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  1. I tend to use a lot of checkboxes in my notes to create To-do lists. The Cmd+Shift+T (Mac) and Ctrl+Shift+C (Windows) shortcuts in the desktop versions of Evernote make it very convenient to add checkboxes using only the keyboard. However, actually checking or unchecking them off requires shifting over to the mouse or trackpad - which adds quite a bit of work, particularly if your text entry cursor is already on the checkbox. It would be really nice if there was a simple way to mark/unmark checkboxes using only the keyboard. I can imagine a couple of really simple solutions to this: - When the text entry cursor is next to a checkbox or a checkbox is selected (e.g. by using 'shift' + arrow keys), use 'enter', 'space', 'x' or some other common key to check/uncheck the box - Provide a keyboard shortcut for entering a pre-checked checkbox (maybe Cmd+Shift+Alt+C). Then, at least checking a box would be as simple as selecting it ('shift'+arrow) and replacing it (2 keyboard commands, but still faster than moving over to the mouse or trackpad).
  2. tl;dr - We've launched a public alpha of our new visualization tool for Evernote. Try the app here: http://medleynotes.appspot.com. Feedback appreciated! -- I'm part of a team working on a new research project on digital note taking the Aviz visualization group at INRIA (the French national research institute for computer science & automation). The project is focused on understanding digital note taking practices and building visualization tools to help support better management and analysis of digital notes. As the first stage of this project, we've recently launched a web app called Medley (http://medleynotes.appspot.com) that uses the Evernote APIs to generate some simple visualizations that let Evernote users explore their note taking behavior over time and (optionally) contribute anonymized metadata to our research corpus. This is the first stage of a larger digital note taking project in which we're planning to build a number of more sophisticated visual tools for inspecting, analyzing, and organizing digital notes, so we'd appreciate any feedback! Additionally, if you know any other Evernote user groups who might be interested, feel free to forward the link to them or point me in their direction. Thanks! _wes Wesley Willett AVIZ group | INRIA Saclay Île-de-France
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