Evernote today announced a new suite of pricing for its paid plans and new limitations for its free service. The new plans, which are still labeled Basic, Plus, and Premium, will have the new prices and limits starting today.
The biggest change, which will affect the most users, is coming to the Basic plan. Evernote Basic remains a free-to-use service, but it is now limited to two devices per account. Prior to this, Basic users could sync their notes with an unlimited number of devices. Evernote recently made passcode locking a free feature, but that likely won't placate the Basic users accustomed to accessing their notes on a variety of devices at the same time. The Basic plan is also limited to 60MB of uploads per month.
The Plus and Premium plans offer unlimited device syncing, offline notes on mobile devices, 1GB (Plus) or 10GB (Premium) of upload space, and in the case of Premium, features designed to help organize business cards. The Plus tier is now priced at $3.99 per month (up from $2.99) or $34.99 per year, while the Premium plan jumps from $5.99 per month to $7.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
Evernote says that these pricing changes reflect the "significant investment of energy, time, and money" that's put into offering the service and that it's committed to never relying on ads or selling user data to sustain its business. Still, for those that have been using Evernote for years without paying, today's changes are surely to sting a bit.