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  1. 87 points
    I love Evernote, but it's preventing me from putting in sensitive content. For example, I can't keep a personal journal notebook, because other people (i.e. girlfriend, family members, etc.) could one day be looking at those notes, especially since they know that I use Evernote often for many purposes. Evernote already has the ability to encrypt single notes. This is useful for things like storing passwords or other temporary sensitive content. But it's not practical to encrypt many notes one by one. I wish I could password-protect a whole notebook. This way, I can do a lot more with Evernote. If I can encrypt single notes, then why can't Evernote just allow me to encrypt entire notebooks? If reason behind this is because Evernote thinks one could lose a lot of data if a notebook password is forgotten, then perhaps Evernote can help recover the passwords through email. In the meantime, I'm stuck with using other apps (i.e. Pages, Day One, etc) to password-protect my content. Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. 62 points
    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.
  3. 28 points
    Hey, I would like to make a feature request for evernote to implement a text collapse, as seen in coding software such as Dreamweaver. The idea is to make it a little bit easier to organise long lists. Simply mark the desired text, collapse it and then you're able to toggle on and off and eventually remove the collapse when you don't need it anymore. Here's a picture I found: http://www.creativepro.com/files/story_images/20050926_expand.jpg It's a really simple feature, but it would make my Evernote life easier! Philip A
  4. 25 points
    I'm a happy Evernote user, but I miss a feature many people have asked for and will greatly appreciate - support for LaTeX formulas. If may sound complicated, but integration should be actually extremely simple. Here's how it could work: 1) Similarly to URL-to-hyperlink conversion, a LaTeX formula could be automatically generated by converting text surrounded by specific characters ($ in LaTeX). For example, I can type "Today we will discuss how equations of the form $ax^2 + bx + c = 0$ can be solved" 2) Finally, the formula text can be converted to an image. Luckily, there are many online services that given the LaTeX source produce a PNG image (even with transparency and custom color by some services). So the only thing the Evernote team needs to implement is to provide the option to automatically and manyally convert a piece of text to an image by querying some well-established online service. So adding LaTeX math support boild down to implementing a simple UI feature! Now it sounds simple, but this could be a selling point to a huge amount of people (especially in academia). I'm not aware of any good note taking tool that has seamless formula integration and synchronization. Even in the current Evernote state the functionality can be emulated by dragging LaTeX formula images to Evernote. However, this is tedious and does not facilitate modifications. Therefore, it would be good after the image has been acquired, the source text to be saved along for future modifications. What do you think, Evernote staff? P.S. I just saw on your blog that you're supporting the use of Evernote in schools, etc. This makes the suggested feature even more prominent.
  5. 18 points
    The ability to use markdown native in the App.
  6. 18 points
    One major annoyance with the UI downgrade in v5 is that as you scroll down in a note, the Note Title scrolls away and becomes hidden. Sometimes I need to refer to or edit the title and now it forces me to lose my place in the note to scroll back to the top - please revert this senseless behavior! Thank you
  7. 17 points
    Is it possible to change the default font size in the mobile apps? Too small right now.
  8. 17 points
    This is a very, very, long-standing HTML feature, and oh so very useful for long notes. Two features I see essential for long (more than one page/screen) notes: Anchors/bookmarks Collapsible sections Both have been available in web pages since the early days of the web (late 1990's). ATTN: Evernote/ @Jackolicious, @SoftwareMarcus, @Justin Street: Come on, this is the very definition of productivity!
  9. 16 points
    I'm not happy with this at all! I don't sync my stuff much, but this update forced me to sign in. Then it proceeded to sync without asking or informing me. I wouldn't have minded except it deleted all my recent notes and restored old crufty ones. How do I get my old notes back? Not all of us spend all of our time in a permanent date of syncing with everything, but when we do we expect syncing to behave properly! And at least to be asked if we want to do it first. Ironically I was considering getting the Adjonit pen but after this experience I may look elsewhere for note taking facilities.
  10. 15 points
    Why is this a general release? The last half a dozen betas are alphas and general releases were barely betas. This one cannot have all the bugs fixed that have been reported. There is no way. It has been released way too soon, with not enough testing. And many bugs are threat to the users data? Why is this a general release? This is barely 6.11 beta 2, but more likely alpha 2, not a general release. Why has it been released? Why are standards of quality so low? This needs to be tested extensively for at least few months, and all the reported bugs fixed, with no new ones introduced. There is no way you have done that. I would like to speak to a product manager, or someone behind these release choices? Someone who has the authority and is responsible for releasing buggy, unfinished products that make it very likely to lose personal and professional data. Along with many other unwanted product behaviors. (And also someone who will actually answer the phone or forum post, and not some dead end forum thread no one answers.) And where is the known issues list? Because I'm pretty sure you know the issues reported that have not been corrected. I'm almost ready to bet that several upcoming posts here in this thread will show that as they always do. Ever since 6.5.4 release, when all this started. New editor, and rapid release of more bugs. Including changes to layout no one asked for, while bugs remain. Payed user here. I am not upgrading, until you guys actually release a stable, reliable product. Something that I'm paying for but not getting. The price has gone up more than six months ago, and we lost atlas and few other features, got bunch of bugs that seem to multiply with each release. Making it not only annoying but actually unstable to use. Last time I tried, after 6.5.4 version which I'm currently using, I lose precious data. Ever since than I'm reading forums and Its a disaster. All the regular forum users here know it. Once again, why is this a general release and not alpha or beta release, and why is it not being tested more? In order to correct all the bugs and make sure its safe to use.
  11. 15 points
    I appreciate that Evernote quickly realized their mistake and listened to their customers in this instance. However, I would still like to see more work done on encryption features and much stronger privacy policies going forward. Marketing focus groups and public dialog about proposed changes would greatly benefit you in the future. This is the second debacle in the past six months. Your company cannot keep doing this and expect people to stick around.
  12. 14 points
    Long time Premium user. Just upgraded to 6.0 and was greeted with one of the most horrible interfaces I've seen in a long time. Shades of gray? Really? I hope you listen to your paying customers and offer some options to tone down this abomination.
  13. 14 points
    Evernote, I believe one thing that is infuriating the loyal followers of your products is your total lack of response on the issue with Penultimate. There are those of us that preach Evernote to everyone we know. We believe in your product. I know I personally tell everyone I talk to that Evernote is probably the best product I have ever used for personal use, and I have been in the IT field for almost 35 years. Then, when something like the Penultimate update comes along, and pretty much the entire user base is unhappy with it - we get silence. From what I am reading, there were some very important notes being taken with that app that are now pretty much useless. This has cost a large number of people quite a bit of time, and possibly money. And we get - silence?? We all know that to fix the issues with an app this badly done could take a while, and I personally don't think your user base is going to wait that long. And, not to mention that there are other companies that tied in with Penultimate that are probably going to lose a few bucks on this. At least let us know that SOMETHING is being done to address the issues. Your loyal customers want to know!
  14. 14 points
    When I read that Penultimate was going to be totally redone, I hung on hoping for major improvements. Unfortunately I'm seeing minor improvements (somewhat cleaner interface, a highlighter tool), but some major steps back: Horrendous zoom scroll feature - no way you can write to keep up with itNo longer can you resize imported photos - what a painLoss of thumbnail view - this was a HUGE helpThe homescreen is a step back from the prior one.
  15. 14 points
    Same note but in two different versions...how does that happen? Much tougher to read in the new version!
  16. 13 points
    Hey folks of Evernote, I just switched to Evernote this week. Used and tried it several times but so far I focused on Google's Keep. Now I noticed the new layout and I must say you really took 10 steps backwards in terms of user experience. With Evernote you can handle hundreds of notes easily (at least you could). But with the new layout you can just see like 8 notes in the general notes view. Even for viewing my notebooks I have to scroll pages without any orientation. How can you seriously introduce something so confusing when you aim at increasing productivity? I would guess that some folks like it. However I would also bet that many/ most don't approve with the change. It is nothing against the layout itself, but rather about the customization you offer. And that customazition equals ZERO. Why don't you offer different layouts (like Google Mail) where the user can choose from or even customize his/ her own? I cant even create a table with more than 6 columns (like for weekdays) anymore. That feels like a really bad joke! The old layout looks out dated, but at least it is functional. Hopefully you consider this. If the new version replaces the old one I will jump ship! cheers -Manuel
  17. 13 points
    What is the reason to remove a good feature? The new simple list is horrible when one has hundreds of notebooks sorted in dozens of stacks. Without the grid view Evernote is basically unusable.
  18. 13 points
    This is such a bizarre update: Penultimate has evolved from an app which used the visual and structural metaphors of the notebook to good effect into an inscrutable dead end. Sure, the old visual representations of manilla notebooks might look dated in the sleeker, flatter iOS8, but why not turn them into, er, flat notebooks. Replacing them with circles around which you have to chase icons for naming, sharing and deleting is just substituting one visually helpful metaphor with one in which style outweighs substance. And how will I navigate 20 notebooks: only being able to see them represented as large circles (why), won't exactly be an aid to scrolling. There are oddities too: I'd learned to work with the page scrolling in zoom view which kept up speed with my handwriting. I thought this was pretty clever once I got the hang of it. All I now seem to be able to do is chase a rectangular box across the page that runs at its own speed: it feels like a backwards move, from software which worked with me, to software that demands I work with it instead. I look for help on the website and find that the your support pages still refer to the previous version of Penultimate. That's inexcusable. Evernote is brilliant. Penultimate was *almost* brilliant: it was easy to see where it could be improved. But this is nothing short of arrogance: is's fine to claim that "Getting there means unbinding the app from the physical notebook metaphor" but in whose opinion: what if you've used page breaks to structure your notebooks? I'd used several as sketchbooks but now that sense of using the page as a frame has been lost: all my drawings run together in a way which now seems meaningless. So why not give people the *choice* of displaying a page view or a continuously scrolling view? In reference to icons the blog states that "There are only two small options visible on the page as you write". Well, that's fine, but when clicking on the pen option brings up NINE nested and functionally disparate choices including paper choice, insert picture, eraser, cut and paste, nib width and ink colour, it doesn't seem such a good idea. It just feels like a lot of stuff piled under one icon for the sake of outwards appearance, which is ironic considering what Evernote is supposed to facilitate as an information management app. I'm just unable to comprehend how this upgrade was actually created by a team, as a product for people to use as a means of making their lives better and more productive. Do you ever test your products, use focus groups, or solicit feedback during development? For those of us who use Evernote extensively, this update creates a sense of anxiety over its future too. How safe is it as a product from this sort of destructive overhaul? In future I'll think very hard about clicking the update button, and I'll make sure I have an exit strategy in case Evernote sinks in the same way.
  19. 12 points
    Just like Excel's paintbrush where font size, bold, italic, spacing above/below, colour, indent are copied by marking the source text and then marking the destination text.
  20. 12 points
    Hi All, Many of you have asked for templates and we’re thrilled to announce that they’re here! In the past, we’ve offered templates in the form of sample notes that you can copy to a notebook, then duplicate to reuse. While this has been a popular workaround for a long time, we feel templates deserve an easier solution and better home in our product. Now we offer a way to quickly find and apply a template when you create a new note. You can pull from our gallery of 30+ pre-designed templates and save them to your account. In addition, if you subscribe to Plus, Premium, or Business, you can turn any of your existing notes into templates. Your personal template gallery can be accessed from any new note by clicking the Templates button. From there you can find templates on our website, search your saved templates, edit template names, delete templates from your account, and apply templates to a note. You can find more information here: Blog post How-to Videos There’s more to come for templates, so stay tuned. As always, please feel free to start a separate discussion for feedback/suggestions, or feel free to reach out to me directly!
  21. 12 points
    Has the fact that several of us have asked for subnotebooks been noted as a feature request? Will it be possible in the future? Personally, subnotebooks will be much more useful to me than the tag hierarchy.
  22. 11 points
    Evernote Team, Please admit that your v8 is completely failed, see how many negative complaints from the forum and App Store, and it's really not fair to us as of paid users (heavy users), you used to be very reliable, things should be getting better but yours are getting worse!! Please just give up your v8 and stop fooling around users who paid for your product and service. I don't personal expect how much you would improve the v8 current version, but I was quite used to the last version of v7, I herelyby sincerely ask you to switch it back to v7, this should be the best solution for your now! If anyone who has the same idea and supports to my aspect in this forum, and let's countersign the petition asking Evernote Team to switch back to v7, and we are not supposed to be treated like this as we pay for this service!
  23. 11 points
    Still at least one order of magnitude slower than 7.x. Takes for example like 15 seconds to be able to start writing a new note when switching to EN, even if I last used it two minutes ago. Totally unacceptable.
  24. 11 points
    I have really simple use cases for Evernote. I don't have a particularly large number of notes, I'm not trying to use it to write a book, beautifully format a document, track customers or bugs. I keep simple text and image notes, I clip maybe twice a week and I store the odd attachment. I've been around a long time, my confidence in the company, the product and the people has never been lower. I'm not quitting for ON, I just don't like it and I haven't found anything else that would work as well for me as the failing Evernote does. But something will turn up eventually, or I'll move to something reliable but without as many bells and whistles. Maybe I'm not the type of user that the newly pivoted business focused Evernote really wants to have, certainly seems to be the case. Feels like I've been writing the same post for months, so I guess I'm the idiot.
  25. 11 points
    Marcus, thanks for the update. I know those who go through the Mac App Store will really appreciate it. Issue: Low Contrast Text The attachment to the below post clearly illustrates this issue with Ver 6. https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/76657-evernote-6-painful-brightness/?p=324066 In particular the column titles are very low contract AND very small font size, making them very hard to read. Again, it continues to appear that your UI designers put more importance on looking cool, looking like Apple, than they do on essential readability. IMO, adding translucence to the body of an app that contains lots of data is terrible. We want to READ the data, and don't care what's behind the app.
  26. 10 points
    Hmm I counter this problem for a while. It seems to me that I can only change the color of the font rather than the highlight when I call out the "show colors" option under format. Does it mean there is only one color available for highlight at the moment?
  27. 10 points
    Hi Everyone - First, I want to apologize that we're all here. Because you’re rightfully complaining about something that should never have happened. I take ownership of it. This year for us has been all about making very hard decisions around competing priorities, and on this one, we erred. We had expected that Apple would release Safari along with macOS Catalina later in October. When Apple released Safari on Sept 20th, we were surprised, we weren’t ready, and we ended up leaving you out in the cold. Even with the release date being pulled in, that shouldn't have happened. Apologies aren't worth much compared to actions, but know that you have my apology for this. Prior to the 20th, we had thought we were on track. Part of our engineering work was focussed on the changes Apple had made in their plugin architecture. But another part of the engineering work was focussed on re-plumbing a large chunk of the web clipper internals to match other work we are doing across all of the clients in support of improved reliability and sync. Because of the way the engineering work had been structured, when Safari 13 came out, we didn't have a releasable set of code that we could quickly bundle up and get into the catalog. Instead, we have had to re-order the work to get to something releasable, with the goal of getting you all back on a path to a fully-functional Web Clipper in Safari as soon as possible. So as has been suggested above, we will be first releasing a reduced version of the Web Clipper for Safari to deliver you core pieces of the functionality you are currently missing. That first release will not be a complete replacement of all the functionality that works in Safari 12 today. We will fast-follow that initial release with subsequent releases that fill in the gaps until we once again have a full implementation of the Web Clipper in Safari. Our goal is to have that initial release into your hands next week, but I should underscore that we still have real work to do to get to a sufficiently stable build that we are comfortable releasing. As you are all probably aware, there is an entire rollover of Apple’s software platforms taking place in a 45-day period at the moment. That's been challenging to manage. If I could go back to do it all over again, we would have been ready with the Safari Web Clipper. Which means there are lessons for us to learn in balancing priorities. I apologize again that we didn't get it right. We are taking all the actions at our disposal, including literally working around the clock to get the software you need back in front of you again. ian
  28. 10 points
    I agree with some previous posters -- Bring back the Notebook grid view! Part of the beauty and usefulness is to see all my notebooks at once. Sure, there's a keyboard shortcut to go directly to a notebook if I remember that it exists, and what the name is. Seeing them all at once means I don't have to trust my memory for that. That's why I use Evernote in the first place! Meanwhile, I'll follow the instructions to downgrade. Thanks for making them available.
  29. 10 points
    I have been watching the changes at/on Evernote with concern for quite a while. The people who need to read this thread are not Jackolicious, SoftwareMarcus, or whatever other employees are here. It is the top management that needs to be reading it. @JMichael, @PhilMoore, and I are all on the early beta test team. When you have three of your most stalwart supporters/power users trying to sound the alarm (repeatedly) someone needs to start listening. The Evernote Management Team is acting like a desert pack rat always going after the new shiny thing it finds and forgetting about the other items it has in its possession!! Oooo! Let's add sharing! Oooo! Let's add chat! Oooo! Oooo! The big problem is that all the new shiny things are: Breaking core functionalities that users have depended on - making Evernote less useful. Bloating Evernote so it is slowing down considerably - making Evernote less useful. Breaking TRUST! - making Evernote less useful.The last one is the big one!! Evernote built itself on that fact that users became loyal and stayed with Evernote. Remember the slide that Phil used to pull out to show Evernote's "All Cohorts Return Users"? That is what should still be happening! And with all the bloatware that you are adding, I am not sure that you are going to be able to convert new users to long-term premium users. Especially if some strong competition comes along. And OneNote is hot on your tail. I already find myself rarely recommending Evernote! Why? Because what I was recommending was a phenomenal piece of software that allows a user to "Remember Everything". It was the ultimate for gathering information from everywhere and storing it in an easily retrievable manner. Now that is no longer Evernote's tag line, nor its focus. But the problem is Evernote is also NOT what the new tag line says: "For everything you'll do, Evernote is the workspace to get it done." Get it done only if you want to move at a snail's pace and have functionality you depend on jerked out in favor of the next new shiny stuff. The fact that discussions are cropping up in Evernote User groups on LinkedIn and elsewhere comparing OneNote and even giving instructions on how to migrate over all your notes should be setting off alarm bells that something is going sour! But it seems that upper management thinks that the alarm bells mean they need to add more shiny items to the program. No! Reality is, when software is functioning well people are not looking to switch!! I wish I thought this post was going to be utilized and shift Evernote back onto a more stable path. But I doubt it.
  30. 9 points
    UPDATED Monday, October 22, 2018: There's been a slight change in the Evernote.com code, which rendered the previous version of this fix unusable. The version in this message (message #1) will now work with newer versions of Evernote (6.16.2 and later), as well as older ones, going back to September 2017). You must have Swiss File Knife (SFK), a free program, to make this patch; see below for how to get it. WOOHOO! As of September 19, 2017, forum member Ashetty has got this working again! Get a copy of Swiss File Knife here, then see this comment for instructions and kiss those glaring white note backgroungs goodbye! THANK YOU, ASHETTY! If you've used versions of my patch before, here's the tl;dr: after backing up your Evernote.exe file and closing Evernote, this command will do the trick; feel free to substitute a different hex color string for #b2b1b3, which is a shade of gray (I'm partial to #c0dcc0 myself, which is a pale green), leaving the semicolon and two spaces before the slash intact; whatever hex color you specify will appear as the background color for your notes: sfk rep Evernote.exe -firsthit -text "/-webkit-touch-callout: text;/background-color: #b2b1b3; /" -yes sfk rep Evernote.exe -firsthit -text "/-webkit-touch-callout:text;/background-color:#b2b1b3; /" -yes You may require administrator privileges to make this work. As of Evernote for Windows 6.6.1.5097 Prerelease, which came out on or about 21 May 2017, a new editor is used for the Evernote desktop client. The technique described below NO LONGER WORKS WITH THIS NEW EDITOR. All the more reason for Evernote itself to finally give us proper dark theme! NOTE: April 2016: This technique also works fine with the new Evernote for Windows 6.0 client. I find the glaring-white background of the Windows Evernote client impossible to use for extended periods. I solved the problem for the Web version by writing a custom style sheet, which you can get here: https://userstyles.org/styles/110978/evernote-with-less-eyestrain But I really needed a solution for the Windows client, the entreaties of many users for a dark/nighttime theme having fallen on deaf ears at Evernote for years now: https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/45681-please-dark-theme/ And so I went spelunking and found where Evernote.exe actually codes for the white background in the display of notes. This doesn't affect the actual content of the note (if you export it, the .enex file is identical to what it would have been before you made this change), or how other people see your notes (they'll still see them with a white background). It only affects the display of notes on your own computer. However, this ONLY changes the display IF you have the following checked in your Windows Evernote client: Tools | Options | General | Enable beta features and updates The attached batch file will automate the entire process of making the change, but you'll need Stahlwork's free Swiss File Knife to run the file, or, if you're savvy with a hex editor, just read the comments in the batch file to make the changes by hand: http://sourceforge.net/projects/swissfileknife/files/ I've attached the batch file as EN-color.txt, but you'll need to rename it to EN-color.bat before running it (the forum software here doesn't allow uploading with files with the extension. bat). Look over its contents with any text-file viewer so you can see precisely what it's going to do. You'll have to re-run this batch file each time you install an Evernote update (which is why I automated the process), but it only takes a second to run. The net result will be as in the photo attached: a light-gray background for notes against a darker gray workspace (you can adjust the colors to other values by editing the batch file, if you wish). I've tested this on Windows 7 Pro 32-bit and Windows XP Pro 32-bit. Before running it, you will need to edit the batch file to have the proper pathing for your files. And you need to quit Evernote before applying the patch (exit the Evernote program, then right-click on the Evernote tray icon and select "Quit Evernote"). Note: if you have trouble applying the patch (you get error messages when the batch file runs), do a Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up the Windows Task Manager and close all Evernote processes, which might include Evernote.exe, EvernoteClipper.exe, and EvernoteTray.exe, then try the patch again. All best wishes! Rob EN-COLOR.TXT
  31. 9 points
    As paying subscriber, I have an issue with the upgrade button constantly appearing every time I sync. It is marketing spam, Get rid of that button, People downgraded from Premium to plus for a reason AND we won't be upgrading, I am really annoyed with Evernote lately, the ios Upgrade was a disaster coupled with price increases do not justify the functionality. Sort it out.
  32. 9 points
    I have read so much negativity lately from users reacting to the privacy policy and the move to google servers I feel the need to chime in but on a positive note. I understand the frustration and unhappiness. If you didn't care, you wouldn't be angry. I too gulped when I first read the emails outlining EN plans and thought about leaving. I was in a quandary because I had just completed a review of my options previous to this. OneNote has issues for the Mac user. I won't go into them here but there are many. Apple Notes has a continuing synch issue for the Mac and along with barebones functionality is a non starter for me. I have heard some talk about using Google Keep. Really? After complaining on this forum about Google? Evernote has functionality I need and use. When i read the new privacy policy I combed through my notes looking for info I wouldn't want to get out. Where I found it, I pulled the note and used Preview encryption on my Mac to encrypt the data. I then put the note back into EN and used tags and keywords to aid in finding the data later. If EN wants to read the rest of the data, they better bring a lot of coffee because they will be bored into oblivion. Be smart. If you don't want someone to even possibly see your data, encrypt it yourself. Why depend on someone else for that? It's easy, fast, and free. I want control of my sensitive information and I have it through existing tools. My biggest worry before this was "is EN going to be around in the future?" The new pricing plan was actually good news to me because I thought "okay, they have reviewed the path forward and now understand how to stay viable". I gladly paid to become a premium user. I use EN many times a day and for the price of 1 family dinner I can continue to use all the features for a year. No problem. Of course if the cost/benefit falls to the negative side, I will get serious about finding an option where the cost/benefit is positive. I'm not a blind follower. Right now, I'm concerned and keeping a close eye but still okay. I will continue to use EN until something better comes along or until they offend me to the point of leaving. I'm hoping that doesn't happen. Right now, EN is still the best option in my opinion and for my use. I take control over my data with my own encryption tools so I don't depend on them for that. I have added my vote for the features I want and hope EN looks at those things but for now I will still use it. Just wanted to add my support for those who are still positive on the product and it's future.
  33. 9 points
    Hi All, I was going to open a feature request for this exact feature. I've been wanting this for a while and this feature will make my workflow so much smoother. No more scrolling up and down. When I start a new customer project, I create a note for it. Then I start adding sections to that one note separated by a horizontal bar and a title. A note can become pretty huge. It would be awesome if I can mark the title as a header and then at the top of the note automatically create a table of contents of that note. Just like in Word or Google Docs. Please add this feature. I've been paying for Evernote for years now and am a huge advocate at my work. Please listen to your customers. - Bobby
  34. 9 points
    Reminds me of a recent XKCD comic: But in all seriousness, I think this is a really important statement to make. When I stopped focusing on the plethora of minutae problems I perceived in Evernote, and just dealt with it as it is... I found that by focusing on the problem, I made it a problem. It wasn't really one outside of my quest for perfection. I use what Evernote has to offer, and if it stinks at something (like PRINTING, AHEM, AHEM) I use something else. My life's gotten a whole lot less stressful when I stop staring at these teeny perceived flaws and look at the grander picture of how helpful Evernote has been in my life. I've actually immensely simplified how I use Evernote (like, dumped over 200 tags) and it's become even more useful. The quest for perfection was making Evernote useless for me -- setting it free made it once again my most necessary app on my devices. Plus, now I use a few of Evernote's very core features, as opposed to every single option it has to offer, so I'm incredibly efficient at finding and using my stuff. You know how bringing a book too close to your face makes it impossible to read, but pulling it away a bit brings it into crisp focus? It's like that.
  35. 9 points
    I know it's all the rage on the internet to be negative but I'd just like to say I had a really nice interaction with support. I had a minor issue but the support rep -- whose first or last name is apparently "Zuber" -- was really nice and took care of expeditiously. What I really liked was that he or she came across with a very conversational "tone" through the chat function, demonstrated empathy and seemed very knowledgeable about the product. Compared with online support I've gotten from other major software vendors this was a breath of fresh air. I'm getting the vibe that everyone at Evernote is working hard to deliver on Phil Libin's promises for 2014 and it shows. Evernote is a great product and getting better. It's the only software I can think of that I really ENJOY using.
  36. 8 points
    I would love to see a format painter to be able to quickly matching font, size, etc. from one area of a note to another.
  37. 8 points
    Hi All, We are making some changes to the member-leveling system in the discussion forums. Moving forward, we will no longer use the speciality naming conventions, and have moved to a numerical level system. You can find a comparison of the naming changes below. Nomenclature Chart: Old Name: New Name: Guest Guest Member Level 1 Member + Level 2 Noteworthy Level 3 Guru Level 4 Super Guru Level 5 Why are we making these changes? Simplifying the nomenclature to a numerical system will make a user’s contribution more easy to recognize Specialized group names can cause confusion, and often become stale or outdated over time Internally, simplifying the level system makes it easier to manage/update community assets like member-level names, badge updates, etc when newer changes/updates are necessary Member-Level Badge Changes: Along with changes to the naming conventions, you will also see a change to the user badges. You can see the new badges in the table below. Please note, ONLY paid Evernote employees/staff members will have the Evernote Staff badge. Additionally, all former employees will have the Evernote Alumni badge to signify that they were previously employed with Evernote. Guests do not have a badge.
  38. 8 points
    I would like the ability to select a notebook by typing the first few letters. This was very helpful in previous versions of the webclipper. I'm getting really tired of Evernote taking away functionality. I get that they want to do fun new things like group collaboration, but stop busting the basic functionality we've come to rely on and pay for!
  39. 8 points
    Dear Devs in Evernote. Evernote is the best note taking app out there hands down. But for anybody working in development one big issue is missing markdown support. Nowadays Markdown is: a standard, a convenient, fast and reliable method to write tech docs That's why any developer I know, including myself, is using some additional Markdown editor trying desperately to fit it somehow into Evernote workflow. There is plethora of such tools: Atom iA Writer Bear Writer Byword Day One Markdown Pro Marxico Quiver Ulysses etc. Which means that there are libraries if not the whole ready to plug-in text editors supporting markdown. All the above applications are great for note taking in markdown, writing tech documents, essays or even books. However they don't integrate with Evernote at all (with exception of Atom and Marxico) and they all lack (to a different degree): powerful image support not to mention stellar Evernote OCR advanced Evernote search easiness of sharing notes in Evernote Evernote notebook feature Please put some pressure on the product managers to prioritize this feature. Integrate Markdown editor into Evernote to make great product even better.
  40. 8 points
    So here is a Medium essay I wrote on the matter How Evernote is solving The Middle East’s conflict
  41. 8 points
    I need this feature. A good company cannot just make decision roughly like this.
  42. 8 points
    Hi All, I too am very frustrated with this new *feature* and decided to find a work around until Evernote give us the option to disable this feature (although I suspect that they have introduced it to gather statistics so may never will). However, if like me you use Google Chrome this works quite well: Install a Google Chrome extension called TamperMonkey (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo/related) Open up the TamperMonkey settings (Left click on the new icon shown top right in chrome) Create a new script and past in the code shown below (copy paste everything in blue) The TamperMonkey extension allows us to inject and run our own Javascript on page load. The @inlcude bit in the script below tells TamperMonkey to only run this script on any pages that have a URL that starts with https://www.evernote.com/OutboundRedirect.action. The script then grabs the target destination (i.e. the link we want to show) and tells the browser to immediately redirect there (bypassing the need to press evernotes continue button). // ==UserScript== // @name Evernote Outbound Clicker // @namespace http://harristribe.co.uk/ // @version 1.0 // @description Avoids the evernote outbound page // @author Rob Harris // @include https://www.evernote.com/OutboundRedirect.action* // @grant none // @run-at document-start // ==/UserScript== (function() { 'use strict'; var urlParams = new URLSearchParams(window.location.search); window.location.href = urlParams.get('dest'); })(); Hope that helps Rob
  43. 8 points
    Will never use workchat. I don't collaborate with evenote. Please give us the option to remove it.
  44. 8 points
    Personally, as someone who has spent probably way too much time on here in the past volunteering to help people out, I am far less inclined to do so in lieu of Evernote offering their support. After all, in the old days if we couldn't help a user we could direct them onto someone else who might be able to - support, or of course they could go there directly themselves. Helping people is great, it's good for your soul and I like it. But I'm not going to be an unpaid first level support tech for Evernote because users don't have any other option other than the forum. I'm also not going to spend a lot of time clearing up spam and not being able to ban the spammer as we used to be able to. Under the current solution a spammer who is not explicitly banned by an Evernote staff member can return day after day. By the way, I don't blame Evernote for withdrawing free support to over 90+ million people, it's completely uneconomical and I'm surprised they managed to keep it going for as long as they did.
  45. 8 points
    THIS. Evernote is increasingly a lifestyle brand based on clarity via clean design, so the lack of being able to do even the most basic toolbar customization is frustrating. For every elegant UI element added, you give us the awkward preferences dialog inputs and a new toolbar button that isn't removable and doesn't have a correct inactive window state on Mac.
  46. 8 points
    Obviously, a lot of people...? That seems like a really ill-informed thing to say. People who are always between devices and therefore need the sync and thus the internet connection, anyway. People with older or slower computers or minimal drive space left. People who have found the desktop version takes too long to load because they have far too many notebooks. People who simply prefer using a fully-functional web app when they're already online and in a browser versus downloading and wasting resources on a desktop program. I've never found the desktop version to be more functional. In fact, I deleted it within a half-week of installing it, as it was slower and harder on my system while offering nothing more or less than the web version. Taking such an attitude toward the design and functionality of the web app, attempting to justify lessened functionality because there's a desktop version optional, completely ruins the point of even having a web app. For mobile devices, there's the iOS/Android app. The web version was meant for use on real computer systems. It was meant to be an alternative to the desktop version. It's there for people who may be borrowing computers or using it at work, in an environment where downloading the desktop version isn't an option. Says who? How would you know what they do or don't use? I would assume, even if they are reporting on missing elements they don't use, it's for the information of those who do use the features. After all, there were no release notes or warnings to go by when given the option to try the beta. What does that mean? How would they even know the web beta existed if not for having logged into the web app in the first place? Saving the complaining for later is exactly why so many programs etc. end up rolling out horrendously disapproved and inconvenient features. If those who have tried the beta sit back complacently in the vague hopes that things will get better, without voicing what they dislike or even hate, then the entire purpose of beta testing has been destroyed. Your comparison is heavy-handed and intended to insult, it seems. Also, not at all similar. We were provided an option to test the beta layout with no indication what it would entail. That's like signing up for "a trip to a foreign country" and expecting France, only for it to turn out to be an impoverished third-world country-- if you insist upon using that comparison. Expressing discontent with the design direction is giving feedback. Expressing frustration in the complete redirection from functionality to aesthetic is giving feedback. Ranting because we've become frustrated by other sites in this day and age forcing the same design elements down our throats and we're upset to see Evernote go the same direction is far from illogical. They changed something, put it in testing, and are getting feedback. Should those of us who dislike it just shut up and wait, then the only feedback they'll see is the positive and thus they'll not have an accurate depiction of who's unhappy or what we consider to be the negative aspects.
  47. 8 points
    I recently interviewed Grumpy Monkey for my site on how he organizes Evernote. I've always been fascinated with his posts and his site. In my interview, I take it even deeper. There's so much I think we can all learn from his setup -- even if we don't apply it in its entirety! Thanks so much and I hope you all enjoy the post! Hit the link to view. Cheers!
  48. 8 points
    Again with slamming the people who VOLUNTEER their time to help us. Why? If you can do better, then please do so!
  49. 8 points
    I use Evernote casually because there is no 'Zero Knowledge' encryption ala Spideroak. Notebook level encryption as a premium feature would make me a paying customer.
  50. 7 points
    This is what I sent to Evernote to try to explain how vital the Atlas Feature is to those of us who use it. I was told that it would be taken to the developers and they would let me know if they had any questions, but of course I did not hear anything back. I am hoping that it did get passed on, but in hopes of it being seen by more eyes I am posting it here: For the sake of clarity I am going to use the word "Atlas" to refer to the ability to view a map with all your notes locations marked and the ability to see your current location. Thus giving the ability to see what notes are around or are coming up as you travel. With a simple click you can view your note. Atlas is crucial to note organizing because it provides a viewpoint and structure to notes that no other feature in Evernote, or any of Evernote's competitors possess. The issue with only being able to view the location within an individual note is that you may not even know you have that note to begin with, especially if it has been years since you made it or visited that place. But looking at a map you can not miss it. There are many people that would benefit from Atlas: Realtors- notes for houses that they can see and access based off where they are Contractors- keeping notes about current and future jobs at each job site Door to Door salespeople- notes on clients and orders they see as they pull into the drive Anyone who does house calls (nurses, electricians, plumbers, etc)- notes related to jobs...or reminders for the next time they have to visit the house Reporters- keeping the notes of interviews and marking places to return to Photographers- marking places that are great for photos that they want to return to with notes and pictures Anyone who has a service route (delivery people, suppliers, etc.)- so they can include notes that they may forget- i.e. "always use the side door here" "beware of dog", etc. Business travelers- wanting to mark location of a great place to entertain clients, or notes on locations of places that they will forget by the time that they get back there Teachers- taking student on a field trips- ex. notes about the memorials in Washington DC, they can just pull up with the click of a button at each memorial Housecleaning services- notes about the preferences of the home and times they are available Restaurant(or anything) Reviewers- tracking which places they have been and where they want to go next Business with several branches in one city easily seeing all of them on a map Anyone planning a vacation- having notes of places they want to visit in a city and they can easily see what is around them at any given time that they wanted to do. Or marking favorite spots for the next vacation Any profession where someone travels a lot- it may be 4 years before you get back to the same city and it would be great if all your notes were marked so you could easily look and see your notes about from your last trip (especially since you probably don't even remember what places or notes you took) Community organizers/Volunteers -easily seeing where all the locations or supplies are located, send notes of things to accomplish with locations Political organizers- marking out rallies and offices that you can look at and see where you have a connection, or do I know anyone in ____? Truckers- tracking good places to stop and rest along the way, notes concerning roads that do not allow tractor trailers, etc. Anyone who shops- having shopping lists, coupons, receipts, notes about stores- you can pull it all up when you arrive at the store Relief workers- notes with needs and locations to return to and bring aid Fitness- leaving notes of good running spots or workout places around to share with groups Neighborhood watch- making notes on trouble areas or things to watch for Tour Directors/Guides- This is my job, and I list it last because I know that it is a niche market (Though as I mentioned I will be doing Tech Training for 600 tour directors from all over the world next week, and they would all be potential new members of Evernote and then go back and tell their companies about this great product if there was an Atlas feature). The reason that it is vital for me is that I travel all over the world leading trips and giving commentary. My commentary and general notes (location of rest rooms, parking places, where to eat, hotel details,etc) for these places are in Evernote. I may lead a trip to one location and not return for 5 years. So when I return I do not even remember what places I have notes for, so looking at the map I can easily see what I have and click to get to my notes. Going down the highway I may have a note about an area that we pass by, or about some structure we will see. With the Atlas feature I can see it coming and click on it with ease and then back to the map for the next pin. Without the Atlas feature I don't even know I have the note. Even if I do remember I don't have time to quickly look up the note when I see the building ...it is passed by the time I pull it up. A great example is when I do a city tour, I have notes all over the city. I never know the specific order we will see locations due to traffic and timing and different routes (this is why I can't simply use hyperlinks of notes to connect them). With Atlas I am simply tapping on the screen as things are coming up and people don't even notice that I glance down to get the highlights and go on with the tour. Since Evernote took away Atlas I literally have had countless times that I could not get to notes in time or I did not even realize that I had notes on something because I could not see it on the map. This is especially true when sharing notes (and this would apply to all other businesses)- If someone did not create the note they may not even know to look for it. For example if I send them my notebook on San Francisco, yes they can look through all of the titles and notes. However, when they are actually out and about working they can not stop at each site or attraction and look through all the notes to see if there is something about that location. With Atlas it is a look and a click. Simple, effective, vital. So much of that usefulness is transferable to the people I listed and so many more. This is even just focusing on the individual, it is easy to see the major benefit for companies to have their employees have this as an option when sharing notes and viewing notes. What I am asking for is just the simple Atlas back, seeing pins on a map with my location. But if you really want to take advantage of this vital part of note organizing it would be great if you aimed to add the ability to change the color of the pin (maybe based on tags, or simply by notebooks) so that there could be some distinction between them. Also make it easier to change a location than having to go into Google maps look it up and copy and paste the coordinates. Again to be clear, just the basics will more than enough to set Evernote apart from anything that is out there. I believe that if people really knew the benefit of Atlas and how to use it to simplify their work flow, you would have a lot more users and it would be a selling point for the service.
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