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Posts posted by dixonbruce

  1. AFAIK, the way Evernote performs OCR and search indexing means it is not possible to store notes on third party cloud storage. Even if it were, it wouldn't make any difference because Evernote would still need access to your notes to perform the previously described key functionality.

    Evernote's handwriting recognition does not work as you think. Images and scanned pdfs have OCR performed on them solely in order to allow you to search for them.

    You are able to contact Evernote as evidenced by this post. You could also contact them via twitter. What you're describing is not having support available to you from the app which is a different matter. For what it's worth, even premium users cannot contact support because it is borked and has been for a long time.

    I am a bit fed up of Evernote but your post seems entirely unreasonable.

  2. 4 hours ago, Ian Small said:

    At a high level:  web, mac, windows all roughly the same.  Android, iOS roughly the same.  Math left as an exercise to the reader...  -- ian

    Web   ~12%

    Windows ~12%

    Mac ~12%

    IOS ~32%

    Android ~32%

    What do I win? I must say I am very surprised such a majority is on mobile. How I used to use Evernote was completely different. 

    Please could you clarify that editable file attachments on desktop will still be a feature? It is the #1 feature I miss about Evernote. I suppose so with having a local store. I know you don't want to give to much away but I would be very encouraged by this news.

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  3. I wish I had as much time as you do to get into such a lengthy discussion, but the fact remains that two months later nothing seems to have changed. Obviously this annoys you and your loyalty is, while difficult to comprehend, err just difficult to comprehend. Anyway, I hope Evernote get their act together one day.

  4. I don't want to be rude, but it's two months since your new CEO announced you were going to "fix essential features" and I see no evidence of it. One and a half months after the last GA and there are only 5 bug fixes in this beta. Are we to assume everyone is working on the web app and that the desktop apps are on their way out? If not, what are you all doing all day?

  5. My fear is they throw all of their resources at the web app (which already exists) and mobile apps, and abandon the desktop ones. Bear in mind he's talking about a "mobile first" experience. 

    Maybe they'll try and replicate the missing desktop features as much as possible. Of course it makes sense if they have less platforms to maintain, but I can't see a web app ever replicating the desktop experience. If they have reduced the workforce, maybe they don't just don't have the resources to maintain the 5 platforms. 




  6. 2 minutes ago, Marc_ said:

    No that doesn't mean it will work (much) less, only that it will not be native anymore with several disadvantages, like bloat and non-native controls. But yes, it will look like a web app in a native window.


    If it isn't a desktop top app that syncs to the the local file system then it will be completely different for me. There are lots of note taking apps nowadays, but only Evernote has a true desktop app. Having to download files, update them, then upload them is not something I want to have to do.

  7. 5 hours ago, Marc_ said:

    Maybe I'm the only one who's worried about this statement in the blog:

     This sounds like using cross-platform development. This sounds like using Electron for it. That means becoming a memory hog. I hope I'm wrong. Right now Evernote has quite good native apps. If Evernote starts to use 500 MB+ memory, I'm out.

    So basically Evernote web in a container on the desktop. That would mean the end of synchronising with desktop - no more updating file attachments which is one of the few things that sets Evernote apart from the competition. Good call. I was actually entertaining the idea of going back to Evernote with this news, but I'd better wait and see what their plans are.

  8. 18 hours ago, Wanderling Reborn said:

    Any “lifetime” membership can and will be terminated at some point. Service companies that offer lifetime memberships are typically in dire need of funding. Otherwise, it simply never makes sense from business perspective.


    There’s a cloud storage service that is currently offering a lifetime subscription. It’s called  pCloud  and I wonder if this is sustainable.

  9. 31 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    You're mistaken; these features and more have always been on the list of requirements for myself and the workers I support. We produce reports and documentation on a regular basis; it's part of our jobs.

    Then I don't understand. Why do you say the editor is 'fine for basic use' if it isn't? 

    31 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    Evernote includes an editor that's fine for basic notes.
    One thing to keep in mind is: This editor is not a replacement for a word processing app.
    There are many complaints from users thinking the editor should do more.'

    I don't know if anyone is asking for a complex word-processing app. Just that the included tools, you know, actually work. I guess that would be asking too much.

  10. 13 hours ago, DTLow said:


    Definition of note - a brief record of points or ideas written down as an aid to memory, a short informal letter or written message

    I agree "the editor is actually really buggy".  It's also limited in features.
    My point is: the editor works for basic notes. For other work, I use other editors.

    I think we can agree that lists should work. And tables. And copy and paste. I understand that you maybe don't use these features, but what''s your point here? If they are in the note editor, they should work. Why should I have to attach a word document to put a list or a table? Why on earth are you defending this? ???

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    I'm sorely tempted to start working on a campaign


    Please do. Try and point out to some tech sites that Evernote knowingly introduce bugs to GA just because they are working to some artificial deadline. Point out some of the threads on this forum where longtime users are utterly fed up with this. They are so keen to release new features that they don't care if they break/remove old ones.

    If I weren't so invested in Evernote I would have left ages ago and I so fed up I am considering spending part of my Easter holiday moving to MacOs notes/Finder, which to give some perspective would mean spending less time with my children and I REALLY do not want to do this.

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  12. On 9/17/2017 at 10:40 PM, DTLow said:

    Controlling software versions is my method of protecting my devices from known bugs and feature changes.

    If you have a better suggestion, let’s hear it; and how is it working out for you?

    I am here reading the forums because I know that Evernote has a problem with reliability. Being as I am tech savvy, I know to do such things, but that does not mean that people should have to. If my mother wants to use Evernote, should she come here too to check if some bug is being introduced? Of course not. 

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