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  1. 3 points
    I can't speak for anyone else's experiences, but in my experience the search works fine. In fact, I hope that it brings in new users who might be unwilling or uninterested in learning the advanced search grammar. Good idea. But, I'd like to be able to turn it off. I think I mentioned my own pet peeves about predictive searches about a decade ago (!?), when the predictive searches began. They slow things down AND they display a bunch of detailed information about me and my account that I might not want to show to a class of 100 students when I am giving a lecture using Evernote. For anyone who gives presentations, this predictive feature can become quite a headache. As usual, I am happy to have this and other features as the standard default. But, I want to be able to turn things off. As for crossing my fingers, I've been doing that for about 12 years now, because I love the app, but don't always love the things that happen to it or the company. From my perspective, though, slowly rolling out changes is far better than the old style of an update a day (slightly exaggerated), often with insufficient testing or warning (especially about missing or de-stabilized features). In a way, the lack of updates is reassuring. In fact, I hadn't noticed any "lack." The behind the scenes videos have disappeared. True. But, the world is in the midst of a horrific and perhaps world altering pandemic. So, I don't have any particular expectations for a return to normal. I'd prefer a return to a new normal, with plenty of social distancing and care taken of its employees. If they have to slow stuff down a bit to transition to a telework-style environment, no problem. In fact, one thing I am now happy about is the movement of the servers out of their location. If they had to take care of those and deal with the pandemic, I'm sure they'd be having a really tough time. By not having to worry about that, perhaps they have ended up with a more flexible and safer work environment. A win-win for everyone.
  2. 2 points
    Solved! It was the Direct download version that was needed.
  3. 1 point
    Evernote is currently under stiff competition and lots of pressure from users to keep updating and improving UI, features etc. I wanted to write a little bit about why I love Evernote as someone who has used it for five years and has stuck with it even though I tried out competitors. I really think this stuff will be broadly applicable, even if some of it might sound particular to how I use Evernote. I hope that Evernote will be able to overcome the competition, keep adding amazing features, but keep what makes it special. Evernote is the Secret Weapon I knew I was hooked on Evernote when I first watched The Secret Weapon. If you aren't familiar with it, TSW was a video guide made quite a few years back which gave a step by step approach on how to implement David Allen's famous "Getting Things Done" approach with Evernote. The videos still use the old version of Evernote, which is nice to see. It would be years until I read GTD, but the secret weapon captured a few of its ideas really well. But more importantly, it helped me understand how to use Evernote: use it for everything. Evernote gets better the more stuff you put in it. Evernote is inherently an everything bucket. The old company tagline was "Remember everything" and that was exactly right. In GTD David Allen speaks about the importance of capturing everything and why you should try to do that: A software which comes along promising that you will be able to do that is a software which can help you radically change your approach to productivity. Allen includes lots of promises as to what happens when you become properly organized (starting by capturing everything): Productivity becomes stress free Your relationships improve because you become good at keeping commitments You achieve your goals - starting with small ones which emboldens you to achieve bigger ones You become more creative because you have space in your head to think, and a desire to note it all down For me this is what Evernote is about as a productivity tool. It's the only note taking tool which takes this idea seriously, whether or not it was built for GTD. The underlying principle is self-evident once you get it - only by really noting everything down in a system you can trust, can you have any hope of properly dealing with everything you have to. And Evernote is that system. Tags and Notebooks Make Deep Organization Possible Evernote has this dual structure system: tags and notebooks. Like everything on the internet there is debate about how these should work. But what I value about Evernote is the fact that it has two systems for organizing which can be almost completely independent of each other. Mathematically, it means you can search for things in two dimensions. Whichever you prefer (notebooks or tags), the fact that you have both makes it super easy to locate and organize things. But I want to make the case for the form of using Evernote which I think is most effective. Tags are for subjects, projects, tasks and topics... There isn't any limit on how many tags you can have. You can nest them together and give them interesting names. Notebooks are for workflows. Look across all your tasks and you will see that there are common elements any project: brainstorming, planning, to-do lists, deferred, extra resources... These things are agnostic to the specific topic. If you are a novelist, every book and every chapter has character development, setting, plot elements and styling to it. If you're a scientist, the scientific method asks you to develop an aim, a hypothesis, literature review, a method, collect results and discuss... for whatever specific project. These 'workflows' are finite, fixed steps which help you get through a project. If you use Evernote just for school, then you probably have a few workflows: one for essays, one for practicals, one for exam prep... these would be stacks and in each stack you'd have notebooks. For 'essays' you would have notebooks like 'Research and Referencing', 'Outlining and Arguments', 'Main Draft'... That would cut across all your subjects (tags are history, English, sociology...) Of course, if you use Evernote for multiple roles like I do, then I just have a generic project management workflow as my notebooks (see image above). I have one or two other workflows that are particularly important to me (Studying and Journalling) so I separate it out from the generic project management stuff. The secret to really narrowing down the role of your notebooks is that absolutely everything else goes in tags.You can have hundreds of tags and with very little work nest them neatly together, showing how all your projects and tasks relate to each other. Tags are much simpler than notebooks, but they are the heart of what allows you to 'capture everything'. What really matters is that notebooks and tags are perpendicular. You can use one, or the other, or both... But they don't overlap. The key idea is to have two dimensional search. Even with 1000s of notes, if your notebooks and tags are well defined, you can usually narrow it down by just choosing a tag (or sub-tag) and then selecting the specific notebook. It's actually such a simple idea - tags are for topics, notebooks are for workflows - but none of Evernote's competitor's implement a similar system convincingly. Everything is, in one way or another, just notebooks. The final secret is Evernote's 'list' view. It gives you a flat list and shows your notes, their notebooks and tags which you can sort and filter rapidly. If you give descriptive titles, you can narrow down an enormous number of notes by selecting a notebook and a tag (or tags) as appropriate, and then just eyeball it to see which note you're interested in. I usually open the specific note in its own window - this lets me keep Evernote in the list view, minimize the editor to get speed, and focus on one single note when I'm busy with it. Search - Evernote's Power Tool Evernote's most unique feature, at first, was Saved Search. Tags and Notebooks allow you to store 1000s of notes in a neat and organized way. Saved Search brings that organization to life. You can filter on tags and notebooks to define a specific kind of 'thing' you're looking for - maybe all your brainstorming relating to a geography project you have - and then save it. That's not really that amazing - you could just do the search manually (as long as you didn't tag a note with like 15 tags). But the power of saved search is that it enables Evernote's search grammar. Search is Evernote's power tool. The search grammar is the drill bit itself and saved search is like electric wiring that brings it to life. The search grammar allows you to slice and dice your notes based on metadata besides just notebooks and tags. You can define dates and the type of content (e.g. checkboxes, reminders) that your notes should have. Of course, you can also search for keywords in the note body. Search does to notebooks and tags what notebooks and tags do to notes. Tags (with notebooks) let you turn 100 notes into a 1000. Saved search lets you turn 100 tags into 1000 if you really want. Saved search works very well together with normal search: you can save a search template and then add to it incrementally in the search bar. The Everything Box Evernote is a box. You're supposed to put things in it. Evernote has been consistently leading when it comes to that. The Web Clipper was a beautiful idea which turned the internet into something you could simply save into Evernote. Web pages are the source of so much of our information today - any note taking app has to have some kind of interface to get things from the web. And Evernote built the best one first. Some people talk about Evernote's development as if it lacks features. But there are some really powerful features that a lot of people are probably not using: You can email things right into Evernote. Not only does Evernote have an email address for your account, it can tag and send emails straight to a notebook, and each note created by email has a searchable attribute for source:email. A lot of our daily tasks appear in the form of email - Evernote's got you covered. You can create a folder on your computer and set it up so that when you drop something in it, that file is attached to a new note in Evernote. Many people are unaware of this feature, but it's a hidden gem. Evernote's image recognition is to mobile what the web clipper was to web: mobile is the new platform we are all on, and when you save images from your smartphone camera to Evernote, you can search for text within those images directly. If you take a picture of an informative poster, or screenshot something cool you see on your phone, you can easily send it to Evernote and search it later. On mobile, you can save voice notes into Evernote and use a stylus to draw with ink right inside normal notes. But the grand daddy of all minor features: CTRL+SHIFT+V. Paste directly into Evernote. You can copy any image or text anywhere and paste it straight into evernote. I take so many screenshots on my computer or come across so many passages which I will send straight to Evernote to rediscover later. Images are searchable so I could screenshot a Tweet and send it to Evernote in less than three seconds... this is my favourite feature... The value of these tools goes back to the original point. Evernote lets you capture everything - images, audio, ink, text, email... And capturing everything is that start of clearing your mind, seeing what you have to do, and getting organized. And everything is synced across all its devices. What About OneNote and Notion? OneNote has the most beautiful experience using ink. Evernote's doesn't compare - on the Windows desktop app, we don't even have inline ink. Notion has the most beautiful and powerful editor in the game. Evernote recently added more attractive tables - Notion allows you to basically create a database inside of it. But if you go back and look at everything I wrote, you'll understand something. Evernote's strength is not as an editor - whether of ink, or tables or whatever. Its UI is not that attractive either and it doesn't have to be. I'd happily take the UI from the TSW video so long as that program could really help me really organize my life and never forget anything. What Evernote does uniquely is it helps you organize everything. For five years I've searched for a competitor on this and I haven't found one. Because everyone is missing the key idea here: creating and organizing are two very distinct functionalities that all note-taking apps have to have, and organizing is more important. OneNote and Notion beat Evernote in terms of note creation and editing. But Evernote is not primarily a tool for editing and formatting notes. It's not even really a to-do list app. It's a tool for creating your own, personalized system for being organized, from scratch. Evernote's killer feature is that it lets you get organized and stay organized. Nothing else comes close on that front for me. Evernote Moving Forward I'm sticking with Evernote. Evernote does need to improve, like any other software or business. And I do think there are some basic features that, in the short term, would help it at least cover the same ground as OneNote and Notion. We do need inline ink, at long last - visual thinking by drawing is different to writing things out, and it's something you can't do without once you get into it We could do with more colours and easier formatting options The UI could be a little bit more slick... Better image insertion to make Evernote more visual - header images for notes, choosing the image to preview in snippet views or card views Some of the most recent improvements in Evernote have been in this vein - like Present and Templates. But long term, I think Evernote can continue to fend off competitors not by trying to compete with them on UI or editing features or whatever, but by continuing to outcompete them in creating a tool which can help you get organized flexibly. And the features we need should lean heavily on the organization aspect: If we get inline ink, then we should make ink handwriting searchable With AI developing as it is, voice notes should be directly searchable, with speech-to-text auto-generated and available in every voice note. Either searchable using text-speech matching, or you should be able to speak into the search bar. There should be parity between speech and text for recording notes and searching them. Better faster linking between notes, with an improved and smarter 'Context' recommender Image recognition and searching should be even smarter. I should be able to for image_of:building and get pictures of buildings, and then filter it by location or date as per normal search. A dedicated 'Search in Evernote' tool outside of the app's search bar. So if I'm looking at a document or web-page, I should be able to click something that says 'Find Related Notes in Evernote'... I used to use a tool called Word Web which let you highlight a word and click a keyboard shortcut to open a dictionary defining that word. Evernote could make a tool that lets you highlight a paragraph or click on an image and then hit a shortcut to search for notes related to that. This might sound like a lot but we already have something very close to this! The web clipper will recommend related notes to you as soon as you clip a web page. If you allow it, it will also recommend related notes when you do a Google Search which is really cool. Full-Text Search with full Boolean options - remember, this is Evernote's power tool. Smart import folders. This is a hidden gem feature in Evernote which can be built up. Lots of people use Evernote as a filing cabinet, and that's perfect. More powerful reminders - recurring reminders, location-based reminders like in Google Keep, better syncing with calendar apps and tools Smarter template notes - auto templating options for chosen notebooks and tags (if I create a new note in tag A/notebook B, it should create it with that template and have a non-intrusive "revert to blank note / choose different template" dialog box on the side This is a wishlist of some out there ideas. But the point for me is just to say that these kind of features - organization enhancers - should be the bulk of Evernote's concentration. Not editing (although it is important to have solid competencies there too). Conclusion I love Evernote. It's been my secret weapon for 5 years now. What I've found is that you can go off and try other note taking tools with nicer editing features and UI, but Evernote is incomparable in helping you get organized. It gets better the more you use it - 1000 notes is better than 100 notes. And so I wrote this piece just to share my favourite features, how I think about and use Evernote, and what I hope to see going forward. I hope it was useful to someone.
  4. 1 point
    From 2008 to 2017 Evernote ran its own servers, but in 2017 it moved all of the data onto Google’s server. There was some doom and gloom talk back then, and crossed fingers, but here we are three years later with a situation that almost certainly makes it possible for Evernote to deal more effectively with the demands imposed by a pandemic. In 2010, for example, bad hardware(?) caused some data loss—no worries about having to fiddle with the hardware anymore. I don’t remember my comments from the time, but I was likely against the move from a security and independence perspective. If they hadn’t made the move, we’d be in a bind now, so it’s a good thing they didn’t listen to me. I guess, much like the 2017 move, things go on in the background with little obvious impact on us, but the service seems on a firmer footing nowadays.
  5. 1 point
    I think Evernote has had a thankless task. When they started out there was no hope of consolidating their applications to one code base: web apis just weren't up to it and there was no way even to write an app which would run on iOS and Android. This resulted in lots of teams writing apps for lots of different platforms (blackberry os 6/7 and blackberry os 10, anybody?). And evernote as an app is pretty complicated with synchronisation and handwriting recognition and a chat service and lots of other stuff too. Re-engineering on one code base is something I really wouldn't like to try. As a server programmer I have the great advantage that I only have to support Linux (because of Docker). One code base for complex logic on iOS/Android/Windows/OS X/Linux(?) is still really tricky. If I were Evernote i'd be tempted to put a lot of eggs in the Flutter basket and let the native apps for Windows and OS X lie fallow for a while until Flutter Native is usable. Maybe Evernote hasn't yet got to the stage of thinking about the next step in its journey, presuming the huge refactoring effort succeeds. We're certainly living in interesting times for the company.
  6. 1 point
    Thanks, @ehrt74. I'm using Opera, which is also Chromium-based. I've sent support requests to both Opera and Evernote, so we'll see. Meanwhile, if (when) it happens, I open Evernote in Firefox, which doesn't have this problem (though it has others).
  7. 1 point
    Hi @Akreet Support team! I just saw your video, is it still being developed?
  8. 1 point
    If I were guessing, I would say the re-engineering of the apps is proving far more difficult than they predicted. At the beginning of the year they were 4 months behind in a 12 month window according to the CEO. Making stuff the same across multiple platforms and protecting what is already in place is complicated on a good day. Scary to me is they are attempting the redo on an incremental basis, feature loss in the betas being an indicator, and it is still taking longer than originally projected. Not making excuses for EN, it is an issue they need to get on top off, show some positive results. This many months in its hard to change the roadmap. Time for a SWAT team. Current PC and IOS versions work great for me so okay for now and my use case. I do want to see EN succeed. One so I don't have to change. Extremely selfish of me I know. 🤷‍♂️
  9. 1 point
    I'm actually confused - I run a couple of Basic accounts alongside this Premium one, and switching into Basic I don't see anything like the nag display you saw. Can you confirm what device, OS and which Evernote version / browser you were using? The company do have some history of selective campaigns and phased roll-outs, but I've not seen that particular style of message before. My basic account offered me an update (and the 40% discount) a couple of time on logging in, but the app display, the web version and a shared web page all just show Evernote branding. Odd.
  10. 1 point
    Hi @OmtatSat. I can't comment on specific release schedules. I only know that the team is working on the new Firefox client.
  11. 1 point
    Scannable is o.k., personally I prefer the build-in scanning tool of the EN editor. It is hidden behind the green „+“-symbol at the left of the virtual keyboard, top row. For more serious scanning I use ScannerPro, for multi-page scanning my ix500_scanner. I have 2 profiles that import directly into EN, one set for simplex, one for duplex scanning. Most of my scanning is done using my iPhone, because it’s easier to handle than the iPad, and has a superior camera system. With ScannerPro I can even switch to the 2x-Zoom. With the greater distance, shadows on the document are avoided.
  12. 1 point
    As per @PinkElephant, Penultimate is not my choice for handwritten notes; I use the Notability app The documents are saved in Evernote as note attachments Also, the Apple Pencil is the best stylus for use with iPad Pen and paper works. I scan using the iPad camera and Evernote's Scannable app
  13. 1 point
    Late to this party here, I guess, but I thank you all for your advice. Thought I share my own findings about how to use Myscript Nebo and Evernote together: - I write my handwritten notes in the Nebo app on my ipad, making use of the automatic and perfect OCR (kudos to Nebo) - To store the original, handwritten file in Evernote, to stay organized, I click (from the open Nebo file): - ... (three dots on the top right of the screen) - HTML - "More" (another three dots button at the end of the app list). Make sure NOT to press the Evernote button that pops up before the three dots at this step! - Scroll down and click "copy to evernote" This opens a note in Evernote with my original, handwritten Nebo file as ATTACHMENT. I do this for notes I would like to file in their original, handwritten form, for example my daily journal entries. Additionally, I file the same Nebo note after choosing PDF while exporting, then putting it into Evernote. This makes use of Nebo's automatic conversion of the handwriting via OCR, which results in a text file (no longer handwritten), and makes the text searchable in Evernote. For any handwritten notes that I don't need to keep in original form, this second step is sufficient. I join all other users in hoping for an easier integration of Nebo and Evernote. Should a better way to make both apps talk to each other already exist or come along, please let me know. Thanks!
  14. 1 point
    For the love of God can you fix this already, you're making as submit forms like in 90s
  15. 1 point
    That said, things should not be getting worse. EN used to clip really nicely, now it's inconsistent. I've had to clip web pages multiple times in order to end up with a legible note. It was never this bad before. Any web page that did not look right would generally tend to right itself with "simplified". Not any more. EN is supposed to help keep me organized and efficient. Worse case...I ended up with a note that ended up in a column that took up only 1/3 of the note. There was no adjusting the column size, no sizing possible, and it was unreadable because there was no way to scroll to the right. Maybe it was WAAAYYY at the bottom of this bottomless note, but I scrolled down a ways, gave up, and deleted the note. Tried cutting and pasting, still the same. I used "simplify", less pictures, but also lost some important diagrams, but still a "two-inch" column. I highlighted then tried to clip "selection", still the same. It was never this difficult. Finally ended up printing to PDF but a PDF is also not easy to edit and annotate...features that EN shines at or used to... I'm just really disappointed in the changes. So what IS an acceptable length of time to wait? I still keep trying to clip a PDF...
  16. 1 point
    Updated to iOS Pad 13.1.3 in an Ipad Pro 12.9 3 generation with an Apple Pencil 2, Penultimate recognize it and can draw my notes and sketch without any error
  17. 1 point
    The Ink function is okay, but I would rather just write directly in the note so that it is continuously saved. I've lost handwritten notes after switching to another app for a short bit. When I got back to Evernote, the Ink page was gone along with all my notes from that meeting. This would ideally function similarly to how it does in OneNote on iOS, where you just switch modes from typing to drawing, but stay on the same note page.
  18. 1 point
    I too rely on Nebo and would dearly love to be able to use the Nebo functionality in Evernote. I do much of my Nebo handwriting on my Microsoft Surface Book but also use Nebo handwriting on my iPad Mini. Please, please either find a way to sync Nebo notebooks with Evernote notebooks or, even better, incorporate the Nebo functionality directly into Evernote. Using Ink Notes in Evernote is a good start but it pales in comparison with the functionality of Nebo.
  19. 1 point
    It isn't a 'simple' issue that Evernote are taking too long to fix. The company is pretty not-stupid, so if they could (and wanted to) fix something - they would have done it by now. There are multiple reasons - practical "making it work in multiple operating system", and logistical "we have 1,000 things to fix: what's next?" and philosophical "do we want to complicate the editor with extra features: if so, which?". Boils down to: if you can work around any perceived limitations, then use the software. If you'd like to see it stay around and develop, then pay for the stuff. TANSTAAFL. If you really can't wait for it to work, look around and see if there's something that better fits your needs.
  20. 1 point
    Regarding the original topic of this thread: yes, Evernote and Nebo DEFINITELY need to talk to each other! I have difficulty understanding why a note taking app (Evernote, that I value and pay for) completely avoids developing handwriting functions. To me, it's integral. Another thing I don't understand: Evernote already recognizes handwriting!! If I can upload a picture that includes handwriting, and Evernote makes it searchable, that means... Evernote recognizes it as text, right? So, it's not as if they must embark on a very difficult development journey to "figure out" how to recognize handwriting as text. The app already does it. Isn't it a simple step from there to actually render the handwriting as text, just like Nebo does? I understand everyone wants to avoid feature creep, and wheel reinvention. The obvious solution is: integration. Find another service that already does what you want your app to do, and make them play nicely together.
  21. 1 point
    Yeah, I think that is the point. I used GoodNotes and Notability (both have PDF export with OCR). These are the reference note taking apps on the iPad, but for some reason they don't offer direct export to Evernote. If Evernote is your personal archive for everything, the transfer of handwritten notes in another app should be simple, fast and straightforward. Noteshelf is the only app besides the big disappointment Penultimate that offers a live sync to Evernote. And I was surprised to find out that Noteshelf is currently on par with GoodNotes and Notability. It is really an insider tip. I hope all these apps (including Evernote!) will adapt fast the new functionalities of iPadOS. This will be a real game changer (opening multiple documents side-by-side!).
  22. 1 point
    Right, the pdfs are as static as they are from other sources. What I like is that they carry their OCR info, and I can annotate them using the build-in EN tools to do so. I do not say it is the ideal workflow for everybody. In my case, I keep the „living“ notes in GN5 for as long as they need to be appended and edited. GN has included a very good search function with ver.5, that will search all notebooks, not only one as before. For me, I prefer to have a separate handwriting app with a perfect iCloud-sync and other features I like, and have the additional step to export what I want to file away into EN. For other use cases, the Noteshelf option is probably better, especially because Penultimate is a walking dead software, not able to even perform simple tasks offered by most other handwriting annotation apps.
  23. 1 point
    Sometimes the sync can take longer, but nothing gets lost. Way better than having to export manually every single note all the time like in GoodNotes and Notability. Export in these apps is not just a tap, it means several taps for each note. And if you change something in the note afterwards, you have to export it again and delete the first export. With Noteshelf (and Penultimate of course) you can edit a note in Noteshelf (Penultimate) as often as you want and every change will be automatically synced to the same note in Evernote.
  24. 1 point
    Just as information: There has been reports that the sync from noteshelf into EN has gone bad sometimes. It seems that when the notes get very big (plenty of pages), this can cause hiccups. So if you want to use it, probably keep the notes short, and use more of them. Personally I use GoodNotes 5 for note taking. No sync into EN, but exports as pdf, including OCR for searching in the handwritten notes.
  25. 1 point
    So do I. I'm also a Nebo user and an Evernote subscriber, and I think it is unbelievable that Evernote does not provide a solution where you can use Apple Pen. It's just doesn't make sense for a note app.
  26. 1 point
    I have dumped Penultimate. I have moved over to NoteShelf 2. I have not looked back! It works fantastic with the new iPad and Apple Pencil. Ignores other movements and touches, only writes with the pencil, copy and paste works, note organization is ok, and a good tool. If you are tied of waiting on Evernote to fix Penultimate .. this is the tool to move to!
  27. 1 point
    My environment is mainly iOS combined with Win 10 for „real“ work. I do not feel a significant difference in performance between my iPhone 6S+ vintage 2015 and my iPad Pro 10,5, Vintage 2018 when using the iOS EN client. The Apple Pencil works perfect on the iPad, but inside of EN with the many restrictions of the iOS client. The only feature where stylus work is fun with EN-iOS is annotating an existing pdf. Penultimate exists, but is lightyears behind actual notetaking apps like Goodnotes. For serious tasks like my weekly review, labeling, tagging and sorting of new notes I rely on the Win-client., as with significant scanning jobs. Without knowing the Android app I think it is more or less up to the iOS environment. One common issue is that the database is cloudbased, whereas the Win and Mac versions use their local DB for the job, and synchronize this to the cloud afterwards. This means that both iOS and Android work in a permanent load-change-backload-load-change- ... -cycle which isolates each note from the others, and is bad for performance. This makes it work on weak hardware, but on highly performant devices like my iPad Pro it is like driving a nice Porsche in 1st gear only, with the parking brake applied all the time. Probably this feel is similar on Android with todays multicore hardware.
  28. 1 point
    Hi All, You may have noticed that all threads requesting Inline Tags/Anchor Points have been merged into this thread, regardless of platform specificity. (This is a separate request from the ability password protect the Evernote App itself) This was done in order to better enable us to quantify and qualify user requests, and amplify their voice. While this does not mean this is a feature that will be coming, we certainly want to relay user feedback/sentiment to our various teams. Moving forward, please put all commentary and votes for Inline Tags/Anchor Points here!
  29. 1 point
    While I think we all would like a better note editor, the early point of Evernote was to quickly capture and retrieve "notes" as the word is described in the dictionary. This has come to influence Evernote to this day. Your definiton of a note is not a note, but a document. A document can be put in a folder and folders can be put in other folders and so on. However, notes are taken in notebooks and you can't put books in other books, you can only stack books on top of each other. And you can't put stacks in other stacks without having one large stack. This is also reflected in Evernote Those apps you are mentioning are more like simple word processing apps. But since Evernote is such a great retrieval app, I do wish they would implement a word processing mindset. The lack of good stylus support is probably caused by old code not playing well with such an implementation, Apple and Steve Jobs being very anti-stylus for a long time and the fact that it's still a small number that uses a stylus. I've had a good stylus since Surface 2, now on Surface 4 and a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 so I've wished for a long time for better pen support on all OS.
  30. 1 point
    There's also a voting button at the top left of this page - the higher the number....
  31. 1 point
    One giant bloated app that contains every feature used by every user? No thanks, I'm ok with using dedicated editors when I need extended features.
  32. 1 point
    I agree, I would happily upgrade to Premium if I could annoyed the way I do in Notability. Going to one notes app would be my goal and my choice would be Evernote if the annotation was like Notability in smoothness and ease of use.
  33. 1 point
    This is a great topic and I'm surprised there isn't more energy around it. I am a 10 year EN user and rely heavily on EN Daily, but continue to struggle with finding ways to incorporate "ink" notes. I've tried them all, you name it - GoodNotes 4, Penultimate, Notability, MyScript Nebo, Noteshelf 2, Notes Plus as noted above....but all lack a true integration where changes made reflect in EN and for me, the biggest interest, is being able to make ink notes within the note (not just at the bottom of the note like the add "ink" function currently works). OneNote does this well. Good discussion, and looking forward to some progress here given (as gewappnet noted), handwritten notes is a huge drive in IOS apps.
  34. 1 point
    You're welcome to add your vote to this request. Voting buttons are at the top left corner of the discussion. Evernote has not indicated an interest in expanding into the handwriting market. My solution is to use external editors like Notability on my iPad. I store the documents in a note as a file attachment, in pdf format.
  35. 1 point
    I do have an iPad Pro, the original 12.9, and have a pencil. But I don't use it for note taking because I prefer a bullet journal for writing. I gave up on making Penultimate work for me years ago, but thought it might be a solution to your problem. I wasn't aware you'd heard of it. Evernote has done a good job of hiding its existence after they purchased it. Kinda like Skitch and Scannable.
  36. 1 point
    I'd like to see this too. Perhaps in the form of markdown/latex support?
  37. 1 point
    Is there any further movement on this? The Nebo note taking experience is streets ahead of any other app I have seen. Can we get that functionality embedded within Evernote ao we don’t need to switch between? I’m answer to the question above, I’m happy for this to be a premium only feature. To be honest the Apple Pencil and Nebo have transformed how I work to such an extent that if Evernote don’t do this, I’m likely to stop paying for premium and look elsewhere.
  38. 1 point
    I'm a longtime Evernote user. Back to coming out of my Newton (developer) withdrawals. Evernote holds everything in my world. But now, with my iPad Pro, i LIVE in MyScript Nebo. It lets me do all my content creation (meeting notes, articles, ideas) in handwriting that is near-perfectly recognized as text. My wish would be to do that same creation *within* Evernote. I'd simply be back to living in Evernote again. I can imagine you guys making their page tool part of evernote. I can also see it via better transfer of formatted notes into evernote, retaining more than just plain text, which is all I can export now. Thanks everyone! Love Evernote! --p
  39. 1 point
    My solution is to import into notability, then export as pdf into Evernote when I’m done. But Evernote should really be able to handle pdf markup natively.
  40. 1 point
    Would love to embed youtube videos in notes, it makes it 10x more efficient especially when taking notes and for future reference than storing a link that diverts you away from Evernote
  41. 1 point
    My request is for Evernote (Windows) to implement an autocorrect feature. Currently, Evernote on Windows only has the ability to detect incorrect spelling but is not able to autocorrect it. I also use Evernote on iOS and the autocorrect feature exists here; It is highly useful and saves a lot of time. Cheers, Adrian
  42. 1 point
    Nebo is by far the best at text recognition. It is at least 5 times better than anything else out there. Would love to see it integrated with Evernote.
  43. 1 point
    Am I willing to pay for such a great PDF annotation tool? Yes I will. It can cost up to $50 a year and I'm still in. Evernote is a tool for writing things down and I'm wondering why it belittles digital handwritings which is essential for the people who desire paperless life. Taking a photo of Post-its and OCR them for future search is a lousy thing to do, but they made this feature so that we can at least try to connect our everyday writings to Evernote. Why not take a step further and make some awesome feature that'll really punch in the face of Onenote users who claim it's better?
  44. 1 point
    It seems that MyScript actually license out their technology for other developers to use http://www.myscript.com/interactive-ink/ I'm no app developer, but it looks like it would be less work than expected to have a high quality handwriting environment within Evernote. While OCR is useful with things exported from other apps, it's cumbersome to start a document in a handwriting app, edit it in Evernote then do a bit more writing in the handwriting app later. A solution like incorporating interactive ink into the Evernote editor would seemingly enable this, and make Evernote so powerful for me as a University student taking notes in different contexts.
  45. 1 point
    I have the same problem. As a teacher I like to plan my lessons with handwriting notes. The missing sync drives me crazy. Tried so many Apps. Writing in Evernote with pencil doesn't feel good. Since a few days I have a new workflow. Writing notes in MyScript Nebo (handwriting / pencil) -> export my notes as word document to Evernote -> it automatically transform my writing notes (99,9% perfect) into typed text, so I can edit this exported document with words. Not perfect. But ok.
  46. 1 point
    Have you tried the app with new iPad and Pencil. Writing in these app is very natural without any lags like in notability, noteshelf, ... On the other side the instant transformation of handwriting is incredible. I want to use as few apps as possible. Integrate this well working process of natural writing and transformation direct in Evernote would be a great step forward: Example: Open a new note in meetings, handwriting and after meeting transform this to typed text instant - without using a third party app without syncing or export as pdf.
  47. 1 point
    I'll check out Nebo I have no concern with using other editors for note taking; my favourite app on the iPad is Notability Using the share feature, it's easy to store my writing in Evernote as an fileattachment; in native or pdf format What kind of integration are you looking for?
  48. 1 point
    Could not agree more with you, @gewappnet. Penultimate automatically adds pages when you get to the end of the current one, and supports multiple page types, making it better than Evernote's "sketch", which is meant for a single-page sketch. And Penultimate's integration with Evernote, such that it is, is still better than any other note-taking apps' integration with Evernote. But the defects are seriously mounting. @DTLow you've mentioned two features: OCR (and evernote's full text search) as well as autosync. Taking the whole package, I find Evernote/Penultimate is still more convenient for my use cases than Noteability and Goodnotes for longform note taking. If Evernote is going to deprecate Penultimate, then they absolutely should open the API back up to the likes of Noteability/Goodnotes. It would mean more Premium subscriptions, surely.
  49. 1 point
    I think Notability has a big problem: the files it creates are way too heavy (for eg. 10 pages pdf ---> 10 MB sound clips excluded!) Penultimate at the moment is not an option, I agree. I use PDF expert, Remarks, UPAD, Notes Plus, Grafio: but I am not 100% satisfied with any
  50. 1 point
    I really wish Evernote would work out some deal to integrate Notability. Penultimate doesn't cut it. I need to be able to zoom in to have sufficient room on EACH page. Using Penultimate with my iPad mini, i can get very few sentences per page. It's not useful for note taking in meetings. With Notability, I can zoom in and use my iPad as an actual notebook replacement...BUT it doesn't sync well with Evernote...Please Evernote, don't make me choose between you and Notability. Integrate them ... your redesigned Penultimate doesn't cut it.
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