I was just going to chime in to stress the importance of this feature - especially with the upcoming features on iOS 13/iPadOS - so eloquently discussed in the quote above.
The iPad is now (in beta - will be officially in September with the final release to the public) a desktop class piece of tech. And it desperately needs some of the desktop features over on iOS. I’m about to face a difficult decision. See, I’ve been using the iPad Pro as my only device now for 6 months. And, simultaneously, I’m trying to go “all in” with Evernote as my everything “online vault” for going completely paperless - including all my important scanned documents. But, without a few key features like merging notes, moving attachments from one note to another, etc, Evernote just isn’t usable on iOS as a primary note app/vault. This is a critical feature.
Case in point, I use a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 to scan directly to Evernote. I use their cloud scan feature so that I don’t have to use a desktop computer at all. The setup does a great job of scanning and applying OCR to the files then sending them to EN. However, they do 1 receipt/note or 1 doc/note. Sometimes, one needs to merge all of those receipts into a single note for simplicity and organization. But this isn’t currently possible on iOS.
So, unless Evernote rectifies this, I find myself with a difficult decision: Do I keep a laptop around that I’m otherwise not using at all, simply to be able to organize Evernote notes for features that are missing in iOS, or do I look elsewhere for an online vault that will actually have feature parity between the versions? I’m about to put in a massive amount of work scanning in years and years of paper documents into Evernote but it makes it a much less enticing project with major features like this missing. And, it’s been requested since 2011 - for EIGHT YEARS! With all the growth that EN has experienced and with iPad/iPhone adoption skyrocketing over that time, this vital feature has not been added in all that time. Is this something that will, perhaps, be available with the advent of two instances of the same app open side by side on the iPad? Maybe drag and drop onto a note to merge? Without EN having to actually implement the feature?
Surely, the Evernote team sees the frustration of not having almost any real features added in the last several years. I know you’re working on the stability of the product now, and I’ve watched the videos on that. It’s vital to do that. But, to be honest, that should have been in place the last few years. I know the team knows that and they’re trying to rectify that. But after innovating so much initially, there has been almost complete stagnation for new features (or existing features from desktop apps included in iOS/iPadOS) - save for a much hyped new logo that was apparently agonized over by those in the company. I’m honestly not trying to be a jerk saying these things. But as Premium/Pro paying customers, we’re just desperate to have everything work as it should. We shouldn’t have a lesser experience on Evernote because we choose to use an iPad. In fact, part of why I switched over to iPhone/iPad was because Evernote was so darn slow at adding features to their Android apps vs the EN apps on Apple products. And now, that’s not continued.
Please, bring this feature (and moving attachments to another note) to iOS/iPadOS. Please! And some of the doc preview/PDF preview that is available in the desktop software. Basically, we desperately need more feature parity between iOS/iPadOS and the desktop products.