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  1. On 6/16/2021 at 5:25 AM, Chris_NL said:

    Please use the upvote button to bump up this post. Maybe they will implement this "feature" sooner when there are more upvotes. 

    You can also fill in the survey (under the Help button in V10) to let them now this feature is being missed in V10.

    The latest version contains an option to do the opposite:  import a whole folder now without linking to it.  I still use Evernote Classic because of Evernote's breaking this feature.  

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  2. On 1/25/2021 at 11:45 PM, VanDelfin said:

    I've had a good run with Evernote but Obsidian (https://obsidian.md/) checks many more boxes for my needs and it's free. Of course it has collapsible sections and bullets.

    Thanks for sharing that!  Now that I just realized Evernote stopped supporting links to files on my hard drive, I'm pissed and moving off this heap of *****.  Obsidian looks amazing, and being based on markdown, you can have your own data and Evernote cannot break it.  Like they just broke my data.  I had to downgrade to version 7.  And yes I really want those collapsible bullets and other features of obsidian.  I hope it works!  

    Is there an export from Evernote to Obsidian?  

  3. 15 hours ago, Didgeridoo said:

    Have been thorougly looking for a decent external editor or mindmapping software that collapses lists. The only one doing a decent job on this area is Onenote, but of course it would be ridiculous connecting a Onenote page to evernote. Actualy in my opinion there's a number of things that note taking software is obviously just supposed to handle on itself. One of those is the ability of collapsing lists.

    If you are looking at mindmapping software, all of them collapse lists that I've seen.  That's kind of a major deal with mindmaps and other heirarchies.  Why is this hard Evernote?  I'm surmising that the Evernote code base is a big fat mess of spaghetti code and adding a feature like this is a year long project of fixing bugs and patching bad code.  

  4. 4 minutes ago, aukirk said:

    @wealthychef  Probably not the solution you are looking for by the keyboard shortcut F2 is "Rename", which highlights the entire title for renaming.


    Actually that does help a ton!  Using F2 is awkward on a Mac but much easier than mousing to the title field and clicking, in my opinion.  I can now do what I want, which is open and write a complete new note using only the keyboard.  I still think Evernote is doing it wrong but now I can just not care.  :-)  Thanks!  

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  5. When I write, I want to start in the title.  I like to type a title first for most entries, then write about the title in the body.  

    But Evernote always starts me in the body of the note first.  This is worse because I cannot just tab to the title field from the body.  If I were to start in the title, I could just type Command-N, type the title, hit Tab to move to the note body, and type the content, all without touching a mouse or menu directly.  This is fast and desirable.  

    At least give me an option to behave this way.  Putting the cursor in the body to start is backwards because who writes like that?  :-) 

    Please!  Thanks.  

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  6. 23 hours ago, Soy said:

    Please add this feature! Or maybe make it possible to embed a WorkFlowy list right into an Evernote note?

    I don't think the magic of Workflowy lies in the data format.  The magic lies in how they display it.  So to do what you ask would be very difficult, as it would require executing workflowy within Evernote, literally.  

    Contrary to the claims of others, I would think expandable lists are not that hard to implement, but my observation of how Evernote handles bullet lists is that they are doing something very weird with their formatting that does not play well with others.  

    What I'm doing now is using MindNode.  To get a list from Evernote into it, I have to copy/paste from Evernote into a plain text file (BBEdit) and save that file with ".md" extension for "markdown" format.  I then open that with MindNode and I get a beautiful mindmap with collapsible outline.  


  7. 10 hours ago, PatC said:

    On the off-chance that product management read this thread then I'd like to add my support for the text toggling (text collapsing) feature.

    Long term Premium user and I love Evernote but some long notes with different sections of information are impractical to visualize or navigate without this feature. For some of my technical notes, I have to use Notion because it makes the information so easy to consume & navigate (isn't this one of the main objectives of a note-taking app ?). 

    This feature has clearly got a lot of interest and requests so please include it so we don't have to use additional tools which fragment our workflow.



    Your point about toolchain fragmentation is a great one.  I currently use Evernote, OmniFocus for my personal organization.  I recently added MindNode to get this "collapsible outline" feature (plus a lot more!).  

  8. 59 minutes ago, gazumped said:

    ...As a matter of interest,  which text collapse apps work this way?  Sounds more like mind-mapping,  which Evernote doesn't include - and in any event seems to me this requires a major rewrite of a core feature of something that's in daily use 24/7 by hundreds of thousands of people...

    There are a few out there.  Google "collapsible outline app" for which ones.  Mind mapping is usually just another way to view an outline, actually.  They are interchangeable.  I don't think it would take much of a rewrite.  But neither of us knows that.  

  9. 9 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    We haven't seen any action for the Evernote note editor

    >> It is still a very good one and I'm out looking for a tool that will do this for me

    Various word processors - I use Apple Pages   
    The documents are stored in Evernote as note attachments

    OK, I will find another add-on tool, thanks!  I'm looking at workflowy maybe.  I didn't know Pages would do that.  Sounds cool but in testing a bullet list in Pages, I don't see it being able to collapse anything. 

  10. On 2/20/2019 at 11:42 PM, Shane D. said:

    Hi All,

    You may have noticed that all threads requesting the ability to use text collapse/outlining have been merged into this thread, regardless of platform specificity. 

    This was done in order to better enable us to quantify and qualify user requests, and amplify their voice.

    While this does not mean this is a feature that will be coming, we certainly want to relay user feedback/sentiment to our various teams.

    Moving forward, please put all commentary and votes for the ability to use text collapse/outlining here!


    Is this idea dead?  It is still a very good one and I'm out looking for a tool that will do this for me.


  11. On 4/13/2018 at 8:58 PM, Chantal Leonard said:

    Please let us know if you spot any other issues. 

    'm using Evernote extension on Mac in Chrome. 
    In Safari, when I am on a page and click the little elephant to capture a page to EN, I can use the left/right arrows to move the selection on the page around, and use the up/down arrows to grow and shrink the selection. In Chrome, the arrow keys do nothing. I can click the +/- button to grow and shrink the selection, but the arrow keys just operate the page content as usual and are not intercepted by the extension.

  12. 9 hours ago, ColD said:

    This is the only way I've found paths to files work in Evernote.

    Mac is running latest High Sierra and Evernote most up to date version.

    1 - Don't use Evernote from the AppStore - use the direct download from Evernote.

    I was skeptical about this but it is interesting that the download version is 7.1, and the App Store version is 7.0.3 as of now for OS X.  Anyhow, I replaced the App Store version Evernote made a separate copy of my notes for whatever reason and then continued...

    After installing the new version, the link is working.  I did not have to do the "drag to Firefox" dance you did.  I will revisit in a day or two and see if it mysteriously breaks again.  So far, this is working.  


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  13. On 4/4/2018 at 11:39 AM, DTLow said:

    Press the option key; it toggles copy-file to copy-pathname

    UPDATE:  WITHOUT changing anything at all in the note, I am now getting "Evernote does not have permission to open" errors again.  

    OK, this is weird.  I tried your suggestion and it worked.  I looked back at my original file link and it was identical.  I tested the original and now it works.  I changed nothing between when it was giving me permission error and now.  So I have no idea what the problem is but it's "fixed." at least for now.

    Thanks for the help.  I still don't know what the problem was.  Hmm....  why was I getting that "“Evernote” does not have permission to open " error?  

  14. 13 hours ago, DTLow said:

    You may get a "correctly quoted path" for use within Terminal.
    For use in Evernote, use Finder to identify the file pathname.

    As I mentioned, the URL I'm using works in Chrome and Safari.  It is a correct file:// URL which opens the file in other apps.  Evernote tries to open it and gets permission errors.  

    Finder does not have a "Copy blah blah as Pathname".   Man, the upload limits on this forum are ridiculously small.  

    I  can copy the file, but then it gets pasted as a file in Evernote.  What Finder are you using that has these different menu options?  



  15. 2 hours ago, DTLow said:

    How did you obtain that pathname.  My method is documented in the note linked below


    To answer your question, I dropped the file into the Terminal, which gets a correctly quoted path for the file.  The path is correct, is that what you are asking?  There are no typos in it.  If I copy the path as specified in Evernote with "copy link", then paste it into my browser, the file opens fine for me.  So there is no reason Evernote could not do the same thing as far as I know.  It looks like a bug to me. 

  16. Hello 

    Two bugs with file:// URLs.  First, backslashes make them completely break.  Second, even without backslashes, they don't work.  I get "does not have permission."  

    I want to include a link to a file on my hard drive in one of my notes.  The path to the file is the following:

    /Volumes/2\ TB\ SSD\ external/current_projects_SSD/Performing\ Arts/comedy/breaking-comedys-dna_\(v.1.4.4\).pdf

    When I copy this path into Evernote I see that the '\' characters get turned into HTML "%5C" codes.  So I right click on some tex and select "Link-->Add..." and add this: 

    file:///Volumes/2\ TB\ SSD\ external/current_projects_SSD/Performing\ Arts/comedy/breaking-comedys-dna_\(v.1.4.4\).pdf

    I then click "OK".  If I then right click on the text and do "Link--> Edit..."  the link has been changed to: 


    As you can see, the backslashes are preserved here.  It should look like this:


    If I make these changes, removing the '%5C' characters, then it gives me this error: 

    The application “Evernote” does not have permission to open “breaking-comedys-dna_(v.1.4.4).pdf.”

     Can Evernote be fixed to work on Mac with file paths? 




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