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  1. Oh, I just assumed you were familiar with OneNote. So many people have researched multiple options. The "refusal" goes back years and is well documented in these forums. Some love it as it is - hell, I still love so much about Evernote. And the web clipper is a work of art. For a while I tried to change so that Evernote would work for me, but I ultimately had to find something else that allowed me to organize in a way I felt comfortable with. I don't understand why they implemented "stacks," since they were so adamant that "notebooks/notes" was all anyone needed. The thing is, adding the ability to have sub-folders, the way something like Nimbus Notes does, wouldn't negatively impact anyone who prefers tags. It would simply add an option that many users have been clamoring for. I was using the web version quite a bit last year, and what I have always loved about Evernote was the visual layout and the ability to have a visual overview at all times of "notebooks/list of notes/current or selected note." The new web version design did away with that and didn't even provide the option to use that view, thus removing one of the things that kept me from switching.
  2. OneNote offers up to six levels of hierarchy, as I'm sure you're aware.
  3. I was a paying customer who switched to OneNote after seeing the new web version and the continued refusal to allow multiple sub-folders, and that was before Microsoft made switching much, much easier: https://www.onenote.com/import-evernote-to-onenote. Their web clipper could use more improvement, but the desktop version I use is absolutely loaded with features and MS is actually asking users what features they desire (as opposed to being told what features they are allowed). I'm very pleased with the switch.
  4. In fairness, Evernote isn't alone. Swiping changed everything. It had such an impact that a large chunk of the designing population has simply disregarded the desktop computer as being irrelevant to their concerns. They prefer designing for tablets and phones. It's the same issue with scroll bars. Why, as monitors have continually increased in size and resolution, has the width of scrollbars the past few years begun to shrink more and more, to the point that they are almost useless? Did the public have a sudden consensus that they didn't want to be able to grab the scroll bar without having to concentrate closely on it in order to hit a spot within the 6 to 15 pixels they have for a target? No. Graphic designers find scroll bars unsightly. Can one good argument be made that this change is intended to benefit the user? Even Microsoft, once requiring that certain standards be maintained, such as a menu at the top of the screen that had to start with "File/Edit/View" back in the age when one had to learn an entirely new interface with each new program - even they actually hide things like scroll bars now. A user must move the mouse to the right of the screen, and if there is more content to display, a scroll bar will fade into view. If not, you just wasted time and added to your carpel tunnel issues by having to play hide and seek. It's idiocy. I've yet to walk in to a corporate office and see hundreds of people using tablets to do their work, but we're designing "mobile first" regardless, because aesthetics now trumps all other concerns. So, hats off to Evernote. The new web layout is impressive. Obviously a lot of work went into it. It's sleek, and yes, very nice for use on a phone. But I don't do the majority of my work on a phone, so goodbye Evernote.
  5. I've been a user on and off since 2008 and a paying member for maybe six months and have passed the point where I hope the company will listen to its users. The years of ignoring calls for subfolders, arrogantly insisting that the user use the product the way the company demands rather than implement a simple feature, left me always on the hunt for a replacement. The snarky replies and actual suggestions that users may want to use a different product had me just about convinced. Then came the joke that is the new web version, which abandons just about everything I liked about the product, evidently created to address an epidemic of folks being "distracted" by the content of their screen. Screens keep growing in size and resolution while products like Evernote reduce what content can be shown on the screen regardless of size. I'm in the process of moving all my content, actually importing it into three different products so that I can compare my experience with each before making a decision. That's the level of dedication I have to ditching Evernote.
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