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Trello vs. Evernote

Trello vs. Evernote

Task and project management are essential in many types of work. There are several programs to manage tasks, and two of those are Trello and Evernote.

For a new team, the article Trello vs. Evernote will help you choose between the two.

What are both


How Trello Works

Trello is a task-management app to create and follow tasks. It’s not like an ordinary app where you create and complete tasks.

Trello uses the Kanban-style board that tracks a task’s progress in different phases.

For example, if you have to write some content, you can use Trello to track its stage. Whether in writing, proofreading, or graphics state, you can follow the task until the content is finished.

Here is more on the idea:

Trello has workspaces and boards.

Workspaces are for separating different work types (personal, workplace one, workplace two, etc.)

Boards are like projects. Those are added to workspaces.

On the board interface, you add lists. Those can be project stages (planning, developing, testing, etc.).

Under each list, you add cards. Those are the tasks.

You can add members to specific boards so they can work on tasks.

Users that have access to a board can be assigned to specific cards.

Each card has multiple options, including a checklist, attachments, labels, dates, and power-ups.


Evernote Overview

Evernote is your note-taking app, but it offers more features than many note-keeping apps making it one of the most popular.

Along with notes, you can create lists, tables, and other things.


Both are available for modern platforms as well as browsers. Both can be accessed on:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

You can also install Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. However, most of the integrations only work with desktop applications.

Related: Trello vs. Todoist

Team options

In this round of Trello vs. Evernote, we discover the team options. Trello offers to add users to a board and cards. The tool can email an invitation link or create a link to share in other apps.

Either way, you can invite members with these roles:

  • Members with access to view and edit
  • Observers who can only view boards

Users can be added to cards for better project management. You can also add users to a particular card from other workspaces.

Evernote, in contrast, offers to invite people to write notes. You can share the note with edit and invite permissions, edit-only, and view-only permissions.


Getting Things Done Trello Template

Templates are pre-made projects to copy and use for your projects. Trello templates are created by users and are free to use.

The tool offers over 245 templates split into many categories. If interested, check out my guide on the best Trello template in each category.

Evernote comes with over 55 templates to quickly clone and starts working on projects. I have also researched some great Evernote templates.

Sign in

Evernote Google Sign In

With single sign-on options, it’s straightforward to sign in to your account. Trello supports:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Slack

You can sign up or in with any of those services. Evernote contrarily offers Google and Apple account sign-in options.


Integrations are part of both to make the experience a little bit easier. For example, Trello comes with integrations and power-ups.

Combined, you get over 250 apps to add to your projects. Some popular apps are:

  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Voting
  • Slack

Evernote can be linked with Trello as an integration. The complete list can be found on the website.

Evernote, on the other hand, comes with a few integrations:

  • Gmail
  • Outlook
  • Google Drive
  • Slack
  • Microsoft Teams

The official page details each app and what can be achieved. It also supports additional integrations through Zapier.

Related: Nimbus Note vs. Evernote


Trello and Evernote Pricing
Trello and Evernote Pricing

Both offer a free plan which is more than enough for individuals. However, in some cases, you need more options, which is where premium subscriptions come into place.

Both are subscription-based tools where you pay monthly or yearly, and both come with multiple plans to suit your needs.

Trello’s free plan supports up to 10 free boards, unlimited cards and members, and a 10 MB max file upload limit.

It comes in two paid subscriptions: Standard and Premium.

The Standard plan costs $6 per month or $5 if paid annually. You get unlimited boards and storage, custom fields, 1,000 workspace commands per month, and saved searches.

The Premium package costs $10 per month in the annual plan and $12.5 per month in the monthly plan.

The plan includes unlimited workspace commands, enhanced security, data export, and advanced customer support.

Evernote, on the other hand, has two standard paid plans.

The free package brings a 60 MB monthly file upload limit, a 25 MB maximum note size, and online-only access.

Individuals pay $8.99 per month ($6.67 annually) for the Personal plan that brings:

  • 10 GB monthly uploads
  • Unlimited devices
  • 200 MB note size
  • Offline access

The Professional charges $10.99 per month ($9.17 annually) and includes the below options:

  • 20 GB monthly upload limit
  • Assign tasks to others
  • Geographic search
  • Export notebooks as PDF files

Which one is for you?

Trello is a project management app, and Evernote is a note-taking program. It largely depends on your work type.

If you want a solid management program to create, assign, follow, and complete tasks, go with Trello.

If you want a note-keeping and documentation app with a project management touch, go with Evernote.

Trello vs. Evernote: Website

Bottom line

I have been using both for a long time, and I feel both tools can work together efficiently.

The article: Trello vs. Evernote covered the essential aspects of both. I hope you found it helpful. Let me know your views or any suggestions you may have in the comments so that other readers can benefit.