Evernote has just announced that it will stop supporting its Windows Phone app later this week. In the blog post announcing the news, the company explained its decision by the need to spend “more of our time and resources on developing our core note-taking products, Evernote Web, Evernote for Android; Windows; Mac; and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.” And yes, the Evernote Blackberry app is getting the axe too.
If you used the note taking app on your Windows phone, here is what to expect:
As of June 29, 2017, we’ll be discontinuing support for BlackBerry and Windows Phone. If you currently use Evernote on these platforms, you may continue to do so. Evernote, however, will no longer be available for download on these devices and we won’t be making any further updates.
Evernote was an early supporter of Microsoft’s mobile platform, releasing an app for Windows Phone seven years ago back when OneNote was not available (Microsoft’s note-taking app later came as a native app on Windows Phone 8). However, the Evernote Windows Phone app received very few updates in more recent years and it never moved away from the Metro design language that Microsoft used to promote back in the day.
While Evernote never released an UWP app, the company did release its desktop app on the Windows Store last year. The app is still a solid option to create notes and to-do lists, though unlike OneNote, you’ll have to pay a subscription to unlock all its power user features.
It’s always sad to see Windows Phone losing another popular productivity app, though OneNote is a great alternative that gets regularly updated with new features. Let us know in the comments if you’re going to miss the Evernote app on your Windows phone.