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Zoho Notebook vs. Evernote

Zoho Notebook vs. Evernote

Note-taking has come a long way. Each tool offers unique options. Zoho Notebook is a free program from Zoho, and Evernote is an advanced note-taking app helping people save notes on the cloud. What are the main differences, and which one is for you? Let’s explore Zoho Notebook vs. Evernote.

Quick overview

Zoho Notebook is a good note-taking app that supports common text editing options. In contrast, Evernote is a bit more advanced app offering rich text editing, templates, collaboration, and other note-taking options.


Both are cross-platform programs available for desktop, web, and mobile phones. Zoho Notebook is also available for Linux OS.

Editing tools

Zoho Notebook and Evernote Tools
Zoho Notebook and Evernote Tools


Both offer rich editing tools on desktop and web-based apps.

Zoho Notebook comes with:

  • Bold text
  • Italicize text
  • Underline text
  • Strikethrough text
  • Highlight text
  • Align text
  • Indent text
  • Bulleted and numbered lists
  • Checkbox list
  • Hyperlink text
  • Add horizontal line
  • Add table
  • Add quote
  • Insert coding
  • Add images

Other than that, it comes with a basic spell checker feature that does not work sometimes. Evernote, on the other hand, has:

  • Headings
  • Font change
  • Font size
  • Font color
  • Bold text
  • Italicize text
  • Underline text
  • Checklist list
  • Checkbox list
  • Highlight text
  • Strikethrough text
  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Bulleted and numbered list
  • Hyperlink
  • Text align
  • Text indent


The mobile apps behave differently. You find a camera option to take photos. The Zoho Notebook mobile also comes with a voice recording option, while Evernote has this feature enabled on both desktop and mobile devices.

Related: Trello vs. Evernote

Sharing and exporting

Both offer ways to share notes with the world. Notebook has an option called “private share” that allows you to add members to collaborate. You can also create a link to the note and share it publicly.

Furthermore, you can export a note in Zoho Notebook, PDF, and ZIP file formats.

Evernote also offers to share notes with the world. You can create a shareable link, invite people to view it, or edit permissions. You can also export the note in PDF, HTML, and ENEX (Evernote) format.


Zoho Notebook does not have any reminding feature. Evernote also does not offer reminders for free. The functionality is available in premium plans only.


Like other features, both offer extensions for Chromium-based browsers and Firefox. Zoho Notebook enables you to:

  • Bookmark a page
  • Screenshot a custom area
  • Screenshot a focused area
  • Screenshot the full page
  • Saving a reader’s view
  • Write additional notes to the clipped note
  • Add images to the clipped note

All the above options save pages to your Notebook. Evernote, on the other hand, comes with:

  • Clip the article area
  • Save the simplified version (text) of the article
  • Screenshot the full page
  • Bookmark the page
  • Screenshot a focused area or custom area

Like Zoho Notebook, the saved notes are saved to your account.

I like the way Evernote’s full-page screenshot option works. It saves the page after removing menus and ads. Zoho Notebook saves pages with ads and top menus, making the page look unnatural.

Related: Google Keep vs. Apple Notes

Extra options

Zoho Notebook

Migration: The program offers to migrate from Evernote.

Protection: You can lock a page with a password.


Tasks: You can add tasks to notes. The task feature comes with the due option for free.

Notebooks: Add more notebooks to organize your workflow.

Templates: Evernote comes with over 30 pre-made templates.

Advanced camera: The camera can scan for business cards and content numbers.

Premium and pricing

Evernote Pricing
Evernote Plans

This is where Zoho Notebook has an advantage. Zoho Notebook is entirely free. Of course, you need an account to sync notes, but using it is free of cost.

Evernote is ad-free, but the free plan does not offer some advanced options. It offers three premium plans to suit most people. Below is the breakdown of its plans and pricing:

The free plan has features including:

  • Logins on up to two devices simultaneously
  • 60 MB monthly upload limit
  • Access to the basic search and tags

The first premium plan, named Basic, costs $7.99 per month, and it comes with:

  • 10 GB monthly upload limit
  • offline access on desktop and mobile devices
  • add due dates, reminders, notifications, etc.

The upper-hand subscription called Professional costs $9.99 per month, and including the personal plan features, you get:

  • 20 GB monthly upload limit
  • access to all widgets
  • advance search feature
  • an option to integrate apps such as Slack and Microsoft Teams

The third and final plan focuses on teams and costs $14.99 per user per month.


Take a look at the below videos covering an overview of both programs in this Zoho Notebook vs. Evernote battle.

Zoho Notebook

Zoho Notebook Overview


Evernote Overview

Zoho Notebook vs. Evernote: Links


The information in the blog post: Zoho Notebook vs. Evernote should be enough to decide which one to choose between two.

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