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peterdannock  •  20 Sept 2022   •    

Evernote is a cross-platform note-taking app where I create notes, including text, drawings, photographs, audio, or saved web content. Notes are stored in notebooks and can be tagged; searching for notes is very simple.

Evernote has recently released a new version, Evernote version 10. This version was a complete rewrite of the system. Evernote has regularly prompted me to upgrade, but I am yet to adopt it, and I have been happy to stay with the legacy version.

I have provided Evernote with feedback on why I am staying with the legacy version. I wanted to make it a subjective assessment of the latest software and why it didn’t work for me. I had all the usual gripes that it’s too slow to move between notes and that the legacy version has features that aren’t in the newer version. I then agreed for someone to contact me to discuss my response.

On later reflection, I realised why the new version didn’t work for me. I no longer use Evernote for its intended purpose. It is no longer my note-taking app of choice. As a result, I am not interested in the new features that make taking or enhancing notes easier.

Evernote has become a digital filing cabinet for me. It is a place where I can store documents, emails and clipped pieces of information. Over the years, I have built a tagging process that makes it easy to find anything I need. So the legacy app suits me fine.