Everything posted by Jim DeLaHunt
Just to follow up with everyone about my Evernote space limitations. I was having a problem with Evernote being one of the top 3 memory hogs on my very storage-constrainted Nexus S. I read somewhere that the Android team reconsidered their storage architecture, and decided that their way forward was to model all storage as one "internal" volume, rather than split it into "internal" and "external" storage. They would recommend that future devices have storage hardware structured this way. A few months ago, I bought a 64GB Nexus 6P device. All the storage is "internal". The result: Evernote is still a memory hog, but all my storage is available to placate it, and there's a lot more storage. Now I don't have problems with Evernote's note bloat. The lesson I take: trying to resolve this problem by having Evernote improve its use of "external" storage is futile. You are better off switching to an Android device that has more "internal" storage. It was infuriating to me to have to concede this. To everyone who wants both to keep older devices and to continue to use Evernote: good luck.
Hi, gazumped, I appreciate the reply. To clarify one point, you wrote: That's not quite correct. The 27 MB is data, not app. The full stats are: Total: 88.98 MB App: 10.39 MB USB Storage app: 29.47 MB Data: 48.50 MB USB Storage data: 640 KB. It is infuriating that the "Data" part, which was indeed 27MB yesterday evening, has leapt back up to 48+MB. I did not add a lot of content; I think the only edit I made was to add about 10 characters to one text note. I just went to the Evernote for Android app, Settings..., Search and Storage... and pressed "Clear local search history" and "Clear cache". I also unchecked "Search offline". The "Data" on internal storage receded back to 27 MB. Here are the numbers: Total: 67.86.98 MB App: 10.39 MB USB Storage app: 29.47 MB Data: 27.38 MB USB Storage data: 640 KB. So it looks like selecting the "Search offline" setting costs 21 MB in storage. We could debate about whether that is reasonable or bloated. But 27 MB for 43 notes, largely text, seems way over the top. I understand that you have larger apps on your device. You may also have a better device, with more storage. But for me, Evernote is consistently among my 3 largest apps. It takes up so much space that it makes it hard for me to even update other apps. For my Nexus S device and its limitations, Evernotes space gluttony makes it a difficult app to use. This is what I hope Evernote can understand.
I too am having serious limitations to my use of Evernote because of a) the data being stored in internal memory, and the data being so damn large. I have 43 notes in two Evernote notebooks. Almost all fo the notes are just text. The occasional photo in some notes. No large PDF documents and the like. Android's "App Info" tells me that Data is 27.2 MB. That is something over 500KB per note! In the meantime, I have 11 GB free on USB storage. Evernote is consistently one of the three biggest users of storage in my heavily storage-constrained Android device, a Nexus S. It is close to making me give up on Evernote and use something more efficient (and faster) for my simple note-taking needs. Evernote, you have no chance of converting me to a paying customer until you can make good use of a storage-limited, CPU-limited phone. There has to be an Evernote "fast and light and slim" option. It's OK if it doesn't mix drinks and recite poetry.