Evernote VS OneNote: which service notes better?
Why, of all the web services of Evernote and OneNote are the most popular? First, it is cross-platform software products. Second, they solve the urgent problem of the modern user. Evernote and OneNote is personal account managers that offer a solution to the issue with the ordering of personal information of inhabitants and provide them with a convenient and simple tools. Competitor this pair could become another well-known web service notes Google Keep, but he has a minimum of features, and Evernote for a couple of OneNote compared to the brainchild of the search giant look real functional monsters.
But which of these web services better? In this we will try to understand below, analyzing some aspects of Evernote and OneNote.
The functionality of Evernote and OneNote in General is similar: both services are equipped with the necessary options to organize your notes, index them, providing a keyword search within client applications, provides a system of tags (labels) for ease of reporting, but also offer shared access for collaborative editing of notes.
Both of the web service, extend the facets of the concept notes. And Evernote and OneNote allow you to create text, handwritten, graphics and audio recordings. Note in both cases can also be a screenshot, a web publication, the reference file attachment.
Both web services provide in the preparation of the notes part is connected to the computer camera, but if Evernote only allows to do with her using the images inside the desktop OneNote, you can record full videos.
In OneNote you can create notes in the form of prints – technology IRM protected XPS documents. Plus, in the desktop OneNote client application in Microsoft Office integrated some of the features of other office applications. So, on the OneNote AutoCorrect options apply words and spelling (with custom dictionaries) of the Word. In the desktop version of OneNote for Windows, you can insert Excel tables, equations, translate the text into other languages through a web service Microsoft Translator (Bing Translator). OneNote works in tandem with Outlook and allows you to turn individual parts of notes into Outlook tasks, and send notes by e-mail messages.
So in terms of functionality advantage with the brainchild of Microsoft OneNote.
2. Tools to create and design notes
And Evernote, and OneNote tightly integrated into the Internet environment. Both web services have their own extensions for the popular browsers – the so-called clipper, which allows to quickly create notes from web publishing with the imposition of user comments.
OneNote in the number of mandatory apps appear when using the Share feature integrated into Windows 8.1 and 10, since the touch version is the brainchild of Microsoft are pre-installed in these versions of the system. Evernote can also work in conjunction with the system function «Share», if its app from the Windows Store. But if the plan note taking app and Evernote, and OneNote offer about the same facilities in respect of registration of the private notes, the brainchild of Microsoft in the desktop versions will have a significant advantage. The latter is a larger list of tools text formatting inherited from the Word, a greater range of options to create graphical notes. OneNote notes are not directly on the sheet of paper, and in separate blocks, which you can then freely drag and drop to any place in the notes. OneNote has templates notes and prompts the user to get an aesthetic pleasure in the choice of the themes page.
OneNote pages can be in a cage or in a line according to the type of pages of paper notebooks for easy note-taking handwriting.
But the desktop version of Evernote for Windows provides a fairly tight range of tools for creating notes. The only thing she can outdo the brainchild of Microsoft, so it is only an option to align text by the width that is missing in OneNote.
Total: victory again for OneNote.
3. Structure notes
And Evernote, and OneNote provide a hierarchical storage structure notes. In the first you can create multiple notebooks, and each keep case notes.
The second web service OneNote offers a more developed hierarchy: a few notebooks can have multiple sections, and these sections are already pages of notes. But that’s not all: any of the notes, you can make a nested page in the primary page.
Each OneNote notebook is a file of a certain format, which is stored in the cloud on OneDrive and can be moved to another location. Thus, the number of notes that, for example, is not needed in active use, but which is still too early to say good-bye forever, can be transferred in a separate notebook and remove its file from the documents folder on OneDrive. This notebook will not be displayed in client applications OneNote, but the file can calmly be stored either in OneDrive or another cloud service, or on the computer, until the notebook won’t become a necessity.
The more developed the tools to organize large amounts of data – the third advantage of a web service OneNote before Evernote.
Evernote and OneNote have client applications for Windows, including touch apps for Windows 8.1 and 10, for Mac OS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Android. Both web services provide access to your notes using the web version of the application in the browser window. But this is an exhaustive list of platforms to OneNote, like Evernote then you can use more and the owners of mobile devices based on BlackBerry. Mobile versions of OneNote, as a rule, greatly reduced in functionality. In particular, even a universal version of the app for Windows 10 is not allows to do any audio or video notes.
But mobile users Evernote audio notes are available. By and large the full range of features in OneNote is only available on computers and laptops in the full version of the app web service for Windows systems and Mac OS. Plus, OneNote is not installed on older versions of Android, and Evernote is available for users of Android 2.2 and 2.3.
The first victory Evernote is a larger list of compatible devices.
If the mobile version of Evernote still looks stylish, is compact and generally well thought out for the notes on devices with a small screen, the desktop version of the Windows client for this web service notes find a very dark appearance. Colorless interface, classic menu with a dropdown list of functions, small command button is not the best approach to win the sympathy of the inhabitants. Fortunately, though the toolbar is customizable. It can be customized according to your preferences, securing a prominent place the most frequently used options. Among the few benefits of the program Evernote desktop – the ability to customize the display notes by list, cards, and small blocks with fragments of their content.
The web version of the service and Metro-Evernote Touch for Windows 8.1 and 10 at least sometimes contain decoration of the interface with a green color, but, alas, in General, of particular appeal and the usability of them is not attached.
OneNote, on the contrary, has a very attractive interface. Theme with plum colors is present in all client applications, the brainchild of Microsoft. And desktop and universal apps for Windows 10 OneNote Ribbon interface with a toolbar that is divided into separate sections-the tabs that greatly simplifies and familiarity of users with applications and their use in the future. As in all office applications, Microsoft Office, desktop OneNote provides for customizing the quick access toolbar with buttons for frequently used functions.
The web app OneNote in the browser window is less functional than the desktop, but it makes a pleasant appearance, and usability.
To summarize: the interface better in OneNote, it is another victory for the brainchild of Microsoft.
OneNote is a free service, free and software applications, including desktop program in Microsoft Office. In rare cases, the accumulation of large amounts of notes (usually due to uvesistost attached to notes file), the user may face the restriction of the volume of synchronized data, which depends on the size of the free space in the cloud OneDrive. OneDrive files are stored in notebooks in OneNote, from the start, registration offers free 15 GB of space in «the cloud». If they are for some reason not enough to store your notes, only 72 rubles per month Microsoft ready on a regular basis to provide the use of as much as 100 GB of cloud space.
Evernote have different scheme of providing the services. Anyone can register and use the service and client apps for free. But the monthly data allowance of Evernote with the free use shall not exceed 60 MB and the weight of one of the notes is 25 MB. At such monthly hard part is unlikely to fix the situation is the fact that the total amount of notes account on the Evernote server is not limited. To increase the ability of data downloading up to 1 GB, for Evernote Plus will have to pay 119 per month or purchase a year’s subscription for 999 rubles, but when you create each note will still need to meet the amount, not exceeding 50 MB.
For just a large bag of 219 rubles per month, or 1990 rubles a year, you can purchase a Premium Evernote account with unlimited space for storing notes, provided, however, that one note will not exceed 200 MB. To save on buying one of the paid Evernote accounts at the time of the action promotions and special offers the web service.
The advantages of OneNote are obvious.
As you can see, quite a serious margin of victory went to the Microsoft creation web service OneNote notes. He has a more generous Creator, the most powerful applications for computers more usable interface that is familiar to many other products of Microsoft Office. When you work with Evernote will have to learn how significant savings and rapid presentation of his ideas in audio notes to use the web service free of charge. However, for small amounts of information stored Evernote can also be a very good decision.