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Posts posted by jameskachan

  1. Ah @DTLow - They have been disappointing us for years about this!

    I've reached out to CEO @croneill and @evernotehelps about twice a year for a few years now about this issue of not being able to sort manually, I always get the same "thanks for your input" go-nowhere response.

    I would HEAVILY use Evernote if they allowed you 1. Sort manually

    Also, I've been complaining for a long time about not being able to Copy / Paste text formatting styles - like Bold, Header, Italics, coloured text etc.

    Apple's app allow this though Edit Menu items, with the simple keyboard shortcuts of ( ⌥ ⌘ C  [copy style] and ⌥ ⌘ V [paste style] )

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  2. 12 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    Thats a stupid comment

    A disruption would impact millions of users successfully using Evernote.  

    If the product isn’t working for you, switch to a different service


    HA HA HA — No. it's not a stupid comment. Disruption, and competition is what drives progress. Companies get real fat and lazy when they don't have to work for it, and ideas get stale when there are never any better ones presented. A competitive alternative to Evernote would either:

    Be so good, everyone would switch over to it (Myspace › Facebook - for example)


    Or provide new ideas and improved efforts, new features, and better design to prevent users switching over to the alternative, thus continuing to improve the product rapidly and competitively.  (iOS vs Android - for example) — or… do you not want Evernote to improve really? Because the software is still missing some key features… with "home" and "end" key support at the bottom of my list of things I'd like supported or changed.

    Sorry Guru. That's how it works.

  3. Evernote is great, but is really hurt when it lacks basic design elements — Thus slowing it's use.

    On the Mac, Right Click, Contextual Menu support is lacking.

    There are many times I want to rename a stack or add a notebook within a notebook stack and I am unable to do so via the usual "right click, add new/rename" design methodology.

    I have to navigate to "Notebooks" to do this — Why can't I just right-click a stack and "add new Notebook"?

    PLEASE make Evernote more useful with basic things like this.

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  4. I know that it's by design. I'm sure Evernote could make this happen if they wanted to. Though it would take some work. 


    I I just think the design is bad. Human beings don't practically organize things based on alphabetical systems or when things last get modified. Our notebooks and notes are like where we put our keys or where we choose to store our clothes.  We build systems based on remembered location and place association - meaning we put like things together. Currently it's not possible to group "related" notes or notebooks alongside each other or in a hierarchical order. Imagine apple not allowing you to custom order your frequent call favourites list on the iPhone  imagine if you had to rely only on alphabetical nonsensical order.


    Dissalowing custom hierarchy and sorting is  bad design because it's not human focused design.


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  5. While I admire your passion and dedication, this is of course a tedious and unideal process to workaround poor design. If you ever wanted to add new notes or notebooks or reflow you'd have to rename everything. 

    A workaround yes, but one you should never have to do. So let's hope Evernote addresses this properly.


    thanks for writing. 

    By the way  -

    I tweeted at the CEO of Evernote about this, perhaps more people should till it's addressed. 

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  6. Please allow custom user sorting, or allow notebooks to be placed in grouped "Sections" - which can be arranged into a hierarchy.


    The ability to group notebooks alongside one another based on their content makes far more sense than letting the alphabet define them.

    People use Evernote in many different ways, I wish Evernote would respect the large group of individuals who would prefer to sort their work by it's content and meaning rather than just the alphabet.


    No one would ever organize a book shelf by alphabet alone. It would be insane to mix cooking and history, erotic fantasy, law etc - all based on author or title. Arranging into categorized areas makes infinitely more sense.

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