CMG 4 Posted June 10, 2014 Share Posted June 10, 2014 Hi Evernote, I just want to post a suggestion. I've been using Evernote for a year now and the more I use it, the more I realize it proves my doubts about it's functionality wrong. I have two issues, though, with Evernote in its current state. A). the GUI/Design is getting more and more outdated as other competing apps entering the market have more modern GUI's and design. They may not hold up to Evernote's functionality and operational integrity, which should be most important, but I must admit, that I am still very much influenced by the design of an app, and in some instances, have been known to stick with a sub par performing app soley because of it's cool design in the hopes that its functionality will ultimately catch up. That said, I have no doubts about the brilliance of Evernote, but, please, if you are reading this, upgrade your GUI; you can start by changing the outdated icons in the sidebar; likewise, the "notebook" icons are, IMHO, not even worth having. I never use that view mainly because the iconography is very outdated. To put it in perspective, the mobile app is very brilliantly designed. Match that brilliance with a complete design upgrade to the desktop app. . When it comes to "clipping" web articles/pages, Evernote really excels at this. I've tried other apps like Stache and Pocket that just don't hold up to the convenience of using Evernote's web clipper, and I'll even say that the way Evernote archives your clippings to your notebook, particularly the "simplified article' view is great. However, I wish that while viewing web clippings in a notebook you could simply press the space bar and get a functioning "preview" of the article that would include functionality to play a youtube video - if the page was in fact of a youtube video - and so on and so forth. The app Stache has this ability, but, again, it doesn't compare to the convenience and style of Evernote. I also wish Evernote web clipper gave you the added option to basically extract all the text from a web page and lay out on a white canvas that is actually saved as a text document that can be read offline. Currently there is no way that I know of to read saved articles without an internet connection. Link to comment
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