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evernote vs dropboxIn this modern day and age, it’s important to be organized even when using the computer. However, you might be finding it difficult to transition from paper and pen to keyboard and mouse. Evernote and Dropbox are two of the main programs out there that can be used to help you get organized either on your home computer or on the go with your mobile device. If you can’t decide which is right for you, check out this list of pros and cons for both programs. First, here’s a quick synopsis on both of the programs. Learn how to use Evernote for professional use in this course.

Evernote

With Evernote, you can create or upload documents to the cloud. No matter what document type it is, it becomes an Evernote type document when uploaded. You can save photos and audio files within the Evernote cloud as well, and the mobile feature makes this program great for professional use. Keywords and tags make searching through your documents easy, and Evernote can even search through the text of a document – even handwritten documents. Evernote does have a Premium membership that has a small fee of $5 a month, but it gives you many more great features. If you want to learn how to use Evernote, try some hands-on training.

The Pros of Evernote

Evernote is often considered the sticky notes of the modern age. In fact, it is often used for items most people would grab a sticky note to jot down. Use Evernote for your online marketing, as you can learn in this course. Here are a few of the great features available on Evernote:

The Cons of Evernote

With so many amazing features, it’s almost shocking to think that there could be any downside to either program. However, there are a few depending on your situation and what your needs are from any organization programs out there. Here is a short list of cons for Evernote:

Dropbox

Dropbox has often been compared to a filing cabinet because you can upload documents from your computer and file them away in different folders. Using Dropbox makes it easy to share very large documents as your limit is only as great as the limit of space you have on your Dropbox. Like Evernote, Dropbox does have other plans available if you need more space. Dropbox also has a desktop application allowing for easier access to your Dropbox documents. Learn how to use Dropbox with an online course.

The Pros of Dropbox

As Dropbox is considered the filing cabinet when comparing the two programs, it’s obvious that the pros for Dropbox are not going to cross the pros of Evernote. Here are some of the great features that Dropbox offers:

The Cons of Dropbox

Like Evernote, it’s difficult to see any downside to such an amazing program. Again, just like Evernote there are a few out there that should be addressed so that you know exactly what you will have and what you won’t have at your fingertips. Here’s a short list of cons for Dropbox:

Final Notes

All in all, both programs are useful in their own ways, and it would be difficult to say whether one outperforms the other. Evernote is the little notebook you might usually carry around in your pocket, or its the sticky notes cluttering your desk and monitors. Dropbox is the filing cabinet in your office now available in your pocket and on your computer. If you’re looking for programs to help you get organized, there’s no comparing one to the other. You’d be better off getting both, each to be used for their designed purpose.

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