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Evernote is being acquired by mobile developer Bending Spoon

Evernote is being acquired by mobile developer Bending Spoon

Evernote is getting a new owner. In an announcement on Wednesday, the note-taking app announced that it is being acquired by Bending Spoon, an Italian mobile developer, in a transaction expected to take place early next year.

As part of the acquisition, Evernote will join Bending Spoon's existing lineup, which includes video editing app Splyce and AI image enhancement app Remini. Evernote CEO Ian Small says the deal will let the company leverage Bending Spoons' "proven app expertise and wide range of proprietary technologies" so it can work on building new features.

"We are grateful to our customers and employees and are excited to partner with Bending Spoons," Smalls said in a statement. "This strategic acquisition means there will be broad, accelerated improvements across our Teams, Professional, Personal and Free offerings, which is great news for Evernote lovers everywhere."

Evernote, which was launched in 2008, gained popularity as one of the first note-taking apps. However, with the introduction of similar productivity apps such as Noyon in recent years the app has struggled to stay relevant. It also came under fire in 2016 when it nearly implemented a new privacy policy that would allow employees to see your content.

While the company eventually backtracked on the policy, other factors helped drive some users away from the platform, including restrictions placed on the free version that limited the use of the app to just two devices. There have also been many complaints about Evernote's upgrade to version 10 in 2020, as the app removed a number of features and many users reported performance issues across devices that Evernote continues to struggle with today.

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