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  1. On 10/03/2016 at 6:28 PM, jmint0 said:

    That doesn't help me.

    Using Android, if I create a picture in Evernote and edit it skitch launches. This is how it has always been on my phones through all previous versions of Evernote. I can annotate the image in skitch. When I hit save, it asks me where I want to save it. I choose Evernote. In the past, the image would save as normal to Evernote. Now, however, this action creates a new uneditable note. This is really frustrating, because in the past, the notes could be edited with accompanying text.

    For example, I do home improvement work and Evernote is critical for that. I used to be able to take a picture with Evernote. I'd tap to edit it in Skitch and mark up my pictures. A great example is my son's closet where I installed built-in shelves. I used skitch to record the dimensions of the closet. That image would save back to that note where I had a checklist of all the pieces that needed to be purchased at Home Depot. This is no longer possible.

    Most recently I had to repair gables in my home. I used the app to mark the measurements of the gable vents. When I saved the picture back to Evernote it created an entirely new note and there is no way for me to embed the annotated image with my shopping list or other notes related to the repair.

    Am I doing something wrong? Should I be saving skitched notes back differently to Evernote? I understand that skitch is a discontinued app. Has its functionality been placed into Evernote proper?

    I've given up trying to use annotating in any version of Evernote.  Instead, I know use a free PDF Reader and Editor called Xodo, which can be found on Google play.  Then I Share, using android's native Share Function, any PDF I want to keep in Evernote.  You do need to sign up for a Xodo account at there website, which you'll find a link to in the Xodo app's "Read More" area in Google play.

    It's easy and free.  Can't beat that combination!

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  2. I just double checked and my they're working fine on my Android app. Would you mind describing exactly what you're doing when trying to use these functions? I'm wondering if perhaps there's a language barrier issue here, rather than a technical one.

    Those indent and outdent buttons are disabled here. It's been 4 years since this thread was started, so I guess they're just not going to support that functionality on Android :-(


  3. I haven't been here that much in a few weeks, and am really not up to backtracking through this thread, so please forgive me if I'm stating an obvious point...

    @Workingman and @Christozoid, I used to handle a massive paper filing system as part of my job, so I do understand where you're coming from with regards to a hierarchical system of folders and sub-folders. Not using them when I first started with EN was a huge adjustment for me, but I now, by far, prefer the Tag system.

    Granted, I'm not using EN in a business setting as I once did with the paper filing system, but I do recall one aspect of the the folder system that used to drive me nuts...and was equally applicable to the thousands of electronic files I processed and tracked each day.

    That is that even with set perameters in place for everyone who has access to the files, people will always think just enough differently from everyone one else. What makes sense to as the appropriate destination for a document, even with clearly defined guides and "rules" set out for reference. In my experience, that inevitably led to problems with some files being located in hard to find locations.

    The solution was to make copies of certain files - meaning those that could be applicable to more than one topic (or project) in the minds of someone accessing them, and put copies into every folder where they might look - and have a fairly elaborate cross-referencing system in place that I, as the filing gate keeper, had to set up and enforce.

    Hope this is making sense...

    With electronic files, the obvious problem with files that were worked on by more than one person, is how easily the current version can get lost or overwritten. This is where I find using the Tag system, along with a limited heirarchy of Notebook structure, Note Links (including creating a Table of Contents with clickable note links), and the use of EN's Search function, to be most effective. It allows me to cross-reference everything, track various projects and quickly drill down to find whatever I need.

    In my case, and unlike some of the power users, such as Gazumped, I don't find it beneficial to completely do away with a hierarchical system of Notebooks and Stacks, i.e. folders and sub-folders. But I've managed over the past couple years, with some experimenting that led to reorganizing my EN database a few times, how to reduce and limit the number of Notebooks I actually need. That includes deleting or renaming several Tags a few times.

    Tags can be safely deleted with having to worry about accidently losing individual Notes or entire Notebooks. (Though the latter two can be retrieved from your Trash Notebook, assuming you haven't deleted them from there too.) Tags, for me, serve the same function as making copies of my Notes (files) to put in every possibly applicable Notebook (folder). As others have pointed out, you don't want to get too carried away with Tags and end up with a ton that fast end up redundant and overwhelming.

    Another handy thing about them, is the ability of the desktop EN apps to apply a particular Tag to multiple Notes at the same time select by first selecting them, then adding the Tag. Tags are also a great way to identify and grab all the notes belonging to a specific project that you want to archive out of your EN database.

    Okay, I could keep going on about the pros of tagging for far too long, so I'll wrap it up now.

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  4. Sounds like a good plan. Just remember to do a final Sync before uninstalling and reinstaling the app. Also, after your Sync, first check the Web app on a desktop machine to make sure a full Sync of your entire database, was successful.

    Also, if you're Premium & have a note in your android app with a Notebook assisgned for offline status, move all the notes into a different, not offline status Notebook before Syncing. I'd just created a seperate temporary Notebook to move them all into until after you've reinstall the android app as per above, then move them all back into your Offline Notebook and then delete the temporary online one.

    I recently had to switch to a replacement phone after the power button broke off side from the (Offline Notebook thing, which I don't have), it worked out fine using the steps listed above, and had no problem when installing EN on the new phone.

    Hi, sync works fine. I am thinking of reinstalling the app.

  5. Haha, certainly not a guru, especially compared to you, Gaz!

    This was a problem I grapppled with for the longest time. I even asked about is several times on the Forum, but wasn't able to clearly express what the problem was. Then a few months I responded to an Evernote Blog post in my Facebook feed and mentioned it in my reply. An EN staffer noticed and played 20 Question with me until he realized what I'd been missing the whole time... The green Elephant! Until then, I thought is was just a way to decorate the spinning disc, so never even thought to try tapping on it!

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  6. Hi. I believe I know what you're referring to and it had me stumped for the longest time.

    When you use the Share function on your android to clip something from the internet, you'll see - briefly, so watch for it - a round elephant icon with a spinner going around it. Tap the elephant before it stops spinning. This will bring up a box showing the your Notebook default and under that, an area where you can add Tags.

    * To change the destination Notebook tap on it and it will bring up your Notebook Menu, where you can choose an exiting one or create a new one. Then click OK at the menu bottom.

    * If you want to add Tags after choosing your Notebook, then tap the Tags area to bring up your Tags Menu.

    I love the function that allows me to use Android's system-wide "Share..." feature to clip an article I'm reading in Chrome, for instance.

    However, it's driving me a little crazy, because Evernote 100%, all the time, without fail, puts a newly-clipped article in one particular wrong notebook. You'd think the system would put it in the most recently used notebook, or try to guess at the context like the web clipper does, or maybe just add it to my original, default, came-with-my-account notebook ... but instead it puts all new articles in a notebook I have for a particular specific niche set of notes.

    I do not want new web clippings in this notebook.

    It's getting to the point that I'm now using Pocket for clipping some things for later, because it's a miserable experience to re-file a bunch of notes in the Evernote Android app (3 taps to move notebooks, and you can only refile one clip at a time), and I don't want to have to remember to sort all my new clips on my computer when I get home.

    I've been through the few user-accessible options in the Android app, and there seems to be no way to set a default notebook for new web clippings on Android.

    Please add this feature. Or, if it's already there, please make it easier to find - I've been searching for it a few times.

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  7. Sorry, but the max Note size for even Premium and Business users is 200 megabytes. You might want to consider a Premium account and break larger uploads into smaller chunks.


    Do any of you put your textbook files into Evernote(large pdf files,around 400mb,but it's impossible due to the note upload limits!!),or you just split it into half?

    How do you organize your textbooks in this case?O.o

    Much appreciated.

  8. Are you sucessfully syncing the UP to their Servers as the last thing you do before exiting Evernote?

    And syncing DOWN from the servers when you first start working in Evernote?

    This should be done each and every time you access Evernote from *any* device.

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  9. Shot in the dark here... I wonder if it's maybe related to Window phasing out support for Internet Explorer?


    When I try to add Evernote to my IE I get the message on trying to run the .exe program that Evernote_5.8.6.7519.exe couldn't be downloaded. This means that neither right clicking on the page nor looking for Evernote among the Addons is valid.

    What could be preventing the download, as it downloaded to Chrome and functions well, but unfortunately the site I want to clip does not have the plugins for Chrome and hence will not display.

  10. You know, I find it strange that some people now don't even know how to read or write in cursive. Granted, my handwriting has gone way downhill, but I was shocked several years back when tutoring some teens to find that many had not ever been taught to read or write in cursive.

    A couple didn't even know how to read an analogue clock either.

  11. You can have an unsynced Notebook on your desktop and if your Premium or Business, you can have one on your mobile device as well.

    Or you could get a second account, free or paid, and save all your private notes in that one. All you need to set up another account is an alternate email address.

    I'm baffled as to how many posts and threads there are on this topic- I don't have time to read all of them. But really, locking a notebook cannot be that hard to implement. I use EN to store all kinds of content quickly from many devices- like 20+ notes per day. I don't have time to sort through all the notes and tag them and put them in their own notebooks. I have assistants who do this. I don't want these assistants looking at some of the notes. To have one notebook where I can stash private notes would be ideal.

    I can't think of a successful database-driven service that does not offer this. Maybe Evernote is just waiting to cash out from a buyout- maybe Google can come to the rescue.

  12. I'm sorry, but I don't see how you're getting that votes for feature requests has that big of impact. I do up-vote feature requests that appeal to me, but also know this forum is just one of Evernote's product feedback avenues. Maybe I am misunderstanding what you're saying? (Yes, I followed the link to the relevent threads.)

    Switching accounts on Evernote Mobile should be implemented. I know my colleagues, customers and people in general have been requesting it. It really is an annoyance that you offer it in desktop but not in mobile. Although I'm happy it is at least in desktop, but it really ties me down to office or home computer, and at times does not make Evernote available when I need it quickly.

    Logging in and out is not a solution, as most of our company account passwords are long and cryptic.

    Note sharing is not an option, as I cannot share and mix company and personal accounts.

    I can use my personal, hobby and company accounts in my mobile phone with Google, Microsoft and other services. Why not with Evernote service? Security is not a valid argument here. I can share plenty of other company data securely to my mobile phone from other services. So what's the problem here?

    I tried to find how to vote for this feature request, but could not. Why? That would be the only true way to find out how much this feature is needed. Is Evernote trying to hide popular feature requests behind this massive support forum? It would have been interesting to also see what other features are much requested. And what features are possibly coming to future versions. Is this info available somewhere?

    EDIT: I googled around and found out that the only way to check active feature requests seems to search for "feature request" from this forum and compare Views and Replies count. Not very user friendly, but gives you some info: https://discussion.evernote.com/tags/forums/feature%2Brequest/.

  13. Found it. Thank you, Theresa!

    @wordsgood, you are on the correct path. When you get to the list of notes from a specific tag - tap on the overflow menu (three dots in the top, righthand corner of the app). Tapping on that will give you the option to rename/delete a tag.

    @candid we believe we have found the fix to the blurry image issue. It will be available in our upcoming release. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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