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  1. i've seen this happen at big companies under new leadership. it's apart of the process... and necessary for change. wish her the best though!!
  2. sorry - not sure how this posted 3 times. dont know how to delete
  3. Quick Context from OS X El Capitan feature list: "...Mission Control also enables you to switch quickly between different desktops – or Spaces to which you have assigned specific applications." EN problem: I have too many notes/notebooks/tags/etc... and though the search function is amazing, i'm often overwhelmed. The search function is top notch, but simply seeing this many notes/notebooks is stressful visually. solution: If there were a way to cut the clutter of notebooks/notes I made years ago & filter my search based on the time I made it (similar to how you can google search something that was posted the last year/month/24 hours), then I wouldn't be overwhelmed. conclusion / feature request: Each year (or whenever my EN gets too cluttered for my liking), I'd like an option to re-build my evernote from the ground up. Here's what this actually looks like - on the left side EN panel, there will be a new column (just like Notes / Notebooks / Tags , etc) that says "Dimensions" (or spaces or whatever EN calls it) that has my 2014 build of evernote notebooks/notes/tags, 2013 build, etc. In terms of adjusting the depth of the SEARCH function, you can toggle in preferences which of your dimensions you'd like the search to cover - whether it be the present one you're working within or all of them combined. Presently, to prevent feeling overwhelmed by all my accumulated notebooks & notes, I've been making separate EN accounts. But my premium purchase only works on one of them... so the added feature of 'Dimensions' would solve that problem Make sense? Would any of you users appreciate the benefit of this? Or not so much?
  4. Quick Context from OS X El Capitan feature list: "...Mission Control also enables you to switch quickly between different desktops – or Spaces to which you have assigned specific applications." EN problem: I have too many notes/notebooks/tags/etc... and though the search function is amazing, i'm often overwhelmed. The search function is top notch, but simply seeing this many notes/notebooks is stressful visually. solution: If there were a way to cut the clutter of notebooks/notes I made years ago & filter my search based on the time I made it (similar to how you can google search something that was posted the last year/month/24 hours), then I wouldn't be overwhelmed. conclusion / feature request: Each year (or whenever my EN gets too cluttered for my liking), I'd like an option to re-build my evernote from the ground up. Here's what this actually looks like - on the left side EN panel, there will be a new column (just like Notes / Notebooks / Tags , etc) that says "Dimensions" (or spaces or whatever EN calls it) that has my 2014 build of evernote notebooks/notes/tags, 2013 build, etc. In terms of adjusting the depth of the SEARCH function, you can toggle in preferences which of your dimensions you'd like the search to cover - whether it be the present one you're working within or all of them combined. Presently, to prevent feeling overwhelmed by all my accumulated notebooks & notes, I've been making separate EN accounts. But my premium purchase only works on one of them... so the added feature of 'Dimensions' would solve that problem Make sense? Would any of you users appreciate the benefit of this? Or not so much?
  5. Quick Context from OS X El Capitan feature list: "...Mission Control also enables you to switch quickly between different desktops – or Spaces to which you have assigned specific applications." EN problem: I have too many notes/notebooks/tags/etc... and though the search function is amazing, i'm often overwhelmed. The search function is top notch, but simply seeing this many notes/notebooks is stressful visually. solution: If there were a way to cut the clutter of notebooks/notes I made years ago & filter my search based on the time I made it (similar to how you can google search something that was posted the last year/month/24 hours), then I wouldn't be overwhelmed. conclusion / feature request: Each year (or whenever my EN gets too cluttered for my liking), I'd like an option to re-build my evernote from the ground up. Here's what this actually looks like - on the left side EN panel, there will be a new column (just like Notes / Notebooks / Tags , etc) that says "Dimensions" (or spaces or whatever EN calls it) that has my 2014 build of evernote notebooks/notes/tags, 2013 build, etc. In terms of adjusting the depth of the SEARCH function, you can toggle in preferences which of your dimensions you'd like the search to cover - whether it be the present one you're working within or all of them combined. Presently, to prevent feeling overwhelmed by all my accumulated notebooks & notes, I've been making separate EN accounts. But my premium purchase only works on one of them... so the added feature of 'Dimensions' would solve that problem Make sense? Would any of you users appreciate the benefit of this? Or not so much?
  6. good to hear. fair enough. maybe the subject of this thread should instead read: Making an audio note is an unimpressive, slow, lackluster experience on the ios version of evernote. You have to open the app, then open a note, then scan the entire screen to find the damn button...
  7. yeah - the audio note function is what i primarily use and it's like finding 'where's waldo' whenever i open up the app to use it. as a 32 year old, that's unacceptable
  8. In short, i hate the design. It forces me to click too much (looking for the notebook I want to save something in) and it causes me to type too much (typing said notebook under the notebook search). Solution: Dragging and dropping is so much simpler, convenient, fun and requires less thought. What it'd look like: User can save four DEFAULT NOTEBOOKS at the top of the app - which are horizontally laid out notebook icons. Under that horizontal notebook line is your "+NOTE" button. Aside it is a "+Audio note" Since after all, making an audio note on my iphone is far preferred over typing. So, I simply click the +Audio Note button... record a 20 minute meeting. Then, after I click the 'stop record' button - it appears as an AUDIO NOTE ICON under the four default notebook icons on the main page - and I get to press and drag it into one of the default notebooks. That's the evernote app I dream of. That's the evernote app I lust for. The current ios UI is cumbersome and wishes it was TRON or something.
  9. While you're waiting for an employee to answer this properly, I can offer some insight. I get the beta test versions of scannable - and the latest i downloaded said it would soon be released to everyone via the app store - that said, i think you'll have your fix within the next three weeks
  10. Just got the beta of INBOX by gmail -- and IT. IS. AMAZING!!! I replaced Mailbox (iOS) with it. and replaced apple mail on my desktop with it. The video on youtube shows off the wrong features. Actually using the app for the PINNING (important emails) feature and for REMINDERS is a flawless experience and has kept me super organized. Anyhow, had to spread the news because downloaded it yesterday morning, and already obsessed w/ how much I like it here's a vid about the app
  11. for those wanting to leave EN due to newly added features like work chat - check out Alternote http://lifehacker.com/alternote-is-a-minimal-note-taking-app-for-mac-with-eve-1684001621
  12. no idea. experiment w both I was looking at Slack but it seemed very similar to HipChat. What differentiates it?
  13. @itgrady - download SLACK. it's exactly what you described. https://slack.com/is/team-communication
  14. ***Forum users - Only post in this Work Chat thread if you have insightful commentary, use-case praise/notes/constructive criticism. The goal is to lift Work Chat up to the next level by collecting user-conceived feature requests & ideas. My feature requests - -I want to see Delivered/Received confirmations once I send someone a work chat message... think iMessage / BBM on blackberry. -I'd like the option to receive an iPhone home screen notification once a recipient opens the work chat message I sent them. -I want an incoming chat's note attachment to be auto-saved to a notebook I pre-assign. So, I can pre-designate the specific notebook for a given sender's note attachments to be saved to. EX: Opening a note attachment from Ed via work chat auto-saves the note in my "ED" notebook, while opening a separate chat's note attachment from Barbara auto-saves the note in my "Reality Show Concepts" notebook. Please voice your feature requests. Even if you posted on the other thread already, feel free to repeat yourselves here to centralize it all in a new thread w/o all the 'i hate work chat' banter clouding things up.
  15. Downloaded 'Slack' yesterday, an app that went public this past February (2014) and already has a valuation of over a billion. See this for reference/context: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102138343#. Has anyone experimented with it? Would love to hear your thoughts. I've only been toying w/ Slack for a day or so, but here are my thoughts regarding when I think I'll use EN Work Chat vs. when I think I'll use Slack -- EN WORK CHAT -- Share notes from a call that happened. Share a written work (outline, synopsis, short story, etc). Share meeting notes. No desire to engage in small talk with colleagues... only feel like it's there for me to 'share' a written work / notes " ". SLACK -- Discuss a project's next steps w/ team or colleague. Desire to engage in office gossip / small talk / sharing funny pictures, etc. More social-feeling than EN work-chat, which has more of a work or die feel. Conclusion: I don't feel like one app replaces the other, and I'll enjoy using both. Would love others' thoughts...
  16. Everyone votes for them to make their core app bug-free. sure they have lots of hands on that this very moment. but they ALSO have lots of hands innovating on new features to ensure they don't date themselves as an app
  17. which devices are you using? i have a macbook pro (current line) and iPhone 5s. evernote works perfect for me. if you're using windows, you might not have as good of luck. You should just give the app a try. there's a reason people are so passionately pro evernote. And regarding the forum users who are pissed... they're very passionate about how pissed they are, you'll notice. this is because they want evernote to work as it once did for them, because ultimately, it's the best productivity app on the market (my opinion). so they're pissed b/c they'd prefer to NOT transition to an alternative app... b/c simply put, there's not a better one in the market. Or else, why would they be spending their day venting in a forum instead of switching? just try the app
  18. Origin of idea: I was walking down the street earlier and was caught off guard by an unscheduled conference call. (A major flaw I have is memory, which is why Evernote is such a huge part of my life. That said, I was concerned I'd agree to doing something over the call, only to forget as soon as I hung up.) It was a moment of frustration, as I thought, "I depend on EN to be my memory but I won't be able to use the app in this moment b/c I'm on my cell and my laptop is at home. And the EN APP won't be easy to use while I'm on a call." Here's a solution: Evernote can create an EN PHONE app to optionally replace the current default PHONE app on iPhone. If you have no clue what I'm talking about here, this is an example app that replaces the default: https://www.humin.com/#/product User will set EN PHONE as their default dialer. Then, whenever someone calls them or whenever they call someone, they can record the call (or not). Now that the work call they are on is being recorded, the user can press a DIVIDER button (think presentation mode dividers but for an audio note) to separate one topic of conversation from another. This doesn't create multiple/separate audio files... it simply marks the timecode/spot/location in the saved audio file. A separate and also cool feature would be the user being able to PRESS and HOLD a separate button within the dialer app to allow the user to NOT record non-work related parts of the call (the beginning when everyone engages in small talk). Once your work call ends and you hang up, the audio file is saved to your Evernote and you can open the note and label the DIVIDER marks you placed during the call. Would anyone use this or not so much?
  19. +1 regarding this issue. Mine is on iOS for iPhone. just submitted a ticket for it... will report back once they offer a troubleshoot suggestion.
  20. @NightStalker - You're right, my post was arrogant. Sorry about that. Just afraid the EN6 shiny new toy will be taken away and posted out of fear. Happy thanksgiving mate!
  21. I dig the new design and feel a lot of the noted criticisms re: contrast will serve to make it better. After reading this, I feel lucky to have an appreciation for new design and for innovation in general. I would be so frustrated if I hated Yosemite / the new evernote design, and preferred to stick in Mavericks land. So I'm sorry your sensibilities have you hating the 'direction' so to speak. I will say, however, that not appreciating constant innovation / design renovation places you in what I call the 'microsoft' category, where you simply want things to stay the way they were forever and aren't welcome to any change whatsoever. This causes me to discredit said opinions b/c it makes me feel that your tastes don't relate to mine, and mine, luckily for me, happen to align w/ the tech companies / evernote. That ramble said, it pleases me when these redesigns are released. I, like @CHIRMER, practically live within the app and felt the previous version had a great contract but looked outdated. So thanks to all the evernote employees - I notice your ass-kicking efforts and it inspires me to concentrate the same effort toward my own craft.
  22. @MMcKaibab - I don't agree with you but understand where your frustration stems from. Honestly, you sound like the 'doubter' character from a tech related biopic oscar contender. I work in a field where we NEVER have it figured out ... because it's simply impossible to. It keeps you on your feet and it keeps the job exciting ... so I'm grateful for always having to redefine and figure 'it' out. This doesn't mean I'm clueless or that anyone else on my team is clueless. It's just the nature of the beast. And not every 'beast' you admire in life will function like your profession, where everything might more/less maintain its definition. Don't be a hater because you can't relate to something... it's not the end of the world and doesn't need to be a reason for you to vacate a service you otherwise liked. You can wait until January 15' for vacating ... once EN gambles our loyalty away on their premium membership rate increase. You think this is a clear vision?!? To me this sounds like a bunch of people who have no idea at all what they want to do but only that they want to do something "important." So 100 million users who want to take notes is really about something else?!? It's not possible 100 million people need an effective note and information management program?!? As a psychotherapist, the biggest thing I got out of this video is that these people have some sort of grandiosity complex; they're not happy providing a really effective tool that helps 100 million people. That's such a trivial pursuit. Instead, they're going to move on to something that's actually important. Not that they or anyone else really has any idea what that might be. It doesn't involve a metaphor involving paper but somehow it involves a metaphor about museums. But it really shouldn't involve metaphors at all. That is, until it needs to involve metaphors. Wow! These people have no idea at all what it is they are doing. Clearly they stumbled into the success that is Evernote but now just as clearly they're going to ignore what they've actually accomplished with that to accomplish some other more "important" something or other because note-taking just isn't "important" or "cool" or "hip" enough. Watching this video makes me realize I need to find some other note-taking and information app ASAP as these people are completely clueless about how things actually work out in the real world.
  23. With their Wall Street Journal and other publication partnerships, through Context, I see Evernote as having become the early stages of an abstract Netflix. I predict Evernote will eventually bring on their own business/industry specific journalists to enhance their Context feature. GM, thanks for posting this very revealing video. Some key points made by Andrew: Evernote no longer views itself as a "note taking" app Evernote no longer views itself as a storage provider for all your memories Evernote has conquered and dominate the note taking market, but it is a boring market that has little impact on the world They have "paused", and re-evaluated who they are, and what they want to do They now see themselves as the provider of relevant information as you work/type in EvernotePer point #3, it is interesting that Evernote thinks it has finished its work as originally conceived, and now think it is not all that important. He made several statement to the effect of "who cares that we have the world's best note-taking app -- it doesn't really matter that much or change things". (my paraphrase). They don't seem to realize that there is still a lot of work to be done on Evernote (the note-taking app) to make it a truly outstanding tool. With their new vision they seem to think they have stumbled on how to do basic research. The way Andrew describes it we all would be just re-inventing the wheel without realizing that our work-mate in the next cubicle is a wheel expert. So this is where Context comes in, showing you your work-mates wheel research notes as soon as you type the word "wheel". This is incredibly naive and shortsighted, and really is big slam on those of us who have been doing real research for years, building on all research done before us. Basic Problems with the Context concept: As anyone who has done real research knows, the researcher may take many notes, and draw up draft/tenative conclusions long before the well-validated findings are reached. Pulling up your work-mate's draft notes could be as harmful as helpful. Most researchers value their privacy, and will strongly object to anyone seeing their working notes before they have published the results. This applies to both engineering/scientific researchers, as well as company employees researching an idea, vendors, supplies, etc. IMO, pulling from WSJ and other sources likely to pull in a lot of irrelevant info that is just a distraction to your work. As an expert in their field, a researcher knows what sources to review, and what key words to search for. I really doubt Evernote Context can come anywhere close to this.BTW, do you know where I can get a transcript of this video?
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