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Evernote Now Has 20 Million Users, Partners with Orange in France

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At LeWeb this morning, the conference’s host and Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur interviewed Evernote founder and CEO Phil Libin. One of Evernote’s tenets is to be as transparent as possible. Due to this, Libin is generally not shy about sharing any data about the company. This year, for example, he noted that Evernote now has 20 million users, a number that’s almost double from just 12 months ago.

Evernote Stats

Looking at the company’s vast amount of data about its customers, Libin also noticed that many of the people who leave Evernote at some point tend to come back later. While many users leave after about 10 months of using the service, quite a lot of them then come back about 10 months later.

Evernote now also have about 9,000 partner apps that use the company’s API.

As for the company’s freemium model, Libin noted that after the first month, only about one half of one percent pay, but just under 27% of those who stay for 40 months now pay. Evernote turned profitable about 6 months ago, but due to its recent hiring spree and international expansion, the company isn’t currently profitable anymore, though Libin obviously expects it to return to profitability soon.

The company’s users pay either $5 for a monthly subscription to its premium features of $50 for a yearly subscription.

Orange Partners with Evernote in France

Evernote also today announced a partnership with Orange in France, one of the largest mobile and broadband carriers in Europe. According to Orange’s Paul-Francois Fournier, the conversation between Evernote and Orange started about a year ago at LeWeb. All of Orange’s customers will get free access to Evernote’s premium features for a year. This is Evernote’s first European partnership and will go into effect in the spring of 2012.

This is Evernote’s second major partnership after also signing a similar deal with DoCoMo in Japan earlier this year.

A Good Week for Evernote

Evernote was also named one of Inc. magazine’s companies of the year. As Libin noted, he didn’t even know about this until he saw the magazine on a newsstand at the airport earlier this week.

Evernote also just launched its food application for iOS earlier this week.



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Woopra 2.0 for iPhone: A Glanceable Dashboard for Your Real-Time Stats

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Not too long ago, Woopra was really the only game in town for publishers who were looking for real-time stats for their sites. Today, the company has numerous competitors (including Chartbeat and Google), but it still remains my preferred real-time stats service. Since the launch of iOS 5, though, Woopra’s iPhone app had become virtually unusable. Now, however, with its new and much improved iPhone app, Woopra has completely redesigned its app and made it the single best way to check your stats while on the go.

Woopra new iPhone dashboard

The new Woopra app focuses on a dashboard view that gives you a glanceable view of all the vital stats for your site (number of current visitors, popular pages on your site, referrers, locations of your visitors etc.). The design makes great use of the iPhone’s high-definition display and manages to cram a lot of information onto the small screen.

Also new in this version is support for notifications. Say you want to be alerted when a user ends up on a 404 page and you want to make sure you correct this situation immediately, Woopra can now send you a push message.

Other new features include support for live chat with your visitors, access to more detailed visitor profiles (only the web and desktop apps made this info available until now), visitor search with filters and support of segmented and customizable reports.



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Jetpack: WordPress Wants to Bring the Best of WordPress.com to Self-Hosted Blogs

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WordPress professionals want to bring the worlds of WordPress.com and WordPress.org closer together. Automattic’s WordPress.com, the popular blog hosting service, is also the company behind the open-source WordPress software for hosting blogs on your own server. While most of the features Automattic introduces to WordPress.com eventually make it to the self-hosted version, some rely on being hosted on the WordPress.com servers and are never released as plugins and don’t make it into the WordPress.org distribution.

Today, however, Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg announced Jetpack, a new plugin for self-hosted WordPress blog that brings features like WordPress stats, Twitter widgets, support for shortcodes and \LaTeX, Automattic’s own Sharedaddy sharing buttons and wp.me shortlinks to self-hosted blogs with just one click.

Currently, all of Jetpack’s plugins are available for free, though Automattic notes that some future features “may require payment.”

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WordPress has partnered with a number of popular hosting companies, including Bluehost, DreamHost, Go Daddy, HostGator, Media Temple and Network Solutions, to bring Jetpack to their one-click WordPress installs.

As of now, the choice of services included in Jetpack is not that exciting. Virtually all serious bloggers already use a third-party stats package and sharing buttons, for example. None of the current features really seem that exciting and worth installing Jetpack for if you already have a blog up and running. To get started, though, Jetpack looks like a great way to get access to these features quickly.



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