Evernote is one of the most popular note-taking apps, but it has never worked all that well as a simple to-do list app. That's all changing, as the company has finally added alerts and notifications in a new feature logically called Reminders. Evernote says that Reminders has been one of the most-requested features from its users since the service launched in 2008. The new feature combines in-app and email-based reminders, quick note-based to-do lists, and the ability to pin notes to the top of your list so that your to-dos are readily visible.
Evernote is integrating the new Reminders features with the existing Notebook layout in the app, which lets users share notes and to-do lists with other Evernote users. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the feature supports recurring reminders yet, so if you use a to-do app to remind you to pay bills each month, Evernote might not be the best option at this point.
We're not sure why it's taken Evernote so long to add what seems to be such an obvious feature to its service, but for those that are already invested in Evernote, it's a nice addition. For the rest of us that are using one of the myriad of other to-do list apps, such as Wunderlist, Things, or Any.DO, Evernote Reminders might not cut it just yet. Reminders is currently available in the iOS, Mac, and web versions of Evernote, but the company says it plans to bring it to other platforms (and expand its functionality) in the very near future.