Clever user kaz219 figured out how to stop the distracting ads in the Evernote app (included here for archival purposes):
- Make sure Evernote is not running.
- Go to
- Remove all the images (leave stats.plist)
- Select promos and press command-I
- At the bottom, under "sharing & permissions", set all privileges to "read only" and click on the small lock at the bottom right
Ed. note: I would gladly support Evernote by upgrading to Premium if it offered a value and their apps and website didn't have such antiquated UIs. As it is, Premium has no compelling features and they need to fire their designers.