Alternote — the Beautiful Note-taking App for Evernote
By MABee Arts Ltd
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Alternote is a gorgeous OS X note-taking app that integrates with Evernote. Designed to be the most convenient and natural way to make notes, collect information, write down your ideas, feelings and memories.
Alternote is totally secure. There are no Alternote servers in the chain, just you, your Mac and Evernote backend.
Interface slightly dims as you start typing. Now just focus on writing.
# Night mode & font settings
Change sidebar background, color scheme and font settings as you like.
# Robust search
Search through note title and contents as-you-type. Start searching just as you launch Alternote, no more focusing search field.
# Backed by Evernote
Alternote is an alternative Evernote client for Mac. You can use Evernote mobile apps and clippers. All your data will be in sync.
# Retina-ready & smooth
You will make use of every pixel of Alternote. It’s retina-ready and has smooth, optimized scrolling. No matter how long your note is.
# WYSIWYG, when you need it
Text styling controls don’t bother you and appear when you select something.
# Compact mode
Hide sidebar and show notes in one line.
* Yinxiang Biji support
* Colored tags
* Attachments support
* Print to PDF
* Intuitive shortcuts
* To-do lists
* and many more!
What's New in Version 1.0.10
Hello China! New version includes the following:
* Chinese Traditional and Simplified language support
* A small non-synchronized note indicator near modification time
* From now, emoji in note and notebook titles are allowed!
* Fixed rare copy/paste bug
* Fixed a bug with non-breaking spaces when copying code snippets from Alternote
* Fixed a bug with notes update time overwrite
* Fixed a bug with sort by creation date
* Fixed a bug that caused evernote:// links to disappear
* Other minor bug fixes and interface improvements
If you like Alternote, please take a moment to write a nice review. App Store reviews help others to learn about Alternote and keep us motivated to work on upgrades.
I Wanted To Love It!
First and foremost, this is a gorgeous app and I used this full time for a while and never touched the Evernote app. I dove all in, and would have kept using it except for one massive issue(for me): For some reason, Alternote constantly made SO MANY duplicates of my notes. My Evernote notes and notebooks are super organized, and I couldn't spend any more time dealing with going through and deleting duplicates each time I used it. I want to love this, but I'm scared to open it now because I don't want to go delete a million duplicate notes. It's unfortunate, because I love everything else about this app. If that got fixed, this would be 5 stars for me and I would be preaching this app to everyone I know.
If you like Evernote but hate the design
Alternote is a great supplement app for Evernote users who like a more straight foward design and the ability to color tags, which is a godsend for anyone who likes to organize visually. The Evernote ecosystem is smart, but it can be overwhelming with how it displays the notebooks and stacks, which is white on white on white.
I still use Evernote app, but usually for scanning documents into one of my stacks. But, for my creative stuff, Alternote is first my step so I can organize my tags, which for anyone who is an Evernote freak, is key for search and organizing.
And then there is the background options, night mode, focus and toggle options all with a smooth El Capitan flavor.
At the time of this writing, it costs about 8 bucks. Well worth it.
Great minimalist design, but unusable due to syncing issues
I’ve been using Alternote since it was in beta, and I’ve loved the minimalist design and distraction free writing. But syncing issues have become increasingly worse, causing formatting issues and duplicate notes. As an academic and teacher, I use Evernote Premium to keep my research, PDFs, notes, and drafts organized. Unfortunately, the sync issues make Alternote unusable. I love the minimalist aesthetic and writing experience, but aesthetics aren’t a substitute for reliable integration with Evernote features and services.