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Feature request: Folder type "Workbench"


Birgit

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I use EverNote to research topics extensively. For quite some time it was sufficient for me to collect notes I want to use for a certain project with a link in the top area of the program (below the menu) - but ever so often the limited space there is quite annoying.

I would love to create special notebooks which can be filled by drag an drop. I do not want to move the note but create a link to the original note. It would be great if the folder of the notebook would look differently to the normal folders (notebooks) and could be named freely.

Let me explain further why this would be useful:

I have a notebook called "Social Media" in which I collect mainly web clips and PDF documents. I use the tagging function extensively - but this would not get the desired result. Currently I have app. 650 notes in my "Social Media" notebook, covering topics on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN, Social Media Marketing and so forth. Currently I am preparing a presentation Google+ and am browsing through this notebook. Now I stumble upon several notes which would be useful for my presentation. Too many to organize them in the links section at the top. I could open them all by double-clicking and read them one by one later - but this only works when I do not have to interrupt my work and switch off the computer.

Or is this feature already implemented and I have overlooked something? Please let me know whether my request has a chance to be heard. Thank you!

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You don't really make it clear enough why you couldn't just create a tag called 'Google+ presentation' and drag the relevant notes onto that tag while browsing the notes in your 'Social media' notebook. Afterwords you just delete the tag and all the notes will be untagged with that tag.

How would this differ from a 'workbench' notebook in a visual sense?

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OK, so first thing is that notebooks only contain notes. They do not contain links to notes. That's not likely to change any time soon, I'd guess.

You can make note links, but they need to be stored inside a note. One way to do a bunch at once is to filter for the notes you are interested in, and then select them all in the note list, right-click on the selection and select Copy Note Links. You can then paste them into a single note which would then serve as a table of contents. Of course, if it's easy to filter for a group of notes, you might want to just make a saved search for them instead.

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Thank you all for your suggestions.

Well, I actually do use tags to filter what I need. However, with almost 800 tags it isn't what I'd call easily accessible with a single click. I find the "links" at the top very convenient and would love to organize my researched information in this simple way. I am - despite my few posts - not an EverNote newbie but use the software since October 2005, daily and extensively (somehow I could not log into my old account and the forum only accepted me creating a new one based on google ...)

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Thank you all for your suggestions.

Well, I actually do use tags to filter what I need. However, with almost 800 tags it isn't what I'd call easily accessible with a single click. I find the "links" at the top very convenient and would love to organize my researched information in this simple way. I am - despite my few posts - not an EverNote newbie but use the software since October 2005, daily and extensively (somehow I could not log into my old account and the forum only accepted me creating a new one based on google ...)

But wouldn't having a lot of "workbench" notebooks give you the same problem? And if you only have a few, why not put the workbench-tags as a link at the top, instead of individual notes? That way all your documents which are to be used in your presentation will show by making a single click at the top.

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