Brian Handscomb

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  1. Evernote for Mac v6.0 and v6.0.1

    Interesting link to the UI guidelines from JMichael - interesting I note their link to some "System-Provided Images" for preferences, a couple of which EN 5 is closer than EN 6 "Color and Typography" also interesting, even though I personally dislike the translucency (and think it confusing) and for that matter don't like the change from Lucida Grande to Helvetica Neue, but even so it shows MUCH more contrast, and in testing I didn't see EN 6 use translucency on my work Yosemite(!?) "Controls and Views" - lot of differences between both EN 5 and EN 6 if you read it a certain way. Makes me think the "Apple Guidelines" is more attempted excuse than reason.... IMHO... Anyway... for now at least... Work desktop was briefly direct 6.0.1 now reverted to direct 5.7.2... Work laptop remains at 5.7.2... Home laptop was App Store 5.5.1, now direct 5.6.2 (I disable most of the "Context" feature anyway as I don't like it, so little difference, I only want "my stuff")... All update checking disabled... See you at version 7 perhaps...
  2. I grabbed a copy of 5.7.2 from this official post HOWEVER 6.0.x migrates your database. If you don't use/have any "unique" local information and don't mind Evernote downloading everything, you can remove the 6.x database and settings and start again. For testing I just added a ".6" on the end of the following to "hide" the v6 files from v5 ~/Library/Application Support/com.evernote.Evernote ~/Library/Application Support/com.evernote.EvernoteHelper ~/Library/Application Support/Evernote ~/Library/Caches/com.evernote.edam.usage ~/Library/Caches/com.evernote.Evernote ~/Library/Caches/com.evernote.EvernoteHelper ~/Library/CoreData/com.evernote.Evernote This "worked" for me, and is not necessarily an exhaustive list so may not work for everyone, and be sure to quit Evernote AND the menu bar helper before removing/renaming these. I renamed in case something "bad" happened and I could rename things back again. Better option is probably to try and stick it out (or use web UI) and see how much is resolved in the coming days/weeks - the Evernote team ARE reading the comments.
  3. Evernote for Mac v6.0 and v6.0.1

    Couple of further notes regarding the Yosemite-ish-ness and trying to match Apple. In Mail, select more than one email message - you will see there is FAR more contrast between the "container" (preview pane) and the "content" (email messages) than the new Evernote 6 UI provides. Also note these email "cards" have a shadow effect (a la Evernote 5 cards) so there is I think scope to "scale back" a little towards the old Evernote 5 UI here. In Evernote 6 all the preference icons have gone "line art". This has NOT happened in Mail, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Terminal, iTunes - they've kept their colourful icons in their preferences, so IMHO Evernote 6 could surely have kept the Evernote 5 preferences icons??
  4. Evernote for Mac v6.0 and v6.0.1

    {{ using direct download version, 6.0.1 }} So my first instant reaction was "OMG So much Helvetica!" -- I've used the preferences to change the note text font (back) to Arial 13 Second reaction was it looks so washed out. Using the Yosemite "Increase contrast" accessibility option improves (only) some aspects of Evernote, but IMHO makes the rest of Mac OS more ugly. Would like a bit more contrast between "dead" areas (e.g. around notes) and "live" areas (the notes themselves) for example. I also really miss the horizontal dividing line between the heading/title of the note and the text of the note. For me "just" using size doesn't work as well, especially as there is no longer any gap. After all these are two different "click targets" IMHO 5.7.2 looks better.