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Mr. Howl

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  1. This article https://www.nowsecure.com/blog/2014/07/23/evernote-vulnerabilities-all-your-notes-belong-to-me/ suggests that it is indeed a security issue. Evernote data on the SD card wasn't encrypted and was therefore accessible to untrusted applications. Rather than work on encryption, EN seems to have pulled SD storage altogether on the basis that "the Android platform has matured and the amount of internal storage capacity in phones has increased, reducing the forcing factors that caused us to need to use the SD card in the first place". Well I for one beg to differ. Evernote alone currently occupies over 2GB on both of my 16GB devices. It also seems to me that an app aiming to be a ubiquitous workspace for all our stuff could only benefit from offering encryption for sensitive data and fewer limitations on how much of it we have. When I asked EN support about SD storage a few months ago, they told me there were no current plans to bring it back. I would like this to change.
  2. +1 for this request! Google's restrictions re: manipulating external storage are very frustrating. If they make such a functionality impossible then we can only hope they're changed in the future. If they merely make it difficult, (or if it's Evernote's choice - the KB article mentions "security reasons") then I'd still like to push EN for an update to the app. As a side note, the French version of the KB page taunts me by happily trilling about SD storage, so it must be out of date: https://evernote.com/intl/fr/contact/support/kb/#/article/23168602
  3. I'm on the same page as the last couple of commenters. Can we please not have this 'feature' on by default, at least? I had no idea it existed (the only thing that seems to get talked about is the facility to send messages to specific notebooks by appending them to the subject line) and it was driving me crazy too. Poked around for a good 40 minutes before finding this thread, which is a big relief at least.
  4. This is a godsend for the Galaxy Note, thanks for the awesome update! I remember asking a while ago for Skitch to be made a bit more handwriting-friendly, but this is an even better implementation than I was hoping for.
  5. That's a good analysis, thank you for the interesting figures also. I agree that it would probably be too much to expect a native Chromebook app, but in fact I don't think we need one. Chromebooks don't really have any native apps at all (as far as I can tell), except the native ones for controlling the webcams and so on. Everything else is just web apps with a shortcut. What I personally think would be both feasible to implement and extremely useful, is the kind of offline capability that apps such as Gmail and Google Docs have. They're web apps that, if you opt-in in the settings, will save a cache locally so that you can access some of your content offline (your last 30 days of emails, your recently used docs or whatever) and will also allow you to create new content offline (composing an email or making a new doc) which is then synced to the server the next time you connect. I'm not very knowledgeable about such things, but it seems to me that that would mean faster browsing of locally saved notes (the choice of notebooks to save locally, like in the mobile apps, would be a great premium feature) and the ability to make new notes when offline. That's all we really need, right? Better yet, these improvements wouldn't be limited to Chromebook users, they'd apply to the web app in general, regardless of operating system or browser. Truly cross-platform, you might say. It would also be invaluable in scenarios like school PCs, where you can save files and access a web browser, but not install programs. This way, the web app would become a viable alternative to the desktop app in many cases.
  6. I would like to heartily second this motion! I use a chromebook for my university work, and I find I actually have to use Google Drive for taking and saving my lecture notes and the various PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, Word Docs, etc. that our lecturers make available for download. This is a shame, because with the desktop app at home I use Evernote as my filing system - the premium feature that enables searching within attached files makes it doubly great. However, with the web app this becomes impossible, because without an option to use offline storage (which my Chromebook has 320GB of by the way, no problems there), Evernote keeps all my attached files in the cloud at all times, and I have to redownload them every time I want to open them and clutter my HDD with endless copies. Plus, the web app can be slow - I have high-speed wifi all over campus, but the sheer number of notes, tags, attached files, etc. I have makes the web app much much slower than the desktop version. Again, Google Drive wins out. Tl;dr: I'd love to see a native Chrome app, though I appreciate this is yet another separate platform for the devs to work on and may be impracticable. Failing that though, would it be easier to give the web app the capability to save a database locally, the way GMail, Google Drive and many other chromebook-friendly apps do these days? I'm no programmer, but I can only imagine it'd make it much quicker to not have to access the servers constantly, would enable offline use (very useful) and certainly make a lot of Chromebook users very happy.
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