Evernote

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
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Description of App

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Key Features:

  • Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use
  • Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists
  • Save, sync and share files
  • Record voice and audio notes
  • Search for text inside images
  • Organize notes by notebooks and tags
  • Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account
  • Connect Evernote to other apps and products you use
  • Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter
  • Premium feature: take notebooks offline to access them anytime
  • Premium feature: allow others to edit your notebooks
  • Premium feature: add a PIN lock to your Evernote app

Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life:

  • Research smarter: snap photos of whiteboards and books
  • Take meeting and class notes, draft agendas and research notes
  • Plan a trip: keep track of travel plans, plane tickets and passports
  • Organize and save recipes; search by ingredients later
  • Create a grocery list or task list and check things off as you go
  • View web pages saved in Evernote on your desktop
  • Capture ideas and inspiration on the go
  • Access files and notes you create on your phone from your desktop
  • Keep track of products and prices for comparison shopping purposes
  • Keep finances in order: save receipts, bills and contracts
  • Reduce paper clutter by taking snapshots of restaurant menus, business cards and labels
  • Use Evernote as part of your GTD system to help you stay organized
  • To get the most out of your Evernote experience, download it on all of the computers and phones that you use.

Evernote is available for: Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Web
Web clippers available for: Evernote for Web; Web Clippers for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer

Learn more: http://www.evernote.com/about/getting_started/

Version

4.1.9

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

As easy as the standard "notes" app, but with many more features.

iOS Version

7

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

I really like the feature-rich simplicity of this app, which makes me choose it over other similar apps. The one thing I couldn't stand about the standard "notes" app was lack of organisation. Finding notes back by notebook, tags or even location is very nice. Plus attaching or taking photos, videos, voice memos within the app itself is just a bonus. Where I use Dropbox for files, I use Evernote for pretty much everything else.

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

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Comments

Submitted by Liz on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I recently read downloaded Evernote, only to discover that it's entry screen is not at all accessible! Help!

Submitted by John Moore on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

As was stated above, you can no longer log into the app. The accessibility ratings need to be updated.

Submitted by Tina on Thursday, October 22, 2015

I have checked this out, and I have confirmed what another poster has seen. You are indeed able to name your note, but for whatever reason, Voiceover somehow doesn't place focus on the "body" field. I think it's skipped over. This really is a problem, and, like a previous poster, I have let Evernote know about this.

The result? Either you have to type a fast note and back out, or you're forced to just type a lot of stuff with no way to separate thoughts.

Evidently, this happens whether you're using a wireless keyboard or dictating.

Also, the other issue of not being able to get past the introductory screen without sighted help is something I've seen. I have also let them know about this.

For now, you may need to turn Voiceover off, flick a couple pages to the left, then turn Voiceover back on. I have suggested to the developer that they add a button on the first page so you can get past that first screen.

If you've used Evernote, but had to abandon it, please let the developer know about this. They need numbers if this issue is to be resolved by the next update. Thanks.

Submitted by Tina on Thursday, October 22, 2015

It seems that Voiceover does read the "tap to edit" text, but nothing happens. This seems to be what the previous poster was dealing with. It seems that the edit field itself doesn't work with Voiceover. You have to turn off voiceover to activate that field, so in short, I think we have a bug. Thanks.

Submitted by Rose on Thursday, October 13, 2016

This app appears to be completely fixed. I am no longer seeing the body issue mentioned above. Also, Evernote no longer insists on its new users going through the tutorial that several of us previously had an issue with.