Evernote founder and CEO Phil Libin announced a new product called Evernote Business for small and medium sized companies and teams at the company’s Evernote Trunk Conference that is taking place today in San Francisco. It’s made of four components:
Easy on-boarding so it works easily with a personal Evernote account. Admins will be able to invite users and every users will be upgraded to a Evernote Business account with 4 GB of monthly data transfer. Libin says that a very important part of Evernote Business was data ownership and their solution is the so called “playground solution” – every user owns their own data, but companies can create special business notebooks they own inside the Evernote ecosystem.
Evernote for Human (Business) Beings
Evernote Business also revamps the popular app’s UI, by getting rid of the “sharing” tab and letting users see shared as well as their own notebooks in one screen. Thus, business sharing is the 3rd component Libin announced. Notebooks for businesses will have a special area inside Evernote. How does Evernote Business work?
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Support is very important to businesses so Evernote will have dedicated support for their small and medium business users – with telephone support included. Libin made a point of saying that Evernote doesn’t make software for enterprises – it makes apps for human beings. He stated that while they might not know the problems of a 10.000 company, but at Evernote’s current growth they soon will know how to make Evernote useful to larger companies.
Evernote Business will be priced at $10 / user / month. The beta of the product will soon be available at Evernote.com/business and Libin said that the first users could also get “Evernote business socks” – no, we don’t know if he was joking! 🙂