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MCShults

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  1. You make a good point, and I have no portfolio as an Evernote apologist, but it seems to me they took a step backward with the product, and are just now starting to get close to catching up with where they were before. I'm not holding my breath exactly, but it's arguably possible that they might actually get to the point, in another update or two, of taking positive steps forward; e.g. by implementing desirable features such as allowing users to control what images show in thumbnails in the snippet view.
  2. As best I can gather, Evernote has over the past year or two, redone their entire product from scratch, starting from the back-end and working to the front end. Apparently their original back-end database and server setup was un-scaleable, and this ostensibly also obliged them to rewrite the front-end (user interface) as well. It would seem that these were viewed as critical, existential issues by the Evernote people (presumably they needed to redo the whole thing or their shaky product would crumble). Whatever your opinion of what they did and what they've come out with since, it would appear that they have been too busy "(re)doing their own thing" from scratch, to attend to fine-tuning type end-user requests such as our wanting to control what images show in thumbnails / snippet view.
  3. Every time I use the camera in the Evernote iPhone app (e.g. version 10.3) it defaults to "AUTO" scanning, where it flounders around trying to capture an image on it's own. I personally find this feature useless, as it's slow at best, and doesn't even work well with white-paper documents on a black background. It would be faster and more accurate (i.e. efficient) just to frame my document / image captures myself without this low-IQ app trying to make decisions as to framing and content which it's just not well able to make. I want unfettered access to the camera without having to flounder with that (useless or not) "AUTO" feature every time I want to capture an image!
  4. Hey! Thanks for putting the word out on this. This is exactly what I've been waiting for. In my case, I wanted to be able to sort by title with the latest notes (by date e.g. 20201005 note name) at the top. Better very late than never! Thanks Evernote.
  5. I would like to see this Evernote feature, and others which users have been requesting for years. As you can see, this one has gone unaddressed for NINE years; --and so far, I don't see it in the Evernote "Preview" beta for the big rewrite they've been promising for the past couple years either. One can't help getting the impression that Evernote is practically impervious to their customers. Eat cake, folks.
  6. Thanks Dave-in-Decatur! My fault for not specifying the IMAGE FILE FORMAT information, as I find there is an important distinction now that I tried your suggestion. I NOW find my problem is with .PDF FILE IMAGES posted into Evernote notes. For whatever reason, some of them cause Evernote to insist on running off screen, pretty much regardless of how big you make that window. I find that your answer of clicking on the "image" and finding the blue dot on the bottom right corner, does work for JPEG images (e.g. .jpg) but does NOT work for .PDF files. Is there another Easter-egg for .PDF file image resizing? I don't have much call for, and haven't tried any other file formats.
  7. I came here looking to resize images in my Evernote note, because when I insert images into a note, such as a journal page, Evernote ostensibly arbitrarily decides that some images have to be kept on screen in such a size that no matter how I large I make my window, my notes scroll off the screen; --which makes reading, editing, and otherwise working in / with that note awkward and difficult. Sooo, while rain may be wet, and wind may blow, that Evernote behavior kinda sucks; --so putting the dismissive comments about rain and wind aside, I think wanting some control over how Evernote decides how large to make images in context of displaying the note onscreen is a legitimate and reasonable concern and request from us paying customers. Oh, and unlike rain and wind, Evernote is a human creation that humans can do something about; if they are so inclined.
  8. DT - You're quite right. I was quite unclear; so based on your courteous suggestion, I have hopefully made my meaning and it's pertinence to the topic at hand, more comprehensible. Thank you for your kind notice.
  9. I rue being UNable to set the sort order (in the iOS app) so as to show my latest journal entries first, which notes I (for this very reason) title for this very purpose (e.g. 20170503 DAILY JOURNAL). Having to scroll down through dozens, hundreds, or thousands of entries on an iPhone is prohibitive; and because I have lots of other things going on in Evernote, using the "most recently updated" sort still leaves things disorganized and hard to find when you're trying to pop something up quickly in front of a group of people, say, in a meeting. I bought on the promise that Evernote works across platforms, and have invested a great deal of data into Evernote in hopes of being able to quickly and conveniently access the information I need "on the hoof" from my hand-held iOS "phablet", and for that matter, my take-it-on-the-plane iPad PRO. Isn't that pretty much along the lines of what they tell us when they're asking us to commit to that monthly (or yearly) payment? In practice, and without specifically enumerating issues off the sort-order topic here, I have been disappointed at finding the Evernote iOS app not-so-ready-for-prime-time-really. It's relatively difficult to extract complex information from a small device in any case, so in that sense the iOS app really needs to be better; --and not just a abridged-afterthought redheaded-stepchild version of the PC app. I HOPE AND ASK that Evernote beef up the iOS app. I think they should start from a blank slate and build a new iOS / mobile app from scratch. It's that clumsy and ungainly as it is. I think that, at the very least, paying customers who need to access Evernote via iOS deserve better than what they're getting!
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