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  1. Getting to Know Evernote v8.0

    Yes. Summaries of multiple notes ("snippets) (on my iPad mini in landscape mode I can see about 6-7 of these) in a vertical list down the left side, with the snippet containing the title, the created or updated date (depending on sort order), the first sentence or two of each note, and a tiny thumbnail; and the "selected" note showing in the entire primary window on the right. Just like snippet mode in the Windows desktop (I don't know about the Mac). So when I'm looking at a note I can still see all the snippets down the left side, and selecting any of them will change the focused note in the right window while not changing the list of snippets. No huge cards taking up too much real estate. ETA: The "features" I like being : 1) Seeing a list with context info of *as many as possible* of the notes I'm looking at (whether a search or a notebook or all notes or whatever), at the same time as being able to see an entire note from that list 2) Being able to switch the focused note without affecting the list of notes I'm looking at 3) Being able to scroll through the list of notes without changing the focused note
  2. Getting to Know Evernote v8.0

    Did nobody else use snippet mode? Is there any way to get it back that I am missing? I hate this! It's shiny but totally dysfunctional for me!
  3. There's an issue with the newest release that's driving me crazy (hope it hasn't already been reported a million times, I haven't sifted through the whole forum). The new "organization" features make it a 2-step process to duplicate or delete (or whatever) a note - instead of just long pressing and getting the list of options, you long press then select the notes, and then you have to choose your organization option from the drop down. Ok, fine, I get it, this allows for selection of multiple notes, though it's a bit clunky. But - IT DOESNT WORK FROM A LIST OF SEARCH RESULTS! So if I search for a note and then want to duplicate it, I can't do it! I can't select or do anything to notes in the search results. This is *so* frustrating. It has to be a bug, because it makes no sense - used to be possible to long-press a note in a list of search results and do things to it. Any chance of fixing this?
  4. windows Evernote for Windows 5.8.1

    Have to say - I was willing to give context a chance, but that pop-up box constantly and seemingly randomly popping in and out as I edit a note (while typing) has gotten so profoundly annoying that I've turned off context completely. Obviously either a bug or someone wasn't thinking clearly in the design process.
  5. windows Evernote for Windows 5.8.1

    Yes, I use a vertical note list, and since I use titles for searching, they tend to be long, so they are cut off in the note list. And I don't use separate windows often. So none of those options help. And I'm not sure whether it matters whether "they" want pinned titles - I'm the user, and "I" want it; isn't that more important? Not just me - other users, obviously; my point being that generally with a product designed for users to use rather than simply for designers to admire, what the users want should matter more. I could probably live with options available only through the registry, though that isn't particularly friendly, if there were an organized list of them somewhere (is there?). But I still think that since one of Evernote's selling points has always seemed to be the fact that it can be anything and everything to anyone and everyone, the ability to customize it is crucial. Continuing to "dumb it down," and take those options away from us (while focusing on things like context - that may make it more appealing to non-current-users and so help the bottom line but aren't the types of changes and fixes that current heavy users tend to want) is so aggravating. I feel like I'm constantly having to re-adapt my workflow to the seemingly pointless changes, and the more I use Evernote, the more those apparently minor changes affect me, and the more annoying, almost punishing, they feel. If there wa
  6. windows Evernote for Windows 5.8.1

    I'm glad the 8-point title is a whoopsie - but I second (third? there's been at least one other mention in this thread) the request for going back to the days when the note title was pinned. Everyone uses Evernote differently - some people might just use the default first-line of the note as title, but for me titles are crucial. I use really detailed titles in lieu of lots of tags or notebooks in order to be able to find things, and use "intitle" as my main search tool. So titles are key for me, and I absolutely HATE not being able to see the note title when I scroll down a note, having to constantly scroll or page back up. The tiny loss of screen real estate of having a title pinned to the top is more than worth it to me. It seems like on the one hand you stress how customizable Evernote is to each individual's work pattern, but on the other hand you (without explanation) constantly remove or change functionality that many of your users find useful without retaining them as options, making it ever more difficult for us to tailor it to how we work and how we prefer to use it. Options - hidden in an "advanced" settings menu if necessary - aren't evil! So how about global options to keep the title pinned (or not), or for setting the title font and size, for those, say, who have vision issues, or who care more or less about note titles and want them more or less prominent in their notes?
  7. ios Link insert iOS

    And here's another vote. I just discovered this feature is gone, as I just finally upgraded to ios7. I'm almost wishing I hadn't, as I used this feature all the time. I just cannot imagine what could have been the reasoning behind completely removing this functionality, with no explanation. It's infuriating.
  8. windows Evernote 5 - can't read all the note

    Anyone know if there's been any solution/resolution to this? It just started happening for me with v.5.1.1.2334, with templates I'd been using since v.4.
  9. windows (Archived) V5 Beta 2

    Comments after some initial basic navigation, no real use yet: I can't tell if this has already been noted, but the scroll bars next to the left sidebar and next to the note list in snippet view lack up and down arrows at the top and bottom, at least on my installation. So there is no way to scroll down other than by dragging, which is very clumsy when you have a lot of items in a list, or by using keyboard up and down arrows, which as someone above pointed out works only inconsistently; sometimes it randomly jumps around. And another vote for some kind of color or contrast or something to make visual navigation easier. I haven't seen the Mac UI, so I have nothing to compare this to, but does anyone think that all white and gray in the same density and virtually no demarcation between areas is truly the optimal choice for a complicated UI with many elements? Aside from the difficulty of finding thing easily and quickly, it's just visually exhausting and straining to repeatedly scan an undifferentiated mass of vaguely contrasted text trying to pick out what you need. EDIT TO ADD: And another vote for keeping the title of the note visible when the note is scrolled; saw the comment above but just noticed it myself and realized how annoying it is to have to scroll back up if I need to see which note I'm in, or decide I want to change the note name. This is a change, right? Perhaps to accommodate smaller screens? But many of us liked it, relied on it, as it was. As someone said above perhaps this can be an option? But in any event, my vote is that the clients, unlike the mobile apps, shouldn't continue to sacrifice utility in the name of space saving, or the distinction between the two begins to become murky. I understand I might have to give up some features on my devices; I'm far less willing to do so on my desktop.laptop.
  10. I had the same issue today using XP and Evernote 4.6.1.7860. I have used the email function before and not had this happen. As far as I know, I did nothing differently this time (except the note I was sending had a jpg attachment; I think previous ones I've sent have been clipped webpages). I had to kill Evernote in the task manager and then quit in the system tray, then restart. Which was a pain. However, my email did get sent.
  11. windows (Archived) New features in Evernote

    @Nightstalker - has anyone from EN ever offered any explanation for this (the removal of features), or acknowledgment of it, or anything at all - or just silence? Wishing for frequent additions to functionality presupposes - for me - that the price is not that other functionality is not taken away. I have really never understood why any developers ever remove features. I can't remember ever, for any software, thinking that removing a feature was a good decision. Hide features away so only advanced users can find them, if you want, but don't take them away once they're there and working. It just makes no sense and does nothing but frustrate and anger users. But why wouldn't EN at least come out and say something about the reasoning behind their decisions, or offer a mea culpa? Even Apple offers those! That too makes no sense to me. Really, I keep coming back to my initial conclusion, that EN's responsiveness is, at least these days, pretty inconsistent and sporadic. It's not what I'd hoped to find, it's a little disappointing to me, but at least I won't expect much else. I do, however, agree 100% with jefito that there's a huge amount of really valuable information in these forums about how to use EN - no doubt about that.
  12. windows (Archived) New features in Evernote

    Amazingly, "you are not doing what I want" is not always the same thing as "you are not listening to me". Also, the Business integration was a critical feature (since strategic for Evernote's direction) that needed to be done across all clients at more or less the same time, making it a relative rarity, and distinct from things like vertical list views, which can be implemented (or not) on various clients without affecting any internal Evernote architectures. Yes, this. I tried to be clear that what makes a developer "responsive" to me is not that they do what I want, but that they....respond. If people have been asking since 2500 BC, and Evernote said something to acknowledge and reply at some point - like no, this isn't consistent with our model and we're not interested in changing - that's responding. Maintaining complete radio silence on something about which people have been clamoring for the past 2.5 millenia....isn't. The former is not ignoring users. The latter is. In my world view, at least! The reason I say "inconsistent" is that it sounds to me - from these responses - like, sometimes Evernote replies to very popular user requests, and sometimes they don't. That seems inconsistent and sporadic. A reply, a response, is absolutely not the same thing as an agreement or acquiescence - and it doesn't even always require offering much in the way of substantive information. It's just an acknowledgment that you've been heard, that someone is listening. I'd never expect that every tiny little request anywhere in the forum would get a reply, but there are some of them that seem to have some juice behind them, to be reasonably popular, and those are the ones I'd expect my understanding of a "responsive" developer to consistently reply to, in some fashion. But okay, yes, I would like to see a regular flow of new features, too, even if they're not all ones I care about. GrumpyMonkey, I appreciate the info, but if I'm inferring correctly, there were two Windows updates last year? And putting aside the business integration, which isn't the type of update I'm talking about - that's far more significant - am I right that two features were introduced, vertical lists and joined notebooks? In the entire year? I found the EN blog and looked back over the last few years to see the frequency of updates (well, I just looked at Windows), and while it's not overwhelming (especially because it looked to me like many of the updates had very few features), it is reasonable, and steady, so I am encouraged by that. And the beta program sounds interesting. I appreciate everyone offering views on this - after reading I'm not sure I wouldn't find it frustrating to get involved in, or even read, lots of discussions of potentially interesting and helpful (from my perspective) features, but it's not a lost cause, either, and clearly there are some thoughtful people who do find it worthwhile! I am by the way a premium user.
  13. windows (Archived) New features in Evernote

    Just so it's clear, I'm not using Evernote with hopes for what I wish it might be. That's not the point of my question - I'm not trying to find a way to get my suggestions implemented, I'm not claiming I have the key to making Everrnote perfect (though of course, like everyone, I have things I wish for). My question was more about getting a handle on what Evernotepthe-company is like. I'll use Calibre as an example again: knowing how incredibly and immediately responsive and involved that developer is makes me feel positive about contributing to the community and forums, offering feedback, making suggestions, asking questions, that sort of thing. The frustration level is very low, because I know I will get a response, even if it's "that's never happening ever." On the other hand, I'd never bother to make any sort of suggestion or even hope for any helpful changes regarding any Google product, though I use them. I just live with it, accept that they will never fix the problems, and never even bother to offer feedback or report problems. I don't know if that makes sense - it's a matter of knowing what you're dealing with so you can manage expectations. So I was really hoping Evernote, despite being much bigger and more corporate, was still a responsive, user-oriented developer - for example, that if a feature was repeatedly, over and over, requested, you'd hear something from them (not that they'd do it, but there wouldn't be radio silence). I don't expect an explicit future roadmap of coming features, but iI was hoping that I'd see occasional comments about requests they're looking at more seriously, or things they hope/intend to do someday. And I was hoping that there would be regular updates with features and enhancements, and regular improvements to the core product, helping to fulfill the core purpose of Evernote. That's what I wanted - but my use of Evernote isn't dependent on any of those things.. My sense from these responses, though they are very few, is that EN is sporadically and inconsistently responsive. For example, looking at your list of popular ideas on which Evernote can't be momved (though it's not clear to me why or why not some of these might not fall into the category of "good" ideas, on which EN can be moved!). Has Evernote said these are off the table? Or is it just that they've never responded in any fashion to the incredibly popular, repeated-over-and-over requests? The thing is, if it's the latter, I'd call that a company/developer much more toward the nonresponsive side, despite that they might occasionally say "that's interesting." Ignoring ongoing, repeated very popular requests - by which I mean never offering any kind of response or reply or acknowledgment whatsoever (I don't mean not implementing them) - isn't what I'd call a high level of responsiveness. It's high on the frustration scale. But if that's the case, then that's how it is, and at least I know not to expect anything different as I continue using Evernote. I am however interested to read the opinion in GrumpyMonkey's post that it might be reasonable to expect "regular incremental updates." In the two months I've been using EN so far,the only update to EN Windows I've seen is to Evernote for Business. I guess I'd expect that if they were "regular" I'd have seen one by now. But in light of what GrumpyMonkey says, I'll wait and see on this point - I'd be really glad to see regular, ongoing enhancements to the basic EN (as opposed to all the new offshoots), regardless of whether they're of particular interest to me. That's the kind of thing that would give me confidence in the developer; the single thing I can think of that might drive me away is a sense of lack of commitment to the core product. Thanks for your replies everyone! Oh wait - one last question. If I ever have to request support/submit a ticket, etc., how does that work? Will I get a real person assigned to the case, who will respond and interact with me and help solve the problem? Or is it just the computer-generated type response?
  14. Hi, I'm a relatively new adopter of Evernote, but I've been using it regularly and extensively in that short period (maybe two months), and - wow, I didn't realize until I just looked, I have almost 1000 notes already! I've spent a lot of time researching and reading forum posts to try to get the most out of it and to figure whether I could do various things I was trying to do, and how to do them. (Doesn't really matter for this, but I'm on Windows, and also use Android and IOS). So I've seen post thread after thread after thread with people talking about the features they want, features they would like to see, features they hope Evernote is working on, features they believe they might be working on, features that would make EN so much better, etc. etc. This is ongoing - and many of the suggestions are ones that I'd really like to know EN's response to. I've also seen many references to the fact that Evernote's policy is not to give a schedule or timeline for when (or if?) a feature will be adopted, or introduced. Meanwhile, of course, Evernote is expanding into various other products. My question - and maybe it's kind of stupid? But I'm going to ask it anyway, since I'm so new to EN - is, when and how does EN add new features - individual ones, not complete overhauls? (Not necessarily small, but not part of a major revision - I'm trying to think of an example, something I've seen requested a lot that isn't a systemic change, maybe the ability to export a note to pdf format, or to highlight within a note.) Can I expect relatively frequent, or at least regular, between-version releases where bugs are fixed and smaller features are added? (I'm thinking of Calibre ebook management, a product I use and love, for which there's a new release every week - a little extreme as an example, maybe, though much appreciated)? Or can I expect to wait and wait and wait and wait and WAIT, and maybe when there's a big upgrade/overhaul, then I'll see a bunch of new things? And how responsive is EN to requests for features? I gather this forum is mainly for users - but there's a constant clamor for new features - do EN employees ever give *any* indication of their reaction to any of these, the good ones or the often-repeated ones, or indicate which ones they might be considering? Do they ever add to EN any of these features that users are asking for? I guess part of what I'm trying to determine, just so I can know what to expect as/if I continue getting deeper into my commitment to this platform, is whether EN is at present closer on the spectrum to a responsive, flexible, user-oriented smaller developer, who makes you feel (whether or not it's true!) that you have a direct interface with them and that they're responsive to you, that they are truly open to user suggestions, or to a...let's say more "remote" type, with which you always feel (again, whether or not it's true) like there are many layers between you - and that they have their own agenda, so no one is really listening. The latter wouldn't stop me from using EN (doesn't stop me from using Google! ) - but it would be nice to know.
  15. Started working for me too. I can't identify specifically why. I gave up on the Windows version, decided to start working from the browser EN (in Chrome), clipped a few pages using the web clipper in Chrome, and suddenly noticed the Windows program had opened (I guess I'd left it trying in the background). No idea why. I'm on Windows XP.