Well, that didn’t take long. Just 13 days after my post about making PDFs searchable before uploading to Evernote, they went ahead and added that feature for Premium users yesterday.
Starting now, if you are a premium user and you upload a PDF, Evernote will OCR it on the backend and make it searchable.
If you have non-searchable PDFs already uploaded (and are premium), they are in the process of going through and OCRing them too.
Before you ask, apparently if you upload a PDF that is already searchable, they won’t touch it.
Here’s a quick video about the new feature:
I have heard the lack of this feature mentioned as a drawback of Evernote for ages, so adding it is a great move on their part.
Unfortunately I am not a Premium user so I can’t try this out (I probably should be though). Any Evernote premium users out there want to give it a try and let us know how it works?