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  1. (vague suspicion, dodgy app) Coinbase may have full access to other apps and user data, if so, get rid of it. Google Play tells me that this app is compatible with all my devices, however, the install and wish links are dead
  2. Sorry, I beg to differ re Windows users Evernote Legacy connects to the EN server very well, the Google Chrome webclipper works better than ever before and in the unlikely event of the Legacy app crash just open the Web version.
  3. @persiomenezes hello to you, and yes, Evernote would do well to keep the Legacy version going. I tried the new Win Evernote app a year ago and decided I am not ever changing to their electron app and I also know why Evernote opted for it. My reason for refusing an electron app for note-taking/document storage/web-clipping is the sluggish nature of such apps because they were never meant to substitute full-blown desktop applications with complete local database storage. Evernote either never had the cash and/or competent programmers to redevelop the MacOS and Win desktop apps nor the mobile Android/iOS apps to finally have identical functions and user interfaces which was overdue. So Evernote decided to go the cheap and nasty way to suit themselves. I had the nerve to install the latest Android app on my Samsung S10+ phone today, actually went without a hitch. Snag is the horrific battery drain, and worst of all, not all notes auto-resized. A short visit to the Evernote YouTube channel (123,000 subscribers) was worthwhile. Mostly very short clips, sub-standard quality (audio&video), no way to win business customers outside of the Evernote hard-core aficionado bubble. @PinkElephant FYI, the Legacy version is rock-solid, never crashes, with spot-on synchro and web-clipping. Whoever was responsible for that version at Evernote deserves praise. Preview of a web-clipped note is linked to a PDF editor, in my case, Acrobat Pro which makes it an absolute dolly to edit and tidy up. AFAIC that horse has umpteen miles left under its hooves. Should a silly lieutenant decide to shoot it, I'll pull the trigger as well. 😇
  4. @Pink Elephant occasionally I too fell foul of the "no content but perfect preview " note syndrome (Windows 10, Google Chrome, Evernote Legacy Build). FYI - Evernote never bothered to address this issue which certainly is not cured by restarting the application. What didn't get stored in the proper Windows app format simply can't be retrieved!
  5. @DTLow I can only suppose that you had no inkling of what was to come. But don't you, on reflection regret brushing aside the umpteen issues users complained about over time? Unless Evernote literally scrap what they proudly call the new Evernote here and now there is no hope. Whoever decided on revamping Evernote based on Electron had no idea. You just got to look around what kind of known applications are Electron based to appreciate the situation. Speak up now and make them come to their senses whilst there is still a chance.
  6. OT, just for the record, Lightroom does not lock in, ever heard of xmp sidecars? Ever heard of the free Adobe DNG converter? Could it be that the Lightroom learning curve was just a little too steep for you?
  7. Yes, half the year is over and who in her/his mind would want to work for a company that cannot make up its mind what the only product in the portfolio is really meant for. Is is digital asset management for long-term storage or just another notetaking app or indeed the early garage release of an all-purpose tool which in 10 years or so of its existence has not gone far enough to inspire much hope with normal users. Evernote failed to meet business requirements. The stupid arrogance from the character who got kicked out by Google certainly made sure of that. I lost a few notes in my Elephant empire. Proof was deletion in the syncronised backup on Dropbox. Dropbox sent to waste bin. That's how I became aware of and after much complaining decided to become another non-paying user.
  8. @TheMagicWombat quite frankly my albeit limited insight into the world of advertising and branding fails to associate computer software with anything beyond logos in terms of keeping to original concepts. Perhaps things are somewhat different over your side of the Big Pond but over here Coke is just not the drink any more. However The Coca-Cola Company sells other drinks, some orientated towards health-conscious consumers thus retaining its market share. How does all that relate to Evernote with that one and only product? Going by my experience with Evernote and software in general I'd predict Evernote demise within 4 - 5 yrs unless Evernote either becomes the note-taking editor for all operating systems or the database software for notes. Evernote may have 200+ million users world-wide but in real terms its current usability is flawed in so many ways that no business I know of could use it. Original data embedded in the database is the road to hell in terms of PC capability (secure data storage!) in conjunction with web synchronisation. I am not speaking of 100,000 notes with trifling content such as single pdf docs scanned or generated for web usage but notes that border on the single file limit. Creating notes linking to external storage? API limited to Google Drive. Dropbox, OneDrive and a whole of lot of others? Fail. In fact, for synchronised document storage on any of the reliable cloud servers nobody needs Evernote. These cloud servers index content at speeds which Evernote just cannot match. Though a group of <100 prominent forum helpers swear by their storage/editing systems within Evernote, in the real world, Evernote is no more than a pricey piece of software offered by a company unfortunately led by a number of incompetents of the first order for too long. Apple's days are over as far as general office usage is concerned. Their latest machine, the new Mac Pro will ship for a mere $ 10,000. Macbooks are poor relations in terms of hardware and software against Windows notebooks for the same money. Therefore Evernote has to focus on Windows and Linux. Just my few cents, so to speak.
  9. Luckily Evernote never ventured beyond that one single piece of software. However, the new kid on the block (no insult intended @Ian Small ☺️) rekindled hope for Evernote's future. Who is to say that the universally accepted system of \ root \ folders \ subfolders \ etc. will not make its way into Evernote? In fact, Evernote has no other option, technically speaking.
  10. The first idea I thought of was trying out the Evernote mail clipper within Microsoft Outlook (I am sure it was still there recently but now it's gone. Maybe not yet compatible with Office 2019) Anybody still with Office 2016 or before could try clipping the original mail message. It might just be the answer for some.
  11. @PinkElephant the thing is that Google keeps track and notifies users whenever login to one of their services comes from a new device. Windows machines have unique fingerprints and so do Android devices. Microsoft logs and acts in the same fashion (OneDrive and OneNote) as Google. That's what data security is all about. So regardless from where and when an account is accessed Evernote should also fully monitor access by device (hardware print) and instanteously follow up with mail notifying a registered paid user about the unusual access to the account. One can very well assume that Evernote accounts were not searched by a single person or a group looking for passwords that might not have any real use to them or which could backfire if used. Bots searching for Crypto Mining seems a very plausible thing Too bad for the individuals affected and of course, they have the job of changing passwords and! depending on what other confidential data they stored. notifying banks, business partners, etc. *not-nice-at-all* says JohnL
  12. Let me just say one thing - you do not understand how different Evernote staff seemingly work. Developers, programmers, call them what you will, do not need users to tell them about changes in the OS etc because they themselves are in the know. It is a normal part of their job life and vital to the smooth functioning of their own products. If Evernote had left their ivory tower habits long ago things would be a lot better. Or do you really expect page preview to be the equivalent to pdf export as it still is in the Win version of Evernote? As for myself I could not care less as to whether Outlook clipping to Evernote is responsive or not because of the usually less than pleasing output results and why report to Evernote something they should be able to experience on their own? If Mr Ian Small does his job well the overbearing excusing and definding mentality will no longer be needed. BTW, real doctors are not nearly so dumb or helpless when it comes to determining physical causes of pain. Doctors who rely solely on the patient's self-diagnosis, apart from stuff like simple colds and suchlike have no place in modern medicine.
  13. Me, too, can say that Outlook 365 (version 16.0.11231.20122), Win 10 1809 Build 17763.292) and Evernote currently 6.18 do not work well together. Beyond the lag the most worrying aspect to me is the rotten quality of notes through direct transfer from Outlook. @gazumped Outlook 365/2016 is part of the current Microsoft office suite, the standard office package used all over the globe. If Evernote have not got the means to pay for the annual subscription fee they should not even offer the add-on. Win 10 is the current OS and the only Win OS that Evernote needs to optimize for. Win 7 is in its final year of support and with hardware equipment well above Evernote and Win Office specs such lags have nothing to do with machines that are well maintained. Of course, third-party add-ons are at a disadvantage so to speak. The developers do need to keep upbreast with changes.. Nothing new in that trade. Why should users point to deficits that any developer could determine with minimum effort? A typical case, very recent was that one of the Evernote staff members was astounded to learn that an Evernote shortcut collided with a Win 10 shortcut. Whose fault? Mistakes do happen but the nerve to think Microsoft stole from Evernote is quite something. Not for one moment do I really believe that Outlook clipping carries much weight with Evernote.
  14. latest Microsoft support info re keyboard shortcuts (sorry, cannot override .DE localization) status as per 2018-12-31. No, Microsoft did not hijack what Evernote thought was theirs, simply because the OS takes priority. Always. Perhaps it would be a good idea if Evernote finally got to grips with Windows.
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