Evernote vs Google Drive


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Evernote
Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. Evernote supports a number of operating system platforms (including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and WebOS), and also offers online synchronization and backup services. Evernote open-source self-hosted alternatives are: Paperwork, Laverna, Permanote
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Google Drive
Online file storage and syncing service working as a file system for other Google's services. Allows to sync files between all your computers and mobile devices or collaborate on files with your team and partners. Version control, OCR, powerful online viewer. Provides 5 GB free disk space. Google Drive free alternatives are: OneDrive, Box, Dropbox
Comparing Evernote vs Google Drive is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Google Drive has better video than Evernote



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Google Drive has more user-friendly interface than Evernote because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Evernote is more popular than Google Drive

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Evernote integrates with Slack (in 2017)
- Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users (in 2017)
- Google Drive gets a new Backup & Sync desktop app (in 2017)
- Google updated Drive with a focus on its business users (in 2017)
- Google Drive gets intelligent search (in 2016)
- Evernote limits free plan to 2 devices and raises prices (in 2016)
- Evernote unveiled new Windows app (in 2016)
- Google Drive adds OpenDocument support, sending files as attachments (in 2014)
- Google Drive for desktop now allows to launch files in preferred applications (in 2014)
- Evernote rolls out built-in chat (in 2014)

Looks like Google Drive was recently more active than Evernote (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Evernote and Google Drive meet head to head:

2014 - Google Drive adds OpenDocument support, sending files as attachments to keep up competition with Evernote


Google is rolling out a series of updates for its cloud-based storage service Google Drive. Gmail users will now be able to share Drive documents as attachments that are sent as part of email files. That’s useful in case the person receiving the document doesn’t have permission to view the file in Google Drive or if you delete the file from Drive at a later time. Google also added support for importing all three major ODF (Open) file formats: .odt files for documents, .ods for spreadsheets, and .odp for presentations. That change will make it easier for users to work with files from other open source productivity suites such as LibreOffice. On Android, Drive users will also be able to search for files using voice commands within the Google search app. A user could say, “OK, Google — search for holiday letter on Drive,” for instance.

2013 - Evernote adds reminders to strike back at Google Drive



One of the main functions that IT apps should perform for us - is offloading our memory and reminding us where and what we wanted to do. Perhaps the most popular reminder for businessmen and executives is Google Calendar. But now, you can also use the online notebook Evernote for this purpose. For each note in Evernote you can set a reminder, and on the given day the service will send you the email notification (or pop-up the message on the screen of your mobile device). Reminders are also displayed at the top of the notes list. This feature is already available in the online version and iPhone/iPad apps. The update to the Android-app is coming soon.