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  1. @PinkElephant are you really well versed with the Windows OS? To kill a memory hog (I have known Evernote to behave like that) you do not need to reboot. Killing the task in task manager should do. Network attached systems do not speed up Windows, also have no impact on Windows updates/upgrades. Your Win PC configuration seems sound for most tasks, but an office kind of application such as Evernote should display an existing 20 odd page document page smoothly even on a lesser grade machine. Regardless of configuration, Evernote on Windows can use RAM in excess, with little load on CPU. Evernote as software is very lightweight on diskspace but the sqlite database, though enormously popular, is a major drawback as it increases in size. My own Evernote notes are down to 6,000 notes with few pdf and image files embedded and yet the database is just short of 3 GB. The Adobe Lightroom Classic equivalent works well because all data is stored locally and other than settings made to image plus reference to storage place of image plus thumb view of image basically nothing more is contained in the actual database. For a Lightroom catalogue (database) to reach 3 GB it needs minimum an extra 100,000 pics not just a meagre 6,000. I think the one person at Evernote who has finally understood where things have gone wrong with Evernote is Mr. Small, the new CEO. However, he will need able and dedicated staff and no doubt, Evernote lost valuable time in the past 3 - 4 years.
  2. @PinkElephant what you refer to as sedimented data is what Windows 10 retains for a while in case of necessity to downgrade. If your computer is choked by these relatively few GB you have a serious Windows system problem, which is just not enough spare disk space. Cleaning out thse system leftovers in Win 10 has never made any of my PC's faster, it just freed space. System debris removed through system control never ever ends in the waste bin. No need to restart Windows either. Badly compiled software can make itself felt in two ways, one is choking RAM and the other is inefficient use of processor capabilities. No, it is not Microsoft's failure that Evernote with its sizeable database lingers on as 32bit application. The only other software I know of using an sqlite database is Adobe Lightroom Classic which some years ago went 64bit, apart from other speed improvements such as automatic database checks and tidying up. Evernote is essentially a piece of software cramped by its original concept.
  3. Classifying Evernote as filing cabinet when the max size for a single file is 200 MB is not what Evernote would want me belief. local German site by Evernote.com @DTLow are you not aware that your repeated efforts to distract user focus from note making to note storage as the primary task can be mistaken as your personal failure to accept reality? It is just so very plain to see that Evernote, understandably neglect video files as these file format types are not not consistent with the 200 MB limit.
  4. Well, I'm inclined to think that Evernote were involved at some time or other. At least one such occurrence took place in 2013 and what with all those management changes and other issues Evernote had to deal with maybe just a case of time bomb gone off?
  5. 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.
  6. @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
  7. As far as I know Chromebooks would require the Android version of Evernote. Going by my experience on two Samsung Galaxies (S7 and S9) I can commiserate. These devices work very well as gps-supported car navigation systems but fail when it comes to Evernote. Opening an existing note may work but any alteration or addition is likely to fail, leaving a blank note. Contents wiped, gone! @gazumped no sane employer would lay off qualified staff for the sake of one year of consolidation and no company would ever admit to cash flow issues as the real cause for redundancies, In the case of Evernote last year financial analysts hinted at problems some time before it became known that Evernote had lost more than one or two executives. Evernote does have its place in my workflow but failing reliable accessability on the Androids and a long period of vagaries with its builds on Windows I changed sides. ,
  8. hello, Evernote got bigger and had more paid subscribers and yet in the autumn of last year had to get rid off staff because of lack of funds. The new CEO made no bones as far as immediate gaols are concerned. Maybe forum members such @DTLow know a lot more (pre-beta testing and such-like) but the ordinary user does not even get the identical product when it comes to operating systems. So, yes, indeed, the points raised by @Sugeeth Krishnamoorthy and many others can be dismissed ad infinitum or understood as urging Evernote to close the gap. *Are cosmetics such as icon change meaningful improvements?*
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. @DTLow Nice to learn what Evernote is withholding its users. I do not even want to know how easy or difficult implementation would be. The chance of Evernote cocking it up is a very likely scenario. However, as the topic is about granting third-party access to one's data I would say "do not ignore Google warnings" in such matters.
  12. 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.
  13. I wonder if Mr. Ian Small, the new CEO, is really aware of the on-going lack of basic quality control.
  14. Well-known issue, one of the arch problems this application suffers from and one that is certainly not related to hardware issues. All one can do is stop syncing at start-up. The Evernote server(s) are amongst the most sluggish and unresponsive of all data hosting servers one can come across these days. So, do not blame your machine, just hope for improvement. All the complaints of notes lost and so on point to transmitting errors due to server overload.
  15. @onatbas with all due respect and very much appreciating the kind thought but I certainly would never authenticate any script hosted by GoDaddy on an insecure website, registered in Turkey. Nothing personal, just a general concern.
  16. Evernote selbst unterhält in deutscher Sprache einen Blog https://evernote.com/blog/de/ (wird leider nicht ganz aktuell gehalten) Im übrigen empfehle ich dir https://www.deepl.com/translator Diese Seite https://evernote.com/intl/de/community kennst du sicher? Falls nicht, nütze die Chance und melde dich dort an. Letzten Endes bräuchte eine deutschsprachige (D-A-CH) Untergruppe einen kompetenten Helfer. Ansonsten - hope for the best, but take what comes.
  17. @Prinz Bernhard Actually I feel quite positive that the existing Google+ /.de community will find a place to settle soon. Not so sure that the few active members would really care to make the move across the pond.
  18. Just checked in Win 10 Microsoft Store. Same price, usual daft store practice of buy before you see what you get. As such, not one single review.
  19. @DTLow Somehow I cannot quite make out what made you start this thread. Not once can I recollect you being irratated or downright infuriated at bugs nor did you seem to accept the frequently made requests for improvement in the Evernote editor, amongst many other issues. Your assertations as to what you deem good or perfect in Evernote are no secret to regulars. Now Mr. Ian Smith does want to invent the future and has seen the necessity for giving Evernote the inevitable overhaul pdq. The new CEO grasped the situation in next to no time and very understandably cannot promise new features just like that. Nonetheless, complaints and whining did reach Evernote management. Would be nice and I'm sure very much appreciated if you'd adjust to the new consumer-orientated attitude. After all, millions of unpaid accounts don't really count.
  20. @DTLow yes, do so, by all means. It is just that an awful lot of users cannot accept data corruption in database applications. Evernote is nothing more than a notetaking application with unpredictable performance and reliability under Windows and Android, in spite of state-of-the-art hardware. All reputable software with widespread usage usually finds enough developers enhancing the original product. Evernote singularly failed to attract such people because the Evernote code is such a mess that nobody wants to meddle with it.
  21. @DTLow I am experienced Windows PC user and I am beginning to feel sorry for you. If the internal engine of a note taking application is so poor that it cannot handle quality editing and output then it's time to replace it. Full stop. You can cite any old alternatives to Evernote's editor but unless you get the picture what users tend to expect by now you will be one of the coffin nails that seals Evernote's fate. What was novel and outstanding 10 plus years ago just is not good enough anymore. Evernote failed to meet European data protection legislation. As an experienced computer professional, you will no doubt be aware of the revenue Evernote is missing due to that. BTW, all I have seemingly failed to communicate to you is that your personal satisfaction with Evernote's Mac versions is simply not representative. The ratio of Mac to Win users (globally speaking) is approx. 1 :10. It is up to Mr. Ian Small to assess the situation and decide what service Evernote can offer next year and beyond. *I truly value the Evernote webclipper in conjunction with Chrome and Firefox on Windows. Evernote on Android is just pathetic because of inadequate stylus support.
  22. @DTLow Did you ever consider that your assessment of what users should expect from Evernote's editor left a ripe proportion of users with a feeling of frustration, if not to say profound annoyance? The "Remember Everything" service is no longer unique to Evernote. Search engines made advances by leaps and bounds. Of course, there is always the factor "you get what you pay for". However, 3 years ago there was a substanstial increase in subscription fees. Revamping the site and the logo instead of tackling core functions must have turned scores of premium users right livid. No doubt, Evernote went into a downward spiral and retiring Mr. O'Neill was inevitable. His setting the target at achieving positive cash figures for the financial year was deplorable. Considering staff cuts at all levels it just meant "sorry, cash is so low, we are working with a tight budget, we are not credit-worthy any more. If we cannot consolidate our financial status now, we are either up for sale or gone with the wind". I too share the genuine hope that Ian Small is the right man who can sort out priorities. The policy of leaving customers in the dark failed beyond repair. Personally I feel If Evernote cannot consolidate MacOS and WinOS versions pretty darn quick it will be mission failed.
  23. Indeed, a note taking app deserves a quality editor. Users kept begging for improvements and quite a number of users got fed up by the apparent indifference and left. The 220 million plus/minus eager subscribers were doing what? Leading you astrey in believing that they were all happy lovers, eager to part with hard cash? Evernote is so low down in ranking that nobody bothers to report the change in leadership.
  24. @DTLow Try and understand the implications of the 15 % staff redundancy right now. If projects had to be postponed or simply given up then some high-ranking manager(s) had failed miserably. Because one needs to have a substantial amount of spare money in the piggy bank to balance out that sort of cash gone down the drain. One of those totally useless, money-wasting projects, was the logo redesign. Looking at the quick launch bar right now I cannot but say that the new Evernote icon is a graphic designer's disaster. You keep repeating cash flow and the number of user accounts. Net cash proceeds in excess of running costs including investments plus accruals as allowed by the Tax Office make a financially sound company. The number of payers count and their revenue. The next 12 - 15 months will decide on Evernote's financial viability because an awful lot of users are now tired of not seeing genuine advancements. Evernote may satisfy your personal workflow, but please do not expect other users to have the same degree of satisfaction . Just on example: on Android I had to upscale to 150 % view to be able to read. Trouble was however that 2/3 of the notes took an age to open. Deinstalled.
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