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  1. 3 points
    I have been fiddling around with multiple notebooks, stacks and tags since I discovered Evernote. I have wrestled with gtd and " The Secret Weapon." Nothing really worked for me. Then I stumbled upon GMs system, the heavens opened and the Angels sang. I implemented it immediately, with some adaptations. I keep my action items in a separate notebook and use checkboxes to mark done, then move them to a "Completed" notebook. The tasks of reclassifying all my old notes is daunting, though I have done quite a few and deleted some notebooks. I love the index card system, and having a single search. Kudos to GRumpy Monkey.
  2. 2 points
    You can't autotag but that information does exist already in the note metadata. I have an iphone and if I do a search on source:mobile.iphone it will give me a list of all notes created there. For an android phone I'm guessing that the search string is source:mobile.android. Another way to see this (using the Windows client at least) is to go into list view and a right mouse button on the titles will allow you to expose or hide different column data, and one of the choices provided is source. If you expose that column you can see whether notes came from a web clipping, or an email or your mobile device.
  3. 1 point
    I understand that Penultimate has historically been restricted to iPad probably due to the limitations of screen size imposed by the iPhone. However, now that the iPhone 6 and 6+ have larger screens, will are there any plans to make it available for iPhone?
  4. 1 point
    Love the new extension for clipping in Safari, and it' segregation to be able to select the notebook, but i'd really like to be able to assign tags there also.
  5. 1 point
    This bug really affects workflow when you are trying to quickly tag with the GTD (Getting Things Done) method which uses a lot of tagging. Problem: If you start typing a part of a tag name (not the first letter) it will appear. If you try to click the tag or tab, highlight, and hit enter it creates a new tag of whatever you typed. Example: Say your tag was @home and you started to type "ho". Every tag that has the letters "ho" appear in autocomplete. But, no matter what tag you click, it will not choose it (unless the tag began with "ho") it will just create a new tag of "ho". Example 2: The tag is "Things to Buy". If you type "Bu" the tag appears in autocomplete. If you click the tag "Things to Buy" it creates a new tag called "Bu" I have a bunch of these tags created all the time because you have to remember to type exactly what the tag begins with for it to work properly. This is not how search autocomplete is supposed to work. This has been an issue for a long time and I see others report it on the Mac.
  6. 1 point
    As far as I can tell, at the moment the number of related notes displayed in the Windows client (ver. 5.6.4) is fixed at 3. I use Evernote for academic research, and as my database has grown, the related notes functionality has become more and more useful. But I wish there was an option to display not 3, but some larger number (6, 9, 12, ...) of related notes.
  7. 1 point
    GM has a good system for some, but many of us continue to believe that entering your keywords as Tags rather than words in the Title offer significant advantages. Before you commit to any one system, you may want to consider the various options. BTW, use of Tags does NOT have to be as complex and difficult as described above. It is just as simple to enter your keywords as Tags as it is to enter in the Note Title. In fact, it may be easier/simpler since with Tags you can take advantage of the autocomplete feature. For more info, see The Benefit of Using Tags
  8. 1 point
    it sounds like canadians ought to be used to this by now! thanks scott. in my experience, though, prices rarely fluctuate without notice, and i don't remember ever being part of an experiment like this. maybe i was, and just didn't know it? for example, i think all the services i have used lowered their prices over time. and, even then, they announced it to users, lol. i think, in general, my recommendation would be that evernote avoid experimenting on its users. no one wants to be part of an experiment without their consent, especially if it means that they are singled out for higher prices because they happen to live in canuck-land.
  9. 1 point
    gazumped -- you are my new hero! Downloaded Glary Utilities -- ran it -- it cleaned up a bunch of reg errors and few other things. Whatever it did -- I now have my 500+ Evernote notes back on my desktop. Many thanks. And in appreciation of the repair work that GU did I am going to send them a check as well. I will now turn my attention to upgrading my other machines that seem to have the same "missing .msi" problem . Many thanks again.
  10. 1 point
    If you've already followed all the procedures I can only urge you to go through it all again - I had a recent experience with Windows 8 where it took half-a-dozen reinstalls to get a working version, and my support ticket is still going through.. One thing I suggest you try first - and I emphasise that this is NOT supported by Evernote - is to run Glary Utilities (free) 'one click fix' which performs a variety of checks on windows systems and may help with any remaining registry keys. I've used it, and it seems to have helped sort out my issues. Watch the install and the options carefully though - there are sometimes suggestions to set different search engines or home pages which you can easily opt out of.
  11. 1 point
    "...one of these days..."
  12. 1 point
    Evernote is a cloud service. Your notes are always automatically synced to Evernote's servers. If you log into http://www.evernote.com you should see all of your Evernote notes there, on Evernote's servers. This means that you can reformat your computer, or purchase a new device, and so on, without fear of losing data. When you install Evernote on your new machine, or on your freshly formatted machine, you will enter your Evernote username and Password, and the application will pull all the content down from Evernote's servers (I do this about 10-15 times per year). The ONLY exception is if you use local notebooks. If you do not use local notebooks, ignore this. Local notebooks will need to be exported and placed on a USB key. For every local notebook, select all notes in the notebook, and select file>export Notes... and select "ENEX" and select "Include tags". Export them to your USB drive. You'll have to do this for each local notebook. More on exporting notes: https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/28607737 Now, it is always good computing practice to have regular, up to date backups of your computer's hard drive (which would include your Evernote database), so if you have this in place, it is extra protection against possible data loss (Such as if you forget to, or mess up while, exporting your local notebooks, if you have any). If you do not have a backup of your hard drive I urge you to consider setting one up as soon as possible. There are 1001 ways of doing this. The forums here have some good suggestions, as well as the internet in general. More on uninstalling evernote (and by extension, reformatting your drive): https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/23186417
  13. 1 point
    I have to just jump back in here to make a couple points. I don't really intend this to be an argument, but just an offering of my perspective. 1) Evernote has, along with any other company doing business internationally, every right to adjust their prices in other currencies as the market tosses and turns. They also have every right to choose and change the price of their service as they see fit, for whatever reason. 2) Speaking SOLELY of Canada (not sure which other countries experienced a price change), the CAD is about 10% below the USD, and the price increase is approximately 10%. Since Evernote deals in USD, it seems reasonable to adjust the price according to market fluctuations that exceed a certain threshold for a certain length of time. 10% seems like a reasonable threshold and the CAD has been down at that level for a while. If this change were not made, it would equate to a 10% loss in revenue from Canadian subscribers who would, effectively, be given a 10% discount (though to Canadians, it sure as hell wouldn't feel like it). It may also be the case that this is part of Evernote's general price increases (so, some of the change is due to currency, some of the change due to increasing their subscription price unrelated to currency). 3) I have seen many other USD-Based companies adjust their prices in a similar fashion in Canada and elsewhere. These companies have done so without notifying users/consumers in advance. I am thinking of Apple, Sony, and some others, here. (Netflix, which notified subscribers that new subscribers would have a higher rate, would be an exception here...) 4) I think the "experiment" is a bit of an odd way for staff to frame it. My suspicion is that this experiment is more opportunistic than anything. There was likely some need (currency) and desire (price) to increase the subscription price. Hit the countries with the most disparate currencies with the inevitable price change first, and use this as a sort of "natural experiment" (as the scientists call it) to see how subscribers respond before rolling price changes out to larger markets. (Remember, the entire population of Canada is approximately the same as the state of California). I also don't think the "change but don't tell" was solely methodologically motivated. As I note in (3), most companies do not announce price changes in advance, and this is likely more for business reasons than experimental design. The methodological benefit is a bonus of what is largely regular business practice. I'm not saying that it is right for companies to change their prices without notifying their users (granted this almost exclusively affects new subscribers in Evernote's case). Indeed, I've also raised my own frustrations over Evernote's general lack of transparency with some feature-related decisions. I'm just pointing out that it is fairly common practice among businesses, not something dreamed up in the dungeons of Evernote's Redwood City HQ. I can also understand that for those long-time users who are not current subscribers but were about to pull the trigger on a subscription, this would be rather frustrating. I'm reluctant to take the "Experiment" explanation as the complete story here. This is very likely a staggered roll-out of a higher priced subscription to all users, bundled with compensation for stabilized disparate currency values in some countries, with ongoing evaluation of the impact on subscription/subscribers (which isn't manipulative, its sensible. You'd probably want to know if your price increase cut your subscriber rate in half). Just my 2¢ 5¢ (No pennies here, so this is the best I can do).
  14. 1 point
    As it turns out, if your new people have business cards, Evernote makes that reasonably easy: http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/05/07/evernote-linkedin-perfect-business-card/ http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2013/12/12/evernote-for-iphone-and-ipad-get-business-card-scanning-and-more/ https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#!/article/53057988 If they do not have business cards, you can scan a blank "business card" and manually enter the important fields such as name, phone number, etc. At the moment this is only available on iOS devices, though it should be coming to android one of these days.
  15. 1 point
    Surveys for consumer behavior are generally not as accurate as a test. What people say they will do as consumers and what they actually do can be two vastly different things. If you want a good example, just read up about new Coke. Consumer surveys showed it would be a hit. Jim
  16. 1 point
    I know next to nothing about market research... but wouldn't a general survey do the trick?... as opposed to one of two other possibilities, as it relates to the already premium user base: (1) Ignorance is bliss - what you don't know won't hurt your pocket (2) The price change is obvious - in which case it's a little curious as to why it was not announced. Possibly offensive to the select test group. I, for one, really don't mind if the EN premium more than doubles... it's long overdue, and it would still be less than commensurate to the full use I get out of the service... but on principle, I have on occasion waited for my 10c change when boarding a bus in Brazil. I read the recent interview with re/code - since I receive Google alerts for Evernote and get other tidbits from elsewhere - so it's no surprise to me. No biggie if the price change hit Brazil right now... but still - what's so difficult about giving a short and sweet announcement through either a blog post which comes out almost daily, an announcement through the EN service itself - or even a newsletter directed to premium users? Raise the price once a year, every year, for all I care... but run through the formalities of letting people know a month or two ahead of time. It's just a dollar a month extra. That's not going to break anyone's bank - especially since one would obviously have the means to pay hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for mobile devices and the like in order to be able to use wonderful services such as EN... but it seems a little sneaky to people like myself who don't know how smart this form of market testing is supposed to be.
  17. 1 point
    I have also had an issue several times, which seems like the same (or very similar). I would describe it as: I have two computers running Evernote. Everything is synced. I create a new tag on the first computer (usually by tagging a new note with the new tag). I then move the tag to where I want it in the hierarchy. I then tag a bunch of other notes with the new tag (notes which have normally already been synced). When I sync on the first and then on the second computer, the new tag is not there and the new tag is missing from the notes that should now have it. Re-syncing several times does not solve the problem. The new tag that I added on the first computer is just not there and none of the notes that should have it, have it. It's possible that how I an creating the tag, or the fact that I then move the tag in the hierarchy is part of the problem; I haven't verified that, but that's when I have seen the problem. I'm sure this is an Evernote bug, but there is a quick and easy work-around that does not require backing up and restoring the whole database. SIMPLE WORKAROUND: I go back to the first computer and select the new tag, so that all the notes that have that tag are shown. I have a tag called "Temp" that I use for this type of operation which is already synced across both computers, but does not normally have any notes assigned to it. I select all of those notes which have the new tag and drag them to the "Temp" tag. I sync on the first computer, then on the second computer. The second computer will now show the same number of notes under the Temp tag that the first computer had. At this point, the new tag also usually appears and syncs properly. If the new tag doesn't appear at this point, it can be manually created on the second computer as well (with exactly the same name in the exact same place in the hierarchy) and all of the notes with the Temp tag can be manually selected and dragged to the new tag, in effect manually syncing the two instances of Evernote. I can then remove the Temp tag from all of the notes that have it. In other words, the act of assigning the notes that have the new tag with a known common tag between the two instances of Evernote and then syncing seems to prompt Evernote to figure it out and generate the new tag. The bug does not happen very often and I believe it has to do with the way I'm creating the new tag (i.e. by just adding a new tag name to a note, then finding the tag and moving it in the tag hierarchy). Probably if I were to add the tag into the hierarchy in the first place and sync the two computers before tagging notes with it, the problem would not happen. I'll do further testing on this when I get a chance. Rick.
  18. 1 point
    The Evernote organization: * Notes contain your content: text, images and other attachments. They can also be reminder notes, with a reminder date (due date) set * Notebooks contain notes (but not stacks or other notebooks). Each note belongs to exactly one notebook. * Stacks contain notebooks (but not other stacks). Each notebook belongs to zero or one stack. * Tags are labels that you can apply to notes. A note can have multiple labels. So, a flat structure. No sub-notebooks. I'd suggest a notebook per direct. Tags like "1-1", "Review", "Personal" would be a natural first set, to start with.
  19. 1 point
    Illustrious - I spent a couple of hours researching your ticket yesterday and this morning to help Terry answer your questions. We take allegations of security risks extremely seriously. While I understand your frustrations, I'm positive that Evernote did not disclose anything from or add anything to your account without your consent (or the consent of someone logged into your account using the web browser on your computer). In both of the cases you mention in June, someone on your computer chose to authorize those third party web services to create notes within your Evernote account. Shortly after each of these authorizations, those services took non-Evernote data and used it to create notes and notebooks in your account. None of your notes were accessed by those services, and none of the data they put into your account came from other Evernote accounts. I say that this came from your own computer because I went through our logs to confirm that the same IP address had been used in surrounding days to access your account from your client, web clipper, and web browser. And the web browsers used in surrounding days was identical (in "User-Agent") to the one that authorized Springpad import to Evernote. Since you deleted the notes that Springpad imported from your account, and since their service is no longer available, I can't rule out the possibility that they pushed notes from the wrong Springpad account into Evernote after your browser granted them access. But it's also possible that the content came from the right authenticated Springpad account. (We heard no other reports of incorrect behavior from any of the people who did the same import.) However, I absolutely agree with your general recommendation that Evernote users should choose carefully which third-party applications they permit to access to their Evernote accounts, just like you should choose carefully what applications should have permission to read your email or access your banking web site. We try to help with this decision by enumerating exactly which capabilities you're granting each application. I.e. some applications have permissions to read your notes, others do not. We encourage developers to request only the permissions they absolutely need, and we've added some safety features (e.g. "Note History") to protect against accidental note damage from third party applications. And we will, of course, terminate the access of any applications that are actually mishandling the data of the Evernote users who have granted them access.
  20. 1 point
    Howdy adama31: I just got off the phone with Synology. DSM 5.1 beta runs exclusively on Synology's hardware... not WIN, not iOS, not Android, etc. I'm expecting a return call from their marketing department. If anything changes, I'll relay the info here and at en2one.proboards.com. Alan
  21. 1 point
    Looks like Synology is launching an evernote clone. No idea if it is actually sanctioned by evernote (doesn't seem likely), but it seems like a private cloud option of Evernote is happening. https://www.synology.com/en-global/dsm/5.1beta Now of course, I have no idea how synology's "evernote" compares to the real deal. Time will tell.
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