Coegil vs. Evernote

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Coegil vs. Evernote


What you get with each platform for research use.

  • Evernote & Coegil both use tags. Evernote uses traditional tagging, while Coegil provides a lightweight structure of your tags (called Aspects) to keep them organized.
  • Evernote has "flat" notes while Coegil provides structured notes (insights, predictions, actions, projects, assets) to ensure your research produces results
  • Only Coegil specifically tracks activity on your research to improve quality, reduce reputational risk, and meet your compliance needs

If you’re looking for a way to store your research across your whole team, you’re likely familiar with Evernote. The product has been on the market for many years now and has been fine-tuned for note taking, follow-up reminders and team collaboration.

While it was a newer concept when the product hit the marketplace, consumers now have options when it comes to note taking and team collaboration applications. Additionally, various applications have created a customer product designed for a specific industry that allows professionals to get what they want out of the collaboration software.

Evernote is a strong application that is well-established and designed for notes, but now there’s Coegil, which offers tools specifically designed for researchers. How do you know which is right for you and how to use each tool to its fullest? Here’s a comparison of the two tools and how to know which one is right for you and your team based on seven main product categories that researchers need to do their jobs: interface, tagging, storage, selling, collaboration, notes and provenance.


Evernote: As a product that’s been on the market for more than 10 years, Evernote has a polished interface. It has received input and feedback from customers over the course of time and adapted accordingly.

Coegil: Coegil is new on the scene and just launched in 2019. With continuous improvements, the platform will continue to grow and mature, but it lacks some of the familiarity of a 10-year-old product that’s been honed over the years. With time, it too has the potential to become a well-known entity and polished interface as it grows its user base and offers regular updates to its user base.


Evernote: Create and customize your tags within the platform to match your team’s needs. Tags vary from project-based (in process, on hold, complete, active, etc.) to topic type or category. Adding tags to a project makes them searchable within your full instance of Evernote so that you can use the same tags across multiple projects.

Coegil: Coegil provides a lightweight structure of your tags, called Aspects, designed for research projects. Aspects have a specific hierarchy so you can easily draw upon connections from past research and make your data more impactful. Your research team can avoid reinventing the wheel with each research project by using Aspects tagging.


Evernote: The platform allows you to upload documents to share with others. It provides easy storage for referencing documents related to projects or notes you’ve made inside the app. The documents hold their original file format so that you can open them and make edits easily.

Coegil: As a platform designed for research sharing and selling, Coegil allows you to upload documents in a form designed for easy reference and sale. When you upload something, it’s formatted automatically for you to optimize future reference and findability and for you to market your research to individuals looking for the data you’ve collected.


Evernote: Evernote is a platform designed for logging and collaborating on material. It does not have any integrations or ability for you to sell your intellectual property or research with individuals looking to buy it. While you can share your content with other collaborators, you can’t market that material, make it findable to those looking for it or complete a transaction to purchase that material using the platform.

Coegil: Coegil was designed for collaborating and selling research information. Users can easily make a transaction through the online application to purchase research. Researchers will receive that money without having to risk using outside financial products, such as PayPal or having to follow up on missed payments.


Evernote: You can share notes and notebooks within Evernote to collaborate with coworkers. Once you’ve shared something though, it’s hard to know who has looked at the information and when. There is no data trail or authentication required for other users to get access to the information.

Coegil: Collaborating with other researchers and coworkers is simple in Coegil and protected with user rights and login protections. Your proprietary research is always protected. You can choose who to share it with and then see who has viewed and collaborated on your research. Audit trail information makes it simple to keep track of what’s happening with your research and give you peace of mind that your information is secure.


Evernote: Evernote offers notetaking options within various notebooks and projects. You can create a note that you build on for each meeting you attend or project you work on. The content is flat though, meaning it’s basic notetaking without additional functionality.

Coegil: Within Coegil, you can take structured notes that include insights, predictions, actions, projects and assets to ensure your research produces results. The way you view the data can change the insights you draw from it, so organize your data well from the start using Coegil.


Evernote: Evernote does not provide any insights into who has viewed your information, added to it and when the activity took place. For research purposes, this can lead to concerns around data integrity and security. One small tweak or change could affect the information presented and your ability to use that information for future research.

Coegil: Only Coegil specifically tracks activity on your research to improve its quality, reduce the reputational risk, and meet your compliance needs.See when information was viewed and altered and by whom. It’s peace of mind and data integrity that you can count on.

Want to know more about Coegil? Visit our FAQ page and watch the videos showing what the platform does and how you can use it to enhance your research efforts.


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