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  1. Seriously...300 open issues ("bugs") sounds really low for a product the size of Evernote, not high.
  2. Even if Evernote syncs perfectly reliably, multiple conflicts can lead to conflicted changes due to connectivity problems or other practical matters. It seems there are at least 3 things that make conflicts more likely and painful than they need to be: 1) The last modified date of a note is not readily visible when you go to edit the note (especially on the mobile app). With that, one could check when notes are probably out of sync. "I know I changed that note today, but the last modified says yesterday...better sync!" This would be an easy and effective precaution. 2) If a sync fails, notify me immediately. Don't let me discover days later...oh, there's a whole other version of this note copied below the main version under the "Conflicting changes" line. That is really really bad, because I could then end up editing different parts of the different copies because I didn't realize everything was duplicated in the same note. Sometimes Evernote will save the conflicting version of the note in a special conflicting notebook and alert me. And that at least lets me know it happened and doesn't mix the two. But sometimes it quietly just copies the entire conflicted note at the bottom of the same note. I have no idea why, but the latter is really unfortunate, especially with a huge note that can be incredibly time-consuming to reconcile. For example, I have a rather large note with several hundred lines. It got "duplicated" (conflicted copy pasted to bottom) three times without my realizing there were conflicts causing this to happen. So that's 8 versions in one note I have to painfully reconcile, line by line. Until I find the time to do that, whenever I look up a particular part of the note, I have to check all 8 manifestations of it in the note if I really want to make sure I have the latest and didn't accidentally edit one or more of the copies at some point. The same note would, at other times, have conflicts put in a separate "conflicted changes" note. I have no idea why this was not consistent. 3) On that note, so to speak, it seems odd there is no reconciliation for conflicts. (https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/30018-conflict-resolution/) It would go like this: "Here are 2 versions of the note that conflict, but look, only line #142 changed since the last good sync. Here are the changes side-by-side. Which do you want to keep?" Easy for the user. It's interesting that there is versioning...but no line-by-line versioning which is necessary for a note of any length. (It doesn't have to be as fancy as an MS Word redline. Wikipedia has a good system.) I have no idea how one is expected to reconcile notes of any length when the changes are not identified in any way. (I personally use unix diff for this; it is a pain.) (For me, Evernote on iOS actually doesn't sync reliably. My computer and iPhone are supposed to sync every 5 minutes, yet I sometimes end up editing an old version on the phone, even though both have had the chance to sync for hours, and even though I have since made a habit of syncing as soon as I open the iPhone app, something I shouldn't have to do manually. But I assume this is being worked on on an ongoing basis.) This stuff affects anyone who experiences conflicting changes, which I assume is every single Evernote user, whether sharing or solo. Thanks, - ND
  3. A container of tiled images could be useful, but the simplest thing is a resizeable inline image. I would guess inline images is the more common case. That way text can be written next to them without special caption functionality.
  4. Our solutions sound extremely similar. The resizer sets a specific size in pixels. Yes, it should scale live as it's adjusted, I was just saying it should cache the last setting for quicker access so it doesn't have to rescale every view...maybe not, just an idea. Whatever works. If the mobile device can't support that size, shrink it or make it side scrolling or whatever that device does with fonts and line wrapping. (An iPhone wraps and probably shrinks, it does not scroll, if I'm not mistaken.) Assuming that fonts are displayed with some shrinking algorithm on mobile devices, use a similar one. I'm not saying it's brain-dead trivial to display on mobile devices...that's what Evernote solves and we know they can do it. It would seem as straightforward as plenty of things they already do. Resizing in another program is like Word having no ability to scale images - actually it's worse because Evernote is more image-oriented in focus. For one thing, adjusting the size in situ means no guessing and going back, let along the extra time and inconvenience of doing it once. I really can't see this being worse than current mobile display problems. There's something of a specific pixel dimensio s, at a location on a line, so wrap and/or shrink it. What am I missing?
  5. +1,000,000,000 I've been glancing at this thread for a year, and I am completely confused why this isn't a high priority issue. This is because one of the biggest promises of Evernote is capturing data beyond text - and most useful to most people is images. If I'm not mistaken, Evernote's mission includes making notes and memories as easy as possible to collect and organize. Resizing the display (not the underlying data - the display in Evernote) is as basic as being able to resize fonts, or use bold or color to make things more visible. It allows one to visually organize a note. This is of utmost importance in allowing one to actually use a note. When the picture takes up the whole note, it makes the note is a mess and completely unwieldy. I often can't see the pic in one screen and have to page down. (And I mean on my laptop, not just iphone.) The basic proposal here is very simple. We don't need to resize the underlying file. (While is useful, it's not exactly Evernote's job, which focuses on the display, rather than the original capture or data sizes.) All we need is a corner to pull in. Aspect ratio can stay locked, that's fine. I understand this isn't a word processor. We don't need to have captions or be able to type on extra lines next to it. Just one corner. Lower right. That's 99% of the issue. The design is straightforward, too; proportionally scale it when displaying it using well-established algorithms and cache the scaled copy when the note is saved. Yes, one could use another program to resize a photo, then go back and forth and see how it looks in Evernote. That is completely out of the question for trying to capture any reasonable amount of data in a reasonable amount of time as this app is intended to do. I would also like to add that one thing thing that made me hesitate to post here was the attitude of some of the forum watchers who were quite dismissive and unhelpful. I would like to commend and thank Jackolicious for stepping in and providing helpful responses, even if the answer isn't quite what we were hoping for. (Yet! )
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