justacat 12 Posted February 14, 2013 Share Posted February 14, 2013 Hi, I'm a relatively new adopter of Evernote, but I've been using it regularly and extensively in that short period (maybe two months), and - wow, I didn't realize until I just looked, I have almost 1000 notes already! I've spent a lot of time researching and reading forum posts to try to get the most out of it and to figure whether I could do various things I was trying to do, and how to do them. (Doesn't really matter for this, but I'm on Windows, and also use Android and IOS). So I've seen post thread after thread after thread with people talking about the features they want, features they would like to see, features they hope Evernote is working on, features they believe they might be working on, features that would make EN so much better, etc. etc. This is ongoing - and many of the suggestions are ones that I'd really like to know EN's response to. I've also seen many references to the fact that Evernote's policy is not to give a schedule or timeline for when (or if?) a feature will be adopted, or introduced. Meanwhile, of course, Evernote is expanding into various other products. My question - and maybe it's kind of stupid? But I'm going to ask it anyway, since I'm so new to EN - is, when and how does EN add new features - individual ones, not complete overhauls? (Not necessarily small, but not part of a major revision - I'm trying to think of an example, something I've seen requested a lot that isn't a systemic change, maybe the ability to export a note to pdf format, or to highlight within a note.) Can I expect relatively frequent, or at least regular, between-version releases where bugs are fixed and smaller features are added? (I'm thinking of Calibre ebook management, a product I use and love, for which there's a new release every week - a little extreme as an example, maybe, though much appreciated)? Or can I expect to wait and wait and wait and wait and WAIT, and maybe when there's a big upgrade/overhaul, then I'll see a bunch of new things? And how responsive is EN to requests for features? I gather this forum is mainly for users - but there's a constant clamor for new features - do EN employees ever give *any* indication of their reaction to any of these, the good ones or the often-repeated ones, or indicate which ones they might be considering? Do they ever add to EN any of these features that users are asking for? I guess part of what I'm trying to determine, just so I can know what to expect as/if I continue getting deeper into my commitment to this platform, is whether EN is at present closer on the spectrum to a responsive, flexible, user-oriented smaller developer, who makes you feel (whether or not it's true!) that you have a direct interface with them and that they're responsive to you, that they are truly open to user suggestions, or to a...let's say more "remote" type, with which you always feel (again, whether or not it's true) like there are many layers between you - and that they have their own agenda, so no one is really listening. The latter wouldn't stop me from using EN (doesn't stop me from using Google! ) - but it would be nice to know. Link to comment
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