I've been using Evernote for around two years now. I replaced MS OneNote with it and I've been very happy up until now. Just lately I too have become to be annoyed by constant in my face NAGS to upgrade. I bought Premium for my first year but found I never needed the features it offered over basic and have been using basic for the past year with no issues. All this constant badgering makes me want to chuck it in. I could just go back to OneNote or look around to see what else is out there. Quite frankly free is nice but if it means all this harassment it is not worth it. It does not make me want to upgrade. I need to be clear about that. It makes me mad and puts me off using the program altogether.