This is going to be a really short post because I can’t find a single purpose for any of the add-ons that Evernote Trunk provides. I know I am not the typical or power Evernote user but even if I used it professionally (as in Premium) I still wouldn’t start using the Trunk because simply, they don’t look that useful for quick note taking.
I use Evernote to prepare posts for Anphicle, as well as collecting related notes on a project or theme in a dedicated notebook. I use it because I like the fact I don’t have thousands of files left over my desktop, and I don’t have to search through deep directories to find the note I was looking for, or wasn’t looking for that is quite helpful. But I will never upgrade to Evernote Premium because it is not necessary, if my account was shut tomorrow I would cope elsewhere. This isn’t a dig at the service, I’m sure a lot of professionals and note taking enthusiasts enjoy and rave about the service but my position is quite open.
I’d like to pretend I can pack up and leave tomorrow, but the reality is your data is locked into Evernote. Currently the only way to export all your notes is to copy and paste manually everything that you have written. I don’t like this, and it makes me want to leave before I get too deep reliance on Evernote.
As every web service going needs an API to stay ‘hip’ (*frown*, or cater for the iPhone brigade), Trunk is a collection of add-ons and features that can enhance your Evernote experience. But I cannot find a single one of use to me. (Reassert that for ME, I don’t find it useful). Most Trunks are easier tools for different ways of taking notes such as by Voice or Email.
So basically this review is pointless because I am not the typical user. I keep repeating that because I can’t find a single purpose for Trunk, which is a shame. If Evernote had a better way of importing/exporting data so as to not be proprietary it would be awesome, but then there is no money in that.