In May, Evernote made two-step verification available to Premium and Business users, but now it’s available to all users, including free accounts. Basically, this option requires your username and password, followed by a 6-digit verification code, to sign in to your account, whether online or through an app. Certain apps that interact with Evernote, such as Pocket Informant Pro, will also require the code when you log out and back in again.
Codes are sent via text for paid accounts, or using Google Authenticator for free accounts. Paid accounts can also use Google Authenticator if you don’t want codes sent via text.
I set it up on my account, and it’s straightforward. You’ll find it under the Security tab in your online account. Evernote will walk you through the steps, which include printing out some temporary backup codes, in case you don’t have access to your phone. I’m not sure about the utility of the Backup codes. If I don’t have access to my phone, I’m probably not where the print-out is either.
I logged out of Evernote on my iPad and signed back in. I received a code within about 30 seconds, entered it and that was it. Considering how much information I keep in my Evernote account, I don’t mind taking the extra step.
It’s a nice feature, and I’m glad I finally set it up.