Evernote Tutorial

I’ve written this basically as a script for new users. Please understand that as you read how to install the app, etc. I realize if you are reading this as a note, you already have Evernote installed and you’re sharing this notebook.

You’re find these sections:

  • What is Evernote?
  • How To Get Evernote
  • View
  • Searching
  • Create Your Personal Notebook
  • Evernote Q & A
  • A Bit of History
  • Adding or Changing Devices
  • Check Your Account
  • Videos

What is Evernote?

Evernote is a free app.It is designed to help us organize anything from writing a novel, all kinds of business projects, family projects, recipes, and much more.  You can read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evernote

I have not created the app; I have used the app to organize my products from Stampin’ Up! I started out keeping track of my products with an Excel spreadsheet, but I wanted it to do more. I wanted pictures and to be able to cross reference products. I was taking part in a discussion on Stampin’ Connection, a website just for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and someone suggested Evernote. I tried it. Evernote says I’ve had an account since the beginning of January 2013. I fell in love with the system! A number of us started sharing our notes. I quickly realized we all had different styles, especially when it came to tagging. I started creating notes for all the products myself and then tagged the ones I owned. I shared my notes from the beginning, but eventually decided to ask for a small contribution to share my notes.

The Current Products Notebook is One Shared Notebook

It’s important for you to know we share this notebook. When I change the shared notebook on my computer, the changes synchronize to my account on Evernote’s computers, then synchronize to your account, and then to your computer. I only give access to View my notebook. If you could edit the notes, you would be editing our shared notebook That just doesn’t work with so many people sharing it. You cannot make changes to the shared notebook. You can’t add to it, but you also can’t mess up my notebook. Later, I’ll explain how to copy my notes to your own notebook. You will be able to change your own notes all you want.

The Current Products Notebook Has All Current Products Stampin’ Up! Sells.

I do my best to keep the Current Products notebook current. There are two exceptions. I do not attempt to keep track of Clearance products. I consider them retired. I don’t keep track of the Paper Pumpkin Kits, but read below to learn more about them.

I have created the Current Products notebook myself. I type most of the data, but I do copy some things from the PDF copy of the catalogs, especially anything you see in French, German, or Dutch. Much of the content of my notes is based on my opinion. Much of the choices I make are made when working on my small laptop for extended periods of time. I make errors.

I usually have the new notes added within minutes of when a new catalog goes “live” to customers. I am an Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I do not work for Stampin’ Up! One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is advance access to catalogs. There are sometimes products that are offered as a surprise even for demonstrators. I have a bit more trouble keeping track of the special offerings.

I am very grateful when people email me (bevadams@verizon.net) to let me know of any errors or omissions.

The Retired Products Notebook

When products retire, I move them to the Retired Products notebook. I now share this notebook at the same time I share the Current Products notebook. The oldest note in the Retired Products notebook is 2012, but I don’t have complete notes until around 2014 or 2015. Others have shared their notes for retired products with me, so you will find a very incomplete list of products from before 2015.

I really wish I had notes for every Stampin’ Up! product ever made, but I already spend quite a bit of time just keeping up with the current products, my modest Stampin’ Up! business, my family, and the rest of life. I do not create new notes for retired products, but I am always very happy to add any notes you create and share with me.

Paper Pumpkin To Share Notebook

I also share a Paper Pumpkin To Share notebook. Amy Phelps started it initially and allowed me to share it. But she didn’t maintain it and allowed me to recreate it and share that. This is also shared free on request. I am not a regular subscriber to Paper Pumpkin. There are several other people sharing the notebook that do have access to edit it. They keep the notebook updated and I am very grateful to them!

How Do I get the Evernote Notebook?

Here are step by step directions:

  1. Go to my website. Click on https://bevadams.com/evernote-current-products/, and use the PayPal button to sign up. I charge $10 (in US currency) for one year of access. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay. You can use your credit card. When I get the notice you have paid, I’ll send you an invitation to the program and an (unfortunately long email) with directions. I can usually do that very quickly, but since I need to do it manually, it may take me some time to process it. Please email me bevadams@verizon.net if it takes more than 24 hours.
  2. Get the Evernote program (if you don’t already have it) here https://evernote.com/download
    1. Click the green button on their website. How downloads are processed depends on how your computer is set up. My downloads go to the default folder titled Downloads. I then need to open the folder and click the .exe file to install. Some computers are set up to install immediately when you click the green button.
    2. The Basic (free) version is just fine. You can view all my files and make copies. But the program limits how many copies (data) you can add each month. You can always upgrade later if you have a lot of products and you are not willing to wait a month to add more once you reach your data limit.
    3. There is an online version, but I recommend the app. The online version used to be less than desirable, but is seems it is now the same version as the app.
    4. If you get this message when trying to install Evernote, go down to the section titled Adding or Changing Devices.


Here’s the first screen. I rarely spend any time on this Home Screen. I go directly to Notebooks. There are “widgets” on the Home Screen that you can customize with the button in the upper right corner.

  1. Accept the invitation to connect with the Current Products notebook.
    1. Click Shared with Me.
    2. Click the name of the notebook.
      1. Evernote will slowly start working, first adding the name of the notebook under Notebooks, then adding the notes. The number of notes varies. As I type, there are 914 notes.
    3. It might help to see your list of notebooks. Click the tiny triangle to the left of the word Notebooks. You should see First Notebook and the Current Products notebook.

There are 3 columns. Each column can be slid wider and narrower. Also, there is a slider on the right side of each column if the content extends beyond the view. Please note that if there is an image in the large column on the right, the image will grow with the size of the column. Also, you can double-click an image to see it larger.

Left Column

  • The left column is black.
  • You’ll see your account link at the top. Mine shows my picture and name. Yours may show your initial and your email address. There is a tiny V after my name. I can click that to go to my account info.
  • Search Box. More on that later.
  • The green button adds a new note. If you are in my Current Products notebook, that probably won’t work, as you can’t change my notebook.
  • Home takes you back to the Home Screen shown above.
  • Notes shows you all notes. If you’re just getting started, that may be just my notes.
  • Tasks is for if you want to use Evernote as a To Do list.
  • Notebooks is a list of the notebooks you have. Again, you will probably just have Current Products and My First Notebook. You will notice I have a lot of notebooks: Bev’s Cards Sent, Bev’s Stuff, Cards and Ideas, Private (I have 7 notebooks there, including Care Team Cards, Craft Room, Garden, Personal, Places to Go and Things To Do, Upcoming Products… ) Below that is a “Notebook Stack” where I’ve dragged the Paper Pumpkin to Share notebook over the Current Products notebook. That creates a “Stack” that I’ve renamed “Shared Notebooks.” Then I dragged to Retired Products notebook to the stack, so the three stay together.
  • Tags with a tiny triangle you can open to see the long list of tags. You can search for any one of those categories of products.
  • Work Chat. That is Evernote’s own messaging system kind of like Facebook’s Messenger. You could use Work Chat to message me, but email works better for me. bevadams@verizon.net

Under Work Chat is the Trash. If you accidentally delete a note, you can find it in the trash and restore it. I think they are permanently gone after 30 days.

Center Column – Notes List

Name of the notebook you’re using. I’m looking at the Current Products notebook, but it’s easy to switch to Notes, showing all the notes from all of your notebooks.

Under the name of the notebook it shows how many notes, 914 when I took this screenshot. The two people shows that it’s a shared notebook.

This icon is where you will find the Sort Options. The default list is usually by Updated, so you’ll see the newest notes at the top. Click Updated again and it will be in reverse order. I usually select to sort by Title. That put’s the notes in alphabetical order starting with symbols, then letters, then a to z.

The funnel filters the notes so you can find just what you want. Click it to open the Filters menu. I usually look for Tags. You can filter to see just the stamps, just the dies, just the DSP, just the products that are red, the products with animals, or for a birthday, or wedding…. You can use multiple tags and then also add a word or phrase in the search box. So you can look for photopolymer stamps that I think would be good for a kids birthday card that has an animal. Each bold word represents a tag. As of today, if you apply all those tags, the list is narrowed down to just one product, “Nuts About Squirrels.”

This icon changes the view. I am showing the default view, the Snippet View, but there are others you may prefer.

Whatever note you click in the center column (the Notes List) will be displayed on the big right column (the Note Panel). That’s the note, in this case, showing the stamp set “A Fish & A Wish.”

You can double-click on a listing in the center column to open up the note in a new window, filling your whole screen.

This is the format I use for my notes

Every now and then I change my note format a bit. You can see a more complete description here. Blank Evernote Note

Each note has the name of the product, the catalog it’s from (2022-2023 annual catalog), and page number.

That is repeated below, primarily so it shows correctly in both the updated and Legacy versions of Evernote. (See below for more information about the Legacy Verison)

Under that it shows the catalog or date it was first offered for sale.

“Set of” how many stamps, dies, gems, yards of ribbon, or whatever.

If it’s a stamp set, it will show the suggested blocks.

If it coordinates with another product, that product will be named.

If the product is in a bundle or a suite, there will be a link that takes you to that bundle.

The name of the product is repeated, followed by the item number, then the image from Stampin’ Up!’s online store.

Next, the name of the product in French, then German, then Dutch, if applicable. If there is a translated product, the item number and image will be below.

Below that I’ve typed in all the greetings in the English version. Therese often sends me the greetings in French. I copy and paste in French and German pretty well, but I find typing unfamiliar words, especially when they have unfamiliar letters and symbols, very slow and difficult. I would LOVE to include the German and Dutch if anyone is willing to type it up and send it to me.

Under the greetings, I’ve described every image I see. I try to include various spellings and terms so whatever word you type in the search box will be included.

Below the greetings and images, you’ll find the prices for all the different markets. I do share our notebook with hundreds of people from all but two US states (What’s up with Rhode Island and Vermont?), Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK.

Under the prices, I’ve listed some “fine print” and some reminders for myself of the tags I need to add. This is really for my benefit, but I decided it didn’t hurt to leave it in.

Here’s the note for A Fish & A Wish opened up to its own window.

At the very bottom of the note view, you’ll see some of the tags for the note. Tags are sure ways to search for groups of items. I have put the tags in intentionally, not relying on Evernote’s search engine to find what we need to search for. In the note above, I’ve tagged used the tags:

22-23        This stamp set is in the 2022-2023 annual catalog

Animals   I’ve found enough sets that have animals that it seemed worthwhile to add this tag. It should narrow the list so you can find what you’re looking for. I have included all animals, birds, fish, dogs, cats, whatever animal I see.

Bundle Available  Probably clear, by the title. You will find a link to the particular bundle at the top of the note.

Cling This is a cling stamp, in case that’s important to you.

Current Product  All notes in the Current Products notebook should have this tag. Products in the Retired notebook should have the Retired Products tag. These may be important to you when you copy the notes to your own notebook.

DistINKtive This is a special feature, a style of stamps that Stampin’ Up! offers that create different opacities in a single stamped image.

Encouragement  I think this would be a good stamp set to encourage someone who is facing some challenge. This is my opinion.

German Translation This stamp is available (at least in the European markets) with sentiments in German.

Get Well I think this stamp set would be good to make a card to someone who is sick. It doesn’t say “Get well” so if you were searching for those words, it wouldn’t show up. But certainly “Sending well wishes” would do very nicely.

Inspirational I think “Love never fails” is inspirational. It could also be tagged Religious, but it isn’t overtly religious.

Love, Thanks, & Support This is the section of the catalog where this stamp set is listed. For stamp sets in the Mini catalogs, I try to guess where Stampin’ Up! would put it.

That’s all the tags that show in this view, but if you click the three dots in the upper right corner, you can find more information about this particular note.

And if you click on “edit Tags” you will see more tags listed. If this is not available to you (since you can’t edit my notes) you can see the same list in Note Info.

Nautical  This isn’t really the right term. I’m willing to take suggestions for stamp sets that show boats, lakes, streams, ponds, etc. I’ve thought of using Aquatic. In fact, if you look in that “Fine Print” area,  you will see it listed as Nautical/Aquatic.

Stampin’ Up! Products  All the products in my shared notebooks should have this tag. Again, this is helpful when you copy the note to your notebook. In my notebook, I also have products that Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell, such as rulers, candle holders to decorate, mini pens for projects, erasers, etc. I tag these “Not Stampin’ Up!”

Stamps  This is one of my very broad categories like Stamps, Paper Basics, Tools, Ink, Embellishments, Embossing, Bundles, and Branded Merchandise.

Thanks  This is another one of those categories for events or why you are sending a card. Again, these are always based on my opinion. It may say Thanks, like this set does, but it could also say something like “Grateful for all that you do” like you see in the Bamboo Beauty set.

It would definitely be worth your while to look through to see all the tags that you can use to search!


There are quite a few ways to search for a product. Often, if I know the name of a product, I may  just use the scroll bar in the center column. But you can use filters, the Search Box, or a combination of these.


  • Search by category.
    • Stamps tag to see just stamps
    • Embellishments tag to see all the ribbon, gems, and other embellishments
    • Paper tag to see all the card stock, Designer Series Paper, foils, glimmer paper, and specialty papers.
    • Ink tag to see all the stamp pads and refills, pens, and even things like Blender Pens, etc.
  • Try searching by themes such as Masculine, Nature, or travel
  • Try searching by events
    • There are tags for weddings, various holidays, etc.
    • Birthday will find stamp sets that can be used for a birthday card that may not have a stamp that says “birthday.”
  • To from – needs a tag. Evernote does not search for “to” as that letter combination to just too common. It does search for “From” but that is still a common word. Searching for “To From” by typing those words in the search box will result in many more notes than the stamp sets that have a “to” and “from” stamp. You will definitely want to use the “to from” tag.
  • You can search using multiple tags, multiple words, or a combination of tags and words. For instance, you can select the Embellishment tag and then type in a color.

Search Box

  • Evernote will look for the words you type there. It even searches for words in the images in the notes. I find that it’s magical for it to read all the different fonts. But it’s also looking at those French and German words and it even finds “words” in those shaded lines and other design elements. You’ll find a lot of false positives.  It’s better to use a tag whenever possible, because I’ve intentionally added those.
  • Evernote searches for each word individually. Put quotation marks around multiple words to search for those words together.
  • Colors – You will find all the ink, paper, and embellishments that come in each color you type in the Search Notes box. If you want everything in “green,” use the Green tag. I chose to include yellow-green and blue-green, but you’ll find those colors with both color tags. If you want specifically “Old Olive”, type those words in the search box. Quotation marks will help! You don’t really want a stamp showing martini glass with an olive in it.
  • Image – Because I type in descriptions of all the images, you can search for bird, star, or house. The program itself cannot identify images. I tried to include all ways to name an object, but that’s especially difficult, especially in this multicultural/ multilingual situation. I might call something an umbrella and someone else might call it a parasol. Or you might search for leaf and if I only have leaves, there won’t be a match. I tried to include all the variations. If you think I need to include other words, please let me know!
  • If you search for multiple words, Evernote will look for individual words. If you type happy birthday, you’ll get everything with happy and everything with birthday.  Add quotations keeps the words together. It requires Happy birthday.

As you type in letters in the Search Box, Evernote will start to offer suggestions of notes. It may also suggest tags, but I believe this is a new feature that is just available for the paid levels of Evernote. I love this shortcut to selecting tags!

Create Your Own Personal Notebook

Now we get to the really useful part, creating your own notebook and filling it with all of the crafting supplies you have in your crafting space.

Create Your Personal Notebook

You can create a new notebook a few ways. You can click New Notebook at the bottom of the notebook list, go to File, then Edit and then New Notebook, or you can use the Keyboard shortcut and hold down the Alt, Shift, and N keys all at the same time. I’m assuming the Mac equivalent is the Option key, but there should be a Keyboard shortcut specified in the File Window. For what it’s worth, I just tried the keyboard shortcut and it didn’t work.

When you click New Notebook, you’ll get a window asking you to name your new notebook. I suggest a name that you will easily identify it as yours, but not specific to Current Products, Stampin’ Up!, or even stamping. You may have lots of craft and craft related products that you may want to include. You may also want to keep notes for cards and other projects you create. It can all go in the same notebook! You can sort out all those other potential categories with tags. But don’t fret too much over the name. You can rename your notebook later if you find it doesn’t work for you.

You will want to keep these notebooks:

  • My Current Products notebook. Do not make a duplicate of the Current Products notebook. Since I keep mine current, yours will be out of date as soon as Stampin’ Up! introduces new products.
  • My Retired Products notebook. (I don’t automatically share the Retired Products notebook, but if you want to share it, just email me at bevadams@verizon.net)
  • Paper Pumpkin to Share notebook, if you’d like. (I don’t automatically share the Paper Pumpkin notebook, but if you want to share it, just email me at bevadams@verizon.net)
  • Your personal crafting products.
  • I personally also keep separate notebooks for cards I’ve sent and “Cards & Ideas,” but they could certainly be in your one notebook.

Copy My Notes to Your Notebook

  • Click on the Current Products notebook on the left column to see the notes in my notebook.
  • I recommend you start copying the notes for stamps first. It will be easiest if you apply the filter for Stamps. Then have the stamps sorted by Title.
  • Go grab 5 stamp sets.
  • Find the title of your first stamp set in the center column and click on it. You will see the note on the right side.
  • You may be able to right-click on the highlighted note in the center column and see “Copy To” but I recently helped someone that didn’t have that option.
  • The alternate option to copy the note is to click the 3 dots in the upper right corner of the note view.

Click Copy To and see this menu. Of course, your list will include the notebooks on your computer, not all these notebooks. Select your personal notebook and then click Copy at the bottom of this window.

You will get a very brief message that your note was copied. Move on to the next stamp set.

Some things to know when you copy notes.

  • Evernote does not care how many notes you maintain. You can search my notebook all you want. But when you copy a note, it is counted as new data.
  • You can have lots and lots of notes. It’s only when you add new data by copying my notes or creating new notes that are counted toward your data limit.
  • If you have a lot of stamp sets, you work diligently, and you have the basic Free version, you will run into your data limit. The free version limits you to 60 MG of new data per month. If/when you reach your limit, you can wait until the month is up or you can decide to upgrade. There is a 2 week free trial that might work for you. Be careful to cancel your account (it sends you back to the free version) or you will be charged for the upgraded level. I believe it is always for a year. Once you get all the notes copied for the products you own, you are unlikely to need the paid levels unless you want Evernote on more than 2 devices. There are other features for the paid Personal Level. My favorite is that Evernote searches through PDFs, Office Documents, and other attachments. Since I have lots of PDFs of the Stampin’ Up! catalogs, I can enter the name of a product (again, quotation marks are helpful) and Evernote will show me the catalogs that product was in.
  • When you copy a note, it is your note. You can make any changes you want to it.
    • Add pictures of cards you made with a stamp set.
    • Add color combinations you like.
    • Note products that you think go together well.
    • Add new tags for your favorite products, or maybe a stamp set that’s perfect for grandma.
    • Erase the Fine Print, prices, and images for other countries and languages.
    • Add the date that you bought the product.
    • Note where you have that product stored. Maybe you live in a Tiny Home and have your stamping products tucked in many tiny hidey holes. You can type in “Stored on the shelf above the wheel well.”
    • When the product retires or is carried over into a new catalog, those changes will not be made on your note. You can use my notebooks as references for that info, you can make those changes on your notes, or you can copy my notes again and delete your first copy. I think using my notebooks as references is the easiest solution.
    • You don’t need to click anything to save. Evernote saves automatically.
  • To add a tag, just click on the tag icon with the plus sign. A new area will open up to the right. It says “Type to add…” Click there and type in the new tag. Or maybe you think one of my tags should be added to your note. Evernote will suggest my tags that start with the letters you’re typing. You can click the words for my tag or you can type in any new words you want to use for a tag. Remember, tags are for categories/groups of things.

Create a new note

You may want to create a new note for non Stampin’ Up! supplies or a retired product that’s not in the Retired Products notebook. There’s a blank note to show how I create notes now.  Blank Evernote Note

  1. Start in the notebook where you want your new note to go.
  2. Click on the big green button just under the Search Box or go to File> New Note. Make sure it shows the notebook you want to put it into.
  3. Add the name of the products, the catalog and page if you have it.
  4. Add a picture. You can take a photo or find one on the internet to copy and paste. If you have Evernote on your smart phone, it’s really very easy to add a new note with your phone from the program!
  5. Type in all the words you see in stamp sets and describe all the images. This is how Evernote can search for the content.
  6. Add tags either at the bottom or use those 3 dots in the upper right corner and just click to check the tags you want to add.
  7. You don’t need to click anything to save. Evernote saves automatically.

. Evernote Q & A

A Bit of History

In late 2020 Evernote released a major update to version 10. I was eager for the update. Prior to that, Evernote for Windows looked and worked a bit differently than the online version, Evernote for Macs, Evernote for Android, Evernote for iPads, and Evernote for iPhones. They all did basically the same thing and notes and notebooks could be shared between the different devices. I understand it was pretty unwieldly in the background. The update unified all the versions.

But there were many features that no longer worked. Unfortunately, I found that some people needed to be reconnected with my notebook. Then I found that others had lost the ability to copy my notes or even search my notes! I started to look for an alternative. I didn’t find anything I liked better. As I searched, Evernote started updating, restoring broken features and introducing new features. I actually like everything about the new version, though it’s still missing a few features I love to use.

The Legacy Version

Evernote acknowledged the update did not go as planned. They released a “temporary bridge” in the form of The Legacy Version. This is basically the old app, but it functions as a separate app. Both connect to the same accounts, the same notebooks. You can have both on the same computer. I often have both opened at the same time. The main thing I use the Legacy app is for copying multiple notes at the same time and when I want to move more than 50 notes at a time. You will want to install the current version first, 10.*** (10.38.3 as of 6/12/22 when I’m writing this.) Then once you have that, you can download the Legacy app. If you do it in that order, the new version won’t replace the Legacy version. When updates for the new version are pushed out, they will not replace the Legacy version.  I do strongly recommend you accept all updates for the new version. (This is not the same as upgrades! Upgrades gives added features, but for added costs.)

        1. Legacy app for Mac computers: https://cdn1.evernote.com/mac-smd/public/EvernoteLegacy_RELEASE_7.14.1_458325.zip
        2. Legacy app for Windows computers: https://cdn1.evernote.com/win6/public/Evernote_6.25.2.9198.exe

This is how they look on my task bar on my Windows computer.

Green is updated app.   Gray is Legacy app

Adding or Changing Devices

If you have the Basic (free) account, you are limited to two devices. A device is any phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. For some strange reason, the Web version is counted as a device. If you have 2 phones, that’s 2 devices. If you only used one device, you just need to skip to the last bullet point about downloading the app. Paid versions of Evernote allow unlimited devices. You can remove unwanted devices from your list.

If you already had Evernote on another computer, you may see this message. This is likely because you have the free version which limits you to two devices. One may be an old computer you don’t even have any more. You will need to click on “Unsync a device” to stay with your current (free) plan. Upgrading does give you more uploads per month and more features including having Evernote on unlimited devices, but it does cost money. You do not need to upgrade.

You can check your devices.

  • Open the app or go to Evernote.com
  • Look for your picture or perhaps your initial. Click Account Info.
  • Look for Devices in the left column.
  • See a list of the devises you have connected. I have a Premium account with unlimited devices, but I found I had 4 old devices.
  • Just click “Revoke Access” to remove any extra devices from the list.
  • Then you just need to download the app from Evernote.com on the new device and log in. It will synchronize with your notebooks.

Check Your Account

If you are on the Basic Free version and you are trying to copy all of your products into your personal notebook, you will likely run into your data limit. You can check your account to see where you are in that process.

  1. Click on your picture or initial in the upper left corner, then select Account Info
    1. You should see how much data you have “spent” during the month and how many days until your limit resets.
    2. Remember, you are not limited to how much data (how many notes) you keep in your notebooks, just how many new notes you create, which adds data.

Premium/Personal vs. Basic/Free Version

I have a chart below that compares each level for Evernote as posted 3/15/20.  I eliminated the Plus version because, as of April 2018, it is no longer available.

  • Since i have the Premium version, I can get to my notes offline. So if I’m somewhere without WiFi or even cell service, I should still be able to see my notes.
  • I can have Evernote on more than 2 devices. So I have it on a tablet, my phone, and my laptop and they all are synchronized.
  • The Premium version of Evernote can search a pdf. I have a number of catalogs in pdf format in the Retired notebook. If I search for a product, Evernote searches through each page those catalogs!
  • The biggest difference is how much data I can add each month. The Basic Level limits you to 60 MG. If you sit down and copy notes for every product you own, you are likely to reach that limit. You can select to wait until your month is over or you can upgrade to Premium.
Basic/ Free Premium/Personal
Monthly upload limit 60 MG 10 GB
Maximum note size  25MB  25MB
Sync across devices 2 devices Unlimited
Offline access to notes Desktop only Desktop and mobile
Set up 2-step verification Google Authenticator only SMS or Google Authenticator
Annotate images
Search for printed and handwritten text in images
Set a passcode lock on mobile apps
Encrypt text content
Save and use templates from our website
Create your own custom templates
Save emails into Evernote
Link Google Drive files
Integrate with Salesforce, Slack, and other apps
Access unlimited paper options in Penultimate app 1
Search in PDFs, Office documents, and other attachments  
Annotate PDFs
Scan and digitize business cards 2
Turn notes into presentations
Access previous versions of notes
See content related to your notes (Context)
Switch between multiple accounts 3
Chat live with Evernote Support
Create spaces to centralize team knowledge and information
Enable single sign-on
View user activity history

If searching pdf files and having Evernote on more than  3 devices is not important to you, one option is to upgrade to Premium. They have a 14 day free trial. If you copy all the notes you need, you can cancel and downgrade. These were the prices listed on 5/28/20 in the US.

To switch from Premium back to Basic

Your subscription won’t change until your current billing cycle ends. Once your subscription runs out, your subscription will be canceled, and your account will automatically revert to Evernote Basic. None of your data will be lost, and you will maintain access to all of your notes and notebooks.

If you want to downgrade from Premium to Basic, note that the process  depends on your payment method. For detailed instructions, please visit this Help & Learning article.


My Videos (Some of these are old!)

    • The next video shows how to search using the Legacy version.

Searching with the Evernote 10.whatever

Some future video topics:

  • How and Why to get the Legacy app for Evernote
  • Questions about upgrading Evernote
  • How to use Evernote to plan a project
  • How to use Evernote to collect ideas for future projects
  • How to create a new note for a retired product or a product you may own that’s not from Stampin’ Up!
  • Tricks for searching, such as greetings  (tag vs search box), coordinates with, etc.
  • Do you have any suggestions?

Videos from Evernote

Here’s the link to Evernote’s YouTube channel