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Dave Land

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  1. Well, I'm out. Too many bugs and long waits for basic features like this one. I'm migrating to Notion, and have downgraded to a Basic plan on Evernote. I was a real fan, too.
  2. Or maybe not. He's the CEO. The top dog. The ONE person who is required to be responsible for everything Evernote. Instead of "rebranding" the company or turning it into something that nobody who pays for it and uses it wants it to be (An advertising platform? A social media channel? A lead-generation toolkit? Whatever else an investor demands?), maybe they could do the thing that people have been asking for for years and years, which every other similar product has always done? I don't think the CEO needs your protection. He's a big boy. He can handle himself. Or he can't. In which case, where's my pike?
  3. There are thousands of reasons that people might use colored text highlighting. Maybe millions. Maybe a different reason for each user. Here's an article from Fast Company that explains "How Color Coded Notes Make You a More Efficient Thinker." Here's another reason, and I think it's compelling: People who have been asking for this for half a decade have concluded that you're not listening to them, so they've moved on to other platforms. And after waiting five years, we get homework assignments from you: "Prove to us that you need it badly enough." Oy, vey! Instead of "Refreshing the Evernote Brand," whatever that means, why not give your loyal users the features that have been asking for?
  4. Hello, I use reminders to "Pin" certain notes to the top of the note list in the 2nd column of the Mac desktop app. Mostly, it works fine, but it seems that reminders in some notebooks disappear when viewing the note stack that contains them. To save screen space at the top of the list, I thought I'd consolidate notes into one notebook, because the notebook headers take up so much room. Wasted header space boxed red. Reminder I intend to move boxed green. Total number of "pinned" notes (5 Reminders) circled yellow: When I moved a reminder note from a "Clients" notebook to a "References" notebook, it shows up just fine when viewing the "References" notebook, as pictured below. Unfortunately, viewing a single notebook wastes space with a giant "+ Add a reminder to Referen…" link, so it's kind of a wash in terms of column space. But note that the number of reminders remains 5—my "Client Links & Status" reminder is present in this notebook: When I view the stack that contains the "References" notebook, the "Client Links & Status" reminder vanishes. Note that the header now says that there are only 4 reminders, even though we just saw that there are 5 reminders in "References": At first, I thought there was maybe a limit of four reminders per notebook in the stack view, but I created a new reminder in "References" and it appeared just fine in the stack view. Any wisdom from this august body of experts?
  5. 1) Update, from Twitter on Sunday, attached as an image below. 2) How many years do we have to wait? More. More years.
  6. I suppose I was unclear: I should have said that I do not think want to waste time on a tool that forces me to use "diff" features to get around its weaknesses. I get the impression that this is not so much an Evernote user support community as an Evernote fan club, wherein pointing out the product's obvious flaws is unwelcome. To end this thread entirely: It should not be necessary to use a diff tool to resolve sync errors that should not occur.
  7. You're quite right: "concatenating" is a valid interpretation of "merge," and I can definitely see uses for it. I zeroed in on it in the context of multiple sync conflicts because searching the Evernote knowledge base pointed me in that direction: Others, evidently, interpreted it as I did. I'm tired of getting sync conflict duplicates even while editing a single document on a single device. I don't have access to their source code, so I cannot say anything with 100% certainty, but I'm skeptical that the duplicates are coming from another device because they occur even on new documents that have never been opened on other devices that may be running Evernote, and because they don't happen when I explicitly save, but sometimes right in the middle of typing a word. I'm delighted that others are still enjoying Evernote. I've done some research on alternatives, and I haven't switched just yet, but wasting time "diff"-ing two notes in a tool that has zero facility for doing so is the very opposite of a productivity tool.
  8. Ha! Yes, I am aware that my days are numbered. What I should have said is that my days using Evernote are numbered, given my dissatisfaction with it of late. I've been a big fan and have promoted it widely, but as time goes by, I see fewer reasons to stay. "But while we're all here, I prefer to make things work as best I can" sums up my feelings perfectly: I have installed a fantastic ENML editor (as a Tampermonkey script) that allows me to get features like alternatives for lists other than just Arabic numerals and bullets. But I only have so much time to futz around with source code for a tool that is supposed to help me make the most of my four score and ten.
  9. Thank you for saying what I've been feeling for a year or more. They had plenty of time to clutter up the app by showing noise and distractions below the note (which I assume someone must have wanted, because otherwise, it looks like nothing so much as co-marketing with content providers), but they can't give us colors for highlighting. They had plenty of time to take Skitch, which was a GREAT product, rip out ALL the good stuff, and leave us with what I can only describe as "Baby's First Annotator." (It's so bad that I am still running Skitch 1.0.12), but they didn't have time to prevent 3 or 4 "sync conflicts" a day and a "merge" function that doesn't merge, but merely appends the two notes to each other, making it actually _harder_ to resolve conflicts, if you can imagine that. Right now, OneNote, the open source Simplenote, and a dark horse named Tiddlywiki are leading my considerations. But what's certain is that Evernote's days are numbered. Truly, the best thing about it at this point is Scannable on iOS. Converting to another platform is going to be difficult, but working with Evernote is getting worse, not better.
  10. I've done that, but I have also been known to edit the ENML directly, using the amazing Evernote HTML Editor greasemonkey script from https://andrealazzarotto.com/2015/03/30/modificare-lhtml-delle-note-in-evernote-web/. It's not especially convenient to be forced to use a completely different editor because Evernote can't be arsed to improve theirs. I'd much prefer to right-click and choose the list style type. Even WYSIWYG web editors (notably CKEditor) support this.
  11. Thanks for moving it to the General forum. I would vote for it, but I wrote it, so the forum won't let me :-).
  12. I know that Evernote is neither a word processor nor a Web development tool, but it is based on a variant of HTML (ENML), and I know that by editing the ENML, it is possible to create ordered lists that look like this: Please make this possible in Evernote on Mac. And Windows, while you're at it: my Windows-loving friends deserve love, too. Thanks PS: I will not be holding my breath for this feature. If I did, I would have been dead many years ago waiting for highlighting in different colors then yellow.
  13. Thank you for reminding me that that feature is there. In all the time I've been using Evernote, I never saw it. Thanks! (I expected to see it in the sidebar, so I wasn't looking in the right place!) I'm grateful that Evernote lets you show it in some notebooks, not others. Nice user experience touch on their part. “My Reminder Section is full of .......reminders” Cool for you! Mine isn't. Not everyone wants the same thing or works the same way. “I'm not a fan of "pinning"” Awesome! I am, as it turns out. It would be nice to not have to "spend" reminders to get this one feature. You evidently sort by title. Great! I sort by most-recently-updated, and use prefixes for other things. To each his own!
  14. … on the Mac version … There is no "Reminder Section," as far as I can tell, on the Mac version of Evernote, but if you know how to reveal it (and your GURU status suggests that you do), bring it on! Thanks in advance.
  15. Adding a reminder to a note does NOTHING on the Mac version, which is stuck in 2013 or so. Please add pinned notes.
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