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  1. 6 points
    Hi All, Since Evernote’s earliest days, the five clients (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Web) have been evolving separately, tackling the challenges of software development in subtly different ways.In this installment of Evernote Behind the Scenes, CEO Ian Small talks to Mike, a senior member of the engineering team, about the work they’re doing to reunite the Evernote family. Ian and Mike discuss the fundamental changes they’re making to how Evernote communicates between client and cloud, and how they’re tackling the difficult task of making a single shared code library work across the five different apps.
  2. 4 points
    Quickie clarifications for those following along... Yes, per @jefito, Conduit is common *plumbing* on the client-side. Conduit has no relation to the UX. Every Evernote client built on Conduit could have a different UX and Conduit wouldn't mind. Users might mind, and we would definitely mind, but Conduit wouldn't. That's basically the whole point. Where Conduit figures in is anywhere that information flows between client and cloud - whether that information is content moving back and forth or a service call of some kind. We expect all of that information to flow through Conduit (on the client side). The goal of conduit is to have common functionality behave in consistent and predictable ways across all of our clients. Sync is the easiest function to understand this with: we'd like all clients to sync a recently modified note (whether that's sync up or sync down) in a consistent way (allowing of course for variances in whether or not that particular note is supposed to be synced to that device). To the concern that @CalS raises about local data stores, part of Conduit's job is to interface to the appropriate technology that forms the local data store (which, unsurprisingly, is a pretty different technology layer on a browser, mobile device or on a PC). That, along with the different memory / CPU / power profiles of the different devices on which our clients run, drives the need for per-device optimization that we talk about in the video, that makes Conduit such a beast to get right. And finally, Conduit, in and of itself, does not close the door to device-specific customizations or integrations. To the extent that device-specific functionality needs to get to the cloud, it will have to go through Conduit at some point. But the functionality that fits that description is usually travelling a well-trodden (ie. pre-existing) path on its way to the cloud, rather than having to carve its own unique API pathway. As @CalS says, yes, there are so many questions. But I do not have time to answer them all (nor, quite honestly, have we actually converged on some of the answers yet - if only because hard experience teaches one not to constrain oneself to an answer before you actually need it). Hopefully the elaborations above provide some clarity. Back to lurking, ian
  3. 4 points
    It's more a case of someone who did a web search on something like "sort a stack", and copied/pasted an answer from some developer site. E.g.: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/sort-stack-using-temporary-stack/: Look familiar?
  4. 3 points
    The true meaning of going to the dark side!
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    I started using the web beta client today (Chrome on OSX); the first thing I needed to do was to create a new notebook inside an existing stack. I could not immediately find a way to create a new notebook. Eventually I found that if I went into my Notebooks listing, that contained the "create new notebook" button. Why bury that action? It seems like that should be on the top level actions; the IOS client has a '+' right next to the Notebooks label, which is quite intuitive. Please make this a top level action vs buried action item. Sharing: I was in a notebook and hovered my mouse over the button with 2 people (upper right of the screen, to the left of the "Share" button); it claimed there are 2 people that can access the note and I can click the button to see who has access. I click on the button and am taken to the share popup dialog box. Nothing is listed, but there is the footnote of "others may have access if this note is in a shared notebook". If the note is in a shared notebook, then why not display the information right there? Or, have a link to the share info for the notebook. Telling me the note is accessible by 2 people but then not showing me who has access is frustrating; sending me off to do some exploring takes me away from the task at hand.
  7. 2 points
    Yes, what I was thinking as well. This seems like more plumbing (and the name "Conduit" is a little leading in that respect), though on the client side, and seemingly under the hood of the UI, as far as I can tell. But it's still a bit cloudy in terms of what it encompasses. But it seems as though Evernote applications still need to do device-specific work on whatever platforms are supported. OK, so Conduit: seems as though the Evernote API, that still exists, and has to continue work because of existing 3rd-party applications. As I understood it, all of the existing Evernote applications also use (or used) the API, but will switch over to the Conduit. So is the Conduit mainly a wrapper around the API. possibly making use of the API more rigorous/regular (or maybe implementing Evernote policies) in terms of handling syncs and whatever else it does? Wondering whether Conduit also enforces policies on note content (e.g. providing available heading styles and other fonty stuff, which will be new). Does Conduit provide search facilities, so we get more predictable results on different devices? Does Conduit handle caching stuff as well? Does it handle local databases, which are different on different devices? Many idle questions... Oh, and whither CEF? Is that still a thing, client side? Is the Conduit going to be made available to 3rd party developers, a la the API?
  8. 2 points
    I am all for making it easier for a developer to add features to many platforms at once. At the same time, I find a profound difference, not between OS's per se, but between (a1) devices with big screens, big keyboards & mice, and NO touchscreen -- MAC and Windows; (a2) devices with big screens, maybe big keyboards, maybe mice (iPad and other tablets); and (b) devices with small screens, tiny keyboards or keyboards on a touch screen (smartphones, whether Android or IOS). I would like my apps to display and receive input appropriately for those differences. I note Evernote on Windows already displays differently on my portrait screen than on my landscape one (thanks, Evernote!). Where autotype and autocorrect are big hassles when I have a big keyboard (I am old enough to have started on a real, not even electric! typewrite), they can be very useful when trying to use my big thumbs on a tiny touchscreen keyboard on my iPhone (or my Samsung, when I had one of those; the touchstick helped a bit with accuracy at the expense of speed and convenience). So please do not go "too far" in making the client "alike" on all devices. Please keep the size of the display and the form of input in mind (voice input and output is sometimes nice, but I am often in noisy environments or where noise from me or my device would disturb others). Thanks for all you do.
  9. 2 points
    I'm not happy with the "look and feel" of the web client(s) I'd prefer to see the look and feel of the Mac client on the other platforms - Window users may have a different opinion
  10. 2 points
    Thanks for this look behind the scenes. I understand the need for the common interface My concerns are more about the Evernote client apps I'm looking forward to UI enhancements with the Web/Android/IOS platforms At the same time, I'm apprehensive for the Windows/Mac platforms What features will we be losing? For example, will Mac Applescript integration continue to be supported
  11. 2 points
    Hi All, As many of have already reported, we believe the issue with the auto-scrolling should now be fixed! Let me know if you have any other questions!
  12. 2 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.
  13. 2 points
    Tthis morning the problem seems to have been solved, there is no more auto-scrolling here
  14. 2 points
    I don't think so. I don't even see a standalone "Printing" section under the preferences screen on macOS. Here are the categories, if you're interested: That being said, I'm not having any issues printing multiple notes to PDF. When I select multiple notes, I can go File > Print Notes (or hit ⌘P). I'm prompted to enter a filename, and then I can save the file to PDF like I would any other document. Each individual note is printed as a separate PDF, as others have noted, and mine all used the same naming convention that I entered as a filename (with numbers appended to the end). To my surprise, even my attachments were printed as separate PDFs. My experience matches my expectations.
  15. 2 points
    Second that. The new web editor beta (hopefully to arrive on other platforms) is great. "Simplifying" web clips on my Windows Desktop version often leads to problems with images and the like; I started resorting to the Web Editor Beta for most of that work. The clear indication of what is HTML content, and much better results in converting that to editable (simplified) content are far superior. Also, the editor allows for some features like multiple highlight colors (although the yellow for whatever reason is not the yellow of the desktop, but an uglier variant --- at least in my view), better formatting (headers, and correct representation of those, as opposed to the broken spacing on the desktop editor), etc. Bit shout-out to the creators of this web editor. After many years as premium user and on the verge of jumping ship, I've become more enthusiastic about the recent improvements and the roadmap.
  16. 2 points
    Thank you for this MOST HELPFUL tip. In another thread, I had mentioned the issues with clipping and formatting. Most of the time I use the desktop app; rarely do I ever pull up a note in a browser. I'll try to "fix" some of my notes online now. This is better advice than the person who replied. There was cumbersome advice that required copying and pasting into notepad then to EN or to print to PDF first (which is always my last option). He said I and others not happy with the way EN clips web pages should look elsewhere if we were not happy with the way EN "works"...
  17. 2 points
    Unfortunately, it looks like the time between support response and then fix implementation is veeery (too) long (again). Very annoying!
  18. 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.”
  19. 2 points
    I am disappointed that there's been absolutely no interest in this feature by anyone except those who have a use-case for it. Evernote seems more interested in creating new layers of paid features - and neglects this already popular feature request that I'm sure many of us would pay for. DTLow - what you constantly post is not a "solution" - it is a patch or band aid or workaround...I spent hours implementing it...it doesn't work for me. I set a timer every time I'm notified of another reply to this thread just to see how fast you'll respond with the same exact thing. If someone scrolls through this thread looking for a solution and makes the decision to add their request to the thread - I can guarantee that they've seen how you handle it and thought of several reasons why it won't work for them. I don't intend to be rude and I hope you don't view me as such... Evernote, give us a way to archive notes and entire notebooks to hide them from basic searches, offline sync. Bring Evernote into alignment with the architecture and functionality of Developer IDEs, Project Management philosophies, Enterprise Ticketing systems, Google Inbox (!) and more which all have archive features. It's not a foreign concept that will confuse people at this point. We're GIVING you ideas we'd pay for - and you've ignored them for years! At this point, I'd pay for a separate app that would integrate with Evernote if it gave me the functionality...
  20. 2 points
    Thanks for this report. Please try these steps to fix this issue: Select File > Exit to close Evernote Open the task manager to confirm Evernote is not running as a background process (select "Evernote and End task") Open 'regedit' (Windows key + R, then type regedit) Expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder Expand the "Software" folder Expand the Evernote Folder Click on the second "Evernote folder" so that a list of Values displays on the right Right-Click "EnableHardwareAcceleration" Select "Modify" Set Hexidecimal Value to "0" Select File>Exit to exit the Registry Editor Reopen Evernote Please let me know if the issue continues after completing the steps above. Thanks!
  21. 1 point
    I applied this fix, and I no longer get the error, and my Notes are still being indexed by Spotlight: Actually, what I did was this: I zipped and deleted the EvernoteSpotlight.appex folder: /Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/PlugIns/EvernoteSpotlight.appex
  22. 1 point
    Hi All, The next video in our Behind the Scenes series is here! Ian Small chats with Sasha, a senior product designer at Evernote, about the work she and the team are doing to make the editing experience more flexible, consistent, and fun. We hope you’re enjoying the series and stay tuned for the the rest of the series! YouTube Link:
  23. 1 point
    Well. Everyone needs different things. However my point was very serious: collaborative editing is not a special feature any longer. It is just expected in such a toll. And expected in high quality, for that matter. Now. Evernote offers a form of collaborative editing since many years, albeit in a terrible quality. Think how even simple sync issues (even from one user) are handled. and also part of the game: versioning. Also existing, but in an obvious screwed on way and also in very bad quality — in every regard from UI to clients I am quite certain you don’t sell such a product anymore in a few years if this is not just working well. Again. Check out the examples I mentioned.
  24. 1 point
    @DTLow The latest version of Evernote web has this (6.5.0). Enjoy!
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  26. 1 point
    FYI, most people are still being served 5.x (5.29 as of today), even on Chrome. The 6.x versions are in more limited testing.
  27. 1 point
    If I remember correctly, HTML is the first format requested (well, actually the 2nd, the 1st is EN's special format). Then RTF, followed by UNICODE. Somewhere in there is bitmaps...
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    You're using the "new web version" which has known issues You might want to downgrade versions btw Your issue is with notebook sequence, not note sequence
  30. 1 point
    I have many years of receipts from my life and business. Is there a way to scan so OCR sees the date and time of the actual receipt and has that available for later programmatic use? Most processes scan and store by scan date and time. That wouldn’t be practical for future retrieval. If said original date and time were available, another process could file the receipt by date into a folder specified before the scan run. (One month per scan run; half-yearly folders in one stack) Otherwise I’d have to start now and even my January and February receipts to date wouldn’t be in Evernote.
  31. 1 point
    My process is to scan receipts with my ScanSnap 1300i. I leave the SN generated file title as is (2020_02_07_13_18_43.pdf), tag them with Receipt and _yyyy, and store them in a receipt notebook. Per @gazumped I search for a receipt using something other than date. The _yyyy tag and particular notebook help winnow the search results. I sometimes wonder if it is worth the effort, but just yesterday my wife asked for a receipt for some buttons she wanted to return, bought around Christmas time. Found and printed inside of 60 seconds. Couldn’t have done it that quickly if I’d saved the paper. FWIW.
  32. 1 point
    My "master" in this case for search is QuickBooks Mac, as I run a one-man small business; everything goes in there first. I don't want to have to hold onto the physical receipts. I just looked up what the IRS wants, and digital receipts are OK, as long as you can keep and find them later. I knew that other people would be asking that kind of question, so I asked. Thanks for all your answers.
  33. 1 point
    Not within EN. You can search receipts by date but that can be hit and miss as well. Some receipts have four digit dates and some have two and with all the numbers on a receipt you can get false positives. May be best to manually sort before loading into EN.
  34. 1 point
    Personally I have no concerns about using iCloud and Evernote for my personal data (sensitive stuff encrypted) - I'm satisfied with their encryption-at-rest (they hold the keys) I don't have business data; which requires serious consideration Just wondering how Evernote gets a pass since there's no end-to-end encryption; or is this back to the usecase for local notebooks or >>Apple is going to scan iCloud-Traffic for child porn
  35. 1 point
    Very much needed back! Please bring back the tool bar with the Reminder button. Updates to the app should not strip essential features, but should add them. Thanks, Marty O. Wynn
  36. 1 point
    "Need" is the word I use. I had both a "Premium" (as OrbWeaver) and a "Plus" account (this one) and my eyesight has made it impossible to read Evernote's bright screen. Thus I had to cancel my Premium account as well as my Plus account. I'm now using OneNote in a limited way (their sync can take minutes vs. Evernote's seconds) and while I always preferred Evernote, I just can't use it these days. I'll be checking the status of "Dark Mode" every few months and may return to EN, but for now, EN has lost my two accounts.
  37. 1 point
    Confirmed - it takes me to 5.28 on Safari and FF. Which is no issue for me, I am mostly using one of the desktop clients or the iOS app. No Chrome, no beta. Maybe an explanation is that both Safari and FF do not rely on the Chrome engine, but use their own code do present web pages. Chrome-based browsers have the largest share of the market, so companies will develop for this browser first. And I try to avoid Google products wherever possible, so I will not touch it.
  38. 1 point
    Please create a default zoom level. It's super annoying that the zoom does not stick. If you set it and click into another notebook you come back the note is back to the default zoom. I have to zoom in EVERY SINGLE TIME i go into a notebook. AT THE VERY LEAST please remember the zoom for that specific notebook. I have a 4k and 5k monitor and its impossible for me to read the default size text.
  39. 1 point
    When viewing notes on the phone, frequently I switch to other apps to do things like reply message, searching some content of the notes on the internet and so on. However, unlike the built-in Notes app on IOS, Evernote frequently reloads itself and returns to the top of the page and unsaves the action performed before switching to other apps. It very frustrating when the note is very long with lots of tables and we are editing something. It would be so much easier if the app can keep its status in memory much longer so that we can view the same things again after switching back. Since IOS Notes itself can do it and there is no problem on my Mac, I assume there could be a way of fixing this for IOS? I am using a iPhone 8 for reference. Thank you very much.
  40. 1 point
    Good Morning, The changes I would make in the editor after testing the beta would be the following: - Underlined words, yellow and red should be somewhat more phosphorite as in real life, they are too pastel and diluted in the text. - Please add the justified style, please add justified style to the text. - The notes should have a more visible date of creation both outside the notebook and inside the note when opening the note to know when it is, that helps companies a lot. - To also be able to establish reminder notices for notes and checklists, that helps companies a lot. - Simplify the notepad change system - Improve when you open a quick note and do not have time to assign it to any site that is assigned to a standard booklet type "Transits" To improve the ergonomics of the application, it would be necessary to implement these changes as a minimum to be able to attract new users who are currently on other payment platforms Thank you.
  41. 1 point
    I just saw a webinar where Stacey Harmon uses different icons in the names of her Notebooks. I took a screenshot and put it here as well. Now how can I do that? Google didnät help me. Maybe the forum does 😃 Would that be possible in the names of Notes as well..?
  42. 1 point
    I have been an EN user since Beta, and became a Premium user as soon as it was offered. I do not understand why EN is lagging with simple security options, such as easy encryption of notes and notebooks. This really should be as easy as a Right-Click or selection in properties for a Note or Notebook. The existing method of selecting text in a note and then using a Right-Click option to encrypt it is cumbersome at best. Yes, it is a nice feature if one wants to encrypt only a portion of a note. That's fine. But there should be an easy way to (1) encrypt an entire note without selecting text and (2) encrypt an entire notebook. I would be willing to pay a few bucks extra a year for this additional encryption ability. Seems this should be a no-brainier for EN, both as a tech matter and as a business/profit matter.
  43. 1 point
    Love the video series and I'm getting increasingly hopeful that Evernote is heading in the right direction. I do want to add a +1 to showing tags by default somewhere in the vicinity of the notebook. It will be a big loss if they are not visible by default.
  44. 1 point
    Thanks for sharing the early stages of your development ideas. However, I am deeply disappointed in, and disturbed by, what you showed: Incremental Search -- I absolutely hate it, and find it a big waste of computing resources and my time. Most often it is NOT appropriate to search on what I am still typing because I am likely to make typos that will mislead the search engine Just as in your own example, the first few characters are rarely good indicators of the search target. As you showed, typing "me" produced results for both "Mexico" and "Melinda" -- totally unrelated. How was that helpful? It was NOT helpful! It wastes computing resources searching on irrelevant text. EN Web App -- I almost never use it. Why are you focusing on it first??? Do you have any metrics that show which EN app most users who have a PAID subscription are using? Due to the nature of the web interface, web apps will likely never be a powerful and easy to use as desktop apps And, of course, you have to have an Internet connection to use any web app. What happened to focusing on rebuilding your foundation? Ian has repeatedly stated that Evernote was going to focus on rebuilding the foundation first. Why are you now working on web search enhancements, especially a platform and feature that many don't want or use??? If you are going to work on the Search engine, why not work on something that will work on all platforms, and that we have been requesting for many, many years, like full boolean search.
  45. 1 point
    Append is essential. I use an append function with Google Keep and Apple Notes (iOS). Without this function on Evernote, Evernote will cease to be my note-taking app, and will become merely a storage space for me.
  46. 1 point
    também acho, seria muito útil destaques em outras cores, amarelo pra mim é uma cor desconfortável . O highlight fica meio morto nesta cor, devia ter variações de cores para atender a todos os gostos.
  47. 1 point
    My energy might be at zero at the end of the day just from completing the form.
  48. 1 point
    Remarkable is a Linux product, and there's editors available for other platforms. I use Textastic on Mac and IOS. Both of these editors support Markdown formattining, but I still prefer Evernote's native enml/html format. I'm a fan of using external editors when I need features not available in the Evernote editor. Evernote is my tool for cloud storage.
  49. 1 point
    I have a great workaround going, which clearly rivals OneNote (except for the unlimited drawing space in OneNote, which doesn't go well with Evernote). It involves using the Windows Store app Drawboard PDF, which actually is an awesome PDF viewer and annotation app for touch devices, with a lot of "hidden" features like instant touch access to multiple customizeable pen colors/sizes etc.. It also let's you use the eraser on the back of a Surface Pen, and like OneNote it "remembers" single operations even after you have saved the note to Evernote, so that you can still delete a seperate pen line by just one eraser touch, even several days later.. "Setup" - one time operation: 1. Open Microsoft Word and create an empty PDF with 1 or several empty pages, by using the "Export" function from the "File" menu. 2. Create a new note in Evernote, and attach the PDF file so that it shows a preview of the empty document. This note will be used as a template for new handwritten notes, by having copies ready for new notes. 3. Install Drawboard PDF from the store if you haven't got it. Set it as your default PDF-viewer. (You won't be dissapointed even if you are using it just for PDF viewing, as it is much better than Acrobat Reader, Foxit, you name it) Recurring use: Double click on the empty pdf in Evernote, and it will open in Drawboard PDF. After that you can just write away. To save your handwriting to Evernote, you just tap the hamburger menu and the save icon. It will immediatly show the changes in the Evernote note. After you have closed Drawboard PDF you just open the file to make additional changes by double clicking the preview in Evernote once again. (As long as you haven't closed Evernote, you can actually just open up Drawboard again without finding the note in Evernote first, as it will show up directly when you open Drawboard. But if you have closed Evernote in between, it will save the changes to the harddrive only) Try it out, it's great!
  50. 1 point
    Newbie here... Can the default view in the Android app be changed from All Notes to Notebooks? Thanks in advance for your help!
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