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  1. 2 points
    Well, yes, I am definitely not using Evernote to its fullest extent. Like most people using any technology, other than the extreme power user, I leave most features unused. A more apt analogy would be my wife who simply doesn't take advantage of most of the cool features of her Android phone. But she would still get frustrated when one of the few things she does use it for doesn't behave as expected. I might tell her that the reason it doesn't do that thing is because it does a bunch of other cool things, but I would acknowledge that what she is experiencing IS frustrating, Evernote is basically two things, in equal measure: a note taker and a cloud storage service. EN encourages its users to both take notes AND store their scanned documents, their photos, etc, into its storage system for safekeeping and access. They even sponsor a scanner to automatically store those pdf documents to its cloud storage. So, this pedestrian, non-rocket-science use is one of the major things they are promoting to users. And, as purely a cloud storage service, it does have advantages over other such services. The searching, tagging, etc. But in the significant feature of import/export and syncing with a desktop or another cloud service, it is simply not as useful. It is OK to acknowledge that.
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    No, we now DO understand what Evernote is, and why it does what it does, that has not been the issue since it was explained early on. So, lets clear this up: 1. We know how Evernote does it (database, not folder system) 2. We know why Evernote does it that way (able to maintain notes with varying file types in consistent format) Do not confuse our continued frustration with lack of understanding. We GET it, we just don't LIKE it. 1. We have gotten used to services like Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive which allow us to move files back and forth between them, or to a folder on a computer, with simply copy and paste. This makes moving our "stuff" around, and having redundant storage systems very convenient. 2. For a lot of us, Evernote is first and foremost a digital file cabinet, a cloud storage system, where we store scanned documents or pictures or typewritten notes or web-pages. Very rarely (speaking for myself) do I ever have a "note" which has multiple types of files. So, for me, the HTML benefit of keeping multiple file types consistently formatted is wasted. Its either a pdf or its a type-written note, not both. In short, we use Evernote the way we would Dropbox, but with the added benefit of a nice text note taker and search/filter functions. 3. No, HTML is not the consumption vehicle of choice for most people. People do not use browsers to write and read text as a general rule. When people have scanned documents stored on their computer, they are in pdf format and folks do not use browsers to open them up. When people want to look through some photos, they do not opt for HTML as their means of checking them out. So, there are preferred vehicles for viewing each of these formats and, other than stored web pages, HTML is not it. 4. So, when I have a scanned document stored in Evernote (JUST a scanned document), and I want to transfer that document to a folder on my computer, it is much more convenient to have it transferred as a pdf alone rather than embedded in an HTML file. Similarly, when I have photo that I stored in Evernote (JUST the photo, nothing else), it is much better to have that photo transfer back out as a jpg by itself rather than have the extra step of pulling it out of an HTML file. If I have a bit of written text stored in Evernote, it is much more convenient to have that transferred as a txt file, or a doc file, than as an HTML file. Now, if I have a web page stored, then obviously the best format when exported is, indeed, HTML. Now, I get it, Evernote is not transferring just a pdf, or a jpg, it is exporting a "Note" and to get that "note-ness", it needs a wrapper to put it in to make sure you get all the other stuff that you have included in that "note" along with your original thing. And HTML is that wrapper that can collect all the stuff. But, for me (and for most people, I am guessing), there ISN'T any other stuff, it is just the thing itself that is being stored. That is all. Thus, the original lack of understanding why Evernote was not giving us back what we put in (I put a pdf in, I get an HTML back, with that pdf inside), and the frustration. For us, Evernote is another cloud storage device, a souped-up Dropbox, it is OneDrive on steroids. Better than the rest, but basically the same thing. We now know that is not the case. But here is the primary point: just because we now understand why this is happening, that doesn't mean we have to LIKE that it is happening. The fact that our expectations were misplaced doesn't make the end result any less frustrating. And, please do not pretend that the option that Evernote has is optimal for most users. I will say that it is very reasonable given how Evernote is set up and for those who use Evernote to take complex, multi-format Notes, then sure, HTML may be the best (I don't know any better). But for the rest of us, the type of export options provided by CloudHQ is what is optimal. I don't expect Evernote to provide such a service, and I am not complaining about that or saying they SHOULD provide it. I am just objecting to this idea that HTML is somehow as useful and convenient as an end product for individual pdf's, jpgs and text notes. It is just not.
  3. 2 points
    Really? How can you export to pdf? I tried "printing" to pdf as well, but there's no option to save as a pdf. If you're using Windows you can print to pdf from Evernote by using a free tool like this: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/files/ I do this every day, works great for me. John Z you are so awesome -- I love your list of resources you point us too I use CutePDF -- it is also free. You set it up as an additional printer on your computer (it's like an internal printer) and when you go to print ANYTHING you can choose to print it to PDF by choosing the CutePDF printer from your list of printers on Windows. I'm sure its the same way John Z has it set up http://www.cutepdf.com/
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    Really? How can you export to pdf? I tried "printing" to pdf as well, but there's no option to save as a pdf. If you're using Windows you can print to pdf from Evernote by using a free tool like this: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/files/ I do this every day, works great for me.
  5. 1 point
    Hey all! Evernote for Mac 5.6 Beta 5 is out. 5.5 users with "update to beta" checked in their preferences should start seeing this build as available for download. Here's the link for your reference: http://goo.gl/jJfxSX Please post questions and comments here. We're all looking forward to your feedback! Added the ability to search your notes with Spotlight. Fixed: Stability issues related to Yosemite Problems upgrading from earlier versions of Evernote Issues with errant note conflicts Several conditions which caused sync to loop Various bug and stability issues
  6. 1 point
    I have 700+ notes from Outlook that I would like to import. Is there a way or solution to do this with out individual emailing or cutting a pasting? Sorry in advance if covered before. I have searched the board and failed to find a previous answer. :shock:
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    @JimKn: Hey, thanks, this is cool. I must have read about it years ago in Pogue's "Missing Manual" but have totally forgotten about being able to add applications of my choice and then binding keys to literal menu entries. For demonstration purposes (to be hopefully helpful to others) I add a screenshot from the german system settings' dialog where I exemplarily have bound "Increase/Decrease Indent" to the cmd-Umlauts which lay side by side in a german keyboard layout: which even yields updated labels in the program menu, and the new bindings replace or overrule the built-ins (as I have tested), so redefinition is done: Therefor the remaining open issues from yesterday's list are: "Add Note to Favorites" and "Delete Note" are only available in the context menu, so there's no way of binding a key to them in the before mentioned manner (although backspace in the list view to delete an item fits perfectly for me). With a top menu entry on its own it would be done.The bound key in the settings dialog selecting "keyboard" (left pane), "focus to sidebar of window" (right pane), which is cmd-< does not work in EN.But with JimKn's most valuable hint I am by far closer to my intent than I was yesterday, and I will wait patiently until navigation by keys is complete (even for a nag like me ;-). Furthermore I have to apologise for not knowing the shortcut to copy a note's link, it's ctrl-alt-cmd-C as I found out meanwhile. Thank you all.
  8. 1 point
    just wanted to post up with a quick note re: EN5 slow response when navigating or changing notes. Anyone running EN5 on W7x64 machines, consider whether you're using AVG antivirus. after testing EN5 on a fresh OS load of W7x64, I discovered that there was no apparent lag at all, which led me to look at my standard apps suite, and just as a lucky guess, removed AVG on two other machines to test. It worked. EN5 lag is gone. I have since replaced AVG with Avast and there doesn't seem to be any lag in the way I was experiencing with AVG. Please note that I am not saying that AVG is the culprit here, as I'm sure there's a better explanation for this conflict, but whatever it is, I couldn't figure it out with various settings changes and exclusions. Only the complete removal of AVG resolved this for me, so this is at least a fix for a problem that has plagued me in my standard system build-outs since moving to v5. hope this helps some of you experiencing this frustrating lag.
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    I would have thought It possible to deal with this fairly simply in Evernote - create a Client notebook and an Investor notebook with a 'contact details' note containing that information for each. Simply have each employee record each subsequent interaction as a separate note. Choose some tags relevant to the interactions - Note / Request / Quotation / Pending / Completed. Any employee could then call up details of all interactions with a specific client before a meeting, refine that to outstanding or recent issues, and regularly review anything not tagged 'completed' to move the action along by adding further detail to the note. I'd strongly recommend running any system as a limited test for a period so you can determine any drawbacks and maybe add notebooks or tags as required - so the new system would be an added process that would slow down operations for a while. If however you're satisfied it works to everyone's satisfaction you can introduce it company wide. Evernote has some good posts about working with and within teams to help...
  10. 1 point
    I have the option to update to betas, worked all the time in the past but this morning (9am GMT, 9th August) just tried to update automatically, it downloads all the file but then I get an error "An error occurred while extracting the archive. Please try again later." I had to download from link provided in this thread and that worked. Mac os Yosemite.
  11. 1 point
    Hi. Unfortunately no there is not. And Evernote does not share their roadmap. If it's any comfort, this request has been made before and your Evernote does read all the posts so you can count yours as a feature request. (Though please note that they rarely, if ever, respond to forum threads.)
  12. 1 point
    EN should take your file jbenson, randomize the characters in the notes so there is no usable data for them, then give it to the development team and make the EXE able to handle it properly. You are just the first one there. More than just you will have this type of note count soon enough.
  13. 1 point
    That is just sad beyond belief.
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    Jack, I appreciate you making this comment. I know the mantra is that Evernote reads all forum posts, but without feedback we really don't know. This short comment, occasionally posted like you do, at least assures us that our posts in this topic have been read by an EN employee. Thank you.
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    Great, this is very informative, thanks for your help.
  17. 1 point
    No setting that I know of to add Created Date to the note list display.
  18. 1 point
    I am also really struggling with the font issue as I use Evernote on my iPad while I'm in court. I have a number of scripts that I need to follow so that everyone who appears in front of me gets the same information. I don't want to drag around a huge binder with all the scripts in it and Evernote has been a godsend. I can access Evernote on my bench PC, but it's much nicer for me to be able to use the ipad and actually look at the people I'm talking to. Staring at a computer screen while you're telling someone very important information just doesn't seem appropriate. The font problem just popped up a little while ago, I'm guessing after I updated my version. So now when I open one of my scripts on the bench, it immediately becomes unreadable. This makes Evernote absolutely unusable for me - which is unfortunate because I originally got it for this exact purpose - I'm trying to drag my little corner of the notoriously backward justice system into the 20th century (20th century first, we'll work on moving into the 21st century after everyone learns to stop hand-writing 20-page rulings and figures out how to use their email) - and this issue unfortunately makes Evernote something I can no longer recommend to my colleagues for use on the bench. I have noticed that the font stays readable if I have the preview pane open and only select the script, instead of opening it. So I'm now doing that and just scrolling all the way down the preview pane. But I'm actively looking for another option. I can't imagine that no one in the Evernote development team considered that people would want to be truly mobile with their notes and use their tablet and smartphones in meetings or situations like mine where a script or speech is stored in Evernote. For a company that has been so perceptive to the need for a mobile note-taking system, and generally responsive to issues, the failure to address this font size issue is incredibly short-sighted.
  19. 1 point
    As an IT person at a public library, I can tell you that this is not surprising to me. Using my library as an example: we have a decent bandwidth allotment, but it's not fantastic. Spread it across 50 or so users at any one time (we are not a small library, but not metropolitan, either), and each user doesn't get a whole lot. So, we put bandwidth caps on our network so that programs, web services, or anything else that will try to either pull or push large chunks of data get capped so we can effectively share the wealth. I have personally witnessed the spikes in network usage when an app or service like Evernote, Google Drive, etc. either load up the first time and need to sync (like signing in) or have a lot of new data to push or pull. We cap this at a pretty low bandwidth usage (1.5Mbps). Knowing all this, I also wouldn't find it surprising that Evernote freaks out because it's can't sync at the speed it probably is looking for. I don't know much about what Evernote looks for when it tries to sync, but most libraries DO have a firewall in place that DOES throttle bandwidth from apps that push or pull large chunks of data at one time. It's really not far-fetched to think this is the cause of the issue, like the EN support person said. And the manner in which he suggested it makes it pretty clear this is an issue they've run into before -- also further proving the point that it isn't an odd assumption at all. Firewalls can do some really weird things, depending on the setup (for example, we have SMTP outbound mail disabled on our wireless, yet every once in a while, an email will send out just fine).
  20. 1 point
    You can trash the app quite safely. Your iPhone doesn't have a full copy of your notes, just a searchable index so you can download any details you want. If you have any recent unsynced notes created on the iPhone you can email them to your Evernote email address so they aren't lost; but the original copy of your notes exists on the server, not on your iPhone or Mac. If in any doubt though, search around here for instructions to create a backup of your current database - it's always good to have one of those...
  21. 1 point
    What's also nice about tags (I don't recall this being mentioned in this particular thread yet, but for the sake of it being a great repository of tag information I wish to repeat it), is your tag structure sits on top of your notebook structure. So, if you have to have say, a shared notebook with your spouse where all notes both of you need sit, tags still let you organize that content with the rest of your Evernote account. If you were organizing by notebook, you might have a Finances notebook, a Movies notebook, etc. but have to keep track of what's inside these versus your shared notebook, which would have it all lumped together. Using Tags lets you sort your note content above Notebooks, so no matter where stuff is stored, you can have your own, consistent, sorting structure. A finance tag will pull up all financial information, no matter the notebook, whereas a Finances notebook shows you all finances, except those that could potentially be scattered across a plethora of shared notebooks. At my workplace, we have about 10 shared notebooks we use for a variety of subjects across departments. We all sort content via tags, but do so in our own way, so we have one note in each shared notebook that the notebook creator tags with all the tags people want to use to tag content in those notes (since in Shared notebooks, you can only tag notes in that notebook with tags already in use there). That way, we can tag how each of us is comfortable, as opposed to having to stick to one specific structure. A notebook-based structure (or even a title keyword based structure, to a lesser extent) doesn't allow this flexibility.
  22. 1 point
    For me, this makes a really great program USELESS I have stopped using evernote entirely - I am NOT well organized BUT Neither am I frustrated by this stupidity - ANY OS X program should be able to adjust ANY type face. I HAVE PERFECT VISION - BUT THIS PROGRAM SUCKS - EVERNOTE DOES NOT EVEN POST A REASON FOR SMALL TYPE. ​What are people who are visually impaired supposed to do ? Some one should report these a-holes to to the Americans with Disabilities crowd for disciplining. Please make post if ANYTHING changes - this has gone on for WAY too long. ARE THE FOLKS AT EVERNOTE BLIND or DEAF ? (DON'T CARE) D0 THEY EVER READ OR RESPOND TO FORUM ISSUES ? LOOK HOW EASY IT IS TO CHANGE FONT SIZE IN FORUM !
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    It would be nice to have a larger font so I could read what I was typing more easily.
  25. 1 point
    I installed Evernote on my iPhone and iPad a few months ago at the recommendation of a friend. Unfortunately, I am blessed with low visual acuity that makes it impossible for me to read the first notes I tried writing - even on the iPad - so I uninstalled the app, figuring that someday Evernote would enhance the product with the ability to adjust font sizes. I installed again today and to my surprise, the feature still doesn't exist. The odd thing is that you can do just about any other font and paragraph formatting (bold, indent, bullets, etc). To the indestructable Evernote engineers with 20/20 vision: Send this to Marketing. To Evernote Marketing: You know will lose a significant market share if and when another developer launches a similar product with app and document font size flexibility. I'll uninstall and keep my otherwise very good eyes open for just such an app. PS - Font size increased for those who can't read the instructions on medicine bottles (probably 30% of the market for productivity apps, and growing FAST).
  26. 1 point
    I came here at the suggestion of the Evernote support team. It seems what I asked about is the subject of much discussion! I was told that the people who work on the app take suggestions from here...... Font size is a basic accessibly requirement, especially for someone like me who has a visual disability. What is the point of an app if no one can see it? I wonder if there is scope in the DDA (disability discrimination act) on this, when help has been consistently requested for over a year. I wrote this to the support team: I need the ability to increase font size in iPad version of Evernote. I have that editing ability on my mac, which is helpful for note taking.... But I'd rather do note taking on my iPad. I have visual problems. I'd just like the ability to actually see my notes. I would also find this useful on my android phone. The ability to increase font size globally would also be helpful so I can see the names of folders and notes lists too. So come on Evernote developers - the option the increase font size within the WHOLE app, not just the note taking bit, is a vital need, especially when it comes to basic accessibility.
  27. 1 point
    IT is now 2014 and it seems that NOTHING has changed ! ​Has anyone found a solution ? Does anyone at Evernote ever read (or reply) to these postings ? Hi. It was 2013 last year and will be 2015 next year The developers will do what they think is best for the app. In this case, they removed our control over the font sizes a couple of years ago (on Mac). We can discuss it here in the user forums, but I wouldn't expect developers to jump into the conversation (sometimes they do, but not always). If you want a response from Evernote, contact support (see my signature). I am sure they are aware of the request -- I know I have certainly posted a lot with it. However, it never hurts to add your use case. It might persuade them to rethink their decision.
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    IT is now 2014 and it seems that NOTHING has changed ! ​Has anyone found a solution ? Does anyone at Evernote ever read (or reply) to these postings ?
  29. 1 point
    I have the same problem and found the thread conversation unbelievably unhelpful. I am looking for a way to export my files from Evernote that is NOT HTML or EVERNOTE'S PROPRIETARY FORMAT i imported them as docs, pdfs, jpgs, etc. I want to get them back OUT OF EVERNOTE in the same form: docs, jpgs, pdfs - the same form in which I entered them I do not want to have to use yet another program like cloud HQ that I have to pay for to get my content out of evernote - my content, not in HTML or evernote's own format. I have quite a few files i want to get out of Evernote so I would rather not "print" to a pdf which is the only thing I could come up with at this point. I read the above conversation where the person answering totally did not get the question and kept going in circles without a solution, the only solution ultimately offered was a third party app like cloudHQ. I don't want yet another program, I think Evernote should offer this option and don't understand why it doesn't. IT's a huge drawback and one that would prevent me from recommending Evernote to anyone... Can anyone help? Thank you.
  30. 1 point
    Just as a note, the web interface to Evernote allows you to change text to a range of colors, to upsize and downsize, and to change fonts. These are all awesome features just as they are. It would be well more than sufficient, actually it would be great, if these features could just be migrated from the web interface to the iPad and iPod. (I'll also note that the interface for entering this comment into this forum also has all those features, as well.)
  31. 1 point
    Hi all, This doesn't work consistently across web, android and mac clients if you have multiple search terms. After a bit of frustration with saved searches and notebook stacks, I think I have worked out how to do it across all clients for complex searches. The trick is to put the stack: part at the front of the search string (I had tacked it onto the end of existing searches and that only works on the mac client) So, this is my to-do list search for home items: stack:Personal todo:false tag:@* -tag:@wf -tag:@sd This works nicely across all clients (whereas todo:false tag:@* -tag:@wf -tag:@sd stack:Personal doesn't work on the web, PC or android clients) Hope this helps.
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