1 | Hugo is purpose-built for meeting notes and tasks.
Evernote is a general note-taking app and web clipper.
2 | Hugo uses your calendar to help you stay organized.
Hugo pulls in your meetings, making it fast and easy to set agendas and take notes. Everything is auto-organized based on your calendar event data, like who is at the meeting and what company they’re at.
Evernote, on the other hand, essentially stores notes in folders. For a lot of people, this is tedious for meeting notes, and things get cluttered or lost, even with Evernote’s search features.
3 | Evernote stores your information, while Hugo helps you store it, share it, and send it out.
Hugo helps you prepare for meetings with agenda templates and pre-meeting tasks. Then after the meeting, with integrations with 20+ CRMs and project tools, Hugo wants to sync your work with the tools you use everyday, not the other way around.
Evernote’s integrations are all for saving info back in Evernote, providing little help beyond storing information.
Both notes apps have free plans. Hugo starts at $6/user/month for teams of 11+.
Evernote starts at $8/month for their Premium plan, or $320 for 40 users. From 50-100 users, Evernote’s paid plans are more expensive than Hugo.
Maybe. Hugo ultimately is here to help your meetings. For setting agendas, taking notes, and tracking tasks related to meetings, Hugo will replace Evernote.
However, Evernote is a much more general notes app with a lot of uses outside of meetings. You may still want to use Evernote for a variety of reasons, such as...
- You need to take notes that are unrelated to events in your calendar.
- You want to scan a document by taking a picture of it.
- You want to work offline.
- You like use the Evernote web clipper to save web content.
Most people track tasks using checkboxes in Evernote. Hugo also offers checkable boxes. This is quick and easy.
Hugo, however, has full-featured task tracking as well. For any meeting, you can create tasks, assign them, and apply a due date. You can set reminders about your tasks to go into your email, or in Slack. This makes Hugo a great way to track meeting action items. You can also use tasks in Hugo to help prepare for meetings, like by assigning tasks to fill in parts of the agenda or read a document ahead of time.
They are both browser extensions, but that’s the only thing similar. Evernote’s web clipper is for saving things you find on the web, like recipes, images, and PDFs.
Hugo’s Chrome extension is more like having Hugo in an expandable sidebar on any web page you are on. You can use it to copy information into your meeting notes, or for video conferencing, like Google Meet, that happens in your browser. The Hugo extension also adds buttons to your Gmail or G Suite calendar to help you easily prepare for meetings or take notes.
Yes. Just as Evernote allows you to share with non-Evernote users, Hugo does the same.
Sharing with Hugo may actually be easier. Since Hugo connects to your calendar, the app knows who is invited to every meeting. This lets us surface smart suggestions for who to share with, so you don’t even need to type someone’s email address, for example.
At this time, Hugo doesn’t support drawing or handwriting in notes. You can always attach files to your notes, however.
Absolutely. Hugo is the safest place for your meeting knowledge, with investments that support compliance with security protocols like Privacy Shield and SOC2. We also offer a variety of privacy controls, so, for example, you can even have a private meeting note and a shared note for the same meeting.
Learn more about our privacy terms and policies here.