Free Accounts Evernote Can Now Handle a Variety of File Types


One of the things have has differentiated free Evernote accounts from paid accounts has been the ability to upload a variety of file types. With paid accounts you could upload a wide range of file types… with free accounts you could only upload text, image, audio and PDF files. As of today Evernote has removed that restriction.

As a blog post on the Evernote site explains,

The reason we lifted our file restriction is that we want to allow our users to store everything related to an experience or memory in a single, visual, searchable place.

Note size and monthly upload restrictions remain the same with free users able to upload up to 60MBs of new content a month and the largest file being 25MB in size and paid Premium users getting 1GB of new uploads with a single note max of 50MB. (In both cases the content already IN your account has no bearing on new uploaded content. That means as your account grows you can simply leave all your “stuff” in one place and not worry about paying extra for the storage.

The bottom line is that a Premium Account is a bargain and is a great way to get a superb service AND help ensure Evernote continues to thrive. You can learn more and get a free OR Premium account here on the Evernote site.

Want to get the most out of Evernote? The other day we brought word of the downloadable book, Evernote Essentials. It is a good resource for anyone who is new to Evernote or wants to maximize their Evernote usage.

The full post content can be found below or on the Evernote blog.

Evernote Removes File Type Restrictions for Free Accounts

September 07, 2011 | Posted by Andrew Sinkov
Life has enough complicated rules to keep track of, so we like to simplify wherever we can. In that spirit, we’re happy to say that we’ve just simplified how file attachments work for Free users. As many of you know, Free users had been previously limited to putting only text, image, audio and PDF files into their notes. That restriction is now gone, so both Free and Premium users can attach any type of file to a note. Easy Peasy.

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The reason we lifted our file restriction is that we want to allow our users to store everything related to an experience or memory in a single, visual, searchable place. However, please keep in mind that the note size and monthly upload restrictions haven’t changed:

Free users can make a single note up to 25MB in size and can upload up to 60MBs of new stuff every month.
Premium users can make a single note up to 50MB in size and can upload up to 1GB of new stuff every month.
Adding files to Evernote

Now is probably a good time to refresh your memory on how to put files into Evernote. Virtually every version of Evernote supports adding files.

Desktop and Web

Mac: Drag a file into a note or onto the Evernote dock icon or use the File -> Attach File menu option.
Windows: Drag a file in a note or right click in a note and choose the File option.
Evernote Web: Edit a note, then drag a file onto the note header or click the paperclip icon.

iOS: When viewing a file, tap the Share icon in the top right, then tap Open with…Evernote.
Android: When editing a note, tap the paper clip and choose File.
BlackBerry: From the home screen, tap on the Upload file option.
WebOS: Select File from the New Note screen.
We’re excited about this change because it will let more of you get more out of Evernote. We have lots of new features in the works, including some exciting ones for Premium users. Check out our Evernote Premium page to learn about all the great reason to go Premium.

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