EverNote, How To Lose a Customer In 2 Seconds

Is it just me or is there a definite lack of a good notes application on the iPhone. The built in Notes App is almost there except it doesn’t sync with MobileMe nor can I draw freehand on it! If the Apple Notes App did that I won’t have to look for an alternative, however, I do, and I did.


I downloaded a promising looking app called EverNote. It stores everything up in the cloud and all notes are completely indexed and searchable. You can save notes by taking a picture and it will OCR them. You can even save audio notes. All this, a OS X client, and iPhone client, and it’s FREE. I’m sold so I fire up the AppStore, download EverNote, and try to enter my first note. This is what I get:

There seems to be a bug where the note you’re typing is covered which makes the primary function of the app completely useless. My bar for usability is definitely higher than the average joe, but considering this app is competing against an Apple pre-installed version EverNote’s bar should be just as high.

Meanwhile, I’ll just have to keep looking.