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ScottLougheed

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  1. It IS possible to add any file to an evernote note as an attachment by selecting "Open In...." from Dropbox and choosing "evernote" (Wait... let me test this first. Be right back.) Confirmed, you can use Dropbox's "Open In...." and select Evernote to add any file you like as an attachment to a new note (it is not possible to add a new file to an existing note).
  2. Not a problem at all. I know that grappling with the flat method of organizing can be difficult at first and perhaps a bit frustrating. I know I struggled with it, and I have to give credit to all the people who blog about Evernote and all the people on this forum from whom I have stolen almost all of my ideas!
  3. This sometimes occurs when notes on two different clients (e.g., on your mobile device and your desktop) get modified quickly or simultaneously, and when synced, Evernote can't distinguish which one is the most recent or should take precedence. This is most likely with shared notes, but a single user can do this too, if for example, you have Evernote open on your iPhone and your computer and make changes to the same note, or if you made changes on one device when you didn't have network access, then made changes on another device, and when the first device finally syncs, a conflict is created. To get rid of these "conflicting note" notebooks and notes, you should review the notes in the conflicting changes notebook to reconcile it with the actual note. It is possible that the conflicting note might contain more recent modifications, and you might want to manually merge their contents, or move the conflicting note into the proper notebook and delete the other note.
  4. lykoz, thanks for clarifying. In this case you can just bring up relevant notes by whatever combination of notebook and tag makes sense. You can then bring up any set of notes (either the entire notebook contents, or a subset of them based on a tag), which can be sorted by date created. You can bulk add or remove tags. Select all the notes you want to remove the tag from, and in the screen that appears, just delete the tag: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABka3BEuVBdNBIgoxkFuiwl_RXCntwmB0fk Here, i've selected all the notes tagged italy1014. If I wanted to remove this tag from all of those notes at once, I'd just delete the tag from that little box there. So, you could do the same with things you are done reviewing. Once you are done studying all of your Course101 notes tagged "review", just select those notes and remove the "review" tag in one swing!
  5. Not sure what you mean here. There's no reason why you couldn't perhaps have an "unfinished" tag to refer to anything that you started by haven't finished. You'll see that I have exactly that tag in my academic lit notebook (see the screenshot in previous post). Anything where my notes on a paper are incomplete gets the "UNFINISHED" tag. The tag is removed once I finish the notes. This way I can just select the UNFINISHED tag from this dropdown and get a list of all the articles I haven't finished taking notes on. You could do all sorts of similar things, such as a "review" tag for anything that you need to review for a course. If you have a tag or notebook for each course you could then show all the things you need to review for a specific course with either notebook:course101 tag:review OR tag:course101 tag:review (Both of these can be replicated with that tag dropdown in the screenshot in my previous post). It takes a bit of creativity but you can definitely impose a bit of system to your stuff allowing you to go through your information in a reasonably systematic way if required. Am I understanding your post (quoted at the top) accurately?
  6. Yup, that is precisely why that little tag icon exists, and why the search syntax: notebook:NOTEBOOKNAME tag:TAG1 tag:TAG2exists. Between these two things (the tag dropdown, and the search syntax) you can both browse a notebook by tag, and search a notebook by tag, without notes from any other notebook appearing.
  7. It is possible to see which tags are used in a given notebook: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABn9lGwkyYNKt6s4hVoJ9k4TxvzKeCDJjfg the list that pops out there are tags used in the currently selected notebook. I can also select any one of those tags to view any note in that notebook with that tag. The tag list is also modified to show only those tags that are also used in conjunction with the first tag you selected. So if I select the "governmentality" tag, then I get a list of all the notes with that tag in that notebook. However, if I click on that tag icon again, I only see that tags that are used alongside governmentality, in this case: Citizenship Ecological Modernization Incineration Nature .... (and a few more) So if I want to see only those that have both Governmentality AND Citizenship tags, I can click on citizenship, and I get all my notes about papers that pertain to citizenship and governmentality (and exclude all those that might, for example, be about governmentality and ecological modernization).
  8. Stuhrer great observation. Since you brought up the google example i will adress that google is very differnet... You are looking for Information in General... Not your information. On the pro subfolders arguement, I just wanted to say that nobody is against searching and tags. Even windows and osx operating systems are increasingly integrating tags and systemwide searches into the operating system. But they also integrate specific folder searches.... This is a welcome method of functioning that works... However you can not underestimate the ability or at least the option of being able to find documents that share some similarity or theme without having to remember the specific tag or tags you assigned. An example: a student might have his syllabus stored on the computer according to the school ciriculum which is linear and set in nature. In order to study effectively he has to go through all his notes systematically without missing anything, or worrying about recalling a specific tag. You can have a notebook just for your studies... And then you cant have subfolders for subject... So everything is mixed up... Try studying for an exam for a medical examination... You are looking for specific files/notes pertaining to a specific subject/on a specific pathology, yet all modules over-lap in information... You need to pass and cover a certain section of the syllabus... So the tags would be for example Medical; Musculoskeletal; Anatomy... It searches the whole system and finds hundreds of results because these are generic terms, in many subjects.. Suddenly I narrow down the search... And it starts leaving out documents... I would rather have a specific search for the specific course, and the specific subject... When I am inside the folder it can search how it likes... Then I am inside the subject... I cant have a specific order to what to study first... We are talking 100's of documents, with conflicting and similar tags... The fact remains there are shortfalls in not having folders when dealing with a large amount of files... Systemetically tagging everything, each and every time... When you could have created a folder once off for that specific day is just not time efficient... The point is... Folders are not there to replace tags... They are a function that needs to be there for many users... I cant use evernote as a note taking app... It just does not work.. I use it as an intermediary program, until i transfer I need somewhere else where there is some semblance of efficient organisation. We're starting go go around in circles here since almost all of this has already been discussed. There are several different ways of organizing information. There is no single "natural" way, and it would be difficult to argue that there is one universally better way to organize info. Flat methods of of organizing data have some pitfalls, but in my opinion a lot of benefits. Hierarchical organization schemes have some benefits and in my opinion, a lot of pitfalls. While you provide a good example of where hierarchy can be helpful, it can also be a hinderance or an obstacle. For example, I wrote earlier in this thread regarding indexes (heirarchical): Thus there is a certain disadvantage to a hierarchy in which content is located in mutually exclusive directories or folders, since things in reality aren't mutually exclusive. Things are often part of multiple contexts to varying degrees. Another example, again, from earlier in this exact thread: I think the gist is, though, that there is no "natural" or singularly correct way to organize information. Different ways offer different advantages or disadvantages. Evernote has made the decision to stick to a "flat" and non-mutually exclusive organizational scheme. They may change in the future, but for now, flat is what we have, and as I think I demonstrate earlier in this thread that flat and non-mutually exclusive schemes have some significant advantages that can help with long term storage and retrieval. In the grand scheme, though, such decisions about how to organize are rather subjective. I can see the logic behind Evernote's decision, since a lot of existing systems offer hierarchical and mutually exclusive schemes, such as all contemporary computer operating systems. Why would Evernote choose to almost exactly reproduce what already exists and is already very powerful and capable? If Evernote worked this way, I wouldn't use it because my OS does this already! If a user prefers the hierarchical system, then their computer operating system is right there waiting for whatever plain-text notes, PDFs, documents of any type, images, and so on that the user wishes to store in a hierarchical and mutually exclusive fashion. Contemporary OSs also automatically index these files, and so can also be searched, and if you are on a Mac, even the contents of files are indexed and searchable! I'm absolutely not saying that the hierarchical system is wrong, and that you are wrong to want it. Just offering up some of why I think that the tag/flat/non-mutually exclusive system has some considerable advantages. Again, Evernote has chosen flat/tag/whatever, and that may change, and Evernote has changed its mind in the past. But in reality we already have a plethora of hierarchical organizational tools (such as our computer OS) that are very powerful and well developed, and I don't think it makes sense for Evernote to reproduce those functions, especially given the advantages to the flat system I have outlined.
  9. Yikes! This is good to know, as we are currently thinking about our scanner options and the Doxie was one that was on the short list.... Might still be, this isn't a deal breaker, but it might knock is down a notch on the list.
  10. The beta is an opt-in thing. If you are using the original web interface, that is not a beta. It is not inherently unstable (unless you are a bit cynical). If your students have accidentally opted into the beta, the instructions for opting out should be in that link posted by jefito.
  11. You can. First by posting here as has already been done. You can also submit it through the support system. The link is in my signature.
  12. When I briefly used Postach.io, I wrote everything in Evernote using Markdown, which worked much better than trying to use Evernote's formatting tools (which I don't find to be terrible, but didn't always translate to the Postach.io page in the way I had anticipated, Markdown was 100% consistent).
  13. Do you have the most up-do-date operating system installed on your iPhone (iOS 8.1)? This feature is ONLY available on iOS 8 or above.
  14. Running 5.7 (and 5.6.x) before that, I have no problem getting spotlight to locate Evernote notes. If you are using the MAS version, it is a few versions behind. Staff have indicated that they intend to push 5.7 to MAS users. In the meantime, if you prefer to staying on the bleeding edge, you can migrate to the direct download version which is updated more quickly since it doesn't require Apple's reviewing process (and all the delays and slowness that comes with that).
  15. If I recall from the keynote, the actual processing is done on the local machine, and then related material fetched (that is, whatever they use for "contexts"... keywords, themes, etc are sent, but not the entire granular contents of individual notes, that processing is done on your machine). I may have mis-heard this.... If I can find a source for my claim, I'll link to it, unless staff chime in to clarify themselves.
  16. Very strange. Not able to reproduce any of that at all. Have the usual troubleshooting steps helped at all? (Restart the application, restart the computer, a re-installation of the application, etc.)
  17. No problems here. Newly entered text wraps to the note window size, and when I change the note window size after entering text, the text re-wraps based on the new size. What kind of text are you placing in the note? Are you copying it from some other application, or is it coming from a web clipping? Those might be more complicated and you might be seeing a big. My testing was with plain, manually entered text.
  18. I'm not sure what you are trying to demonstrate with that screenshot. There has never been, to my knowledge, a "stay logged in" option because that is the default (and also, the only) choice. Just like your desktop email client, it is implied that you will remain logged in after the application closes. That being said I think that password protection of Evernote is a valid feature request. I'm not sure we'll ever see it, but I can definitely understand the desire for it. In addition to that, I think, as has been discussed at great, great, great length on these forums, per-notebook passwords (along with zero knowledge encryption at the notebook/account level) would be immensely useful. In the meantime, the extra security of having individual, password protected computer user accounts is a reasonably easy thing to configure, I'm not sure why you wouldn't do it for the myriad other benefits, even if it is overkill for the single reason you need it.
  19. Strange. Seems like a nasty bug either way. No reason a note shouldn't be saved rather instantaneously using the web interface, given that when using the web interface you are more or les directly working off EN's servers, so no "sync" is required (per se, and in a traditional sense).
  20. Are you using the Web Beta? If so, then this sounds like a bug with the beta. I would highly discourage using any beta software for mission critical stuff, precisely for this reason. If this was not using the web beta, then I'm not sure what a solution would be, and it might also be related to a bug. Could be worth reporting to support if you have the moment to spare.
  21. I've never seen such an option, and that is in about 4 years of Evernote use on my Mac. The best option, if you are concerned about security, is to password secure your computer user account, and create a separate user account for other regular users of your computer (or a guest account for infrequent guest use). That not only limits access to the Evernote application, but the data that it stores on your hard drive and is accessible ​regardless of whether you are logged into the Evernote application or not. In addition to Evernote, this would also secure all of your email client's local data (if you use a desktop email client like Mail or Outlook), which is also accessible to anyone logged into your computer user account. While I agree perhaps some option to require a password to access the Evernote desktop application might be nice, it wouldn't offer a whole lot of security other than for the most basic or innocent accidental snooping.
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    Penultimate content is put through handwriting recognition. If it isn't searchable, either there is a technical issue and it isn't being processed, or it was processed but your writing might not be interpretable by the processor. That being said while my printing and cursive is pretty messy it is generally pretty good at figuring the words out and searching results are generally surprisingly accurate.
  23. I too use pocket as a go-between when using reeder or Zite. I find unlike reeder or zite, pocket most reliably punts full text to Evernote rather than an excerpt. The reading experience in pocket, as Frank has said, is also superior to Evernote, Sometimes when reviewing this in pocket I also end up seeing it isn't worth saving to Evernote, that extra little bit of curation helps reduce the clutter in Evernote ever so slightly.
  24. Dragging and dropping onto the dock icon is probably one of the fastest.
  25. Evernote has not stated publicly whether they intend to create a share extension for Yosemite, and the do not appear to have created yet. If they do create one, only at that time will the option to include Evernote in the share menu become available. You'll see in the list there that all of the options currently available to you are apple applications/services (airdrop, messages), or services apple has baked in (flickr, Facebook). There are only a few third-party sharing extensions I have seen. For example, I use Wunderlist, and it has a share extension (screenshot below): https://www.evernote.com/l/ABm3xirk011F5azcIFVgRNAtuZr9rezRN0U We'll have to wait and see if Evernote chooses to create an extension.
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