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ext1jdh

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  1. There is a difference between feature creep and making an application that outperforms a customers expectations. What you're talking about is feature creep. Customers look at the "checklist" in Evernote and expect to be able to use it as a tasklist. Now, if Evernote (the business) had not purchased a product that would do exactly this over a year ago, I would say this isn't an issue. That's not the case. Evernote bought Egretlist and never integrated it's functionality into Evernote (the appliation). That is just plain lazy. It underserves customers.
  2. PowerPoint can be used to do page layout. It could be made to do it better but, apparently, Microsoft doesn't see that as something they want to spend resources on. Does that that fact make PowerPoint a mediocre presentation program? Yes.
  3. I don't have the desire to continue to argue with you on this. You've been given good & reasonable advice in this thread, even if you choose to ignore it. You dont have the desire, yet you continue to... Except for one response, much of the advice in this thread boils down to "you dont know what you want" and "get another app"
  4. If it *can* do more, but doesn't because the developers think it's fine just the way it is, then it's mediocre.
  5. I'm happy that it works for your customers. It does not work for mine. Evernote is not the only thing that exists. I did say that the customers were looking for a product that integrated with Evernote.
  6. There are many people looking for this. Just because you're happy with mediocrity doesn't mean everyone else is. I'm happy that it works for your customers. It does not work for mine. Maybe because they're lawyers...who knows. Furthermore, I find GrumpyMonkey's answer to be adequate only for the technically savvy user. Non-technical end users are unlikely to use nonintuitive search functions, especially when they're looking for a quick answer such as what can be provided by a glance at a tasklist. Strikethroughs, graytext, move-to-bottom, or otherwise visually distinguishing a completed task from an incomplete task is a far more graceful solution for the average user. AnyToDo doesn't appear to be multi-platform, but Nozbe and Zendone seem to fit the bill nicely. Thank you for seeing beyond only what evernote can do natively and providing solutions.
  7. Because I'm not serving myself. I have customers of my own who want to do this with Evernote. Other options do not provide the cross platform availability, sync structure, or sharing capability that is needed by my customers. Evernote already has the infrastructure and the code (Egretlist) but they choose to not release it.
  8. Checklists are not to-do lists or task lists. They perform a similar function but not the same function. A to-do/task list can trigger alerts or have date dependencies, or repeatable items. It's the exact difference between a shopping list and a project management task list. The project list may look similar, but it functions differently. Tasks may have nested dependencies, or time restraints. A task list is sortable by one or more requirements. A checklist would not have these requirements. Look at Wanderling's post. When a checklist item is changed there is nothing searchable about it. How can I search for my unfinished tasks as currently implemented? How can I quickly tell what is remaining to do? It's not intuitive or solution-oriented. The Evangelists stock answer is that Evernote isn't a task manager. That has been said in this thread several times already. Thats not the issue. The issue is that customers are reaching out to Evernote to perform this function, and they're refusing to even though they have the resources available. They don't want to? Fine. Say so. We will stop asking for it from Evernote and find another vendor to give our money to. Evernote has a lot of convenience, sharing, cross platform availability, etc...but if Evernote doesn't want to respond to the desires of their customers, so be it.
  9. Why would they (who) do what? Why would customers want a to do list that syncs across devices and is shareable? I can think of several reasons. Evernote has too few Devs to implement this well? I think not. This has been an issue for a long time with no response from Evernote. They bought a company that did exactly this over a year ago and have yet to implement the already existing technology. It's laziness and ignorant of customer needs.
  10. Checklists are poorly implemented in Evernote. Yes, if you're putting together a shopping list it works. Anything more advanced, though, cannot be done. It's not capable of handling tasks which is what most people are looking for when they talk about a checklist. It's similar to how tables are implemented. It's done in a manner that works for the developer, but not the customer.
  11. It's been a year since Evernote bought Egretlist...what gives? Seriously, Evernote, you need to get up to speed with checklisting.
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