I completely agree with the points made in this thread. My husband and I share a couple notebooks, with the goal to make it simple to mutually access certain types of information. But ever since one of the recent Evernote updates for Mac, my husband's *different* tagging system has started showing up in my collection of tags. This is really a problem! I use tags extensively, and having similar-but-different tags mixed in together is really making things a mess. Although I fully understand that some collaboration groups will benefit greatly from sharing tags on notes, the ONLY way this type of sharing works is if you agree up front to having some kind of COORDINATED system for naming your tags. Which currently is only possible if you hold meetings for this purpose outside of Evernote, or have some kind of structured list for people to refer to. Certainly not what my husband and I need or want in our situation. It's not really that hard to fix, conceptually. Just two things required: i) The capability in Evernote to distinguish between "my tags", "your tags", and "our tags". ii) And then a setting in Evernote so people can choose to share tags at the level that is useful in their situation. If they CHOOSE to share tags, then the onus is on them to also coordinate their tag naming system. But at least they have that choice, knowing that in their situation, the effort to coordinate their tag naming system is worth the benefits. (And maybe someday Evernote could have a built-in system for helping with this coordination... but that is not the immediate problem...) Unfortunately, since Evernote is not providing a choice on this, and with my husband and I having better use of our together time than holding meetings about how we name our Evernote tags... imagine that (!) ... now I find myself having to choose between my tag "household" and my husband's tag of "house". Or my tag of "2009 MINI" and my husband's tag of "Mini". How am I supposed to remember which one is mine and which one is his? And my tag collection is becoming a real mess (and his probably is too). I have looked at some other posts on this topic and I understand Evernote has been under a lot of pressure to allow tag sharing. But, again, it creates a huge problem if this tag naming/sharing is not coordinated somehow. PLEASE give us the option to NOT share tags unless we want to! And then segregate those tags as suggested above, into individual vs. shared tags. Thanks for listening... I love Evernote and use it intensively, so I would really like it to remain the highly functional system that it has been in the past.