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  1. @MarcusC wins! I followed the steps he outlined and I can now use the code block feature in evernote for Mac.
  2. Hmm. Not for me. It doesn't do anything. To clarify: When you say the "code block formatting tool" are you talking about that under "Highlight Text > Right Click > Format > Code Block", or some other menu item (like an icon) ? Like I said, it works fine for me when I use evernote on the web, but not in evernote for Mac v6.7.1.
  3. Hi all - I primarily use Evernote for Mac (v6.7.1) and have noticed that there is a code block item under: Highlight Text > Right Click > Format > Code Block. It doesn't seem to do anything though, which makes me sad. I understand that code block formatting was introduced into Evernote web recently and it works great there.. I just tend to use the app more. Does this menu item in the Mac app actually do anything? Am I missing something obvious to be able to format code? AR
  4. Just did a bit of tinkering myself. I'll mention it here in case it helps a reader in the future: Another workaround is to (at least from the Mac Desktop App), Right click the note, and "Copy to [Notebook Name] again". Move the original to the trash, then permanently delete it. The new copy of the note will have no history. As a side note, It looks like LastPass has a 'secure note' feature which essentially does exactly what i was hoping to see in evernote in my original post. I'm unsure if this is a new feature or not but it's there.
  5. I hear what you guys are saying. For the record, I too use LastPass. Admittedly, I haven't used it as much as it sounds like you guys have so I'm going to re-evaluate it. Nevertheless - passwords aside - the fact that any 'encrypted' text can be quite easily viewed from a note's history is a security flaw (2 clicks, no passphrase required). If a user is under the impression that some part of a sensitive note is encrypted, it should be just that (and EVERYWHERE that it is viewable!) ....Even if it's just a love note to the mailman or a super-secret christmas shopping list.
  6. Thanks for the input. Obviously I don't know what the evernote backend looks like, but I would think that this wouldn't be terribly hard to introduce: Simply decorate the primary key of each note with some metadata that says 'keep / don't keep' history on this note. If / when that flag changes, the appropriate triggers fire and SQL (or other) scripts are invoked to do the cleanup. Of course, they're probably using some sort of Big Data / NoSQL technology, but the same concepts would apply. The secondary checks on passwords would all be handled at the application/presentation layer instead of the data layer Other than the shortcomings cited in this thread, why do you say that Evernote isn't (couldn't be) an ideal password manager?
  7. I have tons of passwords. I like the idea of using Evernote as a sort of password manager: Create a note for each username / password, and other applicable details that you have. Tag it up and leave nice comments to leverage search Highlight > "Encrypt Selected Text" on the portion of the note that contains any sensitive details as plain text. I understand that Evernote content is heavily encrypted so I feel like this is a reasonable approach to password management. However there seems to be (at least what I would consider) a security flaw with the "Note History" feature available on Premium accounts in that any information that was stored as plain-text before having been encrypted is easily viewed in a previous version of the note. Doesn't really protect against shoulder surfing / staying logged in to evernote with an unlocked workstation. After all: Everything is stored as plain-text before it has a chance to be encrypted. So my enhancement requests would be these: Add an option to disable revision history on a per-note and global basis Add an option to delete revision history on a per-note basis Add an option to retain X days of revisions history or Y number of revisions on a per-note and global basis Add an option to re-prompt for password before viewing revision history Add logic that says 'if the text is encrypted on the current version of the note, also encrypt / obfuscate in the history view. I understand this may be tricky from a 'detect what's encrypted now but wasn't before' point of view. An alternative would be to implement "if the current version has ANY encryption, then encrypt the entire previous version with the same hash". This could lead to 'nested' encryptions, but I don't see that as an issue. Add an option to provide a 'global' encryption passphrase (which may or may not be different than the password used to login). Only the hash of that string gets stored (obviously) When a user chooses to "Encrypt Selected Text", they have the option to apply this passphrase rather than typing it in (possibly incorrectly) Similarly, add an option to prompt that the passphrase be entered a second time to verify. This would reduce the risk of a user entering a passphrase incorrectly, then not being able to decrypt their text to enter it correctly. Also: I'd like to understand how encrypted text is handled if/when a premium user goes back to being a basic user. I'm an evernote Premium user. I use it on multiple platforms: OSX App, Ipad, Iphone, Linux (Web)
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