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I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I installed for the first time the Evernote app, I had never used Evernote on mobile devices. I thought it was odd that it didn't let me create notes without login, I am not currently paying for a data plan, I don't see the need right now, so I just used my wi-fi. As soon as I logged in, it showed me that I have 3 months of free premium. So now I am not sure what I can actually do just because I am premium and what I can't, and what will happen when I become free again and stuff like that. So here I am:

 

- Free users are always able to create new notes when offline? Cause I had to login on the first place, there wasn't any option available that could let me take notes before that first login. I don't know if that was a first time ever thing or if now I can directly take notes without login just because I am premium.

 

- Are free users allways allowed to read and edit notes created on the phone while offline?

 

- The notebooks I just created and tagged as offline, will always be offline? What about it's notes? What about editing these notes?

 

I don't care a lot about syncing, having all the info on my phone all the time is good enough for me, atleast by now.

 

Thanks for your time and sorry for bad grammar, english is not my first language.

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I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3, and I installed for the first time the Evernote app, I had never used Evernote on mobile devices. I thought it was odd that it didn't let me create notes without login, I am not currently paying for a data plan, I don't see the need right now, so I just used my wi-fi. As soon as I logged in, it showed me that I have 3 months of free premium. So now I am not sure what I can actually do just because I am premium and what I can't, and what will happen when I become free again and stuff like that. So here I am:

 

- Free users are always able to create new notes when offline? Cause I had to login on the first place, there wasn't any option available that could let me take notes before that first login. I don't know if that was a first time ever thing or if now I can directly take notes without login just because I am premium.

 

- Are free users allways allowed to read and edit notes created on the phone while offline?

 

- The notebooks I just created and tagged as offline, will always be offline? What about it's notes? What about editing these notes?

 

I don't care a lot about syncing, having all the info on my phone all the time is good enough for me, atleast by now.

 

Thanks for your time and sorry for bad grammar, english is not my first language.

Hi. Welcome to the forums, and congratulations on your new phone. I have an S3 as well, and Evernote is a real pleasure to use on it.

Evernote is a cloud-based app, which in this case means that it is built around having your notes sync to their servers. Everyone has to create an account to use it.

Free users have access to all of the main features of the app, but there are some restrictions, like the inability to save notes onto your phone for offline use.

If you are just wanting to take notes on your phone, and want to use notes offline, but do not want to pay for the Premium service, then you are probably better off using another application.

However, in my experience on Android, Evernote is heads and shoulders above the rest of the options out there. I'd also encourage you to think about some of the benefits you get from using the cloud -- a backup of all your notes, the ability to access your notes from any device any time, and a ton of interesting integrations (applications that work together with Evernote).

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Hi, thanks for the fast reply.

 

I remember reading somewhere that if you create a note on your phone, than you could always read that one note offline (but this wouldn't be true for the times when you create a note on your computer (and also you can't create notebooks too while offline, so I guess all of the notes would be all on the same place). It seens this statement is not valid anymore, and this is exactly why I asked it here (to check for newer information).

 

I really enjoyed the app, but my mainly reason for something like this is actually offline note in a single device. I do understand it makes wonders for those who enjoy all of the features (and for them premium is a fair price), but since I only enjoy a couple of the features, I don't think the price is fair enough according to my needs, I may try something else.

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Hi, thanks for the fast reply.

 

I remember reading somewhere that if you create a note on your phone, than you could always read that one note offline (but this wouldn't be true for the times when you create a note on your computer (and also you can't create notebooks too while offline, so I guess all of the notes would be all on the same place). It seens this statement is not valid anymore, and this is exactly why I asked it here (to check for newer information).

 

I really enjoyed the app, but my mainly reason for something like this is actually offline note in a single device. I do understand it makes wonders for those who enjoy all of the features (and for them premium is a fair price), but since I only enjoy a couple of the features, I don't think the price is fair enough according to my needs, I may try something else.

Hi. The information isn't outdated, but incomplete. You can make as many notes as you want while you are offline. Your phone stores the notes you have created while offline, so you don't need to worry about that. Some of the notes you have recently viewed (maybe you made them on your computer a few days ago, for example) are stored in a "cache," and you may be able to work with them, but the cache is often emptied, so you cannot be sure that they will be accessible.

I'm not sure why you would be so concerned about working offline when you are using a phone. Assuming you are not on a plane or otherwise without a connection, you'll have no problem accessing your notes. Evernote is pretty smart about data usage, so it doesn't use up much bandwidth, even with large notes, because it won't download them into your phone until you need them (things like photos and so forth).

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GPRS is not good enough to even try, and where I live there isn't 4G yet nor open/free wifi available everywhere. The only real mobile internet connection available is 3G/3G+ which is not stable enough and is overpriced (what I mean is that in any other country it costs Z, here in Brazil it costs 5 to 6 times Z and we have to pray for the signal be available or good enough). At the current moment and activities I am currently doing everyday, I don't have much need to use internet in everyplace I am, so I don't see myself subscribing for a mobile internet plan. Having my internet service at home (and my home internet is pretty good and has an ok price) is good enough by now. That said, I don't see myself paying a lot for a bad 3G service + paying evernote premium just to have my notes offline and nothing else. If my daily activities change enough in a way that I feel I should subscribe for a bad mobile internet plan, than I might consider paying for evernote premium too.

 

As I said, I do know that evernote is amazing, and for what it offers, it is actually cheap. But for my current needs (I don't need everything and I don't have internet connection available everywhere at the moment), it won't fit.

 

Anyway, thanks for the clarification and for your time.

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