An Evernote alternative that actually keeps meeting notes organized.

Hugo helps you share agendas, take meeting notes, and track tasks, all auto-organized thanks to your calendar.

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Christi Oyedej

For meetings, I’ve moved off of Evernote where I had lots of stacks and notebooks. Hugo is much simpler because the calendar connection organizes everything for me.

Christi Oyedej

Is Hugo a good Evernote alternative for note-taking in meetings?

Compare notes app features side-by-side.

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Purpose-built for meetings?
Free plan
Free Plan Limits
10 users max
Basic integrations
25mb max note size
Sync with max 2 devices
Paid Plan Upgrades
Unlimited users
Premium integrations
Team templates
User roles and groups
Live chat and customer success

SSO and provisioning
Calendar reporting and analytics
Additional compliance and security
Sync 3+ devices
Access notes offline
Create custom templates

Work in shared spaces
Manage team and data access

How are notes organized?
Auto-organized based on your calendar
In folders called notebooks and stacks
Collaborate on docs
Task Management
Supports handwriting /drawing
Supports Markdown
App Integrations
Send your meeting notes and tasks 20+ apps
Save emails and chat threads to Evernote
Chrome Extension
Fully-functional mini-Hugo
Web clipper only
Support & Success
Help Center
How-to Guides & Videos
Vote on Feature Requests
Live Chat Support
Meeting Health Assessment
“In-Person” Virtual Training
Free books on improving meetings and teamwork

What are the top 3 differences between Hugo and Evernote?

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.


Yes, you can try all features with unlimited users for free.

Try the Pro plan with unlimited users for 30 days for free. After your trial, you can upgrade to keep your Pro features, or use the Basic plan for free.

How much does Hugo cost compared to Evernote?

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.

Should I still use Evernote if I switch to 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.

How is Hugo’s task management different from my to-do lists in Evernote?

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.

How is Hugo’s Chrome extension different from Evernote’s?

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.

Can you share Hugo notes with people who don’t use Hugo?

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.

Does Hugo support handwriting, for example, on an iPad?

At this time, Hugo doesn’t support drawing or handwriting in notes. You can always attach files to your notes, however.

Can I trust Hugo with my data?

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.

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  • Easy setup: your calendar(s) are automatically synced at sign up
  • Connect your calendar(s) to meeting notes and tasks
  • Streamline your meeting workflow
  • Search and filter to find notes in seconds
  • Integrate with 20+ tools including Slack and Salesforce
  • Assign tasks through Asana, Trello, Todoist, Jira and more
  • Use the Chrome extension for rapid meeting prep
Try all features for FREE with unlimited users for 30 Days
Try all features for FREE with unlimited users for 30 Days
After your free trial, you can upgrade to keep your Pro features, or use the Basic plan for free. Free forever up to 10 users.