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  1. I expected someone to say this. I suppose in one sense, it’s not any worse now than it has been (see below for a recent change). But, to be honest, it’s been so awful to use now for so long that I’m worn down from it and I have little patience left for this subpar experience. For tags to have been something that EN really made popular to a large degree, the fact that it’s still so hard to use in iOS is baffling. And that it’s not improved sooner. Yes, I know I can use the web experience on iPad but that isn’t where things are sent when shared between apps which is often how I get attachments or other files into EN. Having to manually scroll through and choose from the hundreds of tags that I use (with no search) is painstaking and time consuming and frustrating, especially when moving multiple files in one after another. What makes it crazier is that the share function from my email app is far ahead of EN’s. I can share to EN from Spark, can search through all the tags quite easily and add several at once in a fraction of the time that the EN share tool does. So, it CAN be done. And it’s been able to do this for more than a year. In addition, EN has recently (last several months) stopped supporting being able to drag the files from EN over to another app, which is previously did just fine. I used this all the time and not having it has been a real hardship on my workflow. I’ve even gotten pop up messages saying that the app has blocked the sharing of files into other apps. This now means that I have to export in a different way to yet another app which will let me move things around how I need to. I know the world is turned upside down now and nothing is like it used to be and everything is disrupted. But this also means more people are at home doing projects than they used to be add this includes things like using EN to switch over to paperless. I need a service that will search/index all my PDF’s and (again, baffling) EN is still one of the only services that can handle this. Otherwise, I would have switched earlier. But even some basic time frame of when to expect some of these improvements would help. Not just “soon”. Because I actually start to think they might mean soon and get a little excited. Then 6 months later, still no word. I’d rather know it was going to be a year or more before we’d see anything than constantly be hoping for that mythical unicorn to appear. Sorry for the rant. It’s been a long time waiting and not being able to move forward with multiple projects hoping for the ability to do more in iOS since it’s my only platform now. I wish I could just find an alternative but I can’t seem to. So, I’m stuck, still waiting. Having so much uncertainly happening in other areas of life just highlights other areas where we’ve been waiting/wondering and tends to make it worse. I’m sure the team is doing all they can to get things to us as quickly as possible, I know all that and I appreciate it. I’m just worn out and frustrated and wishing I could move ahead with long planned projects.
  2. I wish they could share more about this. EN is getting harder and harder to use now with the awful tagging management in iOS, lack of ability to merge notes, etc. It’s pretty miserable. I wish I could find a viable alternative. I know that’s probably sacrilegious to say here, but it’s true.
  3. Hello, My sincere apologies if this isn’t best place to post this but it was the best I could find. I’ve been a “Premium” Evernote user for some time and I’m trying to use it to go completely paperless for all of our family. We use multiple OS platforms but primarily more year iOS on iPhone and iPad Pro as our primary devices. Unfortunately, the current Evernote apps on iOS have been difficult to use, to say the least, especially as someone who uses a lot of tags. It’s been so difficult, I’ve dabbled in Apple Notes and seriously have looked for any alternative that might work better. I read through the recent posts by Evernote CEO detailing where things stand with Evernote and the new mobile and thus has given me some hope that things might get better. Truly, much of my work to move everything to paperless and Evernote has stalled the last year as I realized how difficult Evernote was to use on iOS. But no service can compete with all that Evernote can do leaving me stuck. When I found out about the beta program from that article, I signed up immediately, hoping to be able to participate, having beta tested software quite a bit in the past. However, after a couple of weeks now, I’ve still heard nothing about participating in the program leaving me as deflated as I was before. Can anyone please tell me how long it takes to be “approved” or when I might expect to hear more? I’m really wanting to contribute in ways that I’m able to and since we use iOS so much, I’d love to try the new app. Any info would really help. Thanks so much in advance.
  4. Hello, I’ve searched the web and not found any recent info on my question. I’m wondering what my total amount of storage space usage in Evernote is (not my monthly bandwidth usage, total disk space used). And I’m wanting to check this via iOS - either the EN app or the web is fine. I cannot seem to find this info, however, in any of the profile/settings/user data info. I hope I’m overlooking something but I fear that EN simply doesn’t make this information available via iOS/iPadOS but only via a true “desktop class” OS like Win/Mac. I really hope I’m wrong. Does anyone know of a way of finding this info out? I’d so appreciate hearing anything you might know on this. Thanks SO much in advance for your assistance in this regard. I really appreciate it! Raeve
  5. Oh wow. I misunderstood this. I thought that the hashtags were, in fact, searchable. I thought that was the whole point of those in Evernote. I guess I misread that in other posts? I’m not sure. I thought if you used, say #receipts you could search for that or many #tags at once and save those searches, too. You may have saved me a ton of work that wouldn’t in fact, actually work. I’m so happy to know that the underscore is searchable. Yes, it’s the fact that I now have so many tags that adding them on iOS is downright painful. I’m usually adding an average of 5 per note, give or take. It’s bad enough when you can search and select (still takes forever) but when you can’t do that and have to scroll down, it’s miserable. Plus, I was under the impression that there was a 250 tag limit and I don’t want to bump up against it. My goal is to be able to search for _Amazon _receipt _2018 hairdryer and have it bring the receipt right up, if that makes any sense. And, just to be able to type at the top _Amazon _Receipts _2019 etc seems like it might even be faster. I could also copy/paste if I were doing several similar notes at once, which often happens rather than selecting each tag one by one per note. I can’t even tag in bulk in iOS - at least that’s my understanding. At least then, I could add several notes then just select them all add the tags at once.
  6. Hello, I’ve searched to try to find an answer but I couldn’t seem to find what I was looking for. My understanding is that one can, in addition or alternatively to the standard EN tags, also use hashtags in one’s note body or even titles. Is this correct? I like to use multiple tags for my notes with at least the basics of what I’d search for. However, I feel like my tags are getting a little unwieldy and I’m considering switching many of them to the #hashtag type tags as my notes have grown. However, I have quite a few notes now and I’m wondering if it’s possible to bulk edit/add these #hashtags to many notes at once (for instance search/bring up all notes that have the regular tag “receipt” then add the hashtag #receipts to all of them (whether in the body or in the title - I’d rather it be in the body, I think, (preferably at the top of the notes?). Regardless of those specifics, is it possible do this somehow? With over 7k notes (soon to be many more once I finish the import process), I can’t possibly edit them one-by-one. If this isn’t possible somehow the way that I’m hoping, how might I go about doing this? FWIW, I typically do everything on my iPad Pro but I’m extremely certain that this functionality (if it does exist) won’t be available on iOS. Could you please let me know if it is possible on Windows, Mac, Web, or ??? Thanks so much in advance! Looking forward to learning from you all!
  7. Hello! Thanks so much for continuing this series and for being open about the direction of the company and what is being worked on. I've been following these videos with interest. Evernote is a bit of an unusual beast on that it's original tagline was: "Remember Everything". And indeed, Evernote become more and more effective the more data one puts into it. But, to put that much data of one's life into a product/service requires a greater amount of trust in the product/service. Many of us trust EN as our online vault for spring all our most important paperwork including taxes, banking and other financial information, receipts, paystubs, bills, healthcare records and bills, that proverbial dream novel, everyday task lists and so much more. I'm in the process of "going all in" with EN and adding years of paper files to the EN vault. Thanks largely to these videos, I'm finally feeling comfortable enough to go through with adding so much more to EN. I also want to reiterate my support for what PinkElephant stayed about the new iPadOS and desperately needing more desktop class features for it. I've completely stopped using my laptop and gone over to using the iPad Pro as my only device but the EN experience is really lacking in what we're able to do. Things like merging notes, copying attachments from one not to another, seeing attachment previews (at least for PDF and jpg) are all basic required features that are non-existant. I really hope to at this improved in the future. I do have one question which I'm hoping someone here can elaborate on. I've done multiple internet searches and was unable to get an answer. At around 8:08 in the video, Shane asks Ian if he likes check boxes or checklists. Ian responds that he used to use check boxes as there was no alternative but now that checklists have been introduced in the last few months, he's a total convert. Can Simone please elaborate on this? The check box implementation is one of the biggest sticking points (frustrations/problems) I have with EN and I'd love to try out the new checklists feature, regardless of whether I have to use a beta product to do so. Could anyone over share more about this and the improvements that come with the new checklists feature as well as how I can start trying them out? That would help so much. Thanks Ian and Shane for taking the time to make this video and share more of what EN is working on. PS Another massive vote for Firefox compatibility from me! I switched back to FF from Chrome due to many concerns and issues about the latter's info/data harvesting and lack of privacy, bloated memory hogging slowdowns, and going in directions that were against user benefits but that profits the company, to name just a few. Firefox puts privacy and user experience first with speed a close second and the browser syncs brilliantly across the different OSs. Really looking forward to having EN work with FF. Thanks for taking the time to work on this when that browser is still the minority. That means a lot.
  8. @Spongey, can I ask, is there a way to still use MergeEver (or a similar app) on iOS to merge notes in EN while we (endlessly...) wait for EN to add the feature? I’m having trouble finding it on the AppStore and wondered if you happen to know if there’s still a way to use it. Or any similar app? Thanks so much for sharing this info. You made a great post on the EN thread with the feature request for merging notes - great points made in it. 

  9. I was just going to chime in to stress the importance of this feature - especially with the upcoming features on iOS 13/iPadOS - so eloquently discussed in the quote above. The iPad is now (in beta - will be officially in September with the final release to the public) a desktop class piece of tech. And it desperately needs some of the desktop features over on iOS. I’m about to face a difficult decision. See, I’ve been using the iPad Pro as my only device now for 6 months. And, simultaneously, I’m trying to go “all in” with Evernote as my everything “online vault” for going completely paperless - including all my important scanned documents. But, without a few key features like merging notes, moving attachments from one note to another, etc, Evernote just isn’t usable on iOS as a primary note app/vault. This is a critical feature. Case in point, I use a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 to scan directly to Evernote. I use their cloud scan feature so that I don’t have to use a desktop computer at all. The setup does a great job of scanning and applying OCR to the files then sending them to EN. However, they do 1 receipt/note or 1 doc/note. Sometimes, one needs to merge all of those receipts into a single note for simplicity and organization. But this isn’t currently possible on iOS. So, unless Evernote rectifies this, I find myself with a difficult decision: Do I keep a laptop around that I’m otherwise not using at all, simply to be able to organize Evernote notes for features that are missing in iOS, or do I look elsewhere for an online vault that will actually have feature parity between the versions? I’m about to put in a massive amount of work scanning in years and years of paper documents into Evernote but it makes it a much less enticing project with major features like this missing. And, it’s been requested since 2011 - for EIGHT YEARS! With all the growth that EN has experienced and with iPad/iPhone adoption skyrocketing over that time, this vital feature has not been added in all that time. Is this something that will, perhaps, be available with the advent of two instances of the same app open side by side on the iPad? Maybe drag and drop onto a note to merge? Without EN having to actually implement the feature? Surely, the Evernote team sees the frustration of not having almost any real features added in the last several years. I know you’re working on the stability of the product now, and I’ve watched the videos on that. It’s vital to do that. But, to be honest, that should have been in place the last few years. I know the team knows that and they’re trying to rectify that. But after innovating so much initially, there has been almost complete stagnation for new features (or existing features from desktop apps included in iOS/iPadOS) - save for a much hyped new logo that was apparently agonized over by those in the company. I’m honestly not trying to be a jerk saying these things. But as Premium/Pro paying customers, we’re just desperate to have everything work as it should. We shouldn’t have a lesser experience on Evernote because we choose to use an iPad. In fact, part of why I switched over to iPhone/iPad was because Evernote was so darn slow at adding features to their Android apps vs the EN apps on Apple products. And now, that’s not continued. Please, bring this feature (and moving attachments to another note) to iOS/iPadOS. Please! And some of the doc preview/PDF preview that is available in the desktop software. Basically, we desperately need more feature parity between iOS/iPadOS and the desktop products.
  10. Nozbe looks interesting. Can I ask, are you using the limited free version or are you going with a paid acct? I’m not really wanting a subscription app for this, though I certainly don’t mind paying for an app (one time).
  11. Hello, I’m really making the effort to go all in with EN as my digital vault. I’m trying to rethink my workflow to make this happen most effectively. One of the things that EN just doesn’t work well for me is the simple task list. Not being able to check off something as finished and have it move to the bottom of the list is really challenging. And it takes way too long to manually move them. I’ve tried. So I’m looking for perhaps an app that will integrate well with EN. While I might not use that data day to day within EN it would all be searched/indexed for me so that I could find it in EN later on (similar to the Noteshelf integration). Does anyone know of an app on iOS that might work for this? I’ve tried Todoist and it works OK for me but I’m not in love with it. I would only have 3rd party EN integration through something like IFTTT or possibly Pleexy. But I’d love to be able to use something like Things 3 for this and still have the data somehow over in EN. Is that possible? If not for Things, perhaps another app? I’d really appreciate any info and thought. Thanks so much!!
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