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Lynngineer

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    Tag filter not right in new web client

    I realize there was some editing of the Beta and "Release" section, so I may be missing the mark, but I need to say that software releases are defined. (Bold is mine) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle#Beta "Beta, named after the second letter of the Greek alphabet, is the software development phase following alpha. Software in the beta stage is also known as betaware. Beta phase generally begins when the software is feature complete but likely to contain a number of known or unknown bugs." "The alpha phase of the release life cycle is the first phase to begin software testing (alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, used as the number 1). In this phase, developers generally test the software using white-box techniques. Additional validation is then performed using black-box or gray-box techniques, by another testing team. Moving to black-box testing inside the organization is known as alpha release. Alpha software can be unstable and could cause crashes or data loss.... Alpha software may not contain all of the features that are planned for the final version." Evernote would probably be better positioned to call this web release Alpha; as, per their announcement it is not feature-complete, but I totally understand them using Beta since more people probably recognize it as "it's not finished, but here, try it out.". There's nothing wrong with that. However, "Beta" is not a synonym for "1.0" or "Release". Even if you skip "Release Candidate" (many products do go from Beta to Release), eventually there still should be a "Release" (effectively 1.0). And this "Release", or at least the state of feature-complete, should be clearly communicated. With the "Beta" they've clearly said not all features are supported so that's a great start, but where do they even plan to go? What features are they planning on adding? Do they internally have a definition of "feature-complete" for a web version? Is there any way for me (customer) to know if they ever intend to support feature(s) that I rely on? It is my impression (and to be honest I haven't read every bulletin ever) that Evernote has not made these distinctions clear in the past, and they aren't doing so right now either. The "middle" UI view being a prime example. It went from "Beta" to just no longer having any "Beta" labeling, yet still having a different feature-set, etc, from previous. And now there is a new "Beta"; which is likely their improved codebase, so good, but we're just flying past the last "Beta" existing and it never had any wrap-up. Now we're on a new Beta and have no visibility of where it's going. As @Gear64 said, there being no version numbers and not enough information around "Beta" or Releases just adds to the confusion. And this confusion adds to customer frustration. I would like to use the web client, but I would like to avoid it until it is deemed feature-complete, or at least has the features that I rely on daily. But, I have no way of knowing anything about where/what/when this Beta is headed. Do they plan to take this Beta to feature-complete? What is "feature-complete" for their web development? Will they announce it when/if they think they arrive there? If I miss an announcement would there be any way, in the UI, for me to discern if I am using Beta or Released? I do understand the challenges of resource contention when supporting old codebases and production systems while trying to rewrite with current tools and frameworks. I painfully understand it as it's my job (Software Engineer & Team Lead supporting numerous products including legacy applications and web services). However, the way to get through that hurdle is through very clear versioning and communication; giving customers FULL (two-way) choice of which version to use (at least until feature-complete), and communicating enough information around these versions for customers to decide when to try the next version. To be clear, I am not saying they should support the older versions forever; that's not possible or advised. But they should support a version until its replacement has at least feature parity or has been clearly communicated what features are not intended to be supported. As the customer I can decide if that feature and their intent to discontinue it is a deal breaker for me. Otherwise my experience is just frustrating retries. As the customer, I want to choose the Classic UI or maybe the middle UI or the Beta UI, with the ability to switch back and forth easily. I want clear information about each version to be able to make an informed decision. Ideally what features are intended in future releases from this Beta. I wouldn't be frustrated if I could clearly pick which UI, could clearly identify which UI and version it was, and could clearly lookup what features it currently supported and/or intended to support. And, if that page were kept up to date; i.e. as features are added to Beta they move from planned to delivered, then I could easily pick when to try the Beta. I could easily help find bugs (and be less irritated that Evernote uses customers for QA) and report them and I could easily pop back to a version that works for me if I wanted to or if the feature I tried in Beta was broken. This iterative approach to development that they take works well when communication is on point. But without version numbers and with spotty communication and with no insight into versions/features/roadmap it's just frustrating for customers.
  2. Lynngineer

    Focus lost when editing a note

    Fair enough. :)
  3. Lynngineer

    Focus lost when editing a note

    The search box is one case. My cases, and many others, don't involve the search box at all.
  4. Lynngineer

    Focus lost when editing a note

    I'm experiencing the focus issue also. Version 6.11.2. It's annoying enough that I'm backing up, uninstalling, and re-installing an older version. It's really un-usable. An added bonus is that I'll also be rid of the excessive margin issue and the copy/paste issue.
  5. Lynngineer

    android ANSWERED Shutter sound

    It appears thus: Evernote > Settings > Camera > "Activate Multi-shot Camera" = enabled = Does not use the android camera, uses the Evernote version and HAS shutter sound. Evernote > Settings > Camera > "Activate Multi-shot Camera" = disabled = Uses the android camera and allows me to control the shutter sound. (yay) So, this works for my needs. I don't mind using the Android camera only, and thus having control over the sound. Thanks for pointing me to that setting.
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    android ANSWERED Shutter sound

    I'm using the Evernote Android version 7.9.4 and I noticed this shutter sound today, at work in a very quiet meeting. All of my Android sound settings are on silent (including my camera which does not make a shutter sound). I want to silence this Evernote shutter.
  7. Lynngineer

    android ANSWERED Shutter sound

    Was this ever answered?
  8. Lynngineer

    windows Evernote Slow and Unresponsive

    There is a response from Evernote about "Windows API causing the app to hang and not respond" in this thread: Where dconnet Evernote Employee said: "Posted 12 Nov 2015 · Report post No, it's us. We suspect a deadlock with worker threads and the UI thread. Since it's timing related, reproduction and fixing is extremely tricky. " and then dconnet posted again to explain: " Timing. The OS will schedule threads as it sees fit. No one's computer is exactly the same. So when you're dealing with debugging a timing issue, simply attaching a debugger to the process changes _everything_. (Heck, the packet of information you just requested from the server may take a different route through the internet than the packet that you requested a moment before. It might even get lost.) " This is the only remotely official word that I've heard of, but sounds incredibly accurate. I wish that there were more official acknowledgement of this issue, but in the meantime the people experiencing the issue will just continue to provide information on their system, OS, indexing options, hard drive, database size, results of various rename/reindex/reinstall procedures, number of notes, number of tags, amount of lag, other processes running on their system during the lag, network resources, and blood type. I suspect that eventually Evernote will find the actual problem which is between the Evernote application and Windows, and fix it. I agree with dconnet that it is a tricky engineering bug to reproduce; and that makes it a real bummer for everyone experiencing it.
  9. Lynngineer

    ios How to recover audio recording?

    @mohan37, I know you got..er..reprimanded for posting this here, but I want to say thanks. This thread is the one that came up for me first and I needed this info for Android. Shame I had to find it in the iPhone section, but I wasn't finding it anywhere else. Thanks
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