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  1. 19 points
    Hi All, We’re very excited to share the first installment of our new behind the scenes video series, lead by our CEO Ian Small. We hope to give you insight on the work we’ve been doing, and a peek at what’s to come. We’ll share more next week! Stay tuned.
  2. 15 points
    Hey gang - There is some useful feedback in this thread which I have read with interest. Thank you! There are also a lot of concerns raised, whether it be feedback to the specific content we showed, or all sorts of interpolations and extrapolations built off what we showed (and in some cases, what we didn't). I don't have time to respond to every possible angle raised in this thread, but here are a few quick responses: 1. Roughly 12% of Evernote usage is on web sessions. 2. No one ever said anything about making Evernote a web-only experience. Just because we demo a set of improvements to search on web (which is the least adequate search experience, btw) doesn't mean this is the only thing we are working on. In a series of videos that may well have a lot of episodes by the time we're done (depending on the response we get, I guess), we judged it to be a reasonably approachable initial subject for a first video. Why? It's relatively easy to understand. It's visual. 3. Following up on #2 above, we are NOT planning on eliminating Windows and Mac versions of Evernote with local stores, nor Android and iOS versions with local stores, etc. Being able to use Evernote whether online or offline is a major feature/benefit and in a million years that's not going away. Of course, having a local store would be even better if sync was fully robust. Working on that. 4. Having the kind of interactive search capability we outline here doesn't mean we're taking away your power search capabilities. It means we're trying to find ways to (a) more quickly get to the content you're looking for *without* needing to know quite as much of the search instruction arcana (b) give more people more powerful search tools (c) get there in fewer keystrokes. I'm sure we'll get some things wrong along the way, but we're trying to have our cake (improved UX, improved relevancy, more interactive search tools) and eat it too (powerful command line syntax) on this front. 5. As I said in the first video in this series, some of what we choose to show in this series won't relate to a problem you in particular are facing. Hopefully some of it will. I recognize it's frustrating if the first video we drop doesn't relate to your top pain point, but you can rest assured that there are others amongst our millions of users who do. Otherwise we wouldn't be working on it. We can only do one topic at a time. 6. One of the reasons we prototype a lot of new stuff on the web first is because it's absolutely the fastest way for us to design/test/validate/deploy something new to a limited set of customers in order to get a feedback loop going about a particular design direction. As I said in the very first video, we are trying to test - with users, live in the wild - as much of what we are working on as we can prior to release. If seeing what we're working on in a web setting disturbs you simply because we are showing a concept in a web build, I'm guessing that for your own peace of mind, you should probably stop watching much of the Behind the Scenes series of videos. 7. If you *do* get invited to participate in a Preview release of some kind, as part of that we will point out to you that Preview is definitionally pre-Alpha. Which means more than "it's buggy". It means it's not even close to feature complete. It's not performant. It's so early there isn't a proper name for it. But if there's enough in there for us to get directional feedback early in the process, we will do our best to put it in front of some users, live and in the wild. Because the earlier we get feedback, the better chance we have of being ultimately on target. All we will ask of you is not to pre-judge the eventual release of something by its Preview release, a release that may come months before we lock down direction, functionality or performance. Previews usually come along with non-disclosure requests, too, because they're so early. Which is one reason you (appropriately) don't hear a lot about them. I'll return to lurking now (and get back to my day job, which ultimately is where I have the best chance of generating value for you all). Thanks for watching, and for caring. I recognize that the last part - that you care - comes through in every comment. ian
  3. 6 points
    Hi All, We’re very excited to announce the next video in our Behind the Scenes series! Join Ian and Mariano, a senior designer at Evernote, as they discuss how they’re working to make search in web more interactive, more meaningful, and more useful. We hope you enjoy, and stay tuned for new videos as they’re released over coming weeks!
  4. 6 points
    I really will go back to lurking soon, but while we're at it... To your (1), I will observe that one of the things we showed in the video was the ability for to type the first few letters of a tag or a notebook, have that tag or notebook be automatically suggested, and add it as a filter (eg. "Mexico" was a tag). I understand that incremental search may not be up your alley, but I suspect that for most users, auto-matching what you are typing to possible tag names, notebook names, space names, recent searches, etc. is faster, more interactive, and likely more effective than needing to type or pick "tag:" or "notebook:" first, followed by auto-matching and picking. Our goal is to design for the breadth of the constituency (both paying and non-paying, although we pay the most attention to paying users and those who are likely to become paying users). I completely understand your mileage on a given design approach may vary. To your (2), obviously this is a super power user capability. We have been looking at various options around what the default search logic is, and we have contemplated what full boolean logic would take. One of the things you'll find about me is that I don't make promises that I don't know that I'm going to deliver on. In this area, while we have been and are looking at it, no promises at this point. Thanks for investing the time to respond. -- ian
  5. 6 points
    This is exactly why companies hate sharing information. They put together a nice short video about how they are building a new feature. Somehow that then develops into Group Fear that something awful is going to happen. Before you know it, The Verge will have 500 words and a clickbait headline about it.
  6. 5 points
    Very disappointed that the sky isn't falling in. What am I going to complain about?
  7. 5 points
    I am not a huge fan of the great amount of light grey text. It is hard to read for people who are not 20-year-old programmers using a huge screen. I get that it is useful for unavailable menu items, but text should be black for available menu items which is not the case for e.g. the Insert drop down menu. Also, notes snippet would be better readable with darker text with not only the heading in black.
  8. 4 points
    Good step ahead in becoming more transparent to its users, in whats going on ahead. Thanks Ian and Team Evernote.
  9. 4 points
    Hey folks, We've received some reports of users logging into the new Evernote Web and noticing their accounts are not displaying some notes and notebooks, even though these notes exist in their accounts and display in other devices. This is a known problem that we're addressing. If you run into this there are two solutions to resolve it: The simple solution is to log out of Evernote and log back in using a supported browser such as Google Chrome, Opera or Safari if you're on a Mac. If this doesn't resolve the problem for you, open the JavaScript console in your browser, type Cupboard.clear() and press Enter. After this refresh the browser page. We apologize for the inconvenience, but know that we're aware of it and working on a few things that will ultimately address this. Thanks,
  10. 4 points
    It's not my style but I'm not getting bent out of shape: I have more important issues.
  11. 4 points
    I believe the tone of the release notes is intended to make Evernote personable. This is definitely not unique to Evernote, and we've received a number of positive responses to them as well. Given that past sentiment on the board was that Evernote was not taking any interest in users and not communicating, I think any attempts by the company to have a more personal conversation is a good thing. I personally enjoy the tone. The notes still convey what was changed, just with a little extra fun.
  12. 4 points
    Having done all things IT for many years, it is disheartening not only that this is going on for so long (and making mobile access unusable), but that the official answer is "install this app from a rando third party site / AWS Dropbox, then enter the password that rules your life". Is it legitimate? Most likely. Is it sketchy when messing with your most critical data? Yep. Did someone figure out how we will be notified when we can reinstall from the Play store?
  13. 4 points
    I feel on the biggest missing features is native support for Markdown. Please add native Markdown to Evernote.
  14. 4 points
    With a bug this serious, Evernote should have rolled back code in its entirety to the previous version 1 hour after discovering the bug, in my opinion. If one uses Evernote as it was intended, designed, and marketed, it's simply unusable without a functioning search. One can't use a second brain if one has no idea how to find anything in it.
  15. 3 points
    Using Evernote on a Mac with dark mode enabled looks good, but it's practically impossible to find the cursor which is a very thin, vertical blue line on a dark grey background. Help us 50+ folks out and make it easier to see please!
  16. 3 points
    (Maybe people can vent here instead of filling up the comments about a search video with worry about Evernote's direction) First, Evernote has announced some goals, but not exactly how they are going to get there. And they have released a Windows only beta of the new technology, which I haven't seen, not being a Windows user. There is also a new Evernote Web, but I don't know if that is using the same new technology that the Windows beta is using. And we don't know what the "new" technology is, though it appears to be Electron, or something similar that allows multiplatform development using web based tools. There are pros and cons to Electron if you search the web. There are a number of apps that use Electron, the two I'm familiar with are Notion and Simplenote. Notion is no speed demon, but Simplenote is. Notion doesn't work offline so well, but Simplenote does. For me, while things are in beta, I'm not going to get too excited. I really think it is important for Evernote to unify their various platforms, so I'm hoping the new strategy and tech work out. It all depends on the implementation. But we can't judge the full implementation until we see it. Missing features in a beta doesn't mean they will never show up.
  17. 3 points
    Seriously, people, unbunch. The sky is not falling... ...yet...
  18. 3 points
    Speaking as a part-time Linux user, I'm very happy that Evernote are looking at improvements to the web client. Until there's a native Linux alternative, that's the only way I get access to my account on one laptop. And the Forum is full of complaints about the web client missing desktop features, so I can see where the Herd is going with this. In other news Evernote have managed, alongside this web project, to bring out new Windows, Mac, Android and iOS updates. I don't think they're concentrating exclusively on the web. Relax people - lets just see where Evernote goes next!
  19. 3 points
    I too find the focus on the web version scary. Right now what I find most useful in Evernote compared to other notes offering is : extremely fast -- I can scroll through *all my notes* with virtually no lag on my mac, there are > 2500 notes. an informative overview layout -- in the Expanded Card View all my notes appear as thumbnails of what's inside, including images/PDFs and file icons for all the rest. In fullscreen I can show a 11 x 6 grid of notes = 66 notes. This is very helpful when trying to understand what is where. The current evernote web shows ~11 notes at a time, with no thumbnail. I can put any kind of file in an evernote note, even when evernote does not understand the file format (e.g. netCDF files). Evernote will not complain I can open several notes at the same time in their own window from the main evernote window, for instance to access multiple reference notes at the same time. This is hard to do from web-based solutions like Notion or the evernote web version Anything that quicklook understands is previewed in an evernote note, including powerpoints, keynotes, excel files. Unless I'm mistaken, all of these advantages are lost when switching to the current web-based solution.
  20. 3 points
    Just watched the videos and I'm really glad to see this open approach. The new management team continues to instill more confidence in me about the future of Evernote.
  21. 3 points
    I have the current beta installed on my mobile and the search function has stopped working. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing. When I start a search it looks like it is trying but nothing comes back. Huawei P20 Pro.
  22. 3 points
    I did a quick test and when I changed the created date on a duplicated note it did move in the sort sequence. Check Tools - Options - Search and see if Search when note is updated is unchecked. Check the box if you want to update the view without a sync.
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
    A recent update moved icons from the header bar. Users want the choice of which icons appear. This is currently a feature on the Windows platform
  25. 3 points
    Dear Evernote, Why are your release notes always written on bring-your-child-to-work-day? Well, I hope they are! Or maybe you're running an apprenticeship and starting them early. Either way, is there any chance that somebody over the age of 12 could be given the job of writing the release notes? Because 'Take that, "Big Paper”!', and ' Yay, buzzwords!', and ' Seems obvious, right? We thought so too.', to me, albeit over the pond (cultural differences?), makes you seem like a bunch of unprofessional clowns.
  26. 3 points
    Tried to use Notion exclusively for 2 months but now see myself going back to Evernote. The biggest challenge is getting information into Notion quickly. The organizational freedom in Notion is great, but I ended up spending too much time trying to figure out the best way to organize data as opposed to working with it. It did help me simplify how I use Evernote going forward, so in that regard it was a useful exercise.
  27. 3 points
    Howdy. I just wanted to provide feedback on how amazing Evernote's tables are. I just used them for the first time, and am blown away by how quick and easy it is to add/delete rows/columns, and format colours. I wish every program handled tables this way. An example of not realizing how unnecessarily hard things are until you see someone do it the right way. Good work.
  28. 3 points
    Hi all, Evernote is brilliant - could not navigate life without it!! A feature that I feel is dearly needed and would be tremendous to have is the ability to create an anchor point in notes. eg if I am working on a lengthy note and constantly referring to other notes at the same time I want the ability to specify a point where I am working in that note so I can go straight back to it. Also, when you open a note it goes straight to the start of the note. You always have to scroll down to the bottom of the note to add to it. Many thanks for any comments.
  29. 3 points
    The database is an Sqlite database. Every time you type anything, that data has to be recorded in the database. Putting the database on a low speed interface is (as they say) a "very bad idea". Also, the drive it's on must support file locking - so network drives are also a "very bad idea".
  30. 3 points
    REQUEST – It would be amazing to have a feature where an image can be selected, and when you right-click (ie, the same way you rotate it, etc.) there could also be an option to override the "largest smallest-dimension" algorithm and set that image as the note's thumbnail. A little background –– One thing I use EN for very heavily is as an artist database for my job. I really like having both a photo of the artist and an example of their artwork at the top of their card. However, when I'm scrolling through snippet or card view, it would be really helpful to have the image of their artwork always be the one to show up. This usually happens but there are a few times where the photo of the artist is used instead. I've read up on the algorithm that chooses the image with the "largest smallest-dimension" (PS, see what I did there with the hyphen? Way clearer that way.) and I am actually OCD enough to try to amend the file sizes to have the algorithm pick the right one. However, even this doesn't seem to work – it's probably me because I guess an algorithm can't lie, but even when I resize the images, it's still not choosing the right one. So my question is – why would that be happening? Could it be that once EN's algorithm chooses an image, it always chooses that filename even when the size changes? But what would be SO MUCH EASIER is my *request* – could there be an override option to the largest smallest-dimension algorithm (which I agree does work at least half of the time for me) to choose a thumbnail? I'm not talking some fancy thing in the settings where you tell EN how to pick your thumbnails – that sounds like way more work than it's worth. I just imagine, like I've said above, having the image you want to be the thumbnail highlighted/selected, then right click (in the same way that you can rotate an image, etc.) and have something like "set as note thumbnail." Please?? Thank you!
  31. 2 points
    In violent agreement, once again... Just explaining where some of the "clipper" stuff comes from, where elsewhere it's "capture screen"...
  32. 2 points
    Age old confusion opportunity here. From an EN semantics basis, "Clipper" does not exist inside of EN, capture screen does, for which only one shortcut key of your choosing is consumed. Clipper OTOH is the browser add on, very long list of shortcut keys there.
  33. 2 points
    Don't know when this sneaked out, but I wasn't aware until just now that https://www.cnet.com/how-to/turn-a-photo-of-data-into-a-microsoft-excel-spreadsheet/ Interesting... 🤔
  34. 2 points
    It's a cumulative thing. My productivity with EN has been declining for the last few years as some changes were made to Windows desktop (PDF viewer as an example). Not close to enough for me to switch, just irritating. IF, and it is a big IF, the new Windows preview is a portent of the future of the desktop client there will be more productivity loss. Not jumping off any cliffs, not concerned about the sky falling, just not liking what I am seeing and doing. My interpolation (which we are wont to do in the absence of facts) at this point. Don't really care for the piecemeal, three card monte deployment process either. All that being said, EN is an essential part of my daily routine, the hub of my personal information flow. Not something I care to rework somewhere else. As long as I can use 6.18 I will be fine. And hoping for the best.
  35. 2 points
    Why are there always a few people who feel compelled to tell us what to do? No one here is driving off a cliff, but some of us do have some valid concerns we want to express. If Evernote did not want feedback, then they would not have posted the video in this forum.
  36. 2 points
    Hmmn. Good that we had this chance to see behind the scenes - good that Evernote is looking at ways to make searching a more intuitive feature. Eleven out of ten for an interesting video. I look forward to experiencing the new bells and whistles - but I have a luddite fear of apps 'helping' me to do things, because although software can react scarily fast, it still takes time and system resources to come up with (and select between) titles, content, author names. If I already know exactly which tag or title keyword I'm looking for, that's just wasted time and (my) resources giving me changing menus of a hundred different note options when I just want to add simple details to a contact. I hope Evernote will continue the practice of allowing me to switch OFF the search 'helper' in Options or Preferences, and just go back to a straight keyword match!
  37. 2 points
    On Macs, only the metadata is stored in the database (LocalNoteStore.sqlite) The note contents and attachments remain in the file system, a separate folder for each note.
  38. 2 points
    Hmmn. Lessons to live by. Give a someone a straight answer, and they know where they stand. Give some people an aphorism and they'll milk it for ever. Apologies for apparently disrupting this thread with the funny section...
  39. 2 points
    On my Mac; Select the Notes, right click, Save Attachments
  40. 2 points
    I'm looking forward to seeing this behind-the-scenes video series, to see what Evernote is up to, and learning more about the future of the Evernote product suite. 👍🏼
  41. 2 points
    Latest update 8.9.1 dated 10th May seems to have sorted out the Search problem. Installed and testing without any issues, yet.
  42. 2 points
    Options-Shortcut keys-Restore Defaults.
  43. 2 points
    Evernote: you neglect to tell the users to set Evernote on Android to NOT allow updates after downgrade to 8.8.1. Unless I am wrong, please do this.
  44. 2 points
    Some counterpoints to your response: I suspect you were slower to ask for help. I asked for help, and over a week went by before I received a reply like you did. I suffered with the bug for 2 weeks in disbelief that it was taking so long for Evernote to act, then waited another week after contacting support before this solution was offered. The path to get to this workaround was painful. I was first offered no solution ("we're working on a fix"). After repeatedly asking for a previous version's APK or a refund, I was eventually offered links to a third-party APK download site by an Evernote employee! I understand software development too. Reverting to a previously released version immediately was (and still is!) the best solution. After all, support is offering exactly that to users. Within hours of discovering this bug and understanding its impact, Evernote could have simply re-released the previous APK as the next update. They still can, and should. They can then work on implementing a bug fix into the next release version at their leisure. I understand that new release development requires testing, etc. However, a re-release is not the same. Reverting code to a previous version is technically simple, and requires no additional development or testing. It's simply like an undo-change. Put another way, it's like simply delaying a release further, or pulling an unauthorized release. It doesn't require business analysis, QA, or dev ops, in more than a trivial way. There is no excuse for Evernote eliminating a mission-critical feature from what is arguably their most important platform, for an entire month (and counting). I don't care how much they innovate their software, or how much that innovation will be delayed by doing what I described above. If one can't search, the app is nearly useless to a large portion of users. New features and rapid development are nice, but they are not so nice as to allow the software to become useless to users for a month. So, I quite disagree with your post.
  45. 2 points
    Hey Everyone, Just wanted to give you a quick update on this. We've been seeing an increase in search issues reported on Android and our development team is aware of the problem and currently working on getting a fix for this out asap. I know how inconvenient this issue is to many of your workflows but we appreciate your continued patience and understanding while we work on releasing the fix.
  46. 2 points
    My impression is that you insist on being on the right track with treating an SD-card as a replacement for a HD - or even a SSD. Because I will not convince you of anything else, do what I did right now: - Go to the Microsoft specs for the Surface Pro 6, stating it has a MicroSDXC-slot - Then go to Wikipedia, searching for MicroSDXC, and read the specs Hint: Even the highest class of today’s SD-cards run the same max speed as my 5 years old 2.5“-HDD WD-my-passport on USB 3.0. And then there is an issue how these high-speed cards have to be initialized before they take up speed. No way to get close to a decent internal HDD, not even thinking about a SSD. But as I say: Because you insist, get the information yourself. And next time buy more disk space ...
  47. 2 points
    well, its a major inconvenience having this issue going on for so long. guess its time to start up a google keep notes. Evernote please get back to the core and keep that working before trying to appease people who may or may not ever use your service.
  48. 2 points
    Hope to be able to create & edit table in iPad or even iPhone like what I can do in Mac.
  49. 2 points
    I can't believe this is still a problem FOUR years later. Evernote is supposed to be our filing cabinet where we can store all critical information to have available at our fingertips. Can we at least find out why it is a problem and why it can't be implemented?
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