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Evernote for Android retains and applies old tags in every note


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Sharing the same frustration.

I wss thinking that there was some obscure option/setting regarding the  tagging process when clipping new notes in Android.

I can understand the need for prepopulation of tags if one is doing a lot of repetitive capture, however, if there were settings/options regarding  tags applied to new notes I would expect the new notes to default with an empty tag list.

Removing or editing  the prepopulated tags whilst capturing/clipping a new note using Android (share to Evernote) requires one to search for each tag automatically applied, then unselect the unwanted tags one by one. This is made more impractical when creating a new note via clipping or sharing to EN as the retained tags are not visible in a consolidated list.  To amend, one has to either wait for the new note capture to complete, open the note and then remove unnecessary tags or remember which tags were last applied, search for each individual tag and then  unselect from the tag list. Even having the retained/previous notes tags grouped at the top of the tag selection list would make removal of tags not relevant/applicable to the new note being created much simpler, although would still be more tedious and inefficient than  new note capture defaulting to a blank slate when it comes to tags.

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I spend much more time saving items in Evernote than I do searching and recalling saved notes. So saving new notes has to be quick and slick.

However the new note tagging system is painful, to the point of being a deal breaker! I hope I'm just missing something? If so pray tell. 

When saving an item from android, The fact new notes are prepopulated with same tags used the previous time, I think is subjective and personally I do see the benefit. 

However, where this falls over for me is the method to remove the prepopulated tags if they don't apply this time around. You have to search for each one individually then select remove. Terrible! 

Why not have crosses next to selected tags for quick removal OR show the selected tags at the top of the list so it's EASY to deselect them individually. 

If this isn't an easy fix then please admit defeat on the prepopulating feature entirely.

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Back to verson 8.13.2 until this android clipping is fixed. As above, in latest version, stale tags persist, clipping doesn't complete in the background and only finishes when returning to evernote; next time I clip the previous clip has saved but a new window is hanging there to be cancelled. Hard work. Looking at Onenote and Joplin though....

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On 4/8/2021 at 10:07 AM, oneroy said:

Back to verson 8.13.2 until this android clipping is fixed. As above, in latest version, stale tags persist, clipping doesn't complete in the background and only finishes when returning to evernote; next time I clip the previous clip has saved but a new window is hanging there to be cancelled. Hard work. Looking at Onenote and Joplin though....

Tried again with 10, but still the same issues and more. Saving to a notebook doesn't offer all my notebooks but a handful of them  listed several times over. Tried to submit a support requset via the app and that froze the app!

 

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On 1/27/2021 at 7:37 PM, JER13768 said:

The new version of Evernote on my Android phone retains tags applied to previous notes and applies them automatically to every subsequent note. It is necessary to open the new note and delete each inapplicable old tag every time a new note is created. This is time-consuming and extremely annoying! Please tell me how to make it stop!

 I agree. Very frustrating. Hopefully a fix will be coming.

For now, instead of sharing clips and pages directly to EN,  I'll 'share' them via my EN email address. Later I'll open the resultant notes and add any new tags I want without the retained ones being captured.

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Android app keeps applying old tags to new notes...good grief what a time waster having to fix that every time I try to use the Android app. Been going on for a couple months now. 

This is super ridiculous! Clearly they are not using their own app or this would have been fixed!

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Look @EverNote@EverNote, this isn't just some minor niggle. I rely on my tag system. It's why have a paid subscription to the service. And IT DOESN'T WORK on Android. At all. I can't create a new tag, and spend half the time searching for tags used in the previous note to replace them with desktop-created ones. Fix it or I'm cutting my losses and goimg elsewhere. 

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Agreed the update of the Android app is broken, default tags with no ability to change the makes saving a note now a 2 to 4 step process

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OK found out from Evernote  support how to cancel the default tag for Android

Click on the tag button , locate the tag using the "find tag" button, once located "uncheck" it,

The default now becomes nothing

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Is that possible only in Premium? I don't see any way in Plus to permanently "uncheck" each tag so that it doesn't automatically get applied to new notes.

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15 hours ago, poopall said:

OK found out from Evernote  support how to cancel the default tag for Android

Click on the tag button , locate the tag using the "find tag" button, once located "uncheck" it,

The default now becomes nothing

But the next time you tag a clip the default will become the tag/s you applied, so next time you clip you have to search for those tags again and uncheck each one to clear them for your new clip...which is fine if you're clipping loads of stuff for the exact same project, but a pain otherwise

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2 hours ago, JER13768 said:

Is that possible only in Premium? I don't see any way in Plus to permanently "uncheck" each tag so that it doesn't automatically get applied to new notes.

I can't answer that because I have premium but can only assume that the same would apply for all versions else it would seem illogical, remember to do a search for the tag in question and then uncheck it.

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No, unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way to "uncheck" each retained tag permanently, so that with each new clip there are NO previously-retained tags.

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That's strange,

There does not appear to be an app in the Playstore for Premium and another for  Non Premium,

To have functionality driven by user account type appears odd,

I cannot see why Evernote would have  done this for different users , my wife has non premium and I will check with her's later today.

So are you saying when you downloaded the new version, and selected a tag you are stuck with it for ever .. 

 

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All client software is the same, the difference between Basic an the paid accounts is made on the server side.

For a Mac there may be a difference whether the same software is installed by direct download or from the AppStore. This results from sandboxing, not from a different code.

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I'm having this issue on EN 10.10 on Galaxy S10+  Android version 11I

I have to remove tags from EVERY clip.

In addition to this it asks me to save the last clip that I already saved whenever I open it.

Also, the curser backs up one letter when I swipe using gboard or Samsung keyboard.   

This is making this app useless for me.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry I can't see what your problem is, in the note that you are saving no tags have been selected, and I assume you are wanting to save the note to Art Projects. If this is not where you want to save this to then select using find another notebook, PS this will then become the default for the next clip saved.

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I think he already saved this clip, now when trying to open Evernote or clip again the dialogue box is still there with the previous clip.. At least that happens to me. Other times when clipping there's no dialogue opened just the Evernote home screen, I have to go back to source and share it again. Scrolling down the list of notebooks shows multiple entries of each note book. Scroll too quickly through the tag list and it goes blank. Raise tickets with support, but remember to go portrait mode to email logs else nothing happens. I've cancelled sub, gone back to 8.13,three months till sub runs out. See if anything changes

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Yes Oneroy. This is exactly what is happening to me including multiples of each notebook.

The curser moving back one letter on each word is what really makes the app unusable for me

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I was able to work around this, and will offer my own explanation of how to do it in case others have difficulty following the instructions already given, as I did. I'm using Evernote for Android 10.11 (1114563) with a Premium account.

Problem: When I shared something to Evernote, the new item was always assigned an annoying tag left over from a prior share. Here's the solution:

  • Share something to Evernote from your Android browser.
  • At the bottom of the dialog that pops up, you'll see your annoying tag listed. Click it to get a full list of tags.
  • Search for the annoying tag, which will  have a green check mark next to it.
  • Carefully tap the green check mark to unselect it.
  • Click Save to complete the share.

From then on, your default share will be set to No Tag.

Note that if you ever tag an item again in the share dialog, your choice will be sticky (aka annoying) until you repeat the steps above. There does not seem to be a way to create a real default tag for sharing--it always repeats prior selections. I work around this by never choosing a tag in the share dialog. I always share to a Notebook called _Inbox and assign tags in the Evernote app before moving items to the Notebook where they belong. You could do something similar by searching on "No Tag" to ensure that each item has only one tag.

That said, this is a bug and needs to be fixed.

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