Thursday, July 14, 2016

Evernote

After LastPass (password manager and information storer), the single most helpful app is Evernote. You can store anything on it and it will automatically sync across all your devices. So, for example, if you are in a parking lot in San Pol de Mar (Spain) meeting a rental car agent, and you forgot to bring your passport, you can just take out your phone and there it is. 

Unfortunately, Evernote recently  announced price and device changes to its three pricing plans and a serious limitation on its free basic plan that might make you think about switching apps.
Paying customers will experience 33 to 40 percent price hikes for Plus and Premium plans, depending on whether you pay monthly or annually. The cost of a Plus plan will rise from $2.99 to $3.99 per month or from $24.99 to $34.99 annually. Premium's monthly price will jump from $5.99 to $7.99, and its annual fee will increase from $49.99 to $69.99.
Also, effective August 15, Evernote will limit syncing to two devices: phones, iPod Touches, tablets, and desktops on the free Basic plan. You can get around this limit on computers if you use Evernote's Web app. On a brighter note, if you're on the free plan, you'll gain passcode locks on mobile apps, a feature previously exclusive to Premium customers.
If those changes have you shopping for a new note-taking app, these five affordable Evernote alternatives are packed with most of the features you need: One Note; Wunderlust; Simple Note; Google Keep; and Paper by Fifty Three. Our App Department has been so upset by the Evernote changes it has gone into a deep depression and not had the energy to try any of these.

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