How do I create an EndNote online/web account?
To create a free/Basic EndNoteOnline account go to: www.myendnoteweb.com
To create (new), upgrade (free/Basic to Premium) or extend (period) an EndNoteOnline Premium account open your EndNote (desktop) and choose:
EndNote: Edit > Preferences > Sync > Enable sync > Sign up
(EndNote: EndNote > Preferences > Sync > Enable sync > Sign up on Mac)
For detailed instructions please see this article:
Please note that currently the only way to purchase an EndNoteOnline Premium account is by purchasing an EndNote (desktop) license (new, upgrade or student license).
When you buy an EndNote (desktop) license you can create (new), upgrade (free/Basic to Premium), or extend your EndNoteOnline Premium account. This happens automatically when you enable/sign up for an EndNoteOnline account via your EndNote (desktop). (see below)
An EndNoteOnline Premium account makes it possible for you to sync and share your library with others, and has unlimited storage space for your PDF attachements and references.
How long does an EndNoteOnline Premium account last?
Short answer is 2 years (minimum). If there a long periods between EndNote (desktop) new versions it might last more than 2 years. So short answer is minimum 2 years, but it depends on how often new versions of EndNote are released.
Please note that if you have a volume/site license for EndNote (desktop), period starts from date of first user signing up for EndNoteOnline Premiuem account via your EndNote (desktop) license.
How can I extend my EndNoteOnline Premium account?
Sorry, the only way to extend your EndNoteOnline Premium account is to purchase a new license or an upgrade to the latest version of EndNote (desktop) and enable/sign up via your new EndNote license.
EndNoteOnline Basic vs EndNoteOnline Premium
Learn more about the differences in features between EndNoteOnline Basic and EndNoteOnline Premium here: https://endnote.com/product-details/basic/
Please note that you can sync your local EndNote (desktop) library and share groups of references (EndNoteOnline: Organize > Manage my Groups > Manage sharing) with an EndNoteOnline Basic account. But you cannot use the EndNote: File > Share... (library) feature to share the whole library with others. You are also limited in number of references and total size of attachments/PDFs.
Please also note that PDFs/attachments will not be shared (only reference data) with the group sharing feature. PDF/attachments are shared with the EndNote: File > Share... (library) feature only.
If your EndNoteOnline Premium account gets downgraded to Basic you will still keep all your references and attachments/PDFs in both your local and online library - even though the library exceeds the limits for the Basic account (you would not be able to add any new references/attachments if limits are reached though).
Log in to your EndNoteOnline account
You can log in to your EndNoteOnline account via any web browser. No need for EndNote (desktop) to be installed on your computer to view and edit your online EndNote library.
How to check your EndNoteOnline subscription status
Please note that if your EndNoteOnline Premium has expired your account gets downgraded to EndNoteOnline Basic, and your account is limited in what can be synced (Number of reference and total size of attachments/PDFs).
Please log in to your EndNoteOnline account to check the status of your subscription:
my.endnote.com: Options > Subscription