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Hi All,

We released an update this morning, Version 10.0.3., that we believe will help to further address the duplicate note issues that were not resolved in 10.0.2.

If possible, please go ahead and try updating to Version 10.0.3. and see if that helps to fix the issue.

If it does not, please let me know on this thread so I can gather more information.

Thank you!

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25 minutes ago, Shane D. said:

Hi All,

We released an update this morning, Version 10.0.3., that we believe will help to further address the duplicate note issues that were not resolved in 10.0.2.

If possible, please go ahead and try updating to Version 10.0.3. and see if that helps to fix the issue.

If it does not, please let me know on this thread so I can gather more information.

Thank you!

Updated. So far so good, will follow up

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20 hours ago, Cherice B said:

Updated. So far so good, will follow up

Update..

I was super excited and thought this may be resolved with the update, however, I had one note duplicate this morning. It definitely is doing it less infrequently now! The note in question was simply plain text, not even Bold or Italics, as someone mentioned previously it may have been an issue with notes containing formatting, etc. So, you are close.. but  it's not quite completely resolved yet.

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17 hours ago, Shane D. said:

@Cherice B 

Thanks for letting me know!

Is the note that is duplicating an older note? As in, it was created before our release of 10.0?

Or, is this a newer note?

It was an older note that I use for my monthly journal. I continue to reuse it monthly as my iOS shortcut is pointed to that specific note link for daily journaling

UPDATE: Although that note was an older note... I now had it happen this morning with a brand new note I created on my iPad. 

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On 10/2/2020 at 8:31 AM, Shane D. said:

If it does not, please let me know on this thread so I can gather more information.

 

On 10.0.3 - I had note duplicating issues yesterday while playing with 'sketch' mode...  actually, after playing with sketch mode I combined/added some typed text into the note (above the sketched area) and the note started to duplicate with the usual note conflict message.   

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If we have several clients open and edit the same note (beta or not), this will lead to a sync conflict, and by this to a duplication.

EN server can’t decide in this case which edit is „the real one“ and will keep both to make sure nothing is lost. This is IMHO o.k. and does not need a fix - it is what I expect from a server based program in such a case.

The duplication (better multiplication) of notes that happened initially with EN iOS 10 was different, This was a Bug that hopefully got fixed with rel. 10.0.2 and finally 10.0.3.

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39 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

If we have several clients open and edit the same note (beta or not), this will lead to a sync conflict, and by this to a duplication.

EN server can’t decide in this case which edit is „the real one“ and will keep both to make sure nothing is lost. This is IMHO o.k. and does not need a fix - it is what I expect from a server based program in such a case.

The duplication (better multiplication) of notes that happened initially with EN iOS 10 was different, This was a Bug that hopefully got fixed with rel. 10.0.2 and finally 10.0.3.

I have to respectfully disagree. I have been using evernote since 2008. I have never edited the same note on more than one device at a time, however, if I am editing a note on say, my iPad, the other devices are still running in the background and sync on their own time patterns. I have never before now had a problem with note duplication like this and I don't expect to if I am not going outside the parameters of normal use relative to editing a note.

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I did not say everything is fine now. On the other hand I can’t test, because I did not have this duplicating thing (keep my fingers crossed ...).

IMHO the only duplicating that makes sense is when a note (this means really that note, not the client in general) is opened and edited on two clients at the same time. Just to have it open should be no criteria, but I can’t exclude the possibility that the iOS client needs to sync again and again as long as a note is open, to avoid that data loss issue we discussed for years here in the forum.

From what I have seen in the Forum EN staff seems to be very interested to get hints for any further duplication happening with or  after rel. 10.0.3

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2 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

I did not say everything is fine now. On the other hand I can’t test, because I did not have this duplicating thing (keep my fingers crossed ...).

IMHO the only duplicating that makes sense is when a note (this means really that note, not the client in general) is opened and edited on two clients at the same time. Just to have it open should be no criteria, but I can’t exclude the possibility that the iOS client needs to sync again and again as long as a note is open, to avoid that data loss issue we discussed for years here in the forum.

From what I have seen in the Forum EN staff seems to be very interested to get hints for any further duplication happening with or  after rel. 10.0.3

My apologies, I misunderstood your intent

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6 hours ago, Shane D. said:

Hi All,

If you have upgraded to Version 10.0.3 and are still encountering issues with duplicate notes, please reach out here.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Hi Shane, 

I received an email from Claudia in Support relative to Ticket# 3166213 and provided my log as requested. It was sent from thebylers@icloud.com. 

Thank You!

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I have the same issue. If I edit a note on an iOS device (that I created on my Mac), I get a duplicate note(s). Im not sure what state Evernote on my Mac is at this time, but it's likely asleep. And most crucially, Im not using Evernote any differently to how Ive used it since 2009 - and Ive never had this duplicate note issue before. Im basically just using it across different devices, but for some reason that is triggering creation of duplicate notes.

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I've had the same duplicate problem on the new iPhone app and it is causing a huge amount of confusion.  Previously if another client was editing a note and I tried to edit it on my iPhone I would be notified so that I would not create a conflict (frequently happens when I go grocery shopping and my wife wants to add something).  It worked great before.  Today it creates the dupe as soon as I try to edit it without giving me the chance to not create a duplicate.  

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I have the same problem with duplicating note. I have created a shortcut in iOS which allows me to dictate the note when I play the shortcut. When the note is created, the content seems to be duplicating and I have to delete the second instance every single time. I'm hoping Evernote will solve this issue as it may be a very very useful way to write notes from our phone.

Thank you,
Mike

 

Evernote v 10.0.4 (1104831) IOS v 14.2 (18B5061e)

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Evernote made 6 copies of one of my notes on October 21 while using desktop version 7.14. First I noticed there were 4 copies, then I shut down the app, checked on my iPhone (which had been running), and saw the duplicates there and did not edit any of them. I then shut down the iPhone app, reopened the desktop app, and as it opened it made 2 more copies. 

In my experience this is not specific to the new desktop version and is not the result of editing simultaneously on the desktop and the phone. 

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I was wondering why I have 20 duplicate versions of the same note. Now I realised that every time I add something to my note through my iPhone, Evernote created a duplicate note without even mentioning where the conflict is. I have tons of duplicate notes on my Mac and don't know what the source of truth is. 

This is really unfortunate and I don't have time for this. Please let me know how to get back to the old versions or I have to switch immediately. I'm really disappointed that you roll out an update like this and basically let your users test your beta when we are paying for the service and use it for work. Completely unacceptable.

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I'm at Evernote (free version) 10.3.7 for Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and still experiencing this issue (desktop Evernote app; not web browser Evernote app).

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Also, yes I now I'm using it at no cost, but the "progressively" rampant changes to Evernote editing in the past several months are not well thought out (i.e., like pasting data in a note).

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Same problem with Evernote 10.3.7 for Windows. Not even editing on any other device, just in the desktop version and it creates duplicates every few minutes. Makes the desktop version unusable which is unfortunate as I am paying for it.

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You guys have been having various flavors of this problem since 2014 - why the constant regression?

  • I know people mentioned this in the BETA. (Using the desktop app on MacBook Pro, Mac OS X Catalina 10.15.7. w 32GB of RAM)
  • And please don't blame a bad internet connection. (Im on gigabit internet - Verizon FiOS 115mbps down 125mbps up)
  • This was one of the reasons my org stayed away from Evernote for Business.
  • It's not doing any better on the new Evernote Home BETA either.
  • To add insult to injury, when making edits to older notes, after 5 minutes, all of your edits get wiped as Evernote restores to a previous version.
  • Deleting the duplicate notes also does not stop the replication. As a paying user with over 8,000 notes this does not help with productivity.
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This issue is NOT resolved!  I have 10.3.7 (Plus version) On Windows 10 PC And am seeing a version of this problem in the last 2-3 weeks. 

- v 10.3.7 build 2018 public
Editor: v111.0.14414
Service: v1.22.6
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I also use Evernote on two android devices and just now cant find where to see what android version have but it was updated a month ago so should be current.

It seems that the duplications occur mainly when I use the Windows version. I edit far less in the android clients. The notification of a duplicate pops up when it has created 1 copy. I do not get multiples, at least not immediately,  as far as I can see. I rename one of them to hopefully distinguish "which is which".

Sometimes this seems to be related to synchronizing as there are a few seconds difference in the time stamp at first and a little content is missing from one of them. Yet it is still called a "duplicate" by the system alert. 

That observed symptom may be due to  the fact that I am still editing, or go back in a few seconds to edit one copy before I realize that there are 2 copies.

If there is another forum thread (for this variation of problem), or any official notice about this issue, please point me to it.

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On 10/5/2020 at 10:11 AM, Shane D. said:

Hi All,

If you have upgraded to Version 10.0.3 and are still encountering issues with duplicate notes, please reach out here.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

 

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I'm having the same issue. Using version 10.5.7 on MacOS and 10.2 on iOS. A shared note creates a duplicate almost every time when trying to sync from one device after changes have been made on the other. Very frustrating. I have deleted the notebook, emptied the trash, made a new notebook (different name) and different notes (different names) and still the dups appear. I have loved evernote for a long time, but am now looking at alternatives and may jump ship. This problem has been around for a year and still persists. Also, the removal of tabs in the new build was an extremely unwise decision. Getting harder and harder to justify dealing with all these issues.

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I have Evernote 10.5.7 for Mac and the most current version for IOS. I  just started having this problem. I create or edit a note and the next time I open Evernote there are 2 or 3 additional, identical, copies of that note. It really makes the product difficult to use. 

I have also noticed that the newest version of Evernote automatically tags a newly created  note with the tag of the last note that was open - also infuriating. 

I've used and loved Evernote since 2006 (!!) but you are going to lose me if this is not fixed very soon.  

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Please make the dups stop!!! 

this is driving me insane! I collaborate with my assistant and anytime he is in a note or I jump in all of the sudden we have 4 notes!! We're both on our own accounts, and its driving me nuts. 

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I am using Evernote version 10.5.7

When I edit a note in the iphone app, it creates a duplicate note instead of updating and syncing.  The same happens when I update in Windows, where it creates a conflicting note on my phone. The desktop and phone apps are not communicating properly.  

I have tried completely shutting down one app before opening the other, and forcing syncing from my phone.  Nothing I've tried has helped the problem, and software updates have yet to resolve this issue.  It has been ongoing since the major update that happened in the fall.

How do I change back to the old version of Evernote or is there a way to stop these issues?  I need to be able to update notes on my phone and the computer.  

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I was hoping there would be a solution for this. I started experiencing this duplication error in December when I created a note on 12/6/2020 that I wanted to add content to on a weekly basis. As of this morning, I had 4 copies of this note, and some are created as I'm typing (I accidentally hit my touchpad and the cursor jumped and added text in the wrong place, so I deleted it quickly and then returned to the correct place and typed again. A duplicate showed up right after) and others seem to be created when I'm not actively working on anything.

I almost exclusively use the web interface (10.6.9-web (225)) on Chrome in Win10, but I do have the widget/app installed on my phone desktop (Android/Pixel 2). I am pretty sure I've never accessed this note from my phone, and rarely use the app there, in general.

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On 10/5/2020 at 11:11 AM, Shane D. said:

Hi All,

If you have upgraded to Version 10.0.3 and are still encountering issues with duplicate notes, please reach out here.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

I am running version 10.6.9 and encountering this issue. I only use the app on a MacBook Pro

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I've encountered this problem several times. Running version 10.7.6 on mac and the latest version on iOS. Seems to occur when the app is left open on one or the other device while an edit is made on the other (i.e. fails to live-update).

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Hi! I am encountering this problem multiple times in the last 4 days.  It's occurring on the Weibsite version using a Windows 10 OS.  It's doubling and tripling the notes, even as I am typing I watch it update and then create a new note. :(

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Having this issue with multiple notes, running 10.5 on iOS and 10.8.6 on my Macbook Pro. I don't typically have both running at the same time, I haven't opened my macbook version in months and when I did all edits I made on iOS were represented as separate notes. 

Literally making me think about switching platforms this is so unusable. 

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This behavior has been a weekly constant for me since the new EN "look", between my Win10 version and iOS 14 version. Currently on EN 10.5.1 and it just happened. Part of my issue is that EN does not always sync when it says it did, at least on iOS. So many complaints around that...

 

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My iOS syncs fine.

There may be a misunderstanding about that green triangle showing in the notes list. This does NOT indicate the note is currently syncing, or has synced already. It says the note still NEEDS to sync. So if you quit EN in that moment, you are interrupting an ongoing sync, which can lead to duplication and other problems.

The syncing is done when all green triangles have disappeared. Unfortunately I did not find this properly explained yet.

If you want the iOS client to sync, pull the notes list down a little, and let it go. The syncing wheel will show above the notes counter, and will spin until the syncing has terminated. When it does, you are safe that all syncing processes have been performed.

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I've literally given up on this issue. When EN started essentially breaking reciprocal links between notes in my cache of 4 years of documentation I gave up.

I rolled back to a legacy version of the app on my MacBook Pro, and though some have said that support for legacy versions have stopped, you can still download both Mac & Windows versions here: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052560314-Install-an-older-version-of-Evernote

This has returned some level of sanity to my workflow but it has not resolved the mobile issues.

I've been porting my notes to Notion (which has it's own issues but, after addressing the learning curve I spend more time in Notion than I do in Evernote.)

Full disclosure, that doesn't mean I'm off Evernote completely. It just means before my subscription renews I'm going to roll back to the freeplan. Now to migrate 14 years worth of notes... ALSO for anyone contemplating the move to Notion, they don't yet have an offline mode, they're experiencing growing pains (which led to a 3 hour outage last month), but I'm loving the robust database features enough to pay for it.

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I've been using Evernote for almost 6 years now. I just recently started on a cool workflow where I basically just duplicate a Todo list each day, changing and updating. It leaves me an archive of what I've accomplished as well. I manage these on my Mac and my iPhone.

Yesterday, I had to stop working on an urgent research project and spend 30+ minutes reviewing three copies of that day's to-do list. I had to go to my Mac, open the three notes side by side on the Desktop app and compare each line. I then manually moved all the significant edits over to the most recent copy... These notes are each around three hundred lines long hahaha

 This usually is not super bad, but just coincidentally on that day, I had made several edits over the past three or four hours. It was bad. I left a note to myself "F*** Evernote. Find an alternative."

I calmed down. I'm sticking with Evernote for now because I don't have time to migrate, and it's generally the apex of notes management. Whatever I can do to help the devs or whoever fix this, I am willing to do. I hope the team knows I personally appreciate all their hard work, but this little sync thing almost broke my brain lol

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2 hours ago, IzzyG said:

I've been using Evernote for almost 6 years now. I just recently started on a cool workflow where I basically just duplicate a Todo list each day, changing and updating. It leaves me an archive of what I've accomplished as well. I manage these on my Mac and my iPhone.

Yesterday, I had to stop working on an urgent research project and spend 30+ minutes reviewing three copies of that day's to-do list. I had to go to my Mac, open the three notes side by side on the Desktop app and compare each line. I then manually moved all the significant edits over to the most recent copy... These notes are each around three hundred lines long hahaha

 This usually is not super bad, but just coincidentally on that day, I had made several edits over the past three or four hours. It was bad. I left a note to myself "F*** Evernote. Find an alternative."

I calmed down. I'm sticking with Evernote for now because I don't have time to migrate, and it's generally the apex of notes management. Whatever I can do to help the devs or whoever fix this, I am willing to do. I hope the team knows I personally appreciate all their hard work, but this little sync thing almost broke my brain lol

I feel your pain. Just wait until you wrap up editing a major document and Evernote stops syncing and undoes all of your edits by reverting to the last saved copy. Then when you get back into the document and try and redo the edits that Evernote deleted, you get the message that "Evernote has a conflict that it no longer has access to your original document and therefore can't sync nor save your edits." Two days of lost productivity was enough to sour me off of what had been a reliable tool. Evernote has had this problem intermittently since 2014 — they eventually fix it but it eventually comes back when they release a new version. It's as if someone keep peeling off the band-aid instead of truly fixing the problem.

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19 hours ago, IzzyG said:

 I had to go to my Mac, open the three notes side by side on the Desktop app and compare each line. I then manually moved all the significant edits over to the most recent copy... These notes are each around three hundred lines long hahaha

 

Are you crazy? 

Please try this for the next time, it works for me on Windows: Edit the notes title to eg. Title-01 and Title-02. Use the legacy App on your Mac and export to HTML for every note. Open MS Word (again I use the Win-Version) and use the file compare function. You can spot the differences easier. 

Edit the note in Evernote 
to find text use Cmd+F 

With three notes you compare first 1th to 2th and from this result to 3th.

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24 minutes ago, Angry said:

Are you crazy? 

Please try this for the next time, it works for me on Windows: Edit the notes title to eg. Title-01 and Title-02. Use the legacy App on your Mac and export to HTML for every note. Open MS Word (again I use the Win-Version) and use the file compare function. You can spot the differences easier. 

Edit the note in Evernote 
to find text use Cmd+F 

With three notes you compare first 1th to 2th and from this result to 3th.

Wow. I didn’t even think of that. So like a diff tool or something similar. Thanks so much. I was blinded by frustration in the moment but this is good to keep in mind. I hope it won’t happen again but I’m way more prepared now. Life saver for real!!

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@IzzyG

I would try it before I need it.

A few years ago it was possible to use a text editor with diff tool. I was able to use Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C in Evernote, open the editor and create a new txt file Ctrl+V. Then again for Note-2. And then run the text diff. But this toolchain broke and I switched to MS Word.

Maybe there is an editor on the mac where you can copy text direkt form Evernote into?  

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I would also like help resolving this duplicate note problem. It has just been with this new update (recent months) that this has begun to occur. Almost every time I edit one of my running notes (several that are 'favorites' that I continually add to) on my iPhone, it results in a note conflict with a duplicate copy made. This duplicate note is not the one that is 'favorited' so if I accidentally continue to update that note, it is broken when I follow my note link from the favorites sidebar on my Mac or in browser. I am continually taking time to manually move the changes back to the original note when on my desktop to keep that note as the accurate copy. Is there any resolution or steps I can do to resolve this issue?

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Sadly, I have over 340 notes of the same note in a notebook whilst using the newer version. I'm not really sure how to delete all these notes at once. I wasn't even really sure this was possible either....

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I'm also experiencing the same problem on Windows desktop Evernote.

Not just that the notes are duplicated, but not all notes have the same content.
This makes the Evernote highly unreliable to track any important information.
I now have dozens of versions of recently used documents and to consolidate all the changes is a huge effort!

I've seen that this has been happening with some previous versions of Evernote as well.
How is the known bug being reintroduced on a regular basis??

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added the Evernote platform I'm using.
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I started using Evernote for the first time a month or so ago. Still duplicates my note. It seems to only duplicate the one note that I use and edit the most. I think it happens when I edit on my android phone rather than my PC.   

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Working any time on the same note on 2 devices? Sometimes it is enough to have the same note selected on 2 devices, and change one of it. EN is not build to allow for this, it creates syncing conflicts.

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My evernote keeps duplicating files, i cant even scroll down to search for other file.it just keeps duplicating. the more i scroll down the more it duplicates. and it has been the same for few months now, i have tried uninstall and downloading. Nothing seems to solve the problem. Thinking the new version will be better, but now i hope to downgrade my version. i have to search for keywords in order to open my file now.

I have been using evernote for at least 8 years now. now i'm thinking of alternative apps.

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I cannot believe that this issue is not yet resolved. I've had this issue pretty much since I started using Evernote (Jan 2021) and it's extremely disheartening to see that this issue has been going on for almost a year with no real efforts to resolve it. The radio silence on this thread from the staff is extremely telling of the kind of support I should expect from a *paid* app like EN. 

This needs to be prioritized above all else. Quit working on new features and start fixing your current features so that they work as intended. 

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If you spend any time on this forum, you'll see that the silence you've noticed is the norm. Issues reported on here don't normally get fixed, that's why the threads are sometimes years old. This one is pretty young, to be honest. Add to that PinkElephant's highly confusing comment from May that EN is not designed to handle syncing conflicts. To me that means it's not designed to sync at all, so who knows?

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EN is not designed to make changes to a note (the same) on 2 or more clients simultaneously. This is not an opinion, this is not a comment, this is a fact.

Try it, and you get sync conflicts, sooner or later. There is nothing confusing about it: Sync one client, ok, sync several at the same time, conflicts.

Whether you like that or not is up to you. I can only help to share experience among us users, which may serve to work around existing issues or design decisions.

If you want to get in contact with EN about it, use the feedback option, or issue a support ticket.

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Yes, that seems like a very obvious result of that specific scenario. However, that's not the scenario where it happens to me, and it does not appear to be the scenario for everyone that is experiencing the duplication. At least not according to this thread.

Thanks for the permission to dislike it, and I know my support options. I am also just sharing my experiences.

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Maybe we would be a step further if everybody would not only know his support options, but use them as well.

My participation in this special issue would be theoretical (and of little use therefore), since my notes refrain from duplication.

One aspect found in other threads (not in this one) is that long notes tend to duplicate easier than shorter ones. From this thread I am not sure whether the problems mentioned here match this pattern.

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58 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

Maybe we would be a step further if everybody would not only know his support options, but use them as well.

My participation in this special issue would be theoretical (and of little use therefore), since my notes refrain from duplication.

One aspect found in other threads (not in this one) is that long notes tend to duplicate easier than shorter ones. From this thread I am not sure whether the problems mentioned here match this pattern.

I've been with Evernote since inception, and I was a paying customer by the end of the first week of use. The problem lies not in our filing or not filing a support ticket but Evernote's inability to respond or just ignoring the ticket entirely. Many of us are power users, have religiously evangelized Evernote, but are fed-up with lackluster performance/response.
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Contextually, this problem has persisted since 2014. Just because it doesn't happen to your account/your documents doesn't mean it's fluke or user error.
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For some of us - the duplication happens the minute we try an edit a document, it happens regardless of length, and it happens even on new documents.
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We've uninstalled, reinstalled, upgraded OSes, and tried running on multiple platforms, and multiple browsers. Therefore all things being equal, it's not user error, it's not hardware/software versions/configurations — it's account specific/a problem with Evernote.
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This is the same type of indifference Evernote has shown some of it's most loyal users over the years. From cutting off publically shared Notebook options for teachers, to telling everyone there was no workaround to the 200 folder limit (and then recanting when they were losing users), to not understanding why business users would need the ability to generate templates or share master folders — Evernote has been reactionary versus proactive in it's response.
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You know what product doesn't have issues with people working on it simultaneously on different platforms? Google Docs, Notion, Dropbox paper, etc. to suggest that Evernote was "not designed to make changes to a note (the same) on 2 or more clients simultaneously" completely but's the kibosh on it's claims to be a viable solution for businesses.
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I'm sorry for the rant but I believe I am speaking for many of us on this thread. Full disclosure, I cancelled my Evernote accounts after 10 years and we as a business stopped using it months ago just because we kept getting excuses. I still maintain a basic FREE account to allow me to transition the 7,000+ documents reserve we have to other platforms.
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Kudos to you (PinkElephant) for still fighting the good fight and trying to troubleshoot for other people. But for some of us the battle should not be about getting the tools we pay for to do what was originally promised — it should be about running the business.

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Monirom, 

Thank you for this response. I’ve been a loyal EN user for seven years now and had recommended the tool to a dozen other users. I’m about done trying to debug and workaround this duplicate file issue. Have you found an alternative to EN that is reliable with a similar feature set? 
 

 

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I’ve been using Notion since October 2020 and love it. When you realize its power (Notion’s) extend beyond taking notes you’ll be blown away. Take the personal pro plan for a spin. Its free and the only limits are size of uploads (5mb) and #of people you can collaborate with (5 max) - though you can share anything to the public. 

You can upgrade to Personal Pro at anytime (plans are only $47 annually - if you do everything in the tutorial you get discounts/credits) There are also Team and Enterprise plans. (The kicker is how you can roll pages into tables/lists that can be searched/filtered/sorted - essentially turning your work into a database. And once they are collected you can apply a myriad of views/ways to consume your content as galleries, tables, lists, project boards, calendars and timelines - all without having to manipulate your documents.) 

NOTICE how I’m shamelessly evangelizing? This is what I used to do for Evernote. Its that level of excitement that grabbed me after the aha! moment with Notion. And yes theres a web clipper, desktop app, browser app, and mobile apps. 

Take a look at this proof of concept I created with notion for articles I clip. (See bit.ly link at end of my comment.) Take a look at the carat next to the Gallery View label - you’ll  see a dropdown allowing you to switch between Gallery and Table Views. And yes this article archive is “pretty” AND comes from a pre-existing template. But you can make your own experiences as threadbare or gilded as you like. (Oh did I mention if you have a work AND personal account you can switch between the two secure spaces without having to log out/back in?)

And yes, they do have an import path for evernote. Its not perfect but good enough for my purposes *import path wont cuttently pull in images/rich media. (It used to) ALSO Notion doesn’t have an offline mode. 

https://bit.ly/bdg-media-2021

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Thank you Monirom. Like you, I used to be just as excited about Evernote in the past. It was one of my “go to” apps across desktop, laptop, phone, iPad and browsers. Now I’m so frustrated and feel so let down by the bugs and lack of support. I wish Evernote had its old simple user interface and worked! Now it’s “flashy” (which I don’t care) and does NOT work for me. I’ve been looking for a better tool and will consider Notion! BTW does Notion do ACR from scanned documents, photos and handwritten notes? 

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4 hours ago, Explorer301 said:

Monirom, 

Thank you for this response. I’ve been a loyal EN user for seven years now and had recommended the tool to a dozen other users. I’m about done trying to debug and workaround this duplicate file issue. Have you found an alternative to EN that is reliable with a similar feature set? 
 

 

Explorer301 see my comments below.

 

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Hi all, new on the forums but I've been using EN since 2012.  The duplicate note thing is still happening and it's clearly related to mobile devices or PCs being used via hotspots.  The latest iteration for me happens via the android app.  Which keeps gets updates and the issue still happened again yesterday.  This is inexcusable at this point.

EN was a great idea done well from the start and it convinced me to quell some of my concerns about cloud services.  Which still remain BTW.  But a series of famously poor management decisions made me realize the organization had issues.  For weeks EN was on the front page of every tech site with stories about their terrible decisions... followed by stories about "The best Evernote alternatives"  and "How to migrate your Evernote life to X" etc.

For this to still be an issue in 2021, and despite the super regular app updates... it's overdue for regulation to oversee issues and to seize and return app subscription money until such things are fixed.  Once an app becomes a critical part of people's lives, a tremendous sign of it's merits, greater obligations from the app provider then occur.  Like power and water companies have service obligations.

I'm know my first post is a bit of rant but I want EN to see this directly before it goes onto reddit etc.

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Hmmm - interesting observation.

What do you mean by „hotspots“ ?

Public WiFi ?

Or personal hotspots you can open on a (mobile) device, routing traffic of other devices via an ad hoc WiFi through the mobile network (tethering) ?

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I'm having this issue with the online version. I had multiple open evernote tabs. I edited a note. The changes to that note were not saved (a huge problem for me) and instead I now have about 10 copies of the note. I did not access evernote via a hotspot. I used a wired connection from my PC. A VPN connection to another network was active, however. Is there any way to restore the changes I made to the page?

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I JUST downloaded Evernote two days ago. Was enjoying using it until this INSANE duplicate note thing started happening. Mind you today is October 9 of 2021, and PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM FOR OVER A YEAR!!! 

Also, the moderator claimed in the original thread that the 10.3 version was going to fix this problem. So WHY was the download version 10.22 and not 10.3?? (UPDATE YOUR DOWNLOADS PLEASE!!)  I can't believe you guys have had this problem for over a year and it's still happening. I most likely will NOT be purchasing this app but will have to look for a different program, because I'm not going to pay good money for software if y'all can't even fix something in over a year.

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I'm getting duplicate notes whenever I begin a new note. As soon as I start to type a new note I get a notification that there are other versions of the note... "We found more than one version of" How do I switch this feature off?

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Also STILL getting this problem. Evernote do you plan on fixing it, over  YEAR later??

This new Evernote 10 has become really disappointing and buggy. I've been a regular user for yeeears and there are so many frustrating new "features" that they changed that makes working with Evernote MORE frustrating rather than the easy time-saving tool it's supposed to be.

:( 

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36 minutes ago, Lorraine94588 said:

this is just incredibly unusable.  I have been using evernote for probably over 10 years.  But this duplication is just making it completely untrustable.  I have no idea what is being saved or what I am losing.

At the risk of jinxing myself, I haven’t had this problem with duplicate notes in some time.  I mainly though edit notes on my Mac and not so much on the iPad or iPhone.

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I don’t think it is a problem with the number of clients in general: I use any client except the Android client, which includes v10 plus both desktop legacies.

The only duplication happens when I provoke it, by editing the same note in parallel on 2 or more clients.

But what is reported here is duplication of one note multiple times even when opened in a single client only. This looks to me like a syncing problem, not an editing collision.

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Hi guys,

I just sent in a support ticket, as per Pink Elephant's advice.  EN has responded to say it has been received, so I will let you all know what they have to say.  There seems to be a couple of threads on this same issue. I will make sure I put any information I find out on all applicable threads.

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Just in from support - 

 

I can confirm that this is an issue we are aware of, and our development team is working on improvements to sync to help reduce conflicts. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this issue is causing you. You've been with us since 2012, and as one of our long time customers, this is not the kind of situation we want you to experience.

Although I don't yet have a time frame for when this issue will be resolved, I can assure you we're working diligently to fix it as quickly as possible.

Looks like Pink Elephant was right about it being sync related. 

I will keep you posted...

 

 

 

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