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dustinfarris last won the day on September 27 2015

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  1. I've been using Evernote for years. For a long time I had only a Premium Personal account. Then I convinced a company I was working with to try out Evernote Business, which they did, and now have all their employees on board with it. So now I have a business+personal account with Evernote. When we first did this, all notebooks were more or less in the same view, with business notebooks marked as "business". Then, Evernote rolled out the segregated context-view that completely isolates business from personal notes/notebooks. This change has been nothing but a headache for me. Evernote has never had the most fluid UX. It has always felt a little clunky/cluttered/bloated, but you could get used to it after using it for years as I have. The business/personal context isolation has added another full layer of bloat. A few examples: Command+N to add a quick note? Better hope you're in the right context, or that personal thing you jot down just went into your shared Business folder. (this happens to me ALL THE TIME!) before the segregation, I could have ALL new notes go to an Inbox, and then move them to business notebooks as I like Using the menu helper quick note and/or the web clipper? Same problem: no way of knowing where the note is going to end up unless you check with the Evernote app first, which defeats the purpose of the menu helper. Need to switch to a notebook REAL FAST because you're on a call and need to reference something on the fly? Command+J to switch, type the first few letters of the notebook, and WHOOPS that's a personal notebook and I'm currently in the Business context. Now I need to remember that arthritic keyboard shortcut to switch to Personal, then Command+J to get the notebook, and ***** I forgot what it was I was looking for in the first place. Force press to add quick note on iOS? Your guess is as good as mine as to where it's going to end up. Need to check a note REAL QUICK while talking to someone in a conference and "Hey I wrote it down, hold on just a sec" .. pull out phone tap Evernote , back out of random note currently in display, tap notes, scroll, can't find it ok tap search, type in something in the note, "NO RESULTS", oh ***** it's because I'm in Personal and that note was in Business, ok umm, tap Account, tap Personal account, tap search again, type the same query all over, oooh there it is, now what was I talking about again?, oh they left and talking to someone else now. Basically everything in Evernote suddenly became a MINIMUM 2-step process: select the context (wait which context was that again?), then do whatever it was you were doing, all while trying to remember what you're ACTUALLY working on. By the way, I use Evernote because I want it to SUPPORT my work, not BECOME my work — I need to be able to take notes and query notes FAST, and without having to make some kind of arbitrary context-switch in my head in the process. FIX IT! I've been whining about this to @evernote and @evernotehelps on Twitter for a while and have been mostly ignored.
  2. Nice upgrade! I am thoroughly pleased that Evernote was willing to compromise on features based on user feedback during the beta series. Number/Asterisks lists are a welcome addition, and are indeed a common-place feature found in other text editors. There is a slight delay when the asterisk space becomes a bullet—feels choppy, albeit subtly. Would like to see the dash "-" added as a trigger for lists (see the native Notes app on El Capitan as an example). In my use, ⇧8 <space> is not much of a time-savings, if any, over the existing ⇧⌘U shortcut (although this is more about keeping a train of thought uninterrupted than it is about time savings). A dash <space> flows quickly and ergonomically. The new condensed side bar looks great. Very happy to see work chat demoted (not-so-silently hoping for complete removal, or perhaps repurposing/rebranding—"activity log"?). Snippet view is buggy in full-screen mode (El Capitan) when switching to/from Evernote. The solid white background in the note pane feels clean and professional—definitely an improvement over the compartmentalized design from previous versions. All in all, glad to see that Evernote is focused on note-taking again! 6.2 is an important step forward in that regard. Wish list for 6.3 Dash space trigger for listsAbility to send notes as an email via share button (this used to exist, then was buried under "More Sharing")Performance improvements—current note editing feels choppy
  3. This is wonderful—not that the feature was pulled (although, yes, it needed to be)—but that Evernote is actually listening and responding. Easily the most promising post I've read here. Pivoting is better than putting on a blindfold and charging >50% of the time.
  4. No. I think you guys are missing it. We're not looking for another import/export option. We're not looking for gimmicks like what is in this beta. We're looking for the Markdown experience. If that can possibly resonate with you, then you might begin to understand how sub-par the current editor feels to us, and how frustrating it is that zero headway has been made (current beta included—zero). Again, look at an app like Day One. Actually use it for a while. They nailed it. Perhaps achieving this experience means some fundamental rethinking of how Evernote handles and persists data. It probably does. But engineers and power users would love you for it. And love goes a long way in tech.
  5. I can't get over how disappointing this is. I hope this "Markdown" toy can be turned off (and an option turn off that silly work chat thing while you're at it). It just serves as an annoying reminder of how out of touch Evernote is. $290 million in funding and years of asking for this, and this is the best you can do? Obligatory repost: Evernote, The First Dead Unicorn
  6. I'm not sure this implementation of Markdown is exactly what the community wants. This beta provides Markdownish "shortcuts" to existing Evernote formatting implementation. E.g. type "**bold**" and the text instantly becomes "bold". But that's the end of it, the Markdown that got you to bold is gone. What I think the community really wants is a bona fide Markdown version of a note that can be displayed/edited either way—as pure Markdown, or pretty format. See Day One or GitHub for great examples of this in action. If all we get is a shortcut to existing formatting implementation, why would I want to type **bold** instead of ⌘+B bold (or CTRL+B bold)? When I asked for Markdown (years ago), I was asking for the option to have a real Markdown editing experience, not shortcuts to existing behavior. IMHO
  7. The default sizing on card view and especially snippet view seem to be off. Here is card view (the default) when I first opened the beta app: and changing to Snippet view looks like this:
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