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  1. One day Evernote will be used by Marketing teachers as a case study in how not to manage a company. I genuinely thought that things would get better when Libin left, but instead the ability to shoot itself in the foot at every turn has become an epidemic. I'm sure they have 'professionals' working for them, but I really wonder if they even consider talking to any users before making this sort of change and then messaging it so badly. Context was a massively hyped change, they probably spent quite a lot of money building it and I'd switched it off within a couple of days because let's
    4 points
  2. All Just wanted to let you know that we are listening to your questions and concerns and are currently working to collate those question and provide more detailed answers. Thanks Ben
    3 points
  3. So if I'm getting this right, my friendly neighborhood supermarket wants me to live in a transparent house so they can check the contents of my fridge and, based on that, give me this super awesome deal that they're not ready to say what yet. I don't even have to do anything because apparently they already opted me in by default since I shopped there. How convenient! I'm feeling a little uncomfortable though. But hey, I can opt out, right? Right! But only from the super advanced robot that they're making. Their super friendly human employees can still check in on my now opted-out, no
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  4. Select all your notes. Press Delete. Empty the Trash Alternatve - move tour notes to local notebooks Alternative - opt out of this "machine learning" program Altenative - encrypt your data
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  5. Bad day to buy a lottery ticket, gaz...
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  6. All We appreciate the feedback and discussion regarding our recent changes to the Evernote privacy policy, and we wanted to expand and provide clarification on the topics raised. Let's start with the most important point: Evernote fully respects your privacy. We know (because you’ve told us) that some of you store highly personal information in Evernote. We want to continue to offer you a place to store this information. A number of you have expressed a concern that as a result of our upcoming Privacy Policy change, Evernote employees will be actively reading
    2 points
  7. Today I launched Evernote on a secondary Mac, and while it was updating and migrating notes to the new version, I created my document temporarily in TextEdit. It's a simple list with two columns, separated by tabs, and I was able to create it effortlessly. Then, after Evernote was finished updating, I copied the text from TextEdit and pasted it into Evernote. And anarchy ensued. :-/ And yes, both apps were using the same font: Helvetica Regular, size 13. But...anarchy! (Please see attached screenshot, showing the difference between TextEdit and Evernote.) So, I began positioning my c
    1 point
  8. Currently when I click the Evernote icon in the Mac OS X dock to bring it back from a hidden state, it always brings up the full Evernote window. This is annoying. If I have an individual note open and hide the app, when I click the dock icon I want it to show only the individual note. Is there any way to work around this behavior?
    1 point
  9. I have Evernote setup with notebooks and tags running down the left hand pane. I organise my day jumping through through these tags quickly and frequently to answer questions like: "what .Active Projects do I have that are @Work, from Paul, and prioritized as 2-Next". It looks like there is no way I can CMD+click to select multiple tags at the same time? Constructing separate search arguments each time I want to jump between tag combinations massively slows down my workflow and seems an unnecessarily laborious way of achieving what should be a simple task. Is there some reason why the app
    1 point
  10. (On the web version) I've hated the "Edit | Remove" flyover since I first encountered it. I wish I could make it go away. Now you've added something new to make life even more unpleasant. If I save a list of links to review later, now for EACH LINK I get the warning "You are Leaving Evernote, are you sure?" That HAS to go. (And no, I can't use the client version. #1 because it leaves me with too many orphaned unsynced files (which the web version has no problem with) as I move between home and work, and #2 it fails at the office pc sometimes with Microsoft Outlook installed.)
    1 point
  11. Hello, I've been using Evernote for a few years, and was looking for someway to transfer my thousands of Kindle highlights to it. Github had a few solutions, but they were all several years old and didn't really make good use of the API. I wrote my own Kindle2Evernote Python script. I'm not sure what else to do with it, and would be interested if any developers have any futher ideas for me. I'm not super interested in providing for the everyman with some kind of GUI, but for people with basic programming experience should be able to make use of it. In brief, a user gets a develo
    1 point
  12. I'm not happy about this new development, and will probably opt out. I'm even less happy about the incompetent way in which it was originally communicated, and that it's opt-out instead of opt-in. But if we're going to make sensible decisions about opting in or out, or leaving Evernote, we need to at least read what they're saying. @benmc's response here makes it clear that employees are not going to be reading data with our names and account information attached to it; the transparent-house metaphor doesn't hold up, and our personal data will not be associated with us: The other thing
    1 point
  13. I'm not clever enough to analyze company management, but they have certainly P.O.'d users and generated negative news. None of it's upsets me much, but you have to wonder whats coming next
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  14. the approach Evernote is talking here is very sad. Evernote has been a very personal thing for me, as it is probably for a lot of people that store everything in it. It is not acceptable how Evernote handles this! You should be working on protecting my data from everybody, even from yourself. You should strive to make it even for you impossible to read my data. I don't feel I can trust you to keep my data save, be it from yourself or governments (especially if I think about the president elect in the US) or whoever. Your new privacy policy makes it all to clear, that ever
    1 point
  15. This is a very disturbing update after a few years of mostly underwhelming updates from Evernote. I've been a paying customer for a long time and if this goes into effect I have no reason to stay with this service. The wording of the update makes it pretty clear there is no way to opt out of the employees reading the data. There is no reason the developers need access for the Machine Learning part, and if they do then they should be asking the user for details and not just going into user data. If anything Evernote should be working on increasing privacy not making it easier for governme
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  16. @Evernote... What is most wrong about this "update" is that you made it "opt-out"... a characteristic of sleazeball organizations. Are you proud to wear that association? Had you simply offered this up as an opt-in feature, there would be far less controversy. As it is now, we have to question even the opt-out privacy policy which says in so much weaselease... What exactly constitutes "troubleshooting purposes, and would this ever be done without direct account hold consent before hand? Yes, the can of security worms is now open, floodlit, and under magnification... and it sm
    1 point
  17. Wow, great tip. Sounds as safe and more feature rich that Apple Notes so I will give it a look. Google already sorts my airline tickets for me in inbox anyway and I don't really need Evernote guessing at how to make a todo list from raw notes either. The time on guesses and misses would be at least as much as just making the list yourself I figure. I don't know why Evernote keeps adding these new 1/2 features before finishing the ones that work 1/2 way anyway. You still can't control merge order on a Mac set of notes for instance after 3 years of people requesting that. But what, there is
    1 point
  18. +1 for extending encryption to a Notebook basis. As a minimum Notebook encryption... But don't stop there... client-side Full account encryption through the app. No problem if web access is useless. And speaking of client-side, enable the client to optionally search encrypted content using the local key (yes, I said "local"... I don't want to pass my key to your servers).
    1 point
  19. I don't think Evernote really gets it. You want us to organize our LIFE with Evernote, literally save everything. Many of us do. And then you give yourself a way to look at our data. Do you understand how crazy that seems? From the company response here, it seems like they do not believe that users really care. I bet their internal communications right now are "as with any change, we have a few vocal users who are complaining. This will blow over in a couple of days and no one will remember it next week. Full speed ahead." If you are an Evernote user and you don't think it's ok
    1 point
  20. I WILL NOT support any company that does not respect my privacy. Period. Goodbye Evernote from a long time premium user. http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-privacy-policy-will-let-evernote-employees-read-your-notes/
    1 point
  21. This warning is generated following all links from the Web client. Will it persist? Hope not.
    1 point
  22. The thing is, benmc, "in order to surface the most relevant content and features to you" is given as the reason, and I don't want you to surface content and features to me, I want you to store my notes and let me tag them and view them. Simple. While you lot have been busy writing all sorts of addons that few people used or wanted, only to later can them, I've been using pretty-much the original functionality albeit with a slicker interface. Not much learning of lessons going on at EN, machine or otherwise.
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  23. I don't know if anybody from Evernote bothers looking here or cares what is said here, but I'll go ahead anyway. The email I have just received couldn't have been much less clear if it were encrytped. I had to leave the email because it explains very little, and go elsewhere to find out what it really means, and that's how I arrived here. I could write paragraphs about my concerns and disappointment with this change but I would only be echoing what others have said. My guess is that Evernote knew some people would react badly but decided that the impact of any action those people t
    1 point
  24. Referring to https://evernote.com/legal/data-protection.php this change in privacy policy breaks rule 1. If my data is mine, I get to decide who can see it. As there is no way to opt-out rule, so I get to decide on my data rule 1 is broken. Also rule 2 is broken. Everything you put in evernote is not private by default. Shame Evernote is doing this. I'm probably going to cancel.
    1 point
  25. @benmc, Thanks for the long response and the link to the machine learning blog thread. I used to be an avid reader of the engineering team’s blog since Evernote was starting out. I have a lot of appreciation for the engineering team and what they do. When the decision was made up high to move to Google Cloud I was put off, and I am sure a lot on the engineering team were upset to hear as well. I had a lot of respect for the fact that the Evernote team was running in all local datacenters, and you guys really owned and controlled all their data. But it’s the time of cloud and it's just the mo
    1 point
  26. I get what you're saying, jefito. That would certainly be the best way to do it.
    1 point
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  28. P.S. Just checked the Android app and the notes appear perfectly on there too, so it's just the web version that is looking weird. Will check it in a few other browsers to see if it's a Chrome only thing.
    1 point
  29. Just a reminder that our work to migrate the Evernote service to Google Cloud continues Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 to 21:00 PST. You may notice sync errors during the expected 30 min window in which your specific shard is being migrated. We will update this thread if this plan changes. regards Ben
    1 point
  30. Okay, thanks. EDIT: Don't go to the web often, but assuming the option is under Account Settings - Personal Settings - Improved Experience, I think I got it.
    1 point
  31. To access, you need to come via the web client. Go to www.evernote.com and login from there. Ben
    1 point
  32. Gaz, thanks for sharing this. A brief look/testing of Airtable indicates to me that it is fantastic! I really like being able to create my own tables, with powerful field types. At first I was put off by the limitations of the free version, but as I now understand it, it is really not that limiting. You are limited to 1,200 records / base, but you can have unlimited bases, where a base is "like an app of your own creation. It's similar to a spreadsheet workbook, and can contain multiple tables". For personal use, I think 1200 records/base will be more than sufficient. However, If yo
    1 point
  33. Apparently, the voices of customers don't carry much weight. #disappointed #stillwaiting
    1 point
  34. Why can't Evernote do their quality control testing of machine learning on Evernote employee's data instead of the customers? Probably because the Evernote employees have already opted out.
    1 point
  35. there is not necessarily a loss in features like search. devonthink and voodoopad have had full database zero-knowledge encryption and searching for a while now (years?). if evernote wanted to do it, they could.
    1 point
  36. I feel ok about the privacy policy changes but, rather than encrypt some text (tedious), I would like to encrypt just some complete Notebook(s). I'm thinking something like the ability to Right click on a notebook and then see an option to encrypt it in the drop-down context menu. I think that would be acceptable for the purposes of privacy but also allowing a useful amount of data to the Evernote engineers for " building a more personalized Evernote service that can adapt to the way you think and work ". How about that Evernote?
    1 point
  37. Strong encryption at the notebook level (eg, all note content, and all note metadata (eg title, tags, creation date, change history) with no escrowing of keys, and the ability to perform rich-text-editing of the contents of an encrypted note (which includes encryption of attachments to the note) on any device, is a requirement before I will pay for Evernote. I'll use the free basic account lightly until then, but I won't go "all in" with Evernote until this is implemented. As a software developer who has implemented all the parts of encrypted note store functionality which I envision
    1 point
  38. Thanks guys - I know there will be complaints about the different things you 'should have' fixed while tinkering around with the works, and gripes about whatever's still wrong with it - but I for one am grateful you're continually looking into improving resource handling and large resources and generally making an essential app (for me, anyway) better than ever...
    1 point
  39. I'm seeing the same thing. Major annoyance, and really pointless!
    1 point
  40. Same thing I've done for months . . . at work, during a break or lunch, I save links to view later. All within the same note, all in Chrome (unchanged) on both ends. When the note gets big enough, I save/rename it to archival name. And start a new note. Now, for each link clicked on http://www.vice.com/en_se/video/iceman . . . I see a (clearly Evernote design, not a Windows message) note saying I'm leaving Evernote and asking me to confirm. Based on the form of that notice . . . I can't imagine anything other than a change in the web version can be responsible. Th
    1 point
  41. Oh, you guys and your technical language.... Another 3rd-party service to add to your list: Cronofy, which syncs Evernote reminders with Google Calendar. I hope that if I happen to change the time of a reminder in Calendar during my window of non-opportunity--oops, I guess the relevant moment would be Cronofy's window of non-opportunity--it will just hang there in Cronofy till they can connect with Evernote. I hope that; otherwise, as @gazumped says, there will be conflicting changes. One other thing: since we can't know when our particular service-unavailability will be, what will h
    1 point
  42. Flag a notebook as hidden from the standard search, done! I hate to agree with Patrick, as Evernote make lots of good noises, but they don't appear to listen
    1 point
  43. BREAKING NEWS : Evernote doesn't give a f*** about our discussions. As Evernote Premium and daily user, I'm feeling the tool is becoming old, lacking new functionalities, and not being significantly improved. Personally, I am searching for a new daily companion for collecting and working. Maybe two tools, like OneNote or GoogleDrive + Omnifocus. Switch is coming.
    1 point
  44. I see the same thing, using both the "old" and "new" versions of Evernote Web, on a not-perfectly-up-to-date version of Opera under Windows 7. Clearly it is a bug, which has suddenly appeared in many places. @gazumped, what browser, etc., are you using that you see both fields?
    1 point
  45. + ^ 10 I wish I knew whether anyone at Evernote was paying attention to this forum. I sent an email to their CEO...got no reply.
    1 point
  46. I think that evernote needs to acknowledge that it's been a number of years now that people have been using the product. Initially there was no need for an archive function but now there definitely is. For those of us that use it extensively (or those that like to simply use a de-cluttered workspace) it is a must.
    1 point
  47. I would like to add my vote for this feature too. Quite surprised it's not already an option. My notes are getting cluttered already after using it for only 4 months. I don't want to delete them but I don't want to see them on my main view either. I may need to find another note app if it get's too clustered with old notes.
    1 point
  48. +10 I'm a relatively new user and already I'm running into situations where I would I'd like to tell evernote: "please do not EVER these notes on a search, unless I specifically ask to see things in the archive" I'd also like to do this with tags. I've got event tags, some of them for event last year, and many upcoming events. I'd like my "archived" tags to not show up in my tag list unless I select "show all tags" I get that I can do a negative search, but I'd have to do that for all of my searches and the level of friction it adds in non-trivial.
    1 point
  49. I might be able to shed light on this topic cause I for one is unable to truly use this tool to store all my documents because it’d clog up my view and search. I’d like to store receipts, business card, old documents, but repel to do so because it’s going to do just that. I’ve a cabinet full of old documents dating back to 1997, I’d like to scan and store them on Evernote, but it would clog up my view and search and make this tool unusable for day-to-day tasks. However, if they could be archived within Evernote, it would make a life of different. A great example of the usefulness of the arch
    1 point
  50. +1 for Archive At the moment I have an 'Archive' notebook stack - but as most of my notes are structured within notebooks and stacks anyway I have to break them out of the stacks before I add them to the 'archive' stack. I also have to rename the notebooks with the original name of the stack they came from. Would all be much easier for me if you could have a dedicated 'Archive' facility. To have notebooks with optional invisible/searchable flag would be very useful.
    1 point
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