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  1. Since you are mod here, ridiculing long time customers is not a good look for the brand. It doesn't make these forums a helpful place for discussion. To answer your question, I was hoping Evernote would add zero knowledge encryption at some point. I knew it wasn't there but liked other aspects of EN. I am paying more attention than I had in the past to privacy aspects of services I pay for. I switched to a zero knowledge encrypted backup for my PC for example, I switched to Signal for messaging as it has better privacy. A new note taking app is another step. The suggestion of using other products encryption and attach it completely defeats the purpose of using Evernote. That's not a good solution for me, just a workaround. Be kind. Rewind.
  2. I finally cancelled my subscription over the lack of zero knowledge encryption for my notes. Understood that true privacy is just not part of Evernote's business strategy. It's unfortunately commonplace to give up your privacy in exchange for ads and free email or social. But Evernote is paid. And I don't have the patience to parse through future changes to their terms of service regarding what information Evernote scans and sells. To make it worse, the one feature Evernote has for encryption is useless. If you have bullet text for example in the content you want to encrypt, you can no longer encrypt it. That hasn't changed for years. And yes I would lose searching across any notes that are encrypted. That's fine. I will continue to use Evernote for the existing notes I have, but new content needs to go elsewhere. Thanks for the years of paid service however.
  3. It's worse than this. Even if you have a bullet list in your text, you cannot encrypt it. Try it. No reasonable way to encrypt meeting notes for example as they generally have some markup.
  4. This request has been here for years. They have an an encryption feature but if your text has bullet points or other markup, Evernote won't encrypt it. Evernote also doesn't ask you to type in the encryption password twice. So mistype the password, your text is now unrecoverable. So it's minimal. With all the press regarding privacy, you would think this is an easy grab for Evernote. But I'm tired of waiting for it and checking out other products.
  5. You can encrypt an individual note by selecting the text and right click to encrypt. But this is on a note by note basis and has issues on top of it that Evernote has not fixed. The primary one is that if you have ANY markup like a bullet in the text you want to encrypt, you cannot encrypt the text. It's a bug that Evernote has known about for a couple of years and it has not been fixed. Maybe their new editor this year will address it, but that doesn't solve the primary issue you mentioned. I believe encrypting notes is not part of Evernote's strategy. Encryption has been a request for several years. I believe they want to leave open the option to read and monetize the content or maybe they are doing that now. So encryption on the server would defeat that. There is an app called Standard Notes that does encrypt notes for example. But competitors that encrypt on the server are few.
  6. After following this thread for over a year, and realizing the request has been here since 2014, I am fairly satisfied Evernote will not be providing a formal archive solution. Even something as simple as a new top level node and hierarchy I can move old notes to would actually help. The tag solutions promoted here over and over again are cumbersome to me. So I just exported over 1000 notes to HTML and enex files, and deleted the notes and notebooks so the hierarchy view is clean again. I can search those folders in Windows and approximate an Evernote archive search. I am also ready to experiment with other solutions. Especially anything that provides a functional encryption option as well. See the encryption thread for comments about that. I am ready to try again should the feature set change, but right now it's actually counterproductive to use Evernote over time.
  7. I ran into this today as well. Windows 10 (10.0.14393 Build 14393) and Evernote 6.7.5.5825 (305825). If there is a bullet, right click encrypt menu is not available but Ctrl-Shift-X works. However if you use Ctrl-Shift-X on bulleted text, you will notice that the un-encrypt option does not appear on the bulleted encrypted text. It's broken both ways (encrypt and unencrypt). Everything works fine on plain text.
  8. I am also looking for exactly this feature. The longer I use Evernote, the more I need this to continue to have it to be a productive tool for me. I have too much clutter in my notebooks but occasionally want the ability to search everything I have ever entered. This is even more important with paid accounts as its not as easy as just creating another account for archived information. If I could make a note or entire stack as archived. When archived, the note does not appear in the left panel or any searches. There would be new options to "Show Archived" for the left panel or "archived:" in search to include archived notes. With this method, I don't need separate stacks, exports, or any of the other workarounds which really don't solve the problem.
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