Evernote vs Wunderlist
Last updated: April 20, 2017
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.
Wunderlist is the easiest way to manage and share your to-do lists. Whether you’re planning an overseas adventure, sharing a shopping list with a loved one or running your very own business, Wunderlist is here to help you achieve great things.
Latest news about Evernote and Wunderlist:
20.04.17. Microsoft unveiled productivity app To-Do that will replace Wunderlist. Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to-do list app Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application To-Do. The new app was built by the team behind Wunderlist, and will bring in the favorite elements of that app in the months ahead. The company also added that it won’t shut down Wunderlist until it’s confident that it has “incorporated the best of Wunderlist into To-Do.” In the meantime, Microsoft is encouraging Wunderlist users to make the switch by offering an importer that will bring in your lists and to-dos from Wunderlist into To-Do, where those items will now be available in other Microsoft products, like Exchange and Outlook. The To-Do app is not ready at this point to meet the needs of all Wunderlist users, however. As many users realized, some platforms do not yet support To-Do, including Mac, iPad and Android tablet. Task list sharing is also not available.
05.07.16. Evernote limits free plan to 2 devices and raises prices. Note-taking app Evernote introduced new pricing policy. The Basic plan remains free, but is now limited to only two devices. That might be sufficient for the average user — Evernote likely wouldn’t deliberately rankle a majority of their free users — but it’s still a considerable limitation. The addition of the passcode lock feature to Basic helps soften the blow, though. Plus, which was $3 per month, now costs $4 (or $35 per year), while Premium went from $6 to $8 per month, or $70 per year. You get 1GB and 10GB, respectively, in those plans, and the specifics of what’s offered (too much to list here) can be found at the Evernote site.
17.05.16. Evernote unveiled new Windows app. Evernote has unveiled a major update of its desktop client for Windows users. The new release provides another user interface revamp and some new features. Notebooks and tags can now be directly accessed, created and deleted from the left-hand pane, which can be minimized to free up screen real-estate elsewhere. Users also gain the ability to define notebooks and tags by color (right-click to do this) for easier identification in the left-hand pane. Business account users now see their personal and business notes visually separated out, with the ability to choose what’s displayed. Mixed note lists have been dropped. Keyboard shortcuts make it quick and easy to toggle between personal and business mode. The new version also comes with the promise of increased stability and performance - search in particularly runs much quicker.
02.06.15. Microsoft acquired To-Do app Wunderlist. Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based startup behind the Wunderlist to-do list app (for between $100 million and $200 million). The purchase is part of Microsoft’s new effort to enhance its line of mobile apps. Wunderlist apps work on iOS as well as Android operating systems, both of which compete with Microsoft. It has recently started offering the mobile version of Microsoft Office free and acquired two makers of mobile apps: San Francisco-based Acompli Inc., which makes mobile-email applications, and Sunrise Atelier Inc., a New York-based startup behind the popular Sunrise mobile calendar application. Microsoft rebranded Acompli as Outlook for mobile. All three acquisitions point to an integration of Microsoft productivity tools, with an emphasis on mobile apps.
14.05.15. Wunderlist adds integrations with Slack, Sunrise, HipChat and more. Popular to-do app Wunderlist is finally turning on an API so that people can create or modify Wunderlist tasks in other apps, and get alerts for Wunderlist tasks when they’re in those apps. The first wave of API partners — which have been playing around with a closed beta of the API since January, the company tells me — are Sunrise, Slack, OneNote, HipChat, Zapier and Scanbot. Next up will be an integration center — which sounds not unlike a similar feature you would get in a product like Slack giving users a very easy way of linking in whatever apps they choose to have feeding into Wunderlist. (Note that Wunderlist already has made a little bit of an inroad into integrations, too: in October, Dropbox became its first integration partner.)
01.11.14. Evernote rolls out built-in chat. Online note-taking and collaboration service Evernote has rolled out a new “Work Chat” feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email. Additionally, when you email a note to someone, it will now show up in Work Chat automatically, allowing you to keep a permanent history of your communications. You can chat with either just one person, or a group, and you can optionally sync the app with your Google Contacts, too. When you start a chat with another user, they’re notified both in the app and via an email message that informs them of the chat and offers a button which, when clicked, launches Evernote.
20.10.14. Wunderlist gets Calendar Feed, Dropbox integration. Task management service Wunderlist added several new features during recent weeks. Thanks to its latest integrations, you can now get the big picture of all your to-dos with a due date, in your calendar of choice. The Wunderlist Calendar Feed Calendar Feed works with Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar and iCal. Another new useful feature - is Dropbox integration. Your Dropbox files can now sit right alongside your to-dos in Wunderlist, so any file you work on can now be kept in one place.
07.10.14. Evernote unveiled AI tool and new web interface. The most popular note-taking Evernote wants people not just keep using its app to store notes and thoughts regularly, but to use it for ever more purposes: it’s launching Evernote Context — an AI play that will see it surfacing and suggesting new content to you from third party sources as you read and write. This will mean adding a new content feed from third party sources that will appear within Evernote, alongside and relevant to the work that you are doing within the app, wether you are on desktop or another client. Also Evernote unveiled new web app that uses a lot more white space throughout the interface, leaving you with a much cleaner workspace that doesn’t draw your eye to past notes as you add new ones to the same extent as you’d fine the native desktop app.
02.08.14. Wunderlist gets real-time sync and public lists . Popular to-do list app Wunderlist now wants to become the world’s home for lists. It made possible to share lists through social media (Twitter, Facebook and Google+), send as messages and embed them into webpages. When someone clicks on the link for a shared list, they are taken to a mini-site that allows importing into users’ Wunderlist apps; obviously this is partly intended to introduce a viral effect. Besides Wunderlist is planning to release new API in the coming weeks in the hopes to connect with third party apps like Dropbox or Evernote. The second main new feature is real-time sync. Before, items could only refresh every 15 minutes or when prompted. Now the real time integration allows users to collaborate immediately with others on different lists.
12.05.14. Evernote and LinkedIn integrate business cards into social network. Business card scanning apps were already on the market for some time (i.e. Evernote). They rescue business people from card-full wallets, but don't solve another problem: contacts may change over time. Fortunately, this problem is solved by social networks (especially LinkedIn), where people update their own contact information, and it's automatically updated in their friends' address books. A few days ago LinkedIn integrated with Evernote. Now you just make a photo of business card and your smartphone immediately shows you the person's LinkedIn profile. You're then given the option to connect with that CEO, secretary or digital prophet on LinkedIn or add their contact info to your address book. However, things get interesting as your business relationship blossoms. Over time, you can add things like audio from a meeting, documents, or even key emails with him or her to the card's page in Evernote.
2013. Evernote Business 2.0: intranet social network + Salesforce integration. Evernote has launched the new version of its business edition - Evernote Business 2.0. As usual the business version (unlike the personal) allows to create shared (corporate) notebooks and pages that are suitable for collaboration (for example, creating plans, projects , ...) or storing knowledge (instructions , documents ... ), useful for business. In the new version on top of this content layer Evernote started to build a social network. It added user profiles with pictures. When you open your collegue's profile, you can see the notes she works with. Also, when you are looking for something in the corporate notebooks, Evernote provides not only found pages, but also people who may be experts in this question (that frequently use this word in their notebooks). Shared notebooks are now like communities. You can join them or invite your colleagues to notebook.
2013. Evernote adds reminders. 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.
2013. Android for business: Google adds offline translater, Evernote - document scanner. Android gets two more useful features that business users will like for sure. First, it the offline mode in the Google Translate app. Because the translator is often needed when you travel abroad. At the same time in other country you often can't access mobile Internet. But now it's possible to download needed language databases and use the powerful Google's translator offline. And the Evernote for Android has added specialized camera mode for documents. It defines the boundaries of the sheet, eliminates shadows and adjusts the contrast, thus optimizing the text for OCR. Note that for now Evernote doesn't return the OCR-document in the text format, but allows you to search this document by the text it contains. In addition, in the free Evernote version the time of document recognition may take several days.
2012. Wunderlist 2 goes native, adds many new features. The personal productivity service Wunderlist 2 is now available on desktops and iOS devices as a native app. The biggest new feature is a new detail view. By double-clicking (or tapping) on a to-do item, a view moves in from the right that allows you to add lots of detail, like a due date, specific timed reminders, extra subtasks, or a full notes system. This is where much of Wunderlist 2's functionality is hidden. The original version was relatively simple, even as to-do apps go, and the extra details here make the app a very powerful piece of productivity software. The fact that all of this information is synced almost instantly in the cloud makes it even more helpful. You can set up some very complicated tasks and reminders on the desktop, and then browse through them or receive notifications while out and about on your mobile device.
2012. Evernote to launch Business version. Сервис Evernote Business will be a useful tool for small companies enabling super-simple information sharing: notes, plans, drafts, pictures, files, etc. Moreover, employees who already have a personal Evernote account will be able to use it for business-purposes also. All personal records will remain personal and noone can access them. While the records saved into business notebooks will be available for co-workers and can be collaboratively edited (business account administrator will configure access rights to business notebooks). In addition, all employees that are added to business account will get all benefits of the Evernote's premium plan (versions history, offline access, 1 GB of data upload pet month). Administrator will pay for all users. Recall the price of the premium plan is $5/month (but maybe they'll give discounts for the business version). The service will be available in December.
2011. Evernote Hello - pesonal CRM in your notebook. Recently we told about CardCloud, the service that offers electronic business cards instead of boring and outdated traditional cards. But now the note-taking service Evernote invented even better solution. The free iPhone app Evernote Hello will not only allow you to remember the people that you met at business meeting or conference, but also link them to the notes you have taken during these meetings. It works like this: after talking with someone you take your iPhone, launch Evernote Hello and ask this person to enter his contacts (or you can enter them yourself from his words). Then you can take a picture of this person (or he can do it himself). If he enters the email, the app will automatically send him your electronic card.
2011. Evernote finally gets a normal Web app. After the closure of Google Notebook, Evernote actually became the most popular online notebook. Even having such strong competitors like Zoho Notebook and MS OneNote. The main advantage of Evernote is that it's available everywhere as a native app: on Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile, as a plug-in for browsers. Of course, the global access to an online notebook, including offline access, is extremely important to users. But the web-client of Evernote was the main reason why the majority of Google Notebook users preferred to stay with it (even after closure) and not move to Evernote. Today Evernote finally has released a normal Web-based app with a convenient interface (like in Outlook). In addition, the web-engine has been completely rewritten and now it works really fast.