Reading tip: Quitting Evernote for DEVONthink

Information worker Yann Rousse switched from Evernote to DEVONthink. He described how he managed the transition in detail in an excellent blog post on Medium:

Yann RousseMoving to DEVONthink from Evernote is not a trivial change. The new tools available to handle my Information and Knowledge activities are quite different and in many ways, far more powerful. The learning curve has started for me but I feel DEVONthink is not only excellent but most importantly the proper fit for me. I’m just beginning to perceive how I can now extend my use of such tool as most barriers I had with Evernote have been lifted now.

I’m convinced I made the right move and, considering the significant improvements added to DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go apps in 2017, at the right time. I’m also hoping for further improvements with incoming iOS11 and the strong push the new OS brings in terms of capabilities for the iPad toward Pro users.

Yann talks about why he quit Evernote, why he chose our software as the best solution for him, and how he set up his own WebDAV server for synchronizing his databases in private. Read his post here.

4 Responses to “Reading tip: Quitting Evernote for DEVONthink”

  1. Pat O'Halloran says:

    I too ditched Evernote about a year ago. I had used it quite extensively but have also had DEVONthink on my Mac which I used for some tasks. With a little thought and a few changes of practice I now use DEVONthink for everything and Evernote is gone for good. No regrets and a more streamlined workflow.

  2. Jason says:

    I also moved from Evernote to Devonthink. I really like how the search function works and connects all the relevant stuff I need.
    The main thing I’m missing is cross plattform note taking/import, since at work we have to use windows systems.

  3. Robin Kendon says:

    I have also just switched to using Devonthink (Pro Office) more that so far – in my case from Apple Notes to DTTG. I’d been using Notes to save links and articles but found no good workflow to sort and use the many notes. As above, this year’s developments to DTTG made it for me.
    At work I still (have to) use Evernote, but our use there is really only as an exchange platform and storage for current Information. For analysis and more depth I go to DT more and more.

  4. Steffi says:

    More and more people switching to DevonThinkProOffice – also in our community of the own cloud! They do not want to be bound on terms and conditions and want to know where they data is stored.

    Great article! Thanks