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  1. 4 points
    I recently interviewed Grumpy Monkey for my site on how he organizes Evernote. I've always been fascinated with his posts and his site. In my interview, I take it even deeper. There's so much I think we can all learn from his setup -- even if we don't apply it in its entirety! Thanks so much and I hope you all enjoy the post! Hit the link to view. Cheers!
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    Ok, see, it's the above kind of stuff that gets me going about Evernote. Your kid's drawings. Your parent's voices. I work here, blah blah, yeah yeah, I'm supposed to say this, but it's so personal. Mr. Libin likes to walk around saying that we started out as an anti-social service, and I think these kinds of discussions only serve to highlight that. The social media landscape tends to put emphasis on memories gaining importance only when they're socialized with others. Your memory should be rated, liked, and slotted in with other "events". But your memories don't need to be socialized to have significance--and they certainly don't need to be shared. It's your memory, for you to curate and cherish as you see fit. Anywho, /soapbox off. Thanks for sharing!
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    An alternative is to collapse Saved Searches in the Nav Panel and then drag it to the Favorites Bar. This also makes the searches searchable. I usually work with Left Panel hidden (F10).
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    (first post!) Over the years, my children have made hundreds and hundreds of drawings for my wife and I. We always treasure them, but, have found it very difficult to keep track of them. Eventually, they pile up on the desk, get stuffed in a drawer, or lost and thrown away. Not anymore! I now scan them into Evernote for permanent keeping! As the day, or week comes to a close, I take any drawings my children have made, scan them into Evernote, tag them or file them into the appropriate folder, and then I can put it in a box, or even throw it away if I need to. When they're older, they'll thank me for it. I wish I could see drawings I made when I was young.
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    Awesome. Yes, I'm doing this as well.Mom and Dad are both gone now, but they left behind an immense amount of handwritten notes, typewritten notes, letters, cards and postcards they had received over the many decades. So, I'm scanning ALL OF THEM into Evernote to share with family. It is such a relief knowing that they won't sit stagnant in a box anymore.
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    You get no arguments from me. It is confusing and not very intuitive I will chat with the team to see what can be done. No promises mind you
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    @henkisadbro - I use iThoughtsHD on my iPad and sync it with XMind on my Mac. Seems to work like a charm!
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    hi jimmy. welcome to the forums. i am no expert on shared notebooks, but my understanding is that anyone in the world can see them if they have a link to it. i have shared notebooks with strangers. i have used the notebooks of strangers. i have done so in the app and on the web. what i haven't done is change stuff in someone else's notebook. i think that might take special access (by the owner) and a premium account (by the invited person). @evernote community members: am i wrong? if so, please explain. if not, and i am correct, why all of this confusion? maybe evernote needs to spell this out more clearly on their site.
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    This issue is fixed in our next 4.5.4 beta (expected later this week, if all goes according to plan), with one annoying caveat: When selecting a list item, make sure that you select the _entire_ list item and not just the text. In other words, the selection should extend from the first letter in the list item all the way to the right side of your note editor; the selection should not end at the last letter of the text in the item. To do this, I position my caret at the first letter of the list item and press Shift+Down (there are probably other ways). We're working on eliminating this caveat, but I thought you might appreciate knowing a workaround in the meantime.
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    You can. When you hit 'i' to change notebooks, just type in the Find window. If you type the name of a notebook that doesn't exist, it'll create that notebook instead.
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    Add to the list that if you have a link pointing to a note, and then you merge that note with another, the link is broken rather than modified to point to the new merged note.
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    The book Total Recall (by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell) has been mentioned several times on the podcast. This book is a great read for any Evernote user, as it talks about how the future will be with e-memory, much of it already available in Evernote. Chapter 10 begins with: "If the world follows my lead, Total Recall will be a very private matter. Encryption will be universal, e-memories will reside in Swiss data banks, and sharing will be careful and limited".
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    May, thanks for a great PDF indeed - I have learnt lots of things from it, and also convinced me to move my GTD system from Evernote (I have revamped it three times now without feeling content) to OmniFocus which you recommended as well. Thanks for that! I own the iPhone 4S and the iPad2 as well as a MacBook Air and was hoping to get your input on which mind mapping software to use on the computer. iThoughtsHD for iPad looks amazing and can import mostly everything - but what if you want to collaborate on a mind map with a friend/colleague and sync on all devices? I am currently trying out Mind Manager 9 for Mac which has its own iPad/iPhone apps and basic dropbox/mindjetserver syncing built in. Thoughts? PS. I love the mind maps you have made in the PDF, they ooze organisational power! :-)
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    Yeah but... note links aren't all that useful and notebook stacks aren't really subfolders either... Note links are useful when you want to reference some notes but they don't add any power at all whatsoever to the organizational structure. They don't replicate subfolders unless you do a lot of extra work. The blog post is misleading I don't know what they are talking about there! Note links aren't good for organizing notes at all. They are good for referencing notes but not organizing. If you would want to organize your notes with note links you would run into problems such as: Whenever you add/remove/change parent/child relationship in one note - You'd have to go and manually update the other note in a relationship. Renaming a parent/child note - Would require editing all of its parent/child notes to update the name. Those are just off of the top of my mind... If you just add a note link to some note - you haven't really organized anything into any structure whatsoever, just referenced. if you could actually use note links to link to child/parent notes from one note and get it added automatically to another note instead of editing both notes manually, then this would make note linking actually really useful. The way I see it - note links are actually pretty useless now, they don't really add almost any functionality at all, other than fast switching between apps instead of manually copy/pasting random codes or other search strings. If you'd want to make a connection both ways you'd actually have to create new child note sync copy note link of child note find parent note paste child link into parent note copy note link of parent note go to child note paste parent link into child note Quite a lot of steps for something which could be streamlined to one step only. The only viable way to organize notes in Evernote at this point is to use tags/"sub-tags"/keywords. Note links are useful only to reference some notes. They don't add any structure / structural metadata to notes at all unless you take a lot of extra manual steps and then its still too cumbersome to maintain. Bottom line - use tags/keywords to organize notes, use links to make reference to some notes.
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    Beg to differ with you there - lots of people are asking us to do just that. And as I said way back in the early pages of this thread, it's kind of antithesis to the whole point of Evernote. We kind of don't understand why you would want to *use* Evernote if you can't use the major whiz-bang features of it. For example, if we introduced full notebook encryption, presumably we'd have to have a way to *decrypt* those notebooks on all the clients that we sync to as well, or your notes would be worthless everywhere except where they're decryptable. Additionally, on the mobile clients, even if you could decrypt them, you'd be limited to scrolling through your notes in those notebooks to locate the one you want, because we don't index encrypted content. So, it just makes us a really unwieldy note program. I agree with you in theory, however - it's the "awareness" that true security resides in the hands of the user that is so important and necessary. If we rely on other people to do things for us (like keep our private files secure) we can often overlook problems that exist. I'm not saying that corporations have no liability here - the burden is huge on us to keep data safe - but there's only so much we can do. For every automatic timeout we set in our clients, we get people who complain that they are there in the first place. For every password lock that we have, we get people who complain that it isn't enough. And, for *every* encryption password that is lost, we get people who complain that we don't keep them on file to get their data back.
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