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#1 GrumpyMonkey

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:19 AM

I have been working with templates for a while, and have been toying with the idea of cleaning them up to share with everyone, but I wasn't sure they would be of use to anyone else, because they are rather specific to my own needs.

However, I recently added color to them, and it has been going pretty well, so I decided to put them into my shared notebook. Even if the text content doesn't appeal to you, the colors in the snippet view and the notes might! Mac users, in particular, are probably looking for some color in their lives :)
http://www.princeton...o/template.html

I'd appreciate any comments and suggestions that you might have. More importantly, though, I hope this thread will encourage lots of sharing and discussion about how to make the best use of templates.

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#2 evb

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:54 AM

As regards color in snippet view:
If you choose to use TuskTools in addition, you can assign colors to notebooks. You see note entries per calendar day (+ time in day view) and additionally colour.

Besides the TuskToolsCalendar functions of

- view notes by create or modification time
and
- reminders/timed notes

the color coding is an interesting addon to the standard evernote client.

Greetings from Munich, Germany (whose soccer team yesterday chose to play bad and win as opposed to the Dutch which did it the other way round :-) ),

EvB.

#3 GrumpyMonkey

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:31 AM

As regards color in snippet view:
If you choose to use TuskTools in addition, you can assign colors to notebooks. You see note entries per calendar day (+ time in day view) and additionally colour.

Besides the TuskToolsCalendar functions of

- view notes by create or modification time
and
- reminders/timed notes

the color coding is an interesting addon to the standard evernote client.

Greetings from Munich, Germany (whose soccer team yesterday chose to play bad and win as opposed to the Dutch which did it the other way round :-) ),

EvB.


Hi. Thanks for mentioning TuskTools. It is a third party app that I have heard very good things about. It looks like an interesting application, but do they have a Mac version yet? I do work all over the place (Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS), and I am generally averse to tying myself down to a single platform, especially for crucial things like calendars. Users who do the majority of their work in Windows definitely ought to check it out.

Munich Germany? I've been meaning to go when the Euro exchange rate is a bit more in my favor. I'll be sure to contact you before I do and get some tips about things to see :)

#4 GrumpyMonkey

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:39 PM

It looks like we are going to have a new Evernote Fitness Challenge this month. Bring it on!
http://discussion.ev...421#entry144421

I made a template for it after our last challenge so that I would be ready the next time. It is based on one shared by BNF back in February.
https://www.evernote...8f88e9d0ceb10b0

#5 jbenson2

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

Hi. Thanks for mentioning TuskTools. It is a third party app that I have heard very good things about. It looks like an interesting application, but do they have a Mac version yet?


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TT FAQ - Dec 26, 2011
Currently TuskTools Calendar is only available as a Windows application.
It's possible in the future there may be versions developed for other platforms, but nothing is in the works or will be available in the near term. I will be closely monitoring user requests as time goes forward.

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I tried TuskTools last year and noticed very little activity on the TT forum.

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TT Support - June 11, 2012
The developer responded that TT Calendar will be in the Evernote Trunk soon, so he suspects activity may pick up with an increase in download volume.
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#6 GrumpyMonkey

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:39 PM


Hi. Thanks for mentioning TuskTools. It is a third party app that I have heard very good things about. It looks like an interesting application, but do they have a Mac version yet?


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TT FAQ - Dec 26, 2011
Currently TuskTools Calendar is only available as a Windows application.
It's possible in the future there may be versions developed for other platforms, but nothing is in the works or will be available in the near term. I will be closely monitoring user requests as time goes forward.

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I tried TuskTools last year and noticed very little activity on the TT forum.

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TT Support - June 11, 2012
The developer responded that TT Calendar will be in the Evernote Trunk soon, so he suspects activity may pick up with an increase in download volume.
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There are a lot of great applications in the trunk, and I have only had time to become familiar with a few of them. I'll try and remember to look at it on my Windows machine.

#7 Hussein

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:50 PM

GrumpyMonkey as an expert in setting and creating templates for notes I'd really love to get your feedback about a web application that I've created which is called KustomNote.com. You can create templates for your notes (note creation forms) and decide what fields to include, which notebook to use, what tags to auto-apply for new notes and even you can pick a theme for the created notes.

You can also use other templates shared and left as public by others or even go for good karma and open your templates (not the notes or notebooks) for others to clone and use in creating their notes. There are a wide variety of fields to chose from including SmartFields for Music and Movies that auto-populates a complete snippet about a movie or an albums.

You can set reminders too. Please check it out and let me know what do you think of it. Can't wait for your feedback!

Cheers,
- Hussein

#8 jbenson2

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

Please check it out and let me know what do you think of it. Can't wait for your feedback!

Cheers,
- Hussein


You have done a remarkable amount of work already. I'm very impressed.

One minor issue. The icons only show up on Chrome, but not IE or Firefox.
The screen capture link comparison:
http://www.evernote....878bdf3935284ff

#9 GrumpyMonkey

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:34 PM

GrumpyMonkey as an expert in setting and creating templates for notes I'd really love to get your feedback about a web application that I've created which is called KustomNote.com. You can create templates for your notes (note creation forms) and decide what fields to include, which notebook to use, what tags to auto-apply for new notes and even you can pick a theme for the created notes.

You can also use other templates shared and left as public by others or even go for good karma and open your templates (not the notes or notebooks) for others to clone and use in creating their notes. There are a wide variety of fields to chose from including SmartFields for Music and Movies that auto-populates a complete snippet about a movie or an albums.

You can set reminders too. Please check it out and let me know what do you think of it. Can't wait for your feedback!

Cheers,
- Hussein


Hello Hussein. Thanks so much for posting here about your exciting integration!

I am looking forward to giving it a try tonight. I am not an expert on templates by any stretch of the imagination, but I definitely approve of the colors on your website, because they are the same as the ones at my current university, so that is certainly a plus :)


It is also cool that you prepared a Japanese language version of the page, but I think you may want to have a native Japanese speaker take a look at it just in case, because I don't think it is saying what you want it to say.

#10 Hussein

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

Thanks jbenson2 and GrumpyMonkey,

Thanks so much for the effort jbenson2 of taking screenshots, that really appreciated. I'm using Font Awesome which is basically a font of icons ( http://fortawesome.g...m/Font-Awesome/ ) apparently as you've found, it works well only on Chrome so I'll double check to see what's the problem. Thanks so much JBenson, did you try it out? if no please please do and if yes did you find any other catches or do you have any ideas of changes that are better to be done? I really really appreciate it!

GrumpyMonkey, you are sure an expert and for Japanese I've actually translated the whole application to Japanese. I have used a Japanese translator for the translation but maybe with limited technical abilities the words lost meaning?! Does it really needs a lot of change and is it so bad? or is it that it could be clarified better? Thanks really for pointing that out!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

Thanks jbenson2 and GrumpyMonkey,

Thanks so much for the effort jbenson2 of taking screenshots, that really appreciated. I'm using Font Awesome which is basically a font of icons ( http://fortawesome.g...m/Font-Awesome/ ) apparently as you've found, it works well only on Chrome so I'll double check to see what's the problem. Thanks so much JBenson, did you try it out? if no please please do and if yes did you find any other catches or do you have any ideas of changes that are better to be done? I really really appreciate it!

GrumpyMonkey, you are sure an expert and for Japanese I've actually translated the whole application to Japanese. I have used a Japanese translator for the translation but maybe with limited technical abilities the words lost meaning?! Does it really needs a lot of change and is it so bad? or is it that it could be clarified better? Thanks really for pointing that out!


I'll message you directly about it. I don't want to distract from the interesting discussion here about your template integration :)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

Thanks jbenson2 and GrumpyMonkey,

Thanks so much for the effort jbenson2 of taking screenshots, that really appreciated. I'm using Font Awesome which is basically a font of icons ( http://fortawesome.g...m/Font-Awesome/ ) apparently as you've found, it works well only on Chrome so I'll double check to see what's the problem. Thanks so much JBenson, did you try it out? if no please please do and if yes did you find any other catches or do you have any ideas of changes that are better to be done? I really really appreciate it!


Yes, I have dabbled in it. I have a few questions which I will PM you.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

KustomNote has 17 public templates that can be made into personal templates. And they are editable.
Here is a link of the public template descriptions and their associated icons.
http://www.evernote....6902664f211e146

By the way, I sent over half a dozen questions and suggestions to KustomNote last night.
They have already been resolved or in the process of implementing them.
Impressive!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:32 PM

. Please check it out and let me know what do you think of it. Can't wait for your feedback!

Cheers,
- Hussein


I'am a fan of template, it looks great.
But how save is the site with my notes ?
Can I edit the notes local and then use them for private use
Just Learning, looking for a Dutch forum of Evernote

#15 spg SCOTT

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:49 AM

Whilst I haven't yet had the need for the whole template, your coloured bar at the top of the note gave me an idea for my shared notebook.

I am considering using it to show the title of the note at the top, and also possibly as separators throughout the note.

I am also toying with the idea of a footer type setup at the bottom of the note, using a combination of the bar, and a table.

Turns out, editing them is not too difficult (at least in the windows version) and I can adjust them to show what I want :)

Thanks for sharing the idea :)



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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

Glad I could help :)
I saw it on your shared notebook this morning. What were you doing up that early working?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:30 PM

Well, when you have an idea, you just have to act on it :P

#18 Hussein

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

Thanks again so much JBenson, GrumpyMonkey, spg and LocalSystem you're all amazing!
Special thanks though to JBenson and GrumpyMonkey they have been instrumental to our improvements! Can't really thank you enough!

Please let me know if I can be of any help :)

Warmest regards,
- Hussein

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

GrumpyMonkey as an expert in setting and creating templates for notes I'd really love to get your feedback about a web application that I've created which is called KustomNote.com. You can create templates for your notes (note creation forms) and decide what fields to include, which notebook to use, what tags to auto-apply for new notes and even you can pick a theme for the created notes.

You can also use other templates shared and left as public by others or even go for good karma and open your templates (not the notes or notebooks) for others to clone and use in creating their notes. There are a wide variety of fields to chose from including SmartFields for Music and Movies that auto-populates a complete snippet about a movie or an albums.

You can set reminders too. Please check it out and let me know what do you think of it. Can't wait for your feedback!

Cheers,
- Hussein


Dear Hussein,

I have been looking at KustomNote the last few days and it is exactly what I have been looking for to help create and manage a home inventory in Evernote. I am sure I will find many more uses when I give more thought to the possible applications. Good luck at Devcup. You have my vote!

I have not been able to find out how to contact KustomNote support nor can I find any online help. The interface is very intuitive, but I have a couple questions about how to easily resequence the order of fields on a template and how to change the sequence of values in the "possible values" column. For my home inventory template, I have configured a Location field and a Category field. Becuase I am creating the new template, I continue to think of new locations and categories, but I cannot figure out how to insert new values so they appear alphabetically in the list. I can only seem to add to the end of the existing list. Would you please let me know how to contact support or find other online support options such as a blog?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Amie

#20 SimonBlundell

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

Hussein, I tried out your Kustomnote website and loved the way it worked, great work just one small problem, and that is that there seems to be no way that you can change the font sizes on the notes created !! and they are HUGE, I created a Customer Returns template with about 10 fields and when I printed out the form in Evernote it printed on 3 pages, is there any way to reduce the sizes of the fonts and arrange the fields differently. maybe more themes would help




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