There’s a rule I read on XOJane that says, “If you haven’t worn it in a year, it has to go.” Throw it out. Likewise, on my Mac, if it hasn’t been used in six months or so, delete it; otherwise, it’s just taking up space and adding to the Dock’s already cluttered clutter.
Microsoft is here to help.
I was miffed when Evernote decided they needed a business model that actually brought in revenue rather than give away software for free. Forever. Admittedly, that’s not much of a sustainable business model unless you sell search engine advertising and spy on your users. So, Evernote started to charge real money and I stopped using it.
Download and fire up the importer tool, select the right buttons, and Voila! OneNote pnws Evernote. Like Evernote, Microsoft’s OneNote is free for Mac users but there’s no option to pay money to use it unless you want the rest of Microsoft’s Office suite of apps and that can get expensive.
Even better, OneNote also is free on iPhone and iPad and syncs up notes between all three devices.
What’s interesting here is the competitive stature Microsoft is taking these days. For example, Evernote Premium– which stores data online and syncs between devices, collects notes, shares items, and has a built-in mini-word processor, also has a price tag of $7.99 a month.
Compare that to Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal for $6.99 a month which comes with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and Access, and the whole shebang works and plays nice-nice with Office for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows. And a terabyte of online storage is thrown in for free (except for the monthly payment for life).
Apple charges $9.99 a month for a terabyte of iCloud storage so Microsoft remains competitive, especially so if you don’t mind feature bloated Office software on your Apple devices. By the way, I think I figured out why so many people cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. $50GB of iCloud storage over the border is $17 a month vs. 99-cents in the good old U.S. of A. A terabyte that speaks Spanish is $179 a month.
OneNote might be my favorite Microsoft app because it does more than Apple’s suite of Calendar, Notes, Reminders, et al, but all in one place. But if I stop using it for a year, out it goes.