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  1. yes, it is GTD. I have started with the implementation from "the secret weapon" and have adapted it a little to my needs after a few years...not sure I understand your last question, but maybe an example helps....most things with multiple tasks (notes) qualify as projecst. say I have two projects: project 1 & project 2, then some notes could have the following tags: - note 1 with the tags: 1-now, project 1 - note 2 with the tags: 6-waiting, project 1 - note 3 with the tags: 3-later, project 1 now with the shortcut of "tag:"1-now"" I would see only note 1 along with all other tasks for now, however with the saved search looking for all notes in open actions with the tag:"project 1", I would get all three and thus a view into my open actions related to the project. does that answer your question?
  2. while I think the concept of excluding non - US folks is pretty weird, this thread is very help- & insightful. so thank you all for sharing! after experimenting with a number of things my dashboard ended up being my sidebar with a fair number of shortcuts and saved searches, representing the main processes I use EN for (alright, I admit it, all my digital processes are in EN): - a GTD ("The Secret Weapon") implementation adapted to my personal needs / experiences on top with direct access to the main categories - behind the blue box I have saved searches for the main projects I am running (these go across all open actions). this way I can immediately see all actions related to a project across all priorites, essentially a matrixed project view of my open actions. - on a sidenote: one of these saved searches are notes in open actions that are not slotted into GTD yet (I call them unassigned). this is essentially my inbox. - last but not least I keep track of my reading lists and other media consumption right here. while this works well for me, there is still a *lot* that could be better from my perspective. spaces sounds like a concept that would add a lot of flexibility in structuring my data / my processes. and in general more graphical representation of almost any kind would help (kanban, mindmaps, anything). the UI is getting quite dated and I more and more frequently need to stop myself from the temptation to going to something shinier and more intuitive...
  3. I am probably relying more on tags than on notebooks to structure my notes, which is why I want more space for them than in the old setup. tags have been squeezed between the notebook name and the share / overflow menu options and frequently I do not get to see them all. I am thus in favor of moving tags to a seperate line altogether. I am also fine with tags being at the bottom of the note, as long as they do not scroll around with the content of the note. but why not give the tag "line" a handle bar of its own, so we can choose to leave it at the bottom of the editor window or drag it up and put it below the notebook / share / overflow menus line? best, Lorenz ps: oh, and *thanks* for these videos and for sharing, Ian!
  4. thank you very much for sharing, Ian, and for addressing & ending (at least) my concern! obviously your first point begs the question how the remaining 88% of usage break down by client. generally some stats on my(/our?) favorite tool would be very interesting..:-) thanks, Lorenz
  5. let's start with the plus side: thanks for starting to communicate with us, this is a very welcome change from the past I do like where you are going with search on the web interface, would be happy to have it on my native clients (mac, ios), too. really good work on the editor, too! again, am looking forward to having that on the native apps. more a concern than a negative side, but nevertheless: I certainly understand the temptation and development logic behind going for a web app type approach. for the many reasons stated in this thread already, it would be a show stopper for me (my top concerns would be local notebooks & offline availability of all content). the very reason not having migrated to notion in the past is the native evernote app. if evernote goes web only I will have to move to joplin or devonthink. but at this stage this is obviously only speculation, so I hope you will prove my concerns wrong. but again: thanks for starting to share and to listen! best, Lorenz
  6. Hi DTLow, thanks for your comments and your feedback - am aware of the procedure, yet my impression is that we still have multiple open threads on the same subject despite the september consolidation attempt be EN (eg encryption / pw protection) and some very old threads. I thought the top three thing might re-ignite discussion a little, but it does not seem to catch on, so never mind..:-) best, Lorenz
  7. hi all, having read Ian's blog post and having seen his video for the community I understand his focus on fixing things first and focusing on new features second. also Ian suggested to give a stronger voice to us, the enthusiastic user base. so I figured why not come up with a list of features we need the most. if enough of us participate, this could be an interesting read for Ian an the entire evernote team so here are mine (in ranking of importance to me): 1. end to end encrypted notebooks maybe it is my European data protection paranoia, but I do not want e.g. my health records to go anywhere unencrypted. or diary entries. or important legal documents. you get the point. currently I am helping myself with local notebooks, that only reside on my computer, but that obviously defeats the point of multi device synchronization. currently about a quarter of my notebooks is local. I would sync them at once if I could only encrypt them safely. where to look for inspiration: joplin, the open source evernote substitute attempt. 2. better data representation evernote with its myriad of ways to input data and its extremely flexible ways to organize this data with notebooks and tags (yes, both!..;-)..) for me is a dream come true as the basis of literally all my digital processes. it has however not aged well in how all this data can be represented. why don't we have kanban boards? why no graphical representation of the data? playing around with tools from the competition or even just add ons is providing plenty of new insights. would love them internally to evernote as well. where to look for inspiration: trello, droptask, bubble brower & notion. 3. recurring reminders my GTD implementation on top of evernote needs to integrate well with my calendar. while I am helping myself with the chronofy service I would much rather have a direct calendar integration out of evernote. most importantly however I am missing recurring reminders for tasks that come up weekly, monthly or yearly. shouldn't take much, but would certainly improve my processes quite a bit. so much about my top three. would be curious what yours are. best, Lorenz
  8. Dear Ian, (in case you actually read this) another evernote enthusiast with a strong opinion here. to me evernote is 1st and foremost a personal database with huge flexibility to build my digital processes on top of it (in my case literally all of them). having notebooks and tags gives a tremendous degree on flexibility on how to structure and view my data. and this is why I love and need it. another amazing strength of evernote is the multitude of ways I can feed data into it. I use web clipper as a "read it later" process in evernote, anything I scan goes straight into my evernote setup, any idea on the road or task in a meeting goes straight into my GTD implementation on top of evernote in my mobile app, etc, etc. where evernote has been falling behind is giving that same flexibility in data representation. we do not have kanban boards (trello only exists due to evernotes weakness in this area from my perspective), we do not have graphical representation allowing us to take a fresh look at our data sets to gain new insights (hello bubble browser, hello droptask), we do not even have spaces for premium customers (yet?). there might be good business reasons for focusing on business customers and I do not have the user nor revenue data, so I am sure you will know what to do business wise, but in my experience there is much more spill over from premium users importing evernote into their business lives than the other way round. enthusiastic individual users make new business customers. and then there is stability and performance. I do not need to re-state the obvious, just get somebody to summarize the feedback on the forums here as well as on the support side. there is substantial room for improvement. also watch out for notion as these guys have (imho) understood the personal database and data representation opportunity evernote has left for them. this whole personal database/productivity space is evernote's to lose. it's just up to you and your new team now. so I do not know your numbers but I feel time is ticking, so my recommendation (based on my commercial ignorance): release spaces to the entire base immediately. focus on stability & bug fixing for a few months acquire one of these smallish data representation companies and integrate it into evernote fast. if you want to be bold do the same on the communications/collaborations side. what evernote has today is cute, but if I were you that's not a term I would like..;-) finally: I love your product. it has helped me in more ways than I can recount and I would gladly pay more than I am already paying as a premium customer, but please watch out and move forward. I'd like to save myself the hassle of migrating my giziliion notes and plentiful processes to some other service at some point in the future... thanks & best regards, Lorenz
  9. Hi there, I am using EN 7.5.2. on my Mac. I occasionally get this error message: "Note is unavialable. Make sure you are online. / Try again.". This has been going on for a while (so it is not an issue just with 7.5.2). for one my connectivity outside of EN is excellent, which might indicate an intermittent issue with evernote's servers, but my key question is this: as my notes are or at least should be local on my mac why would the mac client refuse to show me a note even if it would have connectivity issues? it should always show me my notes, or am I missing something? thanks, lorenz
  10. I really like the templates feature, however a number of my existing templates include attachments and these disappear when turning them into templates. so please add support for attachments in templates! thanks, Lorenz
  11. since upgrading to 7.0.1. I can no longer show only current reminders (instead of the complete reminder list) on top of the note list. the option to do so exists in the reminders menu, it's just broken. would be really helpful if the basics kept working after these upgrades - continuously (re-)introducing bugs with upgrades (e.g. blank list view) is pretty annoying and a sign of issues with quality management.
  12. would strongly suggest / recommend to add spaces for premium customers as well - this is an important improvement to organize projects and work flows. maybe don't let premium users share spaces, but for internal organization of information a more flexible approach to showing and organizing the stored information is way overdue from my perspective.... best, Lorenz
  13. thanks for moving it....it's not every message for me either....maybe one in ten I would guess....
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