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James | Headquarters

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  1. On 7/22/2021 at 8:58 PM, PinkElephant said:

    All search capabilities are supported by all accounts, except

    - geographical search (new)

    - full Boolean search (new)

    Since geo-search was removed years ago (then called Atlas), and boolean search was never supported, the „current“ search is as advanced as it used to be. To get the two newly developed search methods, an upgrade to Professional or Teams (former Business) is needed.

    Here is an official description of search options:

    The search available to all users was improved as well, with the new „contains“ operator. Everybody who could do with the current search syntax (including the „advanced search syntax“) up to now can IMHO do without Boolean and geo-based. This is an updated version of the search syntax description:

    Who wants it „all“ needs to upgrade. I will try in a few days by using the 14 day trial - currently I doubt there is a need for my use cases to spend the extra money.

    @PinkElephantdo you know how to use the geo search? I can't find any info on it.

  2. 32 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

    EN since „ever“ had a unique denominator for each note. This is nothing new, it was the backbone of sharing notes ever since. You can treat a note as an information block, just another name for the same thing.

    Linking as well is nothing new to EN. The difference is that (as I understand it) Roam creates a backlink with each link, so you can explore the network in all directions. I think this would be a nice idea for EN as well - let us wait what will happen.

    Agreed, there is a way to look at it with note as unit (and I use internal links extensively). Where Roam's implementation differs - and where the major difference would be - is treating the individual elements (e.g. bullets or even tasks) as unique entities. 

    I'm not sure how I would feel about backlinks being implemented - we'll have to see where it goes. 

  3. 20 minutes ago, gazumped said:

    It's a point of view,  but like any process backlinking isn't a bad thing provided you use it correctly.  IMHO it's wasteful to keep on describing devices or processes each time they're mentioned,  so linking to a [[continuum transfunctioner]] when you mention it in context is useful to ensure that every reader of that entry is on exactly the same page as to the definition of the device.  Likewise should a practice ever change to use a different device, it's easy to link to that instead.

    For internal use,  the linked text could be acceptable - a quick lookup and return to the narrative enables readers to understand exactly what is intended here.

    For external use or training,  it would be better to expand the links into definitions so that the content is 'complete' on one page.

    Linking to other content isn't always necessary and should not be routine anyway - making a [[pot]] of [[tea]] by [[boiling]] the [[kettle]] and adding [[teabags]] and providing [[milk]] and [[sugar]]  is a well-enough understood process (at least in the UK!) so's not to need the definitions at all.

    Linking is (IME) a Good Thing in small,  carefully selected doses.

    Good points and agree that if you keep hard edges on how you use things and [[don't]] make [[too]] many [[cups]] of [[tea]], the utilitarian elements of backlinking can be handy. I have also found that the ability to link things easily does lead to more flow in writing, I just wasn't sufficiently sold to move all of my knowledge management into another location or split my work into two separate locations. For a tool like Roam or Obsidian to have maximum effect it would need to be the place where you capture your knowledge and that's no the route I'm wanting to take. 

    I do wonder if EN will implement backlinks in one way or another. I get the sense from the features that have been implemented so far that they're moving more towards 'blocks' in a similar way to Notion, in which case I imagine blocks can have individual IDs. We shall see. 

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  4. 13 hours ago, PinkElephant said:

    This guy wrote everything by hand, or cut and glued stuff in paper, and created the links by hand as well.

    It goes on turbo mode when you can clip the content digitally, and maybe have some AI do the linking. Zettelkasten on speed ...

    The auto backlinking is one of the reasons I stay away from tools like Roam. An interesting article from zettelkasten.de on the topic: https://zettelkasten.de/posts/backlinks-are-bad-links/

  5. 5 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

    There is an absolute Maximum of 100.000 notes per account ...

    Using zettelkasten plus modern abilities to create digital content this limit may be closer than it seems.

    True and it's something I'm mindful of. In fairness though Luhmann only managed 90k-odd and I'm not expecting to hit quite his rate.

  6. 20 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    I'm using Evernote Legacy and have no problem with 20k+ notes   
    I would expect less impact with Version 10 since it's server based

    Server-based means it's less heavy on your system I assume? Is the fact that it's server-based the reason that all notes need to sync up to the web version before changes reflect on desktop and Android? 

  7. 13 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

    Currently there is an inofficial limit of 10.000 notes for the v10 web client. Probably the desktop clients will allow for more, depending on the computer, memory and internet connection available. If it already is prepared to digest 50.000 or more, I can’t say. I am still way below this level, so no thrill for me. V10 is doing good, Legacy as well.

    Limit of 10k on V10? I'm at 13.5k on V10 across Mac, web and Android and there's been no issues. I did have to go and select to activate it on web taking into consideration that I had more than 10k but no noticeable difference at this point.

  8. 8 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    HTML converts when imported    
    A quick google search identified this conversion tool https://www.rtf-to-xml.com/rtf-to-html.html

    That's great, thanks @DTLow, I'll give that a go. On a different note (pun definitely not intended), I asked a different (but related) question elsewhere about number of notes in your account resulting in (or not resulting in) a slow down in the system. Do you have 20k+ (or know of others who have) notes in your account & if so, have you noticed any decrease in performance? 

    Context: I've been building my zettelkasten in Scrivener but have decided to pull everything into one tool (hence trying to pull rtf notes in). The zettelkasten method will result in plenty of small notes so I can imagine getting to 50k+ in the future (I'm at 13k at the moment). 

  9. 1 hour ago, DTLow said:

    Copy/Paste contents
    Evernote's native format is enml (basically html)

    @DTLow My intention is to import well over a hundred rtf files into EN so that, unfortunately, would be a colossal pain in the ass. Is there any other format that can be imported into EN such that the text of the files become the text of the note? If so maybe there's a Cloudconvert workaround.

  10. Are you guys no longer in the business of apologising for major failures, errors and inconveniences to customers, free and paying? This is kind of a big deal - and while a notification of something going wrong is fine (it's self-evident when you can't log in) I'm a bit concerned that you guys think just letting users know is sufficient. 

    Why did it happen? What are you doing to ensure it doesn't happen again? 

    11 hours ago, gbarry said:

    At approximately 3:30PM Pacific Time today, the Evernote service was updated with a change that prevented some customers from being able to log in to Evernote using Evernote Web and the new versions of Evernote for Mac and Windows (versions 10.0 and above). This was resolved at approximately 4:30PM Pacific Time. 

    Though the issue has been resolved, any customer who logged in during this time may still experience issues logging in to Evernote for approximately the next 12 hours. To log in to Evernote immediately, you can delete the local Evernote database on your computer and allow Evernote to redownload it. Please exercise caution when following the steps below, and thank you for your patience.

    Evernote Web

    • Clear the cache and cookies for the last 24 hours on the browser where you were using Evernote.
    • Restart your computer.
    • Re-open the web browser and log in to your account at https://www.evernote.com/Login.action.

    Evernote for Mac (v. 10.0+)

    • Quit the Evernote app.
    • Open Finder.
    • In the menu bar, select Go > Go to Folder....
    • Paste ~/Library/Application Support/ into the text field and click Go.
    • Delete the "Evernote" folder.
    • Restart your computer.
    • Open Evernote and log back in.

    Evernote for Windows (v. 10.0+)

    • Quit the Evernote app.
    • Open Windows Explorer.
    • Type %appdata% into the text field and click Enter.
    • Delete the "Evernote" folder.
    • Restart your computer.
    • Open Evernote and log back in.


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  11. One feature that would make a HUGE impact on the value of Evernote is richer tables - in the style of Airtable and, now, Nimbus Note.

    This richer functionality would make it possible to do so much more with tables, including things like running a much more powerful editorial calendar.

    Key features: 

    • Cell types such as
      • Single select
      • Date (enabling sorting)
      • Assigned person
      • Rating (enabling sorting)
      • Progress in % (enabling sorting)
      • Numbers (that enable sorting by value)
    • Sorting options for the above

    Blog Editorial Calendar - All notes - Nimbus Note 2020-10-30 at 10.40.54 am.png

  12. Bringing this one back to life - it's worth taking a look at Nimbus Note again - my interest though is more in the Evernote team seeing some of the things the Nimbus team have put together, which I would LOVE to see in Evernote as the new versions continue to advance: 

    • Link preview option (a 'rich' card showing what the site is)
    • Nested, collapsible lists (for the love of all that is holy)
    • Live collaboration (they've managed to pull it off - if EN is going to offer a business product, not being able to edit a note collaboratively and have to deal with duplicate notes/sync conflicts constantly is an ENormous (see what I did there ️) pain in the proverbial.
    • The web clipper has some great options like scrolling screengrab
    • Loom-style video recorder (nice to have)
    • AND the main event (for me)... database-style tables (Airtable-esque) including dates, single and multiselect, sorting etc. This would be HUGE for me in terms of running editorial calendars etc in one place. 

    I'm not the hugest fan of the 'blocks' thinking that seems to be a part of all text editors now (Coda, Notion, Gutenberg, Nimbus - others I'm sure) but I DO like the way it allows you to drag things around and make different layouts. My concern with that is always that it's likely to be heavy and make things slow but Nimbus doesn't seem to suffer from that problem. 

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  13. 17 hours ago, gazumped said:

    Hmmn. Evernote might have jumped the gun on their developers. I'd suggest you raise this with Support as a subscriber - ask how you do this and see what they say?  If anyone is going to have more information it would be them...

    @gazumped - FYI. It looks like an extremely exciting feature. 


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