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  1. 12 points
    Hi All, Tags are one of the most popular and powerful ways to organize notes, but the way tags work varies depending on which version of Evernote you use. In this video, CEO Ian Small chats with Sahand, a product designer, about how tagging is becoming more consistent across devices. They walk through a redesigned tag management system for Android and iOS that makes it easier to see, use, and organize tags, and better matches the experience of the desktop app. Subscribe to our channel to follow the journey, and feel free to leave your feedback here!
  2. 7 points
    I feel on the biggest missing features is native support for Markdown. Please add native Markdown to Evernote.
  3. 7 points
    A big thanks to all of you who watched this video and have taken the time to give us your feedback – I've personally read every comment (and so has Ian). One big improvement we've made since the video, is deciding to actually show tags on the top of the note itself. We plan to show 1-2 tags to the right of the breadcrumb, so you don't have to tap on the tag icon to see them. If you don't have any tags on the note, it shouldn't take up any extra space. Hi @jefito I should clarify about nested tags on Android – currently Personal accounts can view nested tags, but Business users cannot, explaining why users are reporting different experiences. For Personal account users who have nested tags today, we hope seeing the nested tree structure you have on desktop will give you better context when viewing/managing your tags. Good news @lisec! We plan to allow filtering by tags (and notebooks) in our mobile search! In fact, when you select a tag and view a notelist associated with that tag, you can search within that list or apply more filters. @Kruger2147 You'll also be able apply multiple tags – simply start typing a tag and in the search field and we'll auto-suggest tags for you to add as filters. Don't worry, @gustavgi the "Unassign tags from all notes" feature will definitely have a confirmation dialog! This is actually a desktop feature we're bringing to mobile. Your question about tags with long names that are many levels deep is a good one. At some point, if you are 5 levels deep and have a long tag name, it will be cut off with an ellipses. That said, the designs do work well to accommodate any nested tags which are 3-5 levels deep, which is to our knowledge the majority of our use cases. So we can be better informed – I'd like to ask people on average how many levels of nested tags do you have? And how long are the titles? 💚Thanks again for being such loyal and active Evernote users. p.s. @gazumped Ian still owes me that drink...
  4. 7 points
    My philosophy is pretty simple: get Evernote back on the path of developing and shipping quality software, use that as a foundation for accelerating customer-focussed innovation, and thereby put the company onto a sustainable growth trajectory - a trifecta that is ultimately the best combination of things that we can do for our users. All of our community knows that each of those is an undertaking - which makes it easy for me to be transparent with you all about the effort involved, and to involve you all in the process we're going through this year via the Behind the Scenes videos. As I said in January's blog post, we're going to make the product we all know and depend on more worthy of our ongoing affection, although I recognize that in navigating this process we're almost unavoidably going to disappoint some folks based on the places we focus and the choices we make. Our commitment to early beta testing, along with early disclosure of our direction through the videos, is helping us course correct and identify unanticipated challenges as early as possible in the process. Finally, the company continues to be on sound financial footing, getting even sounder this year. We're a private company, so it's relatively easy to throw a bunch of fud around concerning our financials, but two key facts speak for themselves: First, since the statement quoted above that Chris made in 2016, we haven't raised any venture funding. And second, we're still here. A rational interpretation of those easily confirmable facts, coupled with the observation in the New York Times article that I expect us to be profitable on an annual basis for the first time this year, would be that over that time we've been successful in managing our burn rate against cash reserves, and that we're now growing up into profitability. While I know that it's sometimes more entertaining to spin more elaborate theories, it really doesn't need to be - and more importantly, it isn't - any more complicated than that. I continue to appreciate the patience of every one of our users while we work to create a better Evernote, the Evernote that they deserve in return for their commitment. Back to lurking now.
  5. 6 points
    Hi All, In this installment of Evernote Behind the Scenes, CEO Ian Small pulls back the curtain and invites you, the customer, to center stage. Ian chats with Jenn, a senior manager at Evernote, about the importance of our beta program, what we look for in customer feedback, and how your participation helps us co-create a better Evernote with our customers. Become a member of the Evernote Beta Program today at https://evernote.com/betaprogram. Subscribe to our channel to follow the journey, and join the conversation on the Evernote Forum!
  6. 6 points
    Hello Everyone, Web pages can be complex, and pasting or clipping their contents into notes can have unexpected results. In this installment of Behind the Scenes, CEO Ian Small chats with Chris, an engineer at Evernote, about the work he and his team are doing to improve the way content is copied from the web into Evernote. Customers will soon have more control over how information is presented, giving them the flexibility to edit or preserve it as needed. Subscribe to our channel to follow the journey, and join the conversation on the Evernote Forum.
  7. 5 points
    @RavBoy... always lurking. But also not inclined to make commitments until I know we are going to deliver on them. Trying to get us into the underpromise and overdeliver habit, which is harder than you might think! Right now we are 100% focussed on trying to make the existing Evernote we have work better, by stamping out bugs, unifying the codebase, and making the Evernote experience more coherent and more consistent across devices. Hence the focus of pretty much all the Behind the Scenes videos so far. That being said, let me take your specific question under advisement.
  8. 4 points
    Managing Responsibilities With Evernote Richard L Coonce Introduction The purpose of this document is to explain a different way to use Evernote. This method can significantly improve information management; and provide dramatically better control of responsibilities, tasks, guidelines, and document retrieval. I suspect that I'm not the first to do this, but I've not seen anything published on it, and considering the impact it's had on my office, it's certainly worth sharing. I've used Evernote for a number of years, first in my own business and now in my after-retirement job. For the most part, my previous Evernote experience has been, perhaps like most people, simply documenting information and retrieving it with tags and/or key words as needed. When tables were introduced by Evernote, my initial reaction was that I could find no good use of them. Evernote tables do not calculate; they're not "smart" in any traditional sense, and cannot be command-sorted on content like a spreadsheet. I've worked with Evernote for years without ever using tables. When I learned about and started using hyperlinks in Evernote, I stumbled onto a way to use tables and hyperlinks together to understand, manage, and control data better than I ever have before. As a consequence, Evernote has become a critical and indispensable part of my daily routines, my responsibilities management, my task control, and my historical documentation. It is now at the center of every responsibility I have in my job including all reports and all required annual processes. Tables with Links I use what I call "Control Tables" to essentially make a "yellow brick road" to just about everywhere. In the table below, every item in the two categories is linked to downstream child-level control tables that focus to more detail and finally, to specific records. The easiest way to show the strength of this cascading-control-tables method is to click through one of the items. The table below is my Primary Data Control Table, and Open Records is marked with a red arrow so we can look at the click-through to its linked table. Clicking on "Open Records" above takes us to the child-level control table for open records requests. This table shows a fair amount of data in one place. Each control number above (first column) is a unique alphanumeric identification assigned to one specific open records request. These are actual historical records with the requester temporarily removed for this screen shot. This Document Control table shows each request with the most critical information in view. Each request starts as a task management item for unfulfilled requests and then becomes the historical record when fulfilled. The illustration above shows a small portion of the actual table; the full table contains more than two years of records so far with well over 200 specific requests. For additional details on a specific request, the ORR number is linked. Clicking ORR2019056 in the above table (marked with a red arrow) opens this record below: All contact information in this example is fictitious This detailed record also contains links: (1) the email address, (2) the file name, (3) any historical email records in the box entitled 'Emails,' and (4) text reading "ORR Document Control" in the first column above "Contact Information." Click on any link to go directly to the document or, in the case of the email address, to bring up a new email ready to be sent. Any text or object in a note can be linked to other Evernote notes, to computer directories, to specific files (including executable programs), to websites, and to email addresses. Virtually anything a shortcut can point to can be a link in Evernote. Conclusion I don't think I could possibly overstate the benefits of using tables with links for organizing, documenting, understanding, and using data. The resulting "yellow brick road" makes searching mostly unnecessary. Tables can be set up in seconds, and it takes only a moment to make a new link. If you believe you can benefit by using tables with links, don't let the learning curve be a deterrent! These are just skills and nothing more; anyone can do it. The Evernote windows app is a free download, and I encourage you to download and install it. A word to the wise - use a very strong password for your account because your data is stored on Evernote servers and is accessible by browser.
  9. 4 points
    Unfortunately, it's an architectural problem due to constraints in the underlying infrastructure, not a simple matter of adding a setting. One of the things we are working on this year is reworking a significant part of the infrastructure to give us more reliability, more scalability and - what matters in this case - more flexibility. Once we have that flexibility, we will start to explore what to do with it. -- ian
  10. 4 points
    @Ian Small, thank's for another great video. In general, I love the direction you are headed in with respect to tags. However, I do have one UI request: Please don't waste so much vertical space on the listing of tags. This would apply to all devices, but especially to mobile devices. It is far, far more important to those of us who have lots of tags (> 1,000) to see as many tags on the screen at one time as possible, and still be readable and touchable. Also, please greatly improve the contrast of the text. The light shade of grey used for the Tag Names make it very hard to read.
  11. 4 points
    It's hard to put into words so I've attached two screenshots with how a given clipped article would appear in full screen in both Evernote and Pocket for example. For me personally the second environment is much more distraction free and focused for both reading and editing. It's the small details like these that could improve the Evernote writing/editing experience for me. If you need further clarification, I would be happy to help.
  12. 4 points
    Being able to manipulate the content from the web clipper in different ways sounds interesting... One thing I would like to see is improvements in the formatting for the Simplified article option on the web clipper. Right now I don't think the experience is optimal. I think you can improve the formatting – read-later apps like Pocket do beautiful and simple formatting for clipped articles. I'd absolutely love it if we had the option to present clipped content in a beautiful, distraction free way like a read-later app (but still be able to edit it). I like to have consistency in the formatting of my clipped notes (rather than using the formatting from the original source). Of course I understand this is only my own preference and it would not be valid for the whole user base. But I think I speak for a lot of other users too who prefer a more simple formatting for all notes and focus on the content itself.
  13. 4 points
    Yeah, I'm reaching the point where I might abandon Evernote in favor of something that DOES support markdown.
  14. 3 points
    Shortest response to all speculation above: we have been investing for the last several months in replacing the plumbing in client apps, including in the modern web experience. When we are done (we aren't, yet) this will mean a common codebase shared across all the clients for cloud-client functionality such as sync, which should help us both isolate and stamp out bugs as well as driving more consistent behaviour across any user's Evernote experience that spans multiple devices. None of the previews put out to date incorporate any of this work, which is foundational to implementing the local data store for desktop and mobile clients that we all know and love. We plan to shoot a Behind the Scenes video that talks about the new plumbing, but the architect we need for that is ... ahem ... busy right now, or else you would have seen it before this one! Side by side installations on desktop machines of the beta and of a current production release will have distinct local data stores; you will be able to use both at the same time (I do that, right now). Back to lurking ian
  15. 3 points
    Thanks! Saved to my "better ways to organize in Evernote than I currently do if I ever get around to it" note.
  16. 3 points
    Hi Folks Evernote for Mac 7.12 is now available. You can download it here. New: Security update Fixed a crash that occurred when importing a previously exported web clip note Other Changes Version 7.12 and updates going forward will only support macOS 10.13 or higher. Enjoy!
  17. 3 points
    In addition to simply the fat finger problem 😂, I think it's important to recognize/point out that Evernote needs to work for people with common mental/physical limitations (like essential tremor)...that spacing allows for greater accuracy for these individuals with limited dexterity. As the family member of someone who suffers with tremors, I am conscious of making sure that links and buttons on mobile are well-spaced. So, for WCAG 2.0 mobile accessibility compliance and to appeal to users (like @JMichaelTX) perhaps an option such as several Google products provides of preferred (default, compact and comfortable) spacing could be useful in this instance.
  18. 3 points
    Wondering if Evernote ever actually implements any user general feature requests? Looking at the list, it looks like one of the most popular feature requests has been there for over 11 years!!! The top 5 look like they have been requested almost weekly for the last 7 years!!! That's pretty mind-blowing and depressing to see them ignore items requested over and over again for over a decade. Why even ask? Seems one of the best ways to improve your product in the markeplace is to implement features the users are requesting, especially for 11 years. What type of message does the company send to it's users by asking for improvements and then ignoring them, seems almost diabolical. Seems it would only be logical and a no-brainer for them to be working on the top 5 every year.
  19. 3 points
    I have a lot of notes in my Evernote folders and sometimes I need to have a sort of overview that shows me what they're all about and how they connect. To address this problem I created an open source tool that can visualize the text contained inside the notes as a graph network, so you can see the main terms, how they connect, and the main topics inside. A bit like a tag cloud but with the added context. I thought I'd post it here in case you're interested as over the last years it has been updated quite a lot and has a lot of features like sharing, comparing the different folders, identifying the narrative shifts, etc. Here it is: www.infranodus.com Let me know if you're looking for some specific features as I would be happy to add them to this tool...
  20. 3 points
    Thank you eveyone starting with DTLow. I realize that I had been trying to create tag hierarchies on Evernote web and that is why i wasn't getting anywhere. Everyone else, your comments are so helpful. I've only been tagging for a few weeks and I am going to start over now based on your experience and comments. Thanks again.
  21. 3 points
    Here is a link fro Fujitsu in regard to converting the software if you aren't able to find an install file for the Evernote Edition. http://scansnap.fujitsu.com/global/evernote/index.html
  22. 3 points
    I ran into this problem recently and did find a workaround, although I don't know if it will work for all printers. First off, you cannot log into the web version of Evernote from Android, at least not from chrome. So that option is out. I finally found that my HP printer has an email address. So I go into my note and do this: 1. Select share. 2. With the share dialog box open, click on the three dots upper right and select Email copy of note. If you don't do this, your printer kindly prints a page showing a button for the link to the note, not helpful 😜 3. Put in the email address of the printer and send it off. Works acceptably well. I agree with others that with WiFi printers so common, print should become a standard option under the share button, but at least this gets the job 95% done.
  23. 3 points
    Tag hierarchy is a Mac/Windows function (for now) You access the tag page by clicking the tag icon in the sidebar, or View > Tags To create parent tags, drag tags on top of another tag
  24. 3 points
    There's no automatic trash deletion Also, this would be a server function, not device (Android) specific https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313478-How-to-delete-notes-and-manage-your-Trash
  25. 3 points
    You can log in to the accounts separately, but you can't be logged into more than one at a time. The workaround is to share notebooks between accounts. I have the same setup as you do (premium personal and free work accounts), and I use the sharing option; in fact, most of the reason that I use notebooks is to facilitate my sharing needs.
  26. 3 points
    EVERNOTE DEVS - ADD A DARK MODE AND MAKE EVERNOTE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN! I loved Evernote, but its UI now looks very dated and looks ANTIQUE on Windows 10... Every other App I use now is "beautiful" in Windows 10... And in dark mode (Office, my DAW, Chrome, you name it...) I give up, I'm switching to Microsoft OneNote with a beautiful Dark Mode:
  27. 2 points
    i knew that! Yes, I heard stories of that! As far I know, when that was abandoned, the original C++ code from before was brought back. (That also poisoned the lead dev to anything XAML related) Yes, completely different from v3.5. Originally, it was supposed to be well before when I left. I literally LOLd at them (as my old boss can attest to!). He did (grudgingly) admit that I was right... I'm not running that preview/beta, so no idea where they are on it.
  28. 2 points
    Feature Request: Add Outlining Capabilities to Evernote Evernote is great, but it's dying for the ability to create Notes that contain Outlines which are easily collapsed and expanded during creation and in use. One way to implement it would be a switchable editing mode, between standard formatting or outline mode. In outline mode, pressing the Enter key creates a new outline item, and pressing the Tab key changes the current item into a sub-item. Clicking on an item's action icon causes its sub-items to collapse out of, or expand into view. That's the way the Ecco Pro PIM did it, and something simple like that would be a good start for Evernote. The name Evernote implies a product that takes notes -and collapsible/expandable outlines are a huge part of note taking.
  29. 2 points
    My backups are automated via applescript on my Mac A third party solution is Backupery >>are those evernote file formats something i will always be able to access easily? I use HTML export format; readable by any browser app To use Evernote's import feature, ENEX format is required; not easily readable
  30. 2 points
    For example if I want move up a note towards the top of the notebook stack manually. Is this possible?
  31. 2 points
    As a student of Business Economics, it is necessary many times to write on my notes mathematical symbols and equations; it is not available now, however, wouldn't it be a great feature?
  32. 2 points
    I did the firmware upgrade today and got things working. I ended up doing things differently on the two computers. On my Mac I have things set up to put the scans into Evernote wirelessly via the cloud. My wife is a minimal Evernote user, so I configured her connection to be wired with the USB cable and not using Evernote. She gets the standard set of ScanSnap Home choices to save to a file, email, etc. We still have to plug and unplug the USB cable as one or the other of us scans, but at least now the cable just stays by her computer.
  33. 2 points
    For anyone who is using Evernote on Mac and worried about the storage it takes up (mine used to be 50 gb or more) it looks like the way the hard drives are handled in the upcoming macOS Catalina helps with it. My application data now shows less than 200mb and all my notes are there and I've added quite a few more than I had when the size was bigger.
  34. 2 points
    If you need your device for anything serious, do not use a beta. I am not sure how things will behave when stepping back to a normal release, so there is some risk in this. But if the app is unusable on beta, the only alternative would be to sit it out and wait whether future betas will solve the issue. From my observation, penultimate is not in the focus of development at EN. Personally I use GoodNotes 5 for any handwritten note taking. Once done, I can export it as a pdf (including the search of the handwritten pages) and store it in EN.
  35. 2 points
    Double fan boy responses of nonsense. You guys should apply for jobs. 18K and 25K posts troll status has been achieved. 🙄
  36. 2 points
    Hmmm, ok. Let's break this down a little (and I think that this follows your screen caps): Opened up my @Todo notebook Tapped on the search icon at the top right Typed 'dowsing'. That doesn't appear in any note titles, and no matches were found Tapped on the search icon on the popup keyboard, and the note that contains the word 'dowsing' was shown So evidently the search-as-you-type results shown are based on in-title matches, but if you then press the search icon, it returns notes that contain that text. Yeah, I find that confusing, particularly since results are presented without giving any context.
  37. 2 points
    @dcon No worries, just adjusted it 😁
  38. 2 points
    Presentation mode on iOS was discontinued two years ago.
  39. 2 points
    I've used Evernote for years to archive documents, but only recently discovered that it could be a viable place for storing nearly all of my working files as well. What brought me to this realization was learning that a document attached to a note in EN can be edited, for example, in Microsoft Word, and the changes will be saved to the version attached to the note. I had always (mistakenly) thought that changes to a note's attached document would need to be saved to an OSX or Windows folder and, then, dragged back to EN. I am now using EN as a replacement for storing virtually all of my working files in folders (and subfolders, and subfolders of subfolders, etc.). The beauty of this, of course, is that the working files are now available for editing on my multiple computers. There are those who will argue that cloud drives such as OneDrive and Google Drive can accomplish the same purpose. To a point, this is true, but EN's ability to quickly and easily grab information from anywhere using virtually any device surpasses any method I have found to accomplish the same thing with OneDrive or Google Drive. Then, too, while EN's search capabilities could always be enhanced, it is still superior to most of the other methods I have found for doing the same thing through Spotlight, etc.
  40. 2 points
    No simple way. If it is a one off, you can rename the tag to !!tagname and then go to all notes and sort by tag ascending. Those notes should then be first in the queue.
  41. 2 points
    The big thing for me is the ability to search and filter by multiple tags at once. For example search for: New York #Policy #Tax #Employment. Being able to start typing a tag, and have autofill suggest tags as I type, tap on a tag to select and type the next tag. It would make it super fast and easy to quickly type and select multiple tags.
  42. 2 points
    This sounds like a great step in the right direction for iOS and I am greatful for the focus put on improving the tag experience. I am however a bit concerned for Android. As already mentioned above, you do get a hierarchy on Android when browsing the tags. One of the good things with how the hierarchy has been implemented today is that when you navigate to the child tags of a parent tag, all the screen estate is given to browsing the child tags. My concern with the implementation in the video is that it is unclear whether you can scroll horizontally in the hamburger menu/left panel, or what would happen when you have nested tags with longer names nested in several levels. My other general concern is the "Unassign tag from all notes", which I pray for has a confirm box as I will most likely end up hitting that by mistake several times on a touch screen. I still wish for that confirm box to be implemented on Windows, as I even with a mouse have been through times where I have unassigned tags through a click misfire..
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    A mail forwarding rule is a feature of most email client software. It also resolves an issue with Evernote dropping mail header information. >>I like to create project-based email addresses for colleagues to email into my Evernote project notebook. fwiw Some email clients support adding +<text> to the email name For example mail to DTLow+Projectx@gmail.com is directed to my DTLow email account
  45. 2 points
    There is no secret shortcut to do this. It's an operation that makes no sense, UI-wise: break a line and put the text following the cursor above the preceding text? Nope. Instead, it sounds like a bug to me. Moreover, it doesn't seem to be what you're wishing for anyways: You can do this with lines in a bulleted or numbered list, in the current Windows client (which you're using). Hover over the bullet or number at the left, and you'll see the cursor turn into a hand. That means that you can drag it up and down the list, or into another list. Appears to only work with individual list items, but I haven't used this much, so there may be ways to make it work with multiple list items that I'm not aware of.
  46. 2 points
    On the way, in beta for now:
  47. 2 points
    Thanks for reporting this! I was able to reproduce it and filed a ticket with engineering for a fix. To get around it for now, I would recommend to hightlight the text, right click on it (or ⌘K) and select Link > Add and paste the URL again. Thanks for reporting!
  48. 2 points
    It is freely available, but do be warned that one (500ml) bottle is never enough, and two go down very smoothly... but unless you have a outstandingly quiet day planned afterwards, stop at two. The after-effects seem to be on a logarithmic scale...
  49. 2 points
    Hi All, We’re thrilled to announce the Evernote Beta Program! The beta program gives you an exclusive early look at new versions of Evernote to test. It also provides opportunities to offer your feedback on new features, so you can help us build a better Evernote experience. Anyone with an Evernote account is welcome to join. To learn more, visit the Evernote Beta Program landing page here. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
  50. 2 points
    Hi All, You may have noticed that all threads requesting Markdown support have been merged into this thread, regardless of platform specificity. This was done in order to better enable us to quantify and qualify user requests, and amplify their voice. While this does not mean this is a feature that will be coming, we certainly want to relay user feedback/sentiment to our various teams. Moving forward, please put all commentary and votes for Markdown support here!
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