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  1. Thanks True and on reflection i'll probably do that. My first thought was to get the online books empty because at the moment the sync button just sits there spinning whenever I load the client, and as I said, I just can't be bothered getting a fix for it. Still, I don't suppose it's a big deal so your suggestion is the way to go.
  2. Here to validate my plan for EN use from hereon. Would appreciate feedback re it's workability. Context. I am a long-time EN Premium user. I started paying for it within weeks of first loading it and have been with them ever since (decade+). From time to time I would have a technical problem and with the exception of one (luckily coincided with me getting a new PC) all were fixed. Unfortunately I seem to experience issues more frequently and yesterday syncing stopped again. I know the drill, raise a ticket, send my logs (including all note titles unless I am prepared to muck about for age
  3. Yes, I be fine. And I am sure they be thinking "Yay, Feedback"
  4. One man's criticism is another man's feedback, and I thought those in the products and services game were supposed to love feedback. If I erred and stumbled on a safe space where they are supposed to be able to come and see only the positive just let me know and I'll modify my posts accordingly.
  5. Wait! Come back! Where are you going with this. This isn't about who writes the release notes, it's about the tone and professionalism of them.
  6. Yes, I realise that and I know that some EN employees are here, hence I posted here. It's not exactly a support issue but after reading the juvenile c**p every release, I had a point to make.
  7. Dear Evernote, Why are your release notes always written on bring-your-child-to-work-day? Well, I hope they are! Or maybe you're running an apprenticeship and starting them early. Either way, is there any chance that somebody over the age of 12 could be given the job of writing the release notes? Because 'Take that, "Big Paper”!', and ' Yay, buzzwords!', and ' Seems obvious, right? We thought so too.', to me, albeit over the pond (cultural differences?), makes you seem like a bunch of unprofessional clowns.
  8. Umm, yeah, I know. A completely different process I would love to see it do.
  9. Well I guess concerns about people accessing things "when we are not around" is a general concern about any information held on any device. A concern that's often raised here is the privacy of the stuff we put up in the cloud using EN. I use EN extensively for all sorts of stuff but there remain some things I just won't put up there. I tend to use offline books for some of this stuff, and the feature that I would LOVE, is that EN would sync notes across these offline books using secure transport but without storing them on EN severs. So, I'd have access to all my cloud-based noteboo
  10. Well Ryan, if you only use Evernote for 2 notes, I think you're probably not using the most appropriate product anyway. But some feedback for you on your issue. I actually like the fact that you can write where you have put "you should not be able to write here". I have many notes where much of the content is not sensitive but I want to hide just a few parts of it, so I highlight those parts and encrypt them, and then I write other things around them. Evernote does not offer protection to a whole note, it allows you to encrypt as much as you want of one, but not necessarily all of one. I
  11. Because they're broke and need the money. And, like many "improvements" they've made in the past, this could turn out to be another that doesn't result in new customers and more income.
  12. Well that Mini FAQ looked so authoritative and official. But was it wrong? I am now confused about the level of encryption used at Evernote.
  13. You've made a long list of things you dislike about the product, in fact, you've totally trashed it. So why would you use it at all, whether free or not. You seem to have it all sorted with your "simple and easy" solution involving 3 different products, although it doesn't provide an off-site backup of private sensitive info (and please don't come back and explain how you take care of that, my level of interest expressed numerically is.... zero). So don't freeload, and don't pay, just uninstall. How long do ex users stay on the forum of a product they don't use, I wonder.
  14. Well you quoted me and littered your post with questions, so I suppose you are asking me. That surprises me, but since you ask, no i don't think they will abandon their plans, and yes I do think the moaning on the part of the freeloaders is unreasonable. I think that if you use a product for free you take what you get. You lose the right to complain. Frankly, if you've stopped using it, I don't know why you're still here.
  15. I agree which is why I think comments about how we don't seem to be concerned, or at least are more accepting, of Gmail's intrusion, etc. are not helpful. Yes, some of what comes to me in Gmail and Outlook ends-up in Evernote but EN holds a lot more than my emails. It has my private work related ideas and materials, it has everything that drops through my door and is scanned. It has some very personal info. That said, all users are just going to have to accept that if the Government or any of its agencies wants to see what we are storing, it will be handed over. It's no different than phy
  16. I think the key word was "before". As in before announcing it. Not their finest hour.
  17. I was thinking they could take a clear note from us and perform the encryption then delete the clear version, leaving only the encrypted copy. Yes, it's on their server in the clear but not for very long. Would that work?
  18. I thought EN scanned pics, pdfs, etc. to extract the text and saved it along with the note containing, say, an image, which means we can then search on it. The record when in EN contains the image and the text OCR'd from it. So yes, it would work, if EN saves extracted info along with the note.
  19. First, thanks. Second, it should now be clear to you that people value the privacy of their information enormously. In the past I was uncomfortable about uploading things of a sensitive nature but I balanced all the pros and cons and took the decision to do it. I use the in-app encryption option sometimes but for the most part I need my stuff searchable so it comes to you in the clear. I don't ever want an employee's duties to involve pulling my data up on a screen, whether to support me or in their involvement in some internal initiative. Ever.
  20. @jmagsho The press talked about the CEO's appointment preparation for IPO. If Evernote wanted to it could make a big thing out of privacy and sell product on the back of that stance. The one big company that doesn't machine read everything you upload, doesn't analyse to "surface" things (like ads) to you, and generally lacks interest in what you put there other than in keeping it safe. And charge everybody for the privilege. Trouble is, then it would be a nice little company giving a great service to a dedicated loyal user base, in return for a modest profit. But they're not intereste
  21. Trouble is @Dr Sly one of the reasons I haven't gone over to Onenote and stayed with Evernote is Microsoft's privacy policy. If it's on their server, it's theirs, and increasingly, if it's on a disk controlled by their OS, it's theirs. The analogy describing this course of action would include frying pans and fires. Probably the best suggestion I have seen is turtl (mentioned above by somebody) but it's just not workable for me. My plan is this: Copy everything personal or sensitive to a personal notebook Delete all that from the online notebooks, then delete the online note
  22. The thing is, benmc, "in order to surface the most relevant content and features to you" is given as the reason, and I don't want you to surface content and features to me, I want you to store my notes and let me tag them and view them. Simple. While you lot have been busy writing all sorts of addons that few people used or wanted, only to later can them, I've been using pretty-much the original functionality albeit with a slicker interface. Not much learning of lessons going on at EN, machine or otherwise.
  23. I don't know if anybody from Evernote bothers looking here or cares what is said here, but I'll go ahead anyway. The email I have just received couldn't have been much less clear if it were encrytped. I had to leave the email because it explains very little, and go elsewhere to find out what it really means, and that's how I arrived here. I could write paragraphs about my concerns and disappointment with this change but I would only be echoing what others have said. My guess is that Evernote knew some people would react badly but decided that the impact of any action those people t
  24. I get worked-up about a lot of stuff where security is concerned but I must say this isn't one of them. I loathe Google but this won't turn me away from EN (I don't think anything can!). Back when many people were crying out for 2fa on Evernote I remember seeing suggestions about hopping onto an existing authorisation system such as Google Authenticator. They didn't and instead kept us waiting ages, only to now do it. Still, I suppose that now all the data's in Evil G's big cold rooms it seems like a logical step. And remember, although their authenticator is granting you access, a
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