Evernote vs Google Keep


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Evernote
Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. Evernote supports a number of operating system platforms (including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and WebOS), and also offers online synchronization and backup services.
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Google Keep
Cloud-based note taking service designed to help people keep track of their thoughts, scribbles and notes. With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand. Available on Android

Latest news about Evernote and Google Keep:



01.03.17. Google Keep joins G Suite, gets integration with Docs. Google Keep, a competitor to note-taking apps like Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote, is now integrated into Google’s suite of applications aimed at businesses, G Suite. Besides, Google Keep is also now being integrated with Google Docs. That means you’ll be able to drag and drop notes from Keep into your work documents. This feature is available via the web only, and requires you first have Docs loaded and open in your browser. Then, you’ll access the Keep notepad from the Tools menu, which places your Keep notes into a sidebar within the Docs user interface. From there, you’ll be able to grab the notes, including images and checklists, and pull them right into your document. In addition, you’re able to search your Keep notes from Google Docs, as well as add a new note to Keep while you’re working in Docs.



05.07.16. Evernote limits free plan to 2 devices and raises prices. Note-taking app Evernote introduced new pricing policy. The Basic plan remains free, but is now limited to only two devices. That might be sufficient for the average user — Evernote likely wouldn’t deliberately rankle a majority of their free users — but it’s still a considerable limitation. The addition of the passcode lock feature to Basic helps soften the blow, though. Plus, which was $3 per month, now costs $4 (or $35 per year), while Premium went from $6 to $8 per month, or $70 per year. You get 1GB and 10GB, respectively, in those plans, and the specifics of what’s offered (too much to list here) can be found at the Evernote site.



17.05.16. Evernote unveiled new Windows app. Evernote has unveiled a major update of its desktop client for Windows users. The new release provides another user interface revamp and some new features. Notebooks and tags can now be directly accessed, created and deleted from the left-hand pane, which can be minimized to free up screen real-estate elsewhere. Users also gain the ability to define notebooks and tags by color (right-click to do this) for easier identification in the left-hand pane. Business account users now see their personal and business notes visually separated out, with the ability to choose what’s displayed. Mixed note lists have been dropped. Keyboard shortcuts make it quick and easy to toggle between personal and business mode. The new version also comes with the promise of increased stability and performance - search in particularly runs much quicker.



21.04.16. Google Keep gets support for #labels (hashtags). Note-taking app Google Keep intriduced a new way to organize and categorize notes, and now it’s as easy as using a #hashtag. This should help you keep track of to-do lists for a #trip or a collect your favorite #recipes, for example. Besides, the app now provides a Chrome extension that allows to add webpages to the notebook quickly. Just click the Keep badge to add a site’s link to a note, or select some text or an image and create a new note from the right-click menu.



01.11.14. Evernote rolls out built-in chat. Online note-taking and collaboration service Evernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email. Additionally, when you email a note to someone, it will now show up in Work Chat automatically, allowing you to keep a permanent history of your communications. You can chat with either just one person, or a group, and you can optionally sync the app with your Google Contacts, too. When you start a chat with another user, they’re notified both in the app and via an email message that informs them of the chat and offers a button which, when clicked, launches Evernote.



07.10.14. Evernote unveiled AI tool and new web interface. The most popular note-taking Evernote wants people not just keep using its app to store notes and thoughts regularly, but to use it for ever more purposes: it’s launching Evernote Context — an AI play that will see it surfacing and suggesting new content to you from third party sources as you read and write. This will mean adding a new content feed from third party sources that will appear within Evernote, alongside and relevant to the work that you are doing within the app, wether you are on desktop or another client. Also Evernote unveiled new web app that uses a lot more white space throughout the interface, leaving you with a much cleaner workspace that doesn’t draw your eye to past notes as you add new ones to the same extent as you’d fine the native desktop app.



12.05.14. Evernote and LinkedIn integrate business cards into social network. Business card scanning apps were already on the market for some time (i.e. Evernote). They rescue business people from card-full wallets, but don't solve another problem: contacts may change over time. Fortunately, this problem is solved by social networks (especially LinkedIn), where people update their own contact information, and it's automatically updated in their friends' address books. A few days ago LinkedIn integrated with Evernote. Now you just make a photo of business card and your smartphone immediately shows you the person's LinkedIn profile.  You're then given the option to connect with that CEO, secretary or digital prophet on LinkedIn or add their contact info to your address book. However, things get interesting as your business relationship blossoms. Over time, you can add things like audio from a meeting, documents, or even key emails with him or her to the card's page in Evernote.



2013. Evernote Business 2.0: intranet social network + Salesforce integration. Evernote has launched the new version of its business edition - Evernote Business 2.0. As usual the business version (unlike the personal) allows to create shared (corporate) notebooks and pages that are suitable for collaboration (for example, creating plans, projects , ...) or storing knowledge (instructions , documents ... ), useful for business. In the new version on top of this content layer Evernote started to build a social network. It added user profiles with pictures. When you open your collegue's profile, you can see the notes she works with. Also, when you are looking for something in the corporate notebooks, Evernote provides not only found pages, but also people who may be experts in this question (that frequently use this word in their notebooks). Shared notebooks are now like communities. You can join them or invite your colleagues to notebook.



2013. Google Keep adds location-based reminders. If you manage a business or company department, then probably you have a lot of stuff to remember and use some reminder-app. For example, Google Calendar that sends you emails or sms, reminding that today is someone's birthday, or that you need to call a customer or pay for advertising. And if you use the online note-keeping app Google Keep, than you can use another type of reminder - "location-reminder" that pop ups on your phone when you come to a certain place. For example, you can set reminder not to forget to send an email when you get to your office, or buy the printer paper when you come to store, or to visit customer, when you come to London, etc. By the way, the classic (time-based) reminder is also now available in Google Keep.



2013. Evernote adds reminders. One of the main functions that IT apps should perform for us - is offloading our memory and reminding us where and what we wanted to do. Perhaps the most popular reminder for businessmen and executives is Google Calendar. But now, you can also use the online notebook Evernote for this purpose. For each note in Evernote you can set a reminder, and on the given day the service will send you the email notification (or pop-up the message on the screen of your mobile device). Reminders are also displayed at the top of the notes list. This feature is already available in the online version and iPhone/iPad apps. The update to the Android-app is coming soon.



2013. Android for business: Google adds offline translater, Evernote - document scanner. Android gets two more useful features that business users will like for sure. First, it the offline mode in the Google Translate app. Because the translator is often needed when you travel abroad. At the same time in other country you often can't access mobile Internet. But now it's possible to download needed language databases and use the powerful Google's translator offline. And the Evernote for Android has added specialized camera mode for documents. It defines the boundaries of the sheet, eliminates shadows and adjusts the contrast, thus optimizing the text for OCR. Note that for now Evernote doesn't return the OCR-document in the text format, but allows you to search this document by the text it contains. In addition, in the free Evernote version the time of document recognition may take several days.



2013. Google trolls users. Launches online notebook Google Keep. Google has launched a new service - Google Keep. It's an online notebook, where you can add notes (text, pictures, lists). It works in browser and on Android. It doesn't provide any way to organize the notes (no folders, tags), you can't insert links in note and share notes. But it can transcript speech to text on the fly (on different languages). In general, it's the alternative to Evernote with its advantages and disadvantages. But, of course, in light of the recent events, it's interesting to know, why this service appeared. As you know, Google provided the similar service in the past - Google Notebook. It was even better than Evernote and only missed mobile app. It had many users. But then it was closed.



2012. Evernote to launch Business version. Сервис Evernote Business will be a useful tool for small companies enabling super-simple information sharing: notes, plans, drafts, pictures, files, etc. Moreover, employees who already have a personal Evernote account will be able to use it for business-purposes also. All personal records will remain personal and noone can access them. While the records saved into business notebooks will be available for co-workers and can be collaboratively edited (business account administrator will configure access rights to business notebooks). In addition, all employees that are added to business account will get all benefits of the Evernote's premium plan (versions history, offline access, 1 GB of data upload pet month). Administrator will pay for all users. Recall the price of the premium plan is $5/month (but maybe they'll give discounts for the business version). The service will be available in December.



2011. Evernote Hello - pesonal CRM in your notebook. Recently we told about CardCloud, the service that offers electronic business cards instead of boring and outdated traditional cards. But now the note-taking service Evernote invented even better solution. The free iPhone app Evernote Hello will not only allow you to remember the people that you met at business meeting or conference, but also link them to the notes you have taken during these meetings. It works like this: after talking with someone you take your iPhone, launch Evernote Hello and ask this person to enter his contacts (or you can enter them yourself from his words). Then you can take a picture of this person (or he can do it himself). If he enters the email, the app will automatically send him your electronic card.


Evernote
2011. Evernote finally gets a normal Web app. After the closure of Google Notebook, Evernote actually became the most popular online notebook. Even having such strong competitors like Zoho Notebook and MS OneNote. The main advantage of Evernote is that it's available everywhere as a native app: on Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile, as a plug-in for browsers. Of course, the global access to an online notebook, including offline access, is extremely important to users. But the web-client of Evernote was the main reason why the majority of Google Notebook users preferred to stay with it (even after closure) and not move to Evernote. Today Evernote finally has released a normal Web-based app with a convenient interface (like in Outlook). In addition, the web-engine has been completely rewritten and now it works really fast.