Evernote vs. OneNote ...

By ILTA Tips posted 07-14-2015 00:00

  

2015/07/14

Web Apps: Evernote vs OneNote

In the world of note taking tools, Evernote and OneNote are two great programs. So let's compare:

Points

Evernote

OneNote

Sign Up

Users require registering with name, email address, password etc.

Users need to sign in with Microsoft (e.g. Outlook, Live) account. No additional sign up required

Platforms

Windows (Computers and Smartphones), Mac, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Browser extensions and WebOS

Windows (Computers and Smartphones), Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Web

Sync

Yes

Yes

Packages

Free and Premium

Free and Premium

Notes Homepage

Evernote home sports lots of features and options

OneNote home comes with simpler and basic interface having a few options

Notes View

By default list view

By default grid view

Note Editor

Has advanced tools

Has advanced tools

Text Formatting Options

A good number of text formatting tools

A range of text formatting tools

Note Text Color

Customizable

Customizable

Changing Font

Available

Available

Customizing Note Title Font

Not possible

Possible

Hyperlinking

Available

Available

Making Checklists

Possible

Possible

Adding Images

Possible

Possible

Text Background Color Customization

No

Yes

Inserting Other Files

Possible

Possible

Adding Pages

Not possible

Possible

Sharing & Collaboration

Available

Available

Arrangement of Notes

In Evernote web app's home page, users can arrange notes bytags, notebooks etc.

OneNote web app's homepage shows the notebooks inalphabetical order. Here is no custom arrangement option

Tags to Notes

Yes

Yes

Optical Character Recognition

Yes

Yes

Notebooks

Available

Available

Search Option

Yes

Yes

Shortcuts for Quick Access

Yes

No

Reminder

Yes

No,OneNote web app does not have a reminder option

Storage on Free Account

Unlimited, but 60 MB upload per month

It uses your OneDrive storage (currently 15 GB free there)

Evernote and OneNote offer almost similar sets of features on their web versions. Both of the services are available on a wide range of platforms. OneNote introduces its notes as 'Notebook' which inherits some additional benefits like inserting new pages, sections etc.

Both of the services have free and paid packages. Premium OneNote comes with Office 365 plans which starts from $9.99 per month. There is a one month free trial available. On the other hand, Evernote premium plan costs $5/month or $45/year (in Premium, you can do hand-writing notes).

OneNote home page is clear and simple. It sports a default grid view. Evernote offers a three column list view with lots of options and shortcuts on the welcome page. Still it is well responsive and smooth.

When it comes to note editing and formatting tools, OneNote has better customization facilities than Evernote.

Surprisingly, there is no reminder or custom arrangement option in OneNote web app. Evernote provides these features.

With thanks, much of this is from http://ergonotes.com/evernote-vs-onenote/

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