Weekly Poll: Do You Use Evernote Pro?

Evernote released a new beta Mac app today, which has many of us trying out Evernote again. Evernote has been extremely successful, being easily the best known notes app on any platform. You can snap pictures on your phone, write out a store list, store a PDF eBook, and jot down some important class notes, all in the same app. Thanks to Evernote’s OCR-powered search, you can find anything you’ve saved in seconds.

Evernote’s free by default, but it limits you to 60Mb of uploads per month on free accounts. If you’re uploading pictures and scans every day, you’d hit that limit pretty quick, but otherwise, you’d be hard pressed to hit the limit. The pro upgrade gives some other features, such as searching inside PDFs and an ad-free interface, but for the most part, you can get much of Evernote’s power without ever upgrading.

We know many of our readers are Evernote fans, so we’re curious: did you upgrade to Evernote Pro? What made you decide to pay for the upgrade? We’d love to hear your thoughts below!


  • Chris Talbott

    I upgraded because I wanted to attach any type of file, largely. Evernote replaces several things I used to use more, such as usb drives, to-do apps, project management tools, and a lot of notebooks and file drawers. Most of all, though, it’s being able to easily find the contents of all those things quickly.

  • Gareth Ma

    I upgraded, but I don’t why. Very confused.

  • http://www.pobox.com/~meta/ mathew

    I upgraded. However, I’m disappointed by how much the web UI lags the desktop, especially since I’m a Linux user.

  • http://grantpalin.com Grant Palin

    I was on the Pro account until recently. I stepped it down at renewal time since I wasn’t using it enough to warrant the cost for the extra space or capabilities. It’s a great tool to be sure, but I’m doing mostly text, and search in PDF isn’t something I really need. I’ll stick with the free level for a while and see if I run into any issues with it.

  • http://www.macnyheder.com Anders Lorentsen

    I agree with Matthew. The web UI is terrible and for snapshots it´s almost unusable.
    The Mac app however especially the latest beta v. 5 is brilliant and very snappy.

    I use the Premium as I use it for my work. I need the OCR recognition of PFD´s as well as the getting more upload space pr. month.

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