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Brown bread from October 2022 😥

A real shame, was a fantastic solution and I still use it, probably not as much as I should. Certainly helped take some of the leg work out of tagging, etc.

Anything out there that can take its place or will Evernote naturally evolve and pick up some of Filterize's best features?

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7 minutes ago, athletico said:

Brown bread from October 2022 

?? Did I miss another memo?  I'm a current subscriber and heavy user, and I heard nothing about this yet - what'd you get - an email?  See a post somewhere?  Screenshot or URL please!

There's nothing else (AFAIK) to match the note-moving, tag-adding, title changing awesomeness of their features,  so they will be sadly missed.  Most expiring software companies make some sort of arrangement for their subscribers - will have to wait for details to see what's available.  Don't see Evernote stepping up.

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11 minutes ago, jaileer said:

Posting here in the holes that someone knows of an alternative. This was a brilliant service, I'm sad to see it go.

Agreed.  There are quite a few automation apps in the market.  Filterize did it all for me,  so I had no need to investigate in detail.  We'll have to get a list of options together and see what Evernote integrations are available.  

My opening bid for possible alternatives...

Actiondesk / API Fuse / Chronify / CloudHQ / Filterize / Huginn / IFTTT /  Integromat / LeadsBridge / Microsoft Flow / Piesync / Workato / Zapier

Plus these URLs...

https://automate.io/
https://www.cloudhq.net/g_suite
http://Elastic.io
https://exalate.com/
https://integrately.com/
https://www.integromat.com/en 
https://www.jotform.com/
https://n8n.io/
https://parabola.io/

EDIT:  And before the Mac crew remind me - scripting can do a lot in MacOS!

 

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5 hours ago, gazumped said:

Don't see Evernote stepping up.

Just pointing out that Evernote provides the API's that let the third parties do their thing

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3 minutes ago, DTLow said:

Just pointing out that Evernote provides the API's that let the third parties do their thing

True,  but my comment was in reference to "will Evernote naturally evolve and pick up some of Filterize's best features?".  As you say,  they seem to prefer to allow others to develop services on top of the main app.

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There is sadly a long history of 3rd party services that try to fill gaps or extend the reach of EN users and use cases - sadly because it seems they all drop out of business after trying and burning through their seed money. It seems there is not enough room to monetarize a service that adds value to the EN core functions.

This said, I would make it a precondition that a service must generate cash from different apps it is supporting, not only from EN users.

Since I never decided to use filterize, I have no problem to solve myself now.

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On 9/30/2021 at 3:10 PM, PinkElephant said:

Since I never decided to use filterize, I have no problem to solve myself now.

I won't be happy without a backdoor to augment features not supported by the front level software

I was impressed by the Filterize features, but wasn't a user;     
my alternative solution is scripting on a Mac with Applescript using Evernote Legacy (scripting is not supported by Evernote's v10 product)

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1 hour ago, stocky2605 said:

Any tipps how to mitigate my "automation pain"...?

I use the Evernote Legacy product on a Mac   
My alternative to Filterize has been scripting (Applescript)

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3 hours ago, stocky2605 said:

Any tipps how to mitigate my "automation pain"...?

There's a lot of automation stuff around - see my list earlier. I haven't had chance to start to look at individual apps yet,  but if anyone has some suggestions or can rule anything out,  I'm definitely in the market too.  I have a lot emails going direct to my account,  plus random clips and an ongoing tidy-up that kind've rely on notes being tagged, retitled and redirected to the correct notebook as necessary.  Filterize is a fundamental part of my workflow!

As Filterize are shutting down,  maybe we could persuade Evernote that it's a useful service to buy into...

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Wow, just stumbled onto this thread… I’ve been using Filterize for the past few months (paid), for 1 purpose: automatic updating of Table of Contents (ToC). While not perfect, it has generally been great at keeping ToCs for several notebooks updated as new notes are added.

If they are not around, the only alternative I’m aware of is constantly having to re- create ToC every so often when notes are added.

Would be great if EN enabled this functionality. If anyone has workarounds for this, please let me know!

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1 hour ago, pdadoc2 said:

the only alternative I’m aware of is constantly having to re- create ToC every so often when notes are added.

To be fair,  if you already have a ToC you should be able to drag and drop a new note into the correct spot in the list without much trouble (not sure what devices and what OS's that includes,  but desktops,  definitely...)

The only saving grace is that Filterize have given us a year's notice,  so you should be good to October 2022.  There'll be a few people anxiously looking into alternatives,  including me - so keep an eye on this thread!  And if you do see anything useful,  please post suggestions here too...

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Hmmn.  Circle of Life an' all that - I send a lot of Gmail direct to Evernote via Filterize so I have my contact history in a convenient and highly searchable place.

Today had a mail from Cloud HQ (which I also use for other nefarious purposes...) and they have a new browser extension* "Export Emails to Google Docs" which looks like it could take over automatic saving of mails.  Hmmn...<strokes imaginary cat>... interesting...

* edit: make that a "Gmail extension"

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Wow! I just found out about Filterize shutting down. I had no idea until I visited the website. I use it mainly to make TOCs, and I have not found another service that does that. Filterize is very useful and reduces workflow friction.  FWIW, concerning email workflows, I have been using SaneBox for years, and SaneBox does a great job automatically sending designated emails to Evernote.  If anyone finds a suitable Filterize alternative, please do share. 

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You find some URLs above.

In general I think it will be hard to find a 1:1 replacement for Filterize.

We have to keep in mind that Filterize was a prime Startup with seed money to spend, and support by the German state government where they were located. To me it seems they burned through their financing, and were not able to convert a good idea into a feasible business model. This is not the first similar endeavor failing. To me it seems hard to make money with services supporting EN users. Most users obviously are not interested in such a service, or at least not for a price.

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