As a premium user of Evernote, I get 1 GB of uploads to my Evernote account each and every month1 and I’ve never come close to reaching my limit. But this month, I’ve come very close to my limit for the first time in the 2+ years that I’ve been using Evernote.
With less than a day left in my quota-month, I’ve hit 948 MB out of 1 GB. The reason for this is that I’ve been going back and adding the PDF copies of my Scientific American digital subscription. These issues average about 25 MB per PDF, so you can hit your quota pretty quickly. But now, I have copies of the magazine from the present month back to late 2009 (so far) in Evernote.
Having the magazines in Evernote is useful for 2 reasons:
- Since they are PDFs, the text becomes searchable. So if I am looking for some specific piece of information, I can search for it in Evernote and see the resulting documents (and places within the documents) that match. This is helpful when I am researching for stories.
- I can access the issues anywhere. For a while, I was reading the issues in the Kindle reader for iPad, but I’ve switched to reading them in Readdle’s “Documents” app because I can highlight and annotate them, which is also convenient for me.
I suspect that this month is an outlier for me. I usually don’t come close to my quota limit, usually not even 25% of my limit. But I came within a couple dozen megabytes this month, which is the closest I’ve ever come2.