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  1. Really! So, the scanner assigns the Evernote note name? I don't think think that used to be the case; Notes that came from emails, photographs, files on my Mac, or even direct text entries all seemed to have similar syntax. In any event, I just always change the note name to something that makes sense to me, and then, if the content of the note is a scanned and OCR'd pdf, I change the name of the name (that starts out the same as the Evernote note name) to match the name I've chosen for the enclosing note. The weird thing is that quite often, that pasted on new name seems to "stick" initially, but if I pull up the note again later, the pdf's name inside the note has reverted to the name that was assigned originally, while the Evernote note retains my chosen changed name.
  2. Thanks for all your help. I discovered that I could indeed use the USB scanning option with the scan to Evernote profile I'd created. I had found a rather old thread online that discussed creating an "Import to Evernote" folder in the macOS, but it was several generations of the macOS old, so I did not attempt that. I'll watch to make certain my scans sync. They do all seem to get OCR'd before landing in Evernote. One additional question, if I may. I've never liked Evernote's default naming convention for new notes, so when I scan something (more than 90 % of my notes originate in my scanner, although a few come from PDFs or Word or Excel documents I receive by email). I'll either change Evernote's default to a name that's descriptive of the document, then change the scanned pdf to carry the same name, or just use the name of the imported PDF as the note title. Curiously, although the names I've assigned to new notes after scanning always stick, the renaming of the included pdf to be the same as my choice for the Evernote note name often doesn't, but rather reverts to Evernote's original choice for the name of the note itself. Have you any idea why this might be the case? Thanks again for the annotated screenshots. The German flummoxed me a bit, but I seem to have things working!
  3. Well, my house already DID burn to the ground, along with those of 5300 of my fellow Santa Rosa, CA citizens, back in 2017. I lost an iMac in that conflagration, along with a 4-bay TB2 external drive holder that I had configured JBOD. Those drives included my Time Machine and SuperDuper backups of the Time Machine, as well as a bunch of commercial movies (we also lost our other movie repositories (2 TiVo DVDs). Fortunately, my other redundancy was a combination of Dropbox, iCloud Drive, and duplication onto my own user account on my laptop. I AM somewhat skeptical of my Time Machine backups, but (embarrassingly irregularly) I do SuperDuper! clones of both computers. The blade PCI bus SSDs are still a bit rich for my budget, especially beyond 1 TB in size. I think I'll be lucky if the iMac gets back together without me ruining its screen or slicing a connector while opening it up. It's now approaching 3 years old and I'm planning the "upgrade" primarily for the "fun" of going inside. My techie son is an architect, and he has a 13 yo son to whom he brought home a fairly high-end graphics workstation from his architectural firm after their IT department couldn't figure out what had made it fail (they were planning to toss it into the recycle bin). My grandson painstakingly took it apart over a few days and discovered poorly seated memory modules and dc power cables and now has a super duper Fortnite gaming station in his man-cave (I think exploring the innards of the Windows box was one of the few things that's taken him away from his online crusades in the last several months!) And I'm far less sanguine than you about privacy when the server at the other end of your internet pipe belongs to Google. I trust them only a bit more than Facebook (which I think is best described by Obe-Wan's characterization of the bar in the first Star Wars movie)
  4. Thanks so much! My German is non-existent, but I think your annotations will help me follow. I’ll probably have a chance to look through the workflow and see if I can duplicate it later this evening.
  5. This is the part I don't understand, because the description of Scansnap Cloud in the Scansnap Home user guide indicates that the profile for Evernote Note creation requires use of Scansnap Cloud. Because creating and OCR-ing pdf files and importing them into Evernote was taking so long with a Scansnap Home profile created as described in the user guide, I tried scanning directly into Apple's Preview PDF reader (Scansnap Home comes with a pre-defined,, non-WiFi-requiring Profile for Preview. Using that profile, I can create multi-page scans (once the paper document is in the feeder) by pressing either the blue scanner button or the virtual blue button in the Scansnap Home application. That creates the scans very quickly and gives them a PDF filetype, depositing them in a folder I've specified on my Mac. However, at that point they've not had OCR done. I've found that I can launch the bundled ABBYY FineReader, then open these files, and that succeeds in adding the OCR layer to the files. The final step would be importing the files into Evernote, EXCEPT that the OCR'd files acquire human-uninterpretable filenames buried a dizzying depth in the macOS filesystem. I've been given pointers to an automator action that bundles all of this , but I've not tried it yet. As a privacy freak, I've been puzzling just why Scansnap Home even requires use of a Scansnap Cloud profile to get documents into Evernote, which of course has its own synchronization setup. I'm wondering if it's an effort to monetize the scanning process by anonymizing my information while it's on Fujitsu's own servers and selling it. That intensifies my desire to have a solution that doesn't require any intereraction with the Scansnap cloud. So, I have a question: Are you able to create scans that are OCR'd and deposited in Evernote with WiFi disabled on the Mac that's connected to your scanner by USB? I've verified that my USB connection to my scanner is USB 3.0, but of course the scanner is limited to 2.4 GHz 802.11n transmission rates (as is my Airport Express WiFi extender. I do have a 2 story house, with the router that does NAT being a 2.4/5.0 GHz 802.11ac Airport Extreme (final generation "mini-tower" Time Capsule version (does automatically scheduled backups of my two computers to Time Machine over Wifi to its internal 3 TB rotating platter drive). The WiFi setup module of ScanSnap home on my laptop cannot "see" the 802.11ac SSID when the laptop is located next to the scanner in my upstairs office, and I suspect that I could improve my LAN reliability and speed by investing in a new MESH network with extender(s), but it was working fine for THIS task previously on macOS Mojave with Scansnap Manager). AS I see it now, I have 4 possible solutions: Relegagting scanning responsibility to my 2017 iMac that is still running Mojave (I've planned a major upgrade for the machine, replacing its internal "Fusion" drive with a 1 TB PCI SSD stick plugged directly into the logic board and using the 1 TB rotating platter drive just for file storage, and simultaneously upgrading RAM from 8 to 32 GB. Currently the iMac is all boxed up ready for a visit to my techie son where the two of us will try to avoid killing the computer or smashing its monitor glass during the surgery. Updating my VMware Fusion license, installing the Catalina-compatible newest version on my laptop, then creating a virtual machine Mojave installation to re-enable 32-bit apps, including Scansnap Manager. I acquired the VMware Fusion license back when I needed to run Windows 7 to access my medical practice's electronic health record, but eventually Epic Systems saw the light and made their software Mac-friendly (at least via Citrix). Figure out why my Scansnap Home "Profile" is so slow. Figure out a way to automate dumping local scans to Preview->local OCR via ABBYY FineReader->Import the correct files into Evernote. The issue with this for me is making sure I'm importing the correct files! I appreciate your ongoing suggestions a great deal. Jim Robertson
  6. Thanks for your detailed response. Is there no way to scan directly to the computer and into Evernote via the USB connection? Is the issue that using the Scansnap "account" REQUIRES using WiFi? I would think that a 146 KB 2 page OCR'd pdf could wend its way from the scanner to my router, to the Fujitsu Server, then to the Evernote server, then back to me in just a few seconds rather than the glacial pace at which things hare happening since I was forced to "upgrade" to Scansnap Home and the "account." My local network architecture includes fiber to the home with 400 mbpsec download speed promised by the ISP, an Apple 802.11ac "Time Capsule" router doing NAT, a network extender Apple 2.4 GHz 802.11n "Airport Express" (configured solely as a network-extender, physically within 1-2 meters of the laptop and the scanner. The laptop is connected to the nearby Airport Express solely by WiFi, but the laptop is connected to an OWC 13 port TB3, USBc, 1000bT hub by a TB3 cable, and I could connect the laptop to the Airport Express router by 1000bT cable, but I doubt that would make much difference. I'm also not happy with having another server on the internet as a repository for all my Evernote documents. I'm also uncertain now regarding exactly where on my own computer these documents are residing. Despite what my Evernote scanning"Profile" says, they're nested deep in the bowels of ~/Library/GroupContainers/alphanumericjibeberish.com.evernote.Evernote/CoreNote/accounts/www.evernotecom/88133769/Content/andonandon/ I guess I shouldn't worry about that; after all, that's what Evernote is for 😎 I belong to a Mac (actually now Apple) email listserv, and users there are responding to my appeals saying I should toss the Fujitsu software and instead use VueScan or ExactScan. I've not explored that, but I will. Bottom line, I guess is whether trying to configure the scanner to use 3rd party scanning software is a potential solution whether there's any way to scan directly to my computer (after all, Evernote the company will synchronize my devices, and I don't see why I need Fujitsu as a "man in the middle" (unless it's so that they can harvest and sell my personal information—have we really come to the point that we actually HAVE TO read those boilerplate user agreements which will in any event do their best to disguise whether or not they DO harvest and sell my information anyway?), and whether, if I CAN use 3rd party scanning software with my iX500, whether I can still automate the OCR? By the way, just where, physically, does the OCR occur? In the scanner? On my computer? If it's on my computer, is that before or after the bitmap takes it's trip to and from the Fujitsu server(s)? Thanks so much. If Steve Jobs wasn't cremated, he'd be rolling over in his grave at the preposterous proposition that this constitutes "progress."
  7. I just updated computers (new 16 inch MacBook Pro. Of course, it comes with Catalina as the minimum macOS, and that kills Scansnap Manager. I found the download instructions for Scansnap Home, downloaded it, created a Scansnap account, set it up with a "free Scansnap cloud account" as instructed, then created an Evernote Profile. I'm able to scan, but from the time I push the "Scan" button until a document appears in my Evernote dashboard (even a 1 page pdf) more than a minute elapses. This is AWFUL. I know that the configuration routine is scanning to Fujitsu's cloud, then to Evernote, and I suspect that's why it takes so long. You've talked about scanning directly to your Mac. Does that resolve these issues? What about needing to log in to the Scansnap cloud account in order to permit scanning? I can play around with creating a new profile or just selecting scanning directly to my computer, but I do want my scans available in my Evernote account, not just one one device. I notice that, by default configuration of my Evernote scanning profile, my scans are supposedly being saved to ~/Documents, but that's obviously NOT the case. I suspect that the local copies are being saved to ~/Library/??? or /Library/Application Support/ or something like that, but I've not figured that out yet. Do you have any suggestions for me? My scanner is the iX500. OCR seems fine (the installer seems to have integrated ABBY Finereader), but if can't feed my scanner's input try with multi-page documents just as soon as the previous document clears the scanning hardware, this will be a catastrophic loss of usability for me!
  8. My other heavily used extension in Safari is 1Password Mini. The publisher makes me aware when that's updated. I've never found myself running a version that's 5 releases obsolete.
  9. My guess is that this bug appeared as a result of an interim update to Mac OS. However, there is still an issue. Evernote informs us of new versions of the application, both in Mac OS and in iOS, but it does not inform us of new versions of the Safari extension. Why is that?
  10. Thanks for that! I'd expected the search result to consist of a few emails I'd explicitly forwarded to Evernote via placing my Evernote Address in the "To" field in the destination field of share links on email accounts. In actuality, there were a FLOOD of emails that had come in because I'd applied a colored flag in Mail app that a "send message to Evernote" script recognized as a "receipt"
  11. Post title says it all. The reason I'm interested in doing this is because the other day a note appeared in my Evernote database that was supposedly an email addressed to one of my "ordinary" email addresses (not the one associated with my Evernote username. I received the same message (addressed to me) in my email client. One explanation for this is that someone actually hacked my Mac "Contacts" address book. That's supposedly not possible unless someone has physical custody of my Mac and knowledge of my login credentials. That's not happened. Another is that perhaps I sent somethingl to someone I correspond with frequently by inserting his email address into a "share this" link on a web page or a file repository and simultaneously created a new Evernote note using the same link interface. I have no idea whether that would arrive at my correspondent's computer with a wrapper that listed cc recipients or "to" recipients, including my "import this into Evernote" address, but that's the only explanation I can think of that explains how someone or some bot would gain access to my "import this into Evernote" email address, unless that import routine involves an initial hop to the internet that's not secure. I've used the email route to adding notes to my Evernote database extremely rarely, so if I could search for all the notes I've created via this route, I might be able to clarify what's befallen me. Can anyone enlighten me on this? Thanks so much,
  12. I've just discovered a note in my own inbox that meets these criteria. Curious thing is that it was addressed not to my cryptic "mail it to my Evernote" email address, but to the email address I've maintained for two decades and remains usable only because of the watchful algorithms in the OS X app "Spamsieve." My inference is that BOTH my Evernote email address and conversational email address have been harvested by some miscreant. I find this surprising, because I've used the Evernote email address myself less than a dozen times! The Evernote note and the incoming email both contain a compressed attachment which is claimed to be an invoice that I'm alleged to have forgotten to pay. Examining the email message's headers, I don't find any text string that refers to my "Evernote" email address. You can bet I've not opened the attachment! In order for this to have occurred, it would seem that the miscreant would have to know both my conversational email address and my Evernote email address and have inserted the latter in the bcc field of the email message. Am I correct on that? That would seem to be WAY too much work for some a**h*le to do with a harvested address book and makes me worry that I've been targeted personally! Comments? One other question: can anyone reading this conceive of a way that I could actually be harmed by this? I do subscribe to the Evernote service "File This" which puts financial statements into my Evernote database. Thanks so much.
  13. Thanks for responding. I still don't understand how context searching works, either in design or in practice. Let's forget for a moment the issues regarding whether it's wise or stupid to add credit card statements or bank statements to one's Evernote database. My question was meant to be about how Evernote (the company) parses my searches of my own database unless the search algorithms have access to the contents of my database. Let me try another example. Let's say I'm a guy who's keeping records of his prescribed medications in Evernote (when the prescriptions are filled, how much they cost, whether they bother me, etc. I see a new doctor and he wants to prescribe a medication for me that I think gave me diarrhea a few years ago. So, I search my "medications" notebook for the medication and try to enhance the search by adding a boolean "or" for my pharmacy. Does Evernote do something to anonymize these search terms? If so, or if not, what search terms would be provided to the "Context" providers? (Actually, I should ask something about the wisdom of storing credit card and bank statements in Evernote. There's a company in the Evernote Marketplace, "File This" whose entire business is based on doing exactly that. All the financial services firms, municipal utilities, etc., with whom I have accounts are constantly peppering me to "go paperless,"which means they want to send statements to me over the internet or provide ssl access to them via the web. Is it inherently more secure to do that than to allow "File This" to insert them into my Evernote database? I must say that I'm quite surprised that my questions haven't engendered more discussion. I'd welcome even one sentence replies, but more nuanced responses would be preferred. I do understand that there's inherently more risk in any online communication than hand delivery of cash to pay my bills (depending on whom I pay, and for what I'm paying), but the option of burying precious metal in my back yard and accumulating stores of gasoline somewhere in the Mountains of Tennessee on the presumption that I'll be able to live off the land and my buried wealth once the great industrial and societal meltdown becomes reality doesn't interest me. I'd last about 3 minutes in an untethered predator vs. prey society, and I expect that except for the few seconds of pain accompanying the attack, I'd be happier not hiding out deep in the woods until discovered. Bottom Line: Evernote is promoted as a great and acceptably secure way to keep one's personal and business data organized, as well as synchronized among devices that store that information. Context Search seems to me a fundamental violation of that promised security. Perhaps there's already somewhere online that Evernote (the company) has described the mechanism of context searching in more detail, but I haven't been able to find it. Let's go back to my original situation (the car collector), but cast it in a realistic situation. Let's say I belong to a brand-specific auto club and participate in their shows, member events, etc. If I search my database with terms designed to find out who shared parts with me for my 1973 BMW 2002 tii at the last Tennessee BMW club meeting and Evernote provides me "context enhanced" hits based on terms like "cars" and "Tennessee" how could that be of use to me? Thanks so much.
  14. I have difficulty understanding how this works. My understanding is that the search for contextually related external information will be done based on my search terms and some processing of what's in my own set of notebooks, but that I need not worry about the privacy of my own information, because none of it is ever sent to external providers of information. I can't understand how my query of my own information can yield enhanced search results UNLESS some of my own information beyond my own search terms is used for this external search. I would be extremely grateful for simple examples of how this works. I'll provide two theoretical examples of my own: first, one where privacy and security of my own perfectly legal and legitimate information is concerned. One of the vendors in the Evernote Marketplace offers to populate my Evernote Database with statements from my financial services providers. Let's say I'm searching all my credit card statements to total all the purchases I've made from two different Rolls Royce dealerships (it would be a very quick search in my case, returning a goose egg). However, let's say I'm a ".00001 per center" who can't remember where I last saw my favorite Silver Wraith, so I'm using context searching to help locate it. Isn't it likely that after all my credit card statements are massaged and some AI applied, that the data retrieved from external sources might permit some of my private information to fall into someone else's hands? Now, another example: let's say I'm managing my cannabis business using Evernote. I decide to search my Evernote database in novel ways to see where I might look for new wholesalers. Same concern. Am I way off base regarding the intent of the context search, it's capabilities, and its risks? Please don't reply "if you're worried, just turn it off." What I'm looking for is an enhanced (believe me, it won't be difficult to enhance it) understanding of just how safe it is to store things in Evernote that, if discovered, might lead to identity theft or fraud, and this "enhanced search" just sounds creepy to me. Talk back to me as if I'm your grandmother who just bought an iPhone Six Plus because the "keypad" numbers on the screen are big Thanks so much
  15. That works, but the interface to maintain pairing and just exactly what happens with and without pairing are far from seamless. Sometimes, when I have a "compatible" app open, pressing the button on the Stylus activates the green LED for just a moment until I release it. Sometimes it continues to blink. I have the sense that in the latter circumstance the pad tracks the position of the stylus better, but I can't be certain. This is not a finished product. I've also discovered that text recognition isn't the same as conversion to editable text. THAT must be the holy grail. I'd be happy if the text recognition created the errors it does but left me with mistakes I could correct on the keyboard when I review my notes later. Is there some way to accomplish that in any of the Jot Script compatible iOS apps? Thanks so much, Jim Robertson
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