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20 hours ago, careydisco said:

I use notebooks to track work items (one work item per note) and would like to order these notes by priority. Numbering the notes does not work because the priority frequently changes and I often need to reorder.

Numbering should work for the frequent priority changes   
Your task list will be reordered if you sort by title

Tasks etc is off topic discussion, but you might adjust your processing     
I make use of the reminder feature; the reminder section supports drag and drop  

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Hello.

In the "Sort by" option, can you please allow users to check the custom sort they want to use based on a drag and drop feature that allows rearranging based on your needs (a certain order) verses date only and title only?

For example, by clinking on the "SORT BY" icon you will have a third option to sort by two (for now) generic names that you can change, and that will allow for the drag and drop feature to create the order/precedence. 

Thanks 

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On 3/10/2020 at 11:37 AM, messynotes said:

In the "Sort by" option, can you please allow users to check the custom sort they want to use based on a drag and drop feature that allows rearranging based on your needs (a certain order) verses date only and title only?

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fwiw  Drag and drop is supported in the Shortcuts section 

>>For example, by clinking on the "SORT BY" icon you will have a third option to sort by two (for now) generic names that you can change, and that will allow for the drag and drop feature to create the order/precedence

It's an interesting idea.  Currently we only get a single custom search option    
This would require the storage of multiple sort indexes

My solution is to maintain master Table of Contents notes   1530094135_ScreenShot2020-03-11at10_33_36PM.png.375b8611671847b84066fecef665880b.png
I can adjust the order preference as required

The screenshot is my ToC note for a project

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1 hour ago, DTLow said:

fwiw  Drag and drop is supported in the Shortcuts section 

And also in the Reminders section, at least using the native Windows and Android Evernote applications.

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I know this is an old thread but it's still relevant. I really want to be able to pin notes to the top of a notebook so that the most important ones are easily seen. This is already a feature in Apple notes and makes it really hard to shift to Evernote. 

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17 hours ago, edpo said:

I know this is an old thread but it's still relevant. I really want to be able to pin notes to the top of a notebook so that the most important ones are easily seen. This is already a feature in Apple notes and makes it really hard to shift to Evernote. 

Hi.  As you may have seen from this lengthy thread,  it's not an option in Evernote,  although there are any number of work-arounds.  That doesn't seem likely to change.  In moving from one app to another there are always differences in how things work - up to you to decide whether the advantages outweigh the differences...

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no response on this for ages. 

the only thing you can do, apart from nagging to Devs about it, is to keep updating a file you want 

and hope that others you are sharing with have their list sorted by updated files. 

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3 hours ago, Bienne said:

the only thing you can do, apart from nagging to Devs about it

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>>keep updating a file you want and hope that others you are sharing with have their list sorted by updated files

Not sure what "file" you're updating   
To keep a note at the top of the sorted note list, you can adjust the note title and dates

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I don't even require custom sorting at this point, it's been too many years. 

Just please think about keeping the sorting of notes as it is with one small change. Adding pin icon in the note. At the top of the list sort pinned notes, underneath sort the rest of them, leaving sorting mechanism as they are right now.

Edit: My workaround is to start notes with specific symbols (e.g. !,!!,?, !?,%..) and only after that title your note. Then, sort your notes by title asc/desc. 

This way you can kind of create your custom sorting mechanism

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Seems like the idea of pinning a note to the top of a notebook or stack has been around for awhile. I'd love to see this happen. Any idea, when?

I currently have over 2000 notes in 5 or 6 stacks with 5-20 notebooks in each stack. Super powerful and helpful.

But I'd like one or two pinned notes at the top of each stack and one or two notes pinned to the top within each notebook.

Joe

 

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On 5/10/2020 at 8:38 PM, joeboxer35 said:

Seems like the idea of pinning a note to the top of a notebook or stack has been around for awhile. I'd love to see this happen. Any idea, when?

I currently have over 2000 notes in 5 or 6 stacks with 5-20 notebooks in each stack. Super powerful and helpful.

But I'd like one or two pinned notes at the top of each stack and one or two notes pinned to the top within each notebook.

Joe

 

Evernote don't (usually) comment on whether or when any given feature might be released. In any event this is a -mainly- user-supported Forum so your guess is as good as anyone's. There are lots of work-arounds to create 'highlighted' notes with reminders, titles and dashboards. As yet,  there's no Evernote native method.

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On 5/10/2020 at 12:38 PM, joeboxer35 said:

But I'd like one or two pinned notes at the top of each stack and one or two notes pinned to the top within each notebook.

This option is not supported in Evernote   
We only get sort options for notes; date, title

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Strong vote of support. Doesn't have to be a feature on every platform (as with font changing on some mobile) if devs are worried about screen sizes (and people who can't figure anything out) but it would be really good to have it on non-mobile and web (and I'm sure many people want it on mobile too -- either way it should respect the pins you made on any platform.)

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Hello, 

I am a med student and I use evernote for school, I have notebooks with notes from some time ago and now I realize that those notes could be arranged in a much better fashion within the notebook in order to make studying and updating those notes in a more efficient way, the problem is that changing the dates of creation takes too much time, and the other sorting options do not work for me. Could a way to edit the note order within the notebook  be implemented? 

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1. I wish there's a feature where you can Pin some of your important notes to the top, so they don't sink when you edit other notes;

i.e. my to do list will be on the top of ALL NOTES so I can easily edit it - no more need to search and find it

2. I wish there's a feature to high light - change the color of the background of the title of each note, so some of the frequent notes are more visually popping out - i think the current short cuts are not as useful as it is intended 

 

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3 hours ago, JQ7gysgfykgdsah said:

I wish there's a feature where you can Pin some of your important notes to the top

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>>I wish there's a feature to high light - change the color of the background of the title of each note, so some of the frequent notes are more visually popping out - i think the current short cuts are not as useful as it is intended 

You might want to post this separately so that it can be better addressed as a request   
No colours, but you can insert emoji characters into the title 

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I've found a lifesaver - the only way to make sure the key notes come to the top is by prefixing the titles, like this :

1. Main note
2. Sub-note 1
2. Sub-note 2
2. Sub-note 3
3. Sub-sub-note 1.1
3. Sub-sub-note 1.2
Etc.

Works brilliantly for me.  Recommended.

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Just like Apple Notes, would like the  ability to Pin notes, so they stay at the top of the list. I have done some work arounds to create an Action Items folder, along with working with Tags. It causes me to jockey around to get the view I'm looking for, to keep my most important items at the top of the list.

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42 minutes ago, GCN said:

Just like Apple Notes, would like the  ability to Pin notes, so they stay at the top of the list.

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You're allowed (I think) up to 100 saved shortcuts which would immediately jump you to those notes; any note can be set as a shortcut on the home screen - also the Android widgets include a large icon which can list notes with various optional settings.

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On 8/31/2020 at 4:10 PM, Erik Fogth said:

I think it would be a good idea to be able to pin specific notes to the top of a specific notebook, so that the person does not have to scroll through all of their notes to find frequently edited notes.

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My notes are displayed in creation date sequence
To pin specific notes, I adjust the note creation date

As per @gazumpd, the Shortcuts section gives me quick access to notes.   
I use a saved search based on tags

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There was a workaround for this using Reminders in Windows, but because Evernote hates us they removed it in the new version. Should've known better than to update. Never trust a software company with such obvious disdain for their userbase.

EDIT: please don't tell me to create shortcuts. I use multiple notebooks, one for each project, and I want each summary to show up at the top of that notebook. Having them in shortcuts does not solve my problem.

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Have been an Evernote user for more than a decade and it is EXCRUCIATING to not have any ability to pin notes to the top, particularly given the enormous size of my collection and how many different uses it is trying to serve in different contexts. The recent removal of the "Reminders hack" by splitting out Notes and Reminders into separate views was a heartbreaking insult to the injury.

Wordpress solved this "lost in a reverse cron sea of information" problem via pinning. It is the best known solution (yet) for combining the best of recency and priority -- Evernote has been flirting with it since at least 2013 and it's long past time to put the ring on it! Don't make us beg (further)... ;)

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13 minutes ago, doctorparadox said:

Have been an Evernote user for more than a decade and it is EXCRUCIATING to not have any ability to pin notes to the top, particularly given the enormous size of my collection and how many different uses it is trying to serve in different contexts.

I agree it would be useful and for the last 10 years I've been using a $pinned tag to quickly select those notes I would pin to the top of a view if I had that option. Works better in legacy where you can shift click a tag in the sidebar to select an extra tag - I am more hopeful that that function will return than we will ever get pinned notes!

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On 4/28/2021 at 8:06 AM, PinkElephant said:

Currently you can pin a note (or an entire notebook) to the shortcuts section. Probably this does the job for most of us users.

Thanks for this & it is something that I already do BUT, with a growing number of notebooks the shortcuts increase in number and individual ones get harder to find.  Hence my preference for Pinned notes as well as Shortvuts

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I would like to pin at least 1 or maybe a few notes in a notebook.

 

In every notebook I made a ToC and it would be great if this note could always be my first note in the notebook (kind of “favorite”) 

 

 

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With some notebooks it is important to have one or two notes show up at the top regardless of the sort configuration. It seems to me that we have to come up with some funky workarounds so that this happens; like setting a reminder with no date or adding a dot at the beginning of the title.

It would be awesome to be able to pin notes within a notebook. It's simple yet very useful.

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It would be amazing if we could pin notes to the top of notebooks.

So all pinned notebooks will appear at the top of the notebook and sort between them in the same way the rest of the notes gets sorted.

This will give many more uses to notebooks, for example adding at the top a description note, etc.

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1 hour ago, DvirG said:

It would be amazing if we could pin notes to the top of notebooks.

So all pinned notebooks will appear at the top of the notebook and sort between them in the same way the rest of the notes gets sorted.

This will give many more uses to notebooks, for example adding at the top a description note, etc.

A quick search of the forums will show you that here are plenty of other people who would like this feature. These requests though go back for a long time, well before V10, so it seems very unlikely that it will happen given that V10 would presumably have been an ideal opportunity to introduce the changes in architecture required.

The problem we now have is that some of the workarounds that people have used in the past are no longer available:

  • If you sort by uptated date you can no longer change the date to be way into the future so that it always appears at the top
  • Notes with reminders no longer appear above the normal notes in the notebook

This leaves us with:

  • Starting the title with a suitable character to bring it to the top if you sort alphabetically
  • Changing the creation date to be a date way in the future if you sort by creation date
  • Having a "pinned" tag to allow you to quickly select those notes from a particular view which would be pinned if the facility existed. This is my preferred method although it has been made more difficult by the inability to multiiselect tags from the sidebar. Therefore you need to use the filter menu which in my opinion is less convenient.
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4 hours ago, DvirG said:

It would be amazing if we could pin notes to the top of notebooks.

Merged with existing discussion

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2 hours ago, Gary Keenan said:

Eight years since this thread was started...

Speaks volumes about EN's interest in implementing it.  Maybe the new dashboard stuff would help you out.

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A trick could be the new filtered notes widget. Create a tag "PINNED", apply it to the notes to move to the top and filter for this tag. Select the notebook you want to see. Downside: Works only for a selection of notebooks.

Maybe this could at least be a partial solution.

It does not solve the general request, which I support as many others do.

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Been using Evernote for years-- went to pin a note (todo list or something frequently used) at the top of a notebook and was shocked there wasn't an option to do this.  It was surprising enough to me that I sought out this post, upvoted it, and made this reply.  

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The easiest workaround is to use a symbol (like the @ ) at the beginning of the title of the note you want to pin. The simply sort the notes by title. The symbol will be moved to the top (or the end, depending on the sorting priority).

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