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  1. I should point out that while importing your evernote content to DT is straightforward (in DT File>Import>...: https://www.evernote.com/l/ABlB8E5iXltLTqn73Vdf1Hg4p6YYEiXCdU0 it is not easy to index Evernote content in DT: http://forum.devontechnologies.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19968 But honestly, I would HATE it if my Evernote content was indexed by DT. The import feature is great, and worked well as I moved a segment of my Evernote stuff to DT in a one time operation. But the reason I use both Evernote and DT is because they do different things better. If my Evernote stuff was indexed by DT, it would likely just clutter things up and make things difficult to find and keep track of. So, it isn't really ideal to try and share content between evernote and DT, indeed you should just commit you content to one or the other depending on which serves your needs best. The stuff I have in Evernote is there because Evernote handles that stuff perfectly, and most of it is shared stuff. I wouldn't want it cluttering up my meticulously organized DT nor would I ever really have a need to access my Evernote stuff though DT.
  2. There is not a lot of flexibility with sorting notes. You can get the most options in List view. If you enter list view, you can sort by any of the visible columns (right click on any column to add or remove columns). You can do things like prefix titles with numbers and sort by title to force an order, which works well for a small number of notes, but is cumbersome for large numbers of notes. Likewise you can use tags to a similar effect. There's a fair bit of discussion on these forums about it, a bit of searching should turn up some of it. The reality is, though, that manual sorting doesn't exist, and there are clumsy workarounds, but and large its limited. Maybe you could describe in some more detail what you are trying to accomplish? Some people around here might have some suggestions for other ways of doing what you hope to do.
  3. in addition to the good advice others have given, you could try a quick log-out and log-in in the Evernote application on your iPad.
  4. Nicely done one those fixes. (the reason I didn't do it wasn't out of laziness, just on account of the fact that it doesn't bother me a great deal!) But I know that there are lots of folks around here that will be grateful to have these fixed menubar icons.
  5. Agreed, this is a bit sloppy. while waiting for an official fix (if there ever is one) you could always modify the icon and modify/replace it yourself. It is located: /Applications/Evernote.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/EvernoteHelper.app/Contents/Resources Two files: extrasicon_Template@2x.png extrasicon_Template.png And if you ever record audio notes with the helper: extrasicon_recording_Template@2x.png extrasicon_recording_Template.png
  6. There's likely a little "X" in the corner. Dismissing it should dismiss it permanently (well, until the next time you do a fresh Evernote install, should you ever need to do so). Or click "try it" and don't actually do anything. (Haven't seen these popups, or they are different on Mac).
  7. Also, ensure that your iOS device is 1) On a good wireless or cellular network. 2) If you are on cellular (the screenshot indicates that you are on cellular not wireless), ensure that, in Evernote's settings you allow syncing on cellular, and you allow Evernote to use cellular data in iOS's Settings app. Since complete note contents are not permanently stored locally on your iOS device, if Evernote is unable to access servers (because you are not connected to a network, or you've blocked cellular access and aren't on WIFI), it can't load content.
  8. EF looks interesting and certainly shares some similarities with DT (Just as Evernote does). However, as far as I can tell there is none of the Artificial Intelligence in EF that DT has, which has become critical to my workflow. While EF is a bit less expensive and includes PDFPen OCR, PDFPen has routinely performed with less accuracy than ABBYY OCR that is included with DEVONThink Pro Office, which I use. EF looks like a great alternative for some people who aren't in need of some of the more complexity-inducing features in DEVONThink. Unfortunately I need those complexity-inducing features. Ah, and upon closer inspection, it looks as though EF doesn't support "Indexing" (the term DEVONThink uses for referencing files in place in the original file system). My DEVONThink Pro Office content are a mix of imported and indexed items. Not having the option to "index" files in place is a deal breaker for me.
  9. Echoing JM, your DT post is great, and definitely helped me get started with DEVONThink. In my opinion, DEVONThink is not an outright one-to-one replacement for Evernote in a broad sense. Ultimately it depends on what a user was using Evernote for in the first place. It hasn't "replaced" Evernote for me. There came a point where I was no longer able to continue storing work-related content in Evernote. Because of that DEVONThink has taken over that role and does it many, many times better than Evernote ever did. Even if I could still use Evernote for work, I'd probably choose not to because of how much better DEVONThink works for me in this context. However, when it comes to a lot of household management things, my partner and I still use Evernote because of how straightforward capturing and sharing is. This is where Evernote truly shines in my day-to-day, and why it remains indispensable. So, while I now spend about 75% of my time (100% of my work time) in DEVONThink, the 25% of my time spent in Evernote dealing with household stuff and cooking and whatnot, is a long way away from being replaced by DEVONThink or anything else.
  10. I had no problem reading the image you posted. You didn't provide any details about what happened when you clicked the button. For all I knew (and all I assumed), it would take you to a webpage that had some description of your recent activity so that you could say all was good. The hijacking part was largely speculation on my end, and thinking of it, it no longer makes a great deal of sense since they have other means for allowing users to deal with that type of issue. Honestly I suspect that this is more a gaff on Evernote's end being a bit over-cautious (accidentally or otherwise) by protecting themselves after switching to the unlimited upload scheme. Posting here was a good plan because at least this way staff may see it and can hopefully adjust their warning accordingly (and hopefully be a little less heavy-handed with handing out these warnings!).
  11. The free tier does display non-targeted ads. Neither of the two paid tiers have ads (or rather, you can disable ads) Details on the difference between pricing tiers: https://evernote.com/pricing/ Evernote is pretty clear that they don't want to use your data to serve you ads or to increase their revenues. You might want to start with "Evernote's 3 Laws of Data Protection": https://evernote.com/legal/data-protection.php and move from there to the rest of their privacy policy.
  12. This is correct. There is discussion in this exact thread about how you can make some hierarchy within tags, but that is limited too. Evernote's taxonomical scheme is generally considered to be flat, that is, largely non-hierarchical and minimally mutually-exclusive. That doesn't work for all people's workflows or all types of data, but it can work for most. In many cases it takes a lotto tim a(and a bit of persistence) to get accustomed to the flat taxonomy. You can do more with tags than just search. For example, you could use a single notebook and use the tag view to browse for content. If you have lots of tags this could be cumbersome (and may also point to careless use of tags). This is a pretty radical scheme though. You can also use tags to compliment your other organizational schemes. For example, I use a "receipt" tag. Sometimes I want to look only at personal receipts. If I were to search tag:receipt I'd get ALL my receipts from household, personal, and work. I want to see only personal so I search: Notebook:personal tag:receipt Alternatively, lets say I want to look for all of the work receipts I have submitted but have not ben reimbursed for: stack:.Work tag:receipt tag:submitted This searches my work stack (i have just a couple notebooks in there related to two different work contexts), and looks for notes I have tagged "receipt" and "submitted", which I use to indicate any expense I have submitted to have reimbursed. Lets say I was recently reibumrsed for all of those outstanding recieipts, I'd now change the tag to "receipts" and "reimbursed". You can also sort notes by tag in List view. You could create a set of alphabetically organized tags or tags prefixed with symbols that you could apply to notes in a specific notebook which is always sorted by tag to use that as a way of ordering notes in a notebook. But, long story short: Evernote is not intended for mutually exclusive hierarchical taxonomic schemes, it is intended for a largely flat scheme. This is either something you'll have to learn to work with and take advantage of, or it isn't the right system for you. Thankfully this community is filled with discussion about how to work most effectively with the organizational tools (stacks, notebooks, tags, titles) Evernote gives to you.
  13. It looks like since Evernote now allows premium users to upload unlimited content, they want to make sure that they avoid intentional or unintentional abuse. It seems like Evernote detected a significant spurt of uploads from your account and just wants to make sure that some of the recent activity actually came from you and that you actually intended it, and that there isn't 1) someone who has hijacked your account, or 2) some type of error that has resulted in you inadvertently uploading a whole pile of new content. Why would you not want to confirm the activity? I get the sense that this is evernote asking "is this you and did you mean to do this?". If you say yes, it'll probably all be fine. I have seen other posts about similar experiences and my suspicion is that since this transition to unlimited is very new for Evernote they are being a bit (overly) cautious, or their algorithms for intervening in potential mis-use are not optimized yet and being a bit trigger happy. A couple notes: 1) I don't know if Evernote servers can distinguish between usage coming from Penultimate or from any of the Evernote clients (or if it can, it isn't being asked to do so for the purposes of this message). The fact that the penultimate app presented this message might just be because you recently uploaded a lot f stuff using a different evernote client, and Penultimate happened to be the messenger because it was the currently in-use app, NOT because the usage actually comes from Penultimate. 2) If you made a lot of changes to a lot of large documents in any Evernote client; if you add a whole pile of new notes; if you move a bunch of stuff between accounts; if you restore files from a backup database; if you add an evernote archive (.enex) file, these will all trigger a massive upload to the server (well, massive depending on how many notes have been changed). For example, If you added a single highlight each to 4 PDFs that are 10mb, each, you'd have a 40mb upload right there since one highlight requires that you upload the ENTIRE 10mb pdf all over again. Something like that is fairly easy to do and: 3) It is possible that what you did wasn't terribly abnormal in terms of your regular use of the app, but it set off an alarm bell somewhere because Evernote's newly implemented mis-use prevention is a bit jumpy. 4) The part about service disruptions is a bit odd but I think it is just trying to tell users that, "hey, don't toss your entire Applications folder into Evernote in one go just because you have unlimited uploads!"
  14. I suspect that number is his Evernote username.
  15. Find and replace is but the tip of the "frustrated complaints iceberg" around here. As you likely know, there are dozens of things that users have requested time and time again, big and small, and which are as yet unimplemented. Only LIbin knows...
  16. As you note, there is no "find and replace" in Evernote. The only option I see, other than putting up with the presence of the , would be one of the obvious workarounds that I am sure you have already considered: Copy and pasting the content into an application that does have find & replace, and then returning that content back to Evernote. A brutal workaround, but without Find and Replace in Evernote, there's no other option I can think of.
  17. The use of quotes to enclose an exact phrase is pretty standard issue behaviour. That is interoperated by most application, including evernote (when it is working properly) as saying: "find the exact phrase". if you just enter the words, without quotes, you are asking evernote to: "find content that have any of these words in any order" So if you don't want to search for the exact phrase, don't enclose it in quotes. That should solve your issue. There are plenty of other applications. I find the search in Evernote to be fairly robust and user friendly. DEVONThink has a more sophisticated search features set, though it is a little less elegant. If retrieval is a very important thing to you you could consider comparing those two. I think you've misunderstood. The problem we are having is that Evernote does not search for the exact phrase within double quotes, as nearly every other application would. Ah, see, if you look at the words of the user I quoted, you'll see that s/he has phrased it in an extremely confusing manner that is easily misunderstood. Having re-read it, I now understand that s/he is actually posing a hypothetical question. I understand the search problem (as demonstrated by my much, much earlier post), however, I misunderstood the quoted poster's words (irrespective of the existence of a problem with Evernote's search). Cheers
  18. What does that say about the free version of Evernote? Well, depending on who you ask, it isn't as free as you might think:
  19. The use of quotes to enclose an exact phrase is pretty standard issue behaviour. That is interoperated by most application, including evernote (when it is working properly) as saying: "find the exact phrase". if you just enter the words, without quotes, you are asking evernote to: "find content that have any of these words in any order" So if you don't want to search for the exact phrase, don't enclose it in quotes. That should solve your issue. There are plenty of other applications. I find the search in Evernote to be fairly robust and user friendly. DEVONThink has a more sophisticated search features set, though it is a little less elegant. If retrieval is a very important thing to you you could consider comparing those two.
  20. It doesn't appear to be possible to tag newly clipped items using the iOS extension, nor is is possible to add a comment/remark at the time of clipping. Unfortunately you'll have to enter the evernote application itself and do your tagging and commenting there. I don't know enough about how extensions work to speculate about whether it would even be possible for Evernote to add the ability to tag upon clipping (e.g., there may be limitations in iOS that prevent these things from being implemented). But if it is possible, I'd welcome the change, too.
  21. I'm not sure I follow. Which previously available features have now been removed? As far as I can tell, and as has been largely established in this thread by other users, it is just the emailing into Evernote that has been removed. Is that the one you are referring to, or are there others? On a different note, I think we can count on offline note access being always forever available on the desktop clients because the content you are viewing on your desktop application is actually stored locally on your hard drive, and not on a server. Unless Evernote was to dramatically change the way their desktop applications handle data, it would be both difficult, not to mention very hostile, to deny users access to files stored locally on their hard drive. Also, any application that offers users a large number of features and flexibility will require a certain amount of effort and time in order to learn and effectively implement. An application that takes no time to learn and implement in my workflow is likely to be useless.
  22. Survived by a hair! Now its double-digit temperatures (celsius, that is) and blue skies! Hope things are well for you!
  23. A further option is simply to leave the broader organizational structure as it is (or modified using the suggestions above as you see fit), but to also get the UW stuff out of the way visually. I typically do this for older stuff that is not really relevant on a regular basis. In this case I prefix the notebook or stack with a "z". I don't use a hierarchy so unlike you I have stacks available so I have a stack of old notebooks that are not in active use (e.g., old coursework, previous research material, etc). This stack is called "zArchive". It sits at the bottom of my notebook list, nice and out of the way, and when I'm done with a given notebook, I just toss it in to zArchive and be done with it. So, in addition to some of the organizational techniques suggested above, which are all very good, you can also try using prefixes to move things visually out of the way. The other thing to consider is how relevant your UW stacks are now. You say you have 1 stack per semester. Is the "semester" information really relevant at this point? So I envision something like this (correct me if I am wrong) SEMESTER 1 (STACK) Course A (notebook) Course B Course C Course D Course E SEMESTER 2 Course F Course G Course H Course I Course J and so on. I wonder how important those semester stacks are for long-term storage and retrieval of your old course material. Do you need to know whether POLI141 was in semester 2 or semester 4 when you revisit it next year looking for that note about neoliberalism? Will you know to go to the semester 5 stack for PSYC320 notes when you go looking for them? Will you even remember that PSYCH320 was in semester 5? As I see it, based on my (mis?)understanding of your current organization, your se of stacks may have been important while you were actively contributing to those notebooks, but since you are moving on and like only rarely retrieving information from those notebooks, you might be better off doing something along these lines: zUNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO (STACK) Course A (notebook) Course B Course C Course D Course E Course F Course G Course H Course I Course J Personally I think it would be highly unlikely for semester information to assist in retrieval, and in fact it could inhibit it as you try and remember which course was in which semester. It also isn't likely to help in search (Which is one of the major benefits of stacks in the first place). Odds are low that you will need to query a specific semester ('hmmm did I wrote about gravity in Semester 3, or 6? Lets try Stack:"semester 1" gravity'). I suppose as I see it based on my (mis?)understanding of your organization, semester information was relevant, but is no longer likely to be terribly helpful for long term storage & retrieval. You could, rather easily, select all the notes in a given semester stack (e.g, select every note in Semester 1) and apply a tag of "Semester 1" so that you at least have the same info as before, it is still targetable in search, but you gain back Stacks for archiving purposes.
  24. There's a lot of debate about when, to what extent, and due to what factors, Evernote databases slow down. Some people never experience the issue. My Evernote database is about 4gb and I have no issues with Evernote. That being said, it pales in comparison to the size of my DEVONThink databases, which, combined, exceed 10gb, and which is where I keep the vast majority of my PDFs. All of this runs just fine on my rMBP with 8gb of ram. While I don't use Evernote quite as heavily as I once did, even during my heaviest usage when my database exceeded 5gb, I didn't really experience too much sluggishness. Don't worry about sluggishness until you notice it.
  25. Official word from staff would definitely be ideal. That being said, I just can't see dropbox-like access materializing because of the way Evernote stores your data and the general incompatibility with Apple's CloudKit API. Evernote is NOT a filesystem in the sky like Dropbox and so, therefore, is a much different beast to integrate with (and it is largely on the third-party to integrate with Evernote using Evernote's APIs and not the other way around). This is one of the reasons I have transitioned my work away from Evernote.
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