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One of the really popular Google searches these days is "Alternatives to Evernote???"  Why? It's clear that Evernote will keep cutting back on all of the features of the free version to drive everyone out.   That's normally called "shooting yourself in the foot", or "killing an Internet business".

There's nothing wrong with the "freemium" model, as long as you keep adding so many features to the paid version, that free users can't help but start paying.  But no one has successfully implemented a freemium model where the paid version stays the same, and the free version is whittled away to nothing.

So are there alternatives to Evernote for people annoyed with this?  Well, use the popular "alternatives to Evernote?" search and you'll find hundreds.  Are any better than Evernote?  Well, for those who were quite satisfied with free Evernote before it began shrinking, yes... dozens of them are better!

Good luck to Evernote.  Hopefully, your expensive enterprise customers will offset all the potential consumer business you could have had with another approach to monetizing the low end.

 

Cheers & goodbye!

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, cwhaley said:

One of the really popular Google searches these days is "Alternatives to Evernote???"  Why? It's clear that Evernote will keep cutting back on all of the features of the free version to drive everyone out.   That's normally called "shooting yourself in the foot", or "killing an Internet business".

There's nothing wrong with the "freemium" model, as long as you keep adding so many features to the paid version, that free users can't help but start paying.  But no one has successfully implemented a freemium model where the paid version stays the same, and the free version is whittled away to nothing.

So are there alternatives to Evernote for people annoyed with this?  Well, use the popular "alternatives to Evernote?" search and you'll find hundreds.  Are any better than Evernote?  Well, for those who were quite satisfied with free Evernote before it began shrinking, yes... dozens of them are better!

Good luck to Evernote.  Hopefully, your expensive enterprise customers will offset all the potential consumer business you could have had with another approach to monetizing the low end.

What features are you looking for?

The most popular alternative seems to be One Note.

Upgrading to a paid account would have been better, but leaving works well too.

Good bye, Good Luck

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2 hours ago, cwhaley said:

It's clear that Evernote will keep cutting back on all of the features of the free version to drive everyone out.

Clear to you, however, but based on what? One data point? Hardly enough to make a clear trend. You may be correct, but not based on existing evidence. That's normally called "guesswork" or "making things up." By the way, you call it "shrinking", but did you know that the Basic service added a new feature? I'll let you puzzle that one out for yourself...

Cheers & goodbye!

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I understand the frustration for some users but did we really need another thread for this?

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