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  1. Generally I post in the Windows area, as that is my main platform. However, the issues with 8.3 (and earlier for some issues) are hobbling me.  I often use my iPhone and/or iPad to review new content and save to EN, such as clipping from the mobile browser or saving (pdfs) to EN etc.  This allows me to clean out my EN inbox whenever I have time.  There are 3 issues for me, and I know EN tech is aware of all, but wanted to post here mainly to get perspective--have heavy iOS users found newer versions especially bad?

    Issue 1:  Reported above--duplication of notes.  I found this happens with Safari but not Chrome on iOS.  For me, it occurs when: (1) Open a note on my iOS device.  Typically a newsletter from a trade website which I'm directing into my default notebook.  Click a link in that note which opens Safari.  Clip content and save, note is duplicated.  I found that if I copy the link to Chrome on my iOS device, then clip, notes are NOT duplicates.  So I think it is a Safari-EN issue.

    Issue 2: Notes getting content overwritten by other notes.  This is still an issue, and very hard to reproduce.  For me, I don't share notebooks at present, but if I did this would cause me to panic, as it might share content I didn't want to share.

    Issue 3: Sync gets stuck on iOS device.  Tried several things noted by support, nothing worked, including resintalling.  Stumbled into "clear Cache" on the support page in the account area on iOS EN.  This fixed it, but only teporarily.  My iPhone stopped syncing again.  So far, the clear Cache doesn't fix that; reinstalled and waiting for sync to complete.  This is the issue that is killing me, as I can't review notes that I cannot see as they are not synced.

    I'd welcome any perspective, but this has been quite a time waster over the last couple of months.

  2. I can't seem to find much on this topic, so I apologize if this has been addressed in recent versions.

    I run in Windows 10 on a lenovo laptop.  I'm using (305494) Prerelease.

    When I clip a page from the web, frequently it is at total mess.  I'm seeing cases where images are lost, formatting might get squashed into one column at the left, links aren't visible--as I said-a total mess.  I tried clipping "Article"--bad; I tried clipping "Full page"--bad; I tried clipping "selection" after highlighting--bad.  I can use "Simplified article" but I see a lot of cases where that misses content.  Any tips here?  Two side by side (note, page) screen captures attached.



  3. I'm running in Windows (305173) Prerelease.  I think at least some here are up to that.  I have reported a bug and EN confirms and is working on it.  (Ticket# 2135128 - Note corrupted contains content of another note)

    I have not seen anyone here post about it, so I am doing so just to save someone else future keystrokes. :)

    There are cases where note content is being replaced by content of other notes.  I have found 3 instances over the last couple of weeks.

    Good news--if you find one, use note history to revert to a previous version of the corrupted note.

    My workflow includes:

    Many feeds, newsletters, and other things are directed to my EN default notebook.

    In some instances, the created note content is then replaced by content from an existing note in another notebook.  So far I have no pattern on what note or notebook is "chosen" to grab the content.

    I first found this looking at notes on my iPhone.  I the confirmed in Windows.  I have not explicitly verified on web, but based on EN's response to me (which have been prompt and honest admitting to the bug) I think it is on their server side, not a particular app.

    Again, work around is to go to note history and revert.  So far I have found no cases for which that does not work.

  4. 8 minutes ago, Ellen G said:

    , try tapping "Open In..." from the bottom of the screen, then select Evernote. If you don't see "Open In..." tap the PDF and it should appear again for you. You will see the same Evernote dialog to add tags/choose a notebook. 


    Hi Ellen--that works perfectly!  Thank you for the tip.  And thank you to Evernote--I use it constantly and it really helps me organize my business.

  5. Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm on a web page that is a PDF. I use the feature from chrome with the little box with the arrow, which gives me options like mail, message, Evernote, LinkedIn etc.  I choose Evernote. The Evernote dialogue comes up allowing me to edit title, add tags, choose a notebook. When that dialogue opens the small compass/clock spins all the way around but never changes the another icon. When this sort of clipping works, the icon changes typically to the web page icon etc. 

    So I'm clipping not saving and it is going t the cloud not my device. 

    Same thing on iPhone. 

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  6. I found a bug regarding merging notes that are not synced:  I sent this to support, but if it is real, then those of you using on-demand sync could probably repro.  If you don't merge things, this is irrelevant.

    EN Windows
    Windows 10
    lenovo Y50

    Previously I had enabled on-demand sync
    I discontinued using as I had issues with waiting for notes to load
    After de-enabling, some notes were un-synced (hollow circle icon), both recent, and past history
    Performed a merge of several notes in one notebook where some were not synced
    Expected result: EN would load the notes, then sync, then place source notes in trash
    Actual result: EN merged to an incomplete result
    I verified this by inspecting notes in the trash
    Some I had to wait for "loading...." to complete (in trash)
    After that, I found there were fewer entries in the merged note than in all the original notes
    Also, the merged note has the headers in odd sequence--in some areas of the resulting (merged) note, there are several headers without content all in a row
    There is also one "extra" note in the trash with partially merged content.

  7. Not sure if this is the best place to post a suggestion on this version, or if I should post to the 6.5 GA, but here goes:

    I would like to see on-demand sync be a notebook property, meaning I could select only certain notebooks to be handled on-demand, and leave the others alone.  I think such a feature would allow users to apply on-demand sync to less active folders, for example.  In my case, I have a lot of material coming into my default notebook from external sources (emails).  The bugs I have reported notwithstanding, I could apply it only to that notebook and it would significantly improve performance, without de-syncing my other notebooks.  I could learn to work around the downsides (for me) if it were limted to a few notebooks.

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  8. Reporting a bug.  It has been around for a while, just getting around to reporting it.  EN on Windows 10 lenovo Y50 laptop.  The deleted notes should not reappear.  Note that this is a search, and it is scoped to one notebook, so once they are on the trash, they should not appear in this search.  I believe the same thing happens without a search, but I'm reporting it as I found it.



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  9. On 4/3/2017 at 0:55 PM, EdH said:

    Agreed. It is a hacked workaround I wish I didn't need on my Windows PC. My Mac works fine and even if On Demand Sync comes to Mac, I won't be enabling it there given current good performance.

    I wanted to post an update.  I have reverted back to *NOT* on-demand sync.  The reason for me is the behavior where notes that were synced locally are being removed from the local dB, so when I access them later, I have to wait through "loading".  My use model is I clip and store tons of information on various topics, including a lot of PDFs but other things just as note content.  I constantly search and review notes in the search results.  There isn't much of a predictable pattern, so I'm seeing often the open circles on content previously available.  The performance hit there was too much for me.

    Having said that, the issues I had before with extreme sensitivity to RAM utilization seem to have been abated.  I have no idea why.  Perhpas the issue will return once my dB is fully populated again.

    Bottom line, on-demand sync for new stuff was good, but pruning the dB is not good.  I realize there are issues in the Evernote dB setup for Windows.  I really appreciate the efforts to improve, but this one doesn't work for me.

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  10. 1 hour ago, jefito said:

    Yep, that's right; and good catch. 

    Also, I went back and kicked this around a bit more and found out that a search for author:"\"Telecompaper" or author:"\"Telecom*" should do the trick after all, at least i the Windows client. This also works with intitle: as well, and possibly more.

    Thank you!  I overlooked the backslash escape.  Here is what works (I think this is due to the email address after):


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  11. I'm having trouble with search using the author field.  Here are an example that works, and one that doesn't.  I suspect the latter has to do with the quoted name in the field, is there a way around this?

    field value for author in note information:
    TelecomLead <editor@telecomlead.com>
    returns all expected notes

    field value for author in note information:
    "Telecompaper" <headlines@mail.telecompaper.com>
    none of the following searches returns any results:
    author:"Telecompaper <headlines@mail.telecompaper.com>"


    6 hours ago, EdH said:

    If I could just reiterate for those searching with Demand Sync enabled, please give us some visual indicator that:

    • The search is still happening - it happens in 2 stages
      • local search - lightening fast - searches all note subjects, tags, and locally stored note bodies
      • cloud search - to search through the rest of my note bodies not locally stored. - not lightening fast. Not even super fast by today's standards, however, it would be totally tolerable if there was an indicator that it was still searching. The moving dots from left to right seems to be the latest fad, but w/e.
    • The search isn't complete - this can be very dangerous
      • if the PC is offline, or Evernote's servers are not responding for whatever reason (weekly maint, etc), then the search only returns:
        • notes that meet the search via the subject line
        • notes that meet the search via the tags
        • notes that meet the search via the other header info (modified date for example)
        • notes that meet the search via the note body if locally stored.
      • Note bodies that are not locally stored are obviously not searched, but the search results give you no indication that happened.

    This is problematic to me if a full description of what is happening.  

    For my main use model, I can see notes I'm trying to search (they are new) and if they are synced (the circle thing).  But I also often search existing content.  Going back to the other thread about the upcoming feature to delete local content that isn't used recently, this could blow up my business if I miss things I should find in search that have "expired".

    This could be especially problematic for notes I have sent directly into notebooks (instead of the default, which I use as an "inbox").  I route notes based on topic/content and expect they will be in search results in the future, even if I have never read them before.

    I think I can work around this by more or less negating the benefits of on-demand sync, by ensuring that new stuff is synced, then contorolling settings to ensure nothing ever expires.  The problem would remain for directly filed notes, so I'm concerned about that.

    Anyone care to straighten me out?

  13. On 2/28/2017 at 6:29 PM, kvitekp said:

    If you set  HKCU/Software/Evernote/Evernote/LargeResourceThreshold to 1, all resources larger than 1MB will be stored in a subfolder named <your_database_name>.exb.attachments. Your main database file will become smaller and it will take less time to vacuum it. This should prevent those unresponsive application states.

    Reading back through I wonder if I should play with this setting?

    I'm a bit nervous about the idea that local stuff could be removed in the future case using the setting to get rid of local data that hasn't been viewed for a configurable amount of time. If I change this setting to push more to the subdirectory will that content stay regardless of the time since last viewing setting?

    in reality I probably won't care about local or not as s lot of stuff I do is in the cloud anyway.  So I mainly want to figure out optimized settings.


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