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  1. You're welcome. Don't get me wrong, I loved clipping web pages. I abused it. Where I got into trouble is that retention is exactly the wrong thing for my field: software. I don't know how many obsolete web pages I have archived: Excel 2010, Windows 7 Hacks, Templates for Evernote...sigh. At the end of the day, each of us evolves to adapt to our digital diets. Good luck with yours!
  2. @A brother in Christ This may be a bit Off-Topic but, your workflow might benefit from Workona, a very capable tab manager. You'll never have to have a billion browser tabs open again! Plus, it's a neat alternative to web-clipping.
  3. I just got started with SN. Apparently it does not offer web-clipping. A quick Google search revealed that browser extensions have been created to work with SN. Personally, I'm glad it doesn't have a web-clipper. Evernote made it so easy to collect pages willy-nilly. Yet, the formatting isn't always retained. From now on, I'll just use a bookmarking tool. I was going to go with Nimbus, but it costs 2x as much as SN.
  4. I've had enough. Thanks to some of the suggestions here and on Reddit, I'm switching to StandardNote. It has an extension that imports ENX files (but not attachments.) So long and thanks for all the fishy updates!
  5. I agree. Unlike you, I only have 12 GB of RAM and Evernote brought my system to an excruciatingly slow crawl. I thought I was being hacked, the lag on my mouse pointer movements was so bad. Firefox, with it's Chromium base, used to do the exact same thing. It seems to happen if I leave Evernote open overnight. (I forgot I had opened it.) What did not make sense was, when I finally was able to see the Task Manager, Evernote was only at about 300 MB. But as soon as I sorted by %Memory, I noticed that the number quickly rose to 500MB! This is strike 3 (or 5, who's keeping track, anymore?) With the annoying pop-up telling me I have the latest version, I think it's time for me to cut this dog loose.
  6. Thanks for the tip to kill all processes! I saved your answer as a Web-clip. Ironically, if this happens again and I've forgotten, I won't be able to read your solution in Evernote. :) As for why this happens to me, I'm guessing that I load Factorio and leave it running for days...it's plays havoc with all my apps, even after rebooting. Cheers, Mitch
  7. In case anyone is interested, I fixed the line break issue and another, related, issue by taking the following steps: In Power Query - Replace values for each character that needs special handling. #(lf) is changed to <br /> and & is changed to &amp; In Excel VBA - Although the referenced macro (and variants) make the above transformations in a function called cBr, I found that it didn't work with Doc.Write. So I skipped the call. The relevant code, DOC.WriteText CBr(.Cells(iRow, "B").Value) 'Note becomes DOC.WriteText .Cells(iRow, "B").Value 'Note
  8. Since ENEX is simply an XML file, it's not too hard to convert spreadsheets to Evernote notes. Way back in 2012, I wrote a clumsy converter. Too bad I hadn't found Marty Zigman's blog post (Importing Microsoft Excel Data into Evernote without a Premium Account) before I had finished mine. Anyway, in the comments, many Excel users chimed in with various hints, questions and, most importantly, modifications to Marty's script. I have to use Doc.Write and UTF-8, because I want to preserve the Chinese characters that are pasted into Excel. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to force the linebreaks to appear in Evernote. Since I'm transforming the file with Power Query, I thought I could use its linefeed representation, which is #(lf). When that didn't work, I tried \n, which didn't work, either. Has anyone been able to preserve embedded line breaks in spreadsheet cells? Cheers, Mitch
  9. Just FYI, someone with a Mac just successfully imported the .ENEX file that I created on Windows 10. Thanks again!
  10. Hi there! Can anyone confirm the truth of the following statement? An ENEX file created on Windows machine can be copied to a Mac machine and imported to the Mac's Evernote desktop application. I'm assuming that, since ENEX is an XML file structure, it should work.
  11. Yep, my log are filled with these. I thought it was limited to my Gmail tab, but other web pages fail to sync, as well.
  12. Heh. I knew this would not be news. You know, I never once opened the Options dialog? Thanks for showing me where the cool stuff is hidden! Cheers, Mitch
  13. This may not be news to power users, but I just discovered that Evernote will add tags from my search to a new note! If I put this into my search box: tag:MyTag The results show all notes tagged MyTag. If I do not clear the search box, but immediately click the New Note icon, Evernote opens a new, blank note in my default notebook. The MyTag tag is added! Is there a list of other neat tricks like this? I wonder what other time-savers I've never seen. Cheers, Mitch
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