Starting December 4, free Evernote users will face new limits: just one notebook and fifty notes, or pay extra.
Note-taking app Evernote today offers a very generous free version that includes 250 notebooks and up to 100,000 notes. Anyone who uses the service frequently will soon be able to start paying or looking for another service. This change comes after Bending Spoons acquired Evernote in 2022 and laid off people from their jobs earlier this year.
Starting December 4, free Evernote users can create just one notebook containing fifty notes. If you exceed this limit, you will have to delete the notes or pay.
Anyone who has more than fifty notes or multiple notebooks today will not lose them. You can still view, edit, export, share, and delete notes with a free account
Only when you create a new note or additional notebook will a message appear stating that you have exceeded the limit. The only option is to have only one notebook and have the current number of notes below the limit of fifty. Only then can you create new ones.
Evernote stresses that the new change will affect a small number of users. “When setting the new limits, we took into account that the majority of our free users fall under the 50 bills and one notebook limit,” the company wrote. “As a result, the daily experience will remain unchanged for most free users.”
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