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Evernote for Windows 4.1 - User Guide

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#1 inkedmn

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:43 PM

Howdy, friends!

We've put together a new user guide for Evernote for Windows (version 4.1) and we were hoping to elicit some feedback from our forum community. Both the document itself and the system that produces it are built to allow us to easily iterate and refine the manual, so expect your good feedback to be reflected in new versions of the manual fairly quickly.

You can download the guide on our support home page: http://www.evernote.com/about/support/

Please give it a once-over and tell us what you think. Remember that this isn't meant to be a thoroughly exhaustive guide, but rather a quick way for new users to learn the basics of Evernote for Windows.

Thanks so much for your time!

Brett Kelly (Evernote)


#2 Wern

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 01:08 PM

Hi Brett,

oh great! Was looking forward to this for quite some time. There is some good stuff in this document, even for the folks who have been using EN for a while.

I have a request: I tried to print out the document but the printing is so FAINT, it is hardly readable. Even changed to a different printer with no impovement. Can you change the fonts/contrast of the document, so that it is easier to read?

Wern

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#3 logandb

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:34 AM

Nice work, it seems like a good, basic guide for new users. Just a couple of things I observed after a quick scan:

(1) On p. 4, under “An Introduction to Tags,” it might be worth mentioning the tag assignment dialog (under Edit/Tag Notes...) as well, since this is sometimes an easier way to assign/remove multiple tags to a note;

(2) Under “Saved Searches” (p. 7), it might be worth including a hyperlink to the search grammar pdf. You provide an example of an advanced search and the link would be helpful for those readers who wish to find out more after seeing the ‘teaser’!

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#4 jefito

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:39 AM

I was going to note the faint typeface but logandb got there first.
Noticed a typo on page 2: "Assitance" --> "Assistance"
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#5 oded

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:32 AM

Remember that this isn't meant to be a thoroughly exhaustive guide, but rather a quick way for new users to learn the basics of Evernote for Windows.

Are you going to publish sometime a "thoroughly exhaustive" guide which will cover not only Evernote's basics?
I'm sure such a guide would be most welcomed by many users.

Thanks,

Oded.

#6 Wern

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

That'll be nice.
But ONLY if the font can be made readable. When printing out the guide, it is too faint to read. Please choose another font or make it bold face.

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#7 lawvol

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:42 PM

So glad to have a shortcuts chart. Thanks!

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#8 inkedmn

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:15 PM

Thanks so much for the feedback, folks!

I'll fix the typos and update the type color so it's more readable.

As for a complete, exhaustive manual for Evernote, that isn't planned. Instead of developing large, monolithic documents, we're interested in building a large repository of specific how-to articles and support documentation that users can utilize if they have a specific question (the Knowledge Base being the current incarnation of this idea).

Thanks again!

Brett Kelly (Evernote)


#9 Metrodon

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:33 PM

Got to say that I think a wiki would be far more useful than the current knowledge base......it could even be user editable which would help you build documentation quicker....

#10 jbenson2

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 07:43 PM

LastPass.com (a free, open source, multi-platform program*) created an amazing, superior Help-Site in a short amount of time** involving:

1.) User Manual including graphics and videos
http://helpdesk.last...etting-started/
2.) General Search and FAQ's by Product / Feature
https://lastpass.com...p?lpnorefresh=1
3.) Detailed Screencasts for specific topics
https://lastpass.com...screencasts.php
4.) User forum
http://forums.lastpass.com/
From this user's perspective, Evernote's documentation is only competitive with #4.

I realize Evernote and LastPass are different programs, but Evernote's weakness in #1, #2, and #3 equivalents help explain why #4 has become the Evernote fall-back position for documentation questions.


* LastPass syncs Mac, Windows, Linux, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. (bookmarklets for other browsers)

** LastPass was released on March 22, 2009 - Evernote launched a year earlier with their open beta on June 24, 2008
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#11 inkedmn

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:45 PM

I've updated the PDF to include fixes for the problems mentioned above (typos, text color and various others).

http://www.evernote.... ... ws-4.1.pdf

Thanks again for the feedback, friends!

Brett Kelly (Evernote)


#12 jbenson2

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:43 PM

Good job on the improvements.

The Knowledgebase search has been improved
https://support.ever...g&button=Search

Video library of tutorials
http://www.evernote.com/about/video/


My next suggestion: group the video tutorials by platform
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