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  1. You could use the so-called "faceted classification" system (along with "faceted search" for the retrieval of information in your Evernote database). The basic principle is that you don't file your notes hierarchically, but rather tag them according to several facets (= types/classes of information). When searching, you then combine two or more tags, which is very easy using the tag icon above the middle Evernote column. Let me explain faceted classification using an example: Let's say, you regularly attend conferences and make a note for each lecture you listen to. If you would file these notes hierarchically, you would have to create a tag structure with duplications such as these: Conference lectures > Conference-A > Conference-A.2018 > Conference-A.2019 > Conference-A.2020 > Conference-B > Conference-B.2018 > Conference-B.2019 > Conference-B.2020 For each individual conference, you would have to repeat all the years again as subordinate tags. Faceted classification goes like this: Note type > Lecture Year > 2018 > 2019 > 2020 Conference series > Conference-A > Conference-B To start the search, select the searched note type (here: "Lecture") and then narrow down the search results by adding further search criteria (by clicking on the tag icon on top of the middle column), such as the year and/or the name of the conference. You can easily add other facets in this system, such as the location. If, for example, sometime you just remember that you've heard a lecture on a searched topic some years ago at a conference in Seattle, simply combine the tags "Lecture" and "Seattle" in the search. You can use those year and location tags universally in your Evernote organizing system. Example: To file your travel documents for these conferences in Evernote, simply add a "Travel documents" tag to "Note type". You then use the same tags from the facets "Year", "Conference series" and "Location" to file your notes containing travel documents. Travel documents concerning journeys to friends or members of your family will be classified by tags of the class "Person" (i.e.: "Kate", "John", ...), but share the note type "Travel documents" with all other travel notes. You do the same with all other types of information that you want to file using a faceted classification: You simply add a corresponding tag in "Note type", and use the existing facet tags of those general classes like "year", "location", etc. to file the new notes. This way, the number of tags will be reduced considerably, and you have a very powerful system to retrieve information. See Wikipedia Faceted search for more detailed information.
  2. Have you thought about unifying the sort order on the different platforms? I am particularly concerned with the alphabetical sort order of special characters in tags and note titles. The background to the question is that many Evernote users use special characters as prefixes, e.g. to identify different types of tags and to display them one after the other in a specific order. Or to display important notes in a certain order at the top when sorted alphabetically. But if, for example, the character "#" on Windows is sorted before the characters "." and "@", but on Android after these two, this destroys the users' order system. It is particularly bad with special characters, which are sorted on one platform before the numbers, on another between numbers and letters and on the third platform after the letters ...
  3. @May L: This is good news, thanks! As far as I can see it from the screenshot, it looks good for me. The new solution has the advantage that there are other filter criteria such as the modification date, which are now easily accessible (without having to master the Evernote search syntax). The only downside seems to be that in the future I will need two mouse clicks instead of one to see the list of all tags. It would be important that at least we do not have to switch between mouse and keyboard to open the tag list.
  4. I had the same problem here. However, I was able to fix the error using the following workaround (without having to reinstall the app or delete the cache and data). These were my steps: Duplicate the affected note in EN(Win) Add the unsynchronized changes made to the note in EN(Android) manually in the duplicate note in EN(Win) Sync EN(Win) Sync EN(Android) Delete the original (locked) note in EN(Android) Without syncing, go to the app's trash folder and delete the note there once again (i.e. long tap on the note, then tap three-dot button at the top right > delete notes) Empty the entire trash in EN(Android): three-dot button at the top right > empty trash Sync EN(Android) Sync EN(Win) At least for me, this procedure meant that no more sync problems were then displayed in the Android app. The locked note was then completely deleted in EN(Android) and even deleted in EN(Win) -- i.e. the deletion of the note was apparently successfully synchronized from the Android app to EN(Win). No "note conflicts" reported. I hope that this solution will work for you as well.
  5. Thanks a lot, @May L and @Ian Small -- looks great in general, but one very important feature of previous Evernote versions I can't discover in the video (I'm not a beta tester, so I can't check for myself if it's really missing): I miss the tag icon in the area above the results list, which calls up a scrollable list of all (!) tags that further narrow down the current search result. I rely heavily on this functionality in my Evernote-based information system. (In information science the underlying system is called "faceted classification", in retrieval accordingly "faceted search"). Getting a small selection of tags suggested, as shown in the video, is unfortunately not a solution, even if you get more tag suggestions by typing in the first letters. The reasons for this are: Often I don't even know which tags further subdivide a selected category of notes. It is an elementary function of the information system to tell me this. Sometimes I would like to get an overview of information about a preselection first -- for this I need to be able to see a complete list of available subcategories at a glance (which I can scroll down if too long). I usually click my way to the target by using the mouse: that is, I click on a category in the list of my main tags (or in the list of saved searches or favorites) and then click my way to the target via the list of narrow-down tags. I don't want to have to constantly switch between mouse and keyboard just to type the first letter of a tag that is otherwise not displayed. Generally, it is very annoying when software assumes that its AI is always smarter than the user. In other words: Wherever the user does not want to see an intelligent preselection but ALL options available, he should be enabled to do so. In the hope that this functionality is preserved, here is a suggestion for improvement: The number in brackets after each tag in the narrow-down list should indicate the number of resulting search hits, not the total number of notes with that tag. This way, you could always see how far the selection of a particular tag would narrow-down the search results. (This type of display is actually standard in every professional information system that makes a faceted search possible.)
  6. Bug: drag & drop of a Thunderbird email directly from Thunderbird into an Evernote note causes the Evernote application to freeze/crash. When I first drag the email to the Windows desktop and then drag & drop this .eml file from there into Evernote, everything works fine. I cannot say if this bug is new to version 6.17, since I updated directly from version 6.9 recently. I would be glad if this could be fixed.
  7. I recently changed my credit card information for the next billing period of my Evernote Premium subscription plan, but I couldn't find a way to change my old postal address to the current address. (The street address is printed on the Evernote subscription bills and should be correct since I need the bills for tax issues).
  8. Another annoying bug: drag and drop of files into an Evernote note places the file anywhere near the place I would expect it to be placed, but not at the correct place. In previous Evernote releases (my last was 6.5), the file was placed at that position in the note where I dropped it (independent of where the text cursor was at that moment). This is how I would expect the drag'n'drop functionality. Now, in 6.9, the file isn't placed at the position I drag it -- and not even at the current text cursor position. It is placed in the middle of the text in the following text row ... I observe this bug with different file types and sources, e.g: drag'n'drop an .jpg image from the Windows desktop drag'n'drop an e-mail in .eml format from the Thunderbird e-mail client I didn't have problems like this with Evernote 6.5
  9. Bug in saved searches (search operator any changes randomly to all): I upgraded from Evernote 6.5 directly to 6.9, so I don't know if this is a new bug -- for me it is a new one. Do the following: Type in a search query with the "any:" operator, e.g.: any: house garden Then save this search. Click on this saved search several times and observe the list of search results (the number of notes matching the search query). You'll see that the search result changes randomly between a result list for any: house garden and a result list for house garden (= Boolean operator and instead of or). You can observe this as well at the top of the middle column, where the search operators can be changed by drop down fields. You'll see here that "any" changes from time to time to "all". This is really annoying since I work extensively with saved searches. At the moment I always have to check if the result list really shows what the respective saved search is intended to show. @chronistin: The new image viewer that opens when double-clicking on an image in Evernote is useful for users often collecting lots of images in one note. I normally scale down the images to small thumbnail sizes to have a good overview over all images collected in a note. Now I can use the new image viewer to toggle through all the images in full resolution. Before, I always needed to open every single image with my external image viewer to do the same. -- You still can open images with an external application: right-click on the image an select "open" (for your standard image application) or "open with ..." (for being able to choose the application).
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