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Please default to NOTE to start a new note for NOTE application, don't make me choose note from note or task


deborah0302

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Hi Evernote, I've used your product since around 2013.

Evernote is a note application. I'm deeply annoyed that I have to CHOOSE "note" from a choice of note or task to start a new note. Please default to note and allow user to create a new task some other way.

Additionally, there was a feedback button for a long time at the bottom of the left sidebar. I used this many times to submit feedback. However, no one ever responded and none of my submissions were ever implemented. It all went into a black hole. I'm a UX designer. This is shameful.

One of my feedbacks was to default set the focus on a new note to TITLE, not note content. I want to title my note before I paste or create content, the same way I want to title a Google document before I write anything in it. By making me go back up to the top to put in a title, you're making my workflow backwards. It is a UX violation to make the user go back up to a previous part of the page to finish accomplishing their goal.

I've relied on Evernote daily for a long time. But the UX is declining steeply. 

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14 minutes ago, deborah0302 said:

Evernote is a note application.

I think they are moving out of being a purely note taking application. If that worries you, it might be time to move to something that has no desire to be anything other than a note taking app.

I certainly would also prefer not to have to choose between a note or a task. I am slowly getting used to using ctrl-N (on Windows)

The point about starting in the title or the body of the note has supporters on both sides. Again shift-Tab quickly gets you where you need to be if they don't reverse the decision.

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The „New“ and the „New note“ buttons are located at exactly the same position.

It is simply a double click to get a new note. Since some releases you can click 2x as fast as you want (or can), and it creates the note.

Only if you want a task, it is a click, a mouse move and another click.

The current solution is elegant and avoids to clutter the GUI with New, another New… and maybe one day more New… buttons, all taking up space.

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You can agree to yourself - we are just exchanging opinions among users here.

IMHO just because you personally don’t need to get at Tasks, it does not mean that other users must not get at them neither. EN builds an app for all users, which means balancing a clean GUI with accessibility to all major functions.

This one click / double click „New“ button  does the job for „Noters“ as for „Taskers“ with just one button on the desktop. You just need to train your muscle memory a bit.

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