After some tooling around, I did come up with a temporary workaround for people who use Evernote for GTD and thesecretweapon.org on a PC. The biggest issue is that the shared tags intermingle with your own tags in the left pane. The shared tags wreak havoc if you have set your highest level tags by the defaults specified by thesecretweapon.org. This can be fixed by replacing the dot (.) that is at the beginning of the highest level tags with a ~. So instead of the following: .What .When .Where .Who Use: ~What ~When ~Where ~Who This will force all of the shared tags to appear below your personal tags. Make sure you completely exit Evernote if your items do not reorder (or make sure you reboot). Even if you do not use thesecretweapon.org and are frustrated by shared tags mixing with your own, you can alleviate it by creating higher (root) level tags as categories for the tags that you actually use and putting the ~ in front of the higher level tags. For example, if you use city names as tags on your notes, you would create a tag called "~Cities" in the root and then drag all of your city tags (Chicago, Denver, Seattle) into the higher level tag (~Cities). It's sort of like creating a folder. When you do this with all of your personal tags, the shared tags will fall to the bottom of the left pane and you can ignore them when when working with your personal tags. It's not a perfect setup, but it should help. I hope this post saves someone else time and frustration until (hopefully) the tag system is improved.