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Tony H

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  1. This is finally solved for m, by the Evernote support and Engineering teams. The issue is with a single bad note that Evernote cannot generate a card preview for.

     

    1) Upgrade to Evernote 6.0.9 Beta

    2) Enable preview note logging. Note, this will cause note titles to show up in your Evernote activity log.

    In a terminal, run: defaults write com.evernote.Evernote ENNotePreviewDebuggingEnabled -bool YES

    3) Quit evernote, and re-open it and force a sync

    4) Go to the Evernote activity log, and look for a "Start Preview" that doesn't have a corresponding "Finish Preview" line. It's easier to spot if you are in "side list view" as there should just be the broken note generating a preview

    5) Export any notes that never finish generating a preview

    6) Delete broken notes, and make sure to permanently erase them from your trash

    7) Quit Evernote and re-open it.

     

    CPU usage should be back to a normal level (i.e. not 100%)

     

    You can then re-import the broken note(s) and they'll no longer cause this high CPU utilization bug


  2. Jeff -

    It's happening on both my Macbook air, which is 4 years old (Core 2 Duo, I believe) and my Mac Book Pro (work laptop). I find Evernote's CPU cycle eating unacceptable as it has diminished my battery capacity, and this is clearly a new bug in 6. I don't want this to devolve into an argument about the merits of Evernote's CPU utilization.

     

    I'd rather focus on a solution. I've searched several times and have seen people complain of "slowness" but not the specific issue I'm seeing, which is what prompted me to post. I've seen some vague references to deleting my database and re-downloading, but no specific instructions.

     

    Do you have any specific suggestions?

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  3. Ever since I updated to Evernote 6 on my Mac, my CPU is constantly at 100% (1 core). I've tried updating to 6.0.5 (App Store), logging out, rebooting and logging back in. That didn't do anything at all.

     

    I've submitted a support request, and after 5 days of silence I received the very unhelpful "update to Evernote 6.0.5" response. I let them know that didn't work, but I'm not holding my breath.

     

    Have any other forum users found a work around? I've seen suggestions around deleting my Evernote database and re-syncing from the servers, but I can't find specific instructions or even whether that will fix my specific issue.

     

    Does anyone have any idea what Evernote could be doing with one full core of my CPU? That's a lot of utilization for something that is largely a word processor.

     

    Disappointed in Evernote.

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