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    I feel on the biggest missing features is native support for Markdown. Please add native Markdown to Evernote.
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    I've been a long user of Evernote on iOs, Mac, Windows, and web. I keep a weekly note for simple todos and such. Its organized with bullet points and has worked fine for a year+. Within the past couple days however I'm noticing that frequently the depth and spacing of bulleted items gets completely wrecked when I come back to a note. This Is How It Should Look But I'll come back to the note or load it from mobile, or from web (there's no set pattern as to the cause) And The Note Now Looks Like This And I can't just go back up to those bullets and tab them over. It's completely hosed in the metadata. I try to tab and it ends up like First line Broken indent Broken indent Example shots attached. This is an extremely breaking bug. For my usage of Evernote, this renders the product entirely broken. What the hell is going on?
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    [Edit 7/13: We've released a patch to address an issue users some users were encountering saving some images using the Evernote Helper & the "Save to Evernote" command in Safari. Link to mos up to date build has been updated below.] Hi All, Today we are releasing 7.2 GA! The release consists of a more robust handling of open attachments while editing externally, the option for auto download & install and numerous bugfixes, particularly in the areas of PDFs, sharing and UI. Out of app, we're trying a new release notes format that is generally more accessible. The release can be found here. ___ Evernote for Mac 7.2 GA Release Notes New: • You now can automatically download and install all updates. That’s one less thing to take care of. • While editing an attachment in an outside program, you might have lost all your work if the note got deleted in a crash. Now, you will get a prompt to save these changes to a new note, rescuing your hard work. Fixed: • Sometimes it would all come crashing down when PDFs were annotated, but no more. • Now and then, nested tags would collapse when they weren’t supposed to, which was slightly embarrassing. • When you merged notes and synced, the notes’ images, PDFs, or audio didn’t always come along for the ride. • If you removed a notebook from your shortcuts, sometimes the notebook would no longer be displayed anywhere, as if it mysteriously disappeared altogether. • Drag and drop was sometimes interfering with copy and paste, causing copied content to not paste correctly. Can’t we all just get along? • When you shared a note through iMessage, sometimes it only shared the title instead of the entire note, which wasn’t particularly useful. • Sometimes you put a URL in a note and then the content wouldn’t load, which was a bummer. • When you added an image, rotated it, and then had a change of heart and hit undo, you somehow lost everything in your note. This was, admittedly, a bit of an overreaction. • If you didn’t have the ‘Show Notes in Groups’ sort option checked off, then you were unable to see the title of the note at the top of the list in Snippet View. A very specific wrong that has now been righted. Evernote Business updates: • You’ll see more relevant search results, thanks to some work we did under the hood. • The member list for a space sometimes showed blank users, which was a little spooky, but it’s all resolved now. • The widgets in a space were displaying an ‘unable to load’ message, which you very reasonably did not want to see. But it’s now a thing of the past.
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    Anyone have tips on how to get out of Evernote. I've absolutely hit the wall of tolerance for the tool. The interface gets worse with every update, and my team is about to explode with frustration. Any thoughts on how to get out? I'd like to be able to export into something useful, but the XML and HTML export options aren't exactly easy to work with or useful. (Thanks Evernote - one more reminder that it's time to get out.) I might move to Google Drive, or just Dropbox for now, but I want the notebooks in something more useful. Anyone found an easy path?
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    Hi - I'm in the process of switching TO EverNote from Microsoft Office 365's OneNote. I use it on a MAC so there isn't an "export" function, but I can access the cloud drive with the onenote files on it. How can I pull the two notebooks I have over there to migrate them into EverNote? Thanks in advance for any specific assistance. William Avon
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    We believe this is fixed in the 7.2 release. Please try this update and verify if it resolves the issue for you. Thank you for the community feedback.
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    Just make a note with the information that you would want to collect. Maybe make it a two-column table. Now you have a template for a call note. Add tags to represent topics. Generating an Excel sheet? Well, you can export, on a note-by-note basis, to HTML, which Excel can read. That may not be convenient, though. I suppose you could make a note with a table that has rows for individual calls, and columns for each bit of information that you want to capture. You can't sort that in Evernote, but you can export the whole thing to Excel. You may need to use a dedicated call-logging app; it just might be easier all around...
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    Just updated today to make sure this wasn't already corrected. Currently on 6.13.2.7290. During my previous update on 5/14 since that's the new date of every one of my notes (I haven't had time to follow up or look into this until today) the formatting of my notes disappeared and all my titles were converted to "EN##.txt" - ## is what I believe is the entry number - for example EN98.txt. I've added notes since this happened and the titles are fine. Also, this looks like it's confined to only one notebook - of course, it's the one with the most notes and the one I use most often so just fixing it manually isn't an option. This is on a Windows 10 Pro PC, and when syncing with my Android phone I'm now seeing the same thing there as well. Any thoughts?
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    I just tested on a pretty long note, and indeed it did take two or more swipes to get from beginning to end or vice versa. @cistus01, this is a pretty good idea. I would recommend going to the Android Product Feedback forum and posting the suggestion there, where other users can vote in favor of it. EDIT: Forgive me for not noticing that it was already in the right forum (or had been moved here when I wasn't paying attention, which seems to happen a lot!).
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    Hi. Skitch is part of Evernote and both are available (at a basic level) for free, so I'm not quite sure what you purchased. When you say the annotations don't save, where are you viewing the PDFs? In Evernote / Skitch or in Adobe reader via Google Drive? What device are you using?
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    @Dave-in-Decatur - LOL - Around these parts ATM is more likely to be 'at the moment'... ?
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    Thanks for taking the time, friend! But do you think you ought to let the world know you're at the ATM? (U.S. English for "cash point," you know.)
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    I don't think anyone has posted anything like that. Some people seem wedded to hierarchical filing, others are willing to adapt to tags. Evernote -by their own choice so far- only does tags. (Except - look at what 'Spaces' can do - that might be more your speed.) If tags don't work for you, it's possible you're using the wrong application. If anything the main argument here is like saying you love Pizza, but you just wish they'd stop putting cheese and tomato on it because you hate the taste. Best suggestion might be - stop buying pizza...
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    Can anyone recommend an alternative to Evernote? It used to be the best thing since sliced bread. Now it seems the developers have abandoned its former staunch supporters. After months of wasting my time trying to follow suggestions on how to actually get something typed into a note with waiting for the endless blue circle and white screens, I'm about give up. Check this, uncheck that -none of this ever helped. (rebuilding indexes, etc, etc, etc.) This is the same on two PC's. I have almost 30,00 notes that I need to access and add to on a daily basis.. I could finish a sandwich by the time I accomplish anything now in Evernote. It used to be snappy, now it's a whale washed up on shore. Too bad, this app is no longer supported by passionate developers. Now, I just have to figure how to get out from under the pile of ineptitude. These are my thoughts. What are yours? -Bill Mozer, A VERY Disappointed Customer
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    @billmozer@gmail.com Here's the version TK0047 was recommending:
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    Yes, I remember now that I used to get that too. With my newer phone with Android 8 Oreo, the situation is as above. It sounds to me as if Evernote is trying to call some photo-editing app that doesn't exist on the device. Very poor practice to specify a particular app in the ever-changing Android environment, IMHO, if indeed that's what's happening.
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    I agree. Moving the share extension under shareable link was a bad decision.
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    I have an app extension I use that relies on private link to open in that app. So the copy link is useless, without the ability to open in the app extension. Right now the only way I can find to get the app extensions window is using the public link. Even printing a note forces me to publicly share my note!? Makes no sense.
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    No touchpad on my desktop computer, as I said, what I notice different about the jumping from recent betas is that it seems consistent as to where it ends up. No other program does this as far as I know. I could tolerate that annoyance if they fix the sync problem, a serious issue. I believe the real difference between those who see these problems and those who don't, is the version under which a given note was created. I am as likely to edit old notes as to create new ones, plus I tend to avoid creating tables on any version after 6.5, maybe new notes are less likely to show these problems, though I have not tested this. Maybe a full backup and restore might do something, may try it if enough people indicate they are not seeing these issues, though the backup might retain the problems.
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    The insert rule line (Ctrl+Shift+-) is behaving in unpredictable ways, sometimes requiring more than one application to do anything, and in some instances pre-existing rule lines just show as a blank line, and sometimes adding one once just adds a blank line, the visible line appears after doing it again. I perceive it may have something to do with attempting to remove the extra space between the line and the text, which was never a problem in the past, but it makes the line invisible in this beta. Also, making the previous line a bullet list can make the rule line invisible. The cursor is sometimes jumping from the middle of the body during editing to the very beginning of the note. The only improvement I can detect with the cursor is that now I know where the cursor went, whereas before I had no idea, whatever I was editing or adding now appears at the beginning of the note. Sometimes there also a strange flicker on the screen while editing, not previously noticed.
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    Hierarchy of notebooks/stacks should be a given. Currently the only thing keeping from using Evernote over OneNote is the lack of hierarchy. I really, really would prefer to use Evernote, but no matter what I try (hours and hours of experimenting) nothing is right for me. Yes, I have tried tag hierarchy. I like my notes to be in one place, one notebook, and for tags to be something additional. That is how my brain works and is the genius behind applications like Workflowy and Todoist. If hierarchical tags are enough for you, good for you, but everyone doesn't need to be just like you. There is no universal "right" way to take notes, what is right is what is right for you. A good app offers a variety of options to many different people who think in many different ways. I happen to be non-neurotypical and frankly the posts that are like "I can't see why you could possibly need this" frustrate me. Of course you can't, because it isn't how you think, but can you recognize and accept the fact that some people do think that way even though it isn't how you do? And yes, I have found another app to use. OneNote. It isn't perfect but I have weighed the pros and cons of each application over a few years, and have in general experimented with many note-taking platforms (I genuinely enjoy doing so.) I have found OneNote to be the better choice when I weigh the pros and cons, but that all would change if Evernote had notebook hierarchy. So yeah that's the reason I have come on here to comment, because I really do want things to improve with Evernote. Also I want to add notebooks don't necessarily have to be under notebooks in a hierarchy, it could actually just be stacks under stacks, with no sub-notebooks and only sub-stacks. Honestly either way would be nice if there were just true hierarchy. Also something that makes a huge difference when it comes to notebook hierarchy vs. tag hierarchy is that with tag hierarchy you lose the ability to share things as one notebook. Since Evernote prioritizes collaboration a lot you would think this would be important to them.
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    I'm also a linux user, so I have no choice but to use the web version. And I can't install Safari either. A few moments ago, for the 20th time, I've witnessed a note with multiple pages of nested bulletpoints completely reformatted, with all the nesting removed. This is data loss, plain and simple. Completely invalidates the purpose of Evernote as a safe universal store of information. Anyone know an Evernote alternative that works on linux, supports rich text / HTML, and can import Evernote data? This issue has been known for a month and remains unsolved. I don't know that I can continue waiting for a fix while watching my data being screwed up on a daily basis.
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    I would like the ability to select a notebook by typing the first few letters. This was very helpful in previous versions of the webclipper. I'm getting really tired of Evernote taking away functionality. I get that they want to do fun new things like group collaboration, but stop busting the basic functionality we've come to rely on and pay for!
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    I've been having the same issues for weeks. I use the Evernote desktop app on my home computer (Windows machine) and the iOS app on my iPhone, but do not want to pay to have a third app on my work computer, so use the web version (Chrome) at work. Now, almost daily, I have to reformat every list I touch during the day when I get home that night. It's terribly frustrating. Why can't we get a fix for it? I almost stopped using Evernote when they started limiting the number of devices, and now this issue may force me to do just that.
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    Can confirm this mirrors my experience. And unfortunately, I can't just fall back on desktop client because I'm primarily a Linux user and Evernote has no native Linux client...all the available apps are wrappers around the web client and all using Chromium as the backend So, yeah, my interface with Evernote is fully borked until they fix this. This might finally get me to switch off using EN.
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    Hi, I'm having the exactly same problem, it's not a connection issue, it's a browser issue. That happens in Google Chrome and for what I look around seems that Google update Chrome and broke some parts of the Web Client, then Evernote team go back in time and revert the Web Client to an old version, because those bugs were already been solved in the past. I'm not from Evernote team and I deduced that for what I read. It's been a week this is happening. I tried in Firefox and that happens too, the only Web Client that I found that still works fine is Safari. An alternative is use the desktop client and apps, but if you change something in the note from the Web Client and save, the note will be broken again. It would be interesting if the Evernote team could confirm or not what I said and give us a deadline for the fix, because this problem really leaves the product totally broken. Long time user
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    One nice feature of shared notebooks is uploads are charged to the allowance of the notebook owner (your premium account); you're sharing your upload limit with the family
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    The topic never went away ("bumping" accomplishes nothing). Did you upvote it?
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    Im going to reply to bring this topic back. It looks like its been ignored for years and hadn't been implemented. Why hasn't it been implemented?
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    Me parece increíble que esta función no esté implementada en Evernote...
  32. 1 point
    I just use Mindnode to make my mindmaps, then export it as an image or PDF and attach it to a note. Lucidchart is also great if you are looking for a free web tool
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    Either use the first image or give the user the opportunity to choose the thumbnail. This is very essential to me and many others. Thanks!
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    I completely agree. With almost everything I use Evernote for, this is a huge problem. With recipes for example, I want a photo of the food rather than the scanned document (old recipe card). A thumbnail of the card tells me nothing. Same with lecture notes. A thumbnail of my scanned notes tells me nothing when I'm quickly scanning through for something. I want the diagram of the laser system or the image of the protein structure. I'm sorry, but I'm a visual person. I often spend more time trying to manipulate the algorithm than I did creating the content, which is very frustrating. Would this really be so hard to adjust so it's a little more user friendly? Is this a change that is coming, or should I be looking at other options?
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    Hello all, Please be sure to up-vote now on this request.
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    I wanted to mention that Evernote selected an speaker icon for a thumbnail. There is audio in there but an icon for a representation of a note?I'm a little disappointed about this especially after spending $25 for this oversight. I wonder why the push back for user selected thumbnails? I'm glad I'm not totally invested in these notes because I'm going to cancel the account if there is no plan to change this.
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    Hi, New Evernote user this year. I agree, I want to be able to choose and edit thumbnail. JMichaelTX is right though - follow the link to upvote the request. I am only person number 8 to upvote, but it seems heaps of people want this?
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    This is by no means ideal but I've found if you don't need the image shown at all, then delete this image from your note then Evernote may choose the image you want as a thumbnail. Like so many others I'd would also like to add my vote to this request - let us choose our thumbnail image.
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    I'd like to add my vote to this (old) request. Please, add a "Set image as Thumbnail" feature to the client. I can state my reasons, but I believe everything has already been said in this (and other similar) posts. It's basically a big convenience factor for people who use multiple images in the same post. Cheers.
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    Evernote! Is anybody listening?? This is the number one issue for me (has been since the card view was introduced). I've started using ember for mac for this one reason alone but maintaining both services is a pain. I'd love to just be able to use evernote. For those of us who use evernote for primarily for images and screenshots, having half of the card covered with a title and text severely limits the user experience and effectiveness of the app.
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    The outcry for this feature is tremendous. Almost everyone who posts agrees it would be very helpful. Yet, Evernote has recently stated that it is not one of their current priorities. See: REQUEST: Choosing a Thumbnail Enable user-selectable thumbnail images
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    For those interested, here is the locked thread referenced above, which was started in June 2011, with 17 pages and 324 posts, almost all requesting user-selectable thumbnail images, or at least a better method than is currently used, which is confusing to almost everyone. REQUEST: Choosing a Thumbnail
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    Has anyone actually ever seen a response from Evernote regarding this?? Seems a little disrespectful of a company who's paying customers repeatedly ask for a feature - and for years, to be completely ignored. If there's a reason why they can't do it or if they do plan to do it in some sort of near future, why can't they at least respond?
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    Yeah, the danger I see with this already is that while the desktops of several computers I use shall be clean, and my google drive less messy -- I'll end up with a digital closet that looks like an episode of "Hoaders" with this. I ran into one glitch with copy / pasting some notes from a plain text file into an ever-note already but then on the plus side, I can already think of one scenario that would have been useful to me recently in regards to having quick access to some PDF files I typically need to find on their source web site(s) whenever I need to reference them, so I can see this being useful. I already keep most of my "notes" for things in a google drive, but this seems to be a step up from that. I read a couple of lifehacker articles about things people are doing with EN that were a little bit outside of the box and it inspired me to give it another shot. I tried it a few years back and just couldn't get into it.
  45. 1 point
    LOL -- I guess I am passionate about good UI experiences. I am going to give it an honest try because I think the benefits outweigh the things that "irritate" me before I slam the door shut. There is no such thing as a perfect system that makes EVERYONE happy in every way, and developer should make that his/her goal either. I'm a visual person and can agree with people in here who say being able to choose which image they'd like for the note will help them spot it in a list view (which is the whole point of having one). It would not be hard, since they already scrape the content to find all the images in the first place -- to create an easy way for a user to simply choose which one to use, or disable it. I know the goal of the "everything bucket" concept of having a place for "digital hoarders" to keep their stuff somewhat organized isn't to make eveything "pretty" -- but I think there's a wider benefit than being able to choose "eye candy" for your notes here.
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    Well, after looking at explanation of how the "largest smallest" dimensions determine which image becomes the thumbnail, it makes more sense from a development standpoint as that is a simpler approach than letting the user choose their image -- but from a usability standpoint -- who really wants to see a bunch of banner ads attached to their notes in the list views -- images that have nothing to do whatsoever with the content of the note? I am still shocked that nobody has addressed this with users for the last 3 years people seem to have been asking for it.
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    WOW!!!! I decided to try Evernote after having abandoned the idea several years ago. Within 15 minutes of starting to use it I began to wonder how I can change the thumbnail image represented on notes -- because web clippings are pulling in BANNER ADS to append to the note thumbnails. Then I started reading all these threads about how people have been requesting this feature for several years and being ignored. I'm done with Evernote now for good -- after a single hour of playing around with it. Just thought I'd throw that in there. It typically doesn't take me long to reject apps based on completely stupid UI decisions -- and this is just another example. I'm beyond shocked that the whole point of Evernote is to organize your notes -- and it doesn't even let you choose a thumbnail image??? I am a UI developer who maintains a very large web app. One of the features of this app is the ability to scrape content such as articles from sites and pull it into our system. We give our users a left / right arrow to CHOOSE which image represents their content instead of doing all this hogwash to have a ROBOT try and figure out what the user wants. How about just let the USER choose what the USER wants to do? It is much simpler from a development standpoint AND makes the users happy too. We even let them CROP the damn images before they are imported into our system. I mean, this is standard fare, considering that's also how FACEBOOK works. How the imbiciles who threw this app together can't figure THAT out just shows me this app will get on my nerves even more if I tried to use it for a week.
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    It's getting increasingly frustrating that this is not an option. I use images extensively for art projects and the thumbnails are the quickest way to visually identify notes - however, as reference photos are added the thumbnail changes and identification becomes confusing. Definitely a +1 from me!
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    I've read some earlier posts about this problem, but I want to bring it up again and also offer another suggestion for a solution. I want to reiterate that it's really frustrating to not be able to choose a thumbnail photo. One of the things I use EN very heavily for is as a database of artists for my job. Each artist has a card and I like to have a photo of them and an example of their artwork. Both images are important to me and to the database's function, but it would be hugely helpful if the thumbnail for each card in snippet view was the artist's artwork, not their photo – since when I'm scrolling in that view it's the style of artwork I'm scanning for. I agree with the developers that the "largest smallest-dimension" algorithm does work a lot of the time, but it doesn't always, and it's a huge pain to try to resize images to get them in the correct ratio. I am super OCD about things like that and I've tried but actually have given up. I'm not suggesting a fancy option in the settings that creates a rule for how EN chooses the thumbnail – that sounds like way too much development work and I totally appreciate that (1) the thumbnail doesn't matter that much in a lot of cases and (2) it would cause a lot of issues with webpage banners, etc. My request is to create an option when the image is selected and right-clicked in desktop version (i.e. like how you rotate the image) that is something like "set image as thumbnail." I hope that this could be a good compromise solution to this issue that wouldn't pose the same difficulties as creating a series of complicated rules in settings, but would still allow users flexibility and control in selecting a thumbnail when it does actually matter a lot. Thank you!
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