Somehow, I’ve never been a fan of Evernote. It’s an awesome app so don’t misinterpret my statement. It’s just that Evernote has been a lot of features for me: features that bloat an otherwise decent interface and that make things a little complex.
But of course there are alternatives that aren’t as good as Evernote is. Some of you might be of the opinion that nothing beats Evernote. I guess that’s something I’ll sometimes agree with. Evernote has everything. It’s a complete one-stop solution.
Still, if you’re looking for Evernote alternatives, this post might be useful. We’ve got five really awesome alternatives to Evernote. Here’s the catch: they’re not as complete as Evernote is but if you’re looking for a less heavy version of Evernote, these alternatives will work good.
Catch Notes has a wonderful design. It’s got good functionally too. Unlike Evernote, it’s not one that gets too much ‘professional’ – it’s not for GTD freaks. It’s simplistic in its approach – more like the Wunderkind app we reviewed – but it’s awesome and more powerful. You’ll love the interface if you love minimalism. If you use Catch.com, you’ll also be able to sync to all devices too.
Springpad is a perfect note-taking app. You’ll find this to be a familiar thing (like Pinterest but Springpad came first). Springpad will be the best Evernote alternative for people who’re GTD-intense. Although not as minimal as Catch Notes in terms of features, Springpad is awesome in its own way. As powerful as it can get.
Memonic has a great web interface/app and I’m not so sure if you’ll like the interface of its iOS app but it has a powerful functionality. The app looks a little old but it’s fast (so unlike Evernote). And then there’s a good level of sync support and the app is free. Memonic could be a good alternative if you’re looking at something less fancy.
WorkFlowy isn’t a full-fledged Evernote replacement because you don’t get the advantages of image clippings to be added but it’s a notepad on steroids. It boasts some enormous powers that are best experienced. WorkFlowy has a beautiful web interface too – to manage and sync things – and if you’re looking at a note-only kind of an app that’s brilliant, WorkFlowy will fly.
OneNote from Microsoft isn’t a very popular app amongst Mac users but GTD-guys/gals who are intent on having some solution that’s powerful opt for OneNote. It is said that Evernote kind of dethroned OneNote but I think OneNote is still some kind of a mammoth when it comes to note-taking. Again, it’s a powerful solution.
Fastever is not exactly an Evernote alternative but if you’re looking for Evernote alternatives just because Evernote feels slow and laggy, Fastever might change your opinion. There are two disadvantages: first off, it’s a paid app at $1.99 and secondly, there’s a small learning curve.