Onthewire

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  1. web (Archived) Evernote Web Insanely Slow

    Hi, Will check out ZeroPC. Sounds interesting. If you are on a Mac, another recent new product is Bubble, available in the Appstore. Very much a V1 tool, but the developers seem very committed and its fast. The issue is look very easy for EV to fix as it is clearly browser/clientside code, in Firefox for example I keep getting an "unresponsive script" error. I think it is simply a matter of putting someone "on the job" They'll fix it in a couple of hours!!
  2. web (Archived) Evernote Web Insanely Slow

    Im continuing to investigate this issue and have also joined the iOS beta programme to see if I can assist in any modest way. The issues form what I have been able to establish talking to 3rd party developers who work with Evernote, is a combination of problems. 1. The speed of the API 2. The index methodology that EV uses which is more thorough than the approach 3rd developers take on downloading. This creates a significant overhead which is an issue for smaller accounts, however if you have a large number of tags and documents, takes a V long time. My iOS client has become unusable as result as it talked over the 30 mins (or more)to synchronise.
  3. mac (Archived) Evernote 5.0.5

    Thanks for that and thanks GM for the link to the direct DL. Making better progress with this over the Appstore version, although since my last post, the download of my data has been running all night and is still going...I suspect looking at progress that there is a few hours to go yet:-( Great to hear that it is being thought about at least and yes I would have been surprised if EV staffers were not in the same position as one assumes you are all"power users"too...:-) However as a SW designer/architect myself, one has to think that you guys are approaching this the wrong way. While you seem to been inundated with an endless steam of "feature requests" of which I've been guilty of myself, whats needed here is an "Evernote Viewer" app., possibly a Control Bar evoked tool similar to say Smally, which is an interesting idea if you haven't seen it? Still needs some work, but shows promise. with advent of SSD's, disk space is also becoming a premium, many MacBook Air users such as myself for example, have only 60GB versions (by design) with less usuable space than an iPad. Having to manage therefore 5 or 6GB of local data for 1 x App is simply untenable, iCloud solved this for iTunes of course. Ive also been very impressed with Pocket's Mac client which whilst minalistic in terms of features, is fast and quick to load, first sync etc. This is what I think is needed for Evernote in the form of a Companion Viewer app. Food for thought.
  4. mac (Archived) Evernote 5.0.5

    Thanks for the reply. Nice to know I am not alone. I think your right…reviewing the forums, one would have to assume that most EV users do not have that many notes so do not encounter these issues. With over 9000 files in my library, the recent updates on both Mac and iOS have left me somewhat disillusioned. Having attempted and failed to re install the Mac Client (because I couldn't) and I now use Clever HD on the iPad in preference. Great product I think however EV recognise that V5 is going to take some bedding in and I will do everything I can to help as I do love the environment when one takes into account browser plugs ins, 3rd party product integration etc. To be fair, Apple had a similar behemoth until recently ….called iTunes. Offline Notebooks on the Mac would make a massive difference … with the option to DL attachments (similar to iCloud) on demand on a case by case basis similar to an IMAP server. I don't know if I'm a power user….however I am a committed/professional Cloud user and having used both Google Docs and EV for many years, finally committed full time to EV about a year ago for my day to day work. Not being able to re install it has been frustrating. Thank god for Gmail and Pocket! Maybe Evernote should use some of that VC money and buy the latter..or at least the dev team!! Im sure they could fix both the Mac and Web clients which I would ahve to say have set a new benchmark for this style of curation tool.
  5. How to Optimize Your Evernote Experience

    Great thread. I've posted a related topic on the following link. I think your right…reviewing the forums, one would have to assume that most EV users do not have that many notes so do not encounter these issues. With over 9000 files in my library, the recent updates on both Mac and iOS have left me somewhat disillusioned. Having attempted and failed to re install the Mac Client (because I couldn't) and I now use Clever HD on the iPad in preference. Great product I think however EV recognise that V5 is going to take some bedding in and I will do everything I can to help as I do love the environment when one takes into account browser plugs ins, 3rd party product integration etc. To be fair, Apple had a similar behemoth until recently ….called iTunes. Offline Notebooks on the Mac would make a massive difference … with the option to DL attachments (similar to iCloud) on demand on a case by case basis similar to an IMAP server. I don't know if I'm a power user….however I am a committed/professional Cloud user and having used both Google Docs and EV for many years, finally committed full time to EV about a year ago for my day to day work. Not being able to re install it has been frustrating. Thank god for Gmail and Pocket! Maybe Evernote should use some of that VC money and buy the latter..or at least the dev team!! Im sure they could fix both the Mac and Web clients which I would ahve to say have set a new benchmark for this style of curation tool.
  6. I recently had the mis fortune of losing my trusty Mac PowerBook to a Processor failure so have retired it for good. :-( As a result I moved over to my partners MacBookAir. (actually it was my Air but I gave it to her to use :-) As someone one who has been committed (and consult in) the Cloud for business customers, I was up and running in no time, Gmail, Skydrive, Pocket etc… Didn't miss a beat! All except for Evernote I'm afraid which has proven to be a real ….pig. With nearly 9000 notes in my Account, my DB is now over 5GB's in size!!. Trying to reinstall took all day, required the full time attention of my processor and after 2 x attempts I literally gave up. I also tried the web client across multiple browsers as an interim solution, but this seems unusually slow and barely usable?? Takes minutes to load, scrolling is well…. painful. As a Pocket User which has a fabolulous web (and Mac) client, I was shocked to find how bad it was. I had no idea. Is there a Steve Jobs in Evernote? Sounds like some seriuos cage shaking and the occasional F word is in order guys! Interesting in other users experiance of this?
  7. mac (Archived) Evernote 5.0.5

    I recently had the mis fortune of losing my trusty Mac PowerBook to a Processor failure so have retired it for good. :-( As a result I moved over to my partners MacBookAir. (actually it was my Air but I gave it to her to use :-) As someone one who has been committed (and consult in) the Cloud for business customers, I was up and running in no time, Gmail, Skydrive, Pocket etc… Didn't miss a beat! All except for Evernote I'm afraid which has proven to be a real drama. With nearly 9000 notes in my Account, my DB is now over 5GB's in size!!. Trying to reinstall took all day, required the full time attention of my processor and after 2 x attempts I gave up. I also tried the web client, but this seems unusually slow and barely usable?? So question: Have you guys discussed/explored the idea of "Offline Notebooks" on the Mac Client? I looked through the forums and cant see any reference to it...other than iOS of course. I many respects, Evernote on the Mac is NOT a Cloud tool and like the AppleMail client has become a bit of a behemoth. (ie I dumped this for Gmail years ago for the same reason) While many users are demanding more and more features,... personally and as someone who has used Evernote from the early days, I think less is more. Clever HD for example on iOS is fabulous and a snappy example of how Evernote should work as a client from a speed perspective. Pocket on the Mac by comparison (and I have a massive library in here as well) reloads from scratch in no time. The web client is brilliant. I love Evernote and it is now a major part of my working life as you can see for the number of documents I have in my account. In many respects it is now my "Finder". But I have to be honest, ... Ive struggled for the data management side of things of late. Interested in any thoughts/feedback?
  8. (Archived) Syncing errors

    If you look at the Log file under the Help menu, this will tellyou if there are any files that are not synching. Removing them usually sorts the problem.
  9. Has anyone tried Everbot?

    Have installed Powerbot today and so far so good using FF. Very impressed. Would be nice if the NoteNook pulldown and tags cached however between sessions. Takes a while to load.
  10. cut and paste

    If you are on a Mac, a great extension is Popclip. <http://pilotmoon.com/popclip/>
  11. Personally I'd like to see a post to Wordpress or Tumblr function. Products like Pocket handle this well. I agree that Evernote would be a great blogging platform particulate if this could be handled at a Notebook level. (i.e. a dedicated Notebook for say Wordpress).
  12. (Archived) Email

    The email function on iOS and Mac seems to be largely a forgotten feature. Its slow and cumbersome and largely unusable compared to similar functionality in other apps, particularly on iOS. I'm not sure why this is? I love Evernote, but the iPad version has become all but unusable of an iPad2, the email feature takes over 20 secs to load if you are lucky. Frankly the dev team needs a good "kick up the arse". I'm thinking Evernote lacks a dictator and some proper UAT.
  13. This is an unusual post for me, as I'm going to have a big grumble at the product I love …Evernote. I've been using Evernote for years, to the extent that it has become a critical component of my daily working life. Today I had the misfortune of "losing" my trusty MacBook due to a processor board failure. As a result, I jumped on my partners MacBook Air and everything was up in running in no time, Gmail, Firefox, iCloud, Skydrive etc. All except ….Evernote I now have over 8500 notes and after spending literally all day trying to sync up Evernote and failing more than once, essentially I gave up. Lets be honest, the Mac client despite its big improvements has become a behemoth. In the cloud one should be able to get up and running quickly. This simply isn't possible if you have a large number of documents. Compared to say Gmail, its a pig. The web version is soooo slow its barely worth using so I can't even use it effectively via a browser. Buy comparison, Pocket (which I have a similar number of documents in) was up in running in no time. Which brings me to the point of my post. What I would like to see is a highly tuned HTML5 client that runs natively in the cloud without the dependancy on the client side files. Likewise on the iPad. Of late, I've found myself using CleverHD on iPad in preference to the native Evernote client. That can't be good. Why? Its fast, quick and again very portable. Come on Evernote. I love you guys, but I'm starting to think you have "lost your way" as a cloud provider. Cloud means, anywhere, anytime and on any device, without hassle. This is the second time I've moved machines in 18 months and last time is was equally painful. Not only does the local Mac files take up a staggering 5-6 Gbs of data, it takes forever to install and won't even work until its fully synched. Long story short, I'm losing confidence in Evernote which is a concern given my reliance on the product. Interested in feedback from other users.
  14. mac (Archived) Evernote 5.0.1 Direct Download Release

    I note this version is not in the Appstore yet?
  15. mac (Archived) REQUEST: Renaming &Tagging of Multiple Notes

    What do you mean by (link in my signature?)