Evernote for iOS review: Access your notes from anywhere

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.1
  • Installation and Setup: 10.0
  • Features and Support: 6.0
  • Interface: 9.0
  • Performance: 9.0
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The Good Evernote gives you access to your notes, images, and voice recordings on all your devices. A premium subscription includes PIN access, among other features.

The Bad Evernote Premium offers the ideal setup with PIN access, document history, offline notebooks, and priority support, but a $5 monthly subscription is simply too steep.

The Bottom Line If you're looking for a note-taking app that syncs across all platforms -- or just an easy way to keep track of your digital odds and ends -- Evernote is a worthwhile download.

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Evernote for iOS is just one part of an excellent, access-from-anywhere note-taking system. The latest version of the app has a completely redesigned user interface, with better access to all your notebooks, tags, places, and everything else you've come to rely on in Evernote.

There are many ways to create notes and the collections of notes called notebooks. Your notes can be text, images, or Web clippings, but a premium account (with a monthly subscription) will let you save other file types, too.

In addition to using Evernote on your iOS device, you can also create and get to your notes from a variety of mobile devices (including an app for Android that did not receive the UI update) and any Web browser on any computer. A free Evernote account links all your notes together.

The impressively streamlined interface in the latest version of Evernote gives you access to all your notes, notebooks, tags, and places from spring-loaded folder tabs. You can touch a tab to open a folder, or touch the top-left corner of an open folder to return to the home screen. Across the top of the home screen, there now are convenient buttons so you can quickly add a note, snap a picture, or digitize physical documents with the Page Camera.

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Evernote (iOS)

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About The Author

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.