Evernote Introduces Price Increase & Device Limit To Plans

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Although there are certainly plenty of options out there for users when it comes to note taking applications, Evernote is one that is likely more popular not only because it's recognizable but because it has been around for quite some time. Like any other app, Evernote has gone through its fair share of changes and today it's introducing a few more that existing and new users will want to pay attention to, especially since it's going to affect all users. These changes will be an increase in price for both of Evernote's paid plans which are the Plus and Premium options, as well as a device limit on the free plan which is the Basic option.

Before jumping into the changes, it's worth mentioning that the changes will only take affect immediately for new users. For those who are existing users and subscribers of the app, Evernote states that there will be an adjustment period, giving users time to get used to the increase in price and/or the device limit. Having said that, Evernote does not unfortunately give an actual time frame for how long the adjustment period will be, so it's likely that existing users will be notified on the device when the changes are close to being implemented for them or directly after they have taken place.

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As for the changes to the plans themselves, the Basic plan will be getting a device limit of two devices per account. This means that users who have Evernote set up on more than one mobile device and a computer will have to choose which devices they feel the app is most useful on and dump any others. Logically, it would probably serve best on a computer and on the most used mobile device, but everyone is different. As for the Plus plan, the cost per month is increasing from $2.99 to $3.99, and from an annual cost of $24.99 to $34.99. The Premium plan is being increased from $5.99 to $7.99 a month, while the annual cost for that plan is going up from $49.99 to $69.99. While the increase in price is sure to turn some users off from giving Evernote a try or from keeping their subscription going, the upside for both of these plans is that they allow three or more devices that can be synced to the account, so those who need more than the two that are allowed on the Basic plan will want to opt for either of these options. Taking that into consideration, these are big price increases, and may end up causing some users to look elsewhere. Nevertheless, the changes, Evernote says, are in the best interest of the service so they can keep the app ad-free and so they don't have to sell off user data. Those looking for an option that doesn't have a monthly cost or limits, can opt for something like Google Keep, although this is simply one example and there are plenty of other options.