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SoftwareMarcus

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  1. This might be related to the PDF Preview issue. While using annotation mode, I'm seeing the PDF go white or at least a big portion of it will blank out behind the area I'm adding and moving an annotation. Specifically, I'm adding text annotations to a PDF document. If I wait or click around to other pages of the PDF, it eventually comes back. Here are some repro steps: 1) Open and annotate a PDF multi-page document using the text tool. 2) Save it. 3) Open it again. 4) Move the annotated text around the screen. If this doesn't cause it to blank out, move to the next page in the multi-page form and then go back and move the text around again. The background started flashing for me and eventually, it went white and text and images that were part of the PDF disappeared while I was moving the annotated text. https://cl.ly/3o071m0q2M3h
  2. As I understand it, the separation of Personal and Business is a requirement of some companies. Unless there is separation, they won't deploy Evernote. Companies don't like it when employees co-mingle their data between personal and business. With that said, I think we would all agree it's an inconvenience. Like Stacey's comment, I would focus on providing Evernote suggestions on how to improve your specific workflow without changing the fundamental model. Separating personal and business might be something required from an Evernote business perspective to land more enterprise customers but great shortcuts or features for power users to speed their workflow between the 2 worlds is probably an area the Evernote Mac team has some leeway to add functionality.
  3. When I download the Beta link it wants to open it in Dropbox???? Any help is appreciated, I need to be able to print a checklist with checkboxes for a convention next week. 

  4. What specific font formatting features are you looking for? Currently Evernote uses CMD+T or Format: Show Fonts to display the Mac OS font dialog which I think gives you all the font formatting capabilities one would want. Evernote is a service and Alternote is a partner. On some level it doesn't matter what client you use as long as the service is Evernote. If people like Alternote that's great. Choice is good for customers. I think we're in agreement. For the longest time Evernote was focused on expanding the business by acquiring, building or partnering with 3rd parties to add more clients to the core Evernote service or focusing on collaboration/messaging as an extension to the sharing experience. I think the point you may have missed is that the new management team has changed course. The new focus is on the "note" but before the company tries to run, the team must first ensure that the basics of reliability and stability are taken care of. This is what the Mac team has been focused for the past 3 months. My point is that they are starting to turn the corner and will be able to get back to addressing missing features and innovating again. My other major point is that new competition and/or bad press has not had a material affect on the fundamental business. Evernote is in great shape. Let the Evernote team know explicitly what you are looking for. Vague and broad statements don't help. Cheers.
  5. Are you using CMD + SHIFT+, or CMD + SHIFT+. It's a little confusing. The key command is ⌘> but this means you have to use the SHIFT key to get them. I think Evernote could also make CMD+, and CMD+. do the same functionality which would make this easier for US Keyboard users. The issue is you can't display the key command with the shift key because then it wouldn't work for European keyboards like German which have < > on the same key. Both Zoom and Code Block have been requested by Evernote forum customers. Zoom in particular has a forum thread that is 2+ years old so I don't think you can make the argument that Evernote isn't starting to address some of the long requested features by customers. They may not be the ones you've requested but they are features people have asked for. There is also a bug fix in the tag filter that was addressed in 6.5 which was also something discussed at length in the forum by a number of people. Evernote has been focused on stability and reliability for the past 3 months. 7 of the top 10 crashes are fixed in 6.5 which I think everyone can appreciate and I know many would argue are more important than more features. I've read posts in the forum where people think Evernote isn't doing well because of news reports they've read and then they make the argument that if only Evernote management listened to their customer then they would be doing much better. I know this wasn't brought up in the above comment but I've read it in other posts. The funny thing is that Evernote is doing great. The company is on target financially and active user numbers have never been better. In particular the Mac product is doing fantastic based on all the usual metrics one would consider for success so don't believe everything you read and don't believe that Evernote is faltering. I fully supported the 3 month effort to focus on quality vs features. I think that phase is coming to an end and you'll start to see more new features coming in the not too distant future.
  6. @fnl Your argument doesn't hold on lots of different fronts. First MS Office was one of the first programs on the Mac and was on the Mac before Windows so it's not a Windows transplant. If anything it helped define some of the standards that are now common on the Mac. Remember the Mac originally didn't have contextual menus or a "right" click. Second just because you use Pages it doesn't mean lots of people use Pages even if it's free. The majority of people use and are familiar with MS Word. Microsoft is by far the largest "seller" of Mac software and because it's so pervasive in business one could argue that it sets standards for how things work in productivity apps. Third you can't dismiss Google Docs as just a web page. I don't know about you but most of the kids I know in both high school and college in the US use Google Docs. It's also very popular internationally especially in markets where they can't afford MS Office. Standards are not what a company defines but what the majority of people use and are familiar with. Evernote needs to base decisions on what is the most popular "standards" in the market place and not necessarily what we individually use and are familiar with or a single platform defines. In fact my guess is that there are MS Office and Google Doc users who have always felt Evernote violated the font key command "standard" because it didn't follow these 2 apps. What also factored into the decision is that there was a feeling that more people would end up using Zoom vs the font increase and decrease key commands since there isn't UX for it where as the font size drop down is easily available. If beta results are any indication, we were right. Zoom is the 4th most used note editor feature even though it wasn't on by default. The font increase and decrease key commands never reached that high of a ranking even though its available to everyone. The bottom line is that change is hard. The key point is that the Evernote team didn't take this lightly and put a lot of thought into it and I think this is the right decision. Now there could be some tweaks required for international users and some other things that might make the new key command better for more people but I think the change is good.
  7. Thanks for all the nice comments. I think the Mac team is in really good shape and will be able to deliver some really great features in the upcoming releases. I've defined what I felt were the top things to address through to the Summer and the executive team supports these changes. I also want to point out that I think Evernote as a company is in great shape despite some negative articles. I'm reluctantly leaving because I got an offer I couldn't refuse. It had nothing to do with Evernote itself. In any case, thanks again for all the nice words. Don't worry the Mac team is in good hands and all of us customers will benefit from their hard work.
  8. Today we're releasing Evernote for Mac 6.5. Here are the official release notes. New We changed the key command for increasing or decreasing font size. To increase, hit “⌘>” and to decrease, hit “⌘<”. This aligns with other office productivity applications and allows us to use “⌘+” and “⌘-” for a future Zoom feature. Fixed Fixed an issue where checkboxes didn’t print. Fixed an issue where tags with periods or other symbols wouldn’t be found in the tag filter. Improved initial Mac setup performance for accounts with 1000+ tags. Fixed 7 of the top 10 crashing bugs. Beta Features (NOTE: These are only available on the Direct Download Version) We have a couple of features that are not quite finished yet but are available for beta testing purposes. Zoom - Use “⌘+” and “⌘-” to temporarily zoom in and out. There are a few bugs, including an issue with resizing images when in zoom mode. To try it out, go to Preferences -> Software Update -> Enable zoom. Code Block - This feature basically takes any selected text and converts it to a monospaced font and creates a gray background around the line of text. This also has a few bugs. It’s not recommended to turn this feature on if you’re an Android user because editing the note on Android will undo the code block. This works fine if you’re using the Common Editor beta version of Android, but will break using the standard Android app. To try it out, go to Preferences -> Software Update -> Enable code block. Please let us know if you find any issue and reply to this post so we can find them quicker. If you want to download the build you can get it here. P.S. I also wanted to add with a lot of sadness that this is my last day at Evernote. It's been a real pleasure working with all of you. I think Version 6.5 will be the most stable version of Evernote Mac ever and I'm really proud of the work the team has made on fixing crashing issues and working on sync errors. I also can't wait until you see 6.6. Now that the product is in a pretty stable state, we started to focus on some of the long standing issues that many of you have been asking for and also working on some cool things that will be totally unexpected. I'm disappointed I won't be here when 6.6 finally ships but as an Evernote user I'm going to be ecstatic. Thanks again to all of you in the Evernote community who have commented in these forums and played a big part in making our favorite product better.
  9. Marcus

     

    My EN tells me i need a later version and will not open. Where can I get 6.5 b1?

     

    thanx

    Ron

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    1. rongor

      rongor

      Oops i need B2

    2. SoftwareMarcus

      SoftwareMarcus

      There is always a link in my forum posts.  Try this. http://bit.ly/1NUQNhA.

      Marcus

  10. Ahh, you meant Windows. Sorry about that. I'm not sure. I'll ping them to let them know this is a feature you'd like to see.
  11. We've had this ability for a month. Just go to the formatting tab in preferences in Evernote for Mac 6.3 and turn it off.
  12. Sorry the YouTube videos wouldn't play for me so I wasn't really able to see the performance issues but I don't need to see them to understand that they are underperforming from your perception which is all that matters. We have been making a bunch of changes to search so it's possible there could have been a regression in this area. I'm sure you've done this but please make sure to reboot the machine and Evernote to ensure that all the memory is freed up. It's possible there is a memory leak that could cause things to slow down. Also make sure there is enough free local storage for us to write to disk if we need to. I'll mention your forum post to our test and dev teams to see if we can reproduce the issue in house. If others are also seeing this issue then please report back to this forums post so we know there are others running into this issue.
  13. This is definitely on our radar. We agree that this would make formatting a note quicker and easier. Technically we're focused on moving all of our platforms to use a common editor first after which it should make it easier to add note editing features quickly and consistently across our apps.
  14. Is anyone else seeing this. I still can't reproduce the issue. What image format are you using?
  15. I can't reproduce this issue. Can you tell me what image format you're using? Also how did you get the image into Evernote? Did you drag from a web page into Evernote? Sometimes this causes problems because I think there may be an issue with us picking up the extension on the drag and drop operation and if we don't have the extension then there are issues when you drag it to the desktop. Not positive but I seem to remember issues with that flow.
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