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Evernote on Android is a completely new app with new limitations

Evernote on Android is a completely new app with new limitations

It was once the household name in productivity but Evernote rested on its laurels far too long, allowing new competitors to catch up and even surpass it when it came to features. The former unicorn has been trying to make up for lost time, though not at a pace that its own users would have liked. Still, even a little progress goes a long way and its latest update for Android can hardly be considered little. It is a completely new app with a fresh design and fresh features but, unfortunately, comes at some rather heavy costs.

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Evernote for iOS launch promise to just be the starting line

Evernote for iOS launch promise to just be the starting line

Once the household name in productivity, Evernote's fall from grace in the past years has been widely documented and narrated to death. It promised to turn the ship around but, as it admits, it took far longer than they thought. For the first time in a long while, Evernote is launching what is practically an overhaul of one of its apps, this time for iOS, and promises again that the ball has just started rolling.

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Evernote open source alternatives Part 3: Joplin

Evernote open source alternatives Part 3: Joplin

It will probably be a long while before Evernote disappears if it does at all. And it will also be some time before any open source software will be able to fill in those extra large shoes. Some alternatives, like Turtl, just stick to the bare minimum while others like Standard Notes try to find sustainability by offering features as part of a paid subscription. Joplin takes a rather different approach. In order to provide a note-taking interface and experience that matches or even surpasses Evernote, it mostly offloads one functionality to others: synchronization.

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Evernote open source alternatives Part 2: Standard Notes [UPDATED]

Evernote open source alternatives Part 2: Standard Notes [UPDATED]

Some people fear that the Evernote ship has too many holes and too few crew members to stay afloat. Others have already started their exodus, looking for comparable services. While there’s no shortage of that, there’s something to be said for open source solutions that have the higher chance of surviving bankruptcy, hacks, and governments. Last time we took a look at Turtl, which turned out to be more of a Google Keep Notes alternative than an Evernote replacement. Now we try Standard Notes for a spin which places an even heavier emphasis on privacy and longevity.

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Evernote open source alternatives Part 1: Turtl

Evernote open source alternatives Part 1: Turtl

Evernote, considered one of Silicon Valley’s unicorns, recently released its first major update in years. While templates have definitely been a much-requested feature, it is one that the community has long found ways around. And before that, Evernote made a big splash about redesigning its logo. These two events have caused many Evernote users to review the company’s recent history, the sustainability of its business, and possible alternatives. Now while there is no shortage of Evernote replacements out there, users may want to consider some from the open source world. In this three part series, we present such options, starting with the simplest one of all: Turtl.

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Evernote on Android gets fingerprint security, but don’t expect to use it for awhile

Evernote on Android gets fingerprint security, but don’t expect to use it for awhile

Evernote has finally given users something they've been wanting for a long time: fingerprint security. The feature enables users to secure their notes behind the biometric data, making it especially hard for snoops and thieves to mess around in documents that aren't any of their business. There is a 'catch,' though, in that the feature has arrived in the beta version of the Android app. If you're using the regular (read: non-beta app), you won't be able to see or use it.

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Evernote on Android just made sharing a lot easier

Evernote on Android just made sharing a lot easier

It's been a while since we've last heard from Evernote. The last major update was back in January when it released an almost totally new app for iOS in version 8.0. As always, Android users have felt rather left out. This latest update isn't going to mend bridges, but, at least for now, it gives users of Google mobile platform an edge. Evernote is implementing some new features to make sharing faster and easier and, somewhat surprisingly, it's starting the rollout from the Android side.

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Evernote 8.0 for iOS redesigned for speed and simplicity

Evernote 8.0 for iOS redesigned for speed and simplicity

Evernote has introduced an updated and redesigned version of its iOS app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Evernote 8.0 features a new design that aims to provide both ‘speed and simplicity,’ says Evernote, while making it easy to get and then stay organized. Says the company, the entire Evernote experience has been reimagined from the ground up for the latest iOS iteration.

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Evernote backtracks, makes employee peeking opt-in

Evernote backtracks, makes employee peeking opt-in

Well that was quick. Just as Evernote's privacy mess escalated rather quickly, its resolution came quickly as well. Whether forgiveness and redemption will also quickly follow remains to be seen. Sensing that a inconsequential apology from CEO Chris O'Neill wasn't enough to quell flaring tempers, Evernote has quickly followed with a statement that they are revising their stance. Sort of. They will still offer users the "privilege" of enhancing their experience by letting employees read snippets of notes. This time, however, they're making it optional by default rather than the other way around.

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Evernote’s apology changes nothing

Evernote’s apology changes nothing

This morning Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill sent an email to apologize for and clarify this week's Privacy Update blunder. This apology suggests that two factors make what they're doing OK in their eyes. One of these factors is the user's ability to opt-out. The other is the idea that "select" Evernote employees may see "random content" from Evernote users. This is not good enough.

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Evernote will “look at your data” (how to opt out)

Evernote will “look at your data” (how to opt out)

Privacy in saved information in Evernote might not be what it used to be come January 2017. According to the company itself, they'll be updating their service to "process and take action on [your thoughts] - to think." If that weren't creepy enough, they're also updating their privacy policy which now includes an opt-out provision which says Evernote Engineers wont "look at your data to improve the service."

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Evernote Mac users losing attachments, given free premium subs

Evernote Mac users losing attachments, given free premium subs

Evernote wants to be your digital brain, where you store anything and everything that is made from bits and bytes. But what if you bought into that spiel and then Evernote, unlike its elephant logo, actually forgot? That is sadly the nightmare that a few a few Evernote Mac users have found themselves in, no thanks to a bug that is mysteriously deleting images and files attached to notes. Evernote has, at least, acknowledge the issue and is offering affected users some recompense.

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