shimra 14 Posted March 24, 2008 Share Posted March 24, 2008 Evernote has been a bit of a frustrating program for me because the team will implement some very clever, advanced functionality while neglecting some very simple stuff that would not take very long to implement. One problem is you can't copy and paste ocr text. Evernote takes the trouble to recognize and record it with advanced technology, but the program doesn't let you copy and paste it. Frustrating. Currently, Evernote doesn't let you drag and drop notes between Notebooks,update: Ok, I just realised that you CAN drag and drop between notebooks, but only by clicking on the blue bar thingie at the top of a note. I was trying to drag by clicking on the note title in the "note list" panel. Maybe the "note list" panel should allow dragging between notebooks as well? Maybe that makes more sense as a user interface thing. The bar is attached to one note, but dragging it can allow moving multiple notes between notebooks if multiple notes are selected. I'm not sure if that makes as much user interface sense as dragging from the "note list" panel. Just to prove I'm inconsolable, I discovered a new complaint: you can't undue moving notes between notebooks. THis is not, however, a big deal Is there seriously no "find next" within individual notes? I certainly can't find it. This is a "what were they thinking?" level of frustration for me. So if I drop in a 100 page note, and want to find a word that comes up 20 times in the note, I then have to scroll through the note looking for the pretty yellow highlighting? Am I missing something? Did the Evernote team really go through the effort of implementing this great, instant search technology, then miss the small feature that would actually make it useful for searching? The export notebook and merge note functions work, but only in reverse chronological order. So if I do a diary in Evernote, and want to export it, I can only easily read my diary in reverse chronological order, which nobody does? If I wanted to read it in chronological order, I'd have to scroll up and down repeatedly, as you scroll down to read but scroll up to move to the next entry, I'm sure everyone can see the problem. Why not give the user a choice to export or merge notes in the order you created them? You have to open all of your notebooks at once in 3.0. This is a problem in terms of scalability which is pretty obvious. If my home and business notebook are really big, if I have to keep them open at once and they 'get too big for Evernote to handle, that's it, because I can't just open the notebooks one at a time like Onenote lets users do. Evernote 3.0 doesn't let me separate my notebooks and choose a custom directory for the notebooks, either. So if I want to separate my business notebook and personal one and encrypt the business notebook in an encrypted directory, I can't, without fighting with the program, since you can't choose a custom directory. Also, If I wanted to keep the business notebook offline while moving it between computers while syncing the personal notebook with the web 2.0 service, I have to fight with Evernote, because it doesn't want me to do that or keep the notebooks in more than one file. You can't encrypt a whole notebook, just individual notes? (Onenote lets me encrypt a whole notebook) So basically, i have to use third party encryption software to keep my business stuff secure, but, as I said above, Evernote doesn't let you separate the business and personal files either, at least not without fighting with the program. I hope the Evernote team realizes that many business users can't put their confidential or trade secret containing notes online on the web 2.0 service. Many lawyers for example, would never consider putting client information online without first encrypting it. I hope the Evernote team realizes that there's a market for the non web 2.0 service and doesn't neglect the non web 2.0 portion, both in their business plan and program functionality. Heck, I don't even want to put my personal stuff online. The people running the Evernote servers might be good people, but why should I take the risk of storing my diary online in an unencrypted format? Finally, no PDF support. Business documents are maintained in PDF. Multipage documents are scanned to PDF. Many scanners scan to PDF. I don't know if there's a workaround by importing to microsoft word with the PDF plugin and exporting to Evernote in some fashion, but PDF support would be good. Evernote team, if you are reading this, please consider implementing some of my ideas, and keep up the good work. Also, If some of the above features exist and I'm too thick to find them, please let me know Link to comment
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