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ScottLougheed

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  1. There is currently no way to get a scan from Scannable directly to a local notebook. Workarounds like AirDropping to your computer then adding to a Local Notebook would be your best bet.
  2. Yikes, it is dismaying to hear this. There are definitely some loose screws with Evernote as a service for businesses. I mean, even Squarespace offers 24/7 support for their online storefront customers (heck, even for their plain-jane state-your-opinion bloggers like myself). That sort of thing is pretty damned important when you have an international user base of businesspeople. I think Evernote needs to step up their game here if they want to really be an enterprise staple. Also, while Paul and any other business/non-business user can backup their contents, the backup system is rather clumsy at best. Either you get granular backups you perform manually when you remember (export notebook X, export notebook Y) and/or you get automatic backups of a database that can only be restored in whole or not at all. Neither of these are ideal because restoring a database, especially with lots of shared content could cause problems for other members, and it also could, well, just cause problems altogether! Manually exporting is fine, but the possibility for human error is so great. Even had Paul had a good backup system, it wouldn't have necessarily meant he was back up and productive a whole lot sooner. While other database-based applications don't have it much better, there are some more elegant implementations of database backups that ease the pain at least a little bit. Nevertheless, this is precisely one of the reasons why I have moved my work-related content out of Evernote (in addition to the fact that I can't legally store some of it there). To me the reliability issues and the clumsiness of backup were too risky to put my money on. I still keep my household and some personal stuff in EN, because in most cases I can go without that for a while if it takes time to get my data back in the event of loss/disruption, but I can't afford to lose days of productivity with work. And I'm not even a Business user, just a regular Premium user. I'm confident that EN will step things up, these things take time, and while EN is not a small company any more, they aren't a huge one either. The question is, how long will it take to become as robust as is required to be reliable in mission critical contexts. Glad you got access to your files again, damned shame you lost so many days of productivity.
  3. I agree with you that the slick-ness really ought to get baked into the EN application. I see no reason why they shouldn't do that. Perhaps its just a bit of latency with the development process.
  4. ah well, I'm not sure if you are the minority. I too encounter, and get frustrated by, iOS (or even OS X) data detectors erroneously interpreting a string of numbers as a date or phone number. That being said, unlike you, I don't have any use case where I would systematically be encountering this error so it would certainly be less frustrating for me than for you. I think it would be great if data detectors could be controlled by the user at the application level in iOS (they can be on OS X, if the developer includes the option), and I'm not sure whether this is something within Evernote's control or not, either way they play a part.
  5. I suppose this offers some flexibility in that Scannable can be useful for anyone, whether they are an Evernote user or not (which seems almost in contradiction to recent moves of trying to handicap anything that doesn't involve Evernote directly). Personally I think making it separate is a great move. I have recently significantly decreased my reliance on Evernote, but I have used Scannable heavily since it was released because it is one of the best of its kind in my experience. I'm please not to have to load up the entire Evernote application (which can take a while even on my iPhone 6), navigate through this menu and that menu, press this button then that button, scan the paper, send it to the non-evernote app I want it in (assuming I don't want it in Evernote in this case), then invariably have to return to Evernote to delete the note that was created in the process of scanning. Now I open scannable which loads quickly already poised to scan, bam bam bam, scan my pages and off they go to Evernote or anywhere else. Additionally, I think of my mother who just recently got an iPhone as her first smartphone. She routinely needs to scan documents but hasn't had the capacity at home (scanner at office of course) or on the road until she got her iPhone. While she isn't an Evernote user, Scannable was the app I directed her to because: 1) it's free; 2) it works very well; 3) its very easy to use. If she required an EN account to use it, I would have probably directed her to either ScanBot or Scanner Pro, both of which are capable apps, but cost a bit and aren't quite as swift. I think they really nailed it with Scannable (I haven't been able to say this about Evernote in a long time, so this is a standout moment in my opinion). *There are a few little niggles I'd like to see improved, perhaps ironically mostly with the procedure for sending to EN, but really its just a little thing. In particular I'm a bit frustrated that you cannot tag a new scan when sending it to Evernote. I don't mind having to go and load Evernote and tag the scan post-hoc, but really I feel like I should be able to slap the "receipt" tag on a scan when I pick the notebook it belongs to, rather than having to subsequently open Evernote, locate the new file, then tag it.
  6. This is a data detector built into iOS, not an Evernote feature. An application developer can specify whether iOS data detectors are enabled or not for their application, but I don't believe there is a user-facing setting. Unfortunately I don't think the settings available to users or developers are fine-grained enough for a developer to give their user an option to turn on/off data detectors in their app. The developer either allows data detectors, or dis-allows data detectors. While I can definitely see why it would be frustrating in your case, I can also see how it would, generally speaking, be desirable (when it is actually detecting a real time/date). As such I can't see Evernote disabling iOS's data detector any time soon, as frustrating for you as that will be! EDIT: A potential workaround is to use Presentation Mode for memorizing content as the data detectors wouldn't highlight text in that view (at least not based on my very quick test just now)
  7. That sounds like a bug if the popup is persistent. Once that is cleared up, I don't imagine Work Chat will be in your way too much. I haven't needed to share anything since Work Chat was released, so honestly, I don't even notice that it is there. I have yet to see it interfere with my workflow (popups aside). A lot of people are complaining about WC and want it disabled, but none seem to be able to clearly articulate why they feel that way (other than saying "because I just do"). I'd be very interested to hear if/how Work Chat interferes with your flow (aside from popups, which are definitely frustrating) once your popup situation is resolved. I am definitely NOT dismissing your feelings! I am sincerely interested in understanding why people are so desperate to disable something that, to me, is barely noticeable.
  8. Previously, I have used zotero to manage references, but kept all of my reading notes in Evernote. I pasted Evernote note links into the Zotero entry for a given reading so that I could easily select a reference in Zotero and its one click to view the notes I have for it in Evernote. This has been (and still is, except I've migrated my reading notes, and all of my work stuff, to a different program) one of the most effective way for me to do things. You could use almost any reference manager other than Zotero. This same workflow would work with Mendeley, Refworks, EndNote, Papers, and probably Diigo (which I haven't tried). I've tried about 10 reference managers (paid and free) and found Zotero to be the one with the fewest frustrations for me. (That's key, you'l notice I didn't say it was the "best". No reference manager is terribly great, its all about finding the one with the problems that impact your workflow the least!)
  9. More details. What operating system, what version of the Evernote application, or was it the web?
  10. I'd suggest you submit a support ticket to alert Evernote about this bug. You'll know if a change to the clipper has been made because it will likely be part of an Evernote application update for your iOS device. No app update, no update to the clipper.
  11. Popups should only ever appear once per install (if you reinstall the app, you'll be subject to a barrage of popups again). Aside from the icon in the toolbar, Work Chat shouldn't really even be in your way if you never need it. It doesn't consume additional resources and aside from the (usually) one-time popup, it shouldn't really be something you ever notice. Are you seeing Work Chat use up resources or prevent you from doing what you normally do? Perhaps I've missed something in my day-to-day use.
  12. I have other far more pressing things that will ruin my day. I just ignore the button and the feature and move on. After all, it doesn't occupy additional computer resources and it doesn't do anything unless you tell it to, so, no impact to the system or my workflow (except for a the pixels devoted to displaying the button in the vexingly non-configurable toolbar). It completely changed the way notes are shared is what it did. Has had a major impact on our business, so in fact it does matter. All of the old ways of sharing notes still exist. You can email notes to anyone (Note>more sharing>email note) (on iOS select the three dots>share>email, which is where it has always been) You can make notes public (cmd-/) you can make notebooks public (right click>publish notebook) The only time you need to use work chat is to invite a fellow evernote user to collaborate on a notebook. In this case, I don't see what harm is being done because the recipient must be an Evernote user by definition (and this has always been the case, even before work chat). Perhaps I have missed something. Where are you finding you are unable to share things the way you used to? When I try to share a note via email from a shared note, the send via email is grayed out. This is how we shared an update in a note before. Work chat also does not work from these notes. We had multiple premium accounts. A notebook is shared from account A. In the past account B could work on the note, then update our ordering person with an email share. Now the email is greyed out on Account B. This work chat really messed up our workflow, and made our lives miserable. We are now attempting business because it is easier to share a notebook. We do not need work chat to share anything. Actually if you put all of your employees and colleagues, such as your Ordering Person, into an Evernote Business account (which it sounds like you are based on the underlined text), then you will need Work Chat, because that is the primary means by which notes are shared between Evernote users. I suspect that on-boarding your other staff could make things like updating your orders person a bit easier actually, so long as they can wrapt heir heads around Evernote. That being said, some things just don't work for all people. It would be regrettable if Work Chat totally ruined your workflow even after you give it an honest chance. It might also be worth submitting a bug report via the support system about your greyed out email (I don't have two premium accounts so I can't test your situation for myself). It may be a bug, or another form of regression that Evernote may choose to address.
  13. I think the new Web Beta demonstrates that Evernote is into experimenting with these types of dynamic interface elements. Lots of things are fading/sliding in and out of view based on user input. Applied smartly (I think it is applied a bit heavy-handedly in the Web Beta), such as you are suggesting, it could be really good and help free up some space, especially for users on small displays or who split screen. That being said, Evernote has done little more than add a few buttons and coats of paint to the Mac interface in the last several years. I suspect if anything like you are suggesting will be implemented, it won't be until they do a massive interface overhaul (arguably v. 6 brought such an overhaul, but I don't think it did really. They changed the paint, but didn't knock down any walls). Only time will tell! It is a good suggestion IMO.
  14. This isn't entirely true. Your notes can be exported as PDFs from within the Evernote app for desktop. Just open Evernote on the desktop, locate your Penultimate notes (likely in the Penultimate notebook), then print each one to a PDF. Alternatively you can drag and drop each penultimate "page" to a folder on your computer and it will be saved as an image. So you can take your content with you. That being said, if you have a large quantity of penultimate content, this could be an onerous process to print each one to PDF/drag to image, but it is possible.
  15. It doesn't seem to be possible to avoid this currently. Jefito suggest sharing a notebook between accounts which might help reduce the number of time you need to switch. You can put frequently accessed info into this notebook so you don't need to worry about which account you are logged into to access it. Not a solution, won't prevent you from having to switch from time to time, but it might mean doing it less often. It will likely remain a problem until Evernote chooses to introduce an efficient user-switching system for their mobile clients. As much as I can see the demand for this, I don't imagine it is a high priority for them. That's just my speculation though.
  16. This might also have been an issue with iOS/the App Store, rather than Evernote itself. Either way, frustrating!
  17. The screenshot you are posting is from the sidebar. You cannot modify the organization of notebooks from the sidebar. Try clicking on "Notebooks" (which should be above the list of notebooks in the sidebar) to show a list of your notebooks in the main window, then right-click on any given notebook, or you can also drag and drop notebooks into/out of stacks.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. Yup, I'm with you Jeff. It isn't a big deal when the selection and smart filing doesn't get it right. When it does though, and it nails it surprisingly often, it is a delightful feeling!
  24. Just tested this with 6.0.3 (released in the last 24hrs). No problems creating a saved search and dragging it to the shortcut area.
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