UPDATE: Both Free and Premium users can now attach any type of file to a note. Learn more here.
It’s a big day here at Evernote. In addition to updated versions of Evernote for Windows and Evernote for Mac, we’re launching a fantastic, new Premium-only feature: file and document synchronization.
When we launched, we said we’d help you remember everything. Today, we dramatically expanded the meaning of the word everything to include, well, everything*. Evernote Premium users can now add any type of file to a note. Once a file is added to Evernote, it’s synchronized with the Evernote Service and made instantly available across all version of Evernote, even mobile.
Why this is cool
Now, not only can you take notes, clip web pages, snap photos, and record audio, but you can also add the stuff you’re working on, like that client presentation, the novel you’re writing, your resume, your band’s MP3s, those Photoshop files, and just about anything else you can think of.
Best of all, Evernote Premium users no longer need to worry about where their files are, how to access them, where the last copy is saved, or how to share them. Everything is in Evernote, available whenever and wherever needed.
Multiple files in a note
You can add multiple files to a single note. So, say you’re organizing the big corporate offsite. Create a public notebook called “Offsite.” Create a note with the location, meeting agenda, and include all the PowerPoint presentation files. Now, share this notebook’s URL with other attendees. The whole process will take no time at all and you’ll come out looking like an organizational ninja.
When using the desktop versions of Evernote, if you open a file contained in a note, make changes, then save the file, Evernote will automatically update the version in your notes to the latest. This feature applies to files supported in Free accounts, as well.
Emailing files from your phone
You need to urgently send a file to a coworker, but you’re out to dinner with friends. No worries, it’s in Evernote. Just pull up the note on your phone and email it. How easy is that!?!
And don’t forget, it’s only $5 to try out Evernote Premium. If you’re like us, you’ll never want to go back, but if you prefer Free, rest assured that you will always have access to the notes and files you added as a Premium user.
* Ok, fine, not everything. There is a limitation to be aware of: the total size for a single note cannot exceed 25MB. That HD family reunion video probably won’t fit.