I’ve been using Evernote for awhile now. The Windows client is pretty good. The editor supports ordered/unordered lists, font types, color, etc. All of the expected things in a rich text editor are there.
At the same time the Mac client is really awful. The latest update has some new icons, etc. but they haven’t improved the editor functionality. There is no ability to create lists as in the Windows client. Given that the Mac development environment, which comes with the OS, has the source code to the TextEdit application I’m not sure why the Evernote folks can’t duplicate that functionality in their client.
To make things worse the Web client now has more editor functionality than the Mac client. Guys, if you’re not going to at least have parity between the clients why are you bothering with the Mac client at all?
Update: OK. So apparently the Mac client does support lists….just not directly. I found out that creating a note with a list in the web client results in the list being maintained in the Mac client. When you add more items to the list numbers/bullets (I assume…I didn’t try bullets but numbers do work) increment automatically (and decrement if you remove items). There just is no way to create these directly in the Mac client as of yet. Very weird.
Update 2: Ok. According to this forum posting the Evernote folks are going to address this in the next Mac client release. Great to read this as it might mean not having to run Windows in VMWare Fusion to get the better desktop client.