internet among many, many other things. Though Evernote works for a lot of people, it’s not for everyone — after all, no app is universally useful. Luckily, there are many Evernote alternatives available.

Whether you need something complex, simple or collaborative, there’s a note-taking app for you. Some alternatives share pretty much all of their features with Evernote, while others bring exciting new ideas to the table.

Organized, productive note-taking helps people get everything done. Whether you’re a student, an employee or a creative visionary overflowing with ideas, you deserve a note-taking method that works for you, even if it’s not Evernote. Here are five Evernote alternatives you can try for yourself.

1. Microsoft OneNote

Like Evernote, OneNote allows users to take and organize notes, make lists, attach media and web content and collaborate on notes with others in real time. One of OneNote’s best features is its ability to work across unlimited devices. No matter what platform you’re using, you’ll always have your notes on hand.

You can download OneNote for free if you’re logged into your Microsoft account.

2. Quip

Quip is a note-taking app focused on collaboration. It’s different from Evernote in that, in addition to documents, it’s made to work with slides and spreadsheets, as well. It allows you to organize your work in files and folders, which you can share with collaborators. It also has a built-in chat feature, which makes teamwork a breeze.

Though Quip isn’t free, you can test out all the features in a free trial. If you need an app for your company or team, Quip might be worth trying.

3. Google Keep

If you need an app to help you keep track of your daily tasks and ideas, Keep might be the perfect note-taking app for you. It allows you to add notes, lists, pictures and voice memos, just like Evernote. However, instead of multiple layers of notebooks, Keep stores your notes as colorful cards so you can easily find what you’re looking for. The interface resembles a bulletin board, making it perfect for visual thinkers.

Keep also syncs across all your devices and can run offline and online, so it’s an excellent app for Chromebook users.

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4. Simplenote

For people overwhelmed by Evernote’s sophisticated user interface, Simplenote feels like a breath of fresh air. The app allows users to save and tag notes, lists and reminders all within a delightfully simple UI. Its search feature allows you to find what you’re looking for without a hassle, and it backs up data across devices. It even saves older versions of your notes in case you make a change you don’t like.

Here’s the best part — it’s free.

5. Nimbus Note

When people recommend an Evernote alternative, they usually talk about Nimbus, and for good reason — Nimbus is basically Evernote with a few small tweaks. It allows you to organize content using folders and subfolders, as well as tags and color-coding. It works across all platforms and even has its own Web Clipper feature like Evernote.

However, though Nimbus does allow you to share notes and collaborate, you won’t be able to work simultaneously. Checking it out could still be worth your while, though, especially since a free version is available.

The Best Way to Take Notes

Keeping your thoughts and ideas organized helps you make the most of your time. Though you can certainly carry an old-fashioned notebook and pen with you, adding one or two high-tech note-taking apps to your toolkit may boost your productivity.

Find the note-taking method that works best for you by trying some of these five Evernote alternatives. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to feel more organized.

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Kayla Matthews is a technology writer and the editor of Productivity Bytes. Her work has been featured on Digital Trends, MakeUseOf, VICE, VentureBeat, The Daily Dot and WIRED, among others. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest posts.

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One Reply to “5 Evernote Alternatives for Note-Taking Productivity”

  1. Hi
    Kayla,
    Here, happy to know about Evernote alternatives. I have used “Google Keep” and “Microsoft OneNote” before and I will also try other apps that you have featured in this post. There is no doubt that these types of apps help us in increasing our productivity. Personally, I like Evernote for creating task lists, note taking, organizing and archiving.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    Have a great day.
    Praveen

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