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(Archived) Tagging suggestion


RobertMacGregor

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What would happen to the tags on a note if the note was moved from the special auto-tag notebook to a standard notebook?

That's a great question, and along the lines of the sorts of questions that should be resolved before implementing a new feature such as this. Another: are you allowed to remove one of the notebook's designated tags? In the actual current implementation, tags are properties of notes, not notebooks, so to add this new features, you'd probably have the system add the new tags on creating a new note in the notebook, or via import, or moving a note in. So I'd guess the answer would be 'yes'. Also, what happens if you were to add a new tag to the notebook's tag set? Would it automatically apply to all existing notes in the notebook, or just to the new ones?

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Let me address the point about redundancy. Indeed if the notes were left in the folder then tagging could be viewed as redundant. The usage scenario I had in mind is when I'm adding notes and I need to apply multiple tags quickly. I find I'm adding notes in categories that have the same/similar tags to a single notebook. After tagging my notes in a tag-folder I'd move the notes to my notebook.

Characteristics here are:

Tags numbering the hundreds

Most notes are kept a single notebook

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I've felt for awhile that some sort of auto-tagging facility would be useful for Evernote. So long as this was for tagging on the way in, and not a constraint on notes in a notebook, it wouldn't be redundant.

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Let me address the point about redundancy. Indeed if the notes were left in the folder then tagging could be viewed as redundant. The usage scenario I had in mind is when I'm adding notes and I need to apply multiple tags quickly. I find I'm adding notes in categories that have the same/similar tags to a single notebook. After tagging my notes in a tag-folder I'd move the notes to my notebook.

Characteristics here are:

Tags numbering the hundreds

Most notes are kept a single notebook

What I do is create a new, temporary notebook. Put all the notes in there. When done, tag accordingly & move to the appropriate notebook(s). Delete the temporary notebook.

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How do you tag accordingly?

I'm finding with hundreds of tags that dragging-and-dropping each tag is time-consuming and error-prone. Typing tags into each note is not feasible either.

I guess I just suck it up & select all notes then either drag N drop tags or else right click the selected notes & use the tag list (utilizing the ability to "jump to" particular tags by typing in the first few letters of the tag), to apply one or more tags to multiple notes. (Windows desktop.)

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