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  1. I also find I like Onenote for composing notes much much better than Evernote's flakey editor. Evernote is fine if you note-taking is adjusted to a twitter mindset -- short quick notes, reminders and todo things. If your note taking mindset is more than just short quick notes, Onenote's editor is far superior, especially the ability to move and resize images anywhere on the page. Working with ideas and relationships benefits a lot from being able to move paragraphs and images around at whim. (Big screen helps) For those notes I want to be able to work with on my phone, though, I stick to the upper left hand corner. On the other hand, Evernote's web clipper is far superior to any of the tools I've explored so far in Onenote. Of course, every once in a while, attempting to grab a full page with Evernote results in pure garbage, particularly if you want to add your own text to the captured clipping after it is in Evernote. However, using the article or simplified article usually works well. Plus, Select All and copy from Evernote to paste into Onenote, especially of article clips, works well, and brings along any live links in the Evernote clipping. I will be migrating my work from Evernote to Onenote basically one note at a time, which is the review I've kept promising myself I would make. However, I will continue to use Evernote as an enhanced bookmarking and research tool. It is very nice to have the full article as I found it as well as the link telling me where I found it. And even better, having live links in the clipped text and images rather than just an image of the page. The research panel that is available in Onenote isn't anywhere near as sophisticated at the one in Google Docs, but for the most part, when I want to save info from searches, evernote is a better place than Onenote, so I clip to evernote and might or might not copy to Onenote. Copying the internal evernote page link to a Onenote page work -- it will open Evernote at the page linked to. I hope Evernote continues to enhance their clipping technology. It is the kind of tool that researchers need, particularly when no effort is spared to insure that ANY web page can be clipped. In the past, that has been one of places where Evernote's user support excels, they do try to fix the web clipper when you report sites that won't clip properly.
  2. I had shared a notebook with another ID I was using that has since been deleted. The notebook still shows the share symbol with my current ID listed, but when I go into the sharing options it doesn't show who it's being shared with. I also have some notebooks that I have publicly shared and they also show my current ID, but for them when I go into the sharing options I can see who they are and can delete or modify them. It is possible that the notebook that shows the share symbol but doesn't show who it is being shared with could have had a single note shared by URL, but there is nothing that tells me which note that might be. Is there any way to remove a share when it shows a share but not who it is shared with?
  3. I think the most difficult part of the baseline editor functionality is the requirement that content clipped from the web be editable. This requires a large number of complex algorithms to handle accurate cursor placement within the clipped content. I think if this requirement were eliminated, if Evernote only allowed adding notes in a space above the clipped content, that resources would be freed to concentrate on fixing the note editor. Poll: How many of you actually type comments inside clipped content? I do and I want to continue to do so -- but only on clipped content that is editable, such as "print friendly" pages. There are a couple of sites I visit regularly, clip the print friendly version and insert my notes. There are very few sites where this is practical. So rather than completely eliminate the ability to edit clipped content, provide some kind of logic and visual cue that the note being looked at can only have comments added in the comment section at the top. If the logic detects anything other than basic HTML and inline CSS, mark the clipped content as not-editable, perhaps providing an option to convert it to PDF or JPG or PNG.
  4. The notification area being the windows task bar on the bottom of, in my case, my right hand screen? Yes, this works fine if that window is still open. I normally do not close the main window either, but recently I was working with probably a dozen or so windows open, only two of which were evernote and I clicked the wrong red x when meaning to close a spreadsheet that happened to be almost on top of the evernote main window. I'm used to tree driven applications where the tree parts can be hidden or exposed with a single keystroke or menu item click; and which allow multiple windows, each of which has the full tree if you want it visible. Applications often called IDE, integrated development environments. Evernote is a fabulous idea development environment, but does need some tweaking to keep ahead of the pack.
  5. I think this is a bug that needs fixing. There seems to be something in the sync logic that misplaces the edit point both on android and on windows.
  6. I often go to the all notes location on the left hand column, the stack/notebook hierarchy. I spot the note I was looking for in the snippet column and click on it. I notice that this note got put in notebook X. But in order to look at what other notes are in notebook X, I have to scoll and scroll in the stack/notebook hierarchy column. I would expect a right click on the snippet ought to have a choice to go to the containing notebook. The scolling in the stack/notebook hierarchy column wouldn't be anywhere near as tedious if I could right click on anything in there and have to option to collapse or expand the whole list.
  7. If you double click on a snippet and open the note in a new window and then close the main evernote window, you are now in an orphaned state. As far as I can tell there is no way to get back to the main window, you have to start evernote again. You can't search from this orphan window, you can't do much of anything except open more new orphan windows from the related notes. Although I have found it useful to open a slew of related notes, at some point I will want to get back to the main one and it seems obvious to me that I should have button somewhere at the top of the single note window that will turn it into a main window, or send me to it.
  8. The single most troublesome part of working with Evernote for me is not having a simple way to get from viewing a note in (all) Notes to viewing that same note in the notebook it is filed under so I can look at the other notes in that notebook. For example, my most recently updated note is "something about subject X" and I can see I've got it in the notebook "X factors". however, if I want to see what else I've got stored in that notebook, I have to go over to the far left and scroll and scroll looking for it. As one who has worked with hierarchical systems quite a bit, I expect the relationship between the stack and notebook tree and the snippet or note list to behave like windows explorer or most database management tools. A double click on a snippet should move the stack and notebook focus to the relevant location -- well, no, for evernote, I'd rather have the double click assigned to opening the note in a new window and have the right click context menu include "jump to (containing) notebook." On my smartphone, Android, the problem is magnified since the scrolling is that much more tedious.
  9. I didn't realize IOS and Android versions would be so different. I did find a place in the settng to turn off auto note titles, but it seems to have turned itself back on again. There is no list of suggestions on Android. Tapping on the title selects it, but that's it.
  10. When I simply use evernote to grab a photo, intending to work on it later, the same thing happens to me. Up until a release or two ago, I was getting a location -- usually the location prior to the location where I am. Now Evernote seems to be grabbing random events from the day in question. Sometimes the events appear to be from the calendar on my mobile device, which is using Google's calendar, thank you. However, the birthdays it is grabbing are coming from Facebook, from that list FB pops up of contacts with birthdays today. Where do I turn this off? I'd rather have "snapshot untittled" than either "Snapshot from Wade Birthday @ some location" or "Snapshot at 120 S. Main Street, some location" Particularly since in both cases the some location is not where I am when I make the snapshot. I'm not talking a few meters, I'm talking lots of miles, as near as I can tell one of the previous 2 or 3 locations I'd been at, even if I hadn't used evernote in those locations. What would be awesome would be a dropdown in the title area that defaulted to "Untitled" but had drop down choices of the current location, the previous location, and the list of events for that day.
  11. I also don't need a word processor, but I also use EN as my main working space. So I want the same kinds of things. I want, for example, an additional paste or clip option: currently have Paste and Paste as text. I want Paste Basic, which retains HTML like lists and tables, but throws out the CSS styling and extraneous ads and stuff.
  12. Please set up a place where we can post suggestions on what to fix and what to change and let us vote on them. In this particular case, for example, I'd not vote it as critical, since apparently the formatting is retained. When I go back to a PC, the checkboxes are still there. It is irritating and a bit scary, but not as important to me as a better organizational infrastructure: more than just the two levels of stack and notebook. Or resolving the cursor jump behavior. Or the periodic failure of web clipper on Chrome.
  13. What does this mean? Or rather, how can this be? In the native Windows evernote, I create a plain text note with a few check boxes (or bullet points). But when I pull it up on my android phone, I get a message about unsupported formatting. I find it incredible that I can create a note in one evernote client that can't be read in another evernote client.
  14. I took a photo using evernote on the Samsung Note 3. When i brought up the note in Windows 7 and clicked on the location it takes me to Google Maps, unfortunately, the location it takes me to is about a mile away. how can i get the location more accurately recorded in a note to be at the spot where the device is when I created the note? This may be mainly something about setting up the Samsung Note 3 to be more precise, I suppose, but there are so many many "features" there, it's hard to see what's what. I do really like the fact that Evernote was on the phone when i got it and worked right away.
  15. I know how difficult it is to do a decent text editor when your user interface is a browser, having to have all kinds of special sections dealing with browser differences. However, there is no excuse for not having a first rate text editor on the native versions. I really like EditPro as a text editor, for example, though it has no facilities for including images. Google has the best browser editor for the drive or docs part of their empire. but they have a few more resources, too. One thing that I think would really help would be the ability to switch to the HTML view, like the blogspot.com editor does. Very messy sometimes, but at least you can see the markup code. being able to directly edit what amounts to Evernote's markup code would help tremendously to those who are concerned with the final appearance of their notes -- those who might like to publish directly from evernote to some kind of blog site. For the basic editing in evernote now, I believe the problem is deep in the logic. From the behavior of my cursor, it would appear that the sync process is using the same variable that the main editing process is using to keep track of the cursor. The random cursor jumping only occurs now when I'm working on a low end laptop and I'm in a local network with multiple users doing things like video streaming or massive downloads. So I suppose the sync code is very tight. But not tight enough. I think rather than focus on that code, there needs to be a walkthrough to figure out how the main editing process's cursor gets moved around.
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