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  1. 6 points
    Hello everyone... Just popping in on this discussion, if only because I don't really want @VisionCasting to carry out his friendly "threat". First of all, I'm sorry that this issue has been outstanding for so long. Second, I want to assure you that many things that may seem on the surface to be easy fixes can in fact be far from it. Sometimes, when we're not very responsive, it's simply because we have no good way to actually accomplish the fix, not because we think it's a bad idea. This is one such area. The way in which Evernote implemented sharing notes some years back was not, shall we say, as elegant an approach as one might wish for. There are numerous long-standing problems that result directly from the constraints of that design. This is one. Problems searching shared notes is another. The list goes on. The way to fix this is not to hack on top of a hack on top of a hack. It is to fundamentally redesign and reimplement the way in which notes are shared deep within the Evernote architecture, and to migrate all existing shared notes to that architecture. Doing that puts us on a path to fix all sorts of different problems, including performance issues with the current design which can get progressively worse as more notes are shared with you. We are going to focus on fixing the root cause of the problem. It's a non-trivial undertaking, as you might expect. But by going down that path, we will be much better placed to work on all the symptoms, as well as be able to move forward to new functionality in this area on a much better foundation. At some point in the coming months, I expect we'll have a Behind the Scenes video that details what we've done in this regard. In the meantime, I apologize for how long it's taken, and assure you that we are working on the root cause for this and related problems. Back to lurking, ian
  2. 3 points
    I find that frequently when I use Web clipper under Windows to save a Web page into Evernote, or share to Evernote from a browser on my Android phone, I get a lot of HTML formatting such as headers that makes the note difficult to use and edit. I've just discovered that the Web beta editor can fix such problems. I used it to open a note that had been clipped from the Web and had header styling near the top. I selected the header text, and the leftmost element of the editor's formatting toolbar showed it as styled "Large header." Clicking on that, I selected the option to "Apply 'Normal text.'" Voilà! The header formatting was removed, and it was normal text--and appeared as such (Tahoma 10 pt) in the Windows program. I tried this on another note that had a big block of material at the top that the beta editor showed in a box and identified as "HTML content" or something. I found that I could move it out of the box and format it as I pleased. This is a big plus for the Web beta editor, IMHO. From now on, it will be my go-to in reformatting clipped Web pages, until the same function is available in the Windows and Android apps. @Scott T., please pass this along to the devs!
  3. 3 points
    Starting from today, when hovering the mouse pointer to the top or bottom edges of the screen the note's text area automatically scrolls up or down accordingly. How to disable this "feature"? It's quite annoying to get your long note scrolled to the bottom when just want to switch to another window on the taskbar. Haven't found any abilities to disable in the settings.
  4. 3 points
    Hello everyone! Finally, I took some time to write this down - been thinking about this for over two years; the time that has passed since I began my PhD - or, 600 notes after. Evernote has been my notetaking and file keeping app for six years now. I began to use it more heavily during my master's, but, now with the PhD demands are higher. With this post, I am aiming to share how I use it has a PhD student and share my overall experience with Evernote. So, for other PhD students out there here is how I use my Evernote - we few examples: folders are structured like trees: PhD PhD- meetings PhD- literature review PhD- lab notes (...) In the same fashion are the tags PhD PhD: meetings PhD:meetings: with supervisor PhD: experiments PhD: experiments: experiment 1 (...) Here are the things I miss that would improve my experience: web clips that can be appended to a note for example, when I am doing a literature review would be nice to have all link for the papers in the same note; ordered as I am going through the search better calendar integration with Outlook and/or Gmail having all the tasks and events in the same calendar (both in the smartphone and desktop; not just in the smartphone) Scannable for Android smoother image editing (e.g. cropping) sometimes its a bit frustrating the time spent to crop a picture OneDrive integration (similar to Google Drive) would be great to add files without having to create sharing links all the time more highlight colours (at least two more) because it's just useful to have different colours for different concepts bigger files per note for example, I can't save all data from one experiment in the same note And here are the things I love (and can't live without them): file search OCR in photos saved searches coloured tag great for glancing what is done or not Gmail and Outlook clipper Internal links this is great to index drafts, pictures and experiment results from one note only custom templates import folders to a notebook (don't use this often now) use this to import '.pdf' of papers into Evernote, where I then write notes and share it with my peers publish the notes with a link great to share protocols and guides for new students If I am missing something that is already implemented, sorry - and let me know. happy notetaking, Leonardo
  5. 3 points
    The nested tags I'm running on web v6.4.1 are brilliant. The display of content is brilliant too and you can filter for reminders now. If the iOS clients work like this I'll be a happy customer.
  6. 3 points
    Hi All, Thank you for your continued patience. We believe we have a solution and are working to implement the fix. We are hoping to have the fix in place before the end of next week. I'll follow-up here once I have a definitive date. Let me know if you have any other questions in the meantime.
  7. 2 points
    @ehrt74 You can switch to the English web site by scrolling down to the very bottom of the page, and change the language settings. Here is the English language link: https://evernote.com/intl/en/betaprogram
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  9. 2 points
    ... among other „first“ things. The number of votes for this thread is probably an indicator of how urgent the user base is wishing this here to happen. In general there are 2 types of EN clients, and then there is the web client. The desktop clients (Win & Mac) run their own local database. That makes high performance on multi-note-operations, local search index etc. But it consumes a significant amount of processing power and storage space. The mobile clients have only a small local database (that can be expanded declaring notebooks as „offline“) and rely on drawing the note of interest (and this is „1“ note at a time) from the server, and sync it back before operating on the next one. Now mobile devices have developed, and probably this basic design of the EN mobile solution is not up to everything the industry will throw at the users (talk about iPad Pros with iPadOS). So we have to wait and see what will happen in this segment. Currently the communicated priorities of EN management are not to develop the clients isolated, for one OS this and the other that. The next „big thing“ will probably a more unified design, making user experience more similar over the clients.
  10. 2 points
    This gave me the will to make a Medium post - thank you @gazumped \o/
  11. 2 points
    I certainly don't want to bother users, @PinkElephant, but Evernote officially and clearly points (https://dev.evernote.com/support/) here or to StackOverflow. And in both places you don't get support from Evernote team. I whished someone of the Team was around in one of those two places... or another place clearly indicated for developer support. Already asked to the link you provided, but only useless automatic replies, for now. Certainly not what's needed for who's developing a commercial integration. Anyway, thanks for your reply. I'm not expecting answers from users, of course. Just trying to raise an issue. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem.
  12. 2 points
    No, I know what he's saying... On the same computer, the screen size (and scaling) changes because of an external monitor. EN saves the actual pixel size of the window in the registry. So when the size of the pixel changes, EN is going to be a different size. I wanted to save the values in a normalized (100%) pixel size, but that didn't happen. The only way around it is to export the registry (specifically HKCU/Software/Evernote/Evernote/WindowPlacement/ ) and reimport those settings after changing. That means: - Get EN placed as you want. - Fully exit EN - Export the registry key to "laptop.reg" (or something) - Switch to the desktop setup - Run EN and get it placed as you want - Fully exit - Export the registry key to "desktop.reg" Now, before start, you want to import the appropriate reg file and then run EN. Or just resize each time...
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    @rblankman and @Tutur , what are the browser types and versions that you're seeing this problem in? We identified a problem and are working on a fix but we want to make sure all angles are taken into consideration. Your feedback is highly appreciated.
  15. 2 points
    Hi, and welcome to the forums. In some testing I did awhile ago, I found that you can get notes from Samsung Notes into Evernote by using the Share function in Samsung notes. If they are handwritten notes, you can share as images or PDFs. Handwritten text in images will be indexed for searching in Evernote (it can take a minute and a re-sync). For typed text notes, not handwritten, you can share them in Samsung Notes as a text file to Evernote, and it will appear in the default Evernote notebook as a text note. I don't use Samsung Notes much, but I did this testing just to see what would happen, so no guarantees. But bottom line, yes, you do have to do them one by one AFAIK. I don't think Samsung Notes has a bulk export function, and I'm sure the Evernote Android app doesn't have a bulk import function.
  16. 2 points
    I thought I'd commented on this before, but perhaps it was on another thread. I'd been having this issue as well intermittently but repeatedly for a very long time, but it stopped quite a while ago, and I don't know what happened to make it stop. That suggests it may be environment-dependent and difficult to reproduce. I feel for those still experiencing it, because it was really annoying when it was happening, just wanted y'all to know it may not be a widespread experience.
  17. 2 points
    Joplin is, unfortunately, extremely limited on iOS. Joplin is not registered in the iOS “Share to...” functionality, so any additions of attachments or photos must be initiated from inside Joplin. I.e. can’t take a screenshot of a web page and send it to Joplin. Instead you have to save it, switch to Joplin, and add it from there. You can’t export any of your notes in any format other than plaintext with markdown. All images and attachments are lost and formatting only works if the recipient is using a markdown reader. This is not an issue if you don’t send your notes to other people from your iOS device. There’s a “read” mode and an “edit” mode. In the edit mode, you’re working with Markdown, meaning that all images become text. I often annotate photos and screenshots, which is a bit hard to do if you don’t see them. I am a heavy user of tables for arranging info and attachments. In Joplin, you can only create tables via typing Markdown code, which only becomes a table once you switch from Edit to Read. I want to write a note, not to code it. Markdown tables are a joke, especially when you want to rearrange them. There’s an attachment upload limit of 10mb on mobile. It’s an interesting project, and probably fine for desktop use. But I am very heavily dependent on iOS and Joplin is just too underwhelming there.
  18. 2 points
    Evernote staff really should delete that account and then "reserve" the name so that no one else can try and take it. (Or register it to use by forum moderators.)
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  20. 2 points
    Hello All, What do Evernote and a wedding reception have in common? Watch the video to find out! In this installment of Behind the Scenes, CEO Ian Small chats with Amir, a senior member of our engineering management team, about the work they’re doing to transfer over 9 billion notes to a faster, more scalable cloud storage architecture.Ian and Amir discuss the benefits of this new architecture, and the challenge of (as Amir says) “trying to refuel a plane while it’s in flight.”
  21. 2 points
    +1 this is very annoying behavior, especially since it's a new "default behavior" that I cannot disable. this does not happen if I use Tusk (which is a electron app so it's odd this is different behavior than a web client) Version: 0.23.0 Electron: 4.2.2 Chrome: 69.0.3497.128 Node: 10.11.0 V8: 6.9.427.31-electron.0 OS: Linux x64 5.3.0-26-generic
  22. 2 points
    Hello, I love the code block feature that was added. However, I think it has some down falls. Mostly, I think it is lacking in text formatting. An amazing feature would be for Evernote to recognize some popular coding languages and be able to color code variables and other identifiers. At the very least, I wish the code block kept my formatting when I copied and paste from a text editor. I often copy and paste code from SQL management Studio hoping for the color coding to stay, which it does not. If I copy into a normal section, it is fine but, the code block removes the color formatting. (I have tried pasting with match style, does not work). I think this would make Evernote more robust and be able to reach a larger audience. Mainly, extend reach to developers who would like a place to effectively store their code for reuse. Thank you for taking the time to consider this idea!
  23. 1 point
    I would love to see Evernote have some Amazon Alexis/Echo Integration. That way I could ask questions in Echo and Evernote cold respond, or use Echo to create new notes or task lists etc. I could also ask Evernote to tell me what reminders I have due today or tomorrow etc. Alexa/Echo is becoming very popular and extremely usable device for home, work or the on move. I think it has a great future and Evernote needs to get in on it early. I am sure people here and the Evernote boffins can dream up all sorts of useful integrations. https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Echo-And-Alexa-Devices/
  24. 1 point
    Set EN at All Notes and then do a File - Exit. This will set the default view for when you open EN. Don't hit the X, use File - Exit.
  25. 1 point
    The true meaning of going to the dark side!
  26. 1 point
    Good you mentioned the Backup - something not to forget if notes are kept off the server.
  27. 1 point
    I have some encrypted notes in synced notebooks, but not many. I don't want to be decrypting stuff all the time on my desktop so I put the sensitive stuff into local notebooks - statements, tax stuff and the like. I have 7,942 local notes at this point. I don't need to see the stuff on the web or my mobile devices. Backup is via Backupery nightly and once a week I 7-zip my 2 local notebooks to OneDrive. FWIW.
  28. 1 point
    Wow, When broken down like this, It seems silly for asking such a question. Let's ask this scenario given my Devices. I use Android, iPad air, (+ Windows laptop rarely). Yesterday I SShot many images of Slides (in iPad) Needed in Order for an Important Course. Otherwise it doesn't make much sense. I seem to need Sequencing of Photos, SShots, etc. quite A Lot. My iPad is Older, & almost out of space. SO, I am Screenshotting on iPad and choose from "Photos" to send to EN. May be a simple minded question, but How do I - See Sequence in Photos while Choosing in Photos and dragging & Dropping in ENote❓ I suppose having these pre made "tables" you spoke of I'd where this would work❓ ✨About the 🔪 thing, My nephew attending College in London tried to buy kitchen knife (dual citizen) and was denied✨ 😳 Thank you so much for all of your time and Explanation. Happy VTD 🌹
  29. 1 point
    Stuff one doesn't want on the web I suppose....
  30. 1 point
    Hello developers, I'm running Evernote 4.5 under windows 7 with outlook 2010. I'm really trying to be nice here, but how to completely remove the f**king outlook add-in of Evernote? I understand you guys want your software prevail everywhere but please this is just a notebook app. If there's no way to do it, I'll have to uninstall it. Thank you.
  31. 1 point
    There used to be a cookie called enappinstalled, I think that was the name, that controlled this. It is set the first time you click on a note link and then is supposed to stay set from then on. To fix this the cookie needs to be reset so as to reset the preference. At least that is how is used to work, don't know if EN made some changes. As premium you could submit a trouble ticket to determine if the cookie still exists or what the process is to reset. My links are still opening in the desktop FWIW.
  32. 1 point
    Two features to greatly improve the note writing and organization experience: Header Styles – Standard header styles, such as Title, Sub-title, Header 1, etc. Medium, Google Docs, and Slack Posts all are great examples of this. You should be able to select these header styles using a click of a button. The current workaround is painful: change font size for the header line, then change font size again to start writing in the smaller font. Note Outline – Once you create headers, these headers can then become a note outline that can easily be navigated. Look to Google Docs for a great example of this. This would greatly help my ability to navigate my more lengthy notes. Please see screenshots below. Hope you consider this! It would be awesome!
  33. 1 point
    I'm using Opera and have v. 5.28 also. (Which BTW I never realized I could check until these reports prompted me to look more closely--thanks!)
  34. 1 point
    You certainly have a point, especially if a company lives from being embedded into an ecosystem of contributors like you. There are probably more „stray“ informations around EN, like the badly kept page with integrations. Some are long dead, but still listed. Support is the only channel I know where you can push something on. They are working office hours, west coast time, so probably you will get an answer later in the day. You can as well DM Shane D from the forum, he is looking for us here and is sometimes routing things inside of EN to the right desk.
  35. 1 point
    Thanks. When I get get good access to the internet I will try any uninstall and reinstall the windows EN. I can't think of anything else. Doc
  36. 1 point
    I'm stuck with Evernote Web v5.28.0. How can I get to web v6.4.1 version?? Any ideas guys?
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  38. 1 point
    Hi. You should get an automatic notice that someone has replied to your comment here. As to the search problem, it is a fact that Evernote search will find the first character(s) in a word, but has no way to find the middle to last characters. How to use Evernote's advanced search syntax
  39. 1 point
    Evernote supports the generation of public links for notes It's a fantastic feature, I use it all the time Even publishing a hierarchy of notes with a table of contents
  40. 1 point
    I wonder if Evernote has to check back with each link to verify it, or obtain an image or icon or something... I agree it looks like there are too many external connections to this email for Evernote's liking - you may find that even though the note has copied, one or two of the links are not complete. It used to be possible (haven't done it for a while) to highlight part of an email and use the Outlook Clipper to collect just one section - the workaround you were looking for might be just to highlight half of the email and clip, then the other half... you'd have two notes for the one email, but with 500 links or less in each... maybe. 🙂
  41. 1 point
    I wish I could see name of notes from the open tabs. As you can see from the screenshot, I have a few tabs open but it displays the notebook name, but not the note name. I usually use search function to find my notes, this is why some tabs are displayed as 'All notes'.
  42. 1 point
    It makes no sense to buy paint if the wall is crumbling. Thanks for this insight, and thanks to the team that managed to not only refuel, but to switch planes while in flight. They really pulled this one off - without anybody noticing a drop in service quality. Superb job - now we are all eager to learn about the goodies that will arise from that over time.
  43. 1 point
    Well, I made my decision. Without further ado, let me tell you who the winner is: Joplin. Yes, after more than twelve years of using Evernote (eight of which as a pro user), I have finally found the alternative I was looking for. This was not an easy choice, and hopefully my list of pros and cons may help others choose if Evernote is still the app they prefer, or if they feel (like I do) that it's getting too expensive and too long in the tooth, with no clear path to future improvements - other than vague promises. Evernote Pros: Established company, not likely to abandon the product altogether. No need to set up a sync service, everything is stored on Evernote servers. Apps look slightly more polished. Inline PDF and note thumbnails in the note list (visually more attractive, easier to find content by browsing). Due to Evernote's popularity, most other applications offer ENEX import. Cons: No significant innovation for several years now. Awful editor that hasn't noticeably improved in well over a decade (proof in point: this merged thread is from 2014 and the first page mentions the very basic editor that hasn't been improved upon since 2007 - it's 2020 in some areas now). Sudden price hikes with nothing visible in return. No encryption, employees and bots are able to view your content at will. Stale community without any meaningful company input. Dedicated ideas forum section of which exactly none have been implemented, despite some having thousands of votes/replies. Main 2019 innovations: logo went from green to white, price hike, repeat of 20xx-2018 promises of "doing better soon". What are those 250 employees busy with all day long? Joplin Pros: On par with the Evernote app which is more than a decade older and had hundreds more employees work on it. Actively maintained and supported, with continuous interacting between the developers and its lively community. FREE (donation based really). Rock solid performance, redundant failsafe measures for lost content. App available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Linux, Android, web. Unlimited nested notebooks/subnotebooks in addition to tags. Steadily improved and new features added since the initial release three years ago. The past year alone: note history, (dark) themes, note count, math equations, export to markdown/html/PDF, sidebar column resizing, full text search, external editor support, and a web clipper... with no indication of slowing down just yet (another beta with additional features just came out yesterday). Pipeline: automatic (incremental) backups, emailing of notes, note sharing, wysiwyg editor. Seamlessly switch between markdown or html, depending on the content. The developer(s) actually LISTEN to the users - and come back with clear answers (ranging from "no, this is not planned any time soon but feel free to request/create a plug-in" to "sure, great idea, keep an eye on this space"). Full control over your content, since it's 100% self hosted on your own cloud service of choice. End to end encryption, nobody has access to your content but you. ALL your data is stored by YOU, so even if the developer(s) stop with the project, no content is lost including the ability to sync. All notes including attachments are fully exportable in several formats, including markdown, html and PDF. No worries about being locked in! Open source, so it's possible to add the features you need/want with coding skills. Surprisingly, the web clipper is better than the Evernote one. Cons: Currently only one active core developer - if he falls away, the project might stall from further updates/improvements. The markdown editor with separate view feels a little "geeky". No merging of notes (other than copy/paste). No undo of editing on Android - yet (but devs are aware of it and looking for solutions). No attachments larger than 10MB supported on Android yet (but devs are actively seeking a solution). Final words Although I didn't plan to make my choice this soon, it felt right to start the new decade with a new product. So, after much consideration, I just cancelled my renewal to Evernote... which felt a bit final but what it really means is that I have eleven months left to change my mind Well, I am pretty sure won't happen (but if it does, I promise to report that here). If you don't hear from me again (collective sigh of relief), you can safely conclude that I found my "permanent forever app" in Joplin. I wish you guys all the best and who knows, till we meet again!
  44. 1 point
    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.
  45. 1 point
    The issue has been moved to the Windows forum. I recommend opening a support ticket at https://www.evernote.com/SupportLogin.action Your notes pre-merge can be retrieved from the Trash
  46. 1 point
    Nearly six months since it appears to be in the Windows version, and I'm here to comment that it is not in the Mac version as far as I can see. Seems like an odd thing to be missing for feature parity! May it come soon. But then I've been waiting for years to be able to pin notes and insert/edit URLs on iOS, so I'm not exactly hopeful.
  47. 1 point
    +1 this behavior is infuriating. Please add a way to disable emojis.
  48. 1 point
    I am considering a move from Evernote to either Onenote or Google because there is no functionality built into Evernote for either Amazon Alexa or Google Home/ Google Assistant, both of which I use heavily. My idea is to provide support for both with list creation as a minimum function (producing shopping lists on both Alexa and Assistant is remarkably simple and accessible). I would hate to move because Evernote is currently one of my household's most valued apps.
  49. 1 point
    This is the only way I've found paths to files work in Evernote. Mac is running latest High Sierra and Evernote most up to date version. 1 - Don't use Evernote from the AppStore - use the direct download from Evernote. 2 - Locate the folder or file you need to create a path and drag it into the search bar of Firefox (this is the only way I've found to create a correctly formatted link). 3 - Copy the resulting path 4 - Place cursor in Evernote, and create a link by pasting that path into the link dialog box.
  50. 1 point
    Hello everyone, I thing it's necessary to add this basic feature to the service ! Add some icons like arrows, stars, geometrical shapes etc... like we can see some on Google Docs ! Screenshot Thank you !
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