The past couple of days have seen a few stories about Evernote’s performance. The company, not the app. It doesn’t make for pleasant reading…
Apparently, they’ve lost a worrying number of senior people and several key metrics can be, at best, described as ‘stagnant’. And I’m not sure whether or not to be worried…
I’ve recently divided my note-taking life into:
- Evernote for everything business-related
- Bear for all longer-form writing (e.g. blog posts, white-papers)
- Apple notes for checklists and anything I need to share with @TheFrankFlyer
And so, just when I feel I’ve got a handle on electronic notes organisation, and a couple of nifty workflows, it looks like I might need to find an Evernote alternative. A successor, even.
I really, really hope Evernote is around for the long term, but there’s a definite sense of Nero fiddling while Rome burns right now. Exhibit A: their recent (hardly noticeable, yet noisily announced) update to the Evernote logo.
I have to ask: is that really the activity that should be taking up your time? There’s so much to be done with the app to make it comparable and reliable across platforms. So much to be done to make it a success in the corporate world.
But a new logo? It seems a little desperate.
Please, Evernote, get it together. I really rely on you and your app on a daily basis and don’t want to have to export my many thousands and thousands of notes and then try to make it all work in another, probably less useful, app.