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Why can't we *title* photo notes when they're taken?


soundsgoodtome

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This has baffled me for years:

After taking a photo note in Evernote, we're not given the opportunity to add a title (or descriptive text) to the note. All we can do is save the photo note—with no title. So, it's automatically entitled "Untitled."

Then, in order to title the note, we have to first locate the note. But if we're currently viewing notes in alphabetical order, that note doesn't appear at the top. So, we first have to switch the sorting method, then scroll to the top, and then, finally, there's our new note—"Untitled"—which we can then edit and title.

Why, why, why must we jump through so many hoops just to add a title to a photo note?!

One wonders if Evernote's developers ever take photo notes, because if they did, surely they'd be aware of this unbelievably frustrating and cumbersome process—and presumably would seek to address it. And yet…

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Hi.  What sort of pictures do you title?  My photo notes tend to be documents,  illustrations of tear-downs,  or quick snaps to be worked on some more - in all cases of which I need to go back to the note to add something,  and the title isn't going to be 'earthrise' - it'll be '20170609 letter - insurance - car' and it will need reminders and actions.  I haven't seen the need to go back to the note as a particular issue...

(In Android there are options to autotitle or geotag notes too...)

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On 6/8/2017 at 9:49 AM, soundsgoodtome said:

This has baffled me for years:

After taking a photo note in Evernote, we're not given the opportunity to add a title (or descriptive text) to the note. All we can do is save the photo note—with no title. So, it's automatically entitled "Untitled."

Then, in order to title the note, we have to first locate the note. But if we're currently viewing notes in alphabetical order, that note doesn't appear at the top. So, we first have to switch the sorting method, then scroll to the top, and then, finally, there's our new note—"Untitled"—which we can then edit and title.

Why, why, why must we jump through so many hoops just to add a title to a photo note?!

One wonders if Evernote's developers ever take photo notes, because if they did, surely they'd be aware of this unbelievably frustrating and cumbersome process—and presumably would seek to address it. And yet…

It depends on how you do it. You are pressing and holding on the + button, then picture. And yeah, you take the pic and get an 'untitled' note.

I tap the + symbol and get a blank note, then tap the camera icon, then take the pic, but I am still in the note, so I can add a title, tags, text, etc. I do this every day for pages changed in my bullet journal so they are always backed up in Evernote should I lose the physical notebook.

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On 6/9/2017 at 4:10 PM, EdH said:

It depends on how you do it. You are pressing and holding on the + button, then picture. And yeah, you take the pic and get an 'untitled' note.

I tap the + symbol and get a blank note, then tap the camera icon, then take the pic, but I am still in the note, so I can add a title, tags, text, etc. I do this every day for pages changed in my bullet journal so they are always backed up in Evernote should I lose the physical notebook.

That's a helpful workaround. Thanks. It shouldn't matter which method one uses to create a note. Any method chosen should include a way to add a title. Now I just have to remember to create photo notes that way and not the other. Thanks for the tip.

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I think the idea is with the photo method you can just rapid fire photos in with minimal clicking. I rarely  do that but I could see someone wanting that. 

I do it in parking garages. I snap quickly the image of my space number and go on. I can title it later if I want but I usually delete it once I return to my car. 

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22 hours ago, EdH said:

I think the idea is with the photo method you can just rapid fire photos in with minimal clicking. I rarely  do that but I could see someone wanting that. 

I do it in parking garages. I snap quickly the image of my space number and go on. I can title it later if I want but I usually delete it once I return to my car. 

That's illogical. Anyone can always decide to NOT add a title if they don't need a title. But why prevent users who need titles from doing so if they wish to? Sorry, but that rationalization doesn't fly.

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