ianspencer 0 Posted June 18, 2011 Share Posted June 18, 2011 Hi, My mother has been using OneNote and "OneNote Daily Journal PowerToy" and is very addicted to it. I am attempting to move her over to Evernote but there are some usability issues and things she needs to learn but is having problems due to age. She used OneNote to just keep a Journal.I have read as much as I can.Here is what she had and she only used one notebook for Journal and nothing else.The system tray PowerToy would right click it and it would open OneNote and create a new note with the current Date in this format Saturday 18 June 2011 as the note title. She could close OneNote but the icon would just open the correct date note without duplicating it. When there is a new date then it would create a new date. All this was Automatic. She want a very perfect formatted and browse-able journal like go to folder for a year and month and view days in it. The structure was as followsJournal >Year >Month >Note Saturday 18 June 2011Problems I found with Evernote trying to implement this or similar structure.1. Folder structure can only be one deep as far as I can see - I believe tags can possibly be used to overcome this.2. There is no Automatic generation of folders for Years and Months3. There is no Automatic Generation of Subject which today would be Saturday 18 June 20114. When importing from OneNote there appears to be a bug where the create date from OneNote 2010 does not bring across the created date so all dates are import date in Evernote. I am not keen in editing the date in 5 years of notes and due to the date format she chose we can't sort on title.So I think unless others have suggestions we can achieve some of this until someone writes what I thing is a badly needed plugin. There must be a lot of Oldies who like a bit of structure. Some of the below may be automated.1. Create folders for years.2. Manually enter the date as title2. Tag with year, month, journal3. Write Journal and edit during the dayA couple of issues arise here.1. Slow typing so extra for her to do, it takes longer.2. Learning tagging consistently3. When closed open Evernote (OneNote Journal tool did this automatic) and find the folder for the year then do the process manually.4. The default folder does not always open in default but the last folder used, this causes confusion for her.Could the above be scripted or one click create new note with the current date like she is used to like "Saturday 18 June 2011" with tags populated already. Any help appreciated even if small. Problem is parents are not too close and travel a lot. Link to comment
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