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  1. 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
    5 points
  2. 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.
    4 points
  3. @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
  4. Uses another app for 2 years and still comes here to read and post. My troll bell is ringing.......
    4 points
  5. Hello! Today we released Evernote for Windows 10.18. This is primarily a bugfix release. It is available now via the Windows 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 Windows 10.18 Tasks you create using the global create button (the green circle with the +) will now be added to the note you currently have open instead of the default task note. Fixed highlights: Now you can see a count of how many tasks you've completed out of the total number of tasks in a note. Occasionally, a task would mysteriously disappear from inside a note. This should now be resolved. Some PDF exports of clipped images would not include the image. If you hovered over an item in a scrollable menu, the list would suddenly (and annoyingly) jump back to the top. When attaching files to a note in Evernote sometimes the file extension would be removed. Let us know what you think and we appreciate the continued feedback. We will keep hard at work! Thank you!
    4 points
  6. 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
    4 points
  7. I'm an Android user. When I started using the Evernote about 3 years ago I gave a very good review in Google Play with a star rating of 4 out of 5. However, the other day I had to update my review to represent the current state of affairs with the new Android app. I reduced the stars to 2 and updated my written review as to why. Namely, it's slow. Painfully so. I'm running the app on a Huawei P20 Pro so hardly a low spec device. At the least it was able to smoothly run the older app. I'm not the only one. If anyone at Evernote looks at the Google Play store reviews they'll see that there's widespread dissatisfaction with the performance of the updated app. Most of us don't really care about getting new features when it takes up to 6-7 secs to open a note that only has text in it. In the old app it didn't take near this long. This is clearly unacceptable especially when it was promised the new app would be better. Is there a timeline as to when these general performance issues will be resolved? I do want to add that I also use the Mac app and it's running great. There have been some minor issues but overall I'm happy with how it is performing. But the Android app is a key component in my work and everyday flow so it'd be good if these performances issues can be resolved.
    3 points
  8. HTML Export Option - still a work-in-progress (links to attachments don't function) Import Folders - still a work-in-progress (edit; delete option is missing)
    3 points
  9. This file format isn't read by Otter.ai which I use for all transcriptions. Makes the Evernote audio feature irrelevant to me. I agree wholeheartedly that the file format should be something that is considered a common audio format.
    3 points
  10. 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?
    3 points
  11. We're getting well off-topic here, but just to end this mini-saga... My database backup is about 30GB all told. Evernote gets a daily run with a 7-day history, so 210GB total - and I get a weekly system backup including those folders to a different external drive so (in theory) I have a continuing daily history going back for 3 months or so. In honesty I doubt I'd find a backup more than a week or so old... but it makes me happy that I have the possibility! Plus it's all automatic - it would be more hassle to stop doing this and set up a different system.
    3 points
  12. 3 points
  13. Okay, so for the 47th time over the last 12 years, I'm back looking to go all in. Well, not all in. One foot is still firmly on the other side of the door, and multiple full and partial backups and redundancies are being maintained, but... I'm starting to like what I see. I had built a dashboard a few years back that I liked, but the Home page has taken it's place. Also, dipping my toes in the waters of tasks. Between Home, Tasks and Calendars, I could see this becoming the One App. There' still a lot to be done, but I think it may be heading in the right direction. I just have to remember that a runaway train might be heading in the right direction, too. Doesn't mean I want to be on it. Now, you guys (you know who you are) make up some popcorn and pull up a chair.
    3 points
  14. Если пришлёте мне айфон, то покажу. Я пользуюсь андроид.
    3 points
  15. There is a Light At The End Of The Tunnel! Unless... there's something coming the other way...
    3 points
  16. Also, on the desktop app, you can use the keyboard shortcuts Alt + T on Windows and Cmd + T on Mac.
    3 points
  17. Yes SWAT turned up this morning, with guns and armoured cars. It was very exciting. Glad you could find legacy. Mine works great.
    3 points
  18. I think v10 has been really good. Yes, there are functions that still haven't made it across the void from Legacy to v10 (Apple Watch support....I'm looking at you!) However, having a much more consistent UI on all platforms makes a big difference. It's also great to have much more regular app updates once again after nearly 2 years of darkness. The time in limbo made me wonder if I should jump ship (I tried every other alternative and none came close to EN) but I am glad I stayed.
    3 points
  19. I raised a ticket with support and they've emailed me to confirm that they have replicated it in their tests too. They are actively working on a fix for it, but don't have an ETA for its release.
    3 points
  20. Hey Alan, I didn’t think that at all you are right, users need to express their views. My suspicion is when we have users who freely admit they don’t use the product and instead another one are jumping in to stir things up, I am not sure what the motives of such actions are. I can agree to an extent about going from top tier to second. Personally though I try to focus on the features, does professional make any real world difference to my usage needs, to which the answer (currently) is no. I have never been a power user though so perhaps I don’t feel that change as acutely as others.
    3 points
  21. 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.
    3 points
  22. I apologise if it seems I am complaining about pricing. This is not my intention. My "complaint" is that the decision that EN has taken about moving Premium users to Personal is an unreasonable step for long term users of the product. I have been moved from the second top tier to the third tier, missed out on new functionality I value now, and will miss out on more functionality in the future by being at that third tier. EN could have put full-rate Premium onto Professional, Plus on Personal and avoided all of this. Instead they have treated Plus and Premium as the same type of user. We're not! I want EN to be my primary tool as I have used it for a long time and have believed in its vision - and I like the new one even more. But I don't like working with a company that treats its customers in this undifferentiated way. One other thought for you - if we don't provide feedback to EN on things we think they can do better, how do they get better? If we don't suggest features that we think would improve the product (like bi-directional linking) how do they get better?
    3 points
  23. 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?
    3 points
  24. Thanks for the update. Until I start seeing more positive reviews I'm not even going to try the new version - my 4-year old laptop isn't exactly top spec, so I don't know whether it would handle the new version to its full potential anyway. My continuing view - I have enough problems without borrowing more...
    2 points
  25. The resulting search from the Switch To command in v10 is WAY less useful than it is in Legacy. I can't count on it to find what I'm looking for. I think part of it is that it doesn't appear to prioritize notebook names like it does in Legacy. And, even when I have an exact match on the title of a note, it doesn't always find it. 2 specific examples/results presented below. Example 1: Switch to search for "Whole30" (my goal...I want to switch to/navigate to the notebook I created with that title) v10 Result (not notebook option...can't even search for a notebook...only notes...yet it clearly knows that I have a Whole30 notebook as many of those notes live it in) Legacy Results: Perfect Example 2: Want to Switch to a note that has an exact title match v10 Result: I have to perform a search to navigate to it (the note does result in the list even though it isn't at the top of the list as I would expect it to be with an exact match) Legacy Result: Perfect
    2 points
  26. The thing is, other things I clip, or other notes I make -- the thumbnail is there in a few seconds (although very noticeably slower than the previous version). It's just these thumbnails. I've put a ticket into Support.
    2 points
  27. The hint to the Professional plan is a reminder there is now another plan, no advertisement. I have dismissed it, and was done. Didn’t come back yet. The feature tutorial (the blue boxes appearing on the GUI where new items are located) is short, click through it once, and done. Maybe it was introduced after they looked at their support traffic and found out that many users asked the same basic questions. Then there is a reminder about Professional on some widgets. I don‘t see this as an ad - it simply says „Hey, you just clicked here. We assume you want this widget. In this case you need to change the plan“. So what, before I think „something is not working“ I learn that I can‘t use it without an upgrade. It is different on the Free plan - there the hints to subscribe are continuous. You can argue whether this is good marketing - but it is IMHO covered by using a valuable service for nothing.
    2 points
  28. I had the same problem and using Revo Uninstaller to remove leftover registry keys and files as well it seems to have worked !
    2 points
  29. Evernote would not start in Firefox. Worked in Chrome. Tried Firefox troubleshoot mode (all add-ins removed) and it worked. Went through removing add-ins few at a time I found that this one (SCs Currency Converter) would stop Evernote from loading. No idea why, but removing while everything else in and Evernote would load. SCs Currency Converter does scan the page, looking for euro/pound symbols. Hope that helps someone. Even if your having this problem and don't use this particular add-in I would suggest the same PITA debug process. .
    2 points
  30. Hi. Just wondering if/when the new Calendar app will be linkable to Office 365/Outlook as we use O365 for our workplace. Thanks!
    2 points
  31. I got rid of it without radical measures: Just installed the calendar widget on my Home screen. I confirmed, closed the Home view, reopened it and removed the calendar widget again. The message box has not returned since.
    2 points
  32. evernote is no longer listed in my share menu and when i go to settings its not even listed as an extension that I can add.......any ideas?
    2 points
  33. Or do what anyhow works better in EN: Reduce your notebooks, shift to tags. v10 allows a notebook to be exported, no matter what size.
    2 points
  34. Can confirm this - scrolling of the notes view is back to normal after installing EN iOS 10.14. The stuttering and reverting of the list is gone.
    2 points
  35. Or the EN helper function ? Not sure if available on Windows, it for sure is available on the Mac.
    2 points
  36. I have to ask not to leave Cal alone doing devils advocate here - sorry for that in advance: And you have another 10TB drive, for the backup of the backup ?
    2 points
  37. Thanks @PStirton and @gazumped for reporting this. I was able to reproduce the issue on Windows (but not Mac) with same Clipper and Chrome version as @PStirton. Our developers are aware of this happening at some sources and are working to resolve it.
    2 points
  38. I just want to second Ken's point. Please add the ability to make tasks repeat on a set schedule.
    2 points
  39. How is it limiting? You have survived without it for however long you have been a subscriber. Boolean search is brand new and no-one has ever had it before. Though some posts prior another member actually showed how to use existing EN search to get the same results. Cheap or not cheap is personal opinion. For what I use EN for I find $69/year to be very reasonable. At some point everyone has to make the decision if it worth it or not personally. Sounds like you are in the process. And whether or not you consider features basic or not really has no bearing on what EN offers and what tiers they put features.
    2 points
  40. No, you don’t … Select all what includes your copy words, copy it, and delete the rest.
    2 points
  41. DT your speaking facts, these folks are dealing in hysteria….and the odd spreadsheet lol.
    2 points
  42. Thanks Pink Elephant, and gazumped - I actually did raise a ticket before I posted here, but have yet to hear back from support. I've hidden the troublemakers in a stack for the time being. I've now got another issue with duplicated Google calendar events, so my return to the Evernote fold isn't being covered in glory. You guys are top, though!
    2 points
  43. Apple Notes are convenient I use the share menu to send the note to Evernote
    2 points
  44. I've been paying for EN for 10+ years, and this has been a kick in the teeth. I hung onto Evernote because I believed in the direction it was going in. I was excited about the new features and wanted to see the great new product it was to become. Alas it seems my loyalty hasn't been of any value. I would have liked to have seen all premium and plus users put onto the professional plan for 12 months and then after that perhaps placed back to their original plan with the option to upgrade, or something like that. I would have thought our loyalty was worth rewarding to some degree.
    2 points
  45. I 100% agree. Advanced search should be a fundamental feature. I can understand they want to make a new plan for professional users. But being able to search in a proper way isn't a feature that only professionals use. Or they should rename Personal to => "Grandmother subscription" Please don't hesitate to give your opinion over here if you agree! I personal(ly) feel betrayed. In the beta for tasks i made the remark you couldn't filter on stack level. This was a problem for me, beceause i did wan't to filter betweek work en home. Wel, now i know why they didn't activate filtering of stacks.... Not a technical issue.
    2 points
  46. 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.
    2 points
  47. I am in SW architecture. I can understand what happened. The Evernote Team wanted to line everything up from a clean and uniform new base, same for all platform etc... But no one considered the performance aspect, for legacy users being with more than 1,000 notes (not mentionning those > 10,000...). No one at Evernote considered that acceptable latency thresholds would be 2x or 3x crossed. No one at Evernote considered that the SW would become ultimately unusable. The issue is that there is generally no way back beyond this point, since the performance issue is intimately tight to architecture choices that were made. Unfortunately I don't expect miracles here.
    2 points
  48. Now it is possible to put the headings of three levels. It would be great if a table of contents for a note is automatically created based on them
    2 points
  49. I've been looking forward to the new editor's appearance in the Windows desktop program. Now that it's here -- I'm not. Among major feature deficits is the removal of access to the full set of Windows fonts. The "What's New" post makes the point that "a standardized font selection means your notes will look the same everywhere." Yes, that's an advantage, in some cases. But I have thousands of notes written in the past, occasionally using something other than the default Tahoma 10, and I'm wondering what will happen to them. When I open a note in the new program, will the formerly default Tahoma 10 be converted to, say, "Sans Serif" at whatever point size the "Normal text" style is? Or will the fonts and sizes be left alone, to become badly intermingled with text in the new manner when I edit them? Am I going to have to go through some tedious font ritual every time I edit an old note? All that is assuming, of course, that I ever update to the new version, which I see no reason to do. I can put in headers and extra highlight colors in the Web version if I want them, while saving the look and customizability of my existing notes. The new Evernote would be the only Windows program I have that can't access the Windows fonts. I rarely use Google Docs, but I do know that, though it doesn't have the full set, even as a Web app it has a far more robust set of fonts than the Evernote Web client. I'm looking forward to having more font styling in the Android app, but to pay for that by having this drastic cut in Windows is an unhappy choice. Perhaps those who've been testing or using the new Windows version can comment on the fonts experience and its advantages and disadvantages on the basis of experience, rather than just my annoyed speculation.
    2 points
  50. Not sure about changing the UI to any degree, but having a way to create links (and if necessary new notes) easily by [[bracketing]] words and some way to maintain and/or check for and repair broken links would be good...
    2 points
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