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  1. Yeah I don't think Windows has it. I completely forgot Mac has it.
  2. Over the past 10+ years productivity applications have focused on "unified" user interfaces which sometimes means the use of tabs. If you're as old as I am there used to be a time where every productivity application experience revolved around floating windows. For example a lot of music applications switched to a unified user interface around 2010. Anyway, Evernote should consider tabs. I use a Windows application that allows for the ability to make tabs. I think it's worth considering.
  3. Okay, I can look into that. Is it configurable on Windows?
  4. I understand Evernote is working on a major update which I look forward to. I use the application on MacOS, Android, and Windows primarily. I wanted to create a thread about the inconsistencies in case they haven't caught them. Here's one. The key command CTRL+Shift+D || CMD+Shift+D creates a date on both Mac and Windows but it creates it in two different formats. Mac: October 10, 2019 Windows: 10/10/2019 8:40 AM So that's one thing for now.
  5. I don't think that particular question suggests they don't see the point of highlighting. In fact I think their initial exclusion of highlight colors more strongly suggests they didn't understand the point it. However the quote you highlight more likely pertains to how they want to implement the feature with maximum impact for the users.
  6. It finely crossed my mind that part of the struggle I've had with organizing some of my research related to how many of my notes are related to one another. This can be resolved through tagging and Notebooks--that in it of itself a is obviously a large conversation. However I was faced with the problem of constantly opening related notes for my research. Then I asked myself, is there a way to link notes together? There is! Maybe most of your already know this but I wanted to make sure to point it out. Note | Copy Internal Link will copy a link to the specific note. I now have structured a table of contents for listing of notes that link back to the TOC. Although this can be sort of resolved with tagging/Notebooks and clicking on the notes you want to read, the internal link structure creates a really nice user experience. I now just have a single window experience where I can view my information through it's own unique navigation. Any details relating to tagging and notebooks are irrelevant to this navigation experience. With regard to my notes, my TOC links to individual research notes in addition to a topic outline. In the images below you can even see arrows in the right hand side that allow you to quickly go forward and back in the navigation. It's really ideal. I strongly recommend this feature.
  7. I have the same problem. Using Windows 10. The icon always disappears after updates. Someone else posted the question in a Windows forum - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/evernote-icon-disappears-from-descktop-after-every/367daed4-d020-4529-919d-f6a1efacaa93
  8. I sort of associate "reminders" with "alarm" and that's why I find their reminder system really lacking. However Zapier solved my problems now.
  9. Well, I was/am in the process of looking at dedicated apps but I just wanted to be able to assocciate notes with calendar events in a faster way.
  10. I'm using android and made sure the notifications are on for it. I got nothing. However I find their morning email delivery to be... completely unsatisfactory. I just found a solution using Zapier however - https://zapier.com/app/home I created a system in which all Evernote reminders automatically generate Google Calendar events with their reminder system.
  11. Ah. Okay. Thanks for that explanation. It sounds like a feature that does not serve my needs then.
  12. And one more. I just created another reminder test and there was NO notification about the reminder... just a little blue text that says the reminder time passed four mins ago. I'm sorry but I either really misunderstand this feature or something here is not designed well.
  13. Example problem: Evernote automatically hides my reminders. It's assuming that I don't want to visually see that information unless I remember to seek it out and click on that arrow to expand the window. I just don't know about this. I sort of want the reminder to evident, visible, and you know, reminding me.
  14. I've avoided the reminder system in Evernote after attempting to use it years ago and finding completely odd. I think I assumed it would work like Google calendar and create some clear notifications reminding me of whatever note is associated with it. With Google Cal I get sound notifications; optional emails; push notifications on my phone; etc. From what I can tell Evernote doesn't push notifications on the phone. I read elsewhere that it only sends one email out every morning regarding it's daily reminders... Is this really how it works? I can't tell if there is a better way to customize it. I need a reminder system that is triggered according to the time I set. It does show me small pop up windows notifying me of a reminder (quiet, small, little pop ups). However I'd like to see more. Can anyone clarify on how to get the most of the reminder system?
  15. Well, this essentially answers my question. I saw Evernote moving in a Google Docs type direction. I assumed they wanted to make it a more full-fledged document editor. This clarifies that they won't. I still believe color coordination is a huge oversight when it comes to methods of organization however but this makes sense.
  16. At this point I feel like they don't believe the feature should be implemented. I use a variety of software out there in different categories. For example I use a lot of audio software. There's one company who came right out with an audio solution that excluded expected features that you find with the competition. My assumption has been that they want to influence and control the user's workflow. They also wanted to create the idea of a simpler experience by not even allowing the user to confront all these other features. This may also be due to the size of the company. This audio company has evolved over more than a decade and they still exclude many features. So it's a software design philosophy. I think you'll find the same when you compare products like Sketch and Photoshop. However what is unclear to me about Evernote whether or not they are trying to aim for a simpler software design. I can't tell. It does a lot as it is. It has many features. What has convinced them to decide to not add color control? Even Google Docs allows that.
  17. Evernote has finally acknowledge the existence of this request - https://twitter.com/evernotehelps/status/1083848094201114625
  18. Has evernote made an official response to this yet? AT THE VERY LEAST there's an accessibility problem with their yellow color. There's very limited contrast. I imagine some people can barely see the yellow. They need a more contrasting yellow and while they're at it, a few more colors. Obviously.
  19. I'm referring to the "view" however unless I'm misunderstanding what you're discussing. I know you can create hierarchical tags within the tag view and you can see the hierarchy there. To my understanding there is no other way to see the actual hierarchy without clicking on the tags in the sidebar. Is this the issue you're referring to?
  20. Well, it duplicates some effort right? I have this one small business project where I organize music tutorials and I find that it's easy to separate content into a few big buckets: music theory subject matter and technology including agnostic (no specific tech). So you could have two tutorials. One is instructions on making hip hop beats using X software. The other is a tutorial on playing real drums with no specific technology. Both tutorials would fall under the music theory category of "rhythm theory" and one would be within "X technology/software". So it's a Venn diagram. This would eliminate duplicating tags/categories. I'm leaning in this direction but it's difficult figuring out these buckets with all my areas of research. However maybe I'll find that it isn't doable and I'll need to duplicate tags like you did, as well. I think sometimes I find some subject matters seem similar but are separate.
  21. Yeah, the lack of displaying hierarchy is a major flaw of this application because it inherently encourages the use of a flat structure which limits the organizational potential. It's a user experience problem and... ugh... the company seems obtuse in this way. What platforms do display hierarchy in that view? I use evernote on Mac, Windows, and Android. I've never noticed the display of the hierarchical structure in any of those platforms.
  22. I know I can create hierarchical tags but it's difficult deciding on the sub-tags when I'm dealing with overlapping subjects. I don't want a "color-theory" sub-tag that exists under two different tags. What I'm realizing is that I need around two or four large hierarchical tags that function as buckets. These buckets can then maybe overlap like a Venn diagram. Are you doing that with your prefixed tags? Do you have notes that contain "What" and "When" tags at the same time? Maybe those are your buckets. Prefixing is definitely critical. Loose flat tags keep holding back my organization.
  23. What do you mean by this? I know you can view the tag hierarchy under the tag view but are you referring to something else? Should it be view-able elsewhere?
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