After five great years, it’s time to say goodbye…
When we originally conceived of and built CloudNote in 2009, the device ecosystem was a very different place. There were not many services that synced flawlessly between desktop and phone. In fact, many of Apple’s own services didn’t sync or required a user to sync using iTunes, there was no iCloud back then. We knew there had to be a better way, so we built CloudNote from the ground up to be fast, user-friendly, and secure.
However, in the years since then the mobile world has changed. Services now start “mobile-first” and syncing is fundamental feature from day-one. App stores are now cluttered with note syncing applications (Evernote, Vesper, Google Docs) and the iPhone itself now ships with the Notes application and seamless behind the scenes syncing. It is no longer economically viable for us to support the server infrastructure that provides the note syncing capabilities of CloudNote without introducing a subscription fee or advertising (two things we have no interest in doing). It is therefore with a heavy heart that we must announce that we will no longer be supporting CloudNote effective August 1, 2014.
Please export or back-up all of your notes before August 1. You can easily email notes to yourself from within the iPhone application or copy and paste from either the Dashboard widget or website. Once the service has shutdown, you will still be able to access your notes in offline mode, but syncing will no longer be active between devices.
We apologize for any inconvenience and are thankful for your support over the years. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or @getcloudnote if you have any questions or comments.
– Rich & Mike, Co-Founders of CloudNote