Over the summer I began (finally) to try to replace Evernote. Almost everything I tried has failed me in one respect or another…
Apple Notes - bare bones. Was crushed under the weight of trying to sync my imported Evernote database of over 6000 notes.
Bear - was crushed under the weight of trying to sync my Evernote notes. Poor collaborative features.
KeepIt - closest one to having good note and document support. Has collaborative features and nice interface.
DEVONthink - ugly and needlessly complex but is the most functional. The only app of the bunch that flawlessly imported all of my Evernote notes over. It eventually synced them too, but it took a long time. But here’s the thing…
DEVON is insanely slow at syncing over iCloud. I will often add a PDF to the inbox and wait up to 30 minutes for it to show up on other devices. I have emailed them back and fourth and they say that iCloud is just slow beyond their control.
Am I the only one in this boat? Am I simply asking too much? Evernote’s web-based, ‘cloud’ approach seems to be the only one that can handle the syncing. The interface is gross and really stresses me out but I guess that is the price of trying to organize all of my work in one place.
Any advice on fixing DEVON’s syncing speed or on the note problem are welcome.