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Peter Olins

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  1. I have the same database installed on a 3-year old Intel imac and a brand new M1 macbook air. After several trials I cannot detect any difference in performance (except that the imac app initially loads more slowly). Personally, I'm much more interested in getting any remaining bugs ironed out and the user experience polished, rather than the distraction of a re-build—which will undoubtedly have its own new set of bugs.

    Please be more specific about what you are doing and what is happening, otherwise threads like this are of minimal value.

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  2. 5 hours ago, LStar said:

    My problem is that I've inadvertently deleted few notebooks in Evernote and I am not able to find them anymore,

    EN 10.17.6 files are primarily located in 

    yourusername/Library/Application Support/Evernote/

    plus a some Caches and Plists located elsewhere. For me, a total of about half a million files—not a single database. Personally, I would not mess with this file structure without input from EN Support!

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  3. On 6/10/2021 at 11:54 PM, Fred V. said:

    I have tested it and it's the same for me, still slow and still unusable...

    I'm using EN on an M1 Macbook Air many times each day, without a noticeable problem with speed, and similar to EN on a 2017 iMac.

    Perhaps you could describe your workflow in more detail? How long has your app+database been installed?

    Have you approached tech support? It's important to separate out specific issues with one's installation/workflow versus inherent limitations in the software/platform.

    [EN 10.15.6, OSX 11.2.3

    35,000 notes—largely PDF files; 17 GB EN database ]

  4. 11 hours ago, David Bent said:

    still could not print out that specific mail to Evernote.

    You can create a new print workflow by editing the PDF print menu.



    click on PDF

    select "edit menu"

    navigate the finder to the application folder

    select Evernote

    You can rename this Print Workflow, if you wish, e.g. "Print PDF to Evernote"

    That's it. Now you have a new menu option for PDF to Evernote.


    If you don't want a PDF, don't forget that you save an email or webpage to a new note by:

    cmd-A. (to select all)

    ctrl-cmd-V  (to create a new note)


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  5. Copyclip is a free app that can store tens of your previous clips and allow you to paste the desired clips into 

    4 hours ago, jamesreadhead said:

    With the clipper selection though, we used to be able to clip, clip, clip in succession and build up a collection of clips in a single clipper note and then save

    You might consider the free CopyClip app which allows you to access dozens of your previous clips.

  6. On 3/29/2021 at 5:18 PM, M. Black said:

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but do mean pasting this into another program, such as Word (adding a cmd-V in there) and then saving as  a PDF via the print function? Or is there another way to do this I'm not getting?


    @M. Black I can think of three approaches.

    1. cmd-A, then cmd-P, then drop down the PDF section of the print menu and save as a PDF to the desktop. Create a new Note and import the PDF. (Doable, but cumbersome).

    2. Instead, use the "open in preview" option the print menu (now is in pdf format). Us the share button within Preview to mail the file to your personal EN email address. I like this because it allows you to rename the note and add notebook and tags:

    Send to: notetitle@notebookname#tagname

    3. Use the "Save PDF to Evernote" button within the Print menu -- but this appears to be broken, and should be reported to tech support...

    (BTW It's not clear to me why one would want to save as PDF, but we all have different workflows.)

  7. Focus on the screen you are interested in

    Use cmd-shift-5

    select full screen, window, or screen capture

    select "mail", then use



    (The EN helper (elephant ) for screencaps is misbehaving for me on some computers—I think this happened after the 10.8.5 update, but I'm not sure).

  8. 10 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

    Did it ever cross your mind that solving a situation very often can’t be reached by reversing course ?

    I agree.

    While the premature launch of EN 10 was a fiasco, each update has been getting better and better, and I can now do all my work on the new platform (on mac DT, not iOS). Tech support has been extremely helpful explaining how the new version works, and what is happening behind the scenes; these guys are great. For example, the dev. folks discovered a bug in Electron that was causing a problem with EN 10.

    I share your confidence about the future of the app, and your frustration with the large number of users who seem to want to complain, rather than find a fix.

    My 32,000 note collection is now behaving well on various mac's from OS 10.13.6 to 11.1. The only minor problem is a slow launch with a large database, so I just leave the app open all the time.

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  9. 1 hour ago, gui8312 said:

    wait, editing encrypted notes is gone completely now

    If you insert an encrypted+password-protected (AES 128)  mac Pages document into a note you can unlock, edit, and save changes. This includes Pages documents containing rich content such as images.

    The attachment persists as a usable Pages document even if the original version created on the mac was deleted—i.e. this is not a link, but a fully functional document.

  10. On 2/15/2021 at 3:09 AM, Rafal108 said:

    I wanna buy new laptop, I am thinking Mac Book Pro, Spectre or Dell xps.

    Mac EN 10.8.4 is running well on my new macbook air. The app is fast and the laptop stays cool. Then, again, it's also working well on a 10-year old imac using OS 10.13.6.  (I can't speak for WIndows).

    iOS apps don't currently run on a mac, but reportedly will at some time in the future.

    My only warning is that after installing EN on a new machine, it will run, but it can take a long time for a new database to be created: this happens in small fits and starts. Until the database is fully up to date, the performance may be fine while online, but poor while offline. This will be especially true for a large database (e.g. 17 GB, 32,000 notes, in my case), and presumably will be true regardless of OS. Other than examining the database folder, a simple test for completeness is to search for a common, simple, word in your notes—such as "help". If there is a difference between the number of hits when searching online versus offline you will know that the database is still updating. I recommend leaving the app open continuously, if possible.

    I don't have any reason to think that a new macbook will have any problems driving an external monitor.

    (BTW we all have our preferred OS, but in my case I finally persuaded my significant other to move to a mac. I no longer have to spend hours troubleshooting her old Windows machine. Yeah!)

  11. 1 hour ago, oded said:
      4 hours ago, ArjenC said:

    And if you try to reach support all they can answers is: working on it

    I have had the opposite experience! Support was very prompt, courteous and attentive—just like my experience a year or two ago when I had a database problem (thanks Shane). They gave me some suggested actions, and when these didn't solve the problem, we scheduled an online consultation.

    Presumably, Support has to cope with the consequences of misguided Management decisions with EN 10+. I don't envy them.

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  12. 1 hour ago, Daniel Shepherd said:

    Evernote along with Dropbox are complete resource and process hogs on my M1 Mac.

    EN 10.7.6 is working well on my M1 mac, using only a few % of CPU, with only brief small spikes in CPU usage after making a change, so I am in no hurry for a native app—the EN dev's have plenty on their plate IMHO.

    Perhaps you recently installed EN on a new machine? If so, you can expect intense EN activity while a fresh database is created—I was running at 300%+ CPU while this process was taking place. This can take a long time: just leave the app open so that it can do its stuff. You can see the size of your database in ~/Library/Application Support.

    Likewise, it's plausible that Dropbox has been busy downloading your content.

  13. On 2/2/2021 at 10:49 AM, global-citizen said:

    The command-tilde works in all other apps EXCEPT Evernote.  (yes, I am using Evernote in "Normal" view.) 

    @global-citizen  Strictly speaking, I'm using cmd with the key at the same time as the key that has ~ and  ` on it (not shift-`)

    This is shortcut is set within: System Preferences / Keyboard / Shortcuts 

    There should be a checkmark to allow cmd` to:    "Move focus to next window"


    [mac OS 11.1, macbook M1, EN 10.7.6]



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