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  1. I want to second this request. My use case is a little different. Right now when I am in a meeting and taking notes, on my desk I have a sticky pad. If something occurs to me about the meeting itself, I will jot it on a sticky note so that I see it. For example, while Mary is explaining the next quarter estimates (and I am taking notes), I might realize that once she is done I need to clarify with John who will follow up with the supplier tomorrow. There does not seem to be a graceful way to keep taking notes in EN while jotting down this random thought. When I write an actual sticky note on the desk, it is there staring at me and I will remember to ask. Ideally, EN would have a translucent sticky note in a corner that is visible even when EN is in full screen on the Mac, and have a hotkey to cycle between the sticky note and the note I am writing. When a random thought hits me, I could immediately switch to the sticky not, jot it down, then switch back to the EN note where the cursor is still in the right place.
  2. I want to second this feature. I have a set of web page scrapes for an online book from my university that I am reading. I accidentally made a change to a note. While I think that I pressed CMD-Z enough times to undo all changes, the note is showing a different version in the history. There seems to be no way to verify that I preserved the original note. I installed Xcode and the tools to run opendiff against the two versions, and it showed me the attached screen. The changes continue for several pages. Are the notes truly different? I really don't know.
  3. That was very workaround-ish but it did work — I thank you. Chrome was able to view it, and to post it to Dropbox, which in turn was able to open it in Acrobat Reader after I renamed it (Chrome gave it a generic name). Oddly, I could not open the EN web app in Chrome. That seems like a needless restriction. Thanks again
  4. I am facing a similar issue. I am trying to replace my MacBook with an iPad. I have one textbook for school in a note, and it is rather large: 791 pages and about 89 MB of space. It opens just fine on the MacBook and I even have the option of opening it in Acrobat Reader. With iOS, it seems my only option is to open it in Preview, which freezes for 20 seconds and then aborts. I cannot find a way either to open it directly in Reader (which also might abort; I do not know) or to save it locally, but how do I do that? Tapping on the book opens it in Preview, and long-tapping on it selects it to move it around. Any suggestions? Thanks, Marty
  5. I want to second this issue. I restart Evernote several times per week due to this. I had the issue this morning. The first attached image show EN using 2.3 GB of memory. After restarting EN, it only used 196 MB. Something is wrong.
  6. I have the same issue on iPhone. I will take a photo, share it with Evernote, then convert that to a daily journal entry by editing it on the Mac. Almost without fail, the next day I will see the photo again in my default notebook.
  7. I came here to report the same thing but see others beat me to it. I was taking notes in a lecture last night and simply could not figure out what was going on for the first several minutes. I was using a 2012 Nexus 7 with a bluetooth keyboard / cover. It seems like the shift key did control key functions, e.g. shift-i toggled italics, shift-b toggled bold, etc.
  8. Martin, that's good input. My setup is Firefox under Solaris but I am unfamiliar with the underlying voodoo. All I know is that once the web EN client starting showing PDFs, the X server process started consuming lots of CPU and the whole desktop slowed to a crawl. If you know of a fix or can tell me where to download and install something to make things better, I would appreciate it. martyscholes, if i've good understood, you are speaking about the embedded PDF rendering in notes with PDF attached. On linux, with chromium i don't experience this performance issue. With firefox i got a 25% on two CPU threads (dual core + hyper threading, then 25% on a core) P.S: Sooner or later, a native client will come. Evernote can't ignore linux while others are not. Until EN continue ignoring Linux, i will use it only for testing. I have given up on a native EN client, but what kept me going was the web client, which is now broken. For what it's worth, Firefox doesn't seem to be the problem. The X server, Xnewt in my case, is being hammered every time the EN web client tries to render a PDF. Maybe it's Mozilla, maybe not. All I know is it started with the web upgrade a few months ago and there seems to be no way to make it stop. At all. Not being able to stop this behavior seems myopic, but there are smart people at EN, so there must be a sane reason for it. Thanks for the feedback. That seems a touch extreme. I never could find the build instructions for FF under Solaris.
  9. Martin, that's good input. My setup is Firefox under Solaris but I am unfamiliar with the underlying voodoo. All I know is that once the web EN client starting showing PDFs, the X server process started consuming lots of CPU and the whole desktop slowed to a crawl. If you know of a fix or can tell me where to download and install something to make things better, I would appreciate it.
  10. with web version you can't use evernote without a internet connection, you can't export notes you can't import notes etc. etc. If the web version is all you need, you don't need evernote I would also add that the new PDF rendering engine in the web client taxes the X server to the point where the whole desktop experience is degraded. Given that this feature cannot be disabled, I have asked that a bug be filed against it. I also use EN extensively in virtual machines and also use it extensively in my primary operating system. If there is not an EN client for my OS, then the web client needs to be well-behaved.
  11. In a vain attempt to make myself feel less silly, I will state, in my defense: Cut and paste from OpenOffice to web Evernote outside of Windows was a disaster I started using web clipper to capture pretty much everything Until yesterday, I never had a Windows machine both with Evernote and Word installedEarly on, Item (1) steered me away from copy / paste and (2) got me on the web browser path while (3) kept me from trying the obvious. It seemed so sane at the time...
  12. Well now, don't I feel foolish? Sadly, that had never occurred to me. It works like a charm -- thanks for the tip.
  13. Evernote for Android on my tablet is quickly becoming my preferred place to consume all of my content. As a result, it has become important that I have native viewing as I skim through the notes. Sadly, Android EN does not let you see Word or PDF documents in the note, but only as an attachment. Sure, I can (and do) store the documents in Evernote, but having to select the document, then wait, then watch it in a viewer completely destroys the cadence of viewing. Here is a way to convert Word documents so that they can be viewed natively on the Android Evernote client as well as natively on the web client. If this has been covered elsewhere and I missed it, I apologize. To make a nice note out of a web document: Open the document with Word (I use Word 2010) Save as a "web page" Copy all files and folders to a web server (I use mini-httpd under Ubuntu) View the page with Firefox on a different machine (I use Firefox 10.0.6 on Solaris) Clip full page to your Evernote accountThis combination produces beautiful pages viewable natively on the web and Android.
  14. Marco, I want EN on Linux too, mostly because I want EN on Solaris (my primary desktop) and the jump from a typical Linux distribution to Solaris is a small leap. The problem with a Linux port is that Linux is so fragmented. I mean, what is Linux? At its core, Linux is a kernel. But when you and I talk about Linux, it is so much more. What is the GUI? Most are X, but what about Android (which runs the Linux kernel). Technically, there is an Android port and therefore we already have a Linux port, but I doubt that's what you are referring to. Which session manager / desktop environment should they support? Gnome? KDE? All of the smaller variants out there? What about window managers and widgets? If EN targets the hardcore Linux folks then they need to include those who simply run twm. What about the old-school Motif and Athena guys? Should they ignore the OPEN LOOK people too? Linux has been ported to a bunch of CPUs and architectures. Should they include a MIPS version as well as x86? What about SPARC and the Alpha folks? Itanium? ARM sales are starting to dwarf x86, should they include that too? Besides hardware, what libraries should they assume exist on the target machine? What services? What dependencies should they assume are present? If you are thinking, "Let the package manager handle the dependencies" then we need to consider which package manager should be targeted. Redhat's RPM? Debian's system? Any of the myriad of others? Should they include it in the upstream repositories or target individual distributions? What would you tell the Gentoo folks who like to roll their own? What about Mint which itself has several sub-distributions? Going that far, should they then exclude all of the FreeBSD people as well? That opens up a whole other can of worms. In all of this, I still don't know which distribution you run, or if you rolled your own. The point is that there is no simple and straightforward solution to "make a Linux port." If I am wrong on any of the above, let me know. Thanks, Marty
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