War Eagle 37 Posted November 30, 2014 Share Posted November 30, 2014 I am an Evernote Business user and I admit I am often confounded by the interface. Frankly, it seems more complex than necessary. For example, today I wanted to experiment with sharing. First question: Sharing a single noteI shared a single note with myself (by sending it to a different email address that is NOT associated with an Evernote account) to see how others who are NOT Evernote users would receive a shared note. To do this, I right-clicked on the note, selected "More Sharing" and then selected "Email." It opened a window where I could input an email address however, there is NO option to select permissions so that person can either view, view and edit, or view, edit and invite. They simply receive a PICTURE of the note. When I went to my gmail account to view the emailed note, I can SEE it, but I can in no way interact with it. It's simply an image of a note. Is this normal? I thought when sharing individual notes, we could specify that the receiver could edit them. Second question: Sharing an entire notebookSharing Notebooks seems to only be possible if you're sharing with another Evernote user. Is this true? When I went to the upper right corner of my screen and clicked the Share drop-down arrow, I selected SHARE NOTEBOOK. A WORK CHAT window pops up asking me for a user name or email address to share with. I entered my gmail address (which is not associated with an Evernote account). At that point, I got a pop-up message that says "Participant is not a business member" but it doesn't tell me whether it's sharing the notebook or not! There is literally no explanation with this message. When I go back to "notebook view" the notebook SHOWS a red icon at the upper right indicating that it has indeed been shared, but I NEVER received the notebook in my gmail. So I tried it a second time. I did the same process, I entered by gmail address which is not associated with an Evernote account and tried to share the same notebook. THIS time, it said, "You're sharing business notes or notebooks in this chat which includes people outside your business. Click confirm to share with all chat participants." So I click CONFIRM. And yet I STILL NEVER RECEIVED AN EMAIL OR ANY INDICATION THAT A NOTEBOOK HAS BEEN SHARED WITH ME. YET when I go back to view all my notebooks, that notebook clearly shows a red icon at the top indicating that it's been shared. If I share notes and notebooks with those outside of Evernote, I expect them to receive SOME sort of indicator. What if I share a notebook with a client and they never get it? That's bad business. What if I share a notebook with a vendor and they never get it? What if I share a notebook with a colleague or associate and they never get it? I don't know if this is a bug with the new release, but it pretty much makes EN Business useless to me if I can't share anything with people who don't have Evernote. What has been your experience with sharing? Is this a bug or just a really bad design flaw? Link to comment
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