Evernote Alternative – Which App Is Best For Managing Notes?

Evernote Alternative – Which App Is Best For Managing Notes?

Evernote is no longer free if you want to sync your notes with more than two devices. Beginning in late June, Evernote has limited its users to sync notes with only up to two devices with the free plan. Their pricing policy has changed as well. Right now Plus and Premium plans cost $4 and $8 per month, respectively, compared to the $3 and $6 before the changes.


While this isn’t something that could push thousands of people away from using Evernote, some will look for alternatives to Evernote, enabling syncing with an unlimited number of devices.

Can Outlook be a replacement for Evernote when it comes to managing notes?

Can you switch from Evernote to Outlook to manage notes and maintain the level of experience? It is definitely possible, but requires some tweaks to make Outlook share notes the same as Evernote. One of the reasons why Evernote became so popular is because it allowed its users to easily sync notes across any device running on any operating systems. It was pushed to the limits when the iTunes lost the ability to sync notes, leaving thousands of people without a reliable way of transferring notes to their iOS devices.

How to replace Evernote with Outlook and sync notes across devices

Replacing the Evernote with Outlook is simple. The only thing you need to do is install AkrutoSync to enable syncing your notes across devices.

Step 1: Download and Install AkrutoSync

Install AkrutoSync on your PC and open the program.

Step 2: Start PC configuration

Press Configure AkrutoSync in AkrutoSync’s main window and choose the type of connection for syncing. After that, select the operating system of your mobile device. In the second step, you will be asked to choose the type of Outlook data you want to sync with your device. In addition to notes, AkrutoSync also enables syncing Outlook contacts, calendars and tasks, which is useful if you’re using Outlook to manage other aspects of your life. Continue following the illustrated steps until you are asked to switch to your mobile device(s).

Step 3: Configure your phone or tablet

In this step you only need to install the SSL certificate that ensures only you can access your data from an authorized device.

Step 4: Finish setup

After you finish with your mobile device, switch back to PC. Follow the illustrated steps from AkrutoSync interface. At the end you will be asked to create an Exchange account on your device to sync your notes from Outlook. That’s it!

With these four steps anyone can replace Evernote with Outlook and increase their productivity.

Switching from Evernote to Outlook FAQ:

Q: Can I replace Evernote with Outlook tasks and sync them with my iPhone tasks app?

A: You can easily transfer Outlook notes to the tasks app on your iPhone with AkrutoSync. You can sync via Wi-Fi or over the Internet. Outlook can be a good replacement for Evernote if you want to sync your notes with a smartphone.

Q: Evernote just made syncing with more than two devices a paid option. How many devices can I sync with Outlook notes using Akruto?

A: With AkrutoSync you can sync notes from Outlook with unlimited number of connected devices running on Android, iOS or Windows Phone. This what makes migrating from Evernote a stress-free and painless procedure.

Q: If I switch to Outlook for managing my notes and purchase Akruto to sync them across my devices, can I be sure Akruto will support every new upcoming phone?

A: Our product supports every smartphone that is currently available on the market. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the new iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phone, or recently released Windows Phone device, Akruto supports them all. Every new upcoming phone will be supported as well. You can replace Evernote with Outlook and AkrutoSync knowing that syncing will work with any future mobile device.

Q: You’re saying that switching from Evernote to Outlook and Akruto is better for data security. Why is that?

A: Many people are using notes for their credentials, ideas and sensitive business information. Replacing Evernote with a cloud-free solution means increasing the security of your data. That makes Outlook a good alternative for replacing Evernote.

Q: Can Akruto sync notes two-way the same as Evernote?

A: Yes, it’s a two-way sync. Every note you have in your Outlook will be transferred to your smartphone or tablet, and conversely, every note you add on your phone will show up in Outlook. The experience is quite the same as you had with Evernote.

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  • Kevin November 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    If I have two smartphone (iOS and Android) and iPad, would your software sync notes across all my devices even if they run on different platforms?

    • Akruto Support November 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      If you are planning to switch to Outlook notes, then AkrutoSync will definitely work in your situation. It will sync all notes no matter which OS your devices are running on.