I discovered Evernote, the client version, back in 2006, and have been using it for about a year or so until it kept asking me at every start if I wanted to buy the full version. I then switched to Google Notebook, together with its Firefox addon.
Now a few weeks ago, I learned through Benoit Descary, that Evernote was launching its version 3.0. And not only was it a new version, but the whole concept had been revamped.
Evernote was now both a client software, but also, and more importantly, a web based one as well.
Benoit could provide me with an invite code, so I decided to have a look. But not only to Evernote, indeed a few people on Benoit’s blog had hinted that Zoho Notebook was a pretty good tool as well.
So I registered to both Evernote and Zoho.
I meant to make a full comparison between the three solutions, but quite frankly, with the baby plus two major projects going on at the office, I couldn’t make it.
Nevertheless, here are some thoughts out of the top of my head:
– Evernote, I have not been able to launch the client version, apparently due to a proxy issue eventhough I have no proxy problem at all. It is apparently a know issue and Evernote is working on it
– As far as I could tell, the Evernote web version does not support all the functionalities of the client one (but again, I could not really dwelve into it as I should have)
– Zoho looks really promising, but I encountered a few bug, principally while trying to save stuff, which is in my opinion a serious problem! ;o)
– Google Notebook lacks a sexy user interface, but other than that, I don’t hold much grieves against it …
Anyway, the race is on, and if you’d like to join me, I have 8 invitation codes to share … If you’re interested, leave me your email address (if I don’t have it already) in the comments.
Only, give me a few days to send you the invite as I will be on a business trip to Milano for the newt 2 days …