Popular note-taking service Evernote announced a new pricing structure today, splitting the service into three tiers: one free and two paid. While Evernote previously had only a single paid tier, the company says that they were driven to split the service into two paid tiers, Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium, to provide more options for customers. The free tier, Evernote Basic, serves as an intro to the service. Unfortunately, with the new tier structure, Basic users will no longer be able to forward emails to Evernote or search text inside of PDFs uploaded after the change.

In the middle, you have Evernote Plus. For $2.99 per month or $24.99 per year, users will have access to the following:

This tier unlocks 1GB monthly uploads, offline access to notes on mobile, passcode lock, and the ability to automatically turn emails into notes in Evernote.

Evernote Premium now costs $5.99 per month, or $49.99 per year, and unlocks unlimited uploads and the ability to upload larger-sized individual notes. Premium also seems to be more business-centric as well, with Evernote touting features such as the ability to scan and digitize business cards, search in Office documents and attachments, and annotate attached PDFs. For users who were already subscribed to Premium before the changes, Evernote says that it will lock in the previous rate for a year.

Source: Evernote