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CatOne

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  1. Meh. It's a business, and they're not selling your data to advertisers to run it. They'll provide some support for free users, but it's lower priority than for paying customers. And I can't blame them for it. Evernote isn't perfect, but for a FREE product it's a ton.
  2. You have no idea how many people prefer the UI versus don't like it. All you know is how many people are complaining about it in the forum. And, I guess, are complaining about it in the Mac App Store. And people are OVERWHELMINGLY likely to comment or seek a place to comment if they are dissatisfied with something, than if they are satisfied with it. Folks who are satisfied generally just go about their business. I happen to prefer the UI, though I think the use of translucency in the notes list itself is a bit odd. It makes sense in the sidebar. I GREATLY prefer the new look to the old "grey all over the place, with a black sidebar and some green." It now looks like it fits with OS X in general. Yes, it is whiter and brighter than the old version was, but I don't really understand the "IT'S WAY TOO BRIGHT" comments when it's the same brightness as TextEdit or the Mail app. People have also complained about low contrast, but the contrast is now HIGHER than the old version (really didn't like the extensive grey in the old UI). At any rate, it's simply inaccurate that you can tell how man people prefer versus don't the new version based on forum comments. The most common analogy is to say that everybody is sick after you've spent a few hours in a hospital
  3. Well, if you click the "Notes" item in the sidebar it will show all notes in a single click. It's just a bit to the left of where you're clicking ;-)
  4. Maybe I'm part of the silent majority. I much prefer the new interface. I don't know why people are saying the new one has a "horrible grey interface." The new interface is MUCH lighter than the old one; it's a refreshing change that I MUCH prefer. I was using Yojimbo and/or TextEdit previously and both of them looked a lot more like Evernote has become to look. I just don't understand the comments when the contrast in the new version is MUCH BETTER than the old one that was "grey on gray" ;-)
  5. What is the point of transparency???? If it reduces the readability by any amount, then it should NOT be used. Do you really want to argue that being cool is better than being able to clearly read??? Because it's the standard set by OS X Yosemite? I like the transparency. I have it turned on. Apps in Yosemite that don't use it stick out like a sore thumb. I did not at all like Evernote 5's black sidebar. If you don't like transparency, turn it off at the OS level (in accessibility). But Evernote should behave like other "well behaved" OS X applications, which includes using transparency as standard, and following the OS settings. You're really arguing that Evernote should take a stand against transparency and specifically block it in their app only? I'm not arguing against transparency, I'm suggesting that there is some confusing about how it is to be applied. My understanding is that Yosemite transparency is to be applied on the edges of the window, not in the main body. Regardless of the Apple design/guidelines, if applying transparency reduces readability, does it really make sense to use it? Yosemite transparency is in a lot of places. It's in the sidebar, it's in the toolbar (in Safari, at least), and it can be in the main window (not for the content, but for borders). Generally if an application uses standard OS "widgets" then it will put transparency where it belongs, and not where it doesn't, because the behavior comes "for free" when using these widgets. From my 15 minutes playing with Evernote 6 on Yosemite, it seems to behave appropriately. As far as reducing readability: I don't find transparency reduces readability. The new design of Evernote 6 does seem a bit "hot" to me in terms of how white it is, but I'm not sure it's too much just yet. I don't think it's much whiter than other apps on Yosemite, and I think it's dependent on the screen brightness of the machine I ran it on. It definitely does have more contrast than older versions: Black on white is by definition higher contrast than black on grey ;-)
  6. Actually, the OS X standard shortcut for the search bar is command-option-F, which is what Evernote supports. Command-L is for a web URL, typically, and is not standard for a search or "find" box.
  7. What is the point of transparency???? If it reduces the readability by any amount, then it should NOT be used. Do you really want to argue that being cool is better than being able to clearly read??? Because it's the standard set by OS X Yosemite? I like the transparency. I have it turned on. Apps in Yosemite that don't use it stick out like a sore thumb. I did not at all like Evernote 5's black sidebar. If you don't like transparency, turn it off at the OS level (in accessibility). But Evernote should behave like other "well behaved" OS X applications, which includes using transparency as standard, and following the OS settings. You're really arguing that Evernote should take a stand against transparency and specifically block it in their app only?
  8. I don't know if it's a "bug." The new version of Pages has a different file format than the old one did. Its highly likely that Evernote is just displaying the document preview (which is low-resolution), and they did nothing to support this. The behavior has changed with the update to Pages. So my guess is that it's neither a bug nor an unfinished feature: It's a side effect.
  9. Evernote does support Quicklook, I believe. Quicklook is specifically a Finder function: If you hit the spacebar on a file (or you get Spotlight search results), and you space over it, you'll get an expanded view. The problem is that Evernote's Quicklook results stink. They're just the card view. Which is very small, and has almost no information. I'd like it if the QL results were the full note in a scrolling window that looked like what you get on a TextEdit or Preview or any other kind of document.
  10. Correct. Evernote 5.6 requires OS X Lion or later. You can go and get Evernote 5.5.x, which is the last version that supported Snow Leopard.
  11. I just checked with 5.6.1, and indeed it does do that. Nice trick ;-)
  12. You need an older version. The latest version of Evernote (5.6) no longer supports OS X 10.6.8 (which is now 5 years old). You have a couple options: 1) Download an older version of Evernote (5.5.2) - you can get it on the Mac App Store. 2) Upgrade your version of OS X to 10.7 or later. 10.9 is a good bet at this point.
  13. FFS. Why not test it? In general, it's a LOT of work to track a single bug from when it was filed to the release in which it lands. You can test and see if it still exists, but expecting your "pet" bug to be fixed and to get forum notifications on when it happens is fairly unrealistic for software that's used by millions of people.
  14. I think Evernote knows that. They just refuse to apply it to the Mac user base who, it seems, they consider too dumb to operate a customisable interface. Apparently removing buttons and lock down the rest saves a load of cash in terms of customer support. The steady journey towards an interface that looks pretty but does absolutely nothing started way before version 5. And yet, there are keyboard shortcuts for absolutely everything, and if you're versed in the product it's fluid and fast and great. But shortcuts are for advanced users, not novices. Wait, what?
  15. No. It is in ~/Library/Containers. This is mandated by Apple for anything available from the Mac App Store. Evernote probably moved the non-app-store version there as well to make it easier for people who migrate between the App Store and direct download versions. And no, letting you put it where you want on the Mac doesn't really make sense; Apple dictates a lot of this as a "best practice."
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