Evernote was probably the most popular organizing app a few years ago, but they experienced something of a fall from grace with the changes they brought to their free plan. Its competitors have also stepped up their game, particularly free ones like iOS Notes and Google Keep. But now they are trying to win back the old users and get new ones too with new features and new plans that they hope to attract users who are willing to pay for an app like this.
There are basically four plans now for Evernote users. Evernote Basic is now known as Evernote Free, but it remains the same 60MB monthly upload restriction and 25MB maximum note size plus sync across two devices only. Evernote Premium is now Evernote Personal and remains the most affordable of their plans at $ 7.99 per month. Evernote Professional is for the high-end power user with more features, of course, at $ 9.99 per month. Lastly, Evernote Business is now Evernote Teams and is intended for collaboration between team members. It is also the most expensive at $ 14.99 per user per month.
The new features that Evernote you are entering will not be available to everyone, as you will have to be in one of the paid tiers to access them. Tasks were introduced a few weeks ago, but only as an early access feature. It’s now available to personal users (adding due dates and reminders), professionals (for assigning tasks to other Evernote users), and of course, teams. You now also have Google Calendar integration for a main account (Personal) and for personal and work Google accounts (Professional).
Evernote has also added some requested features like Linux support (now in beta), Boolean search refinement (for Professional level), and exporting notes and notebooks as PDF files. Well, all users can export notes as PDF, but only those at Professional level and above can export notebooks. The home panel now supports Tasks and Calendars, if you’re at the right level, so all your stuff can be seen in one window at a time.
Of course, we don’t know if these new things will win back the old users, although there are no changes to the Basic level. What they can hope for is getting more users who are willing to pay for these additional features that they introduced and will bring in the future.