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  1. Howdy everyone, Following up my Is this a farewell ? post a couple months ago, I thought it would be nice to share why after wasting a gigantic amount of time, I am back in EN. Applications I tried to migrate too OneNote Synology Note Station Bear Obsidian Joplin Drafts Notion Also, I would like to outline my use case, so readers understand what I am looking for in the note taking app [Personal] Bills & Bills’ payments [Personal] Family’s documents [Business] Meeting notes [Business] Clients’ information and notes [Business & Personal] Knowledge base [Business & Personal] Saving web articles OneNote I was very close at transitioning to OneNote, but I eventually decided not to because of the difficulty finding staff and the crippled tagging system. What I liked: The iPad app, including its free hand annotating capabilities OneNote notebook databases are stored files Notebook > Sections > Pages give an extra depth of organization Ability to write anything wherever on screen, endless canvas Integrating options What I didn’t like: Migration tool didn’t work Could not find my content OCR not supported in attachments Crippled tagging Microsoft ribbon Sharing only available with a Microsoft account Synology Note Station Really awesome functionalities, being a proper Evernote copycat. It also has a tasks feature, that EN just introduced ! Despite not ending up in it, I am keeping it as a local backup of EN, sadly this includes manually exporting and importing notebooks. What I liked: Self-hosting The ability to create parent/children tags Part of the Synology ecosystem, meaning all my backup strategies apply to my notes too All functionalities I need What I didn’t like Limited shortcuts, very hard to discover Attachments were not inline, but hidden in a popover Tasks could not be viewed in a summary, but again hidden in a popover iPadOS app doesn’t work, it is crashing The app has a lot of annoying glitches 0 integration options Bear What an awesome app. Beautiful, amazing organization -only by tagging- system, full markdown support, amazing exports. Still keeping it as a markdown composer, but not as a note app. What I liked The UI Tagging Archiving Full markdown support Export to html What I didn’t like Deployment; The app is using a sqlite database syncing to iCloud Just a markdown editor after all No OCR to attachments Obsidian, Joplin, Drafts & Notion Won’t make the comparison, because I didn’t use the apps a lot. Mainly, I didn’t like the UI. I am keeping that Drafts app though, because it offers unlimited (no joking) integrating capabilities Why I came back While testing the other options, EN fixed its abysmal performance to a point that it is -almost- functional and introduced the Tasks feature, offering a functionality I need. The most important reason why I came back though is experiencing the hard way that keeping a lot of productivity apps is the biggest productivity killer. EN is far from great, but it is a one app fits most for me. Keeping 1 app ended up being my most important criterion, so came back to EN. Why I am frustrated, again Cannot create 2 filtered notes snippets in dashboard, because I am not paying the highest tier !! Cannot add 2 calendars, because I am not paying the highest tier !! iPad app is still crippled, including a frustrating issue where while being in a client meeting, EN locks my editing capabilities while writing in a note !!!! Only Google support for calendars and documents Tasks is great, how about focusing in other functionalities now that aren’t That’s it, from my experience transitioning is a painful and time consuming process and I strongly recommend analyzing the transition app a lot before moving forward. Most important thing to avoid is keeping multiple productivity apps, ending up in a situation where you don’t know what to use for what, searching where you saved what and struggling to find a way to integrate where most note taking apps are still crippled at that section. It’s sad for EN, because it was the most integrated app a decade ago. Happy note taking !
    6 points
  2. Hi all, Over the last few months, we’ve introduced a lot of new features and enhancements to Evernote. Now that we’ve stepped up the pace of our app updates, here’s a recap of some of the highlights to make sure you don’t miss out on any recent improvements that you might find helpful: Get the Evernote that’s right for you - We released a new lineup of subscription plans to make it easier for you to get exactly what you need. Whether you want to be more organized, keep your home and family life on track, or be more productive at work, there’s a plan that’s right for you. Easily manage projects and workflows - The new filtered notes widget helps you turn Home into mission control for anything you want to accomplish. It does this by displaying notes based on your chosen criteria alongside related tasks, calendar events, and more—so all the info you need to move your projects forward is front and center. Capture important info, right from Home - Create new entries from your notes, tasks, notebooks, and tags widgets. Click the button in the upper right-hand corner of these widgets to add content, without having to switch your context. Find what you need, faster - Filtered searches help you find your notes based on their attributes, like when you created them or what they contain. Now you can save your filtered searches for future use. Evernote will also suggest filters after you perform a search or add a filter. A smoother note-taking experience - We’ve made enhancements to the editor, so it behaves more intuitively. The editor is now better at recognizing emails and URLs, turning these into clickable links. It’s also better at handling dragging-and-dropping and copying-and-pasting files to and from Evernote. In addition to releasing updates more frequently, we’re constantly discovering more ways Evernote can be useful to you. Check out these blog posts on how Evernote can help college students be more organized and how fantasy football fans can use it to get a competitive edge. This is a quick summary of what’s new. For a more detailed rundown, visit our blog. As always, I’m looking forward to hearing about your experience with the latest improvements. Take care, Shane
    6 points
  3. Hey y'all... this thread has diverged from complaining about why Evernote doesn't meet our personal needs and into political territory outside of Evernote's control! Can we please just refocus on demanding that Evernote build their apps to meet our particular needs so the product managers don't eventually quit in favour of drafting government policies? 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
    5 points
  4. @Nygaard EN rolls out a completely recoded app. Now everybody has his pet functions, and cries „They ignore me“ when it does not show up. They probably ignore nobody - they follow the agile software development concept. They released a core app initially, and now add feature by feature with every release. Typically what is today in its design phase will be coded next, then follows QA and then release preparations (which include adaptation of help documents, tutorials etc.). So probably with 10.23 released they have internally already everything up to 10.30 defined and in the making. So just enjoy every release as a miracle package, I am sure there is plenty to come. Eventually your functions will show up as well.
    3 points
  5. 3 points
  6. Just want to clear this that EN TECH support figured it out got me fixed and stated the bug was fixed in the next release. Things have been pretty smooth since.
    2 points
  7. That's exactly the reason that I stick with Evernote because my data can be imported by most note taking apps that want to compete with EN. In the worst case, I can even write an importer myself because the ENEX format is very well documented and formally described in an XML scheme. Edit: I don't understand why you removed your FREE Evernote account ? Maybe, you still have an ENEX backup that can be used for the Bear import or to restore your Evernote account?
    2 points
  8. Got the following response when I submitted a ticket. At least they know there's a problem. Raven B. (Evernote Help and Learning) Oct 21, 2021, 7:58 PDT Hello Eric, Thank you for contacting Evernote Support. I'm Raven, and I'll be looking into your concern. I understand that you're having trouble with clipping your emails with the Evernote Web Clipper. Please know that we are aware of this problem you experience and that our developers are working on a fix; however, we are unable to provide a definite time as to when it will be completed. In the meantime, you may try these workarounds until a permanent fix is implemented: The issue where the "Email" option doesn't show is usually the first time you click on the Web Clipper. A possible workaround is to close the Web Clipper box > and click on it again. You can also save emails to Evernote using your unique Evernote forwarding email address. I apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused, and hoping for your patience and understanding on this matter. Kind regards, Raven B. Customer Support Representative
    2 points
  9. At this point I would rather have the option to preview documents and image files in EN just like with PDFs, PNGs etc. I guess a calculation table/ calculator could be added as a Home widget short term, for on the go calculations, either by Evernote or a third party. If Evernote finds the time to do a full calculation integration in the text editor at some point, that would also be great, but an image preview allows for so many other uses.
    2 points
  10. I dream about this feature! I read this topic and see that many guys don't get it. They talk about encryption, hacker protection e. t.c. But we want it not to hide our sensitive information from Putin KGB officers When I talking about sensitive information I mean notebook with my journal and reflection about how ***** company that i work, or notebook in which I collect articles about best ways to please your partner in bed. Or notebooks with gift ideas for girlfriend. There is nothing criminal or illegal in this notebooks. I just don't wanna that on a work meeting when I show marketing proposal somebody bt chance saw this personal notebook, cuz I use Evernote for all my note taking needs. So all I need is ability to setup PIN code on personal Notebook
    2 points
  11. I still have the line in my config.json file - in my case set to 500. I was just able to select 500 notes without any problem. The 'multiselectionlimit' variable doesn't exist in config.json by default any longer in Windows but adding it still works... "qa": { "multiSelectionLimit": 500 } However, I rarely need to select anything near the default 50 limit so it really isn't a benefit to me to have tweaked the setting. I just tried it as an experiment which interestingly continues to work on Windows (EN v10.23)
    2 points
  12. +1 from me also. Tried other, always come back to EN. Its worth paying as you get central hub for all your documents, easy search options for them and OCR ( best in class ). Solid iPhone app, web access and desktop app. So yeah, def good purchase. Additionaly I have backup of all of my documents on NAS.
    2 points
  13. Working for me - GDrive is no comparison, because EN is a complete package, doing a lot more than simply storing a file. I switched to EN some years ago when I went paperless. I have not regretted it since - I often surprise other people by being able to produce exactly the content needed, wherever I am, by a fast search. You get used to have everything you need available. EN is my information platform since. For feeding it I use an ix500 office scanner, a scanning app for my iPhone and the build in scanner of the app, depending on what I need. Scanner and scanning app produce already OCRed content, for example. Other important means to get content where needed are web clipper and forwarding e-mails. What is important for me: I can then annotate the information - this makes it dynamic, enriching the information copied by my own meaning. Different from others I use another app (Things 3) as my GTD hub. I will probably reconsider this when EN introduces recurring reminders - a feature I need for my GTD setup.
    2 points
  14. Thank you @PinkElephant for the hint. I opened two support request with EN Support, one for the „Create New Note“ and one for „Append to Evernote“. After testing a bit more thoroughly I also realized that both create and append do not handle rich text well: hyperlinks get killed which is totally unacceptable in my use-case. I‘ll keep all of you posted on the responses by EN. KR - C
    2 points
  15. Thanks @PinkElephant Well to each their own @Frki2 :-) I guess that's the basic problem behind EN, they need to be all things to all people to keep the investors happy, but we are all different and have different needs... in my case I used EN mostly with the web clipper, as a way to curate page, code fragments and screenshots from around the web, and Obsidian works brilliantly for that, especially now that it finally has an Android version (Disclaimer: haven't tried it yet)
    2 points
  16. I think you can assume that any suggested feature is on list somewhere, and will be referred to whenever the company is doing maintenance or considering updates in that area. Bear in mind that Evernote get thousands of feature requests, running from "I don't like the shade of green you use" to "why not add outlining and mind maps as optional layouts". Every suggestion has to go through a process of Is this even possible? (Bearing in mind multiple devices / screen sizes / OS's) How much will it cost? Of our 200M+ users, from students to astronauts - how many would actively use this? What will it cost in speed / bandwidth terms? - and even if it meets all these tests (and probably dozens more) a "minor" improvement may mean substantially rewriting a big chunk of code to add the extra links for the new bit to fit in. That might get put off until that particular code needs an annual review anyway - due in a couple of years - to get planned in to any other work that comes up in the meantime. So even if someone said "We'll look into this" - it may not happen for years, and if a different bit of development takes priority, or user needs change, maybe not even then. But for ever after: cue endless reminders of "when is this coming?" ... "You said you'd consider it..." I'm with @PinkElephant - I'd rather they just hide in their bunker and get on with whatever they're doing. If the app fits my needs, I'll continue using it. If there are glitches, I'll find work-arounds; and if it becomes unusable - I'm outta here. No dramatic flounces, no impassioned statements - just a faint smell of brimstone and a drifting tumbleweed...
    2 points
  17. Oh that blue plus!! - I'm going to delete my previous post which was clearly the result of temporary insanity, and posted by someone just pretending to be me - and go find a nice hard desk to bang my head against...
    2 points
  18. The new version sucks. Evernote began to consume 3-4 times more memory (more than 1 GB with 4 notes open), which is why the application slows down. The old version consumes 200-300 MB for the same number of notes. Even in the worst of times, when everyone called Evernote "the slowed-down elephant," the notebook ran faster. Side panel! Seriously? I see only a few tags on the 13-inch display instead of 20 in the old version. Do you call this "making a spacious design"? The new panel was not created to work with information. Colored tags! They made it possible to work very quickly and productively with notes. Where is the color? Shortcuts! Do you know why they are needed? To always be in front of my eyes and help in my work. Why did you remove them? Why did you add a link to the source under the title? This is unnecessary visual rubbish. Hide it. 2\10 I am disappointed
    2 points
  19. Hi, I just went through support (ticket# 3383733) to be confirmed, that Evernote 10 for Android has NO background sync capabilities. Back in the days EN 8.13.3 could be set to a specific sync interval for background syncing so that when you start the app you are good to go with the remote changes already being on your device. In 2021 we have push syncing cloud services. OneNote and Google Keep do real time syncing without even having to start the app. Let's look what missing background syncing means at the moment: - no remote changes on scratchpads are on your mobile when you fire up EN10 on the go (having to wait 20-60 seconds to load then) - no remote set or changed reminders are on your mobile so you are likely to miss your reminders (this happens to me regularly) - no remote changes in your notes contained in offline notebooks are downloaded to your device so you cannot rely on having the latest stuff on the device when being offline later. - when firing up EN for Android I have to wait around 20-60 seconds to have "home"-screen updated completely if EN did not run for some hours on mobile. Support seriously told me, to be sure to have these standards features you have to open the mobile app after every time you did a change on web or desktop. If you collaborate with others you don't know about the changes and are out of luck. I suggest re-adding a background or push sync Android service to EN10 that could ensure this basic syncing stuff by updating the database in the background (as back in EN8.13.3).
    2 points
  20. My god. i used this app for 10 years in differnet Android phones without problems. With the last actualization all change. All is difficult, the notes needs a lot of time to be loaded and practically the app is not usable when you need ro read a note quickly. i dont undersatnd what happenend but as a client i need to return very quickly to the app that we haved before this. I see in different places a lot of people having the same issues that I have currently.. It is the first time in 10 years that I think in change the note app.
    2 points
  21. It looks like the actual requirement has not been expressed properly. The real problem is that the list of stacks and notebooks can become cluttered with items that are not used frequently. Most of us would just like to reduce the size of the list without changing any tags or structures. A simple solution would be an option to tick any item in the list so that it is not displayed unless (a) a search reveals a note within the notebook/stack or (b) the option to "reveal all" is selected.
    2 points
  22. Just moved me virtually to San Jose, and logged in on the web. Still 10.22. If they do a staged rollout, it is probably linked to the account, not the IP.
    1 point
  23. It's mostly because I'm an idiot. I have this tendency to move forward so, for instance, once I decided that Nimbus was going to be my note taking app I erased the past. To be fair it literally had everything I needed until I started receiving those warnings after the 30 day grace period. I wish I had my ENEX file...
    1 point
  24. In general IMHO the UI should not be cluttered up by markers that only serve a few use cases. If a reader mark is concerned, you can assign a tag like "Unread" to all notes you still want to read. You can quickly find them by creating a search, save it and maybe even pin it to the shortcuts.
    1 point
  25. Some files - that I need quick, or on the go, or files for review, or captured files are in EN, the rest are on NAS. Link to files on NAS are added to EN notes and than I just open that file when I need it. All my business documents and private are in EN and NAS.
    1 point
  26. Hi, I use different mobile devices when working on different projects. I have created two notebooks, one for each project. It would be really handy, if i could set the Default notebook in EN running on Device-A as Notebook-A, and the Default notebook in EN running on Device-B as Notebook-B. Thanks.
    1 point
  27. Agreed. I would continue paying for premium if they brought back the good ol' days of relatively intuitive, easy to use functionality for basic note organization. The new Evernote has turned into an abortion clinic dumpster fire compared to what the company first gave birth to. Sorry Evernote... I truly loved you - as if anyone cares to listen.
    1 point
  28. Wow! I just found out about Filterize shutting down. I had no idea until I visited the website. I use it mainly to make TOCs, and I have not found another service that does that. Filterize is very useful and reduces workflow friction. FWIW, concerning email workflows, I have been using SaneBox for years, and SaneBox does a great job automatically sending designated emails to Evernote. If anyone finds a suitable Filterize alternative, please do share.
    1 point
  29. At least for the Mac the tweak does not work any longer - the file where an entry could be altered was modified, not holding the "50" limit any longer. Either it was hard coded, or moved to another place. Maybe it is all a marketing prank: They found a warehouse with these EN cups, and want to sell it off to users waiting for the 50 notes to hobble through 🐇
    1 point
  30. Hi All, Here is the information regarding our most recent updated, version 10.9. New The app can now save a copy of images taken in the app to your device's camera roll. Suggested filters display at top of note list after searching. Added more options for handling hyperlinks in tasks. Tasks are now sortable by due date in the Tasks view. Bug fixes Fixed an issue with Chinese and Japanese words disappearing Fixed an issue where scans would sometimes not appear in the note
    1 point
  31. Would be nice if it returned - Alfred AFAIK uses the underlying Spotlight functionality for the Mac part of the search results, thus depending on the same mechanism. What I don‘t understand is how the folders with EN content are kept out of sight for spotlight - even explicitly setting the path to the EN folder in Alfred did not make it work.
    1 point
  32. I would like to see a native feature added to the new versions of Evernote. The ability to uncheck all checkboxes within a note, would be important functionality for those users like myself using lots of lists. I personally find myself using other products even to maintain shopping lists and home maintenance tasks, because having to manually uncheck every item is a waste of time. I have explored creating templates, but that is not very helpful when these lists are changing constantly. I feel Evernote could easily implement this functionality and this would make the product that much better.
    1 point
  33. No need to go to some shady archive dump: EN advises on in, and in the help article is the download link. Legacy is the latest pre-v10 client, but set to never autoupdate, Offering legacy is part of the EN transition strategy, especially for engrained workflows and features missing in v10. https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052560314-Install-an-older-version-of-Evernote
    1 point
  34. I wanted to ask, if it is possible to STOP closing a note by horizontal swipe, because you CANNOT work with tables inside a note or just scroll down normally, because the horizontal swipe is very sensitive and every time you swipe horizontally inside the note, table, etc. or scrolling down, the note gets closed by this horizontal swipe and it is really annoying when the note is closed every time, but you don't want it... So, I hope you can turn this horizontal swipe feature on and off, so that you can only exit the note by clicking on the back icon in the top left corner (for users who want it turned off like me). Thanks 😊 (A support ticket I submitted recently, I hope more people will take notice of this annoying "problem".... (I already found a few people who find it annoying too). It would actually be fixed quickly by a few lines of code...)
    1 point
  35. Yes, there is a problem - it was already mentioned in other threads. It does not only happen to web clips, it was mentioned it happens to emails in HTML format as well. It seems something is broken with the HTML interpretation on iOS. Currently no fix, waiting for a future release. You could issue a support ticket.
    1 point
  36. After posting, I found an earlier post about the same problem. I added my experience to that long list. See that post I create a new note and am typing text into it. I start seeing a blue message box with, "We found more than one version of <note title>. You can view the alternate here." I look over to the left pane with the note list and, yep, there are now four versions of my new note each one has a different snapshot of what I was typing. I have to delete the three bogus copies. This has happened on two different notes out of a couple dozen, or so, new notes. I don't think I'm doing anything differently to cause Evernote to just start making multiple copies as I'm typing. I saw this months ago in a beta test, reported it, and it seemed to be fixed. It's back.
    1 point
  37. I see the same issue. It makes Evernote for Windows totally unusable.
    1 point
  38. I won't be happy without a backdoor to augment features not supported by the front level software I was impressed by the Filterize features, but wasn't a user; my alternative solution is scripting on a Mac with Applescript using Evernote Legacy (scripting is not supported by Evernote's v10 product)
    1 point
  39. If I include a link to NoteA inside of NoteB, when I click on the link (in NoteB) and Evernote jumps to NoteA, there is not an easy way to jump back to NoteB. As far as I can tell, the only way to do this two-way navigation is to manually copy the Note Link for each note into the other note. It would be nice if NoteA would provide somewhere (maybe in the Info menu) a list of all the Notes that contain a reference to the current Note (a BackLink list). The scenario is that I keep a notebook containing a daily work journal of what I've done (one note for each day). I keep a separate notebook containing notes with details about the different projects I'm working on. I like to include a link in my daily journal note to the project note if something significant was done. It would be nice if the project note provided me with a list of all notes that contain a link to it, so that I could quickly jump back to the daily journal notes. Currently, I see these as my alternatives since a BackLink list isn't provided: Use Tags to group the notes Use the navigation history buttons on the menu to jump back. Would this BackLink list feature help you with the way you use Evernote, or should I change my organization methods?
    1 point
  40. I think we understand that. The main point for posting about Windows as well as MAC is that it's not a platform specific problem. This issue with clipping Amazon products is happening in both 'worlds'. Perhaps that is what that person intended. I know it's the reason I posted since I'm working with Windows as well. I have submitted a support ticket. But the only suggestions I have so far have not addressed the issue (e.g. re-install clipper, clear cache etc) I had already re-installed the chrome extension before they even suggested it. Seems like a cookie cutter support response. I had submitted that I was seeing the issue in both Firefox and Chrome on my personal laptop and in Firefox on my work laptop (didn't try chrome). The fact that I'm seeing this issue in multiple laptops, multiple browsers, different browser versions, multiple OS's (per this thread) suggests a bigger issue than local corruption of data/configurations of the clipper.
    1 point
  41. Version 10.7 opens and loads a note in under 2s on my Android device.
    1 point
  42. You can search by multiple tags, but search... Type the keyword of a tag (no need to type "tag:") until there are relevant tags shown under the apply filter. Tap that tag you want. Tap the search bar. Type the keyword of another tag and then tap that tag you want. Tap the search bar again Type the keyword of another tag and then tap that tag you want. Tap the search bar again ... But it's much crazier than on v8.24.6. Plus I don't understand when Evernote strives to unify code base but they don't unify experience. There are so many examples...
    1 point
  43. I have noticed when working on notes that Evernote 10 begins making duplicates of the note I am working on. By the time I am done I sometimes have to figure out which of the 2-4 notes is the correct one and Trash the rest.
    1 point
  44. Just posting it here because I understand how annoying is this and also its not very well documented anywhere but atleast the users will know next time. Solution: "Press the insert button on keyboard to switch from Select and Replace to Cursor mode" Discovered by accident:D
    1 point
  45. I too rely on Nebo and would dearly love to be able to use the Nebo functionality in Evernote. I do much of my Nebo handwriting on my Microsoft Surface Book but also use Nebo handwriting on my iPad Mini. Please, please either find a way to sync Nebo notebooks with Evernote notebooks or, even better, incorporate the Nebo functionality directly into Evernote. Using Ink Notes in Evernote is a good start but it pales in comparison with the functionality of Nebo.
    1 point
  46. Regarding the original topic of this thread: yes, Evernote and Nebo DEFINITELY need to talk to each other! I have difficulty understanding why a note taking app (Evernote, that I value and pay for) completely avoids developing handwriting functions. To me, it's integral. Another thing I don't understand: Evernote already recognizes handwriting!! If I can upload a picture that includes handwriting, and Evernote makes it searchable, that means... Evernote recognizes it as text, right? So, it's not as if they must embark on a very difficult development journey to "figure out" how to recognize handwriting as text. The app already does it. Isn't it a simple step from there to actually render the handwriting as text, just like Nebo does? I understand everyone wants to avoid feature creep, and wheel reinvention. The obvious solution is: integration. Find another service that already does what you want your app to do, and make them play nicely together.
    1 point
  47. I love the new templates feature—I've been looking forward to it for a while! When creating a new note from a template, metadata is not retained. Specifically, tags saved onto the template are not added to the new note. This seems like an oversight to me, since templated notes are likely to have many tags in common.
    1 point
  48. It seems that MyScript actually license out their technology for other developers to use http://www.myscript.com/interactive-ink/ I'm no app developer, but it looks like it would be less work than expected to have a high quality handwriting environment within Evernote. While OCR is useful with things exported from other apps, it's cumbersome to start a document in a handwriting app, edit it in Evernote then do a bit more writing in the handwriting app later. A solution like incorporating interactive ink into the Evernote editor would seemingly enable this, and make Evernote so powerful for me as a University student taking notes in different contexts.
    1 point
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