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werpnst8

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  1. I hope you are backing up your files for your law business on a nightly basis. That requires the desktop version. The cloud version cannot be backed up. Relying on the cloud storage is setting yourself up for a fall. Of course. :-) As I explained earlier, I've been experimenting with Evernote as a way to organize and access my documents on the go but all the original client documents are stored on Dropbox (cloud and desktop versions). One of the things I find annoying about Evernote is having to save everything to Dropbox and then drag it over to Evernote because there's no "save to Evernote" option in Word, Adobe Pro etc. (at least that I know of). However, for work documents I still store them elsewhere anywhere as backup, and good thing due to events like these (I read a whole bunch of other posts where similar stuff had happened to other people so I know it's not just me!) Dropbox has never failed me in the year and a half that I've consistently used it, and I also make periodic backupts to my work PC just in case Dropbox experience something funky. The notes I was worried about losing were the web clippings, personal notes such as lists and to-do's etc., and just all the time I had spent organizing them and going through them in Evernote etc. Ironically the cloud version of Evernote was correct (on evernote.com, and on my iPad), but it was the desktop (and laptop) versions that were showing the notes as missing. My husband and I had a debate about this b/c he said he always uses the web version b/c he doesn't like another program running on the computer, and I said I always open the program on my computer b/c it is right there as a shortcut and easier for me than going online and logging in. I will have to let him know that an additional reason for using the desktop version is the backup option. ;-p Just a couple of things to note here. First, you may have figured out by now that you can save to Evernote by setting up an import location on your computer. I use this all the time to save documents straight into Evernote rather than into dropbox. Second, when I did a major overhaul of my tags and notebooks recently, my web version and my tablet notes were correct but my desktop got messed up somehow. I think that I made way too many change too quickly that I wasn't syncing frequently enough. After working with the support folks, I was able to rebuild my desktop from the web version and all is well again. Finally, I've been very grateful that I had backed up when I messed up my notes. Now I back up Evernote and my dropbox folders frequently just in case I botch something up and can't get to it quickly enough to fix it before the messed up files sync across all my platforms.
  2. I've been trying to organize my system too, and some of the things that have worked for me include: 1. Tags rather than keywords. I tried to use some kind of code in the title then couldn't remember them precisely, so I returned to tagging my notes. 2. Limited use of notebooks. The fewer the number of notebooks, the better because you can only search across one or all notebooks, but not two. I use a notebook for each project as a temporary holding place so that I can (a) share that project with a colleague, or( avoid using up my offline storage on my android tablet by being selective about which notebooks I set to be offline searchable. When i complete a project, I move all the notes to my FILE CABINET notebook for permanent long term storage and delete the temp PROJECT NAME notebook. 3. Project summary note. I created a template note that I use to summarize the project and tag it with !Planning (using the ! forces that that tag to the top of my tag list on my tablet). This note contains the key items related to this project, such as a list of key people, deadlines, etc. The body has the list of actions required to move the project to completion. The bottom shows the completion date and final outcome. I create individual notes for each action and only one gets tagged with 0-now while others get tagged with 1-next, 2-later, 3-someday, or 4-waiting. 4. Tag organization system. Knowing that there is no nesting of tags on my tablet, I needed tags to sort alphabetically or at least be grouped in a logical manner when I'm away from my pc. So my tags have a keyword as the first word. For instance...Research-project name 1, Research-project name 2, etc. Or Home-remodel, Home-family fun, etc. I like the TSW implementation of gtd, but not all the tags are useful for me, so I've modified as needed. Hope that helps.
  3. @Garry: you're right, selectable offline storage must not be an impossible thing to achieve. The developer of the LectureNotes app, Acadoid, allows us to select any location for files without rooting. And he is a one man developer shop, not a team of developers like the EN team. The use of multiple notebooks as a workaround is becoming increasingly annoying because I have trouble remembering which notebook I used for which info. I need a more systematic approach to choosing notebooks when I save a note so I dont have to think about it each time. Currently, I need to decide in advance whether I might need that note offline later, and I don't always make the right decision upfront. Not a huge problem...just annoying.
  4. It must not be impossible to program. The developer of the LectureNotes app allows premium users to choose the location to save notes created by the app. In fact, he allows us to choose different locations for the notes, the backup zip files, and any pdf files we create from the app. Root not required.
  5. I'm not prepared to root my tablet either, so I follow the same compromise now too. I have created an ARCHIVE notebook and a DOCUMENTS notebook that are not offline, but keep my WORK and my HOME (shared with family members) notebooks as offline searchable. ARCHIVE is for projects that are finished and not likely to be needed again anytime soon, while DOCUMENTS is just a repository for large attachments related to current projects. Though it is cumbersome to rely on wifi to access the DOCUMENTS notebook or else face the delay of waiting until I get back to my office to access on my laptop, nothing is too urgent for me at this point. And as for ARCHIVE, as long as notes in my WORK are tagged properly, when I finish with a project, I select all the notes tagged accordingly and move them to the ARCHIVE notebook. Still, it would be most convenient to store on an external SD and not have to mess with more notebooks ...
  6. Does anyone know if this issue has been addressed already? I was on online chat with Evernote help and the tech said that she thought it was possible, but I don't think it is possible to change file paths for offline storage. (I'm also a premium user.)
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