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  1. 4 points
    @GNito Thanks for reaching out! Yes, you can revoke all devices from the devices settings in Evernote Web. To do so, go here: https://www.evernote.com/Devices.action There, you can force a log out from the devices from one location. Hope this helps!
  2. 3 points
    I am definitely in the "lots of PDFs but they're relatively small" camp, and use tags and searching without much issue. However, I definitely have a lot of manuals, genealogy information, etc. in my database that can be scores of pages inside one PDF. When possible, I actually try to break those out into separate PDFs and separate notes to help chunk it out into better lumps for organizing. I also rely pretty heavily on the annotation summary you can enable when annotating a PDF. It adds little snippets at the top of the PDF showing the edits and annotations you've made and what page they're on. So, when I add PDFs that are huge (like the one below), I make sure to edit and annotate it to show the bits that are important in the PDF at the top as a point of reference. Example:
  3. 3 points
    Thanks to all for the warnings about the first few sentences 🙂. I only got this far before stopping - "What the brain does best is thinking. Evernote is most valuable not as a remembering tool, but as a thinking tool." I would counter with David Allen's line, "Remember, the important thing is to get stuff off your mind and into a trusted system". It's clear the participants in this thread have worked to find a way to trust EN in a way that works for them, freeing the mind for thinking. Perhaps I am paraphrasing Allen, "Stress comes from not being able to remember where your stuff is". I don't think well when I'm stressed.
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Hey All, Thank you for reaching out! I wanted to let you know that we are currently in the process of determining how we will be migrating the Android beta community to a new location with the closure of Google +. That being said, I'll follow-up here as soon as I have more information, but let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.
  6. 2 points
  7. 2 points
    Not sure the consensus in such a small data set. 😉 More than anything else folks seem to tailor their process to their use case and whatever suits their eye. Consensus may be do what feels best to you and here are some lessons learned from others. Don't think there is a "right" solution in all of this, but some learning for sure. One of the strengths of EN is the ability to lever its capabilities to so many different use cases.
  8. 2 points
    I agree - removable storage gives you a very good chance of corrupting your data by forgetting to plug the thing in when you need it. Plus there's a whole ocean of security issues around a small, easily hidden and very quickly removable piece of tech attached to a laptop. There is, I guess, the issue of devices with very limited storage - but there are other ways to deal with that.
  9. 2 points
    I would love it if settings could be sync'd, but I do understand why they are not. some settings don't work on all platforms, so every platform would have to have settings sync'd to a separate place. Some people have different settings per machine. For example, back when I had a personal Windows PC, I had different Import Folders configured than on my work PC. So as other's have said, I have a note that has a screencap of my most critical settings, and I just key those in again once I get my client up and running.
  10. 2 points
    Hi, @Nitja, and welcome to the forums! Unfortunately, I don't think there's anything you can do to prevent it from happening, until Evernote improves the font handling and formatting of the Android app. You can probably get rid of the ugliness by using Simplify formatting (on the 3-dots menu at the top right of the note), but of course that will affect the appearance of the note on the PC.
  11. 2 points
    Every day, hackers are trying to access Evernote accounts. Most of these fail, they don't have the correct account id/password. In your case, the hackers know your account id/password. You need to change your Evernote password. Use it only for Evernote; no where else
  12. 2 points
    Hi. The simple way to move from one laptop to another (assuming you still have access to the old one) is On the old laptop, load and sync Evernote up to date. Export any local notebooks* to ENEX files. Check for the location of the old Evernote Databases folder via Tools > Options > General. Open that location and close Evernote. Copy the databases folder and any ENEX files to a USB drive On the new laptop, install and File > Exit Evernote. Insert the USB drive and overwrite the new databases folder with the old content (this will bring with it any stored settings) restart Evernote and sync up to date. (Edit: and import any local notebooks from ENEX) * What is a local notebook?
  13. 2 points
    This powerful free scanner tool https://www.naps2.com/ stores my scanned documents in encrypted pdf (encryption is optional of course). In my workflow I store directly into the evernote import folder. edit: I forgot to tell that it can also OCR the pdf document
  14. 2 points
    PDFs are one format that have a native encryption feature I encrypt the pdf on my Mac with the Preview app, or an Automator script. >>what is the benefit of attaching so many PDF files? PDF is my preferred format for static data. It's ubiquitous. I have many pdf files, and have to store them somewhere. Evernote is my single storage location. As to clutter, I have the option of using inline/attachment display.
  15. 2 points
    Just note that on Windows and the Mac, it does not delete the local databases those apps have. So while you cannot launch Evernote.exe and use it, both apps keep their data on your PC is pretty much plain text format, unless you have specifically encrypted text. Evernote relies on your PC's security model for access to its local database, so passwords, encrypted hard drives, etc. On mobile devices it pretty much does block access and all iOS devices and most high end Android devices support encryption, and you generally cannot just launch a file explorer and go look at those local databases.
  16. 2 points
    Hello guys, I follow this thread with total amazement about the wonders of the IT world. But one simple question: What for ? If I own the device, I install the EN client, and call it a day. If not, I go through the web portal, if need be in private mode. Or I use the mobile devices we all (?) carry around all day long, knowing that the Apps for iOS or Android are not completely up to the windows App. But at least I have a working solution that will work even after the next update, and not compromise my data. So I have not understood the use case behind all this non-registry-mobile-take-along-stuff. But if there is something I miss, I would be happy to learn.
  17. 2 points
    I'd recommend taking the note you have displayed, and export it to Evernote format (.enex). Then open it in a text editor -- Notepad will do. If your note has OCR text recognition data, you should be able to find a <recoIndex> tag, containing a number of <item> tags, each of which specify some chunk of recognized text. If you don't have a <recoIndex> element, then OCR hasn't occurred for some reason.
  18. 1 point
    Hi. I can confirm that landscape works fine - except when I switch to Dark Mode, when the camera won't load at all... I got Camera Error - try restarting your device. Did that, and I can take a picture.. but it doesn't appear as a note. Looks like something in Dark Theme breaks the camera. I'll report it to Support so they can look into it a find a fix. Ticket #2778255 applies - if you have camera issues with a recent Evernote for Android version, please submit your reports by email (subscribers) or Twitter (anyone).
  19. 1 point
    https://devonzuegel.com/post/how-to-use-evernote-for-your-creative-workflow-praxis-medium
  20. 1 point
    Is that just present tense, or a general operating principle? "She runs the gamut of A to B" - Dorothy Parker, speaking of a Katherine Hepburn performance
  21. 1 point
    That was my first warning sign, and then I saw this: I didn't read any more after noticing that ...
  22. 1 point
    Kind of lost me at the first sentence - Let’s imagine how you would use Evernote if you had a brain. Left me out of the pool of readers I suppose. 😉
  23. 1 point
    Okay, thank you for your ideas, that was helpful! Hope commenting could happen sooner rather than later as a new feature ;)
  24. 1 point
    Solid copy on that - you missed a step too; if you really do plan on messing with the registry - which is not a good idea at the best of times - back it up first. - But I think its probably better to just see how well the new setup runs before you get creative...
  25. 1 point
    Apologies in advance - this is going to be another plug for my 'smart title' setup. I agree with @Don Dz that adding PDFs to the mix does pollute the search pool considerably - I have a variety of PDFs in my database including the odd 400-page support manual, so a general search on more or less any word or phrase gets quite a few (!!) hits. Most of my searches now are "intitle:<keyword>". I've also had a late conversion to Filterize where (forinstance) I now have a dashboard (and auto-updated table of contents note) labelled 'recipes' which will feature all the notes I have with food preparation details. It runs off all the notes I have with 'recipe' in the title, plus all those tagged 'recipe'. I'll be able to tweak it further if I find that notes are still missing from the list. (I found the main annoyance with Evernote's search grammar is remembering exactly how I found all those notes last month using advanced syntax. Having a predefined search running all the time saves me a grey cell or two.) I'll try to explain all this in detail at some point in a proper post - something to look forward to in these long winter (if you're in this hemisphere) evenings.... 😎
  26. 1 point
    Hi - Yup; just after installation Evernote will ask you to log in or create a new account. Just close it down at that point - you need to get that copy folder in place. It should be in exactly the same place for recent version of the app. @JMichaelTX is right that there are (or were) some settings in the registry, but I've never been aware of a way to back up or transfer those across. It's a question of using the new setup to find out what if anything needs to be changed. Good luck!!
  27. 1 point
    I don't think anyone has answered this question. I'm currently a Mac user, but in my Windows days all (or most) of an app's settings were stored in the Windows Registry. It should be possible to find and export the Registry settings for Evernote, and then import them in your new PC. Sorry, I no longer have the details of how to do this, but I would expect one of the Windows gurus to come along and provide this info. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
  28. 1 point
    I am a victim of my own assumptions. I've not come across a text editor with a search function or an indexing/search tool which limits you in this way so I never thought to check.
  29. 1 point
    I have some large PDFs but the majority not so much. I decided to go paperless using EN some time back, which is one of my use cases. So just about any document, statement, manual, research article, whatever goes into EN. 20k PDFa at this point, half my notes more or less.
  30. 1 point
    Scannable was my absolute go-to app on my iPhone for any number of reasons (integration with other services, quality of the product, etc). In moving to an Android device, I wish there was a standalone version of the Scannable app for Android. While the scanner within Evernote is okay, the Scannable app was most certainly better. It worked very with with so many other applications and services. I am hopeful that the team at Evernote might consider releasing a standalone version of Scannable for Android. I know I would appreciate it and I suspect others would as well!
  31. 1 point
    My testing shows the revoke process initiates a logoff The Device has to be online to receive the logoff instruction.
  32. 1 point
    Rename to .html and open with a browser app This works for simple notes
  33. 1 point
    Hi, It's a single note. I believe it was triggered when I moved some (struck out) text from a bullet list to elsewhere in the document. Feels like the sort of thing where HTML can get out of whack if a starting and closing tag get out of order.
  34. 1 point
    Here we are in 2019 and the IOS web clipper still doesn’t support simplified clips. C’mon Evernote, web clipping is such a key part of using your product. When clipping in IOS, I almost always have to do it over again in Windows or spend time cleaning up the article. Very frustrating.
  35. 1 point
    I'm also having this issue. I now have an ugly Times New Roman style font in presentation mode which looks awful when presenting at work. Any help / guidance would be greatly appreciated.
  36. 1 point
    I use Evernote extensively on my Mac, iPad Pro, and iPhone. We use shared notebooks in my office and I have a ScanSnap Evernote Edition sitting on my desk. (I even have Evernote desk accessories sitting next to the scanner.) I'm pretty well immersed in the world of Evernote. However, I've found myself turning to other tools, most recently OneNote, with greater frequency. The main issue, and it is a big one for me, is the fragmented and inferior support for note taking and PDF editing in Evernote. I use my iPad Pro with Apple Pencil extensively. There are some great Pencil-compatible apps for iOS, including Notability, PDF Expert, and OneNote. Evernote, on the other hand, is stuck with a strange and fragmented approach: PDFs can by opened using the "Annotate" tool in Evernote, which I think is built around the remnants of Skitch. It's fine for adding arrows and icons, but terrible (unusable) for handwritten notes on PDFs. It really can't be used for anything more than simple highlighting -- certainly not detailed annotation or note taking. Drawings and notes can be added to an Evernote Note directly through the handwriting tool, but this simply inserts an image into the note. There's no way to use this tool to take notes over multiple pages, or to use it for annotation as far as I can tell. I've also found it to the buggy, with full pages of notes lost if you switch away from Evernote to another app before saving the image and returning to the normal notes view. I will say that that, though the tool is very limited, with very few options, the Pencil support works well and writing is fluid. This tool seems to have the most potential for future development. Finally, there is Penultimate -- a separate app I want to love but is just too buggy, too limited, and too walled off from the rest of Evernote to be truly useful. Again, no support for importing PDFs/annotation, yet another approach to handwriting, and, though the Penultimate notes live in Evernote, nothing can be done with them in the main app. Why, at this stage, would Evernote have three separate, incompatible and incongruous approaches to annotation/note taking, none of which begin to match the functionality of some of the other apps named? Attached PDFs can certainly be opened in other apps, such as PDF Expert, but there is no way to get the annotated PDFs back into an Evernote note without deleting the original attachment and reattaching the PDF. That's cumbersome, and annotation seems like pretty basic functionality that Evernote should offer. Evernote certainly has some broader advantages over OneNote, but really needs to explore something like the "canvas" style approach used by OneNote. The ability to "print" PDFs to a OneNote page and then markup the document itself and take notes/add text/etc. all on one page is invaluable. I've pretty much switched all note taking/PDF annotation to OneNote, with Evernote still used for project management and other organizational needs, which leaves me with my own fragmentation. Maybe I'm missing something in Evernote's approach, but I'm a longtime user that's completely frustrated with Evernote's inferior support for annotation and handwritten notes.
  37. 1 point
    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. 1 point
    Try disabling hardware acceleration: Tools -> Options -> General -> "[ ] Enable Hardware Acceleration"
  39. 1 point
    As far as I know, there have been no code changes around links... If you right-click over the link and select 'Edit' from the context menu, does the link appear to be ok? I'm wondering if somehow the link's actual link got changed... If that appears ok, then I suspect some OS setting was changed that's blocking it... (no idea what - maybe some other program hijacked the default http/https protocol?) (My links are opening in Chrome)
  40. 1 point
    When annotating a PDF that is embedded in a note, the highlight option only provides access to free-hand highlighting. This results in messy highlights and doesn't really fulfill the needs of the tool. Is there any way to simply highlight text that has been selected?
  41. 1 point
    I'm simply wondering if Penultimate has been left alone, or if they're working on a major update with all this refreshing they're doing? I used to use Penultimate every day with my iPad Pro/Apple Pencil. It's obviously the best handwritten-note app to use with Evernote, but I'm afraid to get back into it because they haven't updated it in about a year. Is this being let go in an effort to "refocus?"
  42. 1 point
    How is it possible that Evernote ignores all these requests for years? It's so comfortable on my iPhone: I mark selected notebooks as "offline available" and access the other ones online if necessary. Due to the limited hard drive capacity of my MacBook Air and my continuously growing Evernote-content I definitely need this feature soon, or I'll have to look for alternatives. I just can't think of a reason not to provide this feature, no: not to have provided it years ago!
  43. 1 point
    Hi All, I'm very excited to announce that we have officially increased the notebook limit from 250 to 1,000 for all paid tiers! You can see those new limits here: https://help.evernote.com/hc/articles/209005247 If you have any feedback/suggestions regarding this update, please post them in the notebook limit feature request thread: We will likely lock this thread soon. At that time, please feel free to reach out to me directly, or start a new thread regarding your feedback, suggestion, or concern!
  44. 1 point
    It would be awesome if they brought it back or even give us an option between the new style vs. the old. But I really doubt that, I think we are going to accept that. Until then, I will stay with 6.7 with the old style.
  45. 1 point
    Thanks for this report. Please try these steps to fix this issue: Select File > Exit to close Evernote Open the task manager to confirm Evernote is not running as a background process (select "Evernote and End task") Open 'regedit' (Windows key + R, then type regedit) Expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder Expand the "Software" folder Expand the Evernote Folder Click on the second "Evernote folder" so that a list of Values displays on the right Right-Click "EnableHardwareAcceleration" Select "Modify" Set Hexidecimal Value to "0" Select File>Exit to exit the Registry Editor Reopen Evernote Please let me know if the issue continues after completing the steps above. Thanks!
  46. 1 point
    I concur - please get this "Remark" field re-instated and fixed and make doing so a PRIORITY. Also, the screen capture is not working as it used to - completely weird interface - it is not allowing partial capture as well as full screen captures in Chrome. I use this feature multiple times per day and need it to work as it did. This "upgrade" is not desirable - I hope Evernote you are watching and listening to your paid customers - this is not viewed as an "upgrade" by us.
  47. 1 point
    Thanks a lot for this suggestion! In my case the required version of the installer was not present in this location. But it helped me to find a solution! Here are the steps I've taken when the required installer (for the currently installed version of the Evernote) for unclear reason was missing and that was not allowing new version of installer to uninstall the existing version of the application: Go to the "C:\Users\Your Folder\AppData\Local\Evernote\Evernote\AutoUpdate" folder Find/open "current.xml" file and copy the URL of the current Evernote version installer If the "current.xml" for any reason is not present - check if there is an "update.xml" - URL of the installer of the Update version could be copied from here, but to download the current version you will need to change version number of the installer in the URL to the one you can find from the Evernote->Help->About menu. Final URL in this case will looks like: http://cdn1.evernote.com/win5/public/Evernote_<your-CURRENT-evernote-version>.exe, for example: http://cdn1.evernote.com/win5/public/Evernote_5.9.9.9915.exe if "5.9.9.9915" is a Currently installed version. Paste copied URL into Browser address line and download missing installer to local drive Run the downloaded installer and it will "refresh" current version of Evernote After that you can check for updates and install newer version of the application Thanks once more for your help!
  48. 1 point
    Requests for Selective Sync are very popular, made by many for many years. Requests go back at least 5 years to this thread in 2011: How do I NOT sync certain notebooks Here is a good thread, that also lists related threads: Please please PLEASE support selectively sync notebooks! IMO, it is inevitable that Evernote with provide Selective Sync for desktop apps for these reasons: (the only question is when?) Active Evernote users will at some point in their life accumulate more Notes than will comfortably fit on their local drive Evernote has long promoted itself as a tool to "remember everything", to record your life's memories (documents, photos, etc) While storage devices become larger and larger all the while becoming cheaper per GB, not everyone can afford new drives, or will want to allocated their budget for same Need to access same Evernote account on devices with limited storage For example, small, lightweight, modest storage, laptops (like MacBook Air) Many individuals now have multiple devices as do most families I have plenty of room for now on my MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD, but not so much on my MacBook Air with only 128GB. Since user could choose to use only the EN Web client, with near zero local storage, and yet have very large Evernote database in the EN Cloud, I don't see Selective Sync as a significant factor in Evernote's decision of whether or not provide Selective Storage.
  49. 1 point
    This is a problem for me too, it's pointless scanning a photo or illustration where one needs to retain the quality in colour. It back to Scanbot for me, I have more control over the scan with it.
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