Posts by Chris O'Neill

A Message from the CEO

Evernote has been in the news lately, and I want to address you—our community, customers, and partners—directly to add some context about where we are and where we’re headed. Evernote is growing and has a healthy business. However, we invested too far ahead of that growth. To remain a healthy and profitable business, we must adjust quickly when part of our strategy is not meeting our expectations. Recent changes reflect

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CEO Notebook: Say Hello to a Refreshed Evernote

In June, we celebrated an important milestone in our history, our 10th anniversary. Today is another pivotal moment: we are pulling back the curtain on an evolved Evernote mission and a refreshed brand. As CEO of Evernote, I have had the privilege of overseeing a company and set of products that improve people’s lives and work. Every day, we hear from customers and community members who tell us how Evernote

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CEO Notebook: An Exciting Year Ahead for Evernote

As Evernote’s CEO, I’m amazed every day. I get to see our employees working hard to develop the product and create new partnerships and innovations that promise to make Evernote even better. I also have the privilege of seeing unbelievably inspiring things that people are doing with Evernote. They’re taking it far beyond our original vision of preserving memory. As we look ahead to our 10th anniversary later this year,

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A Word of Gratitude to Evernote’s Founder

June 24th marked the ninth year since Evernote emerged from private testing to a public open beta. Over that time, more than 200 million people have used Evernote to create over five billion notes all around the world. Much of my time is spent thinking about Evernote’s future, however on this occasion, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on Evernote’s past, its origins and more specifically about the

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Updates to Evernote’s Privacy Policy

Your notes are more than information; they’re extensions of yourself. The billions of notes stored in Evernote contain your most important ideas, projects, and memories. Keeping them safe for you is a tremendous responsibility. Today, we’re introducing an updated privacy policy, taking effect on July 3, that gives us the ability to improve your Evernote experience while maintaining our three laws of data protection: Your data is yours Your data

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Turning an Elephant

Fifteen months ago, Business Insider called Evernote the first dead unicorn. While some might despair at such criticism, we took it as a challenge. In a conversation with Jason Lemkin last week at SaaStr Annual, I announced that we’re cash flow positive and in control of our financial destiny as a company. From here on, our operations will be self-funding, and we’re investing in new experiences that our users have

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Evernote’s Action Plan for Privacy

Dear Evernote Community: Good businesses are built on trust and collaboration — not only within their own walls, but also between the people who build a product and the people who rely upon it. You place billions of your most important thoughts and ideas in Evernote; we must honor that trust by ensuring they remain private and confidential. Last week we announced changes to our privacy policy that fell short

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Changes to Evernote’s Pricing Plans

A lot has changed in the past year. We’ve renewed our focus on the core of Evernote to deliver major updates on every platform, from a redesigned Windows application to faster note-switching on Mac, new camera features on Android to sketching on iOS. We’ve begun rolling out improvements to the note editing experience, with more updates coming later this year. And new integrations with Google Drive and Outlook make it

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