Editor’s Note: As of April 29, 2015, PDF search is a paid feature available to Evernote Premium and Evernote Plus subscribers. To learn more about Premium and Plus, visit our feature comparison page.
Ever since launch, our lab coat-wearing R&D team has been working those slide rules and protractors to improve Evernote’s search technology. We’re excited to unveil our new premium-only feature: PDF search.
There are two types of PDFs in the world: those that are searchable and those that aren’t. Most scanners produce PDFs that are essentially digitized images of a physical page. In the past, these PDFs would not appear in your search results. Starting now, Evernote will run these PDFs through our updated recognition servers, allowing our Premium subscribers to find them when they search.
In addition, our desktop versions will allow premium users to export the searchable PDFs by right clicking on them in the note.
What about old PDFs?
Over the next week, Evernote will process all existing premium user PDFs. Don’t worry, newly added PDFs will become searchable within minutes, though it may take a bit longer while our servers crunch through existing ones.
What if a PDF is already searchable?
If you already have searchable PDFs in your account, Evernote won’t touch them. This is true for all subscribers, free and premium.
The longer you use Evernote, the more critical our super-duper search technology becomes. Rest assured that we’re going to keep on improving it so you’ll never forget a thing.
There are lots of great reasons to go premium:
- Create 500MB of new notes each month
- Sync any type of file
- Allow others to view and edit your notebooks
- Get faster image recognition
And lots more. Check out all the benefits on our premium page.