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ScottLougheed

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  1. I think you are overthinking it. Offline Notebooks on mobile devices is more related to storage than to sync. Syncing still happens regardless of what the setting for "Offline Notebooks" is. That is, stuff is still synchronized between your device and the server. What is affected is how much is stored by default. First, a glossary (my made-up usage for the purposes of this post, not truly reflective of the actual lexicon!): 1) Cache: This is a temporary and usually partial LOCAL store of data. This is volatile, that is, anything in the cache should at any moment be removed from the cache. (NOTE: This does not remove it from your Evernote account or the Evernote server, just the local storage). 2) Storage: this is the ​permanent, non-volatile storage of data on your local device. 3) Headers: This is partial note info. This includes things like some computer gibberish, the thumbnail of any images in th note, the first two lines of text, the title, the tags. NOT the complete contents. The default behaviour is that the header (partial note information) is cached for all notes and notebooks. This small amount of data is what is synchronized and cached on your device when you sync. For your cat photo note, you might see a thumbnail of the photo, which is part of the header and helps you identify the note as the "cat photo note". The photo itself will not exist on your iPad, until you open the note, at which point the photo is fetched from Evernote's servers. It is only at this point that the photo becomes part of your device's storage as it enters the cache (volatile). When you access a note, that is, when you actually open the note containing the cat image, the full contents are then fetched from the servers and cached only at the moment the note is opened and NOT before. This cached data will linger for some unknown period of time and may be removed automatically at any time. Syncing still happens here, but by default it is only headers that are synced for all notes until you open any note in which case the full contents are retrieved from the servers. When you make changes to the note contents after they have been fetched, the full note header and contents are then pushed back to the servers to complete the sync, so that your changes are reflected on Evernote's servers and all of your other devices. The full note content will occupy space on your device only after you have opened the note. This would eventually be automatically cleared. Offline Notebooks on mobile change how things work a bit. It changes what is synced automatically, and how it is stored. What is synced: Designating a notebook as offline means that for that notebook, it actually syncs the full note contents at all times, rather than just the headers. How it is stored: Rather than being in a volatile cache, this data is stored in non-volatile storage. This means, unlike the default case, that at no time will this information be deleted automatically as long as the notebook is designated offline. The full note content is occupying space on your device whether or not you open the note. This will not be automatically cleared, as long as it is part of a notebook designated "Offline". In BOTH cases, syncing still occurs for all notes, but precisely what is synced changes slightly. In the default case, only headers are synced (unless you open a note, in which case the contents are fetched) and are always stored in a volatile cache. For Offline Notebooks, full note contents are synced and stored in a non-volatile place. Implications What this means is that in the default case, you might have notes that are available offline, or appear to be immediately available, because their contents have been cached. This typically happens when you are accessing notes you have recently opened. While the cache is volatile, it lingers for some unknown period of time, meaning that recently accessed notes might be stored, in their entirety, in the cache. When the cat photo note syncs, the cat photo will not exist on your iPad until you open the note and the photo is fetched. In the Offline Notebooks case, this means that when you open a note, the contents you are seeing were retrieved not from Evernote's servers, but from your device's non-volatile storage (which is regularly updated through syncing). Syncing will happen no matter what. Offline Notebooks just dictate whether or not the full note contents are synced in full, and whether the data are stored in a volatile or non-volatile place. Offline notebooks: Full contents always synced. Stored in non-volatile space. Full note content (e.g., cat picture) occupies space on your device indefinitely. Default: Only headers are synced. Note contents fetched from servers as needed, and cached in volatile space. Full note content (e.g., cat picture) occupies space only after opening, and temporarily. I hope this clears things up.
  2. If you are a premium user, there is a chance that you might be able to recover them from the "note history" This can be found in the Note Information pane which can be accessed by clicking on the encircled "i" in the note edit window (alternatively, cmd-shift-i on Mac, something similar on Windows). However, note history is not terribly helpful as it really only snaps a change about once a day. You might be lucky though. If note history hasn't captured it, or you are not a premium user, you might be out of luck. Please let us know what device and version of Evernote you are using (and what other devices and versions you have access to), and we might be able to give you more assistance.
  3. Good point! Definitely a bit too easy to hit enter or accidentally click through this warning by accident. I think your suggestions would be great.
  4. Have you tried this on a desktop browser? Might be a quirk with the page rendered in a mobile browser. I don't see this issue on my Mac.
  5. The best way to make a pdf would be to use Evernote on your desktop. Select the desired Penultimate content in Evernote, and print it to a pdf file. On a Mac this is built into the print dialogue box in the bottom left. On a Windows machine...l not sure, but it can easily be done there too. Hope that helps.
  6. Menu bar item doesn't change in mac either. On,y the contextual (right-click) menu changes.
  7. Ha! That wasn't supposed to be a windows jab! But, I will take this moment to bask in my position of privilege
  8. No. IFTTT works by working as a mediator between Pinterest (or any other service), and Evernote (or any other service) server side. The only way the IFTTT Could take your pinterest content and add it directly to a local notebook which is stored only on your computer, would be if IFTTT had direct access to your computer, which it does not (nor would you probably want it to). Your current workaround seems to be the only thing I can think of.
  9. Hmmm. Just tested this myself. I get a clickable evernote:/// link. I think it must be a difference in the capabilities of the data detectors on Mac OS versus Windows OS (which I gather from above is what you are using). I think the activation of the evernote:/// link in the Note area of WL is being done at the OS level. Strange, but good to know!
  10. I feel you. However, I use classic links in Wunderlist all the time, rather than HTTPS links, personally. There will never be an occasion I will be using Wunderlist on a device that doesn't also have an Evernote client I am logged into. Even on iPhone or iPad I have no problem with Evernote:/// links in Wunderlist or Calendar. This allows me to avoid the browser redirect, though I suppose I'll be high and dry if I ever need to use Wunderlist from the web on a random/public/friend's computer (an occasion which I can't foresee occurring).
  11. Penultimate is still part of Evernote. My confusion, as noticed in my original post, was because you are replying to a topic about Evernote, in a subform devoted to the Evernote product. A post about Penultimate in a topic about Evernote comes a bit out of left field. However, now that we are oriented, and I know you are talking about Penultimate, things are clear. I'm not an employee so I cannot speak to Evernote's future plans or intentions. My response to your original post is a user providing advise and troubleshooting to a fellow user. If you want to address Evernote directly 1) Create a support ticket. 2) Browse the extensive discussion about Penultimate 6 in the Penultimate sub-forum, or create a new topic there for your specific problem. Staff have participated a fair bit in there. Whether you will get any more info than what they have already stated, I am not sure. I suspect they have said all they have to say at this point. The changes to email functionality in Penultimate are definitely frustrating.
  12. I'm not sure I understand what you are getting at. Could you provide more info? What is a "notes folder"? A notebook is a "notes folder". Maybe some additional information about what you are trying to a accomplish might allow us to offer some more directed assistance, especially what device and operating system you are using.
  13. As of about a year ago there are two types of links: Note Links: Note links are the default. When pasted within Evernote, they will paste as evernote:/// links that open directly in Evernote. When note links are pasted in any other application, they paste as https:// links. These allow the note to be viewed on systems that do not have Evernote installed, or do not support Evernote. Classic Note Links: Classic note links are the note links you are familiar with. They paste as evernote:/// links everywhere, both inside and outside of Evernote. As has always been the case, if these links are clicked on a system that does not have Evernote installed, they will not work. You can get Classic note links by holding ctrl or alt (sorry, not sure which it is on Windows) when right-clicking a note. This should change the "Copy Note Link" option to "Copy Classic Note Link". I typically use classic note links because I used that back in the day, and never had an issue (i rarely encounter my own note links on systems that don't have evernote, so their non-functioning hasn't ever been an issue). If I know I'll be pasting the link in Evernote itself, I go with a new style one, since they perform the same as a classic link when pasted in Evernote.
  14. That link you posted is definitely one place. The other source of my knowledge (which is considerably more limited than you are giving me credit for ) comes from experimenting and from hanging around these forums!
  15. Ah, ok, so that does change things a bit. For example, if a lot of things get deleted over the course of a day, especially if they are databases or versions of databases, or applications that contain a lot of stuff inside the app container (that .app file), even if the trash has been "insecurely" emptied, and appears empty, when you go and Secure Empty, all those files that don't appear in the trash and have been "insecurely" erased, are now being dealt with. In most cases .app containers and databases will contain MANY files. So, it might be worth thinking about what has passed through the trash between secure emptyings. This could make it appear as if there is a slew of Evernote notes, unseen, being deleted. In general I see no reason why Evernote should ditch the entire local copy of the database at an upgrade time. First, that would require a lengthy initial sync again. Second, most updates result in a "migrating database" dialogue box, which wouldn't be necessary if it was building a fresh new database. That being said, I'm really just speculating here. i'd contact support anyway to be totally sure, and I'd keep an eye on what passes through the trash. Definitely look out for library files/databases/.app files (NOTE I haven't seen Evernote.app itself result in a large number of files deleted upon secure emptying the trash, but others have. I am at a loss for which ones I recall this being true for...).
  16. Unfortunately this has not been fixed yet. We are aware of the issue and are on top of it. @Scott, you may not have seen the issue because the name of your default notebook is short. Ah, I see, in fact, none of my notebook names are long enough to produce that issue. Good to know! Thanks for the clarification!
  17. This process doesn't resemble anything I have ever done in Evernote for Mac or iOS... Which app are you using? It almost sounds like you are describing Penultimate. If you are talking about penultimate, you are correct, there is no way from within penultimate to send the note contents as a body of the email. You can only send links for some reason. If you want to send penultimate content in the body of a note, you have to do some from the Evernote application.
  18. No problem. I'm sure other users would love to hear what Support says if you ever get back to you. I know I am curious!
  19. Thanks for clarifying, I definitely do not have an answer for you, but your extra detail should help other users and staff who might pop by. I too see the evernote application itself (Evernote (8490923).app) but the emptying usually only takes seconds (assuming my trash isn't otherwise filled with my....trash). I suspect this might be something Staff have some insight on. Perhaps it is worth opening a support ticket, if you are a free Premium user (YIKES too much coffee.... or not enough).
  20. 1) You can select Evernote>About Evernote and press the option key to reveal a button to "Open Database Folder" 2) if you are using the direct download version (not the App Store version) you should find your database in ~/Library/Application Support/com.evernote.Evernote/Accounts/www.evernote.com
  21. This is not something I have ever observed. Could you clarify, when you say "local notes", are you referring to Local Notebooks, as in, notebooks that are not synced to Evernote's servers? Or are you referring to the local copy of the database synchronized between you local disk and Evernote's servers?
  22. I downloaded the .enex file the OP attached to post 3, imported that file to Evernote, then attempted to search for the words in the second line of the imported note. The results were the same as the OP described. Did you actually try to reproduce the problem with the .enex file JMichael?
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