We’ve got a pretty sophisticated monitoring system at the Evernote datacenter that’s constantly watching over our servers, databases and load balancers. At the slightest hint of trouble, it sends out pre-configured alerts and our 24/7 operations team springs to appropriate action. A few days ago, the following alert flashed across in-boxes and cell phones all over the company:
PROBLEM: 3 Millionth User Alert 2010.04.29/13:04:47 Severity: Warning Holy crap, 3,000,000 Evernote users!
And we sprung, although this time the appropriate action was to have a drink.
It’s true: Evernote’s got over three million users. And we did it in record time. It took us 15 months to get our first million users, 7 months for the second million and only 4 month for the third million. That’s over 8,000 new users every day! We got a big boost these past few months from two relatively new sources: international users and partnerships. About 44% of our new users come from outside of the US now, and 15% come from our recent partners. It also looks like everything is speeding up and we expect to hit our fourth million in record time as well.
We are deeply thankful to all of our users. Thank you for finding us, for sticking with us, and for all of your tireless feedback to make us better. You should know that we’re always listening to your comments, even if we can’t respond to every one, and our product roadmap is heavily influenced by what you have to say. Expect major improvements to all versions of Evernote over the next few months along with a big surprise or two!
Big thanks to all of our partners, for making the Evernote “external brain” infinitely bigger and more powerful than we could have made it ourselves.
Finally, a gigantic thanks to the Evernote team! You guys just made something used by three million people. How cool is that?