Late last year, Evernote was going through a period of change that went all the way to the CEO’s office.
At that time many tech reviewers and YouTubers managed to stir up quite a frenzy among Evernote users. Much was being written and republished over and over questioning whether Evernote was about to close down. Panicked users were scrambling to find workable alternatives for, sometimes, a decade or more of information stored neatly in what many view as the grand daddy of note taking and storage services.
This is one man’s opinion based on the activity and follow-through at Evernote since Ian Small has taken over as CEO.
He hit the ground running…full of enthusiasm and eager to bring lots of new features to Evernote. Unfortunately, after getting to know the current situation at the company during his first two months in his new position he became much more aware of the reality that the current Evernote platforms were tired, inconsistent and had been largely abandoned by previous management and the back-end systems were inferior to support a 24/7, always available service such as Evernote.
Not to be discouraged or swayed from his original plan, he realized the first step would have to be getting the basic service consistent across all platforms and shoring up the supporting infrastructure to make sure the service could be delivered reliably.
In his YouTube video laying out his plans to accomplish these goals in 2019, he was very clear that this would be a year of rebuilding the basic service into something we would all be proud to use. And to that end, he has delivered on every single point.
Once he gets the basic service back to a consistent and stable experience across all platforms, we will begin to see the newer and more innovative features roll out…hopefully as early as 2020.
So for all of you who have frantically been looking for an Evernote replacement service because you think they may “be in trouble”…rest easy. The service is going nowhere. The new management team is all on-board with the idea of returning Evernote to its former glory.
If you want to see some of the specific issues they are currently working on, check out the YouTube series “Evernote: Behind the Scenes”.