My Honest “Alternate App” Review

Alternote takes the Evernote experience to the next level with its uncluttered and visually appealing interface, making writing and organizing the main focus. Using Alternates does however not infer the need to abandon the normal Evernote ecosystem. Since Alternote syncs directly to the Evernote sync service, the apps will happily and seamlessly coexist.

The main interface is divided into three columns just like regular Evernote, with a sidebar containing various views into all notes, and provides the ability to star notes for easy access. Notes added to the shortcuts list in Evernote will however not sync over to Alternote automatically. The second column contains a list of all notes within the selected notebook, tag or stack and is available in two variants where the normal view will show the title, and a snippet of the note text, while the compact mode will only show the title.