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Closing Evernote Account

by on Dec.16, 2008, under Technology

I’ve closed my Evernote account.  I really like the product (desktop, web, and mobile implementations; screen captures, hand written notes, pictures, voice–and lots more) but I just wasn’t willing to pay for it.  As a free product, there’s a lot you can do, but there’s a bandwidth cap of 40 MB a month and no SSL.

So I’m back to using my phone, Outlook’s Tasks and Notes, and Google Notebook–which I really like anyways.

When I looked through the support system on their website I couldn’t figure out how to cancel my account, so I e-mailed them and received the following chain:

Evernote Support <en-support@evernote.com> to me:

Please perform the following steps to close your Evernote account:

1) Delete ALL your notes online and then Empty the Trash. We have to be sure that this request comes from the actual content owner.

2) Reply to this email to confirm that you want your account closed.

Thanks,
Evernote Support

me to Evernote Support <en-support@evernote.com>:

I have deleted all notes and emptied the trash.

Please close my account.  Thanks.

Evernote Support <en-support@evernote.com> to me:

Hi,

Your account has been closed.

Thank you
Evernote Support

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Evernote

by on Dec.06, 2008, under Technology

I just installed Evernote and it is pretty!

Ever since getting hooked on FoxGLove, I’ve been using the Google apps more–one of which is Google Notebook.  I tend to keep pretty busy, so it’s nice to have an online place to keep track of my to-do’s.  I’ve started using Google Notebook for more than that though–like for things I learn and want to remember later.  Kind of a like a personal wiki–like Wiki on a Stick maybe. 🙂

(BTW: According to this article: “Google is contemplating killing off Google Notebook.”)

I don’t know if I will keep using Evernote, as it has a few deficiencies I don’t think I can live with.

  1. Evernote is yet another service that is kind enough to store whatever peronal information you’d like to post to their servers.  This doesn’t concern me so much as the fact that it doesn’t support SSL for transmission of the data–unless you pay a subscription fee.  There’s also a data transfer limit, which again, can be increased with a subscription fee.
  2. Worse than the above point, Evernote stores your data remotely and locally, (and has some kind of indexing feature that runs all the time BTW).  These database files it stores on your computer are unencrypted.

There sure are a lot of unique features that make it worth checking out though.

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