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  1. For me high information density effectively expands short term memory. So the more notes I can get on my screen, and the more ways I can filter and sort them, the better.




    Hello! Can you help me understand your preference for List View over Snippet view? Is it just the density of information? aka the # of notes that you can see, or in addition is it the tags & the quick sort ability. Just trying to understand the problems folks are running into with the options menu right now so we can continue to improve. 





    I can't speak for everyone but to me personally the whole point of the list view is not to eliminate images. It's to have additional information available at a glance. Tags, dates etc. Millions of people using two-panel file managers like Total Commander or Double Commander (or the 'Detailed' view in Windows Explorer) may indicate it's not a niche requirement.



    Indeed. List views (two-panel file managers) are all about maximising information density and are thus an extremely useful tool for experienced knowledge workers with "real work" to accomplish. It's why we see information-dense UIs such as list views in nearly all serious productivity tools.


    Unfortunately for Evernote Web users, it appears Evernote is targeting its Web Beta at a different type of user, for whom a "clean" UI is the overriding requirement, with information density (and thus productivity) clearly not a priority.


    Evernote has had months and months of feedback that the Web Beta hinders the productivity of experienced Evernote users, but is sticking to its guns. The conclusion must be that the Evernote Beta is aimed at a different user base, likely to be new/novice Evernote users, not experienced knowledge workers for whom productivity is key.


    Unless Evernote changes course (of which there is currently no sign...) then it seems reasonable to conclude that these experienced knowledge worker types will have no choice but to begin looking elsewhere for their productivity tools. Sad, I know, but I don't see what the alternative is.


    I'm still using Evernote Web (the current non-beta version), but will probably be abandoning Evernote if/when this is deprecated and replaced with the Web Beta. Also, I've stopped evangelising about Evernote to friends/family until I see what path Evernote chooses.


    This is all very disappointing, but we have to deal with the hand we're dealt not the hand we'd choose ourselves.



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    A decade in IT is eons away, so in the mean time, one has to make choices. Like everything in life, nothing is perfect, and will never be. It is always good to bear that in mind.

    So one has to decide which are the most important features for one's use case, then base your choice on that. There will always be features that are nice to have but that an app does not offer.

    Alternatively, one could consider using 2 or 3 apps in parallel to the extent that they are complimentary to one another. It's your call !!



    I dig your zen vibe but we're talking about a text editor!



    So????? Whatever feature you are talking about, you will always have to make choices in terms of importance & priorities. You cannot get around that. So if a good text editor is absolutely important to you & Onenote's is superior to Evernote's, then go for Onenote & accept Onenote's shortcomings.

    You can keep whining about EN's editor's shorcomings, but that is not going to help you right now, if you need a solution right now. If you can afford to wait that decade someone else mentioned above until EN improves theirs, then wait that "little" longer.



    I've made my choice: OneNote has awesome text editing capacity, but their sync sucks; so I'll stick with Evernote. I'll revisit that decision at the next big update.


    I think what we're trying to do here is just bring a problem to the attention of Evernote developers. The editor is outdated, the competition is strong and they should make improvements before they go the way of Netscape Navigator.

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  3. This is a note taken in ONENOTE, Microsoft's competitor of Evernote. The interface may not be as fancy as Evernote's but it works very well and is compatible with the entire office suite. Onenote is free, works very well on Mac, iPhone, iPad. What else do you need?


    I need reliable and fast sync. Onenote is great and their editor is way better than Evernote.  But syncing takes forever. And some weird things, like notes taken in the web editor sometimes simply refuse to sync to my phone for about one hour.


    Hopefully within the next decade either Onenote will get fast or Evernote will build a decent editor.

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