Video: Evernote vs Google Docs
Last updated: February 15, 2019
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
Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite, and data storage service. Documents, spreadsheets, presentations can be created with Google Docs, imported through the web interface, or sent via email. Documents can be saved to a user's local computer in a variety of formats. Google Docs serves as a collaborative tool for editing amongst in real time. If you are looking for self-hosted open-source Google Docs alternative, pay attention to ONLYOFFICE.
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2013 - Google makes QuickOffice free for everyone to take on Evernote
The best mobile office suite QuickOffice was acquired by Google a year ago. Late last year Google released the free version of QuickOffice for paid Google Apps users. And now they decided to make QuickOffice free for everyone (who has Google-account). And on all platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad. That's a smart step. While Microsoft is trying to earn on mobile Office apps, Google may well defeat MS Office in the fight for mobile users. To make this announcement even more impressive, Google is giving extra free 10 Gb to those who install QuickOffice before September 26. To be fair, we note that Google became so generous only after having integrated QuickOffice exclusively to Google Drive. You can't use other cloud storage services with QuickOffice any more. Recall, QuickOffice allows to open and edit on your smartphone and tablet Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and view PDF files.
2013 - Android for business: Google adds offline translater, Evernote - document scanner to stand out over Google Docs
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.