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ScottLougheed

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  1. This is possible. See the note below: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s25/sh/13d8348f-5c65-43a1-9b43-2e7fa7d32821/2c4d19bd017d52b825eb511b0ff667e1
  2. Android: While Evernote doesn't publish its development plans, I would say the chances are VERY high. There are different teams developing for different platforms so features sometimes (usually...) do not appear at the same time. Scanning Yes, using your phone camera can have mixed results depending on the quality of the camera. You can use any scanner you like to convert paper documents into PDF documents (or images, whatever your device and your preference is). Evernote doesn't really care what you use to digitize your paper, so once it is on you computer you can just toss it into Evernote. There is only one Evernote-specific scanner and it is fairly new, it is certainly not the only way to go as people have been scanning into Evernote for ages prior to the Scan Snap Evernote Edition. . Popular, inexpensive scanners are available from: Doxie and Fujitsu Others can likely chime in on their recommended models. Some guides on how others go "paperless" with Evernote: http://www.macworld.com/article/2029451/how-i-went-paperless-with-hazel-and-evernote.html http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_go_completely_paperless_your_mac
  3. Not a perfect solution but have you tried Skitch for iPhone? It directly integrates with Evernote and offers some of what you are seeking.
  4. I agree that this could be improved. As a very new feature I imagine they are actively working to make it better. We have seen several releases with bug fixes and improvements already, so I suspect we will see more fixes and improvements as time goes on. Alternatively, allow for scanned business card notes to have images attached, this was the backside of the business card, or any other image, can be attached.
  5. That being said, if you create the evernote:/// note link on your desktop and paste it, it will function on iOS (or in any other iOS application, in fact, such as in a Calendar event).
  6. Hi Arsenal, You'll have to forgive your peers here, as this is a user forum and people contribute during their free time and might not be able to give you information immediately (You have given your peers 6 hours, which is a pretty small window). Applications: Skitch (download from the Google Play or Apple App Store) - Annotate PDFs (Add lines, arrows, highlights, text boxes) - Integrates directly with Evernote. If you want to actually edit the contents (make changes to words and formatting) of a PDF you'll have to extract the text into a different format. If you are on iOS however, you might want to check out PDF Expert 5 from Readdle. I use this application on my iPad on a daily basis, it is indispensable to me. It has "review" mode which allows you to actually make changes to the contents of a pdf, including inline text insertion and deletion. When you are done modifying your PDF you can just use the "open in..." function to return the file to Evernote.
  7. Thankfully this has been requested numerous time on these forums and Evernote staff do read these forums even if they do not always respond. Since EN doesn't publish their roadmaps or future features, we'll just have to sit tight!
  8. When viewing any note, there should be a button comprised of three dots. That's what we have perhaps erroneously been calling "more"
  9. ah, you know what, I just noticed the "Android" tag on this post and I only have experience with iOS. This sounds like a bug. I suggest reporting it using a support ticket.
  10. This should only appear once after the application has been installed. Unless you uninstall the application and do a fresh install, it shouldn't appear a second time. As such there is no way to turn it off except to see it once, dismiss the notification, and avoid deleting the application.
  11. Ok, so here are a few suggestions: 1) Fix your settings at Google.com so that google doesn't pull your Facebook events. (Not a google user so I can't help you here). 2) In Evernote on iPad tap your username to enter the settings menu. Turn off "automatic note titles". This will prevent Evernote from inserting title suggestions from your calendar and location. 3) In iOS, open the device's settings app>Facebook>Calendar and Switch that off. That will prevent your iOS from displaying facebook events.
  12. Apologies; Android on my phone and Windows desktop. Do you mean forcing a sync on my phone or on the desktop? You would initiate a sync on whatever device is displaying that arrow.
  13. Please indicate what client you are using (windows, Mac, iOS, android). Try forcing a sync by clicking the sync button. Since the desktop app only syncs every 5+ minutes (depending on your selected preference) you can expect that indicator to be present for at least a few minutes, and it is harmless.
  14. Attachments in Evernote are also stored locally, if you are backing up your computers hard drive (which I am sure you are!) those locally stored files are also being backed up. This means the file exists on Evernote's server, on your computers hard drive, and your backup of that hard drive. This is a reasonably safe scenario, I don't see much value in having duplicates of All of your attachments elsewhere in the manner you describe. It can't hurt, necessarily, except insofar as it takes up extra space and may cause confusion, but with triplicates already I don't see a strong need either.
  15. I too am unclear as to why visualization, specifically, is terribly helpful. But I guess that isn't a great argument against it.. Though I don't agree there's a strong argument for it either. However I think such a visual representation can be confusing. The current implementation makes clear that there is only ONE INSTANCE of an object with various attributes added (tags). To visualize it the way many reference managers do, and how you are describing can be misleading, giving the impression that there are many instances do the same object, or duplicates in multiple locations, when really there is only the one. This is conceptually rather complex, and also inaccurate, and could be challenging for many users to understand. If you have a piece of paper, it is easy to think of tags as sticky notes attached to that one piece of paper. A single paper can have as many sticky notes as you want. Conceptually that makes sense. But using folders and this faux hierarchy is more like opening your filing cabinet and pulling out a folder and finding that piece of paper. Then you pull out a different folder only to find that SAME piece of paper, and then a third folder again with that same piece of paper. How can that paper exist in three places simultaneously? This is conceptually convoluted compared to a single piece of paper to which three sticky notes as been applied, isn't it?
  16. As a user of a similar reference manager, I know how this works. This uses the metaphor of "folders' but is really an application of the principle of Tags. To take my previous example further, lets think of the hierarchy we can produce: We have two "top levels", either the "all notes" or the specific notebook "academic literature". So this forms our "central folder". We can then navigate down the hierarchy using tags. Lets say we narrow our search to just the "academic literature" notebook for this example. Lets search this for anything with: STS So I get any reading notes that have STS as one of their tags. But lets say I want to think about nonhuman agency in science and tech studies. Lets search then for: Tag:STS tag:nonhuman Ok, another example: I want reading notes on food studies literature: Tag:"food studies" But I have a section that outlines Actor-Network Theory's contribution to food studies, so: tag:ANT tag:"Food Studies" So we have several ad hoc hierarchies: Academic Literature>STS Academic Literature>STS>nonhuman Academic Literature>Food Studies Academic Literature>Food Studies>ANT Now, what I am thinking is that what you are REALLY asking for is not for the ability to create hierarchies, because that already exists, but rather the ability to visualize them?
  17. I disagree. Many abstract ideas do not fit nicely into distinct mutually exclusive categories. Most of the time "abstract" and "general" come along with "fuzzy" and "messy" which is usually highly incompatible with any notion of hierarchy or "mutually exclusive". Lets take this example from the real world of academia: An article about Actor-Network Theory that uses the specific case of farming scallops in France. Lets say I need to find a place to put my reading notes on that paper. Where does this belong? Actor-Network Theory is a theory broadly applied to a great many topics. So we put it in the Actor-Network Theory folder. But wait... it uses scallop farming. So should I put this in the "Food Studies" folder? It might fit into a "food studies" paper I might write in the future. But wait once more, this paper also discusses issues around nonhuman agency. That's another broad concept that I might want to address, so I should put it in the folder with the rest of the "nonhuman agency" articles. But wait... This is also part of the broader Science and Technology Studies field, so I could put it in the STS folder. But wait... this is also potentially helpful in thinking about Animal Studies... But wait... This is also about a particular method of social scientific inquiry (Doing research with Actor-Network Theory). So... this goes in my methods folder? So what do I do? What does my heirarchical structure look like? STS>Actor-Network Theory STS>Actor-Network Theory>Methods STS>Actor-Network Theory>Food STS>Actor-Network Theory>Animal Studies STS>Nonhuman Agency Food Studies>Actor-Network Theory Animal Studies>Actor-Network Theory Methods>Actor-Network Theory So we have notes on an academic article that addresses a relatively wide range of ideas at a relatively high level of abstraction. I can only put it in ONE location. Which one do I choose? If I'm writing a Food Studies oriented paper, I might not think to look in STS>Actor-Network Theory>Methods so that's a bummer. Likewise, if I'm writing about nonhuman agency, I might not think to look in Food Studies>Actor-Network Theory However, if we remove the criteria of mutual exclusivity, we have a lot more flexibility in where I put those reading notes. Notebook: academic literature Tags: ANT, STS, Food Studies, Nonhuman, Method So, when I write my Food Studies paper and I want to find my notes on relevant literature, I might look to my Food Studies tag, and BAM there would be my notes on this paper and many others. But next I am writing a paper on method in science and technology studies. Perhaps I look in either the STS tag or the Method tag. Either way, this paper will also appear. Even better, what if I have some outlines or writing notes about any of these topics? Perhaps I have a few paragraphs about nonhuman agency from a paper I wrote a while back. If that is filed away in a folder: Documents>Academics>Manuscripts>Drafts>random nonuman paper It might take me a while to find it, if I find it at all. I filed it away there last year or two years ago, after all. In a non-mutually exclusive world that might also get the Nonhuman tag. So lets say I just want to look at ANYTHING that is tagged Nonhuman, not just my reading notes, then that fragment of writing (filed in a different notebook for whatever project it was a part of) will also appear. Yippee! A head start on my current paper. So, if you think that a mutually exclusive hierarchical structure is better for organizing abstract, general ideas, I think you are incorrect. It may be perfectly acceptable for organizing that sort of thing, but it is certainly not ideal or better or the best.
  18. Tags are no more or less real than an index. Indexes are not infallible either. For example, lets say you have Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup in a cookbook. Where should that be in the index? Chicken? Soup? Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup? Weeknight Meals? Each of those are relatively reasonable places to put "Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup" in an index and the exact location would have been decided at the discretion of the author or editor, not the reader. That means a reader would have to check each of these headings in order to find Chicken and Veg Noodle Soup. The association between the index location and content exists only in the mind of the editor or author doesn't it? Or do you see every index entry as handed down from "nature", some clear objective, singular index location that cannot be debated? How is your critique of tags any different except that the tags are created at your discretion and not the discretion of an author or editor that is not you?
  19. if you want to WORK and UNDERSTAND you have to organize... so you HAVE TO use a hierarchical approach... read any book of wathever topic you want and discover by yourself that it has an index.. an order... a hierarchical approach... if you just want to play or make cooking recipes there's no prob with the tags... I don't agree and I don't think you can make these assumptions. There is nothing handed down from some transcendental external source that says the only effective way to organize is mutually exclusive hierarchies. There are many ways data can be organized effectively. A method based on mutually exclusive hierarchical categories/folders is one way, a system based on non-mutually exclusive "tags" is another. There are serious advantages and disadvantages to both methods. I also think you can express your opinion (a preference for hierarchy) without being judgemental (trivializing people who prefer "flat" systems as just "playing").
  20. Doesn't the "folder" metaphor used by Windows and Mac OSs also "force" users into one system? (the exception being the introduction of tags with Mac OS X 10.9). For the most part the operating systems are not conducive to a more "flat" file management system, you are really compelled into using a more hierarchical approach. Using a flat approach in the conventional OS file system requires considerable workarounds and is kind of clunky. On the other hand, Evernote is the opposite. trying to create multi-level hierarchies is difficult but flat is easy. If we want to blame Evernote for 'forcing' users into flat, we should also blame Microsoft and Apple (though Apple less and less with 10.9) for forcing us into hierarchies.
  21. That would be safari on the Mac. When clipping, a small red number will appear on the clipper button on the toolbar. I believe this is to indicate that there is a clip pending (that is, it the clipper is still somewhere in the process of clippings nod syncing with the EN server). Usually this clippin happens so fast you'll never see any number other than "1". That being said I was able to have it upat. "3" at one point when I had three larger pages I wanted to clip all loaded up, and I just went "bam, bam, bam" and all three were clipping more or less simultaneously. That number is really nothing to worry about. The only thing to consider would be you might not want to completely quit (cmd-q) Safari until that number clears.
  22. Open penultimate, navigate to General Settings under your user name, and tap "restore purchases" at the bottom of the settings window. You'll likely have to enter your Apple ID password, and it will restore all of your in-app purchases.
  23. Haven't had any recent issues with syncing with Evernote. There was a version a few months ago that seemed to want to crash whenever I tried to upload but thats long since been fixed. As far as the highlighting of PDF problem, indeed it finds appropriate PDFs but does not highlight text. This is probably a limitation on the inline displaying of PDFs in notes. I don't think that Evernote can highlight text on in-line PDFs.
  24. A $10 stylus will work on any tablet. There are many other very expensive styli that will, of course, be better or different, but a basic stylus does not need to be expensive. There are more feature-rich styli that incorporate bluetooth for their functioning, many are made for both iPad and certain android powered hardware, and they already exist (check out the products from Adonit).
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