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Fowleronline

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  1. ***PERMANENT FIX *** 1) Export all notes to file on your hard drive. 2) Import that archive into Onenote, which is free with Microsoft 10 (this version works really well. pretty intuitive, searching is easy and works, and CPU usage does not move). 3) Uninstall evernote. I have used this method and can confirm that although bit scary after 5 years of EN, it works great and my fan does not come on at all. Goodbye Evernote, I will not miss all the ***** I have put up with over the last few years. The way you totally ignore users and particularly Windows users, and charge good money for the privilege. At least any ***** I come across, I will not be paying for. Bye. x
  2. 6.15.4.7934 (307934) Public (CE Build ce-53.4.6770) is what I am running too, and it has not had this noticeable effect on the CPU before. Something has changed.
  3. Yep just checked, 10 services running, taking 19%of my CPU and running my fans continually. That is with EN closed!!! FFS, why is this the only application I have that behaves like this, this is not acceptable to me. For the amount I use EN, I'm going to look for a quiet alternative.
  4. I'm here for the same reason. VERY noisy fan for the last few days on my laptop (pretty high spec) Task manager shows EN running at 19% when closed. I would like to know why it is doing this and how can I stop it please?
  5. After days of thinking it was me and playing with config settings, I did a google search and found this thread. On the same day EN takes my subscription no less! F'ing unbelievable, on top of other issues I have had, I honestly have to ask if this platform is worth the effort anymore. And I really don't think it is. There are arrogant developers and some guru's on this forum, that really should listen to what the customers are saying.
  6. Perhaps my suggestion that defending EN was wrong, or was in some way offensive - it was not intended. I had no idea there were forum set up for feedback, for goodness sake I want to use the system not be made to feel it is my fault that I am not a Guru level user! When others search Google with the same issue they will no doubt come across this thread and associate themselves either with those that have made it work for them or those that are struggling with a basic function. As has been said, I can usually find what I want, but when it lets me down it is a frustrating pain in the proverbial. I appreciate the support offered, but unless EN is going to change it's limited search to suite me (and other reasonable users represented in similar threads), there is no point in me paying for a service I have no confidence in. One thing I do note in myself, is that I represent a significant proportion of the population. My opinions, beliefs and actions are mirrored across the population in general and because I am a bit older now, I can see how companies have risen and fallen in line with my opinion of them. Good luck Evernote - you are Betamax!
  7. I had not realised how limited the search capability was, that is pretty pathetic on the scale of searching these days. Obviously at first I was all about storing, and the occasional thing I couldn't find I put down to me, as I learned more about EN. I can often find what I want because I do have whole words or numbers, but this explains why on so many occasions I have failed to find something - and it was not my fault, it was a limitation of the software I was not aware of and is not shouted about, as is the ability to search inside notes. And before someone jumps up to defend EN again, If I had wanted labeled wooden pigeon holes, I would have invested in them instead of this software. I pay premium to search inside notes, not to have to have to label and tag to the n'th degree in the hope I can find something one day, as if may have what I want inside it.
  8. Thanks again, but I am aware of boolean searching (I think that is the right term) and again, great if you have the whole number or the start of it. But not great in my example when did not know what the number referred to and did not know it as truncated. If I only have 6 digits of an 8 digit account number and they are the last 6 digits, how do I find the number in a note when it will always appear full in the note? In many respects 6 digits is pretty unique!
  9. OK, you guys are clearly a lot more into all this than I am. Put simply, I bought into a system of storage that allowed my to go paperless (with a Scansnap ix500) and everything is OCR'ed as it is scanned. All the blurb told me I could find what I was storing, so to relax. The truth is not the same, and I do not want to become a guru in the subject just to make a simple search. I do give my notes meaningful titles, and dates, but what I searched for was not in the title. If I knew where to find it I wouldn't be searching for it!! Using the phone number test, does that include when the number is broken up into pieces - I think not. It is common for numbers to be written 01234 567 890 or 01234 567890 or even +44(0)1234 567 890. The first part in the UK is an area code. If all your contacts are local that will be the same for all of them! That will not help and the same goes for account number and lots of other numbers. Then in names there are spelling variations... BUT a string of letters or numbers should be searchable no matter where they are in the notes. I don't think that is too much to ask.
  10. While I appreciate every software has idiosyncrasies, this is a storage and retrieval package many years in the making and I pay for the ability to search inside attachments etc. This is not an idiosyncrasy, this is an abject failure! And I will seriously consider a move now to Google Drive after this as it clearly is not me or exclusive to me. For our UK Tax system, I just want to be able to retrieve a scanned or photographed receipt on demand based on simple criteria ie a name and a value. I only have 4460 notes after 3 years so I am not a major user of have a major database to wade through. For the * search suggestion... I have tried it before, after and at both ends - same negative result. Interestingly as I type in the number, it offers me notes "starting with" upto 4 digits. In the Win client if offers me 2 notes, and on the web based search it offers me 3 notes as does my phone! But still no results for the partial 6 digit number. And since I mostly use the Win client - my trust is now almost completely eroded.
  11. Ok, but my point remains, how do I know it is partial, and in this case the bank statement only had the last 6 digits of an 8 digit string - banks often use the last few digits for security. But the issue is the same, it failed to find a 6 digit string, unique in all my notes, it should have found it.
  12. Thank you Gazumped, I am also a pragmatist but I think you are missing the point of my issue. From time to time I need to search for something from partial info. In this case it was a line on a bank statement with a truncated account number, as statements tend to do. The search did not bring up the documents I wanted and it would seem because the number was not complete (I did not know this nor did I know the rest of the number) When I had the whole number, evernote found the relevant notes. Until then there was a nil return. When I searched inside the relevant note, a partial search was enough to find the bit I needed. SO a partial search found number inside a note, but the same search outside the single note failed to find it, I appreciate your helpful intent, but I do not think I am asking too much of software that boasts of it's searchable structure. There is nothing wrong with the note I was looking for, indeed when I had the whole number it, and several others came back. I did not know I only had a partial number, I had nothing else to go on and this was just one of a number of similar failures of the search facility, I have experienced. This whole thread about people with search issues, and is one of many, many threads. How much info do Evernote need? I only joined in because they clearly need prompting. I thought at first it was because I was a Windows/Android used. We are usually bottom of the heap when anything Apple is in favour. But there are far too many examples on the net now and none have an answer. At least Google returns meaningful results on partial information!
  13. And it is repeatable, just done exactly the same search on my phone, same result, same search on the Win client, same result as shown. Yet again a search in the same note finds it. And searched as a web page gives no result either. Strangely other similar numbers searched for in the same way, in the same document will give results. I tried a phone number and it came up in this same note as a result, and also showed receipts I had taken a picture of, with the phone number in the image.
  14. No, no special characters. Typed in by hand by myself in a note on the windows client. It did it first on my phone when I needed to know what the number referred to. Did the same on my Windows client on Chrome 6.5.4.4720 (304720) Public. Then looked in the note that I knew had the info, and a Control F (find) found it straight away. It is not uncommon for this to happen, and I thought it was me for a long time, makes evernote on my phone an absolute pain for searching. I cannot rely on it even when I know the info is there. (And I did have mobile data or wifi available - but it said no note, not no internet so it can't be that).
  15. Again, suffice it to say this number I searched exists as typed text in a note, but since it contains a lot of personal details I can't screen print more without revealing too much.
  16. Interesting thread, but frustrating too. I am not heavy user or power user, but I did go paperless 3 years ago, got scansnap and everything. Now I'm having issues too as described above. I was using the app on my android phone to find what an account number referred to, and nothing came up. Back home on my Windows 10 laptop I did the same search again in the search box. Nothing. Did the Ctrl+q thing nothing. Went into the note I know it was in and a ctrl+F found it instantly, before I even finished typing it. I pay for a premium account for mainly this feature and to search inside my scanned images, but this has become a nightmare. I thought it was me for a long time and tried harder to use search tools, but for simple un complicated things like this, it should work. I NEED a reliable search if I am going to do this whole paperless thing. I am based in England and if our tax people want to audit me, how can I comply when I cannot gain meaningful access to my documents? I do not want some complex sequence to fix this, I just want a remote patch that makes it all work again as I seem to remember it did when I first got into it. Martin UK
  17. Hi Gazumped and JMichael, Thank you both for your replies. Gazumped: I do exactly as you describe and get the same results you describe, so there is clearly no fault here. My ideal solution is to be able to email a pdf through to someone, but due to restrictions on the recipients PC, due to security and their restrictive internet access policy, they can only receive emails with certain attachments, and have no external access. (Government site!). Your second options are another doable workaround, and quire similar to printing as a pdf. If I knew I had no choice, I would probably have done what you said, but I actually thought it was just my lack of understanding of EN. JMichael: I have the Scansnap you describe and it is brilliant, perhaps that's why I thought I could combine all the pages into one pdf. But my scanner is at home... The completed booklet was in a clients house and he was to keep the completed original. I just needed to get a copy and be able to email it. I do have an app you suggest (CamScan) which I used extensively prior to EN, and again this may be why I assumed I could create one pdf. But like many people, I am trying to establish a firm EN habit as it does so much, very well. Either way, I have a workaround for what I see as a missing function available elsewhere outside EN. It also appears to be a function available to Mac users and not us Windows users, (thought I stand to be corrected). I would just find it a really useful function, and perhaps others would too. If suggestions are picked up off this forum, this is perhaps one of the easier ones to implement, as there are already numerous pdf based functions. But then again I know nothing about the technical stuff! Thanks for the replies folks, at least I know it's not me being thick! Cheers Martin
  18. If this has been covered before, for Windows, I am unable to find it. Yesterday I copied a 26 page booklet by photographing the pages, as documents, on my Android phone. I did this by opening a note and selecting camera, then taking the page images as documents. I thought I would then be able to "reassemble" the booklet, from within the note so that I could send it on as an email attachment, I presumed as a pdf. But I found I could not. The receiver could not access a shared note or use a url link as their company restricts access to the internet for security. A search seemed to show it was an available feature for Mac users, but not windows. I contacted support and had a chat. It was quite long, but the end result was to send the note to print, and print it as a pdf using a third party application, (that was not adobe XI as I already have installed). I had to download another piece of software that was free and recommended by the chat colleague. I printed this file to a folder on my computer, then dragged and dropped it back into my note to sit alongside the 26 individual images! This has been a problem for me before, but never such an important issue that I had to find a workaround. If this has not been raised before as a suggested feature I would like to do so please. If I have missed something obvious, I apologise, I'm new to the forum, and fairly new to EN. Thanks Win 8.1 fully updated EN Premium 5.9.1.8742 Samsung Note 3, Android 5.0 Martin
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