Sorry to say… I’m leaving Evernote behind.
I’ve used and recommended Evernote for the past 7 years, and after the company’s recent announcement changing their pricing structure, it’s time to transition. You can read all the reasons why their move is significant and causing end-user frustration all over the web, so I won’t rehash it all here.
Before I’m accused of being a cheapskate, please understand that that I well know that nice things can’t be forever free. If you need a service that synchronizes your information across all of your devices, then there has to be a sustainable business plan. I think Evernote will find that their end users, like me, are going to have a significant issue is the steep (40%) price increase for premium services when nothing new has been added.
There are quite a few options out there to try, and since I’ve already been using Microsoft OneNote for things in my ‘day job’, I’m making the switch over to that platform, and will even keep using Google Keep to see which one fits my needs best.
The transition from Evernote to OneNote is pretty easy if you use a conversion tool, like this one provided by Microsoft. Just download and install the tool, run it and in a short while, you’ll have everything imported to your new or existing OneNote notebook.
We’ll see what happens in the next few weeks and where people end up migrating. For now, goodbye Evernote. It was nice knowing you.