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Kioshiki

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    windows Simplify formatting broken

    I'd forgot about this post, it's over 2 years since I posted my reply! I'm using the following version now: Evernote for Windows 6.0.6.1769 (301769) Public Now I've upgraded to Windows 10 but still using the desktop application, I just found there's an Evernote Touch version in the Windows store but it's got a rating of 2.9 out of 5. Somehow I seriously doubt it will be any different to the desktop version at best and at worse it's probably get less features. As it happens, the original issue regarding the tables and "simplify formatting" appears to have been resolved. I just tested it and the table stays. If you've reduced the column sizes it does stretch them to fill the width of the note again though. Even though it's fixed I won't be coming back to Evernote for my online training note taking. For that I've moved to MS OneNote and I much prefer it. I still use Evernote for my day to day basic notes and the main note taking app on my Android phone but eventually I might try out OneNote for that too. Don't get me wrong, I imagine kshunterco is right, I bet there are still plenty of other issues. You never seem to get a big company that produces software like that that actually appears to really listen to its users.
  2. Kioshiki

    windows Simplify formatting broken

    The same problem still exists, I'm using: Evernote for Windows 5.5.2.4187 (272187) Public OS: Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 I've recently started studying using online training video (http://www.pluralsight.com/training) and I'm trying to use Evernote to keep notes. I like to use Simplify Formatting to keep the format of notes consistent when I might copy bits of information from other website or bits of code I've written. I'm almost starting to think I might need to find an alternative to Evernote, I've heard Microsoft OneNote supports far more formatting options (I've no solid proof of that so maybe it’s no better, I've not had chance to try it yet). Since we're already 1 year 4 months since this was first posted and only a month less since the Evernote employee said a ticket had been raised my expectations are not very high. I'm assuming the ticket system is not publicly available so the ticket number doesn't do us much good besides knowing they might have thought about this issue at least once. By the way, I'm not saying this for lack of trying different things. I've used Evernote almost daily since I upgraded to a premium account a couple years ago. I've got quite a lot of content in my account, I generally like the product and service but there are a few rough edges (this formatting issue & searching being the two biggest for me).
  3. That's a good point. In this case I was aware of the syncing time though I did just take a chance with it. I typed out the plain text in a local text editor and pasted it into the Windows Evernote client and encrypted it straight away. There was the risk of it syncing in the couple of seconds it took me to encrypt it though. This time I was lucky and it didn't. I could avoid that by checking when it last synced and making sure I have long enough to encrypt it before it next syncs. AxCrypt certainly looks like a good app which I'm going to look into. I like the fact that its open source, even better that 2.x is changing to C# since I use that at work. Unfortunately I would need to access the content on my Android phone so I can't use that just yet. When I first saw that it was a file encryption app I was thinking that it would be better to have an app that could encrypt just text, that way you could type out your content in the app and encrypt it then paste it into your note. Though thinking about it for a moment made me realise that probably wouldn't work with the formatting in a note. Your way of attaching a file would work. If AxCrypt create an Android client it would be workable but you'd probably have to download the file from Evernote then open it with the AxCrypt app to decrypt it. It's certainly a good idea to look at file encryption outside of Evernote though, thanks for the tip.
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    Conflicting Changes

    While it is true that Git does an impressive job of merging changes (I know since I've only recently been learning to use it for programming) it will ask a person to intervene if two people have create a branch, edited the same part of the same file and tried to merge them both back into a master. Software may be good at merging if done well but it wouldn't be a good idea for software to fully automate situations like this because someone would lose work. That's why a person needs to be involved to decide why the conflict happened which may involve talking to other people involved first. If Evernote's syncing reliability was improved that would help but it won't prevent the need for occasional manual conflict resolution being necessary. I agree with onegee that the infrequent syncing is certainly a part of the issue though there are likely other parts to it. I can imagine it being hard for a cloud company to support very frequent syncing though. Some People might not want it on mobile devices if they have a limited data allowance and it would drain battery life faster. Evernote could always default to a infrequent sync but allow some users to increase the frequency, I'd say its fair to allow that for paid accounts only since heavy users are quite likely to have paid accounts, at least that's my view. Like jefito, I've also don't recall having this type of issue, I commonly have notes of 1000-2000 words and a recent note that I edited frequently has hit 10,000 words. I don't think I've had a conflict on that one though I probably mostly edited that on a single Windows client and rarely on others (I use Android and Windows but not Mac). I've noticed this issue today, you get a copy of the note with 'Note Conflict' added as a prefix to the note title. The copy is placed in the same notebook as the original. Again I'm sure I've only had this issue rather than parts of notes getting mixed up. It would be better if the Evernote client gave a clear warning that a conflict has been found. Their knowledge base article Can I edit a note at the same time as someone else? talks about the Conflicting Changes notebook but does not mention conflicting notes created in the same notebook.
  5. I've recently decided to look at using the 'Encrypt Selected Text...' option on the context menu in a note. Before I start using it for anything important I wanted to make sure I could access the text in exported data. I'm wondering what would happen if I come back to an exported note sometime in the future and I don't have access to an Evernote client to decrypt the text. For this reason I wanted to make sure I could decrypt the data outside of Evernote. The problem is it does not seem to be possible. I tried searching on the forum but I couldn't find any posts about this. I found a post on stackoverflow that is similar to this issue: Incompatible AES implementations? On the Evernote page ENML Understanding the Evernote Markup Language the element en-crypt is described with only minimal details. From that page we know the data is base64 encoded. Here's an example taken from an exported file today: <en-crypt cipher="AES" hint="a hint" length="128">**Encoded data removed**</en-crypt>So we know that it currently uses AES 128. The problem seems to be that's not enough information as there are various different types of AES. this seems to be the same problem on that stackoverflow question. Basically Evernote is using one method to encrypt the data and the apps I'm trying to decrypt the data are using a different method. I extracted the base64 data using this command: openssl base64 -d -A -in en_test_b64.txt -out en_test_enc.txtThat generates a binary file. I've tried this with two different bits of encrypted text and the output from both starts with 'ENC' the first had 'ENC08' while the second had 'ENC0' then it goes on with other random characters. I tried searching online and couldn't find any reference to this being a standard format. If I try decrypting the data with openssl using this: openssl enc -d -aes128 -in en_test_enc.txt -out en_test_dec.txtI get a 'bad magic number' error. If I add '-nosalt' I then get a 'bad decrypt' error. I understand bits about encryption and decryption but I'm certainly not an expert. Has anyone ever managed to successfully decrypt text from an enex file outside of an Evernote client? If someone from Evernote reads this can you confirm if it is possible to decrypt the data outside of an Evernote client? Thanks for reading this, hopefully there is a solution to this or maybe I shouldn't worry about it so much . P.S. I considered posting this in the Evernote for Developers section but decided its not related to scripting or the API so I thought the general section would be fine.
  6. Thanks for your response jefito. Sorry, I wasn't observant enough of the forum posts to notice it was mac (even with the brightly colored mac tag ). I think I may have found that Tags panel once but I had totally forgotten about it. In addition to solving my issue with moving tags this also solve another issue, you can multi-select and delete tags in there too. I appropriate your advice on forum posting. I've not participated much before but I want to try more. I will keep this in mind (actually on a note in Evernote too ).
  7. Thanks gazumped. That has given me some ideas. I might post a new thread to expand on it but it's probably better to try it out first.
  8. Hi, I'm interested in what gazumped said about tagging. If possible can you have a read of my situation and see what you think please? My posts do tend to get a bit long though, hopefully I've explained my query clearly. I'm the type that likes to uses tags in Evernote and other applications. When I started with Evernote I was able to drag multiple tags into a parent tag to re-organize them. I did this to keep the tag list from growing too long. But then it seems this ability was removed in Evernote 5. This post has a few comments about it. There are probably more on the forum too. I've found an example of how I use a tag and wonder how you would suggest doing without the tag. I recently needed to review cloud storage provides so I had created a note to track the main progress and separate notes for each provider I reviewed, I ended up with 4 notes. I'm also reviewing mobile phone tariffs. I've created 1 note for that. I tagged these 5 notes with 'Review'. using that tag I can quickly find the notes related to reviews. A simple search for the word 'review' returned 48 notes. This included the word when I had typed it, in URLs, in quotes I've pasted into notes, etc I could include a something like 'REVIEW:' in the title but the search doesn't seem to do well when looking for exact terms. I happened to have 2 other notes with the term review but without the colon and the search string below still included them. I could use a term like 'ReviewNote' that's not included anywhere else in my Evernote but I don't think its as clean as just 'Review' or using tags. intitle:"review:"Is there a way to search for the string above and make it return only the 5 notes with it in the title? Thanks for your time. P.S. I don't know if this topic is considered too old by people here on the Evernote forums to add a reply to. Please let me know if I should have started another thread, I didn't see any obvious posts for guidelines or rules like that.
  9. While I can imagine how that would work for things like genre or rating I cannot see how that would work for length or number of episodes. There's nested tags but that still wouldn't solve the issue that you would have tags that are just numbers. I'd imagine you would quickly end up with a lot of tags as well. Thanks. That does seem interesting. I did a search and found when they released that feature: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/22731-api-updated/.
  10. I would also find this type of functionality useful. In my case the primary use would be something like a media library, I would keep track of films, series, books etc I've seen or read with related information. I could use it to find a film to watch based on various criteria. Using Evernote as a central location for information I want to keep seems like a good idea to me. It also saves having multiple different applications or services. jefito, you mentioned comments in the developer forum about storing extra data with notes. I couldn't find anything. Do you have a URL? I had considered if it would be possible to write an application to provide a UI with the features I want but store the data using Evernote. At the moment I don't think that would be a good idea or there might be better services to do it.
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