Last month, Evernote made some significant changes to its offerings and pricing structure. I for one, and all for it, though I can understand why some people might feel the pinch of the new price tag, or feel confusion of what version of Evernote is right for them.
Here’s an overview:
Evernote Basic - still free The easiest way to get started with Evernote, Basic has been and will remain free of charge. Evernote Basic supports note taking, web clipping and note sharing, so you can capture memories, ideas, and inspiration and save them forever.
Here are the two big changes: First, you can 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, so you can continue to take your notes with you throughout your day. Second, the passcode lock on the mobile app, formerly a paid feature, is now available on Basic as well.
Evernote Plus - $3.99/month or $34.99/year To stay in sync across ALL your devices, consider Evernote Plus. You’ll also enjoy the ability to take notebooks offline on a mobile device, so your notes will be with you wherever you go, even when there’s no Internet connection. You can forward emails into Evernote and keep them alongside related notes, complete with attachments, and 1 GB of upload space each month means you can keep all your projects together.
Evernote Premium - $7.99/month or $69.99/year The full power of Evernote comes alive in Evernote Premium, a 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 with one click. Premium includes 10 GB of monthly upload space, and you have all the benefits of Plus and Basic, too.
(Once you’ve decided to use Evernote, this is the version I recommend. It is worth the $70/year in sanity.)