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Evernote Widget on Android does not update its copy of the note, even though Evernote Android already displays the latest copy of the note.

  1. I have a note, Version A.
  2. I updated the note on Evernote Desktop at 6 pm, going from Version A to Version B.
  3. I synced Evernote Android, and the app shows Version B of the note.
  4. I look at my android widget, it shows a timestamp of 6 pm (version B ) but the content remains that of Version A
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I noticed the widget seems to lag behind a little,  not sure why - but it's not been a problem for me since I neeed to open the full note for reference or editing anyway.

Does it cause an issue for your workflow?

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2 hours ago, gazumped said:

I noticed the widget seems to lag behind a little,  not sure why - but it's not been a problem for me since I neeed to open the full note for reference or editing anyway.

Does it cause an issue for your workflow?

Not so much a workflow issue, but a kind of dissonance. Like

  • "I'm pretty sure I changed something on that checklist.."
  • "wait it looks updated already, isn't it?"
  • *Goes back and forth between Android, Windows and widget to make sure contents and timestamps align*

I wouldn't mind it so much if I had a force sync, or knew it updated when I clicked on it. But currently I'm always second-guessing my modifications, second-guessing the sync server. Granted it is relevant only for notes with contents short enough to view in the widget view, but that doesn't make the issue any less uncomfortable.

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I think the practical problem is that mobile devices don't save notes on the device,  so what you see in the widget isn't a direct copy of the edits you just made - it's a summary generated by the server copy of the note,  and synced back down to the device - so it takes a little while to do the housekeeping up and down and show you a current version.  I'd guess there are plans to improve the responsiveness of the system,  but what priority they might have is anyone's guess...

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