UPDATE: Free and Premium allowances are now 60MB/1GB per month, respectively.
UPDATE: Premium users can now purchase up to 5 GB of additional new upload allowance and up to 25 additional upload gigs in a year.
With our latest releases, we’re introducing monthly upload allowances to Evernote.
What’s a monthly upload allowance?
The monthly upload allowance is a measure of how much new data you add to your account on the Evernote web service in a given month. For all of our existing users, the month starts today, June 13. Oh, and don’t worry, all the notes you’ve created and all the features you’ve grown to love aren’t going anywhere.
How much do I get?
All free accounts are set to 40 megabytes per month. At the start of each month, your allowance is reset and you get a fresh forty. This means that if you max out your account every month, you’ll have 480MB of notes at the end of the year.
You’d be surprised how much 40MB gets you in Evernote terms. Here’s a rough estimate:
- Typed notes: 20,000
- Ink notes: 10,000
- Mobile snapshots: 400
- Web clips: 270
- Audio notes: 40
How is the monthly upload allowance calculated?
Every time something new is added to your account on the Evernote web service, it counts towards your monthly upload allowance. So, if you have 10MB remaining for a given month and you add a note containing a 1MB image, that will leave you with 9MB for the month. One important thing to keep in mind, you cannot add to your monthly allowance by deleting a note. So, deleting that 1MB note will not bring you back up to 10MB. Notes kept in local notebooks are not sent to the web service and therefore do not count towards your monthly upload allowance.
What if I want more?
Hang in there. We’re putting the finishing touches on our premium subscription, which will offer a significantly higher monthly upload allowance and a bunch of other goodies.
How do I know how much I have remaining?
We’ve built meters into Evernote for Windows, Evernote for Mac, Evernote Web, and Evernote for Windows Mobile to show exactly how far along you are.
There are also a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, so make sure to update Evernote on all the platforms that you use.