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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. thanks for moving it....it's not every message for me either....maybe one in ten I would guess....
  7. same here - if they kill local notebooks I am gone...it's weird, I would have thought they finally got the message about data privacy when they announced they would read selective notes and then retracted after the outroar....would be a sad day and I am pretty sure we are not alone with that thought.... also weird there is still no option to encrpyt entire notebooks...it's almost as if evernote was planning to monetize us and our data as google monetizes search and email data....
  8. Hi all, over the last few days a number of emails I have sent to my evernote address have not showed up in evernote, which is obviously highly annoying as that feature has been working reliably for a long time. is anybody else experiencing this? thanks, Lorenz
  9. just to let you know, if you encounter the same issue: I checked with support and, yes, with 6.12 or one of the prior releases local (i.e. non-synced) notes in the evernote client for mac are no longer counted in the note count. note counts for local notebooks still show up in these notebooks though...
  10. Hi all, I have observed something off after the upgrade to 6.12 a few days back: the number of notes shown in the sidebar in the notes section has come down by about 1400 from roughly 7700 to 6300. has anybody else see this happening? I have not yet found missing notes, but that's not easy either considering the total number. any pointer would be appreciated.... best, Lorenz
  11. DTLow, how did you arrive at this conclusion? or in other words what graphical representation did you use / try? bubble browser (while it was still working on my mac) gave me quick insights into my data I was not getting as easily with the existing interface. a trello like interface (essentially columns with pre-defined notebooks and / or tags for that column and with notes being dragged between these columns getting the attributes of the column they move to, doesn't sound too hard either. if nothing else implementing these two as additional "views" would be amazing already, however I am sure the EN guys could do something more general (and thus flexible - the amazing strength of EN)... so I guess with putting some more thought into it, providing the user base with UI flexibility should be doable and could be a tremendous step forward for EN. just my two cents worth...
  12. I have been using EN excessively at the center of my digital life for three or four years now. Its flexibility in mapping my digital processes on top of its database continues to amaze me day in and day out. over the last few months it dawned on me however that this could be improved still, in fact I would argue by orders of magnitude. the tremendous flexibility of EN is still largely used through a text centric and pretty static interface, however there have been very interesting experiments to add a more graphical approach to it. just think of bubble browser, an evernote add on (if you have not looked at it, you might want to do so now - however as far as I can tell it has been broken for a while now). another example is trello. all the data beneath it exists in EN (at least for me, but I am sure that holds true for many of us), I just cannot *show* it as intuitively as in trello. the "only" piece EN is missing is a graphical representation that is flexible enough to allow for bubbles, columns, rows and maybe a few other ways to group notes, notebooks and tags and to manipulate / change the notebook and tag affiliation of a note by dragging it from one part (e.g. column) of the used defined representation to another. or to summarize my feature request is a significant improvement in the UI of the EN app, allowing the user to much more freely define how (s)he wants her data represented. this would make my most favorite digital tool even better.
  13. The current reminder implementation is - well - spartanic. being an almost fanatic evernote user this continues to be a thorn in my side, so here are two feature requests on reminders: - recurring reminders: as plenty of people have stated before, this is way overdue. weekly, monthly, yearly, other intervals, you name it. this would be truly important for my workflow and as it seems not just mine. - option to send calendar entries per email to your default email address, when setting up a reminder. the lack of a native evernote connection, any connection, between my evernote reminders and my calendar is closing in on obscure. to my limited knowledge both these features should be fairly easy to implement or even integrate. would very much appreciate them finally showing up... thanks & best regards, Lorenz
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