25 – Evernote

Evernote has retrieved 13 of the 23 places it lost in 2018

Evernote is a tool – not just for making textual notes but also for web clipping, and as such it can act as an individual’s personal information system.

Website: evernote.com
Cost: Free and premium versions
Availability: Online and download app

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 18
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 51
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 37

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 38.   2017: 15    2016: 17    2015: 10    2014: 8    2013: 6
2012: 12    2011: 17    2010: 23    2009: 27    2008: –     2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Evernote as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “I use this for note taking during webinars and conferences. Evernote is also good for organizing and storing research and ideas to save for later. I organize my sundry notes, PDF files and screen captures in Evernote’s notebooks and stacks (groups of notebooks).” Connie Malamed, learning experience design consultant, USA http://theelearningcoach.com/reviews/top-ten-tools-in-my-ple/ 
  • “I draft blog posts in Evernote, save receipts in Evernote, archive notes in Evernote, retain libraries of content in Evernote. One tool with so many uses. It does get better the more you use it and, again, is an app I pay for.” Andrew Jacobs, UK https://lostanddesperate.com/2019/09/04/top-10-tools-for-learning-2019/ 
  • “for capturing small text notes when I am away from my normal machine ” Matthias Melcher, Germany https://x28newblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/top-ten-tools/
  • “I have been an Evernote Premium user for many years.  I use it for everything in my life – travel documents, scanning documents and so much more.  I use it as a dumping ground of all my links and references and use the annotation and editing to read and write notes in PDFs. In my day to day work I use MS One2016 which I must say is far more easier to use than Evernote. It also has more functionality in that it links to Outlook as well as it sits in the Microsoft ecosphere so all your work is in the one place.  Also, it has excellent search capability within the tool – I find it far better than Evernote search. Over time, I’m thinking of moving over to OneNote 2016 but this is going to require some research because I want OneNote 2016 and not the lesser lite version of OneNote and it requires some time and consideration of this.  It means you’re then locked into one ecosphere for the long term.  This is why I still have Evernote. I am hedging my bets but know that either may not be the right solution….so I’m going to wait it out.” Helen Blunden, Australia http://activatelearning.com.au/2019/08/my-top-10-tools-for-learning-2/
  • “I use Evernote Pro to capture all my notes and links to what I’m reading. I also use OneNote 2016 for work. (They do the same thing but I like to keep professional and personal work learning separate – there’s no guarantee that I’d be using Microsoft forever….let’s see…)” Senior Adoption Consultant, Australia
  • “It’s all about organizing and decluttering the note-taking process. Enhance your notes with links, checklists, tables, attachments, and audio recordings. You can even search your own hand-written notes.” Global Manager of Technology Learning Center, USA
  • “An effective all-rounder for archiving, note-taking and sharing content.” Learning Content Developer, Spain
  • “My personal knowledge repository: Everything at my fingertip.” Trainer/Consultant, Switzerland
  • “I like evernote to take digital notes and not lose them. When I’m involved in a specific project or research, I also use it as a bookmark, article repository while I’m collecting data.” Knowledge Management Specialist
  • “The main repository for all my bits of knowledge, also as an agenda for my ongoing work with clients” L&D Practitioner, Spain
  • “Research, personal learning environment (PLE) tool.” Learning Ecologies Designer, Puerto Rico
  • “A database for everything: all examples, links, quotes, documents – everything is there” College Professor, Russia


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