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  1. Thanks for letting us know. I’ve downloaded the latest public beta versions of Apple’s various operating systems and am very happy with the addition of tags to Notes. For me, this combined with the ability to have multiple levels of folders makes Notes better than EN in this most important area of note structure. The lack of ability to export from Notes remains a slight concern - largely mitigated by the fact Apple is the size that it is. Also, I would like Notes to offer the ability to change the creation date - until they offer this, I will continue to use EN to change dates. Given the excellence of the Apple ecosystem and the company’s focus on continual improvement I don’t see myself looking for an alternative note platform any time soon.
  2. Also, it occurred to me the fact that one of EN’s most avid and supportive forum participants is still using the EN Legacy product and has arrived at a choice for an alternative should send shivers down the spines of EN management.
  3. I assume you mean Evernote replaced the need for more than 2 layers of folders as EN does incorporate 2 - Stacks and Notebooks. Or do you only use 1 notebook thereby effectively using only tags for your organisational requirements? I have learned from my 15+ years of use of EN a combination of traditional file structure (ideally at least 4 levels) and tags is definitely the most efficient for me. Different use cases will vary the optimal extent of reliance on traditional file structure vs tags. I think this is consistent with a trend within note apps to offer both. Thank you for pointing out DEVONthink - it does look very good for a power user. Also I agree that the inability to export notes from Apple Notes to another note app is a serious deficiency - but one I am prepared to live with given my circumstances. Finally, having the ability to change the creation date is important for me in remaining paperless. That is, within reason, I like to “file” notes at or near the date I received them/they were originated.
  4. Hi Stathis I totally sympathise with you and thought it would be worth sharing my Evernote history. Also, before I begin, a disclosure - I moved to the Apple world entirely about 10 years ago so I do not need a cross-platform note taking app. I first started using EN over 15 years ago (pre Phil Libin) and since then I have accumulated over 20,000 notes covering my personal and business life. I used EN to go paperless and for to dos/reminders. I became a premium subscriber when this was introduced and remain one. About 3 years ago I decided I didn't like v. 8 introduced under Chris O'Neill's watch and decided to move to Apple Notes for my paperless requirements and Reminders for to dos/reminders. Where I used to share documents out of EN for non Apple users, I commenced using OneDrive. I have retained EN for two reasons - tags (I made extensive use of tags for my business use of EN and couldn't import these into Notes) and the ability to change the creation date of notes (which Notes currently doesn't have). Since moving from EN to Notes, I have moved from being an evangelist for EN as a paperless tool to being one for Notes. With the changes coming to Notes with iOS 15 (tags in particular), Notes is just getting better. Also, Reminders is a better tool for me for to dos and reminders than Evernote was. So why do I prefer Notes to EN? I think the main reason is it incorporates a largely traditional file structure (i.e. you can go to 4 or so levels of sub folders). We have all been brought up using sub folders in personal computing and I believe this paradigm remains more user friendly and intuitive for most use cases than tags. That is not to say there is no role for tags - I have almost a thousand of them in EN for which I have a legitimate use. Personally, I think EN is fundamentally flawed in only offering two levels of folders (i.e. stacks and notebooks). Other than for reasons of sentimentality/tradition, I cannot see why EN doesn't replace the concept of stacks and notebooks with folders and with the option of multiple layers of sub-folders while retaining their rich legacy of tags. The other main reason I prefer Notes is its simplicity and its attractive UX. Unfortunately, to me at least, EN has become very complex and not very attractive. Putting it another way, in summary, I enjoy using Notes and I no longer enjoy using Evernote. BTW, does anyone know whether: 1. The creation date of Notes can be changed in iOS 15? 2. The Note import tool in iOS 15 will enable EN tags and associated tagged notes to be imported? If the answer to these questions is yes then with some degree of melancholy, I will be letting my Evernote subscription lapse.
  5. Fair point. I guess I must only notice your "defence" posts. Which leads me to another gripe with Evernote and this is that the forums are not particularly user friendly to me. In particular, the feature request forum (s?) appear to lack much engagement from Evernote management. Some analysis of what feature requests have been implemented over time, which are in the road map (with some indication of timing for implementation) and which are not being considered at all would be very helpful. BTW, I am also an avid user of Evernote and have been since about 2005. Over 19,000 notes and nearly 1,000 tags. It is clearly the best note app available - nothing is close - but it could be improved enormously. Finally, I am also a keen user of Dropbox for traditional file storage and the Dropbox experience is always impressive and incrementally gets better. Now, if we could get the Dropbox management team to run the Evernote product ... then I suspect Evernote could move from 200+ million users to perhaps twice that! Let's hope the new CEO can make some tangible change to the organisation.
  6. Hi DTLow As I suspect you are one of the most diligent and respectful contributors to the Evernote forums, I do often wonder how much better Evernote would be if you would direct your commentary to pointing out the clear opportunities to improve Evernote by way of fixing bugs and introducing new features as opposed to generally defending the product as it is. Just trying to be constructive....
  7. This is actually my post. I inadvertently posted it as a guest. It is also a feature request. Another suggestion is that the tab bar should be able to be customised. For instance I use a notebook for my to do list. It would assist me to have a shortcut on the tab bar to take me directly to this notebook.
  8. I am an infrequent poster but have used Evernote since the early days before Phil Libin. I have 19k notes and hundreds of tags. It is my most used software for personal and business purposes. I would certainly appreciate having nested tags in iOS and have placed my vote appropriately. I would also appreciate having a tag button on the black action strip at the bottom of the iOS version alongside notebooks, search etc instead of having to access tags indirectly. My main point in posting is to register my dissatisfaction with Evernote for being effectively silent on this topic. In my opinion it would be good business practice for Evernote to give an indication as to if/when they are going to introduce the feature and if not, why not. BTW, this comment applies to all feature requests.
  9. That may be the case but that is all about getting what they have working effectively together - almost a minimum requirement. New features that make sense are what will enable Evernote to regain its lost momentum.
  10. Mighty makes some great points. How difficult can it be to do this enhancement? On a more fundamental level, why do companies like Dropbox release improvements continually and Evernote seems preoccupied with fixing bugs? Evernote has so much potential but it has dropped the ball for the last 5 or so years. You are really testing the patience of your customers and I certainly hope the company’s board is attuned to this sentiment.
  11. Almost one year since my post and 3 years on since the thread began and there is no action. As an Evernote fanatic (16k+ notes) and having regard to Microsoft's attempt to move Evernote users to the OneNote platform, I find it almost unbelievable that this and other feature requests are not dealt with transparently and on a timely basis by Evernote management.
  12. I also would like to see the cursor default to the title section of the note. With its automatic time stamping feature and simple means of deleting completed items, Evernote is the best app I have found for a simple To Do list. It would be much better still if I didn't have to move the cursor every time I wanted to use it! Given this thread is over two years old, it would be very appreciated if someone from Evernote could shed some light on if and when (and if not why not) this feature will be added.
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