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  1. Not sure if people at Evernote really watch these, but this issue remains and I agree with the other respondents that this needs to be done better. The collapse isn't perfect, and you can spend a couple minutes collapsing everything but you throw one thing in the search and it reverts (I think I recall evernote telling me it shouldn't do this, but it does). The little yellow highlight within a tree also isn't useful. If I search for a tag, it should clearly show me that tag I looked for, not 98 other things that just happened to be in the same hierarchy. For instance, I have a macro tag for reporters. If I'm looking for one reporter, I don't want to return every reporter I ever clipped. This is another area of evernote that could use a lot of work. I'm glad they brought back the 'tags' page (this was real hell when they removed it) but this is step 1 of probably 38 to making it actually functional and useful.
  2. I still seem to have problems with this. I have two colleagues who have access to a notebook I've shared with them. They don't just see the tags that have been used in that notebook, they see all of my tags including ones they really shouldn't. Based on the descriptions here that say that isn't how it works, I think a glitch has happened here. I tested out Scott's May 2014 post about selecting a notebook and then clicking on the 'Tag' icon to just see what's associated with that workbook. Again, mine hasn't worked that way. There's reams of tags with 0 associated items (because they're pegged to my personal workbook).
  3. Web clipper works great for most of the sites I frequent and clip from, but some media doesn't get it. They put author names or article dates in vertical columns on the left or in other weird places. In other instances, the boxes simply aren't perfectly square or rectangular, with headers or footers or parts of the body being more elongated than other parts, etc. I realize this could probably never be an exact science, but can web clipper not have another option added that would be like the magic wand tool in photoshop so that you could actually try to select exactly the parts you need or want? This could perhaps even be applied to pages where you want separate pieces of a single page/article/etc. For instance, maybe you want to jump over a huge unrelated advertisement that's been thrown into the middle of the report. Or you only need two tables out of four displayed, etc. Right now I typically just default to 'simplified article' but again, it doesn't solve my problem as sometimes what gets simplified out is often critical pieces of information like the news source, the author's name, the date, etc. So I have to manually type in that information or I have to do a hybrid screen shot + text capture. It's a nuisance and not at all the best or preferable option.
  4. I don't know what part of formatting borks when it gets clipped into evernote, but certain sites map in bars (typically vertical) I can't get rid of. It appears to be some kind of a problem arising from tables or something perhaps, but simplify formatting doesn't fix it. My only recourse it to totally remove all formatting which I'd really rather not do. In the bars1 example, it would be nice if I could right click that exact malfunctioning item and remove it. If I try, all it does it strip out the formatting from the number but leaves the mystery blue bar. Similarly no luck in bars2. It's strip everything or deal with it.
  5. I use the database daily, and have a massive amount of tags to allow for cross-referencing research. The tags are tiered from what would effectively be a macro to a micro tag, sometimes 3 tiers deep (e.g. Banks -> Bank of Canada -> Stephen Poloz). I collapse the tags to try to make what I'm looking at more efficient, but am constantly plagued by what I'd amount to either poor planning or a glitch. I am not sure exactly what I do (or evernote does) to cause this, but my collapsed tags frequently all expand as I open the 'tag' homepage. I think it may occur when I tag search, back out of a tag search, or perhaps when I change a tag. If I've collapsed things on the full 'tag' landing page, they should stay collapsed unless I actually open them. This should be regardless of whether you show me search results with the tags fully expanded. The search should reveal all the information, but my 'tag' homepage should be cleaner than that. In the immediate though, a very pleasant and quick patch would be a button or +/- or something allowing to expand/collapse all tags. That way any time I either a) want to see everything or b ) don't want to see everything/see only my top tier tags (both options could be really important), I can quickly click one single thing instead of having to scroll through pages of tags and having to go through the ridiculous activity of collapsing everything.
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