Evernote announces price hike, device restrictions for Basic package

Evernote has said that those customers who make the increased investment will reap the benefits that result in the future.

Note-taking app Evernote has unveiled price changes for its Plus and Premium packages, as well as a restriction on its free Basic package that means user devices will be restricted to two.

"Beginning today, the prices for our Plus and Premium tiers will change for new subscriptions, and access from Evernote Basic accounts will be limited to two devices," Evernote said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Basic users with the app on more than two devices were told in an email that they would have at least 30 days to adjust, and were reminded that the Plus and Premium accounts would continue to support access from an unlimited number of devices.

Basic will remain free of charge, while Evernote Plus, which will now be priced at $3.99 a month or $34.99 a year, allows users to take notebooks offline on a mobile device and comes with 1GB of upload space a month. For $7.99 a month or $69.99 a year, the Premium package offers 10GB, and includes the ability to annotate PDFs and turn business cards into phone contacts.

Passcode lock, formerly a paid feature, has been added to the Basic package.

Evernote said its goal is "investing in our core products to make them more powerful and intuitive while also delivering often-requested new features", and added that more updates would be announced later in the year

The app added Salesforce integration last week, and Google Drive integration in May.

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