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  1. 5 points
    I love Evernote, but it's preventing me from putting in sensitive content. For example, I can't keep a personal journal notebook, because other people (i.e. girlfriend, family members, etc.) could one day be looking at those notes, especially since they know that I use Evernote often for many purposes. Evernote already has the ability to encrypt single notes. This is useful for things like storing passwords or other temporary sensitive content. But it's not practical to encrypt many notes one by one. I wish I could password-protect a whole notebook. This way, I can do a lot more with Evernote. If I can encrypt single notes, then why can't Evernote just allow me to encrypt entire notebooks? If reason behind this is because Evernote thinks one could lose a lot of data if a notebook password is forgotten, then perhaps Evernote can help recover the passwords through email. In the meantime, I'm stuck with using other apps (i.e. Pages, Day One, etc) to password-protect my content. Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. 4 points
    The ability to use markdown native in the App.
  3. 4 points
    To the admins and forum creators: Might be considerable to open a forum section for dashboards and other creative things in which productivity and creativity works of Evernote users can be presented. We are all looking for solutions and ideas, i would say almost every single day. Sometimes it doesn't needs much but just a great input and a thought-provoking-impulse to find the way to a perfect and tightly fitting solution ... happy day
  4. 3 points
    Interesting. Raymond Chen just wrote about a similar scenario (access control for nested registry entries) a couple of days ago: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20200102-00/?p=103287. Just another reason why seemingly simple tech problems can have much deeper implications that is easily apparent. Like @DTLow, my instinctual preference would be to make things more granular; i.e., that read-only properties not be inheritable in the case of contained notebooks. But I know that I haven't thought through this -- as you folks are in the process of doing -- so I'd be wary of pushing my opinion too hard either way. As always, I appreciate your comments here on the forums and the insights you give us as to (at least some of) what you folks are thinking. Cheers and Happy New Year to all the Evernote folks!
  5. 3 points
    Folks, maybe time to back up a bit from the finger pointing; it's irrelevant to the case for notebooks. Fact: Evernote doesn't implement nested notebooks, for whatever reason. At least one Evernote employee has posted about level-of-effort to implement being a big factor; you may choose to believe it or not, but you should consider the publicly available Evernote API and implications on the search language, sharing and other UI (which must be implemented on five separate platforms, at least currently), not to mention the server and sync stuff, to really gauge the impact that that change would necessitate before making a judgment on their sincerity. Fact: nested notebook support is undeniably a very popular feature request. Frustration at the situation is real, and sometimes expressed politely and sometimes not so much, but adding support for nested notebooks would make a lot of Evernote users really happy. Fact: regardless of the lack of nested notebook support, Evernote is an extremely popular software application. How much more popular it would be with nested notebooks is anyone's guess. My take: I accept the level-of-effort explanation, particularly in a time when they're publicly aiming at something else (see the videos in the Behind the Scenes series: https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/306-behind-the-scenes-series/). It's a familiar notion to me, as it's something that I often face in the software development work that I do (in my case, a 20+ year old architecture, though implemented solely on Windows rather than multiple platforms); re-architecting a large and aged and entrenched code base is not always (or even often) a trivial undertaking, no matter how much you want it to happen or what other new improvements it might unlock. Beyond that, adding nested notebook support probably wouldn't influence my use of Evernote a whole lot -- I don't use a lot of notebooks to start with, so nesting the few that I have would be pretty useless for my needs; stacks suffice just fine (hack through they are). But I'll tell you what: if they were implemented, I'd make sure I knew how they worked because 1) I'm interested in the Evernote architecture and range of usage in general, and 2) so that I could help out other users who might be having difficulty with them, just as I'm sure all of the other regulars participating here would, regardless of how they feel about the feature, just as we do with other features that we don't use or use infrequently.
  6. 3 points
    Fantastic post and great dashboards folks, loving it! I've been feeding my OCD for almost 4 years now (few days left :)), here's a snapshot of what my dashboard currently looks like. Essentially, I break it down to 52 weeks, each week consolidating activities from projects, tasks, a bit of journal and daily drivers. Its a very elongated single column table to make it easy on mobile interfaces.
  7. 2 points
    Thanks. Saving the attachments from the resource:application/pdf notes was quicker than I expected. Using dir *.pdf /S /B >list.txt gave me the lists I was able to manipulate in Excel to find the difference. It also found some duplicates.
  8. 2 points
    Hello folks, In the meantime I had switched around the server settings of getting reminder via email off and on again ... And look ... today I indeed have received a reminder email ... so, it seems to work again ... Thanks for your help. Yours, Stanley
  9. 2 points
    This isn't a bug (per se), but rather functionality that has not yet been implemented in the latest web client. We have an open ticket to track the work necessary to implement this and it actually looks like some of the work has recently been completed. I can't promise a specific launch date, though. The team is working hard to bring the new web client to feature parity with the existing web client. This is a top priority, so I hope you'll see a lot more updates very soon.
  10. 2 points
    Thanks for all your replies and ideas. Seems like either way(s) comparable time is still required to sort this out. I tend to have no more than 18 files/tracks at a time, so will continue to just adjust/rearrange manually. As a final note:- I noticed that files labelled and sorted alphabetically by Title, do NOT retain their order when dragging and dropping. I then looked at the file size of each file dragged across to see if EN was sorting based on size, but again I could find no logic/pattern... so appears random. Indeed only the files with a numerical 01-, 02-, title-prefix seem to always follow the same order, when dragging dropping. Oh well, thanks again.
  11. 2 points
    @TechPerplexedNever tell a Traveller you would not walk his way. I wish you luck for the new year. Maybe you can come back one day and tell how things are working out.
  12. 2 points
    EN works well for me. Could improvements be made, sure. Particularly around productivity - not improved of late as options get hidden behind menus and fonts get bigger. IAC I'd vote for feature parity and no bugs across platforms before I asked for new stuff. 🤷‍♂️
  13. 2 points
    "YOUR" single dev? Now, now, tsk tsk, let's not resort to that type of dialogue But seriously, you bring up an excellent point of course. I seem to recall that this is almost the single most asked question in this very forum... "what if Evernote goes belly up?" And as a regular, you also know the answer that is INVARIABLY given (and I paraphrase) "that is a non issue, because the data is portable". With Joplin, your data is equally exportable. Even then, I could choose not to move away and continue with the current version. The app is mine and even if the developer packs it in, no one will uninstall it from my computer. It just wouldn't be updated - unless (worst case) I fork the Github project and learn the ins and outs myself. Best case, someone who is a skilled programmer would pick up the pieces and further develop the product. The data is mine. Again, the developer disappearing won't make my notes vanish. They're still there - offline on my PC, offline on my Android AND online in Dropbox (encrypted). The only guarantee we DON'T have is further updates from that developer who won the lottery, but then again, we don't have the guarantee that Evernote will continue to develop either. If I were to be facetious, I could bring up the fact that Evernote has seemingly been stagnant for years (I still hate the editor), almost the opposite of innovation. Still, it's arguments like these that make folk think and decide what is best for them. As you may recall, it's the very reason that I instantly dismissed Zoho because my notes are NOT portable, nor offline. So thank you for bringing it up and forcing me to think
  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    Dear all, I plan to migrate from OneNote to EN for my daily planning and for my private content and notes, I have upgraded to Premium.... but Password lack is a show stopper for me ! I do not need encryption, I'm not trying to protect from Hackers or terrible cyber criminals !!!! I just want to avoid that my private thoughts and ideas pops up on my desktop or mobile while I am browsing my daily planning. Same I do not want that my kids or other eyes gets access on my private things when they browse on my pc or mobile! So a password protection (not encryption, encryption is not needed, just simple password!!!!) for notebook or sections or notes is what I am asking for. I know I will limit search function, I know I will probably limit integration from other sources (like sending from Outlook to a password protected area), probably also more nice function will be restricted ...... but please, add the function !!! I will decide whether to use it or not, why you decide for me? You are such great developers, why are you so reluctant to include this function... if someone does not want the password, he just have to avoid to use it, isnt' that easy? Hope you will change your mind soon Cheers Richard
  16. 1 point
    Yepp. I've just installed firefox on my linux laptop to verify. Exactly the same behaviour (automatic scrolling). I'm not sure this is intuitive. One thing that surprises me is that when the cursor leaves the editing window by the top or the bottom the content continues to scroll (for the web developers: onMouseLeave is either not set, or it does not cancel scrolling). This behaviour could do with a feature toggle. Btw, chrome doesn't do this at the moment (chrome evernote version 6.3.1, firefox 5.28.0)
  17. 1 point
    ...Possibly weirdly, in the real world I do shred a lot of what I scan - after a decent wait so I'm sure it doesn't need re-scanning - especially the bits with my address and most of the receipts with obfuscated account and card numbers. My theory is that anyone with a grudge against me personally is going to start as close to my base as possible: but any stalker dumpster diving is only going to turn up hamster bedding, not evidence of anything... and anyway those floor plans of the Bank of England could belong to anyone...
  18. 1 point
    I can confirm that in my case the problem disappeared as soon as I disabled Browsing protection by F-Secure extension from my browser (Firefox, MacOS).
  19. 1 point
    It worked for a week for me. It is back. It is a different note. Complete waste of time. Took a day to reload data back to my phone. YES, the note WAS created in a different app..... an older version of EVERNOTE that actually functioned correctly. 😡 😡 .
  20. 1 point
    HEIC is often described as an improvement of JPG, but it is a replacement. It uses a completely different compression algorithm that is not creating the fractal artifacts found on JPGs. And it uses 10bits instead of 8 to define the brightness of each color of a pixel, which avoids the "burned out" or "lost in black" areas found on JPGs. Furthermore for pictures taken on multiple camera devices like the new iPhones (or many Android phones), the HEIC picture contains the information about which part of the picture was how far away from the camera. This is never saved in a JPG. It was thought to replace the JPGs as the new standard, but up to now the main promoter is Apple. Even dedicated Photo editing software like Affinity Photo does not "know" it. Others are more advanced: I am running GraphicsConverter on my Mac. They know HEIC, can handle it, and even use the depth information (if available) to blur the background creating a bokeh-effect in post processing, like portrait mode on the iPhone does. Pretty slick !
  21. 1 point
    Third party TaskClone supports this type of function I could use scripting on a Mac, but my solution is to create separate task notes. I can then list the tasks using any filter I choose; even create a ToC note
  22. 1 point
    It is way more better than sticky notes. liked it so much..
  23. 1 point
    Believe me, I understand the frustration... but I don't know of any software that will jump in and offer a turnkey solution to what for the sake of this discussion I'll call 'personal productivity'. If I could afford to employ a systems person to sit next to me for a month so we could map out my activities and design an app - the result still wouldn't be perfect, because I can use my judgement and experience to deal with occasional curveballs, but an app either mishandles the situation or just crashes. And a software engineer often has to make compromises between what's wanted and what is currently possible in your OS of choice. Even bespoke solutions have maintenance and support requirements. Evernote has been compared to Lego - you can build a Saturn 5 or the Manhattan Skyline (and lots of other stuff in between) from the bits available. I think that's a strength, not a weakness - and over time I can build my own bespoke solution that can supply 99.5% of my needs. I'm up to about 85% now... 🙂
  24. 1 point
    Hi. Try hitting <tab> (on your keyboard) when your cursor is in the bottom-right cell. How to create and customize tables
  25. 1 point
    Thanks for housekeeping - ya´knw how it looks if nobody cares 😱
  26. 1 point
    I poked at this a little more, and it looks like it's this link specifically. It's a link to a Google Form I've created to help me track my daily activity. Check out this screenshot of the note it's in: I threw in the link to www.google.com just to try things out, and also put in the link to the form outside of the table, in case there was something funny about tables that was coming into play. What I found is that I get the error clicking on the form link in either place, but I can successfully click the www.google.com link. Notice the icon next to the form link - I think that means it's seeing the form as an attachment and doing something different to download it. That may be the problem. I 'm going to send in have sent in a support ticket and see what they say. @gazumped thanks for your note - 30 years in software development/debugging, and I still wouldn't have thought to try a non-form link if you hadn't posted it. /sigh
  27. 1 point
    Or Opera, which is not well known in the U.S. but I think used fairly widely in Europe. Clipping PDFs in Evernote does work there.
  28. 1 point
    Thanks, and sorry for the duplicate. My preferred view is actually the Top List view actually—I always have to toggle to the Snippet view just to see reminders. So since it only happens in snippet view, I guess I'll just toggle to card view for that purpose instead! Thanks again.
  29. 1 point
    I realize this may be a limited-use case, but it would really help me if there was the ability to split a note at the cursor. Example: I have emails sent from a certain website directly to Evernote. They have multiple stories/quotes that I want saved as individual notes. Now, I have to select, copy, create new note, paste, etc. Would be nice to simply invoke a command to split the note at the cursor, then add title, tags, and put in proper notebook.
  30. 1 point
    Format styles are more of a word processing feature It maintains a consistent format within documents Also, as the request post indicates, it's a step in implementing a table-of-contents for a document
  31. 1 point
    Thanks for sharing your experience. I got more and more frustrated with the lack of integration in Windows (if you do not throw yourself into Office 365), so I switched to a Mac several month ago. My wife and I are using iDevices since a while, so it was a logical next step. Things are working fine, and the seamlessness of the Apple environment is still breathtaking. But I stray a little ... If looking for options for document and note organisation, it would probably be DevonThink, which works off a local database, including strong search and AI functions. But it is Mac-only. For handwritten note taking, my dream team is my iPad Pro with pencil, and GoodNotes 5. It makes handwriting (my handwriting as well ...) fully searchable. When my notes become static, I can export as pdf to EN, keeping the searchability feature. And as long as they are still regarded as active, GN 5 keeps them itself, allowing full search over all notebooks, among other features. But again, iOS and Mac only. For me I simply stay on with EN, and my feeling is that they are moving ahead in the right direction currently. I do not want to be overwhelmed by feature-flooding, I expect solid performance and a cautious progress in the user interface that continues to support my work flows. And this is what I get.
  32. 1 point
    Yes to all this, but in addition, a big new feature for me this year has been the more "semantic" editor in the web client that's hopefully coming soon to the other clients. I couldn't use Evernote as a serious note-taking and drafting tool without it. (Before this came along I was just using Evernote for web clipping, and kept refreshing the "H1, H2, H3" thread to look for any hope in that area!) It might sound basic or foundational to some folks on here but literally makes the difference for me between using EN or not!
  33. 1 point
    More detail than this is always appreciated.
  34. 1 point
    Good to see tag hierarchy and view/edit toggle, much requested features
  35. 1 point
    I have over 13,000 notes and see no reason to move any out of my account I have a generic !Archive tag that can be applied to notes Using tag:-!Archive in searches excludes the archived notes To archive tags/notebooks, I prefix the name with an x The tag/notebook isn't removed, but it's moved to the bottom of the list
  36. 1 point
    How about an anti-dashboard dashboard, just EN itself? I open EN to the Inbox, typically empty, and then with one click can access tags or saved searches for task info (named such that most used are on top of either list), one click the shortcuts across the top, or Ctrl+Q for a dynamic search (sometimes the search bar). The shortcut Searchz contains a table of medium use searches enacted by a PhraseExpress hotkey, so two clicks to those. Not elegant or pretty I suppose, but fluid and gets me where I need to get in short order.
  37. 1 point
    I would love to see a format painter to be able to quickly matching font, size, etc. from one area of a note to another.
  38. 1 point
    Hello dear developers, I´m sure that many Evernote users haven't reached this forum page yet but i assure you that if this feature is released it would be a big reason to love Evernote even more. Thank you for making such an amazing application. Cheers !
  39. 1 point
    Im having this issue too did anyone ever find a solution.. miss the screenshot function!!
  40. 1 point
    +1 Just moved from Chrome to Firefox and found this problem, which has been around for more than a YEAR! Totally agree that the company has lost its energy in bringing out meaningful updates, while competitors like Notion are showing vibrant improvements. I keep Evernote only has my archive/library now, but it stills manages to fail at clipping PDF files...
  41. 1 point
    My MAC just did the Catalina upgrade. When I open Skitch and do a crosshair screenshot, it takes a picture of my screensaver image not what I've crosshaired. Anyone experiencing this or know how I can fix it? Thx!
  42. 1 point
    To stop the clipper (in Windows): 1) Exit Evernote 2) In Windows Task Manager kill the Evernote Clipper task that is running Now to stop clipper running ever again... 3) Run regedit and in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Evernote\Evernote\StartEvernoteClipper set this to 0 This will stop Clipper starting up when you start Evernote for windows. I have also attached this as a .reg file that you can download and just click on to run if you dont want to manually set the setting value to 0. 4) Run windows task manager -> Start-up tab -> RMB on Evernote Clipper and set it to disable. This is to stop Evernote clipper from starting on windows startup. This works as of Evernote Note: Every time Evernote updates you might want to check that they havent reset some of these settings and Clipper is not now starting up again. NOTE TO EVERNOTE DEVELOPERS (from a developer): Forcing the user to always have clipper running is pretty bad practice and there should be an option to easily stop it from running. Why? Cos the clipper hijacks so many key combinations at a system level probably without the user knowing. Why do I want to not have clipper running in the background? I (like millions of others out there) use Microsoft Visual Studio in combination with Resharper and the key combination shortcuts conflict with each other and because Evernote has hijacked the key combinations at a system level it stops certain key combinations from working in Visual Studio. Evernote-StartEvernoteClipper-False.reg
  43. 1 point
    Please, Please, Please - I will pay a premium please give me format painter in the editor, why is it not there?
  44. 1 point
    +1 I like to use evernote as a place of storing code that I can then refer to and copy paste them quickly to get going. It's great that a code block exists to begin with, but often I want to be able to write inline code blocks so that my notes don't take up loads of lines and I don't have to scroll to find what I'm looking for. I'm also using Slack and Github which do this already.
  45. 1 point
    Hi there, I am using Evernote on the web through Chrome. I cannot merge any of my notes for whatever reason with the Ctrl+click technique... I used that technique a lot (I know how to do it), but it for whatever reason stopped working for me. When I hold Ctrl, it does not even register and instead just changes between my notes as I click on them. My Chrome browser is up to date which was the most troubleshooting I came up with for a feature that always used to work for me up until recently. . Is there a function on my keyboard aside from Ctrl that should also be used? A setting in Evernote that may have gotten changed? I use Windows 8. I have also tried with Firefox. Thanks for any help
  46. 1 point
    When annotating a PDF that is embedded in a note, the highlight option only provides access to free-hand highlighting. This results in messy highlights and doesn't really fulfill the needs of the tool. Is there any way to simply highlight text that has been selected?
  47. 1 point
    Thanks @CalS! Hi All, You may have noticed that all threads requesting the ability to pin notes to the top of a notebook 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 the ability to pin notes to the top of a notebook here!
  48. 1 point
    I have Evernote setup with notebooks and tags running down the left hand pane. I organise my day jumping through through these tags quickly and frequently to answer questions like: "what .Active Projects do I have that are @Work, from Paul, and prioritized as 2-Next". It looks like there is no way I can CMD+click to select multiple tags at the same time? Constructing separate search arguments each time I want to jump between tag combinations massively slows down my workflow and seems an unnecessarily laborious way of achieving what should be a simple task. Is there some reason why the app engineers chose to end support the Mac global standard of CMD+click to select multiple items at the same time? I'm guessing I'm probably not the first person to ask for this... Cheers!
  49. 1 point
    I often have a note inside my folders that works as an overview of all the other notes. It would be reaaaallly nice to be able to "pin" notes so they always appear first in the list of a notebook's notes.
  50. 1 point
    @CoreParadox: So, it looks like your tool is a Windows application, right? If so, could you create a Mac app (AppleScript?), or maybe better, a web app? I can see how this would be really useful for EN Mac implemented as an AppleScript, invoked by a shortcut key. Here's how I would see it being used via AppleScript: Assume that you have a EN Note long enough to create "jumps", or what HTML calls "bookmarks" Select the text to be used as the link Press the key to run the AppleScript AppleScript prompts for the BM name, and adds the link to the selected text It then prompts the user to select the text for the BM, and press "Continue" It then generates the HTML for the BM and replaces the selected textThis would allow the user to always remain in Evernote while creating the link and BM. What do you think?
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