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  1. Well, what I mean is that you can't select a sub-tag while being informed that the tag you've selected is a sub-tag. There is no visual indicator in the note window. And you should be able to create a sub-tag and place in hierarchy in the note window otherwise the experience encourages only the flat structure use of tags.
  2. Sounds like an interesting approach but it still draws attention to the fact that Evernote has a broken "feature". However I will consider your approach. It's similar to how I write some code.
  3. Good point. I personally don't mind the approach of a file being within multiple "folders" at once but yes that is one conceptual discrepancy.
  4. The problem is the user experience. As soon as someone is writing a note, you require that all users use tags as though they are only flat structured. There is no way to write a tag and then write a sub-tag in the note writing window. You also can't write a tag and then select any of it's sub-tags. It's fine if the feature exists but there's no workflow that promotes the feature. So much so that I imagine most people don't know there are sub-tags. Please consider allowing users to select sub-tags and create sub-tags directly in the note window itself.
  5. Well, from a more technical standpoint, Evernote's "tags" is just a term that describes some vague functionality. Commonly tags are used as non-hierarchical organizational terms. In other words tags often have a flat structure. That's how I assumed Evernote worked. However as we all know Evernote is discreet with their hierarchical tag feature. In other words it mimics the common "folder" paradigm. You want folders within folders? Well, you can put tags within tags. Same thing. I think that's where the confusion is. Tags function in the same way folders are expected to function. For example I have a tag called "Engineering" and it contains a sub-tag called "electronics". This is typically what we expect from folders. The problem, as I see it, is that it's not obvious how to create sub tags. It doesn't fit within any easy workflow. You have to click on the tag button and then view this large window full of tags in order to find what you need. You quickly end up with too many tags but Evernote encourages creating tags as though they are flat structured, descriptive terms. It's not visually organized either. So it's one of those Evernote features that suffers due to a poor user experience. Here's how Evernote could fix it. Allow users to select tags in their notes AND place them as sub-tags in other tags while editing their note. Also if a user writes a tag that already contains sub-tags, the user should be able to click on it in order to view and select the proper sub-tag. I've attached one screenshot here with the tags "health" and "home". I am forced to write two separate tags. I want "health" to be a sub-tag of "home" but Evernote does not allow this in the Note editing window. THAT'S the problem. Once that UX matter is resolved you'll find that it's more intuitive to create organized sub-tags and the workflow will be easier. Once you get over the idea that they are "tags" and not "folders" the functionality will be all that matters.
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    Different Colors for Highlighter

    I don't necessarily believe Evernote should be too bloated with features however many of us have come to expect many of the features that are bundled with Google Docs. That should be a baseline in 2018. Obviously Evernote is not there. The product as it works fine but does anyone know if they intend to make any feature additions or changes at all?
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    A full list of third party application?

    Might be a misunderstanding. I am looking for apps that interface with Evernote, as you mention. Not just the ability to attach any file format. I'm curious to see what's available and see which applications solve some small problems I may be having. For example I'd like more advanced text editing with the ability to control background color/highlight color. There may be a third party app for that.
  8. I do use evernote heavily to write documentation and notes regarding my programming and development. However it could be better. I came across this application, https://www.cacher.io/. It is designed for the purpose of organizing code snippets. Does a 3rd application like this exist for evernote? It's nearly identical but the main issue I have is the visual organization. The Cacher program adds a padding and gray background around the specific code snippet. This clearly makes it visually easier to see and browse through. There is no built-in option in evernote for padding or controlling the background color of text. Cacher may have other features as well that I am unfamiliar with. However I am curious to try something like this and believe it can be implemented effectively in Evernote.
  9. I'm viewing https://appcenter.evernote.com in the hopes of finding a thorough repo of 3rd party apps available for Evernote. However I know, and am not convinced this is a full list. If it is... then that's a bad sign. There appears to only be around 15 or so. Where can I find a full list OR additional lists of 3rd party apps?
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    Different Colors for Highlighter

    This is one of those features I assumed they had and is shocking they don't. This is probably more in demand than their presentation mode.
  11. So I requested a feature where I wanted the ability to view the hierarchy of tags in the sidebar. Little did I know that this feature already existed--I needed to turn it on. I overlooked it as a menu option under View | Sidebar Options. To a certain extent the menu is not designed to explain the feature. It's there for easy access. I think Evernote could use an advanced preferences window where context and descriptions of features can be offered in addition to providing one place where everything that can be controlled is available to view and understand. An example of Jetbrain's software preferences windows. They create very feature-rich IDEs (integrated development environments) and their preferences windows offer everything in one place. I find that if I do not understand some of the actual menu buttons in the IDE or if I do not know where to find a specific option, the preferences window offers me _a bit more_ guidance and descriptive text. This could really be an opportunity for Evernote to better discuss the many features in Evernote. And to be clear, I'm not suggesting Evernote needs more features like Jetbrains (which makes sense for their audience). Just a better way to review all user controllable options.
  12. Yeah, I'll need to read through the options for thoroughly. So based on my realization that I was not aware of this feature (and often times I am aware of those things) I'm going to make another feature request later about a more advanced preferences window. I am a web developer and use some software that offers very granular preferences windows with every feature available for customizing and control. I don't think Evernote needs to be more customizable but every controllable feature should be listed in a single preferences window. Just another idea.
  13. Yeah, it has me wondering what else I don't know about the application. Kind of surprising.
  14. So never mind everyone. It was a hidden feature. I respect the dilemma Evernote may be facing. It's a potentially complex application with many discreet features. I suspect that should be dealt with in a different way. Not sure how.
  15. I don't have that but.... AHHHHHH. I had to right click and activate that option! Geez. It was turned off by default. Well, damn this changes everything for me.
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