Spoiler alert: It’s not dead. If you weren’t (or aren’t) a die-hard user, it’s a note-taking up that was hugely popular a few years go. The company was founded in 2008 and reached unicorn status in 2012. To date, the company has raised nearly $300M in venture backing.
However, Evernote’s growth began to slow in 2015, and the company went through multiple rounds of layoffs over the past few years. According to a recent NYT article, Evenote is joining a cast of dying unicorns, or "zombiecorns," which also includes once-hot companies like Foursquare and Quora.
Some comments from Evernote’s 2014 PH launch:
“Great piece of kit, would certainly recommend! I'm a premium user, and it's worth every penny.” - Giacomo
“Still my fave. Very easy to use. I have premium subscription so I am very satisfied.” - Liz
“The second brain” - Felix
And what users thought of Evernote’s reboot in 2017:
“I want to love you again Evernote” - Brian
“I too want to remember everything! Always love you Evernote... sometimes you make it difficult, but always love.” - Austin
“Great to see Evernote doing something new. I love it as a service. It's like Dropbox for my brain.” - Samuel
With fierce customer appreciation, Evernote continues to serve a dedicate pool of users. Today, Evernote’s apps are still downloaded 50,000 times per day, but the company faces stiff competition. Other popular apps in the world of note-taking:
Notion combines the best features of Dropbox, Excel and Google Docs 🗒
Google Keep lets you save your thoughts wherever you are 💭
Taskade lets you create tasks, notes, and video chat on the same page ✔️
Bear is a well-designed, flexible writing app for notes (and prose) 📝
Things is a productivity app for the hyper-organized 💯
Milanote is a notes app for more ~creative~ work 🧠
Todoist makes entering new tasks lightning-fast ⚡️
Tell us what you think of Evernote today here.
For more multi-tasking, try this slide in/slide out iPad-style Mac app. 🙌
“In the end, all I needed was a simple tool that allowed me to glance at it and do a quick action, like taking down a to-do or sending a quick message.” - Slidepad Maker Potter Dai.