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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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  4. Better late than never, my approach to this often uses the "create table of contents" which nicely makes a linked list of whatever notes I have group selected, then I can edit that into a check list, as well as add a reminder.

    For me, the biggest gap in addressing to-dos in Evernote is the inability to make recurring remindrers.  I have a long-term goal to see if I can do that using something like IFTTT or Zapier.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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?

  12. 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.


  13. 11 hours ago, kvitekp said:

    Yup, 1 day granularity.

    So is it determined that local database size is related to performance issues?  Are you referring to local or server dB? (I'm assuming local since the server is the definitive copy). We've had dialogue that the dB size isn't that large. Also if already synced how does that impact things?

  14. 18 minutes ago, csihilling said:

    Ever consider an SSD?  I think you can get a 240 GB drive for $100 plus or minus (cost me $240 four years ago).  Though there is wide variability in ease of replacing by machine, I think most Lenovos are on the easier end (slides out from the side).  Cloning software works well also.  Just another option.

    The migration is what is holding me back.  It takes a long time to get everything just right on these Windows machines.  I have not personally tried to clone.  I'm worried about the registry in such a migration.  Have you done it successfully?  I've been considering taking my laptop to a professional to upgrade the drive, but that still make me nervous.  I have been considering this for at least a year.  I guess if I keep waiting it will be time for a new laptop soon.

  15. 1 hour ago, EdH said:

    But yeah, the RAM thing soun

    The RAM usage is only an issue if some apps become sensitive to available RAM.  I don't know why EN was behaving that way for me before, but it isn't now.  Diskeeper seems to be well behaved in that it dynamically uses RAM if it is otherwise available.  So far, my system including EN is happy with 81% RAM in use, which was crippling before.  

    What I'm waiting to see is if, once Diskeeper catches up and is managing caching etc., do the minor "Not Responding" events go away or not.  That would be a very nice result, but I'll see and report back.

  16. I wanted to provide an update to my user experience with

    I am seeing occasional "Not Responding".  However, they are brief.  I interpret this as the dev team is making smart tradeoffis in syncing etc.  On-demand sync definitely helps, I think.

    I had reported previously that when RAM utilization exceeded 60% that EN would grind to a halt, hang, etc.  This appears to no longer be the case.  A result is that my system is more stable on the whole.  This is a great thing for me.  I have one test I plan to run and will update again.  I have noted in the past that my lenovo suffers in part from a mediocre hard drive, which has some un-intelligent firmware that causes performance issues.  This seemed to exacerbate the EN issues.  As part of trying to improve this, I acquried a sotware called Diskeeper.  There is an option in that software to dynamically use RAM for caching beyond what would occur normally.  The idea behind Diskeeper is to more intelligently manage read/write behavior to improve system performance.  Unfortunately, when the caching was engaged, it took RAM utilization way up, and EN would hang.  With this latest version, I will try again and report back.

    Happy Friday!

  17. On 3/29/2017 at 10:20 AM, EdH said:

    Love the new hollow circle to that shows the note has not been sync'd down beyond the header. 

    I wasn't aware of this until you pointed it out. I've adjusted to have the sync column visible in my note list panel (side list).  That makes it easy for me to see if I want to "click ahead" to get notes to sync while I'm working on a long list.

    Question--what is the tiny black dot that sometimes appears?  I can't perfectly match it to a scenario

  18. 1 hour ago, kvitekp said:

    The above assumption is correct for Snippet, Card and Thumbnail note lists, but not for Table View. So if you are using a Table View, the expected behavior is to download a note only when you click on it. The reason for this is that table views usually have much higher note density so downloading all those notes implicitly may not be a good idea.

    Ah, that  expains my observations. I have settled into list view with side note panel.  My main use model makes this a good choice as I can sort quickly by created or modified, as well as title.  I just tested rapidly clicking down a list then starting again at the top, and they are all loaded by the time I get back to them.  So at least I have a workaround!

    Thanks again for the support and for the information!

  19. 2 hours ago, jefito said:

    That wold imply that if you selected a notebook, then all of its notes would be downloaded, and I doubt that that's the intent. It's really to try to identify notes that you've been looking at (i.e., notes you select individually get higher priority) and download those fully. But hopefully Peter will chime in and set us all straight on that.

    Just to clarify, in my case I'm looking at a list of notes, none are scrolled away, and I work thorugh them clicking them in sequence.  So it seems to me that the stated design would have loaded the other notes by the time I clicked on them.  This statement "client only downloads the notes you are actually looking at" to me was meaning "notes you are seeing in your note list", not "notes you have clicked on".  But I could, of course, be wrong. :)

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