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It's an exceptionally nice program, especially since it's free. Small ads on the free one, but they're pretty ignorable for such a functional app for free. They even have a surprisingly-accurate text scanning for images, though it must be uploaded, and thus eats up some of your (40MB for free) monthly upload quota.

But the free version has no SSL on uploads (& downloads?), and it has horrendous import / export capabilities. Essentially, it's an insecure or expensive lock-in system, despite claims I've seen a few places from the company that they value openness. A nice lock-in, truly, but no freedom to leave without huge cost means I'm not touching it.

In short, if you find $45/year worth it, and never expect to leave, it's excellent. Otherwise, I'm not touching it.