“Evernote is in deep trouble”

Looks like Evernote is having to restrain itself financially. Hopefully, this means they will also focus on their core note-taking product. Like John Gruber said on Daring Fireball:

the interface has always seemed so convoluted, I could never get into it. It looks like the result of a company that is focused on adding features, not focused on creating something well-designed.

He’s right on. They’ve been splitting their attention among too many side projects – besides Evernote, there’s Skitch, Penultimate, and Scanner. Instead of optimizing the core functionality, they added Context and Work Chat. I was paying, but I’ve left. Maybe now they’ll get on track and make something really fantastic.