New Evernote Premium Feature: Increase Your Monthly Allowance

New Evernote Premium Feature: Increase Your Monthly Allowance

Posted by on 23 Nov 2011

Posted by on 23 Nov 2011

Editor’s Note: As of April 29, 2015, the Evernote features and pricing described in this blog post have changed. Please reference our comparison page for a current list of features and pricing levels.

No one likes being told they can’t do something. Today, we’re adding a new capability that replaces a “no you can’t” with “go right ahead.” Premium users can now purchase up to 5GB of additional new upload allowance and up to 25 additional upload gigs in a year.

How it works

If you’re a Premium user, and you’re about to hit your 1GB monthly upload limit, log into Evernote Web and click on Increase Upload Allowance in the header. There, you’ll be able to purchase individual gigabytes for $5 each.

And don’t forget…

One important thing to keep in mind about Evernote, there is no limit on the total size of your account. The only thing that we care about is the amount of new stuff you can add in a given month.


Evernote Premium

Upgrade for features to help you live and work smarter.

Go Premium
View more stories in 'News'

22 Comments RSS

  • Orion Withrow

    What about the option to increase the maximum per-file size limit, I rarely need more than 1GB/Month, but I frequently run in to files that I would like to upload but can’t because they are too large.

    • Jack Jaechul Koh

      I agree with you.
      Because I sometimes have to upload the files that over the 50MB in one notebook. So I had to make 2 notebooks and split files and uploaded them into 2 notes. I would like to recommend about 100MB for the maximum per-file size limit.

    • Andrew Sinkov

      Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Joel Williams

    YES! even restraining myself I’ve exceeded my 1GB limit every month I’ve been a Premium User. Support staff at Evernote have been very gracious to give me anywhere from 300mb to 1GB increases each month, but this option to purchase more has always been my biggest request. Thanks for making it happen. Now I can get serious about moving my active projects, archived projects, research, etc. to Evernote and make it the true center of my work-flow for the forseable future.

  • Kale Blossom

    What I want to know is why you care so much anyway? Why not offer an unlimited upload plan?
    What on earth is the reasoning for not allowing us to upload unlimited items in any given month?

    It’s the MAIN thing that I like Springpad over EN for.
    And why not offer a non-recurring memory boost for those of us whom can’t afford a monthly plan but just need a few more megabytes to get through a particular month(like when starting out using EN)?

    • Orion Withrow

      I think it is a matter of a sustainable business model. With a limited per month upload, they can map out how much storage they will need at any given point in the future by only knowing how many users they have and which of their users are premium subscribers. Unlimited upload would be unsustainable because some users could upload several GB per month.

    • jean

      1GB per month is probably overkill if everything you upload is just text-based. But when you throw in pictures, that adds up quickly.

      I think it’s both storage/bandwidth AND optical character recognition (OCR). There’s an Evernote blog post about it

      My guess is this OCR is the bottleneck…if they let unlimited uploads, most of their storage would be images/PDFs, which all must be run through their advanced OCR (which is more intense than normal OCR, if you read the post above). This is probably why they only slowly let the per-month upload allowance increase (remember, they started at 500mb before, now 1gb, and recently you can buy more than 1gb). I *guess* they need to make sure they have the processing power to handle it as well, not just throw in more hard drives.

  • Michel

    The service (paid monthly) is $5,- / month and that is MORE than worth it. However, for an additional GB of storage (or bandwidth) you would pay for an additional full month. From the perspective of service vs. storage, the $5 price point is really high… in corporate markets a GB is between 0.08 – 0.13 ct and your opex can’t be that excessive high per GB… I really love the functionality but the price doesn’t seem to be right…

  • Bobby

    I really like the new feature, but I am bit confused regarding it.

    Like I have 5 days left of my 1gb allowance, but if I purchase another 1 gb, does that last for a month, or is my monthly quota 2gb for a year as I am a premium user.

    i rather see an increase in max file size limit rather than a monthly one.

    Secondly, evernote, could you kindly do a yearly subscription of these extra features.

    So if i pay extra to upgrade my premium account, its fixed for year, that ever month I have a 2gb limit.

    thanks for the new features. keep them coming.

    • Andrew Sinkov

      The purchase only applies to your current month.

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      • Bobby

        Thanks for the reply Andrew. Keep up the great work.

    • David E Y Sarna

      I think that is a great suggestion, and parallels similar options from many on-line services. Everyone realizes that servers cost money to but and maintain, so charging and imposing limits makes sense. But paying more to get more also makes sense.
      With so many EN users, one-size-fits-all can usefully expanded to pay for what you need.

  • Michael Greenberg

    Big mistake. You should not charge for additional usage. You should increase your user numbers and make your money with an IPO.

  • Jan Deseyn

    What about adding an email to an existing note by dragging & dropping ? Or is that already possible and did I miss it ?

    • Andrei Thorp

      As far as I know, that’s not possible — but as a workaround, you can:

      1) Find out your personal evernote e-mail address. Everything mailed there will be stored in a note. (There’s a blog post about this).
      2) Forward the e-mail to the above address.
      3) If you want to “add” the e-mail to an existing note, select the e-mail note and the other one, right click and select merge.

      I know it’s not the most elegant thing, but it’ll work well as long as you’re not doing it a hundred times 🙂

  • David Lowe

    This is a great option for those a few months when some of us had more than 1GB to upload. It provides a temporary ceiling bump-up while keep the base fee steady. Thanks for offering this option.

  • bowflex

    Great, now i will purchase premium feature and get more. Thanks for this post.
    Regards, bowflex

  • Agence web Maurisource

    Hello, i was wondering if we could make our notes public and viewable by search engines while using premium?

    John P.

    • Andrew Sinkov

      If you make a notebook public and share it with the world, then it will be available via search engine.

  • FZ

    Will this 5GB expire at the end of month? If it does, then it’s way over priced. I don’t see the need to pay this amount for personal use, I’d store my stuff in my 3TB external HD. For businesses, there are better software than EN.

  • FZ

    Will this 5GB expire at the end of month? If it does, then it’s way over priced. I don’t see the need to pay this amount for personal use, I’d store my stuff in my 3TB external HD. For businesses, there are better software than EN.

  • Kemal

    Thank you for the informative article.