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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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.
Christiannah Oyedeji
Calendly
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Is Hugo a good Evernote alternative for note-taking in meetings?

Compare notes app features side-by-side.
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Pricing
Purpose-built for meetings?
Yes
No
Free plan
Free Plan Limits
10 users max
Basic integrations
25mb max note size
Sync with max 2 devices
Paid Plan Upgrades
Pro:
Unlimited users
Premium integrations
Team templates
User roles and groups
Live chat and customer success

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

Business:
Work in shared spaces
SSO
Manage team and data access

Features
How are notes organized?
Auto-organized based on your calendar
In folders called notebooks and stacks
Collaborate on docs
Task Management
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Supports handwriting /drawing
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Supports Markdown
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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
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Live Chat Support
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Meeting Health Assessment
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“In-Person” Virtual Training
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Free books on improving meetings and teamwork
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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.

How is Hugo the best replacement for meeting notes in Evernote?

Connect your meeting notes to the tools you use most

With #tagging, @mentions, and 20+ integrations, you can instantly sync info and create tasks from any meeting note. (No more copying/pasting.)
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We have Hugo connected to Slack, Hubspot, Github, Jira and Zoom. I will never forget the moment when I took my first meeting note in Hugo. It was as if all of my team and apps were in the meeting with me.
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Luis Barbosa
Infraspeak

Stay organized. Show up prepared

Agenda templates and timely reminders help you build better meeting habits without much effort.
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For the meeting itself — the actual oomph is in the notes. It's an alignment moment even before the meeting starts.
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Tasha Gideon
Verrah

Shared meeting notes, with privacy built-in

Build a strong culture of shared note-taking on your team. Collaborate on meetings with customers and colleagues. Hugo offers sharing and security options for every kind of meeting, inside and out.
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Everyone can contribute to the agenda ahead of time, collaborate live during the meeting, post in Slack, create tasks, and send a link to the notes for the customer too – without leaving Hugo.
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Thom Swanson
Balti Virtual

Find any note or task in seconds

Hugo auto-organizes your notes by attendees, companies, and meeting details so you don’t have to. Search notes using multiple variables to find exactly what you need.
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Hugo helps me daily. When someone asks me something like ‘I can’t remember but did we make a decision to do x a few weeks ago?’ I can just search my meeting notes to find the answer in less than 30 seconds.
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Tom Wells
Unique X
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The calendar integration and templates are huge for me . . . In a meeting-driven world, it has been transformative to have everything so easily documented and searchable.
Nick Valuri
Zapier
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Frequently asked questions

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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Just as Slack connects us to our colleagues and tools through an innovative collaborative interface, Hugo does the same with meeting notes . . . Hugo will quickly become the go-to solution for organizations that want their teams to be more aligned and their meetings more productive...
Jason Spinnell
Slack

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