Evernote has adjusted the free version and added a number of limitations. We tell you what is different and give you (perhaps even better) alternatives.
Evernote’s free version has limitations
Evernote is a popular app for taking and organizing notes and to-do lists. With the app you can take notes that consist of a piece of formatted text, a (part of a) web page, a photo, an audio recording or a handwritten text. Notes can also have files as attachments and be sorted in a notebook.
However, since December 4, the free version of the note-taking app has received a few limitations, and that’s a shame. For example, users of the free version of Evernote can only save a maximum of fifty notes and only have one notebook available. Already had a free account with more than fifty notes? Then they will still be available in the app.
Still, it is a shame that Evernote introduces these restrictions. But luckily there are also similar apps that you can use as well. We have created a list of Evernote alternatives for you.
1. Notes: Available for free on every iPhone and iPad
The standard Notes app is available for free on every iPhone, iPad and Mac. All your writing is synced between the different devices, and you can add a to-do list, drawing or image with one touch of a button. Do you only work with Apple devices and do you not have too many job requirements? Then you should definitely try the Notes app.
2. Bear: the alternative to Evernote
Bear is a clear app that is purely about your notes. The app has been around for years and now has a large group of users. Bear works well and you can easily export your writings to other (non-)Apple systems.
Bear is free, just like Evernote, but you do miss some features (including synchronization required by the paid version). Fortunately, the prices are not too bad. Bear Pro costs 2.99 euros per month. For a whole year you pay 34.99 euros. Bear is therefore the best paid alternative to Evernote, but only for Apple users. The app is only available on Apple devices.
3. Obsidian: clear and organized
Obsidian is a note-taking app with quite a lot of features. You can of course take notes and manage them, but they can also be ‘linked’ to each other. The interface is very clear and uncluttered, but also looks a bit boring. You can give Obisidian new functions with plug-ins, but it is sometimes difficult to make it completely your own. But the best thing about this app? It’s completely free.
4. Craft: alternative with nice interface
Craft is very easy to use and uses swipe movements to, for example, adjust the font of a text. That works very well in practice. This also makes Craft’s screen very tidy.
Like Evernote, the app is free to use, but does have a few restrictions. For example, there are some rules when exporting your files and you may sometimes encounter some other limitations. Do you like the app and do you want access to all options? Then you pay 5.99 euros per month or 47.99 euros per year for this excellent alternative to Evernote.
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