I have used many notes apps over the years. Just recently, I made a switch from Google Notes to NotesNook. But I’ll always remember my first, Evernote. I can’t remember why I left Evernote in the first place, but with their recent change, I don’t think I’ll be back.
After a light bit of testing earlier in the week, Evernote has decided to make it official. On December 4, it is changing up the free plan to make it a bit more restrictive. The app will nwo restrict new and current users to only 50 notes and a notebook. For existing customers who have more than 50 by that time, you can always view, edit, delete, and export notes. You’ll just need to upgrade your account or bring your count below 50 to add new notes.
Of course, just like other companies who impose more restrictions on a specific plan, Evernote states that most people already fit the bill.
When setting the new limits, we considered that the majority of our Free users fall below the threshold of fifty notes and one notebook. As a result, the everyday experience for most Free users will remain unchanged.”
Excerpt from Evernote blog post
There’s no telling how many of those users are actually active users, though. So, who knows how many people are about to screwed.
If you choose to upgrade to a premium plan, at $15/month you can get 10GB of monthly uploads. If you want double the upload, that’ll run $18/month. It does come with some extra benefits.
At least they acknowledged that “these changes may lead you to reconsider your relation with Evernote.” Almost like the its parent company, Bending Spoons, reconsidered its relationship with its employees when it laid them off.