Evernote is cloud based, and can be used on most any device. In this video, you will learn about the various versions for computers, tablets, and mobile devices, as well as the differences between the free version and other paid options.
- Just before we begin, I think it's important to understand that Evernote comes in many versions for the various devices and platforms out there and these different versions may look slightly different and behave somewhat differently from one another. In this course, we'll be focused on working with Evernote on a Windows PC. But you should keep in mind that Evernote is cloud-based, which means there is an online version of Evernote on the web. So even if you don't have the app installed on the device you're working with, you can open up a browser window and login to your Evernote account to use this online version.
Just know it will look and behave differently from the actual app. There are Evernote apps for all your mobile devices including most tablets and smartphones and they'll look and behave differently too. And Evernote is constantly being improved and updated so what you see in this course may already look different from what you see on your own computer if you're updating regularly. Now none of this should stop you from following along with me, however the other thing you should know about Evernote versions is there are various account levels to choose from.
From the Basic free account to the paid Plus and Premium versions. There's even a Business version for teams. Now the free Basic account lets you create notes, clip webpages and images and can be used across multiple platforms but on only two different devices and allows for finding text inside images using OCR, that's optical character recognition. Now you are somewhat limited with the basic account when it comes to note size and uploads. You can upload up to 60 megabytes per month and a single note can be no larger than 25 megabytes.
With a Plus account, at $46.99 per year, you can use Evernote on more than two devices, you can work offline on a mobile device and even save or send important emails to Evernote. You'll also be able to upload to a gigabyte each month and a single note can be up to 50 megabytes in size, double the size of a note in the basic account. Now for $89.99 per year, at least at the time of this recording, you get a Premium account and this gets you all of the other account features but you can upload up to 10 gigabytes per month and a single note can be up to 200 megabytes in size.
You can also attach PDF files to a note and annotate them, you can go back in history to recover earlier versions of your notes, snap a picture of a business card that goes directly to contacts and even use Evernote to present notes like slides. Lastly, for those working in a business or team environment, there is a Business version of Evernote that costs $12 per user per month. And with this version, you get all the functionality discussed so far, plus teams can collaborate in a single workplace, keep projects and work all together, share and give feedback in the app and more.
Of course, as an individual, using the Business version of Evernote, you can do all those personal things you can do with the other versions as well. So those are your Evernote options. We'll be working with the free Basic account as we move through the chapters and movies in this course. So let's get started.
- Describe how to choose a plan and create an Evernote account.
- Explain how to get Evernote on a computer.
- Cite ways to configure Evernote to meet your needs.
- Describe how to back up and share notebook contents.
- Recall how to create and manage text notes.
- Explain how to add screenshots to a note.
- Cite the method for merging multiple notes into one note.