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37 minutes ago, Lynda Criswell said:
 
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I downloaded Evernote - twice - but can do nothing with it..  I cannot save items to it or send items 

to it.. Is there not an instruction manual?. 

How about this

https://evernote.com/evernote/guide/mac/?var=1

You'll get more help if you can be more specific on what you've tried.

For example sending to your Evernote address should be straight forward.
I use an address like  david_low.nnncn@m.evernote.com

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Thanks, Gazumped!. I wish they made it more obvious.. Thanks to you, I will check out the page you suggested before I decide whether or not to delete it.  Lynda

I have spent another two hours working on this, and still cannot get Evernote to work smoothly.. It appears to be a time waster so far. I can put items into Pages instantly.. What is the advantage of Evernote?

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Please explain what procedures you are using that are failing.

Try dragging a file from your desktop to the Evernote icon.

Click on the Evernote icon and open the app
You should see the window below.

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28 minutes ago, Lynda Criswell said:

I can put items into Pages instantly.. What is the advantage of Evernote?

Pages and Evernote are apples and oranges.  You need both, but for totally different purposes.  Basically, Evernote is a PIM, Personal Information Manager that can sync across almost all computing devices.  

If you will do a google on "why Evernote" you'll find lots of article.  Here's one from LifeHacker.com that is pretty good.  It is a few years old, and the UI has changed, but the basics are still the same:

What's All the Fuss About Evernote? Should I Be Using It?

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6 hours ago, Lynda Criswell said:

I cannot save items to it or send items 

Just an fyi - the send to Evernote is a premium account feature; You need a paid account

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1 hour ago, Lynda Criswell said:

What is the advantage of Evernote?

For me, Evernote is my digital filing cabinet.
It also replaces my paper filing cabinet; I scan any paperwork that I receive.

It provides organization of my 6000+ notes using the Tag system.
It provides sharing and local features using the Notebook system.

I do use Evernote for quick notes, but I use dedicated apps for detail work (for example Pages)

Evernote is not a dedicated Project/Task Manager, however it satisfies my needs.

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9 hours ago, JMichaelTX said:

the complete set of Evernote videos:

Evernote - YouTube Video Playlists

 

JMichael, thanks for posting this helpful link.

Evernote should consider the following facts:

  1. Evernote has known my email address since I started with the program
  2. I started using Evernote in 2008 (almost 8 years ago). 
  3. I check this forum on a daily basis.(usually multiple times per day)
  4. I've submitted many Support Requests over the years.
  5. My Evernote account is up to 30,000 notes

And this is the first time I ever heard about Evernote's video library (containing dozens of how-to videos).

Grrrr!  Shame on Evernote's marketing department.

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40 minutes ago, Lynda Criswell said:

I just watched a video from Mac Helpers on Evernote and tried it again.. I still can't make it work.. Thanks for your help, but I will delete it.

It's just as well.  After all help and videos we shared with you, if you can't get Evernote to work, you never will.  Good luck!

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