Evernote is not so great
I've only tried Evernote a few times in passing, but it always came across as a bit of a bloated and unreliable POS.
Seems like perhaps I wasn't too far off... See: Evernote, the bug-ridden elephant
More discussion on Hacker News here. Most people seem to agree.
Sort of like some operating systems, they've been locked into a piece of software that keeps getting larger and less reliable over time.
If you're looking for an alternative, you may want to try Google Keep.