waltermundt 0 Posted September 19, 2011 Share Posted September 19, 2011 I have several bits of feedback I wanted to provide for the Android Evernote app. I'll go ahead and provide brief descriptions here. However, my real question is what kinds of feedback ought to go here, versus being submitted to the support system. Is there a public bug/RFE tracker as well?For what it's worth, overall I'm very pleased with Evernote and with the app, and may soon upgrade to support further development, even though I don't really need any of the Premium-level features.Anyway:First off, there seem to be some very unintuitive interactions between the various ways of launching Evernote and an active editing session. For example: open a Note via a home screen shortcut, Edit, enter text, press Home, open the Note again. The unedited Note appears, and there's no obvious way to get to your changes; you have to hit Back from within the non-edited note. If you proceed to edit the note AGAIN, you start over, except that hitting back, discarding changes, and hitting back again returns you to the first set of edits. I've also run into an issue in the past where somehow I ended up having two Evernote icons appearing when I hold the Home button to return to recent apps, and it's not clear which one is for what, and one is a current edit; I can't reproduce this right now so perhaps it's been fixed in an update.Second, lists inside of Notes seem very awkward. Creating a list partway up a Note sometimes causes the entire remainder of the Note to be indented under the first bullet with no obvious way to fix that. Also, I've been confused by the behavior of backspacing through a list bullet, but I don't have time to play with it again and break down the specifics; I will in a reply or ticket if this is desirable. Furthermore, text selection seems incapable of crossing list bullets. Finally, when switching to portrait-mode editing, all the text not within the same list bullet as the cursor disappears; hitting up and down via arrow keys on Hacker's Keyboard will switch bullets; continuing down past the end of the note so that the formatting widget highlights causes the normal note view to reappear. All of this in combination is annoying enough that I've reverted to just using paragraphs and dash or bullet characters on Android, despite the lack of hanging indent. Oh, and there's no way to do nesting, and tab from Hacker's Keyboard doesn't do the right thing, but those are minor to me relative to the other issues.If any fellow Android users are reading this, feel free to let me know of any workarounds or best practices for dealing with these issues. If the Evernote devs see this post and need more data on these concerns, they're more than welcome to ask here or have me file tickets; my Evernote account is the same as the forum name here. Link to comment
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