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  1. 3 points
    I was not able to find this as an option in the Windows 5 beta but I would appreciate it being added. Is there a way to simply turn off the "type ahead" searching in the search bar? It seriously impedes my use of Evernote on Windows and I have no use for it. I have a slower old desktop computer at work and Evernote basically freezes after I type two characters in to the search bar while it works on creating the "type ahead" search results.
  2. 2 points
    Sorry, STACKS is the top level in EN. STACKS can have notebooks but not stacks. There are workarounds: You could re-name your old stacks, something like "X-name" and the stack will move down in the list. If you don't have too many notebooks in your stacks, you can create an "Archive-stack" and move all your notebooks into that one. Hope this helps. Wern
  3. 2 points
    You may be able to do this with a registry setting; see this post from Peter, Evernote employee: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/26477-request-2-simple-search-options/?p=141919. Relevant quote: I know that the key still exists in the registry, so it's worth a shot. Unfortunately, I tried it out and the problem still persists. Hopefully, a checkbox can be provided in the preferences for this to be changed within the client.
  4. 2 points
    You may be able to do this with a registry setting; see this post from Peter, Evernote employee: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/26477-request-2-simple-search-options/?p=141919. Relevant quote: I know that the key still exists in the registry, so it's worth a shot.
  5. 2 points
    Agreed. Here is how that would look in EN4. I cannot help but notice too how EN4 makes it crystal clear where the note's borders are and you can easily distinguish between notes. EN5 blurs that considerably IMHO.
  6. 1 point
    There should be no " read only " lock on skitch documents. I NEED to add TAGS to my skitch documents or what's the point ?? Tagging is essential to Evernote yet skitch an Evernote product , you can't tag. Either inside skitch or inside Evernote .... I need to be able to add tags !!!! I shouldn't have to save my skitch as a jpeg then upload to add tags. Evernote is about convenience, not being able to tag skitch documents is unreal !!!!!
  7. 1 point
    Evernote has built-in attribute of location where a note is created. Also Evernote has reminder feature which is replacing the traditional calendar on many's smart phones. It might be even greater to go one step further to combine both to a Location-Aware-Reminder. For example, I go to COSTCO every weekend for groceries. I expect a feature works this way. 1. I create a wish list at home. In the location attribute, I manually enters a location (info may grabbed from Google Earth by user manually). It is better to have a custom list of point-of-interest. 2. I add a reminder to the note, say 10am on Saturday. Then all set. How I expect EN to work is 1. Anytime if I happen closely enough to COSTCO, (within 1KM, or whatever), the reminder pops up to reminder me I have something to do at this location. 2. If the real-time location monitoring is too complex, I expect EN provides a feature to sort reminder based on location. In this case, I may forget I have plan to COSTCO. But I happen to check my EN and sort the reminders by location. EN figures out COSTCO is the closest location currently and it says "Hey, you have a plan to go COSTCO which is close by. You may want to go there now". I believe this feature would greatly improve our daily life and makes us more efficient. Moreover, it avoids a lot driving which helps to protect our earth by less emission.
  8. 1 point
    The Chrome web clipper extension needs to be able to clip selections like the desktop clipper does. if i go to a different computer as i often do, this is a huge feature that i use all the time when my evernote is installed on my normal comptuer. but it slows me down and keeps me from getting work done on on other computers. and clipping the full page is not what i want, i need to be able to create clean images that allow me to select the area i want to clip and let me clip it.
  9. 1 point
    Hello folks! We're excited to announce the beta, there is plenty of new and exciting updates. We're looking forward to everyone's feedback. I may not respond to ever single post, but rest assured that we'll be reading all of them. And of course, we're not done yet. We're working on addressing early feedback, even more new features and tidying up. Thanks for trying it out! cheers!
  10. 1 point
    My experience on my last couple of trips to Japan has been like GM's. There is very, very little free WiFi. Even hotels only had it in the lobbies. I took an Airport Express to connect my iPad in my room. Ethernet cables were available in the rooms. I came across this article (and stored it in Evernote!). It might be of some interest: http://www.kirainet.com/english/free-wi-fi-in-tokyo-for-tourists-during-14-days/ Have a great trip!
  11. 1 point
    Slightly simpler than clicking on each URL is to select them all, ctrl-click on them and select Services->Open URL That should open all the urls in your browser. Then you'll still have to clip each individually.
  12. 1 point
    No, sorry. No notebooks inside notebooks either. You can move a notebook into a notebook but EN will then create a STACK automatically. The hierarchy from bottom to top is: notesnotebooksstacks
  13. 1 point
    どういたしまして! (You're welcome) I wouldn't assume that about all of the Starbucks. It can be hit or miss depending on where you are (major city / countryside). In fact, the last time I was in Japan I purchased one of those mobile hotspots and worked mainly with that. It was quite nice, but a little pricey. I think you can also purchase access to wifi services and there are sim cards available for your phone as well. Again, it all depends on your personal situation / location. By the way, Evernote staff in Japan are phenomenal, and if you ever run into trouble, don't hesitate to contact the Japanese customer support to get it solved.
  14. 1 point
    Depends on your usage, and what you're comfortable with. A couple of things to be aware of, though. Sets of notes are shared on a notebook basis, so you'll want to be aware of that if you want to share more than a small number of notes. Similarly, if you are a premium user and want to keep notes always handy on a mobile device, you'll need to do it on a notebook basis (you'd be marking one or more notebooks as "offline" on the device). Aside from that, notebooks partition your notes into discrete sets of notes, and nesting capabilities are limited; some folks are fine with mixing up unrelated notes in the same notebook (and using tags or just text search to distinguish them), some are not. It's easy to search only the notes in a single notebook, but you can's search multiple notebooks at a time unless they are in the same stack (you can search in all notebooks, all of your personal notebooks, however). Stacks are useful for knocking down the long list of notebooks to a more manageable size. You can also search in all of the notebooks in a stack. But you can't share a stack, or have an offline stack. The nice thing about tags is that you can cross-categorize notes according to different categorization schemes, even across notebooks. My personal predilection is try not to overdo things: I my number of notebooks small (< 20 currently) and tag, but not overmuch (1 - 3 tags/note), and keep my tag vocabularly pretty small (~200 tags). Two or three stacks keep the notebook list cleaned up (one is for notebooks that are no longer current; keeps them out of sight), and a Todo notebook that's shared to my separate work account and also available to be made into an offline notebook on my mobile devices.
  15. 1 point
    British chocolate >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>US Muck
  16. 1 point
    Overall I'd give the beta an average rating. Nothing in it will dramatically improve my use of EN, but there is nothing that will materially hurt it, either. With all the love Mac products have gotten, though, I'd hoped for something more engaging. A few comments (most if not all of which have already been submitted): *HATE that the Title is inside the note. Others have expressed it better than I can. To me, the title is meta data, equivalent to tags and should be outside of the note content *There is a delay after typing the title before I can actually start typing the body of the note. Not horrible, but irritating *LOVE the new shortcuts *Don't love that when I open a new note to full view, the entry box is not full length of the window. I haven't typed anything yet so there are no related notes, and I like to compose with space. Yes, when I finally fill the window more lines are added (though only one at a time), but I want a full blank note, not a few lines. *Changes to adding tags where the type ahead doesn't automatically highlight the tag is frustrating. I've been adding and deleting partial tags all week. *When I open a note, the screen size is really small. Is there a way to change the default size? *Would love ability to highlight text in notes
  17. 1 point
    Right clicking on the toolbar lets you choose to "show labels" or not.
  18. 1 point
    To take this a step further, there is a dfiference between password protecting a PDF & password encrypting a PDF. Again, encryption is the most secure way to go. All you have to do is Google to find any number of apps that will crack passwords. Even when using a strong password, if the document is only password protected & not password encrypted, it's one step easier for someone to get into. It's kind of like locking your door but putting the key under the mat. I don't see the advantage of using a password protected document when there are other, better, more secure ways to store sensitive data & they don't require any extra effort. Just like when I lock my door, I take my keys with me.
  19. 1 point
    I am using the free version? I'm not sure what you mean. I'm on a PC (windows/internet explorer). I also access it through the iPad app from time to time. Are you accessing Windows from a web browser (that would be the web client) or did you download the Windows desktop app & install it (that would be the Windows client)? Note links are not available yet via the web client. It is not a premium feature. It is available to all users. It's always helpful to mention which client you're using.
  20. 1 point
    My understanding is that this feature is often requested (http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/25197-howto-diff-a-conflict-with-the-original/), but we have not seen any changes (that I have noticed). You might find some suggestions for ways to compare notes (see the link). To make the most of what we have available at the moment, my recommendation would be to avoid having Evernote open and in use on more than one machine at once to reduce the frequency of note conflicts.
  21. 1 point
    Not understanding that I didn't compare Evernote with Facebook is stupid. I compared one out of touch geek statement to another out of touch geek statement. Rather than further debate , we could always just revisit this thread in 2 years and see whether that BitTorrent sync note taking app, or any other Bit Torrent app, caused so many people to kiss EN goodbye.
  22. 1 point
    Was thinking that that might be the case; I don't have a version 4.x around any more to try it out. Thanks. Yes, with 4.x, the ESC key closes the currently open not window.
  23. 1 point
    I'd like to highlight (see what I did there?) that if you'd stuck with us you'd have proper sport, tea instead of coffee and be able to spell correctly etc etc.
  24. 1 point
    The new position of the search bar is absolutely horrible. In v4 the distances you had to travel with you mouse cursor between the search bar and the notes was very short and optimized. Now in v5 you have to move the cursor from the note section on the left all over to the top right search bar to clear the search term, just to move the cursor right back to the left again to select a note. Why do i have to travel in v5 ten times the distance than in v4, to do the same job? It's not like we need such an increddible long search bar anyway or do we? What's the reasoning behind moving the search bar?
  25. 1 point
    Unfortunately, this whole EN5 process reminds me too much of the "Hey, let's put all notes into tiles on the iPad and get rid of listview" fiasco. Despite the complaints from beta users, they pushed it out, then dealt with enough complaints they finally gave us listview. If EN is listening and taking the huge problems of EN5 into consideration (business/personal note blending, UI issues like the note title that is now part of the body of the note, sort of, Shortcuts that are anything but if you have more than 5 notebooks as they scroll out of view, this example of not being able to distinguish notes, etc), they aren't saying anything. I fear 5.0 will launch with most or all of these issues and then wait and see what the public backlash is. I hope I am wrong, but honestly, I don't think power users are the target, or count for much. I don't think EN recognizes how engrained its product is into people's work flows, especially those using it for GTD and other productivity methods. It is like Excel is for Accountants. You just don't frivolously mess with it to bey stylistic. But man, I really really hope I am wrong.
  26. 1 point
    This is an awesome visual example of how a user actually uses the program, that I have to guess the developers might not even be aware of. Hopefully that type of feedback will really help. I can't imagine any reason they wouldn't want a note title on the header bar, so you have to wonder if it's not one of those things that just got dropped because it was a major rewrite and can easily be put back in. Personally, I don't think I'd be opening all of those windows at once like that, but it's not my place to weigh in on everyone's workflow. On the Mac we have the titles at the top. I think in terms of consistency among the clients, it would also be a good idea to put it into Windows. It isn't a typical part of my workflow either, I confess. Was consolidating a bunch of notes on a topic and found myself in over my head! As someone involved in UI design, I've seen many cases in which a sort of tunnel vision sets in, and even the worst designs start to look 'normal.' On balance I like the beta. But note titles are more important than the design accommodates.
  27. 1 point
    Agreed. Here is how that would look in EN4. I cannot help but notice too how EN4 makes it crystal clear where the note's borders are and you can easily distinguish between notes. EN5 blurs that considerably IMHO. Great example mcluff and EdH! That makes it crystal clear how bad the EN5 design is. You know, strange as it seems, I really get the feeling that most Evernote employees are NOT EN Power Users. I could be wrong -- I have no facts. That's just how it seems to me based on their designs and questions on obvious Use Cases. I've wondered about that many times . I also want to know why every single time I see an EN demo video, it looks like the person giving the video has only has about 80 notes total .
  28. 1 point
    Jeff, I can't be sure this is the posters point, but in past versions a note opened in a separate window and with focus closed with "esc". You didn't need to take your hands off the keyboard. It no longer functions. It was useful if you used ctrl-alt-N to pop up a quick note, then simply "esc" and your are done. Regards, Gary
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    While I love the flat design, I'd like to lobby for having the note titles in the toolbar for opened notes. (Apologies if this is a frequent request.) Here's an illustration of the problem. Today I've been working on a lot of notes, but it's tough to know which is which without using a workaround:
  31. 1 point
    1) Try it the other way around. Ctrl-click on Tags in the sidebar and choose 'Show Tag List'. Then you can drag notes from the note list to the tags in the sidebar. 2) There are two ways to do this. Similarly to tags, you can drag notes from the note list to notebooks in the sidebar. Alternatively, instead of dragging, you can just choose a notebook from the popup in the note editor. I hope this helps.
  32. 1 point
    Reminders integration in the Web Clipper is in the works. Stay tuned.
  33. 1 point
    Hi, What would be awesome is the possibility to assign a clip to a person and assign a date: I would drop my to-do app (do.com) in a heartbeat! What do you think? Is it planned? Best Youssef
  34. 1 point
    I've just downloaded the beta and it looks good. However, unless there is some option I'm missing, the search no longer allows words to be grouped. In the V4 I used to be able to put two or more words in quotes to form a search term and only those notes matching the full term would be shown. In V5 each word is treated as a separate term even if they are included withing quotes. For example, in V4, "user manual" would show only those notes with the phrase "user manual" in them but in V5 it shows notes that have both user and manual in them but those words could be separated by pages of text. I know there is a "matching any" and "matching all" option but that would only make things worse, the latter showing notes with either of the terms. I used this phrase search feature regularly in V4.
  35. 1 point
    I couldn't get the same thing to happen. Does the newest note need to have a tag or something in it? No, it does not. To test, I created a new note with a title and one line of text in the body. I then created another new note and immediately double-clicked it. The new note opened in a new window and has the same title and body as the note I previously updated. I did a screencap of this in action. Here is a link to it (I could not figure out how to share media directly in this forum with limited time.) http://www.screencast.com/t/oyh2o5uWpxo
  36. 1 point
    ^^^ THIS ^^^ In fact, other than search ahead, which is nice, I couldn't identify a single meaningful new feature that will enhance my workflow in any way. Frankly the discovery of the hidden Shift/Ctrl/F5 in the current version, has proven about 100x as useful as anything I am seeing in this beta. That's a real change that affects my workflow. Enhanced tables, highlighting, note zooming, better bulleting, et al, nowhere to be found.
  37. 1 point
    As a heavy business user, I am not sure it is possible for me to more strongly disagree with this statement. See discussion and reasons here.
  38. 1 point
    Apologies if this is mentioned elsewhere, my eyes were starting to bleed from reading through the posts. I do like the concept of co-mingling the business with the personal as it makes scrolling through lists of notebooks easier since they are sorted but there needs to be a visual cue of some sort differentiating the types. AND- Why when I'm adding a notebook to a business stack is it created as a personal notebook? That's just plain not smart. Flat is fine, but how about we offer a darker theme and please do something so we can tell types of notebooks apart. Oh, and bring back the ability to put shortcuts on the toolbar. I have hundreds of notebooks; having to scroll to the top to get to Shortcuts is not smart design.
  39. 1 point
    I agree completely. The same is true about the new EN Mac Ver 5. A new coat of different colored paint, moved some of the furniture around, but the main function remains the same. Two notable exceptions with EN Mac V5: Added Highlighter and Reminders. I would expect both of these to come to EN Win V5 before too long. The other major disappointment is that, AFAIK, none of the Search bugs have been fixed, and maybe some new one's added. Evernote, IF you have fixed some of these bugs, please list them so we can test/confirm.
  40. 1 point
    I've only just got round to trying out EN5, had to sort out a new VM, new account etc to avoid the risk of trashing my existing notebooks. The new look is ok-ish, but I do wish you'd just stick to a native style. I'm using Windows 7, but you've forced a Windows 8 style on me. Even then it's inconsistent; a strange mix of styles, horrible thin vertical scroll bars which are barely visible and far too easy to miss, normal horizontal scroll bars (in list view). The less said about the menu titles in SCREAMING CAPITALS the better Dialogue boxes haven't changed one iota and remain resolutely native, clashing with the main window style: the new look is all purely on the surface. I agree with other comments here about the blandness and flatness of it all, it's very difficult to work out which parts of the interface are active. Some colour in the icons is all it would take to brighten it up a bit. Having the note title scroll away out of view is absolutely infuriating. It's right back to the way EN2 behaved! What's happened to the note author field? It's gone completely. Maybe the author name is added automatically (hooray if it is, this is one of my irritations with EN4), but if it is, it's not displayed anywhere, not even in the note's Info pop-up. I've found a bug in the pop-up window for changing a note's Created or Updated Date field. It doesn't close once opened and it's necessary to kill EN5 and restart it to get control back. My main massive disappointment with this supposedly major new version though is that after all the requests on these forums over several years, there is no change whatsoever to the note editor. I'm almost dumbstruck that you've apparently put so much effort into a UI redesign but have done nothing at all about the many shortcomings of EN's basic functionality. I'd really hoped that this version was going to offer image resizing, better table editing, better tab handling for example. On a positive note, the Shortcuts area on the left side seems much better than the favourites bar in EN4. Really sorry to be so negative about this, I appreciate that somewhere a lot of work has gone into this. I'm a big EN fan, it's been my most used application for six or seven years now, but this is really disappointing.
  41. 1 point
    Thanks for posting. Hopefully I can clarify this a little. Unlike the highlighter in Clearly, highlighting in the Mac client is not a tool, it's a text attribute (Like bold or italic). It follows the following rules: - If there is a selection, the highlighting icon turns "on" or "off" to indicate whether the current selection is highlighted - If there is no selection, the highlighting icon turns "on" or "off" to indicate whether anything you type from then on will be highlighted. I hope that helps.
  42. 1 point
    Although Evernote is now claiming that it's only five years old, well before 2008 the application it had the ability to resize images exactly as many of us would like to do today. Recently we regained the ability to rotate images. Hopefully before too long, Evernote 5 may get released and start to offer a few more of the useful features that we had in Evernote 2 which got dropped along the way. For the nostalgics amongst us, here's the old image dialogue from EN 2. Seems quaint by today's standards, but extremely sophisticated by for EN :-(
  43. 1 point
    @jillianxenia - Thanks for the feedback. We currently lock the document in order to protect the Skitch image and the meta-data required by Skitch to understand that this is a Skitch image. I'll add your request to our feature list.
  44. 1 point
    Speaking for myself, I would like two things: (1) Conflicting Modifications notebooks generated on all clients (not just the desktop ones) (2) Highlighting of discrepancies between two conflicting notes Why? The bibliography for my dissertation (several tens of thousands of words) encountered a conflicting modification back in September, and what iOS does in this situation is to paste the conflicting note onto the bottom of the original without any notification. I went along for a long time making corrections and changes to both versions until I discovered that the content had been doubled (without my permission, of course), and in the middle of my note was a message saying there were conflicting modifications. It would have been bad enough to go through the note line by line to figure out where the conflicts were, but now that I have made changes as well, it is a daunting task.I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent on sorting this out, and it may well take me several more months to deal with this one note (I actually have several other conflicting modifications -- I seem to get a few a month now). An additional problem is that the note is now inaccessible on the app that created the problem in the first place. It now takes fifteen seconds or so to open the note, and so far, no amount of tapping in the text field allows me to edit the note. Basically, when I am on my iPad, the note I use the most has now become useless. It is a tragedy of Greek proportions! And, since I do most of my work on the iPad, it has has quite an impact on my daily work. I've lost no data. I'll live. However, a couple of simple features (simple to imagine, but maybe difficult to code) would have enabled me to recognize the conflict had happened, compare the two notes, and get on with my work. What's the solution for now? Because, I don't think we are likely to get either of these feature requests answered soon, if at all (I imagine it is not a high priority). This is my advice: break up long notes into shorter ones. This will make sorting through the conflicts easier, and you'll avoid the problem I encountered. This was actually my policy for everything, but over time the bibliography just kept growing, and I never spent time to break it up. Now, I have one master list with note links to 26 notes (one for each letter of the alphabet) containing my bibliography. Of course, this occurred in September, and by the time I got this set up and running, the Mac version lost its back button, and that made my "solution" untenable. This might explain my grumpiness about the missing back button, but that is griping for another thread
  45. 1 point
    I obviously think that it is stupid, for the simple reason, that Evernote advertises its product as an organizer and productivity enhancing tool, which essentially means that Evernote is a time saver, and avoids redundancy in work. The lack of an logical extension of a feature , hence forcing a user to look for an external resource, is an obvious waste of time, and am sure many would agree with that. If you've had no more than 3 in four years, then good for you. There are people out there, who have slow net connections ( even dial up/GPRS connections that take 5+ minutes to load a webpage at times when they are on the move) , or no net connections, all the time. { Please don't get started up with saying that Evernote is not designed to work for people who have dial up or no connections most of the time } Note conflicts form a major portion of their Evernote daily life, and one has to be extra cautious ( means invest more time ) to ensure that they don't delete a note , therby losing precious data. When i complement Evernote for being a wonderful software and acknowledge that it is an integral portion of my life, then i guess that i have the same rights to criticize and crib it at times for pissing me off, thanks to thier shortcomings, which would only have been logical extensions to thier existing features. I believe that it is one way, people would respond to my posts, and people at Evernote will have a look at their shortcomings.
  46. 1 point
    The purpose of coming to Evenote is to bring all information that you read across various places in the web, save and concentrate content to a single organizing and archiving center. If Evenote has been around for so long and has versioning of notes, then the obvious logical step would be to have an integrated version comparing system within its own framework. Exporting notes out of Evernote to make a comparison is nothing but plain stupid and i must say that for the lack of this feature, i simply have to give EN a thumbs down.
  47. 1 point
    Yup. Deleting, thanks for the catch anjoschu!
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