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  1. January of 2018 and it's amazing to me that this problem is still unaddressed. Ignore everything else I wrote -- at the very least, Evernote should have useable PDF annotation. This isn't a new feature request...it's something that exists, but is completely unusable. No Apple Pencil support (meaning that any attempt to scroll the document will likely result in stray marks) and a nearly useless implementation of writing and highlighting based on the remnants of Skitch. I really should not need to export PDFs to separate apps and then re-save to Evernote for simple editing or note taking on PDFs (though I agree that both Notability and Noteshelf 2 have some compelling features and are excellent for PDF editing as standalone apps).
  2. I use Evernote extensively on my Mac, iPad Pro, and iPhone. We use shared notebooks in my office and I have a ScanSnap Evernote Edition sitting on my desk. (I even have Evernote desk accessories sitting next to the scanner.) I'm pretty well immersed in the world of Evernote. However, I've found myself turning to other tools, most recently OneNote, with greater frequency. The main issue, and it is a big one for me, is the fragmented and inferior support for note taking and PDF editing in Evernote. I use my iPad Pro with Apple Pencil extensively. There are some great Pencil-compatible apps for iOS, including Notability, PDF Expert, and OneNote. Evernote, on the other hand, is stuck with a strange and fragmented approach: PDFs can by opened using the "Annotate" tool in Evernote, which I think is built around the remnants of Skitch. It's fine for adding arrows and icons, but terrible (unusable) for handwritten notes on PDFs. It really can't be used for anything more than simple highlighting -- certainly not detailed annotation or note taking. Drawings and notes can be added to an Evernote Note directly through the handwriting tool, but this simply inserts an image into the note. There's no way to use this tool to take notes over multiple pages, or to use it for annotation as far as I can tell. I've also found it to the buggy, with full pages of notes lost if you switch away from Evernote to another app before saving the image and returning to the normal notes view. I will say that that, though the tool is very limited, with very few options, the Pencil support works well and writing is fluid. This tool seems to have the most potential for future development. Finally, there is Penultimate -- a separate app I want to love but is just too buggy, too limited, and too walled off from the rest of Evernote to be truly useful. Again, no support for importing PDFs/annotation, yet another approach to handwriting, and, though the Penultimate notes live in Evernote, nothing can be done with them in the main app. Why, at this stage, would Evernote have three separate, incompatible and incongruous approaches to annotation/note taking, none of which begin to match the functionality of some of the other apps named? Attached PDFs can certainly be opened in other apps, such as PDF Expert, but there is no way to get the annotated PDFs back into an Evernote note without deleting the original attachment and reattaching the PDF. That's cumbersome, and annotation seems like pretty basic functionality that Evernote should offer. Evernote certainly has some broader advantages over OneNote, but really needs to explore something like the "canvas" style approach used by OneNote. The ability to "print" PDFs to a OneNote page and then markup the document itself and take notes/add text/etc. all on one page is invaluable. I've pretty much switched all note taking/PDF annotation to OneNote, with Evernote still used for project management and other organizational needs, which leaves me with my own fragmentation. Maybe I'm missing something in Evernote's approach, but I'm a longtime user that's completely frustrated with Evernote's inferior support for annotation and handwritten notes.
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Still not working for me... 1. Make sure your ScanSnap Evernote edition is configured for WiFi, and has the USB cable disconnected. Sounds like you've already done that. --> Yes, it is configured for WiFi and the USB cable is disconnected. 2. Make sure your ScanSnap and your iPhone/iPad is on the same WiFi network. --> Yep, everything is on the same WiFi network. 3. Make sure your ScanSnap is running up to date firmware, although technically there's no update required to work with Scannable. --> I'm running the latest version of ScanSnap Manager Evernote Edition -- 1.0.40 (1002). Does "check for updates" in the manager check for software and firmware updates? If not, I do I confirm the firmware version? I've seen one issue, once, where restarting the WiFi router solved the problem. We only saw this happen once in testing, but could be worth a last-ditch try. If this works we'd love to try to solve it so it doesn't ever affect anyone else. --> I am in a office environment with multiple access points on the same network. I restarted the closest access point, without success. Could this network environment be the issue? (And, just to be clear, unlike the other poster above, I am using the ScanSnap Evernote Edition.)
  4. Same is true with my iPad as well -- connected to the same network, but Scannable cannot find the ScanSnap...
  5. Hi - Downloaded the app, and the basic scanning features look solid. However, I cannot get the app to find my Evernote ScanSnap. My ScanSnap is configured on my wireless network, and connects property to my iMac. My iPhone 6 is connected to the same network, but cannot find the ScanSnap when I select that option from the Scannable main screen. I've tried restarting everything. What am I missing? What else can I try? -------------- One other suggestion -- though Scannable appears to do an excellent job optimizing the color/contrast for relatively plain printed pages, it would be nice to be able to adjust (or eliminate) the color correction for some documents, especially those heavy with photos/graphics (a magazine cover, for instance). Thanks for your help....
  6. Same issue -- would love to be able to markup Penultimate notes once they're in Evernote, but in my case that resulted in the note being deleted on both ends...
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