1. Antron's Avatar
    I don't think the new Notes app will ever replace the calendar app...
    I see what you did there


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    06-14-2015 10:14 AM
  2. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I look forward to seeing the notes app when it's released, but I doubt it will be useful enough for me to switch from OneNote. We will see.
    If you use OneNote the way it was designed to be used, the iOS and OS X Notes app won't even come close to being enough. Especially true if you use it in conjunction with other Office Apps (like Excel). There is no similar integration between the Notes app and the iWork apps on OS X and I don't think it will work that well on iOS either.

    There will still be uses for it, still, as a sort of "scratch pad"/"Sticky Note" type service. But for actual note taking... it's still extremely limited.
    06-14-2015 08:13 PM
  3. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Probably because the NOTES app is a NOTES app and not a TODO app... maybe probably.
    The problem is that some developers are blurring the lines. They're trying to develop what I would consider sort of hybrid apps. They're adding some To Do functionality to Note Apps and some Note Functionality to To Do apps.

    Granted, Note Taking applications should be able to create Checklists, anyways, but To Do apps are a bit more focused in how they do that. They're more related to Task Apps, and for that kind of stuff, you have "Reminders" in OS X and iOS. Notes is not a replacement for something like Wudnerlist, Reminders, 2Do...

    It's designed merely as something to allow people to move over from OSes like Android (where Google Keep is the equivalent app) while maintaining decent feature parity for an App like this.

    I don't think it's really targeted to Rival OneNote or Evernote, either. Apple would need like 2-3 major updates to come close to either of those, and that's assuming Microsoft and Evernote basically stand still an don't improve at all.

    Compared to OneNote, Notes is about as amazing as Numbers is compared to Excel as a spreadsheet app.
    06-14-2015 08:16 PM
  4. muchospanish's Avatar
    The problem with Evernote is the subscription fee. For the one price of extra iCloud storage, I'd get something similar to Evernote, even though not equal.
    06-19-2015 08:15 PM
  5. muchospanish's Avatar
    OneNote on the iPad is a beautiful app. I love the tabs on top and the pages on the right. You can organize a lt of information. But you really have to be an Office360 subscriber (which I am). This current version of Notes will not be a competitor, although I'll use the Notes app heavily. And if so many people are already using Notes, that number will not only increase, but those people will spend more time in it.
    06-19-2015 08:19 PM
  6. sau124's Avatar
    I have never been a fan of Evernote - I like the simplicity of Apple Notes.
    06-22-2015 02:06 PM
  7. OZsMac's Avatar
    OneNote - I've used this full time for a few years, however over the past 3+ months I've noticed that it performs very badly, big lag between hitting keys on keypad and showing up on screen. I've tried re-install, without opening my existing notebooks and have the same issue. This occurred on both iOS 8.3 and now 8 beta 1. I have two folks I work with who experience the same issue. From a features point of view, it is great, I especially like the multiple text boxes, allowing me to add a second column within notes for actions and other tracking points.

    Notes App - If we could change the appearance that would go a long way to me wanting to use it, however the yellow top and odd "skewmorphic" design just makes it less appealing to use.

    Notibility - I quite like it, I own it on my iPad and have been using it recently. A few odd things, but it might be a contender if I can't find a fix for Onenote. I especially like the meeting recording function, and if you take notes it syncs the time code. So I can simply press the word I typed and it will skip to the relevant audio, obvious "can I record this meeting" issues if you use this feature.

    Evernote - I stopped using it because of a lack of full screen note view in landscape on the iPad, this seems to have been fixed but a little odd (adding a new note, no full screen, however when you modify an existing one). I also could use a few more "item markers" like in OneNote. Also the adding recording to the notes could be better integrated, ala Notability.

    So where does this leave me, not quite sure just yet, if OneNote didn't perform like a dog it offers the best balance (however no integrated audio, not sure this is a deal breaker). So it's between Evernote and Notability.......the biggest difference is the audio integration (in favour of Notability) and cross platform (Notability only iOS and Mac, no Windows).

    Any other suggestions/input?
    06-23-2015 02:48 AM
  8. Bigeric23's Avatar
    OneNote - I've used this full time for a few years, however over the past 3+ months I've noticed that it performs very badly, big lag between hitting keys on keypad and showing up on screen. I've tried re-install, without opening my existing notebooks and have the same issue. This occurred on both iOS 8.3 and now 8 beta 1. I have two folks I work with who experience the same issue. From a features point of view, it is great, I especially like the multiple text boxes, allowing me to add a second column within notes for actions and other tracking points.

    Notes App - If we could change the appearance that would go a long way to me wanting to use it, however the yellow top and odd "skewmorphic" design just makes it less appealing to use.

    Notibility - I quite like it, I own it on my iPad and have been using it recently. A few odd things, but it might be a contender if I can't find a fix for Onenote. I especially like the meeting recording function, and if you take notes it syncs the time code. So I can simply press the word I typed and it will skip to the relevant audio, obvious "can I record this meeting" issues if you use this feature.

    Evernote - I stopped using it because of a lack of full screen note view in landscape on the iPad, this seems to have been fixed but a little odd (adding a new note, no full screen, however when you modify an existing one). I also could use a few more "item markers" like in OneNote. Also the adding recording to the notes could be better integrated, ala Notability.

    So where does this leave me, not quite sure just yet, if OneNote didn't perform like a dog it offers the best balance (however no integrated audio, not sure this is a deal breaker). So it's between Evernote and Notability.......the biggest difference is the audio integration (in favour of Notability) and cross platform (Notability only iOS and Mac, no Windows).

    Any other suggestions/input?
    Here is how I use notes applications:

    • Notes App - My general-purpose app for most basic things.
    • Notibility - I use this for more complicated notes.
    • OneNote - I only use this for work.



    I'm not a fan of Evernote, and I'm not going to pay a monthly fee. So . . . these three apps do everything I need them to do.
    06-23-2015 08:24 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Here is how I use notes applications:

    • Notes App - My general-purpose app for most basic things.
    • Notibility - I use this for more complicated notes.
    • OneNote - I only use this for work.




    I'm not a fan of Evernote, and I'm not going to pay a monthly fee. So . . . these three apps do everything I need them to do.
    Native Notes app - General purpose
    OneNote - Work
    Evernote - Receipts, quotes, Bible verses, iMore/Mobile Nations stuff, various .pdf files, etc.
    06-23-2015 08:30 AM
  10. Speedygi's Avatar
    Evernote is great... Syncing your notes is still unsurpassed on this app.

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    06-23-2015 08:37 AM
  11. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Evernote is great... Syncing your notes is still unsurpassed on this app.

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    Definitely this. As a cross platform user. Evernote syncing between phone/tablet/ios/android/desktop app/browser is unparalleled. Notes App will never be this and that is OK.
    06-23-2015 11:06 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Definitely this. As a cross platform user. Evernote syncing between phone/tablet/ios/android/desktop app/browser is unparalleled. Notes App will never be this and that is OK.
    To be fair, Evernote can appear overwhelming or too much to a new user of the app, but when they figure out that they can rename, rearrange/customize it to fit their wants and needs that is when they appreciate how great it is. The new Notes app is moving in the right direction and the added functions are indeed welcomed, but it will be a while before it can dethrone Evernote., in my opinion.
    06-23-2015 11:24 AM
  13. usedberry's Avatar
    To be fair, Evernote can appear overwhelming or too much to a new user of the app, but when they figure out that they can rename, rearrange/customize it to fit their wants and needs that is when they appreciate how great it is. The new Notes app is moving in the right direction and the added functions are indeed welcomed, but it will be a while before it can dethrone Evernote., in my opinion.
    Sorry if I'm wrong but when i used Evernote two years back, what i disliked was the monthly bandwidth limit for syncing for free account. And that was the reason why I chose not to use it.
    Correct me if that has changed. Thanks. 😊
    06-23-2015 11:34 AM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    There are still upload limits in place, but I've never gone over. I was a premium subscription member for a while but then cancelled it and reverted back to basic. The things I upload to it 'most' are my scanned receipts. If I need to upload any large documentation, I upload it to Dropbox. Anyway, the basic options of Evernote is depicted below.

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    06-23-2015 11:50 AM
  15. usedberry's Avatar
    There are still upload limits in place, but I've never gone over. I was a premium subscription member for a while but then cancelled it and reverted back to basic. The things I upload to it 'most' are my scanned receipts. If I need to upload any large documentation, I upload it to Dropbox. Anyway, the basic options of Evernote is depicted below.

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    I'm sure 60MB is more than enough for text notes. You find adding receipts, web clips and other scans doesn't get one go over 60MB?
    Thanks.
    06-23-2015 11:54 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm sure 60MB is more than enough for text notes. You find adding receipts, web clips and other scans doesn't make one go over 60MB?
    Thanks.
    No, not at all. I use Evernote's scannable app which is excellent, in my opinion, and I have my scanned notes defaulted to save as .pdf files. Besides, how many receipts / notes will the average person upload per day? Think about it. Once the data is uploaded, it's there to view whenever you want and many of them will be 'retrieved' so that negates uploading it again. An example would be notes containing photos of your electronics. I have a folder specifically for property along with photos displaying the model and serial numbers. I won't need to upload that info again and subtract from my monthly upload limit. There's no issue with how much to store, but only in how much to upload within a given month's time.
    06-23-2015 12:05 PM
  17. usedberry's Avatar
    There's no issue with how much to store, but only in how much to upload within a given month's time.
    In a month, one can not store more than they're allowed to upload. Correct me if I'm missing something, please.
    06-23-2015 12:11 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In a month, one can not store more than they're allowed to upload. Correct me if I'm missing something, please.
    That is correct, however, the actual storage size is unlimited. For example: if I uploaded my very first note on January 1st, but reached my 60 MB 'upload' limit on January 25th, I cannot upload another note until February 1st when the upload count resets. The notes I uploaded in January will still be present and available to me, and will not count against the 60 MB upload amount for February. I hope I made sense with that. Sorry for any confusion.
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    06-23-2015 12:29 PM
  19. usedberry's Avatar
    That is correct, however, the actual storage size is unlimited. For example: if I uploaded my very first note on January 1st, but reached my 60 MB 'upload' limit on January 25th, I cannot upload another note until February 1st when the upload count resets. The notes I uploaded in January will still be present and available to me, and will not count against the 60 MB upload amount for February. I hope I made sense with that. Sorry for any confusion.
    Yes, you made sense and that was what I thought as well. I'm getting an iPad Air as a birthday gift in 3 days so that will be a good time to try Evernote again. Hope it syncs well with my iPhone, iPod touch, new iPad, and windows laptop.
    And I can manage to stay under 60MB using all devices.😊
    Thanks a lot for your time and help!
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    06-23-2015 12:39 PM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, you made sense and that was what I thought as well. I'm getting an iPad Air as a birthday gift in 3 days so that will be a good time to try Evernote again. Hope it syncs well with my iPhone, iPod touch, new iPad, and windows laptop.
    And I can manage to stay under 60MB using all devices.
    Thanks a lot for your time and help!
    You're very welcome...
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    06-23-2015 12:58 PM
  21. OZsMac's Avatar
    Great thread, thanks guys. Evernote is winning in my head based review right now, sadly it all boils down to OneNote running like a dog on my iPad 3 (with iOS 8.3) and iPad Air (iOS 9 Beta 2), this is a widely reported issue.

    I also used Evernote a few years back, what I didn't like about it was the cluttered interface (at least that's how it appeared to me), also at the time creating notes on iPad still showed the folder details in the background (in landscape view), this is a bit of an issue as people sitting either side of me could see other "customer" notes.

    One additional point is that as many organisations move to Office 365, they will be able to use OneDrive corporate as a "authorised" cloud service, instead of "Shadow IT" and running the risk of having service blocked or getting a naughty note.
    06-23-2015 08:49 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Great thread, thanks guys. Evernote is winning in my head based review right now, sadly it all boils down to OneNote running like a dog on my iPad 3 (with iOS 8.3) and iPad Air (iOS 9 Beta 2), this is a widely reported issue.

    I also used Evernote a few years back, what I didn't like about it was the cluttered interface (at least that's how it appeared to me), also at the time creating notes on iPad still showed the folder details in the background (in landscape view), this is a bit of an issue as people sitting either side of me could see other "customer" notes.

    One additional point is that as many organisations move to Office 365, they will be able to use OneDrive corporate as a "authorised" cloud service, instead of "Shadow IT" and running the risk of having service blocked or getting a naughty note.
    You're very welcome. In addition, Evernote isn't for everyone, and that's okay. Just use whichever notes app you find that works best for your likes and needs regardless of what anyone else uses.
    06-23-2015 09:07 PM
  23. larsonage's Avatar
    My Note app is not working. Is anyone else having this problem?
    06-23-2015 10:31 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What specific note app are you referring to?
    06-23-2015 10:40 PM
  25. larsonage's Avatar
    The Apple Note app. I click on New Folder and nothing happens.
    06-23-2015 10:55 PM
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