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  1. This is a global Mac OS thing, not an Evernote thing: System Preferences->Keyboard->Text->Use smart quotes and dashes
  2. I have had issues copy and pasting from Evernote into Microsoft Word for Mac, and the issue sounds similar to your Outlook for Windows problem. You can try Paste and Match Style... I don't know what the Windows hotkey is, but that resolves my issues pasting into Word.
  3. Have you tried (completely) uninstalling Evernote from your windows machine and re-installing it? (Make sure you backup your notes first just in case!) Are you absolutely sure that are logged into the same account on your windows machine?
  4. When you log into the web interface at http://www.evernote.com do your notes appear?
  5. Well, in 3 or 4 years we'll see where Evernote is at! One of the beauties of competition is that there is always the possibility of being different, rather than being the same. We'll just have to wait and see what Evernote comes up with in the next few years.
  6. Nope I do not. I have something like 5 Gigs of data on my dropbox which I believe is rather low. However, if I had better tools to store multimedia I would probably expand it pretty quickly. As for linking movie to evernote with a link... common. You know better than this. We could do our note taking on paper as well but this is not the point. Oh and truth be told, trying to turn this around and suggesting that I have bigger needs than others is a prime example of the funboish attitude that was pointed out earlier in this thread. Truth is that our needs adjust to the tools we have. 2001 if someone told you you could transfer 1 Gig of data per month of your notes, you would be amazed... Now, a lot of people complain it is not enough. I remember someone being very excited about the ability of EN to store and capture his son's art work. Why stop there? What if I wanted to store in EN my child's first steps recorded with my smartphone that is capable of capturing full HD movies? In other words, times have changed. I see no reason to pretend otherwise and trying to criticize anyone who dares to point it out... P.S. And what stops you from writing down recipie and then adding a video with someone doing it... Just to be clear, I don't think Megsaint was trying to "turn this around" by suggesting that you have greater storage needs than many others. This isn't a criticism of you or to say you are wrong. I think the point was just that your storage needs are greater than what Evernote offers at this time, and based on anecdotal evidence, most people get by with what Evernote offers in terms of storage (perhaps, precisely because they aren't able to upload videos!). Of course, one of the only limitations to adding videos is the transfer quota (I am sure that there are tons of issues around codecs and playback too, especially on mobile devices, that might creep up with compressed or more obscure video formats). As I have just tried, adding a video as an attachment to Evernote and playing it back is easy. But this is not really going to do much for people who have 100mb+ videos they are regularly adding. I can imagine that being able to give a user access to a video in an Evernote note but which is stored on Dropbox's servers without simply redirecting the user to a webpage hosted by dropbox with the video embedded would be hard. It also makes offline access to this note/file impossible (at least as far as I can see) on mobile devices, as the file would have to be fetch from Dropbox and stored in Evernote's local storage, which would be a rather cumbersome thing to implement. Thus, the link-to-file-in-dropbox seems like the most feasible route still... Dropbox integration could be great for some things, but I wonder if something like video needs native storage (that is, within Evernote's servers and local database). The trouble with this is that it would require 1) Evernote to increase its quota (or decrease the cost of upgrades) rather significantly (which can be done.... you can buy extra gigabyte blocks whenever you like), 2) Increase the server capacity on their end to accommodate this baseline increase. This is tough and might not be in the near future of Evernote, for better or for worse. But integrating dropbox, I have a hard time seeing how it could much more than simply generating a link to the file on Dropbox's server, which is something that could relatively easily be done manually. Most applications with "dropbox integration" do exactly this. "Add file from dropbox"->Dropbox interface opens->Select file->link added. That being said, I am sure more savvy minds than me could come up with a better form of integration, but to be honest, I haven't seen it yet! This isn't terribly superior to Megsaint's workaround of adding the video to Dropbox then pasting the link to an Evernote note. You could paste the link right at the top of a note containing a recipe! Kordi, I think you express several valid needs (more storage, better video integration), but I wonder if the solutions to these issues aren't too much better than the workarounds. Evernote is still a growing company and they really do not talk about their future plans, so who knows what they have in store. For better or for worse, we'll have to wait and see!
  7. While I agree with and support your request as a fellow user who also handles confidential data, it is not Evernote that is putting your clients at risk, it is you who is putting your clients at risk by using Evernote. For data that is this sensitive, there are other alternatives.
  8. On your computer, (not a windows user so...) I imagine you could select the desired notes, and press ctrl-p or file>print
  9. Just tried this out and it appears to be the same in the Mac client. Definitely better than merging.
  10. You could always select all the notes, merge them, then print that note.
  11. Have you contacted support? This is a user forum so us, your fellow users, aren't able to deal with account related issues. I've flagged this for Evernote staff to look at but please file a support ticket.
  12. Pollywatt, Have you tried completely quitting out of Evernote (double tapping the home button and swiping up on Evernote), and restarting the phone? If that doesn't work, have you tried uninstalling the application and re-installing it? (Just make sure you sync before uninstalling, you won't lose any data). If THAT doesn't work, contact support and submit a request, they might be able to help you out if the above troubleshooting steps don't work.
  13. If you are on a mac cmd-opt-v would paste without source formatting. (I imagine ctrl-alt-v would be the Windows counterpart, Gazumped might confirm this??)
  14. Yeah I think that's really the idea. As much as we all wish, you gotta go with the shoe that fits best, because that perfect shoe just isn't out there, unless you make it yourself...
  15. Workarounds are a drag, but for whatever reason, Evernote has chosen not to provide an easy way of doing plain text natively. There is no doubt that Evernote is aware that some users are requesting this feature, so It's always possible we might see a change to the editor in the future, but until then, we either put up with the current editor, or use a janky workaround.
  16. Very good suggestion! I am sure many users here will find this helpful.
  17. Remember that Evernote is not just a product, it is also a service. It is one thing to purchase a perpetual software license that grants your free updates for life. There is overhead as developers need to be paid, but your scanner software is not a service. Evernote is, in essence, a cloud storage company. You need to pay for your little segment of the server storage and processor ticks devoted to storing and processing your data, which is done continually. You have to pay monthly/annually just like with Box, Dropbox, Crashplan, and so on, all of which are SERVICES. You aren't just paying for that app on your computer or the next update. There are VERY few services that offer a one-time lifetime fee.
  18. I can confirm that what Adjusting is saying is, in fact, true. Tags listed in sidebar. If I am in any notebook I OWN, (shared or not), ALL my tags appear. When I switch to a notebook owned by someone else, ONLY the tags used in that notebook appear.
  19. The response from Evernote support seems sensible to me. iOS, the operating system that runs on iPads and iPhones and iPod touches and is created by Apple, has "Data detectors". These data detectors look for sequences of characters that may resemble phone numbers, addresses, dates, package tracking numbers, etc. This means that you can simply tap a phone number and have it dial that number (rather than copying the number, opening the Phone app, pasting the number, and initiating the call), or tap a tracking number to immediately load the tracking website, or select a date to bring up a new event at that date and time. When these work, they are great, but sometimes it produces false positives, such as Social Insurance Numbers or Social Security Numbers interpreted as phone numbers. Now, these false positives are pretty benign because there is not real modification of the text being applied (which is why these things don't show up as highlighted on other clients). These data detectors are applied globally - that is, they are done at the level of the operating system. There is no facility that allows Evernote to include a setting in their own app to allow a user to turn it off. Also, Apple (and presumably Google, though I don't own an android device) doesn't offer the user a global setting either, so it cannot be turned off on a global basis. Annoying though it may be, there's no real harm being done. Any string that is highlighted can be copied by long-tapping it. These are also not changes written into the text, so if you send it to someone else or view it on a different device, the formatting (say, blue text with underline) is not going to display either.
  20. When you are viewing the list of your notebooks, you should just be able to drag any notebook from one stack directly to another. Just tried it with several notebooks between several stacks and had no problem. Select notebook in Stack A, drag to Stack B.
  21. Glad it worked. Yeah the uninstall/reinstall process is a bit cumbersome, though thankfully Evernote's much faster sync takes some of the bite out of re-downloading large databases. Though it's still a pain in the butt. Hopefully you won't have to do it again for a good long while!
  22. The suggestion to remove images upon clipping is interesting, I can definitely see how that could be useful for articles where images are sprinkled in with text. As a workaround, try selecting just the desired text before invoking the clipper (hard if the article has in-line images). There is no way I know to easily view the HTML of a note in Evernote. The only way I can think of at the moment is to export an individual note as "html" and open in a text editor.
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