Evernote Raises Prices And Restricts Device Sharing

Plus and Premium plans will see a price hike, while the free Basic plan is now restricted to two devices, Evernote announced today. Current subscribers and Basic users who are using more than two devices will have "several days" to adjust before the changes roll out.

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Evernote Basic, which supports web clipping and note sharing, will remain free of charge. But now you will only be able to access notes on up to two devices, such as a computer and phone, two computers, or a phone and a tablet, as well as on the web. Passcode lock on the mobile app, formerly a paid feature, is now available on Basic as well.

Evernote Plus, which gives you the ability to take notebooks offline on a mobile device will cost $49.99 a year. You can also forward emails into Evernote and keep them alongside related notes, complete with attachments. The plan comes with 1GB of upload space.

Evernote Premium will now cost $89.99 a year, with its full set of tools designed to help you go paperless and take ideas into action across all your devices. Find text buried inside Office docs, annotate PDFs, discover connections between notes, turn business cards into phone contacts, or present your work. Premium includes 10 GB of monthly upload space, and you have all the benefits of Plus and Basic, too.

Evernote says the changes will help the company's goal of improving Evernote for the long-term, investing in core products to make them more powerful and intuitive while also delivering often-requested new features.

"We're asking those people who get the most value from Evernote to help us make that investment and, in return, to reap the benefits that result."

The changes take effect for new users as of today, and current subscribers will see changes rolling out over the next several days.

[Evernote]