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  1. As a windows user I feel the opposite. Evernote for Mac seems to get updates faster and have more features than Windows. The thing that ultimately sent me to OneNote was Evernote's anemic ability to edit tables - which I understand was upgraded in the Mac version but not the Windows. Evernote is better on mobile, and better at clipping but for the way I work the tables were more important. Now I'm so used to OneNote's search and hierarchy that I don't know if I'll ever come back. The other thing I like better about Ever is the way the tags work. Evernote tags the whole note (so that sort of makes up for the inability to have a hierarchy) where OneNote tags a line of text.
  2. I used to be an Evernote Premium user - now I use OneNote. I mostly changed because of the better way it handles tables. I understand the Mac version of Evernote has been updated to handle tables in a reasonable way - so if / when the Windows version catches up I may be back. For those keeping score, here are some quirks of OneNote. The web clipping is terrible. I've tried Clip To OneNote and can't get that to work either. On my desktop I just cut and paste which is OK. On my andriod phone I'm out of luck. The Notebook Hierarchy of OneNote is a little strange. In theory it has this many levels: Notebook -> Section Group -> Sub Group -> Section -> Page -> Sub Page. The Pages are like Evernote notes. But they much be under a section. The rest is handled in the file directory system with folders and sub foulders. So if you want a Page under a Section Group you can't do it without putting a section in between. So it does have more hierarchy than Evernote but it's a little quirky till you figure this out. The tagging system is also different. Evernote Tags apply to notes, OneNote tags apply to lines of text. So you can have many different tags in the same note. The notes include images like arrows and things like colored highlighting if you want. You can make your own tags. And you can't exactly search for tags but you can generate a list of all tags in a notebook, or section etc. FYI - I don't use drawing so can't comment on that. Also I'm using the free version of OneNote 2013 which stores my stuff in the cloud (Microsoft's One Drive) so it syncs well between my Laptop (Windows 8.1) my Desktop (Windows 7) and my phone (android) but it's a bit slow and clunky on the phone. Also the links to Pages are much more convoluted in OneNote. They are hyperlink - so the visible text is OK but if you need the underlying link it's about 8 miles long. Hope that helps.
  3. I've found some PDFs that Evernote's OCR works with but OneNote's doesn't Also I'm curious about your comment about One Note tags - they don't seem to be words to search or filter by but rather icons you add into documents. What am I missing?
  4. I've been using them for different things as I'll explain at the end of this post. But I don't like to do that. One big advantage of either is the ability to search and find stuff. That works best if everything is in one application. If you have to remember what's in one and what's in ever (or god forbid) search twice it's more of a pain. What I like best about Evernote is the vastly superior ability to clip from the web - at least when using a Windows desktop. This is great when using the web clipper for Chrome and pretty good when using it for Firefox. It's not so good when trying to clip from my android phone. OneNote clipping is abismal. the best it can do it copy web pages and pretty images. Tagging is also better in Evernote. Tagging in OneNote is a way to add symbols and icons rather than keywords that can serve as an ad hoc organizational structure. Evernote is vastly inferior when it comes to formatting and layout within a note. They have no way to easily copy styles or formatting. The way they implement tables is nothing short of awful. OneNote is as good as WORD for this stuff. OneNote also has more levels of hierarchical organization. Note Books, Sections, Section Groups, Pages, sub-pages. WOW! Some people don't care. Evernote's notes, stacks (one level only) and tags are fine. Whatever. I use OneNote for projects where I need a lot of organizational structure and formatting. I tend to use Evernote for everything else. As I said I don't like doing that. If Evernote would add styles and better table formatting I'd probably use it for everything. Or if OneNote would add the way to clip web pages like Ever then I'd be solidly in that camp.
  5. Not only was the text too small but my menus wouldn't show properly. I could only see the 1st digit of the font sizes, for example. I fixed it by setting the scaling to 125% - that seems to work independent of the resolution. On the screen where you choose the resolution, do this: · chose Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller · Then CHECK Let me choose one scaline level for all my displays · Then the numbers show up – set it to Medium 125% · Then you have to log out and log in. Text is still small when I have a high resolution, but the menus's work now.
  6. When I clip a web page before I save it, there's a spot where I can add a comment. When I do that, the comment shows up at the top of the note. This is great. But if I don't add a comment, save the clip to a note and want to add my comment later the problem is this. If the note has a background image, I can't seem to add my comments as text above that image. It defaults to adding it with the comment with the formatting of the page I clipped. Is there a way to get "above" the formatting code of a clipped page when editing the note?
  7. mac

    If Evernote is going to try to make smart guesses for me about which notebook to send emails to, then I'd like to know more about how the algorithm works and how it makes decisions before I give it that power. Can you please post an explanation somewhere? Also let us know if which notebook is the only thing it will be deciding on. Will it also assign tags or do anything else?
  8. I agree. There is a way to SHARE with evernote. But I find when I do that it only shares the URL - and WORSE the URL is often a mobile URL so it won't work when I open the note on my PC.
  9. mac

    The main benefit to me of evernote is that information is available when I'm offline (a premium account is a small price to pay for this) as well as synced on-line across all my devices. I have 2 problems with Kustom note. 1) is it seems to be the notes are saved only online. Is it saved in the same place as my "real" evernote notes or on some other server? 2) THIS ISN'T CLEAR that this is only on-line and can't be downloaded off line. It is kind of assumed that you know this. I find this problem with many of the different aspects of evernote platforms. They do work differently (frustrating but understandable). What's not understandable to me is the people who assume you know which platform and which limitations they're dealing with and don't spell it out.
  10. windows

    Just a guess but I can't find it either so I'm assuming it's not available. I'm using Evernote on a PC, an android phone and an android tablet and it seems how it works, some of the features and formating etc are different on each device. A bit frustrating, but for now I'm willing to put up with it because I love the flexibility of evernote everywhere.
  11. I too would like the recipients name to show up in Evernote when I BCC there.
  12. I don't want all my emails resent to Evernote but when I do BCC one, I'd like the contact info of the person I'm writing to in Evernote. That way I can do a search on that person's name and have a history of my relevant emails with them. I can also add notes to that or connect it with notes about phone calls to that perons, pictures etc. . Makes a cleaner record than finding it all in gmail.
  13. I would like to use it when I send someone an email (or a reply) I'd like to BCC my evernote. That works, the problem is only the text of the email comes into evernote. I would like the name and email of the person I'm sending the email to as well. That way I can search by the person's name at a later date and see a history of all my emails to them. Sort of like a mini-CRM