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ScottLougheed

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  1. What application are you using to view your PDF? I have no problem making this work in Preview. It does not work when viewing the PDF as an inline attachment in a note. You must open the PDF in an external viewer.
  2. Based on the very limited information you have provided, I can't say I've seen this occur on my Mac. What do you mean when you say "gone". And what does "somewhere" mean? Has the app finished its initial launch sync before or after you "click somewhere"?
  3. your request is a bit vague, but to me it sound like you are already describing the "Annotation summary" that Evernote creates for PDFs that you annotate in Evernote. Draw some circles, boxes, arrows? They get summarized at the top of the PDF, and clicking on each snippet takes you to that spot in the PDF. Or were you thinking of something different?
  4. Just a quick note: The toolbar is now editable (though you can't add anything beyond what's in the default set, you can remove as much as you'd like).
  5. Thanks Scott All Evernote does is to keep a current replica of a database on its servers - that is not backup. Backup should allow me to restore a database to a known point in time - eg COB last Tuesday. This may be in Evernote 4 Business - but I for one wouldn't put my money it. The notion that Evernote online is adequate backup is IMO a fallacy. It does not afford me any protection against my own mistakes. My experience is that data loss/corruption is most frequently caused by user error - and in these days of point, click, swipe, pinch etc the propensity for such errors is multiplied. . Not sure why this is relevant to the present discussion, but you are right. Evernote is not a backup, itself, nor is it easy to backup the database or restore individual components of that database. Local notebooks are especially vulnerable because unlike synced notebooks they exist in only one place (and a hard-to-backup place at that), so if something goes awry locally (such as a hard disk failure) they're toast (Except for any backups you may have made). While syncing to evernote is not backup, it does prevent against loss due to a local hardware failure. I personally never use local notebooks because there are too many documented issues on these forums with either data loss (because of a local failure) or accidental syncing of local content (due, often, to user error, but still, not a chance I want to take, since I am a user and thus, could potentially err). Yes, it is a bit of a chore to do this calculation, especially if you have lots of notebooks. I never suggested it could be done in your head, a calculator is probably necessary. But, this isn't a daily task so hopefully the one time every blue moon you have to do this to determine where you are at isn't to terrible to bear. Tanjamuse hasn't given us any information at all in order to make even a remotely informed assumption about where they are at in terms of these limits. That being said, yes, regardless of where your data are coming from or what the contents are, planning is necessary, especially when you are working with numbers that, from the start, are encroaching on Evernote's limits. If I was doing the type of serious work involving archiving potentially 'millions' of items, I'd be reluctant to make Evernote my weapon of choice not the least because the various account limits would immediately pose a challenge, but also because, as you point out, there are challenges with ensuring the integrity of the data. If I had that type of data coming in, I'd do a bit of extra research to find the tool best suited to the task. The account limits of Evernote immediately preclude Evernote's use if you're talking "millions" of documents.
  6. What good is the first option if the notes count on both accounts? The second option isn't useful for me, since I need to access them online. Which goes for the third option as well. We've established that shared files only count against the owner, have we not? As for the utility of 2 and 3, is it really the case that you need immediate access to all 100,000 notes at all times? Is it not possible that at least several thousand or more are no longer of immediate use? Either way, I understand that this is far from ideal because of course, you'd never know if you need access until you do, and you realize they're archived by either means, and then you're stuck. However, as I said, these are workarounds, and they aren't elegant. I didn't promise they worked well, or worked for everyone! Have your reached, or are you approaching 100,000 notes?
  7. What exactly do you mean by "deactivated? A deactivated account is one that is, well, deactivated altogether and should appear almost as if it doesn't exist. I'm going to suggest that if you are still able to use Evernote and receive no connection errors in Evernote on your Mac, that your account is still active. Could you simply have been logged out of Evernote on your iPhone, but not on your Mac? Did you change your password for any reason? Can you log into your account at www.evernote.com? When you try and log in on your iPhone, what error are you getting? Can you follow the "forgot password" instructions and set up a new password for yourself, and then log in on your devices again?
  8. Certainly seems like a reasonable use case to me!
  9. I think this is just being prudent, and would suggest it even if background sync did work reliably! (Also, just in case there is any confusion, I am not an Evernote employee, and I have no insider knowledge).
  10. It has not been discretely disabled. Background sync, in general (not related to evernote, specifically) does appear to be somewhat flakey. Its particularly flakey on older devices, I found after upgrading to my iPhone 6 that it was working a fair bit more regularly. One thing to remember is that this background updating isn't that frequent. Depending on the application, it could be as infrequent as once per hour. I've sometimes found it hard to detect whether it works or not with Evernote because often times its only a few notes that have been added since I last launched, and usually they are not large, so it can be difficult for me to discern whether they were downloaded at launch, or downloaded prior to launch... Anyway, I don't trust it to flawlessly update my offline notebooks, I always manually verify their contents before I enter into a not-connected area.
  11. Those are definitely two significant shortcomings of the built-in Evernote Camera if you are looking to use it as if it were a traditional camera. Unfortunately I don't think this is how Evernote is expecting it to be used, I think they are expecting it to be used primarily as if it were a scanner, which requires much different controls (and far fewer manual controls!). I suspect your best bet is to use the iOS camera, then import all the images in bulk to Evernote afterwards. Since iOS stores your photos chronologically then it should be fairly easy to maintain order. Not an ideal workaround at all, but workarounds rarely are ideal otherwise they wouldn't be workarounds!
  12. Sure, I think Evernote would be wise to add this as an option for their camera, though with their smart document scanning system they've implemented I'm not sure it would work. Thats technical stuff only Evernote knows though, but one can speculate! A bit of an aside, in zooming the way you do you are "digitally zooming". This is not too different from (in fact, its almost identical to) taking the picture without zoom then cropping it down and sizing it back up. Given this to be the case, you could snap the photos using Evernote's camera without zoom, then crop them down afterwards achieving, essentially, the same effect (and all of the glorious quality loss inherent in either workflow in the absence of optical zoom!).
  13. Are you asking about workarounds? 1) Create a second account and share notes between them. 2) Select older notes and export them to .enex files for archiving/long-term storage 3) More masses of notes to a local notebook where they don't count against your quota. None of these are elegant, most of them mean you are limiting the accessibility of the notes you are sloughing off, and they all introduce the possibility of losing data (e.g., local notebooks are less robust since there is no remote storage of them). Have you reached, or are you approaching 100,000 notes?
  14. 1) I don't know the answer because I don't know how Evernote structures their database to know what the "count" property means or how it is used. 2) You can see your note count in the sidebar of Evernote. While this would include both notebooks you own and notebooks shared with you, if you are approaching 100,000 you can bet you're fairly close to the limit, depending on the proportion of notebooks you own versus those shared with you. Or, in the Notebook screen, you can manually tally the note counts in each notebook you own, since those are displayed next to the notebook name. 100,000 notes is an awful lot of notes. I've seen only a couple of people in this community even come close, though I am sure MANY more than that are out there in the wild, I still think they are very much edge cases. I'm not justifying the 100,000 limit, just saying I think it requires a fair bit of effort to even approach that and in all likelihood you'll encounter the widely discussed performance issues (not to mention potential local storage limitations, depending on your computer's HD/SSD capacity) before you reach 100,000. If you get to the 100,000 point, there are some clumsy workarounds.
  15. Scott can you tell me if the volume limits (number of notebooks, number of notes, note size) include local notebooks - i.e. could I have 1,000 local note books with a 1,000,000 notes Update : I think I found my answer https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/43783-do-notes-in-local-notebook-count-against-total-account-note-limit/#entry232984 That's almost 2 years old - would it be safe to assume it holds true today. Yes I know I am responsible for backing it up. I don't rely on applications for backup, I have a single 'unified' back up regime that caters for all my data. Thanks RP I don't think anything has changed. Local notebooks and notes within them are not counted against your limits.
  16. That's about the extent o my troubleshooting for that that issue. Perhaps someone else has some additional advice! Might be worth looking to see which notes are fiailing to appear on your iPad and whether there's something about those notes, specifically, that are preventing the sync. Activity logs might give insight too, they can be accessed from the applications Settings>support>activity log. They aren;t always easy to parse but usually you can spot something suspicious, if it is there.
  17. My understanding is that it does not. That 100,000 limit is solely applied to content in notebooks you own. So: Upload limit is global and applies to any content you upload regardless of whether it is in a notebook you own or not. Maximum note limit of 100,000 applies only to notes in notebooks you own. Some related discussion: https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/34227-total-account-limit/
  18. Visit the web interface, verify that all the desired content is there. If so, then try logging out and back into the devices that don't seem to be syncing properly. As long as your content is visible in the web, you should be a-ok since the web is the "golden truth".
  19. The creator of the note has the size of the uploaded content counted against them. The key to remember is that it is an upload limit. If you didn't upload it, it doesn't count against you. That being said, as soon as you make a change to a note uploaded by someone else, uploading the updated version counts agains your limit.
  20. But isn't this a prerequisite for verifying the password entered by the user? If the password wasn't stored on the local machine, how would it know when the user enters the correct password?
  21. You can right-click on the notebook in the sidebar: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABns-UIWLyVPfIQ48AdXlMzlxvyJ49FXkJM or in the Notebook screen: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABn_2DbQ0cVK_btHSlduD0Xn5p2FC3MrTIc If the notebook isn't currently shared, the menus look different: Sidebar: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABkdCsBxXSNORqH5TSaGV5XZHQ2FLTC0QG0 and Notebook screen: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABkFDf4YrpRGxa47D_W7dlCi3c1kZwlxx7M So if you don't have the "Modify Sharing" (side bar) or "Manage Notebook permissions", it means that the notebook is not currently shared.
  22. Shared notebooks behave a bit differently and do appear to be more closely part of your actual content.
  23. This would be ideal but I have yet to see any first- or third-party implementation of this. Still definitely a few hurdles to mobile stuff. One day....
  24. Context is a relatively new feature that presents related content from your notebooks and some external sources. This is customizable and can be entirely disabled in the application preferences. As I understand it Evernote is not disclosing your data to any third parties, it is just doing the usual processing it has always done to serve up "related notes" (which has been around for years). The difference is, now they are taking the related notes info and fetching some external sources along with it. The key is that Evernote fetches the data, it does not give your data to the external party to parse and return content. now, it is fairly obvious that Evernote's servers to read your data to do most of what evernote does (e.g., offer you sophisticated search even in their web interface, as well as OCR images and whatnot. How much information, precisely, is shared with external sources is not clearly stated, though the answer is likely "little to none, and probably only in anonymized aggregated form" (my speculation). Reading: https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/10/02/context-work-enriched-smartest-minds/ https://evernote.com/context/faq/ https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/11/03/context-dont-just-work-best-work/ https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/12/19/context-makes-informed-work-android-windows/ (Grabbed from the suggested google search, and can explain it in much greater detail than I ever could). The utility of the feature is debated around here. I don't find it terribly useful, but others find it immensely helpful. Depends a great deal on your use case.
  25. No problems with the clipper on Yosemite and Safari 8.0.7
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