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Jeff Byers

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  1. It seems that frequent "Unlimited Storage" upgrade nags have started now, at least on the the Windows desktop app.
  2. I submitted this to support as a minor bug, but the ticket was ignored and was automatically closed. The bot recommended that I submit this here, but I'm not sure what good that would do, unless they are going to open-source Evernote or something. I need to use the Evernote for Windows application because the Android app "Find within Note" feature is so pathetic. The Evernote for Windows "Find within Note - Ctrl-F" feature is good, but is not quite right. On the second search, the application do leave the prior search term in the field, which is right, but does not pre-select/highlight the field, and place the cursor at the beginning of the field, instead of the end. This makes using the feature difficult since most commonly, one will want a different search term, or to use the right arrow to add to the field text already there. Instead, almost every time, one just starts typing expecting the selected text to be replaced with the new search term, but instead it gets place in front of the current text, so one has to use the arrow and backspace keys to fix it. So very clumsy. To see how this should properly work, try almost any windows application such as the Firefox browser, or the lowly Windows Notepad.
  3. OK, so perhaps I overstated my case. Last week I was trying to demonstrate to a co-worker how a smart-phone could be useful for him at work, and is not just for Facebook, Youtube, navigation, etc. I picked looking up something that we needed to enter into a computer in the lab as an example, but couldn't find it easily, so the demo kind of bombed. I guess that I had never noticed that the search wasn't scrolling to the text being sought before because the text was either on the first page, or I already knew that it was at the end so only used the search to find the note. When I found this thread, I saw the someone had been hoping for this feature way back in Jan 2010. I'm assuming that this part of the forum is even monitored by Evernote developers, which may be incorrect. ===== Regarding the backup of notes, I've lost two SD cards to failure, and have lost pictures, etc. due to this. So I now routinely export and backup everything I can to my desktop so I'm covered in case of failure, loss, or theft. These backups have saved me in more likely situations where a bad app update had to be reverted, or something or somebody (i.e. me) munged up the app data and I needed to go back to a prior weeks version. In the Evernote app, since it is stored in the cloud, there is nothing to backup. I haven't researched if I can get weeks old versions of my notes from the web client -- if so, that might suffice. I know that Google Contacts has such a feature -- it saved me when my port to a new phone destroyed my contacts list, doubling the number of contacts. There was an a handy undo on the mass update which fixed it all up. ===== I'm probably not going to give up on Evernote just yet, although the above combined with their recent account security hacked issue has me thinking about it. To be fair, I'm only using about 10% of Evernote's capabilities -- that is all that I need, and so far am paying $0 for it, so I really shouldn't complain so stridently, ~ Jeff Byers ~
  4. I was shocked when I realized that the Evernote Android app does not have a "find in page" search feature. All of the browsers do, as does the Catch Notes which is what I left when I moved to Evernote. I need this because I use Evernote for "notes", which tend to get longer over time, and use them when I am not a my desktop computer, or near any desktop computer. Highlighting helps a bit, but alone is not enough. The iPad Evernote app *does* have the "search within page" feature, so maybe Evernote is one of those mostly Apple companies. I was thinking that in a pinch, I could use the Evernote web page on my smart phone, but because there is no "mobile" version of the web site, the site is too unwieldy to use on a phone, even with a 5" screen. Moving from Catch Notes to Evernote looks to have been a mistake. It is true that Evernote's web site is better, but with no offline access nor a good way to backup notes (without a subscription), and no way to search for text in a page, I'll have to think about going back to Catch. :-( ~ Jeff Byers ~
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