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Feature Requests For Fuller Experience On Evernote


adityabadve08

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Hi There,
 
I have been using Evernote for a fortnight now and have been enjoying it a lot for all my note taking needs.
Having said that, i wanted to know if the following features are available, If not, please consider these as my suggestions for the product.
 
1. I think it would be amazing to have a chapter organization as well within the notebook. (Refer: https://i.imgur.com/sP3uci2.png)
 
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Here, Preserving the order/sequence [That the user would manually set (Drag and Drop)] for the notes would also be important in creating the perfect flow of notes.
 
2. Also Within a notebook, if i can arrange my notes in a particular sequence manually then that would be amazing. This combined with the suggested Chapter Feature would really make the note taking experience complete.
 
3. Another essential feature i would like to see is the ability to write mathematical equations in the note using shortcuts or simple HTML like tags (Eg: <eq> \sqrt(4) </eq>). (I say this because i have shifted to Evernote for all my subjects expect for mathematics because of this missing feature)
 
4. Also Please consider adding shortcuts like,
  • <head> </head> OR "\H1"  "\H2" "\H3" for different heading sizes.
  • Similar short hand for bold, italic and underline.
 
These are minor feature additions but would make a significant impact in terms of the convenience it adds to the note taking process. Please let me know if any of these features already exist, in-case i have missed them.
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Ease of refining search with intitle: function

Gazumped,

I value your opinion on this feature request, which would cross all clients, and I am not sure where best to post, since I do not use beta, but use Evernote several hours per day.  I understand the above request, but would like to also suggest simple steps to improve an already amazing tool.

In all clients, Chomebook/Browser (Web), ios/ipad, android/tablet, Win/Mac Desktop I find myself "very often" needing to type "intitle:" in front of searches, either to start a search, or after typing a keyword or two and finding the need to filter with intitle: necessary.  I type a bit too fast, and when in a hurry, and mis-type (intile:, inttile:, or forgetting the : etc), if you also use this you may relate. :)

I try to organize notes with keywords in the Title. Tags are nice, but searching by use of tags to refine the subset of All Notes, takes far too many keystrokes, so more often I use the intitle: function to further refine a search throughout All Notes quickly right within the search I just typed. This should make sense if you use it alot. 

I have tried using Saved Search with only intitle:(no spaces after), which has promise and is my current goto, but in some clients, ios/android or touch screen, and in web client there are odd issues. I could go on about that approach, the same saved search fails to be practical on Chromebook, iPad 

What I am looking for is some easy way to insert intitle: to the left of whatever you have just type, or at the cursor, before or after you hit enter. If you do use Saved Search this way, clicking the search icon (left margin) does let you edit again last entry, and often I find all I ready wanted was to now insert intitle: to further refine the last search.

One approach, I am envisioning is an icon to the left of the existing sort options icon. This icon could offer other search functions, but in simplest for I would like 1-2 keystroke or "touch" to insert intitle: at the beginning (if blank), and if you already had typed a seach, clicking the intitle: icon would properly insert the function at the beginning of the keywords already typed in the search box, even if you had not yet hit enter on keyword(s) in the search box.

I believe the developers would have an approach and ideally find the best implementation

Icon with dropdown? intitle: being one selection (2 keystrokes) or allow shortcut keystroke assignment for intitle: (as described) which may be the least obtrusive but I find hotkeys are difficult these days, I have two many open applications or defaults which overlap, but this one shortcut key I would remember :)

Perhaps icon would only appear with this assignment if selected in Advanced, other functions in addition to intitle, etc. I probably have thought way to much about this in the last couple of years, and am taking too much time trying to best describe what I have been hoping to see.

I am definitely open to best implementation since I believe it could solve something for me and others that could be of considerable value.  Thanks for your advice and support on whether this is already being considered and please advise on where a request like this is best posted.

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Hi.

On 6/12/2020 at 6:08 AM, adityabadve08 said:

1. I think it would be amazing to have a chapter organization

You can set that up for yourself.  Create your 'chapter' notes and find them in a search.  From that list of chapters select all and create a Table of Contents index.  You'll be able to do that to as many levels as you like.

On 6/12/2020 at 6:08 AM, adityabadve08 said:

2. Also Within a notebook, if i can arrange my notes in a particular sequence manually then that would be amazing.

It's possible to number the notes and sort by title,  but otherwise notes are generally considered stand-alone items that are found by searching (as above).

On 6/12/2020 at 6:08 AM, adityabadve08 said:

3.  ...the ability to write mathematical equations in the note

It's possible to copy equations from elsewhere (usually as images) but Evernote is not an HTML editor.  I'm sure there are equation-capable word-processors you could use.

On 6/12/2020 at 6:08 AM, adityabadve08 said:
4. Also Please consider adding shortcuts like,
  • <head> </head> OR "\H1"  "\H2" "\H3" for different heading sizes.
  • Similar short hand for bold, italic and underline.

Evernote is not a Markdown editor either,  though there is a project at the moment to upgrade all the various clients this year.  See the blog for details.  It is possible to use a word-processor with these options and attach that file to a note

On 6/12/2020 at 6:08 AM, adityabadve08 said:

These are minor feature additions

No,  they're not.  I don't know how many thousand dollars in development time these features would cost,  but there's an economic consideration: would spending those funds retain / attract enough paying users to cover the cost?

Thanks for the suggestions though - all feedback is welcome!

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On 6/11/2020 at 10:08 PM, adityabadve08 said:

Feature Requests For Fuller Experience On Evernote

These requests are better addressed when posted individually   
In fact, there are existing requests which you can search for and indicate your support using the vote button at the top left corner of the discussion

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11 hours ago, cpufox said:

please advise on where a request like this is best posted.

Hi.  The general feature request forums are here - https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/449-product-feedbackfeature-requests/ split by general requests and individual operating systems.  You could post your suggestion for a better intitle: search (I'd suggest a short version!) in the general forum since it seems to apply to both mobiles and desktops.

I did realise that my use of intitle keywords meant that I was searching for either a project name or a contact (like PB901633 or Amazon) and looking for one of the most recent notes in that list... so I partially switched to having a separate notebook (I'm now up to 200 or so) for my 'significant contacts' - with some exceptions,  like all my user guides are now in one notebook called...|UserGuides.

I also use Phrase Express - a text-expander that will place paragraphs here (which is handy) on a couple of keystrokes,  and can generate a search query like "intitle:......" and pause for me to fill in the blanks.

Having said all of which - take a look at Evernote's new improved search features,  which (they say) will be part of our new experience when the latest versions of the apps are relaunched... soon... ?

 

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19 hours ago, cpufox said:

One approach, I am envisioning is an icon to the left of the existing sort options icon. This icon could offer other search functions, but in simplest for I would like 1-2 keystroke or "touch" to insert intitle: at the beginning (if blank), and if you already had typed a seach, clicking the :intitle icon would properly insert the function at the beginning of the keywords already typed in the search box, even if you had not yet hit enter on keyword(s) in the search box.

I believe the developers would have an approach and ideally find the best implementation

Icon with dropdown? :intitle being one selection (2 keystrokes) or allow shortcut keystroke assignment for :intitle (as described) which may be the least obtrusive but I find hotkeys are difficult these days, I have two many open applications or defaults which overlap, but this one shortcut key I would remember :)

Sometimes intitle: is used in the middle of a search string so always forcing to the the beginning might be shortsighted.  An option to insert intitle at the cursor position would be a valid request but I'm not sure how much traction it would get based upon my history in these forums. 

IAC, I'm with @gazumped.  I use Phrase Express and have a hot key which which wraps intitle:"......." around whatever is in the search bar. Shift+Alt+I.  Looks like this -

{#HOME}intitle:"{#END}"{#ENTER}

Could just as easily have a hotkey which inserted intitle: wherever the cursor position is, not really my use case though.  FWIW.

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20 hours ago, cpufox said:

One approach, I am envisioning is an icon to the left of the existing sort options icon. This icon could offer other search functions

Like this    (screenshot from my Mac)  265165041_ScreenShot2020-06-16at5_15_35PM.png.fb8b973b0147988a4d0566ff2235b80d.png

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https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/126210-feature-requests-for-fuller-experience-on-evernote/#comment-566479

Interesting that Evernote on MacOS has "Phrase Express" and other Search Options on Mac superior to Windows and Web client.

However, my feature suggestion was under the "Evernote for Windows Requests"

What I was requesting would work primarily with Evernote for Windows, but would love to see it more globally, since many of us use a primary client, but when necessary, we enjoy the "new Web Client" (iPAD, Chromebook client and web use tends to follow).   

I really appreciate knowledgeable answers from Gazumped (multiple folks? IAC, others, didn't realize that...) and DTLow, but that doesn't help since I am primarily non Mac for much of my day due do Work (PCoE) requirements.  Chromebook, Mac for helping family members.  iPAD, Fire 10 Tablet because I use Evernote every where I can!

Does anyone know how to get Phrase Express like hotkey functions with Windows 10?  I haven't found good options for hotkeys that work across applications like you have with MacOS.  I would ask my work for a new Mac next time, but I have several applications and workflow that do not allow this, sadly.

I believe intitle: is a hidden gem and better use of the function would have traction, but that is my opinion.

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/126210-feature-requests-for-fuller-experience-on-evernote/#comment-566479

 

Any further help or comments on the above feature request are appreciated.  :)

 

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2 hours ago, cpufox said:

Does anyone know how to get Phrase Express like hotkey functions with Windows 10?

Uh, use PhraseExpress?  It is available on Windows.  I use PE hot keys all day long.  

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