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Brian Handscomb

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  1. Personally after briefly moving to 6.0 (or 6.0.1, can't remember) which had major backlash against the design, myself included, I went back to version 5.6.2 and disabled updates and have been happy ever since. I'm not sure if I have the same on my work Mac or whether I only went back to 5.7.x and just disabled as much as possible the new features 5.7 added. Only just today have I peeked back and three things have caught me attention... Firstly talk of people downgrading from 7.0.x to 6.x which sounds very familiar. Secondly I noted back in 6.1 EN reverted the sidebar to dark again. Finally I noted comments about people seeing problems on High Sierra. Well my home laptop is 10.12 Sierra and at work I'm on 10.13 High Sierra, and I've not had a single issue with the 5.6/5.7 software!! It really is solid!! I did start wondering about finding a release announcement for a late version 6.x desktop app and finally moving away from 5.x after all this time (a bit over 3 years) but I've seen issues reported here about 6.13, 6.12, 6.11, 6.10 and 6.9 that have put me off, so I'm sticking with the "ain't broke, don't fix" theory still. I still like the dividing line between the note title and note content and based on what little I've managed to find in the way of pictures of the UI these days it doesn't look like that ever came back after being evicted in 6.0 and I'd miss it...
  2. 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...
  3. I grabbed a copy of 5.7.2 from this official post https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/73764-evernote-for-mac-v572-released/ 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.
  4. 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??
  5. {{ 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.
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