Woke up to an email from Evernote:

Evernote Basic is changing

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. You are currently over this limit, but will have at least 30 days to adjust. Plus and Premium accounts will continue to support access from an unlimited number of devices.

When I read this my first thought was “Looks like it’s time to move to Google Keep” – I use Evernote a lot – hence why it was on my phone, tablet, and my PC, so limiting the number of devices I can use for free was pretty much a deal breaker for me. I am all for paying for extending or maintaining the features of services that I use every day, and Evernote is one of those, so I thought I would have a look at the price of the plans. I wish I hadn’t because I’ve lost even more faith in Evernote – not only have they limited the devices of the free tier, but they have bumped up the prices of their paid plans. I was hoping they would introduce a plan, call it Standard, for half the price of Plus, that would allow me all the features I had on the free plan yesterday. That would have been an excellent way to convert me to a paying customer. But nope, they decided to take away a feature I need, while increasing their plan price by 33%. So it looks like I am off to Google Keep. Now, I just need to figure out how to export from Evernote in a format the Google Keep likes.

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