Evernote for Mac?

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    AES Guest

    Just saw a plug for "Evernote" on one of Apple's web pages. Looks
    potentially interesting, and free -- but what's the catch? (in the
    spirit of "no such thing as a free lunch").

    Does your content get presented back to you with added advertisements?
    Your email address sold to spammers? Who's giving this away? And why?
    AES, Jul 14, 2011
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    Gerry Guest

    In article <>,
    AES <> wrote:

    > Just saw a plug for "Evernote" on one of Apple's web pages. Looks
    > potentially interesting, and free -- but what's the catch? (in the
    > spirit of "no such thing as a free lunch").
    >
    > Does your content get presented back to you with added advertisements?
    > Your email address sold to spammers? Who's giving this away? And why?


    This is just one of thousands of apps on the iTunes store that are free.
    There is no chance of being sold to spammers unless you think Apple is
    doing this in the first place.

    Sometimes the lunch is free but you have to pay for the beers.

    Since you mentioned it and it looks like an app I can use I just
    downloaded it.

    Checking the download page I see that 1649 people have given this app a
    5 star ratting for the current version.
    Gerry, Jul 14, 2011
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    Joe Morris Guest

    Not so long ago, gtr wrote:
    > I found that it repeatedly blanked out notes I was using "Wine" was the
    > title that I kept adding discoveries to. Then it sync'd that to my
    > home computer. All gone. It also stores it in a corner that
    > TimeMachine doesn't make up. Permanently gone.


    Wow, I've never had evernote delete anything. I sync between MacBook,
    iPhone & iPad. Update on any and it replicates to all. I hadn't really
    thought of the TimeMachine problem but you can export everything to
    HTML files on disk (File->Export) and that would get backed up.

    > The free version won't let you store PDF's, which I wanted to tote
    > around for reference. I instead converted them to text documents so I
    > could look through a book list (for instance) while at the store to
    > find if they had the volumes I was looking for. It worked okay. But


    For PDF's, I sync them via iBooks on iPhone & iPad and iTunes on the Mac

    > every time I updated my file, I had to output it again as ascii and
    > paste it back in my local version of EverNote. Then it would sync.


    Jeepers. The only problem I have with Evernote is when a note gets magically
    changed to Rich Text and can only be edited on the Mac. I'd love to find a
    way to lock a note as "Just Text Always"


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    Joe Morris, Jul 14, 2011
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    Guest

    AES <> writes:

    > Just saw a plug for "Evernote" on one of Apple's web pages. Looks
    > potentially interesting, and free -- but what's the catch? (in the
    > spirit of "no such thing as a free lunch").


    As far as I can tell, they offer the free version only to
    try to convince you to pay up for the non-free version.

    In the desktop app, you'll have to see an ad (neatly kept
    in a box on the bottom left of the window).

    In the iPad and iPhone versions, no ads to see at all.

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    , Jul 14, 2011
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    Guest

    gtr <> writes:

    > The free version won't let you store PDF's, which I wanted to tote
    > around for reference. I instead converted them to text documents so I


    Really? I use the free version and have had no problems
    dumping lots of PDFs in there. Moreover, I even frequently
    use print-to-PDF/Evernote directly in print dialog boxes.

    > I personally find it cumbersome to operate, but most people seem to love it.


    My biggest gripe with it is the way it handles encrypted notes.

    If EverNote got HIPAA compliant, they'd make a fortune, I think.

    > I prefer and use DevonThink instead. It's not free. REALLY not free!


    I got DevonThink as part of a bundle but really haven't put
    the time into having a feel for it. Looks like it could be
    very useful, but for the moment, it's on the back burner.

    I use Evernote all the time, however.

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    , Jul 15, 2011
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    Daniel Cohen Guest

    AES <> wrote:

    > Just saw a plug for "Evernote" on one of Apple's web pages. Looks
    > potentially interesting, and free -- but what's the catch? (in the
    > spirit of "no such thing as a free lunch").
    >
    > Does your content get presented back to you with added advertisements?
    > Your email address sold to spammers? Who's giving this away? And why?


    The "catch" with quite a few of the free apps (Dropbox and Spideroak are
    others) is that they are hoping that you will use it enough that you
    exceed the free limit, and would decide to go for the paid version which
    allows more space (you would get warned if you reach the limit, you
    would not face an automatic charge).
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    Daniel Cohen, Jul 15, 2011
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    John Masters Guest

    On 2011-07-14 18:42:14 +0100, AES said:

    > Just saw a plug for "Evernote" on one of Apple's web pages. Looks
    > potentially interesting, and free -- but what's the catch? (in the
    > spirit of "no such thing as a free lunch").
    >
    > Does your content get presented back to you with added advertisements?
    > Your email address sold to spammers? Who's giving this away? And why?


    There is really no catch. If you want to use it for free then there is
    an unobtrusive ad and some features are reduced. I have been paying for
    Evernote for some time and find it indispensible. Snap someone's
    business card on my phone and upload to Evernote where it gets scanned
    and OCR'd. I can then search for the name on the card and retrieve the
    information. Capture web pages and build a searchable and shareable
    resource. There are very many uses for Evernote and I use it alongside
    Devonthink Pro Office using scripts to get info I have captured to
    Evernote into Devonthink.

    See this page for ideas:
    http://michaelhyatt.com/7-evernote-resources-you-may-not-know-about.html

    John
    John Masters, Jul 15, 2011
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