inline99 4 Posted September 17, 2014 Share Posted September 17, 2014 Hi All, Evernote is the center of my working life, but I've really been struggling with slowness issues lately. Some notes can take 30 seconds - 1 minute + to open, and I started to notice that notes I frequently opened and updated would become slower and slower and slower as time went on. I tried the usual steps like rebuilding the database, re-installing, etc. and I did find it worked, kind of... for a time. Without a doubt my most opened note in my entire database is my To Do list. I use this one file to organize both my personal and professional life. As of about 5 minutes ago it had started to take about 2 minutes plus to switch to it, and would kick my processor into overdrive. Pretty ridiculous. Just a simple text file with some simple formatting, or so I thought... Here are 2 notes, exactly the same at first glance, but check out the underlying code by opening them with your text edior:Test Note 1 (dropbox)Test Note 2 (dropbox) *save file, open with notepad There is a ton of redundant and excessive formatting code in Test Note 1. Test Note 2 is totally clean. I simply took the content from Test Note 1 (in evernote), copied it to notepad, and then pasted it back into a new note and reformatted it (in evernote). This removed all of the excessive & eroneous formatting. So you can imagine that if you have a note (like my To Do note) that is updated, modified, formatted etc on a daily basis. Over time this file's underlying code will become more and more bloated with useless code. So even though the note looks simple enough on the surface, underneath it is a cesspool of useless and redundant formatting. So I have 2 questions 1) Can evernote fix this with a simple patch that aims to detect redundant formatting code and clean it up? 2) If not then maybe someone can code up a simple app/tool that allows you to export a .enex file, process it with the tool to remove excessive formatting, and then re-import it into evernote. could even do this in bulk, or even just have the tool go right into evernote and clear it out. Anyways that's about it. Thought I would share that. Evernote is running like a charm now. Thanks,inline99. Link to comment
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