I have been a premium subscriber of Evernote for a few years. At first, I paid to get the larger amount of storage, and to toss them a bone.
It is the premier cross platform notebook. I have written in the past that Microsoft’s OneNote is a better app, but being Windows only means that I am not going to adopt it.
At first, the disparity in features between OneNote and Evernote were pretty wide. But with the last few updates, the gap has narrowed greatly, and in some ways, Evernote has surpassed. The ability to toss PDF’s, Gmail messages, and pretty much all documents at it is impressive to say the least. Its apps for the smartphones are also excellent.
And, as a premium subscriber, it will OCR documents for me in the background, so they become searchable. Adobe Acrobat does that as well, but it is nice to just send them to Evernote and let it chew on them.
Lately, I have been using Evernote for collaboration. I have invited some people to share my “Marketing” notebook, and it has fostered some great idea sharing.
I am beginning to use it more and more for my daily workflow, and it is improving my productivity. I have no doubt that trent will continue.
If you are a “free” Evernote user, consider taking the plunge and go premium. You will find a lot more uses for the product and service.