RIP Evernote – This is Really Bad
Hey, Don’t confuse with the title. RIP Evernote means Evernote is not going to shut down their service, but taking something they’ve used for years then crippling it unless they pay.
Today, Evernote announced a change to its pricing and a new limitation for its free service. If you are using Evernote basic plan, now you are only allowed to use two devices per account, like a computer and a phone, two computers, or a phone and a tablet.
Here is the Email I got today from Evernote.
“At Evernote, we are committed not only to making you as productive as you can be, but also to running our business in as transparent a way as possible. We’re making a change to our Basic service, and it’s important that you know about it.”
“In the coming weeks, Evernote Basic accounts will be limited to two devices, such as a computer and phone, two computers, or a phone and a tablet.”
This is a terrible move from @evernote. They shouldn’t have restricted basic accounts to 2 devices only. Now Evernote Plus plan priced at $3.99/month, up from $2.99/month (or $34.99/year), and Premium Plans priced up to $7.99/month from $5.99/month (or $69.99/year). The price change won’t go into effect until after August 15, 2016.
I think this is the end of Evernote era. The real problem is hey are soon to limit your Basic account to two devices only.
I think limiting the number of devices for users is not the way to get people to pay. It’s the way to get people to quit.