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24 minutes ago, tacobravo said:

and is not profitable.

Latest news is Evernote now has a positive cash flow.

>>I wanted my data somewhere where I knew I could control it. I wanted to get it off their platform before I had no choice. 

My data backups  include a weekly full export in html format.

My data is off the Evernote platform, and under my control.

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When I don't want to see a note anymore because I finish the job and I don't want to continue seeing it on the list, it but I don't want to erase it.
How do I do it?

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On 5/14/2019 at 2:24 PM, Cris R said:

When I don't want to see a note anymore because I finish the job and I don't want to continue seeing it on the list, it but I don't want to erase it.
How do I do it?

For sure need this Feature. 

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I believe an archiving system would be very useful, however I don't feel that it should be prioritized if it interferes with more important upcoming improvements.

For me, I use an archive tag to organize data, however, when it comes to removing it from search I would need to search with -tag:Archive.

The solution I am using now, like CalS mentioned, is moving archived data to another Evernote account every year to remove the notes from search, and share the notebooks back to my main account so I can access them.  I still have an archive tag (and notebook stack) so I don't need to go through the notes for what I need to move to a different account.

This is working for me, however, a dedicated feature for this would be appreciated.

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48 minutes ago, Score said:

The solution I am using now, like CalS mentioned, is moving archived data to another Evernote account every year to remove the notes from search, and share the notebooks back to my main account so I can access them. 

I understand archiving by moving notes to a different account

Doesn't sharing the notebooks undo the archive

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I've been using Evernote for 11 years and created over 54,000 notes. 

I have a paid PREMIUM and a free BASIC Evernote account. 

My old stuff (5 years old or older) eventually gets ARCHIVED to my basic account.

My current stuff (29,000 notes) stays in my premium account

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4 hours ago, jbenson2 said:

I have a paid PREMIUM and a free BASIC Evernote account. 

My old stuff (5 years old or older) eventually gets ARCHIVED to my basic account.

My current stuff (29,000 notes) stays in my premium account

Some day, I may have to consider two accounts for performance reasons.

Until then, I'm happier with all notes in a single account, and a switch (tag) to include/exclude archived notes. 

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1 hour ago, DTLow said:

I may have to consider two accounts for performance reasons.

Until then, I'm happier with all notes in a single account, and a switch (tag) to include/exclude archived notes. 

I moved from Minnesota to Maine 5 years ago. So all my Minnesota stuff is stored in the archived account. As time marches forward, I will start moving some of the Maine stuff. The Evernote basic maximum monthly transfer restriction is one reason that I try to move stuff every month. It also helps keep the premium account toned down to a manageable quantity. I don't have a pressing need for my heating bill (etc.) from 5 years ago, but it is nice to know I can find it if I need it.

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I've not found the need for an archive solution to date.  My default view is side list sorted by created in reverse order.  Older stuff is naturally on the bottom of the search results.  So, unless or until I run into any performance issues there isn't any real motivation for me to do extra work to archive anything.  Could be a use case thing.

I did move 5800 notes to another account a ways back, project type stuff.  But the reason wasn't archiving, it was to share the info without using my main account.  Were it not for that sharing need those notes would probably still be in my main account.  FWIW.

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@DTLow Recently I have been using the Evernote Web beta on my work computers where I couldn't install applications, and it doesn't search the shared notebooks unless I click into them (I don't think that is exclusive to the web beta).  I do recall having the shared notebook appear in general searches on Mac before, in that case I wouldn't share, and I would log into the other account on the rare occurrence it was needed.

On 6/17/2019 at 5:38 PM, CalS said:

I've not found the need for an archive solution to date.  My default view is side list sorted by created in reverse order.  Older stuff is naturally on the bottom of the search results.  So, unless or until I run into any performance issues there isn't any real motivation for me to do extra work to archive anything.  Could be a use case thing.

 

Yes.  In my use case, I search to recall of most of my notes.  The search terms I use usually come up in old notes, which is where archiving comes in handy for me.  It is more of a ease of use thing, than a performance thing, for me, as the performance hasn't too significantly declined when there are a lot of notes (at least not that I notice).

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There is a need to be able to retain notes related to closed activities, but not have them show up in searches by default. Basically, I'm asking that a field be added to show note state (open, closed) and that the default search exclude closed notes, but allow a means to easily change to "ALL" notes should the need arise to include them in a search. 

Without this I get tons of unneeded notes continuing to clutter notebook views causing it to take longer to find what I'm looking for.

 

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19 hours ago, hmo said:

There is a need to be able to retain notes related to closed activities, but not have them show up in searches by default.

As per @gazumped, I use an Archive tag.     -tag:Archive    excludes the notes from searches

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Or if you use reminders, you can use the filter -reminderdonetime:* that excludes notes that were reminders and have been marked as done. For more, see: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php

Note that "reminderdonetime" (or "Reminder Done Time" as it's shown in list views) is already a note field.

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I have not yet observed an attempt to consolidate all the "Exclude"/"Archive" tag requests into a single topic, so I suspect they might not be considering it seriously. 

Having to use a saved search to manually exclude a special tag on every search is a little inconvenient, but I guess we all do it, until they implement it as an option setting (if ever).

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9 minutes ago, Don Dz said:

I have not yet observed an attempt to consolidate all the "Exclude"/"Archive" tag requests into a single topic, so I suspect they might not be considering it seriously. 

Having to use a saved search to manually exclude a special tag on every search is a little inconvenient, but I guess we all do it, until they implement it as an option setting (if ever).

?? If you can provide a list I can have a shot at merging,  though with a single vote on this thread I wouldn't think most users are that worried about it either...

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On 8/30/2019 at 6:24 PM, gazumped said:

?? If you can provide a list I can have a shot at merging,  though with a single vote on this thread I wouldn't think most users are that worried about it either...

Oh, I thought employees did that, rather than users/moderators. I have personally created a topic on this at least once, and commented on others discussing this at least a couple of times in the last year or two.

Since people word this issue in different ways, it maybe a little challenging finding all of them. ("completed/unneeded" notes is not how I would have worded it for searching purposes, for example).  

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5 minutes ago, Don Dz said:

Since people word this issue in different ways, it maybe a little challenging finding all of them. ("completed/unneeded" notes is not how I would have worded it for searching purposes, for example).

Ok, lets get the request merge started

Archive is the more common term.  Completed relates more to reminders, projects and tasks

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55 minutes ago, Alexander Schatten said:

Thanks. I am aware of such workarounds. But they are unfortunately not even remotely what would be needed. 
These notes always appear in regular searches, in the notebook view. And then all the tags of archived projects that clutter the interface. 

Sure you can delete or export these notes, which would probably be the closest version to archiving. And maybe re import them into a different account...? All that is messy and annoying. 

In addition to, or instead of, using a "Archive" tag like @DTLow suggested, you can create a Stack, that I call "Active", and put all NBs that you consider active (not archive) in that stack.  Then it is easy to do a Search with "stack:Active" plus whatever else you want.

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I too have been waiting for this feature. 

I've used Evernote for a long, long, long time. I started migrating to DevonThink at one point, but lost interest/energy halfway through. I have no love left for Evernote. I'm still here because it's hard to leave. I feel I'm in an abusive relationship, not to downplay an ACTUAL abusive relationship. 

In brief, Evernote doesn't give a flying sh*t what its users want/need. End of story.

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7 minutes ago, siouxzieb said:

I have no love left for Evernote. I'm still here because it's hard to leave.

It's extremely easy to leave Evernote    
On a Windows/Mac device, select all the notes and export

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In general I do not think EN should follow each and any wish or preference of an individual user, or even a group. There is death by complexity, so a software has to be kept as simple as possible. One has to remember that keeping it operational means to keep pace with at least 4x operating system release cycles, most of them with at least one major release per year, plus 3-4 browser family release cycles. Yes, there should be listening to the users as a primary source for ideas, but not for gaining and keeping the love of all. Everybody’s darling is everybody’s fool ...

It is the user who has to decide: Which tool to use, how to take the most profit from it, how to set it up and further improve it. And if it does not work: How to move ahead to another tool and take your data with you. EN makes this very easy, compared to many others in the field, because it offers good export tools, and many other programs offer import routines for these files.

I am not sure how serious I should take a claim that everything is as bad as it can be, but the energy to switch to another tool is missing. Either the use case is not really important, or one is so exhausted by telling the world how bad things are that there is not enough heartbeat left to leave for good.

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I don't know, my experience is that a decent search returns the good stuff on the top, be it a created or updated sort.  Juice not worth the squeeze for any kind of archive activity for me.  Horses for courses again.  🤷‍♂️

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6 hours ago, ETep0715 said:

Function for archiving old notes? 😃

I merged your post with an existing discussion
To indicate your support. use the vote button at the top left corner of the discussion

What are your requirements for the archive function?
Personally, I assign a !Archive tag.  This allows me to exclude archived notes from searches

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50 minutes ago, faruk.kutlu said:

The most critically value from Evernote or similar tools is finding your data easily. With no archive feature, you may have to find your file among hundreds of useless search results.

There are various archive solutions presented in this discussion.  My solution is to use an !Archive tag

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