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  1. Thanks for these reports! We are working on a fix for this issue that is scheduled for the next release. Until this issue is solved we found that sometimes quitting the app or closing the note and reopening fixes the issue. Thank you for your patience while we work on a fix.
    19 points
  2. Hello everyone, I decided to spare the time to write this disappointment post. Let me note right here that the disappointments you will read in this post is just a small -but most recent- fraction of my 10 years awesome user experience with EN. I have been using Evernote for the past 10 years, maybe half of which are premium. Documents, thoughts, tutorials, web archives, book suggestions, recipes, code, everything I care about is on Evernote and I am still using and love Evernote Moleskine notebooks. Early this year and thanks to COVID (spare) time, I took the time to transition all my data from the cloud to my Synology NAS, firstly because I ended up paying >500$/year (excluding business) to cloud subscriptions but most importantly because I wanted to own my personal data and not pay rent for it. After a streak of subcription cancelling, I cancelled almost all -I am still left with Evernote and iCloud-. I will be cancelling iCloud too when I 've built the Photo workflow I want to. And.. last one standing: Evernote. After giving it a thought and despite the fact that Synology and OneNote both offer a seamless way to migrate notes from Evernote, I said "no". I will be keeping my Evernote subscription, despite the fact that my subscription cost almost doubled in my paid plan years. Why ? Because I got high value from Evernote and it was acceptable to have my data on the cloud but get instantaneous search, famous Evernote OCR etc. And then... v10 came along. Being a developer myself, I don't get judgemental on product changes. When my clients are going back and forth with features they themselves requested, how easy would it be to offer features that 225M users will love or at least find acceptable ? However, performance/productivity aspects are must-haves and there is no point keeping a productivity app that kills your productivity, and that brought me to: shall I cut the last man standing ? Before doing that, I thought let's share some of those reasons, maybe someone will pay attention: New version Performance/Productivity/Reduced Functionality issues. The new app is by far the worst transition I had in my 10 years using EN. It feels (and probably is) a rubbish web hybrid that builds to macOS app too. Don't get me wrong, the UI is great/clean, note composing tools are better than ever, but guys/ladies, creating a note, moving batch/1 note to another notebook are the essentials. Who cares about functionality #3475 when you don't deliver functionalities #1 and #2. Here are 6 reasons why it sucks + 1 inconvenience: When dragging document to Evernote icon, user needs to click on a notebook, wait up to 10 seconds so the import occurs When moving a note to another notebook, it may take up to 30 seconds to be able to select the desired notebook. There is a lock icon and notebooks are greyed out for up to 30 seconds ffs. See screenshot here. When in need to do a batch action for a lot of notes, maximum number of notes is 50 ! (Seriously, is this a joke ?). That's also why I believe the new version is a web hybrid built. Launching the new app in every client (macOS, iOS, web) takes up to 1 minute, when data is not in cache Both macOS, iOS apps "hung". They are stuck and either need up to 30 seconds to revive or they need to be quit. Truth be told, newest updates have limited this issue to a minimum, but yet existing occasions. Linking notes inside the app ! That functionality existed, can't say I was really happy, but at least it worked. Now if you link one note to another, it creates a link that only launches on web ! When searching, ⌘ A selects all notes (all=50 as explained in 1.3) instead of search text Cost commitment. That's why I cancelled Dropbox, they took me from 69 to 129 in 1 year. If not mistaken, I believe Evernote went from 39 to 59, which I find somewhat acceptable considering I am literally paying to accommodate the free user tier. The Moleskine partnership is really cool I have to say and I 'd love to see an update on that Palaeolithic API. EN's API is literally last decade. I attempted to use EN API, but the process is only intended for external vendors that need to integrate a product to EN. The documentation is so outdated and non-existing, that really makes me wonder how safe my data is on EN. Documentation does not include the plain simple cURL commands. Innovation Stopped. It seems like there is no innovation happening, especially after Phil took off. I get it, there is no way competing to notes.app when Apple is really investing in that, but I expect to see some new features in my note-taking app of choice. There is limited app updating (Scannable, Skitch, Penultimate) going on. Features and business strategies I would like to see in the future Performance/Productivity/Reduced functionality -> See issues above. After having composed this post, I tend to realise that all those issues might be related to my assumption that EN now uses a web hybrid. If my assumption is correct, we need native apps. Batch actions -> See 1.3. Why on earth would a functionality of that importance be removed ? I know, hybrid app, right ? Stable Pricing -> Either keep it same and offer more or reduce it and keep it as is. At the moment we are paying more and probably even more in the future for same functionality with performance decrease ! Where does this elevation stop ? Maybe reduce functionality for free users and offer paid ones the value/innovation their cost deserves ? Tagging AI -> Tag suggestions based on user use. For example, every month I import in EN a tax document and payment. How hard would that be to identify pdf pattern and recognise that there are 1000 similar notes with the same tags. Breath-taking iPad app -> Penultimate was great back when it was introduced, but nowadays seem somewhat outdated. iPadOS has brought numerous features on note-taking and there are apps on the App Store that do use those innovations. We need the Evernote iPad app to be as good as it deserves to be. Automations -> Not getting up to date with the environment has its cost: the environment will not update too. Automating note imports in EN should be part of the EN app, just like the EN email. I am not talking about Zapier stuff, but plain-simple automations. At least create a AppleScript dictionary we can use Tasks Management -> We got reminders that -tough truth- never reached an acceptable state of productive use. I literally remember 3 years ago, I needed to manually go to notes 1-1 and clear reminders to remove the clutter. Alright, that's 2 free hours from me to you @EverNote, a price I am happy to pay considering the productivity gain I had all those years. So, are you going to keep me productive or is this a farewell ? Best regards, Askaridis Stathis
    16 points
  3. Feature Request: Add Outlining Capabilities to Evernote Evernote is great, but it's dying for the ability to create Notes that contain Outlines which are easily collapsed and expanded during creation and in use. One way to implement it would be a switchable editing mode, between standard formatting or outline mode. In outline mode, pressing the Enter key creates a new outline item, and pressing the Tab key changes the current item into a sub-item. Clicking on an item's action icon causes its sub-items to collapse out of, or expand into view. That's the way the Ecco Pro PIM did it, and something simple like that would be a good start for Evernote. The name Evernote implies a product that takes notes -and collapsible/expandable outlines are a huge part of note taking.
    14 points
  4. I'm having the same annoying problem that just started! What happened? This is driving me crazy. Sometimes shutting it down and reopening isn't fixing it either. I have no need for a "view only" mode. I want to kill that as an option.
    13 points
  5. me too. i am so angly!!
    12 points
  6. U-uh - my favourite wish of "normal" enhancements are Boolean searches... Now we can have it 👍 but for additional money - we have to subscribe to Professional 😞 OK, I like their argument "pay if you want us to really help you in future for sure" - and I will upgrade -- but only if a real professional can work as fluidy and reliable as in the past! As long as EN-10 is crapping my time and resources, I'll stay with Legacy and my personal account. Boolean searches are state of the art in so many systems around the world. EN always has been proud about their search capabilities - to keep being the best should be matter of honor.
    11 points
  7. For years, a decade or more for some of us, we have been "Premium" subscribers. We paid to be in the top tier. New features were far and in between, but when they came out we got them because we were Premium. If they had added tasks or calendars back then, we would have got it because we were Premium. If we wanted to export a notebook as a PDF, we chose the HTML version which equated to the same thing. We could do everything the product was capable of. Because we were the top tier. If you wanted something less, but more than free, you got the Plus plan, which apparently some still are on. Now, that is us. Now, we are no longer top tier, we are the one that is better than free. We are Plus. As my COBOL professor said, they changed the name to protect the guilty and confuse the innocent. They couldn't call it Premium anymore, even if they are charging the same rate, because it is no longer premium, it is personal, it is plus, it is the one that is better than free. There is a new top tier and we ain't it. They said they wouldn't raise our rates, but in reality, they did. The rate for Professional is a raising of the rates for the top tier, they downgraded us and are charging the same for it.
    10 points
  8. Did a quick test but I immediately saw the following bugs again: - pictures not being displayed (https://discussion.evernote.com/forums/topic/132161-images-in-my-notes-do-not-load/) - images scanned as "documents" not being indexed (https://discussion.evernote.com/forums/topic/132604-no-thumbnail-on-scanned-images-and-no-ocr/) - offline notebooks still not downloading reliably, furthermore changes done remotely are not synced automatically without opening the app and staring at the progress bar forever 😞 - overall still irresponsive and too slow to work with So stopped further testing and deinstalled again. Went back to 8.13.3, which works like a charm for my core usage: quick note taking and editing (yes! 😊), capturing+indexing (search), offline ability (all which is failed by EN 10.XX since launch 7 months ago)
    10 points
  9. I was recently updated to version 10. I have been having large performance issues ever since. I have been an Evernote user for over a decade, since the early days of the service. Over that time I have accrued a large number of notes over several notebooks. I use Evernote on a daily basis for everything from GTD, archiving, technical notes, planning, journaling, and a whole host of other content-heavy applications. The offline client has served me very well during that time. When I quickly (!) needed an answer to a question I could pop open Evernote and find what I was looking for almost immediately. The new v10 client spins for up to a minute or more on many of my notes, regardless of whether I opened the same note just a few minutes earlier. I have a few rather large notes that have yet to respond at all, just spinning for multiple minutes until I get frustrated and close the application. This is making Evernote unusable for me. If the client cannot provide me access to my notes quickly then it ceases to provide a useful function. Waiting for minutes to access reference material that should (and was!) stored locally is a non-starter. When I open my notebooks or search, I need the material to be returned quickly. Otherwise, I have to mentally put down what I was working on when I needed the reference note in order to wait or debug the problem with the EN client. I have found myself copying and pasting my most referenced notes into other applications just so that I can access the information quickly. Having to maintain "quick reference note" copies in another application invalidates the whole purpose of having Evernote in the first place. Please restore offline caching functionality. The notes need to load near instantly and without UI-blocking spinners. Otherwise, the whole point of a handy nearby notebook is lost. Client version: 10.17.6-win-ddl-public (2775) Editor: v126.2.16348 Service: v1.37.8
    9 points
  10. Hi all, Thanks for trying Tasks in Early Access and sharing your feedback! You helped us identify bugs, refine this exciting feature, and create an Evernote that better meets your needs. I’m pleased to say that Tasks is now released to all Evernote customers as part of our new lineup of subscription plans. To find out more about how we’re incorporating your feedback into Tasks, check out this post on the Evernote blog. Although Tasks has now transitioned to general availability, your opinion matters and I hope you’ll continue sharing your thoughts with us. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out directly here. Thanks, Jack
    9 points
  11. I think I'm going to go and have a quiet cry in the corner. 😢 I've been paying for Evernote since 2010, and a number of times asked why search did not include boolean operators - such a critical part of search. So to hear (haven't used it yet as I'm only Personal now) that boolean searching is now available but I have to pay more for it feels like a kick in the teeth. To Ian, I am impressed by what you have been doing to make the elephant dance again. After years of no new features we are finally seeing the catch-up happening. But I suspect you are going to lose a number of your long term users with the additional tier of pricing you have introduced. You can already see this in the comments above. To stick with EN for more than 10 years and now not get the features I have been hanging out for is so disappointing. While your organisation was wandering around in the wilderness without direction, the notes ecosystem has exploded. With bidirectional linking still not available in Evernote, and just launching the basics of task management and calendar integration (well done for these they are a good start but not a finished product) you still lag behind other products that have entered the market in the last couple of years. And now you are telling me that to get the payback for the years of loyalty, I have to pay more. I understand your need to be profitable, but you need to retain customers - and retention is cheaper than acquisition. After years of making do with Evernote, I have other viable options. I now do most of my writing in Roam Research. By making, what are for most products, normal search an additional cost item, I will be seriously considering my options with other products. I already use Fantastical and Todoist for calendar and task management (they integrate together really well) and what you offer, even at the Premium level, is basic. Feels like too little, too late. So what are 11 years of loyalty through the bad times worth to you?
    8 points
  12. Reminds me of the old IBM joke Three women were talking about their husbands and their love making, and the first one says, "My husband is an athlete and when he makes love to me, he is so powerful that I am swept up in his body, and it's wonderful" The second woman says, "My husband is a violinist, and when we make love, he knows how to play me like I'm a fine musical instrument, and it's overwhelming and beautiful" The third woman says, "My husband is a salesman for IBM, and he doesn't actually make love to me, he just sits on the edge of the bed and tells me how good it's going to be when I finally get it."
    8 points
  13. Uses another app for 2 years and still comes here to read and post. My troll bell is ringing.......
    7 points
  14. There are many of us who think all this complaining about price is absurd. It is what it is, thats the prices, I genuinely cannot fathom what complaining and posting spread sheets achieves? Haven’t you already left for the ‘wonders’ of notion? If so why are you here trying to build a case of protest against another firms changes?
    7 points
  15. I've been a power user of Evernote for over 10 years now, using it at first just for basic note keeping with a few extras. As the years go by, I find myself using it more and more for all sorts of projects; In my work developing and growing my business; In my personal life, for everything from helping me keep organized during my home buying process all the way to the odd thought I just need to get out of my head. We have even been using Evernote for family projects like putting together our weekly menu and groceries list. While I found it valuable [and necessary] to put these thoughts down on "paper", keeping track of all these notes for ongoing activates, especially across multiple categories was becoming to be a bit much. That is why I was excited to see Tasks go beta on Evernote. This is HUGE! For the longest time, it used to be if I needed to come back to a note later, I had one option. To set a reminder on the note itself. That works OK enough if the note is brief, but even then it's not ideal. With Tasks, you are now able to set multiple different reminders, in-line with the body of the note, each with their own due date and reminders. If the Task is extra important, you can flag it and view flagged items in isolation which can be a helpful safeguard, moving it away from the "catchall" that the older reminders feature felt like. By it self, this is definitely a big step in the right direction. But that's just it- It very much feels as though it is all by itself. Sure, you can add a reminder and a little blurb about what needs to be done, but the text can't do basic format edits to be BOLD, italicized, or underlined? OK, so maybe graphics or highlighting isn't feasible. How about making it possible to add a link within a Task? Without being able to add a link within a Task, I find myself making a secondary list of links to reference, which can become messy fast. One part of the Tasks feature, I found interesting is the calendar that shows up for setting due dates, reminders, and flags. Being able to see even a basic calendar like this one can help us better schedule Tasks quickly, on the fly. It would be equally, if not more helpful to be able to see your other scheduled tasks during this process to avoid double booking. It is nice to be able to see a list of Tasks, especially being able to sort by note, due date or flagged. Eventually it would be nice to be able to see all scheduled Tasks in a calendar format. Better yet, to be able to integrate Tasks with my existing calendar [eg Google] as an event or task. Viewing and editing tasks from here feels a little clunky with the page changing after each selection or edit. Furthermore, opening up the parent note from this view lends to a few issues. The only way to see the parent note is to leave the Tasks view and go the note by clicking on the note's name. This will open the note in your main evernote window and some functions seem to disappear such as the ability to pop that note out into its own window [something that I'll do frequently when referencing multiple notes]. There are workarounds, but still. It seems odd that you would not be able to see/edit the body of the note in the main part of the window while still being able to see the list of notes [or Tasks] on the left, as you normally would interact with evernote. All in all, the Tasks feature is a keeper. I can really see [and already am] using this as an essential part of my daily life. With a little luck and a lot of hard work, I wouldn't be surprised if Tasks take a more central role in the Evernote environment in years to come. I can't wait to see which bugs are fixed and how the feature gets refined.
    7 points
  16. Have to say, I don't see the issue. The e-mail and Evernote's reasons for sending it are clear as crystal to me. it says 'Dear subscriber, we are going to be changing our subscription plans, your price won't change, your features won't change. We will be in touch with more details in the coming weeks with new options you can choose' Simple. Totally clear. Why might they send this? Oh, I don't know.. maybe because of all those folk that have been chirruping on about features.. will they have to pay blah blah and so it goes on I personally think Evernote's charges are so cheap THATS the biggest laugh!! £0.865 a week for all that we get as a premium customer - thats such good value.
    7 points
  17. I think it's important to point out that this is how companies are developing new products today. Gone are the days where companies spend years developing a full-featured product before releasing it. With the ability to quickly release features to users (instead of having to print and ship CDs), companies now create MVPs and iterate on them based on customer feedback. This greatly reduces the risk that a company spends time and money developing the wrong thing. It's important to gauge user sentiment and market acceptance of what you're trying to create. This is 100% the direction we want to take Tasks. We actively listened to the feedback from the Beta and Early Access users. Key features quickly rose to the top and we are actively investigating how to build them out and improve Tasks. We have no intention of just leaving the Task feature as-is with no further development. Please continue to provide us feedback and we hope to sway the nay-sayers who aren't happy with the first version. It's an evolving product that I think will get a lot better.
    6 points
  18. I love this place, it's hilarious.
    6 points
  19. I'm assuming that this is partly why there is a 50 note restriction on exporting (as well as whatever technical stuff is going on)... Requires a professional sub. Making it hard to get my data off your platform and to back it up does not endear Evernote to me. This should be the most basic of features.
    6 points
  20. Hi All, Today I’m happy to announce several new Evernote features along with the updates we’re making to our plan lineup: Tasks Promoted from Early Access to general availability, Tasks brings your to-dos and notes together so each gives context to the other, creating the connections you need to move forward. If you have the Professional or Teams plans, you can now assign tasks to other Evernote users. If the assignee doesn't have an Evernote account, they can instantly sign up for one and their tasks will be waiting. Tasks can now be managed in your Home dashboard, so you can access your most relevant notes and to-dos at a glance. Connect Evernote and Google Calendar Create and access meeting notes instantly from calendar events by connecting Evernote and your Google Calendar. Prep for meetings easily, ahead of time or on the spot. One click sets up a logically structured note for you, complete with event details—like date and attendees—which you can search for later. Home Your Home dashboard now supports Tasks and Google Calendar, bringing your notes, to-dos, and schedule together in a single, flexible view. If you have the Professional or Teams plans, Home is now more customizable with the ability to add multiple copies of the scratch pad and pinned note widgets. We’ve also updated our lineup of subscription plans, restructured to offer differentiated packages of Evernote features and capabilities aligned with how you work best: Evernote Free (formerly known as Evernote Basic) Same offerings as Basic, plus: NEW: Use Tasks to capture to-do lists inside your notes. NEW–Evernote Personal All the features of Evernote Free and Premium, plus: NEW: Tasks lets you create tasks in your notes and manage them all in one summarized view. You can set reminders, due dates, and notifications to help you stay focused. NEW: Connect Evernote to your primary Google Calendar account to keep meeting and event details synced with your related notes. NEW: Get more Home widgets and adjust the layout to fit your style. NEW–Evernote Professional All the features of Evernote Personal, plus: NEW: Tasks lets you create tasks in your notes and manage them all in one summarized view. You can set reminders, due dates, and notifications to help you stay focused. You can also assign tasks and due dates to other people and keep track of their progress. NEW: Connect Evernote to multiple Google Calendar accounts to keep your whole life connected through events, tasks, and notes. NEW: More search options, including Boolean terms and geographic search to find precisely the information you need. NEW: Home is now more customizable with the ability to add multiple copies of the scratch pad and pinned note widgets. NEW: Export notebooks as PDF or HTML files. Evernote Teams (formerly Evernote Business) All the previous features of Evernote Business, plus: NEW: More search options, including Boolean terms and geographic search to find precisely the information you need. NEW: Tasks lets you create tasks in your notes and manage them all in one summarized view. You can set reminders, due dates, and notifications to help you stay focused. You can also assign tasks and due dates to other people and keep track of their progress. NEW: Connect Evernote to multiple Google Calendar accounts to keep your whole life connected through events, tasks, and notes. NEW: Home is now more customizable with the ability to add multiple copies of the scratch pad and pinned note widgets. NEW: Export notebooks as PDF or HTML files. Learn more about the refreshed plans here. Other important things for you to know: If there are any changes to your current plan, you should have received an email. Learn more about our new repackaged plans here. You won’t lose any service or access to any feature your plan currently offers. The price of any active subscriptions will not change. To make sure you get access to all the features available to you, download the latest version of Evernote. If you have any questions, please feel free to start a thread in this forum or reach out to me directly here. Thanks! Shane D.
    6 points
  21. Hi @Element1604thank you for taking the time to write this super detailed post with all the screenshots! It makes it much easier to understand what you are requesting. We have heard multiple requests for all of the features you mentioned. I can't give you a specific timeline, but I can say we see the need here and we're thinking hard about all of the things you have mentioned.
    6 points
  22. Hey, let's relax a little bit. You're looking like people who are on r/Evernote who just complain just about everything. I have seen people there (not you) who repeat the same thing over and over again but they never actually leave community. It's easy you know, unsubscribe, give feedback to future users what they can anticipate and learn why Evernote was not fit for you and then you move on. But no, people over there are stuck in loop of cancel <--> feedback. Email was merely an announcement that we are cooking something in kitchen, there was nothing bad or good mentioned there. Let's at least wait for new plans to express your thoughts. 🙂
    6 points
  23. I'm fairly convinced that everyone is totally overthinking this. It's a badly thought out "coming soon" announcement that basically says: We're going to be adding new products / we won't charge you any more for the stuff you got / more to follow... So just let's wait for an actual fact to come along before we get carried away, huh?
    6 points
  24. This email only bothered me. If someone talks about changes and calls them good but does not give any details, it can only mean one thing. This person is not honest in what he says. Evernote has a very weak marketing department.
    6 points
  25. Hi everyone, Evernote user since 2013 here. Evernote recently implemented an update to its Android app, and this is by far the worst update I have experienced. It has made the app barely usable on my phone (web version is still the same). Some examples: When saving web articles, the Evernote app opens (before, only a small circle popped up toward the bottom of my screen). If I leave the app right away, the article does not save properly; When saving web pages / articles to my Evernote, there is a constant bug that shows the note previously saved when the app pops up. It's become almost impossible to properly save a new article; I cannot add new tags easily like before. I have to "Find Tags", and if I want to add a new tag, it needs to be "created". I cannot simple type text and separate new tags by a comma. As a result the tag functionality is barely usable; The first time I use this new update, I used a specific tag (let's call it "media"). Now, every time I save a new item to my Evernote, the tag "media" is written by default, and I cannot even delete it! So every single new note added to my Evernote comes with this default tag. There are many other issues I could point out, but these are the most obvious. I've been using Evernote for more than 7 years and this is by far the worst update I've seen. The app has unfortunately become almost unusable, and I am thinking about cancelling my subscription or switching to a new app if this cannot be fixed. Any suggestions? Is Evernote planning to revert to an older version? Thanks.
    6 points
  26. Hello! Today we released Evernote for Mac 10.17 (v 10.17.6 build 2775). This is primarily a bugfix release. Past release notes are archived here. It is available now via the Mac App Store and as a direct download version from our website. If you are already running one of these versions, we are progressively rolling out to compatible devices and the new version will be available on all supported operating systems within 7 days. To learn how Evernote delivers app updates, when you’re eligible for an update, and how to update your Evernote app, visit How Evernote delivers app updates to our customers. New to Mac 10.17 Stability and performance improvements. Fixed highlights: Occasionally, the app would have trouble displaying attachments you'd emailed into Evernote, but now they'll show up just as you intended. Tasks bugfixes. Miscellaneous bug fixes. Coming soon: Dragging and dropping note links and tags directly into your note Additional export options (in progress - HTML and export options released in 10.13) Duplicate more than one note at a time Filtered notes widget for Home
    6 points
  27. Update EN Support responded to my message pointing to this post, I was surprised to see that the support representative took the time and had the knowledge to argue many of points raised here. That was surprising because in my experience support agents -at least front line- have no idea what are you talking about and just ask for more information. Arnold was very professional answering without exposing the new version’s fail. He explained that most of those issues are indeed there and the reason is moving from legacy. He also acknowledged the links issue to be true and not expected behavior. If only dev team (or better dev architect for technology decision) were that good. Expanding on my complaints, I would like to just mention 2 new issues experienced lately. 1. Used iOS safari extension to import a pdf, when launched EN, one more note was pending sync also ! I waited literally 10 minutes for those 2 notes to sync, but they never made it to the server 2. Just got my 2nd dose vaccination, at the front office they requested a medical serial number. I launched EN as I do since 2011 to find my serial number. It took me 3 minutes to abort waiting and search it in my e-mails. The note where I keep all this relevant info was created in 2013 and never experienced 1 damn issue to get it. Enough is enough everyone, I am now starting to search for migration options despite the fact that my subscription period is right in the middle of the paid year. I plan to create migration options/review/feedback posts, please contact me if anyone wants to team up, split the workload.
    6 points
  28. Strictly speaking, one can add the task to any note you like through the Tasks drawer (not just to the catch all note). Leaving that aside, I understand that if one is sitting in Evernote and wants to create a task with supporting context, the fact that you effectively accomplish that by creating or going to a note rather than by creating a task is not what naturally springs to mind first. The way I look at it is that there are roughly three key flows: I'm making a task with self-contained context (eg. a one-liner like "Follow up with Mary about release status"). With Tasks v1, we do this pretty well from multiple starting points within the app (although we have lots of ideas for making it even better) I'm creating note content and want to create a related task (eg. I'm making meeting notes and am creating tasks as I go). With Tasks v1, this is incredibly smooth and easy. I'm making a task and it has related note content that I need to write down all at the same time. This flow is a little awkward in Tasks v1 and gets to your point above. People coming from dedicated task managers tend quite naturally to think of flows 1 and 3, and discount the value of flow 2. Our first goal, though, is making things better for people who already use Evernote for their to do's. (Why? Because they are our first users for tasks, and also because we know that with Tasks v1 we do not yet have the full suite of functionality that dedicated users of task management apps are likely to expect, like recurring tasks, sub-tasks, the list goes on.) For our first audience, flows 1 and 2 hit closer to home. I am not discounting the value of flow 3, just explaining how we've ended up where we have. It's clear that we need to come up with a way to achieve this reverse flow (flow 3) with more finesse than we have. I don't think the answer for Evernote is to put a small-scale note box in the task (thereby creating yet another place for note content to live, another mini note-editor, another search target, another ..) Instead, it's to somehow simplify and streamline this particular flow. I think it's going to take some thought and I suspect it involves revisiting the affordances through which you create tasks from the Tasks drawer along with the design and modality of the Tasks drawer itself. We know we've not got that 100% right for a number of reasons even for flows 1 and 2, so that doesn't bother me. Bottom line: I hear you. I don't think it's a massively low-hanging piece of fruit just waiting to be plucked, but I think puzzling it out is a worthwhile use of our time. We will noodle on it as we keep learning about what's working and what's not, and as we think holistically about the evolution of the design. For Tasks, we're just at v1, after all. 🙂 Back to lurking and noodling, ian PS. I'm not surprised your wife was unimpressed. Honestly, she's in the right.
    6 points
  29. I got "View Only" issue on 6.27.2021 on Evernote Basic on a 6-months old Samsung Galaxy/Android phone running version 10.12. Constantlly restarting PHONE then app will allow note editing for several minutes, then notes return to View only. Any fix? Or how can I permanently disable the View Only mode? (I have the "Edit Protection" option ticked to off in Settings). I'm an Evernote user since 2013 & it always worked flawlessly until the update to the awful ver. 10.
    6 points
  30. Yes I also noticed this after a recent update. Now when I have good signal (fast WiFi) and don't have a particular note open elsewhere, maybe about 1 out of 3 or so times I open a note is is 'Vew Only' so I often can't add text to a note when I need to e.g. when I have a thought or idea in my mind. Sometimes closing and re-opening the note (or the app) makes it editable but by then often the thought has gone. This is exactly the reason why I use Evernote, so I can quickly jot stuff down as I have memory problems. Now this is causing me issues. Removing home screen shortcuts made Evernote much less useful for quickly accessing notes, now this has made it even less useful again! Is this a known issue and will a fix be made?
    6 points
  31. I'm having the same issue, and can't get the note to change from View Only to Edit Mode without opening it 3-4 times. It's making Evernote almost unusual for quick updates or adding a status to a to do list.
    6 points
  32. Dear Evernote Dev Team, I am an long-time Evernote Premium user, fan and advocate. It is part of my daily workflow, for hours per day I might add. You guys have done a wonderful job with this product and my hat goes off to you... However, this feature would be HUGE to me, and apparently many others. PLEASE consider adding this feature sooner than later. As mentioned, I am loyal but I have begun to research alternatives that would offer this feature. I really don't want to switch though. just being honest You guys rock!!! Best Regards, Craig
    6 points
  33. since last update on both ipad pro and iphone, the sidebar and full note list scrolling is bugged. Sometimes the cursor goes back to thr first, other times keeps scrolling in an erratic way, going up and down the list, while recaching previews; others simply visibly lags. Anyways, using the app has become a pain. and there’s not a support mail nor ticket for a paid product?
    5 points
  34. Sincerely? It's time to say goodbye to Evernote. They took away a lot of useful features, with the speech that "we need to take a step back to get the momentum to move faster", but all the more interesting features I need haven't come back yet and we don't even know when they will be implemented, even later 1 year of implementing the most buggy version of Evernote in its history. And now, they are launching new plans, costing exaggeratedly more expensive than ever, with fewer features and a buggy version? Good luck to those who stay, now I'm definitely moving to Notion, which has a lot of features that don't exist in Evernote. For encrypted notes, I will migrate to some password manager like Lastpass or Roboform. Keep suffering and paying more doesn't appears to me a intelligent choice. MarcSant.
    5 points
  35. Turns out that there are two legacy Premium levels (as well as Plus). https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500006213161 and I'm in the one NOT being upgraded to Personal. This is probably a consequence of my long membership of Evernote. Will have to consider my options now.
    5 points
  36. I've just cancelled my Personal subscription to Evernote, on the back of the less-than-transparent price rise they are slipping in whilst distracting us with new features (none of which I find remotely useful, but that's just my take). I'm not against price rises in general, but I disagree with the way all of this has been announced (or not, as it happens). The email I had specifically said no price changes, no nasty surprises. 13 days later and that is exactly what they do. If Evernote had simply said there are new features on the way but to pay for the continual developments they'd have to also increase prices, I would respect them for their honesty. To say they would keep prices the same and then renege on that in less than 2 weeks makes me quite angry. That's on top of a simmering level of discontentment with some ongoing bugs, poor performance and the removal of features I had previously come to reply on. We didn't get a discount when they were taken away, did we?
    5 points
  37. I completely agree. I fully accept that it is within EN's gift to decide which features should be available at each level. However Boolean search and geographic search seem like pretty fundamental things for a company which, as you say. prides iteself in it's search abilities.
    5 points
  38. I just did the update. Thanks for fixing this. I've been an Evernote user since 2012, and the main functionality I need from it is the quick ability to update notes on my phone, which I can also access via my computer. But I use it 75% of the time with my phone. This problem had been frustrating me so much, that I was ready to switch to another service. For instance, the most basic thing I use it for is a grocery list. Yet every time I would open Evernote on my phone to add an item to my grocery list, it would take several minutes for the database to update on the phone and make the grocery list note editable. So it became useless for reminder lists that one might update on their phone. Anyway, I wanted to share this with you because I feel like this is a bug that should never make it past your internal Evernote team testing as it kills basic usability of Evernote for Android users. I hope your team will do better at testing new releases in the future.
    5 points
  39. In truth I think it's much better to do your own homework and not rely on a company's forum to ask what competitive product their users recommend. That said, I left Evernote for Joplin 1.5 years ago and never looked back. I just visit this forum every now and then to watch the belly aching.
    5 points
  40. I've been using this app for TEN YEARS. I don't understand why you treat long-time customers like me so horribly. I just want what I bought 10 years ago! This new version is AWFUL. I can't find anything. The tags are harder to use, the shortcuts are harder to use. Everything that used to take one click now takes 4 or 5, and to top it all off you've inserted commercials for your stupid tasks app in every activity. I have to spend 2-3 seconds saying "no I don't want to make a task," every time I want to do ANYTHING. On a note-taking app, those extra few seconds are an eternity. I want to go back to the way things used to be!!!!! Back when I used this app to organize my thoughts for the entire last decade. Just let me use the old version! The old version was so much better!
    5 points
  41. Hello EN community, Following my Is this a farewell post, I will be exploring some migration options switching from Evernote. Please share if you have any other suggestions/explorations. My first move was to download the legacy Evernote application and export all notebooks 1 by 1 to .enex files. The reason why I did that was most import functions I found out there would need to do so. 1. OneNote I don't like OneNote. The only reason why I tried migrating to is because I am already paying for a Microsoft business account. The Evernote to OneNote tool did not work, so migrating to OneNote does not seem like an option. More info can be found in this forum post. The verdict ❌ (-)Rent a VM because the migration tool does not work on Mac (-)Lost 3h trying to make the migration tool to work (-)Not sure what happens with Tags 2. Synology Note Station Note: you need a Synology NAS for this option If you are an old EN client, when you see Synology Note Station you ask yourself.. wtf ? It's a 100% copy of the old-good Evernote we all love and my favorite part: You own your data Unfortunately, you would need: Either hire someone or learn yourself to securely set up your NAS for external access Energy/Internet backup if you need 100% uptime Setup Hyper Backup to include Note Station as all notes are saved under the Note Station app. Thankfully, I already had those set up, so I just needed to click a button. The import from Evernote function, takes you to the allow app EN page and then it start doing the magic. Works great, all notes (migrated only a couple of notebooks, not the whole thing) were migrated successfully. Tags work exactly as you would expect, it also supports tag grouping, which is awesome because I am using this functionality a lot. The verdict ✅ (+)Free of charge (included with Synology NAS OS DSM) (+)You own your data (+)UI + functionality identical with old Evernote (+)Functionality to lock/encrypt your notes with encryption password (+)One click migration (-) Outdated (-) Web clipper only works for Google Chrome (-) You need to know how to or hire someone that can securely set up your own cloud 3. Notion Currently, I am still playing around with it and I am not sure I like it. There is too much complexity going around for what I am looking for. There are cool advanced functionalities, like custom tags / properties, creating a database-like table, easily adding a Kanban board (just like Trello). Amazing code blocks, support also choosing what kind of code it is (js, html, swift e.g.), which I found awesome ! The migration process is very easy, click Import > Evernote... and the migration starts. They also offer a $5 coupon to migrate from Evernote ! Viewing my migrated notes is AMAZING ! An Excel-like table filtering is in place which transforms your notes into a database ! Most of my notes where payment/document records and organization was done mainly by using tags, which results to a magnificent table view of notes, filtering with tags etc. The very bad: Up to now, no attachments have been migrated to notion. Unfortunately, that is a deal-breaker for me, however I will raise a ticket to support just to make sure. The verdict ❌ (+)Very advanced features converting your notes into a database (+)Custom properties replace tags in a so much better way. (+)One click migration, at the moment without attachments (+)Webclippers, apps available for every platform (-) Migration did not migrate all notes (-) Migration did not include attachments 3. DevonThink A fellow EN user from the community reached me after creating the Is this a farewell post. He created a great document describing the migration process and his experience moving to DevonThink. I will not be covering DevonThink at the moment since he has provided a far more extensive post on that. Here is the resource. Currently, I just need to say that I don't like the UI, but it seems like a solid replacement The verdict ✅ (+)Supports tags (+)Import from Evernote functionality (+)DevonThinkPro comes with a scanner capability and stamping (+)They offer a self-hosting version, which I like a lot because you own your data 4. Bear What a beautiful app ! But that's it. No notebooks functionality, no tasks, but everything else is there. For me the no notebooks thing is really not important as I used 2 Notebooks (Inbox; Archive) excluding the shared ones. I am doing all categorization with tags, which works great with Bear. This means however, that you can export all your notes in 1 take and import to Bear without splitting them to notebooks. The import functionality of bear is great, it took less than 3 minutes to import a 850mb notebook. After importing notes in bear, I started reorganizing my tags and found out that bear supports a tag indentation which is amazing because that is exactly how I organized all my note library. The verdict ✅ (+)Supports tags with indentation (+)Clean UI (+)Fast import (+)The whole note is a markdown document (-) Too clean UI (-) Only available in Apple ecosystem For me, Bear is not right. It is too minimal and offers very limited functionality. However, I feel that's a very nice option for most users and offers a native import functionality I will be sharing more in the future, especially for Notion when migration is complete. Cheers for now everyone
    5 points
  42. Personally I think the more users that say its a problem, the more serious and widespread they will then know it is happening so it might get more focus and more urgency. Heck, it might also help track down the cause to know its happening on many different devices and Android versions of etc.
    5 points
  43. Worst ever update. So, while you’re working on a fix, should we all cancel our premium accounts? You’ve update a Note taking app where you can’t update notes? This is like a car manufacturer who thinks taking the wheels off would be a good update. Who the hell asked for “view only” anyway?
    5 points
  44. Really slipped up with this last update. It's a shame as it felt like it was going the right way again...
    5 points
  45. Hate to break it to you, but there's (mainly) only us users here... and while we feel (and share) your pain, there's nothing much other to do than wait for improvements. I saw the writing on the wall and opted not to 'upgrade' to v10, so am continuing to work happily in Evernote Windows 6.25, Android 8.13 and (occasionally) web 10.x - as far as I'm concerned, nothing is happening until those tools are ripped from my cold, dead devices. To get your message across to Evernote (which is an impressive summary, by the way), maybe send a link to this thread to Support as feedback? https://help.evernote.com/hc/requests/new https://twitter.com/evernotehelps
    5 points
  46. Hi Shane, Please look at the comments at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote . I'm a long-time user of Evernote and have over 4700 Notes. I've been very happy with Evernote generally, but have had some problems lately, which I contacted Evernote about and tried to work through the issue. No solution was found however. Apparently I'm not the only one having problems. Long time users of Evernote are still having major issues with the Android app since this update on the 24th of June 2021. Long-time users who used to give this app a high rating are now giving it the lowest rating of 1 star and uninstalling it! I'm in Australia and have the latest Android version available of 8.13.3. It seems that upgrading to a newer version is probably going to make my Android app unusable, so I am thinking I may need to look to using an alternative like OneNote if the bugs aren't fixed soon. Please reply and give Evernote users hope that the once great app will get fixed. Thanks.
    5 points
  47. @janndk You are exactly right! Filtered Notes Widget is a new widget that is coming soon. It's the more powerful cousin of the Notes Widget which will allow you to select the exact set of notes you'd like to see on Home. Users have been asking for it and please know it is coming soon!
    4 points
  48. Hi all, I’m happy to announce that we’ve made some big improvements and additions to search in Evernote, including new advanced search syntax, Boolean search, and geographic search! New advanced search syntax Advanced search syntax is now more powerful with the addition of a new category of “contains” items. Simply type “contains:” into the search bar to filter your notes by what type of content is in them—like calendar events, tasks, addresses, and more. This article shows the full list of items you can choose from and more info on using advanced search syntax. Boolean search For those who aren’t familiar with them, Boolean terms like AND, OR, NOT, and ( ) narrow down your search results so you can find the information you need faster. For example: “Dogs AND cats” would show you only notes that have both “dogs” and “cats” in them. “Dogs OR cats” would show you notes with either “dogs” or “cats” in them. “Dogs NOT cats” would show you notes with “dogs” in them, but not if they also contain “cats.” “(Dogs OR cats) AND birds” would show notes with either “dogs” or “cats” in them, but only those that also contain “birds.” Geographic search Some people who travel a lot need to find notes based on where they were taken—for example, at a conference, with a client on the road, or on a remote project site. Once you have the coordinates, you can search for notes created on a mobile device (with location tracking enabled) based on where they were created. For example, if you type “geodistance:37.49,-122.22,50km” you’ll see all the notes you’ve created within a 50 km radius of the Evernote head office. (You can also measure in miles and nautical miles.) Boolean search and geographic search are both available to Professional and Teams subscribers. You’ve been asking for these features for a while, and we’re excited to bring them to you today. Together, they make it even easier to find what you need in Evernote. To get started, make sure you’ve updated your app to the latest version. If you have any questions regarding the recent plan changes, please see this article. Otherwise, feel free to start a thread in this forum or reach out to me directly here. Thanks! Shane D.
    4 points
  49. Dear All, Can I kindly have the potential to add TAGS for tasks as well. This would be a game changer because it allows you to put TASKS on different lists (on computer, CALL ) coming from various projects. Pls include - game changer for GTD implementation. All with Evernote - no other app Best,l Chris
    4 points
  50. Thanks everyone for your patience while we continue to work on a fix. We were unable to identify a fix by our scheduled 10.13 release date, but will release the fix as soon as we can. I will post an ETA for the fix ASAP.
    4 points
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