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kilavos

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  1. I agree with s2sailor. Most of my 50-70 shortcuts are saved searches (time-based or topic-based or a combination of both (e.g. projects uncompleted ="tag:project* todo:false" or appointments current week = "reminderTime:week -reminderTime:week+1 -tag:"XYZ"). It would be great to structure those shortcut list by style.
  2. Never fear! There are logical reasons for the excistance of more than one notebook, they are for different purposes. Therefore there is no war but discussion in understanding the differences between tags and notebooks. See the brilliant explanation of JTMichaelTX on 2016/04/03 page 3 An example for the use of tags I dealt with this afternoon: I checked some documents stored in Evernote dealing with insurance of car, household, liability etc. I use 3 kind of tags: (1) kind of insurance e.g. insu_car (2) insurance company e.g. comp_safe (3) agent e.g. comp_Fischer or pers_Fischer. All docs in 1 notebook. By this means I can get all documents to (1) or (2) or (3) or a combination of all those tags. As you please and whatever you need (At the moment I'm frustated yet as Evernote V6 prerelease does not support tags with prefix - means doesn't find "Fischer" if it's not at the beginning of the tag. But that is not an argument against tags but against my naming or the change in V6. Hope this will be the same as in V5.)
  3. This is correct, of cource. I very much apologize for this slipshod piece of work. Some months ago I did some analyzing on the exb database using the SQLite prog. The note_attr has fields like notebook, notebook_uid and tags which indicates that it is a query/view with the table notes and related tables. And not a single-standing table. Do you have more information about htis matter? Even though it is "not relevant (except for technical constraints) in how a user decides to organize their notes using Notebooks and Tags" as you already mentioned. I agree.
  4. That's a good question, 4 weeks after starting this topic. Not very profound or momentous, only a reminiscence to "black humor". And a way to attract attention.
  5. As already explained I have 3 notes with titles "Task today", "Task weekly", "Task monthly". They are tagged with "periodical". And this tag is set a shortcut and positioned on top of the shortcut list. A click to this shortcut is sufficient to list these 3 notes. In there I have a table with column "topic", checkbox, "description". At one glance you keep track of the jobs which have to be done daily, at the end of the week, at the end/beginning of the month. The topics do normally not change, they are static. Therefore I handle this by tag and not by reminder Example with Task daily: Online banking, Check meetings, work on orders etc... You might check this note at the beginning and at the and of a day.
  6. no sorting of the reminder list : I confess, that I lost sight of this option. Anyway. My sorting ist due to reminder date and this is part of my philosophy: When set a reminder date this is equivalent with priority. notes with reminders in a fortnight have less priority than those of actual week. And if priority of a note changes - I modify the reminder. That might be a rough system concerning priority but - in comparison with your way of manually sorting - somewhat more pragmatic. I don't see the need of a tight priority listing (no 1,2,3 ...). Priority grouping answers the purpose. In the moment a group of notes is listed (Today!!) you have the chance to decide what are the most important ones.
  7. Thanks for this detailed description of your workflow handling jobs with reminders and notebooks. I don't know Agile Methodology but will inform in the near future. At the moment I'm involved in some difficult preparations which will need my attention till the end of April - therefore I only try to give you some idea how I do this job, you mght be able to evaluate Pro & Cons. One question only: how does this manually sorting of the note list work ? I'm not able to disable sorting (title, creation date etc...reverse sorting order). Might be Windows (10)? My way to manage this: (1) I do 95% of my work in Evernote with 1 notebook only, rest is local and for archive purpose. (2) I use a couple of shortcuts=favorites to manage notes refering to tasks and/or date. ------- TASKS -------- (= title of a note, set as shortcut) tasks--7 till today+1 = "-remindertime:day+2 remindertime:day-7 todo:false" (saved search) tasks undue = "todo:false" tasks partly undue = "todo:true todo:false" task - without date = "todo:false -remindertime:*" tasks - completed = "-todo:false todo:true" --------- DATES ------- date - -30 till today = "remindertime:day-30 -remindertime:day" date - today + 1 = "remindertime:day -remindertime:day+2" date - act week = "reminderTime:week -reminderTime:week+1" date - next week = "reminderTime:week+1 -reminderTime:week+2" date - act month = "reminderTime:20160401 -reminderTime:20160501" (has to be modified each month) date - 2 months = "reminderTime:20160401 -reminderTime:20160601" date - act year = "remindertime:year -remindertime:year+1" date - act year done = "reminderDonetime:year -reminderDonetime:year+1" date - next year = "remindertime:year+1" date - all = "remindertime:*" There is some overlapping but that's not a problem. This works with checkboxes and reminders (tasks have both, dates have reminder only). The first shortcuts in every group are used more often=daily, others for controlling purposes only sometimes Sorting is done by creation day, reverse sorting order. New notes get a checkbox and/or reminder. date of reminder sets the priority according to my rating Work on a note is finished by marking the checkbox (or not) and modifying the reminder (or set done) (e.g. this note will be listed somewhere next week... or never, if the the job is done) That's all. Last point: "I'm currently using a 'Today' notebook to plan what I intend to do each day in the morning." I have 3 notes (task daily, task weekly, task monthy) with have the tag "periodically". And this tag is as a shortcut on top of the list. (The notes contain a table with items to be done daily etc.) You probably realize that I do most of the organization using the shortcut list (tags, searches, notes). This has to be arranged once only and then used every day. I'm a lazy guy, I know.
  8. Arguing for reminders vs bucket-tags does not implicate the specific day, but split the bunch of notes for work on somewhere in the future into smaller pieces. Regarding different relevance in time and importance. Some should be done next week, some with lower impact might wait a month etc. Viewing 10 notes at a glance vs 50 or more ...
  9. That's exactly what I'm arguing for all the time. (I have been using tags for decades in different progs) What I still do not understand is this item "pseudo notebooks". They are obviously just tags with prefix NB ?- in this case it seems to me like a vehicle introducing the NB again.
  10. Quite so! Not to forget one point: the bucket "Later" grows and grows and grows - sooner or later you loose the survey...Unfortunately it's very easy to have 3 buckets only ("out of my brain"), to make a decision for a precise date needs more precise thinking.
  11. You might be rihgt, it's a crazy talk in a certain way. The problem we are discussing is not a question of the database structure. In this Evernote database the notebooks, notes, tags etc. are just objects, stored in records (rows), the database does not care what they mean or used for. For the front end however it does not mean that all these objects are of equal value. A notebook is not the same as a tag. And a tag is not a reminder or vice versa.
  12. (1) In a case like this it might be considered if Evernote is the convinient tool or not a special project management prog. (2) Evernote: I tried to explain earlier my way of handling a project with diffenrent sub-items. Having different dates just set reminders to the corresponding sub-items.
  13. I doubt that. I'm guessing that Notebook is simply a column in the Note table. Second - you are right. And we now are dipping deeply into the programming structure of Evernore, which works on the basis of SQLight. A single data file (Evernote .exb) which contains all tables, indices, views etc. As you already guessed the notes are all in one single table which has more than 30 fields representing the attributes of the note (uid, title...date_created, notebook_uid etc). Analyzing the exb file you will find more than 20 tables, one for the notebooks (uid, name,...is_local ...), one for the tags (uid, name,...parent_uid,...subtag_count...). Here you find the information for the tag synopsis (e.g. parent_id, subtag_count...). Anyway I think this does not narrow my statements about the synopsis nor the disparity of notebooks and tags.
  14. This is correct (my fault, I did not want to make it more complicated as it is) To complete the analogy between Evernote and MS-Access: Evernote is a database with 1...250 tables (=notebooks), one table (tags) and one table (note-tag-rel) The records in these tables are notes, tags and tag-note-rel. It's necessary to understand that the tables and records do not have the same meaning.
  15. My understanding is different: I tag each note with one or more tags (tag is a flag) tag in my understanding is not time relevant, but data constraint only and of static character (no dropping generally) tags like "!Today" or "Later" are too vague and must be dropped from the note When I have notes with time relevant feature I use reminders and/or in conjunction with checkboxes. Reminders are specially set up for date/time organization and not vague, can be easily changed and set completed. When I have an appointment/job/task to be done on 2016/04/15 at 10am I set a reminder. How to do this with a task? More details of my usage of reminders can be read in an earlier post. Not to forget this item: I sync with android time manager - "Later" would not work.
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