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Control Which Image Shown in a Note's Thumbnail/Snippet View

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1 minute ago, ptim said:

can't even remove a thumbnail when by deleting all images from a note :( 

Create a  new note.

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1 minute ago, DTLow said:

Create a  new note.

Thanks for the workaround suggestion - this serves to remove the thumbnail, but... I lose

  • URL from webclipper 
  • original date
  • the time it takes to duplicate each problematic note!

It seems that the thumbnail might get removed from the original post after syncing... In 'details' it now says "No images to index"

Cheers... hoping for a civilised solution soon

 

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Just stumbled across this Evernote 'bug' today... seems madness I can't select which image will be used as the thumbnail. I did have a neatly organised set of notes with photo thumbnails, now after adding some additional images to the notes the thumbnails are all screwed up. Some now have useless thumbnails - screenshots and text images etc.

Sort it out please evernote.

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I cancelled my Evernote account partly due to this issue. Impossible to believe that an app whose sole purpose is to organize notes would drop the ball on such an obviously basic feature.

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8 minutes ago, Futureman said:

I cancelled my Evernote account

Please share information on your alternative solution for storing/organizing your data.

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46 minutes ago, Futureman said:

I cancelled my Evernote account partly due to this issue. Impossible to believe that an app whose sole purpose is to organize notes would drop the ball on such an obviously basic feature.

I would like to select my images too but cancelling over this seems a little like tossing the baby out with the bath water, but hey, if it is that important to you.

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I'll add my desire to this list of good people - same thing: pick what i want to see as a thumbnail.  Please

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Hi,

I would like to know how to change the "snippet" image when the following occurs:

  1. I created a note with an attached pdf.
  2. I observed that I uploaded the wrong pdf. I deleted that pdf in the note.
    • I then had an empty note.
    • The original snippet remained in the middle column.
  3. I then uploaded the corrrect pdf to the same note.
  4. Result: The "snippet" (thumbnail) in the middle column is still the image of the wrong pdf.

...Is there any way to change the snippet, or do I need to delete the note and create a new one with the correct pdf attached?

Thanks -

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It would be very helpful to be able to choose a thumbnail image for a note, as I have tried many many methods and there seems to be no rhyme nor reason as to which image is used.  Some of the image choices by Evernote, is of no use whatsoever in finding a particular note quickly.  A simple right click on an image with an option in the drop down menu, to, 'set image as thumbnail', would be terrific!  Thanks.

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Selecting the thumbnail that shows on the note preview is exactly what I need. I'm using Evernote as an inventory record for my art practice so images are vital to the success of this. I'm trying not to use other software and have as much as possible in Evernote. I hope I don't have to resort to something different. Please Evernote! I don't want to have to transfer my files (again - I started in Excel)!!!

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I'm also waiting for this feature. I want to control how to see my notes.

This is ridiculous that such a useful feature not done yet.

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Hello? @evernote?

Will someone let us know about this one? It is a hugely important feature for a lot of people and their workflow.

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I'm tired of continually struggling to get the right thumbnail image to appear on my notes in the snippet view. I would be so happy if Evernote could make this feature request happen! 

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Still no response from Evernote after all these years. Is the problem too difficult or do they just not care? You would think they would at least acknowledge the issue and respond.

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On 11/18/2018 at 5:11 PM, Projgeekette said:

Hi,

I would like to know how to change the "snippet" image when the following occurs:

  1. I created a note with an attached pdf.
  2. I observed that I uploaded the wrong pdf. I deleted that pdf in the note.
    • I then had an empty note.
    • The original snippet remained in the middle column.
  3. I then uploaded the corrrect pdf to the same note.
  4. Result: The "snippet" (thumbnail) in the middle column is still the image of the wrong pdf.

...Is there any way to change the snippet, or do I need to delete the note and create a new one with the correct pdf attached?

Thanks -

You want even more maddening? How about accidentally copy/pasting an image into a note when you intended to copy/paste text. That image is forever burned into the thumbnail even if that pasted image only existed for 1 second.

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I have been adding my library books to Evernote. If I place a graphic of a book cover in a note for each book, I get a really nice view of my library using the thumbnail view. However, I cannot add any information to the notes and still retain that nice view of my library. I have worked around this by making the graphic of the book a link to a second note, where I can make my notes and comments on a book. This is, however, quite time consuming and clumsy. It would be much simpler to be able to right click on the graphic in a note and have an option there to designate that graphic as the image that shows in the thumbnail view.

I can see this feature being used for many other collections including music, art, household items, websites etc.

There are programs specifically for book collections etc., but then I have to store my book collection information separate from all my other notes and information. Having one place to store all my information is important, as I suspect it is for many Evernote users.

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Hi.  Try a 2-column table,  with the image in one column and your comments in the other.  The image side can be made as small as necessary.  The thumbnail will still work and the notes will not be overwhelmed by a large image.

It's also possible to select an image and change its size with the 'handle' in the bottom right corner.

If you have a complicated setup with tables,  you could consider creating a 'template' note with that layout to copy and use as necessary.

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On 1/7/2019 at 12:23 PM, gazumped said:

Hi.  Try a 2-column table,  with the image in one column and your comments in the other.  The image side can be made as small as necessary.  The thumbnail will still work and the notes will not be overwhelmed by a large image.

 

Thanks for your reply. However, I can't get this 2-column table idea to work. The whole table shows up in the thumbnail view and not just the graphic.

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On 1/7/2019 at 1:00 PM, jefito said:

A much-requested feature. Please go here and add your upvote: 

Thanks for pointing me to the other post. I figured others must have requested this. 

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When will this be enabled? I've been paying for years and this is such low hanging fruit I don't understand why you're actively ignoring this one

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Another long time, premium user here - continually frustrated by the lack of this feature.  Well over 5 years now users have been asking for this.    :(    

One of Evernote's powers is the ability to visually scan notes, but that power is useless when the wrong snippet image is chosen by the default algorithm.  Please Evernote, fix this - add this feature.

A couple use case examples:  

Recipes - I use Evernote as my recipe book, menu planning headquarters.   I clip recipes from all over the web.  It's really frustrating when an irrelevant image is chosen as the snippet image. 

Journal entries - I often send images, text, notes, thoughts, etc. of my day to Evernote.  It's really frustrating to view my journal and have a document scan (for example) be the snippet image instead of a photo I choose to represent my day.  

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I didn’t get so far as to buy a subscription.   I dropped Evernote (and went with a competitor) as soon as I figured out I would not be able to select the pic I wanted for a thumbnail.  Wonder how many other potential customers have been lost.  

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On 4/8/2018 at 11:52 PM, endemic said:

Even something simple like consistently displaying the first image in the note would work MILES better than the current system. It's one of my most-hated features of Evernote, the seemingly random thumbnail selection. It's like the developers took time in considering the question "How can we best frustrate our userbase?"

This is one of the most annoying features of the "upgraded system"... I would much rather have no image snippet than the haphazard system in place now.  I put a lot of news articles in EN and for the source I use most often they have a picture of the author/reporter...

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4 hours ago, rhoan74 said:

This is one of the most annoying features of the "upgraded system"

I'm not sure what is meant by the "upgraded system" but I'm also frustrated by the lack of ability in selecting which image is shown in snippet view.  They have an algorithm in place to select the image and I'm ok with that as a default but we should be given the ability to remove the image or better, select a different one.

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I would REALLY love to be able to select what image is viewed as my thumbnail or just be able to tell it to display a thumbnail at all, because for some reason a few random notes are refusing to show ANY thumbnail no matter what I try, they just won't display ANY of the image in the note! EVERNOTE, PLEASE FIX THIS! It's been a problem for a long time and since you guys are forcing everyone to have a PAID subscription now (or be limited to how much you can use Evernote) maybe you guys can use that extra money to implement features that have been requested for YEARS?

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I would love to be able to set which thumbnail is displayed.  This is so frustrating to me not to be able to choose the thumbnail shown in the view panel.

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This is something that is very important to me as well.  I was sorry to see that this request goes back years.  I think it is a pretty small thing for premium members to ask.  

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Yes.  Agree. We need this feature.  I’ve added photos image and notes on the back from my grandpas WWII collection.  All I see are the notes in the snippet when of course I just want the image.  We need control over snippet.

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I'm new to Evernote and was looking for a way to select my thumbnails for a note. Then I found this thread.

This is... wow. I don't even know what to say. I wanted to use Evernote to catalogue orchids, but yeah. I don't really see this happening now. Each note contains several images, one of them being a thumbnail with the flower since that is what I am usually going for when I want to identify an orchid.

How is it possible that such a simple thing is not part of a generally lauded organizing tool? And as I understand it - not possible despite customers asking for it for years now. 😲

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I have written about this until getting blue in the fingertips.  No one is listening.  Evernote keeps deleting my posts, but I won't be renewing my Premium membership because they are too stupid to fix this feature.

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1 hour ago, Joe Loves Watercolors said:

Evernote keeps deleting my posts

That shouldn't be happening unless your post violated one of the user agreement terms.  There has been an effort lately to consolidate similar posts into one thread.  Maybe they have just been moved?

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On 3/9/2019 at 12:10 AM, gugel said:

I'm new to Evernote and was looking for a way to select my thumbnails for a note. Then I found this thread.

This is... wow. I don't even know what to say. I wanted to use Evernote to catalogue orchids, but yeah. I don't really see this happening now. Each note contains several images, one of them being a thumbnail with the flower since that is what I am usually going for when I want to identify an orchid.

How is it possible that such a simple thing is not part of a generally lauded organizing tool? And as I understand it - not possible despite customers asking for it for years now. 😲

I recently found Numbusnote, it both supports choosing the thumbnail of your choice and hierarchical folder organisation, both highly requested features for years. I've been a paying subscriber for many years now and I'm feed up with the fact they just don't care to implement any of these fairly simple features, they've been ignoring the community for years now. I'm planing to eventually leave if nothing happens soon.

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The utter inability to respond to these requests in a satisfactory manner is why I am considering cancelling my membership for......gasp. OneNote.

 

I just found this migration tool:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2016/03/11/make-the-move-from-evernote-to-onenote-today/

I think it's time to experiment how this works and I will report back.

 

 

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1 hour ago, motorbikematt said:

The utter inability to respond to these requests in a satisfactory manner

What would be a "satisfactory manner"

We could dig up the smaller of the larger explanation

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17 minutes ago, DTLow said:

What would be a "satisfactory manner"

We could dig up the smaller of the larger explanation

For starters, a better acknowledgement than this would be great:

I don't want some convoluted answer being provided by a Lvl5 fan boy. I want a path to a feature update or fix with real developers like I can with Chromium (which is free!!), or with Customer Service folks at Uber or Lyft, for examples, all three have been able to initiate fixes or feature requests or Clear coherent explanations on why the option is what it is.

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23 minutes ago, DTLow said:

What would be a "satisfactory manner"

We could dig up the smaller of the larger explanation

DT, your response is characteristic of Evernote's problem where they just ignore what users want and substitute their existing feature which is what everyone is complaining about.  We don't want to have to use the little Orphan Annie decoder ring to figure how to get a particular image to show. Evernote just needs to show the top image or let us select the image that will show instead us having to do a bunch of file size manipulation everytime we add an image.  What is unclear about this since it has been said ad nauseam?

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12 minutes ago, DTLow said:

There is a request posted at the top of the discussion.  
You can indicate your support using the voting buttons at the top left corner of the discussion,

I don't see any way to vote.  Typical of Evernote, we are supposed to navigate its arcane machinations to tell them AGAIN what 99% of the comments heartily support -- adding a feature to let the user decide what image to show in the snippet. Maybe someone could teach customer support how to read, so that the gazillion pleas over several years are acknowledged (instead of ignored) and the feature is added. But I doubt it. When Evernote goes bankrupt it will only have itself to blame. I for one am done with this idiotic company.

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All right, after some shopping around for ideas I ended up with Microsoft's OneNote which was not on my radar, given that I'm a Mac user. On a Mac, the app is usable without having to buy the Office suite. (As I understood it, that might not be the case for some Windows operating systems?)

Anyway, long story short, I copy/pasted my notes from Evernote to OneNote and lo and behold - the first image is the one used for the thumbnail! Which is perfect for me as that image is the flower's closeup. I have no idea, if one can actually set another image as thumbnail - apparently the Mac version doesn't have all the goodies the Windows version has - but for my simple purposes it works like a charm, search function included.

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From 2014.

I suspect the migration tool for Microsoft is much faster

20 minutes ago, DTLow said:

There is a request posted at the top of the discussion.  
You can indicate your support using the voting buttons at the top left corner of the discussion,

 

 

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1 hour ago, DTLow said:

What would be a "satisfactory manner"

We could dig up the smaller of the larger explanation

Good grief, sometimes I really wonder ...

A satisfactory response would be to provide us a way to override their default image selection algorithm.  I prefer snippet view and many of the snippet images, especially those from web clippings, show an image that has no meaning to the note.  I live with this but don't like it and once Evernote gets the bug list under control, they really, really should consider addressing this.

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Please let us select the thumbnail picture shown in the note previews. It is really irritating that Evernote choose this picture for me and will not let me decide what picture I want to be displayed. It ruins the flow in my notes. I can not belive users have been asking for this for years now without Evernote doing anything. How hard can it be to fix this issue??? If anyone know a trick to work around this please let me know.

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Alongwith the ability to select the thumbnail image manually, There Must also be the feature to select the SIZE of thumbnail - ie, small, medium, large in the Notes list with Thumbnails, ie, the WIDTH of each Note in the Notes-list panel.

It is Very surprising why Evernote has Not yet implemented this feature even in last 5 years ?

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Personally I have voted for this improvement.

But when I read all this stuff about „if they do not implement this or that, I will quit ...“, to me it always reads like „if I do not like my nail polish, I will have my hand amputated“.

Like a little child, standing in front of me and stomping with his/her little feet. Here, take a sweet 😉 

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Another +1 for this feature.  Evernote is an amazing tool but this is my biggest issue.

Due to this oversight, I regularly find that I can't find the note I want as some other less important image has been chosen for the thumbnail.

As they say a picture says a thousand words so when you are scrolling down looking for a note this is crucial.

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At the top of my screen Evernote proudly proclaims an update to 'Dark Mode for iOS'. Come on guys, less of the candy floss and mere of the cake.  This needs to be fixed!  It is not a nice to have it is an essential feature...

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7 hours ago, Yanic said:

+1, this is a feature which would be highly appreciated.
If we can't select the thumbnail, then it's best to just disable the feature.

I use evernote extensively for cooking and keep track of the evolution of my bonsai trees.
The thumbnail HAS to be a picture of the tree/the dish, otherwise there is no point.
How can I recognize which tree this note is about if evernote pick as thumbnail the receipt of the tree I bought, or a random picture of an inspiration "model" ?

I went for the Premium account, hoping for cool features like this one.
I'm kind of disappointed to be honest to see such an on going discussion and no progress in several years.

Was the development of evernote stopped ?

Regards,

Y.

This has been requested for years, one that I dearly wanted. It's a pretty trivial thing to implement yet Evernote progress on this issue is like stagnate s**t water.

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Evernote really doesn't care about their customers. They probably even don't know that have a forum anymore. 

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What is the value of your posting for the forum visitors, and how do you know ?

I am not against posting an opinion, but this is plain optinionating without any content.

Currently the picture is chosen by the EN software based on a rule, and that is it. There is no law that a software has to do everything that users want, and we are not discussing a bug that would stop anyone from using the software. This is a (valid and reasonable) feature request, I have added my vote to it quite a while ago, but that is it.

So we should IMHO stop to blow hot air into the .... of the mouse to make it look like an elephant.

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Here's another annoying problem. I deleted an image from my note because I didn't want it as the thumbnail. And it remains as the thumbnail image! 

How magnificently and unbelievably frustrating is that? 

 

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I've been an active Evernote user for over a decade (since 2009), including sometimes having additional paid accounts at work. I see the oldest request for this feature is dated 2011. The thumbnail functionality has annoyed me the entire time.

If you hold out for another year, you'll make it a whole decade of ignoring a very sensible and straightforward feature request from your users. As a software developer, I am aghast.

I've stopped recommending your product to other people.

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It is 2020!!!!

Do we already have a solution to us being able to choose the pic we want as thumbnail??

🤔🤔🤔😔😔

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I've never used this forum before and I did it today just for this issue. To discover that there are YEARS of requests for Evernote to add this simple feature is stunning to me. 

So yeah, I'm glad I hadn't yet imported all my pics into Evernote. I'm off to Google Docs to create the catalog of my houseplants that I want over there. Buh-bye, Evernote. 

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Reviewing the long lasting request of having option of choosing the proper thumbnail to represent the post I barely can understand the problem of having this available when EN claimed that it listens to the "voice of the customer" ... I don't see the difficulty of having this feature available when it activates such simple option for its users .... EN made a name in the note taking application I will feel sorry to waste this reputation.

 

Makes me wonder is EN really listens !?

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this 2020 and this feature haven't been launched.

 

Please evernote, listen to us.

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On 8/9/2017 at 7:52 AM, ToddinTX said:

I think it's obvious, at this point, that Evernote users want the ability to select the default thumbnail for notes.  I agree that it seems ridiculous that this conversation started in 2013 and 4 years later this hasn't been added to the application.  As a visual person, the thumbnail helps me quickly find what I'm looking for.  For example, when I'm looking for a recipe for pancakes, an image of the video (pertaining to the recipe) of two cooks doesn't help me find what I'm looking for.  I need to be able to select the pic of the stack of pancakes.

The whole purpose for using Evernote is to be able to organize things so that they are easily found/accessed.  I'm confused why this isn't already an option.  This seems so simple to implement.

Can we get some love on this issue?!

So I'm just starting with Evernote, it's 2020 and why is this still not an option? There are so many great things about this platform but so many agrevating things that suck all my time and energy from my projects that I end up losing my enthusiasm for them. 😐 Then I read posts from years ago like this and I am even more frustrated. 😡

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Has this been implemented yet and I just can't figure it out?  Is it a feature in the premium version?  It's so annoying that I can't choose the thumbnail for a particular note!

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I wrote in this thread 6 years ago. And here I am again.

What can I say?..

I have no words.

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6 minutes ago, johnortt said:

I have decided to try twitter instead.

If anyone else wants to try I suggest sending a message to @IanSmall (The CEO) and @evernote

Hashtags: Evernote #EvernoteBugs #EvernoteThumbnails

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Then again, if anyone is interested, one could contact Ian Small via LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iansmall/. 

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Then again, if anyone is interested, one could contact Ian Small via LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iansmall/. 

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OK apparently this was a big thing around 2012 with many threads being merged into a master thread and yet in 2020 we still don't have this basic feature.

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What does it take for Evernote to provide this basic functionality.  Big demand going back at least 8 years.

A FIX: Image->Right-Click->Make Note Thumbnail, can't be more than a couple of minutes work.

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I use the app on my phone so long hold select would be great in that platform, as well. 

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When it comes to recipes i rely heavily on the thumbnail image.  Why, oh Why is this taking sooooo long?  I am thinking of getting off of evernote to find something that will give me the images.  Honestly, so annoying!

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A must have functionnality, pleeaase !!

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