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Terry E

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  1. I was very upset when the ability to link notes to local files was removed. (Do you really want all your documents online?) Worse that that, the new version of Evernote stripped all such links from existing notes without warning. This does not appear to be an accident or thoughtless omission -- observe Evernote's unwillingness to restore this feature. I believe there are financial reasons that can explain this decision. Forcing all users to have all content online puts the company in a better position to charge high-volume users more, which I think is entirely justifiable. It also makes it harder for customers to leave Evernote, a consideration that influences the policies of many companies in many industries. Companies with good products certainly ought to prosper. However, to strip off all such links without warning (or even a mention in the release notes) is unbecoming a company entrusted with our personal data. I'm still putting off going through all those once-linked files to see what they are, renaming them, and sorting them into meaningful folders. You too?
  2. No need to be nasty, "PinkElephant". It is a fact that Evernote has offered no justification for the decision to strip this functionality from their software. That is a fact, not a conspiracy theory. You don't care about sharing all your Evernote data? Fine. But some of us care a lot.
  3. Evernote is not being straightforward with users. Here's their answer (from https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209005107) as to why they've stripped out local notebook functionality: Why are local notebooks no longer supported? One of the primary benefits of Evernote is the ability for customers to capture ideas and information in multiple ways and then access that information from anywhere, anytime. This requires secure syncing of content in Evernote. ************** The above is a non-answer. Evernote users have always been able to avoid sharing some notes. Now all notes must be shared with the cloud and with all our devices with Evernote installed. Do many Evernote users have data they don't want shared in the cloud and on their phone? The answer is surely Yes. This change was not made in response to user wishes. It was made for other reasons that are being hidden from us.
  4. It is indeed shocking that Evernote would discontinue local notebooks. This latest version removes local notebook functionality without any warning! I only happened to find out about this loss while reading "What's new in Evernote for Windows" after installation. Good thing I didn't install the new version on my other, secure, computer. For local notebook content, I'm going to investigate Joplin (https://joplinapp.org/), an open-source alternative to Evernote. It imports enex Evernote files and does not force use of cloud storage. It is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS. A review of Joplin from PC Magazine is to be found at https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/joplin. It is a PC Editor's choice.
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