I have written several times about the use of Evernote in genealogy research. Indeed, it is one of my favorite programs. I use Evernote more often than I use a genealogy program although I have to also add that I use Evernote for all sorts of things, not just for genealogy purposes. (See https://goo.gl/RXq5Ez for a list of my past articles about Evernote.)
One entry in the Evernote Blog caught my eye today: Changes to Evernote’s Pricing Plans. A quick read resulted in a sigh of relief. Evernote Basic, which I believe is the version used by most genealogists, remains unchanged at free of charge. Whew! However, not everything is the same. The free Basic plan now limits you to two devices per account, like a computer and a phone, two computers, or a phone and a tablet. You’re also still limited to just 60 megabytes of uploads a month.
Evernote Plus adds the ability to take notebooks offline on a mobile device, so your notes will be with you wherever you go, even when there’s no Internet connection. You can forward emails into Evernote and keep them alongside related notes, complete with attachments, and 1 gigabyte of upload space each month means you can keep all your projects together. Evernote Plus will now cost $3.99/month ( up from $2.99/month ) or $34.99/year. (That is a 27% discount for anyone who pays for a year in advance.)
Evernote Premium adds everything in Evernote Plus as well as finding text buried inside Office docs. It will also annotate PDF files, automatically discover connections between notes, and turn business cards into phone contacts. Premium includes 10 gigabytes of monthly upload space, which I suspect is much more than what most individuals will ever need. I suspect Evernote Premium appeals primarily to business users.
Evernote Premium is now $7.99/month (up from $5.99/month) or $69.99/year. (That is a 27% discount for anyone who pays for a year in advance.)
In addition, all customers have access to complimentary support through the Evernote Community at https://discussion.evernote.com/ while Evernote Plus subscribers can access enhanced support through email, and Evernote Premium and Business subscribers can access all of the above, plus live chat support.
You can read more in the Evernote Blog at https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2016/06/28/changes-to-evernotes-pricing-plans/ as well as in the Evernote FAQs (Frequently-Asked-Questions) at https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/219427987.
By the way, I used Evernote Basic for a couple of years but eventually upgraded to Evernote Plus. I now use Evernote Plus’ offline capabilities quite often and almost daily use the ability to forward emails into Evernote, both of which are available only in Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium. However, if you are not yet using Evernote, I suggest you start with the FREE Evernote Basic version. I suspect most genealogists will never need to upgrade to a paid version.