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FunkyPlaid

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This is ridiculous. So in my notes I use yellow texts all over the place to emphasize some texts, and now yellow is suddenly gone, but we do have 4 shades of grey, because they are more important than yellow? 

If the notes can display all colors, why not set them also?

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Please provide a method where we can open the default Mac Color Picker. It is fine that you provide a limited palette that is easy to use, sure, but this isn't 1981 with CGA graphics limiting us to 16-colors, we should have all of the color options available.

And/or at minimum, you should allow us to customize the palette of colors in your built-it color picker. I have thousands of notes with a color palette that I have used for years, and now I can't easily make new notes with that palette because the colors aren't available. 

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I haven't found any workarounds other that what you two mentioned, copying and pasting text with the right colors from elsewhere... I had tried the web editor hoping there was some different option there, but there wasn't.

First it was freedom of speech in the news... now our freedom of colors has been removed.

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It is so, so disappointing.  How on earth did they decide to "update" the app by reducing what it does?  It's a disaster--I have so many notes carefully color coded, with different fonts for different purposes.  

I can understand why they might want to "simplify"--but why wouldn't they also include a "preference" option where one could get the full array of fonts and colors that are available in almost every other app?  Mysterious and infuriating.  

I don't feel like migrating 10 years of notes to some new app, but maybe it's come to that?  Does evernote pay attention to feedback?  Is there some user out there who is HAPPY to have fewer options? 

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On 10/14/2020 at 11:12 AM, Nick L. said:

No, the editor can still display some colors not available in the picker. Moving forward you're limited to these colors. 

Crazy decision by Evernote. What was the reasoning behind limiting our colours ? Any plans to fix this ? Will you ever add macOS colours like banana, yellow, lime, spring, turquoise and carnation (in pencil palette) into your picker ?  I used these a lot. I'm sticking with Evernote 7 until EN 10 gets more colours. If 7 breaks I'll move my notes to Onenote which still lets me use a wide selection of macOS colours.

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Wow, I came to the forums to see if I was stupid, but I guess it was not me lol

How do you "UPGRADE" into having less colors??

What I'm doing is resorting to my old notes, copying one letter of the color I want to use, pasting into the new note, typing from that letter on, then erasing the letter. It's extremely bad if you want to change the color of something that's already written though. Is there something like a formatting brush or some other way to replicate specific formatting or some other workaround?

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7 hours ago, Pyre said:

Wow, I came to the forums to see if I was stupid, but I guess it was not me lol

How do you "UPGRADE" into having less colors??

What I'm doing is resorting to my old notes, copying one letter of the color I want to use, pasting into the new note, typing from that letter on, then erasing the letter. It's extremely bad if you want to change the color of something that's already written though. Is there something like a formatting brush or some other way to replicate specific formatting or some other workaround?

I hear ya! The design features including colors layout, fonts, and overall use of options is absurd at this point. I am looking for another app that can hopefully come close to the nearly good ten years I had using Evernote. 

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7 hours ago, Pyre said:

Wow, I came to the forums to see if I was stupid, but I guess it was not me lol

How do you "UPGRADE" into having less colors??

What I'm doing is resorting to my old notes, copying one letter of the color I want to use, pasting into the new note, typing from that letter on, then erasing the letter. It's extremely bad if you want to change the color of something that's already written though. Is there something like a formatting brush or some other way to replicate specific formatting or some other workaround?

And forgot to mention - I am doing something similar with the font situation. Thankfully I had a few of my favorites already in use in other notes and was able to copy and paste them to a new note to be able to use that font. i.e. Caslon Pro - one of the best fonts for an editorial document and I use it frequently, so I was able to take the first sentence of a note and copy to a new one, erase all of the sentence except one letter, start typing what I need to type and then erase the first letter. I now can have my note in said font. 😔

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20 minutes ago, DanDawson said:

I haven't found any workarounds other that what you two mentioned, copying and pasting text with the right colors from elsewhere... I had tried the web editor hoping there was some different option there, but there wasn't.

First it was freedom of speech in the news... now our freedom of colors has been removed.

Right? Isn't a bummer?! It's a very sad situation because in my opinion (for what my needs are on a daily basis) Evernote is the best app out there. I just spent 2 hours of my life that I will never get back researching other apps on their features, and have found virtually nothing that does what Evernote does. This is why I am so disappointed...this font thing is eating me up. I don't want to hear from anyone that Evernote isn't a layout app or a word processing app...blah blah - it actually is. It functions better than any other junky app out there with endless options on formatting to saving pages in their entirety off the web to be saved. Evernote is my notebook. My journal. My project producer. My photo album. Have you sent feedback in the app? Do that. I have a couple times now. 

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I hate to post this on an Evernote forum... but given the changes... here were some that I was looking at:

  • Microsoft OneNote

  • Google Keep 

  • SimpleNote

  • Memosnag

  • Bear App

  • Apple Notes 

  • SOHO Notes

  • Together

  • Yojimbo

  • Nevernote (Now NixNote?)

  • Turtl

  • alternoteapp.com

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On 2/2/2021 at 4:50 PM, DanDawson said:

I hate to post this on an Evernote forum... but given the changes... here were some that I was looking at:

  • Microsoft OneNote

  • Google Keep 

  • SimpleNote

  • Memosnag

  • Bear App

  • Apple Notes 

  • SOHO Notes

  • Together

  • Yojimbo

  • Nevernote (Now NixNote?)

  • Turtl

  • alternoteapp.com

I looked at some of these as well. We have to do what is best for us. 

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3 hours ago, JFH29 said:

It is so, so disappointing.  How on earth did they decide to "update" the app by reducing what it does?  It's a disaster--I have so many notes carefully color coded, with different fonts for different purposes.  

I can understand why they might want to "simplify"--but why wouldn't they also include a "preference" option where one could get the full array of fonts and colors that are available in almost every other app?  Mysterious and infuriating.  

I don't feel like migrating 10 years of notes to some new app, but maybe it's come to that?  Does evernote pay attention to feedback?  Is there some user out there who is HAPPY to have fewer options? 

Yea, exactly. I'm on 9 years. :(  I agree with you and believe it or not there are some people on here that don't seem to be bothered by having less options. If you didn't see - my biggest issue has been related to not being able to install custom fonts any longer. Did you use different fonts for your notes? I have given feedback via the desktop app three times. Every so often I see an "Evernote staff" member posting on here, but I am willing to put money on it that I will never hear back. I don't want to migrate all my stuff over either, but it may come down to it if I find something that is going to function the way I need it to.

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1 hour ago, seven said:

I have given feedback via the desktop app three times....

I am willing to put money on it that I will never hear back.

So would I.  I'd bet that a few million people have given feedback on the website in the last 2 months.  If you reach out to Support,  you get a reserved place in a queue with a ticket number plus a direct and individual response within a week or so.

And just in case anyone is in any doubt Evernote Legacy is alive and well and working as well (?) as it always did...

https://help.evernote.com/hc/requests/new 

https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052560314-Install-an-older-version-of-Evernote

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15 hours ago, gazumped said:

So would I.  I'd bet that a few million people have given feedback on the website in the last 2 months.  If you reach out to Support,  you get a reserved place in a queue with a ticket number plus a direct and individual response within a week or so.

And just in case anyone is in any doubt Evernote Legacy is alive and well and working as well (?) as it always did...

https://help.evernote.com/hc/requests/new 

https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052560314-Install-an-older-version-of-Evernote

Great! Thanks for the info! 

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