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    17 hours ago, James D63 said:

    Fair enough; I notice you didn't mention the EverNote 10 PC app.  My complaints pretty much all involve the Windows EverNote app.  The Android app seems to be still decent, besides the UI changes.  I preferred the prior mobile UI, but not a huge issue.  Based on your comment I checked out the Web version--I virtually never used the Web version--and it's actually not bad, serviceable when that's all that's available, clearly better than I remember it being.  So I'm trying to be fair here, despite my frustrations.

    The Windows app is where I do my information curation, because it's been the fastest, UI-richest place to work.  So the slowness and loss of features and stripped-down Windows UI is a huge issue for me.  Reverting back to the 6.25 Legacy EverNote is a big improvement over the current Windows version of 10.  Maybe EverNote can improve on the performance and loss of features issues in the Windows version once they have more cross-platform things sorted out.

    The other huge issue is with EverNote's marketing and responsiveness to customer wishes.  Chasing the corporate/business market with a buggy, quirky, unstable product (Not that they'd be the first), while virtually ignoring the wishes of most of their core user base.  Partitions, to keep separate roles separate, and multiple levels of folders, on a lot of people's wish lists.  So I'm taking a hard look at Nimbus; it has both those things... I'm sure it has its own "special" issues to compensate.

    I completely agree here. I was in on some of the beta versions and ended up uninstalling them b/c they were so buggy and lacked features I was used to using on a daily basis (import folder for one). Since v.10 was released I've kept with the legacy version on my PC but did use the web version to see what all the excitement about the home page is.  I do think it's a big improvement over the previous web version, which I rarely used because it was so ugly. However, my android phone EN app says it's up to date yet there has been no change at all.  I have the latest version of android so I don't know why it won't upgrade.

    I use EN much like the person in the video above - for my (veterinary) medical resources and most recently while working on my master's degree. I dread the idea of migrating but if they stop supporting the legacy Windows app and force upgrade to v.10 I will be moving on as well.


  2. On 1/18/2021 at 5:07 PM, inkytea said:

    I jumped from Evernote to Notion a couple years ago, but just signed up for a Premium trial to check out this update and the other improvements Evernote's been working on.

    But I'm not seeing this feature (Home) on Mac or web. Do I need to do something to access this?


    I'm sure there's others doing the same. If Evernote wants to improve retention of new/returning customers, please make it clearer how to access this (or messaging when it'll be rolled out).

    I don't know about Mac, but my web version was still the old one.  I had to click on something under my account to change it. Try looking there.

  3. Since I"m the one who asked about how long V.6 may be around, my main concern is that as they continue to develop the new format, my legacy copy on Windows might at some point not sync.  I wasn't implying they would do it behind my back just that some link might break and I would lose notes I'd saved on the web client for example.  I do 90% of my work through my Windows desktop version 6 at home but use the web more when I am at work.  I have had Evernote lose a whole batch of about 60 notes a few years ago during an upgrade and after more than a month of working with support, never was able to retrieve them.  Luckily they were not absolutely crucial but still missed.

    I am not at all tech-savvy as far as understanding API and wire and all the other things mentioned above, just going by prior experience.

    I actually kind of like the new home screen on the web client - the old web client was really ugly and awkward compared to the Windows version. I will be watching to see whether they bring back the Import folder which I relied on heavily for batch imports of pdfs and photos.


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  4. On 1/14/2021 at 8:08 PM, CalS said:

    If V10 is not up to speed when 6.25.1 sunsets I will not be paying for the $70 EN hamburger.  :(

    Same here.  Any news on how long 6.25.1 will still be working? I have avoided updating after trying out the beta version and not being happy with it.  Already, the sync button no longer works, although the syncing does appear to be happening in the background. Not sure if the import folder is still working either.

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  5. Yep, I did the beta testing and removed it after about a week.  I'm back to using 6.25 with no plans to upgrade until I see a lot of improvement in the new version. The import folder and sync button were the big deal-breakers for me. If I'm forced to upgrade at some point due to lack of support, and it hasn't improved I will be moving to another platform, after at least 8 years of solid use.

  6. I have both Legacy and Roots Magic, the free versions, trying them out before deciding which works best for me.  I tried a few others as well. I know they can do a lot of things but I haven't had the time to really delve into them well enough to do much.  I just imported a gedcom that I saved from Ancestry, where my main tree is (trying to get away from depending on Ancestry)

    I'm on Windows and android, or I'd check out the Mac stuff you list.

  7. Just an update on how my system is evolving. While I still maintain my tree in genealogy software, along with attached media, I'm using EN more for research notes. Possibly I could keep all that in the software as well but I'm still not very familiar with all the facets of that, while I'm pretty used to EN.  Plus, I have EN available on my PC, tablet, phone and even on the web from a friend's or relative's computer if need be.

    As an example, I have brick wall ancestors, my paternal gggrandfather and gggrandmother, who seem to have fallen from the sky on the day they were married, with no previous history on either one. So i have  this page below with various notes I've made to myself and then links to websites or other notes which support what I have written:


  8. 21 hours ago, TheMagicWombat said:

    Your theories are fascinating. However, I would bet cold hard cash that on your computer you use deeply nested folders.

    Again, as always, some people love feeling like rebels who eschew convention and  use those tags to emulate an almost good enough nested filing system. 

    Actually that's a perfect example of why tagging works much better than nested folders.  On my work computer I have my own C drive and the server's "P" drive.  I make documents and save them in a folder on C but then have to copy them to P for others to view and use.  To get to where I need to put it, I have to tunnel down through P:/spay-neuter clinic/animal care/rounds/2019/June.   If I want to view a file in one of those nested folders I have to do the same thing (and many of them go deeper than just 5 levels).  But if I use the search function it will usually bring up the correct document if I know the exact title. More often, I know part of the title and my search brings up pages of documents that may have a few words the same.  Tags in EN enable me to quickly run a search for ONLY things with that tag, not things that may have that word somewhere in the title or document.

    No one is saying tags are the ONLY way to go and you MUST use them!  But those of us who have tried them and given it a fair shake often find it works better for us.  your mileage may vary of course and you are free to find software which does what you want.

    FWIW, when I started with EN years ago, I too wanted nested folders and made a ton of notebooks and stacks to emulate that.  It didn't take long to realize how much time i was spending putting things in the correct notebook, or remembering whether I "filed" it in "Work" or "School" since that overlaps. With a few tags I can now find it for either purpose.

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  9. I just let Firefox update and it's disabling nearly all my extensions, including Web Clipper.  When I search for it in the add-ons and try to add it back Firefox tells me it can't download as I have no connection, which is not true. Did you have to re-add the Web Clipper or did it work automatically for you?

  10. FWIW, I have done the opposite of what you were planning to do in the original note - I use Google Drive during the semester as it's an easy way  for me to keep my notes for each week's module in Google docs and then in folders on the Google Drive.  I also have a lot of articles I have to read as part of my courses, so those are also filed as pdfs in those folders so it's all together.  AT the end of the semester I export each document as a pdf and tag it with the course name, semester and year and then put into Evernote so everything is searchable for the future.  I have one notebook which is just for school work (my masters degree), one notebook which is a home/personal filing cabinet, and one for articles which I use in my work on a frequent basis.  I don't keep the school work in separate notebooks by course but just rely on the tags

  11. Just thought I would post how I am using EN for genealogy research.  I've been using EN for many years but just started with genealogy last month.  While I keep my tree in genealogy software, I have been making a note for each ancestory that I am researching.  The title of the note is the full name and year of birth and death (to easily distinguish between multiple ancestors with the same name) I have these in a notebook called Family History, and in the note itself I list research details I've found, along with their source (census, etc).  I then save copies of those sources like birth certificate, etc as separate notes but then merge them together.  I tag the note with just the last name, so I can easily pull up the notes associated with that line of descendants. 

    I can take pictures of grave sites or documents which can't be scanned and also attach those.  

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  12. I just found a note in my Personal Filing Cabinet Notebook (which is not my default notebook, that is !Inbox for the web clipper, etc) which was created on 9/30 and is titled "(84) Facebook"

    The contents of the note appear to be a huge list of my FB messages overlaid with notifications, etc. I did not consciously make this note but I was on FB that day and probably had EN open as well. Any ideas what created this?


  13. Hmm, just to check again I went to download a few more new templates. I click on Save Template, it says it was saved and offers to open Evernote.  When I click on that, EN opens on the web and there is no new template.  Figured that might be due to using the older web version so I checked my desktop app as well, synced it, still no new templates.  Tried this with 3 different ones, none are saving now, although a few days ago I was able to save several.

    new bugs I guess....

  14. @TheDBar I am on Windows 10 and using it in the desktop.  Have you tried that?  When I try it on the web client, first I get the notice that the new version is not supported by my browser (Firefox) and since I don't have Chrome on this laptop (and refuse to install it), it offers to use an older version.  When I do that, I can still type within the template itself, BUT I can no longer right-click and get the option to copy it so I don't mess up the original.  I assume that's b/c it's an older version.

  15. No, you should be able to type into them. I have mine stored in a separate notebook called Templates, just right-click on the one I want and then hit copy, which makes a new one that I use, leaving the original blank for another time. But I just checked and I can type in the original as well if I want.

    I'm using the Windows desktop client, not sure about other platforms

  16. On 9/24/2018 at 3:17 PM, DTLow said:

    I have daily incremental and weekly full backups in html format.
    I have no problem accessing my data if Evernote goes dark, temporarily or permanently.


    Do you do this from EN or just as part of a regular backup? I have tried exporting but it only wants to choose the one note that is open?  How to export the whole database or even as individual notebooks?

    edited - OK, now i see how to do notebooks as a whole, but not the whole database unless it's part of a Windows (or Mac) backup in general. Also, from EN, do you choose individual html or one html file? I'm not sure how having one huge html file would be useful?


  17. I have a bunch of old Wordperfect documents I'm going to convert and then put into Evernote. Which would be preferable, to convert them to plain text and then copy/paste directly into a new note, or just "print" them as pdf files and import that way?  Does it make any difference in EN's ability to index or OCR them?  These are just text files, no graphics or fancy formatting, just things like old letters, funny anecdotes I collected, book lists, etc.

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