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Evernote employees must not use iOS


kdeemer

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After all of the updates, it's mind boggling how lame Evernote continues to be on iOS. 

  • Still no ability to highlight a PDF document, something that is commonplace on virtually every other reader or note app (yes, you can draw a squiggly line on a document, but not actually highlight text)
  • landscape view of pdf's is unuseable. It shows a miniature portrait view of the document instead of a vertically scrolling, full width view
  • no ability to use TextExpander or similar app
  • Tables virtually unuseable since you can't add rows or modify them
  • and, of course, the other shortcomings are magnified on iOS
    • no book marking so reading long docs is not practical
    • no outlining mode - only all numbers or bullets, no a), ii) etc. 
    • no ability to control line spacing
    • no search and replace 
    • can't search for symbol strings, like @@
    • etc. 

Super frustrating. 

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On 10/13/2016 at 3:35 AM, kdeemer said:

After all of the updates, it's mind boggling how lame Evernote continues to be on iOS. 

  • Still no ability to highlight a PDF document, something that is commonplace on virtually every other reader or note app (yes, you can draw a squiggly line on a document, but not actually highlight text)
  • landscape view of pdf's is unuseable. It shows a miniature portrait view of the document instead of a vertically scrolling, full width view

You can highlight PDFs in the iOS version of Evernote - I was doing it 10 minutes ago.

In landscape mode, if you tap on one of those "miniature portrait views" (they're called thumbnails) you'll find that it expands to a full-width, vertical scrolling view.

FWIW, I typed 'evernote ios pdf highlight' into Google, and the below was the very first response. It explains how to do it, along with many other things, and is directly from the Evernote Online Help. It has pictures and everything!

Click Here 

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Thanks for you reply. I'm familiar with what you are referring to. First, yes you can expand the thumbnail to full width in landscape mode and scroll up and down - within a single page. But, if you want to go to the next one, you need to click on it, then expand it, then the next one, etc. For a multi-page document, that is not at all convenient.

And as for, highlighting you are talking about is what Evernote refers to as "annotation" It essentially creates another layer and lets you draw on it. If you can draw a really straight line with your finger you can sort of highlight or underline something. But, unlike all of the other apps I know of, it doesn't recognize words. You can't select a word, string, paragraph, etc., and actually highlight the words. Other apps even go so far as to create a separate view of all of your highlights, so you can see a summary of the document. For an app whose essential purpose is taking, storing and organizing notes, it is sorely lacking on iOS devices.

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1 hour ago, kdeemer said:

After all of the updates, it's mind boggling how lame Evernote continues to be on iOS. 

It would be more useful if you post each item separately.

Its hard to vote when there is a collective list.

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