Dellu

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  1. Thanks for the link. I think you have missed my point. I am not worried that Evernote will go away or sth. I am rather dissatisfied with the design of the Evernote and some other propriety apps that they are converting my data while it would have been possible to develop these functionalities without locking down to their own formats. Syncing and working with other apps would have been smoother; the original file format would have been maintained. Look at how Devonthink does things; I bet you it has more functionalities than Evernote. STill, it doesn't have to convert your files into its own format. You give a gold to Devonthink, you will get back your gold. perfect: You give your gold to Evernote, you will get sth similar to gold (may be even nickel). I am not here to attack Evernote, but, I really believe the conversion is a bad design.
  2. Thank you. I just phrased my reply wrongly. I know it can be searched in Spotlight. But, I was talking about directly accessing these files in Finder (explorer). That would open the possibility to integrate the two apps; as devonthink can index the files of Evernote if they are directly accessible in Finder.I'm unfamiliar with Finder (don't use it much, because it doesn't seem to index Evernote!), but I think if a third party could make an integration that would make the contents accessible to Finder or directly accessible to devonthink, that would be fabulous. The good thing about a Mac is that you don't have everything buried in a database. The bad thing? I can't think of anything at the moment That said, I am headed to the store again to take a look at the Surface Pro. I doubt I'll get it, but I keep think about it as a solution to other issues I have. But, then I lose easy access to my Evernote data from outside the app... I am not sure if you are using Mac. If u r in Mac, Finder is the main file explorer of apple coming with every Mac for the last few decades; as Explorer is for windows. Anyways, the major culprit for the problem is the design of Evernote. These bucket applications are generally horrible; they lock our files in their own propriety format; they poorly communicate with other apps; and finally, if they die, the pain will remain with the end user.i have seen many People who have deeper experience in computing advising to avoid propriety bucket apps like Evernote. I have also suffered when I migrate from windows; Ms Onenote has eaten my notes. the more i learn about the incidents of the death of multitudes of apps that were so popular in 1990's, the more i am inclined to avoid locking apps as Evernote.
  3. Thank you. I just phrased my reply wrongly. I know it can be searched in Spotlight. But, I was talking about directly accessing these files in Finder (explorer). That would open the possibility to integrate the two apps; as devonthink can index the files of Evernote if they are directly accessible in Finder.
  4. I don't think you need to build two different databases to make the files available for other apps. Look at reference managers like Sente and Mendeley. They keep everthing in their propriety databases, but, they are still able to make the PDF files accessible to other functions. If you import a PDF file into Mendeley database, the PDF file still has life of its own. You can access it by its file name directly in Finder; you can then sync it to Dropbox, you can index it to Devonthink. The same is true to devonthink. If you a clip this blog to it its database as a web archive, for example, you can directly search "sharing evernote to devonthink - Evernote General Discussion" directly access it in Finder. By syncing the folders in the Devonthink (via symbolic link) to dropbox, you can directly access the file from other computers. The problem with evernote is: the .enml format locks all these possibilities. If I clip this blog into Evernote, there is not way of directly accessing it in Finder (explorer). The reason, why I want the two way sycing is because of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the apps. Evernote is bettter in two areas: the clipping function is supperior and it is cross-platform. I can not use Devonthink in Windows pc. I love Devonthink in all other areas.
  5. I also have been looking for a simple workflow between Devonthink and Evernote for a long time. Unfortunately, Evernote is a kind of lock-down app. There is no way of direct syncing without exporting. The exporting script mentioned above couldn't export longer and complex pages even when it is properly working. it converts some of the pages into image-like format, YOU CAN NOT EDIT IT any more then. So, the sync between Evernote and other apps is a kind of hopeless so far. I am personally trying to keep myself away from Evernote and use more of Simplenote (simple text files)&Devonthink mainly because of this constraint (though the clipping feature is still a way better in Evernote than in Devonthink). Note that devonthink keeps the html clippings in its database without converting them to any other format. So, you can directly access them in finder, and syn them to any other app (Scrivener, for example, for composing some article) without the hassle of exporting.