Tue, 24 Apr 2012 Memonic review
Few tools try so hard as Memonic. With rapid development adding features frequently, it’s the note taking tool to watch.
- Manufacturer: Memonic
- Pros: Use as a web clipping service, share with friends
- Cons: Limited notes in the free version
- Price: £18 per year for Premium
- Star rating:
We’ve looked at Memonic, a social note-taking and sharing service, on a couple of occasions before. Its main competitor, Evernote, shows no sign of giving up the lead in this increasingly crowded field. Perhaps part of the problem is that once you start using a note-taking tool, you become committed to it. All your stuff’s in there, after all.
But, as Memonic’s home page wanly suggests, that doesn’t stop you from giving it a try. With an aggressive rate of development, with frequent updates responding to user feedback, it’s well worth it.
Firstly, let’s put to bed the idea that you’ll be abandoning your stuff if you switch to Memonic. You can import from Evernote - and since we last looked at the service, that’s been improved. Files of up to 500 MB are now supported.
That enables folks coming over from Evernote to take advantage of Memonic’s smackdown feature; web clipping. Much tweaked since we last reviewed the service, web clippings can be taken from any page using Opera, Chrome or Firefox using a bespoke extension. Web clips have more features too, with image annotation for screenshots that you take on the fly and website address clipping.
The service extends out to other platforms too, with plugins for Wordpress and versions for Android and iOS. And. of course, there’s a desktop version for OS X as well as the browser based service we’re looking at here.
Memonic’s central selling point remains - and that’s collaborative sharing. While that’s possible with Evernote and Springpad - it’s absolutely central to Memonic. New collections can be shared publicy or with friends.