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ObviousBob

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  1. I use Bear for most of my note taking, so I do appreciate the usefulness of Markdown. But keep in mind.. You are using beta software, and we don't know the intent - maybe this is the first pass at implementing full Markdown, or maybe this was added so people who are familiar with Markdown could edit faster and it wouldn't bother those who don't care about Markdown. I'm not convinced it makes sense at this point to add full Markdown to Evernote. It is a pretty geeky thing, and I would guess most Evernote users couldn't care less about Markdown. Plus as I understand it, the goal of the first iteration of the "new" Evernote is to match the current implementation, not to add new features. Markdown would be a new feature. Just implementing a bug free editor seems like a good enough goal for starters.
  2. I hope you are right.. but almost exactly one year ago I grabbed a similar deal, with exactly the same expectation. A year later, still no new version and still the same bugs in the existing apps.
  3. Since development at Evernote seems to be focused on the "new" version, I think it is doubtful that a fix like this is going to be made on the current app. There are more impactful problems - like notes being redrawn when you return to the app - that have more complaints than this that are also being ignored. If this is also a bug in the beta, then I would suggest complaining there.. and if it works the way you want in the beta, then use the beta when you can. Believe me, I wish they were more active fixing things on the current iOS version, but they aren't.
  4. It is strange that they have gone from such great transparency on the upcoming version to silence. They are even silent about changes to the web beta, where the release number changes every once in a while, but they don't say what is different. If you are happy with the current Evernote, none of this is a problem. For me, primarily using iOS, I'm not happy with the existing issues - screen redraws, tiny iPhone font, and others - the lack of progress is getting wearing. When I re-upped a year ago, it was in anticipation of the new version. A year later, it is almost time to renew again, and I'm still using essentially the same app as a year ago.
  5. This doesn't seem to apply to iOS.. if I create a note, set it to the largest font size, then save it as a template, then try to use that template, it doesn't appear to include the font size - I start typing and it is in the tiny default font. But if the template includes some text in the large font, then it is fine.
  6. Not only is there no version history, but the last time I looked, the version you get depends on the browser - on my Mac, Chrome and Safari show different version numbers, which Chrome showing a higher version number.
  7. I wanted to get a bit more serious about using the beta, so downloaded the "Fluid" app on my Mac. Fluid is an app that acts as a wrapper for a web page, so after a quick setup it makes Evernote web almost seem like a real app - it can be launched from the Dock, and hides the usual browser tabs and bookmarks. A bit of a preview of what Evernote Mac will be like..
  8. I've only played with it a short time, but using the web beta on my iPad - including a mouse! - works pretty well. The mouse (it works with a trackpad too) makes a big difference in editing text. Things like selecting text are much easier than using your fingers. I'm sure there will be gotchas, but at first glance it is pretty good.
  9. I notice that the beta web client changed from 6.6 to 6.7 on Chrome. But unlike most betas I have used over the years, there is no announcement, no list of changes.. It seems like the web beta isn't really being treated like a real beta release. Users seem to have little insight into how things are going with the "new" Evernote, what features are there and what aren't.
  10. Keep in mind that updates to the current iOS version of Evernote have pretty much come to a halt. Don't expect this to be fixed until the "new" version of Evernote is available.
  11. My own experience: signed up for the beta when it was first offered, heard nothing for months. So a bit ago, signed up again. Soon after, I got a confirmation that they accepted me, and they would contact me when they had something to test. That was several weeks ago, and I don't know if I was accepted because of the second sign up or if it was just a coincidence. At any rate, from this forum and the forum at reddit, it appears that the betas have had a very limited roll out so it is probably a bit early to get too excited..
  12. Having only 7 votes means next to nothing. There are millions of Evernote users, while maybe, what, a hundred regular contributors to this forum? Hard to see how the votes in this forum mean anything. For what its worth, I think this is a terrible bug, and it has greatly changed how I use Evernote. Basically, I've stopped using it to take notes, now it is only an archive. And with a new version on the horizon, I don't expect it to be fixed until that version is released. On iOS bug fixes or improvements have essentially stopped.
  13. Using the new web client, I constantly get this message: "Do you want to allow “https://www.evernote.com” to use up to 2.1 GB of storage on your Mac?" The message repeats itself every few minutes, increasing the GBs it is asking about. I assume this is a Safari "feature". I haven't tried it with Chrome. Are others seeing this? And another question - is this the best place for questions about the new web client? I sorta expected a new forum to be set up just for the "new" client..
  14. Yes, this happens with iOS, you are not alone. There is no solution AFAIK. Other than what I do, which is to not use Evernote on iOS for taking notes 😕
  15. I wonder how much votes in this forum matter to development. There are other sources - Twitter, Evernote Support - of user input that might influence the developers more. At any rate, with the new core editor that is being talked about, which is supposed to work and be the same everywhere, I would expect there to be an Undo button - it would be pretty difficult to shake my iMac to undo.. And if we are counting votes, I too really dislike shaking my phone as the only way to undo something..
  16. Yes, this is really annoying behavior. It means that if for instance I am jotting things down during a meeting, when it is likely my phone will shut off between jottings, this behavior essentially make Evernote useless. So I use Apple Notes in this circumstance, and later Share the note to Evernote. So I have to use two apps where one should be adequate. I believe there are other threads discussing this issue. I seem to remember getting the impression that this refresh is a "fix" for another problem, that I don't recall.
  17. Came across this yesterday.. a bit of a fluff piece, no real details, but I was interested that is says "the new common editor is out in beta". I guess they mean the web beta.. I'm anxious to see it on iOS.. https://www.builtinaustin.com/spotlight/2019/10/15/working-at-evernote-austin-engineering
  18. I agree completely that the user should be able to set a default font size. Only for the opposite reason - I think 16 pt is too small 😏. So far there aren't any user settings in the current web beta, so lets hope when they appear font size is one of them. As has been pointed out, you can change the apparent font size using the browser, but I really want this setting for iOS which has always been plagued with a too small default font.
  19. The actual question asked was "What are your favorite apps for taking notes?", which would surely mean different things to different people. Does it mean literally typing notes? Then an app like iA Writer would be best, it looks great and is a pleasure to use. But it isn't much good at organizing notes, or capturing images or receiving email. If you mostly want to type notes, but also store images and documents, then maybe Bear is best. But it doesn't do everything Evernote does. Maybe you mostly want to store and organize notes, in which case Evernote is best, though the note editor isn't so hot.. anyway, a poll like this doesn't mean much as we all have different ideas as to what is "best". Though everyone here must find some use for Evernote, else we wouldn't be here..
  20. Not many votes in this forum.. but this forum is tiny compared to the number of active Evernote users, so I'm not so sure you can conclude much about the popularity of a larger font option from this. The problem with Small/Medium/Large is that if you prefer Medium, you have to change the setting for every single note. There is no way to make Medium or Large the default. Plus, if you change the font size of a note, and edit the note on both iOS and MacOS, you will invariably end up with a mix of font sizes in your note. Hopefully the "new" editor will fix the font consistency issue. The web beta does allow you to set the font size, so this should appear on iOS. Setting a default font size is not in the current web beta, hopefully it will find its way there eventually.
  21. Isn't the reason no one has heard back about the beta program, that there are no betas to test yet? I thought the videos made this clear. The only beta available right now is what Ian Small called the "modern web experience", which seems to be randomly available to more and more people. But it doesn't even seem to have a way to report bugs, so it doesn't seem like a formal beta (maybe I'm wrong about this - I applied for the beta program, and some weeks later the modern web experience became available to me, but no notification that I was now a beta tester). I'm only talking about the "new" Evernote. There is still an active beta program for existing releases - betas for upgrades to the current iOS version still happen.
  22. Well it is a Beta, so I expect bugs. And actually, you don't need to go to Settings, you can switch versions from the main window in the lower right corner. But I also expected a more direct way to report problems to the developers. Hopefully they are reading this forum.
  23. Using the new Evernote web beta, I got the message: "This webpage is using significant energy. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your mac” This is using the latest version of Safari on an iMac using the latest version of MacOS.
  24. Thanks. People do seem to be posting web beta issues there.
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