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  1. View -> Show related Notes. Aha... that worked. Thanks a million.
  2. Due I deinstalled already the new version, I can't say for sure. But I think I disabled this feature (somehow) by closing the related notes panel. After that it kept closed. Maybe this works for you. Nope. I still see related notes. For example. Folder A contains notes for Customer A. Folder B for Customer B. If I'm in Folder A I can see notes from the Folder B. I think you can see where I'm going with this. Overall, I like the 'look' of V5. However, the side bar is now more confusing. The multiple search fields are confusing. I'll likely revert later today.
  3. For the love of God, please remove the 'related notes' feature or allow me to turn it off. I use EN for both wok and personal. I was showing a colleague one of the work notes (on the proector) when it showed snippets of personal notes. Totally not acceptable. There are numerous reasons why someone would not want to have this functionality.
  4. Reiterating Metrodon's suggestion, I would contact support for official responses regarding data requests or any related concerns. As lame as it is, I'll have to quote myself: ...with regards to my statement about not having search for offline notebooks - let me correct myself, the actual note text can be searched. However, documents cannot be searched. I have a lot of document attachements. This is what is important to me.
  5. oof... where to begin? To answer the last question about what I would expect from Evernote... I think you nailed it with the spideroak statement. I'm looking for the same thing. Basically it gives the user the impression (it may in fact NOT be reality) that they (the provider - EN in this case) care enough about data privacy and user rights to quickly assure their userbase. EN hasn't. It's remained silent. I should not have to create a support request for them to make this statement. It should come natrual to them... obviously it doesn't. The issue with Local notebooks is that they cannot be search (at least I have tried and failed). I still need search. With regards to their privacy statement... their privacy statement cleary states that they have access to your data and can use this data for an investigation (see section II). They do say that a user can encrypt the text but as far as I understand this is only secuirty theatrics as the enryption used is rather weak. In the end, I think the only thing that's really going to make me comfortable with my data on EN servers is full encyption. till next time.... P.S. Sorry for scooping you up into my last post - my comment about the 2step authentication was not intended for you. I just clicked "quote" like the lazy bloke I am.
  6. Hi. Evernote has two-factor authentication. It would be nice if Evernote had an encrypted notebook, but at this time they don't, so I'd recommend keeping sensitive data in a local notebook for the time being. Data encryption on disk is really the only option I know of. My understanding (it may be wrong) is is that the issue is how would EN be able to index your notes for searching. My question, if this is true, couldn't this be done locally (the indexing) on the user machine without the keys ever being transmitted back to EN? The EN webclient would need to be developed to include offline access. It would basically have to have the same functionality of the current desktop clients. Two-step authetication is awesome, but this is about the key to the door... not the contents of the house. EN still have access to my data, unencrypted. The point of my thread was to get some kind of assurance from EN that they understand the importance of our privacy and that they would be tranparent with regards to data requests. Unfortuantely, I suppose because this is a touchy subject, they remain silent. EN, as a cloud service provider, really need to assure it's users that their data really is private and safe. All cloud services should be doing this from this point on.
  7. I was just reading through the thread about Evernote building a datacenter in China and it got me thinking about the current news about the NSA PRISM program. I would like to understand the position of Evernote with regards to FISA requests. I'm an American citizen living abroad (for the past 12 years) so these developments concern me. If Evernote is receiving FISA requests, will the Evernote community be informed? Would you publish some type of transparency report? I would appreciate an official response on Evernotes position on the subject of data privacy. And yes, I have read your privacy which is very general (like most cloud providers). It would be nice to have clarification on your position in light of these developments. The fact that EN doesn't provide HTTPS to non-paying customers (however I believe this applies to desktop users) is simply stupid (I am a paying user FWIW). The whole discussion about the Chinese data center bugs me because no one mentioned to users that unless they are paying, their communication could be intercepted. It says to me that EN doesn't care too much (or don't understand) about data security. With all due respect to EN evangelists, please, I would prefer an official statement and not your opinion (esp., using the argument that if I am doing nothing wrong then I should not be worried).
  8. Agreed - but this is a workaround. The better solution would be to have an option "prefer local copy"... much like browsers can do. My typical use case where this is annoying is when traveling, I often have to look up the hotel details for the taxi driver, sometimes it take minutes for the darn thing to load. So to answer the OP, yeah, I have this issue as well. Until now I wasn't aware that turning of the data would fix it. Thanks for the tip
  9. OK....so a lot of people (esp., the Evangelists) have been offended by boatguy. Though I agree that he was being a bit rude in singling out the Evangelists, who for the most part are quite helpful (except one, who never seems to help but only attacks people - constantly), he is right that you guys do tend to pounce on anyone who says anything remotely negative at all about EN. If you don't like what he says then ignore him. If the thread is as useless as you believe it is, then it will go away and be buried deep in the belly of the forum. Personally, I think this is great topic. As *it is* obvious that the EN staff do, from time to time, visit the forum, it's completely legit to express frustration with the way the development of EN is going in the hopes that the EN staff will take notice and perhaps make some changes - not immediate, but long term maybe. I also completely agree with boatguys statement: " Note to EN: Allowing 10 groups to develop 10 products and then trying to market them as one is inhibiting your revenue growth." One of the reasons for his statement is that he's working with groups of people through EN (premium users) who, it appears are working on different platforms. With each platform, there's different functionality This seems to have caused some issues for him and as a result, so he's not able to widen that group of people - that would require research (and likely workaround development) which he doesn't have time to do. Hence his references to the law of conservation of complexity (btw, thanks so much for pointing out this law to me, it'll be VERY handy in my line of work). The one thing boatguy doesn't do however, is provide suggestions on how to clean up this mess. At least, I didn't catch that one, apologies if I am wrong. But then, why should he? That's the job of the EN product team right? In my opinion, I think that EN should start aligning the web client to the desktop clients. For example, why not use the chromium (not chrome) for the basis of a native desktop ( web based) application? Something like this is being done by Reditr right now. Then there's the packaged apps being offered by Google (works in Chrome and Chromium).
  10. Personally, I don't think the reminders are intended to act as a to-do list. Instead, I look at it more like in GTD where I use it as a tickler. I spent the last week trying to use it as a to-do list until I finally gave up (last night). Now I'm back to using Wunderlist to track tasks (I can output the task lists to EN quite nicely) and EN to track the overall project. I wish these two services were combined
  11. separately as far as I can tell. Never the two shall meet. I wish they would introduce a premium feature to allow profiles within a single account (work and personal for example).
  12. Absolute nonsense. I don't know where you've spent your 40 years in IT, but here is an example of professional product marketing for a similar product: Lotus/IBM Notes Oh man.. I like you a lot
  13. Very nice thread. I've been thinking a lot on this topic recently for two reasons: the release of reminders - why the hell release it only for some platforms? As a paid user and a Linux user I would like to see true and *consistent*cross platform application.I think Evernote should stop playing favoritism on platforms. The OS is not so relevant anymore. I do understand the business side of it - bottom line, Mac users are paying for the premium version more than Windows users. But creating an inconsistent experience is not helping the business model. I am a more technical user so forcing some of complexity of the application on me doesn't bug me too much. For example, when they allowed searching through my documents I was elated... but in order to search effectively I had to learn which mime type I wanted to search through. I just asked for help on the forums and I got it but it still required some leg work. Most people though are not like me. I want Evernote to survive because I rely on it in my professional life. So I definitely think they should start shielding user from the complexity - while of course allowing the technical types to get knee deep in it.
  14. Yeah, my biggest gripe right now with Evernote is the fact that they treat platforms very differently. For example, in the Windows client (I'm running through WINE), the reminders have yet to appear so my only option is to use the Android client (buggy beta) or Web app to manage them. Kind of stupid IMHO. I suggested elsewhere that Evernote should start focusing more on building the offline web application. However, as there's still a lot of missing functionality, I'll bet it'll be a long time before we see it. With regards to the audio notes in Firefox, install VLC and the VLC broswer plugin. It MIGHT work for you. The issue is with Android though as they record in AMR. If Android used a different codec it would be better supported in the browser. As a workaround, I've started using a separate application to record audio (in WAV) which, when I am done recording, I share with evernote. For what it's worth, I'm a paying customer despite not having my platform (Ubuntu Linux) supported.
  15. Any ETA for reminders in the Windows client?
  16. Getting back on topic.... So the curent evernote client options for Linux are: Everpad - It's OK if you have a few notes I guess but as already mentioned, this just dumps all of your notes into one big mess. No stacking, no filtering by notebooks. On the positive side, there's a unity Lens for Ubuntu users. Nixnote (formerly Nevernote) - Of the 2 native clients, this is the best choice. It's pretty much has all the featues and even allows you to edit the HTML. However, my experience is that this thing is VERY slow. Also, the GUI is simply ugly. If there are any UX designers out there using Linux, please donate some time to help out with this. There is a new v2 alpha release which does have an improved GUI but I couldn't get it to sync my account. I always keep an eye on this app but so far, it hasn't been up to par with the windows client. Windows client running through WINE - In my view, this is the best way to use Evernote in Linux. If you need help installing in WINE there's a lot of help tutorials on this - just google it. If you are a complete noob to WINE and want the simplest way to install it, I would recommend purchasing the comercial version of WINE called "Crossover". It's what I use. The biggest downside in my view is that it occasionally crashes on start. If this is the case, you have to kill the wine process and restart the application. One other downside (for people not using MS Office) is that it doesn't seem to integrate with LibreOffice - this means that if you have a word doc in a note and click it, LO or whatever you are using for doc/x files will not open (same for excel and powerpoint). In Crossover, I just installed MS Office along with Evernote. EDIT: there was talk in the past about Evernote releasing an offline webapp. It would be great to see Evernote release a packaged app for Chrome. I think this could then replace alll of the above Update: Since version 4.6.6.xxx was released, I have had MAJOR issues getting Evernote to run in WINE More often than not, it crashes at start. Previously, this was only occasionnal behaviour. I really wish Evernote would just expand the Web client to allow offline editing, then we wouldn't be discussing any of this. UPDATE 2: the kind folks at codeweavers suggested I run the application in a separate bottle ( I had Evernote installed in my Office 2007 bottle). After doing this it's working again.
  17. Point 1 - the topic of this thread is "Is there an Evernote for Linux'. NOT "Is there an official version of Evernote for Linux". The answer to this is YES. Point 2 - the last few points were useful to people looking into using evernote in Linux as they discuss what's available (including pros and cons). Stop lurking around and bugging people. This is the second thread I've seen you being rude for no reason. It's great that you answer questions about things you know about Evernote for Mac and Windows but please don't answer when you can't provide something contrstructive or useful. This thread is useful for people wanting to use Evernote on Linux. Your comments are not.
  18. Just to be clear, Linux users have already made their desires known to Evernote; the lengthy (and aging) topic here being one bit of evidence.Additionally, "as a group of [open source] computer users", if you don't like the existing third party apps, please feel free to create another one, using EN's API. Just for your info, not all Linux users are developers. There are many people who use Linux for a multitude of reasons. Quit making assumptions. My post orginally was to just say that they can use WINE to run Evernote (it works pretty well). I was trying to help other users unlike yourself with your obvious bias against Linux users. Open Surce Users != Developer.
  19. Thanks everyone for your feedback on this. I am absolutely happy to be able to search through the documents. I just think it wil need to be further enhanced in the future. I can assure you that since Google Keep is now live, they (Google) will provide the type of search that I describe. Evernote will need to remain competitive -- I'm not saying that I will use Keep (tried it and removed it) only that I can see new users (esp, non paying) prefering something like keep because of the enhanced search features which will likely be free.
  20. I've been using the Windows client on Ubuntu using Crossover (a commercial version of WINE) for the past few years. With the exception of a few hiccups (occasional crashes on start) it's been working very well for me. Not sure what all the fuss here is about For me, NixNote (aka Nevernote) has some serious performance issues. I've tried using it many times but just revert back to running the windows client (which is more stable).
  21. This does allow me to filter for documents with the '.doc' extension only. Not '.docx'. - hence the qualification.. Depends what the OP wants to achieve; similar searches on my system kick up a number of hits with the search term in either the note or the attachment. Haven't tried BitQwik to see if it can do any better - may have a go at that later.. Meantime if I was looking for a specific document this would at least be a help, and my next step (#workaroundalert) would either be to tag the document(s) I needed, or to tag the ones I didn't for future exclusion. Good idea for tagging the documents but this will not work in my situation... I can't tag (I assume you mean "in" the document). It would be OK for a low volume of docs. Right -- I'd expect that. I read the original request as wanting the search grammar be capable of making the distinction of whether to search only the text or only the attachments. Could be wrong about that, though. Correct. I do not want to search the note text, only the documents. Resource works by MIME types, so you would have to use those to search.For whatever reason, word documents are: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document excel:application/vnd.ms-excel powerpoint:application/vnd.ms-powerpoint etc. And appending needle, would also include ones where it was in the note body, as already mentioned... thanks. That works but if I paste the string EN for some reason breaks up the string causing it to search the individual words. After manually keying it into the search box, it worked. Here are the Office mime types if anyone needs them - I personally think expecting users to know the mime types is VERY counter intuitive. It would be bet if there were search grammar like: document:true doctype:docx AND doctype:doc exclude:notetxt Ext MIME Type .doc application/msword .dot application/msword .docx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document .dotx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template .docm application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12 .dotm application/vnd.ms-word.template.macroEnabled.12 .xls application/vnd.ms-excel .xlt application/vnd.ms-excel .xla application/vnd.ms-excel .xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet .xltx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.template .xlsm application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.macroEnabled.12 .xltm application/vnd.ms-excel.template.macroEnabled.12 .xlam application/vnd.ms-excel.addin.macroEnabled.12 .xlsb application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.binary.macroEnabled.12 .ppt application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .pot application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .pps application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .ppa application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .pptx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation .potx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.template .ppsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.slideshow .ppam application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.addin.macroEnabled.12 .pptm application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.presentation.macroEnabled.12 .potm application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.template.macroEnabled.12 .ppsm application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slideshow.macroEnabled.12
  22. I agree the new feature is great - don't think much of an update is required to the search grammar though; you can already search for different attachment types, so a search for all spreadsheets and specific words should surely work? Thanks gazumped. Unfortuantely I couldn't figure it out. Could you possibly give me an example of the grammar to use? For example, search all word documents containing the word "needle".
  23. The newest feature in EN (for premium users) which allows searching through MS Office documents is awesome. I would like to know if the Search Grammar will be updated to include searching ONLY through documents? It would be nice to be able to ignore notes and ONLY search through documents. It would also be great to be able to define the type of office document to search (i.e. doc, xls, ppt, etc). Current Grammar: http://dev.evernote.com/documentation/cloud/chapters/search_grammar.php
  24. Hi All, Yesterday I received this from the support team. still no estimate as to how soon the fix will come.... but at least they acknowledge "the confusion". Dear Valued Customer, We apologize for any confusion caused, we are currently aware of the crashing problems in outlook 2013 with Evernote.Our engineers are currently working on resolving this issue.Thanks, Evernote Support
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