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Ability to Pin Notes to the top of a Notebook


Samo123

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I have generally have 1 Notebook for each major project I'm working on.  This helps me stay organised and limits what's visible to 3rd parties when I'm screen sharing during project meetings.  For each project/notebook I may have a number of notes, but 1 specific note would cover the "Project Overview" including progress updates.  It would be very useful to be able to pin that Project Overview note so that it remains at the top of the notes list within the Notebook and save me having to manually find it each time I need to review project actions etc.

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Samo123 said:

It would be very useful to be able to pin that Project Overview note so that it remains at the top of the notes list within the Notebook and save me having to manually find it each time I need to review project actions etc.

It depends how you normally sort notes. If you sort alpabetically then @PinkElephant's suggestion works well. If you sort by created date you can manually change the created date to be something far into the future (or past) so that it appears at the top of the list. If you sort by updated date you are currently stuck. My preferred solution is to add a $pinned tag and then just filter by that tag once I have the list of relevant notes notes.

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3 hours ago, Samo123 said:

It would be very useful to be able to pin that Project Overview note so that it remains at the top of the notes list within the Notebook and save me having to manually find it each time I need to review project actions etc.

I'm a tagger instead of notebooks, but can see the usefulness of having the Project Overview note at the top of the list

I use a Table of Contents note for each project    
A link to the Project Overview note is at the top;    
followed by sections for each group of project notes; for example Tasks-Active, Tasks-Pending, Tasks-Completed 

For additional points, the ToC notes are auto-generated using scripting (Applescript) and the Evernote Legacy product

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Many thanks for all the feedback and some good idea's.  I normally sort by created date, sometimes by title and occasionally by modified, so for now I've incremented my 'Project Overview' note's creation date by 10 years and added a back tick to the beginning of the note title, that way I can still establish when it was originally created but it now appears at the top of my list in 2/3 sort orders.  A built in feature to do this would be great, but for now these are great suggestions.  Thanks.

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6 hours ago, PinkElephant said:

This will cause the note to show at the top of the notes list in the notebook.

Only in Legacy. Reminders appear as a separate tab in V10.

There are other hacks including the naming of the note if you sort alphabetically or changing the created date to something far in the future if you sort by created date. My personal preference is a "pinned" tag which allows me to quickly select all the important notes from any search/view.

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Correct, found that out now myself.

It still is sort of an option - because you can always switch to the „Reminders“ view with one click, and there you find your „Pinned“ note with the undated reminder. The introduction of Tasks has reduced my use of classical reminders a lot, which makes it yet easier to use the reminder as a pinning flag.

But not as good as real pinning would be.

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@PinkElephant I can't see a way to add reminders in v10.  I can see the reminder date column under the side list view but I'm unable to find an option that will allow me to add one to the note.  Is this possible?  You mentioned being able to switch to reminders view with one click, I can't see this anywhere?  Thanks

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If you have the note selected, look to the bottom left of the note window.

You see a bell and a Tag, both with a + symbol. These are the options to add a reminder and tags. Since they are in grey on black they don't punch a hole into your retina, except you know where to look.

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Would love this feature too...

Since I mainly sort by either date created or title, my workaround is starting the title of each 'pinned' note with @ and changing its created date to waaay in the future (2050 to be exact). That way the note will (almost) always appear at the top.

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