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ScottLougheed

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  1. Welcome Paul, First, a minor clarification: There is no clipper application/download for iPhone and iPad per se. Aside from the Evernote application, which you obtain from the App Store, there is no additional download required for clipping in iOS. More on this below. For Safari and Chrome on your Mac: You need to navigate to https://evernote.com/webclipper/ in each browser. So navigate to that page in Safari, download the extension, then double-click the extension to install it in Safari. Then navigate to that same website in Chrome and follow the directions. You cannot use the file you downloaded in Safari to install the extension in Chrome. You MUST visit that website in EACH browser. You can confirm that the extension has been installed by navigating to the Extensions section of each browser's Preference menu. You should also see a toolbar icon for the clipper (if you don't you can right-click on the toolbar and select "customize toolbar", and drag the elephant icon to the desired location on your toolbar. For iOS: In iOS there is nothing that needs to be installed other than the Evernote application. Once the Evernote application has been installed, and you have opened the application and logged in, you should be able to navigate to any website in Safari on iOS, click the Share button (square with the upward pointing arrow) which will display two rows of icons, colourful app icons on the top, black and white icons on the bottom. In the TOP row, scroll all the way to the end where you will see a "More" icon that features three dots. Tap this icon which should display a list of applications and toggle switches. Use the toggle to enable evernote and tap "done" in the top right. Evernote should now appear as one of the colourful icons in the top row (these can be reordered by holding and dragging them around). Now you should be able to visit any website, hit that share button (box with upward arrow), and tap the Evernote icon in that top row. Here is the official guide: https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/67298-new-clip-web-pages-on-ios-8/
  2. This has been discussed a great deal on these forums. In addition to what I suggest here, I recommend you do some searching for more detailed discussion. I'd also suggest you post which operating system you are using here so we can make more relevant recommendations. First of all, it is important to remember that all of your Evernote data is synchronized with Evernote's servers (Excepting Local Notebooks which are not synced). This means that in the event of a hard drive crash or computer loss, your data (except that which was stored in Local Notebooks) should easily be recovered simply by re-sycning from the servers. But, this isn't really "backup", to be safe, a traditional backup is definitely worthwhile. There are a number of approaches. First of all, if you have the Evernote application installed on your computer, you have a copy of your Evernote data stored locally on your hard drive. If you are on a Mac, this database will be backed up along with your Time Machine backup. If you are on windows, just make sure the .exb file is included in whatever your hard drive backup solution is. Other backup systems should also back up your Evernote database. CrashPlan and BackBlaze will backup your Evernote database. It is important, however, to remember that these databases are not terribly human-readable, and in most cases must be restored in full. This means that if you need to recover one note, or a set of notes, or a single notebook, you will have to recover the entire database. This is where individual, manual backups can be helpful. Individual notebooks or other sub-sets of notes can be regularly exported as a .enex file, then backed up in the manner of your choosing (such as by Time Machine or CrashPlan, or Carbon Copy Cloner). So you might set up a habit of exporting subsets of your data on a regular basis, such as daily or weekly (perhaps depending on how active your use of that subset it). You might export a notebook for a very active project on a daily basis, while you might export notebooks for old projects once when the project is complete, and then never again since the data will not be changed. The manual system is labour intensive. On the Mac it might be possible to use Automator to create script that gets run at regular intervals. Again, you'd be wise to search the boards for the many other discussions on this topic, but my post should at least get you started.
  3. For the record, the knowledge base article I linked to was retrieved using "conflicting" as the search term. That being said, documentation on this could be much, much better (part of a broader documentation issue that i have been rather vocal about for quite a while!)
  4. That isn't the way conflicting change should behave. There should be one version of the note, left in the notebook where it lived before, and a conflicting note in a local "conflicting changes" notebook. Also, there is official documentation about conflicts (though there is no single "conflicting changes" article), this might clarify some of the ambiguity: https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#/article/23275623 https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#/article/23275423
  5. Is that PDF encrypted by any chance? sometimes mobile devices have a hard time handling encrypted PDFs.
  6. I can see why you might take issue with the way they have decided to conduct business here. Indeed it does privilege those who are willing to/able to pay, and disadvantage those who don't/can't. (though I hadn't even considered the possibility that Evernote would pay media companies, to me that seemed backwards, but not wrong, just backwards relative to how I saw it and understand the biz). With respect to privacy, apparently, according to Evernote's blog: So, nothing being handed over to third-parties. Though of course, as with any situation where you store information on someone else's servers, and this applies not just Evernote, these terms can always change. But I don't think any ToS had to change for Evernote to offer context since they have always mined your Evernote data to feed it back to you (related content, as well as all the OCR stuff and type-ahead searching etc). So, this is something to be concerned with, for sure, and has always been the case with Evernote (and, well, every company like Dropbox and Google, and Apple, and Facebook and Amazon, and.....)
  7. Where are you seeing these conflicting notes? There are two types of conflicts I've experienced in Evernote. 1) A sync issue has resulted in two version of a note to conflict. In this case one note gets placed in a newly created local notebook called "conflicting changes DATE", the other version stays wherever it has always been. 2) A sync issue has resulted in Evernote losing track of which modifications to a note were made at what time. Evernote appends another version of the note to the same note, resulting in your original note being followed by a "Conflicting modifications DATE" heading, which is followed by the modified version of the note. In (1), evernote creates TWO notes. One is in the original location, one is located in a newly created conflicting notes notebook. In (2), Evernote appends the conflicting content to the note itself. To resolve EITHER of these issues, you review the conflict manually and reconcile any changes that need reconciling. Once the changes are reconciled, you can delete whatever is extraneous, either the appended content at the end of the note as in (2), or the no-longer-needed additional notes created as in (1). Which one of these are you seeing? Are you seeing your original note with conflicting material appended (e.g., 2)? or are you seeing an entirely separately created note in addition to your original note (e.g., 1)? If you have reconciled the conflicts, just delete the conflicting notes, or deleting the appended conflicting content.
  8. After reading this Techcrunch article I'm doubly leery of the whole Context feature. Obviously I don't expect Evernote to share its business plans or strategy, but it really seems like this could be a budding plan for Evernote to eventually make money with promoted content masquerading as Context, especially in light of the Nikkei article and the fact that all the content providers are corporate and advertising funded and Wikipedia is omitted. I'd rather you guys just sell the pencil holders and premium subscriptions. After reading this Techcrunch article I'm doubly leery of the whole Context feature. Obviously I don't expect Evernote to share its business plans or strategy, but it really seems like this could be a budding plan for Evernote to eventually make money with promoted content masquerading as Context, especially in light of the Nikkei article and the fact that all the content providers are corporate and advertising funded and Wikipedia is omitted. I'd rather you guys just sell the pencil holders and premium subscriptions. I'm not sure why this article, and Context in general, makes you leery. First, it isn't anything masqueraded as "promoted content", it is promoted content plain as day. There are companies paying Evernote to be included in Context, to me this falls in the definition of promoted content (in at least a broad sense). (I can't speak to why Wikipedia is excluded, so I choose not to read anything into this, lacking any information whatsoever to make any meaningful inferences). Second, Context is entirely optional. If you don't like it, you can simply un-tick the box (as I have done). Either way, your data are not fed to the content producers. Third, and picking up your point about "corporate and advertising funded" content providers being the only available sources, I have two points: 1) This is early days. I suspect Evernote is starting with the low-hanging fruit to demonstrate to investors and potential partners the viability of the scheme. High-readership, reasonably mainstream, catering to some large proportion of Evernote's user base (as measured by or perceived by Evernote). Maybe there will be some more niche content (e.g., www.rabble.ca; sorry for the Canadian example, I'm not familiar with US alternative media), but for the time being I suspect the "corporate" is going to dominate; 2) The vast majority of media outlets producing digital content are funded at least in part through advertising (except for publicly funded outlets like the BBC, CBC, and NPR, or a few alternative media outlets, though even these all have some small amount of advertising in some forms or another). Aside from academic journal databases (which are EXTREMELY corporate), and wikipedia, I can't think of any non-advertising-based media outlet that isn't either extremely alternative, or extremely niche. Now, I don't find Context useful at all, because none of the sources are sufficiently credible or have any relation to my own work. But I'm not leery of Context because of this, just as I'm not leery of Evernote having introduced Evernote Business a while back, something that I also have no need for. Aside from the possible diversion of resources from other pressing tasks (though this could be counterbalanced by increased revenue, and thus, increased resources), what makes you leery?
  9. I'm assuming you saw a note ore notebook with "conflicting changes" appended to the title on at least 1 device, otherwise I'm not sure what you are talking about. If you are seeing a note with a " conflicting modifications " heading and content appended underneath, the cause is the same as described above, and the solution is the same. "Conflicting notes" are placed in a notebook called "conflicting notes" which is local to the device ( not synced, won't appear on other devices) so that conflict can be seen only on that one device and must be resolved there. It is not possible to disable either behaviour because doing so would result in data loss when sync conflicts inevitably occur. I'd rather have to manually reconcile changes than lose data!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. 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.
  15. If you sync your iPhone contacts with Google, then saving your Evernote contacts to your iPhone ckntacts as you have done, should result in them being pushed up to googles servers, just like if you manually entered a new contact in the contacts application. If you do not sync your iPhone contacts with Google, then you would have to set that up and it should merge your two lists upon the initial sync.
  16. In Evernote, select in the menu bar: Evernote>Preferences>General and make sure to check (enable) "Show Evernote Helper in the Menu Bar" as well as: "Keep Evernote Helper running in the background...." and "start the Evernote helper when I log into my computer" If these are already checked, try un-checking them, then re-checking them to re-establish the setting.
  17. There seems to be some rather widespread problem with the web client and shared notebooks the cropped up in the last 36hrs or so. Lots of discussion about it in this community. It should be resolved soon, I hope.
  18. Just attempted to share a notebook publicly without issue. This feature still seems to be around. Here's my attempt to do so just a second ago: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABnVvugURN9NvK6gYr5znL5MzwG86OMVqWE
  19. And evernote staff are tagging and accumulating posts about the Beta web interface which are being shared with the developers, according to a staff post elsewhere on the forums I'm too lazy to find for you.
  20. It isn't clear where the desktop interface has been dumbed down.... (that is, as of the conference/the last year, in which the interface has remained the same on desktop clients, with the exception of what appears to be a bit of new paint on the Mac client in those screenshots)
  21. Thanks Geoff! I realize, of course, that this is a brand new feature, so I know you aren't going to have a list a mile long at launch. Just wanted to put it on record that there is definite interest (from at least one user!) in academic sources. An idea to toss in Libin's "ideas" business notebook perhaps?
  22. I think there are a few challenges here. While I don't know the ins-and-outs of browser extensions, I do know they do not have the same type of privileges that standalone applications have with respect to accessing local files in the Operating System. I suspect that for storing extension preferences and information about extension states (e.g., "have I ever been opened?" "when was the last time I have been opened?" "What was the last window I displayed?"), the only option is to store in browser cookie, since extensions don't have permission to access any other part of the computer operating system. This means that if you are in the habit of clearing your history and cookies every time you close your browser, you effectively remove the caches for all of you browser extensions as well. They start out thinking that this is the first time they've been executed on this system and display all their welcome information. Since extension state information and preferences can only ever be retained in browser cookies because they do not have permission to store data elsewhere (my assumption), I don't know if there is a workaround, aside from deciding not to blast your cookies away after every session. Someone with some more technical knowledge of browser extensions might be able to clarify.
  23. For the Context service, does Evernote have any inclination towards dealing with some academic sources too? Wall Street Journal and Fast Company are fine and dandy, but what about ScienceDirect, Elsevier, or JSTOR? This would definitely help your users in the Ivory Tower (there are a couple of us!) and a good number of these publishers have accessible APIs.
  24. Wow, and a bit of a hint at some UI changes for the Mac Client? Exciting.
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