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  1. In the Android app, I only see the 'left column' when I click the icon in the upper left of the "All Notes" view. When I click there, I get a list that pulls out from the left side that starts with my name, then All Notes, then Notebooks (and so on). When I click on Notebooks, I get an alphabetical list of notebooks. I do recall seeing a recent notebooks list, and I did find it annoying, and I agree there should be an option, instead of forcing a recent notebooks view on everyone. I figure that view is throwing a bone to people who insist on creating lots of notebooks. EDIT: what I recalled seeing was in the Windows app.
  2. Umm, yeah, this pretty much constitutes spam, link or no link.
  3. In the Windows app and Android app, I only see an alphabetical list of notebooks, though I recall having seen recent notebooks on top in the past. Did something change, or is there some other view that shows recent notebooks?
  4. Ha. I was just trolling @csihilling - he(?) and I both use third party tools to provide keyboard access to the Reminders function. He uses PhraseExpress, which requires the user to specify pixel coordinates to access a particular element in a GUI, while I use AutoHotKey, which has image search ability, which is quite a bit more robust than relying on pixel coordinates. But since you're here, how about Evernote providing keyboard access to the Reminders function? For those who prefer the speed of keyboards over mice, this would be great. And some of us are using EN for not just info storage/retrieval, but also for task management (makes a lot of sense to use one tool for info storage/retrieval and task mgmt) so quick access to the Reminders function is important. Hence some of us resorting to 3rd party tools to provide the keyboard access.
  5. I'm submitting a feature request to move the reminder icon 100 pixels to the left of its current position.
  6. Or take it up a notch with an automation scripting tool like AutoHotKey.
  7. For casual users, definitely easier to submit to MS and let them have their way with you. Linux distros have gotten more user friendly and some of the front ends will look familiar to Windows users, so the bar to entry into Linux has been lowered. But it would definitely help to have more apps available so that a further bar of running virtualization or Wine doesn't have to be cleared. Need more developers, but developers need userbase, and round and round.
  8. Thanks for that link. Pretty interesting. Seems Linux isn't picking up any (or hardly any) Win 7 users. Though I'd speculate that the users who are switching to Win 10 now aren't very representative of those who will stick with Win 7 until 2019./Jan 2020. The Win 7 userbase that wants to avoid telemetry and MS forced updates isn't moving to Win 10 now. Some of them may opt to jump ship for Linux when support for Win 7 ends.
  9. That's been true thus far. But with Microsoft's overbearing approach to Windows 10 and various Linux distros becoming quite user friendly (especially Ubuntu and Mint), perhaps it will be different this time . . . I hope.
  10. It will be interesting to see how many Windows 7 users move over to Linux when Microsoft stops supporting Win 7 in Jan 2020. At that point, the choice for Win 7 users will be stick with Win 7 knowing that hacks will be likely, submit to Microsoft's telemetry and control of the OS (MS chooses the updates and pushes them through whenever they want), pay the premium to enter Apple's walled garden, or move to Linux. If enough users move over to Linux, then we might see much more software development for Linux, which in turn would draw more users in a virtuous cycle. The only thing holding me back from moving to Linux at this point is that a couple of programs I use aren't available on Linux, and one of those apps is Evernote.
  11. Try the latest and work backwards to find a version that runs acceptably well. KitKat is pretty old at this point and I'm guessing it won't run the latest EN Android app satisfactorily.
  12. Win+Shift+S does nothing when I try it. And I don't see it listed here: https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209004807 Is this a custom shortcut? If not, what's the context in which you're using it? Globally in Windows or with EN Windows app active?
  13. Does everyone sharing a notebook see a reminder set on a note in that notebook? Does it make any difference if the reminder is set by the notebook's owner or one of the other people sharing the notebook?
  14. Even more basic than keyboard shortcuts is simple keystroke access. If you have keystroke access, you can use scripting apps to make your own shortcuts. But some EN functions do not have keystroke access, so making shortcuts for those functions relies on less robust methods such as image search or pixel coordinates. An example of functions without keystroke access are the reminder functions.
  15. Definitely not the only one - many people have complained about Evernote's editor. Believe it or not, it's less quirky than it was a couple of years ago. Still has quite a ways to go. The only indenting I do is with bullet points, and that works well enough. I also have no issues with bolding or italicizing. The feature I'd most like to see added to the editor is collapsible outlines. Regarding lag, how large is your EN database (number of notes and size of 'databases' folder)? Attaching Word docs and editing those docs seems like extra work, and something I'd reserve for those notes that need formatting that I can't readily do in Evernote (like collapsible outlines).
  16. An annoyance of using due dates for task mgmt for Android users are the device notifications. Evernote provides very little control over notifications on Android. Made a feature request regarding this: I ended up blocking notifications from the app using Android's application manager. Not ideal, but better for my use case than notifications I have no control over.
  17. That's a good idea. I was changing due dates because my tidy-up filter was picking up anything overdue, so to clear the tidy-up filter list, I had to change reminder dates to today or a future date. I just modified it from remindertime:day to remindertime:day-7, so now a task will only show up in the tidy-up filter if it's 7 days overdue, at which point I can assess why it's so overdue and act accordingly.
  18. Yeah, date maintenance is why I'm using TSW tags and reminders - only deadlines get reminders. Otherwise there's too much changing of dates as tasks roll from one day to the next. Here's a (minor) issue I'm running into that maybe you or someone else here has already resolved. For many tasks, there are sub-tasks that are too trivial to bother breaking out into its own task. But some of those sub-tasks require that something else happen outside of my control (e.g., a response from someone). So if I advance the TSW 1-Now tagged task to the point where I need to wait until tomorrow or wait until I get a response, how do I get that task off my 1-Now list for the remainder of today, but have it reappear on my 1-Now list tomorrow? I could add a 2-Next tag and remove the 1-Now tag, and then be sure to check the 2-Next tag list tomorrow and reverse the tagging but that seems like a lot of tag maintenance.
  19. Right, that's where I figure most conflicts stem from (assuming instant sync is enabled on desktop app). I.e., EN's server gets changes instantaneously, or close enough (unless you are immediately switching platforms and editing the same note). But the platform may not get updates from the server quickly enough, unless, as you suggest, you force the sync.
  20. I thought changes made via mobile apps are real-time? As far as I know, only the desktop apps are not real-time, unless "instant sync" is enabled (recent update to Windows app, not sure if it exists yet on Mac).
  21. You lost me at "notebooks and stacks". I use notebooks to delineate access (i.e., local vs sync'ed notebooks, shared notebooks, offline notebook), not note content. Tags cover note content in my implementation.
  22. I could be interpreting this incorrectly, but it seems there are a couple of layers of redundancy here. Anything due this week gets a "this week" tag, a "1-Now" tag, and a reminder date? Seems like overkill, but again, I could be misunderstanding. I use the TSW When tags and reminder dates, but a task gets one or the other, not both. I.e., a task I want to complete now but that doesn't have a firm deadline gets a "1-Now" tag, while a task that has a firm deadline gets a reminder date. Given EN's search limitations (no full boolean search), I am forced to use two saved searches to filter down to tasks I need to work on today. I only recently began using EN for task mgmt so I'm curious as to why you went with your setup as it relates to When and Due tagging and reminder dates.
  23. Yes, Evernote is so much different than Microsoft or Google or Apple in this regard. Google routinely tells me what's going to change in their apps. They even gave me advance notice that they were going to kill Google Reader. And I'm on the email list where Apple discloses all the juicy details regarding the iPhone 8.
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