The "Evernote Spotlight" crash bug (acknolwdged by EN for about a year now) is too annoying. Use Apple Notes, or OneNote, or another app. It's clear that EN doesn't know how to properly support the mac...
crashes immediately when I open
One of the things that bugs me, and has lingered for years, is the font handling between platforms. Also I'd like to see the MAC and PC versions have parity. PC version has no back button which I love. Also it's view of reminders is strange compared to the MAC version.
I don't know what happened to Evernote. I used to use and like it for saving recipes—I imported TONS of recipes into Evernote and shared my recipe notebook with my Mom. Well, shortly after that they changed shared notebooks to be completely useless—I was thinking my mom was at fault until I sat down to help her and realized Evernote's shared notebooks had changed in some update and no longer had tag-based searches, etc. Now I'm trying to move a bunch of my notes OUT of Evernote and it's literally so unusable I can't even do that. The web version can't select more than one note and can't drag-and-drop to a different notebook—I have to manually click the menu and choose "Move to" for every single note. So I re-downloaded the desktop app to see if it's any better... well it's stuck endlessly syncing, and when I try to scroll down in my list of notes it bumps me back up to the top after a split second—I literally can't even scroll down. I really don't leave 1-star reviews needlessly, but all I can see with Evernote these days is that it's garbage, and I'm glad there are so many other better apps out there.
As an app developer, I typically don't give 1-star to any app because I know how much efforts behind every app. But I feel I have to put a 1-star to draw attention from the developers. I'm an Evernote premium user for 9 years and have thousands of notes. EvernoteSpotlight started to crash for me all the time since macOS Catalina. It's been 7 months, and I tried every single new version of Evernote, submitted 3 support tickets, and followed the step to use AppCleaner to remove and reinstall the app completely. None of them worked. I'm still experiencing the crash all the time. And to make things quite funny, I've never needed to search my notes from Spotlight. For me, it's OK EvernoteSpotlight crashes but it's not OK having no way to disable it! (I tried deleting the EvernoteSpotlight extension but apparently that broke everything) The recent error I got from macOS console log is "Couldn't read values in CFPrefsPlistSource<0x7fe395d0c3a0> (Domain: Q79WDW8YH9.com.evernote.Evernote, User: kCFPreferencesAnyUser, ByHost: Yes, Container: (null), Contents Need Refresh: Yes): Using kCFPreferencesAnyUser with a container is only allowed for System Containers, detaching from cfprefsd" I understand that this is no longer an issue affecting all users, but just some specific one. But have you learned P95 metrics matters for a business? As a developer, I'm happy to provide any help needed to debug this issue.
I bought the app. Then the app didn't work, so I politely asked customer service if they can look into why it isn't working. Lo and behold I have now sent screenshots three different times to PROVE I paid for their idiotic, frankly low quality app and they still haven't resolved the problem, tracked down the payment, or done anything to rectify the situation. The app isn't worth it, and the customer service is a total joke. They take your money, don't give you what they promise, and then treat you like crap along the way. What a joke.
Evernote is an example of a great product that stopped being developed. Users are very understanding, but basic feature requests (such as printing a list of notebooks) have gone ignored for 5 years. The product is now far behind alternatives in terms of features and reliability, but is priced as a premium product.
I left due to cost. The old middle tier was perfect for me, and I was frustrated with the increased cost that I didn’t feel like I got my value from, because I am not a power user. I switched to OneNote. ON is ok, I was continually frustrated with 2 things. The most important, reliable sync. Evernote just works. I NEVER have to think about it, where with ON it was a constant source of “checking, worry, and troubleshooting.” The second thing was the ON web clipper. This is something I use every day, and Evernote’s web clipper is several classes above ON’s clipper. The combo of a great renewal deal and high frustration level, I’m back. And, what a breath of fresh air!
But it's really buggy. Evernote refuses to even discuss when they're thinking of fixing things.
I wanted to try to download the app to see if I could use it for work. I need an app I can type and write in seemlessly. but with this app you cannot see the typed notes and write at the same time. I got the premium subscription to try it out. used it for two seconds and then realized this app is horrid. No refund they just take $80 and that is that.