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Michael Singer

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  1. The rating buttons are everywhere - clearly visible as a triangle followed by a number, on the left side of each thread and each answer.
  2. That's probably also the view of the Evernote development team, and that's exactly why for some users (among whom I count myself) Evernote is a dinosaur compared to modern Note Taking Apps, where semantic markup like that of modern websites is self-evident. The hierarchical structure of content using headlines is the basis of the web, and not just a structural tool for Word documents. Notes of Note Taking Apps are actually web pages, therefore based on HTML. To deliberately not treat them as such by avoiding headlines and rather relying on the arbitrary use of font sizes is a very idiosyn
  3. No, at least I don't know of any official forum. As far as I can see, at the moment there is only communication via Twitter. https://twitter.com/NotionHQ For information about development and what's coming up, go to the footer of their website, where you will find under "Products" the menu item "Whats new". https://www.notion.so
  4. Of course they will provide a web clipper for Firefox too. I think instead of indulging in demands, and stylizing the lack of any features as an exclusion criterion, it might be a good idea to look at the already very numerous and extraordinary features that Notion offers. It took me some time to understand the wide range of applications that Notion has to offer. Also, I think it should be taken into account that Notion Labs Inc, born in 2016, is still a young company. Evernote is a dinosaur in comparison - bound to an old (if not outdated) concept and accordingly cumbersome in term
  5. Sorry, but that's simply not true. I have been able to import all files including images, PDF's, spreadsheets etc. with Notion's latest import functionality without problems. You just have to start Notion, click on "Import" at the bottom of the sidebar, select Evernote, grant permission for Evernote to accept connection with Notion and select the notebooks or stacks of notebooks you want to import.
  6. I think it's important to know that Notion works like a content management system (CMS), it works with blocks and pages. Blocks are content elements of all kinds. Pages contain blocks, each page can contain any number of subpages. As regards my own daily business - personally I love the calendar block, or the fact that each table block is actually a database (with some calculation functions), that even can be set in relation to other tables... Or the possiblity to embed all kinds of stuff - CodePen, Google Maps, Spotify... Or the code block, that comes with tons of formats...
  7. Since so many notes including files have to be uploaded in the background, this process can't go fast. Could it be that you haven't waited long enough?
  8. For those who do not already know why Notion is not for them, here's an article that explains pretty well how Notion actually works. It's from July 2018, and Notion has evolved in the meantime, but I think it conveys very well the basic principle of Notion. https://madewithlove.be/dont-notion-shine-when-shes-gone/
  9. Yes, I couldn't believe it at first that all my Evernote notebook stacks could be imported so easily. Notion is a powerful tool with amazing capabilities (calendar, databases...)
  10. I'm talking about importing Evernote data into Notion (including all files, images etc.)
  11. Referring to the title of this threat I just want to note that switching from Evernote to Notion is now just a matter of a few mouse clicks: https://www.notion.so/evernote
  12. You can still take that into consideration. 😄
  13. I was very much awake the whole time, patiently waiting for improvement that did not happen.
  14. Currently Notion's Web Clipper is only available für Chrome, but it will be also available for Firefox, Safari in the future... At the moment Evernote's web clipper is certainly more powerful, but I have no doubt that the guys at Notion are going to strongly improve that tool very soon. One has to consider that Notion's Web Clipper has been released only in january 2019.
  15. Notion is enormously versatile and powerful. For me it is now the tool of choice. Evernote content (notebooks, stacks and even a whole workspace) can now be imported with a few mouse clicks.
  16. Evernote, will you ever wake up from your Sleeping Beauty sleep? This feature that you're currently not even sure will ever be implemented in Evernote at all, is one of the most basic methods for semantic structuring of text. What if someone even came up with a suggestion to implement a calendar in Evernote? How many years will it take to even consider discussing it? As for me, I'm tired of waiting. I'm slowly moving my data from Evernote to Notion which I find way more sexy and innovative and which of course provides header and subheader functionality for text, as well as unique dat
  17. Even though I run the risk of being off topic, I would like to mention Notion as a very powerful alternative.
  18. Nevertheless, one should not forget that Evernote just offers stacks as a grouping of notebooks. Stacks represent the simplest hierarchy possible, and Evernote offers this feature because it's simple and efficient. The problem, however, is that this simple hierarchy is no longer sufficient for a larger number of notebooks. So it's just a question of the sheer number of notebooks within a stack until the need for more order units (levels) arises. I've been using stacks to organize notebooks all the time so far. The process has proven to be very efficient for me. What started to be missing
  19. True, as I try to get used to the nested keyword system, I notice that multiple keywording can not only get quite complex, but also the search for content is not as satisfying as expected. After all, it's all about finding notes and related notes as quickly as possible.
  20. Wow, I haven't noticed yet that tags can be nested. So there actually is a hierarchical method for sorting notes and notebooks. Thanks for this hint! For me this means a little rethinking and changing habits, but maybe it's even smarter to nest keywords than folders. A note can have many keywords, but only exist in one folder, which means that I can use keywords to map as many - even very contrasting - aspects of a note as I want, while the same wouldn't be possible with folders.
  21. I agree that multiple assignment is a strength of the tag system, but for me, hierarchy is a more logical way to structure content in most cases. By the way, folders do not exclude the use of tags, so why not using both? Evernote has realized a minimal hierarchy by introducing stacks, but since these cannot be nested, they represent only one further structural level. I don't think i'm the only one with a preference for hierarchical structures, since Nimbus Note and also Dropbox Paper are providing a folder system. While Nimbus Note even offers both, folders and tags.
  22. As for Nimbus, the most important difference to Evernote is the way how they organize notes - Nimbus provides a classic folder structure, which, in my opinion, makes it much easier to organize and keep track of a very large number of notes.
  23. Headings are very basic elements for structuring text content. Dropbox Paper has been making use of these elements right from the beginning with simple H1 and H2. Evernote will probably never implement it. It's their decision. I have given up hope, you can't have everything.
  24. Yes, i would love to see this too! Dropbox Paper has this feature, but in Evernote, this has been requested and discussed in the Evernote forum since 5 years now - with the result that we still don't have headings. But i'm not giving up hope.
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